American History Trip

The 61st annual American History Trip will take place May 15-18, 2018. All eighth graders will have the opportunity to visit our nation's capital, Washington, DC, during this time. Teacher chaperones will lead groups of twelve students through the city visiting numerous memorials, monuments and museums. In depth tours of the Capitol, the Holocaust Museum and Arlington National Cemetery will highlight the trip.  

A lot of information and the forms for the trip are included in the AHT Information Packet included below.

New for this year’s 8th Grade American History Trip, students will be required to wear our new American History Trip t-shirts. Students will receive a new design and color t-shirt for each day of the trip. The t-shirts are included in the price of the trip, so there is no additional cost. By having the same t-shirts, we can easily identify our students and will ensure that everyone is comfortably dressed for the trip. Requests for t-shirt sizes will be coming out soon.

The t-shirts will be designed by our own eighth graders, therefore we are announcing an 8th Grade AHT T-Shirt Design Contest. We are encouraging all eighth graders to participate in the contest. We want students to show their OMS pride and talent in their original design. Four (4) winning designs will be selected based on: visually appealing graphics, creative application, school appropriateness, and shows off our OMS pride. Students winning with their designs are David Proctor, Kenya Howland, Natalie Cuzzupoli and Maeve Grady.

Parent Meetings

The parent meetings are on October 25, 2017, and March 15, 2018.


Due by November 3, 2017 - Nonrefundable $100 deposit (check/mo made out to 1st Choice Educational Tours), signed Student Requirements Agreement and the 1st Choice Educational Tours Trip Registration Form.

Due by January 26, 2018 - $200 payment (if you owe that much after fundraising credit has been applied)

Due by April 9, 2018 - Final payment (balance sheets will be provided at the March 15 parent meeting)

Financial Assistance

Scholarship applications are included in the AHT Trip Information Packet below and are due January 26, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified on February 26, 2018. Any questions please call Mrs. Martinez at 637-1860.


Contact Trina Kenney at or (585) 637-1865.


8th Grade: The kick-off for the 8th grade fundraiser (Save Around the City coupon books) will be on September 14, 2017. The sale runs from September 15 to the 25 with order forms and payment due on September 25 to your homebase teacher. Please write one check for all orders made out to OMS Extra Class. Pick up will be on October 12, 2017.

6th/7th Grade: The sixth and seventh grade will do a fundraiser (Zap A Snacks) together that kicks off on October 5, 2017. The sale runs from October 6 to 16 with order forms and payment due on October 16 to your homebase teacher. Please write one check for all orders made out to OMS Extra Class. Pick up will be on November 17-18, 2017.

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