Friday Schedule 2019/2020

SEMESTER ONE

Period 1 Choices:

Art Foundations

Technical Theater

Ukulele

Basic Cooking

Chemistry for Kids

Book Club

Coding

Etiquette

Abacus Math

Period 2 Choices:

Story Drama

Choir

Farm to Table

Chemistry for Kids

Story Starter Legos

Coding

Energize

Young AmeriTowne

Martial Arts - Taekwondo

Period 3 Choices:

Art in 3D

Musical Theater

Story Starter Legos

Simple Toys

Movin’ & Groovin’

Spanish

Martial Arts - Wushu

Period 4 Choices

Art Around the World

Acting 101

Wearable Art

Animal Science

Creative Workshop

Games

Leadership

Period 5 Choices

Modern Art

Improv

Sewing 101

Animal Science

Newscast

Little Bits

Conditioning

World Cultures

Period 6 Choices

Drawing 101

Playmakers

Sewing 101

Weather & Space

Yearbook & Media

Legos

Sports

SEMESTER TWO

Period 1 Choices:

Young Caldecotts

Technical Theater

Hit It

Vegan & Gluten Free

Test that Hypothesis

Game Design

Etiquette

Martial Arts - Dynamic Rhythm and Movement

Period 2 Choices:

Art Foundations

Piano

Foods Around the World

Test that Hypothesis

Game Design

Movin’ & Groovin’

French

Martial Arts - Taekwondo

Period 3 Choices:

Art in 3D

Musical Theater

Foods Around the World

Story Starter Legos

Robotics

Spanish

Martial Arts - Wushu

Period 4 Choices:

Art Around the World

Acting 101

Quilting Projects

Rocks and Minerals

Creative Workshop

STEAM

Games

Leadership

Period 5 Choices:

Modern Art

Improv

Human Body

Newscast

Robotic Legos

Conditioning

Geography

Period 6 Choices:

Drawing 101

Fractured Fairy Tales

Quilting Projects

Human Body

Yearbook & Media

Simple Toys

Sports

Please note that not all courses are available in all locations. 

Art Foundations

Teacher: Ms. Lynn

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Not recommended a student take this class both semesters (Class material is the same 1st and 2nd semester).

Description: What makes art, “art”? In Art Foundations students will learn all about the importance of  the basic building blocks of art:  line, shape, color, form, value, texture and space. Students will then take those building blocks to create their own masterpieces.

Drawing 101

Teacher: Ms. Lynn

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Not recommended a student take this class both semesters (Class material is the same 1st and 2nd semester).

Description: Everyone can learn to draw! In this class we will learn how to see and think like an artist by using our right brain to view the world. Each week students will learn a different drawing concept including: line drawing, light and shadow, proportion and scale, perspective, drawing faces, drawing bodies, and how to use our imaginations.

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Modern Art

Teacher:Ms. Lynn

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Not recommended a student take this class both semesters (Class material is the same 1st and 2nd semester).

Description:

Learn about what is happening now, and in the past 100 years! In this awesome class, we will learn about modern artists including famous architects, abstract painters, illustrators, pop artists, and current works of art. This class will work in all mediums including painting, drawing, and more. Students will learn about artists through presentations in class, and create artwork inspired by said artists!

Young Caldecotts

Teacher: Ms. Lynn & Ms. Nancy

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 24

Ages: All

Description: In this unique class students will become both an author and an illustrator. Inspired by award winning children’s books, students will explore and create short works of illustrated fiction. Beginning writing skills are highly encouraged.

Art in 3D 

Teacher: Ms. Lynn

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Description: In this class students will spend the semester learning about, and then creating, 3-Dimensional works of art. Students will have the opportunity to experiment making art using a variety of mediums such as clay, wire, found objects, cloth, paper and more.

Art Around the World

Teacher: Ms. Lynn

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Description: From South America to Australia, we will be learning all about the traditional artworks of the world in this class!  Students will discover different styles and techniques traditional to each continent, and then create art inspired by each country we learn about!

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Please note that not all classes are available in all locations

Story Drama

Teacher: Ms. Hayley

Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description:  In Story Drama, students will explore the various elements of theatre with the help of children’s stories and fairytales throughout the semester! Every other week students will read a story or fairytale which will help guide and inspire various activities. Some weeks students will bring the story or fairytale to life through improvisation and acting exercises. Other weeks, the stories and fairytales will be used to inspire the creation of puppets, costume pieces, props, etc. The possibilities are endless and students will help shape the curriculum with their creativity and interests! This class will not perform at Open House.

