CES summer school program

Published 7:44 am Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Cumberland Elementary School (CES) summer school program started June 4, offering a variety of activities for students. Summer school provides educational opportunities to students during the summer months, including opportunities for remediation, acceleration and enrichment.

A goal is to prevent what has become known as the “summer slide.” According to Oxford Learning (2015), “Between the end of one school year and the start of the next, every student risks summer learning loss.”

To combat this loss, students need to read, to learn new activities, to explore learning options and to get techy.

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CES provided numerous activities intended to stop the summer slide. Some of the activities conducted during the CES summer school program are DEAR (Drop everything and read) daily; learning science by watching the incubation and hatching process of baby chickens; visiting Bear Creek Lake State Park to learn about soil and water; participating in the student-led “morning meeting” to learn leadership, collaboration and communication skills; learning to swim at the Farmville YMCA; engaging in outdoor activities at Bear Creek Lake, including archery, orienteering and GPS and nature walks and visiting the Cumberland Public Library.