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New After S'cool program supports students in Grades 2-6

New After S'cool program supports students in Grades 2-6

Hornell City School District students in grades 2-6 can now take part in a new after school program, called After S'cool, from 3-5 p,m, every Monday-Thursday. The focus of this program is for academic recovery in the areas of ELA, math and social-emotional learning. Students also receive a healthy snack and participate in library with access to Maker Spaces, physical education with access to the school pool, art, and small group work in reading, writing and handwriting.

Students and teachers working on an art project in the After S'cool program.

“We want to give the students a little bit of a reprieve from the regular school day. The teachers in the program make learning fun, but there's definitely academic rigor,” said Kasi Washburn, North Hornell Elementary School counselor and Intermediate After S'Cool Club coordinator.

The program starts with a healthy snack before students separate into grade levels with two teachers for approximently 13-35 students per level. Currently, around 100 students are enrolled. Having two teachers per grade level allows students to form bonds with their teachers that go beyond the classroom.

The program offers flexibility for students to get help with class work, but the priority is broadening their understanding of the subjects they are working on during the regular school day.

If families are interested in their child being a part of the After S’cool program, they should contact the Intermediate School main office at (607) 324-1304, or the child's teacher for a registration form. Depending on the grade level the student may be placed on a waiting list. 

Students sitting in beanbag chairs working on computers in the After S'cool program