Summer School Worlds of Wonder (WOW) came to a close Friday after a highly successful six-week program. Over 800 students from kindergarten through seventh grade participated in the two, three-week sessions that were held at Washington Elementary School and Lincoln Middle School.
32 different classes were offered in the K-3 program with the vast majority being electives such as “Gardening Magic”, “Construction Craze”, and “Techno Whizzes”. Students were able to get a much deeper look during these electives than they’d receive with most general lessons during the school year.
“Our WOW summer program provides opportunities for students to explore areas of interest and try something new,” said Anne Clark, District 64 Special Education Coordinator who helped oversee the K-3 program.
“Students enjoyed making new friends from across the district and participating in all sorts of classes this summer,” Clark added.
Most classes offered are an evolution of ideas with new teachers, concepts, and approaches to teaching the content with newfangled classes being added annually.
"One of my favorite aspects of my job in District 64 is being a Summer School Principal,” Timothy Gleason, Principal of the fourth-seventh grade program said.
“The experience is about exploration as a means to learn as classes provide great inquiry on many topics in a friendly summer atmosphere”.