The Tigers Achieving Greatness (TAG) Program sponsored the EdMobile from Michigan to bring a large Planetarium to the old gymnasium on February 7, 2023.
Up to 90 people were allowed to enter the planetarium at one time. Shows and demonstrations to learn more about our solar system were held at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:25 p.m. This was an exciting experiential learning opportunity made possible by the generous grant from the Arkansas Department of Education DESE and Arkansas Out of School Network (AOSN).
The TAG program began one year ago for the Mansfield School District and continues to provide enrichment to the daily academic, social and emotional opportunities for all students. TAG has more than 175 students registered with an average attendance daily of more than 100 students. Gymnastics, dance, martial arts piano, guitar, ukelele and Z-Space are a few of the enrichment activities that occur. Z-Space is a new multi-dimensional technology resource that is also an exciting addition to this free learning experience every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Principal Josh Brown stated “TAG is a great extension of our school day where learning occurs in new ways. My children are excited to participate and talk about the activities frequently.” Lori Lamb, TAG Director encourages students to participate. “TAG truly focuses on helping students expand their potential and aptitude in learning daily. Our STEM, Health/PE and daily learning are making a big impact on our community!”
Lamb is working to offer swimming lessons through TAG summer school days, and in March will host “The Magic of Science” which shows many connections with Math and Science. Lamb went on to note that they will soon be implementing a TAG advisory council, and taking exciting full-day trips this summer for FUN FRIDAYS.
“I was once on the mission field in Brazil, now I have the privilege of serving again ten miles from my home,” shared Lamb. “Mansfield has always been special to me. I am blessed to get these opportunities of sharing my lifelong career here in Mansfield. It’s not about me, it’s about WE. We will work together to revitalize this growing community. Mansfield has much potential and continues to improve opportunities for our students. Thanks for responding. I LOVE being here”