Grow with Us – HPS Announces Summer Learning

Grow with Us – HPS Announces Summer Learning
Posted on 06/12/2020
Hicksville Public Schools has announced exciting new summer learning opportunities for its K-12 students with its “Grow with Us” Program. It is designed to engage students in hands-on and academic learning in three components: the Summer Gardening Project, Summer Reading Lists, and Summer Academic Resources. 
 
During the Summer Gardening Project, K-12 students are invited to grow a garden and create a journal documenting their efforts. Gardens can be as simple as a windowsill herb garden or as complex and creative as our students’ imaginations. And, it provides a fun, hands-on learning experience students can complete at home while social distancing. Students who complete the summer gardening project will be celebrated when schools reopen at a special “Grow with Us” event. A comprehensive web page with step-by-step instructions has been created to provide our students with all the information they need to participate in this fun project: https://sites.google.com/hicksvillepublicschools.org/summer-gardening-project/home

To help get our gardeners started, Stop & Shop donated over 5,100 seedpod starter kits to the school district. Many thanks to Samantha Lustig, Perishable Manager at the Stop & Shop at 530 Old Country Road in Hicksville, for supporting our students with this generous donation. Seedpod kits were made available at our elementary schools during the student supply pick-ups and at this week’s Moving Up Day ceremonies. Additional kits can be arranged for pick up at the District’s four Grab & Go locations by emailing ssimon@hicksvillepublicschools.org.