After School Program Lights Up Literacy

October 30, 2017 – Parents and families were invited to learn about the activities taking place in the BCSD After School Program during the celebration of the nationwide event Lights on After School. Students showcased various projects in subjects such as art, dance, STEAM, sports and work based on this year’s theme:  “Light Up Literacy.”

Anthony Moreno, staff member at the Hort After School Program for nearly 15 years, was asked about what students do each day. “The kids start off with snack, then they go to their classrooms where they have the opportunity to participate in a variety of academic activities.  We want that time to be academic, but fun at the same time.” he said.

Renata and Liannah, both 4th Grade Students at Hort Elementary, take part in the afterschool program every day.  Renata said, “We do a lot of crafts and art projects, but we also take time for homework.” Liannah added, “We come every day after school, and we always have fun.”

In partnership with the Boys & Girls Club, the District joined the more than 7,500 after school programs across the country on October 26th for the open house event.

Hort students Liannah (L) and Renata (R) get prepared for the afternoon art project.

Staff member Anthony Moreno helps students with a craft.

Hort student showing off her completed art project.

Hort students eager to share their ideas for the poem writing activity.

Horace Mann students getting prepared for an After School activity.

Horace Mann student shares his work with After School Program attendees.



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