After School Activities for Middle Years (6th-8th)

 march 12 - june 1

 
 

Cross Country

Grade: EC - 8th grade
Number of students: 5 minimum, 25 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Spring, 3/12-5/21 (no class 4/2)
Day & Time: Monday 3:45-4:45 PM
Room: MS Field & Forest
Teacher: Ms. Molly
Registration Cost: $120

Description: Enjoy the great outdoors while building the strength and endurance to become a great runner! Run through our campus woods, play exciting games that will give you a good cardio workout, and get in shape for the fall competitive season. Wear your best running shoes because you are going to get a workout!

Improv

Grade: 6th-8th grade
Number of students: 6 minimum
Trimester/Dates: Spring, 3/20-5/29 (no class 4/3)
Day & Time: 4:00-5:00 Tuesdays
Instructor: KIDSTAGE
Room: Otter Classroom
Registration Cost: $215

Description: Come learn the true meaning of the “yes and...” in this fun and energetic class! We’ll play lots of short and long form improv games, learn the importance of the who, what, and where in building a scene, and further your ability to “stay in the moment.”

Fashion Design

Grade: 3rd-8th
Number of students: 10 minimum
Trimester/Dates: Spring, 3/13-5/29 (no class 4/3)
Day & Time: 4:00-5:00 Tuesdays
Room: Design Lab
Registration Cost: $286

Description: Explore the creative world of Fashion Illustration! Students will receive a sketchbook to use daily while learning how to draw clothing illustrations from head to toe. Focus on famous fashion designers to inspire our work and push our imagination while exploring watercolors, chalk pastels and mixed media projects.

Beginning Strings

Grade: 1st - 8th grade
Number of students: 3 minimum, 12 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Spring, 3/14-5/30 (no class 4/4)
Day & Time: 3:45-4:30 PM Wednesday
Room: Music Room
Teacher: Mrs. Higgins
Registration Cost: $108

Description: The Beginning Strings class provides the opportunity to learn the basic skills for playing the violin or the cello. Our lessons will focus on the individual needs of each student for learning good sound production, note reading facility, and equipment care. Beginning Strings students have fun making music while learning from an encouraging and patient instructor. Once a strong foundation of basic skills is developed (as determined by the instructor), students may advance to the Soundview Community Youth Orchestra where a move to viola or bass is an option. Students need to purchase their own copy of Essential Elements 2000 in the edition for their instrument (violin or cello) and provide their own instrument. All other music materials are provided.

Knitting

Grade: 6th-8th grade
Number of students: 3 minimum, 6 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Spring, 3/14-5/30 (no class 4/4)
Time: 4:00-5:00 Wednesdays
Room: Whale Classroom
Registration Cost: $160

Description: Learn the basic knitting stitches as you create one skein wonders such as dish clothes, hats, and other exciting projects! Knitters will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, count stitches, bind off, and finish projects. Experienced knitters will have the opportunity to learn new stitches and do a project of their choice. All supplies will be provided. Students in fourth and fifth grade are welcome to join if they have prior knitting experience.

Chess

Grade: Kindergarten - 8th grade
Number of students: 10 minimum
Trimester/Dates: Spring, 4/13-6/1
Time: 3:45-4:45 PM Friday
Room: MPR
Teacher: Chess Wizards
Registration Cost: $145

Description: Ready to make some new friends and amaze your parents with your brain power? Join Chess Wizards this school year for challenging chess lessons, exciting tournaments, fun team activities, and more! If you’re brand new to the game, we’ll teach you the basics and get you playing with the big kids in no time. If you’re a seasoned checkmate artist, we’ll show you new ways to let your creativity loose on and off the chessboard.

Youth Orchestra

Grade: 2nd - 8th grade  
Number of students: 3 minimum, 18 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Spring, 3/16-6/1 (no class 3/16, 3/30, 4/6)
Day & Time: 3:45-5:15 PM Friday
Room: PAC
Teacher: Mrs. Higgins
Registration Cost: $162

Description: The Soundview Community Youth Orchestra is the place to build skills and create musical art on violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Our rehearsals develop playing technique, teach ensemble music making, and challenge the students with practice in sight reading. Orchestra requires one year of experience with a violin or cello. Students need to purchase their own copy of Essential Elements 2000 in the edition for their instrument. All other music materials provided. Student to provide own instrument.