Fisher board approves trip to be led by teachers

Fisher board approves trip to be led by teachers

FISHER — The school board approved a trip put together by two high school teachers to the Grand Canyon and other national parks for high school juniors and seniors.

History teacher Bob Lindsay and science teacher Isaac Stewart say the trip to the American Southwest offers opportunities beyond a field trip in a region known for both its historic and natural value.

"It's the perfect marriage of two disciplines," said Stewart.

The six-day excursion beginning June 2, 2014, is offered by Education First tours and would cost $2,047 for everything except lunches and personal spending. The group would fly into Las Vegas and then travel by bus to Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks. Further travel takes them to the Grand Canyon and a Colorado River float trip. Students would visit several museums as well as the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.

The two teachers said only students who have never failed a course or a semester of a course will be allowed to attend. Attendance and discipline records would also be taken into consideration. Stewart said if the trip becomes an annual one, it could serve as an incentive for students.

Lindsay acknowledged that there are several seniors who want to but will be unable to attend because they can't come up with the money in time. But younger students can start saving for a future trip. Lindsay said at least 11 students are very interested. The tour company will pay for one adult chaperone per 10 students but both teachers are committed to going.

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