Summer school classes on tap
While classes may be winding down for the traditional school year, area educators are gearing up for summer school.
This year's summer school schedule begins on May 24 and continues through June 19.
The program is open to pre-school thrugh eighth grade students. Credit recovery classes will be offered to high school students. Remedial classes will also be available to students who take part in the summer program.
The district will offer transportation for three bus routes. Bus stops will be made at the same locations in Golden, Butterfield and Jenkins that were used in the 2011 summer program.
Free breakfast and lunch will be offered to all students.
Purdy R-2 School District's summer class schedule will get underway on May 21 and continue through June 22. Enrollments will be accepted up to the opening day of classes on May 21. No classes will be held on Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 28.
Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. prior to the start of classes. Lunch will also be provided. Both meals are free to students.
"We will offer basic core classes in the mornings, including math, communication arts, social studies and science," said Jeff Swadley, elementary school principal. "Teachers will offer exploratory activities in the afternoons."
Purdy School District will accept students from other districts who wish to enroll for the summer session.
"We have students who visit a non-custodial parent or their grandparents throughout the summer," Swadley said. "Other students enroll, because their districts don't offer a summer program."
Attendance incentives are offered to students who successfully complete the program with no absences.
"At the end of summer school, students with perfect attendance receive a $100 gift card," Swadley said. "We will also award daily prizes."
Swadley said he hopes to see about 300 students enrolled in this year's program.
Transportation will be provided to students residing within the district.
Shell Knob students in grades kindergarten through sixth will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities and classes this year.
Students will attend classes May 15-18; May 22-25; May 29-June 1; June 11-14; June 18-21; and June 25-28.
No classes will be held on Monday, May 21 or Monday, May 28. There will be no school the week of June 4-8. There will be no school on Friday, June 15 or Friday, June 22.
Students will be taking a number of field trips including bowling in Cassville, White Water Park in Branson and the Berry Farm. They will also have the opportunity to watch Madagascar 3 in Branson.
Students will go to the library every Thursday afternoon.
The district will offer free breakfast and lunch to students. No transportation will be provided other than to and from field trip activities.
Middle school and high school students at Southwest School District will have the opportunity to participate in communication art and math classes during summer school, which is set to begin on May 30 and continue through June 26.
Reading remediation will also be offered to upper elementary aged students.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as transportation.
No summer school classes are scheduled.