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Camp AYS: Branching Out During Grow Further Week

This is one part in a series of posts about Camp AYS 2017. Visit our general blog page for more wrap-ups. Camp AYS kids sprouted up, around and sideways during Grow Further Week! Kids at our Pittsboro Primary camp walked to Scamahorn Park to create a butterfly garden. The children weeded the plot, planted the […]

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Camp AYS: Taking Care of Biz-ness

This is one part in a series of posts about Camp AYS 2017. Visit our general blog page for more wrap-ups. For one week of Camp AYS, kids had the chance to explore what they might want to be when they grew up. Kids at our Allisonville Elementary School camp visited Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market. […]

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Camp AYS: AYS Kids Take Flight

This is one part in a series of posts about Camp AYS 2017. Visit our general blog page for more wrap-ups. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s AYS! During Flight Week, campers learned about the purposes and parts of multiple aircrafts—from airplanes to helicopters to rockets. Pittsboro Elementary also visited the […]

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CAMP AYS: Lights, Camera, Ask Kids!

This is one part in a series of posts about Camp AYS 2017. Visit our general blog page for more wrap-ups. During Stage & Screen Week, AYS campers learned all about what it’s like to be in front of and behind the camera, and what it takes to make it to the stage. Hinkle Creek […]

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Camp AYS: First Responders

This is one part in a series of posts about Camp AYS 2017. Visit our general blog page for more wrap-ups.           9-1-1, what’s your emergency? Students at Camp AYS need to learn more about public safety! During First Responders Week, kids had the opportunity to do just that. Two of […]

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Arts for Learning apprentices help combat the ‘summer slide’

Last week, we, and hundreds of others across the country, celebrated National Summer Learning Day. Of course, for Camp AYS, every summer day is dedicated to continued learning, and combatting the so-called “summer slide” – the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the […]

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Hojas de Información General 2017-2018

Información General Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence Información General IPS Cold Spring, 61, 96, 106, 107  

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Welcome Letters Camp AYS 2017

Summer Welcome Letter – Allisonville Summer Welcome Letter – Pittsboro Primary School Summer Welcome Letter – Stephen Decatur Summer Welcome Letter – Spring Mill Summer Welcome Letter – Speedway Newby

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Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week – Denise Smeltzer

Who: Denise Smeltzer, program director at Pittsboro Elementary When: 18 years (16 years as program director) Favorite color: Blue, because it’s a calming color Favorite season: Spring, because it’s new every year Favorite ice cream: Kroger brand Death by Chocolate   Q: What has been the most rewarding aspect of working with AYS? A: Seeing […]

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Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week – Donniece Harris

Who: Donniece Harris, program director at Promise Road Elementary When: 1 year in August Favorite color: My favorite color has always been purple. I feel like it is the most vibrant color of the rainbow! Favorite season: Spring—I love the spring weather. My birthday is also in the spring. So, that’s another reason why it’s […]

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