Clark County Migrant Summer Fun
By Madeline Potter
This year our Clark County migrant students attended our ‘’ Earth, Learn, Inspire’’ environment themed summer camp. We focused on learning about how to preserve our planet while also incorporating Reading, Math, and Science. We hosted our camp at Campbell Jr. High School from June 5th-June 28th. Our Middle School students also attended ‘’Career Craze’’ hosted by Maysville Community College. Our High School students attended a College Experience Camp at Morehead University.
We have many wonderful people to thank for their help.
- Beth Griffith talked to our students about healthy eating and gardening. She brought in many vegetables from her home garden for our students to sample.
- Thanks to Ms. Terra Pigg and her FFA students, we visited the GRC High School’s greenhouse to learn about growing plants indoors.
- Wendy O’Connor, of the Clark County Library, visited several times to host ‘’Story Time.’’
- Sandy Kennedy, of the UK Extension Office, visited twice to teach about students about healthy eating and how to cook nutritious meals. Students made ziti, salads, pancakes, and smoothies.
- Miranda Woodall, of Alltech, presented on ‘’Feeding the World in 2050’’ and taught us how to use recycled items to grown plants.
- John Maruskin and Caleb, of the Clark County Library, visited several times to host a writing and drawing workshop.
- Ronald McDonald read stories with our youngest children and spoke with our older students about being an entertainer.
- Kent Coogle, of Strode Station Elementary, visited twice to present on STEM. Through hands-on activities the children enjoyed learning about electricity and the digestive system.
- Joseph Miller allowed our students to visit the Rowland Arts Teen Center. They learned about the many classes and tutoring options available on site.
- We learned about manufacturing and recycling when our students visited the local Ale 8 factory.
- We learned about Outer Space by visiting the Living Arts and Science Center where we built space rovers, visited the Explorer’s Classroom, and watched a presentation in the planetarium.
- Students visited the Clark County Library several times to learn about animals and check out books.
- Amanda Houtz, of Lexington, and the students decorated cookies to look like the Earth.
- Students held a summer festival to celebrate learning about the environment.
- Student watched and learned about ‘’The Lorax’’ to learn about saving trees.
- Students viewed the movie ‘’Spare Parts’’ to learn about engineering and overcoming obstacles.
- Students learned about mathematics by creating Lawn Yahtzee and learning how to play.
- Students learned about physical education and visited Paradise Cove in Richmond.