Interim Week 2019
KRCS High School Interim Week
January 20-25, 2019
- Rising sophomores through seniors will be able to register for trips.
- Rising seniors - Register on Monday, May 7.
- Rising juniors - Register on Tuesday, May 8.
- Rising sophomores - Register on Wednesday, May 9.
- Rising freshman who are in Fine Arts will be allowed to go on the Fine Arts trip. They need approval from Holly Krig-Smith.
Overview of Trips
Students can choose from the domestic and international trips below. All international trips will be $4,000 and domestic will be $2,500. The New York trip for seniors will be $2,000.
- Trip to Japan led by Matt Watts on January 19-27
Join KRCS for an unforgettable tour of Japan! Along with sightseeing in the modern capital of Tokyo, students will enjoy a full day of skiing at Nagano, the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics. After that, they will enjoy a rich cultural tour of historic Japan, visiting the ancient capital of Kyoto and its gardens, the picturesque Shirakawa village, Matsumoto Castle and the Meiji shrine. Top it all off with a visit to the Nara temple where students will get to feed the local deer, and add an additional dip in the local geothermal hot springs. Contact Mr. Watts for more information.
- Trip to Belize led by Pam Fedas on January 19-26 via EF Tours
Belize is Central America’s eco-frontier, a young nation that welcomes you with diverse ecosystems and wildlife as well as different languages and cultures. This is the place to study exotic animals, delicate butterflies, stunning marine life, the fragile eco-systems of jungle and oceans and the wonders of ancient civilizations.
- Day 1: Fly to Belize
- Day 2: Belize City -Travel by boat to the New River lagoon, guided hike to Lamanai ruins named for the Mayan ruler Lord Smoking Shell who believed he was the descendant of the crocodile spirit. Explore the ruins which date back 1500BC. Visit an old sugar mill.
- Day 3: Travel to the Cayo region: guided hike with seasoned bushmen who will teach you jungle survival skills. Cave tubing to see remnants of sacrificial offerings from the Mayan era. Zip-line tour of jungle, waterslides at the Caves Branch River.
- Day 4: Explore the Cayo region: Xunantunich ruins, Chaa Creek natural history museum, visit a local school
- Day 5: Belize zoo, travel by ferry to Ambergris Caye
- Day 6: Snuba or snorkel at Hol Chan, the first marine reserve established in Central America, free afternoon to swim, ride bikes in Ambergris
- Day 7: Enjoy the beach (snorkeling, snuba or sea trek)
- Day 8: Return by ferry to Belize city to depart for home
- Trip to London led by Bob Rumble on January 18-24
While there, we will learn about London’s majestic past and fast-paced present on a guided sightseeing tour, taking in sites like Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament. Another highlight of the day is a tour inside St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren’s architectural masterpiece is an enduring symbol of London, the seat of the Church of England and famed for its dome and Whispering Gallery. If time permits, students will have access to climb to the top of the dome. Students will also find the best place to catch the delightful pageantry of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. One highlight of the Tower of London is witnessing the opening ceremony, and we get there early before the crowds arrive to catch it with our famously boisterous Beefeater guide. Since its construction, the castle has been used as a treasury, palace and prison—today it houses 1,000 years of Royal history and the Crown Jewels. One evening, we will attend a theater performance in London’s famous West End. Another will find us with reservations for the London Eye. For the soccer fans in our group, included are tickets to at least on Premier League match and a tour of the hallowed grounds of Wembley Stadium. Our hotel will be centrally located in London, so that when we have free time, students may go shopping for the latest fashions, see the British Museum, tour another soccer stadium, or whatever else catches your fancy. In addition to the teachers from KR, we will also have a full-time tour guide. Airfare and all breakfasts and dinners are included in the price.
- Trip to Scotland/England led by Jon Cartmell on January 20-28
The group will take a trip through the Highlands of Scotland to take in such beauty as Loch Lomond, Glencoe, the mysterious Loch Ness, and the famous battle field of Culloden. The group will then head south through the Trossachs to visit Stirling and its incredible castle before spending some time in Edinburgh and immersing themselves in a city which offers so much to see. The group will then take a quick rail trip to London,England where we will spend a few days taking in famous tourist sites, perhaps a soccer game, and with flexibility on the last day either a trip to Harry Potter world, some shopping, or a visit to one of the many award-winning museums.
