The official summer countdown has begun for parents and students in our area.
We are less than 11 weeks away from the start of the 2013-2014 school year. For youth and teens not involved in educational, recreational, and job programs, summer brain drain — the loss of learning that is believed to occur during summer vacation — represents a big concern. Moreover, young people who are not involved in summer programming are at a greater risk of becoming involved in risky behavior and activities that will have unintended, negative short- and long-term outcomes on their education and health.
Thornton Fractional North and Thornton Fractional South high schools provide a variety of academic enrichment and recreational programs for young people, including camps for band, drama, choir, sports, and other activities. Summer credit courses are offered at the Thornton Fractional Center for Academics & Technology. Visit our website www.tfd215.org to view the list of programs available at each school. Local city halls, park districts, and libraries are additional sources of information about summer programs for youth and teens.
District 215 now has an official app that is available for free download in the Apple App Store and Google Play by searching for “Thornton Fractional District 215." Information about programs including summer camps, events, school and district news, lunch menus, contacts, and other important resources will be accessible through the app.
In other district news, congratulations to T.F. South teachers Matt Cherry and Jamie Arundel who received Excellence Counts awards during the district’s May School Board meeting. Cherry and Arundel were recognized for their work in helping improve school spirit and climate among students and staff.
Enjoy your summer.