The Altus Public Schools Summer School program is coming to an end. Parent Day was held Wednesday, June 24, giving an overview of what has been accomplished during the program and give the students an opportunity to present and demonstrate some of their projects to their parents, family and friends. The Summer School program was funded through Title I funds, Reading Sufficiency Act, and Title III ELL funds. Under the leadership of Mrs. Nicole Reed, Summer School Director and also the Director of Title I ELL and Migrant Education of Altus Public Schools, a different classroom approach was taken this year, based on information she and the staff learned from the National Summer Learning Association, available resources and proven best practices.
Some of the things done differently this year included, having more adults in each classroom implementing team teaching and aides, that also allowed for more one on one attention, also an overall nature theme, increased use of technology, as well as individualized instruction based on the student’s individual needs.
“We really focused on technology and hands on learning. The individualized learning programs on the iPads and iPad Minis would only display the content that each individual child needed to work on,” said Reed.
The Summer School Program teacher breakdown is as follows:
Kindergarten: Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Robinson, Ms. McElwee and Aide, Mrs. Hagen
First Grade: Mrs. Leverett, Mrs. Brakebill, and Aides, Ms. Sanchez and Mrs. Bridges
Second Grade: Ms. Allen, Ms. Bell, and Aide, Mrs. Plata
Third Grade: Mrs. Robins, Mrs. Barton, Mrs. Richeson, and Aides, Ms. Cox and Ms. Green
Fourth Grade: Mrs. Herring and Aide, Mrs. Sampler
Fifth Grade: Mrs. McCuistion and Mrs. Prough
Sixth Grade: Ms. Hill and Mr. Johnson
Along with administrative staff, cafeteria staff and volunteers.
“The summer staff and volunteers are brave and loving people,” said Reed.