Monday, January 23, 2012

Enriching Summer Learning

January 23, 2012
Summer Program 2012

Franklin Public Schools is pleased to announce that its Summer Program 2012 is open for registration. There are a variety of classes for students entering kindergarten through high school. Students do not need to live in Franklin to be part of the Summer Program.

STAR (Students..Teachers..Academics..enRichment): – Over sixty 1-week classes, beginning July 9, for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. STAR also includes Ready..Set..Kindergarten, an introductory class for incoming kindergarten students, as well as Oceans of Fun 1 & 2 for incoming 1st and 2nd grade students. New classes include: Dramatic Fanatic, Extra, Extra, Read All About It! Mystical World of Harry Potter, Birds, Bats & Butterflies, and more! Four, 1-week sessions: July 9 through August 3.

Early Explorers: For students 4 years old who are not entering kindergarten. Activities will include: music, rhythm instruments and singing, listening to storytellers and dramatic play, age-appropriate art activities, outdoor play and more.
Four, 1-week sessions: July 9 through August 2.

StarPLUS: Following in the footsteps of STAR, StarPLUS is strictly for middle school students who want a fun and exciting summer experience. Each week the students choose three classes that focus on their interests & strengths. At 8:30 AM and 9:45 AM select one focus area: Visual Arts, Forensic Science or Cooperative Games (select something different at each time). At 11:00 AM select one focus from among: Theatre (Students will practice a short, funny play to be presented in front of an audience on Friday of that week), Inventor’s Lab (Students will experiment with cool labs that demonstrate how things work), Sports and Recreation (Students will play a variety of sports such as basketball, kickball baseball and capture the flag), and Builders of the Future (students will construct different projects using Legos).
Three, 1-week sessions: July 9 through July 27.

Summer Math Academy: This summer program is for students entering kindergarten through 6th grade who are curious about and want to explore math, art, and science through hands-on activities. A sample of the possible activities includes: origami, Pattern Art, Logic Puzzles, Cryptology, Tangrams, Sudoku, Math Story Re-enactments, Gum Drop 3-D figures and more! This 2-week program begins Monday, July 2 and end Friday, July 13 (no class July 4).

Write your college Essay – The second summer of this popular class for grade 12 students. During this 3-day workshop, students will: Explore and identify primary strengths, passions, and priorities, learn how to write effective college essays, and, enhance and refine their interviewing and public presentation skills. Three, 3-day sessions: July 10, 11 & 12; July 24, 25 & 26; August 7, 8 & 9.

High School Experience: August 13-17. One-week course to welcome incoming Grade 9 students to the high school. (9:00 AM to 12:30 PM)

High School Academic Support Classes: Beginning July 9. Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12, US History 1, US History 2, and World History.

Summer Music: One 10-day session, beginning Monday, July 23 and ending Friday, August 3. Music includes: Elementary Strings, Concert Band, and Summer “Glee” in the morning. In the afternoon there are two classes: Jazz Band Workshop for students entering grades 7 – 9 and Summer Orchestra for students entering grades 6 – 9. Both classes require students to have a minimum of two years of instrument experience.

Solutions Summer Adventure: Beginning Wednesday, June 27, Eight, 1-week sessions of full day programs for students entering kindergarten through 5th grade. The hours are from 7 AM to 6 PM and each week has a special theme and a field trip or presenter.

Franklin students and students from surrounding communities are invited to be part of the summer fun through participation in these fun and enriching programs. For information on these and other summer activities visit our website: once there, select Lifelong and follow the prompts to the Summer Program.
Email us or call us at 508-553-4814.