An informational meeting was held Jan. 25 about a 10-day trip to Japan in the summer of 2019. The trip was planned by art teacher Jessica Shelden and will not be sponsored by CCHS. “It will still be school rules. There’s going to be a curfew students will be expected to behave as if they are on a school trip. Failure to do so may result in them being sent home,” Sheldon said.
Clarke Central High School parents and students gathered in room 164 on Jan. 25 to hear an informational about a trip planned by art teacher Jessica Shelden.
Clarke Central High School art teacher Jessica Shelden hosted an informational meeting on Jan. 25 about a planned 10-day trip to Japan during the summer of 2019.
“I know a lot of students don’t really get to travel at this school, don’t get to experience the world outside of Athens, Georgia,” Shelden said. “What I wanted to do was make sure that travel, especially international travel would be accessible to all of our students.”
On the trip, students will visit five different cities and have activities planned in each like sightseeing, museums and karaoke. It is estimated to cost around $4,500.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for kids. Its very pricey but we kind of knew it would be,” Jennifer Wyrick, parent of junior Dylan Wyrick, said.
CCHS is not sponsoring the trip so enrollment is open to students of any grade level, including seniors and juniors who will have graduated and there will be no fundraising on school property. According to Sheldon, all other aspects will mirror what a school trip would be like.
“It will still be school rules. There’s going to be a curfew students will be expected to behave as if they are on a school trip. Failure to do so may result in them being sent home,” Shelden said.
Students and chaperones will travel through a travel company called Education First (EF). Shelden has traveled with them in the past and believes they will make it a trip to remember.
“We want to make sure you guys get to see everything you possibly can and I felt like EF tours was the best way to do that because they are super time efficient, they make sure all of your time is spent well and you don’t waste any of your money,” Shelden said.