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Saugus Union to offer summer enrichment

School district designs programs to encourage interest in the arts

Posted: May 6, 2009 8:44 p.m.
Updated: May 7, 2009 4:55 a.m.

In a program designed to keep interest in the arts alive in school children during the summer, Saugus Union School District plans to offer a summer arts-enrichment program.

The program involves drama, dance, the visual arts, general music, chorus, band and orchestra classes for third- through fifth-grade students, said Joan Lucid, assistant superintendent of instruction.

“We think they’re important for our children,” Lucid said of the arts program.

The district has distributed the flyer designed to gauge parental interest to all school sites.

The cost is $100 per student.

District officials envision a two-week program that will allow students to meet three hours a day, four days a week, she said. All the classes will offered during the same two-week period.

Classes would have 20 to 25 students with one to two classes per discipline, she said. Up to 200 students would be able to enroll for the classes that would be held at Rosedell Elementary School.

The district will operate a summer school at Rosedell. The arts program will be operated alongside the regular summer-school sessions.

The program would end with a series of performances put on by the students.

Students would be selected for the program based on a lottery.



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