Making the Grade: Students Stay Behind to Get Ahead.

It's school work as usual for these little guys at Crockett Elementary.

But what's unusual is that school has already been dismissed.

Crockett is one of a few schools in the WFISD that take part in this federally
funded after school program called Communities In Schools (CIS).

For three hours each day after school students stay behind to get ahead.

Haley Williams is a fourth grader at Crockett Elementary and takes part in the
"Well it's kind of like an after school program we do.
Like every single day we go to it," says Williams. 

Willow Webb is also a fourth grader. "They help us with our homework
and provide use with like snacks and stuff."

But the program helps out with much more than just homework.

Site coordinator, Yvette Roberts explains, "W
e offer tutorials. We offer some
enrichment activities. We also do activities that involve the parents.
Get the parents involved with the learning of their students."

Currently Crockett and Southern Hills are the only two elementary schools in WFISD
taking part in CIS. But the program is offered in several junior high and high schools.

Each school offers a slightly different service explains Xochitl Pruit, CIS Executive 
 "So what you see at Crockett is going to be something very different
from what you see at Southern Hills or Kirby or Wichita Falls High School or Zundy.
We really work closely with the principals to be able to give them a program that's
going to be able to help our students and families." 

Eric Jeansonne KFDX 3 News



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