Bexley News

Summer educational programming announced

Students in Bexley will have the opportunity to lean some new hip-hop dance moves, write poetry, or design a web page with Summer Academy options this year.

Kimberly Brazwell, the district's student and community support specialist has worked with faculty members Bill Manchester and Julie Horger to come up with some interdisciplinary classes for middle and high school students.

Students in grades 7-12 can register for a two-week Hip Hop Institute that starts July 22, and features Bexley Middle School music specialist Manchester, along with local emcee Searius Addishon, artist Marshall Shorts, dancer Carlton Pope and disc jockey Krate Digga. The class culminates with an open mic event at Bexley Public Library.

A one-week Spoken Word Seminar features improvisation and poetry writing. It is designed for students who are interested in writing and developing skills to perform their written work. Bexley High School English teacher Julie Horger, along with Barbara Allen and Scott Woods, will lead the workshop July 28 through Aug. 1, that concludes with an open mic event at Bexley Public Library.

Another new option in 2014 allows BHS students to get their Personal Finance/Capstone Project requirement out of the way by registering for the class during the summer months.

Summer Academy offers Camp Invention MORPHED as well, led by Bexley faculty Paula Lape and Heather Addington. The camp starts June 2, and runs for one week for students in grades 1-6.

Students in elementary or middle school have a one-week Web Site Design class option. High school students can get a jump start on preparing for the ACT and SAT, through a class offered by expert Phil Schopick.

For more information about Summer Academy, visit

To learn about discounts or register for Camp Invention, visit