Extra-curricular Programs at Hassayampa

  • Would your child enjoy participating in an after-school club this year? With support from our 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, Hassayampa offers a variety of clubs and programs. Your child is sure to find something that will interest him/her. Come join the fun!

    Extended Studies - Each grade level offers weekly extended studies opportunities. Students will meet with teachers after school on their designated days from 2:50-4:00 p.m. to work on their math and/or reading skills.  Under our Raising Expectations policy, students who are failing core classes or earn a Minimally Proficient on Galileo testing are required to attend tutoring. Other students may also be invited for additional assistance.  Invitations for tutoring were sent home prior to break. If you feel that your child is struggling, please contact your child’s teacher to identify options. Hassayampa offers a variety of supports for students.  A good time to discuss concerns with your child’s teacher is during APTT and parent-teacher conferences.  

    Power Hour:  Help your children start their day off right! This is our popular before school program. It is offered Monday through Friday! Staff is available to provide homework assistance as well as time using our iReady program which works with students at their individual levals. Students meet Ms. Lanz at the gate at 7:00 a.m.  This program is a great option if you need to get to work early.

    The following programs may occur during a quarter:

    Dark Knights Chess Club: The after school chess club has integrated technology into our program. Students have created accounts on a kid friendly platform where they can play against the teacher, fellow chess club students, and students from around the world in a safe environment. Their online accounts allow them to solve chess puzzles and watch educational videos.

    Reading Club:   Ms. Breckenridge helps students pick books targeted toward their specific reading level. Students are encouraged to talk about their books with fellow students and take online AR tests on their Chromebooks. 

    Technology Titans: Students have had a great time practicing coding with Mrs. Breckenridge. Students have also been learning about Google docs and Google sheets.

    Coyote Chorus: This program requires a full committment as it runs all year and has several performances throughout the year.

    Stackers: Ms. Lanz has done an amazing job with our speed stacking club. Over 25 students got to experience the after school program completing various patterns in a specific amount of time.   

    Fitness Wonders : Students are given a chance to exercise and have fun in Fitness Wonders. Students will engage in fun activities after a long day of learning. Fitness Wonders has been a huge hit with the students. 

    Science League:  Ms. Healy has done an amazing job aligning lessons to grade level standards. Projects are fun and interactive while keeping the focus on learning objectives taught in class.

    Year Book Club: Ms. Joy will be starting a yearbook club that will help her create the yearbook for our school. This is a brand new class and we look forward to seeing their creation at the end of the year. Thank you to Ms. Joy for taking this on.

    Spell It:  The 21st Century after-school program has started a spelling preparation club for Quarter 2. This club will help students prepare for our upcoming school-wide spelling bee. Students will get to practice spelling patterns, and proper etiquette while participating in a spelling bee. Thank you, Ms. Henneman, for taking on this program. Participation in this club is not mandatory for students to participate in the school wide spelling bee, but is highly encouraged.  

    The Quest: Ms. Breckenridge is hosting this enrichment program. Students will use higher order thinking and participate in challenging activities.

    Zumba Kids: Ms. Henneman will be starting for the first time a Zumba class for 4th and 5th graders.

    Special Item - Roving Chef:  We will be hosting two visits from the Roving Chef in November as part of our Friday after school program. Students will prepare food in our cafeteria.

    LEAD Coyotes: Ms. KP facilitates this great group of 5th graders. This program runs all four quarters with mostly the same students.  This group of fabulous 5th graders are helping Hassayampa students become better kids of character. LEAD Coyotes go with Ms K-P to help teach Character Counts lessons. 



    NEW invitations are sent EACH quarter.


    3rd quarter programs begin January 22.


    3rd Quarter POWER HOUR BEGINS January 14.

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    The 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool program is funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Arizona Department of Education.  For more information visit:  http://www.azed.gov/21stcclc/

    We are entering year four of our 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) programming! Both before and after school programs will be available. Power Hour starts at 7:00 a.m. this is a great option for families with parents who go to work very early. During Power Hour, students will receive homework assistance or will be able to log into their personalized learning environment on iReady and work toward math and reading goals.  iReady is a highly rated and adaptive software – meaning that the program adjusts the level of instruction based upon the student’s responses and provides targeted intervention lessons.   

    The afterschool program goes until 4:50 pm. and offers modified bus services.  Afterschool programs include extended learning opportunities in reading and math, as well as a variety of enrichment and youth development activities such as recreation, nutrition, hands-on science, chess, and more! These programs will allow students to grow academically, socially, and physically.  Keep an eye out for program details and sign-up information which will be available after the start of the school year. 

    In addition to student activities, the 21st CCLC program helps to facilitate Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) events. Our first APTT meetings are scheduled for August 28 and 29. Kindergarten through second grade meetings are scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, August 28. Third through fifth grade meetings will be on the evening of Wednesday, August 29. Additional APTT meetings will occur in January. During these meetings, parents will receive information regarding grade level expectations and set personal learning goals for students.  Please save the date on your calendars!  Invitations will be sent out by classroom teachers. Although not required, we do ask that you RSVP so that we can make arrangements for childcare support for the evening.

    Power Hour begins Monday, January 14 at 7:00 a.m. After school programs will be up and running by Januray 22. Keep an eye out for more information!

    Please contact program coordinators with questions.

    slanz@wusd9.org  – Ms. Lanz

    mknight@wusd9.org  – Mr. Knight