Starting October 16th-18th this week, Circleville City Schools will be on fall break due to the Circleville Pumpkin Show! Including the weekend, this makes for a 5 day break for students who will not return until Monday, October 21st.
To avoid ‘educational atrophy’ we will call it, we have picked out some helpful academic resources that can keep their minds focused, fresh, and sharp in between the carnival rides, parades, and pumpkin food.
To start, there are some great sites for elementary ages! Some of those sites include: Brain Pop Jr. , Fun Brain, and PBS Kids. These sites include videos or games to engage kids in a different way of learning. Additionally, TumbleBooks offers students the ability to read books online.
At the middle and high school level, resources such as CNN 10, SAT Vocabulary Practice, Cells Alive, Career Outlook Handbook, Biography, and Ask a Biologist. offer students extra practice, tips, and supplementary materials to compliment what they are learning in the classroom.
Once again this year the Circleville Police Department and The Savings Bank have teamed up to distribute safety wristbands from their 151 E. Franklin St. and 201 N. Court St. locations. The goal of the bands is to offer a visually identifiable aid for child-parent reunification in the event your child gets lost in the crowds during the Pumpkin Show.