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Summer mini-enrichment courses are expand summer learning opportunities

July 13, 2015

Students work on their website designs There are desks and mops in the hallways at Oliver W. Winch Middle School and classrooms are being cleaned out for the summer. Yet at a time when the building is often quiet, there are pockets of students actively learning as participants in the Art and Technology Summer Enrichment Mini-Courses.

This summer, for the first time, the South Glens Falls Central School District has partnered with WSWHE BOCES to offer the mini-courses, which are being offered for students who are entering grades 4 through 8 for the 2015-16 school year.

Students making masks“We are excited to be able to offer these enrichment opportunities at SGF this summer,” said Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Kristine Orr. “Any opportunity to provide enrichment and engage learners over the summer is a fantastic thing!”

In the Technology Enrichment Mini-Course, students are building websites, creating animation, learning the design process and exploring several STEM projects with Laurie Alden, who is the Library Media Specialist at Harrison Avenue Elementary School.

In the art mini-course, students are pictured here making paper-Mache masks that they will later be decorate. Their masks were just one of the multiple projects they had already worked on during the first week with Ballard Elementary School Art Teacher Greg Porter.

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