A Rowan teacher has been named to the Renaissance National Honor Roll for outstanding performance in advancing students’ achievement in reading. Mrs. Kerry Sumner, 4th grade math teacher at Rowan Elementary School, earned this distinction through the Renaissance Empowered Educator Program. Mrs. Sumner received this honor for outstanding implementation of Accelerated Reader, a K-12 program that personalizes reading practice and enables teachers to monitor comprehension and growth.
Renaissance Learning recognizes educators who have led students to successfully meet or exceed data targets that research shows lead to optimal student growth in reading and math. The Renaissance Empowered Educator Program provides educators with product-specific Empowerment Progressions, a natural progression of data and classroom strategies that increase student engagement and lead to an effective and sustainable implementation. Empowered Educators utilize data to make timely instructional decisions. They also share resources, ideas, and strategies with other educators through an online community. The nationwide program guides effective implementation of products designed to differentiate instruction and personalize student practice.
In the third edition of ‘My First String Camp,’ students will gain both musical literacy and a better understanding of music, which will prepare them for further instrumental or vocal studies. The camp offers small and large classes, fun enrichment activities, Suzuki method approach, violin, viola, cello and bass, with both beginner and intermediate music theory and much more!
The 2015 Summer Resource Guide for parents is here! Click the link below to see all of the activities, camps and educational fun that are going on in and around the Hub City! As we get new events we will post them here, so keep checking back for that latest info. Have fun and be safe this summer!!
MY FIRST STRINGS CAMP
William Carey is hosting the 3rd Annual “My First Strings Camp” – June 15-19 – 9am to Noon. HPSD students get a 50% discount ($75). More info: http://www.hattiesburgpsd.com/3rd-annual-my-first-string-camp-at-carey/
USM EAGLES PLAY DAY CAMP
USM’s Eagles Play Kids Day Camp has reduced registration cost to only $50! See the resource guide for more info or visit: usm.edu/rec-sports
The camp is hosted by Southern Miss’ Department of Recreational Sports on June 1 – June 5 for children K-8thgrade. Financial aid is available! You can visit their web page for more information. EAGLES PLAY DAY CAMP or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
There are slots for about 80 children. If families have any type of assistance such as Medicaid or SNAP, they can get a scholarship to attend for free. Just bring a copy of proof of the assistance to the Payne Center or mail it in with the form. There is no limit on scholarships, just a limit on how many kids they can take which is about 80.
HATTIESBURG ZOO CAMPS
Zoo Summer Camp Schedule (For kids ages 5-12 from 9AM – 1PM daily)
$45 a day or $200 for the entire week
Price includes educational classes, crafts, animal encounters, splash pad fun, lunch and more!
For questions or to request more information, please email email@example.com
To register for summer camp click here.
USM LAKE THOREAU ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
USM’s Lake Thoreau Environmental Center is offering a number of camps for students centered on nature, conservation and the environment. Click the links below for more information about each camp!