All students will need a computer or tablet at home with internet access.  Students are required weekly Haiku (class web page) check in.

 

Each week students will need to bring a binder with dividers, lined paper, and writing utensils. In addition, any items listed as required must be obtained by the family prior to the first day of class.  Only a few of our classes have material or lab fees; these are specified in the course description and due the first day of classes.

 

 

 

Kindergarten: 9:30-1:00  (Consists of 3 integrated classes)

 

Lead Instructor:  Kelly Hunt

 

Elementary Projects:  Kindergarten Reading Skills

--Grade K

Our Kindergarten students will love learning and growing through a multidisciplinary approach to literature, technology and art exploration. As we study books we will integrate other subject areas so that students can make connections through their studies.​ ​​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​enjoy​ ​many​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​projects​ ​to​ ​support​ ​what​ ​they​ ​are learning.  Included: Alphabet review games, animal rhyme riddles, beginning letter sounds, vowel sounds and blends, word family ladders, phonics, sight words, and much more!

*Self-pay $150

 

Critical Thinking & Logic:  Kindergarten Math Skills

--Grade K

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​activities​ ​to​ ​reason,​ ​think​ ​logically and​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​concept​ ​of​ ​reasoning​,​ ​deduction, and numbers.​ ​Through​ ​games​ ​and​ ​other​ ​fun activities​,​ ​student​s ​will​ ​collaborate​ ​to​ ​​solve problems.  Among other things, we will play a variety of math games, review colors and shapes, search for missing numbers, and play with pattern block cards.  After two semesters, students will have a basic understanding of simple addition, subtraction, place value, and logical thinking skills.

*Self-pay $150

 

Dance:  Kindergarten Movement

--Grade K

Incorporated into our Kindergarten program, we will strategically include a variety of interactive dance, movement, and active games to enhance our studies.

*Self-pay $150

 

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Sculpture Projects:  3D Art

--Grade 1-3

Instructor:  Betty Borza

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will learn a variety of crafting skills, creating beautiful projects from recycled or "found" items.  Possible projects include vases, mosaics, sun-catchers, luminaries and many more artistic projects.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Animation: Stop-Motion Animation

--Grade 4-6

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Alex Thomas & Friends

(Tech Fee: $25)

Students will be taking lessons from a professional stop-motion animator who has worked on Cartoon Network shows, as well as films and commercials. Students will experiment with different media in this multidisciplinary course, including claymation, pixilation, paper cut-out, and more. Each day we will dive into the history and science behind different animation techniques followed by a hands-on animated exercise.

*Self-pay $175

 

 

World Language:  Arabic

--Grade 2-7

Instructor:  TBD

This world language class explores language and culture through a multidisciplinary approach via art, technology, games and discussion. Taught by a native speaker, students will begin exploration of the Arabic language and cultures that speak it.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Individual Sports:  Archery

--Grade 3-6, 1:00pm Wed

--Grade 7-12,  1:45pm Wed

Instructor:  Big Rock Archery

This class meets off-site on Wednesday afternoons.

This popular multidisciplinary class is designed to enhance the students' physical education curriculum and is offered at Big Rock Archery in Taylor.  Students will concentrate on the improvement of specific skills and strategies needed to successfully master and to enjoy recreational sports.  Big Rock has equipment for students to use in class, or students may bring their own.

*Self-pay $175

 

 

Botanical Art: Botany Lab

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Nicole Montgomery

Join us on an exciting adventure as we set out to discover the wonders of plants. We'll explore the world of plants through various hands-on living labs which may include any of the following: dissect seeds, force bulbs, make leaf skeletons, build light huts, grow herbs - and much, much more. These hands-on activities combining with art will complement our lessons as we learn about plants from the roots up.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Ceramics Projects:

--Grade 4-6

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Catherine Young

(Materials Fee:  $10)

Students will explore the history and techniques of clay and ceramic art work. Students will​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​then​ ​utilize​ ​different​ ​tools,​ ​materials,​ paint ​and​ ​glazes, and will fire hand-built pottery, sculpture and other projects in a kiln. Projects may include (but are not limited to) pinch pots, bowls, slab containers, tea pots and sculpture.

