North Woods
International School
N2541 Sablewood Rd | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | Phone: 608-789-7000 | Fax: 608-789-7010

After School Program

After School Program

Welcome to the North Woods International After School Program webpage!  

Our program is a part of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers.  The 21st CCLC is a grant that provides free after school programming for students. 

We are committed to providing:

*Academic enrichment activities that can help students meet state and local achievement standards.

*Enrichment services designed to reinforce regular academic programs, such as violence prevention, art, music, STEM, and physical activity and nutrition education program

*Literacy and educational development services to families served in the program.

North Woods After School Program runs Monday through Friday:

*Monday and Wednesday- 3:10-5:00 (3rd-5th Grade)

*Tuesday and Thursday- 3:10-5:00 (K-2nd Grade)

*Fridays- 2:30-5:00 (Swimming for students who were invited)

(December 6, all After School Program students will be invited to come-3:10-5:00)

Our Daily Schedule:

3:10-3:45 Snack/Recess

3:45-4:25 Tutoring in Small Groups (College tutors, community members, teachers, or teacher assistants)

4:25-5:00 Large Group Activities (Enrichment: dancing, cooking, physical activity, art, etc)

5:00 Bus or Parent Pick-Up

Contact Information:

Miss. Emily Bendel’s Office Hours: 10:00 to 5:30 

Phone Number:


Ext: 6541



During large group our themes of study will be winter, peace (Martin Luther King, Jr.) and Global Kids.

The students will continue to work hard on their academics during tutoring session (3:45-4:25).  Some students may work on homework or on academics that they need additional support with (reading, math, writing).


Crazy 8s is a FREE hands-on math club that will sure get your child excited about learning math!  Mrs. Misch will be leading the K-2nd graders on Tuesday or Thursday (TBD) and Mrs. Beran will be leading the 3rd-5th graders on Wednesday!

Many pictures will be posted soon as we will begin this club the week of October 22nd!

What is Crazy 8s?

It is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities!  Students will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet Paper Olympics!

The club has 32 weeks of activities organized into four 8-week seasons.

The kits are available for grades K-2nd and 3rd-5th.

12-16 students who are already in After School Program will join each grade section (K-2nd and 3rd-5th)

We are grateful to have Mrs. Mary from UW-Extension come and teach cooking to the Kindergarteners through 2nd graders every Tuesday till November 20th!

The students will learn how to make healthy foods that they can eat for lunch, dinner, or as a snack.  After preparing the food, they will get to enjoy it!  

Be sure to check your child’s backpack every Tuesday as they may have a new recipe!  Ask your child if they even cooked the recipe as well!

*Second semester the older students (3rd-5th graders) will have a chance to cook with Mrs. Mary!


We want to thank Mrs. Mary and UW-Extensions for providing their time and services to North Woods After School Program!


Applause Dance Academy 

We have been beyond grateful to have had Applause Dance come to North Woods to teach THREE lessons to both the upper and lower grades!  The students truly enjoyed learning new dance moves, practiced some they already knew, and taught some to Miss. Kate.  We will continue to incorporate dancing and movement throughout the year.

On September 28th, 15 ASP students began swimming lessons at the Onalaska Y through a free grant provided by the Y.
The 15 students that were chosen to go returned their After School Program permission slips first.

All students must bring their own SUIT and Towel on the following Fridays!
September 28
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
November 16
November 30

Upcoming Family Night


Author Visit!

Tuesday, January 15 at 5:30 

Families Must RSVP: Forms were sent home before break


Reframing Family Trauma Family Night

Tuesday, February 19 at 5:30

Speaker: Nick Lechnir

Nick is an experienced speaker on a variety of subjects.  He shares incredible stories and insights based on personal experiences and years of research with topics of psychology, mental health, addictive behavior, social struggles, and intense fear and anxiety that hold us back from becoming truly healthy.

Nick shares personal stories, rich experiences and inspirational messages.  He delivers important and impactful content, and encourages us all to be effective agents of change.


Today I am Feeling…Family Night

Date: To be determine (March)

Speaker: La Crosse County 4-H

Navigating the moods in your home.  Learn tools and skills to strengthen family bonds and resilience.