Kids on Campus Coming Again This Summer

Kids on Campus is a summer enrichment program for students who are interested in improving their Math, Science, and Technology skills through exciting, hands-on activities. Registration for these classes has begun for students completing the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade and continues until May 22nd.

“We lowered participating age to first grade this year, based upon the many requests we had last year,” said Christy Mills, Executive Director of Pickaway HELPS (Higher Education Learning Partners for Students). “We hated to turn them away, so this year these students can now participate!”

Micah Smith participated in Kids on Campus last year, then seven years old. When Ohio Christian University President Mark Smith asked what he had learned in math, Micah replied, “Dad, I didn’t learn anything. We just played.”  Smith responded, “Great teachers make learning fun.”

Tuition is $35 per class, which includes materials and a colorful t-shirt! Classes are one week, June 3-7 or June 10-14, from 10 am – noon or 1 – 3 pm, at Ohio Christian University, 1476 Lancaster Pike (State Route 22), near Circleville.

Schedule of classes is as follows: Math for 1-2 graders (June 3-7), Science for 3-4 graders (June 3-7), Math for 3-4 graders (June 10-14), Science for 1-2 graders (June 10-14), and Technology for 3-4 graders only (June 3-7 morning and June 10-14 afternoon). Flyers are being distributed in your child's classroom with all the details, so please register according to the grade level they are just now completing. Early registration is important as last year's enrollment was nearly maxed out at 155.

The Math teacher is Linda Diltz, a retired Westfall Local School District Math teacher and Math Teacher Leader for the district who is currently an instructor at Ohio Christian University. The Science teacher is Rolanda Hurtt who teaches sixth grade science at Everts Middle School in the Circleville City School District. Both teachers hold master’s degrees from Ashland University. The Technology teacher is Ashlee Engel who has been teaching first grade for six years at Pickaway Elementary School. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University.

The program is coordinated by Pickaway HELPS with support from Ohio Christian University, the Pickaway County Commissioners, and PPG Industries.

To register or obtain more information, call Christy Mills at 474-5383 or send an email to highered@pickaway.org.