Middle School Experience Week 2019 Full of Adventures
Our Middle School Experience Week 2019 was held from September 17-20 and our younger students had some great adventures:
5th graders took a trip to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton and visited UVA's Fralin Museum to participate in The Writer's Eye program.
6th graders took a day trip to Richmond, visiting the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Maymont Park on a glorious day, then visited UVA's Fralin Museum to participate in The Writer's Eye program.
7th graders visited local Jefferson School, then took the train to Washington, DC for history sightseeing, meaningful community service, and a chance to learn about lobbying from the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FNCL). They enjoyed the National Portrait Gallery and got to visit the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as other great sites.
8th graders travelled to Philadelphia to stay at Friends Select School where they enjoyed a meeting for worship, service work, a tour of downtown murals and more with students there. They visited historic American and Quaker history sites such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, the African American Museum, the Basilica, Reading Terminal and more. They even attended a musical, visited Eastern State Penitentiary, and snagged a Rocky photo opp.