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Close up Washington D.C Trip

Dear Hanshew Middle School Parent:

 Get excited! Hanshew is participating in a dynamic, hands-on, civic education program for students in Washington, DC!  As educators, we are always looking for new and interesting ways to provide extra challenges and opportunities to enhance your students’ educational experience.  We strongly believe that Close Up does just that and will provide a learning experience of a lifetime!

 With over 40 years of experience, Close Up is the nation’s largest non-profit and non-partisan citizenship education organization; and they are driven by a mission to help students become more effective and informed citizens. Their lesson plans complement the curriculum that we focus on throughout the school year, and Close Up’s interactive teaching methods inspire and empower students.  

 To learn more about Close Up, please visit their website at and watch the informative video found here. We will spend 3 days in Washington, DC and 1 day in Williamsburg, PA. A sample schedule can be viewed here. 

 This year we are projected to be gone from February 28 - March 5. This is the week prior to Spring Break in ASD. Please also sign up at to receive information updates.

 I will be holding an informational meeting on September 26, from 6:00-7:00 pm to discuss the details of the trip. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to contact me. I can be reached by email at .  Please visit to learn more about Close Up.

 I look forward to working with you to provide this incredible opportunity to the students of Hanshew Middle School!


Chantal Davis

Hanshew Middle School