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Summer School offers unique choices

At North Crawford

POSTED April 26, 2017 12:25 p.m.

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In the past the words summer school can feel like a punishment to a kid whose been looking forward to long sunny days all year long. But North Crawford School is working to change that with their diverse and fun offerings.

“We want to show the kids that opportunities to learn are every where,” Second Grade Teacher and summer school coordinator Amy Allbaugh said. “We want to make it an enrichment, but keep the students active and help them realize learning can be fun but still avoid that ‘summer slide’.”

The summer school program will run from June 12 until the 30. Courses will be available for students going into first grade through students who will be seniors.

“There is quite an offering of classes available,” noted Allbaugh. “We are so happy to have a great program!”

 Students should register for classes according to the grade that they will be entering for the 2017-18 school year.  Registration is due by May 5, the forms can be returned to the students teacher. Students are invited to take as many classes as they wish free of charge.

When registering, it is asked that students order course preference with numbers 1,2,3. However, the school will do their best to honor first choices.

Once a student signs up for a class, they will be encouraged to attend each day. However, it is understandable that family trips are often planned during the summer and some absences will be inevitable.

Another perk of the program is free breakfast and lunch offered to all summer school students, under the age of 18. Students participating who are over the age of 18 can eat for a small fee, payable at mealtime.

No need to worry about transportation! There will be a morning bus route and afternoon bus route, more details will be available after enrollment closes. 

Students may be picked up or dropped off at a baby sitters house by the bus as long as the residence is in the school district. Please note this request on the registration form.

There is a huge list of classes available, and many that most wouldn’t expect. Some of the course offerings include:

• Art Adventures for entering grades 2-5

•Basketball: How to be a great scorer for entering grades 7-12

•Baseball/Softball Fundamentals for entering grades 4-8

•Baseball/Softball Skills for entering grades 1-3

• Build it! For entering grades 1-3

•Camping Fun! For entering grades 1-2

•Coding Club for entering grades 4-6

• Fly tying and fly-fishing for entering grades 7-12

• Games, Games, Games! For entering grades 4-12

• Gymnastics for entering grades 2-8

• Legos-WeDo Robotics for grades entering 3-5

•Outdoor Adventures for entering grades 3-6

• Palettes Alive! For entering grades 6-12

•Passport to Adventure for entering grades 1-2

•Recycled Art Adventure

•And many more!

In addition to the many classes that will be available, students may also participate in swimming lessons at the Gays Mills Swimming Pool. The school bus the students to Gays Mills for the 45-60 minute swimming lessons taught by Gays Mills Pool Staff. The cost of the lesson is the parents’ responsibility. The course is $30 per student payable to Gays Mills Pool. Students absent during the first two days of scheduled class without prior notice to the Coordinator will be dropped to accommodate ‘wait list’ students. Questions regarding swimming lessons can be directed to Pool Manager Jared Smith via Gays Mills Village Office.

Summer Rec Softball and Baseball will still be held. There will be a different registration for that program.

All elementary students were sent home with a summer school brochure with a compete list of classes and details about each class. However, extra brochures are available at the elementary and high school office. Questions can also be directed to the Summer School Coordinator Amy Allbaugh at 624-5201 x124 or by email at

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