Kearney Public Schools Announces Summer PAWS Program


Kearney - Kearney Public Schools invites area students to participate in the Personal Achievement Workshops (PAWS) summer enrichment program.

Registration begins Monday, March 25.

PAWS offers 60 exciting workshops in the months of June and July for students entering first through sixth grades.

Charles Ahovissi, African Culture Connection Founder and recipient of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, will have students feeling the rhythm of Africa as they play djembe drums during Africa Live!

Students in Camp Jurassic will travel back in time when they see Dinosaurs Live, life size animatronic dinosaurs, at the Omaha zoo and "Sue", the largest T-Rex ever excavated, at Omaha's Durham Museum.

Students will fly rockets and float personal hot air balloons in Float and Fly, dissect a sheep's heart in Medical Investigations, use a professional pottery wheel in Pottery & Clay and build your own go-cart in Go-Karts.

"I am thrilled at the variety of workshops this summer," stated Kylie Wolford, PAWS Coordinator. "I'm excited for the kids who get to build a robot in Contraptions, create electric powered vehicles in Plugged In and design craft projects in Pinterest. These are things kids don't get to do every day."

Wolford encourages parents to register right away as some classes fill up quickly. Workshops range in price from $40 - $180 with discounts for families on free and reduced lunch and those that are registering two or more kids.

This year, PAWS will be held at Buffalo Hills Elementary at 6110 11th Avenue. Brochures and registrations can be found at