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RSU#10 21st CLCC Afterschool Program
Western Foothills Kids Association successfully completed summer programming for each of its sites. More than 100 students of RSU 10 had an exciting and rewarding summer program. Now all four sites are gearing up for the school year.
There are some exciting changes and surprises coming for all.
Dirigo Middle School piloted a program at no charge that featured gaming of all kinds.
Barb Radmore, program director, explained, “It’s a way to sneak team building, problem solving and higher-order thinking skills in while also increasing social and personal growth. But don’t tell the kids; they just had a good time.”
Ilse Dunbar is the new site coordinator for TWKDMS.
“She brings a strong background in grant management and program leadership to the job,” Radmore said. “With three children in area schools and a spouse who teaches here, she also has a strong understanding and investment in the Dirigo region. She has many plans in place and will meet with school community to further determine interests and needs. Fliers will go home as school starts with more information.”
Buckfield Junior High School ran their always-successful summer program that covered morning academic skills and then active movement. They worked in the award winning 1.3 acres garden, got to canoe and be outside at camp every Thursday and so much more.
Radmore said, “After four years of very intensive and creative programming, Annette Caldwell and Gretchen Kimball have stepped back from leadership roles. Tina Hicks will be the site coordinator for afterschool programming. She has been working with the afterschool program at Hartford Sumner so has a terrific background for the position. She is working with the students to plan many different, unique offerings for her middle schoolers.”
Summer Adventure Camp was four busy weeks of activities for first through fifth graders that ranged from ooey gooey science to bike rodeo, field trips and cooking. Now Colleen Calden at RES and Becky Skibitsky at Meroby are ready to start fall programming.
They have many new and creative offerings this year so watch for more information coming soon.
The best place to watch for program information and see what is going on with Western Foothills Kids Association is their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theWFKA. Or call Barb Radmore 357-6987.