Area schools to kick off fun summer school programs

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Various themes, projects, learning and activities planned

With the school year coming to a close, area schools are hosting summer programs to give local youth the opportunity to have some much-deserved fun after working hard all year, learn new things, review important core math and reading skills and go on a field trip or two with their friends.

There is no cost for summer school, which provides a beneficial segue into summer activities for families, and helps working parents by giving their child a fun, safe and educational environment to go to.

"Our goal for summer school is to create a fun, active learning environment," said Tim Jordan, Exeter Elementary School principal. "We want to maintain student growth while also fostering a love for learning. The teachers work hard to plan themes, lessons and project-based learning to keep students engaged and learning."

Details for each school district are as follows:

Cassville

Dates: May 23 to June 16

Times: 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Theme: Science Extravaganza

Meals: Free breakfast and lunch served for students attending, and free to school-age children (ages 18 or under), whether attending summer school or not (not for parents/grandparents).

Exeter

Dates: May 22 to June 16

The following themes are planned around math and reading lessons:

Week One: Authors, local writers, student writing

Week Two: Full Steam Ahead science, technology, engineering, arts and math, inquiry science and math focus

Week Three: Cooking around the world, local families cooking different foods (learning about other cultures)

Week Four: The Great Outdoors habitats, plants, animals parks

Field trips: Roaring River State Park, Cassville Aquatic Park, George Washington Carver Park, Cassville library, Litho Printers, grocery store.

Middle School: Teachers will have different 'paths' for students to choose from along with core math and reading, such as technology, cooking, sewing, habitats, Ozark legends, authors, makers, spaces, theatre, trash-to-treasure, motion and structures.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch provided

Southwest

Dates: May 18 to June 15

Times 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Curriculum: Southwest board-approved curriculum

Meals: Breakfast and lunch provided

Wheaton

Dates: May 24 to June 21 (no school on Memorial Day)

Time: 7:50 a.m. to 3:10p.m.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch provided

Theme: 'Exploration Summer School' with an emphasis on science, social studies and continued focus on reading and math growth.

Other information: There will be special guests, hands-on activities and outings (to be announced)

For more information on specific summer program details, people may call the individual schools.

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