BCSD Summer School Wraps

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Blaine County School District wrapped up its SummerBridge Academic Program last week, capping off a summer of learning for over 200 elementary-age students entering first through fifth grade. The program, which took place at Bellevue Elementary, featured mornings focused on math and literacy sessions instructed by BCSD certified teachers, literacy experts from the Lee Pesky Learning Center, and instructional assistants from the College of Idaho. In the afternoons, YMCA camp staff led enrichment sessions with support from the I Have A Dream Foundation. BCSD provided transportation and lunch each day. 

In addition to SummerBridge, the district, in partnership with the I Have A Dream Foundation and the Environmental Resource Center, held summer learning programs for middle and high school students at Wood River High School. In total, BCSD served over 300 students at the elementary, middle and high school level. 

“This program would not be possible without our community partners, and we wanted to take this opportunity to formally express our gratitude,” said James Foudy, BCSD superintendent. “On behalf of the entire BCSD community, we want to thank everyone who contributed to the SummerBridge program this year.” 

BCSD would like to recognize the following organizations:

  • I Have A Dream Foundation
  • Teach For America
  • College of Idaho
  • Sun Valley Community School
  • YMCA
  • Lee Pesky Learning Center
  • Bellevue Elementary School
  • BCSD Transportation Department
  • District office staff

Paraprofessionals, teachers, and the Board of Trustees also made significant contributions to the success of the program, said Foudy. Additionally, the district said it wishes to thank the Bellevue custodial staff, Sodexo Food Service, and the numerous community organizations who opened their doors this summer and offered enriching field trips for BCSD students. 

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