FPS International Competition

June 2016

Updates for travel 5/16/16

As we enter the final stretch, please keep in mind the following:


You need government issued photo ID if you are 18 and over (passport or driver's licence).


We are not checking bags. Please make sure your follow all of the rules for carry on luggage. Here is a link to the Delta carry on information.


You will need clothes for June 3, 4, and 5. Pack lightly, but bring comfortable walking shoes. The campus is very large and you will be walking a lot!


You cannot carry your own medication (including over the counter medicine) as per WW-P overnight trip rules, so please inform your FPS advisor if there are any changes to your initial medical release form.


Make sure you pack your toiletries in a clear ziplock bag (no liquids over 3 ounces - get small trial sizes) that you can pull out of your bag when we go through security.


  • Deodorant: Stick deodorant is not limited to 3.4 oz or less, but gel or spray deodorant is.
  • Suntan and Sun Block Lotion: Lotions and aerosol spray lotions fall under the 3-1-1 liquids guidelines. Sunblock sticks do not fall under this rule.
  • Makeup: Any liquid makeup cosmetics such as eyeliner, nail polish, liquid foundation, etc. should be placed in the zip-top bag. That goes for perfume as well. Powder makeup is fine.


We will review this information again at the Parent Meeting on May 24 at 4:30pm in the CMS Commons.


Parent Presentation - http://bit.ly/27RztrH

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Have a question about the trip? Complete the form below.

The countdown is on!

Congratulations again on receiving a bid to the International Competition. Your dedication to solving a real-world problem has received tremendous praise!


I will be working on the travel arrangements with our travel agent in Michigan this week. Parents, please complete the RSVP form to confirm whether or not you will be attending with your child (update on 4/4).


The approximate cost for each member of the group is $1100, down from the earlier anticipated cost of $1350 (update on 5/9).


A final deposit of $600 is due to your advisor on May 13.


A trip meeting will be held on May 24 to review final plans with parents and students at Community Middle School.

Trip agenda

June 2:


Be at Community Middle School at 4:00AM

Leave from CMS via school bus to airport by 4:30am

Arrive in Michigan and transfer to Michigan State University

Check in

CmPS set up at 3pm

Memento Exchange (Mixer) 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Opening Ceremony (Flag bearers report 7:15PM) 7:45 PM – 9:00 PM


Memento Exchange (Mixer) 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM


June 3:

CmPS interviews and fair

Global Problem Solving Competition

Scenario Writing Competition


June 4:

Presentation of Action Plan Finals 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Scavenger Hunt 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Presentation of Action Plan Awards & Variety Show 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Dances/Coach Social 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM


June 5:

Awards and return to NJ!

Expanded Trip Agenda

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