Middle School After School

The Middle School After School (MSAS) program for students in 6th through 8th grades is designed to meet families’ priorities and students’ discriminating standards.  Under the direction of  supervisor Diane Kunze, the first 90 minutes of MSAS is focused on homework completion, followed by an hour of optional fun, which might include an activity or cooking project related to the theme of the month, a current events quiz, or time outside in the schoolyard.  An example of a monthly theme is the Civil War, for which students make hard tack and enjoyed a visit from a seasoned re-enactor, who came to school dressed in his Civil War uniform and shared with students his detailed knowledge of what life in the Union Army was like.
 
Fridays are movie day!  The aim is to mix current movies the students love with classic movies such as Casablanca, 12 Angry Men, The African Queen, On the Waterfront, Rebel Without a Cause, Vertigo, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.  After each film, students discuss its themes and the historical context within which the movie was made.  
 
The mission of MSAS is to create a welcoming, polite, and engaged Middle School community made up of students from different grades and groups who might not otherwise get to know one another.

The MSAS program runs from 3:20 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday.

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