D123 Summer Programs a Smashing Success

District 123 summer programming has long been a staple of the multitude of activities offered to the Oak Lawn and Hometown communities during the summer months. The four-week program took place in June and July this year and hosted 528 students at both Hometown Elementary and Covington Elementary Schools. 

Along with D123 Summer School Principal Sarah McIntyre and Amanda Bencik, and over 70 staff members created dynamic learning experiences for students that participated. Pre-Kindergartners through 8th graders had options to engage in "Discovery" classes like, "Curious Scientists," "Design & Stitch," and "Coding 101." Along with more academically focused "Launch" courses intentionally designed to provide students entering Preschool through 8th grade an opportunity to get started early on some of the classroom experiences and learning they will experience in the upcoming year.

Take a moment to explore the highlight video and many images displayed below to gain an insiders glimpse into all of the District 123 summer programming.

District 123 received the following comments from families in the program on a recent Summer School survey:

"Both of my children enjoyed and looked forward to their summer camp days. Thank you for providing both fun and education classes. They have already asked to do it again for next summer."
"My son really looked forward to attending the summer program each day. The teachers have been very kind and welcoming to my son. We will attend again next summer."
"My daughter has been so excited each day attending summer school. This has been great for her! Thank you!"

(All photos and videos credit Mohammad Atyia)

District 123 summer programming was available to any public, private, or parochial student and participants did not need to be a D123 student to participate. All of the summer programming opportunities are designed to offer innovative enrichment opportunities, explore interest-based content, and provide on-going academic preperation for the upcoming school year. The program this year was lead by Summer School Principal Sarah Mcintyre and over 50 staff members. At look at all of the different courses that were offered this year can be found at

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