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Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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Travis Kolter
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Third Quarter Enrichment Classes offered online and in person.
 

Classes will begin January 4 for on-line and January 11 for in-person, unless noted.

Registration Opens Thursday, December 10 at 8:30 am.

Online Offerings

Monday 3:15 - 4:15pm 

Building Your Wealth-Your Future-Your Choice 

Grades: 5      $69

You will learn the importance of saving and budgeting and the difference between a debit card and a credit card. You will gain the understanding of the importance of their choices for college and career and how debt can dramatically impact their financial future. We will also learn the difference between a checking account, savings account and an investment account and how they all play a role in your future financial success and wealth building. We will cover how to avoid identity theft and much much more.

Tuesday

Beginning Chess

Grades: K-5 3:30-4:30     $128.00

Safely have fun playing online chess games against friends! Students build strategy and play chess games online through an amazing program, ChessKid. A coach will assist students in matches against fellow friends and teach them different chess techniques. Open to all ability levels, no prior experience necessary.

Wednesday

KidStage: "The Lion King"

Grades: 2-5    3:30-4:30pm  $120      No class 2/22

When the King of the Pride Lands goes missing, his son must find himself and learn how to protect his land and his people. Follow Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumba, and a colorful cast of animals as they confront the evil Scar and his mangy pack of hyenas in a battle to get their kingdom back.  The participants will have a blast in this coming-of-age tale about what it means to believe in yourself, work together and trust in your friends.

KidStage is a theatre and acting class for kids! The curriculum includes concentration, teamwork, improvisation, movement, voice and basic theatre terminology. At the end of the class, KidStage kids will perform for peers and parents. All classes are taught by trained instructors, whose goal it is to teach your child about the excitement of theatre, improve your child’s self-confidence, and to provide a safe, fun and interesting environment. KidStage will strengthen your child’s confidence as well as build teamwork, leadership, reading, and vocabulary!

Vocal Lessons

Grades: 5     $88

Learn techniques for singing modern, popular styles of music. Discover how to sing with more power by learning to let go and work less! Gain a better understanding of your voice type, how it works and your range and how to extend that range. You will focus on exercises and apply them to short excerpts. All to choose your own song, work on it with what you learn and present your song at the end!

Thursday    

Advanced Chess

Grades: K-5     3:30-4:30    $120

Safely have fun playing chess games against friends remotely! Students continue to build strategy and play chess games online through an amazing program, ChessKid. A coach will assist students in matches against fellow friends and teach them different chess techniques. Some prior experience necessary.

Capoeira Mandinga

Grades: 1-5     3:30-4:30    $124

Class starts 1/14, no class 2/25, 2/26

Learn the flowing, beautiful Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira with Capoeira Mandinga Tucson. Students will learn kicks, escapes, and fluid moves that build mind and body strength, flexibility, and agility. Students also learn music that drives the energy of the Capoeira game. Capoeira increases balance, creativity, and confidence. Teachers Anne Pollack and Aidan Miller-Wells were honored with a 2019 Southwest Folklife Alliance Award. Aidan has trained capoeira over 12 years. Anne is the only master of Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian arts in the State of Arizona.

Scratch Programming

Grades: 2-5     3:15-4:45    $229

Class starts 1/14, no class 2/25, 2/26

This course introduces students to block-based programming and provides a fun way for young students to start thinking like a programmer as they explore and develop imaginative stories, animations and games using the Scratch programming environment. Students learn the concepts of motion, looks, sound, events, loops, conditionals, game mechanics, operators and variables as they develop computational thinking and understanding of sequencing, pattern recognition, abstraction and parallelism. No prior coding experience is required to participate in this course. A laptop or Chromebook with internet connectivity is required to participate in this course.

Building Your Wealth-Your Future-Your Choice 

Grades: 5      3:15-4:15     $69

You will learn the importance of saving and budgeting and the difference between a debit card and a credit card. You will gain the understanding of the importance of their choices for college and career and how debt can dramatically impact their financial future. We will also learn the difference between a checking account, savings account and an investment account and how they all play a role in your future financial success and wealth building. We will cover how to avoid identity theft and much much more.

Friday    

KidStage: "The Lion King"

Grades: 2-5    3:30-4:30pm  $120      No class 2/22

When the King of the Pride Lands goes missing, his son must find himself and learn how to protect his land and his people. Follow Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumba, and a colorful cast of animals as they confront the evil Scar and his mangy pack of hyenas in a battle to get their kingdom back.  The participants will have a blast in this coming-of-age tale about what it means to believe in yourself, work together and trust in your friends.

