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

 september 10-november 30

 
 

Executive function

Grade: 6th-8th grade
Number of students: 3 minimum, 10 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall, 9/10, 9/21, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/26, 10/29, 11/9, 11/16, 11/26
Day & Time: Monday, some weeks will meet Fridays instead of Monday (see dates above) 4:00-5:00 PM
Room: TBD
Teacher: Anita Watson

Description: The Hallowell Todaro Center is happy to partner with Soundview School again this year in supporting middle school students as they develop and target their executive function skills. This after school group is reserved for students in 6th-8th grade and will include personal learning assessments, executive functioning and brain development curriculum, and time for additional support with schoolwork and homework. The group will focus on developing goals and building habits, specifically related to organization, planning, time management, working memory, and emotional regulation. The overall goal is for students to learn more about who they are, how their brains work, and to have time and space for work.

yoga

Grade: 2nd-8th grade
Number of students: 6 minimum, 30 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27
Day & Time: Tuesday 4:15-5:15 PM
Room: Primary
Teacher: Hot Yoga of Mill Creek

Description: Yoga is the perfect physical activity for those looking to develop coordination, flexibility, and strength. Students build confidence and a sense of achievement as they master increasingly challenging poses. Each lesson will give them an opportunity to slow down, chill out, and work their muscles in a safe, comfortable environment. Whether you’re brand new or an experienced yogi, you can benefit from our weekly yoga classes for a fun, challenging workout.

Beginning strings

Grade: 1st-8th grade
Number of students: 4 minimum, 12 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28
Day & Time: Wednesday 3:45-4:30 PM
Room: PAC
Teacher: Mrs. Higgins

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.

photography

Grade: 5th-8th grade
Number of students: 4 minimum, 12 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28
Day & Time: Wednesday 4:00-5:00 PM
Room: Primary
Teacher: Ms. Molly

Description: Learn digital photography skills in order to produce beautiful photographs. Students will learn rules of composition, light, and exposure in order to make the most of a DSLR camera. We will begin with techniques to capture breathtaking black and white and color images and move on to learn the basics of digital photo editing software. Students will have opportunities to take landscapes, portraits, and candid photographs. This class will be a great way to hone your photography skills whether you want to contribute to the school yearbook or learn how to take great photos in your daily life. If you have access to a digital camera (DSLR or point-and-shoot), bring it to class. Otherwise, we have cameras to share.

Tabletop Games

Grade: 6th-8th grade
Number of students: 3 minimum, 6 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28
Day & Time: Wednesday 4:00-5:30 PM
Room: Science
Teacher: Mr. Fleming

Description: Board games have come a long way since Monopoly and Chutes & Ladders. Modern games run the gamut from fast-paced deduction to heavily strategic economics engines, offering a variety of experiences and opportunities to sit down and unwind with friends. The Tabletop ASA will give kids an opportunity to explore a range of different games and game mechanics, from worker placement to social deduction to hand management and more. Come and join us at the table!

Cross country

Grade: K-8th grade
Number of students: 8 minimum, 30 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29
Day & Time: Thursday 3:45-4:45 PM
Room: Forest
Teacher: Ms. Molly & Mr. Chuck

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 compete in Sunday league meets at Woodland Park with other runners your age on September 23rd, September 30th, October 7th (K-3rd), and October 14th (4th-8th). Wear your best running shoes because you are going to get a workout!

Chess

Grade: K-8th grade
Number of students: 8 minimum, 16 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/16, 11/30
Day & Time: Friday 3:45-4:45 PM
Room: Intermediate
Teacher: Chess Wizards

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.

Orchestra

Grade: 3rd-8th grade
Number of students: 3 minimum, 18 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/16, 11/30
Day & Time: Friday 3:45-5:15 PM
Room: PAC
Teacher: Mrs. Higgins

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. Students provide their own instruments. All other music materials will be provided.