Cassville summer school set to kick off May 24

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Cassville school district will hold summer school from May 24 to June 17.

There will be no school on Memorial Day, May 30. Eligible grades are pre-K through eighth grade, as high school is credit recovery only.

The theme is "Celebrate the U.S.A.," and students will be taught material designed to accelerate learning to ensure they meet state and district goals.

Within that framework will be daily instruction and a variety of exciting field trips, including visiting local parks, the library, museum, and trips to other cities and attractions, which are to be announced. Parents will be informed of additional field trips at the beginning of summer school.

"The teachers will have lots of challenging activities such as reading, writing, math, problem-solving and science," said Shari Rhea, summer school coordinator. "We will provide many learning adventures for all students to enjoy."

Summer school hours will be 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:15-7:45 a.m. each morning, which is free of charge. Lunch will also be served daily and is free of charge.

The school district will be serving free breakfast and lunch as in years past through the USDA summer food service program, a federally-funded, state-administered program. The program reimburses providers who serve healthy meals to children and teens in low-income areas, in order to keep them from being hungry over the months when school is not in session.

If parents have not already signed up their children for summer school, they should contact the school office to complete an enrollment form and permission slip for field trips. Parents should indicate on the enrollment form if their child plans to ride the bus, or be picked up. Bus routes will only be available if enough students are interested in riding.

No after school program will be offered.

Rhea said while students may be ready to get out and enjoy their summer, attending four weeks of summer school will give them an advantage.

"The benefits of attending summer school is that a student will not digress in knowledge base versus a student who just stays home," she said. "We encourage all students to attend, and we look forward to another great summer session."

For more information on summer school, parents may call the primary school office at 417-847-2445, the intermediate office at 417-847-4010, the middle school office at 417-847-3136 or the high school office at 417-847-3137.

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