Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
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Summer learning opportunities


ELEMENTARY

Preschool Summer Learning Opportunity

  • WHO: Preschool, by invitation
  • WHAT: Address unfinished learning, accelerate learning
  • WHEN: June 7-July 1, Monday-Thursday, 8-11 a.m.
  • WHERE: Lincoln Elementary, 805 Beal St
  • DEADLINE: May 10
  • CONTACT: Amy Richards,  308-385-5655

Every Day A Reader Camp

  • WHO: Grades K-3
  • WHAT: An opportunity for students to extend and enrich their love for reading through virtual and hands-on experiences
  • WHEN: May 24 - July 15
  • WHERE: Click here to access
  • CONTACT:

Zearn Math Summer Intensive Series

  • WHO: Grades K-5
  • WHAT: Students login to Zearn’s online math platform to complete digital math lessons from Summer 2021 Summer Math Intensive Series, starting with the first Priority Mission for each grade.  Lessons include fluency, concept development, and independent practice with built-in math help
  • WHEN: May 24-July 16, Monday-Friday, 30 minutes per day
  • WHERE: Online
  • HOW TO SIGN UP: CLICK HERE to register
  • DEADLINE: May 14
  • CONTACT: Alisson Zitterkopf,  308-385-5882

E3: Extended Education Experience

  • WHO: Grades K-4, by invitation
  • WHAT: Address unfinished learning, accelerate learning, expand learning, promote college and career readiness
  • WHEN: June 7-24, Monday-Thursday, 9-11 a.m.
  • WHERE: Stolley Park Elementary, 1700 W Stolley Park Rd
  • DEADLINE: May 12
  • CONTACT: Brent Heikes, , 402-518-0845

Title I Summer School at a Glance 
The Adventure Begins Here: Camp 2021
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students. Students will be picked up and dropped off at their home schools (Lincoln, Jefferson, Knickrehm, Howard, Starr, Wasmer and Dodge). Buses leave from home schools at 7:30 a.m. Students attending POWER Camp will ride the bus directly to Jefferson. Students not attending POWER Camp should arrive back at their home schools by 12:30 p.m.

  • WHO: Grades K-4, by invitation
  • WHAT: Prevent summer learning loss, close achievement gap, promote math fluence and problem-solving, reinforce and develop foundational reading skills, engage students in reading experiences.
  • WHEN: June 7-July 1, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • WHERE: West Lawn Elementary, 3022 College St.
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Mikhail Happ, ; Chandra Myers, ; Kate Crowe,

POWER Camp
Fun awaits at POWER Camp

  • WHO: Grades 2-5 in Title I buildings (Dodge, Knickrehm, Howard, Jefferson, Lincoln, Starr, Wasmer and West Lawn); by invitation 
  • WHAT: Address unfinished learning, accelerate learning, expand learning, promote college and career readiness
  • WHEN: June 7-July 1, Monday-Thursday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Jefferson Elementary, 1314 W 7th St
  • DEADLINE: May 7
  • CONTACT: Breanna McDonald, , Jessica Schroeder, . 308-385-5922.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

JumpStart 6

  • WHO: Fifth grade students transitioning to sixth grade
  • WHAT: Create an intentional time and space for incoming sixth grade students to learn about the middle school experience!
  • WHEN: July 27-29, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Barr Middle School and Westridge Middle School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walnut Middle School
  • WHERE: Barr Middle School, 602 W Stolley Park Rd, Walnut Middle School, 1600 N Custer Ave, and Westridge Middle School, 4111 W 13th St
  • HOW TO SIGN UP: 
  • DEADLINE: July 16

Summer Algebra & Geometry Camp - FREE!

  • WHO: Current eighth- and ninth-grade students
  • WHAT: Ignite your learning in algebra or geometry!
  • WHEN: July 19-22, July 26-29, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • WHERE: Grand Island Senior High, 2124 N Lafayette Ave
  • HOW TO SIGN UP: CLICK HERE to register for Geometry; CLICK HERE to register for Algebra
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Dr. Allison Bailey, abailey@gips.org


STEAM Camp - FREE!

  • WHO: Current eighth- and ninth-grade students
  • WHAT: Learn how to harness solar power to impact food supply, produce energy, create transformative art and work to change the community!
  • WHEN: July 19-23, Monday-Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
  • WHERE: Grand Island Senior High, 2124 N Lafayette Ave
  • HOW TO SIGN UP: CLICK HERE to register  
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Jolyne Zigler,

LEAD Transition & Leadership Camp - FREE!

