Thursday, May 7, 2015

Friday & Tuesday Field Trips

Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center - Friday, May 8 
We will leave the middle school at 8:15 AM on May 8 to visit the History Center.  The entrance fee for students at the History Center is $6As part of the students visit to the Heinz History Center, they will tour the newly opened exhibit, "We Can Do It! WWII" which examines Western Pennsylvania's Impact on World War II.  Through a special partnership with the museum's Education department, in addition to touring the exhibit, students will participate in a small group Q&A with guest speakers who are experts on the topic of WWII.  These guests will include military veterans, teachers, factory workers, and other first-hand witnesses to the events of World War II.

Nicky’s Family – JFilms Presentation and Strip District - Tuesday, May 12 
The 8th grade will also visit the South Side Works Cinema to see the documentary Nicky’s Family, a true story about a British man who helped organize the rescue of almost 700 Jewish children out of Austria in the days leading up to World War II.  This powerful film tells the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, the children he rescued, and the generations that were impacted by his humble and heroic gesture.  This documentary connects with the World War II and Anne Frank unit studies in reading class. On the day of their field trip, students will depart Avonworth Middle School at 8:30 AM and return to school at approximately 2:30 PM.  After their visit to the cinema, students will separate into small groups led by one of the teachers to experience lunchtime in the historical Strip District.    Student will also complete a scavenger hunt.  Please remind your child to take money to school for their lunch purchases on May 12.