Cassville summer school starts May 27

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Enrichment, remediation classes, field trips to be offered

Summer will be here soon, and classes will once again be offered for K-12 students at the Cassville school district.

Cassville summer school classes will run May 27 to June 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m each day.

"We will be offering remediation and enrichment classes for students, which equals 120 hours divided in 18 days, which is what the state requires," said Assistant Superintendent Jill LeCompte. "The remediation classes will include make up work and credit recovery for missed attendance.

"School is a great place for kids to be, and it will be more of a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The kids are going to learn, have fun, and be with their friends."

There will also be three bus routes offered at specific pickups and drop off sites, and free breakfasts and lunches will be offered again this year for school-age children and caregivers accompanying them ages 21 or under.

The meals will be served at the primary school this year. Breakfast will be served from approximately 7-7:30 a.m., and lunch served from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. "Caregivers can include daycare providers, babysitters, family or church groups," LeCompte said. "If it's a larger group, just give us a call ahead of time so that we can get the food prepared."

The school is able to offer the free breakfasts and lunches through a grant for which the district qualifies with 56 percent of students on free or reduced lunch. Another perk is that the meals are free to school-age children whether they are enrolled in summer school or not, according to Joyce Enis, Summer School secretary at Cassville Schools.

"We work hard on reading and math for remediation, and just keep everyone fresh on their level," Enis said.

There will also be lots of great field trips to enjoy, including a trip to the city pool, a trip to the Military Air Museum in Fayetteville, Ark., for the middle school, a trip to Rutledge Wilson Farm and Nature Center in Springfield for primary school, and a trip to The Museum of National American History in Rogers, Ark., and the Botanical Gardens in Springfield for the intermediate school.

"We will also utilize local resources with trips to the Barry County Museum and other locations," LeCompte said. "We will also have a reading specialist for primary and intermediate school."

The deadline to sign up is May 21, but parents may also sign up their children the first day of classes, even though early registration is preferred. For more information on summer school, people may call Joyce Enis at 417-847-4010.

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