FORESTVILLE – Coming this summer, Forestville will be hosting its first enrichment program, which will be a free service offered by the school.
The program has the intent of giving students an opportunity to experience enriching classes, allowing them to potentially learn new skills or improve their existing skills or knowledge, while providing this knowledge in a more relaxed atmosphere.
One of the programs will involve STEM, run by Forestville alumni and long-term district substitute Brenda Kerstetter. Scot Greenough, a Forestville teacher who is leading the program, said these will include things like bridge building and other kinds of engineering projects. Peter Dolce, a Forestville substitute, will also volunteer to come in and build rockets with the kids, including building water bottle rockets.
“I think the kids will have a pretty good time with that,” Greenough said.
Forestville fifth grade teacher and Silver Creek boys’ basketball coach Ralph Jackson will also be holding a sports unit, giving the kids a bit more activity than they’ve had in the last couple of years.
“Ralph is going to do basketball, football, and numerous different activities inside and outside so we can use the softball field and the gym,” said Greenough.
Lauri Becker, Tom Dempsey and Lisa Sumigala, all of whom coach basketball at Forestville, will also be hosting a basketball clinic for the kids.
Michelle Dolce, an elementary teacher, will be doing a nutritional and wellness instruction session with the kids, including spin and yoga classes, while also including some mental health classes.
Complete details of classes being offered will be mailed to parents by April 22, which will also include instructions on how to sign up. Signups begin on May 2 and will end on May 13, and each session will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with breakfast, lunch, and transportation all provided by the school.
Session one will take place from July 5 to July 8 and July 11 to July 14, session two will be from July 18 to July 21 and July 25 will be from August 1 to August 4 and August 8 to August 11
Questions can be directed to Scot Greenough through his school extension, 716-965-2711, ext. 123.