*Self-pay $175

 

 

Strategies:  Chess

--Grade 3-6

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Myles Barnard

This​ ​class​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​accomplish​ ​two​ ​goals:​ ​(1)​ ​To​ ​provide​ ​students​ ​with​ ​the​ ​tools needed​ ​so​ ​that​ ​they​ ​may​ ​become​ ​more​ ​proficient​ ​chess​ ​players.​ ​(2)​ ​To​ ​introduce students​ ​to​ ​critical​ ​thinking​ ​attributes​ ​and​ ​life​ ​skills​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​applied​ ​to decision-making​ ​processes​ ​in​ ​both​ ​their​ ​personal​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​lives.​ ​There​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a brief​ ​instructional​ ​period​ ​at​ ​the​ ​beginning​ ​of​ ​each​ ​class.​ ​During​ ​the​ ​remaining​ ​time students​ ​will​ ​compete​ ​against​ ​their​ ​peers.​ ​Topics​ ​planned​ ​are:​ ​overview​ ​of​ ​pieces​ ​&​ ​their powers,​ ​check​ ​mates,​ ​and​ ​stalemates,​ ​castling​ ​and​ ​opening​ ​principles,​ ​forks,​ ​pins,​ ​and skewers,​ ​mating​ ​patterns,​ ​promotions​ ​and​ ​opposition,​ ​end​ ​game,​ ​tactics,​ ​sacrifices,​ ​& higher​ ​level​ ​tactics

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Culinary Expressions: Baking

--Grade 1-3

--Grade 4-6

Instructor:  Michelle Glenzer

Cooking is an art and an experience, as is the art of confections.  This cross curricular culinary expressions class is developed to offer basic culinary concepts and hands on experiences directly in the kitchen. With a focus on Confections and Cake decorating, students in this class will increase knowledge and skill in a diverse set of culinary practices such as food handling and sanitation guidelines, reading nutrition labels, simple kitchen terms, measuring, and following a recipe. Students are taught through the use of in-class demonstration, technology, and art!

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Cartooning:  Cartooning (with Prismacolor Pencils)

--Grade 4-6,

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Betty Borza

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will learn how to create Manga characters. They will learn about human proportions and the difference between reality and cartooning. They will learn how to create emotion by the way they draw eyes, eyebrows and mouths. They will learn the difference between male and female traits (hair, eyes, neck & shoulders).

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Cinematic Review

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Bekki Ewaskowitz

The ability to critically think and reason has never been more important than in our information, media-saturated age. While knowledge is important, it changes at an ever-increasing rate and we need the skills to evaluate new information and perceptions. This cross curricular class will use movies as the subject matter for our analysis and skill building both for their literary value and also incorporate critical thinking. Some movies will be watched independently outside of class and should be available via library or rental. Other times movies may be viewed, in part or in whole, during class time. While written short answer may be required at times (to facilitate our time together), much of class time will be discussion. We will be examining literary elements, context, world-view, as well as artistic qualities to study these classics of literature in picture form.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Culinary Expressions: Cooking and Baking

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Michelle Glenzer

Cooking​ ​is​ ​an​ ​art​ ​and​ ​an​ ​experience.​  Whether​ ​you​ ​love​ ​new​ ​culinary​ ​experiences​ ​or​ ​not,​ ​learning​ ​to​ ​cook​ and bake ​are fundamental​ ​skills​ ​students​ ​should​ ​have​ ​as​ ​they​ ​move​ ​forward​ ​into​ ​adulthood.​ ​​ ​Our Cross​ ​curricular​ ​culinary​ ​expressions​ ​class​ ​is​ ​developed​ ​to​​ ​offer​ ​basic​ ​culinary​ ​concepts​ ​and​ ​hands​ ​on experiences​ ​directly​ ​in​ ​the​ ​kitchen.​ ​​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​increase​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​skill​ ​in​ ​a diverse​ ​set​ ​of​ ​culinary​ ​practices​ such as food handling and sanitation guidelines, simple kitchen terms, measuring, following a recipe, and formal table setting. Students are taught ​through​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ in-class demonstration,  ​technology,​ ​​and art!

