Classes in session: School's in for summer

165 participants report for Summer Lit Camp activities held at high school


July 27, 2022

Benny Westcott

Second-graders at the Summer Lit Camp at Sweet Home High School practice drawing and writing in a class taught by fourth-grade Hawthorne teacher Katie Adams. A total of 165 youngsters participated in this year's summer school program.

For the last four weeks, many K-9 students in the Sweet Home School District have been participating in Scholastic's Summer Lit Camp at the high school.

Some 165 kids signed up for the program, and turnout has been pretty good, according to Summer School Principal Dee Dee Collins, who's been a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) specialist for the district, but recently accepted a job as assistant principal at Philomath High School.

"The kids that did come have been coming regularly and having fun," she said.

The Lit Camp's goal, she added, was to "get the kids reading and avoid summe...

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