Dr. Gustavus Brown and Arthur Middleton Elementary schools were recently awarded field trip grants from Target.
Brown received $700 for a first-grade field trip to Wakefield Farm in Virginia, the birthplace of George Washington. "It is so great to see that as schools look to find other ways to provide enriching experiences for students that others are willing to help support the cause," said Brown Principal Darryl Evans. The field trip would not have been possible without the grant money, according Evans. The grant money will cover the transportation costs.
Middleton received $700 for third graders to visit the National Zoo. Middleton Principal Sabrina Robinson–Taylor says the grant money will help cover the cost of transportation and lunch for the students.
Since launching the program in 2007, Target has awarded $9.76 million in grants providing 1.2 million students with the opportunity to enhance their studies in the arts, math, science and social studies. As part of the program, each Target store awards three Target Field Trip Grants to K–12 schools nationwide.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 caring community schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students), or Keith Hettel, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646; (301) 932-6610/870-3814. For special accommodations call (301) 934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.