Winfield Middle School hosting Putnam County Summer Academy
For more than 20 years, the Putnam County Summer Academy has been instrumental in keeping students academically engaged over summer break with fun, hands-on activities.
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade pre-registered for the three-week academy, which started July 10 at Winfield Middle School. The theme for this year’s summer academy is “Mad Scientist.”
More than a hundred students from Putnam County-area schools are learning about and doing hands-on activities related to art and music, as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) topics.
Tonya Casto, Putnam County Schools summer programs administrator, who is also a teacher during the school year, said the Putnam County Summer Academy has been held at Winfield Middle for about the last four to five years.
During the summer academy, “each student has an arts section, STEM and dance-music,” Casto said.
Teachers from Putnam County Schools are on hand to lead the various academy segments.
“Each class is around eight to 10 kids,” she said.
Students registered in May for the Putnam Summer Academy.
“We get a lot of repeat students year after year. The kids in this program want to be in this program, and the teachers love it, also.”
Casto urged parents to watch for announcements next spring for the 2018 Putnam County Summer Academy.