Engaging Youth in the Community plans trip

ESCANABA — The Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate school District has been facilitating a Community Task Force with the intent of making the community the best place to live for our residents. A sub-committee of this task force is “Engaging Youth in the Community,” and has been working to plan two activity days this summer for students/youth in the community ages 8-18 at no cost to families.

The first event is a trip to the DNR Pocket Park within the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds and will take place on Thursday, July 18. Students can eat lunch at the Meet Up and Eat Up sites from 11:30 a.m. to noon if they choose. A school bus will pick up students at the Escanaba Upper Elementary School at noon and leave by 12:15 p.m.

The students will have two hours at the Pocket Park and then go to the Escanaba Civic Center where they can be picked up by 4 p.m. If you would like your student to leave with another person or walk, note on the permission from. Forms can be picked up from the Escanaba Upper Elementary School or Webster Kindergarten Center during the Meet Up and Eat Up periods, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

You may return the forms at the Escanaba Upper Elementary School or Webster Kindergarten Center lunch room staff (not the office staff), Nah Tah Wahsh/Hannahville Indian School lunch room, or the main office at the DSISD. In the event of rain, students will spend the full time at the Civic Center.

School bus transportation will be provided, and all students must have a field trip form turned in by July 16. The maximum number of students for the trip is 60. There will be male and female chaperones, all of whom will have passed a background check prior to the trip.

For questions, contact the following committee members: Trent Bellingar, 906-786-9300; Kelly Arnold, 906-280-0188; Steve Howes, 906-241-2682.