What’s Going On at Winton Hills Academy After School?

Kindergarten through sixth-grade students enjoy participating in the 21st Century Program after school.

A Winton Hills Academy learns about animals during a Family Engagement Night hosted by the 21st Century Program.
At the last Family Engagement Night, students in the Afterschool Club program had the opportunity to meet and learn about unique animals thanks to Cool Critters.

Even after the last bell rings at the end of the school day, Winton Hills Academy stays abuzz with activity due to the efforts of the Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) 21st Century Program. Through this multi-faceted program, kids are exposed to a wide variety of fun and engaging activities that provide academic and cultural enrichment. Students from kindergarten through sixth-grade participate in the program, which is offered Monday through Friday from 2:15 to 5:15 p.m. This three-hour span is jam-packed with activities that not only reinforce what the children are learning during the school day, but it also exposes them to a wide range of stimulating supplemental learning experiences as well. Below are some key highlights detailing what the afterschool program offers, as well as some of the recent events that have occurred under the program:

Upcoming Activities

The next Family Engagement Night will include a Living Wax Museum, where students will have the opportunity to research a famous historical figure (e.g., Martin Luther King Jr., Cleopatra, etc.), and then wear a costume that mimicked a “wax museum” version of that person. When observers walk by and push a button that the immobile “wax” student is wearing as a pin, the student will “come alive” and begin a presentation telling all about the historical figure. This event will also include a ballet performance from the program’s ballet dance club, and an Entrepreneurship Evening where groups of students will present their business ideas to parents and teachers.

As you can see, the students at Winton Hills Academy have benefited greatly from the many fun educational and enrichment activities offered through the program. When you think about the incredible value this program offers to students, at such an important time in their formative years, it becomes all the more apparent that ABC is a program worth investing in.