Hornell School District to Start a Summer Learning Academy

July 5, 2017

HORNELL, NY – Hornell School Superintendent Doug Wyant announced Monday that the district will be starting a Summer Learning Academy in partnership with the Hornell YMCA. Participants must be in kindergarten through 8th grade, with k-3rd being at the North Hornell School and 4th – 8th at the Intermediate School.

The dates will be July 10th through August 10th with a total of 20 learning days, with the hours set at 7:30am to 12:30pm.

Courses to be offered are Literacy, Math, and enrichment based programs. Wyant says the turnout should be around 160 students with breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided. Students must apply to attend.

Also Assistant Jr High Principle Julie Smith and School Psychologist Nancy Shedlock updated the board and public present on the progress of two programs.

The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) was signed into law by Governor Paterson on September 13, 2010. The intent of DASA is to ensure that elementary and secondary school students have the right to attend school in an environment that is free of discrimination, harassment, and bullying.

DASA prohibits students from being subjected to harassment by school staff or students on school property based on their race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

The other update was on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. This program’s theme is teaching behavioral expectations in the same manner as any core curriculum subject. It also looks at punishments in a different perspective.

And finally Welliver Construction Superintendent Mick Pavlick gave an update on the Capital project currently going on at the schools. He had some good news for the board about the west parking lot revisions stating that it will be completed three weeks ahead of time at the end of May.