7th Grade Washington DC Trip

7th Grade Washington DC Trip
Posted on 08/28/2017

Dear 7th graders and Parents,
The 7th grade team is excited to announce a once-in-a-lifetime field trip to our nation’s capital, Washington, DC, May 29 – May 31, 2017! We plan to depart early morning May 29thtouring all day May 30th and 31st , returning to DMS late evening May 31st . The price of this trip will is $460.00 for both students and chaperones. This price includes ALL attractions, hotel, and evening security at the hotel, meals (excluding a fast food breakfast on the first morning), and deluxe Motor Coach Transportation!

Attractions we will have the privilege of experiencing:

  • Smithsonian Museums
  • National Archives tour
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Capitol Visitors’ Center
  • The White House (picture stop)
  • Supreme Court
  • Library of Congress
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • The Reagan Center for lunch
  • Lincoln, Jefferson, and FDR Memorials
  • Vietnam War, Korean War, and WWII Memorials

Our accommodations will be nearby the city where students will be grouped four to a room. The hotel features a safe indoor corridor.  A security guard will be on post all night to maintain watch over our rooms. 
Payments for this trip can be taken monthly or paid at one time.  We will accept payments from September-March.  Please turn in all monies to Mrs. Keith. Make checks payable to DMS. All payments are due by March 29, 2018.  Please contact Mrs. Keith at audreykeith@pickens.k12.sc.us or 397-3553 if you have any questions.
If parent interest allows, we will have fundraisers throughout the school year to offset costs. Please plan to participate in these and support them as best you can. If any families would like to sponsor a child or donate additional funds that would be greatly appreciated as well. Please contact a 7th grade teacher to let us know.
We welcome parent chaperones! Any parents/guardians interested in chaperoning, please notify us as soon as possible! We need males and females! There is a training all chaperones will have to complete prior to the trip.  It is important that all chaperones have a current SLED check on file with our school, and have participated in volunteer training this academic year.  Please know that there is a SUBSTANTIAL amount of walking involved in this trip.  The touring days are exciting, but rigorous. 
Any student who receives 3 or more office referrals this academic year will NOT be allowed to participate. No refunds will be given. Dacusville community and schools will be represented positively in our Nation’s capital. 

Payment Schedule:

(Please keep this copy to reference throughout the year.)

Payment Due Date

Payment Amount

Check Number / Amount

September 8, 2017

$100 *Nonrefundable deposit


October 6, 2017



November 3, 2017



December 1, 2017



January 5, 2018



February 2, 2018



March 2, 2018



March 29, 2018



**Make all checks payable to DMS**

**Bring all money to Mrs. Keith before first period**
The 7th grade team is dedicated to planning a safe trip that will build lifelong memories. We look forward to continued planning and hope you are as excited as we are! This is truly a wonderful educational opportunity to look forward to! Please contact us if you have any questions and/or concerns.
 Thank you,
Audrey Keith
Bob Hendricks
Toni Johnson
Melissa Jefferson