BHCC Class Request Form 2018-19
***Please read full description before requesting. Please note that enrollment, renewal, membership, class fees, and tuition are not refundable. A student's space is not reserved until payment is received or payment arrangements have been made. If a class is full, you will automatically be added to the waitlist and notified if a space becomes available or if a new section opens up. Placement on the waitlist notifies us of the popularity of a class so we can assess the possibility of offering the class again. Once we receive and process your request, you will be notified if registration was successful. You will then receive an invoice and will be able to sign onto MSP and see the additions to your child(ren)’s schedule. Previous classes that you registered and paid for, regardless of the session, will remain on your child(ren)’s schedule.


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Session 2 - 17 weeks Jan. 7 - May. 16
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Monday, January 21 - Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 18 - February 22 - Session Break 4
April 1 - April 5 - Session Break 5
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1st Aid & CPR Certification 13+yrs - $204 - FULL
Subject - Health
Monday 11-11:50am
Instructor - Nicole Ross-Sterrett
Location - Blue Room
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED courses are designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Heartsaver courses are designed to be flexible and customized with optional modules, and are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. This is a hands on class
**$30 additional class fee for BSIL and BHCC students. Fees will cover the following expenses; wookbook, barrier device, American Heart Association 2yr Certification Card
Art & the Emerging (Struggling) Reader 11-13yrs - $204 - FULL
Subject - Language Arts
Thursday 11-11:50am
Instructor - Alana McFall
Location - Yellow Room
Ahhhhh, a book, the best thing in the world, or the worst! Books are wonderful things and reading is magical but not always for those who have trouble decoding the words in them. Reading however is so much more than that. Decoding words is only one step in the process of becoming a reader and lover of books. This class is for the struggling reader. You know who you are. Words, books and reading have become something you want to avoid instead of embrace. I invite you to join me on a book adventure. We will make and create our own books, starting with making our own handmade paper. We will cut up books that have hurt us and rebuild them into beautiful works of art and we will READ! Sometimes we will read together by listening to audiobooks as we create handmade books. Sometimes we will read by finding poems in books by highlighting only the words we can already decode. Sometimes we will read together combining the words we already know to read as a group. We will also work on those tricky decoding skills. But we will do this using sand tables and shaving cream. I promise we will never be bored! I also promise that this class will help you love books and reading even if you hate them in this moment. When we love a thing, like reading, we want to do it and when we want to do something, learning how to do it becomes easier. As one of my favorite poets Shel Silverstein says, “If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer… If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire, for we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!”
**may be additional costs for kindle books and narration (no more than $50)
Art Tips & Tricks 15+yrs - $204
*This was originally Mixed Media Art and a full year class - the teacher and subject matter has changed
Subject - Fine Arts
Thursday 11-11:50am
Instructor - Sie Langley
Location - Multipurpose Room
This course is designed to enhance the technical artistic skills of young artists. Every week the class will explore fundamental art tips in a fun and engaging way. Tips and tricks being taught is useful for any level artist. By the end of the session the student will have acquired countless of tools that will improve their drawing, painting, and digital art.
Materials Needed:
Sketchbook
Drawing Pencils
Colored Pencils
Watercolor
Crayons
India Ink
Be Naturally Curious 8-10yrs - $204
Subject - Science
Monday 2-2:50pm
Instructor - Julie Bernhardt
Location - Orange Room
Mini science units formed with the idea that children need to experience a concept in order to really learn it. Each unit begins with a story, along with visual, tactile, and movement based activities. Topics will include “How your Genes Work”, “A Wide World of Vertebrates”, “The Adventures of Carbon” and “Amazing Animal Migration “.
Career Readiness 15+yrs - $204
Subject - Elective
Thursday 2-2:50pm
Instructor - Jennifer Schmidt
Location - Blue Room
In Career Readiness we will explore many topics important not only when pursuing a lifelong career, but also when engaged in college interviews and pursuing internship opportunities. We will review communication skills (verbal, non-verbal and written), resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, social and workplace ethics, social media presence, leadership, teamwork, project planning, and customer service. Whether your student plans to enter the workforce or attend a two- or four-year college, these skills are paramount to career (and college) success!
