Kosh makes plans for summer school

Thursday, May 11, 2006

KOSHKONONG -- Summer school at Koshkonong School will be June 5-30. Summer school coordinator Paula England said for the first time summer school will be five days a week for four weeks.

"Around the World in 20 Days" will be the theme for the summer school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. "These students will study countries, people and cultures around the world," England said.

She said reading and social studies will be the core subjects for this age group. "The books they read during summer school will be about children in other countries and the way they live," she said.

England said the day will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:05 p.m.

The school has received a Missouri Department of Health grant, and all children age 1 to 18, not only summer school students, can eat breakfast and lunch at the school free of charge. Because of the grant, England said, the school is called an open site.

Also, students do not have to live in the Koshkonong School District to attend summer school at the school.

"This is not a program for students in jeopardy of failing. It is for anyone. Buses will run routes and pick up students for summer school in the school district. Students who live out of the district can either be brought to the school or have their parents take them to catch a bus in the school district," England said. She said the buses will not run out of the school district.

England said in the past some students from Mammoth Spring attended summer school at Koshkonong.

The summer school coordinator said all students who graduate from the eighth grade are considered high school students.

She said the 20 days of summer school classes will amount to one-half credit or one full credit. "These credits can be transferred to any other school district, even in Arkansas." England said.

"For example, a student who needs to work in the afternoon may only be able to attend classes from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. For 20 days of a half day of school they will receive one-half credit. If a student should go the full day for 20 days, one whole credit will be earned," England said.

She said afternoon classes will be from 11:05 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.

High school classes that will be offered include drivers education, health, music appreciation, A+tutors and American government.

This is the 14th year summer school has been offered at Koshkonong High School.

To register or for more information contact England at 417-867-5601, ext. 203.

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