Summertime is around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to take a break and relax. This time of year is also the perfect time to enjoy fun-filled enrichment activities.
Filling the summer with hands-on, enriching activities will not only keep students productively engaged but will also help retain the academics learned during the school year.
For that reason, Dallas ISD offers summer programs and enrichment opportunities in partnership with several community organizations.
The district offers a variety of summer programs with an emphasis in the arts, science, technology and other areas that will help prevent summer loss by reinforcing what students learned during the year in fun and interactive sessions.
Some of the programs to be offered in the District 1 area include:
- Thomas Jefferson High School will offer Student Success Initiative (SSI) grade advancement courses. Also, the school’s P-TECH Early College will be holding Summer Bridge camp for rising 9th-graders. Camp will run from June 11 thru June 22. Students will be rotating thru a series of classes to refine their skills in Reading, Writing, Math and Technology. Through a partnership with Brookhaven Community College, students will also be learning the necessary skills to be successful on college entrance exams and will visit the campus to experience college life.
- A Science Discovery Camp will be offered in several schools throughout Dallas ISD, including P. Caillet Elementary School from June 11 through June 28. The camp will be designed to provide engaging, hands-on learning opportunities for English language learners entering grades three through eight.
- From June 11 to June 28, Nathan Adams, Tom C. Gooch, and Herbert Marcus elementary schools will offer a Pre-K Bilingual Summer Camp. Students will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning experiences in a very positive culture and climate.
- An All-Sports Camp will be offered at Alfred J. Loos Sports Complex, 3815 Spring Valley Rd., from June 18 through June 21, for students age eight to incoming ninth-graders. Students will have the opportunity to participate in several different sports.
These are just a few of the more than 100 options, which Dallas ISD students will have during the summer months.
To learn about the summer program opportunities around Dallas ISD, click here. Enrollment dates vary per program and campus. I encourage you to contact the school offering the program that peaks your interest.
In other news, I’d like to congratulate The Patriots, George H.W. Bush Elementary’s soccer team. The team is a recipient of an FC Dallas Foundation 2018 Grant. The Foundation awards the grants to programs, which focus on improving the health and well-being of underserved youth in North Texas through sports with an emphasis on one of the Foundation’s three pillars: Healthy Lifestyle, Building Character and Education. The Patriots will be receiving $2,500. Congrats to them for their hard work and dedication to sports, and thank you to the FC Dallas Foundation for their generosity.
—Edwin Flores is the District 1 representative on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees
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