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Students enjoy summer school fun
Southwestern elementary and middle school’s summer enrichment program started last week and continues until through next week. “We have approximately 160 students participating in the Monday through Thursday Summer Enrichment Program which runs for three weeks,” said elementary school principal Angela Barth. Students. “We offer various classes for the students.”
The 2nd through eighth grade students can participate in slime making, video making, Lego robotics, Jr Lego, basketball, STEM, cooking classes, art classes, painting classes, outdoor activities, volleyball, community outings, and more.
Fourth grade teacher Alexandria Conrad teaches the video making class. The students are split up into groups and come up with their own idea for a movie. “The students write scripts and the goal in the end is for them to make a movie and record it,” said Conrad.
The 4K through first graders can participate in designed grade level activities with their peers.  “It gives an opportunity for the younger students to meet their teachers that they will have and get comfortable,” said Barth. “The summer enrichment program is also nice for new students in the district to get a chance to meet their classmates and teachers before school starts.”
On Fridays the school hosts it’s Southwestern Friday Fun Activities, which runs for six weeks throughout the summer. “We have 90 to 100 parents and students participating on Fridays,” said Barth. Some of the field trips the students got participate in Skate Country, Creative Adventure Lab, and Sunset Lanes. “Our amazing staff, parents, and community make it all possible,” said Barth.