Norfolk Public Schools hosted sessions this summer for students in grades 2, 3, 4 that are enrolled in the district's High Ability Learner (HAL) program. This was the first year of the summer program and it had a great response. Three sessions were offered for students to choose from for their experience.
STEM Week: This session was taught by Ms. Kari Cronin and Ms. Dani Mather at Grant Elementary School. Activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Examples of hands-on activities that these students experienced included projects like creating solar oven s’mores, airplane creations with flight challenges, construction, circuit building, and much more!
ART Week: This session was taught by Ms. Jennifer Carlisle at Norfolk Middle School. The activities this week focused on the different art mediums and exploration of art concepts. Examples of hands-on activities that these students experienced included skills like origami, quilling, collograph magic, clay sculpting and more.
THEATRE Week: This session was taught by Ms.Taryn Retzlaff at Norfolk Middle School and focused on theater, speech, drama, and the performing arts. Students experienced hands-on activities such as improvisation games, activities that focused on building characterization, and creative script writing! The campers worked on memory, nonverbal communication, and thinking outside the box.