• Remembering our 2019 East Coast Trip

    The 2019 Spring Break East Coast Trip to DC and NYC was one to rememember!

  • Remembering Our 2018 East Coast Trip

    We made so many fantastic memories on our 2018 East Coast Trip, starting with the Townsend tradition of families seeing their students off on day 1!  

  • We started off our trip in Washington D.C. at the White House before moving on to the National World War 2 Memorial.  Next, we visited the Vietnam Wall where students left letters of gratitude to soldiers along with special customized American flags.  We stood in the very spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial and viewed the Korean War Memorial.  We explored the Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall before heading to the National Archives and Ford's Theater.  We ended our day at Capitol Hill, where we saw the Capitol Building, the Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court.    

  • Day Three was very special as we started out with a wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.  Students Grant N., Cody T., Sydney W., and Madison Z. represented our community well! We also visited the eternal flame at the John F. Kennedy Burial Site and saw the best view of the city.  We headed over to the Pentagon Memorial to remember the events of 9/11.  After a short bus ride, we found ourselves in Virginia at Mt. Vernon, George Washington's home.  We ended the day back in D.C., enjoying the cherry tree blossoms as we toured the Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials.     

  • Wreath-Laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns

  • There are ALWAYS shenanigans at Mt. Vernon


  • We ran into CHHS choir at the Jefferson Memorial and attempted the Husky spell-out

  • Day Four found us road trippin' to Philadelphia, where we visited the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, and the Eastern State Penitentiary.  We ended our day in the City of Brotherly Love with the traditional "Rocky Run" up the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  

  • When Your Bus Karaoke Game is strong... 

  • The "Rocky Run" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Fun in Philly 

  • On day five, we took a ferry from New Jersey to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, but not before Port Authority confiscated most of our Kindness Rocks.   After walking where immigrants walked, we finally ended up in New York!  We strolled down Wall Street before spending some time at the 9/11 Memorial, remembering the events of a dark day in History.  We walked through the Oculus building and experienced a subway ride.  "Anastasia the Musical" on Broadway was brilliant, and Times Square after dark was amazing!    

  • Remembering.... 

  • The last day of our epic trip started with a very special moment at the Top of the Rock when it snowed on us just long enough for us to enjoy it, but it had stopped by the time we came back down and started trekking through the city streets.  Now expert level Subway-riders, we journeyed to Grand Central Station and the New York Public Library.  We ended our a fantastic trip with a walk through Central Park.    

  • A magical moment when it snowed at the Top of the Rock


  • We loved the Big Apple! 

  • Remembering the 2017 Trip...

  • Getting Ready to leave Townsend for the East Coast....

  • Exploring our nation's capital in 2017

  • The City of Brotherly Love Shows us Some <3

  • How Can You NOT Love NYC?!

  • The 2017 Spring Break Trip to the East Coast was way too much fun!

    TJHS Students Lay a Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 
    at Arlington National Cemetery
    When in Philly . . .
    Bus Karaoke Contests are a MUST. . .
    Always time for getting rid of excess energy. . .
    Townsend Eighth Graders had a BLAST on the 2016 Spring Break trip to the East Coast!

    Students witnessed the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC along with an Honor Flight.

    Students visited the estate of our first President George Washington in Mt. Vernon, Virginia. 

    Students sang the national anthem in the place it was inspired during the War of 1812 in Fort McHenry, Maryland. 

    Students learn about Old Glory at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. 
    Students learned how to be a great soldier in the Continental Army from General George Washington.  
    Students took a Duck Tour in Philly and had way too much fun!  

    Students visited the 9 / 11 Memorial in New York City
    and spent time remembering those who lost their lives. 

    Ask students to say "We the People" on the steps of Ellis Island in NYC, and this is what you get....

    Ending the trip with lots of silly stuff....

  • Remembering the 2016 Trip...

  • Washington D.C. 2016

  • Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Exploring Philadelphia

  • The Big Apple