After-School Specialty Programs

  • A variety of (fee based) after-school classes called "specialties" are offered to students during three 12-week sessions throughout the school year. Specialty classes meet twice a week, either M/W or T/Th.  Students in grades K-2 may select specialities during 3:00-4:15 pm. Students in grades 3-5 may select specialties during 3:00-4:15 pm and 4:15-5:30 pm. Specialties do not meet on early dismissal days. Sign-up occurs just before each session begins.  In the event class registration exceeds space, a lottery will be held for those spaces.  

     

    Specialties change during the school year and vary by grade level.
     
    Session 1 runs from September 3rd - November 21st, 2019.  
    Session 2 runs from December 2nd - February 27th, 2020
    Session 3 runs from March 2nd - May 21st, 2020
     
     
     Please contact Ms. Niksch with any questions.
    • Session 3 Specialties

      K – 2nd Grade Specialties (3:00 – 4:15)

      • Meet the Masters art class – Art history explored through hands-on experiences through different mediums. Students will learn about famous artists and the history of their techniques.
      • Soccer learn the basics of soccer
      • Art ExplorationIntroduction to art mediums and techniques using art history, variety of materials, and the student’s imagination.
      • Dance a mixture of assorted styles of dance and creative movement
      • JumpBunch - Introduces children to a wide range of activities in a fun, positive manner and encourages healthy habits, improved coordination and confidence through physical fitness.
      • Chess Beginner - Students will learn the basics of chess.
      • Chess Intermediate For students who already know the basics and want to learn strategies to improve their play. May also have the opportunity to play in tournaments.
      • Outdoor Games - kickball, basketball, wiffleball, etc. Does not include soccer.

       

    3rd – 5th Grade Specialties (3:00 – 4:15 and 4:15 – 5:30)

    • Filmmaking - Learn the basics of movie production. Students will film their own movies, learn how to edit, write scripts, & produce their own movie.
    • Crocheting
    • Hopscotch - learn how to design mobile games and incorporate real-world coding concepts such as loops and conditionals.
    • Mad Scientists - Conduct hands-on experiments, learning about chemical reactions, states of matter, chemical bonding.
    • Audio Production – This class will introduce students to how sounds are produced and used together to create music for songs and movies.
    • Soccer – Learn the basics of soccer
    • Anime/ComicsLearn the art of animation through comics, cartoons and the Japanese style called anime.
    • Photography Students will photograph scenes related to the world within, discovering all the possibilities of photography. Cameras provided.
    • Guitar Students will learn basic guitar chords and songs.
    • Special FXDiscover the art of special effects along with sound and playwriting.
    • Robotics Students will design and build programmable robotic mechanisms with Lego Mindstorms® education kits taught by American Robotic Academy
    • Chess Students will learn the basics of chess and have the chance to compete in various tournaments.
    • Outdoor Games – kickball, basketball, wiffleball, etc. Does not include soccer.
    • Brain Gaming - strategic thinking & logic games