Summer is certainly the best time to unwind, but that doesn’t mean that learning should come to a halt, and if you haven’t made plans for summer enrichment for your children, now is the time.
Research shows that the summer slide is real–students tend to lose as much as an entire month of learning when they take a break from their school routine in the summer. However, there is a remedy: filling the summer with hands-on, enriching and fun activities that support learning, such as the ones offered in summer school or summer programs through Dallas ISD and community organizations.
Whether your children are interested in the arts, science, performance, technology, chess, or sports, Dallas ISD offers summer programs for every interest.
Dallas ISD will hold Discover Summer PREP U Super Saturday and Resource Fair on April 27—in collaboration with Big Thought, Dallas City of Learning and the City of Dallas. The fair will showcase free and low-cost summer programs offered for students in the schools and the community. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, at Billy Earl Dade Middle School, 2727 Al Lipscomb Way.
In addition to enrolling in quality summer programs, Harvard Graduate School of Education recommends students focus on math to avoid summer loss of learning. Parents can help by:
- highlighting math in everyday activities during trips to the grocery store, while cooking, when watching sporting events, etc.;
- reading every day with their children, especially short math stories or focusing on math and numbers in other stories; and
- playing math games, which rely on skills necessary for math, such as counting, categorizing, and building.
Don’t miss this opportunity to find an exciting summer adventure for your children. Stop by the Discover Summer Fair to find the right fit for your children. For more info, visit the Discover Summer website.
In other news:
Dallas ISD is launching two new Career Institutes to expand career options for highly motivated students who want to enter the construction trades and earn a living wage right out of high school. The program opens in August 2019. To learn more about these programs for incoming 9th-grade students, the district will host information sessions at 6 p.m., April 23, at L.V. Stockard Middle School; April 24, at Sunset High School; and April 25 at Hector Garcia Middle School.
Congratulations to the Superintendent Scholarship recipients from District 7:
W.H. Adamson HS — Allen Hernandez and Carolina Meza
Trini Garza ECHS – Lisset Ramirez
Moises E. Molina HS – Lissbeth Arely Bayona Mancia and Jasmin Velasquez
Sunset HS – Jazmine Salazar and Juan Vazquez Miralrio
District 7 graduation ceremonies:
Trini Garza ECHS – 6:30 p.m., May 25, Ellis Davis
Moises Molina HS – 4:30 p.m., May 25, Alfred J. Loos Stadium
Sunset HS – 7 p.m., May 28, Ellis Davis
W.H. Adamson HS – 7 p.m., May 31, Ellis Davis