2014 8th Grade Italy Trip
On March 5th, St. Francis 8th grade students embarked on a week-long annual Italy trip. Students and parents fundraise for this trip throughout the year with a Chili Cook-Off, Garage Sale, and weekly pizza sales. The trip includes tours of Venice, Florence, Rome, Ravenna, and Assisi. The students enjoy learning about the Italian culture, visiting the Vatican, and learning more about St. Francis. While St. Francis School is not affiliated with the Catholic Church, the school is named after St. Francis for his love and compassion for the less fortunate, as well as his kindness toward animals.
A few words from St. Francis students and teachers on the trip: 8th grader, Anika Verma said the trip was “wonderful and busy”; 8th grader, Jonas Tatu commented that he loved “playing ball with the Roman and American kids in a Roman square”; 8th grader, Austen McLean loved “building new relationships and coming friends with cool people”; 8th grader, Pema Bear stated that she “loved Venice and soaking up the culture”; 8th grader, David Winslett “enjoyed the town of Assisi”; Teacher, Jim Parker loved “watching 8th graders experience Italy”; Teacher, Jessica Hayworth similarly commented that it was “very cook to see the 8th graders in awe of the experience.”