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8th Grade Lorado Taft Info

1/18/19   Health Form and letter


1/14/19  With Lorado Taft Field Trip fast approaching, please be reminded that the second payment of $100 for the Lorado Taft Field Trip was due on Friday, January 11, 2019. The final payment is due on February 15, 2019. The total cost per student for the trip is $300.00. This covers room and board, student insurance, bus, truck for luggage, special supplies, Thursday night party, t-shirt, etc. Please contact the office if other arrangements are needed.



Students will receive an informational packet:
 Health and Safety Tips      What to Bring        Health Form (due Feb 8)
 The Class of 2019 will go to Lorado Taft March 25-29, 2019. The cost is $300.00 per student. This covers Room & Board, student insurance, bus, truck for luggage, special supplies, Thursday night party, t-shirt, etc.  An informational letter and payment schedule was included in the report card packet at the end of their seventh grade year. The payment schedule is:

             1st Payment due November:             $100.00

             2nd Payment due January:              $100.00

             3rd Payment due February:               $100.00

 If you wish to pay a little each month between now and February you may do so through the office.  No student will be denied the opportunity to participate in the field school because of financial problems, but there are no complete scholarships available. 

 Please consider contributing funds to support our scholarship fund to help other students. Donations should be sent to the office.  Checks can be made payable to Washington Gifted School.


 Information packets will be given to the 8th graders in February. The permission slips are due in the office.

The Taft Field Campus consists of 11 buildings located on 140 wooded acres on a bluff overlooking the Rock River. It is about 2 1/2 miles northeast of Oregon, IL. While there, the students will participate in an educational program in an outdoor setting.

 The Lorado Taft Field Trip is a favorite of every graduating class. Students learn Orienteering, History, Native American Culture and much more, growing confidence in themselves through these activities. Some years it is hot, some years it is cold, but they always have a great experience. The 8th graders truly bond like never before.