A Learning Labs program instituted this fall in Stillwater is helping students get back on track. Teachers in the elementary, middle and high schools offer after-school help with classwork and core academic subjects. The program is voluntary, and any student can attend a lab on any day the labs are offered.
At the elementary school, Learning Labs provide an opportunity for children to grow academically and a place where they can receive assistance in a small-group setting. The labs are geared for students in grades 4 and 5, and while it may not be the student’s own teacher, an elementary teacher provides the assistance. Elementary students who stay for the after-school labs can take the 4:15 p.m. bus home if needed.
At the middle/high school, the Learning Labs are a great opportunity for any student to get extra help in any core class. The labs supplement assistance provided by students’ own teachers on days when they might not be available, including help by subject-area teachers. The 3:15 p.m. elementary bus is available for middle and high school students who stay for the program and need transportation home.
The labs are a great opportunity for any student to get extra help with their studies.
“The Learning Labs are a positive, individualized approach to helping our students move forward in their coursework,” said Superintendent Patricia Morris. “The program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, which helps school districts address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on learning.”
Parents/guardians with questions about the Learning Labs program may contact their child’s school building principal.
[This article was originally published in the district’s fall 2021 newsletter]