Last Day for Amendments

Peer Review – June 2-4, 2014

Application Process Now Open

We are currently taking applications for Peer Reviewers to read and score 21st Century Community Learning Centers applications for the 2014-2015 school year.

Ideal candidates have knowledge of this important funding and have experience in education. All are welcome to apply but only top applicants will be chosen. The final selection will depend on the number of grant applications submitted.

 

Dates: June 2-4, 2014

Times: 9am-5pm (each day)

Location: Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ

Compensation:
Peer Reviewers traveling less than 50 miles will be paid $1000. (all inclusive)
Peer Reviewers traveling more than 50 miles will be paid $1200. (all inclusive)

Commitment:
Peer Reviewers must be able to commit to all three days of service. No exceptions will be made.
Once Chosen-Peer Reviewers must complete all of the required online training prior to June 4. No exceptions will be made.

To be considered:
Submit an online Peer Reviewer Application no later than March 28, 2014.
Must be an Arizona Resident.

Notification:
Selected Peer Reviewer will be notified no later than April 04, 2014.

Thank you for your interest in ensuring that the providers of 21st CCLC are of the highest quality in offering Extended Learning Opportunities for Arizona students and their families.

 

Apply Here

Summary of Classes Report Due

Summary of Classes Offered Report

This spreadsheet provides ADE staff with a snapshot of what classes are being offered and the number of students that are being served. It enables ADE staff to provide technical assistance throughout the year to grantees that may need additional guidance instead of waiting to receive data at the end of the year in the APR.

Change to Form!!

This year there is a slight change to the form. Instead of completing separate forms for the Fall, Spring and Summer classes, the form is now set up as a continuous summary of classes form, meaning you will use one form per site for the entire fiscal year (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012). Please contact your program specialist if you have any questions regarding the new form.

Greyhills Academy High School Chess Club

“Rooks Revenge” Chess Tournament (State Qualifier) results:

Austin Davis, 9th grade: 3rd place

Delvin Hoskie, 9th grade: 13th place

 

Greyhills Academy High School Chess Club season began with (5) students wanting to learn to play the game of Chess. As the season progressed with practice and preparation, our participants gradually reduce to a (2)-member team Chess Club. Both students have been nominated for the G.A.T.E.S. (Gifted & Talented) Program at our high school. Austin Davis, has made a complete turn-around as an At-Risk student to a progressing and responsible student. Delvin Hoskie, an academically sound student, has acquired a keen interest for the game of Chess.

Follow up story-

“Fools Mate” Chess Tournament (State Qualifier) results:

 

Austin Davis, 9th grade (novice): 1st place

Delvin Hoskie, 9th grade (beginner): 8th place

 

Greyhills Academy High School Chess Club has qualified both team members to compete in the 2012 Arizona Scholastic State Chess Championships on April 20, 21 & 22, 2012 in Gilbert, Arizona. At the recent “Fools Mate” Chess Tournament (State Qualifier), Austin Davis placed 1st (trophy) and Delvin Hoskie placed 8th (medal), as well as, the Greyhills Academy High School Chess Team placing 1st (trophy). Austin preceded his 3rd place from the previous state qualifying chess tournament by winning (4.5) out of (5) games, earning him the recognition of 1st place honors. Delvin’s herald performance, by winning (3) out of (5) games, showed growth and development, and helped the Chess Team in placing 1st overall.

Good luck to Greyhills Academy High School Chess Club in the State Tournament!

 2012 Arizona Scholastic State Chess Championships Results

Our Greyhills Academy High School Chess Club represented our school and Chess program with pride and passion for this year’s Chess Finale. Our Chess Team Members learned and gained valuable insight and experience in playing against high-rated chess players and Chess Master’s. “Win or Lose”, their desire to compete and to be successful, has brought a sense of accomplishment and pride to their outstanding Chess season. In the end, it is definitely a season to build on as we begin to prepare for the upcoming 2012-2013 Chess season.

I would like to express my sincerest appreciation and great admiration for the support from Greyhills Academy High School 21st CCLC Coordinator, Regina Hale and the Arizona Department of Education – 21st CCLC staff and program. I also would like to convey my gratitude to Annette Hemstreet, Greyhills Academy High School P.E./Health Teacher, for purchasing our Chess polo shirts. Last, but not least, Chris Curley, Greyhills Academy High School Parent Educator, for all public relations (Navajo Times and Navajo-Hopi Observer) pertaining to our successful Chess season.

