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By Carmen Ensinger
In the summer, kids are always looking for something to do after nine long months of a set routine five days a week in the classroom.
The North Greene School District is proud to announce the opportunity for their students to participate in a variety of different Summer Enrichment Camps through the month of June, absolutely free of charge.
Grade School Principal Jackie Kuchy said the camps are for students of all ages from Pre-K on up through high school and the funding is coming from COVID funds.
“We had some money left over from our ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) 3 funding and we decided to use it for some summer enrichment programs and some extended learning opportunities,” Kuchy said. “For the grade school kids we are doing the enrichment camps which we are calling the Summer Academy and at the high school we are doing Summer School because it is credit recovery for students who might have failed a class and need to do some make up work.”
At the grade school level, the Summer Academy is basically just fun classes for the kids to take and learn something fun – such as cake baking or how to make a fidget.
Students in Pre-K to second grade have two options – Beachtastic Science and Math, which runs from June 20-22 from 1 to 3 p.m. or Dinosaur Science, which runs from June 26-29 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The third to fifth grade have three different options – Cake Baking, June 5-8 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Coding and Spheros, June 12-15, 1 to 3 p.m. and Fidgets, Sensory Balls, June 19-22.
Students in the sixth to eighth grade have three options: Cake Baking, June 19-22 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Coding and Spheros, June 26-29 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Strength, Fitness and Skill Development on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour in June for both boys and girls with girls at 1 p.m. and boys at 2 p.m.
High School students also have three options: Book Club, June 26-29 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Cake Baking, June 26-29 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Fitness training same hours as Jr. High.
Kuchy said there aren’t many spots left and the amount of students in each group was left up to the instructor.
“For example, the cake baking class, just because of logistics, was limited to 10 per group,” she said. “But, the fidget making class could take up to 20, so we just left it up to the teacher as to how many they felt comfortable with in the class.”
The ESSER 3 money is paying for all of the supplies for the classes.