Extracurricular Activities and After-School Programming
There are two programs primarily responsible for PS/IS 155 Nicholas Herkimer. Each program has a lead CBO (Community Based Organization) which is in charge of organizing and facilitating the programming.
21st CCLC (Century Community Learning Centers)
Lead CBO—The Leadership Program
21st CCLC supports the Community School model by facilitating additional programming and resources. Under this model, the Community School Director, provided by the lead CBO, is responsible for coordinating the activities. During the 2021-2022 school year, the following activities were offered and/or facilitated.
Coding—Coding was offered to cohorts in 1st – 2nd grade and 3rd – 6th grade. Students learned how to use digital coding to create animation, games, graphics and more. Coding is facilitated by Robofun.
Dance—Dance was offered to cohorts of students in 1st – 2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade, and 6th – 8th grade. Students in all grades learn various styles of dance and are prepared to perform in at least two schoolwide showcase presentations. Dance is facilitated by The Leadership Program.
Drama Club—Drama Club was offered to a cohort of students in 5th – 8th grade. Students engage in script writing, acting, improvisation, performance and more. Drama Club is facilitated by The Leadership Program.
Martial Arts—Martial Arts works with students in grades 1 – 8. Students engage in holistic training in martial arts, including discipline, self-awareness, compassion, fitness, strength, proper technique and self-defense. Martial Arts is facilitated by C.A.R.E.
Robotics—Robotics was offered to students in 3rd – 5th grade. Students in robotics learned how to design and program functional machines/robots. Robotics was facilitated by Robofun.
Soccer—Soccer is offered to cohorts of students in grades 3-5 and 6-8. Students learn basic skills and strategy of soccer, the value of teamwork and sportsmanship, increase fitness and coordination. Soccer is facilitated by The Leadership Program.
Step—Step is offered to students in 5th – 8th grade. Students learn the tradition and skill of unified movement that is called step. Students perform at school functions and enter local and regional competitions. Step is facilitated by The Leadership Program.
Track—Track is offered to students in 5th – 8th grade. Students build fitness and team comradery as they push each other to continually improve. The track club also competes in city-wide track events.
Yoga/Mindfulness—Yoga/mindfulness is currently offered to students in grades 5 – 8, as a pull-out during the school day. In small groups, students learn various yoga poses, and practice meditation and mindfulness to help increase their capacity for social emotional well-being.
Students in 3rd – 8th grade have the opportunity to engage in academic support and tutoring three days per week for 4.5 hours per week. Students in K-2nd grade can engage in academic support and tutoring two days per week for a total of 3 hours per week.
There is also support and tutoring for ELL (English Language Learners) students in grades 3-8 twice per week.
Extended Day Violence Prevention Program
Through C.A.R.E. (Children Achieving Results Effectively), students have the opportunity to engage in early morning before school and during school enrichment. Currently, the musical programs of Violin and Steel Pan are being offered. As the lead CBO, C.A.R.E. always includes violence prevention engagement in their programming.