  • WHO: Current eighth-grade students planning to attend the Academy of Freshman Exploration and ninth-grade students looking to build leadership skills!
  • WHAT: Expand your understanding of leadership!
  • WHEN: July 26-29, Monday-Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
  • WHERE: Grand Island Senior High, 2124 N Lafayette Ave (enter door 34)
  • HOW TO SIGN UP: CLICK HERE to register
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Mayra Ortiz, 

Barr Middle School Summer Academy

  • WHO: Grades 6-7, by invitation
  • WHAT: Help students maintain skills learned throughout the year, master essential standards and unfinished learning, engage in reading experiences and exploratory activities!
  • WHEN: June 7 - July 1, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • WHERE: Barr Middle School, 602 West Stolley Park Rd
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Nathan Helzer, , Jill Buettner, .

Walnut Middle School Summer Academy
Students can come as early as 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and stay as late as 12:30 p.m. for lunch.

  • WHO: Grades 6-7, by invitation
  • WHAT: Help students maintain skills learned throughout the year, master essential standards and unfinished learning, engage in reading experiences and exploratory activities!
  • WHEN: June 7 - July 1, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • WHERE: Walnut Middle School, 1600 North Custer Ave
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Kylee Rhamy,  Desere Erpenbach, Jill Buettner,  

Westridge Middle School Summer Academy

  • WHO: Grades 6-7, by invitation
  • WHAT: Help students maintain skills learned throughout the year, master essential standards and unfinished learning, engage in reading experiences and exploratory activities!
  • WHEN: June 7 - July 1, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • WHERE: Westridge Middle School, 4111 West 13th Street
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Kayla Geiger,  Jill Buettner, .

Grades 9-12 Credit Recovery Summer School
Free grab-and-go lunches from GIPS nutrition services!

  • WHO: Grades 9-12, by invitation
  • WHAT: Provide secondary students with high-quality supplemental instructional services to support their achievement of graduation requirements!
  • WHEN: June 7-July 29, Monday-Thursday, 8-11:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: Wyandotte Learning Center, 315 Wyandotte Street
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Melie Champion, ; Gordon Bye,

Grades 9-12 Migrant Summer School

  • WHO: Grades 9-12, by invitation 
  • WHAT: Provide secondary migrant students (and families) with high-quality supplemental instructional services to support their achievement of graduation requirements! 
  • WHEN: June 7-July 29, Monday-Thursday;
    • For June 7-July 1: English and Math will run from 8-11:30 a.m., Online courses will run from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
    • For July 6-29: Online courses will run from 8-11:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: Career Pathways Institute, 1215 South Adams Street
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Maria Trejo, , Jaqueline Juarez-Meier,
Media Inquiries
Mitchell Roush , Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201127
Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

Summer learning opportunities


ELEMENTARY

Preschool Summer Learning Opportunity

  • WHO: Preschool, by invitation
  • WHAT: Address unfinished learning, accelerate learning
  • WHEN: June 7-July 1, Monday-Thursday, 8-11 a.m.
  • WHERE: Lincoln Elementary, 805 Beal St
  • DEADLINE: May 10
  • CONTACT: Amy Richards,  308-385-5655

Every Day A Reader Camp

  • WHO: Grades K-3
  • WHAT: An opportunity for students to extend and enrich their love for reading through virtual and hands-on experiences
  • WHEN: May 24 - July 15
  • WHERE: Click here to access
  • CONTACT:

Zearn Math Summer Intensive Series

  • WHO: Grades K-5
  • WHAT: Students login to Zearn’s online math platform to complete digital math lessons from Summer 2021 Summer Math Intensive Series, starting with the first Priority Mission for each grade.  Lessons include fluency, concept development, and independent practice with built-in math help
  • WHEN: May 24-July 16, Monday-Friday, 30 minutes per day
  • WHERE: Online
  • HOW TO SIGN UP: CLICK HERE to register
  • DEADLINE: May 14
  • CONTACT: Alisson Zitterkopf,  308-385-5882

E3: Extended Education Experience

  • WHO: Grades K-4, by invitation
  • WHAT: Address unfinished learning, accelerate learning, expand learning, promote college and career readiness
  • WHEN: June 7-24, Monday-Thursday, 9-11 a.m.
  • WHERE: Stolley Park Elementary, 1700 W Stolley Park Rd
  • DEADLINE: May 12
  • CONTACT: Brent Heikes, , 402-518-0845

Title I Summer School at a Glance 
The Adventure Begins Here: Camp 2021
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students. Students will be picked up and dropped off at their home schools (Lincoln, Jefferson, Knickrehm, Howard, Starr, Wasmer and Dodge). Buses leave from home schools at 7:30 a.m. Students attending POWER Camp will ride the bus directly to Jefferson. Students not attending POWER Camp should arrive back at their home schools by 12:30 p.m.

