The Lake of the Woods Enrichment Program is launching its Tenth Year of offering fun and exciting programs for students of high potential. The Enrichment Program (EP) offers eight specialized classes, four one-day events, academic competitions and inclusion opportunities for all students.
Students who participate in the program receive services in five areas: pullout classes in creative problem solving, mathematics, writing; individual classes in reading and independent studies; and special events and competitions such as the Spelling Bee, National Geography Bee, the Creativity Festival, and the Young Author’s Conference. The program also offers coaching for special competitions, such as the Future Cities, Fifth and Sixth Grade Math Masters, and the Envirothon.
In addition to these services, the EP also sponsors school-wide Enrichment activities like visits from the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Zoo Mobile. Last year, the Enrichment Program offered all of these services for over 300 students!
The program’s current funding is secured in three ways:
- The Lake of the Woods School District allocates an annual $5,000 award
- The State of Minnesota, Dept. of Education allocates a per student dollar amount, which varies year-to-year and is not always available for the program’s budget
- Your donation and grant awards make up the remaining dollars for the program’s budget
This year’s target goal for the Lake of the Woods Enrichment Program is $30,000. Last year the EP students helped raise close to 1,500 dollars, and they will help again this year!
ENRICHMENT CLASS OFFERINGS
K -6th Grade Programs:
Writer’s Workshop-4th, 5th and 6th Graders
Young Scientist’s Club-3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Graders
Advanced Reader’s Workshop (K-1)
Kaleidoscope-4th, 5th, 6th Graders
Math Club-Math Olympiads-5th, 6th Graders
Chess Club-Open to all levels
3rd Grade Advanced Readers
5th-6th Grade Academic Competitions
Math Masters-Classroom Teachers select the teams, who are coached by the Enrichment Program Coordinator
Science Inclusion Classes for all students
2nd ,4th and 6th Graders
7th-8th Grade Programs
Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Young Author’s Conference, Creativity Festival: specific dates are announced throughout the year.
ENVIROTHON and the Rainy River Basin River Watch Program