Playmakers

Teacher: Ms. Hayley

Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Fall Semester

 Description:  In Playmakers, students will work to create a short play or collection of scenes to be presented at

Open House. Students will work on developing their own characters and plot within the first few weeks of semester. Once a script is written (with the help of Ms. Hayley!), students will work on projection, articulation, storytelling, and other basic acting skills to prepare for the World Premiere of their play at the end of the semester! It should be noted that students will be asked to work on memorization outside of class and it is extremely important that students are prepared to do so.

Fractured Fairytales

Teacher: Ms. Hayley

Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Spring Semester

Description:  In Fractured Fairytales, students will work to create a short play or collection of scenes to be presented at Open House based on popular fairy tales. Students will work on developing their own characters and plot within the first few weeks of semester. Once a script is written (with the help of Ms. Hayley!), students will work on projection, articulation, storytelling, and other basic acting skills to prepare for the World Premiere of their play at the end of the semester! It should be noted that students will be asked to work on memorization outside of class. Performing at Open House is not guaranteed and students must be prepared to put in work at home.

Technical Theatre

Teacher: Ms. Hayley

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 15

Ages: 9+

Students may take this class one or both semesters, both semesters is highly recommended.

Description:  Are you interested in theatre, but don’t want to be onstage? Join other students to explore the following technical elements of theatre: Set design, Costume design, Light design, Sound design, Props design, Marketing, and House Managing. Students will learn what each technical element is, why it is important, and spend some time exploring and creating their own designs for each element. Students will also help prepare and run various events and productions scheduled during each semester. The biggest project for this class is working on the Spring Musical. Student work in class to create props, costume pieces, posters, and set pieces for the Musical Performance. There are high expectations in this class for good behavior and a sense of responsibility when helping run various school events.

Fall: Talent Show, Open House         Spring: Spring Musical, Open House

 

Improv

Teacher: Ms. Hayley

Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description:  Students will participate in various games and improvisation exercises that will give them the skills to be more confident actors and individuals. Improv is all about creativity, confidence, and a willingness to take risks! This class will not perform at Open House because the focus is on skill-building, rather than becoming performance-ready.

Musical Theater

Teacher: Ms. Hayley & Ms. Alicia 

Class Size: Minimum 12, Maximum: 25

Ages: All

Fee: Tickets to attend the Musical will be available for purchase in the spring

Requirements: This is a year-long class and will rely heavily on attendance. This class cannot be joined or transferred out of mid-year. Keep in mind that auditions are held the 3rd week of class, so it’s best to decide on this class by the 1st week. Students will be expected to work on lines, songs, and choreography outside of class. As well, this class is run more like a professional rehearsal process for a children’s theatre and less like the other performance classes at HSC.

Description:  HSC's DRAMA and MUSIC departments are joining forces! We will combine talents by incorporating Dance, Music, Singing, and Acting into one larger than life musical production. Students will experience what a traditional rehearsal process is like in class before performing in a full production of the year’s chosen musical two weeks prior to the last day of school in May. This class is 100% performance-focused and students should be prepared to rehearse each day they come to class. Good attendance for both semesters is mandatory, please advise teachers of upcoming (planned) absences. Students should be prepared to work on lines, lyrics, and choreography outside of class.

Acting 101

Teacher: Ms. Hayley

Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description: In Acting 101 students will learn the basics of acting through warm-up routines, improvisation activities, and acting exercises. Students will work on building their skills of projection, articulation, and storytelling in order to become better actors and more confident people. This class is meant to help students develop comfort on stage and a stronger sense of self. This class will not perform at Open House.

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Music at the Movies

Teacher: Ms. Alicia

Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum: 14

Students are recommended to take this class one semester.

Description: Ever cried at the movies?  Laughed at the funny cartoon?  Felt affection for the characters in the show you are watching?  That is partly because the music made you feel that way!  In this class we explore how music makes us feel and how filmmakers use that to their advantage to make movies more exciting and interesting for us.  The end goal of the class will be to write some “movie” music of our own to go with a short clip.  Please note that this class will include short clips from a variety of movies, including, but not limited to: Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Star Wars,  E.T., & Rocky.  No clip will include violence or suggestive material as the purpose is to examine how the music enhances the film.  

