Smith-Northampton Summer School Offers
Continuing Education for Kids
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Does your
child want to learn how to make a book? Know what engineers
do? Learn how to improve his/her tennis game? Know what it
takes to create a Web page or a multimedia presentation?
Not to mention, make new friends from around the area?
There's something for everyone at the Smith-Northampton
Summer School, which will run from June 29 to July 30. Now
in its 44th 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 to 8 in public,
independent and parochial schools in Northampton and surrounding
communities. The school day is divided into three class sessions
that begin at 7:55 a.m. and run until 12:15 p.m. This year,
classes will be held at JFK Middle School.
Students may sign up for one athletic course -- swimming,
tennis or basketball/indoor sports -- and choose two other
courses from the many academic offerings. Enrichment courses
range from chess to theater, from design and invention to "Baseball
-- Then and Now," and from self-defense and safety to
learning about a bug's life.
For those who are fascinated by computers, there are several
different courses to choose from; and for budding scientists,
there are courses on the natural world, orienteering and
the universe, from bacteria to the Milky Way galaxy. There
is a wide selection of art classes, as well as classes in
journalism, bookmaking and poetry. Remedial courses are offered
in reading, writing and math, including geometry and algebra.
Catalogues -- which include registration forms, program
details and cost information -- 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 begins May 5 and 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bridge
Street School and will continue until the opening day on
a space-available basis. For more information, call (413)
585-3250 until May 13, after which, call (413) 584-5811.
Office of College
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063
T (413) 585-2190
F (413) 585-2174
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