As we all continue to make adjustments and respond to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we at Educate Midland believe that it is important to adapt to current situations safely and healthily. We also believe it is important to continue fostering imagination, creativity, and educational activities into our youth– that’s why we have provided a list of upcoming summer events for your little ones in the Permian Basin.   

 

Info for Adults: 

Summer Food Programs  

Just because the school year is ending, doesn’t mean that the meals are – breakfast and lunch are available at 11 locations across the county! For more information on MISD’s Summer Meal Program and schedule, please visit https://www.midlandisd.net/Page/33802. The Summer Food Program schedule begins on May 26th and is open at window side pick-up from 10:30 am- 12:30 pm.   

  

Library Lunches  

Volunteers needed for our Library Lunches program! Midland County Public Libraries partners with West Texas Food Bank to help provide free meals for kids age 18 and younger. Please help us make a difference in our community and assist with grab and go lunches for the little ones. Email Megan Buck at mbuck@mcounty.com to sign up and get involved.   

 

Fun for Kids: 

Virtual Summer Day Camp  

Our friends at Greater Ideal Life Center have made modifications to their 2020 Summer Day Camp and started a FREE virtual program! This plan will allow teachers to instruct students from Kindergarten to 6th grade virtually. Virtual classes will begin from June 8th to August 14th at 8:00 am- 12:00 pm Monday-Friday. Don’t miss out on an excellent opportunity to keep your children learning and better prepared for the upcoming school year. Enroll your students and secure their spot at https://greaterideal.org/summer-day-camp/. 

 

Summer at the Petroleum Museum  

STEAM sprouts Mini Camps encourage students of ages 4-5 to participate in a creative and fun way to tap into their problem-solving skills. Your children will be able to engage in hands-on investigations, block building, and tinkering through each camp. There are two identical sessions offered per minicamp 9:30 am-11:00 am and 12:20 pm- 2:00 pm.  

Mini Camps: 

STEAM Sprouts in Nature 

Students will interact with hands-on investigations into the natural world and how it relates to the STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) program. This minicamp features nature walks, creative projects, and engineering a treehouse. Scheduled on July 29-30, 2020.  

LEGO Maker 

This minicamp allows students to tap in their problem-solving skills as each child will participate in hands-on investigations, building, and tinkering through this camp. Scheduled to take place on August 5-6, 2020.  

 

For more information about the STEAM sprouts Mini Camps or to register, please visit https://petroleummuseum.org/summer-activities/. 

 

More Summer Learning Options 

The school year has come to an end which means summer is almost here! MISD understands that times are different right not and has provided a variety of summer learning options. With more than 50 online summer camps, you can sign your children up for endless amounts of fun learning. These activities are optional but are a great way to keep your children engaged over the summer. Please visit www.midlandisd.net/summer2020  to learn more and get started! 

 

Stay Involved and Have a GREAT SUMMER!  

While we may be unsure what following year looks like, we want everyone to know that we at Educate Midland are dedicated to the growth of our students, throughout the summer and especially through these times.   

We’ve heard story after story of the amazing, hardworking teachers, administrators, and front-line workers that we have in our community– and they aren’t done yet. As the school year comes to an end, they begin gearing up and planning for whatever is to come during these unprecedented times.   

As social distancing stays in place, we ask that if you know an educator, please feel free to give them a kudos however you can (gift cards, thank you cards, elbow bump, or virtual hugs.) We look forward to keeping you updated and providing resources for parents, students, and educators. Please stay safe and healthy and have a great summer!