< December, 2013 >
Memorial Middle School's After School Program
We recognize that youth is one of a neighborhood's most valuable assets. The CDC has initiated an after school and summer enrichment programs for Memorial Intermediate School students. The CDC partners with the school and neighborhood groups to provide a safe and fun environment for learning and stimulating activities. Schools and neighborhoods need each other to be successful in developing healthy communities.
The after school program, which is run in conjunction with the 21st Century After School Program, continues to thrive, with over one hundred students participating in the program.
Some examples of the activities the students participate in are:
- Homework Assistance & Mentoring
- Lego Robotics, Jr. Engineer's Club
- Games & Recreational Sports
- MCAS Preperation
- Dance, Drama, Vocal & Harmonica lessons
- Careers in our Community
- Digital Photography & Computer Graphics
- Junior Achievement
- Youth Council & Community Service
- Simple Gifts Community Outreach Program
- FitMath Fun
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Unitil Safety & Efficency
- Book Club
- Healthy Appetite & Nutrition
- Computer Arts & Animation
For more information on Memorial's After School Program please contact:
Bob Brochu, Community Schools Coordinator at (978) 343-2122 or (978) 345-3295
For additional information on the 21st Century After School Programs throughout the Fitchburg area please visit:
21st Century After-school Programs
To visit Memorial Middle Schools Web-page follow the link:
In response to the School's transformation, the CDC helped to create a career day at the school. The CDC and Memorial wanted its students to understand what it is like to have a career and what it took to get there. Community Schools Coordinator, Bob Brochu invited a diverse group of speakers including electricians, police officers, lawyers, reporters, musicians, contractors, restaurant managers, nurses, a NASA scientist, among others, to speak with the students. The presentations went extremely well, and we are now trying to institutionalize the program so that it can be an annual event at the school.
Memorial's New PTO
In 2006, we made significant progress on one of our long standing goals of engaging more parents in the school. We are working with Principal Fran Thomas to strengthen and develop the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at the school, so that parents can be more involved in educating their children.
Last year, Memorial School made impressive gains on its MCAS student Achievement exam. It made Adequate Yearly Progress for the year, amid a change that converted the school from a fifth and sixth grade school, to a fifth through eighth grade school.