Piano

Teacher: Ms. Alicia

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 8

Ages: All

Requirements: students must know the alphabet A-G prior to enrollment

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description: This class is designed to accommodate beginning to intermediate piano students, and we

encourage students to enroll in the class multiple times. Using popular children’s songs, students will learn

proper finger position and movement as well as how to read standard notation for piano.  This class is also appropriate for students taking private lessons outside of HSC if they wish to have some support while practicing at school.   Keyboards are provided by Home School Connection.

 

Choir

Teacher: Ms. Alicia

Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum: 14

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description:  Choir will be a chance for kids to sing together weekly.  Focus will be on traditional children’s choir literature and learning basic singing technique.  Experience reading music is beneficial, but not required.  Reading words is  helpful, but not required for enrolling in this class.  Choirs perform at the Open House held at the end of  each semester.

Ukulele

Teacher: Ms. Alicia

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 6

Ages: All

Fee: $0

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Requirement(s): Students must provide their own Ukulele (http://ukulelehunt.com/buyaukulele/)

Description:  This class will introduce students to the ukulele.  Students who have small hands and prefer to play a portable instrument (like the guitar) are good candidates for this class.  Techniques to master will include strumming, basic chords to accompany simple tunes and some beginner melodies.  Songs might  range from This Land is Your Land to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious to Brown-Eyed Girl.

Hit It

Teacher: Ms. Alicia

Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum: 12

Not recommended a student take this class both semesters (Class material is the same 1st and 2nd semester).

Description:  Like to hit stuff?  (Gently of course!)  This will be a fun class where music making will be front and center.  We will use percussion instruments to learn about music patterns, notation and form.  We will play hand drums, glockenspiels and boomwhackers in this class.  Kids will learn the basics of rhythm and pitch notation, and have opportunities for improvisation.

        This general music course gives kids a chance to experience learning the language of music, performing on various classroom instruments, singing together and alone, and putting movement with folk songs, dances and games.  We will focus on learning and using the language of music, how it is written, how we can perform it together by reading the language and some of its most famous composers.  We will also spend time learning about instruments of the orchestra and hearing some of the classics from all periods of music history.  

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Please note that not all courses are available in all locations. 

**FOOD ALLERGIES/DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Due to the large variety of food allergies and restrictions, we are unable to adapt all recipes. When possible we will use substitute ingredients provided by the parents. However, please be aware that this will not always be possible and that most recipes will use meat and animal bi-products (eggs, cheese, milk, etc.), unless otherwise specified.**

Basic  Cooking (Beginner Level)

Teacher: Ms. Holly

Class Size: Minimum 2, Maximum: 8

Ages: All

Fee: $15

Description: In this class we start with the basics of cooking. We will focus on Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks. We’ll learn measurements, a variety of cooking techniques, and how to safely cook healthy meals for ourselves! It’s recommended that this class be taken before all other cooking classes.

Farm to Table

Teacher: Ms. Holly

Prerequisite: Basic Cooking

Class Size: Minimum 2, Maximum: 8

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Ages: All

Fee: $15

Description: Farm to Table - We will be using fresh or locally grown foods from the garden or local farms.  We will be making simple, seasonal dishes similar to the pioneers, our subsistence forefathers.  Starting with Palisade peaches and rocky ford cantaloupe to Pumpkin and root vegetables.

Foods Around the World

Teacher: Ms. Holly

Prerequisite: Basic Cooking

Class Size: Minimum 2 , Maximum: 8

Ages: All

Fee: $15

Description:  Students will explore signature dishes from around the world. They will  build cooking skills and open their minds and palates to different foods and flavors.  I like to explore family recipes from cultures all over the world.  If you have a family recipe that you are particularly proud of please let your student share it with the class.

From Vegan to Gluten Free

Teacher: Ms. Holly

Prerequisite:  Basic Cooking

Class Size: Minimum 2, Maximum: 8

Ages: All

Fee: $15

Description: This is a great class for students with dietary restrictions.  We will be making healthy snacks & finger foods exploring alternative ingredients. Cooking with substitutions for dairy, meat, or gluten can be delicious!  (Ex: What’s the difference between eating the vegan way or vegetarian way? What is gluten? How do I know if gluten is in something I’m eating?) Parents are welcome to send in healthy recipes for us to try.

