Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Schools still abuzz with things to do

Community School, BCSD options


By EXPRESS STAFF

    The unique learning environment offered by the independent Community School in Sun Valley is available to students and non-students alike in summer.
    From math to Mandarin, Legos to lacrosse, opportunities for fun and learning are there for the choosing. Some courses provide school credit. Others just let kids explore and enjoy their natural surroundings.
    Outdoor activities include backpacking excursions, rock climbing adventures and kayaking trips.
    Youngsters can brush up on their sporting skills at camps on basketball, soccer, lacrosse and volleyball.
    Community School will also provide driver education, a Mad Scientist Chemistry Camp and technology camps
    The classrooms will be busy too this summer, as elementary and middle schoolers can enrich themselves through creative writing, chess or math and upper school students can hone their study skills to get ready for college.
    Descriptions and costs for summer activities can be found at the school’s website at communityschool.org. Reach Summer Programs Director Mike Wade at 622-3960, ext. 109.


BCSD summer school starts July 14
    For some Blaine County School District students, summer means attendance at summer school to brush up on reading and math skills.
    District Communications Director Heather Crocker said that once students are identified who need assistance, teachers will send home notices and registration information by about the middle of May.
    This year’s summer school for Bellevue, Hailey, Hemingway and Woodside elementary school students will be held Monday through Friday from July 14-Aug. 8 at Hailey Elementary School. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Both hot breakfast and lunch will be provided.
    Summer school at Carey School runs from July 14 through Aug. 1. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A sack lunch will be provided.
    KinderKamp will be held at Hailey Elementary School from 8-11 July 14 through Aug. 8. A hot meal will be provided.
    The schedule for credit recovery classes at Wood River Middle School will be announced later.
    At Wood River High students can work on Idaho Digital Learning Academy online courses and senior projects through the summer.
    Sandy Mauro is summer school principal. Call 578-5000.




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