"Lights On After School!" is an event sponsored by JC Penney and co-hosted by the National Community Education Association. It will be held in Storm Lake for the first time on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Kindergarten through 8th grade students of Storm Lake Community Schools will be part of this nationwide event recognizing the importance of after school programs in the communities, schools and children's lives.
The Elementary Tornado Academy will be serving snacks and drinks in any of the four elementary cafeterias from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. There will be a variety of intriguing programs and fun activities at each site.
The Tornado Learning Club will be at the middle school beginning at 4:30 p.m. During the first hour, you will see the exciting and enrichment activities the after school program students participate in daily. At 5:30 there will be a short program, followed by a free pancake dinner sponsored by the Beavers Kiwanis Club. Also at each school, there will be a bicycle raffle.
This event is a great opportunity for everyone to spend time with the students. Each and every member of the community is invited to celebrate the after school programs by attending at a location of their choice.