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2016 Summer School Information

Summer Programming has Something for Everyone!!

ALL SUMMER SCHOOL SITES WILL PROVIDE FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH.

Summer School is in session Monday – Friday
Summer School is closed the week of July 4–8, 2016

Elementary Information

PRE-K/PRE–First, Grade 5 (SSI), ESY (SPED) & Enrichment Camps
Elementary Programming Clustered Sites:

Each campus website should have a posted listing of dates and Enrichment camp opportunities that will be available this year. Some of the camps have limited enrollment and students will be selected by a random lottery drawing.

1 Beall will serve Aoy, Beall, Douglass, Hart, Zavala
2 Bond will serve Bond, Herrera, Roberts, and Zach White with PK–P1
3 Cooley will serve Burleson, Cooley, Clardy, Hawkins with ESY & PK–P1
4 Alta Vista will serve Alta Vista, Coldwell, Crockett, Hillside & Deaf Ed
5 Green will serve Green, Johnson, Putnam, Western Hills
6 Bonham will serve Bonham, Cielo Vista, Hughey, and MacArthur with PK–P1 & Deaf Ed
7 Moye will serve Bliss, Logan, Park, Milam, Moye with ESY & PK–P1
8 Polk will serve Kohlberg, Polk, and Rivera with PK–P1
9 Nixon will serve Barron, Bradley, Fannin, Tom Lea, and Nixon
10 Rusk will serve Burnet, Clendenin, Powell, Rusk, and Travis
11 Moreno will serve Lamar, Mesita, Moreno, and Vilas with PK–P1
12 Lee will serve Crosby, Stanton, Whitaker, and Lee
13 Schuster will serve Collins, Dowell, Schuster, and Newman
14 Tippin Will serve Guerrero, Tippin, and Lundy with ESY
Program Date Students Hours
Grade 5 (SSI) READING June 13 – June 22 8:30 a.m. – 11:30a.m
Grade 5 (SSI) MATH June 13 – June 22 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
ESY (SPED) ( Mon – Thurs) June 13 – July 29 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Enrichment Camps Grades June 13 – July 29 Varies by camp
PK/PF (Bilingual) June 13 – July 29 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Summer Enrichment Program

Students in grades 1–5 can come to Summer Enrichment Camps to engage in group problem solving integrated with physical activity and fine arts fun. Transportation is not provided for camps held on school campuses, but UTEP and EPMA will provide transportation. Registration is required for ALL camps. There are a variety of camps offered and each has a specific time and length. Please see the full chart of programs available for employment opportunities.

Pre-Kinder/Pre-First Summer School sites

According to Texas Administrative Code §89, to be eligible for enrollment in a bilingual education summer program for Pre–Kindergarten or Pre–First, a child must be Limited English Proficient (LEP) and meet the following criteria:

  • Pre–Kindergarten–any LEP child whose parents/legal guardians reside within EPISD boundaries, will be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2016, and will be in a Dual Language program in Kindergarten.
  • Pre–First – any LEP child whose parents/legal guardians reside within EPISD boundaries, will be six (6) years old on or before September 1, 2016, and will be in a bilingual/ESL program.

Student Success Initiative (SSI) 5th Grade Math and Reading:

Reading Students Math Students
Breakfast Reading Instruction Lunch Lunch Math Instruction
7:30–8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 11:30–12:00 p.m. 12:00–12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m

Marilyn Burns Literacy Program – (MB1 and MB2)

Focus on mathematic content through literature books and manipulatives. 1st and 2nd grade students only. Teacher / student ratio is 1:15. Students will receive a collection of materials and literature books to keep for their home library.

Student Schedule
Monday – Friday for one week
Breakfast Instruction Lunch
7:45–8:15 a.m. 8:30–11:30 a.m. 11:30–12:00 p.m.

Eco-Systems 3-5th Graders

Monday – Friday: 2 Weeks Monday July 18 – Friday July 29, 2016.
15 students per section (2 sections/campus)
Breakfast Session 1 & 2 Lunch
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 – 12:30 a.m.

