Emporia Middle School Junior Spartan X-tra 

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Junior Spartan X-tra Winds Down The 2016-2017 Year

        Our after school program has had an outstanding year! Since September, we've offered over 35 different clubs and served close to 300 students.  S
upport from the community, in the form of 
materials, equipment, training, and staff, has helped us grow and expand to offer clubs related to a variety of content areas including the arts, humanities, technology, robotics, fitness, and recreation.  
Funding from the
 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) - 
Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation grant, 
the Nat
ional Association of Math Circles MC-MAP grant, Wolf Creek Nuclear Plant, and the Blakemore Labs grant along with personal support from individuals associated with Washburn University, Kansas State University, Kansas University, Pittsburg State University, and Emporia State University has allowed our program to specialize in offering high quality, unique, and engaging, opportunities for our students, particularly in the areas of science and mathematics. Through this joint effort, we are able
 to provide clubs and related activities that meet 
the needs of students from all ability levels and backgrounds
 while addressing the diverse interests of middle school students. 
        Emporia Middle School and the Junior Spartan X-tra staff are proud of the exceptional after school programming offered throughout the year. We are pleased to work with the amazing students who participate each day and look forward to serving our student body and community well into the future. 
Thanks to all the club sponsors, volunteers, school support staff, and parents for their involvement and dedication to providing a quality after school program for our students.
        A special thanks to our local community collaborators for their continued support: 
Riverside Elementary            Emporia High School        Emporia State University                Kansas Kids GEAR UP         Quivira Writing Club          
Emporia Arts Council            Dynamic Discs                  Emporia Rotary Club                      
The Optimist Club
              KS Wildlife and Parks         
Wal Mart
Simmons Pet Food
                 The David Traylor Zoo      Emporia Chamber of Commerce      Flint Hills Roofing              Mark II Lumber                  
Nikki B's
Bluestem Farm & Ranch        Waters True Value            
American Family Nick Jacob          
Coffelt Sign Company         Kaw Valley Greenhouse       Sutherlands

Together, We are Emporia Proud! 

End of Year Schedule of Events

Thursday     May 4:  Last Day for Clubs
      • Last day of normal club scheduling for most clubs-
        • Some clubs such as Spirit Squad and Rotary may continue to meet 
        • Club members will be notified by the sponsor via email
      • Last day for eligible students to sign up for the end of the year celebration on May 9
      • Students with failing grades and/or those who do not sign up will not be allowed to attend 

Friday         May 5: End of the Year Celebration Reveal Day!
      • Students who signed up by the end of the day on Thursday will receive a letter with information about the end of the year celebration 
      • Letters will be delivered to students sometime during the school day to be taken home and shared with parents/guardians
Monday        May 8:  Jr Spartan X-tra Game Day and Variety Show Auditions
  • All students in good standing and who have regularly attended Junior Spartan X-tra clubs this year may participate in this event
  • Students will meet in the cafetorium after school for snacks and attendance 
  • Mrs. Albertson will explain details about this year's end of the year celebration and answer student questions
    • Students are not required to attend this activity in order to attend May 9th
  • Students participating in Variety Show will be called for auditions from 3:30-4:25
  • Students who want to go outside will report to the gym. They will go out to play soccer, kickball, or walk the trail
  • Students who want to stay inside will remain in the cafetorium and play board games or work on homework
  • Certain students may be asked to help staff with end of the year clean up and inventory
  • Students will be dismissed to go home or ride the shuttle bus at 4:25
Tuesday     May 9: End of Year Celebration
      • Students will meet in front of the office before school to pick up their end of the year celebration ticket
      • Students who were unable to get their tickets before school need to pick them up in the office during lunch
      • Students will be released from class at 1:30 and meet in the cafetorium
      • The end of the year celebration will be held from 2:00-4:00
      • Students will have a treat before being released to go home or ride the shuttle bus at 4:25
                May 10-18: Last week for after school activities
                                   Tutoring will be held in the cafetorium until 4:25
                                   ZAP will be held by team teachers in classrooms until 4:25
                                   Snacks and shuttle buses will be available each day


Tuesday    May 23: Variety Show from 1:00-2:45 in the EMS gym