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TAYLORVILLE — Students of the Summer Quest for credit recovery are seen here, read- ing with their teachers as they work hard to increase their reading comprehension skills. The recovery program was started to help students who might be suffering from learning loss caused by the 20-21 pandemic school year.
TAYLORVILLE – During the month of June, Taylorville School District offered a Summer Reading Quest to students who completed grades Kindergarten through fourth grade. The program focused on the love of reading and comprehen- sion skills. Giving these students a learning experi- ence on Wednesday mornings in June rebounding into learning recovery or losses that may have occurred during our unique 20-21 school year.
Attendees were provided individual supplies and two books each week to add to their libraries. The distinct breakfast and lunch bags were distributed to participants and families who attended, as well. Attendance prizes were given to students who attended at least three sessions. The district was excitedÂ to have just enough teachers/facilitators sign up for summer work to offer the program to twenty students per grade level K-4.
The faculty facilitating the program: curriculum director, elementary instructional coaches, reg- ular education, special education, Title I reading assistant, elementary sec- retary and a social emo- tional counselor.
The district plans to expand on this summer program as the upcoming school yearâ?TMs assess- ment of learning gaps are determined.
In addition, Taylorville High School offered a credit recovery summer program during the month of June. Two high school teachers, guidance counselors, and the principal facilitated the program. Students completed Graduation Required Courses ranging from math, science, and English. Using the APEX program, students utilized the APEX program to recoup credits.