Learning left the classroom and moved to the nation’s capital last week for the 8th grade class from Howard L. Goff Middle School. Students, teachers and chaperones boarded coach buses and traveled to Washington, D.C., for the school’s traditional three-day field trip.
Students visited the U.S. Capitol where they met Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, who represents residents of the East Greenbush CSD, and sat in the gallery during a vote in Congress; they toured the Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Ford’s Theatre, the National Archives, National Aquarium, and the Holocaust Memorial Museum; they visited Arlington National Cemetery and saw the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; and they visited many important monuments in and around the National Mall.
“I am extremely happy that we were able to resume the 8th grade field trip to Washington D.C.,” said Goff Assistant Principal Michael Neumann, who coordinates the trip. “It is a long standing tradition and was tough to do without for a few years due to COVID.”
“This is an authentic learning experience and provides the opportunities for a lot of students to see and experience things they might not see otherwise,” he continued. “I appreciate the support from parents, Mr. Simons and the Board of Education.”
Special thanks to Mr. Neumann, Mrs. Dessureau, the chaperones and sponsors who made this trip possible!
Our 8th graders had a wonderful experience on their class trip to Washington, D.C.! They visited the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Natural History Museum and important monuments! pic.twitter.com/0RWXlK7DDw
— East Greenbush CSD (@EGreenbushCSD) May 25, 2023