Hello from Maya Angelou Academy! Our summer school program got off to a great start. Our interns along with our staff led our Harambee assembly. This activity was designed to build and strengthen our school community. Also, our amazing teachers worked collaboratively with our interns and support staff to create highly engaging lessons and activities. The collaborative approach led to high student engagement and achievement.
During our summer school program, our scholars participated in various computer coding activities and projects, led by our community partner, Code in the Schools. During the program, our scholars were taught computer programming and gaming. They also developed problem-solving skills associated with computer programming.
In addition, our scholars were also hard at work in their other classes. They worked on various graphic design projects in art class, completed their research paper in English and conducted lab experiments on water pollution, genetics, and animal dissections in science. Academically, this summer was truly a great experience for our scholars!
Finally, several visitors from different organizations visited our school namely the Children’s Defense Fund and the U.S. Department of Education. Our visitors participated in our Harambee assemblies and classroom activities. Our scholars were inspired by their work and role in the community. We are eternally grateful to our visitors from the Children’s Defense Fund and the U.S Department of Education for supporting our scholars. To that end, we look forward to a great 2016-2017 school year.