BASE students at Lithia Springs went on a scavenger hunt around school grounds to find their favorite pieces of nature! Their treasures were used in Arts & Crafts Club to mimic wildlife and landscapes. Students enjoyed sharing what they had found with their friends and bringing home their artwork!
The BSAC After-School Experience (BASE), is bringing back its most popular after-school clubs in addition to exciting new options! After a long day, students can look forward to spending time with their friends while developing personal interests and hobbies in Culinary, Arts & Crafts, Robotics, LEGO’S (intro to Robotics), Community Service, Gardening, Odyssey of the Mind, and Trade. Students have the opportunity to register for two clubs in the fall, and two clubs in spring. “As a local Non-Profit, BSAC is excited to serve our community by providing exceptional after school experiences for children,” said Brandi, Director of BASE. “Our curriculum-based programming offers homework time, computer lab time, organized outdoor games, and enriching clubs. All of our activities are focused on immersing your child in leadership experiences, community connections, the importance of service, and understanding how they can impact the lives of those around them.” In an effort to drive the BSAC mission of impacting lives daily, students will explore educational topics they are passionate about while building life skills that will carry on well into middle and high school. The highly anticipated new curriculum has also brought in community business partners, which connects students not only to our community but to current leaders in the Brandon area as well. Students will have the unique opportunity to engage with professionals across a wide range of industries through field trips and guest speakers, interacting with chefs, dental hygienists, law enforcement, nutritionists, and more! BASE continues to raise the standard for after-school programming by tying activity curriculum to the Sunshine State Standards. Educational enrichment has never been more fun, innovative, or engaging! In the 2019-2020 school year, BASE will be available at BSAC in addition to the following six Hillsborough County Elementary Schools: Brooker, Fishhawk Creek, Bevis, Stowers, Lithia Springs, and Kingswood. BSAC also picks up students from various elementary schools in the Brandon area for programming at its 12.5-acre main campus, which has two swimming pools, diving boards, a media center, gym, and art room. For more information, visit: https://www.mybsac.org/afterschool/.
With summertime just around the corner, we felt it was extremely important to give our students a quick lesson on water safety. With the help of the Director of Aquatics at BSAC, Theresa Hickey, students were taught the importance of practicing safe habits while having fun in the water.
Today, students worked on created personalized thank you cards to give to their teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week! They loved getting to use colored paper and markers to create their special thank you cards.
To celebrate Earth Day, our students participated in a community clean up of Lithia Springs Elementary School. Students learned about the importance of keeping our environment clean and the effects of trash on the environment.
Today students were challenged to make 3-dimensional structures using marshmallows and toothpicks. By using their creativity and engineering skills, students were able to create many different designs, such as cubes.
Using plastic cups, paper, and brains, students were encouraged to create stacked towers. Students learned about balance and how using a platform, such as a piece of paper, would allow them to stack their cups and create a sturdy tower.
Camp BSAC hosted a public open house to give potential summer camp guests and parents an inside look at all of the fun activities we offer! Students played minute to win it games, had access to the pool, and played life-size hungry hungry hippo. While parents were able to play, sign their kids up for summer camp and learn more about everything Camp BSAC offers!