Sewing 101

Teacher: Ms. Holly

Class Size: Minimum 2, Maximum: 8

Ages: All

Fee: $15

Students are recommended to take this class one semester.

Description:  - Students in this class will have the opportunity to learn the very basics of sewing techniques! This class is designed to give students a foundation upon which they can build! We will begin with tying a knot and threading a needle and move on to using a sewing machine! Once students have mastered a skill, they will be given the opportunity to create a project where they will put their new skill to practice!

Wearable Art

Teacher: Ms. Holly

Class Size: Minimum 2, Maximum: 8

Ages: All

Fee: $15

Description:  - Students in this class will have the opportunity to learn the very basics of sewing techniques making wearable art! We will be making things such as aprons, vests, scarves, jewelry, and other things to create interesting fashions!

Quilting Projects (Beginning)

Teacher: Ms. Holly

Class Size: Minimum 2, Maximum: 8

Ages: All

Fee: $15

Description: From paper to masterpiece! Each student will design and create their own quilted  projects, a small quilt, pillows, bags or a table runner, that they will take home at the end of the semester.  We will mostly be using the sewing machine to sew the pieces  together.  I can’t wait to see what they make!

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Weather & Space Exploration

Teacher: Kim Ross

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 14

Ages: All

Description:  We will try to answer many of our students’ questions about weather.  We will observe weather and make some of the same tools that a meteorologist uses to predict the weather. We will do several experiments to help us understand the great forces of nature and the ingredients that make up severe weather storms. Then we will move on to discover our vast solar system.  We will do experiments and projects to help us understand the distance between our Earth and other planets and to understand what those planets are like. We will chart moon phases and safely observe sunspots on our own star.

Animal Science

Teacher: Kim Ross

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 14

Ages: All

Description: Students will discover the fascinating world of animals! We will investigate a variety of land, sea, and air creatures from near and far, as well as observe the metamorphosis process of an earthworm to a beetle! No animal is too big nor too small for us to investigate! Many of our activities and experiments will take us outside to do research.

Human Body 

Teacher: Kim Ross

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 14

Ages: All

Description: In this class, students will learn how their amazing bodies work. We will investigate the different body systems, including the skeletal system, muscular system, digestive system and the nervous system.  This course may also include dissections, including a heart and eyeball dissection.

Rocks & Minerals

Teacher: Kim Ross

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 14

Ages: All

Description: In this introduction to geology class, students will get the chance to learn about the world under their feet through fun hands-on activities and exploration. We will learn techniques for rock and mineral identification. We will also investigate earth’s structures, including mountains and volcanoes.

Test that Hypothesis!

Teacher: Kim Ross

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 14

Ages: All

Fee: $0

Description: As scientists, we will use the scientific method to investigate questions we have about the world around us. Why does something float? What materials work as good conductors? Is sunscreen important? How many ways can we inflate a balloon? And so much more!

Chemistry for Kids

Teacher: Kim Ross

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 14

Ages: All

Description: In this introduction to Chemistry course, students will be introduced to the Periodic Table of Elements and learn how atoms make up the world around them. We will perform safe & simple experiments to learn about how chemicals react with each other.

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Yearbook & Media

Teacher: Ms. Nancy

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All ages - ages 6-8 are limited to 6 spots ; Age 9+ no limit.

Students may take this class one or both semesters. Recommended for both semesters.

Description:  Students will learn to use different programs and tools to take pictures, edit, and organize them into a yearbook throughout the semester. Students will create and organize our Student Page and also create various media on the daily happenings at HSC.

Newscast

Teacher: Ms. Nancy

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: 8+

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description: This class will allow students to explore their inner journalists. Students will learn to work together to create an overall plan and divide jobs to build an HSC Media Network, which will include creating a weekly news broadcast to be shared in the classroom or at dismissal. Students will edit their own newscast, so some comfort level with using cameras and computers is helpful, but not essential.

Book Club

Teacher: Ms. Nancy

Class Size: Minimum 3, Maximum: 10

Grades: All

Description:  The emphasis of this class is to encourage students to read more and enjoy reading! Rather than an extension of the academic day, Book Club is a chance for students to connect reading with enjoyment through class discussions and activities. Some parent/home involvement may be required for participants of Book Club if a reader needs help catching up on the story.