As the Greyhills Academy High School Chess Coach, it has been an honor and privilege to have played a role in our productive Chess season ever. Thank You Austin Davis and Delvin Hoskie for making this season memorable.

Congratulations to Greyhills Academy High School Chess Club for a great season!

APR, Evaluation Report, & Student Attendance Database Due

For more information regarding these reports, click here.

Renewal Applications Due

Evaluation and Continuous Improvement Management (Tucson)-May 2

Reserve your spot at the May 2nd 21st CCLC Evaluation Workshop and Afterschool Networking Meeting in Tucson. There is NO FEE to 21st CCLC programs for participation in this interactive day of professional development.

  • Best Practices Bootcamp
  • Beyond the Basic
  • Show Off! Share How Things Are Improving for Your Students

EVALUATION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Evaluation of your 21st CCLC program includes local, state and federal reporting, planning on how best to meet your grant goals, and sharing positive outcomes with your community.

 PLUS AFTERSCHOOL NETWORKING MEETING

See good 21st CCLC programs in action at four (4!) nearby schools serving Kinder through High School students. Chat with leadership, come away with great ideas. 

 How To guidance, tips and pointers from Arizona Department of Education 21st CCLC specialists, district 21st CCLC leadership and staff.

+ Conversation with colleagues involved in 21st CCLC throughout the day.

 Something for everyone!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

From 9am- 4pm. Lunch will be provided.   

 Location:
Warren Elementary
3505 W Milton Road
Tucson, AZ 85746
 
 

AGENDA  & HANDOUTS

Morning 

21st CCLC grant reporting and evaluation requirements 

Afternoon 

Breakout Sessions- Best practices in evaluation 

Data Collection Bootcamp: How it’s done; how it’s used (Two breakouts)

1. Flowing Wells

2. Amphitheater 

Beyond the Basics: Continuous improvement; preparing for the Site Evaluation Report

Tucson Unified 

Show Off! Share How Things Are Improving for Your Students

  • 21st CCLC Brochure (2013)
  • Arizona Update: Good News from Arizona’s 21st CCLC Programs
  • Afterschool “In The News” - Please share your 21st CCLC stories with us. We would love to hear how your quality 21st CCLC program is helping students and their families. Submit an article, media clip, or your own story (brief narrative) about classes, events and personal stories of success. Submissions will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion. See our Afterschool “In The News” page for more information. 

 COMING SOON!  21st CCLC Marketing page! 

Renewal Application Online

School Gardens and Beyond – Jan. 25

Incorporating research-based curriculum and youth development in gardening, nurtition, literature, food science, and nature exploration!  
 
                  
 
  

 Handouts and Resource Materials

 

School Gardens and Beyond – TVF

Table of Contents
Dirt is Dirt, Soil has Character…………….……………………………………3
From the Ground Up: Little Gardeners…….…………….……..………….6
Gardening on the Cheap……………………..….….……………..……………12
Getting to Know Your Garden…………………….………..…………………15
Keep Your Garden Green…………….…………….………….………………..17
Pizza by El Sol………………………………………………………….……………..21
Soil and Seeds: Teaching Kids the Ins and Outs of Farm Chores..30
Supersalad?……………………………………………………………………33
The Poop on Worms…………………………………………………….…………46
Weather to be or not to be…………………………………………………….49
Food Mapping……………………………………………………………………..…53
Plant Sex 101………………………………………….………………………………71

 

Eat 4 Health

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CHFFF Recipes
CHFFF Supply Master List
Fd Pkgs Lesson 3 Add – Can Labels and Cookies
Fd Pkgs Lesson 3 Apply – Salty Snacks
Fd Pkgs Lesson 6 Apply – Breakfast Cereals
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 2013 Certificate of Attendance, School Gardens & Beyond

Arizona 4-H

 4-H is a youth development program that fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach with proven results. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, with research-driven programming developed by our nation’s Cooperative Extension System focusing on science, citizenship and healthy living. We are lucky to have this program here, because it is part of the University of Arizona, one of the nation’s 109 land-grant universities.

 

The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, a longitudinal study conducted by the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University, shows youth engaged with 4-H are:

  • Nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school;
  • Nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college;
  • 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors; and
  • 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities.

 We expect you’ll leave the day with many exciting strategies and ideas to support and sustain your own 21st CCLC program.

 Following this day long professional development event, shorter trainings will be offered regionally to teach older students, 21st CCLC staff and volunteers to utilize the Cooperative Extension’s research-based curriculum and resources to lead high quality engaging programs for youth.