Students in Cleveland Metropolitan Schools get a chance to catch up on studies through summer learning program
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - It’s not easy going to school during a pandemic. Millions of kids around the world know that for a fact.
“For the majority of the last academic year, we were online learning,” said Heather Kama-Starr, assistant principal, Riverside Elementary.
Students in Cleveland Metropolitan Schools are getting a chance to catch up on their studies through CMSD’s first-ever summer learning experience.
“If there is a student who really needs some extra math practices, they’re going to get it in this summer learning experience. If there is a student who needs help with writing, they’re going to get it as well,” said Kama Starr.
Heather Kama-Starr says the learning experience is invaluable because it takes students’ education to a whole new level.
On Friday, some students showed off the STEM projects they’ve been working on for a month.
“It’s all hands-on learning... you’ll see boats floating, hovercrafts they built, sound experiments,” Kama-Starr added.
Kyla Barnes who’s going to the ninth grade created a hovercraft for her project.
She says this summer program has piqued her interest in engineering.
“It has been fun, I like it,” said Barnes.
Kama-Starr added programs like the learning experience are crucial to students’ success.
“Our scholars in CMSD deserve this,” said Kama-Starr. “They deserve all of these opportunities so they can learn and do their best and end up in an amazing career that gives back to the community.”
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