Belle Fourche Middle School JAM

Basic Information

Address: 2305 13th Ave. Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Phone Number: 605-723-3367
Fax Number: 605-723-3374

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Additional Information

Focus: Academics

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

Director: Kristy Messner
Schools Served: Belle Fourche Middle School
School District: Belle Fourche School District
County: Butte
Schedule: Mon. - Thurs. 3:45-5:30
Ages: 5th - 8th grade
Capacity: open
Membership/Pricing: If they attend just the activity we ask for $5.00 a week Homework help is free, Kids who qualify for Free & Reduced lunches are free.

We meet in the school lunchroom. We have two homework rooms. We have use of the computer lab, classrooms, activity room.


JAM was created in 1999. It offers activities and programs for students after school, and at Friday Intersessions, and a full summer day schedule Monday - Thursday during June and July.

Program Highlights:

One of our goals is to help teach students in any way possible. We put a different spin on math and reading. Playing games, hands on activities, and physical activities are some of the ways we take math and reading to the next level. We also want the student to be able to ask for academic help if needed.

Support Services:

Belle Fourche Middle School


We try to have activities where students use their math or reading skills. We do a lot of science experiments, building activities. We do a business unit where students form their own business from the ground up and then we have a fair for them to sell their p;roducts. We have a Leaders In Volunteerism group that volunteers in the community. We form a group to host a book fair every year. We have cooking classes, art classes, technology activities, plus physical activities.

Field Trip Destinations: Varies every summer. We go to many places in the Black Hills, Rapid City, Spearfish.
Program Information:

Homework help is always free. We don't turn kids away and we work with them. We offer a variety of activities and homework help. Registration for our summer program begins April 12, 2010. The first day of our summer program is June 1, 2010. We have an open house on May 3, 2010. If you will be going into the 5th grade for the 2010-2011 school you can attend JAM. In the morning of our summer programs kids will be learning about different subjects. This year we will learn all about bubble gum, lollipops, chocolate,and that is just one week. In the afternoon we have our camps and this year we will be having a Go-Kart camp where kids will build and race the karts, rocket camp they will make different types of rockets. We will have cake decorating, babysitting camp, JAM's Design on a dime where students will make things to decorate their own rooms. Italian week they will learn about Italy, make some Italian food, learn Italian words and more. We have quite a line up of camps.

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