Kids give SCC summer school a positive reviewSeven-year-old Caitlin Hetrick walked around the circle of her classmates dripping water on their heads saying “drip, drip, drip”. Then she dumped the rest of her cup of water out on her classmate Macy Segebricht’s head, shouting “drop!”
By: By Gretta Stark, New Richmond News
Seven-year-old Caitlin Hetrick walked around the circle of her classmates dripping water on their heads saying “drip, drip, drip”. Then she dumped the rest of her cup of water out on her classmate Macy Segebricht’s head, shouting “drop!”
Hetrick and Segebricht are two of approximately 380 children enrolled in summer school session one this year at St. Croix Central. They are a part of the Water Fun class this last week of the first session of summer school.
Nick Hauge, summer school director, said this first session has gone well, and he’s excited to see how the next session goes. St. Croix Central’s five week summer school program has been split into two separate sessions this year. Hauge said the second session was moved to August as a remedial effort to help students be prepared for the new school year.
“It’s new so we’ll see how it works this fall, if those students don’t struggle as much,” Hauge said.
This is Hauge’s second year as director of summer school. He said this year is going much more smoothly than last year, adding that he hopes the changes in summer school will pay off.
Meanwhile, the kids said they are having fun. Hetrick said she enjoys her time at summer school, especially playing “drip, drip, drop” in her Water Fun class.
“I’m still a little wet!” she added.
Other afternoon classes focus on games and artwork. Afternoon classes are activity-based, while morning classes are focused on academics. Hauge said academic classes focus mainly on math and reading.
The next summer school session will begin Aug. 13.