Implemeting after-school clubs is a powerful way to promote student engagement. NSPS provides a variety of grant-funded afterschool clubs and activities for middle school and high school students offering students opportunities to explore their interests, develop new skills, and form lasting friendships outside the confines of the traditional classroom.
This initiative was successful in the 22-23 school with over 300 students participating in after-school extracurricular activities appealing to students of all ages, interests, and abilities (ie. sewing, chess, disc golf, yoga, book clubs.) Our goal for the 23-24 school year is to have 350 students participate. By offering 60+ diverse clubs, actively involving students in the decision-making process, and promoting these clubs effectively, our schools can ensure that after-school activities will foster well-rounded individuals who are prepared for success in both academics and life.
Clare Arnold, Assistant Superintendent