Voyagers After School Program

September - December 2020 (Semester 1 Offerings)

Welcome Back To School

Thank you for your interest in the Voyagers After School Program. Voyagers takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays after the regular school day. We offer homework help as well as a selection of classes where students can make new friends and get involved in a variety of fun activities outside the traditional classroom.


Voyagers is part of the Cardinal Community Learning Center (CLC) which offers many other programs to students and the community. Our programs include:


  • Voyagers After School Program
  • Student Connections
  • Cardinal Community Education
  • B-Free Puppetry and Protecting You, Protecting Me (AODA Programming)
  • Community Events

Important Changes to Voyagers this Semester

  1. All Voyagers classes are free this semester and are limited to 10 students or less for social distancing.
  2. Since classes are limited, students will only be allowed to choose one enrichment class either on Tuesday or Thursday.
  3. Students must stay the duration of Voyagers from 3:45 - 5:30. If students are enrolled in Homework Central and enrichment classes are full, students must attend Game Central until 5:30.
  4. Although we would love to serve as many students as possible, Voyagers will only be offered to students registered for in-person learning at the Middle School.

Virtual Class Opportunities

Virtual class opportunities will be added throughout the semester so keep checking back for more opportunities! Possibilities include Basic Guitar, Sign Language and Introduction to Coding.

Registration Information

Online Registration begins August 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call 715-726-2402.


We recommend registering early since class sizes are reduced for social distancing.

Pre-Programming 4:00 - 4:30

STUDENTS ENROLLED MUST STAY FOR THE DURATION OF VOYAGERS FROM 3:45 - 5:30. Each student must choose either Homework Central or Indoor/Outdoor Games for pre-programming unless they are enrolled in archery on Thursday.

6th Grade Homework Central

Fee: Free

Limit: 10

Instructor: Maranda Degenhardt, CFMS Teacher

Quiet classroom environment with opportunity for one-on-one help with homework if needed.


7th/8th Grade Homework Central

Fee: Free

Limit: 10

Instructor: Michelle Schotz, CFMS Teacher

Quiet classroom environment with opportunity for one-on-one help with homework if needed.


Indoor and Outdoor Activities

Fee: Free

Limit: 10

Instructor: Peanie Bucheger

Students will have a choice of indoor or outdoor activities such as crafts, painting, Legos and board games.

Making Sparks!

Fee: Free

Limit: 10

Instructor: Maranda Degenhardt, CFMS Teacher

Are you interested in making sparks? Does the smell of a metal shop interest you? Do you like to work with fire? If yes, then Making Sparks might be for you! In Making Sparks, students will learn about the basics of welding by exploring both arc and gas welding. Students will demonstrate all the skills they acquire by completing their very own scrap metal project that they design! Safety will be of the utmost importance in and out of the classroom. Students must pass a welding shop safety test and have a safety agreement signed by both the student and parent before doing any work in the shop. Ms. Degenhardt looks forward to seeing you in the shop Making Sparks!

Paint by Number


Fee: Free

Limit: 10

Instructor: Lisa Forster

A mix between a coloring book and painting on a canvas, painting by numbers allows anyone to create a beautiful work of art, even if they've never taken an art class! Relax, unwind from your school day and watch as your individual paint colors come together to create a masterpiece.

Game Central

Fee: Free

Limit: 10

Instructor: Peanie Bucheger

In this class students will be playing board games and putting together Lego kits, crafts, making cards, and lots of other fun projects.

A Cut Above

Fee: Free

Limit: 10
Instructor: Aaron Strebe, CFMS Intern Teacher

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you like to be in the shop environment? In “A Cut Above”, broaden your knowledge in woodworking! Join Mr. Strebe in a variety of hands-on skills as you learn more about the wonderful world of woodworking. Be prepared to get full of sawdust and have lots of fun - all while having safety be our number one priority! Mr. Strebe hopes to see you in “A Cut Above”!

Making Sparks!

Fee: Free

Limit: 10

Instructor: Maranda Degenhardt, CFMS Teacher

Are you interested in making sparks? Does the smell of a metal shop interest you? Do you like to work with fire? If yes, then Making Sparks might be for you! In Making Sparks, students will learn about the basics of welding by exploring both arc and gas welding. Students will demonstrate all the skills they acquire by completing their very own scrap metal project that they design! Safety will be of the utmost importance in and out of the classroom. Students must pass a welding shop safety test and have a safety agreement signed by both the student and parent before doing any work in the shop. Ms. Degenhardt looks forward to seeing you in the shop Making Sparks!

Game Central

Fee: Free

Limit: 10

Instructor: Peanie Bucheger

In this class students will be playing board games, putting together Lego kits, making cards and crafts and lots of other fun projects.

Archery

Fee: Free

Limit: 10

Instructor: Mr. Mosel, CFMS Teacher

Archery will provide a chance to engage in some target shooting and friendly competition! You will learn archery safety, professional techniques and enhance your skills so you can hit the "bullseye" every time! All equipment will be provided.

Important Program Information

COVID Safety Precautions: We will be following all COVID-19 safety precaution requirements implemented during the school day.


Transportation - Safety is our number one concern! All students MUST exit out Door #1 (7th grade locker bay). Parents have the option of picking up their student at the Middle School or at the locations listed below:


Parent Pickup - Parents picking up their student at 5:30 pm should park in the parking lot in view of Door #1. Please do not park along the curb as buses will need to get through to pick up students. Once parents arrive and the student can identify the vehicle, he/she will be released.


Bus Drop off locations: Hillcrest, Parkview, Jim Falls Cenex Station, Boys & Girls Club (students must be enrolled at the Boys & Girls Club in order to be transported there), Southview, Halmstad, Stillson, Bateman, and Cindy Lake mobile home court.


Parents will be asked which transportation method they will use when they register their student. If student is registered as a bus rider, he/she will be expected to ride the bus each night unless the Voyagers office receives a call from a parent that he/she will be picked up.


Attendance - Students attending after school classes will have attendance taken in their classrooms. Students arriving late to Voyagers must check in at the Voyagers office before joining class to avoid being marked absent. Please call the Voyagers office at 715-726-2402 if your student will be absent from Voyagers.


Mission Statement - In partnership with local resources and organizations, the Cardinal CLC will be a vital part of the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District by delivering lifelong learning opportunities to community members of all ages.


Disclaimer - Voyagers reserves the right to use any photography/video taken at any Voyagers class without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video for social media purposes. If you prefer your student not to be photographed, please contact the Voyagers office.

Teaching Opportunities

Do you have a talent or hobby that you would be interested in sharing with students? Consider teaching a class or assisting in the After School Program at Middle School. Sharing your time and talent with students can be fun and rewarding. Contact Savannah Smith, Voyagers After School Program Coordinator if interested at smithsc@chipfalls.org

THANK YOU to all our Instructors, Sponsors and Volunteers!

Our Cardinal Community Learning Center would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all of those who donated their time, talent, and funding to help our students in the Voyagers After School Program! Thank you to our sponsors for supporting students and helping us keep class fees minimal.

Voyagers Office

Savannah Smith, Voyagers After School Program Coordinator

smithsc@chipfalls.org


Debbie Patzoldt, Voyagers After School Administrative Assistant

patzoldk@chipfalls.org


Andrea Smith

Director, Cardinal Community Learning Center

smitha1@chipfalls.org