Center Stage - Intro to Acting 10-14yrs - $375
Subject - Fine Arts
Monday 1-2:30pm
Instructor - Jacob Zabawa
Location - Multipurpose Room
Dramatic fundamentals and exploration through theater games, scene study and performance
Center Stage - Intro to Acting 13+yrs - $375
Subject - Fine Arts
Thursday 2-3:30pm
Instructor - Jacob Zabawa
Location - Multipurpose Room
Dramatic fundamentals and exploration through theater games, scene study and performance
Cooking Science 8-10yrs - $204 - FULL
Subject - Science
Thursday 11-11:50am
Instructor - John Monahan
Location - Red Room
Cooking is more than just a way to make something to eat; it is the application of some of the finest scientific techniques in history. Chemical formula and a recipe are really the same thing. Thermodynamics, metallurgy, physics, all have their role in the kitchen, and this class is designed to teach students how to use cooking to learn about science and use science to learn about cooking. Topics covered include:
•The chemistry of food
•Mixtures and emulsions
•The science of taste
•Fermentation and microbes in the kitchen
Note: because this class involve the preparation and tasting of food, it is critical to let the instructor know of any food allergies. Wherever possible accommodations will be made for individual needs.
Cooperative Games 8-12yrs - $170 - FULL
Subject - Elective
Wednesday 10-10:50am
Instructor - Nicole Ross-Sterrett
Location - Multipurpose Room
In this class, we will be exploring many subjects through table top (non-electronic) games. Students will learn to play a variety of games for language arts, math, science, history, or just for fun as a way to learn and test our memories and skills.
Cooperative Games 8-12yrs - $170
Subject - Elective
Thursday 2-2:50pm
Instructor - Carrie Nease & Nicole Ross-Sterrett
Location - Yellow Room
In this class, we will be exploring many subjects through table top (non-electronic) games. Students will learn to play a variety of games for science, history, the outdoors (Appalachian Trail game) as a fun way to learn and test our memories and skills. Group games and multiple player options.
Craftsmanship 11-14yrs - $204
Subject - Fine Arts
Tuesday 10-10:50am
Instructor - Carrie Nease & Nikki Roberson
Location - Yellow Room
In this class, we will be exploring many different forms of craftsmanship. Including, wood-burning, sculpting, perler beads, paper art, jewelry making, and woodworking.
Crazy 8 Math Club 6-7yrs - $204
**This class was originally a full year class. New registrants will only be charged for the second session
Subject - Math
Monday 10-10:50am
Instructor - Julie Bernhardt
Location - Blue Room
Join Crazy 8s Math Club, where you will build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club! You will get to do mischief-making activities like Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics, and you will get to take home some cool gadgets, too. The purpose of this class is to show how fun math can be, while working together as a team.
Economics 15+yrs - $204
Subject - Elective
Wednesday 1-1:50pm
Instructor - Mark Napolitano
Location - Yellow Room
The focus of our review of Macroeconomics will be on how the economic system works as a whole. Students will study how the economy is measured by using concepts such as gross domestic product (GDP) and other indicators. Students will engage in decision-making processes to create an environment where high employment and a higher standard of living are achievable by using the economic tools of fiscal and monetary policy. Graphing and data interpretation will be key tools to use in understanding how the economy operates. The course will include outside of class reading and note taking assignments, as well as, in class and home quizzes, to ascertain class topic and concept mastery. This course will target general high school skills of reading and math comprehension.
Everyone Can Draw 8-12yrs - $204
Subject - Fine Arts
Monday 11-11:50am
Instructor - Sie Langley
Location - Orange Room
Just the title says, everyone can draw. In this class students will have the opportunity to learn and experience basic drawing techniques to give them confidence with their artwork.
Materials Needed:
"Drawing pencil set
Charcoal pencil or vine charcoal
Conte crayons (white and red)
Color pencil set"
Everything You Need to Ace American History - Study Hall - $170
Subject - Social Studies
Tuesday 11-11:50am
Instructor - Carrie Nease
Location - Orange Room
In the Everything you need to know Study Hall Classes, we will be going through the notebook and chapter questions together in class. You'll need to pick up a copy of Everything You Need To Ace American History In One Big Fat Notebook isbn: 978-0-7611-6083-0. There are spaces at the end of each section to answer the questions in each book, which, once finished- are great to keep for reference for higher grades. If you do not wish your child to write in the book, they will also need a single subject notebook for the class.
