Five sixth-grade students from Weyauwega-Fremont Middle School attended College Days for Kids at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
They went to the campus on three Fridays in April.
This enrichment opportunity for students has been in operation since 1985 and exposes students to the offerings and resources of a university, while also providing enrichment activities beyond the scope of the traditional classroom.
Classes were taught by university faculty and staff. Participation was funded through Weyauwega’s new Gifted and Talented program.
Twyla Alix, Jack Burgess, Taylor Folk, Chandler Logan and Kaitlyn Monty attended College Days for Kids with Gifted and Talented Teacher Aleah Friemark.
Students were able to choose classes of interest, which included German, rock climbing, the Planetarium, making shoes, medieval warfare, taekwondo, NASA programs and digital story telling.
Students had a lot to say about the experience.
“My favorite class from College Days for Kids was probably both of the classes when we went to the planetarium. I liked going because it was a different way of learning than I was accustomed to,” said Burgess.
Folk’s favorite class was called “The Leader in Me.”
She liked that class most because she loved learning about leadership.
“I liked going because we got to meet new people and new subjects on different things,” Folk said.
Alix’s favorite class was “Easy For You to Say.”
“It was really fun to see the human brain and skull,” she said.
Logan said, “My favorite class was the Mars Rover. It was fun when we controlled a car but without the remote control. It required problem solving and teamwork.”
Monty said her favorite class was about designing sneakers.