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All afterschool programs will take place online, and some programs will have opportunities for in-person activities that operate within social-distancing and Covid-safe guidelines. All students will have access to afterschool programs, though some programs are tailored to specific groups. For more information, contact Community Schools Coordinator Michael Noll: mnoll@penascoisd.com, 575-779-1466.

Updated information and links will always be available in the Afterschool Programs Canvas Class.

Art

Partner: Peñasco Theater Collective

Facilitator: Alessandra Ogren

Details: Students will plan and create a mural focused on family and area history and stories. The project will include research, interviews with family members, drawing, painting, podcasts, and more. 

Age Group: All ages

Gardening

Partner: New Mexico Acequia Association

Facilitators: Donne and Edward Gonzales

Details: Students will tend the school garden (located on the other side of the baseball field). Fall crops include lettuce, kale, radishes, spinach, and turnips. There will be opportunities to water, weed, and harvest, plus programs in cooking and remedios.

Age Group: All ages

Check out these photos and videos from the garden! 

Podcasting

Facilitators: Chris Duran and Alessandra Ogren

Details: Students will create a podcast using digital tools from the Adobe Suite. Topics could include family stories, movie reviews, and more.

Age Group: All ages

Newest Activity: Join via meet.google.com/hoq-tyix-khv

Robotics

Partner: Embudo Valley Library and Northern New Mexico College

Facilitator: NNMC instructor Steve Cox and his college students

Details: Students will learn to create online animations about themselves and their families using the Scratch program from MIT. The coding program will develop skills that will be used to work with robotic technology once in-person learning resumes.

Age Group: Grades 3-7

Newest activity: Robotics Week 2 (September 17)

Yoga

Partner: Yoga with Roxy

Facilitator: Roxanne Sanchez

Details: Students will learn basic yoga techniques and practices. Great for developing mental focus and for getting exercise, especially on hot or rainy days!

Age Group: All ages

Newest activity: Yoga Video #1