Tuesdays and Wednesdays, February 26 through April 2, 2008 from 3:30 - 5
an exciting line up of classes this year for children in grades
K-5. Our classes were taught by our Secondary students, parents,
community members and some local providers like Dyken Pond,
Scotia-Glenville Traveling Children's Museum and US Bukokai Karate.
We offered French, Spanish and an Adventure in Russia!
children who love crafts we had Jewelry Making Boutique, Beginning
Knitting, Scrapbooking, Crazy Crafts and Arts and Crafts. Looking
for some ways to get up and move? There was Basketball, Karate, and Hip Hop
Dancing. If you child had an interest in music
then Musical Mania! was the ticket for them. For the young
author we offered Writing a Picture Book. Whatever class your
child chose we know they had fun!
more information, contact faculty advisor e-mail Suzanne Myers at
What is BEEP?
The Brittonkill Educational Enrichment Program
(BEEP) is a unique service learning experience for both the
instructors and the learners. Established in 1993 as a result of a
District survey of all stakeholders, students in the secondary
school (grades 6-12) expressed the desire to serve their younger
peers in the elementary school through an after-school enrichment
program. They wanted to use their talents and skills to serve these
younger members of the school community by teaching classes in
sports, crafts, music and many other subjects they found
BEEP has continued to flourish over the years as
students, teachers and members of the community have joined together
to provide stimulating classes in an after-school setting. The
classes are held during the winter doldrums on two different
weekdays (about eight classes for each day) for six weeks. Secondary
students, college students and adults seeking to teach a course
apply to the BEEP committee which works to locate space and meet
program requirements. Each class taught also has either an adult or
student assistant to help with check-in and check-out procedures and
provide an extra set of hands when needed.
BEEP is a VERY popular program as our school setting
is rural in nature: having enriching classes right in the
school immediately after the school day ends provides unique
opportunities for our learners. Students enroll through the mail, to
ensure equal opportunity for all, and up to half the elementary
population is enrolled in any given year.
Elementary students get into the fun early on,
featured in commercials created and shown at the secondary level.
These commercials invite secondary students to design a class, join
up with their peers and offer suggestions as to courses that could
BEEP brings together student mentors, younger
students and adults in a setting that provides all with a chance to
learn and grow together.