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AFTER SCHOOL | Fall 2023

Details and registration for Fall 2023 After School are below. After School programs change each semester, fall and spring, to include variety and encourage curiosity. 

Enrichment

Chess for Beginners

K/MIII - Grade 5

Thursdays | September 14 - April 25, 2024

3:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Checkmate! Come learn the basics of chess from Coach Darnaby. This session is for students interested in learning the basics of chess through fun games and friendly gameplay.

Destination Imagination

Grades 4 - 8

Tuesdays | November 7 - March 26, 2024

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

Destination Imagination is a creative problem solving team. There are 20 sessions over the course of the school year that meet with two spectacular team managers. A challenge is presented each week that is designed to inspire, create, and problem solve as you tell a story, build a structure, and/or sell an amazing product. There is a snack time, a warm-up, and a team challenge every time we meet.

Entrepreneurship

Grades 3 - 8

Wednesdays | October 25 - December 6

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

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? In this class for budding entrepreneurs, that’s exactly what you’ll do! You’ll collaborate with a classmate to generate a simple company idea, taking it as far as it will go before the class ends. You’ll create a business plan and set up everything you need to be a junior entrepreneur: a first email address, a basic app or website, and a presentation. Ultimately, you’ll share your idea with friends and family, work hard to get a first customer, and present all your progress to the whole class. You’ll have a ton of fun and accomplish more than you ever have before! This class is taught by a member of Vineyard App.

Game Design

K/MIII - Grade 2

Tuesdays | September 12 - October 17

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

Discover the world of game development and unleash your creativity! Learn coding skills as you conceive, design, and create mobile app games that can be shared and played online or sent to friends. No prior experience or special software required – just bring your imagination and a laptop. Taught by a pro from Vineyard App, this class offers a fun and educational experience as you embark on your journey as a game developer.

Girls Who Code

Grades 3 - 5

Thursdays | September 14 - November 16

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.

Graphic Design

Grades 3 - 8

Tuesdays | October 24 - December 5

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

Are you interested in drawing, art, or design? In this class, you’ll learn how to use your doodling skills for real, by creating designs for local nonprofits or small businesses. You will learn how to make professional posters and art that appeal to business owners, and you’ll ultimately design posters and ads for real organizations with good causes. Our students' work has been used in ads and Instagram posts by the Special Olympics, Martha's Kitchen, and local shelters. This class is taught by a member of Vineyard App.

Legos

K/MIII - Grade 2

Mondays | September 11 - October 23

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! This class is taught by a member of Vineyard App.

Soccer Shots Classic

KK/MI | PreK-MII

Wednesdays | September 13 - October 18

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

Mondays | September 11 - October 23

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.

Legendary Students Club

Grades 6 - 8

Mondays | September 18 - December 18

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

Are you a middle school student who loves imagination, strategy, and adventure? “The Legendary Students Club” is for you! Come hang out with Mr. Souders and Mr. Tomlin as you discover the world of Dungeons and Dragons. In this role-playing game, students work together to collaboratively tell stories, build worlds, and grapple with moral and philosophical discussions. All are welcome, but space is limited to 10 students. 

TLS Chess Team

Mondays | September 11 - April 22, 2024

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

Ready for chess competition? This is the place for you! Come learn about strategy and game openings in order to prepare for a chance to represent TLS in tournaments. This session is for more experienced students who would like to compete. Coach Schwartz will give a 30 minute lesson using gameplay and strategies and then students will compete in different matches in order to strengthen their gameplay. Students must attend two chess tournaments throughout the year in order to be a part of the TLS Chess team.

TLS Robotics Team

Grades 4 - 8

Tuesday/Thursday | September 12 - TBD

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

The Lexington School VEX IQ robotics team is an exhilarating and transformative experience for grades 4 through 8th grade. Aspiring innovators, problem solvers, and future leaders come together to design, build, and program robots to complete the VEX IQ challenges weekly. Our weekly meetings will prepare our teams for local tournaments and competitions (dates to be finalized in the fall). Guided by Mrs. Conley and Dr. Hurst, team members learn to think critically and creatively, tackling real-world problems in an engaging and fun environment while also representing their school in friendly competition. Prior robotics classes or coding classes are required to join the TLS Robotics Team.

TLS Youth Flag Football

Grades 1 - 2

Fridays | September 8 - October 27

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

Join the Youth Introductory Flag Football Experience, a fun-filled after school program for first and second grade students! Our coaches Joe Conley and Ryan Bowers are thrilled to teach basic football skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship in an inclusive and enthusiastic manner. Open to all students, this co-ed opportunity covers positions, handoffs, passing, footwork, flag pulling, and more. Don't miss out on this six-week journey to enhance motor skills, social interaction, and cheer on teammates! Register now and let the flag football fun begin!

FineArts

Fine Arts

Acrobatics

K/MIII - Grade 2

Mondays |  September 11 - November 6

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 | September 6 - October 25

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 |  October 12 - December 7

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 5 - 8

Mondays  | September 11 - October 23

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 | September 14 - October 26

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 | November 2 - December 14

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 | November 2 -December 14

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 | September 14 - October 26

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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