Community Learning Centers STARS program keeps students busy over summer – BG Independent News


The STARS at the Wood County Educational Service Center Community Learning Centers have been keeping cool by the pool this summer. This summer, students at six Wood County locations loaded buses and took more than 200 students on field trips like Imagination Station, Sauder Village, Toledo Zoo and Maumee Indoor Theater.

When STARS students weren’t traveling in Northern Ohio, they were beating the heat at our community pools in Pemberville and Woodville.

STARS students also received special community visitors from their local fire departments, police stations and libraries, and even grew their own vegetables.

The program followed the “Fifty Nifty United States” curriculum which included reading, math, STEM, crafts, and physical activities centered on the United States. They used SuccessMaker, a program that keeps them on target to beat the dreaded summer academic slide.

Now is the time to jump out of the pool and dive back into the school year. STARS will use its own curriculum, “Discovery Zones”, where students can work on their reading, math and homework skills, STEAM projects, crafts and more.

Community Learning Center before and after school programs are located in 10 different elementary schools this school year in Wood and Lucas counties – in Elmwood, North Baltimore, Bowling Green City Schools (Kenwood, Conneaut, Crim), Eastwood, Northwood, Rossford, Lake and Maumee. Registration is now open at www.wcesc.org or by contacting Susie Youngpeter at 419-354-9010 ext. #248.

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