Who We Are

Our Mission

At Beyond the Bell, we believe in helping children and families reach their full potential by providing a safe place to play, creating a quality learning environment and promoting growth.

Our Vision

To inspire families and communities to work as one to develop and participate in the education of our youth.

Our Values

Beyond the Bell provides quality services that are diverse as the communities we call home. We are committed to doing so by offering opportunities to improve the education and life skills built on a foundation of honesty, integrity, and a vision of the future.

What We Do

  • Beyond the Bell is a before and after school program located in all 16 Sioux City elementary schools, all six South Sioux City elementary schools, and all 3 middle schools in the Sioux City Community School District plus Sacred Heart.
  • The program is compromised of four core areas: academics, youth development, recreation/fitness, and STEM.
  • 11 of our 20 schools receive 21st Century Learning Centers Grant funding. This allows us to offer free program to families in need.
  • We believe academics is a very important piece to our program. We offer after school tutoring from certified teachers from the SCCSD along with additional services such as S.E.S and Acceleration. Please see our Evaluation Summaries below for information about our BTB academic success.
BTB Evaluation Summary 2014/2015

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Not only do we have fun... we get our homework done!

Beyond the Bell Advisory Committee


Beyond the Bell is now seeking partners, stakeholders (including district administrators, teachers, and parents), and supporters to participate in the BTB Advisory Committee.


What are the BTB Advisory Committee’s main responsibilities?

– meeting regularly with BTB senior staff and the program evaluator

– advocating for BTB

– maintaining collaborations

– forming new alliances

– seeking new funding sources to ensure a broad support base and long-term sustainability.


If this is something you may be interested in, please fill out the Advisory Committee Interest Form by October 9th available below or contact the BTB Administrative office for a paper copy. You can email this form to Jenna at jmeyer@beyondthebell.us.com.

BTB Advisory Committee Application


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Our Community Partners

Partners in Education

Sioux City Community Schools


Siouxland Human Investment Partnership


United Way of America


Iowa Afterschool Alliance


What's the Buzz?

News from Beyond the Bell

Ready 4 the Bell from KTIV

READY 4 THE BELL: Options for before and after school care keep kids busy and safe Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on gmailShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services 1 By Sarah Te Slaa, Multimedia Producer/ AnchorCONNECT Posted: Aug 06, 2015 12:27 PM CDT There are several places kids can go to stay safe and ...

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CHAMPS Program

Do you have a middle schooler?! Beyond the Bell has expanded program to the middle schools. The CHAMPS program lets kids choose their interests and pick clubs they would like to go to. Call the Beyond the Bell office for more information!

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