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KPS student advisory teams tour Shedd Aquarium as a reward for hard work

Credit: Emily Porco

On Apr. 30, among the sharks and jellyfish of Shedd Aquarium, student leaders intermingled and celebrated their hard work on a well-deserved field trip. 

“I selected the members of the student advisory in all three schools because of the important role they play in helping to make decisions related to the overall operation of the school and ensuring that students have a positive experience each day, both academically and socially,” said KPS superintendent Dr. Darrin Slade. 

Thanks to Slade, the advisory teams from each of the three high schools had the opportunity to take two charter buses all the way to Chicago, Illinois for an enjoyable time at Shedd Aquarium. They were given a few hours to roam freely in the building, catching sight of many fascinating aquatic animals such as dolphins, beluga whales, penguins and many different species of fish. 

“I really enjoyed watching the dolphin show because it was cool to see how people interacted with animals,” said sophomore Paul Evans. 

Evans enjoyed strolling through the coral reef section with his friends, watching the sea anemones sway, surrounded by all the unique kinds of underwater life. Sharks and fish lined the glass walls climbing all the way to the ceiling, and students loved looking into the water at the fascinating creatures. 

“It was a very fun and exciting thing to do because I haven’t been on a lot of field trips since I’ve been at Norrix,” said junior Gracie Harris. 

This outing was very amusing for Harris and many other students invited, and more field trips similar to this will be planned in the future, for the same and different groups of students. 

“My goal is to increase the amount of quality field trips across the district,” said Slade. “We want all of our students to have outside experiences that increase their level of understanding across various content areas.”

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