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Creative Writing

--Grade K-2

Instructor:  Catherine Young

Children have vivid imaginations and love to play make believe but often don’t get the opportunity to focus this creativity into writing. This multidisciplinary project based course gives younger students an avenue to apply creative thinking, technology and writing skills. Students will be able to choose a pathway for creative expression including but not limited to:  narrative writing, descriptive writing and poetry.  Once written, students will work with the teacher to edit and make final drafts of their work which will be collected and put into a keepsake book. There may be some work outside of class required.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Natural World: Culinary "Explorations"

--Grade K-2

Instructor:  Michelle Glenzer

The Natural World is a fascinating place full of things seen and unseen. In this course students will discover more about the world around them through one or more pathways such as animal study, cell study, ecology, organism study, outdoor nature study, plant study, or marine study and will engage in hands on activities. Each pathway project involves a multidisciplinary approach with culinary activities, art and technology as well.

In Lab each week, different topics and activities will help each student stretch their creative imagination while learning about scientific topics in a fun way. For example, students may spend time learning about the different types of clouds and then decorating and enjoying a piece of cloud bread while looking at cloud shapes in the sky and/or creating a cloud craft.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Digital Movie Making

--Grade 4-6

Instructor:  Bekki Ewaskowitz and Kelly Petrie

Through​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​approach,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​work together to create​ ​all​ ​the​ ​artistic elements​ ​for​ short ​​movies​ ​they​ ​create​ ​including​ ​characters,​ ​costumes​ ​and​ ​sets.​ ​They handle​ ​all​ ​of​ ​the​ ​movie’s​ ​technical​ ​details​ ​including​ ​using​ ​a​ ​digital​ ​movie camera,​ ​digital​ ​editing​ ​and​ ​special​ ​effects.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​marketing concepts​ ​and​ ​artistic​ ​expression.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

One-Act Play: Drama

--Grade 2-6

Instructor:  Kelly Petrie

This multidisciplinary course explores such concepts such as: What are some basic theatre concepts? What is character analysis and why is it important in theater? How do scenery, props and costumes add to or take from a production? Students will explore and collaborate to create a set through artistic expression and students will perform in a one act play as the final project.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Intro to Information Tech:  Excel

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Nicole Montgomery

(Computer Lab fee: $25)

This multidisciplinary course is designed to provide an introduction to information technology concepts and careers. Students will explore the impact that modern information technology has on the world, people, and industry. The content includes understanding of basic computer hardware and software, and hands-on projects providing Microsoft Excel training and practice.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

World Cultures:  Geography

--Grade 1-3

Instructor:  Stacy Collins

All new topics and activities this semester!

Through​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​approach,​ ​this​ ​project​-​based​ ​class​ ​will​ ​allow​ ​students​ ​to discover​ ​that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​whole​ ​world​ ​out​ ​there​ ​waiting​ ​for​ ​them​ ​to​ ​explore. ​Please​ ​join​ ​us for​ ​a​ ​great​ ​semester​ ​of​ ​learning​ ​about​ ​the​ ​world​ ​from​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​different angles--through​ ​the​ ​arts​ ​and​ ​technology,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​the sights and sounds of several countries across the globe with fun activities, crafts, recipes and more.  So grab your passports and get ready to go!

