FT. JENNINGS — The FORT Adventure after-school program, sponsored by the county Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative grant, is back in full swing. Seventy-seven students at Fort Jennings Elementary are enrolled in the fall session. FORT (Focusing on Remarkable Things) Adventure is open to all students in grades 1-4. The program, which runs from 3-4:30 p.m. two days a week, is structured to give students an activity period, provide healthy snacks and assistance with completing homework, as well as an opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment activities. Fort Jennings teachers Geri Kaverman, Carolyn Horstman and Margarita Madley and Ottawa-Glandorf speech teacher Laurie Lindeman provide instruction for the offering. They also rotate so each has every class at least once. “The students are excited about learning and getting their homework done,” Horstman said. “It also gives them the stimulus of the enrichment activities and additional time to interact with teachers and peers.” The activity period is held first, allowing students to go outside, weather permitting, and blow off some energy before settling back in the classroom. A healthy snack is offered in the cafeteria before children start their hour of learning. The first half-hour is for homework with a teacher present for assistance. The second half-hour is for enrichment with hands-on activity.
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Last Updated on Thursday, February 28, 2013 11:49 AM