At Northwestern Lehigh, school is in for summer

Written by on June 8, 2021

 At Northwestern Lehigh, school is in for summer

By Chloe Nouvelle

June 8, 2021

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For schools, it was a year like no other and the summer will look different too. Some districts will use June and July to try to make up for learning losses caused by the pandemic. 

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Some are calling this “camp.”

For some kids, camp will still be all about swimming, s’mores, and stories by the fire. But for those who had learning gaps this year, Northwestern Lehigh School District is providing “school camp.” Things like robotics and aerodynamics are on the schedule.

“We didn’t want kids to think of it as summer school, we really wanted them to see it as enrichment and excitement and something that will help them learn,” says Jennifer Holman, the district’s superintendent.

Federal funding will help her district-run full-day, in-person school camp for eligible K-8  students, and she says the district is teaming up with organizations like the Da Vinci Science Center so kids have fun and stay engaged.

“We kind of are sneaking in the education along the way, and hopefully it allows our kids to fill in the gaps and be able to hit the ground running for next school year,” Holman says. “We have an opportunity to fill in some of those gaps over the summer and get students ready to be successful whether that’s academically, socially, emotionally.”

Northwestern Lehigh’s camps start June 21.

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