A handful of students in the Odyssey program in the were on hand Monday night during a board of education meeting at the to present the year “so far” in their differentiated learning and enrichment program.
During the presentation teacher Shelia Bet asked five students – one from each of the schools in the district – to prepare presentations about what they had been learning about what they had been studying so far this academic year.
“These five young scholars not only represent their school, but represent the 167 students from grades four, five and six who participated this year in the Odyssey program,” Bet said.
The five students included sixth grade students Nivetha Shanmugarajah, Manor Oaks sixth grader Ismenia Ginebra, fifth grader Paul Orbon, fourth grader Victoria McGuigan and a fourth grade student from .
In the Odyssey program, students in fourth grade explore literacy through the Junior Great Books program, while in fifth grade they are exposed to the works of Shakespeare and Greek myths. Sixth graders participate in the “Constitution Works” program, a civics course which also involves a mock senate debate at the .