- Trip to China led by Jennifer Li on January 18-27
See the most famous highlights of the country of the most ancient civilization along with the modern world in China: vast Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, home to china emperors since 1421 and Great Wall- one of the World Wonders in Beijing. See the life-size Terracotta soldiers when visit Xi’an, one of China’s oldest cities. Beside the “Must See” places, involve the real culture experiences as Taichi exercise-one form of Martial Arts, Chinese doctor visit, pandas visit and Hotong tour. Try traditional tea house and Peking duck dinner. Shanghai city tour combines the colonial style and modern innovations. It includes Residential Quarters, local families visit and famous Garden, Temple and silk factory visit.
- Trip to Spain led by Maricruz Salizar on January 19-27
On this cultural trip to Spain, we will visit the following seven (7) cities:
- Alcalá de Henares - hometown of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Madrid - the elegant capital of Spain
- Toledo - the imperial city
- Segovia- with its Roman Aquaduct and the magnificent palace
- El Escorial, Sevilla known for Flamenco dance
- Cordoba with the Mezquita
- Granada with one of the most visited palaces in the world; La Alhambra.
- As the birthplace of Antoni Gaudí, Pablo Picasso and Manolo Blahnik, Spain has inspired many of the world’s most prolific artists. As we travel through Spain we will experience its many natural and national treasures. From Flamenco dancers and matadors, to towering gothic cathedrals and ancient Roman ruins, to vast plains and high mountain peaks, Spain will conjure an array of captivating images in the minds of expectant travelers. Whether you are looking to escape to a sleepy hilltop village in Andalucía or feast on tapas in Madrid, Spain has much to offer. We will discover world class architecture, art col lections and gardens of cultural significance, from classical to contemporary, all the while accompanied by our expert guide. We will learn about the culture; traditions and we will discover the joy of being among Spaniards!
- Trip to Greece and Italy led by Spencer Arnold on January 19-28
The trip to Greece and Italy revolves around Paul’s Biblical journeys to the region. We will be making multiple stops along the Mediterranean to explore many of the cities and sites associated to Paul’s missionary journeys in the New Testament. Our stops will include sites like Thessaloniki, Philippi, Corinth, Athens, Bari, and Rome. The nine day trip will be a chance to put actual experience to some of the Biblical accounts of the New Testament church. Click here for detailed information.
- Trip to Boston led by Denise Sencen on January 20-24
We will visit some of the historical sites in Boston. We will participate in STEM workshops and visit MIT’s research laboratories. During our time in Boston, we will participate in a hands-on workshop developed by FIRST Robotics.
- Trip to New York led by Hunter Chadwick on January 18-23 (seniors only)
- Trip to New York/Fine Arts led by Holly Krig-Smith on January 22-26
We will spend our time in theater workshops as well as touring behind the scenes at Radio City Music Hall as well as other Manhattan favorites. We will attend theatre performances in the evenings.
- Trip to San Francisco led by Meghan deGrood on January 20-25
This will be a 5-day guided tour of San Francisco and Monterey. We will spend the first half of the trip in San Francisco visiting popular sites like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as visit the California Academy of Sciences. After that we will travel to Monterey for the remainder of the trip where we’ll continue sight-seeing and visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Trip to Miami led by Dave Burnett on January 20-25
The 5-day/4-night trip to Miami will include a guided sightseeing tour of South Beach, Coconut Grove and Key Biscayne. You will go snorkeling at Coral Reef State Park, free time at South Beach, participate in a salsa lesson, visit the Perez Art Museum the Freedom tower, tour Little Havana, an airboat ride in the everglades, take a cooking class, and visit the Ancient Spanish Monastery.
- Southeast College Tour led by Vikki Park on January 21-25
We will tour the following colleges UGA, Georgia College, Alabama, Auburn, Samford University, and Mississippi State.
- Deposits of $400 are due at time of sign up. Registration closes on May 25, 2018.
- Freshmen will be in Life Skills classes on campus January 22-25.
- Sophomores who do not go on trips will be in Life Skills classes on campus January 22-25.
- Juniors and seniors who do not go on trips will be required to do an internship. They will be responsible for finding the internship and required to do a presentation/paper.
- Trips can be paid out over six months with final payment due on November 1, 2018.