Eastern Center of Arts and Technology’s (EASTERN) Summer Fun program concluded on July 17, 2015. EASTERN welcomed parents and family members from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Students from Junior Chef and Pastry Boss made free cookies for parents and family members. Looking Good students styled their parents hair and painted their nails. All Summer Fun programs involved the parents in the last day of events. Once families were finished, they traveled to other classrooms.
Parents day is a great opportunity for the middle school students to show off their new skills. Some of the students learned how to style hair, paint nails, cook various foods, bake pastries, become CPR certified, repair car body damage, photograph portraits, take fingerprints, create video games, construct a small wall, install plumbing, work with paint, etc.
The three-week program is a preview of what the courses have to offer during the year. Based on student and parent surveys, many students will return next year to participate in the 2016 Summer Fun program and other students asked for more information about the programs offered to high school students. If parents had any questions, pamphlets were being distributed at the information desk and administrators were in the hallways to answer questions.