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Dayton Summer School is Wrapping Up!

Congratulations to the students finishing the Summer School program this week in Dayton!

Dayton Summer School is made possible through donations to the 1 Faith, 1 Hope, 1 Love campaign in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

            Not many students find enjoyment in multiplying fractions during their summer break – but 7th grader Angel Perez says that learning how to multiply fractions was his favorite thing he’s learned at the Dayton Summer School program. And 7th grader Quinten Johnson most enjoyed the section on poetry that he learned in language arts during the Dayton Summer School program.

2018 was the 10th year for the Summer School program that has seen a lot of success in helping struggling students to maintain a learning curriculum over the summer break. The half day program ran for 4 weeks from June into July. Each day included breakfast and lunch for all 80 students enrolled and daily bus transportation from neighboring locations for students in need. The Dayton Summer School program operates on a budget of $57,000 from the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF).  There is an enrollment cost, $100 for the first child, $50 for each additional child.

The program provides instruction for students grades Kindergarten through 7th and pulls students from thirteen surrounding Catholic schools: Ascension School, Immaculate Conception School, Incarnation School, St. Helen School, Mother Brunner School, Our Lady of the Rosary School, St. Benedict School, Holy Angels School, St. Christopher School, St. Peter School, St. Anthony School, St Charles School, and St. Albert School. As part of the program a pre-assessment and post assessment is given to each student.

The program is run by Monica Haus and Lindsey Rupp. “We have a lot of students that are Dayton residents and some of them do live in the rougher neighborhoods, so being here is really great for them because it is a healthy option for what they could be doing with their day,” said Ms. Rupp. Both Ms. Rupp and Ms. Haus agree that the positive environment is a big component of the Summer School program. “The program is not only academic but also students’ social and emotional needs are being met. We have small class sizes, at around 10 students per teacher and I think that builds a relationship between a teacher, an adult, as another role model,” said Ms. Haus.


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