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Morrison School partners with River’s Way Outdoor Adventures for Summer Learning Experience 2014

Summer Learning Experience 2014 - Academics and outdoor adventures to enhance learning and interpersonal skills

Bristol, VA - February 7, 2014: Morrison School is increasing the scope of our summer programming to include another educational and personal skills development opportunity for our students. We are working with our long-time partner, River’s Way Outdoor Adventures, to extend our summer program to a full day of academic and customized enrichment activities to include personal and social skills development, self-confidence and leadership skills; as well as personal responsibility enhancement techniques. Since 1995, River’s Way has provided unique outdoor adventures during our regular school year to help our students develop strong interpersonal and team building skills. Starting in 2014, those activities will be available during our five week Summer Learning Experience 2014.

The morning program will consist of the same rigorous academic program parents and students have come to expect from Morrison School. Oftentimes, students with learning differences and/or attention deficit disordered students do not store and retrieve information adequately. They can forget much of what is learned during the regular school year; making summer learning critical for this particular population. During the summer session, our teachers work with small group and individual students to retain and strengthen the hard-earned skills they have learned during the regular school year.

Additionally, we have found the River’s Way program to be most helpful in meeting our student’s specific educational and personal needs. River's Way teaches students learning skills through hands-on experiences that are challenging and fun. One way they accomplish this is through an outdoor program that encourages students to work together to problem solve through collaboration, creativity and persistence. This summer, that part of their program will be available to Morrison School students at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, VA. 

We are currently enrolling students and slots will fill up quickly. If you would like receive an application, call Tammy Robinson Smith at 276.669.2823, or email marketing@morrisonschool.org. as soon as possible. Remember, space is limited.