Midway Heights

Midway Adventure Club meets at Midway Heights Elementary School, which is located at 8130 W Highway 40. The enrollment capacity at Midway Adventure Club is 40 children AM/PM. Midway Adventure Club has 2 University of Missouri college students that serve as part-time Site Facilitators and 4 more University of Missouri college students employed as Site Assistants.

Midway Adventure Club meets in the school's cafeteria. We have daily access to the gymnasium and playground. Midway's outside playground has climbers, slides, swings, a funnel basketball game, basketball courts, a baseball and soccer field. On Friday's we have the opportunity to use the school's Tech Lab, the children truly enjoy playing games on the computers.

In the mornings, a parent or an authorized adult must initial the students in on a sign-in sheet. The sheets, printed in weekly increments, have columns for the student's arrival time and for the the initials of the person bringing the student to Adventure Club. A Site Facilitator or Site Assistant will initial in the student in the afternoon; a parent or other authorized adult must initial them out in the afternoon, noting the time that they departed.

We also use a "Where am I?" pocket charts to keep track of the students. The pocket chart has 4 categories: Playground, Cafeteria, Gym, and Home. It is the students' responsibility to change their own name tag when they arrive in the morning and afternoons and when they decide to leave one area for another. They must also inform a staff member when they leave one area for another; we utilize walkie-talkies so that we may communicate with one another and ensure a student's arrival from one area to another.

Midway Adventure Club is a fun and safe place for Midway's children to come before and after school. The children really enjoy the program and look forward to participating in the various activities that we provide. Some of their favorite activities are games in the gym, such as Elimination, Toga, and Capture the Flag; building activities, such as K'nex, Legos, or basket pyramids; and other special activities that we have such as Early Release Days or making gingerbread houses during the holidays. At Midway Adventure Club the children are able to have fun with their friends in a safe and caring environment.