The student is expected to investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes in their diverse life cycles, such as tomato plants, frogs, and lady bugs.

Technology, science, hands-on, & math while investigating ecosystems & life cycles using materials such as IPADS, Picture books (songs & poems) all while using the STEMScopes (Accelerate Learning) program.

  • Campuses iPads and computer labs need to be available for this camp.

Cultures: 1–2nd Graders

Monday – Friday: 2 Weeks Monday July 11 – Friday July 22, 2016.
Enrichment Camp – EPISD developed curriculum Language Arts and Social Studies focus.
Breakfast Session 1 & 2 Lunch
7:30–8:30 a.m. 8:30–11:30 a.m. 11:30–12:30 p.m

Live Materials Center Animal Adventure (LMC): 3rd Grade only.

Monday – Friday: 1 Week Monday – Friday (15 children per session)
The day of the field trip to the Zoo will be all day 8:30 – 3:30 – joining the two session into one group for the trip.
Breakfast Session 1 Lunch Session 2
7:30–8:30 a.m. 8:30–11:30 a.m. 11:30–12:30 p.m 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Students will visit the live materials center and the El Paso Zoo. Students will participate in hands on exploration of plants & animals.

Summer Reading Challenge: Grades 1–5

All 6 weeks of summer school Tuesday & Thursday; In the library.
Breakfast Library Time Lunch
7:30–8:30 a.m. 8:30–11:30 a.m. 11:30–12:30 p.m

Students will listen to stories and presentations from area personalities and EPISD staff. Librarians will be onsite to assist with appropriate book selections, and offer mini-lessons. The reading challenge will provide books, materials, and rewards for students to encourage their summer reading! Every student will be given 5 books to keep for their home library and continued practice.

UTEP and El Paso Museum of Art camps are held at either UTEP or EPMA. STUDENTS WILL EAT BREAKFAST AND BOARD THE BUS FROM THEIR EPISD CAMPUS. Space is extremely limited. Applicants will be placed in a lottery and chosen at random for attendance. See your home campus web page for a listing of camps being offered to your student's specific campus.

Middle School Information

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Grade 8 Only (SSI), ESY & Enrichment Camps Grades 6–8

ESY (Special Needs Students based on ARD/IEP) WILL BE HELD ONLY AT DESIGNATED SITES. (ESY Monday-Thursday)

Program Date Students Hours
Grade 8 (SSI) READING June 13 – June 22 8:30 a.m. – 11:30a.m
Grade 8 (SSI) MATH June 13 – June 22 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
ESY (SPED) ( Mon – Thurs) June 13 – July 29 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Enrichment Camps Grades 6–8 June 13 – July 29 Varies per campus

FA = Fine Arts Programming (Bands and Orchestra)

1 Morehead will serve Brown, Lincoln, Morehead, Hornedo with ESY FA
2 Armendariz will serve Wiggs & Armendariz FA
3 Henderson will serve Henderson & Guillen
4 MacArthur will serve MacArthur & Ross with ESY & Deaf Ed
5 Magoffin will serve Bassett, Terrace Hills, Canyon Hills, Magoffin with ESY & FA
6 Richardson will serve Charles & Richardson
Summer Enrichment Program

Students in grades 6–8 can come to the Summer Enrichment Camps to engage in group problem solving integrated with physical activity and fine arts fun. Transportation is not provided, registration is required.

Descriptions:

Student Success Initiative (SSI) 8th Grade Math and Reading

10:1 Teacher Student ratio.

Reading Students Math Students
Breakfast Reading Instruction Lunch Lunch Math Instruction
7:30–8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m

Fine Arts: Summer Band and Orchestra

Incoming EPISD middle school students who are interested in participating in band or orchestra in middle school are invited to attend.

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tanks – Sacred Desert Sanctuary – (Tanks)

Monday – Friday 6th – 7th Graders

For thousands of years, people have trekked to these rock hills in far west Texas. In earlier times, they came for the rainwater pooled in natural rock basins, or Huecos (“whey–coes”). Students will take guided tours to view rock imagery. State Park Rangers will visit EPSID campuses and build student's knowledge. Computer research and project based learning will occur over the five–day camp.

