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The Bears Den program runs from after school until 6:20 when buses leave campus.
Student fees are on a sliding scale based on free/reduced lunch status: $1 daily fee for full pay lunch; 75¢ daily fee for reduced pay lunch; 50¢ daily fee for free lunch.
Parents can pay at the Bears Den or send it to school with your student in a labeled envelope.
Dinner is included in the daily fee. Students are served a simple dinner shortly after the regular school day dismisses.
Bus transportation is provided on limited routes, similar to summer school.
Elementary and Middle School
Classes offered during 2nd Quarter (through Christmas break) are listed as follows:
Elementary classes offered Monday through Friday:
Kindergarten: Early Childhood Adventures; 1st grade: Adventures w/ Authors & Art; 2nd grade: Conquistadores and Adventures of a Mad Scientist; 3rd grade: Talk to the Hand and Zip, Pow, Boing!; 4th grade: Games, Games, and More Games and Amazing Math Race.
Middle School classes offered 5th through 8th grades, Monday through Thursday, and Fantastic Friday varied activities:
Monday/Wednesday: Creative Center, Tie Dye T’s Blankets & More!, Digital Storytelling and Let’s Dance; Tuesday/Thursday: Presenting Me!, Game On! and Archery; Fantastic Fridays: Whole group activities.
Community Members Invited to Join AHS Bears Den
Ava High School Bears Den classes are now open for community members to join AHS students. These classes begin at 3:30 and end at 6:15 p.m. and are free to community members.
High school classes are offered Monday through Thursday and open library is offered Monday through Friday:
Monday-Friday: Homework help & tutoring for AHS students; Monday: Susie Homemaker taught by Mrs. Becky O’Dell; Geocaching taught by Mrs. Jackie Carl; Fiction Addiction Book Club taught by AHS English Dept.
Tuesday: Aviation Science taught by Mr. David Davidson; Cooking taught by Mrs. LeAnne Tomlinson; Geocaching taught by Mrs. Jackie Carl.
Wednesday: Fiction Addiction Book Club taught by AHS English Dept.; Thursday: Cooking taught by Mrs. LeAnne Tomlinson.
Hours: After school until 6:20 when buses leave campus.
Student fees in the high school are the same as those in elementary and middle school, based on free/reduced lunch status. Dinner is also provided after school.
Like in elementary and middle school, parents can pay at the Bears Den or send it to school with your student in a labeled envelope.
Bus transportation offered on limited routes, similar to summer school.
For more information about the Bears Den and to enroll, contact Mr. David Williams, Project Director at 417-251-3586 or email at email@example.com.
Love and Logic Training Course Offered at Bears Den
Ava R-I Schools will offer the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent training course as a part of Bears Den.
The course will be held beginning on Nov. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Becoming a Love and Logic Parent curriculum was developed by Jim Fay, Charles Fay, Ph.D., and Foster W. Cline, M.D., of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., in Golden, Colorado.
Cara Roberts will be facilitating the course and is an independent facilitator of the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent curriculum. This course will be offered free of charge.
Please contact Mrs. Roberts at 683-5450 to reserve your seat.