WHAT’S NEW, YOU ASK?
Programming at our three sites continues to grow and go extremely well.  We have started Life Skills workshops at Clyde-Savannah, and NR-W will be next followed by Lyons. 

This month, Lyons students will participate in ‘Basic Training’ workshops facilitated by CBAPP.  The sessions last for four weeks and focus on healthy life choices.  LEAP students are currently involved in cooking classes sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension.  The classes are fun and interesting for students interested in cooking.  Many of the LEAP students participated in all three Martin Luther King Day Celebrations and showed off their great talents without hesitation!!  On 2/27, we will host a Black History Month Dinner in the Cafeteria featuring traditional Soul food.  All are welcome!  More details forthcoming.

Clyde-Savannah’s IGNITE students have been enjoying several classes including arts and crafts and cooking.   Swimming is extremely popular and the students look forward to more time in the pool.    Computer Lab time brings out the creativity in the students as they create cards and projects for holidays and special occasions.  The Life Skills workshops are well-attended and the students are engaged and interested. 

The North Rose Wolcott Middle School After The Bell Program is off to a great start for 2009!  Despite some weather related delays and cancellations, we have seen an increased number of students take advantage of the many great classes we offer.   Weight lifting, Sewing, Legobots, Guitar, Cooking and Magic have all been big hits with our students.  Team games are always a popular choice, especially when they go outside for snow football.  Another big hit, when the weather keeps us inside, is the Rock Band game on the Wii.  Field trips have taken us to Parkview Lanes for some exciting bowling matches.  We also had a night of fun on the slopes of Brantling learning to snowboard and ski. They all thought that it was a bit harder than it looked and were grateful for the lessons but want to go back ASAP!  Last but not least, was a trip to the Montezuma Audubon Center to learn to snowshoe. The weather for that has sure cooperated this year with plenty of snow and a good time was had by all.  We are looking forward to the Spring when we can enjoy outside activities, a special Cooking class from Cornel University and more great field trips.