4J Offers Engaging Summer Courses for Middle Schoolers

Friday, July 23, 2021 9:34

4J teachers lead fun, enriching short classes for students entering grades 6–8

Middle School Summer Programs Info & Registration

Eugene School District 4J is offering fun and educational classes for middle schoolers to dance, climb, cook, sew and wrestle (to name a few) their way through the dog days of summer with their peers.

The district is offering nearly 30 free summer enrichment courses led by 4J educators tailored specifically for students entering grade 6–8. The first classes start next week and are scheduled through mid-August.

The classes provide middle schoolers with an opportunity to engage their brains and re-engage with peers in person over the summer with interesting subjects and creative activities.

Middle school summer courses span a wide range of topics including robotics, creative writing, court and net sports, track and field, dancing, sewing, art, t-shirt printing, fiber arts, band, event planning and management, culinary arts, Mariachi music, wrestling, rock climbing, and photography. In a patchwork quilt class, students will make quilts for St. Vincent de Paul’s emergency shelter for unhoused families. Some of the initial list of courses have filled, while others are still accepting registrations.

The courses will be taught in person and are open to students who will be in grades 6–8 at a 4J middle school during the 2021–22 school year. Students may take courses offered at any location, regardless of which 4J middle school they attend. Each course runs between three and five days.

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Middle school summer program info & registration
4J’s summer enrichment offerings for all 4J students