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Conway Elementary getting ready for Summer School (Conway, MO)
Summer school isn't like it used to be.
I remember growing up outside of Chicago, summer school was a taboo phrase. It was a bad thing. It meant failure. It meant going to school while your friends played outside and jumped in the pool.
Here in Missouri, it's almost a privilege to attend summer school. Bus service is provided to and from school. Breakfast and Lunch are provided by the school. Every Friday is a field trip. Prizes are given for perfect attendance.
Conway Elementary will again run a six week summer school this year.
The students pick six different classes, one for each week. They stay in their "group" for the entire program and the teachers rotate in and out of the classrooms.
My kids love it - they are exposed to teachers they might not otherwise get to have. They are with kids they might not otherwise have in their class - sometimes grade levels are combined to form a particular class. They are also exposed to subjects they otherwise might not be able to explore in the regular school session.
This year, some of the classes they are able to choose from:
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