Summer school moves this year to PHS, Lannoye

Summer school moves this year to PHS, Lannoye

Students work on a project during summer school is 2023. Summer school moves to PHS and Lannoye this year due to summer building projects.

Summer school will begin in June in the Pulaski Community School District, but due to school building construction some changes have been made for this year.

Summer school classes will move from Pulaski Community Middle School to Pulaski High School for first grade to grade 11 students. Classes will move from Hillcrest Elementary to Lannoye Elementary School for 4K and kindergarten students.  

Also, the bus pickup point for Sunnyside students to be picked up for transport to and from Pulaski High School will be Chase Town Hall. Lannoye Elementary students and Shining Star students will be picked up and dropped off from their respective buildings. Fairview students will be picked up and dropped off at Krakow Park. The district is looking for a drop-off/pick-up site closer to Hillcrest Elementary for those students as that location will also be under construction. However, those students could use the Lannoye location as well. 

It is not unprecedented that summer school is being conducted at PHS. At one time, it rotated between PHS and PCMS every two years, said Mark Heck, director. “For us, going back to the high school won’t be a big adjustment,” he said. PHS last hosted summer school in 2016. 

In 2018, the district applied for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program grant, which allows anyone under age 18 to receive free nutritious breakfasts and lunches in the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable.

 “It had to be at the middle school in order for us to get that grant,” Heck said.  The summer meal program continues to be held. The USDA granted a waiver to move the summer school site.

SCHEDULE: Summer school is held in three sections. The first section is June 17 to 28. The second section is July 8 to 19. The third is July 22 to Aug. 2. The dates for “Stepping Up to Middle School” for fifth-grade students advancing to PCMS, which is typically held the week after summer school concludes, are still to be determined dependent upon completion of bathroom renovation projects  at PCMS.

TEACHERS SOUGHT: It takes many teachers to educate students. Summer school has 120 unique course offerings and 450 total offerings considering multiple sections are run of the most-popular courses. Area teachers who would want to teach some or all of the sections may call Heck at 920-822-6051 to express interest.

BUILDING PROJECTS: The tweaks to summer school this year are necessary as the PCSD will be heavily into building projects that were approved by voters in a November 2022 referendum. Work began last fall on an addition to Sunnyside Elementary. Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held in upcoming months for the Technical Education wing expansion at Pulaski High School and the new addition to Hillcrest Elementary. Work is expected to continue on the projects into 2025.