Students recently made their way back to the hallways of Sevastopol Schools. The School District of Sevastopol began its summer school program on Monday, July 11. The session lasts for three weeks, running Monday through Thursday until July 28.
Nearly 100 students ranging from four-year-old kindergarten through high school had the opportunity to work in smaller group settings to receive additional educational support that will help prepare students for the upcoming school year.
The Sevastopol School District offered transportation to and from the school and also provided both breakfast and lunch for all students. The daily sessions run from 8 am to noon.
Sevastopol Dean of Students Craig Sigl is overseeing the district’s summer school session. Sigl resigned from his position at Sevastopol and will begin teaching seventh grade math at the Sturgeon Bay School District this fall. He is enjoying his last month at Sevastopol with several students and staff members back in the building.
“It is great seeing students and teachers in the building,” he said. “The energy and enthusiasm they come with brings the building alive.”
Darrel Lautenbach, 9, will enter the fourth grade in September and has been enjoying his time in summer school.
“I enjoy the fun activities and learning. It’s more relaxing and there is less homework. It’s good to be back with all the teachers and students.”
Those in the elementary school are putting an emphasis on reading and math skills while making time for fun activities.
Second grade teacher Joel Schauske says he sees the benefits of summer school and notes how it is tailored to keep the students engaged during the middle of their summer break.
“One of the great parts about summer school is the relaxed atmosphere,” Schauske said. “The students get a chance to practice language and math skills but oftentimes through games, snacks, movement, and even using water balloons.”
Summer school students will have a break for the entire month of August before reporting back for the first day of the 2016-17 school year that begins on Thursday, Sept. 1.