We have successfully begun our new school year! From Oct. 20-Oct. 24, 2014, we will start our first Intersession! Our intersessions are designed to give interventions for students who may need some help meeting grade level expectations. Core subjects will be presented in a variety of new ways, such as project-based learning and give students an opportunity to work in even smaller groups then during the regular school week. Students will receive individualized instruction to help them grow academically.
Teachers will be referring the students they feel will most benefit from this new opportunity. However, all students may attend. Students will receive transportation, breakfast and lunch as usual. School hours will remain the same.
During this week, students will not be required to attend school. However, all students are welcome. Students at every level will benefit from this instruction which will be designed around their needs. In order to be sure we have made plans for every student, we would like to know if your child plans to attend. Information will be sent home from the schools requesting feedback on if your child will attend the intersession. Remember, if your student’s teacher requests that he/she attend, that means they should definitely take advantage of this great opportunity.
Also, we remind you that we all learn every day and parents are a child’s first teacher. Fall is a beautiful time in Michigan, and there are many opportunities for families to learn together in our surrounding area. The Cranbrook Science Center is free to all Pontiac students and a fun way to share some family time. With the cooler weather, the animals will be out and at play, so a day at the Detroit Zoo would be especially enjoyable. The Hawk Woods Nature Center in Auburn Hills and the Drayton Plains Nature Center in Waterford always present a fun way to experience the world around us. A trip to the library is also an adventure! Remember, educating everybody, takes everybody and your families can share the learning during this time.
Again, we look forward to a continued year of success for all our students! We thank you again for giving us the opportunity to educate your child.