The 2013-2014 term comes to a conclusion today in the Neosho R-5 School District.

After a long weekend, many of those students will return to the classroom when the 2014 summer school session begins on Tuesday, June 3.

Glenda Condict, assistant superintendent for curriculum, said summer school will continue in the R-5 district through Friday, June 27.

Condict said kindergarten through fourth grade classes will commence at both the Carver and Goodman elementary schools, the middle school will host fifth, sixth and seventh grades, and all high school classes will be held in the high school.

Condict said instruction at the elementary through junior high grades will be literacy and math intensive.

“That is our primary interest and we would like to see progress from students in those areas,” she said.

She said the younger students will work during the morning sessions, and afternoons will feature a more relaxed time.

“Summer school is highly academic, but we will have a lax time in the afternoon for more interest-level activities,” Condict said. “We do try to make it fun and interesting. We bring in guest speakers. We have career activities and we do recognize Flag Day in June.”

Condict said field trips are also available for students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

“They can go to George Washington Carver [National Monument], they can go the [Neosho National] Fish Hatchery here in town, they can go to tour part of Crowder College: Crowder has been very accommodating for working with us.”

She said the summer school field trips showcase local areas of interest.
Condict said much of the course work at the high school is credit recovery.

“Also we have a large interest in advanced P.E., which includes weight-lifting,” she said.

She said high school classes are content intensive.

“Some are there for extra credit, but most will be in credit recovery,” she said.

Condict said all summer school locations will feature career awareness and special courses of interest. She said parents will receive periodic information through notes sent home about ongoing activities in their specific building.

Both breakfast and lunch will be served free to all summer school students; and Condict said even those who don’t attend summer school are welcome to come enjoy the meals.

“If they are under 18,” she said, “they need to be supervised or with an adult. If you are over 18, then you pay $2.25 for each meal.”

She warns that you must have identification to be allowed to enter the building.
Condict said summer school bus routes and stops will be published in this Sunday’s edition of the Neosho Daily News. She said limited routes will be run, so some students may have to walk a little further than normal to their stop.

The bell will ring to begin summer school at 8 a.m. each morning; and Condict said students will be dismissed at 3:30 each afternoon.