FJHS Extended Day program serves up fun


A little bit of fun, hands-on learning opportunities and skill enhancements are just some of the rewards local students experience through their participation in the Fulton Community School Extended Day program.
 
The real honor, according to Resource Coordinator Janice Scott, is seeing the students grow, mature and improve with each session.
 
“One of the biggest things is a (gain) in their confidence level,” she said. “We have a family event at the end of each session where they present, are able to put on an event, speak at it and lead different activities.”
 
Scott said she has been delighted to watch students become more educated on and involved with the greater Fulton community through the Extended Day program. They most likely will continue to do so, she said, since more field trips and community activities are planned with the following sessions: Design House (Oct. 10 to Nov. 9) to learn about 3D architecture, design, create and build a miniature living structure for the future; Robotics (Nov. 14 to Dec. 21) to design, build and make a robot move; Cooking Challenge (Jan. 9 to Feb. 8) to learn new recipes, try new food and improve cooking skills; Mad Science (March 6 to April 5) to test theories and analyze results and Sow Mulch More (May 1 to May 31) to prepare the school garden. All sessions are held from 2:20 to 5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
 
Sessions are led by a teacher who heads the activity and builds curriculum, and two teaching assistants and two Oswego County Opportunity staff members assist with the implementation. A maximum of 30 students can be enrolled in each session.
 
For more information, or to inquiry about enrollment, call Scott at (315) 593-5440, ext. 3440 or send her an email at jscott@oco.org.