There is no better way to learn about our rich California history than to experience it. That is precisely what our eighth-grade students did. In April, 358 eighth-grade students from all the OMSD middle and K-8 schools set out for a five-day field trip to Northern California. This is the tenth year of this trip, which continues to grow in popularity. Three trips were needed this year to accommodate all the students.

    While at Marshal Goldfield Discovery Park, students panned for gold, took the discovery tour and river rafted on the American River. While in the city of Sacramento, students toured the State Capitol and met with our State Assemblyperson, Freddie Rodriguez. 黑料社区s visited Old Town Sacramento, where they toured the California Railroad Museum, and the Sacramento History Museum, participated in a history scavenger hunt, and they took the amazing underground tour. On this same day, our students traveled to UC Davis where they heard from college students about their journeys to get to this prestigious school, and they did a campus tour. On the last day, students traveled to San Francisco where they toured Alcatraz Island, rode the cable cars, toured a WWII submarine (USS Pampanito), visited an arcade museum (Musee Mecanigue), and they spent free time on Pier 39.

    This was an amazing adventure for our OMSD eighth-grade students. It will be a memory that will not soon be forgotten. To view and download the individual school photos in front of the State Capitol Building, click on the link below. To view river rafting photos, you can click and download them from the link below. The expressions on the students’ faces say it all. What a thrill ride it was!!! Information about next year’s Sacramento Field Trip will be made available to the new eighth-grade students in August 2024.

    Rafting Group Photos

    Trip #1 Rafting Photos, 04/08/24 Morning Group (Serrano, Vernon & Vina Danks)

    Trip #1 Rafting Photos, 04/08/24 Afternoon Group (Serrano, Vernon & Vina Danks)


    Trip #2 Rafting Photos, 04/15/24 Morning Group (Arroyo, De Anza, Oaks, & Wiltsey)

    Trip #2 Rafting Photos, 04/15/24 Afternoon Group (Arroyo, De Anza, Oaks, & Wiltsey)


    Trip #3 Rafting Photos, 04/22/24 Morning Group (Central, Edison, & Vineyard)

    Trip #3 Rafting Photos, 04/22/24 Afternoon Group (Central, Edison & Vineyard)