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Fifth graders Kaylee Johnson, Carmello Barrera Tomas and Madalyne Carver demonstrate their ice cream pirate ship design. (Submitted photo)

Continuing United Way’s focus on the whole child and family, BL Miller Elementary School had the opportunity to offer its students a three-week summer learning program from May 28 to June 14. It includes accelerated learning, literacy, workforce readiness and overall student well-being. Also included are assessment interventions in math, reading and science, STEM/STEAM activities and the Ohio Learns 360-Camp in a Box (Wild for Ohio, Be Creative, Math is Art and Nature Camp).

Students also have the opportunity to spend time at Sebring Parks during: “Nature camp”, discovering practical scientific and artistic projects, as well as participating in a social service project regarding the revitalization of the park. Students also learn about water safety, pool rules, and enjoy swimming at the Sebring Pool.

“By participating in our students’ summer learning program, the goal is to reduce summer learning loss, further improve student academic achievement, all while offering exceptional enrichment activities.” said Jill Dennis, Sebring Community Schools Family Engagement Coordinator and Post-6 Success Coordinator. “We are grateful to be able to offer this experience to our students and their families.”

Through community enrichment partnerships and district-wide tutoring, including teacher instruction and math and reading interventions, the district was able to provide students with opportunities to focus on Ohio Department of Education priority areas, including accelerated learning, literacy , workforce readiness, and overall student well-being.

Second and third grade students test their “sink or float” predictions on their pirate ice ships. (Submitted photo)

United Way Success After 6 program partners at BL Miller Elementary include Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio, OH WOW! Children’s Science and Technology Center Roger and Gloria Jones, Youngstown Public Library and Mahoning-Sebring County Library, Chess is Life, Soap Box Derby Mini Car STEM Program, Social Emotional Learning (Peer Group Interactions) with a Counselor, Ohio State University Extension – Mahoning County 4- H (STEM/STEAM-based 4-H curriculum) and PBS Western Reserve – Ohio Learns 360-Camp in a Box provide families with PBS resources including standards-based curriculum and materials (virtual field trips and interactive video programs).

The Success After 6 program at BL Miller Elementary is funded by a two-year Summer Learning and Afterschool Opportunity Grant award from the Ohio Department of Education.

During summer camp, students enjoyed participating in STEAM activities and experiments, including building pirate ships out of popsicle and predicting whether they would float or sink. Pictured are fourth-graders Lucas Roderick and Jaydon Bennett and sixth-grader Gaige Schuller. (Submitted photo)

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