Sequoia Union PTC donates $25,000 for field trips


All 325 students at Sequoia Union are ready to travel and explore the state this school year. Thanks to a combined effort of the Parent Teacher Club, staff, students, and community, a record amount was raised during the school’s annual Fall Carnival, which was held September 26.

As a result, members of the Parent Teacher Club (PTC) proudly presented a check for $25,000 to the school on Friday, Nov. 13, following the morning flag salute, when the entire student body gathers together. This was the largest check ever bestowed to the school.

Students from kindergarten through eighth grade listened and then cheered as Dr. Jeremy Powell, principal, explained that field trips for the entire year are fully funded. A giant check spelled out the good news and is now on display in the school office.

Sequoia Union students travel the state every year with the Classroom On the Go program. From viewing giant cats and learning about conservation efforts at Sierra Endangered Cat Haven in Dunlap to attending a hands-on laboratory at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Sequoia Union students take some of the most enriching, curriculum-aligned field trips available.

Sixth-graders also attend SCICON, a week-long science camp in Springville at no cost to their families, and eighth graders take a two-night, three-day trip to San Francisco, visiting a college campus, Alcatraz, and exploring the city.

The Sequoia Union PTC is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that supports Sequoia Union students and staff by funding the school’s performing arts programs, the library, educational assemblies, and field trips.

For more information, email or call (559) 564-2106.

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