DIS After School

Survey for kids to fill out:

After School Program Weekly Schedule

The after school program at DISES is funded through a 21st Century grant. This 5-year grant was awarded to the district in 2018. Our program provides a safe, appropriate place for students to participate in free, fun, activities, and purposeful learning.

The 5 goals set forth in the grant are as follows:

  • Improving academic outcomes school-wide
  • Health and Wellness
  • Educational Enrichment
  • Parent Education and engagement
  • Sustainability and collaboration with community partners

While the focus of the program is on serving and improving outcomes of low performing students, all students are welcome to attend. Another of the goals is to nurture youth leadership, which will serve to build self-esteem and confidence. Community organizations are encouraged to become partners with the program as we move forward, through participation and sponsorship.

We are pleased to announce that we have hired a tutoring coordinator, Jessica Skehan is joining us and has begun to work on a schedule for individual tutoring times with students.
Alice McDonald has been hired as site coordinator and will be facilitating afternoons, focusing on working towards more offerings and recruiting new students to join the program.

I have been enjoying getting to know your child and learning what they would like to see offered in the spring.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Diana Hallen

All students must have a release form on file in order to be eligible so please return forms as soon as possible.

Registration and Release Form

21st Century Community Learning Centers

251 N. Deer Isle Road

Deer Isle, Maine 04627

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Your child is being invited to the afterschool program at the Deer Isle-Stonington Schools for the 2019-2020 school year.  We are asking you to read about the program below and consider if it is right for you and your child.  Please return the attached enrollment form to your child’s school.   

The Afterschool Program will begin September 9,The program provides academic support to students through tutoring; we will offer in addition, enrichment and recreational opportunities to engage students in a number of different ways.  Enrichment program offerings will include topics in art, music, multiculturalism, health and nutrition, as well as physical education. Calendars of activities will be available on the After School bulletin board and our Facebook page.

We hope that you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to provide high quality academic support and fun enrichment opportunities to your child.

Here are additional details as well as some program guidelines:

The Afterschool Program will serve students entering grades two through seven.

The focus of the program is on academic support and student achievement.  Our goal is to provide a continuation of classroom learning through creative and physical enrichment activities. In addition, our hope is to involve the community in ways in which their talents and support can enhance the scope of the program.

Students will be bused home at 4:45 pm by Brown's Bus Company.

A healthy snack and drink will be served each day.

The Afterschool Program will operate Monday thru Thursday with the exception of holidays and vacation days.

Students are encouraged to attend the program on a regular basis in order to receive the most academic benefit.  Ideally, students should attend the program all four days; however, students with other obligations may adjust their attendance as needed.

Parents are encouraged to attend Adult Education classes offered during after school hours. There will be a number of family activities and classes throughout the school year as well.

Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or e-mail with any questions you may have regarding the program or the enrollment process. The after school staff and I are looking forward to working with you and your child to provide a supportive and enriching after school experience.


Diana Hallen

Deer Isle-Stonington CSD Program Director