School may be out in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD), but students continue to benefit from educational programs such as Summer Enrichment. On June 27, hundreds of transitional kindergarten through seventh-grade students began the district’s five-week Summer Enrichment program at Lakeview Elementary School in Yorba Linda. Monday through Thursday, students rotated through engaging classes of their choice led by top-notch teachers.
In order to further inspire intellectual exploration in students, this year’s program featured more than 30 unique courses. While many of these courses are centered around themes of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, commonly known as STEAM, many classes also offer students the opportunity to explore more playful topics.
Some of the program’s courses include Around the World in 20 Days, Mission to Mars, Ready Set LEGO, Cross Stitching, Art-Mazing Science, Sports in the Sun, Dance the Summer Away, Math Mania, Everything Greek Mythology, and Sing Me a Story, just to name a few.
One student from Golden Elementary School in Placentia shared the following about their experience in Summer Enrichment: “My favorite part of summer school was finding new friends from different ages and schools. I got to do many fun activities in different classes and learn more. I am grateful I got to go to this summer school.”
The program’s principals for the summer were Lakeview Elementary School Principal, Stephanie Given, and Valencia High School Assistant Principal, Will Truong. The principals—along with a team of dedicated teachers, staff members, and district administrators—prepared for months to ensure the program was energetic and innovative in nature for all students.
The Summer Enrichment program is just one example of how students gain the advantage of an outstanding education in PYLUSD.