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Back You are here: Home Features Events and Features Life on the Island Rising Kindergarten and 6th Grade Title I Students to Participate in Unique Summer Learning Program

Rising Kindergarten and 6th Grade Title I Students to Participate in Unique Summer Learning Program

The Think Lab is Coming July 17

Beginning July 14, 2014, rising kindergarten students registered to attend any one of New Hanover County’s Title I elementary schools and rising sixth grade students who will attend D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy or Williston Middle School, will have the unique opportunity to participate in a new summer learning program. The Think Lab is a thinking course designed by the New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) Title I Program and the Academically Gifted Program. The program is all day, four days a week for five weeks, starting July 14th, ending on August 14, 2014 and will add an additional twenty days of learning to the traditional school year.
The Think Lab is not the typical reading and math remediation program. It is an opportunity to engage students in developing purposeful and rigorous thinking skills—the building blocks for learning and understanding in all content areas. Through the use of hands-on, interactive, short thinking exercises, games and puzzles, students will learn how to analyze information, draw inferences, generate ideas, make connections, and solve problems.
Interested parents can get more information and register their rising kindergarten student at the Title I school they will be attending in the fall or their rising 6th grade student at either D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy or Williston Middle School. Principals have the registration forms and parent transportation request forms. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of this program.
For more information about the Think Lab, please contact the Federal Programs Department at (910) 254-4152.
Participating Schools:, Alderman Elementary School, Anderson Elementary School, Bellamy Elementary School, Blair Elementary School, Bradley Creek Elementary School, Carolina Beach Elementary School, Castle Hayne Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy, Forest Hills Global Elementary School, Gregory Elementary School of Math, Science and Technology, Murrayville Elementary School, Pine Valley Elementary School, Rachel Freeman Elementary School of Engineering, Snipes Academy of Arts and Design, Sunset Park Elementary School, Mary C. Williams Elementary School, Williston Middle School, Winter Park Elementary School, and Wrightsboro Elementary School