Elementary

5th Grade Student Success Initiative (SSI) STAAR Retester

WHEN: June 10th - June 26th (Monday - Friday) 8:00 am - 12:30 pm 
WHERE: West Middle School
WHO: 5th-grade students requiring STAAR retest 
COST: FREE 
REGISTRATION: Campus Counselor and/or Administrator 
Contact: Rhonda Brookins rhonda.brookins@desotoisd.org

Description: Current 5th-grade students who need to meet the requirements of the STAAR assessment, will engage in small groups, targeted core instruction based upon students’ learning needs in Reading and/or Math.



ACE Summer Enrichment Program - Elementar

WHEN: June 3rd - July 18th (Monday - Thursday) 7:30 am - 1:00 pm 
WHERE: Cockrell Hill Elementary 
WHO: Current ACE students 
COST: FREE 
REGISTRATION: See ACE Site Coordinator 
Contact: Dolores Raivzee-Bell dolores.raivzeebell@desotoisd.org 

Description: DeSoto ISD ACE Summer Camp will focus on providing high-quality and engaging enrichment programming through 5 KEY components: Literacy - Social & Emotional Learning - Project Based Learning - College & Career Readiness - Parent Engagement Workshops 

**Note: Students that did not meet the minimum TEA STAAR passing requirements will be required to attend 5th Student Success Initiative (SSI) in lieu of attending an enrichment program. 



Best Buy Geek Squad 

WHEN: June 12th & June 13th (Wednesday & Thursday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
WHERE: DeSoto High School
WHO: 125 students; ages 10 - 18
COST: FREE
REGISTRATION: Registration Link
Contact: Andrae Rhyne andrae.rhyne@desotoisd.org 

Description: Geek Squad Academy from Best Buy provides opportunities for students to develop tech skills, build self-confidence, spark curiosity, and discover how technology can benefit them in their educational pursuits in future careers. Students at Geek Squad Academy become “Junior Agents” and get hands-on experience with some of the newest and coolest technology. Local Best Buy employees help the Junior Agents explore areas like coding, film production, photography, 3D design, digital music, and much more. 
 
**Note: Students that did not meet the minimum TEA STAAR passing requirements will be required to attend 5th Student Success Initiative (SSI) in lieu of attending an enrichment program. 




EL Early Childhood Summer School (ECSS) Program

WHEN: June 3rd - June 21st (Monday - Friday) 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 
WHERE: Cockrell Hill Elementary 
WHO: Current DeSoto ISD enrolled Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten English Language Learners (ELL)
COST: Free
REGISTRATION: Dr. Helena Castanon Vargas 
Contact: Dr. Helena Castanon Vargas h.castanonvargas@desotoisd.org 

Description: English Learners will have an opportunity to receive English/Spanish language instruction designed to prepare them to be successful in Kindergarten and Grade 1.

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Extended School Year 

WHEN: June 3rd - June 13th  (Monday - Thursday)  8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
WHERE: Cockrell Hill Elementary 
WHO: Elementary students as identified in ARD committee 
COST: FREE
REGISTRATION: Special Education Coordinator 
Contact: Tamika Williams tamika.williams@desotoisd.org 

Description: ESY is designed to support a student with a disability as documented under the IDEA to maintain academic, social/behavioral, communication, or other skills needed to address IEP goals.



G.R.E.A.T. Program (Gang Resistance Education & Training) 

WHEN: June 3rd - 14th (Monday - Friday) 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 
WHERE: West Middle School
WHO: 5th - 7th grade students 
COST: FREE 
REGISTRATION: Applications are located in the campus front office 
Contact: Officer Torrance Hopkins  thopkins@desotoisd.org
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Description: The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program is an evidence-based, national and international gang and violence prevention program that has been building trust between law enforcement and communities for almost 30 years. 
 
**Note: Students that did not meet the minimum TEA STAAR passing requirements will be required to attend 5th Student Success Initiative (SSI) in lieu of attending an enrichment program.

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T-STEM Summer Camp

WHEN: June 3rd - June 13th (Monday - Thursday) 8:00 am - 12:30 pm 
WHERE: DeSoto High School                            
WHO: Current 4th - 9th graders 
COST: $25.00
REGISTRATION: Registration Link
Contact: Nicholas Johnson nicholas.johnson@desotoisd.org

Description: The camp will focus on providing access to high quality, hands-on opportunities to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics, while engaging with a community of peers to foster 21st Century Learning skill of Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. 

**Note: Students that did not meet the minimum TEA STAAR passing requirements will be required to attend 5th Student Success Initiative (SSI) in lieu of attending an enrichment program.

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