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History

In the fall of 2007, a Bettendorf High School alumnus donated funding to provide an after school program for students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary. The Stoffers mission was to establish an endowment that will forever give students in the Bettendorf Community School District the ability to grow academically through tutoring and mentoring, socially through cultural activities, and develop emotionally through peer support, mentoring and guidance. In the spring of 2020, the after school program was re-established with guidelines, following the mission of the Stoffers, at Grant Wood Elementary.

Grant Wood’s Beyond the Bells after school program’s guidelines gives students the ability to:

  • Learn responsibility, the wise-choice process, and positive behavior including caring, cooperation and gratitude, through discussion and modeling.
  • Be enriched culturally through a variety of experiences acknowledging and celebrating diversity.
  • Develop emotional intelligence using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) guidelines, and through modeling by and practice with staff members.
  • Develop good health and nutritional habits through snacks and recreational activities.

Bettendorf Community School District is beyond grateful for the generosity of the Stoffers and their commitment to support the students in our schools. Thank you!