Washington D.C. trip 2017 (for 7th graders in 2017-18)

Washington D.C. Trip Registration ends on March 1st.  Students registered after March 1st will be placed on a waiting list.  

Total Cost = $1655

Minimum Amount to register = $99

October 15-18, 2018 (M-TH of MEA week)
School Tours of America
Customer Service #:  1-866-543-9625
SchoolToursOfAmerica.com (select "Register" in the top right corner of the School Tours of America home page)
TRIP ID#: 8703

Current 7th grade students of Lake Middle School or students that will attend Lake Middle School in 2018 are invited to attend the 8th grade Washington DC trip.  The students register for the trip in 7th grade and attend Washington D.C. in the fall of their 8th grade year.  The registration deadline: March 1, 2018.

If you missed the parent meetings, here is the Presentation (click on link) that was used to explain the trip to parents. 

The dates of the trip are October 15, 2018 through October 18, 2019.  

The total cost of the trip is: 

  •     $1,572.25 if paid in full by March 1, 2018 (you will have to pay the full amount of $1655 and a refund 0f 5%           will be  issued at a later date) 
  •     $1,605.35 if at least 1/2 ($803) is paid by March 1, 2018 (you will have to pay the full amount of $1655 and a         refund 0f 3% will be  issued at a later date) 
  •     $1,655.00 if paid in full by August 6, 2018

The trip is all-inclusive.  Click here to see the list of sites that students visited during the 2017 trip.  To register you have to pay $99 and that will go towards the total cost of the trip or you can pay in full at the time of registration.  The remaining balance can then be paid in full or in payment installments.  For more information about School Tours of America, please visit their website

Once registered, there will be a processing period of approximately 21 days, then you should receive a "Welcome" packet with your participant ID number.  Once you have your ID number, you can set up your "FundMyTour" account.

The trip will be presented to students on Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017.  Promotional materials: Registration Information (click to see materials, this is a scanned copy of what students brought home in promotional envelope).

If you have any questions, please contact Prudence Lamar, trip coordinator and 7th grade social studies teacher at plamar@sowashco.org

All students registered for the Washington, D.C. trip will be held to these behavior guidelines (click to read) from the time they register for the trip until the morning of the trip on Oct. 15, 2018.  Registering for the trip binds the student to this behavior contract. 

Medical, trip behavior and roommate request forms will be issued at a later date.      

If you have any questions about the trip or about your billing, please feel free to contact me, Prudence Lamar, before contacting Student Tours of America.  My e-mail is plamar@sowashco.org

All middle schools in District 833 offer an enrichment trip to Washington D.C.  Each school’s trip is organized by the individual school, so dates, costs, participants, and itineraries vary from site to site.  With the changes to middle school boundaries in 18-19, we want to ensure that all families have the information about this enrichment opportunity. We ask that you contact the trip coordinator for the school your child plans to attend in the 2018-2019 school year for more information and to be added to their communications roster.

Woodbury Middle School: Trip info 

Liz Kopacek 


Cottage Grove Middle School: Darren Reiter 



Oltman Middle School: Teresa Willkom  



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