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R-III District Offers Exciting Adventures At Summer School

Enrollment for Holden R-III Summer School 2022 is OPEN! Join your friends this summer for a Summer Journey, a fun, hands-on curriculum to keep kids active and engaged. Dates for the classes are as follows: Session 1: June 9-24; and Session 2: July 11-26.

The District will offer students, free of charge, a fun, exciting, and academic approach to learning.

Make no mistake about it, not only will the summer program be FUN for kids, it will also provide an opportunity for students to experience more than 60 hours of academics during the summer months.

This academic time will give students the chance to review and apply previously learned skills and knowledge, as well as prepare for the school year ahead. Summer Journey’s extraordinary educational goals are comprised of academic courses with hands-on instruction centered in reading, language arts, math, and social studies and/or science. Other fields of study are also available.

While the academic courses will be relaxed in format – no homework or tests for grades, Summer Journey will also offer courses for hands-on exploration and discovery.

Summer Journey courses may include a rocket class, where students learn the basic principles of flight as they construct and fly real rockets, or a cooking course, where they learn basic cooking techniques.

Other courses that may be offered include *Simple Machines – designed to introduce students to elements of engineering, and *Lifetime Sports – designed to develop the body and encourage a lifetime of fitness.

These are only a sample of the courses that may be offered. “If you are the parent of a child who will be entering kindergarten in fall 2022, we strongly encourage you to consider enrolling your child in Summer Journey,” said District Superintendent Dr. Mike Hough. “We have noticed that when these young students meet their teachers, fellow students, and our staff during the summer, they are eager to return in the fall and find that ‘first day of school’ experience to be a positive one.”

Finally, Summer Journey offers an enticing incentive program for students. Students in K-8 will be eligible to receive daily rewards if they come to school, exhibit a positive attitude and behavior, and work to improve their achievement…

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