Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
April 18, 2013 10:16 am EDT


FREDERICKTOWN — The middle school and high school afterschool programs were showcased during Wednesday’s meeting of the Fredericktown school board. The programs are funded through 21st Century grants.


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Coordinators LeAnn Tindall and Jim Nussbaum said there are two parts to each day’s session. The first hour is devoted to academics and the participating students can catch up on homework, complete missed assignments, focus on test preparation and/or work on recovering missing credits. Then the attendees may engage in enrichment activities such as volleyball, arts and crafts and community service projects. Nussbaum said approximately 75 students take part in the program, which is held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Elementary principal Emily Funston announced that, thanks to the PTO and the children’s magazine sales, each elementary grade will be able to go on a field trip this year, and the pupils are all fired up about it. The PTO has asked each child to contribute $1 to help offset the cost of buses, Funston said, but otherwise the trips are funded by the PTO.

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