CLMS students explore Washington D.C., NYC


Joe Quinn, sixth grade math and science teacher at Canyon Lake Middle School (CLMS), took 25 eighth grade students to Washington, D.C. and New York City for a historical, educational trip over spring break. Six adult chaperones accompanied them on the trip.

The students visited the Martin Luther King, Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jefferson, Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam and U.S. Air Force memorials. They also attended the Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre, visited the National Zoo, explored Ellis Island and strolled through Central Park.

Other highlights of the trip included touring the U.S. Capitol, seeing the White House and Statue of Liberty, touring the home of George Washington and visiting the National Cemetery and the Holocaust Memorial Museum.

“It was a fabulous trip. very educational,” said Joe. “Can’t wait to do it again next year.”

Joe has planned a 2018 Washington D.C. and New York City trip for next year’s eighth grade students. The six days and five nights trip also includes a stop and sightseeing in Philadelphia. According to Joe, 49 students have already signed up. Those who sign up before June 6 will receive a $150 discount. Students can register with only an initial $49 deposit. For more information, visit

Joe, a 20-year resident of Canyon Lake, has been teaching at CLMS since it opened 15 years ago.