SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees reviewed summer school programs at the Sept. 17 meeting. District schools also each presented enrollment numbers and student progress.
At Big Horn Elementary School, students attended Jump Start Summer School during eight of the final days of summer and the majority of kindergarten and KinderBoost students attended a single day version of the school.
Out of 50 Tongue River Elementary School students who were recommended by faculty to attend the summer school Bridges program, 35 attended regularly. Preliminary math tests for fifth-graders showed no summer slide among students who attended the program, according to the school’s report.
At Tongue River Middle School, summer school is reserved for a small number of students in the special education program. TRMS Principal Jeff Jones explained the school’s three-tiered intervention program in the school’s briefing. The system includes additional Friday school for students with incomplete assignments.
Two students were recommended for summer remediation at Tongue River High School. One recovered the required credits online through ACELLUS with occasional face-to-face meetings, and the other was enrolled in the Bridge School alternative high school program, a decision made with family support.
The district has implemented an employability skills “report card” at the secondary level based on the categories of teamwork/collaboration, dependability and responsibility, according to the superintendent’s report.