Since there are approximately seven million museums in DC (just a rough estimate!), we brought our students to the Smithsonian American Art Museum in October. You could spend a week just wandering around checking out all the great stuff there. The students loved seeing the huge variety of work, from sculptures of neon to old portraits of US presidents.



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On a cold October night, we ventured out to rural Maryland to test our bravery at Markoff’s Haunted Forest, a popular Halloween attraction. We got some good scares out in the middle of nowhere. Some of us probably still have the sound of chainsaws ringing in our ears.


Coming up in November we have two big events. The first is our Election Night Viewing here at the Spring Valley Building. We’re going to have some pizza and see how this soap opera of a campaign finally turns out. Later in the month we’ll introduce the students to the great American tradition of overeating turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, at our special Thanksgiving dinner. We’ll give everyone updates and pictures after these events, assuming we still have an American infrastructure after the election.

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