Annual 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. - May 15-17, 2024






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A GPS Tradition


In eighth grade, GPS students anticipate becoming leaders in their schools and community. The eighth-grade year also traditionally culminates in a multi-night trip to Washington, D.C. Across the district, this time-honored tradition offers each graduating class the opportunity to bond before heading off to high school. This year's 8th graders are looking forward to upholding this GPS tradition and experiencing the unique cultural and educational opportunities provided by our Nation's capital–an experience we hope will last in their hearts and minds for years to come.



Sample Highlights of the Trip


The Eastern Middle School trip is scheduled for May 15-17, 2024.  During their 2 nights & 3 days in D.C., our 8th graders will hit the ground running. They will explore the Nation's capital and the surrounding area, where they will experience firsthand what they have been studying throughout elementary and middle school. Here are some highlights of the trip:

To check out all of the fun they will have:  Click here to view the Washington D.C. video.





Street map of central Washington D.C. showing parklands and all government buildings