21st Century Tribe Time
Chickasaw City Schools
Principal, Mrs. Christy Amick
Superintendent, Mr. David Wooford
Chickasaw Elementary School’s (CES) 21st CCLC afterschool program, Tribe Time, functioned as a true extension of learning with the goal of building relationships with families and students that extended beyond the school day. The program focused on providing opportunities and experiences that would otherwise not be accessible to students and their families due to no other after school or summer programs in the community. Activities were designed to engage students and help with growth academically, social-emotionally, and collaboratively. Students were able to participate in gardening, Spanish, soccer, indoor hockey, ukulele lessons, computer coding, robotics, cooking, gymnastics, dance, music, and art. Additionally, students participated in service projects for the community. It was exciting to see the students and parents give back to their community. Students in the program maintained a high level of academic growth. Participation in the program allowed time for intervention, tutoring, enrichment, and exposure to an undiscovered world surrounding CES students. Twenty-eight percent of Tribe Time students maintained A Honor Roll, and 19% maintained A/B Honor Roll during the 2020-2021 school year. Thirty-eight percent of the 4th and 5th grade students were also National Elementary Honor Society members. The Tribe Time after school and summer program helped to achieve the goal of building a sense of community among students, families, and staff.