|Penta adds class time to assist students|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 29 June 2013 08:38|
Penta students will have a special time to seek additional help or pursue a special project next school year.
English teacher Kathy Wawrzyniak reported the schedule adjustment to the Penta Board of Education at a special meeting Thursday morning.
A committee of administrators, academic teachers and career tech instructors were able to carve out two 40-minute periods each week that will allow a set time for students to seek extra help, put in more time on their studies or pursue advanced work.
Penta has been offering intervention for students who need extra help either for the class work or to pass the Ohio Graduation Test. This move, Wawrzyniak said, will make time available for all students.
In the past, she said, career tech teachers were concerned with students being pulled from their classes for OGT intervention.
The Wednesday period will be in the middle of the day, and the Friday session will be at the end of the day. Fridays are often early dismissal days, she said, because of activities at students' home schools.
Ryan Lee, the supervisor of academics, said "this will give us a chance to push our advanced students a little more."
They will be able to use that time to pursue leadership projects or seek mentorship or put in more work on a project in the career field.
Mark Schoenlein, who represents Perrysburg Schools on the board, cautioned that those period not just turn into more study halls.
Lee assured him teachers would be able to make good use of the time. "All kids need something."
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