• Summer Acceleration & Enrichment

    Elementary School Summer Acceleration & Enrichment

    For students Entering Grades K thru 5 in September 2022
    Come join us for a half day of in-person learning focused on academics and enrichment.  Students will have the opportunity to read stories, participate in activities centered around social and emotional learning, engage in STEAM activities, and be introduced to a variety of grade level topics, all while being introduced to school in a safe, caring, and engaging classroom environment.
    All sessions will be held at Kilmer Elementary School

    AM sessions are 9:00 – 11:30am and PM sessions are 12:00 – 2:30pm.

    Sessions will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday July 5 – July 27, 2022.

    Register for Elementary School Summer Acceleration & Enrichment

    Middle School Summer Acceleration & Enrichment

    For students Entering Grades 6 thru 8 in September 2022

    Register for Middle School Summer Acceleration & Enrichment

    Middle School Course Catalog

    High School Summer Acceleration & Enrichment

    For students Entering Grades 9 thru 12 in September 2022Register for High School Summer Acceleration & Enrichment

    High School Course Catalog

  • Parent University - Parent Workshops

    All sessions will be virtual -- Sign up link coming soon.

    Links to attend sessions will be sent via email prior to the session. 

    Caring for the Caregiver - May 12, 2022  **RESCHEDULED** - New Date to be announced

    Date: May 12, 2022
    Time: 7-8 p.m.
    This workshop assists professional caregivers (teachers, therapists, administrators, aides) in identifying signs and symptoms of caregiver stress, as well as teaching steps caregivers can take in order to preserve their own health and well-being.

    The Language of Behaviors: Understanding Challenging Behavior - July 13, 2022

    Date: July 13, 2022
    Time: 7-8 p.m.
    How do we evaluate what a child’s behavior is trying to communicate? Behavior is a form of communication which is especially important when a child has limited means of expressing themselves or has neither the developmental level or psychological capacities to “tell us” how they are doing and how we are doing with them. This workshop develops the ability to appreciate and understand the behavioral relevance and messaging of students.

    Having Hope: Suicide Prevention for Parents - July 20, 2022

    Date: July 20, 2022
    Time: 7-8 p.m.
    The good news is we can help prevent suicide: parents and caregivers are in a prime position to learn how to recognize the signs of suicide risk and go for help. This workshop helps parents and caregivers build the skills and confidence necessary to identify vulnerable youth and assist in seeking help.

    Depression: Maybe the Student Is Not Just Moody - July 27, 2022

    Date: July 27, 2022
    Time: 7-8 p.m.
    The goal of this workshop is to help caregivers support and work more eectively with their child suering from depression. Participants receive an overview of child and adolescent depression, learn how depression can impact school performance, and develop an understanding of treatment options.

    Taking a Mental Health Pulse: Student Mental Health and Academic Re-Acclimation - August 3, 2022

    Date: August 3, 2022
    Time: 7-8 p.m.
    As students return and reacclimate to school, it is important that the caregivers in their lives understand the unique COVID related mental health responses and challenges that we all will face.  This workshop will assist caregivers in understanding these challenges and identifying students in needs of additional supports. Participants will receive information on specific strategies they can engage that will help to support students (and themselves) throughout the re-acclimation process.

    Supporting Stress and Mental Health in Students with Autism for Parents and Caregivers - August 10, 2022

    Date: August 10, 2022
    Time: 7-8 p.m.
    When attempting to support your child through the continuous COVID 19 educational shifts it is important to keep in mind the unique needs of individuals with Autism. Participants will gain an understanding of how best to support their child with Autism, as well as tips that parents and caregivers can utilize to help reduce trauma and anxiety.

  • Parent University - Technology Workshops

    All sessions will be virtual and posted on this site throughout the summer.

    Kickoff to Summer! Summer Reading - the book & assignment

    Get all of the information and directions you need to successfully complete your summer reading assignments.

    Having Trouble with Your Device? Troubleshooting tips.

    The technology department shares tips for working out a variety of problems you may be experiencing with your district-issued device.

    Literacy Resources - eBooks, Sora, CHPS Library Connections

    How to access summer Literacy Resources

    Math - K-5

    Ramp up your math skills with digital lessons and game-based platforms.

    Content Creators - Coding

    Have fun this summer with coding! Make your own games, apps, videos, and more.

    Content Creators - Graphic Design

    Learn how to use Canva, a free platform for creating graphic designs, videos, and presentations.

    Content Creators - Screencastify

    Learn how to create videos, GIFs, and podcasts this summer. You will also learn how to save and share your creations with an authentic audience. Better yet, you can earn digital badges for taking the free Screencastify courses!

    Wrapping up Summer! Preparing for school, summer Reading - the book & assignment

    Checklist time! Make sure you have completed all of your summer assignments and are ready for the first day of school.

    Getting online for back to school - forms, genesis, accounts & more

    This presentation will review how you can access necessary digital forms and online accounts for your child.


Literacy Coach Summer Writing Tips

  • Tip #1 - Observe Closely

    Tip #2 -  Photo Starts

    Tip #3 -  Mapping the Heart

    Tip #4 -  Walk Your World

    Tip #5 -  Dig for and Uncover Topics

    Tip #6 -  Scrapbook Your Life

    Tip #7 -  Generating and Collecting Ideas 3.11 Mine Mentor Texts for Topics

    Tip #8 -  These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

    Tip #9 -  Start with a Character

    Tip #10 -  Jot Today, Write Tomorrow

    Tip #11 -  Always Times, One Time

    Tip #12 -  Found Poems