CIRCLEVILLE - Registration for Kids on Campus summer camp has begun for students just completing first through fourth grades this school yearand will continue until classes fill or May 27, whichever is first.
Kids on Campus, held on the campus of Ohio Christian University, is a summer enrichment program designed to provide students with an early awareness of STEM subjects, which include science, technology, engineering, math— as well as art, and for the first time, music. The program is coordinated by Pickaway HELPS (Higher Education Learning Partners for Students) with support from Ohio Christian University and funding from PPG Industries.
Kids on Campus, first held in 2007, provides hands-on learning with experiments, activities and games in a fun, safe environment. Equally important is the opportunity to expose students to a college campus at a very young age. Here is what some previous students have said about Kids on Campus: “I feel like a smart teenager!” “Thanks for teaching me cool stuff!” “It’s fun to see what college kids do!” “We just played,” in response to dad’s question about what his son learned. His father stated, “great teachers make learning fun!”
Students from any school district are welcome to attend Kids on Campus, and high school students from all districts volunteer to help out with the program.
Classes are one week sessions from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m., at Ohio Christian University, 1476 Lancaster Pike (State Route 22), in Circleville. Signs will be posted on campus to direct families to the proper classroom locations. Tuition is $35 per class session, which includes materials and a colorful t-shirt. The class schedule is as follows:
June 6-10, 2016
Grades 3 & 4 Mathematics
Grades 3 & 4 Music
Grades 1 & 2 Science
Grades 1 & 2 Visual Arts
Grades 3 & 4 Technology
June 15-19, 2015
Grades 1 & 2 Mathematics
Grades 1 & 2 Music
Grades 3 & 4 Science
Grades 1 & 2 Technology
Grades 3 & 4 Visual Arts
Pickaway HELPS Announces Scholarship
for First Generation College Students
Pickaway HELPS is pleased to announce the Pickaway HELPS/Ula Jean Ater Metzler scholarship, specifically for first-generation college students. One scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at each of the four county high schools who will be the first in their immediate family to complete a post-secondary credential or degree. Pickaway HELPS’ mission is to make education beyond high school possible for all students in Pickaway County and the scholarship was created in honor of Metzler, the founder of the organization. Applications are available in the guidance office of each high school and are due by February 26th.
Pictured (from left) are Christy Mills, Katie Logan, Dan Litzinger and Emily Nelson.
Pickaway HELPS recently was awarded a $10,500 grant from the Education Fund of Pickaway Competitiveness Network (PCN) to expand ongoing college and career readiness activities to middle school students in the county.
Pickaway HELPS (Higher Education Learning Partners for Students) is a collaboration between the four school districts in Pickaway County along with the Pickaway County Board of Commissioners to make education beyond high school possible for all residents of Pickaway County.
PCN is organized and funded by the Pickaway County Community Foundation.