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Rocks Rock:  Geology Rocks

--Grade 3-6

Instructor:  Myles Barnard

In this multidisciplinary class students will use technology and other disciplines to study rocks, minerals, fossils, stalactites, quick sand, and crystals and the unique characteristics of each. Students will explore the changes that earth has undergone over time and how fossils and rock formations can be used to tell us what might have happened in the past. Students will explore careers in Geology. They will also use art and technology to create a portfolio of their explorations.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Guitar Projects:  Guitar

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Adam Holverson

Through​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​approach​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​music​ ​and​ ​technology.  Students​ ​will​ learn the parts of a guitar and how to tune the guitar.  They will be introduced​ ​to​ ​form:​ ​using​ ​hands​ ​in​ ​playing​ ​guitar​ ​with​ ​pick,​ ​learning standard​ ​music​ ​notation​ ​in​ ​performing​ ​exercises,​ ​short​ ​songs,​ ​finger​ ​chords, and transitioning between chords.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Literature Projects:  Imagination Station

--Grade K-1

Instructor:  Kelly Hunt

Note: This class serves as an excellent optional "4th hour" to our Kindergarten block.

This multidisciplinary class aims to introduce students to literary terms, evaluation, and discussion while being read a variety of enjoyable books. The goal of the reading list is for students to be challenged in how they process what they read and will also analyze literary styles, genres, and characters. Students will participate in discussions in order to challenge each other to defend or support a position, collaborate with their peers, explore, create and wonder.

In this sweet class for youngsters, students will begin by playing with manipulatives, building blocks, modeling clay, or other imaginative products while their teacher reads aloud from classic literature. The remaining part of class will include hands-on crafts, games or activities related to the literature reading to further encourage the imagination.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

 

 

 

World Eras: Inventors and Inventions

--Grade 4-6

Instructor:  Myles Barnard

This is the FALL semester of this class that studies flight -- classes will often go outdoors to launch and fly projects.

This​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class​ ​allows​ ​students​ ​to​ discuss some of the greatest inventions of all time and study the inventors, examining the era in which he or she lived and study the scientific  principles behind the workings of each invention.  Hands-on activities and experiments will be used to enhance our studies.  This class will also ​focus​ ​on​ ​the​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​leadership​ ​decisions that​ ​were​ ​made.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Karate

--Grade K-6,

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Nick Walters

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​course,​ ​students​ ​​ ​will​ ​concentrate​ ​on​ ​the​ ​improvement​ ​of​ ​specific​ ​sport​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​strategies​ ​needed​ ​to successfully​ ​master​ ​the​ ​techniques​ ​of​ ​karate​ ​and​ ​enjoy​ ​recreational​ ​sports.​ We will also learn about the history of different styles through time.​ Goals include:​ ​develop​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​a​ ​high​ ​level​ ​of​ ​physical​ ​fitness,​ ​develop​ ​positive​ ​attitudes and​ ​behaviors​ ​relating​ ​to​ ​physical​ ​and​ ​mental​ ​well-being,​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​knowledge​ ​and understanding​ ​of​ ​physical​ ​education​ ​concepts​ ​and​ ​develop​ ​skills​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in lifelong​ ​physical​ ​activities.  Over time you will have the opportunity to earn a belt in this class.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Engineering Tech Princ Jr: Genius Jr Engineering

--Grades 1-2

Instructor:  Emily Holverson, Genius Education

In this multi-disciplinary class, students will learn engineering principles and apply them to a variety of projects to test their theories and help them gain understanding of the concepts.

GENIUS Junior Engineering is perfect for young elementary students to learn and discover junior engineering through hands on toy brick building and play! Students in this STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) class grow in confidence and creativity as they build a variety of kits as designs specifically selected to fit each student’s grade and building skill level. Students have opportunities for guided creative building and learn to assemble builds following a design pamphlet. As their skills develop, they learn to design their own new creations using a variety of kits and an assortment of pieces. Over the course of the class, students participate in activities and experiments, challenges and projects designed to demonstrate science and engineering concepts. Kits are made of toy bricks that are comparable to and compatible with other major brands like LEGO®. **New builds and skills every time!**

*Self-pay $175

 

 

Engineering Tech Principles: Genius Engineering

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Adam Holverson, Genius Education

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore engineering principles in a variety of applications.

