News from the District
June 11, 2021
This letter contains important information about summer enrichment work for students.
We are proud of the student learning that took place throughout this most unusual school year. It was a true team effort between the students, teachers, and our amazing parents. We know that many of our families had to move mountains to figure out schedules on remote learning days, and we can’t thank you enough for your efforts this year. We are aware that many of our Duxbury families are interested in ways to continue to engage their students with learning over the summer months.
Summer is a time to wind down from the hectic nature of the school year and to participate in different activities that can be equally enriching for your child. Turning off devices, getting outside to enjoy nature, trips to Duxbury Beach, summer camps, and neighborhood games are some of the best parts of childhood in the summer.
If we could suggest two simple activities for our students to do regularly over the summer it would be to read every day and to continue to keep in practice with math fluency skills, especially at the elementary level.
As in past years, summer reading has been assigned at the secondary level, and we have provided optional resources across content areas for enrichment purposes. We are also providing optional summer enrichment opportunities for elementary students. Students are welcome and encouraged to share any of their summer work with their teachers during the first week of school.
In the links below, you will find summer skill maintenance activities listed by school and content area. At the secondary level, summer work will be used as a springboard for discussions and classwork during the first few weeks of school.
While we strongly encourage all students to complete the enrichment work provided in order to maintain their skills throughout the summer, we understand that families will make individual decisions. As always, please feel free to reach out to any of us with questions or for assistance.
Have a wonderful summer!
Danielle E. Klingaman Ed.D, Assistant Superintendent
Lew Alberti, 6-12 Social Studies Curriculum Supervisor
Karen Baynes Ed.D, 6-12 English Curriculum Supervisor
Ritamarie Benoit, Alden School Curriculum Supervisor
Kathy Harmon, 6-12 Science Curriculum Supervisor
Brandon Josselyn, 6-12 Math Curriculum Supervisor
Mary Anne McIntosh-Leydon, Art Department Chair
Diane Mehegan, World Language Curriculum Supervisor
Sara Milner, Chandler School Curriculum Supervisor
Chandler Summer Enrichment Art
DMS Summer Enrichment and Required Reading
ELA Summer Reading
DMS World Language Summer Enrichment
DMS Social Studies Summer 2021 Enrichment
DMS Math Summer 2021 Enrichment (incoming Grade 6)
DHS Math Summer 2021 Enrichment (incoming Grades 7 & 8)
DMS Science and Technology Summer Enrichment
DMS Art Summer Enrichment
Paintz Digital Drawing App
Portrait Practice Series
Cityscapes and Interior Rooms
DHS Summer Enrichment and Required Reading
ELA Summer Reading 2021
DHS World Language Summer Enrichment
DHS Social Studies Summer 2021 Enrichment
DHS Math Summer 2021 Enrichment
DHS Science Summer Enrichment
DHS Family and Consumer Science
DHS Summer Enrichment Art
Working with Layers
Youtube Tutorials for Beginners
Linear Perspective (1 & 2 Point)
Zentangle YouTube Playlist
Portrait Drawing with Jessica Hopper
Drawing simple 3D forms - warm up
Drawing 3D forms with curves
12 virtual museum tours
DMS and DHS Science and STEM
Options for at home discovery and programs/camps
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