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AFTER SCHOOL | Spring 2024

Details and registration for Spring 2024 After School are below. After School programs change each semester, fall and spring, to include variety and encourage curiosity. 

Enrichment

Legos

K/MIII - Grade 2

Wednesdays | January 17 - February 18

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Do you love building and want to learn more about designing your own Lego creations? In this course, students will learn to design and build their own Lego models, from simple structures to complex machines. They'll cultivate both their creativity and an engineering mindset. As a student, you'll get hands-on experience with a variety of Lego sets and learn techniques for building sturdy and intricate designs. This class is the perfect way to develop your problem-solving skills and unleash your creativity. No previous experience is necessary – just bring your love of Legos and a willingness to experiment! 

Legos

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Tuesdays | January 16 - February 27

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Do you love building and want to learn more about designing your own Lego creations? In this course, students will learn to design and build their own Lego models, from simple structures to complex machines. They'll cultivate both their creativity and an engineering mindset. As a student, you'll get hands-on experience with a variety of Lego sets and learn techniques for building sturdy and intricate designs. This class is the perfect way to develop your problem-solving skills and unleash your creativity. No previous experience is necessary – just bring your love of Legos and a willingness to experiment! 

Intro to Robotics 

Grades 2 - 5

Mondays | January 22 - March 25

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Intro to Robotics with Megan Conley and Jason Hurst, current coaches of our VEX Robotics Competition Team, is a fun, engaging, hands-on opportunity to explore and foster an interest in all aspects of STEM! Students learn the basics of robotics engineering and coding by working together to design, build, program, and troubleshoot their robots. Once our fundamentals have been laid out, teams will work weekly to solve and compete in engineering challenges. Join to unlock curiosity and passion that will last for life! Limited space.

Girls Who Code

Grades 3 - 5

Thursdays | January 18 - April 18

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Girls Who Code (GWC) Clubs is a national organization that offers free extracurricular programs that teach participants about computer science (CS) in a fun and safe environment. The club is focused on developing bravery and confidence in Computer Science skills. Members will learn computer science concepts, and just as importantly, they'll learn that women have a community in the computer science space! This class will be capped at 10 registrants; please share your interest at the link below.

Soccer Shots Classic

KK/MI | PreK-MII

Tuesdays | April 9 - May 14

3:30 P.M. - 4:15 P.M.

Soccer Shots is the industry leader in youth soccer development for children ages 3 through 8. Under the guidance of childhood education specialists, former MLS® and USL® professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches, Soccer Shots creates innovative and effective lesson plans tailored specifically to the unique age groups Soccer Shots serves. Using creative and age-appropriate curriculum and infusing each lesson plan with enthusiasm and structured activity, Soccer Shots aims to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve. The Classic program teaches the technical skills of soccer and encourages greater confidence with ball control, using both feet, starting and stopping and changing directions by incorporating basic moves. Through creativity, positivity and fun, we encourage new challenges and increased confidence in the Classic program.

Soccer Shots Premier

K/MIII - Grade 2

Wednesdays | April 10 - May 15

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Soccer Shots is the industry leader in youth soccer development for children ages 3 through 8. Under the guidance of childhood education specialists, former MLS® and USL® professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches, Soccer Shots creates innovative and effective lesson plans tailored specifically to the unique age groups Soccer Shots serves. Using creative and age-appropriate curriculum and infusing each lesson plan with enthusiasm and structured activity, Soccer Shots aims to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve. The Premier program reviews and refines individual ball control and technical skills, while also introducing children to the tactical elements of the game. There is a strong emphasis on scrimmaging and teaching game concepts, and therefore, teamwork and sportsmanship are important components of the Premier program.

Weird Science

K/MIII - Grade 2

Tuesdays | March 5 - April 16

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Do you want to be a scientist? Or increase your understanding of the natural world? Well, you’re in luck! In this class, we’ll learn about physics and the natural world through fun, easy science experiments in chemistry and physics. We’ll learn about states of matter, the animal and plant kingdoms, and how things we interact with in everyday life really work. This is the perfect club if you love science or engineering or just want to get a little messy after school.

Weird Science

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Wednesdays | March 6 - April 17

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Do you want to be a scientist? Or increase your understanding of the natural world? Well, you’re in luck! In this class, we’ll learn about physics and the natural world through fun, easy science experiments in chemistry and physics. We’ll learn about states of matter, the animal and plant kingdoms, and how things we interact with in everyday life really work. This is the perfect club if you love science or engineering or just want to get a little messy after school.

FineArts

Fine Arts

Clay Sculpture Class

Pre-K - Grade 1

Tuesdays |  January 16 - February 27

3:30 P.M. - 4:15 P.M.

