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Dalhart ISD holds summer school programs

By Bill Kelly

THE DALHART TEXAN

Summer school officially ends tomorrow at Dalhart High School, while a couple of summer school programs for migrant students ended at Dalhart Elementary on Wednesday June 23 with a drawing for eight bicycles that were donated by CSS Farms.

The Migrant Education Program (MEP) offers educational summer opportunities for migratory students whose parents work in agriculture. They held two different programs for migrant students. One was Project SMART: Making Mathematics Meaningful. It’s a Texas summer math migrant program that was created by the Texas Education Agency in collaboration with the Education Service Center in Region 20.

The objectives and activities of Project SMART were designed for the most mobile students enrolled in summer migrant programs. The primary goal of the program is to improve the math skills of migrant students in grades K-8 through scientifically-based instruction, technology integration, professional development and parent involvement.

The other program is called A Bright Beginning (ABB). It is an Early Literacy Program for children who are three or four-years old and in the Texas migrant program. A Bright Beginning has been designed for specific age and developmental ranges and includes both content and language objectives.

The ABB summer program is an extension of the regular school year program that Dalhart offers to three and four-year olds. The summer ABB program includes migrant students currently participating during the school year as well as children in Head Start and Pre-K.

Javier Fred, a CSS Farms Representative, came up to the elementary on Wednesday June 23 to draw the names of the kids who were given the eight bicycles. Four bicycles were given to girls and four were given to boys.

Credit recovery summer school, and a week-long STAAR EOC remediation program, have been held at Dalhart High School. Credit recovery summer school is for students who either failed a class or didn’t receive credit due to attendance issues, and gives them the chance to earn up to three semesters worth of credits to help keep them from falling too far behind. It is conducted by Bill Kelly, and began on Wednesday June 2 and will end tomorrow, Wednesday June 30. Approximately 25 students have attended the program at different times.

There were also remediation programs held from Monday June 17-Monday June 24 for students who needed to retake a STAAR EOC test. Lida Trusler and Julee Cunningham conducted the Algebra I remediation, while Lorinda Osuna conducted the English I and English II remediation classes. Retakes for the STAAR EOC tests were held last week from Tuesday June 22 through Thursday June 24

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