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After School Program Receives Funding For Mad Science Program

Students in the Extra Innings After School Program at Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School will once again have the opportunity to participate in a "Mad Science" enrichment class this fall, thanks to funding provided by the Manafort Family Foundation, according to Superintendent of Schools, Jeffrey Kitching. Students enjoyed the program at the start of the last school year, but could not continue due to cuts in State Department of Education funding Plainville had received in the past.

Approximately 40 students attend the after school program at Wheeler, which includes both academic and enrichment components. The Mad Science program brings a variety of activities to the after school program as an extension of the science curriculum. Mad Science is hands on, activity based, and meets national and state science curriculum standards. The program is led by trained instructors that follow professional, age appropriate lesson plans.

"The Manafort family is proud to be able to participate in such a worthwhile program in our community. Our annual golf tournament enables us to support local programs; kudos really need to be given to the golfers, coming mostly from the construction industry, who year after year support the Manafort Family Foundation," said Angela Manafort.

"This is another great example of the kind of community support and commitment that makes Plainville so special. We are extremely grateful for the Manafort Family Foundation's generosity in making this program a reality again for our students," noted Kitching.

-Posted on October 4, 2012 at 12:09 PM

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