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Libertyville schools making summer classes fun

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  • Seventh grader Jack Zunker tests his Rock, No Roll creation in science investigation class Tuesday during Libertyville Elementary District 70 summer school at Highland Middle School. Almost 1,000 kids are taking part in classes that include gardening, spa and wellness, iMovie, ceramics, floor hockey and edible math.

      Seventh grader Jack Zunker tests his Rock, No Roll creation in science investigation class Tuesday during Libertyville Elementary District 70 summer school at Highland Middle School. Almost 1,000 kids are taking part in classes that include gardening, spa and wellness, iMovie, ceramics, floor hockey and edible math.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Second grader Jack Boller, left, gets help from fourth grader Ayush Patel as they look at different apps in the Technology at Your Fingertips class Tuesday during Libertyville Elementary District 70 summer school at Highland Middle School.

      Second grader Jack Boller, left, gets help from fourth grader Ayush Patel as they look at different apps in the Technology at Your Fingertips class Tuesday during Libertyville Elementary District 70 summer school at Highland Middle School.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Fifth graders Sophia Griffith, left, and Hannah Babcock work on their clay projects in Intro to Ceramics class Tuesday during Libertyville Elementary District 70 summer school at Highland Middle School.

      Fifth graders Sophia Griffith, left, and Hannah Babcock work on their clay projects in Intro to Ceramics class Tuesday during Libertyville Elementary District 70 summer school at Highland Middle School.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
by Gilbert R. Boucher II
gboucher@dailyherald.com

Nearly 1,000 students in Libertyville Elementary District 70 are going to summer school this year -- and loving it.

Classes at Highland Middle School and Copeland Manor School include gardening, spa and wellness, iMovie, ceramics, floor hockey and edible math.

"We have some wide-ranging activities," said summer school Principal Amy Morales. "There's some academic activities for enhancing math skills and writing skills. We have different art activities like ceramics and SmART summer arts, and we have some different sports classes as well."

A few of the more interesting classes include American Girl Doll, fashion fun, American Sign Language, jewelry making, NFL statistics, science investigation, and Wall Street in Libertyville.

"It's fun and you get to do a lot of stuff," seventh grader Natalia Michalski said as she created a headband in her fashion fun class. "I'm involved in spa and wellness, fashion fun, sewing and Web page. And my favorite one is Web page because you get to do a lot of stuff."

The classes for students in second through eighth grade started June 12 and run until July 13.

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