This week in School Notes ... news you can use as we enter summer.
Free summer meals
Frederick County Public Schools will again offer free breakfast and lunch for children 18 years old and younger and for adults older than 18 who are enrolled in an educational program for people with disabilities. Children do not have to be enrolled in a Frederick County public school to participate. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
The following schools will serve meals Monday through Thursday starting June 24 and ending Aug. 21:
- Frederick High.
- Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle.
- Hillcrest Elementary.
- Lincoln Elementary.
- Monocacy Middle.
- North Frederick Elementary.
- Waverley Elementary.
- Whittier Elementary.
Additionally, the C. Burr Artz Public Library will serve lunch only, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 24 to Aug. 20.
FCC offers summer program for kids and teens
Frederick Community College is offering an interactive educational summer program for kids and teens between 6 and 16 years old. These hands-on educational classes are designed to keep students academically engaged over the summer break in a fun way. Class topics include science, technology, culinary and creative arts, and music.
There is also a new class this year for students entering grades six to 10 that focuses on career exploration.
Classes run weekly from June 24 to Aug. 16. Registration is still open, and more information can be found on the FCC website under Youth Programs.
Stuff the Bus
The 11th annual Stuff the Bus campaign, sponsored by United Way of Frederick County and Frederick County Public Schools, begins July 8. This annual school supply drive collects items for students in need.
According to the Stuff the Bus press release, in 2018, more than 7,500 FCPS students benefited from the drive and more than 85,000 items were collected in 12 school buses.
On Aug. 14, once the collection is over, 15 school buses will drive around Frederick County to pick up the bins of supplies.
Businesses and organizations interested in hosting a collection drive can find more information on the local United Way website. A list of drop-off sites can also be found online.