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Spring intersession is coming... and it looks like fun

Go on field trips every day. Go to rocket camp with Air Force researchers. Make a music demo. Schools have posted intersession offerings for the spring (March 18-22), and they look pretty good.

Several schools will be getting ready for TCAP, AP exams, the ACT and End of Course testing with targeted help for students in reading, math, science and social studies. Other schools are offering college tours and job shadowing for high schoolers. And many are planning trips to places like the Adventure Science Center, the Parthenon and the Civil Rights Museum in Atlanta.

There are literally hundreds of programs offered, but here are some highlights:

McGavock High School – Students will compete in building rockets with Arnold Air Force Base, visit CMT for job shadowing, tour the aerospace program at MTSU, learn the culinary arts from chefs at Gaylord, visit colleges and much more. McGavock High is offering twenty (20!) intersession programs for students.

Joelton Middle School – Students will solve the murder myster of King Henry VIII using analysis and problem solving skills.

A.Z. Kelley Elementary School – Students will take field trips every day to places like The Frist Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Adventure Science Center.

Bailey Middle School – All students at Bailey are required to take part in intersession. Full transportation will be provided to students. They’ll be doing fun, hands-on activities to help in key learning areas.

Percy Priest Elementary School – Students will write, illustrate and edit their own book.

Shwab Elementary School – Students will take a “Journey Around the World,” studying the seven continents through art, culture, heritage, music, math and science.

Maplewood High School – It’s College Access Week at Maplewood, which means taking tours of Austin Peay, TSU, MTSU, Vanderbilt, and Belmont.

I could really go on and on. It all looks good to me.

To see a full list of intersession programs, visit MNPS.org. It may be updated from time to time, so check back.

Many of our community partners are also offering intersession programs. The Adventure Science Center is doing ScienceQuest Day Camp. The ACLU is hosting a Students’ Rights Conference. The Country Music Hall of Fame will have special programs just for students and families. There are oh so many more from great groups like Cheekwood, the Frist Center, Nashville Children's Theater, Metro Parks, Nashville Public Library, the Oasis Center, PENCIL Foundation, the YMCA, Watkins, Vanderbilt and more. You can see which partners have programs for intersession inside the “Be More.” magazine.

To register for an intersession program, contact your school.