Summer school supplies delivered

Catapult Learning delivered Summer Journey school program supplies to multiple McDonald County School District locations on Tuesday.

Angie Brewer, high school principal and summer school coordinator, said, “Delivery day is a big day. Everyone is on deck.”

She said a variety of courses are available through the high school summer program, including remedial courses, but also a number of electives, such as driver education, personal finance, foreign languages, physical education, music, theatre, health, etc. The school also offers a dual-credit U.S. government class, she said. Some courses are also available online for students who work during the summer.

At the elementary level, classes focus on enrichment and hands-on learning, she said. The schools have a theme such as “space” or “adventure” and incorporate the core subjects of reading, math, science and social studies, she said.

Brewer said five sites in the district each received nine to 10 pallets of supplies on Tuesday, containing everything from crayons to electronics (elementary grades study drones and computer coding). The boxes also contain items such as Legos and Frisbees, she said.

Students who attend summer school and don’t miss a day can win a $100 gift card. If they miss a day they can win a $75 gift card and if they miss two days they can win a $50 gift card. The gift card is an attendance incentive, Brewer said, however, if a family has a trip planned during summer school, students are still encouraged to attend when they can.

There will be field trips, outdoor days and water days, she said. She added that it’s a more relaxed atmosphere for students to get to know their teachers.

The summer school will take place from June 1 to 30 and students can still register. It is free for students, and breakfast and lunch will be served, also free.

“It’s a great place to send kids in June,” Brewer said.

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