By Cary Ammons, Antlers Public School Superintendent
Summer schedules have started for Antlers Public Schools, and likewise for many other public schools nearby. I would like to take a minute to thank all the many parents, community members, organization members, businesses and faculty for another great year at Antlers. All the support made this year wonderful for our students.
Some people may wonder what public schools do as they transition for the summer. I would like to offer some insight. First, school districts will be audited for attendance and transportation. These figures are derived from student data entered into our student management software called MAS. This is called our annual statistical report (ASR). School districts also prepare to end this fiscal year (June 30) and prepare for next year. Test data from spring testing will be disseminated during the summer. Interpreting the data allows our faculty to find gaps in our instruction, especially as we move towards Common Core.
Summer months also include projects like renovating bathrooms and or classrooms while extracurricular programs are busy with summer projects.
As for Antlers Public Schools, the summer months around our campus are busy. We are working on renovating the Vegher Bathrooms, replacing old carpet in the PK-K building, installing a computer lab in the high school, and preparing for a roof on the middle school. Our sports programs are busy with summer pride, basketball summer leagues, baseball/softball summer leagues, and FFA/AG students are preparing for fall projects and speech contest.
We are also providing free lunch for all children during the month of June. Summer Lunch Program at Antlers Public Schools will be at the middle school cafeteria, Monday-Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing the cafeteria filled every day.
Summer school will be taking place for students who may need a little bit of extra help, make up for credit recovery, or attendance issues, whatever the case maybe, we will be providing summer school for our 3rd graders, middle school students and high school students during the month of June, Monday through Thursday only.
Lastly, administration at Antlers Public Schools wants all students to enjoy their summer and to be safe!