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As Students End School Year, Boys & Girls Clubs Offers Way to Fight “Summer Brain Drain"

ATLANTA -- This month, millions of kids begin their summer breaks, looking forward to vacations, pool time and carefree days. But studies and experience show a lack of mental stimulation causes them to unlearn much of what they were taught over the school year.  Boys & Girls Clubs across the country offer young people a safe, exciting place to spend their summer months, with staff and resources to fight the effects of this “Summer Brain Drain.”

The reality for today’s kids is that many will find themselves with few structured activities, caregivers who are working all day, and too much unsupervised television, video game and computer time.

President Touts Concerns Over Summer Learning

Also known as “summer learning loss” or the “summer slide,” this issue is a growing problem for American children.  In 2010, President Obama noted, “Students are losing a lot of what they learn during the school year during the summer.”

When does the school year end?

When does the school year end?

CUMMING, Ga. -- The last day of school is right around the corner for Forsyth County students.

Public schools will dismiss for the summer on Friday, May 25.

The last days of school in other metro Atlanta districts are staggered throughout the second half of May. They include:

Wednesday, May 16
Clarke County

Thursday, May 17
Hall County

Friday, May 18
Bartow County
Clayton County
Fulton County

Tuesday, May 22
Atlanta Public Schools
Barrow County

Wednesday, May 23
Carroll County
Gwinnett County
Newton County

Thursday, May 24
Cobb County
Decatur City Schools
DeKalb County
Rockdale County

Remembering Many on Mother's Day

Remembering Many on Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. Thank you for the sacrifices you make. For staying up all night with a sick child, for helping with homework, running the family taxi to endless ball games, and for all the things you do to keep the household running smoothly. May your day be blessed with flowers, breakfast in bed, extra chores from the kids, handmade crafts, and time to yourself.

FREE 2012 Summer Movies for Kids at Carmike Cinemas

FREE 2012 Summer Movies for Kids at Carmike Cinemas
FREE Summer Movies in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

We have several opportunities to catch FREE movies in Cumming, GA & Forsyth County this Summer (2012).

From Carmike Cinemas / Movies 400:

Join Carmike Cinemas / Movies 400 June 5th through August 9th 2012 for FREE movies.
Shows start at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday!

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Georgia Movies in the Park

Georgia Movies in the Park
Georgia Movies in the Park

The location has been set and the movies have been selected, so now it’s time to get it on your calendar!

Thanks to Northside Hospital Forsyth & the Cumming Fairgrounds, we’ll have access to FREE Outdoor Summer Movies.

 

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Mother's Day 2012 in Forsyth County

Mother's Day 2012 in Forsyth County

We’ve compiled a list of some fun activities & offers to take advantage of this week leading up to Mother’s Day.  To all our Cumming Local Moms … we wish you a wonderful day!


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Cumming Aquatic Center Opens for 2012 Season

Cumming Aquatic Center Opens for 2012 Season
2012 Summer Opening

The Cumming Aquatic Center’s Outdoor Leisure Pool & Water Park is almost ready for 2012 Visitors.   The following information was released from the Recreation & Parks website:

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