Pictured reviewing the plans for the Island Trees summer programs are: Kevin Regan, director of the Levittown/Island Trees Youth Council; Richard N. Segerdahl, superintendent; Steve Connell, athletic director; and Peter Gibbons, district director of music.
The Levittown/Island Trees Youth Council, under the direction of Kevin Regan, has once again agreed to work with the Island Trees School District to offer summer music programs as well as summer sports camps for Island Trees students.
The Summer Sports Camp Program is designed to offer 16 different sports camps for boys and girls throughout the summer months. District athletic director Steve Connell has once again organized a comprehensive program for students who will be entering grades 4 - 12 in September 2002.
The purpose of each camp is to offer youngsters an opportunity to be instructed in the basic fundamentals of a particular sport by certified coaches. All youngsters are grouped by ability. This allows youngsters who never participated in a sport an opportunity to be exposed to the basics of the sport. In addition, skilled athletes will be able to improve their levels.
The clinic for each sport will be five days in length and run at various times. The cost for each 15 hour sports clinic will be $35. A student may sign up for one or any number of sports camps.
The deadline for registration is Friday, May 17. Questions can be answered by calling the director of athletics at 520-2173.
District music director Peter Gibbons has organized a four-week program of band and orchestra instruction that will start on Monday, July 1 and end on Friday, July 26. The program is offered to all Island Trees students entering grades 4-10 in September 2002.
The program will take place in the Michael F. Stokes Elementary School and each student will be offered a half-hour lesson followed by a half-hour of supervised practice on the instrument of his or her choice.
The cost for the four-week program will be $85. Students may also rent an instrument from the district for a nominal fee of $20.
Students in grades 7-12 will have the chance to discover state-of-the-art technology in the high school electronic music lab in a "hands-on" environment. No experience is necessary and students will find themselves composing imaginary film scores and wonderful original music.
The electronic music course will be held from July 15 through July 26. Section I will run from 9 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. and section II will run from 10:35 a.m. to noon.
The fee for the two-week program will be $85. Questions about the summer music program can be answered by calling the office of the director of music at 520-2152.