 

Led by Sydney Cox, wife of Middle School Art Teacher, James Cox, students will explore air-dry and ceramic clay through a variety of hand building techniques by creating their own unique sculptures.  Mrs. Cox has an MA in Art education and is the current owner of CREATE studio in Lexington, KY. Students will also explore alternative methods for sculpting, including recycled assemblages, paper sculptures and much more! This hands-on class will allow students’ imaginations to run wild!

Clay Sculpture Class

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Tuesdays |  March 5 - April 16

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

 

Led by Sydney Cox, wife of Middle School Art Teacher, James Cox, students will explore air-dry and ceramic clay through a variety of hand building techniques by creating their own unique sculptures.  Mrs. Cox has an MA in Art education and is the current owner of CREATE studio in Lexington, KY. Students will also explore alternative methods for sculpting, including recycled assemblages, paper sculptures and much more! This hands-on class will allow students’ imaginations to run wild!

Creative Body Movement

K/MIII - Grade 2

Mondays |  January 22 - March 18

3:25 P.M. - 4:10 P.M.

 

Join our acrobatics class and learn fundamental acrobatic skills! This class is strictly floor work and does not include bars or beams. Sample moves include front and back rolls, headstands, backbends, cartwheels, walkovers, etc. Students learn flexibility and strength while acquiring valuable skills that can benefit other sport activities and overall body health.

Digital Media Arts

Grades 4-8

Wednesdays | January 17 - March 13

3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

 

Learn how to make Digital Art! Local artist Lennon Michalski will show you how to use a variety of digital mediums, including photography, video, stop frame animation, and Procreate. Learn how to compose a successful picture with the digital camera, a dynamic timeline with video, create motion with stop frame elements, and explore drawing from a digital approach with Procreate. Students will learn the basic tools of each digital art medium along with having fun being creative!

Drumming

Grades 4-8

Thursdays |  March 21 - May 16

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

 

Relieve stress, build confidence, and cultivate creativity through drumming! Students will focus on learning basic stick technique, rhythms, and exercises to improve drumming skills while having a good time learning! Concepts of improvisation and traditional rhythms will be covered as well. Large buckets and drumsticks will be our instruments throughout this class. This class features gifted local drummer and instructor, Dave Farris. He has taught drumming for over 14 years and has performed and studied all over the world as he continues his musical journey.

Fashion: Shoe Design

Grades 4 - 8

Mondays | January 22 - March 4

3:30 P.M. - 4:45 P.M.

 

Do you love shoe design? If you enjoy creativity on your feet, join local shoe designer, Marcus Floyd, who will teach you how to prep and design your own set of unique sneakers. The possibilities are endless! Bring your creativity, painting skills, and a pair of sneakers (old or new), and create some one-of-a-kind Scooby Doo’s! Marcus has been designing shoes for years and was recently in the news as the designer of horse shoes that were used for the Breeder's Cup.

The Lexington Theatre Company- Musical Theatre

K/MIII - Grade 3

Thursdays | January 18 - February 29

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

 

The Lexington Theatre Company's Artist Development Program provides theatrical instruction for students of all ages in Central Kentucky. This Musical Theatre Class will focus on the combined genres of music, storytelling, and movement. Experienced teaching and professional artists, Nathaniel Beliveau and Brance Cornelius, will take students on a musical journey filled with creativity, collaboration, and fun. There will also be a final showing of their work at the end of the 6-week session.

The Lexington Theatre Company- Musical Theatre

Grades 4-8

Thursdays | March 7 - April 25

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

 

The Lexington Theatre Company's Artist Development Program provides theatrical instruction for students of all ages in Central Kentucky. This Musical Theatre Class will focus on the combined genres of music, storytelling, and movement. Experienced teaching and professional artists, Nathaniel Beliveau and Brance Cornelius, will take students on a musical journey filled with creativity, collaboration, and fun. There will also be a final showing of their work at the end of the 6-week session.

The Lexington Theatre Company- Voice

 K/MIII - Grade 3

Thursdays | March 7 - April 15

3:30 P.M. - 4:15 P.M.

 

Voice and Music Class, provided by The Lexington Theatre Company's Artist Development Program, will have students singing and focusing on both vocal techniques and basic music theory. Led by Chris Arroyo, an expert with decades of experience, students will have a blast and conclude with a final performance of their work for family and friends at the end of the 6-week session.

The Lexington Theatre Company- Voice

 Grades 4-8

Thursdays | January 18 - February 29

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

 

Voice and Music Class, provided by The Lexington Theatre Company's Artist Development Program, will have students singing and focusing on both vocal techniques and basic music theory. Led by Chris Arroyo, an expert with decades of experience, students will have a blast and conclude with a final performance of their work for family and friends at the end of the 6-week session.

Applied Music Lesson

Piano | Guitar

Pre-K/MII - Grade 8

2:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Join us for after-school piano or guitar sessions, perfect for those looking to enhance their skills. Time slots available at 2:30 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. exclusively for Pre-K/MII-K/MIII students, with exceptions allowed by classroom teacher approval.

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