Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 Summer Program Inspires Learning

Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 recently concluded its highly anticipated summer school program, hosting 551 students for 15 days of highly engaged learning. In its 12th year, the comprehensive program welcomed students from PreK to 8th grade, offering a wide range of educational and enrichment classes.

The District 123 Summer School Program, held from June 12th to June 29th and July 10th to 13th, provided an exceptional opportunity for students to further their knowledge and explore new areas of interest. With a mix of STEM, Academics, and Athletics courses, the program catered to diverse interests and age groups.

The program showcased an assortment of appealing courses designed to ignite students' passion for various subjects. The "Launch" program offered literacy, math, science, and social studies classes, exposing students to the skills and standards of their next grade level. Meanwhile, the "Discovery" program focused on art, dance, sports, and technology, allowing students to explore their creative and physical abilities.

"It's been amazing to witness our student's enthusiasm and the incredible experiences they've had beyond the regular school year." shared Sarah McIntyre, School District 123 Summer School Principal.

Superintendent Paul Enderle stressed the significance of the summer programs for the community, emphasizing that they were not merely "summer school" but additional learning opportunities. He noted that the programs allowed students to explore new areas of interest, advance academically, and meaningfully make the most of their summer break.

"These summer programs are an absolute game-changer for our students and community. It's not just about hitting the books; it's about unleashing their potential, exploring new horizons, and having a blast. Learning, fun, and growth definitely go hand in hand within our summer school program," stated Superintendent Enderle. 

The Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 Summer School Program was open to public, private, and parochial school students, underscoring its commitment to providing educational opportunities for all. With another successful year under its belt, District 123 continues to enrich the lives of its students and foster a love for learning within the community.

A highlight video from the program can be found below.

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