On June 1, 2014, 8th Graders from Alamo Middle School will be participating in the trip of a lifetime. During the course of the school year, over 30 students and their families have been busy raising funds for this trip to our nation’s capital. This trip is becoming a tradition at Alamo Middle School, and this will be the 3rd time 8th Graders from the Valley journey to DC.
The primary goal of this trip is to broaden the students’ perspective by exploring this historic city and building on the topics introduced in their middle school curriculum. This trip is being coordinated by an 8th grade history teacher and Teach for America alumni. A handful of teachers and administrators will be the guides and chaperones for the students.
Some of the planned activities include a visit with our local representative at the Capitol, a stop at the White House, the National Archives and the Smithsonian Museums.
Almost half of the funds come directly from the students’ families and they are busy raising funds through BBQ fundraisers each semester, but they still need your help to make this trip a reality. If you would like to learn more about this event and help with a donation, please visit their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/amstodc).
Tax deductible donations can be made at www.cmef.org/amstodc2014/donate
RGV Realty has supported this trip since its inception, three years ago. We hope that you will join us this year and help these students on their journey to greater civic involvement.
2013 AMS to DC Participants