KidStage is a theatre and acting class for kids! The curriculum includes concentration, teamwork, improvisation, movement, voice and basic theatre terminology. At the end of the class, KidStage kids will perform for peers and parents. All classes are taught by trained instructors, whose goal it is to teach your child about the excitement of theatre, improve your child’s self-confidence, and to provide a safe, fun and interesting environment. KidStage will strengthen your child’s confidence as well as build teamwork, leadership, reading, and vocabulary!

 

 

IN PERSON CLASSES

Basketball Skills w/ Mr. Remy 

Grades: 3-5   Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45pm   $80

Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot and Mr. Remy! You will learn the basic rules of basketball and how to work together as a team all while practicing sportsmanship.

Beat Drop Kidz 

Grades: K-5   Thursdays, 3:15-4:30pm   $100

Beat Drop Kidz After School Program is a Hip Hop Dance Program that brings the fun of Hip Hop Dance directly into the schools! We teach Hip Hop in a Kid-Friendly & FUN way while teaching the “Code of Hip Hop” of “Peace, Unity, Love & Having Fun”. Students will learn several moves from various Urban Dance styles such as Popping, Break Dancing, Locking & more!

Brazilllian Dance

Grades: 1-5   Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45pm   $150

Traditional Afro-Brazilian dances will be the heart of this class. Students will learn basic steps of Samba de Roda, a traditional form of samba. They will also learn Maculelê, a stick-fighting dance that has roots in the stories of escape from slavery (modified to play safely), and Puxada de Rede, a dance whose moves and music come from and honor the fishing culture of Brazil. Teacher Anne Pollack (Capoeira Mandinga Tucson) is the only master of Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian arts in the State of Arizona.

Color Me Mine

Grades: 2-5    Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45pm   $214

Every week the kids will experience working with wood, ceramic and clay using both acrylic and water-based paints.

Crazy Critters 

Grades: K-5    Early Release Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm   $112 

No classes weeks of 1/18, 2/15, 2/22, 3/8

Meet and learn about different animals each week including goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, capybaras, porcupines, patagonian maras, reptiles and more!  We will do a craft and/or fun worksheets related to those animals and then have hands on time with them. 

Creative Kind

Grades: 2-5   Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45pm   $155 (6-week class, ends on 2/17)

Every week the students will participate in creating a varity of art work and crafts including; Mini Macrame Wall Hangings, Cacti Embroidery Hoops, Mini Fiber Art Rainbows and more in this six- week workshop, 1/12-2/17. 

Dramatic Exploration

Grades: K-5   Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45pm   $154 

Dramatic Exploration: Students will harness the power of their imaginations as they explore many facets of drama, including improv, scene building, storytelling, and creative movement. They will develop valuable skills like collaboration, public speaking, self-confidence, and the ability to think quickly and creatively; that will help them both on and off the stage.

KidStage: "The Lion King"

Grades: 2-5    Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45pm  $180      No class 2/23

When the King of the Pride Lands goes missing, his son must find himself and learn how to protect his land and his people. Follow Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumba, and a colorful cast of animals as they confront the evil Scar and his mangy pack of hyenas in a battle to get their kingdom back.  The participants will have a blast in this coming-of-age tale about what it means to believe in yourself, work together and trust in your friends.

Playwell: Minecraft Engineering

Grades: K-2   Fridays, 3:15-4:15pm   $153

Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a Creeper, a Lava Trap, and a Minecart. Create your favorite Minecraft mobs, tools, and objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.

Playwell: Minecraft Engineering

Grades: 3-5   Fridays, 3:15-4:15pm   $153

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Build an Iron Golem, the Nether Portal, and the Ender Dragon. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects.  

Skyhawks- STEM Sports

Grades: 3-5   Fridays, 3:15-4:45   $200

STEM Sports use sports as the real-life application to engage elementary and middle school-aged participants. Our double-play combination of physical activity and cognitive thinking provides a comprehensive, inquiry-based educational experience and a solution for crucial scene, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy for students. As a result, students develop: critical thinking, collaboration, creative problem-solving and leadership skills that can be applied throughout their education and future careers.

Skyhawks- Track & Field

Grades: 2-5   Fridays, 3:15-4:30   $214

Skyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program.

TGA Golf 

Grades: K-5   Mondays, 3:15-4:30pm   $171   *Note: This class will start on 1/25*

Tee it up this fall with Teach, Grow, Achieve (TGA), a national after-school sports enrichment program. TGA's five-level program brings the golf course to you. Have fun learning the techniques of golf! Great for beginners as well as experienced golfers.

TGA Tennis

Grades: K-5   Thursdays , 3:15-4:30pm  $171   *Note: This class will start on 1/21*

Serve it up with tennis class and discover how fun and exciting tennis can be with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of grip, forehand, backhand, volley, and serve.

 

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