Summer Programs 2021

Summer Programs Support Learning Across the Region
Posted on 07/21/2021

MOBOCES is teeming with learning this summer for students across the region, both on campus and in districts.

On campus, nearly 120 students from 17 school districts are participating in Extended School Year, a six-week program for students with disabilities. The program combines academic learning, hands-on enrichment activities, and physical and social skills development. Activities have included music, water play, literacy, math and social emotional learning. The program will wrap up in August with a recorded student talent show.

MOBOCES is offering a Regional Academic Summer School at two locations this year, VVS and Morrisville-Eaton, to support students working toward academic credit recovery. This summer, there are 188 students enrolled between the two sites. Those sites are also hosting virtual Driver Education programs and 160 students are enrolled.

vvs leapIn the region, seven component districts are participating in Summer LEAP elementary enrichment programs through MOBOCES. Throughout the summer, hundreds of students from Camden, Canastota, Madison, Morrisville-Eaton, Oneida, Rome and VVS will be participating in hands-on, play-based and project-based learning activities to help strengthen their academic skills before the new school year begins. Programs vary from two weeks to five weeks depending on the needs of the district.

Several of the LEAP programs also include free meals through the state’s Summer Meals programs. MOBOCES is coordinating Summer Meals programs in Camden, Oneida and VVS, providing breakfasts and lunches at no charge to any child age 18 and younger.

madison libraryThe MOBOCES School Library System has awarded mini-grants to school librarians in Madison and VVS to support summer literacy activities for students. Madison librarian Nicole Bodner is hosting five weekly outdoor evening sessions for elementary students featuring a story, snacks and hands-on craft or activity related to the week’s theme. VVS Middle School librarian Amy Austin is facilitating a weekly summer virtual book discussion for middle and high school students, with an embedded service learning project to crochet pet mats for a local animal shelter.

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