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Little Bucs After School Care Map and Information

Contact information for Little Bucs:

Beth Huber, On-Site Director of Little Bucs:

Vicki Ledford, Administrative Assistant: (Vicki is able to check her email more frequently than Beth)

(423) 439-7549, ask to speak to Beth or Vicki

Dear K-5 Parents/Guardians:
Little Bucs after school care will take place at the Little Bucs location in Warf-Pickel starting Monday 7/16.  The physical address for Little Bucs is 128 North Dossett Drive, Johnson City, TN 37617.  To pick up your child at Little Bucs, please access the building through the door at the back of the building.  You will see a sign indicating Little Bucs on that door.
Our plan to get your child / children to Little Bucs starting Monday is as follows:
  • During dismissal (3:00-3:15) we will gather the children who are to go to Little Bucs in the cafeteria.

  • At least two people (Mr. Hunter, Ms. Myra, Ms. Lesa, Ms. Cindy, Dr. Penley, Ms. Day, or another trusted employee) will walk the children to Little Bucs.  They should leave University School shortly after 3:15 unless the weather delays us.

  • Should we be delayed due to weather (such as thunderstorms), we will walk the children over as soon as it is safe. 
To help us in this process, please contact your child’s teacher to let them know if they are going to afterschool.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Penley and me.
Ariane Day,
Interim Director

University School

(423) 439-6937
After School Child Care

After School Childcare Registration Application

After School Childcare Insurance and Immunization Information

Dear K-5 Families,

I am very happy to communicate with you that we have found a better temporary solution for childcare: ETSU’s Little Bucs will provide childcare from 3:00 until 5:30 daily starting tomorrow, July 11th, until August 23rd! This temporary solution was finalized today, and I apologize that we were not able to bring you this good news sooner.

Since my last update to you regarding childcare, the University School Advisory Board* has continued working on a solution to provide childcare for our Kindergarten through 5th grade students.  We, the University School Advisory Board members, are happy to share with you that we will have a temporary solution on campus effective tomorrow (Wednesday 7/11/18). This partnership with Little Bucs will continue until August 23, 2018. The University School Advisory Board is diligently working to secure a long-term, quality, cost effective childcare, which we plan to have in place to provide after school care at University School by August 24th. We will keep you updated as to the progress of this undertaking.

The arrangements are as follows:

  • This week, July 11th through July 13th, after school care will be provided at University School.  Your child/children will be supervised by two qualified and wonderful staff members of Little Bucs.  They will provide care for the children in the first grade classroom at University School for the remainder of this week. You will pick up your child/children at University School.

  • Starting Monday, July 16th, trusted staff members of University School will walk the children who are attending Little Bucs’ afterschool program to the Little Bucs location on campus, located in Warf Pickel.  This arrangement will continue through August 23.

 For your child to attend Little Bucs afterschool care starting tomorrow, please do the following:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Penley or me.

Ariane Day

Interim Director
University School
(423) 439-6937

*Members of the University School Advisory Board:

Dr. Gregory Aloia, Dean of the Clemmer College

Dr. Pam Mims

Dr. Cindy Chambers

Kasey Hommel

Dr. Justin Penley

Dustin Honeycutt

Ariane Day


Click here for Link for the online payments for USchool's Enrichment & Recreational Program


Summer / Intersession / After-school Opportunities

Listed below are links for a wide variety of  courses, camps, places to visit and etc. that some of our students enjoy participating in during breaks .....

Driver's Education

Niswonger and ETSU Sponsored 2018 Technology and Code Summer Camps

Gatton Pharmacy Footprints Camp on June 4 - 6, 2018

Hands-On Summer Medical Programs Georgetown University

Tomorrow's Engineers Today - March 3, 2018

University of Dayton - ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 – June 17-29

University of Dayton - LEADERSHIP 101 – June 17-29

Duke Summer Session

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs

Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Yale Young African Scholars Program

Brittney Ezell's Future Buccaneer Camp

Boys & Girls clubs 

Gray Fossil Site Summer Camp

Little Buccaneers

ETSU Renaissance Child Programs

ETSU College of Arts and Sciences Camps, Festivals & Institutes

Tennessee Governor's Schools

Mary B. Martin School of the Arts

Milligan Summer Camps

Diamond Direction Softball Camps Winter

University of Tennessee Summer Camps

Carson Newman Summer Camp

Lee University Summer Music Camp

Camp Broadway

Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium

ETSU Planetarium

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Hands On! Regional Museum

Rocky Mount Museum

Tipton Haynes State Historic Site

Roan Mountain State Park

Reece Museum

Mountain Music Museum

Carter Family Fold

Niswonger Performing Arts Center

Johnson City Community Theatre

Jonesborough Community Repertory Theatre

Barter Theatre

International Storytelling Center

Lamplight Theatre

Blue Moon Dinner Theatre

AMC Cinemas

Real to Reel Theatre

Slocumb Galleries

Tanasi Arts & Heritage Center

William King Museum of Art


Tennessee Public Libraries

ETSU Athletics

Johnson City Cardinals Baseball

Elizabethton Twins Baseball

Kingsport Mets Baseball

Tennessee State Parks

Tweetsie Trail

Virginia Creeper Trail

Appalachian Trail

Erwin Linear Trail

Pinnacle Tower Trail

Beech Mountain

Sugar Mountain

Bristol Caverns

USA Raft

Watauga Kayak

Nolichucky Whitewater

TVA Lakes

Erwin National Fish Hatchery

Navitat - Zipline


Doe River Gorge

Long View Ranch

Pathfinders Youth Camp

Ta-Pa-Win-Go Summer Camp

Appalachian Camp

Holston Camp & Retreat Center

Bristol Motor Speedway

Bright's Zoo

Briarwood Ranch Safari Park

Horseback Riding


Kingsport Aquatic Center

Wetlands Water Park

Just Jump Trampoline Park

Wallabies Indoor Play Center

Tennessee Skateparks

Holiday Lanes Bowling Center

Visit Johnson City

Visit Jonesborough

Visit Elizabethton

Visit Kingsport

Visit Bristol

Visit Erwin

Visit Unicoi

Visit Greeneville

Appalachian Treks Informational Blog

Go Tri Cities Network

Volunteer at a non-profit organization!

Have an idea for us to add to the above list?  Email

Please note that none of the above are recommended or endorsed by University School.  These are simply places where some of our students have had fun on their own during breaks....

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