Kremmling school restructures Friday classes
September 24, 2008
Kremmling PK-8 School Principal Kelly Farrell has been looking for ways to make Friday Camp more fun for students and staff.
After asking students what they would like to learn and teachers what they would like to teach, she put together the Friday Camp brochure.
“Instead of having (the day) be so structured,” she said, “the teachers are really trying to make it different than a normal school day. “They’re really trying some different things to reach kids in a different way.”
The brochure lists classes students can sign up for on Friday.
Fall classes include: Hunter’s Education, for students who would like to get certified to hunt; Middle School Lifeguard Readiness, a four-day lifeguard readiness introduction with transportation to Silverthorne; Pen and Ink Drawing/Batik; Middle School Play, students rehearse for school play. Reading, writing and math classes also are included.
All-year classes include: Kindergarten Refresher, which focuses on kindergarten basics; Second Grade Extra Help, name tells all; Art Workshops, art projects that can be completed in a day; and Mandatory Middle School Program.
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“If students are on the down list for any of their core classes, they are required to attend Friday School,” Farrell said. “They are required to attend one hour for each of the classes they are earning a non proficient grade in to receive additional help.”
The only course that has a size limit is Lifeguard Readiness because only a bus load of students can be transported to Silverthorne.
Friday School started about four years ago when the West Grand School District switched to a four-day school week.
Camp is from 8 a.m. to noon, with some courses ending earlier.
“We’ve got quite a few kids who have signed up and our excited about it,” she said.
She is pleased that most of the 80 students signed up voluntarily.
“I’m sure that (number) will increase,” she added.
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