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Windsor Star: School board introduces ESL component to summer learning program

Beginning this summer, Greater Essex County Public School Board is incorporating ESL into its three-week Camp Wonder program, reports The Windsor Star. Four ESL classes, with a total of just under 100 students, are currently being offered at Begley, Dougall, Prince Edward and Brock elementary schools. According to the report, “The vast majority of the […]

CTV and CBC report on summer learning in Simcoe County

Both CTV News and CBC radio have been reporting on summer learning programs provided by Simcoe County District School Board, where students are improving their math skills by building robots — and learning literacy from a pirate! The CTV News video notes that once the summer program is completed, kids are more prepared for the […]

Barrie Examiner: “Simcoe County students getting head start on learning”

“While most seven- and eight-year-olds are passing the time away this summer,” reports  Ian McInroy of the Barrie Examiner,  “groups of students across Simcoe County are in learning mode, and they’re loving it.” “The Simcoe County District School Board’s summer learning program for grades 2 and 3 students is in full swing at Hillcrest Public […]

Sarnia Observer: “New Sarnia summer camp puts twist on reading, writing and arithmetic”

“A new Sarnia summer camp might look a bit familiar to local kids — its cabins are classrooms, its counsellors are teachers, and its campers are also students — but this isn’t the summer school of nightmares,” says Chris O’Gorman of the Sarnia Observer.  “Instead, the St. Clair Summer Learning Camp hopes campers leave after […]

Chatham Daily News: “Kids given leg up at public schools with LKDSB summer program”

“Most kids look forward to their summer vacation — and don’t even want to think about school — yet first and second graders at John N. Given Public School look excited to be there,” writes Louis Pin of the Chatham Daily News. The reason? “For a fifth year, Chatham is giving young students a chance […]