DMS hosts extended open house

Published 9:37 pm Thursday, August 28, 2008

Demopolis Middle School hosted an open house for its extended day program on Thursday in the school library, featuring several of the activities the program’s participants take part in daily.

Program director Deborah Brown and teachers Geneva Howard, Mesha Smith, Arletha Perry, Vickie Thorne, Jim Webb, Rollie McCall and Nancy Windham helped students with their homework from 3:00 to 3:40, then broke the students into three groups for other activities.

One group learned about music by playing color-coded bells, while another went through an aerobics program and another did sand art. Each activity lasts about 30 minutes, and the groups rotate so that the students can take part in the three activities until 5:00, when they go home.

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The DMS extended day program is an after-school program that allows students to catch up on schoolwork and take part in activities until their parents can pick them up when they get off work. Since it takes part in the school library, the students have access to information through books and computers that would help them with their homework.

Refreshments were offered to visitors to the open house along with flyers containing information about the program.