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Lipsey School teaching students Saturday

Lipsey Middle School students who want some extra help in math and science before their nine-week’s exams are tackling those subjects in an all-day bootcamp Saturday.

The fifth- and sixth-graders will take quarterly tests starting Monday and teachers want them to do their best. That’s why they’re offering their help — for free — during morning and afternoon bootcamp sessions.

“They jumped on it. They’re excited about doing it. They’re committed to it, “ said Principal Rita Robinson.

They’re calling it a bootcamp because it’s going to be a full day of review.

“We’re looking at it as an intensive review. It’s very focused,” said Principal Rita Robinson. “This will give them another study session and review so it will be on their mind Monday.”

Teachers volunteered to hold the bootcamp for their students and will be reviewing “all the skills and standards they’ve taught this nine weeks,” Robinson said.

They’ll also be using some hands-on activities with the students.

“We just want to set them up to do the best they possibly can on their nine-week assessment,” she said.

Morning session is 9 to noon with an afternoon session from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be served between sessions.

The school’s food services department is providing lunch to the students at no charge, she said.

Sessions are fifth-grade math and science. Sixth graders will have a morning session only for math, but can still eat lunch.

Robinson said about 101 students of the 476 at Lipsey have registered for the bootcamp.

Space is limited, so Robinson encourages parents to call the school today at 601-833-6148 if they intend to send a child Saturday.