Panther Place

Panther Place logo and students

The Panther Place program is an after-school program for students in the Elizabethtown Independent School District in grades 1 – 5. The program is funded through United Way and the school district. The program operates each school day, Monday through Thursday, from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Students are transported by bus from their school to the Valley View Education Center. Each afternoon, participants receive nutritious snacks, homework assistance, and also participate in a wide variety of fun enrichment activities.

If you would like more information about the Panther Place Program, please contact the Director, Kathy Francis at 270-769-4628.

Many thanks to United Way for their generous and continuing support for our program! 

United Way of Central Kentucky logo



Meet Our Staff                                              Photos of Panther Place in Action

Special Activities and Events:

Boy Scouts of America with leader Johnathon Boles:

     First through Third Grade Boys - 1st and 3rd Mondays each month

     Fourth and Fifth Grade Boys - 2nd and 4th Mondays each month 

P.U.R.E Girls Club with Kim Headspeth

     Fourth and Fifth Grade Girls - 2nd and 4th Mondays each month

Healthy Living Club with Dayna Parrett from the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Agency

     Fourth Graders - one Wednesday each month

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife - once a month for fourth and fifth graders

Allegro Senior Living Visits - monthly visits for third graders

2016/2017 SCHOOL YEAR  - Important Dates

  • Panther Place Opening Day - August 15, 2016 
  • Panther Place Required Parent Meeting - August 11, 2016
  • Panther Place Lights on Open House - October 20, 2016 - click for more info!
  • Panther Place Thanksgiving Family Night - November 17, 2016
  • Panther Place Christmas Family Night - December 15, 2016
  • Panther Place Parent Appreciation Family Night - March 16, 2017
  • Panther Place Spring Fling Family Night - April 27, 2017
  • Panther Place Last Day - May 11, 2017