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    Exciting New After School Enrichment Classes


    The Science of Construction & Engineering

    Casey Curtis, Dougherty Teacher

    Grade Levels 1 – 3

    Wednesdays: March 15 – May 19, (9 sessions, March 15, 22, 29 Apr. 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17)

    2:10 – 3:10 on Collaboration Days, 3:10 – 4:10 on normal days

    Enrollment Fee: $150

    Room Eagle’s Nest


    Course Description: Come learn science through the lens of engineering.  We will be using the Next Generation Science Standards to explore and experiment with hands on activities and building.  During these classes we will be building, testing what we build, and then improving on it to make the most efficient vehicles. Students will have the opportunity to work with bottle rockets, paper structures, toy parachutes, catapults, tiny robots, and slingshot rockets. Come join the fun. 


     Clay, Ceramics & The Color Wheel

    Julie Coching, Owner/Instructor from Café Art

    Grade Level: 1 – 5

    Tuesdays: March 14 - May 16 (9 Sessions March 14, 21, 28 April 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16)

    Enrollment Fee: 150

    Room: Eagle’s Nest


    Course Description: In this fun and educational art class, the kids will use a slab roller to hand-create a set of circle or square clay coasters.  We will talk about clay, ceramics, and the process of firing the art.  We will study the color wheel and talk about primary colors, secondary colors, complimentary colors and look at which color combinations look good together and why.  The kids will then choose a color palette for their coaster sets.  Each week they will paint their hand-made coaster learning a new painting technique.  We will discuss the history of the technique or the tools used to create the technique.  The kids will write and draw in a “Color Theory and Technique journal" that they will bind into a book at the end of the session.  The kids will go home with a color-themed set of tile coasters and their hand-bound color book.


     Computer Science Fundamentals and Coding

    Allison Tomcik, Kolb Teacher

    Grade Level 3 – 5

    Fridays: March 24 – May 26, 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.  (9 Instructional days March 24, 31 Apr. 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26)

    Enrollment Fee: $150

    Room: L5


    Course Description: Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced coding student, this class work for you as students will be able to work at their own pace. Ms. Tomcik’s coding class will blend online step by step lessons in coding and computer science with fun, hands-on, “unplugged” activities. With an emphasis on developing computational thinking, we’ll learn about algorithms, debugging, loops, conditionals, binary coding, & digital citizenship. Working individually, in pairs and in teams, students will be introduced to coding using a block-based online coding program. Problem solving, creativity, persistence and teamwork will be emphasized.


     Vacation to Mars – The Solar System as a Play

    Stacy Alvarez, Kolb Instructor

    Grade Level: 3 – 5

    Thursdays March 16 – May 25, 3:10 - 4:10 p.m.  (9 sessions – March 16, 23, 30 Apr. 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 25)

    Enrollment Fee: $150

    Room: G1

    You know our solar system spins, but in our show it sings and dances too! When a family sets out for the vacation of a lifetime, they have no idea they'll soon be touring the whole solar system. The sun is used to being on center stage, and even the planets have attitude -- Jupiter boasts of his sixty-plus moons, Saturn polishes his rings, and Venus thinks she's so hot (900 degrees!). Even Pluto is there, wanting desperately to be a planet again. Will the family ever get to Mars? Cinch up your asteroid belt and come along! Students will perform this amazing play to all parents on the last session of class. You won't want to miss it! 

     Train Your Brain & Your Body

    Instructor: Stacy Alvarez, Kolb Instructor

    Grade Level: 3 – 5

    Fridays March 24 – May 21 (9 Sessions March 24, 31 April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26)

    Enrollment Fee: $150

    Room G1

     This a hands on, fast paced class that integrates STEM activities with physical activity. Students will learn about how physical activity and nutrition affect the human body. Students will be conducting a set of hands-on explorations that will challenge them to investigate and discover more about how nutrition affects physical activity and the human body. For one of the exciting lessons students will get to be food scientists for NASA! They will study the caloric needs of astronauts and will be “packaging” their food for a long spaceflight. Get ready for your mind and body to feel energized for the weekend!


     STEAM Playground

    Instructor: Doreen Bonde, District Technology Specialist

    Grade Levels: 3 – 5

    Mondays March 20 – May 22, 2:10 – 3:10 p.m. (9 Sessions March 20, 27 Apr. 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22)

    Enrollment Fee: $150

    Room: Library


    If your child is interested in STEAM but doesn’t know where to start, our STEAM Playground is a great place to begin! In this class we’ll explore science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in a hands-on learning environment that will expose your student to these exciting topics (and the ways they often overlap!) Student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking are emphasized to help students on their journey to become the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!


     Crochet For Kids

    Instructor: Bronwen Boyer, Kolb Teacher

    Grade Level: 2 - 4

    Fridays: March 24 - May 26 (9 Sessions March 24, 31 April 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26)

    Enrollment Fee: $150

    Room: G2


    Course Description: Children will eliminate screen time, develop fine motor skills, and sharpen their focus, determination, and problem solving skills while learning the art of crochet. By starting with the basic foundation chains and stitches of crochet, students will eventually move onto more difficult tasks using yarn and a crochet hook. Learning a craft like crochet helps a child to develop patience, a love for creating, and commitment to follow through with a project, all while learning and having fun! Once the basic stitches of crochet are learned, children can move on to read patterns and create one of a kind items like hats, scarfs, and blankets that they can keep for themselves or gift to friends and family.