LAPS Elementary Summer School Earns An A+

Team success at the final day of LAPS 2015 Summer School. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools elementary summer school program has come to an end.

The last day was filled with field activities designed for fun and to further develop small and large motor skills. Students, parents, and teachers participated. 

School Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus attended and observed that everyone was safe and had a great time.  

“We extend thanks to all of the caring and skilled staff members that helped to make our 2015 summer school a great success,” he said.

This year’s summer school consisted of a four week academy geared to providing reinforcement, re-teaching and extra practice of concepts in reading and mathematics. Students received direct instruction from teachers, peer group work, individual practice, and computer-based support.

The total enrollment this year was 93 students. Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade were the largest classes. Students from each of our LAPS elementary schools attended summer school and the teaching staff also came for each of the schools this year. 

Summer School Director Nila Montoya recommends that parents continue to spend time with their children before school starts and to take extra time to initiate conversations, read together, and talk numbers whenever possible.

“We had a great group of students this summer who worked hard and had fun learning at the same time,” Montoya said. “We are looking forward to a great school year!”

Teacher Anna Fernandez leads a small-group activity at summer school. Courtesy/LAPS

Reading together is a great way to learn at the Los Alamos Public Schools 2015 Summer School Academy. Courtesy/LAPS

First grade teacher Cynthia Kuenzel reads to summer school students. Courtesy/LAPS

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