Middle School After School Program
Grades 6th - 8th
September 10, 2012 - May 10, 2013
Monday - Friday
3:45pm - 6:00pm
The YMCA provides supervised daily activities, from 3:45 - 6:00pm, at each of the five Sioux Falls public middle schools. The program, available to YMCA members and non-members, starts in September and ends in mid-May each day these schools are in full-session.
This on-site program is held at the following schools: Axtell Park; Edison/First Presbyterian Church; Memorial; Patrick Henry; and Whittier.
The ASP is made available through the cooperative efforts of the Sioux Falls Family YMCA and Sioux Falls Public Schools. We greatly appreciate the financial support received from the Sioux Empire United Way, City of Sioux Falls, SD Arts Council, Golf Classic Sponsors, JCPenney and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. However, their support does not cover all of this program’s cost of operation.
Activities Offered (Activities Vary Depending on School Site)
- Homework Help
- Gym Games
- Ping Pong
- Air Hockey
- Washington Pavilion Stem Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
- Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
- Free Swimming Lessons @ The Y!
- Computer Lab
- Arts & Crafts
- Field Trips
- Career Exploration
- IOP: Inside Out Leadership Program
- Harvest of the Month
- Community Service Projects
- Youth Fitness
- & More!
- Axtel Park Activity Calendar
- Edison Activity Calendar
- Memorial Activity Calendar
- Patrick Henry Activity Calendar
- Whittier Activity Calendar
Each activity calendar may contain multiple months with the newest month on the first page.
Who We Are
The YMCA Middle School After School Program provides a supervised, safe environment filled with a variety of activities for students attending Axtell Park, Edison, Memorial, Patrick Henry, and Whittier Middle Schools. Each program is held on site at each school with the exception of Edison, which is held at the 1st Presbyterian Church across the street from the school. Our ASP program staff consists of one Site Director and an adequate number of support staff, Site Assistants at each site. All ASP staff are trained and certified in CPR and First Aid; they also receive additional training on Child Abuse or Neglect Prevention, Olweus Bully Prevention, as well as Classroom Management.
When & Where the Action Happens
- September 10 - May 10, 2013, 3:45-6:00pm
- Registration Forms are available in your school’s office, at ASP, the YMCA or you may print one out from either the YMCA or Sioux Falls School District Websites.
- Please turn in completed forms to your ASP Site Director.
- Once the Registration Form is turned in, students will be issued a Membership Card with a barcode; each day staff will scan each Membership Card and electronically check in each student. Students will receive 1 free day without their membership card. They will also be provided 1 free replacement card; however, there will be a fee of $5 per replacement card thereafter.
- All students shall be checked in by 4pm. After 4pm, students must have a signed pass from the school office, teacher, or coach to attend.
- Students meet and check in at each school’s cafeteria. Edison students meet at the First Presbyterian Church 1 block south of the school.
- All students are invited to “visit” the ASP for one day; a completed, signed/dated Registration Form and Field Trip Waiver needs to be turned in to the Site Director before they will be allowed to participate thereafter. Once registered, students may attend as often or seldom as needed.
- The ASP is a “drop-in service”, not a “daycare center”. Following established procedures, students may check in/out without a parent present.
It’s All About the Kids
- Students who are registered ASP participants will receive a complimentary Youth Membership at the Sioux Falls Family YMCA!
- Benefits of a Youth Membership include use of pools, gyms, basic locker room, racquetball courts, game room, program discounts on youth sports programs, and more!
- A free, safe bus ride home is available to students who are registered with ASP and attended that day. However, bus routes are limited to children who reside in neighborhoods within the district of the school in which they attend.
- Students will be dropped off within 1 block of their home.