June 1, 2022
Hello MPS Families,
Congratulations on another successful school year! While this was a challenging year for all of us, I continue to be very proud of the work of our students, staff, and families.
We need your help encouraging your child to read over the summer months. We are pleased that all K-5 students will be able to use myON, which allows them to pick a book to read from over 7,000 titles at all different reading levels.
It is also important for our students to improve their math skills over the summer. ST Math* and Freckle are available for elementary students and secondary students may continue working in ALEKS.
All programs are available through July 31, 2022, on your child’s ClassLink page. As of August 1, 2022, we will begin preparing programs for the 2022-2023 school year.
I wish you a safe, happy, and healthy summer break.
Thank you for all of your support!
All the best,
Mark D. Benigni, Ed.D.
Camp Invention®️ June 20-24, 2022
Current 4th-grade students were selected to participate in Meriden Public Schools’ exciting summer virtual STEM camp through Camp Invention®️. Participants for this enrichment opportunity were selected from all eight elementary schools based on performance on the most recent SBA and iReady assessments.
Summer Reading Program for Exiting K-4 Students June 20-July 15, 2022
Selected students from exiting Grades K-4 who need extra support in reading will participate in a summer school program five days a week. The District Summer School on-site program will be held at Israel Putnam Elementary School from 8:30 am-12 pm, Monday - Friday. Community partnerships have been established to offer extended-school opportunities to all K-4 students that attend summer school.
Extended School Year (ESY) July 5-Varied end dates
Students identified for ESY services will participate in person at Lincoln Middle School. If you have questions, please contact the ESY Directors, Beth Jones or Seth Phostole, (203) 238-2381.
Beyond the Bell Summer Academy June 20-July 8, 2022
Beyond the Bell Summer Academy will provide academic and enrichment opportunities for incoming middle school students for three weeks, from June 20 to July 8. The program will meet Monday through Friday from 7:30-11:20 a.m.at Platt High School; lunch provided. Students will participate in reading, math, STEM opportunities, and other fun, hands-on activities, including arts and crafts, slime lab, karate, fitness, ice cream making, and swimming.
Platt High School AP Boot Camp June 20-June 23, 2022
Students enrolled in AP US History, AP Government and Politics, or AP Modern World History will have the opportunity to better prepare for the rigorous coursework involved in advanced placement from June 20-23, 1:00 p.m.-to 3:03 p.m. at Platt High School. Students will work on developing the necessary note-taking, reading, research, and study skills. They will also work on developing content-specific skills like analyzing documents, reading maps/charts/graphs, and improving their writing skills, as well as, addressing early components of the curriculum.
Online Summer Learning Opportunities
High School Online Summer Learning Opportunities Current high school students may participate in online summer learning opportunities. Courses are self-paced and include General Science: Epidemics and Outbreaks and Child Development.
Summer Bridge Program June 16-July 1, 2022
Incoming 9th-grade students will participate in a twelve-day program at Maloney and Platt High Schools. Students will have the opportunity to earn 1/2 high school credit, learn about their new school, meet staff, participate in team-building activities and learn more about themselves as they set goals for their high school years and beyond.
Students enrolled will receive all materials and resources needed for the program and to start this important high school year. The program will run Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Lunch and breakfast will be provided daily. Students will attend the program at the high school they are attending.
High School Credit Recovery June 22-July 21, 2022
Current grade 9-12 students can participate in High School Credit Recovery through Apex Learning from June 22-July 21, Monday through Thursday. There are two sessions, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 10:00 AM to noon. There is no class on July 5th.
Meriden Public Schools Career Express June 20-24, 2022
This career exploration program will run daily from 9:00 a.m-to 1:00 p.m. on June 20th and end on June 24th. Each day our Meriden Public School students will be hosted in-person or virtually on field trips by our career partners and participate in in-depth informational sessions.
Middle School Music Camp July 11-22, 2022
Summer Middle School Music Camp is for students entering grades 5-8 from July 11-22, 2022, at Edison Middle School from 8:30-12:00 Monday through Friday. There are two sessions, and students are welcome to take one or both. Band, Choral, and Orchestra ensembles will be offered. Registration, general information, and staff contact can be found here.
GEAR UP Summer Program July 6-August 9, 2022
GEAR UP Summer Transition Program (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) offers students four college credit-earning courses through a partnership with Middlesex Community College. The three-credit courses include Color Theory, World Music, Careers in Media, and Children’s Literature, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00-11:30 AM. In addition to taking a college credit-earning course, students will work closely with an academic advisor one-on-one and in small groups to enhance their study and time management skills. Students will participate in a dual credit opportunity, earning one credit from Meriden Public Schools through a PLE and 3 MxCC credits. Each week will include additional fun activities to students, including Battle of the Classes and mediation.
Maloney High School AP Boot Camp August 15-19, 2022
Students enrolled in AP US History or AP Modern World History will have the opportunity to better prepare for the rigorous coursework involved in advanced placement from August 15-19, 1:15 p.m.-to 3:15 p.m. at Maloney High School. Students will work on developing the necessary note-taking, reading, research, and study skills. They will also work on developing content-specific skills like analyzing documents, reading maps/charts/graphs, and improving their writing skills, as well as, addressing early components of the curriculum.
College Prep Academy August 15-19, 2022
Program for incoming seniors looking to get a head start on their college application process. College Prep Academy will run at both Maloney and Platt High Schools from August 15th to 19th. The program will be held in person on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Students will learn tips for FAFSA and scholarship applications, receive essay support, meet college admission representatives and receive support with completing their Common Application. Please contact College and Career Coordinators Stephanie Cruz (PHS) or Jodi Nero (MHS) for more information.
High School Band Camp August 15-26, 2022
High school band members take part in a two-week summer camp to prepare them for the fall competitive marching band season. Camp sessions are a mandatory component of the programs and have been an integral part of the high school programs for decades. Click on the links for more information about Maloney Band Camp and Platt Band Camp.
Entering Kindergarten Kickoff Summer Program
August 22-26, 2022
Students entering Kindergarten may participate in a one-week on-site summer school program. This program is at the students’ neighborhood elementary school from 8:45 a.m.to 11:45 a.m.