Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Kids Get a Little Extra.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Elaine D. Briseno Journal Staff Writer

Monthlong academy stresses environmental, cultural awareness

Summers are no longer a time for the brains of school children to go into hibernation -- at least not for Bernalillo Public Schools elementary students.

Every year the district offers a free monthlong Summer Academy open to all of its elementary students. This year's program, which ends today, was held at Carroll Elementary and focused on cultural and environmental awareness. These two themes were woven throughout the class subjects of math, science, social studies, reading and writing. Students learned about customs, traditions and cultural pride as well as water conservation, forest fire safety and air conservation. …

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