The Barnesville Exempted Village School District is happy to announced its 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant after-school program for middle and high school students. The program will run Monday through Thursday from 2:45 -5:15 p.m. and Friday, 2:45-4:45 p.m.

The program is funded through a five-year federal grant. It is designed to be a holistic approach to child well-being while focusing on increasing academic performance in reading and math. Barnesvilles after-school program is called R.A.M.P. (Reading and Math Program) It Up for Student Success. Along with the many activities being offered, the program also provides the ability of keeping children safe when school is not in session.

The R.A.M.P. It Up for Student Success After-School Program will offer services that benefit the educational and related heath, social services, cultural and recreational needs of the community. It will provide opportunities for literacy and/or educational services to the families of children participating in the program.

These programs result from dedicated partnerships from within the community. We are privileged to have the Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library and the Barnesville Hospital as community partners who will provide numerous educational enrichment activities to our students. Some examples of these activities are Shamrock Tip Off, book club, Beauty Makeover, research database, March Madness, CSI, Zumba, Safe Sitter and many more.

Also, Olney Friends School partnered with the after school program for a day of activities presented by Olney students. We hope to gain more community partners to introduce to our students attending R.A.M.P. It Up for Student Success.

Students are invited to join the R.A.M.P. and share in a wonderful after school opportunity. Students interesting in attending should contact Mrs. Mary Samuel at the high school and Mr. Steve Fisher, Mr. Jamie Carpenter or Mrs. Jean Gallagher at the middle school for more information.