Thursday, February 27, 2014

Courthouse field trip expectations

Students will be attending a courthouse field trip on March 4 or 6. The following are the expectations for students while being at the courthouse:  Proper dress (Khakis and nice shirt.  Some judges will not permit visitors to their courtroom if they are wearing jeans, shorts, flip-flops, etc.)
  • No gum
  • No talking inside of the courtroom
  • No cameras
  • No cell phones or iPods
  • The courthouse requires that students pass through metal detectors.  They will be asked to remove everything from their pockets, their jewelry, and belts prior to entering the and courthouse.
  • For lunch, students should bring their own packed lunch to eat on the bus or outside (weather permitting).

Following their court house visit, students will be transported to several neighborhoods in the city of Pittsburgh for a bus-guided tour of the area that corresponds to the topic that they are researching in their English class.