Although school is out for the summer, learning experiences and opportunities for students to thrive are still underway. Our Love of Learning Summer camps gave students and teachers the opportunity to connect to the joy of learning through shared interest. This is the second summer the schools’ have hosted this engaging experience where Intergenerational Schools’ teachers share an interest they have with our students through three one week camps. Camps included activities such as Basketball, Football, Soccer, Mindfulness, Arts and Crafts and Newspaper.

Engaging Experiences Spark a Love of Learning

These opportunities create new ways for students and teachers to discover that learning can inspire joy, fun and friendships. Focusing the lens of a camera to snap the perfect picture, practicing fundamental basketballs skills to sink a free throw or studying how to implement journalism techniques when writing for the newspaper are all experiences that support the development of social emotional skills. Students work together to share and explore ideas, discovering how these skills can apply to other areas of school and life.

“We had safe and positive weeks. Students had an opportunity to be involved in seven new experiences to express creativity and find a new interest. I’m really happy we were able to provide this type of engagement.”

Earl Ingram, Love of Learning Administrator and Director of the Saint Lukes Boys and Girls Club

Student Leaders Prepare to Welcome Back their Classmates

During the third week of our Love of Learning Summer, the Student Leadership group prepared for the start of the new school year. These students worked with Intergenerational Schools’ Instructional Leader, Kristal Funk, to create positive spaces in the building.

“ When students walk into the building in August they are going to see photos of themselves around the building and feel very welcome to be back in the building.”

Kristal Funk, Intergenerational Schools Instructional Leader

Student Leaders, Samari Reaves, Camryn Wilson, Sa’Niya Hall, and Sophie Lantvit, worked together to update the entrance of the building by designing a new welcome mat, decorating bullentin boards, and placing positive affirmation signs in the students and teacher bathrooms. The theme of one bullentin board is “Students Thriving at TIS Celebrating Academic Achievement” where students will be recognized for meeting their individual benchmarks, state test achievements, and outstanding spirited citizenship. Another board will display pictures of the graduating class of 2023 recognizing their academic achievement and encouraging other students to follow in their footsteps.

Student Leaders, Sa’Niya, Sophie and Samari hang positive affirmation signs in the TIS-East Bathrooms of Learning Summer Camp is just one example of Boundless Learning opportunities at the Intergenerational schools. Learn more about how students thrive at our next enrollment Information Session!