(Math teacher Gary Lai with students; photo courtesy Denny International Middle School)
Classes resume tomorrow at Seattle Public Schools campuses, including Denny International Middle School, whose administration shares this report of another Winter Break Academy in the books:
Wednesday, January 2nd through Friday, January 4th Denny International Middle School held its annual Winter Break Academy. Teachers, students, staff, and volunteers spent three days engaged in skill building work in math and literacy. The camp had 68 Dolphin scholars attend.
Denny teachers and staff showed great teamwork, flexibility, and effort as they worked with our students to practice skills in math, reading, and writing. Students practiced math equations and word problems, assessed their reading skills, analyzed different genres of text, and honed their critical thinking skills.
Denny ended the week with 62 scholars being eligible for the field trip to Skate King for having exceptional attendance during the camp. Students worked hard during the week in order to demonstrate their skill level and growth in math and literacy. Denny would like to thank all staff members, volunteers, Community In Schools, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and volunteers for making this a successful academy for our scholars.
SIDE NOTE: While the just-concluded winter break was two weeks as usual, mid-winter break is different for Seattle Public Schools starting this year: It’s a 4 1/2-day break instead of the previous full week; students will get out three hours early on Thursday, February 14th, be off Friday through Monday, then return on Tuesday, February 19th.