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German American Partnership Program 2018
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Monday, April 02, 2018
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The Germans are coming! On the evening of April 3rd, twenty (20) students from Burghausen, Germany will arrive in Cleveland/Bradley County for the German American Partnership Program 2018 (GAPP). As a part of this unique opportunity these students will attend both Cleveland High School and Walker Valley High School. They will live with a host brother or sister from these schools and they will learn what it is like to be a teenager in our community. The GAPP Team has planned a program featuring fun and exciting events as well as educational field trips. Below is the program plan for these students during their stay in the United States and their time at Walker Valley High School. Thank you for everyone involved in making this student exchange possible for these young people. You may also look forward to hearing stories from our own WV students as they visit their German GAPP partner this summer! 

GAPP 2018 Schedule - SCHOOL LUNCHES are being provided for ALL German students everyday they are at school through a donation from Wacker.

 

Date

Events

Notes

Monday

April 2, 2018

Germans arrive in ATLANTA

 

Tuesday

April 3, 2018

* Families pick up German students from Cleveland High School around 6 pm

…softball match at CHS versus WVHS. You may decide to attend with your child.

Wednesday

April 4, 2018

* First full day in an American high school

* Free time with the guest families in the evening

Students: follow first day procedures as directed by Mrs. Dale (CHS) and Mrs. Eulo (WV)

 

Track meet at Walker Valley – check to see if your GAPP friend is competing and come cheer them on!

Thursday

April 5, 2018

* Full day in an American high school

* Free time with the guest families in the evening

…soccer match CHS vs. WVHS…at Walker Valley….you may want to attend with your child…

Friday

April 6, 2018

* All day field trip (Americans and Germans) Dollywood “Festival of Nations” – WEAR YOUR GAPP SHIRTS!

* Lunch not provided, bring money

Departure from CHS at 8am. Departure from WV at 8:15am.

Return time will be between 9pm and 10pm – busses will drop off at both schools.

Saturday

April 7, 2018

Fieldtrip to Chattanooga (Americans and Germans)

 

Departure from CHS (ONLY) at 9:15am

BREAKOUT ROOM, FRIOS POPS, RENNAISSANCE PARK, FREE TIME FOR LUNCH (bring $$), COOLIDGE PARK, CAROUSEL, PAINTING AT STONE CUP CAFÉ (bring $15 cash plus $$ for coffee/tea), WALKING TOGETHER ACROSS WALNUT STREET BRIDGE, LOOKOUTS GAME (bring $$ for concession stand)

Return to CHS (ONLY) at 10pm

Sunday

April 8, 2018

Family Time

 

Melanie Haan’s birthday!!!! J

Monday

April 9, 2018

* Full day in an American high school

* Free time with the guest families in the evening

 

Tuesday

April 10, 2018

* Half day in an American high school

* Superfly/Whitewater Center field trip (GERMANS ONLY!) All German GAPP kids go to early lunch today and depart from CHS at 11:50am and from WV at noon. Return time in the evening is TBD

Today is High School Experience Day at Walker Valley High School. The German GAPP kids will follow an alternate schedule!

Wednesday

April 11, 2018

 

Germans will meet at Johnston-Tucker Center at 7:45am to have breakfast with dignitaries. They will not be at school in the morning. BUT will be back at school for lunch!

 

…Lee University is providing transportation for the German students back to CHS and WVHS

 

…Lee University is also providing a history walking tour of Cleveland after the breakfast

Thursday

April 12, 2018

* Full day in an American high school

* AFTERNOON TOGETHER FOR SPORTS EVENT ON THE GREENWAY OR WORKSHOP – POSSIBLY. TBD.

Today is High School Experience Day at Cleveland High School. The German GAPP kids will follow an alternate schedule!

Friday

April 13, 2018

* Full day in an American high school – it is FUN & GAMES DAY! German GAPP kids follow an alternate schedule to make their presentations. American GAPP kids may see a change in their schedule as well.

* Free time with the guest families in the evening

 

Cleveland State Community College is hosting tonight a symposium on the Trail of Tears – you may be interested in this.

Saturday

April 14, 2018

 

Family Time

 

Sunday

April 15, 2018

Family Time

 

Tennessee Hoe Down at “The Barn at Hickory Hills” from 5:30pm – 8:30pm

This night’s party will serve as a celebration of culture, a celebration of GAPP 2018, a celebration of farewell to our guests from Germany and a celebration of birthdays for Melanie Haan and Alex Smith. Wear your overalls and cowboy boots, bring your pot luck dishes and lets enjoy a nice evening of fellowship with each other!

Monday

April 16, 2018

Fieldtrip to Red Clay State Park, Charleston Heritage Center and Blythe Memorial (Germans) – leaving from CHS (7:55am) and WVHS (8:10am) – picnic lunch provided!

German Students need to be picked up from Charleston Heritage Center in Charleston, TN between 3:30pm and 4pm

Tuesday

April 17, 2018

 

Full day in an American high school

 

 

 

Wednesday

April 18, 2018

Meet at 7:30am at WVHS (blue side parking lot!) to say Goodbye!

Groome shuttle departs for Atlanta at 10am à Germans stay at WVHS in the library WITHOUT their partners until departure

 

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