On October 17, 2013, three Chadron Public Schools after school programs will be participating in the 14th annual Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide celebration of after school programs.  After school is key to children’s success in school and in life. Parents, family and community members are welcome to be a part of our local celebration at the following schools:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Just for Kids at Chadron Primary School

4:30-5:30 P.M.  Family math and engineering activities for the whole family. A light supper will be served in the gym. 

CIA at Chadron Intermediate School

4:45-6:30 P.M. Students will rotate through four stations with their parents/guests. Make a circuit with an education specialist from Nebraska Public Power, crazy science experiments at Mrs. Grants Spangler Science station, NASA SPACE STATION with Mrs. Swinney and a photo experience and craft to take home. Refreshments will be served. 

Chadron Middle School After School

4:00-6:00 P.M.  in the Chadron Middle School library

Spend quality time with your family playing fun games while improving your math skills. Games focused on logic & reasoning, measurement and number & operations.

Families may enjoy pizza and refreshments arriving at 4:30. 

All the after school sites will be accepting donations to offset the cost of refreshments. 

"We are all very proud of our after school students and programs," said Lorna Eliason, Chadron Public Schools After School Director. "There’s no reason that learning should stop at 3:15 pm particularly if the alternative is unsupervised time in front of a screen, or any of the dangerous or unhealthy behaviors that can ensnare children in the afternoons.  Like so many other after school program around the nations, ours is supported by partial funding from the Federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative. Quality after school programs give children the opportunity to discover hidden talents as they grow academically and socially and are proven to produce academic, social and behavior benefits that help youth succeed in school and life and help strengthen our communities. "