Expand your knowledge and skills in the field of engineering technology through this exciting world of GENIUS Engineering! Students engage with real world engineering concepts using a variety of GENIUS Education kits. This class is an exciting opportunity for students to learn more about the field of engineering while combining fun and active learning. Students will enjoy hands-on learning as the engaging GENIUS building projects take them on an exploration of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) concepts through a blend of engineering and technology. Students will learn through guided exploration into new concepts, and they will be challenged to develop their imagination and creative ideas into working designs. Students learn a variety of GENIUS engineering skills as part of a team as they work together on their projects. **New builds and skills every time!**

*Self-pay $175

 

 

Elementary Projects:  Literature

--Grade 1-2

Instructor:  Stacy Collins

Elementary students will love learning and growing through a multidisciplinary approach to literature, technology and art exploration. As we study each book we will integrate other subject areas so that students can make connections through their studies. Students will enjoy many hands on projects to support what they have learned.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Literature Projects

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Kelly Petrie

This multidisciplinary class aims to introduce students to literary terms, evaluation, and discussion while reading a variety of enjoyable books. The goal is for students to be challenged in how they process what they read and will also analyze literary styles, genres, and characters. Students will participate in discussions both in person and in the online environment in order to challenge each other to defend or support a position, collaborate with their peers, explore, create and wonder.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Currency: Lunch Counter

--Grade 7-12

Instructor: TBD

Understanding​ ​and​ ​handling​ ​money​ ​properly​ ​is​ ​very​ ​important.​ ​So,​ ​through​ ​a multidisciplinary​ ​project​ ​based​ ​class,​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​have​ ​some​ ​fun​ ​with​ ​money​ ​skills!​ ​ ​​The​ ​activities​ ​you​ ​do​ ​will​ ​include​ ​problem​ ​solving,​ ​estimating​ ​costs, managing an inventory, filling orders, and​ ​making​ ​change​ ​while​ ​you​ ​do​ ​real​ ​life​ ​tasks at a snack counter during our school lunch period.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Michigan Cultures: Michigan History

--Grade 3-6

Instructor:  Kelly Petrie

In this multidisciplinary course, students will be exploring the geography of Michigan including the Great Lakes and Michigan's history through improvisation, technology, and hands-on projects.  They will learn the causes and participants of the Indian War, major and minor Indian tribes, Michigan’s inventions,  statehood, famous people (including pioneering women), industry, and will also explore the various cultures that created our great state of Michigan.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Physical World Projects: Mystery Science

--Grade 1-3

Instructor:  Stacy Collins

Always new content!

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​course,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​several​ ​topics​ ​with​ ​a​ ​focus​ ​on technology​ ​and​ ​the​ ​physical​ ​world.​ ​This​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​project​ ​based​ ​class​ ​will​ ​provide​ ​an avenue​ ​for​ ​inquiry​ ​and​ ​investigation with great discussions and experiments to engage students.​ ​​ ​Students​ ​in​ ​this​ ​course​​ ​develop inquiry​ ​and​ ​problem​ ​solving​ ​skills​ within​ ​the​ ​context​ ​of​ ​technology​ ​and​ ​applied science.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Individual Sports: Ninja Warrior Training

--Grade K-12

Instructor:  Athletika Fitness

Note: This class meets off-site on Tuesdays at 1pm.

This multidisciplinary class is designed to enhance the students' physical education curriculum and will be held at Athletika Fitness in Livonia.  Students will concentrate on Ninja Warrior Training on obstacle courses and the improvement of specific skills and strategies like speed and agility training that are needed to successfully master and enjoy this sport.

*Self-pay $190

 

 

Music Projects: Piano

--Grade 1-5

Piano 1 is for students new to Piano

Piano 2 is for students with some experience

Instructor:  Emily Holverson

Continuing Piano students unsure of which class to take should contact the instructor.

