Student Services Newsletter
Wilson Area School District - SUMMER 2022
FREE Summer Learning Family Resources
Make Learning Fun and Motivating
Get a quick gut check on how your child is doing with key math and reading skills. Find activities and videos from Khan Academy and more!https://bealearninghero.org/readiness-check-02/
Strengthen Life Skills Over the Summer
Support real-world skills that help your child in and out of school. Whether it’s on the playground or at home, show your child how to problem solve, learn from mistakes, and how to communicate well with others, especially in tough situations.
- The Readiness Roadmap guides you on a wide range of topics to support your child’s social, emotional, and academic development.
CONCERN- School Based Outpatient Counseling Program
CONCERN is providing school based mental health services at the schools ALL SUMMER LONG! Contact your child's school for more information.
WE WANT TO HELP STUDENTS DISCOVER THEIR GREATNESS BY PROVIDING TRADITIONAL OUTPATIENT THERAPY WITHIN THE SCHOOL WALLS.
Our school-based program targets elementary and secondary-level students with emotional and/or behavioral needs. Students can be referred for services by either school personnel and/or parents.
Students receiving therapy within the school are much more likely to consistently participate in treatment than those who must travel to an outside facility during after-school hours.
School-based therapists capitalize on students’ existing academic and social networks by observing and treating clients within their natural environment.
For information on a referral for school based outpatient counseling with CONCERN, please contact your child's school counselor.
Fun! Fun! Fun! Summer Learning Sites
Here, we’ve compiled a few resources to keep students learning through the dog days of summer, with a particular focus on math and reading. For starters, the Edutopia blog post "Avoiding the Summer Slide in Reading and Writing" from Heather Wolpert-Gawron is chock-full of useful information and strategies for parents and students.
- Themed Books and Activities for Summer Reading and Learning: Start with a Book, a project from Reading Rockets, offers some great ideas for summer reading. This collection offers books and activities to help kids explore a variety of subjects like dinosaurs, money, and much more. Plus, be sure to check out their Summer Science collection for engaging in DIY summer science learning.
- Cool Summer Reading and Learning for Middle School Kids: Author Susan Curtis highlights some of the most useful websites, ideas, and strategies for helping middle school students stay active readers during the summer. Included are links to reading lists, online reading contests, and ideas for practicing reading with tech tools. Also check out Awesome Apps for the Six Traits of Writing, from WeAreTeachers, for improving writing skills with apps during the summer.
- Calculation Nation From the NCTM: If you're looking for a fun, web-based game for students, Calculation Nation from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a wonderful resource. This is just one example; there are tons of awesome games. Also check out Funbrain Math Arcade from Pearson, 10 Best Math Apps for Kids from Parents.com, and Cool Math.
- Summer Learning Resources for Parents From Colorín Colorado: This reading resource roundup for parents is awesome! You'll find guides, tips, and reading lesson ideas in Spanish and English. Another great resource from sister site Reading Rockets is Get Ready for Summer! Ideas for Teachers to Share With Families.
- Summer Fun Activities, Games, and Printables From Education.com: From Education.com, this collection features plenty of activities to keep your kids busy and learning this summer. From hands-on science activities, to outdoor games, there are dozens of ideas here to get started.
- Simple Tips for Summer Math Learning From PBS Parents: These easy-to-implement ideas are perfect for summer learning. My favorites: Turn chores into math learning opportunities, or find math lessons in your child’s collection (sea shells, baseball cards, etc.). PBS Parents’ reading tips guide is also extremely useful.
Explore the Outdoors!
It's that time of year again! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the whole family is ready to get outside. Explore the outdoors, discover fun nature crafts, and learn more about the world outside our doorsteps.
When we spend time on our stoops, take a walk around the neighborhood, or visit a nearby park, our senses come alive! We can inspire our children to observe and understand nature by listening for animal sounds, feeling the texture of rocks, seeing the shade made by the trees, smelling freshly cut grass, and tasting raindrops as they fall from the sky.
- PBS Kids
Important WASD Student Services Upcoming Dates
- 6/13-8/4/22 Summer Lunch Programs
- 8/26/22 Freshman Orientation @ WAHS
- 8/29/22 First Day of School for Students
** all school events can be viewed on the District Website calendar by clicking the district website button below**