News and Notes: MCS summer MOSAIC program

Kindergarten through sixth grade students in the Marcellus Central School District had the opportunity to get a head start on the 2009-10 school year as the district offered a summer academic camp. The MOSAIC (Marcellus Offering Summer Academic Intervention Camp) program provided academic support to the approximately 250 students at seven different levels who took advantage of the unique learning experience. The summer of 2009 program was offered from Aug. 3 to 14. The program has a threefold purpose:

- To reinforce academic concepts and promote students' academic growth

- To provide students with additional academic support during key transition times

- To involve and motivate students in their learning through the use of teaching strategies designed to encourage a high level of student participation

The 2009 MOSAIC program offered the following levels of service and content area focus:

MOSAIC I -- K/Pre-1 to 1st Grade, Reading Readiness and Early Intervention

MOSAIC II -- 1st Grade to 2nd Grade, Reading Support

MOSAIC III -- 2nd Grade to 3rd Grade, Continued reinforcement support and preparation for ELS/Math Assessments

MOSAIC IV -- 3rd Grade to 4th Grade, Support for the transition from 3rd Grade to 4th Grade with a concentration on ELA and Math

MOSAIC V -- 4th Grade to 5th Grade, Support based on performance in 4th Grade

MOSAIC VI - 5th Grade to 6th Grade, Support based on performance in 5th Grade

MOSAIC VII -- 6th Grade to 7th Grade, Preparation for success with more independent 7th Grade program structure

The following Marcellus Central School District faculty served as instructors for the Summer 2009 MOSAIC Program:

MOSAIC I -- Susan Decker, Stacy Grooms, Erin Mahoney

MOSAIC II -- Kari O'Brien, Trina DeCilles

MOSAIC III -- Mary Nichols, Maria Healy

MOSAIC IV - Mindy Abbot, Megan Nolan

MOSAIC V -- Sandy Carey, Susan Tavolaci

MOSAIC VI -- Anita Pawlewicz, Craig Johnson

MOSAIC VII -- Kathy Rein, Susan McNeill

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