Carthage school


Carthage 4-H After-School – has 3 sessions for the 2018/2019 school year. We are at Black River Elementary on Mondays, Carthage Elementary on Tuesdays, and West Carthage Elementary on Wednesdays, two sessions each day from 4:00-4:45 p.m. and 4:45-5:30 p.m. Examples of programming are below. 

  • Character Education - Students learn to be civic, good mannered, accepting, and healthy citizens. The curriculum, including team building activities, covers leadership, diversity, and how to be proactive and empathetic.
  • Super Simple Science Students are introduced to science facts through easy hands-on science experiments and science tricks. By learning new science principles youth will be able to carry out easy experiments using house hold items.
  • 4-H Yoga for Kids - This program will explore, teach, and practice breathing techniques, poses, partner poses, and team building activities. Students will gain knowledge of how to increase endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. The goal is to equip youth to work towards achieving their optimal physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Carthage CASE Program (5-8), After School Enrichment

Session 1: Oct 15th - Dec 20th
Session 2: Jan 7th - Mar 14th
Session 3: Mar 18th - May 23rd

  • Hands-on STEM (Sessions 1, 2, & 3) - This program teaches youth to utilize all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. They will learn what the "Maker Space" has to offer such as; 3-D Printing, Stop Motion, Robots, Bloxels, and Ozobots. Activities will offer building challenges utilizing everyday items such as Popsicle sticks, straws, toothpicks to solve problems utilizing math and engineering.  
  • Entrepreneurship “Shark Tank” (Session 1) - This program will teach youth the fundamentals of business practices and allow them to incorporate their own imaginations and creativity as they create new products. At the end of December, each group will be presenting their final presentations to community and school leaders. Youth will showcase their own prototypes and explaining their business plans. The community and school leaders (Sharks) will then be allowed to ask them questions about their product and business and can even hypothetically offer their expertise for a stake, royalties, or equity.
  • PlasmaCam Metal Art (Sessions 2 & 3) - This program teaches youth about product design through use of the school's industrial plasma cutter and metal shop tools. With the equipment, the students will be able to create their own images, and custom text - to create metal sign art. They will then touch up any edges with handtools and spray paint for finish. Once the products are complete, students will market and sell their products.


Mitch McCormick
4-H After-School Director
(315) 788-8450 ext. 332

Last updated April 29, 2019