May 20, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Offers Continuing Education for Kids
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Does your child
want to learn how to make a book? What engineers do? How to
improve his/her tennis game? What it takes to create a Web page
or a multimedia presentation?
There's something for everyone at the Smith-Northampton Summer
School, which will run from June 30-August 1, 2003. Now in its
43rd year, the school offers more than 50 enrichment and remedial
courses, during three periods each weekday (except July 4) and
is open to students in Grades 3-8 in public, independent and
parochial schools in Northampton and surrounding communities.
Classes will begin at 7:55 a.m. and run until 12:15 p.m. with
transportation provided between the Smith Campus School and JFK
Middle School, where classes take place.
Although students are allowed to sign up for only one athletic
course -- swimming, tennis or basketball/indoor sports -- there
are many other offerings to choose from. Remedial courses are
offered in reading, writing and math, including geometry and
Enrichment courses range from chess to theater and from design
and invention to "Baseball -- Then and Now." For those
who are fascinated by computers, there are several different
courses to choose from; and for budding scientists, courses are
offered on the natural world, orienteering and the universe from
bacteria to the Milky Way galaxy.
Catalogues -- which include registration forms, program details
and cost -- are currently available in all area schools and at
the Summer School office, Morgan Hall, 37 Prospect Street, Northampton,
weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Registration
will continue until the opening day on a space-available basis.