Story Starter Legos

Teacher: Ms. Nancy

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 10

Age: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Note: This class works in teams with computers and Legos and follows a Lego-generated curriculum.

Description:  Is your student a hands-on learner? Intended to build confidence and teach literacy no matter what kind of learner your student is, this Legos class is a hit with all types of learners.  Students will work on all of the basic parts of a story, story development and other elements of story creation. Students will work in teams using Legos to get their creative juices flowing!          

Creative Workshop

Teacher: Ms. Nancy

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description:  This beginners class teaches the basics of creating stories! Students will learn about different types of creative storytelling, and will be introduced to Keyboarding Without Tears and basic writing skills.

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Simple Toys

Teacher: Ms. Heather

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Not recommended a student take this class both semesters (Class material is the same 1st and 2nd semester)

Description: This class will be all hands on.  Using simple machines to create fun art projects that are toys. We do use a few aspects of mechanical science but with artistic flare.

Robotics

Teacher: Ms. Heather

Class Size: Minimum 3, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Requirements: Basic computer skills and first grade reading level

Not recommended a student take this class both semesters (Class material is the same 1st and 2nd semester)

Description:  This class with explore different type of robots and how to program them.  Students will be given challenges in which they can choose which robot to use and then program them to complete the challenge.  

 

Game Design

Teacher: Ms. Heather

Class Size: Minimum 3, Maximum: 12

Ages: All ages - ages 6-8 are limited to 6 spots ; Age 9+ no limit

Requirement(s): Basic computer skills

Not recommended a student take this class both semesters (Class material is the same 1st and 2nd semester)

Description:   This class will guide students to explore the world of video game design. Using an online programs they will be able to design a playable video game! First they will take an existing game and change the character, background, obstacles, etc.  Eventually the goal is that they can create their own game.

Coding

Teacher: Ms. Heather

Class Size: Minimum 3, Maximum: 12

Ages: All ages - ages 6-8 are limited to 6 spots ; Age 9+ no limit

Requirement(s): Basic computer skills, ability to read at a first grade level and basic math skills.

Not recommended a student take this class both semesters (Class material is the same 1st and 2nd semester)

Description:  This class will guide students further into the world of video game design. The goal is that they can create their own game through writing code.

LEGOs

Teachers: Ms. Heather

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 10

Ages: 8+

Description:  - Students will get a fundamental understanding of simple machines, structures and mechanisms. The LEGO kits will be used weekly to build simple and compound machines and investigate the principles of structures and how parts interact to decrease effort. Students will use fun, hands-on LEGO activities to learn these concepts. This course relies upon specific instructions and building guides rather than a “free build” format.

Robotic Legos

Teachers: Ms. Heather

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 10

Ages: 8+

Description:  - Students will get a fundamental understanding of simple machines, structures and mechanisms. The LEGO kits will be used weekly to build simple and compound machines and investigate the principles of structures and how parts interact to decrease effort. Students will use fun, hands-on LEGO activities to learn these concepts. This course relies upon specific instructions.

STEAM

Teachers: Ms. Heather

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Not recommended a student take this class both semesters (Class material is the same 1st and 2nd semester)

Description:  - A fun engineering type class where we will discover how to complete challenges, using certain materials such as building bridges out of index cards that can hold a cinder block; etc. Material will repeat, it is recommended students only take this one semester.

Little Bits

Teachers: Ms. Heather

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Not recommended a student take this class both semesters (Class material is the same 1st and 2nd semester)

Description:  - Students will get a fundamental understanding of simple circuits using color coded magnetic circuitry kit. Making fun steam building designs using their creativity to come up the ideas.

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Please note, not all classes are available in all locations.

Etiquette

Teacher: Ms. Elona

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Not recommended a student take this class both semesters (Class material is the same 1st and 2nd semester)

Description:  While we may not mind certain behaviors at home and with our friends, it’s reassuring to know that if we go out to a five-star restaurant Jr will know to place his napkin in his lap and keep his elbows off of the table. We will discuss social etiquette and how to handle certain situations (what DO you do if Grandma gives you the ugliest sweater?). The semester culminates with a tea party!

Energize!

Teacher: Ms. Elona

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description:  Students will be able to get their energy out in this fast paced class while they combine games with movement. From new challenges to hand eye coordination games, this class is designed to work on motor skills that will help students stay focused and energized

Movin’ and Groovin’

Teacher: Ms. Elona

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 14

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description: This upbeat class will feature a mix of creative styles of dance and activities. Fun choreography

will keep students moving to popular music! This class will perform a short demonstration for open house.

