Grades- K4 to 5th
Enrollment- Approximately 380 students
Location- About 1 mile from the Pendleton Arts District
School Colors- Blue and Gold
Mascot- Alex the Eagle
Title I Summer Program Comes to an End....
Our 10-day Title I Summer Program came to an end on June 26th. For ten days, we had over 70 students who participated in Reading and Math instruction to help them retain information they learned throughout the school year, and it allowed them opportunities to prepare for their upcoming grade. Our students ranged from rising K5 to rising 5th graders. Teachers used their time very wisely to review information learned from the previous school year as well as facilitated enrichment activities and other activities that allowed students a sneak peek into their upcoming grade for August 2014. Over 65% of our students who participated showed improvements in reading and/or math (using beginning and ending assessments).
We also had four volunteers who assisted students by listening to them read (and asking comprehension questions) one on one and assisted with various math activities. Because our students worked very hard for ten days, they deserved to play hard (while learning) on the last day of the program. Students had an opportunity to participate in fun, hands-on learning activities that provided information about nutrition. Each student learned how to help their parents plan healthy meals, how to select healthy foods to eat, and they learned about the importance of exercising on a regular basis. All these activities were coordinated by Loria Cass, the SNAP Education Coordinator from Clemson University's Youth Learning Institute. At the end of the nutrition education activities, students were visited by our Fire Fighter Friends from Parker Fire Department who helped them "cool off" their brains from all the intense learning that took place for ten days. We wrapped up the day with a picnic lunch and great fellowship with our volunteers, guests, and summer program staff. A good time was had by all!!
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