After-school program available to Ti students

TICONDEROGA The 21st Century Community Learning Center at Ticonderoga Middle School is open. The after-school program for students in grades 5-8 started Sept. 12 and will continue throughout the academic year. Please remember there is a safe place for your children to go after school, Brad Peria, program coordinator, said. There are teachers on staff to help them complete homework assignments and add enrichment classes to their educational experience. Snacks will be provided each day, he added. There are also opportunities for them to be with friends and interact with their peers in a variety of recreational activities. The 21st Century Community Learning Center is open 2:50-5:05 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Transportation home is provided to most Ti school bus stops. Parents must register their children for the free program by calling Peria at 585-7442 ext. 282 or by Emailing him at bradperia@ticonderogak12.org. Students involved in athletic programs can attend when not in season. Each day students have a different recreational activity such as Wii, ping pong, hiking, dance mania, kick ball or board games. Following a snack, students spent 45 minutes in the inter-active homework room completing assignments. The day concludes with rotating, four-week long enrichment programs such as computer animation, photography, puppetry, videography and more. Trips to Silver Bay YMCA will also be held for students wishing to participate in orienteering, archery, kayaking, rock climbing, swimming, snowshoeing and more. The programs also includes several field trips during the year.

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