New summer program for students

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Danville School District is trying to build stronger relationships between teachers and students. 

They created a brand new summer program, but it’s not the same as summer school. The district says this is way for the adults to share their passions with kids.

It includes activities for students that aren’t based on grades or for credit. Teachers crafted unique programs to share their knowledge in things like robotics, weight lifting, drones and much more. 

They’re offering about 30 classes this summer that will be held at different schools across the district. It’s completely free. They’ll will provide transportation, breakfast, lunch and snacks. The goal is to help build relationships between students and teachers on different levels aside from regular school subjects. 

Superintendent Alicia Geddis says, “It’s an opportunity for students to expand their horizons and try tennis or golfing. That may not be available to every student because sometimes parents can’t get them to Danville tennis league. But here any student in their respective grades can participate.” 

They’ll also have guest speakers like Dr. Rick Kittles, a well known human genetics biologist, to host a camp for boys. 

Right now the district isn’t sure how much the program will cost. They will determine that when registration closes. But they say they set aside money from their budget to make this happen.

They’ve filled about 75% of the classes so far. If you want to sign your child up, registration closes on Friday, May 18. It runs from June 11th to July 20th. These programs will take place after summer school classes get out, so there is no time conflict. Click this link for a full list of the activities. 

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