Knoy plans summer programs

Thursday, April 16, 2009

CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Board is excited to announce Kamp Knoy for middle school students and Knoy Kidopolis for elementary students has been scheduled.

Kamp Knoy and Knoy Kidopolis are summer learning programs made possible by the 21st Century grant. With the grant, the programs can be offered to children at no cost. They will be from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 3 to 30 at Knoy Middle School Resource Center, located at the south end of the middle school, and Knoy Elementary School Resource Center, located in CES.

The purpose is to educate kids in reading, math and science; promote fitness; and provide new learning opportunities and experiences. The programs will support students while encouraging friendship, teamwork, self-confidence and "a passion for the future," stated Daniel Varnes, coordinator for middle school, and Jessica Suthard, coordinator for elementary students.

During the month-long programs, each week will carry a theme. For middle school students, themes include an investigation of future options such as learning about other participants and their plans after middle school; environmental hands-on activities; space adventures and learning about other cultures.

For elementary students, themes include a spin-off of the hit TV show "Survivor," where kids will be divided into tribes and given challenges with a grand prize at the end of the week; Dinosaur Dig-out, where kids will learn about archeology; space adventures; and under the sea, where kids will dive into the ocean and immerse themselves in all the plants and animals living under water.

Children have the option of attending just one week or all four sessions. Bus transportation will be provided for pick up and drop off at the children's homes each day at no charge.

In addition to transportation, breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided to each child.

Knoy Kidopolis is open to first through fourth grade including all incoming students. Kamp Knoy is open to students in fifth through eighth grades. The programs are also open to homeschool students and children who are visiting the area for the summer.

Registration forms were sent home with students' report cards; however, forms are available in the offices of the elementary and middle schools.

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