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Wood County Schools opens summer learning registration

Wood County Schools Summer Opportunities offered to students beginning on June 15. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — Registration is open through April 16 for the Wood County Schools Summer Learning Opportunities.

Funding from Title I, a second round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund and Enrichment School Improvement, Title III and IDEA and in partnership with West Virginia University at Parkersburg and West Virginia DOE’S Summer SOLE grant program will provide summer learning opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students. The goal of the summer learning programs is to address knowledge loss by students and close the gaps created due to the interruption caused by COVID-19.

Two camps will be held at Jefferson Elementary at the same time from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday-Friday from June 15 to July 9. A Math & Literacy Camp is available to students in grades K-5 attending any elementary school in Wood County. Activities include art, math, music, books, games, reading, being outdoors and visits to the zoo.

The second camp is Wildlife Adventures focusing on art, reading and writing, projects, virtual field trips, music, physical education, math, outdoor activity, S.T.E.M. and interactive programs.

Programming each week will have games and fun activities and family nights featuring the Columbus Zoo and Wood County Library.

Wildlife Adventures welcomes students from private schools who have finished K through grade 5 and receive Title 1 service.

Students entering K-2 can get a jumpstart on 2021-2022 by enrolling into Jumpstart Academy. From 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from July 19-Aug. 6 at 8-11:30 a.m. at Fairplains Elementary, students will explore, play and create with letters, numbers and words.

Two S.T.E.A.M. camps also are available, Space Mission: Middle and S.T.E.A.M.: Out of This World Camp.

Space Mission is available to students who have completed sixth-eighth grade and will take place at Van Devender Middle School from June 15-July 16 on Tuesday-Friday at Van Devender Middle School. Students can participate in S.T.E.M., physical activity, art and clubs, compete in daily team intramural challenges, creative projects, interactive experiences and listen to guest speakers and presentations.

Out of This World will take place at Blennerhassett Elementary and is available to students completing second-fourth grade. With a partnership through West Virginia University at Parkersburg, the activities that students can participate in include rocketry, 3-D printing, coding, robotics and drones.

Taking place daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., students entering third grade attend the camp first from July 12-16, followed by fourth grade from July 19-23 and fifth grade from July 26-30.

For high school students, each high school in Wood County will offer credit recovery courses and other interest opportunities may be available.

Breakfast and lunch will be served daily and early morning care and bus transportation will be available.

Students can attend two or more different opportunities as long as they are not held at the same time and they meet the grade level and school requirements for attendance and everyday attendance are not mandatory

If a student goes to a sitter or daycare facility, arrangements have been met to provide transportation to the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club for members and parents can elect to enter different addresses for bus pick up and drop off.

To register, go to Wood County Schools and click the ‘REGISTER NOW!’ to sign up for the program.

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