It's hard for me to believe it's already July! It feels like we just ended the school year. I hope everyone is having a fun and relaxing summer so far.
While the halls may be quieter this time of the year, the district has been busy with several initiatives. First, we continue to plan for the construction of the new elementary and middle school buildings. Below is a timeline of next steps for the project.
We also recently hosted a KEEP Academy at Tallmadge High School. More than 150 teachers from across Northeast Ohio visited for three days of professional development. Several of Tallmadge's teachers and staff served as presenters as well.
In an effort to help prevent the "summer slide" for our students, the district started a pilot reading program. The program is coordinated by Dave Quillen, our resource officer and is open to all Tallmadge students in grades K-6. It is held at Saxon Village. If you have a child interested in attending, email Mr. Quillen at [email protected]
Several of our students in grades K-7 participated in Camp Invention the week of June 12-16. Throughout the week, students completed various science experiments and even created their own inventions. It was a great way to keep our students engaged during the summer and let them use their imaginations to solve problems. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success!
If you're interested in ways to keep your child learning over the summer months, visit the Tallmadge Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. They have excellent programs for kids of all ages! You can also visit www.infohio.org for activities you can do at home.
Enjoy the rest of your summer! We'll see everyone back here in August.
Superintendent Jeff Ferguson