Games

Teacher: Ms. Elona

Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum: 16, Maximum 2 PE classes per semester unless teacher permits

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description:  Students in this class will play a variety of physically active games. They will have an opportunity

to put all their energy to use in this fun course.  Students will work cooperatively and learn group games. Students will gain an awareness of fair play and will develop a positive attitude towards physical activity and social interaction.  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for running (no Crocs or flip flops).

Conditioning

Teacher: Ms. Elona

Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum: 16, Maximum 2 PE classes per semester unless teacher permits

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description: Conditioning is geared toward students that want to work on strength, agility, flexibility, and

speed.  It is a building block for students already involved in sports activities but also any students that want to improve their physical skills.  We will do conditioning exercises plus activities that utilize the skills we’re working on such as kickball or soccer when we’re focusing on leg strength.  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for running (no Crocs or flip flops).

Sports

Teacher: Ms. Elona

Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum: 16, Maximum 2 PE classes per semester unless teacher permits

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description:  This class is designed for students that want to build their sports skills such as coordination,

sportsmanship, and teamwork.  It will focus on the skill rather than the game. Examples are throwing (balls, frisbee), kicking, running (track and relay) games, and most importantly the organization of games with rules.  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for running (no Crocs or flip flops).

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Young AmeriTowne

Teacher: Ms Kelly 

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 10

Ages: 9+

Description:  

* YAT may require additional time outside of HSC's scheduled school days

* Visit http://www.yacenter.org/young-ameritowne for more information

*This is NO longer a yearlong class. Students will not need to sign up for both semesters.*

“Young AmeriTowne is an award-winning educational program offered to HSC students who are ages 9+ (curriculum is written specifically for 4th and 5th grade - 6th graders welcome!) designed to help teach students about business, economics and free enterprise in a fun and hands-on way." -- YAT.  Ever wish you'd known more about how to manage your money before you left home? Through the YAT curriculum students will learn how to balance a checkbook, make financial decisions about subjects from charitable contributions to investments, how to put their best feet forward in a job interview, how to work in groups to run a business, and most of all they will learn skills and lessons that will benefit them for a lifetime! HSC is excited to offer this class to its older students (yes, students MUST be in 4th, 5th or 6th grade to participate).  HSC students will join Woodrow Wilson Academy students for a day in Young AmeriTowne on Wednesday, December 18th.  On this day the

students will participate in the "Towne" as they run their own business as a class and manage their own tim

and finances.  Work outside of class will be assigned and attendance at the December 18th event is

mandatory.  Note: Students will be allowed to take YAT one time only.      

Leadership

Teacher: Ms. Kelly

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 14

Ages: 9+

Description: Students will have the opportunity to learn about how to be leaders starting right here at HSC! How can we help our HSC family? What can we do to stop bullying? How can we help our community? How can we help people in Colorado? Or in the world?!

World Cultures

Teacher: Ms. Kelly

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 14

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description:  Students will focus on 4 - 5 different countries each semester to study geography, language, customs and more.   They will learn through a variety of means including story, drama, art, music, food and discussion. New countries will be introduced each semester, material will NOT be repeated.  

Spanish

Teacher: Ms. Kelly

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 14

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description: Students will get a basic introduction to spanish including speaking, listening and writing.  We will also take a closer look at spanish culture and learn about different places around the world where this language is spoken.  This class can accommodate a variety of beginner abilities and is suitable to be taken one semester or both.  

French

Teacher: Ms. Kelly

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 14

Ages: All

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description:  Students will get a basic introduction to french including speaking, listening and writing.  We will also take a closer look at french culture and learn about different places around the world where this language is spoken.  This class can accommodate a variety of beginner abilities and is suitable to be taken one semester or both.   

Geography

Teacher: Ms. Kelly

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 14

Ages: All

Description:  Students will sharpen their geography skills through games, puzzles, crafts and other activities. There is so much to see and learn about around the globe, let’s explore! (Ex: How many rivers are in South America? How many deserts are there in the whole world? Why do maps and globes have so many lines on them?) This class is suitable for all ages and reading levels.

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Please note that not all classes are available in all locations.

