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Cougars Expanding Horizons

Rebecca McDermott (563) 852-3201 x 1032 or
Angie Manternach (563) 852-3201 x 1037 or

APRIL MEETING - Italy/Spain 2018
Cougars Expanding Horizons will be holding a Mandatory Meeting for anyone who is planning on or still considering going to Italy and Spain in June 2018.
WHEN:  Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 222 (Mrs. Manternach's room)
At this meeting we will discuss:
  • Finalizing plans to enroll and begin payment 
  • Last date to enroll 
  • Passport deadline and expectations
  • Adult rooming choices
  • What is the most important aspect of tour for you?
  • Suitcases/Travel Bags
  • Fundraising ideas and contact information
If you are unable to attend, you must contact Angie Manternach or Rebecca McDermott in advance to get the required information and to give the needed information.
What is Cougars Expanding Horizons?

Cougars Expanding Horizons is a group dedicated to providing opportunities for CHS students to travel abroad in order to provide authentic learning experiences while being immersed in various cultures.

By traveling abroad, students will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of traveling abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of the host nation. During the travel experience, students will participate in immersive activities in order to fully experience other cultures. As a result, students will be able to learn more about topics discussed/practiced in school (ie: speaking Spanish in Spain, seeing the various countries and cultures they have read about, visiting important historical landmarks, etc.) while experiencing life outside of our community and possibly outside of their comfort zone; thus, allowing students to learn and grow in numerous ways.

Students who choose to participate will be provided an opportunity to travel and experience other countries that they may otherwise not have the opportunity to. The groups anticipates taking a trip every 2-3 years; locations will be determined by student interest and availability.

Our first trip will be to Italy and Spain in June 2018! If interested in learning more, please see the attached links or contact Rebecca McDermott ( or Angie Manternach ( for more information.
To see the trip itinerary, cost, or to enroll, go to:
Scratch Cupcakery Fundraiser

The next Scratch Cupcakery fundraiser will be in Fall 2017. Members of the Cascade High School Cougars Expanding Horizons will be selling 6-packs of Scratch Cupcakery cupcakes. Money raised will help pay for the Italy and Spain trip in June 2018!

Each 6-pack of Scratch Cupcakery cupcakes sells for $15-20 and contains an assortment of flavors. Love chocolate? Lemon? Mint? Cheesecake?! Cougars Expanding Horizons earns 40% for every pack they sell!

Members of Cougars Expanding Horizons will be taking orders, or you can stop at Cascade High School! Contact Rebecca McDermott or Angie Manternach, the club’s sponsors, at 563-852-3201 or to find out more information about their future sales.
Scratch Cupcakery is a locally-owned small business in Iowa. To find out more about Scratch, visit


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