Each year as school closes and summer vacation begins for our students, we provide our families with opportunities to ensure that students keep both their literacy and mathematical skills sharp. This year again, in our efforts to make the summer review more engaging, we have opted to use our on-line math program called, Think Central.
Using Think Central, students will be provided with access to features such as: View Examples, Step by Step, and Check Answer. These features offer scaffolding to ensure success for all students. It is our goal to make certain all students maintain the strong foundations in math they have built throughout the year. Your child has been introduced to this program in school, and is familiar with it. Each student will use their current username and password to access their summer math practice from home. Students will be expected to complete all assignments by August 18, 2016. This will allow your child’s teacher to have immediate access to the problems completed, along with a better understanding of your child’s strengths as well as those skills in need of further remediation.
For any students who do not have access to the internet, the Auburn Public Library is open Monday thru Thursday 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Internet is accessible for all with a library card. If you anticipate that you will not be able to access the internet at any time throughout the summer, please speak to your child’s principal.
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Auburn Public Schools will host the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program for children currently in grades K-5. It’s a week-long summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, math, and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating daily through four all-new fascinating modules, with plenty of take-home fun. For details and registration info, please review the attached flyer, and click here for a brief video. Questions? Contact Kathy Lauze at email@example.com.
The Auburn Public Schools is extremely excited to announce that the former grades 3-5 Pakachoag School has been recognized as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School for their exemplary work in closing achievement gaps. With the former Julia Bancroft School having earned this same prestigious honor in 2014, the entire Swanson Road Intermediate School team - to include the many teachers and administrators who may have retired and/or moved on - can take great pride in knowing that all have positively impacted our students and their achievement. GREAT JOB!
Believing that the successes our District continues to realize are the result of our concerted team efforts, CONGRATULATIONS to the entire APS Team and especially our students!