Materials Needed:
Everything You Need To Ace American History In One Big Fat Notebook isbn: 978-0-7611-6083-0
Single subject notebook (if not writing in the book)
Everything You Need to Ace Science - Study Hall - $170
Subject - Science
Thursday 11-11:50am
Instructor - Carrie Nease
Location - Orange Room
In the Everything you need to know Study Hall Classes, we will be going through the notebook and chapter questions together in class. You'll need to pick up a copy of Everything You Need To Ace Science In One Big Fat Notebook isbn: 978-0-7611-6095-3 There are spaces at the end of each section to answer the questions in each book, which, once finished- are great to keep for reference for higher grades. If you do not wish your child to write in the book, they will also need a single subject notebook for the class.
Materials Needed:
Everything You Need To Ace Science In One Big Fat Notebook isbn: 978-0-7611-6095-3
Single subject notebook (if not writing in the book)
Family Health 6-7yrs - $204
**This class was originally a full year class. New registrants will only be charged for the second session
Subject - Health
Wednesday 11-11:50am
Instructor - Sie Langley
Location - Violet Room
Topics of study will be: nutrition, human body systems, personal hygiene, safety awareness, and goal setting.
Family Health 8-10yrs - $204
**This class was originally a full year class. New registrants will only be charged for the second session
Subject - Health
Monday 1-1:50pm
Instructor - Julie Bernhardt
Location - Yellow Room
Topics of study will be: nutrition, human body systems, personal hygiene, safety awareness, and goal setting.
Found Art 8-12yrs - $170
Subject - Fine Arts
Thursday 1-1:50pm
Instructor - Nicole Ross-Sterrett
Location - Orange Room
Found art is a unique type of art that involves creating pieces from “found” objects that are not usually considered to be artistic in any way. Most of the objects used in found art usually have another purpose, and they are usually modified in some way to make them into a piece of art also known as Upcycling. We will be using items like: glass jars, empty laundry containers, old jeans, lamps/shades, keys, and many other items. Let our imaginations be our guide!
How to Be More Creative 13+yrs - $204
Subject - Fine Arts
Wednesday 11-11:50am
Instructor - Brittany Williams
Location - Multipurpose Room
In this class we will be discussing misconceptions about creativity, blocks to creativity, creative attitude, how to create ideas, and aids to creativity
Intro to the Stock Market 13+yrs - $204
Subject - Elective
Wednesday 2-2:50pm
Instructor - Colina St. Juste
Location - Orange Room
What is the stock market? Different types of securities that can be traded in the public market. The trading cycle of securities (Stocks, bonds, Mutual funds). Understanding the Stock market. By the end of the class, we should be able to read the stock market sector of the newspaper, know the different financial terms and basic understanding of trading in the stock market.
Intro to Writing 6-7yrs - $204
Subject - Language Arts
Wednesday 10-10:50am
Instructor - Julie Bernhardt
Location - Orange Room
This class will focus on helping students develop an idea and write it down, further expanding beyond one sentence with the use of descriptions and explanations. Guided lessons will help this process with fun classroom activities. Students will be expected to complete the majority of their writing assignments outside of the classroom in order to be able to work at their own pace/level. Homework will consist of short 15-minute writing assignments at least three times a week. ***Prerequisites for this class: Student should recognize and be able to write simple words. Students should also having a good grasp on phonics, as students will be encouraged to sound out the words as they write them down (correct spelling will not be the focus).
Making Instruments 8-12yrs - $170
Subject - Fine Arts
Thursday 10-10:50am
Instructor - Nicole Ross-Sterrett
Location - Yellow Room
Making our own instruments from household items and things we find in the natural world is exciting and increases our creativity! We will explore a world of musical magic, playing with sound, rhythm, pitch, and make some cool beats! We will use cereal boxes, coffee cans, soda bottles, pringles cans, plastic spoons and whatever we can come up with to make music. An open mind and desire to have some fun is all that you need!
