by Geoff Fox
Starting next month, students in grades six through eight for the 2021-2022 school year at Hancock Middle School will be able to attend weekly camps offered in a variety of topics.
Camps begin on Monday, June 14, with each being a different duration. Each camp is held at Hancock Middle-Senior High School.
Principal Amanda Mulledy said some are lasting four days while some are lasting eight.
Parents can register their child by completing a Google Form with registration being on a first-come, first served basis. Mulledy said the sooner the better for registration.
“We encourage all enrollments to be complete by Monday, May 17,” she said.
There are a total of nine camps being offered – bird watching where students can “explore the wonderful world of birds;” transition to success for incoming sixth grade students only; girls who code, boys are welcome; reading and writing in cursive; accelerate to success, rising, seventh grade students only; leadership summit for WEB Leaders only; tie dye t-shirts, woven scarves; and readtastic where kids can “explore the wonderful worlds that can be found in books.”
The WEB Leaders are rising eighth grade students selected to be mentors to incoming sixth graders with the camp honing their leadership skills and prepare for a successful year of mentoring.
Mulledy said all the camps are rooted in math and literacy skills.
“Students will be reading, writing, and critically thinking every day while they engage in theme-based activities,” she said.
There will still be safety precautions taken during the summer camps to help prevent the spread of COVID.
Mulledy said the school will continue to follow the current practices of social distancing during camps and meals, as well as masks still being worn and cleaning desks and chairs between session.
“We would love to see our middle school students continue to learn with us throughout the summer by participating in our camps,” Mulledy said.
If any parents have any questions, Mulledy said they are encouraged to reach out to the school.