The Middle School trip to St. Louis wrapped up on Thursday with the students planning the day themselves. Before the trip the class was given a list of St. Louis attractions and were encouraged to look them over and think about which they were most interested in seeing.
The St. Louis Zoo and St. Louis Art Museum were the two attractions chosen by the students. These destinations also gave us an opportunity to work on the Practical Life skill of taking public transportation.
It was then time to bid farewell to St. Louis and we all walked down to the Greyhound station for the long overnight journey home.
St. Louis was a fun and exciting week, but still, our Middle School students cheered when the bus driver said “Miami University” as we entered campus.
It’s our second full day in St. Louis with the Middle School students, and the major attraction of the day was the City Museum:
“Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike.”
With caves to crawl through, sculptures to climb on, and even a 10-story slide, the students had an active day. After the museum, everyone headed back to the apartments for a little “chill” time.
Tonight we will go to Escape the Room St. Louis for some challenging puzzles and more fun as we try to decipher the clues to escape the room in an hour.
Our Middle School students (Grades 6-8) are out and about on their annual spring trip. This year’s destination is St. Louis, Missouri.
On our first full day we participated in a mock trial of the Dred Scott case; visited the Gateway Arch; took a riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River; and visited the Kosciusko Graffiti Wall (a space for street artists to legally express themselves). It was a fun-filled day!
Check back tomorrow to follow along as our trip continues.
Calling all painters! We need your help building and painting sets for the musical. Students and parents are needed and no experience is necessary.
When: Saturday, April 8, 2:00-6:00
and Sunday, April 9, 1:00-5:00
Where: The Duvall’s house (ask a staff member if you need directions)
Additional information: Parents need to stay with kids grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2 &3. BYO snacks and drinks and wear old clothes.
Passersby caught in a rain shower.
From left to right: Kathy, Monumental Pictures’ up-and-coming movie starlet; Cosmo, Don’s hilarious best friend and piano player; Don, the dashing movie actor.
A silly movie audience.
Assistant to the director.
Serious students of elocution and their teacher.
A movie star with her best friend and manager.
The rowdy stagehands.
From left to right: The butler, the movie producer, and a starstruck reporter.
Our students will perform “Singin’ in the Rain” on May 4 and 5 at the Oxford Community Arts Center.
Pokémon Trading Card Game Club meets tomorrow (Sunday) at the Oxford Lane Library from 1-3pm. Tomorrow’s meeting is scheduled to be held in the Havighurst Meeting Room (upstairs). Should we be moved to a different space, we will post a notice on the front door of the library.
You can always check this page on our website for Pokémon Club dates and times. Our next meeting after tomorrow is on April 2.