Martial Arts- TaeKwonDo (Westminster, Lakewood Friday)

Teacher: Ms. Paige

Class Size: Minimum 8, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Fee: some testing fees may be required, payable to Full Circle Martial Arts

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description:  This class is designed to allow students to study the art of Tae Kwon Do using a diverse curriculum consisting of Tae Kwon Do and the Ground basic (mat work) of Jiu Jitsu.  Each student will receive special instruction that will be appropriate to their skill/knowledge level. New students are issued their own white belt and will begin earning stripes for various skills and techniques learned.  Ongoing students will continue to work toward their next belt level requirements and expand on their leadership experience. Class goals include respect for self and others, teamwork, honor, integrity, focus, and self confidence. Dana Paige, 5th degree Black Belt, has been contracted through Full Circle Martial Arts-Colorado’s Premier Kids School to teach our Martial Arts classes. **Students may take Martial Arts one or both semesters. ***When a student reaches Green belt level, in order to attain the next belt level, students will need to attend classes at FCMA’s Broomfield/Lakewood studios for instruction in bo staff and grappling techniques required for the upper belts. (It may take 2 to 3 years to reach Green belt level at HSC.  Students are welcome to enroll in off-site classes at FCMA to enhance their training.


Martial Arts - Wushu (Westminster, Lakewood Friday)

(Fundamentals of Northern long-fist Kung Fu)

Teacher: Ms. Paige

Class Size: Minimum 8, Maximum: 10

Ages: All

Description:  This class is designed to teach the fundamental movements, stances and basic forms of the Wushu style of martial arts. In contrast to the TaeKwonDo martial art, wushu is fluid, quick and artistic. It is truly ‘performed' when demonstrated. Students will increase in flexibility, coordination and focus. We will not use belts (kung fu sashes) to begin with, or ranks. The focus will be to introduce students to this unique and dynamic martial art style.

Martial Arts-Dynamic Rhythm & Movement (Westminster, Lakewood Friday)

Teacher: Ms. Paige

Class Size: Minimum 8, Max 10

Ages: All

Description:  This exciting new class is designed to explore rhythms through drumming and movement. Students will learn drum beat basics, variations and syncopation using practice pads and drum sticks, hand drums and other percussion instruments. Basic martial arts forms and creative movements will be studied and then combined with the drum beats. Students will increase in their physical awareness, auditory skills, mental focus, and rhythmic understanding and coordination.

Abacus Math (Westminster, Lakewood Friday)

Teacher: Ms. Paige

Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Fee: $0 (if you’d like a Soroban abacus to work with at home the cost is $10 and can be ordered through Ms. Paige)

Students may take this class one or both semesters

Description:   Abacus training is excellent for kids grades 1-6. It helps kids to:

Each student will be issued an abacus and worksheets.  Each class will offer a variety of activities to develop the communication between the right and left brain hemispheres.  These activities are fun and social.

Some background -

The human brain consists of the right brain and the left-brain. The shapes of these two parts are similar, but differences have been gradually found in their functions. The left-brain is also referred to as the digital brain. It controls reading and writing, calculation, and logical thinking. The right brain is referred to as the analog brain. It controls three-dimensional sense, creativity, and artistic senses. These two work together to allow us to function as humans. In the abacus method of mental calculation, the learners manipulate abacus beads in their head to carry out a calculation. This operation is extremely effective in training and activating the right brain or the analog brain.

 

Martial Arts (Evergreen)

Teacher: Mr. Rizzo

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum: 12

Ages: All

Fee: Students testing for rank advancement will require additional testing fees.

Will NOT repeat content - student is welcome to take Martial Arts one or both semesters

Description: This non-contact class designed to allow students to study the art of Taekwondo in a positive learning environment that focuses on life skills such as respect and self control while learning the basics of Taekwondo. Each student will receive special instruction that will be appropriate to their skill/knowledge level. New students are issued their own white belt and will begin earning stripes for various skills and techniques learned.  Ongoing students will continue to work toward their next belt level requirements and expand on their leadership experience. Class goals include respect for self and others, teamwork, honor, integrity, focus, and self confidence. Mr. Steve Rizzo 4th Degree Black Belt, and a nationally certified  instructor in the American Taekwondo Association has been contracted through Altitude Taekwondo Academy to teach our Martial Arts classes. **Students can take Martial Arts one or both semesters.

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