LAHAINA - Volunteers are excited about implementing new instructional lessons for students enrolled in the Lahaina Complex After School Enrichment Tutoring Project.
The 13th year of free after school tutoring in three Lahaina public schools begins on Sept. 10.
This year, approximately 268 students in grades 3-8 will be tutored by 100 adult volunteers and 50 Lahainaluna High School students.
The Lahaina Complex After School Enrichment Tutoring Project relies on Lahainaluna High School students to help younger students. Tutors from the 2012-13 school year are pictured.
"The project is successful thanks to our dedicated and caring volunteers from The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Resort, Rotary Clubs of Lahaina and citizens from Wailuku, Kahului and Lahaina," explained Pat Endsley, director of the project.
Instructional lessons have been redesigned to meet the new Core Curriculum Standards in language arts/reading and mathematics.
Theatre Theatre Maui will present drama lessons on Mondays at Lahaina Intermediate School.
Fourth-graders will ride the bus to Lahainaluna High School for math tutoring on Tuesdays. Math will also be taught on Tuesdays to Lahaina Intermediate School students in grades 6-8.
Wednesdays and Thursdays will include a rich program of reading and writing using content from literature, history and science for students in grades 5-7 and for English Language Learners in grades 6-8.
During the week of Aug. 19, tutors received intensive training to improve their skills in teaching reading and writing and test taking.
Students who have been accepted into the programs must attend their site orientation meeting to meet their tutors and receive instructions about the programs.
Orientation meetings for parents, students and tutors are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, Sept. 4, King Kamehameha III School Cafeteria, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 5, Princess Nahi'ena'ena School Cafeteria, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 9, Lahaina Intermediate School Cafeteria, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Contact the school PCNC facilitator for more information.