Experiencing More Of Washington, D.C.

Seven miles of walking took the sixth graders to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the American History Museum, the Capitol Building, and the Library of Congress today.

Did you know that Woodrow Wilson’s portrait adorns the $100,000 bill printed in 1934? At the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, students measured their height compared to that of a stack of $100 bills. Some totaled $1.7 million tall and others a meager $1.3 million. A proper determination of net worth, right?

The actual Star Spangled Banner that inspired Frances Scott Key lies reverently displayed in a dimly lit room at the American History Museum. Also in the museum, many of our sixth grade young ladies delighted in seeing the dresses each First Lady wore on Inauguration Day and learning how the First Lady contributes the work of the White House. There were even several students who were spotted giving televised presidential addresses behind that infamous podium!

At the Library of Congress we saw one of only three perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible printed entirely on vellum in the 15th century. Also on display is the complete library of Thomas Jefferson with books in Latin, French, Greek, Italian, and English. Word on the street is that some certain sixth grade teachers may have scored Library of Congress library cards!

At the Capitol building, sixth grade got into a nasty brawl! Punches thrown, teeth flying, blood spurting! Oh, wait. Sixth grade only did a mild reenactment of the brawl which actually occurred in 1858 amongst members of the House of Representatives over the issue of slavery in the very room where we stood, now the National Statuary Hall. Also  in national statuary hall, we admired the courage and strength of Rosa Parks who is represented seated as on a Montgomery bus.

by Michelle Seneff, parent blogger

The Geneva School
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April 18, 2024
  • 5th Gr - Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 9:15 am- 1:00 pm
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  • 8th Grade House Induction Day

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 10:30 am- 1:15 pm
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  • Percussio

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:50 pm
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  • Youth Sports Coed Flag Football

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm
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  • Varsity Beach Volleyball Home Match vs Lake Brantley***Senior Night

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • MS Baseball Away Game vs. Circle

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • Merely Players Production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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April 19, 2024
  • Fathers Watch

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 8:00 am- 9:30 am
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  • 2nd Gr - Egypt Day

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 8:10 am- 3:00 pm
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  • NHS Induction Ceremony

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 8:25 am- 9:10 am
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  • Strategy & Board Games Club

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 3:20 pm- 5:20 pm
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  • Youth Tennis K-5th Grade with Stefanie Majstorovic

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:45 pm
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  • Varsity Track Meet MDCA

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm
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  • Varsity Baseball Home Game vs. Altamonte Christian **Senior Night

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • Merely Players Production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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  • Softball Away Game vs. Winter Park

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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April 20, 2024
  • Merely Players Production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Date: April 20, 2024 - April 20, 2024
    Time: 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
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  • Merely Players Production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Date: April 20, 2024 - April 20, 2024
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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April 21, 2024
  • Spring Senior Dinner

    Date: April 21, 2024 - April 21, 2024
    Time: 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm
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April 22, 2024
  • 6th Gr - DC Trip

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 25, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Moms in Prayer

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
    Time: 8:15 am- 9:30 am
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  • Lower School Chapel (Ryan Sharp)

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
    Time: 8:20 am- 8:45 am
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  • Youth Golf K4-2nd Grade (playground cement area and side of LS building grass area)

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
    Time: 3:15 pm- 4:15 pm
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  • LS NHS Tutoring

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
    Time: 3:25 pm- 4:10 pm
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  • Varsity Beach Volleyball District Tournament quarter final

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
    Time: 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • Softball Away Game vs. Seminole High School

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
    Time: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
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April 18, 2024
  • 5th Gr - Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 9:15 am- 1:00 pm
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  • 8th Grade House Induction Day

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 10:30 am- 1:15 pm
    See more details

  • Percussio

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:50 pm
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  • Youth Sports Coed Flag Football

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm
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  • Varsity Beach Volleyball Home Match vs Lake Brantley***Senior Night

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
    See more details

  • MS Baseball Away Game vs. Circle

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • Merely Players Production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Date: April 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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April 19, 2024
  • Fathers Watch

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 8:00 am- 9:30 am
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  • 2nd Gr - Egypt Day

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 8:10 am- 3:00 pm
    See more details

  • NHS Induction Ceremony

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 8:25 am- 9:10 am
    See more details

  • Strategy & Board Games Club

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 3:20 pm- 5:20 pm
    See more details

  • Youth Tennis K-5th Grade with Stefanie Majstorovic

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:45 pm
    See more details

  • Varsity Track Meet MDCA

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm
    See more details

  • Varsity Baseball Home Game vs. Altamonte Christian **Senior Night

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
    See more details

  • Merely Players Production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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  • Softball Away Game vs. Winter Park

    Date: April 19, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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April 20, 2024
  • Merely Players Production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Date: April 20, 2024 - April 20, 2024
    Time: 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
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  • Merely Players Production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Date: April 20, 2024 - April 20, 2024
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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April 21, 2024
  • Spring Senior Dinner

    Date: April 21, 2024 - April 21, 2024
    Time: 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm
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April 22, 2024
  • 6th Gr - DC Trip

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 25, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Moms in Prayer

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
    Time: 8:15 am- 9:30 am
    See more details

  • Lower School Chapel (Ryan Sharp)

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
    Time: 8:20 am- 8:45 am
    See more details

  • Youth Golf K4-2nd Grade (playground cement area and side of LS building grass area)

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
    Time: 3:15 pm- 4:15 pm
    See more details

  • LS NHS Tutoring

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
    Time: 3:25 pm- 4:10 pm
    See more details

  • Varsity Beach Volleyball District Tournament quarter final

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
    Time: 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
    See more details

  • Softball Away Game vs. Seminole High School

    Date: April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
    Time: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
    See more details

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