21st Century Community Learning GRANT
Our school has the privilege of being the recipient of the 21st Century CLC grant. This grant provides students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program all while having fun with hands-on activities. At the same time, our program is designed to help working parents/guardians by providing a safe environment for students during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session. Our program objectives are as follows:
Objective 1: Student attendance will be entered daily into the program monitoring system. The program director will track student attendance results daily/weekly and make calls to parents of those that have not attended regularly to problem solve the concern with families.
Objective 2: 85% of students regularly participating in the program will show continuous improvement in achievement as determined by improvement in Math and/or Reading percentiles from “minimal” or “basic” to “proficient” or “advanced proficient” on the MAP test in a spring to spring comparison.
Objective 3: Fruzen will offer high-quality enrichment opportunities that positively affect student outcomes such as school attendance and academic performance, and result in decreased disciplinary actions or other adverse behaviors.
Before School: 7:15am - 8:15am (must arrive no later than 7:25 in order to participate).
After School: 3:50pm - 5:30pm
*Note: New participants are accepted during the first week of each month.
Classes your child will be able to choose from in January are as follows:
1. Today's Dreamers/Tomorrow's Leaders (Grades 5-8)
Today’s Dreamers Tomorrow’s Leaders is a formal dinner event for young ladies grades 5 -10 that is focused on preparation for future careers as well as learning soft skills and etiquette. Upon completion of career exploration, soft skills and etiquette classes, the participants will qualify to attend the dinner along with women business/organization leaders from the Greater Beloit community. Each qualifying young lady will be provided with a dress and shoes, if needed, to be worn at the event. Shopping dates will be announced closer to the event date. The entire program is FREE to the participants. You do not have to be a member of the Stateline Boys and Girls Club. The required classes will be offered to Fruzen girls in January in Fruzen’s IMC.
2. STEM Challenges
Each night in this class will bring new opportunities to collaborate and problem solve by executing STEM challenges. From Mentos in Diet Coke to a paper airplane challenge, students will be actively problem solving and moving all night!
3. Sign Language 101
This introductory class will help develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in American Sign Language. We will learn the alphabet as well as basic communicative signs.
Through a series of planned team building events that are fun and motivational, teams build skills like communication, planning, problem-solving and conflict resolution. These team building activity ideas help to facilitate long term team building through fostering genuine connections, deeper discussions, and processing.
2. LEGO WeDo
Robots are rising to help us solve engineering problems. In this robotics adventure, participants will take their interest in robots, couple it with engineering design to build and program robots to find engineering solutions to some real-life challenges. Engineering challenges will include rescue missions, earthquake-resistant buildings, trash clean up and more!
3. Chess Club
Advantages of learning to play chess are that it helps young people learn to concentrate and think logically. In addition, chess teaches children many fundamentals, like problem-solving, focus, patience and follow-through.
Fridays are FUN! Students are able to choose among stations. Examples include gym time, Gaga ball, board games, Osmo, soccer, art stations and much more!
If you have any questions about this fun opportunity for your child, please contact Mrs. Arp @ (608) 361-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.