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Monk Tells Board Summer Programs Keeping SSISD Campuses Busy

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Summer activities have made SSISD campuses busy places during June according to a report given by Assistant Superintendent Kristin Monk to the Sulphur Springs School Board Tuesday night during their June meeting.

Monk stated that 120 are participating in the Happy Campers Summer Reading Program for students Grades in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The summer reading program takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. through July 18th at the Sulphur Springs Elementary School.

Also at the SSES campus, the YMCA program for children 4-12 years of age has near 70 enrolled. The YMCA program begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Monday-Friday through August 4th. The cost for the YMCA program is $60. Monk told the board that last year they feared small numbers would end the program but the turn out this year is proving successful.

A 4-H Kids’ Camp: Fun, Food, Fitness has 40 campers and a waiting list as well. The 4-H camp on the SSES campus is for students who have completed Grades 1-4. The camp is 9 a.m. until noon each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through June 30th. Cost for the 4-H camp is $10.

Happy Campers! #summerschool2.0 is for students completing Grades PK-2 and includes general education and ESL. Summer School is 8 a.m. until 2p.m. through July 18.

For all attending the programs at the SSES and those not attending but who need a meal, the Summer Child Nutrition Program provides breakfast and lunch for children ages 1-year through age 18. Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. and lunch is served from 10:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Summer Child Nutrition Program runs through July 27.

The STARR Blitz for 5th Grade students at Douglas School from 8 a.m. until noon each day, June 12-15 provides 19 Tutorials and June 20-21 will provide STAAR re-testing.

At the Middle School, the STARR Blitz for 8th Grade students provides Tutorials, June 12-15, and re-testing, June 20-21 from 7:45 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

Another program at the Middle School is the STEM Camp for students completing grades 4-7. That event will feature teams that will program drones to do medical drops. Monk stated the school district had to register the drones with the FAA, which created a new wrinkle in school planning. Cost for the STEM Camp is $50 and is June 27-29.

Credit Recovery for high school students is June 5-July 19 at the Austin Academic Center from 8 a.m. until noon or 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.  and EOC tutorials and testing for high school students takes place at the high school.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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