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WINGS AfterSchool Program

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The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the No Child Left Behind Act. Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the specific purposes of the federal law are to:

  • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet state and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.
  • Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.
  • Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

These services are offered at no cost to the students and their families.

WINGS Afterschool Program operates Monday through Thursday from 2:30pm until 5:30pm during the Academic School Year at the following sites:

Bethlehem School
Bonifay K-8 School (formerly BMS and BES)
Ponce de Leon Elementary School
Poplar Springs School

Contact information for each site is listed below.

Please contact your school for information. The contact names and numbers are listed below.

Contact Information

School Site

Contact Info

Bethlehem School  

2767 Hwy. 160
Bonifay, FL 32425   

        Mary Dady

Bonifay K-8 School

140 Blue Devil Drive

Bonifay, FL 32425   

        Cynthia Goodson

        Chey Bowers

Ponce de Leon Elementary School    

1473 Ammons Road
Ponce de Leon, FL 32455

       Terry Commander

Poplar Springs School

3726 Atomic Drive
Graceville , FL 32440

       Melissa Whitledge

District Administrator
Carmen Bush -

Project Director
Marie Ellenburg -

Lead Coordinator
Kelley McKee -

WINGS/21st CCLC Program Information


Family Literacy Events

Our next Family Literacy Event will be:

March 14 - At Poplar Springs School

Presentation by Holmes County Sheriff's Office


The summer is a wrap! Check out our summer photos of classes and field trips!

What would your child do at Summer WINGS?

   The W.I.N.G.S. Summer Program registration began on April 12th and ended on April 25th at the following school sites: Bethlehem, BK8, Ponce de Leon Elementary and Poplar Springs.  Please call the coordinator at your school for availablity.  

   The summer program will begin June 11th and end on July 19th.  The program will operate Monday-Thursday from 8:30am – 2:30pm. The week of July 4th, we will operate Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday due to the holiday on Wednesday. Each site will offer a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack daily in the school cafeteria.   This program is offered free of cost to Holmes County students.

   The curriculum includes science, math, reading, physical education and enrichment activities.  Students currently in the WINGS program will be enrolled first and then enrollment will be open to any student. PSHS, PDLE and BHS will have 40 slots and BK8 will have 80. Attendance is very important during the summer program. Students will only be allowed to miss 4 days before they are dismissed and then a student from the waiting list will be enrolled. 

    Bus transportation will be available daily. Bus routes will be completed after all applicants have turned in their forms.

    W.I.N.G.S. is a Florida Department of Education 21st CCLC after-school grant that is administered through the Holmes County School Board. 

Bethlehem Summer WINGS Program

Ponce de Leon Elementary Summer WINGS Program

Poplar Springs School Summer WINGS Program


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Last updated: January 7, 2019