KIDS Clubs

After School Programming

KIDS Clubs are offered throughout the year on Wednesdays after school from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. These short courses offer the opportunity for students to register for enhanced learning and exploration. Some of the courses have a registration fee and your spot will not be confirmed until the fee has been paid.  Most middle school courses do not require registration or a fee.  Registration requirements are the same as those for athletic eligibility.

2017-2018 Club Offerings

ENGINEERING – ROBOTICS

September 20 – October 25

Design and build your own robots!  Your child will explore the field of robotics through a series of exciting and dynamic lessons.  Students will learn about mechanical engineering as they construct and use robots to complete tasks and engage in competitions.  You must register online at www.learningmeansfun.com/signup by 9/13 – use the class code SHJ9.20.17.  The cost for this class is $84 and is paid directly to the company at registration.

Instructors : After School Enrichment Solutions

Registration : First – Sixth Grade • Unlimited

COOKING WITH BOOKS

November 8 & 15 – CLASS IS FULL

This club will connect literacy, math, and science in a fun and approachable way. Students will be read a story to spark their imaginations. Then, they will use math skills to count, measure, and mix up a recipe that corresponds with the story. Children will be encouraged to explore their senses and be adventurous with their palates. While the students’ creation cooks, the children will engage in activities to enhance their literacy skills.

Location : Community Center

Registration : First – Third Grade • Limit:14 • $20 per child – please pay by 11/3 in the office.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

November 29 & December 6

Students will work on projects to give to less fortunate people in our community.  There will be Christmas stories, music and choices of projects for the students to work on to give to organizations in our community.

Location : Community Center

Registration : First – Eighth Grade • Unlimited • No fee

CODING

January 10 – February 14

This course will immerse students in the world of computer programming.  Your child will have the opportunity to design games, explore animation, and combine music and art with coding.  This class uses the block-based programming system Scratch, which was developed by the MIT Media Lab to teach programming concepts.  No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and have a gigabytes of fun!  You must register online at www.learningmeansfun.com/signup by 9/13 – use the class code SHJ1.10.18.  The cost for this class is $84 and is paid directly to the company at registration.

Instructors : After School Enrichment Solutions

Registration : First – Sixth Grade • Unlimited

 

SCRABBLE

January 1 – 31

Students will have the opportunity to build vocabulary and spelling skills while enjoying socialization in a relaxed atmosphere. Games include Scrabble, Words With Friends, and Boggle.

Location : Mrs. May Classroom

Registration : Fifth – Eighth Grade • Unlimited • No fee

BOOK FAIR

February 28

Our yearly book fair will be open to all students and parents on Wednesday, February 28th.  You can drop by anytime from 3:30-4:30 and browse through all of the books!

Location : Library

Registration : First – Eighth Grade • Unlimited • No Fee

BOARD GAMES

March 7 – 21

Students will develop key math, language and social/emotional skills as they play board games during this interactive KIDS Club. Through game play students will hone their ability to follow rules, take turns, cooperate, negotiate and problem solve. Higher level thinking skills will also be at play as students make decisions, weigh consequences and think strategically.

Location : Community Center

Registration : Second – Fourth Grade • Limit:16 • $20 per child – please pay by 3/2 in the office.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB

March 14, 28; April 11, 25; May 9, 30

This class will focus on creative writing skills – taking the next step with your writing.

Location : Mrs. May Classroom

Registration : Fifth – Eighth Grade • Unlimited • No Fee

SECOND CITY IMPROV

April 11 – May 2

The Second City is the leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With theaters and training centers in Chicago, Toronto, Hollywood and Online, 11 full-time touring ensembles, thriving corporate communications and theatricals divisions as well as television and film operations, The Second City has been called “A Comedy Empire” by The New York Times.  Second City will be here at St. James for an introduction to improv.  The fee for this class is $90 per student.

Location : Community Center

Registration : First – Eighth Grade • Limit 25 students • Registration information available soon

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