Happy Holidays in Chicago


Hey guys…its the holiday season, which means its time for Senior Current Issues (and all the foreign kids) to make the Christmas trek to Chicago.  Every year we do this…and every year we have a great time!  We meet at OHS Parking Lot  (7:00 AM) We carpool (no student drivers) to Michigan City, Indiana.    And then we take the Southshore line train into the Windy City ($9.00 one way).  It drops us smak dab in the middle of town – directly under Millennium Park. We head up the stairs and scatter.  Go where you want.  Have a great time.  Meet back at the train – the return trip will depend on weather and plans.  We will confirm return time prior to going – so parents will know times before we leave.

You must have a permission slip signed and turned into Mr. Wood if you are intending to go on this trip.  I have attached permission slips they must be turned in my Friday December 15.  So far we have two maybe three drivers – that is eleven to seventeen seats.  So we need drivers; you know anybody who wants to go, who wants to drive, we’d love to have them come along.  Please let me know.  First group to fill the spots is Senior Current Issues students.  Second group, non SCI foreign exchange students.  Third group is friends of each.   I will fill seats in first come / first serve order within those specifics.  Get your permission slip in early – I will post on the board in room #112.

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  • We leave OHS parking lot  at 7:00 AM EST.  
  • Take the  9:37 AM CST train from Michigan City.  (10:37 EST)
  • Arrive downtown 11:10 AM CST
  • Return trip 6:22 PM CST (Michigan City – 8:12 PM CST) 
  • Back to Muskegon by midnight.
  • Mr Wood’s tele – (616) 402-8668
  • Mr Wood’s email – bobwoodmsu@gmail.com

We have drivers – 17 available seats (maybe) – We could use more Drivers

  • Mr Wood – School Van – 7 seats
  • Mr. Lohman – 4 seats
  • Maybe Mr. Tindall – 6 seats

A Special Holiday Note:  Me and Mr. Lohman and friends always take the El to our friendly little Thai Restaurant in Lincoln Square; its on the Brown Line  about three miles from Wrigley Field.  We roam around up there for a bit and head over to Andersonville (another cool city neighborhood)…then we take the Blue Line back downtown in the afternoon after it starts to get dark. We finish with a stroll down Michigan Avenue with all the Christmas Lights.  You can come with us…or not come with us…or come with us for awhile.  You may even spend all day at the German Christkindlmarket with the Germans.  Do as you wish.

And if you need a list of Holiday things to do…here you go.

We’ve been going for fifteen years.  The trip is approved by High School Administration and the Oakridge School Board. And its a wonderful time..  We’ve always opened the door for Senior Current Issues students, all of the exchange students, and friends of both groups – all you need is train fare and a signed permission slip.



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2 Responses to Happy Holidays in Chicago

  1. J Lohman

    I can’t wait.

  2. shelby

    hey you said bring a friend …. does it have to be someone from oakridge or can i bring my sister from muskegon high school.