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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Free After School Programs Offered to Middle School Students

Miller and Goodnight Middle School students have a chance to sign up for free, recreation-based after school programs led by the City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department and Texas State University.

Goal:POST (Partnered Out of School Time) will be hosted at Miller and SLOEP (Spring Lake Outdoor Education Program) will be hosted at Goodnight. Both programs are set to begin Feb. 26 and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. for eight weeks. The programs will not meet during the week of Spring Break or on April 9 and 11 due to testing.

Participants will meet in the cafeteria where they will receive a snack and homework assistance followed by recreational activities. Goal:POST will feature games such as Gaga Ball, 9 Square in the Air, dodgeball, and more. SLOEP participants will experience hands-on outdoor education through kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, geocaching, and more. 

Students from Texas State University’s Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services class will plan and lead activities for both programs. This service learning course allows college students to gain real-life experience in a leadership role while simultaneously developing skills in facilitating and programming. 

Transportation home is available for a limited number of students. Students must live within regular SMCISD bus routes. Bus riders will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and completed registration forms must be received by Friday, Feb. 15.  

Registration forms for each program are available at the respective schools or online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/youthservices. For more information, please contact Catherine Marler at CMarler@sanmarcostx.gov.

About The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Dept.: 

The Parks and Recreation Department works to provide the citizens and visitors of San Marcos the highest level of programs, parks, facilities, and services that will positively enhance our vision of the community. The Parks and Recreation Department has a history of providing not only diverse and continuous programs for citizens and visitors alike but also excels in providing maintained parks such as Rio Vista park, educational centers such as the Discovery Center, and many more activities and resources for everyone in San Marcos.

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