Extensions

Extensions Activities 2017-18

The Extensions program at Keene Middle School provides extended learning opportunities for students that incorporate their academic, emotional, and social needs through authentic, in-depth, real-world experiences.

For more information about any of these clubs, classes or programs,

please contact Betsy Stacey at bstacey@sau29.org or call 603-357-9020 extension 5025.

 

FSG and Extensions Programming:

The Extensions Program at KMS offers Focused Study Group time for each of the grades. Students are selected through an analysis of test scores, grades, and level of enthusiasm for a particular subject. Currently FSG groups include a Literary Circle for 6th grade, Nature Writing and Discussion and Debate for 7th grade and Creative Writing for 8th grade, however these FSG topics can change quarter to quarter. The overall plan for the extensions FSG programming is to challenge students academically and encourage independent learning and student leadership with in-depth discussions.

 

Extended Learning Plans (ELP):

The goal of ELPs, or Extended Learning Plans, is to provide an extended learning opportunity for those students who need additional academic challenges in their classes. Admittance is through a teacher referral process and topics are related to a current unit of study. Extended Learning Plans will be sent home to be signed before a student begins the project.

 

Book Club: Mrs. Roeder offers a book club for students who want to meet and talk about novels. Students can contact her if they are interested in joining. 

Coding: During December students can meet in the PC Lab about computer programming. These workshops relate to the "Hour of Code" events that take place across the country. For more information contact Ms. Rafferty or Mrs. Stacey. 

STEM Fun Fridays: Starting second quarter, students can join Mrs. Stacey and KMS Science and Technology teachers for monthly explorations of hands-on activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 

MathFax:  a national math competition that was started back in 1997.  Hundreds of schools from grade 3 through Advanced Math in high school participate. Students can ask their math teachers about MathFax

OCAC Ambassadors: OCAC Ambassadors meets alternating Tuesdays, right after school in the IMC until 3:30. The group is learning what it means to be an ambassador and student leader  and how they can share the Outdoor Classroom and Activity Center with the school and with the Keene community. If your student is enthusiastic about nature and community service please speak with either Mrs. Stacey about how to join the group.

Peace and Justice Club:  The Peace and Justice Club is a student leadership club for students who are interested in working towards peace in out community and learning about justice and equality from a global perspective. They meet once a month on Thursdays. 

Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS):  Web-based classroom.  Open for full time & part time courses.  Teacher/Admin recommendation required.