2016 Trip Date: April 25 - April 29

The Class of 2020 Trip to Washington DC

During eighth grade students in History class study American History.  As an activity to enrich the curriculum students are offered the opportunity to attend Washington DC as an eight grade class.  We believe along with NationsClassroom that Washington, DC is the ultimate classroom experience. The students will enjoy experiencing our government first hand when they visit the U.S. Capitol Building, White House and Supreme Court. They will also be inspired by their trips to the Smithsonian museums such as the Air and Space Museum, American History Museum, American Indian Museum, African Art Museum, Natural History Museum and much more. The students will most certainly be awed by the various monuments and memorials including the Jefferson, Lincoln, Iwo Jima, Roosevelt, World War II, Korea, MLK, and Vietnam Memorials.


The Washington DC trip is chaperoned by Dexter Staff only.  We do not have parent chaperones.  The one exception is we will take an additional parent/nurse to ensure we have two nurses on the trip.

Register for the 2016 Washington DC Trip

(Registration located Upper Right Corner)

Fundraising information


The parent volunteer in charge of the Busch's Fundraiser is:

Allison Pudduck

Grand Traverse Pie and Mackinaw Island Fudge fundraisers

All 8th grade students will have the opportunity to sell yummy pies from Grand Traverse Pie Company during the month of October! For each pie sold, they will earn $5 towards the cost of their trip. They will also have the opportunity to sell fudge in late January. For each box of fudge sold, they will earn $2.50.

For info on these fundraisers, please contact Mrs. Straub, the DC co-coordinator, at the email address below:


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