The Next Step Program

Students may need that next step to be successful!

What is "The Next Step"?

It is a Mexico Public Schools sponsored after school program. We work with students who may not qualify for extra services but still need that extra next step in reading, math and study skills. Our program is located at the Hart Career Center in room #27 and runs from 3:15-5:00 Monday through Thursday during the school year.


We are not just homework tutors! We work with reading and math curriculum so that your student is actively learning and building skills while they are with us. This means that parents/guardians will need to check for homework completion on a daily basis. There will be times when your student's homework may not get finished while they are at TNS.


Daily Schedule: Mon-Thurs

Arrival & Snack

25 min Session One

25 min Session Two

25 min Session Three

Pick-Up & Pack-Up


This year The Next Step Program will have a rotation schedule (as shown above) so that students will get a math, reading & writing and a homework session each day they are with us.

Who is "The Next Step Program"?

Our instructors/tutors for the 2016-2017 academic year are. . .

Sarah Keithley = Temperary Coordinator & Sub

Sarah Femrite = Instructor/Tutor

Jaye Jackson = Instructor/Tutor

Dave Okenfuss = Instructor/Tutor

Tori Webber = Part-time Instructor & Sub

Dates You Need to Know. . .

Program Start Date for 2nd Semester is Monday, Jan 9, 2017

Not in Session on . . Jan 16th (Martin Luther King Jr Day)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Feb 13th - 16th (Parent Teacher Conferences)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Feb 20th (President's Day)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 13th & 17th (Easter Holiday)

Program End Date for the Year is Thursday, May 4, 2017

Transportation Information

For students who are invited to participate in The Next Step program, bus transportation will be provided to the Hart Career Center building and then home from that building at 5:00 pm (provided they live inside the Mexico city limits).


Bus #78 will bring students to Hart Career Center from their elementary buildings.

Bus #65 will be taking our students home from HCC at 5:00 PM.


Please Note:

Bus transportation is a privilege for after school programs and students will be given discipline infractions for unacceptable behavior. Any discipline infraction on the bus may result in students being unable to ride the bus or exclusion from any TNS program activities both temporarily or permanently.


If you will be picking up your student from The Next Step program please use the parking lot entrance off of Wade Street, in between the Ag Building and the main DHCC building. Students & Staff will exit to the bus out the front doors of the building at 5:00 PM.

The Next Step

Mrs. Beth Hawkins - HCC Administrative Assistant

Phone: 573-581-5684 (before 4:00 PM)