Th 10/05 Update ~ DC Trip Guidelines Reminder

This is an educational trip. We want to take students who are eager to learn about our American heritage. Please be informed that each student selected to go must have the administration’s approval. A student who commits continuous disciplinary infractions or has failing grades will not be allowed to attend. Should this happen, money that has already been committed on behalf of the student will not be refunded. This is also a fast-paced excursion that demands maturity and self-sufficiency. The students are expected to be able to carry their own luggage, wake up on their own, move quickly to maintain a strict schedule, and act responsibly. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated, and, if excessive, could result in the student being flown home at the parent’s expense.

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Tu 10/03/17 ~ 2nd payment due by Monday, October 16th

2018 Washington, DC Trip Guidelines (Revised 09.15.17)

2nd payment of $250 is due on or before Monday, October 16th.

Reminder: Washington DC trip dates are Thursday, February 15th – Monday, February 19th (Presidents Day Weekend). Students will only miss one (1) day of school (Thursday, February 15th).

All students who have paid their initial payment are confirmed and registered for the trip.

We have a couple of spots available for any 7th graders who would like to attend;

  1. Email Mrs. Julie Kennedy at jkennedy@shelbyed.org for the DC Trip Google Form  to see if there is available spots left.  Complete the Google Form ASAP.
  2. Pay the Initial deposit ($250) & October payment ($250) in the amount of $500 or higher amount to reduce future payments). Make checks payable to OMMS with student’s name on check memo and on envelope. Give payment to Mrs. Kennedy in room B-2. 
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M 9/25 Update ~ Board Approval Received!!!

The Washington DC trip received board approval! 
 
The dates are Thursday, February 15th – Monday, February 19th (Presidents Day Weekend). 
 
Initial payment (received between 8/29 – now) will be deposited by the end of this week (9/29/17). 
All students who have paid their initial payment are confirmed (going on the trip) either on Bus 1 & 2.
 
2nd payment of $250 is due on or before Monday, October 16th.
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Fr 9/08 Update ~ Washington DC set for 2/15/18 – 2/19/18

This week, we received verbal approval from OMMS administration regarding the Washington DC trip. However, NYC and Philadephia will not be part our tour this year.

Final approval will still need to be obtained from the Shelby County Board of Education before we are allowed to deposit your initial payment checks/money.

We have had a tremendous interest in the trip. Our 1st bus is full. We have a waiting list with 16 students on it as of 9/08/17. Once we have a total of 40 on the waiting list, then we will open Bus #2.

Any 7th grader wishing to make a reservation must complete the following by Friday, September 15th (there are a limited number of spots, and priority is given to the order received):

  1. Complete the DC Trip Google Form by going to the OMMS DC Blog http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omms-dctrip/ or email Mrs. Kennedy for the Google Form. If you cannot complete the Google Form, we will provide your student with a paper copy to be turned into Mrs. Kennedy.
  2. Initial deposit ($250 or higher amount to reduce future payments) given to Mrs. Kennedy (room B-2) with student’s name on check memo & on envelope. OMMS bookkeeper will hold initial deposit until Shelby County Board of Education approval. Once approved by the Board, Mrs. Kennedy will email to inform you of check deposit.

Please email Mrs. Julie Kennedy at jkennedy@shelbyed.org if you have further questions.

Thanks!

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2018 Washington DC Trip Guidelines and Tentative Itinerary

Attached is the handout that was discussed at the August 29th meeting.

2018 Washington DC Trip Guidelines

Please be aware of payment deadlines (on the 5th & 6th page of the document). Finalized dates/locations/trip information will be announced via email to those who have completed the Google Form when the Shelby County Board of Education has approved.

Any 7th grader wishing to make a reservation must complete the following by Friday, September 15th (there are a limited number of spots, and priority is given to the order received):

  1. Complete the DC Trip Google Form by going to the OMMS DC Blog http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omms-dctrip/ or email Mrs. Kennedy for the Google Form. If you cannot complete the Google Form, we will provide your student with a paper copy to be turned into Mrs. Kennedy.
  2. Initial deposit ($250 or higher amount to reduce future payments) given to Mrs. Kennedy (room B-2) with student’s name on check memo & on envelope. OMMS bookkeeper will hold initial deposit until Shelby County Board of Education approval. Once approved by the Board, Mrs. Kennedy will email to inform you of check deposit.

Please email Mrs. Julie Kennedy at jkennedy@shelbyed.org if you have further questions.

Thanks!

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DC 2018 Interest Meeting (Tuesday, August 29th)

An Interest Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 29th at 6:00pm in the OMMS cafeteria for 7th graders interested in going on the Washington DC 2018.
Parents not able to attend the meeting on August 29th, check back at this blog (OMMS DC Trip) for all of the information we will review.
Any student interested in attending the DC trip, please complete the Google Form.
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Washington DC 2018

7th grade students interested in going on the Washington DC trip in the Spring of 2018 will need to complete the attached Google Form as soon as possible. This only shows your interest and does not commit you. Your first payment/deposit indicates your commitment.

DC 2018 Google Form

 

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2017 Spring DC Student/Parent Meeting

Agenda:

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D.C. 2017 ~ Flight Information

Flight Information:

Delta Airlines (Our group will have a block of seats on the airplane via e-tickets. These will be distributed at the airport.)

Date: May 18, 2017
Flight # 1110
Departing @ 5:30AM from BHM (Birmingham, AL)
Arriving @ 7:22AM in ATL (Atlanta, GA)

Flight # 2622
Departing @ 9:55AM from ATL (Atlanta, GA)
Arriving @ 11:48AM in BWI (Baltimore, MD)
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Date: May 22, 2017
Flight # 1198
Departing @ 7:55PM from RIC (Richmond, VA)
Arriving @ 9:43PM in ATL (Atlanta, GA)

Flight # 1171
Departing @ 11:32PM from ATL (Atlanta, GA)
Arriving @ 11:26PM in BHM (Birmingham, AL)

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Student Meeting (decide roommates) ~ Wednesday, April 26th @ 7:15 a.m.

Wednesday, April 26th at 7:15 a.m., DC Roommate Student Meeting (to decide who your roommates will be during the trip). 
 
Girls will meet in B-2 with Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Alaimo
 
Boys will meet in B-1 with Mr. Wortham & Mr. Bouldin.
 
If students do not attend this meeting, they will be placed where space is available.
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