Master Class Series 11-14yrs - $204
Subject - Elective
Monday 10-10:50am
Instructor - Various
Location - Multipurpose Room
Students in the Master Class Series have a unique opportunity to learn from a wide variety of people with life experiences and journeys that they have chosen to share with our community of learners. Some topics will be covered in one day, others may take multiple days. Master Classes will include: Game Design, Book Binding, Navigating Social Interactions, Conflict Resolution, Volunteerism, Spinning, How to Start Your Own Business, Jewelry Making, Social Justice, and much more.
Master Class Series 13+yrs - $204
Subject - Elective
Monday 2-2:50pm
Instructor - Various
Location - Blue Room
Students in the Master Class Series have a unique opportunity to learn from a wide variety of people with life experiences and journeys that they have chosen to share with our community of learners. Some topics will be covered in one day, others may take multiple days. Master Classes will include: Game Design, Book Binding, Navigating Social Interactions, Conflict Resolution, Volunteerism, Spinning, How to Start Your Own Business, Jewelry Making, Social Justice, and much more.
Mixed Media 10-14yrs - $204 - FULL
**This class was originally a full year class. New registrants will only be charged for the second session
Subject - Fine Arts
Thursday 10-10:50am
Instructor - Alana McFall
Location - Multipurpose Room
This class will cover a wide variety of materials individually, as well as cover different techniques to bring them together. Graphite pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, acrylic paint, ink, and watercolor will be some of the topics covered. There will be a review of basic principles of art as well as some color theory. Homework will not be required but students may need to work on projects at home if they need more time to complete individual work. We’ll be working from life as well as photos for a number of subjects.
Plant Science 8-12yrs - $204 - FULL
Subject - Science
Wednesday 1-1:50pm
Instructor - John Monahan
Location - Red Room
Plants provide much of our food, clothing, building materials, and even the air we breathe. They are an integral part of our environment, but are easily taken for granted. Plant Science is designed to give students an appreciation for plants and their environmental, economic and aesthetic impact. Topics covered will include: Plant Cells, Major Groups of Plants, Photosynthesis, Plant evolution, Plants in the ecosystem
Much of the class will involve hands on experiments and observations of plants. This will include several trips outside to observe and collect specimens. Every effort will be taken to avoid hazardous or irritating plants such as poison ivy. Please let the instructor know if your child has any specific plant allergies that we should be aware of.
Scientific Method - Experimental Design 13-14yrs - $204
Subject - Science
Wednesday 10-10:50am
Instructor - John Monahan
Location - Red Room
Our modern world is built upon a foundation of science, but that foundation depends upon experiments being properly designed and carried out. This class is designed to give students first-hand experience designing and carrying out their own experiments. Topics covered include:
•Scientific variables
•How to avoid bias
•Keeping a scientific notebook
•Lab safety
Hands on experiments will play a central role in the class, and the ability to conduct experiments properly, and above all safely, will be emphasized.
Sit & Stitch 10+yrs - $25
Subject - Elective
Wednesday 1-1:50pm
Instructor - Michelle Fewer
Location - Orange Room
Bring a yarn/needle craft to work on, learn a new stitch or technique, get support & encouragement. This crafty gathering is not for someone trying to learn to knit/ crochet/ needlepoint/ cross-stitch, but is for someone who already knows a craft and wants to learn more, be around fellow crafters, and bring some accountability to their art and project goals.
Social Studies 11-12yrs - $204
**This class was originally a full year class. New registrants will only be charged for the second session
Subject - Social Studies
Thursday 1-1:50
Instructor - Kate Heck
Location - Yellow Room
Students will learn fundamentals of Geography in order to help them understand the physical characteristics of their world. Students will be required to read weekly assigned materials, complete worksheets, writing assignments and a final presentation in order to pass. 30 mins homework weekly.
Social Studies 6-7yrs - $204
**This class was originally a full year class. New registrants will only be charged for the second session
Subject - Social Studies
Monday 11-11:50am
Instructor - Kate Heck
Location - Yellow Room
We will celebrate a different holiday each week; students will learn about holidays like Independence Day, Juneteenth, Kwanzaa, Eid Al-Fitr, Eid Al-Adha, Beltane, and Dia De Los Muertos to name a few. Crafts, stories, songs, and food when appropriate will be used to immerse students in each holiday and the culture surrounding it.
