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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Mexico Public School District No. 59

  • Summer school enrollment; breakfast, lunch program
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  • Mexico Public Schools is holding summer school classes this year, and enrollment is currently open in person and online. The summer session starts June 3 and runs through June 28.
    Mexico Public Schools offer summer programs for all incoming kindergarten students through 12th grade. According to Assistant Superintendent Dr. Zachary Templeton, as of Friday, some 1,100 students were enrolled – a slight increase over last year. He expects growth in the high school enrollment before the first day of classes.
    "We sent out calls to parents telling them about the early enrollment. The sooner they register, the better; especially for transportation services," Templeton said. He noted that more than 90 percent of the students already enrolled for this summer were done through the school district's website.
    The breakfast and lunch program – which is fully funded by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services – is open to all students. "This program is open to students even if they are not attending summer school," Templeton said. The meals will be provided at Hawthorne Elementary, Eugene Field Elementary, Mexico Middle School and the Mexico High School.
    Breakfast is served daily from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m., and lunch is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Menus will be the same at all four locations and will include an entree, fruit, vegetables, grains/ breads, milk and some days a dessert.
    For more information about enrollment, call 581-3773, ext. 2404.
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