All Things Summer School 2023

All Things Summer School 2023
Posted on 04/18/2023

All Things Summer School 2023
By: Christine Harper

Summer School 2023 is fast approaching!  Online registration opened April 1st for parents to get their kiddos signed up for Summer School.  It closes May 5th.  Kindergarten through 2nd Grade will be at Hawthorne, Third through Fifth Grade at Eugene Field, middle school at MMS, and high school at MHS.  Summer School will run June 5th--June 30th, with NO SCHOOL on June 19th and the 30th being a half day.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided for FREE.

At Hawthorne, students entering Kindergarten (for the 2023-2024 school year) will study animals: different kinds, where they live, etc.  Kindergarten students will use reading, writing, spelling, listening, and speaking skills while they explore animals from near and far.  First graders will have themed lessons and activities.  Some of these themes include camping, sports, the beach, experimental science, and traveling around the world.  In Second Grade, students will be traveling under the sea, learning with Dr. Seuss, discovering plant life cycles, while using reading, writing, math, and listening skills to explore all this fun.

 Third through Fifth Graders at Eugene Field will be placed in a homeroom class where they will enhance reading, writing, math, and science skills through a theme-based approach.  Some of those themes include camping, fishing, video games, veterinary work, science experiments, cooking, and many more.  Students will stay with a homeroom teacher for 5-6 days before rotating to a different teacher for a new experience.  Students will not need to sign up for electives as these fun activities will be included in their classes.

 At MMS, students will have Core Enrichment Classes and PE from 7:54-1:00 with lunch during that time as well.  Core classes include reading, math, science and social studies.  From 1:05-3:00, students will be in elective classes.  The electives include 6th Grade Orientation, cooking, family games, fishing, digital games, Missouri Hunter Safety, outdoor rec, painting, swimming, and woodworking..  Students will experience four elective classes during the month of Summer School.

High School Summer School looks a little different.  There are two sessions offered to high school students and each session, if successfully completed, is worth ½ credit.  Courses offered during the sessions include Health (9-12), Credit Recovery (10-12), Summer School PE (9-12), Personal Finance (10-12), Exploring the Foundations of Art (9-12), History of Rock and Roll/Guitar (9-12) and Modern Music Appreciation (9-12).  By utilizing Summer School to earn credits, students then have opportunities to take other classes during the regular school year that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to take.

Summer School is a great and fun opportunity to enrich those academic skills needed to make life a little easier.  It is a fun way for incoming Kindergarteners to get used to a full day of school and learn how to be a student.   Incoming sixth graders get the opportunity to learn what life will look like at MMS for the coming school year.  It’s a month of fun and learning that you don’t want to miss!