The Londonderry School District will be offering a new selection of Summer Enrichments programs for students this July.
As a follow-up to the three Summer Enrichment programs featured in June, the school district will be offering up five more throughout the month of July for a wide variety of students. Once again, these programs hope to keep children’s minds active during the summer season and expose them to subjects they may not have experienced during the school year.
For those hoping to expand their creative side, there is the Creating Your Own Short Story program. Available for grades five to twelve, the course will teach students how to brainstorm ideas for characters, settings, plots and so on. It will also provide a series of writing activities to give students the tools necessary to create their own adventure. Weather permitting, they may even be able to go outdoors for inspiration. Writers of all experience levels are welcome. Three four day classes will be held from July 10 to 13, 17 to 20 and 24 to 27. The minimum class size is five students and the maximum is twenty. They will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Londonderry Middle School and be taught by Lauren Sweeney.
Younger kids hoping to expand their tech skills should fall in love with the Break the Code program. The program will be for second through fifth graders and will help students unlock the secrets of computer programming. The students will be able create their own designs, stories and games. Courses will be held from July 11 to 13 and the 18 to the 19. The minimum course size is twelve students and the maximum size is twenty-four. They will go from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Londonderry South School and be taught by Penny Webster and Martha Miller.
For the more athletic students, there is the Ropes Course program for grades seven and eight. Whether or not they have done any sort of ropes course in PE, the students will experience low and high rope elements and spotting and belay techniques. In particular, the course will stress many character traits, such as respect, maturity, responsibility, goal setting and positive thinking. Courses will be held from July 12 to 14. The minimum course size is ten students and the maximum size is thirty. They will go from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Londonderry Middle School and be taught by Matt Noon and Caitlyn Peters.
For the Kindergarten crowd just getting their first taste of life at school, there’s Camp Kindergarten. The program is designed as a means of familiarizing incoming students to Moose Hill School. It is mandatory that any involved students be registered at the school and have physical and immunization forms on file at Moose Hill. There will be four three-day courses held from July 11 to 13 and 18 to 20, with courses being held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Noon to 2 p.m. The minimum course size is eight students and the maximum size is twelve. The programs will be taught by Stephanie Wright.
Finally, if your child has ever shown an interest in becoming a director, there’s the Crafting a Movie Trailer Using iMovie program. Available to students from grades six through eight, they will learn how to storyboard, shoot scenes with props and integrate special effects with a green screen. The program will include a field trip to Londonderry Access Center and a viewing party for the trailers on the 28th. The course will be held from July 24 to 28. The minimum course size is eight students and the maximum size is fourteen. Classes will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Londonderry High School and be taught by Lydia Campos and John Beaulieu.
It should be noted that the programs carry a minimum and maximum fee. The minimum fee will be charged if the maximum class size is reached, but fewer students in each class will equal a higher fee. Registration must be received by June 2 and is first come, first served.
For more information about the programs, check Londonderry.org, Town Hall, the Leach Library, the School Main Offices and School Newsletters.