The Cape Carousel Program, an after-school enrichment program sponsored by the Cape Henlopen School District, continues to thrive in its 16th year with a record number of students taking courses during Session One. More than 180 children in grades four through eight have been participating in many educational activities over the last few weeks.
Also, several high school National Honor Society volunteers are assisting teachers in classes that are aligned to their pathway interests at Cape Henlopen High School.
Coordinator Dana Long said, “With so many students enrolled in the Carousel Program over the past couple years, the Cape Honor Society student volunteers have been a tremendous help to our staff in multiple ways. They are truly exemplary student mentors who are eager to share their knowledge of a subject they have studied with our students. I can’t say enough about how impressed I am by their maturity and work ethic.”
Courses offered in the current session of the Cape Carousel Program cover a broad range of topics including local ecology and maritime history, native Chinese cooking, STEAM integrated learning - science, technology, engineering, art and math - cake decorating, edible science, acting, fabric art, photography, blacktop games and ball sports, tennis, cyber learning, crafts, and scrapbooking.
The course roster for Session Two, which begins in early January, will include repeats of popular courses as well as new offerings.
A Community Night celebration for Session One, where student work will be showcased, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at in the Lewes School auditorium. For more information on the Cape Carousel Program call 302-644-7917 or go to www.teachers.cape.k12.de.us/~ccphome.