Community Learning Centers

The Oshkosh Area School District is home to 8 community learning centers, or extended-day learning programs. Lighted School House programs are at Emmeline Cook, Merrill, Roosevelt, Washington and Webster Stanley Elementary Schools. Middle Extended Day Learning Time (MELT) programs are at Perry Tipler/ALPS, Merrill and Webster Stanley Middle Schools.
 
The mission of the Community Learning Centers in the Oshkosh Area School District is to empower students socially and academically by providing unique extended day learning opportunities in partnership with school, families and the community.
 
The program vision is to create life-long learners and compassionate citizens equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in the 21st century. 
 
Our program focus, rather than simply homework help, is academic enrichment, activities that expand on students' learning in ways that differ from the methods used during the school day.
 
**These afterschool programs are funded in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program and the Oshkosh Area School District.**
 
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Important Information

MELT

Middle Extended Learning Time

Our Mission:

MELT will empower student socially and academically by providing unique, extended-day learning opportunities in partnerships with the school, families, and the community

A Typical Day

  • Healthy Snack
  • Academic Enrichment Hour 4:00-5:00
  • Homework/Supervised free time with alternate activities 5:00-5:40

Activities vary daily. Students may work with staff or certified teachers to receive tutoring and participate in skill-building activities designed to complement their day-school learning. During enrichment hour, students participate in activities that expand on learning in ways that differ from the methods used during the school day. They often are interactive and project focused.

Early Release

On early release days, MELT provides varied community experiences for students. We may take field trips to sites in the Fox Cities, participate in service learning projects, or even host artist residencies on site.

Who we serve:

Middle Extended Learning Time is funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the Department of Public Instruction. The program began at Merrill Middle School in 2013 then expanded to Perry Tipler/ALPs in 2014 and Webster Middle School in 2019.

The program serves any student that is in need of a safe and fun place to go after school. Programs are designed to enrich learning experiences in an after school setting.

What is a 21st Century Community Learning Center?

This program supports the Creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students reach state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs, and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children
-U.S. Department of Education

Rates

  • Rates will vary by school, grade, and whether or not they will be attending the full year or a semester
  • Payment options and scholarships are available upon request.
  • Please see site coordinator for details.

 

MELT Newsletters

2019-20 MELT Newsletters

 

MELT Contact List

Merrill Middle School
Donna Sheppard
108 W New York Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901
424-0177 ext.4571
donna.sheppard@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Perry Tipler/ALPs Middle School
Lauren Nicholls
325 S Eagle St
Oshkosh, WI 54902
424-0320 ext. 6066
lauren.nicholls@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

CLC Director
Cathy Rothe
245 S Eagle St.
Oshkosh, WI 54902
920-424-0395 ext. 6508
cathy.rothe@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

MELT Documents

Lighted School House

Lighted School House

Our Mission:

Lighted School House will empower students socially and academically by providing unique, extended-day learning opportunities in partnership with the school, families, and the community.

A Typical Day

  • Healthy Snack and Recess
  • Academic and Enrichment Hours
  • 5:00-6:00 - Supervised Recreation in Gym

During academic hour, students work with classroom leads or certified teachers on homework assignments and participate in skill-building activities designed to complement their day-school learning.

During enrichment hour, students participate in activities that expand on learning in ways that differ from the methods used during the school day. They often are interactive and project focused.

Early Release

On early release days, Lighted School House provides varied community experiences for students. We may take field trips to sites in the Fox Cities, participate in service learning projects, or even host artist residencies on site.

Who We Serve

Lighted School House is funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the Department of Public Instruction. The program began at Webster Stanley Elementary School in 2003. In 2009, it expanded to include Washington Elementary School. Emmeline Cook was awarded the grant in 2012. Merrill Elementary started a program in 2013, Roosevelt in 2015 and Smith/Jefferson in 2016.

The program serves any student that is in need of a safe and fun place to go after school. Programs are designed to enrich learning experiences in an afterschool setting.

What is a 21st Century Community Learning Center?

This program supports the Creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students reach state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs, and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children
-U.S. Department of Education

Rates

  • Rates will vary per site
  • There is an additional charge of $10 per month per student for extended pick up (5:00-6:00 p.m.)
  • Payment options and scholarships are available upon request
  • Please see site coordinator for details

 

Lighted School House Newsletters

2019-20 Lighted School House Newsletters

Lighted School House Contact List

Emmeline Cook Elementary
Michelle Priebe
1600 Hazel St
Oshkosh WI 54901
(920) 424-0152

Merrill Elementary
Evan Hollnagel
108 W. New York Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-0420

Roosevelt Elementary
Deanna Leppla
910 S. Sawyer St
Oshkosh WI 54902
(920) 424-0411

Webster Stanley Elementary
Zachary Starkey
915 Hazel St
Oshkosh WI 54901
(920) 424-0460

Washington Elementary
Corine Gengo
929 Winnebago Ave
Oshkosh WI 54901
(920) 424-0190

Jefferson Elementary
Brandon Sheppard
244 West 11th Ave
Oshkosh WI 54902
(920) 424-0165

CLC Director
Cathy Rothe
245 S Eagle St.
Oshkosh, WI 54902
920-424-0395 ext. 2601
cathy.rothe@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

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