Thank you for choosing Wisconsin Youth Company School Year Programs!  

Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).  

Wisconsin Youth Company is proud to continue our relationship with the Madison Metropolitan School District to provide on-site after school programming. Please carefully review all tabs on this webpage prior to your first day of school.   

Van Hise Elementary School  |  246 S. Segoe Rd.

  • After School Program Cell Phone  |  608-445-8039
  • After School Program Hours  |  Monday 1:45-5:45 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 3:17-5:45 p.m.
  • After School Program Location  |  Cafeteria – The entrance to the program is located at the main entrance near the school office
  • 2022-2023 Program Schedule
Meet the Staff  
  • Site Supervisor  | Bee Xiong
  • Group Leaders  |  John Bresnahan
  • Program Manager  |  Stephany Aimeé  |  saimee@wisconsinyouthcompany.org

All staff have education and/or experience related to working with children. They receive training prior to the start of the school year and are certified in first aid and CPR. All program staff receive additional training with updated health & wellness and cleaning & sanitation protocols.  

Wellness Check 

We ask that families self-monitor and conduct their own wellness checks prior to school each day. If your child(ren) are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 during program hours, our trained staff will conduct a wellness check and request for immediate pick-up. 

Face Coverings

In accordance with MMSD policy, face coverings are optional during After School. Face coverings will be available to those who need or choose to wear one.

What to Bring 
  • Extra set of clothing, as needed 

Please do not send your child(ren) with any unnecessary items. Toys or other items from home will not be permitted. Wisconsin Youth Company is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal property, including clothing.  

Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).  

After School Pickup 
  • Parents will text or call the program phone 608-445-8039upon arriving to program. We will have both Parent 1 and 2 phone numbers programmed into the program phone. Please confirm the most current cell phone numbers are listed in your Parent Portal. That will serve as our means of identifying Parents. Staff will have children clean up, gather belongings, sanitize hands, and exit the program space. We strongly encourage Parents to meet their child(ren) outside the door.
  • If your child(ren) has not exited the school five minutes after your text, please call the program phone
  • If a different pre-authorized pick-up person is planning to pick-up from After School, please notify our administrative office or the site directly  
Daily Activities  
  • Wisconsin Youth Company staff will create weekly lesson plans tiered to the children’s interests 
  • Our program helps your child(ren) to discover new opportunities through our choice-based curriculum  
  • Within the daily activities, children will have a chance to participate in STEM, art projects, community building games, and other various handson activities to expand their developmental growth. Along with developing important life skills such as language, social and emotional skills.  
  • There will be time for daily outdoor recreation (weather permitted) where children will participate in group games and explore the playground 
  • Children are also provided the opportunity to complete homework 
Snack 
  • An afternoon snack will be provided 
  • All snacks served at program are nut-free 
  • All children must wash hands with soap and water before and after eating  
  • Snacks are individually wrapped and will be passed out by staff 
  • Milk will also be served 
  • Please see the Wisconsin Youth Company Program Handbook for more details about snack 
We are anticipating a wonderful program year at After School Van Hise and look forward to serving your family. 

Hello Van Hise families,

We’re moving along into the year and I want to give a big shout out to all of you. Everyone is sending their kids with the appropriate gear for outside and that makes it a lot easier on my team and I. I know some children do lose their stuff during the school day and that’s OK because After School does have extra winter gear in case they need it. With Daylight Saving ending, I do my best to get the children outside before it gets too dark and then we use the gym after coming back from outside. Favorite gym activities: challenging Mr. B to gymnastics or any other physical activity, playing 500, and football.  

I can’t believe we are already in December. To me, December represents looking back at what I’ve accomplished and what I’m hoping for in the upcoming year. With that said, I would love to see what the students were able to accomplish this year and what they are looking forward to, as well. Not only that, but I’ll be making my projects for the month of December glittery and sparkly, so we can end the year on a happy and shiny note. 

Thanks,
Bee

Child Spotlight | Josiah

Josiah was a student I saw go above and beyond during the month of November. Not only was he the first student to ask about getting new books so he can read more at After School, but he showed a sense of friendship that really caught my eye. He was there for a friend when a friend needed it and he stuck with that friend until they felt comfortable again. Besides being an awesome friend, he knows how to reflect on his own actions and is very self-aware. It’s really cool to see! 

Get to Know Your Staff

Bee Xiong  |  site supervisor 

  • Favorite hobbies – Tennis and movies 
  • What’s on my bucket list: Swimming with dolphins 
  • Interesting fact: One time, I had a score of over 200+ in bowling   

John B (AKA Mr. B)  |  group leader

  • Favorite hobbies: Going up north 
  • What’s on you bucket list: Drive a Mustang 
  • Interesting fact: I have lived in Madison for more than 10 years 

 

Reminders
  • Winter Wander registration is open through December 16 for grades 3-5
  • No Program Days
    • December 5
    • December 21-January 3
  • As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, please send students with weather appropriate attire so we can continue to enjoy our time outdoors
  • Please send your child(ren) to program with a labeled water bottle
  • Please call the attendance message line at 608-276-9898 to report any absences
  • COVID-19 vaccines are available for children age 6 months and up. Click for more information and to schedule an appointment for your child. (Español)
  • Wisconsin Youth Company Administrative Office is closed December 26-30
What's Happening

After School Van Hise

Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).  

Site Cell Phone Number: 608-445-8039  |  This number can be used to call or text Wisconsin Youth Company staff at your child(ren)’s location during program hours. Please note that staff are engaged with children during program hours and may not be able to answer. Please leave a message and they will get back to you.  

24-Hour Attendance Message Line:  608-276-9898  |  Please call the message line when your child(ren) will be absent from program. All absences must be reported. Please leave a message regarding your child(ren)’s name, program, and the date(s) of absence.  

Administrative Office: 608-276-9782 ext. 0  |  If you need immediate assistance, please contact our administrative office. Our administrative office can also assist you with your registration questions.  

Wisconsin Youth Company Email: info@wisconsinyouthcompany.org   |  To communicate with our administrative or registration team or if you have questions regarding your account please send us an email.