Meriden Public Schools

Summer Learning

May 18, 2021

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 6,000 titles at all different reading levels.  
 
It is also important for our students to improve their math skills over the summer. ST Math* and Prodigy are available for elementary students and secondary students may continue working in ALEKS*.
 
All programs are available through your child’s ClassLink page.  (Programs available through July 31 have an asterisk*.)
 
All students are encouraged to participate in the Governor's Summer Reading Challenge and Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge.
 
I wish you a safe, happy, and healthy summer break.  
 
All the best,
 
Mark D. Benigni, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Camp Invention®️  June 14-18, 2021

Current 4th-grade students have been 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 assessment. 

Summer School for Exiting K-4 Students
June 14-July 23, 2021

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 after-school programming to all K-4 students that attend summer school. 

Extended School Year (ESY) July 6-Varied end dates

Students identified for ESY services will participate in person at Lincoln Middle School or Hanover Elementary School. If you have questions, please contact the ESY Directors, Beth Jones or Seth Phostole, (203) 238-2381.

Beyond the Bell - Middle School Summer School
June 14-July 2, 2021

Beyond the Bell Summer Camp will provide enrichment opportunities for incoming 6th - 8th-grade students from June 14th through July 2nd. The camp will meet Monday through Friday from 7:50-11:20 a.m. at Platt High School.  Students will participate in enrichment classes each day including cooking, crafts, exercise/sports, swimming, and more.  In a partnership with local community camps, students will have an opportunity to attend a camp in the afternoon.

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; Conspiracy Theories; and Crimes Against Humanity:  Human Rights and International Law.

Summer Bridge Program June 14-29, 2021

This year we are hosting an in-person twelve-day program for incoming 9th-grade students at both Maloney and Platt High Schools.  Students will have the opportunity to earn 1/2 high school credit, learn 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, lunch and breakfast will be provided daily.  Students will attend the program at the high school they are attending.

Summer Success June 14-19, 2021

The Summer Success Credit Recovery Program will target current 9th and10th grade students who received a 45% to 59% in core classes needed for graduation progress. Students will complete project assignments during a 1-week Summer Recovery program.  This program will run June 14th-19th, Monday through Friday from 8:00-11:00.  This program is designed for students to attend in person.  However, distance learning options will be offered through the use of Google Meets.

AP US History/ AP Government and Politics Boot Camp June 14-18, 2021 (PHS), August 2,3,4,10 and 11, 2021 (APGov MHS), August 9-13, 2021 ( AP US History MHS)

Students enrolled in AP US History or AP Government and Politics  will have the opportunity to better prepare for the rigorous coursework involved in advanced placement from from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Maloney or  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.

High School Credit Recovery June 14-July 15, 2021

Current grade 9-12 students can participate in High School Credit Recovery through Odysseyware from June 14-July 15,  Monday through Thursday.  There are two sessions 8:00 to 10:00 and 10:00 to noon. There is no class on July 5th.  Algebra II and Biology will be in person. 

Meriden Public Schools Career Express June 21-25, 2021

This career exploration program will run daily from 9:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. beginning the week of June 21st and ending on June 25th.  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 12-23, 2021

Summer Middle School Music Camp is for students entering grades 5-8 from July 12-23 2021 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.

GEAR UP Summer Program August 16-20, 2021

GEAR UP Summer Transition Program(Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a program that will assist next year's incoming 9th-grade students in the transition from middle school to high school.  This program will host incoming freshman students for 1-week (August 16th-20th) before the beginning of the school year and provide opportunities for students to better prepare themselves for their transition to high school.  GEAR UP will provide activities that will assist students in the areas of academic preparation and mentoring and advising. The program will run Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

College Prep Academy August 16-20, 2021

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 16th - 20th.  The program will be held in person on Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 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.  For more information please contact College and Career Coordinators, Abby Marcantonio (PHS) or Lauren Powers (MHS).

High School Band Camp  August 16-26, 2021

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. 

Students Entering Kindergarten Summer Program
August 23-27, 2021

Students entering Kindergarten may participate in a one week on-site summer school program. This program will be held at the students’ neighborhood elementary school from 8:45 a.m.-11:45a.m., Monday - Friday.