  • WHO: Grades K-4, by invitation
  • WHAT: Prevent summer learning loss, close achievement gap, promote math fluence and problem-solving, reinforce and develop foundational reading skills, engage students in reading experiences.
  • WHEN: June 7-July 1, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • WHERE: West Lawn Elementary, 3022 College St.
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Mikhail Happ, ; Chandra Myers, ; Kate Crowe,

POWER Camp
Fun awaits at POWER Camp

  • WHO: Grades 2-5 in Title I buildings (Dodge, Knickrehm, Howard, Jefferson, Lincoln, Starr, Wasmer and West Lawn); by invitation 
  • WHAT: Address unfinished learning, accelerate learning, expand learning, promote college and career readiness
  • WHEN: June 7-July 1, Monday-Thursday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Jefferson Elementary, 1314 W 7th St
  • DEADLINE: May 7
  • CONTACT: Breanna McDonald, , Jessica Schroeder, . 308-385-5922.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

JumpStart 6

  • WHO: Fifth grade students transitioning to sixth grade
  • WHAT: Create an intentional time and space for incoming sixth grade students to learn about the middle school experience!
  • WHEN: July 27-29, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Barr Middle School and Westridge Middle School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walnut Middle School
  • WHERE: Barr Middle School, 602 W Stolley Park Rd, Walnut Middle School, 1600 N Custer Ave, and Westridge Middle School, 4111 W 13th St
  • HOW TO SIGN UP: 
  • DEADLINE: July 16

Summer Algebra & Geometry Camp - FREE!

  • WHO: Current eighth- and ninth-grade students
  • WHAT: Ignite your learning in algebra or geometry!
  • WHEN: July 19-22, July 26-29, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • WHERE: Grand Island Senior High, 2124 N Lafayette Ave
  • HOW TO SIGN UP: CLICK HERE to register for Geometry; CLICK HERE to register for Algebra
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Dr. Allison Bailey, abailey@gips.org


STEAM Camp - FREE!

  • WHO: Current eighth- and ninth-grade students
  • WHAT: Learn how to harness solar power to impact food supply, produce energy, create transformative art and work to change the community!
  • WHEN: July 19-23, Monday-Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
  • WHERE: Grand Island Senior High, 2124 N Lafayette Ave
  • HOW TO SIGN UP: CLICK HERE to register  
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Jolyne Zigler,

LEAD Transition & Leadership Camp - FREE!

  • WHO: Current eighth-grade students planning to attend the Academy of Freshman Exploration and ninth-grade students looking to build leadership skills!
  • WHAT: Expand your understanding of leadership!
  • WHEN: July 26-29, Monday-Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
  • WHERE: Grand Island Senior High, 2124 N Lafayette Ave (enter door 34)
  • HOW TO SIGN UP: CLICK HERE to register
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Mayra Ortiz, 

Barr Middle School Summer Academy

  • WHO: Grades 6-7, by invitation
  • WHAT: Help students maintain skills learned throughout the year, master essential standards and unfinished learning, engage in reading experiences and exploratory activities!
  • WHEN: June 7 - July 1, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • WHERE: Barr Middle School, 602 West Stolley Park Rd
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Nathan Helzer, , Jill Buettner, .

Walnut Middle School Summer Academy
Students can come as early as 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and stay as late as 12:30 p.m. for lunch.

  • WHO: Grades 6-7, by invitation
  • WHAT: Help students maintain skills learned throughout the year, master essential standards and unfinished learning, engage in reading experiences and exploratory activities!
  • WHEN: June 7 - July 1, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • WHERE: Walnut Middle School, 1600 North Custer Ave
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Kylee Rhamy,  Desere Erpenbach, Jill Buettner,  

Westridge Middle School Summer Academy

  • WHO: Grades 6-7, by invitation
  • WHAT: Help students maintain skills learned throughout the year, master essential standards and unfinished learning, engage in reading experiences and exploratory activities!
  • WHEN: June 7 - July 1, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • WHERE: Westridge Middle School, 4111 West 13th Street
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Kayla Geiger,  Jill Buettner, .

Grades 9-12 Credit Recovery Summer School
Free grab-and-go lunches from GIPS nutrition services!

  • WHO: Grades 9-12, by invitation
  • WHAT: Provide secondary students with high-quality supplemental instructional services to support their achievement of graduation requirements!
  • WHEN: June 7-July 29, Monday-Thursday, 8-11:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: Wyandotte Learning Center, 315 Wyandotte Street
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Melie Champion, ; Gordon Bye,

Grades 9-12 Migrant Summer School

  • WHO: Grades 9-12, by invitation 
  • WHAT: Provide secondary migrant students (and families) with high-quality supplemental instructional services to support their achievement of graduation requirements! 
  • WHEN: June 7-July 29, Monday-Thursday;
    • For June 7-July 1: English and Math will run from 8-11:30 a.m., Online courses will run from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
    • For July 6-29: Online courses will run from 8-11:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: Career Pathways Institute, 1215 South Adams Street
  • DEADLINE: None
  • CONTACT: Maria Trejo, , Jaqueline Juarez-Meier,
Media Inquiries
Mitchell Roush , Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201127
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