Superintendent of Perry Township Schools
The vast majority of children – whether they are willing to admit it or not – enjoy going to school. They like being with their friends, participating in school activities and gaining knowledge. In addition the ability to work with others, learning to communicate and adjust socially are key traits that are learned at school.
Several years ago Perry Township Schools moved to a balanced calendar, which provides two weeks in the fall, two in the spring and six weeks during the summer off from the traditional class schedule. We take advantage of this time to provide remedial and enrichment classes in the fall and spring during the first week of intersession.
It’s a time when we offer additional courses for students to enroll. This is a unique opportunity to not only assist those students who need help but to help others gain new information.
Perry Township will provide educational programs to multiple groups of students during intersessions at Lincoln and Southport elementary schools. The classes will take place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday, March 21-24. Breakfast and a snack will be provided. There are 160 students enrolled in reading courses and 142 high-achieving students and 80 English learner students in Grades 4 and 5.
We are excited to provide learning opportunities in which our students can be actively engaged in differentiated instruction that is targeted to increase their specific skills. Our high-achieving students will use problem-based instruction that is focused on real-world experiences. It will be an action-packed four days of fun and learning.
Our secondary schools are hosting spring intersessions for more than 600 middle school and high school students from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The middle school programs include remediation and enrichment support for math and English/language arts. The high school programs provide support in Algebra I, English 10 and SAT/ACT prep classes.
The best part about intercession courses is the fact that teachers make them fun. While many Perry Township parents will take off for spring break the second week of the break, many families take advantage of the opportunity for their children to be at school learning when they’re not out of town.
We wish you a spring break filled with learning, playing and spending time with family and friends.