Students will be required to wear appropriate clothing for outdoor hiking and exploring. There is a field trip on Wednesday of this camp.
Breakfast Instruction Lunch
7:30–8:30 a.m. 8:30 – 12:00 p.m. 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

ESL Summer Academy: “El Paso Land of Diversity”

Weeks 5,6, and 7 at all Middle School sites
Middle School ESL students will have the opportunity to enroll in the enrichment course to progress their English language proficiency.
Hours TBA

Music, Reading, Writing Grades 7 and 8

Weeks 2 and 3 (June 20 – July 1)

Have song lyrics ever made you think about what might have inspired them? In this lesson series based on videos and audio clips as mentor "texts", teachers and students will explore music of all genres. This exploration will in turn be used as inspiration for students' own writing.

Breakfast Instruction Lunch
7:30–8:30 a.m. 8:30 – 12:00 p.m. 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

MS Science/Math ENRICHMENT CAMP OUTLINE “SPACE”

TIME FRAME & GRADE LEVELS
Grades 6–8
3 hours a day for 2 weeks (8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30pm)
15 students/section (2 sections/campus)

Camp description: Students will learn about the history and future of space exploration and analyze the characteristics of objects in our solar system that allow life to exist. One day will be spent at the EPISD Planetarium learning about the constellations in the night sky and the universe

“Changes Enrichment Camp” Held Weeks 6 & 7: Social and Environmental Reform

Breakfast Instruction Lunch Instruction
7:30–8:30 a.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Project Based Learning Introduction. Students will investigate reform, both social and environmental. Students will engage in a study of social reform. Their study begins with Thoreau and American reform movements throughout history. Students will also look at forms of reform the methods reformers have relied on in the past to get out the word. Students will research and study protest songs and signs. Students will then choose an issue for modern reform and create both a protest poster and an advocacy word cloud.

Summer Reading Challenge Grades 6–8th

All 6 weeks of summer school
Tuesday & Thursday; In the library.
Breakfast Library Time Lunch
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Students will be able to listen to stories and presentations from area personalities and EPISD staff. Librarians will be on site to assist with appropriate book selections, and offer mini–lessons. The reading challenge will provide books, materials and rewards for students to encourage their summer reading! All students will receive five books to keep for their library at home.

UTEP and El Paso Museum of Art camps are held at either UTEP or EPMA. STUDENTS WILL EAT BREAKFAST AND BOARD THE BUS FROM THEIR EPISD CAMPUS. Space is extremely limited. Applicants will be placed in a lottery and chosen at random for attendance. See your home campus web page for a listing of these camps being offered to your student's specific campus.

High School Information

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Classes are Monday – Friday, (Except ESY Monday–Thursday)

Locations:
All high schools will offer their own Summer School to their students for the purpose of Credit Recovery, EOC, STAAR and limited Original Credit. Please contact your student's counselor of a listing of opportunities.

ESY – Special Education; Extended Services – Determined by ARD/IEP
June 13 – July 29, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday

Other Sites/Programs

  1. CCTA will offer classes morning, afternoon and evening
  2. Telles Academy: students scheduled to return to their home campus in the fall of 2016 will attend summer school in accordance with their home campus. Students retained at Telles into the fall of 2016 will be served at a DAEP site. SSI will be held at Telles.
  3. Delta will serve students restricted to Delta Academy.
  4. Coronado High School Summer Theater Arts.
  5. Silva Health Magnet – Dreams Pre–Med program for select 5th graders.
  6. El Paso High – Cultural Arts Academy for Middle School humanities and fine arts students.
  7. Coronado & Andress – Digital Film Institute for all High School students.
  8. Chapin, Irvin and Andress – Working with a Scientist Program; National Science Foundation Grant.

Summer Graduation

Students who meet the graduation requirements will be invited to participate in the August 3, 2016 ceremonies held at Bowie High School.


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