Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills District 181 concludes 2014 summer learning program

Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 concluded its 2014 Summer Learning Program, which provided a series of classes primarily held at Prospect School for children in kindergarten through seventh grade. This year’s program welcomed more than 575 registered students.

The enrichment and advanced learning courses mixed individual and group work for optimal achievement. Many classes incorporated technology to help students expand their learning opportunities, such as keyboarding and digital art. Other classes included music lessons, hands-on math and science activities, theater, art, and creative writing.

Whether making craft projects or solving math problems, students expressed enthusiasm about the program. Incoming eighth-grader Sidney Lacy, who was enrolled in Guitar Fun for Everyone, said he enjoyed the class and the process of writing original music.

“I get excited when I see their excitement,” said guitar teacher Ruth Ann Korwel. “It is rewarding to see how much they learn and their eagerness to show off their new skills.”

Summer School Administrator Rocky May said this year’s program was the strongest yet.

“Our teachers did a phenomenal job planning and leading a series of courses that were engaging for students,” May said. “The classes were not only educational, but also helped students look forward to coming back to school.”

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