Catapult Missouri Summer Journey

Catapult Missouri Summer Journey
Posted on 03/31/2022
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This summer, our school district will offer all K-8 students, free of charge, a fun, exciting, and academic approach to learning called Summer Journey. Make no mistake about it. Not only will our summer program be FUN for kids, it will also provide an opportunity for students to experience over 60 hours of academics during the summer months. This academic time will give students the chance to review and apply previously learned skills and knowledge as well as prepare for the school year ahead. Summer Journey’s extraordinary educational goals are comprised of academic courses with hands-on instruction centered in reading, language arts, math, and social studies or science. Other fields of study are also available. 

While the academic courses will be relaxed in format—no homework or tests for grades—Summer Journey will also offer courses for hands-on exploration and discovery. Summer Journey courses may include a rocket class, where students learn the basic principles of flight as they construct and fly real rockets, or a cooking course, where they learn basic cooking techniques. Other courses that may be offered include Simple Machines Camp, designed to introduce students to elements of engineering, and Lifetime Sports, designed to develop the body and encourage a lifetime of fitness. These are only a sample of the courses that may be offered. 

If you are the parent of a child who will be entering Kindergarten in fall 2022, I strongly encourage you to consider enrolling your child in Summer Journey. We have noticed that when these young students meet their teachers, fellow students, and our staff during the summer, they are eager to return in the fall and find that “first day of school” experience to be a positive one.

Finally, Summer Journey offers an enticing incentive program for students. Students will be eligible to receive daily rewards if they come to school, exhibit a positive attitude and behavior, and work to improve their achievement. At the end of the program, some lucky students will also win Grand Prizes, which will be awarded on the final day. And, as in past years, all of our students who demonstrate outstanding attendance will be rewarded with Attendance Recognition gift cards, ranging from $50 for “near perfect” attendance to $100 for “perfect attendance.”

Who should attend Summer Journey? Everyone. Simply put, it’s good for kids. Look at the information enclosed. You’ll be glad you did!

Course Offerings
Frequently Asked Questions
Student Incentives
Enrollment Form (Print & Return to School)


High School Summer Courses
Summer school takes place from June 1 to June 29 and will be all virtual. There will be in-person help sessions for any courses from 10:00am to 12:00pm daily (except June 10, 17, and 24) by teachers at each St. Joseph High School. Signups for classes ends on June 3 at 3:00pm. Final grades are due in PowerSchool June 30 at 3:00pm. 

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