CMMS takes several multi-day field trips throughout the year. These trips are an important component for hands-on learning outside of the classroom and provide opportunity for students to learn about their community and world. They are crucial for our curriculum; they help with the developmental task of acquiring autonomy and provide much needed experiences for social growth.
Extended (2-5 day) trips may be planned 2-3 times throughout the year. Beginning and end of the year trips take us to different parts of Washington State where we study our state history, ecology, geology, and much more. Equally as important, students learn how to budget and fundraise, plan and pack, cook for each other, and all the other life-skills it takes to execute trips of this caliber. Cumulative trips for 8th graders are student-driven and are organized and planned by each eighth grade group. These trips have taken us on explorations all over the country.