On October 17th, Chadron Middle School hosted an after-school family night to celebrate national Lights On After School month. Lights On After School was launched in October 2000, as a project by the After-School Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to quality and affordable after school programs, as well as to call attention to the importance of after-school programs for America's children, families and communities. In its first year, more than 1,200 communities took part in the event nationwide. The following year 3,600 events took place. Today, more than 7,500 Lights on After School events are held annually.
One of the goals of the CMS After-School Program is to help students be successful in math. In keeping with that goal, the theme of this year's Lights On After-School event was family math night. Students and their parents enjoyed games and activities that incorporated math in a fun and engaging way. Participants also enjoyed refreshments and pizza in the CMS library as part of the event.
We would like to thank Ms. Caskey, the CMS ASP Coordinator, and the entire CMS After-School Program staff for organizing this event and their effort engage parents and families in our students' education. We would also like to thank everyone that attended and we hope that it was a good time.