This year at Northwest Middle School, 17 interdisciplinary teachers have planned various field trip opportunities to extend student learning outside the walls of the classroom. According to research, field trips have a positive impact on students’ cognitive skills, knowledge, interests, and future career choices. Additionally, field trips increase student understanding and knowledge about their neighborhoods and the communities in which they live. On December 14th we had our second field trip day. Students were able to go to Hill Air Force Base, Thanksgiving Point, The Leonardo, or the Planetarium. All of the field trips were a success and the students did a great job of representing Northwest Middle. Our next field trip day will be on February 8, please encourage your student to attend!