School District 43 Summer Learning Program boasts yet another successful year in providing engaging learning opportunities for students over the summer holidays.
SD43's 2019 Summer Learning program was a huge success with over 7,000 course registrations, 300 more than in 2018 for grades 1-12 courses offered at 9 elementary, 3 middle, and 2 secondary school sites.
This year SD43's Summer Learning Program added a new summer school site in the Burke Mountain area, Smiling Creek Elementary. New secondary course offerings included Basketball/Leadership 8/9/10, Financial Literacy 9/10, and Introduction to Media Arts 9/10. Also new was the Environmental Science 11 course. This was a six week full-time program in partnership with Fresh Roots, a non-profit organization, that offered grade 10 and 11 students opportunities to learn how to grow, cook and sell food while earning course credits.
Summer school students, families and staff also celebrated their efforts in collecting 2288 lbs of food items and over $1400 cash donations to SHARE Society and used sporting goods to the Kidsport this summer.
Congratulations to all students enrolled in the Summer Learning Program 2019!
Thank you to the many teachers, education assistants, clerical staff and administrators who made summer learning another wonderful experience for many SD43 students! Special thanks also to the 36 high school and adult volunteers who worked in our summer classrooms.
Mr. Peters, Principal of the SD43 Summer Learning Program says, “The success of Summer Learning would not be realized without the tremendous commitment and energy of the four hundred employees that worked in this year's program. This year's summer students gained new skills and experiences, much needed course credits, and new friendships. We look forward to offering an exciting line-up of programs in summer of 2020."
Ms. Potter-Smith's class conversing with author Lee Edward Fodi about the creative writing process over Skype
Mr. Shan's Gleneagle Junior Jazz Band
Ms. Zimmerman's Grade 3 French Immersion's Spy Science Class at Bramblewood Elementary
Students enjoying outdoors at Miller Park Summer school
Students extracting DNA from strawberries at Ms. Zimmerman's French Immersion Grade 4 & 5
Ms. Keller's Montessori Grade 1 students learns with an angular puzzle, a Montessori sensorial material used to develop fine motor skills, spatial reasoning and visual discrimination
Mr. Horton's Human Anatomy and Physiology 12 students dissecting pig organs and identifying 10 differences between human anatomy.
Mr. Seah's Centennial Wind Ensemble performance
Hillcrest Middle and Gleneagle Secondary students together with staff donates a total of 2288 lbs of food items and over $1500 cash dontions to SHARE Society Food Bank and used sporting goods to KidSport
Totem paper mache art activity at Hillcrest
Mr. Ramogida's Chemistry 12 students exploring the unknown of acid base concentration
Grade 1 Bramblewood students learn how to read and map and practice writing simple sentences on their own.
Science (Outdoor focus) Grade 2 Bramblewood students learning about nature and adding plants and animals in their mural
Students rehearsing at Ms. Stark's class for their readers theatre performance