Academic goals and social-emotional learning in a small group setting are emphasized in Smithtown Central School District’s six-week Extended School Year Program. This summer, 95 students in grades 1-8 are enrolled in the program housed at Smithtown Elementary School for six weeks.
The theme for this year’s program is “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” and students have been engaged in academic activities that reinforce the theme. Students participated in a friendship picnic and friendship games for Field Day. Throughout the program, students have physical education and computer lab periods in their weekly schedules. There’s also a musical presentation and a visit from librarians at the Smithtown Public Library.
Also housed at Smithtown Elementary School is the district’s summer reading program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, which runs from July 9 through Aug. 2. With more than 100 students enrolled, the program focuses on reading, writing and comprehension. The overall goal is to help students maintain their reading skills throughout the summer months in preparation of the new school year.
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