Middle School Field Trips
School field trips are designed to excite and engage our students with “hands-on learning" opportunities. These hands-on activities will create the right balance of fun and education to develop critical thinking skills, bring classroom theory to reality, and make learning enjoyable. Our trips vary from a day trip to Daytona International Speedway to week long trips to the Florida Keys or Washington D.C. Field trips are a great way to cement difficult information.
Students must maintain quality academic performance and meet behavioral guidelines to be eligible to participate in these classroom extensions. If a student’s grades are questionable, it would not be reasonable to allow him/her to miss school to attend a trip. Also remember – students are ambassadors of The Villages Charter School and ultimately of The Villages. Their behavior is a direct reflection on their classmates, teachers, and our school. Our high standards do not stop at school doors but follow anytime they are representing us.
The 6th Grade EPCOT trip will be on Friday, Decemer 2nd. Chaperone forms are due September 21st to be included in the drawing to be a chaperone. Chaperones will be notified by Monday, September 26th if they are picked to be a chaperone. All payments for students and chaperones are due to your child's language arts teacher by Friday, October 7th. Please send the parent consent form along with your child's payment. Although this is a Disney facility, Disney season passes cannot be used for the field trip. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Mergaert at: Cynthia.Mergaert@tvcs.org. Thank you for your interest in the 6th grade field trip!
- Florida Keys
May 15, 2017 - May 19, 2017 This field trip was created for seventh grade students so that they could experience science in a whole new way in the Florida Keys and Everglades. This program is a once in a lifetime opportunity to “feel” science and fully grasp the real life application of the lessons taught in the classroom. If you missed the informational meeting please check out the PowerPoint which covers everything we discussed.
- Physics Day
Payment due by 10/26. Chapterones please get forms and fingerprinting completed. Trip date 12/2:)
- GradVenture at Universal Studios
(May 5th, 2017) A fun filled day where graduating 8th Graders are able to travel between Universal Studios and Universal's Island of Adventure without exiting the event. One meal ticket will be provided to students. Souvenir cups are available for purchase with FREE refills throughout the event.
- Washington D.C. & Charlottesville
May 2017 Washington D.C. Trip: There will be a parent meeting on August 30th at 6PM in the VCMS Cafeteria for all parents of current 8th graders interested in learning more about this year's trip to Washington D.C. If you are interested in learning more about next year's trip, please click on the Washington D.C. link. Registration is open for both school years and and seats are beginning to fill up. In order to register, please visit http://www.efexploreamerica.com/ and enter this Tour Number: 1871552TE. Feel free to contact Mr. Atkinson with any questions you may have about the trip.