‘Homework Help’ provides valuable assistance
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October 16, 2013 12:06 AM | 1124 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Above: Student teacher Hilary Hawk works with Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy second-grader Sarahi Gaspar-Silva. Below: Etowah High School freshman Spencer Walker tutors Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy second-grader Carlos Ruiz-Cruz. <br>Special to the Cherokee Tribune
Above: Student teacher Hilary Hawk works with Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy second-grader Sarahi Gaspar-Silva. Below: Etowah High School freshman Spencer Walker tutors Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy second-grader Carlos Ruiz-Cruz.
Special to the Cherokee Tribune
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ACWORTH — Two Oak Grove Elementary Fine Arts teachers, Lisa Reidy and Kristin Guinther, have begun an after-school homework help program.

This summer, sessions called “Homework Help” were offered in the Shadowood community on Bells Ferry Road in the Oak Grove elementary school zone.

The program was started in partnership with the Hillside United Methodist Church and has been given permission to continue this year.

It offers students of all ages help sessions between 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. every Tuesday for any school-related assignment.

Additional staff from Oak Grove Elementary School and other Cherokee County School District schools have joined the effort, including teachers, paraprofessionals, school nurses and student teachers who are participating.

 “The program has blossomed into something special,” Principal Les Conley said, noting that high school and college students now are mentoring and tutoring the children and Shadowood management is providing additional space for the sessions.

Conley said more children and parents are attending as word about the program spreads.

 “The project is growing, and more and more students are receiving that extra little touch that can make such a difference in their lives,” he said.



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