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Rising middle schoolers to participate in summer camps

Photo by Rick Bradfield

Photo by Rick Bradfield

COVINGTON -- Students starting middle school in Newton County next year have a chance to prepare this summer for an important transition period.

Middle school staff said it is important for rising sixth-grade students and their parents to prepare for and adjust to changes that come with being a middle school student.

This summer, each Newton County School System middle school will hold a day camp for students to learn about:

* clubs, connection classes and physical education;

* college and career awareness and readiness strategies;

* school rules, discipline and the dress code;

* lockers;

* the importance of regular attendance;

* study skills and organization; and

* school schedules.

Students also will tour the school and meet other students and teachers, as well as learn how to use agendas and change classes.

Clements Middle School will hold a day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28; doors will open at 8:45 a.m.

Preregistration costs $15 in the form of a money order and ends July 15. On-site registration the day of the camp costs $20; registration includes a T-shirt and a goody bag. Students also can win a door prize.

Students must bring a sack lunch and are asked to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Cousins Middle School will hold a day camp from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 29; doors will open at 8:45 a.m.

Registration costs $5 and is due by Thursday.

Indian Creek Middle School will hold a day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29; doors will open at 8:45 a.m.

Preregistration costs $15 and is due by Thursday. On-site registration the day of the event costs $20; registration includes a T-shirt.

Students are asked to bring a sack lunch and to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

Liberty Middle School will hold a camp from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 29.

Preregistration costs $10 and includes a T-shirt. On-site registration the day of the camp costs $15 in the form of cash or a money order. Students also will receive a snack at the camp.

Veterans Memorial Middle School will hold its day camp from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 28; doors will open at 9 a.m.

Preregistration was due May 20. The registration fee is $10 in the form of cash or a check and includes a T-shirt. Sizes cannot be guaranteed for those who didn't preregister.

Registration forms are available on the NCSS Web site, www.newtoncountyschools.org, under the Summer Information link.