Come have a blast learning to play the piano in a small group setting!  In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class​ ​students​ ​will​ ​learn​ to ​explore​ ​music​ ​through​ ​technology​ ​and they​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​to play the piano ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​group ensemble.​ ​Instruction​ ​will​ ​be​ ​demonstrated​ ​through​ ​classroom​ ​lecture, demonstration,​ ​group instruction,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​trial​ ​and​ ​error.​ ​Exploration​ ​in​ ​other​ ​areas​ ​may include​ ​music​ ​technology,​ ​composers,​ ​care​ ​and​ ​cleaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​instruments,​ ​science​ ​of sound,​ ​music​ ​theory,​ ​music​ ​history,​ ​artistic​ ​expression,​ ​songwriting, responsibility,​ ​accountability,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​practice.  There will be a group performance at the end of each semester.

Required: Smaller keyboard for class use.  Harbor has some available to rent for $25/semester.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Engineering Tech Proj Design: PullBack Car Engineering

--Grade 3-4

--Grade 5-6

Instructor:  Emily Holverson, Genius Education

In this multi-disciplinary class, students will learn engineering principles and apply them to a variety of projects to test their theories and help them gain understanding of the concepts.

GENIUS Pullback Engineering is a popular STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) enrichment class that helps students develop their problem solving and creativity. Students build motorized pullback cars and learn concepts geared to their specific grade level. Students follow a design booklet for each vehicle and then develop techniques for designing their own combo pullback vehicles using GENIUS pullback kits. Over the course of the class, students participate in activities and experiments, challenges and races designed to demonstrate science and engineering concepts. GENIUS kits are made of quality bricks that are comparable to and fully compatible with other major brands like LEGO®. **New builds and skills every time!**

*Self-pay $175

 

 

Spanish Culture:  Spanish Fun

--Grade 1-3

Instructor:  Manuela Thompson

This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​beginning​ ​Spanish​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​project​ ​based​ ​course,​ ​for our youngest students, which​ ​emphasizes oral​ ​communication​ ​in​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​topics​ ​at​ ​a​ ​basic​ ​level.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​basic grammar​ ​in​ ​an​ ​oral/aural​ ​context​ ​in​ ​each​ ​class.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​develop​ ​and​ ​improve weekly​ ​in​ ​the​ ​four​ ​language​ ​skills​ ​of​ ​speaking,​ ​listening,​ very ​basic​ ​reading​ ​and​ ​writing​ ​as well​ ​as​ ​an​ ​appreciation​ ​of​ ​Spanish ​culture.  Taught by a native speaker from Madrid, Spain, our instructor will utilize games and other fun activities every week to reinforce lessons and make learning fun and enjoyable.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Physical World: Tinkering

--Grade 4-6

Tinkering 1: Favorite projects from 2018 will be repeated.

Tinkering 2: All new projects.

Instructor:  Nicole Montgomery

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​STEAM course,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​several​ ​topics​ ​with​ ​a​ ​focus​ ​on technology​ ​and​ ​the​ ​physical​ ​world.​ ​This​ ​hands​-on,​ ​project​-based​ ​class​ ​will​ ​provide​ ​an avenue​ ​for​ ​inquiry​ ​and​ ​investigation with great discussions and experiments to engage students.​ ​​ ​Students​ ​in​ ​this​ ​course​​ ​develop investigative ​and​ ​problem​ ​solving​ ​skills​ within​ ​the​ ​context​ ​of​ ​technology​ ​and​ ​applied science.  This class will be using popular Tinker Crates as a basis for exploration.

