With summer right around the corner, registration for summer school is ongoing at the Shawano School District. Associate Middle School Principal, Rod Watson, provided an update of a big change this year to the Shawano School Board.
“The major change that you should know about is grades three through eight will be located at the middle school this year, as opposed to the high school, said Associate Middle School Principal, Rod Watson, in front of the Shawano School Board. “Apparently, the high school has been used in the past because it was air conditioned and we no longer have that excuse for the middle school, so that building is more appropriate for middle school aged students. I heard every summer the last two years about how kids didn’t want to go to summer school because they were scared of the high school.”
Watson adds that there are a lot of new courses being offered this year for summer school, which he says has a lot of students excited.
“The top class is a S.T.E.M. class that’s going to help kids build some S.T.E.M skills,” Watson said. “They’re going to do that on Shawano Lake, so they’re going to get tan at the same time. We’ve got volleyball, new weightlifting classes…ones that I designed with Mr. Casey Weber at the middle school to get some more social studies in the curriculum. With a civics class, they’re going to help serve the community somehow all summer, finding an organization to support.”
Other courses that have generated a lot of interest are a Pintrest class, as well as a new orchestra class. Summer school dates in the Shawano School District will be held June 13 to July 15.