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New Albany Schools’ grant supports before & after school opportunities

A group of elementary students complete a bat craft after studying bat facts in their before school enrichment group.

The New Albany School District has been awarded continued funding through the Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant from the Mississippi Department of Education.  This is a five-year grant that will support expanded before-school and after-school activities, parent engagement opportunities, and summer enrichment programming at New Albany Elementary School, New Albany Middle School, and New Albany High School.  This is the third year the school district has provided programming through the 21st CCLC grant.

The school’s 21st CCLC program offers academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities to students when school is not in session.  The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for academic enrichment and tutorial services, as well as offer students an array of programs such as youth development, art/music programs, recreation, technology education, and character education.

Students in the afterschool book club at NAMS discuss the characters in a book they are reviewing.

Students in the afterschool book club at NAMS discuss the characters in a book they are reviewing.

Lights on Afterschool Week was held during the week of October 19 in an effort to bring awareness about after-school programs and the importance of programming through the 21st CCLC grant program.   The New Albany School District participated in the week’s activities by planning special enrichment activities for the program’s participants.

 Before school teacher Elizabeth Day helps some students with creating props for their Readers' Theater program.

Before school teacher Elizabeth Day helps some students with creating props for their Readers’ Theater program.

21st CCLC Site Coordinator Laura Reedy and afterschool enrichment instructor Dawn Stroupe lead students in a science experiment at NAES.

21st CCLC Site Coordinator Laura Reedy and afterschool enrichment instructor Dawn Stroupe lead students in a science experiment at NAES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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