*Self-pay $175

 

 

Group Instrumental:  Violin

--Grade 1-3,

--Grade 3-6,

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Rachel Shockey

Come have a blast learning to play the violin in a small group setting!  In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class​ ​students​ ​will​ ​learn​ to ​explore​ ​music​ ​through​ ​technology​ ​and they​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​to play the violin ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​group ensemble.​ ​Instruction​ ​will​ ​be​ ​demonstrated​ ​through​ ​classroom​ ​lecture, demonstration,​ ​group instruction,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​trial​ ​and​ ​error.​ ​Exploration​ ​in​ ​other​ ​areas​ ​may include​ ​music​ ​technology,​ ​composers,​ ​care​ ​and​ ​cleaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​instruments,​ ​science​ ​of sound,​ ​music​ ​theory,​ ​music​ ​history,​ ​artistic​ ​expression,​ ​songwriting, responsibility,​ ​accountability,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​practice.  There will be a group performance at the end of each semester.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Choir:  Vocal Music

--Grade 4-12

Instructor:  Holly Glenzer

This multidisciplinary course will develop students' vocal and performing arts skills and apply the techniques and processes involved in creating, performing and/or presenting art.  Students will develop their own artistic processes, and learn to support, encourage, and work with their peers in a positive way.  Students will develop an appropriate musical terminology theory and will become informed, reflective and critical practitioners in the arts.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Watercolors

--Grade 2-3

Instructor:  Betty Borza

In this class, young students will be introduced to materials and equipment: pencils, pens, paints, brushes, and watercolor paper. Drawing techniques may be covered with a little sketching. We will experience color mixing - how to make new colors from mixing two colors. We will try wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry painting, splatter painting and several other fun techniques. Through a cross curricular approach, the goal of this class is for students to enjoy the creative process and is especially suitable for those students who think they can’t paint or draw.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Woodworking: Woodworking (Candy/Nut Dispenser)

 --Grade 4-6

Instructor:  Ron Brandt

(Materials Fee: $20)

PreRequisite: A prior Woodworking class OR student must be in 5th or 6th grade.

Emphasis: Hand tools, assembly, and finishing.

This​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​course​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​emphasize​ ​activities​ ​in​ ​planning,​ ​design​ ​and construction ​as​ ​applied​ ​to​ ​common​ ​forms​ ​of​ ​woodworking.​ ​Accuracy,​ ​neatness,​ ​sound work​ ​habits​ ​and​ ​safety​ ​are​ ​stressed​ in this class.​ ​Students​ ​acquire​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​skills​ ​through​ ​demonstrations,​ ​educational media​ ​and​ ​practice​ ​projects.  Project this semester will be a Candy/Nut Dispenser, and a Step Stool."

*Self-pay $175

 

 

Woodworking:  Beginning Woodworking

--Grade 2-3

Instructors:  Adam Holverson

(Materials Fee: $20)

Emphasis: Hand tools, assembly, and finishing

This​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​course​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​emphasize​ ​activities​ ​in​ ​planning,​ ​design​ ​and construction ​as​ ​applied​ ​to​ ​common​ ​forms​ ​of​ ​woodworking.​ ​Accuracy,​ ​neatness,​ ​sound work​ ​habits​ ​and​ ​safety​ ​are​ ​stressed​ in this class.​ ​Students​ ​acquire​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​skills​ ​through​ ​demonstrations,​ ​educational media​ ​and​ ​practice​ ​projects.  Project:  Either Bird Houses or Tool Trays."

*Self-pay $175

 

 

Woodworking:  Woodworking HighSchool

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Adam Holverson

(Materials Fee: $25)

PreRequisite: None

Emphasis:  Power tools, Cutting and assembly.

This​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​course​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​emphasize​ ​activities​ ​in​ ​planning,​ ​design​ ​and construction ​as​ ​applied​ ​to​ ​common​ ​forms​ ​of​ ​woodworking.​ ​Accuracy,​ ​neatness,​ ​sound work​ ​habits​ ​and​ ​safety​ ​are​ ​stressed​ in this class.​ ​Students​ ​acquire​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​skills​ ​through​ ​demonstrations,​ ​educational media​ ​and​ ​practice​ ​projects.  Project this semester will be new.

*Self-pay $175