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Brittonkill Educational Enrichment Program (BEEP)

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, February 26 through April 2, 2008 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.

 

We had an exciting line up of classes this year for children in grades K-5. Our classes were taught by our Secondary students, parents, RPI students, 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!

 

For 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!

 

For more information, contact faculty advisor e-mail Suzanne Myers at  smyers@brittonkill.k12.ny.us

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 interesting.

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 be offered. 

BEEP brings together student mentors, younger students and adults in a setting that provides all with a chance to learn and grow together.

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Service Learning Home
Living History Kitten Rescue Project CEAP Mural - ES '09 Quilts for Troops
Greener School History Ambassadors History Comes Alive CEAP Murals BEEP  
Support for Troops Hurricane Katrina Backpack Project Healthy News Food Drive
Bridging People and Places Mitten Tree Courtyard Garden Kids Care
It's a Banner Day! Sri Lanka Tsunami Relief First Grade Recycling Gathering Drum

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