School’s Out But Education Continues With Summer Learning and Reading

Colorful drawingThe School District of Palm Beach County’s Summer Learning Inspirations program gives K-12 students the opportunity to engage in fun reading and learning during the summer, helping to prepare them for school in the fall. It also helps them maintain the progress they made during the school year.

The Summer Learning website for students and families contains hundreds of activities, books to read, family resources, community locations to discover, and summer camp listings.

• With Read for the Gold, students can get involved in reading, writing activities and other literacy activities, and participate in reading reward challenges, all while learning about the importance of summer reading.

• The Triathlon of Learning combines curriculum activities in math, science, social studies, STEM, art, music, technology, and SAT review with motivational speakers, the opportunity to learn how to code and the ability to connect to online sites and programs.

• Through the Community Village, students can participate in fun activities throughout Palm Beach County, whether it’s exploring a park, science/nature center or museum or other community services and camps. Parents can also take a look at educational tips and resources for their students.

• The Summer Reading Contest adds a positive competitive spirit to reading, allowing District K-12 students and school staff to earn points for their school based on books completed during the summer. The contest runs from June 3 through August 16, 2017.

Visit the Summer Learning website for more information on each of these initiatives.