Songwriting 8-12yrs - $204
Subject - Fine Arts
Wednesday 11-11:50
Instructor - Sahffi Lynne
Location - Yellow Room
In this class students will learn the structure of popular songs, how popular songs are constructed and also write their own songs as a group. If students are interested, Sahffi will also help individual students craft their own song as well. Students will be introduced to musical styles and concepts, and also be offered voice lessons. A live performance of their original songs will be offered at the end of the session, and all students must participate in some way. (They may sing or play percussion instruments.) This class will not have homework.
STEM 13-14yrs - $204 - FULL
Subject - Technology
Monday 2-2:50pm
Instructor - John Monahan
Location - Red Room
Science, technology, engineering and math incorporates exactly the skills that our students need to deal with and succeed in our rapidly changing world. This class is designed to give students hands on experience that take advantage of these skills. Topics covered include:
•Emerging technologies
•The many disciplines of engineering
•Technology and its impact on society
STEM 15+yrs - $204
Subject - Technology
Thursday 1-1:50pm
Instructor - John Monahan
Location - Red Room
Science, technology, engineering and math incorporates exactly the skills that our students need to deal with and succeed in our rapidly changing world. This class is designed to give students hands on experience that take advantage of these skills. Topics covered include:
•Emerging technologies
•The many disciplines of engineering
•Technology and its impact on society
The Way Things Work 8-12yrs - $204 - FULL
Subject - Technology
Tuesday 1-1:50pm
Instructor - John Monahan
Location - Red Room
David Macaulay’s book The Way Things Work provides a wonderful overview of the machines, both simple and complex, that our modern civilization depends upon. From levers and pulleys to electrical generators and jet engines it explains in simple, easy to understand language, complete with informative and fun illustrations, how these devices function and how we depend upon them. The Way Things Work class is designed to use this book as a stepping off point to explore these wondrous inventions and the science behind them. Topics covered include:
•Simple machines
•Laws of motion
•Thermodynamics
•Electricity
This will primarily be a hands-on class, with students working cooperatively to build several projects using inexpensive and found objects.
Wheelhouse Workshop 10+yrs - $306
Subject - Elective
Tuesday 1-2:30pm
Instructor - Kelly Polyakov
Location - Multipurpose Room
Wheelhouse Workshops are a student-driven, multidisciplinary adventure. First question: what do you want to learn/do/build/create? Workshop facilitators will work with students to find the resources to accomplish their goals. During their half-year or year-long projects, students will learn to think critically, plan, collaborate, figure things out for themselves, and communicate. Students should come to the first workshops with a dedicated notebook, pen/pencil, & some ideas of what they would like to explore. What do you want in your Wheelhouse? Wheelhouse Workshops are:
•Student Driven
•Exciting & Fun
•Focused on Independence
•Non-traditional education
•Entrepreneurial
•Flexible
•Practical and/or Fantastical
Regular attendance and consistent project work is essential to the students’ success in this workshop.
Wheelhouse Workshop 10+yrs - $306
Subject - Elective
Wednesday 2-3:30pm
Instructor - Kelly Polyakov
Location - Multipurpose Room
Wheelhouse Workshops are a student-driven, multidisciplinary adventure. First question: what do you want to learn/do/build/create? Workshop facilitators will work with students to find the resources to accomplish their goals. During their half-year or year-long projects, students will learn to think critically, plan, collaborate, figure things out for themselves, and communicate. Students should come to the first workshops with a dedicated notebook, pen/pencil, & some ideas of what they would like to explore. What do you want in your Wheelhouse? Wheelhouse Workshops are:
•Student Driven
•Exciting & Fun
•Focused on Independence
•Non-traditional education
•Entrepreneurial
•Flexible
•Practical and/or Fantastical
Regular attendance and consistent project work is essential to the students’ success in this workshop.
Yoga 13+yrs - $170
Subject - Physical Education
Tuesday 11-11:50am
Instructor - Heather Brown
Location - Multipurpose Room
Yoga is a time tested method of developing physical health, emotional stability, self-awareness and personal growth. A fun and dynamic approach helps young children and teens expel excess energy, learn to focus, creates healthy body image and sense of self and teaches children to harness and direct their boundless creative energy!
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