BEATRICE – A summer school program in the Beatrice Public School District held during June surpassed three hundred students this year.
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Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jackie Nielsen says the “Best Possible Summer” program drew 331 students in kindergarten through fifth grades, this year. When it began in 2015, attendance totaled 194. This year, an afternoon session was added to the regular morning session.
The offerings focus on application of reading, math, writing and science, while at the same time, featuring activities and trips that offer fun, while learning. Students and their parents got a big price break if a student attended all of the sessions.
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The district provided the students with breakfast, lunch and a snack. Several businesses and organizations partner with the district to put on the class offerings, in conjunction with district teachers and volunteers. Those partners include:
Beatrice Police and Fire
Community Players of Beatrice
Homestead National Monument of America
Beatrice Humane Society
Beatrice Public Library
Beatrice Educational Foundation
Gage County Extension
Gage County Four-H
Southeast Community College