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After School Programs Kick Off Today

21st Students

STANFORD, KY – September 3, 2019

Every school in the district will offer after school programming this year. Crab Orchard Elementary, Highland Elementary, Hustonville Elementary, Lincoln County High School, Lincoln County Middle School and Waynesburg Elementary will be home to 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Stanford Elementary will be served by Lincoln County Partners for After School Success (PASS). Both kick off starting today.

21st Century Community Learning Centers

21st Century is a grant-funded after school program, offered for free to students.  The program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for students.  It is the only federal funding source dedicated exclusively to after school programs.

The mission of 21st Century is to promote student achievement and prepare students to compete on a global scale. The program’s three main goals are helping students achieve standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math, offering enrichment programs that supplement regular academic programs and providing educational services for the families of participating students.

21st Century runs Monday through Thursday, typically from the time school ends until 5:30 PM each day.   However, Crab Orchard and Waynesburg Elementary will extend until 5:45 PM.  Breakfast Club is also offered through 21st Century, which gives students an extra chance to catch up on homework prior to school start times.

Valerie Peyton is the 21st Century Director for Crab Orchard, LCHS and LCMS.  Tonya Lockard is the 21st Century Director for Highland, Hustonville and Waynesburg. Each school has its own coordinator: Dakota Lunsford (Crab Orchard), Brooke Walls (Highland Elementary), Collen Benson (interim) (Hustonville Elementary School), Candace Smith (Lincoln County Middle School), Linda Green (Lincoln County High School), and Janica Carrier (Waynesburg Elementary School).

This is the first year for 21st Century at Crab Orchard, Hustonville and Waynesburg Elementary Schools. Highland Elementary, Lincoln County Middle School and Lincoln County High School will continue as they have in previous years.

For more information about 21st Century, contact Valarie Peyton (valerie.peyton@lincoln.kyschools.us) or 859.575.0684 or Tonya Lockard (tonya.lockard@lincoln.kyschools.us) or 606.271.3558.

Lincoln County Partners for After School Success (PASS)

This is the first year for PASS at Stanford Elementary. In past years, PASS was offered at the Lincoln County Community Center (formerly Kings Mountain Elementary). Due to a change in grant funding, Stanford Elementary was no longer eligible to offer 21st Century.  Therefore, PASS seized the opportunity to switch locations so that it could assist families in the Stanford school district.

PASS is offered after-school, for first through fifth grades. The program is mainly funded by grants from the United Way, however there is a $10 a week fee for each child to attend. Child Care Assistance is accepted for payment for families that may not be able to pay the weekly fee. There will be tutoring and enrichment, along with science, art, dramatic play and physical fitness activities offered.

The PASS program at Stanford can currently accommodate 50 students. The program lasts from after school until 6 PM each day, Monday through Thursday. Bus transportation is provided within a 2-mile radius of the school. There will be a daily meal provided by food services.

There is still space available for students for this school year. For more information about Lincoln County PASS contact Kristie Phillippe (lcccpass@gmail.com) or 606.669.7150.

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