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Bears Den After-School Program Is Off and Running

With the opening of school last week, the Bears Den After-School Program is now in session.  The program is offered to all students PK-12th grade from 3:15 to 6:15 each evening when school is in session.  The cost is $1 per evening for students on full lunch, $.75 per evening for students on reduced lunches and $.50 per evening for students on free lunches.  For those who need it, transportation is provided with limited routes and with designated stops similar to Summer School.
The students are given a decompression time immediately following school releasing. A simple supper is provided along with homework help, and then enrichment classes start at 5 and finish the evening.  Buses roll at 6:20 p.m.
Various classes are offered for middle school students on alternating nights. On Mondays Caring Kids and Archery will be offered.  Tuesdays will be Robotics and Cooking.  Wednesdays will be Computer Lab and 5th and 6th Drama Club.  Thursday will be 7th and 8th grade CNC classes and Computer Lab.  Friday will be 5th and 6th Quiz Bowl and Spelling Bee.  New classes will be added every so often so kids will get to experience different activities.
The high school Bears Den students have the opportunity to go to tutoring and after school programs.  The programs they have to choose from are:
Mondays – Archery, Tuesdays – Aviation, Wednesdays – Welding, and Thursdays – CNC.
Other programs will be added such as rodeo, ACT prep, and possibly a fantasy football league.
The Bears Den also offers adult education classes which will begin next week. On Monday a CNC class will be offered.  Tuesday is Aviation classes and Wednesday is Welding.  Adult classes begin at 4:30 and they cost $1 per evening.
If you have questions about the Bears Den classes for students or adults, please call the Ava R-1 schools at 683-4717.

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