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Program Name*DescriptionDay(s) of WeekStart Time*End Time*Location Name*Full Address of Location*Start Date*End Date*Starting GradeEnding GradeCapacityRegular Price*NotesInstructorInstructor email
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Advanced (Continuing) IEW (Essay Writing) 5-8 (North Campus)This class is for students who have completed Beginning IEW, however, confident 7th and 8th grade writers may enroll even if they have not completed Beginning IEW. This course will reinforce what was learned in Beginning IEW with plenty of writing practice. Students will also learn new models and techniques to bring their writing to the next level. This will be a fun, interactive, year-long class and will prepare students for Middle School and High School level writing projects. Helps meet state standards for language arts for these grade levels. OFF SITE at our “North Campus” building in downtown Dallas (where we will be holding Middle School Morning Classes) at 140 SW Clay St, Dallas, ORTuesday12:3013:30North Campus
140 SW Clay St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/9/20183/20/20185th8th12$60
May need approval from the instructor if your child was not enrolled in this class already during fall term.
Linda Connolly
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Advanced / Acro-yoga 5-8 (North Campus)Some of our older yoga students have shown that they are ready for more advanced yoga. Join us for an hour of mindful yoga involving more challenging poses and balancing poses with partners. Helps meet PE requirements and state standards. OFF SITE at our “North Campus” building in downtown Dallas (where we will be holding Middle School Morning Classes) at 140 SW Clay St, Dallas, ORMonday13:4514:45North Campus
140 SW Clay St, Dallas, OR, 97338
1/8/20183/19/20185th8th10$10Chantal Barton
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Art Exploration 4-8 (DCS)Exploring different media and art techniques, this class is all about fostering a joy of art and creativity. We will use art from different artists and children’s illustrators as inspiration for some of our works, and use our imagination for others! Helps meet state standards for visual arts for these grade levels.Thursday13:4514:45DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/11/20183/22/20184th8th15$10Sharon Butler
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Art Exploration K-3 (DCS)Exploring different media and art techniques, this class is all about fostering a joy of art and creativity. We will use art from different artists and children’s illustrators as inspiration for some of our works, and use our imagination for others! Helps meet state standards for visual arts for these grade levels.Thursday12:3013:30DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/11/20183/22/2018K3rd15$10Sharon Butler
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Ballet 4-8 (OFFSITE)Beginning ballet for grades 4-8 taught at the Dallas Ballet and Dance Academy in downtown Dallas. Wednesday14:5515:50
Dallas Ballet and Academy of Dance
139 SW Mill Street, Dallas, OR
1/10/20183/21/20184th8th16
This class starts at 2:55 and ends at 3:50 pm (to fit in with the other classes at the dance studio).
Michael Rentz
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Ballet K-3 (OFFSITE)Beginning ballet for grades K-3 taught at the Dallas Ballet and Dance Academy in downtown Dallas. Wednesday12:3013:30
Dallas Ballet and Academy of Dance
139 SW Mill Street, Dallas, OR
1/10/20183/21/2018K3rd16Michael Rentz
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Beginning IEW (Excellence in Writing) 4-8 (North Campus)Continuing from fall term, students will develop their informational writing skills as they write on a variety of enjoyable functional and non-fiction topics. Perfect course to start with for the new or reluctant writer. This course is very interactive and strives to make writing fun. The instructor will correct/edit all work and give detailed feedback on each assignment. Helps meet language arts requirements for all grade levels. This is a year-long class and students have to enroll in the fall term. OFF SITE at our “North Campus” building in downtown Dallas (where we will be holding Middle School Morning Classes) at 140 SW Clay St, Dallas, ORWednesday12:3013:30North Campus
140 SW Clay St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/10/20183/21/20184th8th15$60
Continuing from fall term. New students who were not in the fall term must get approval from the instructor to be able to enroll.
Linda Connolly
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Book Club / Literature Study - 5-8 (DCS)Another fun book-club style literature class with Charlotte Taylor. Students will vote during the first class on what they would like to choose to read, either "Bridge to Terabithia" or "Al Capone Does My Shirts". With a focus on improving reading and listening comprehension strategies, vocabulary, discussion, and writing skills, and understanding story structure and design. Helps meet state standards for language arts. Tuesday15:0016:00DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/9/20183/20/20185th8th15Charlotte Taylor
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Bricks4Kids (LEGO) 1-8 (DCS)Students will use LEGO® Bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, motors and more to build a variety of models. Bricks 4 Kidz will explore engineering and architectural principles, math and science concepts and will engage in STEM activities. Helps meet science and math standards for various grade levels.Tuesday12:3013:30DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/9/20183/20/20181st8th20$25Kat Lugo
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Choir/Music K-3 (DCS)With a focus on the joy of music and group singing, students will learn to sing seasonal and folk songs and prepare performances through fun, interactive music sessions with lots of movement and games. We will be building a positive foundation for a love of music, building confidence, and exploring the world through music and song.Monday12:301:30DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/8/20183/19/2018K3rd20Laura Dotson
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Clay / Functional Pottery 6-8 (DCS)Moving on from our basic clay and ceramic projects, we will be using more advanced techniques to create functional pieces like bowls, pots, boxes, cups, cache pots, planters, and holders for various items and learning decorative shaping, carving, and glazing techniques. Wednesday13:4514:45DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/10/20183/21/20184th8th12$10
Two hour class from 1:45 to 4:00 with a 15 minute break
Karen Mahoney
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Clay Animals / Ceramic Zoo K-3 (DCS)Using various techniques to create different animals, we will be creating a ceramic zoo with things like lions, octopi, birds, elephants, and more, plus a few functional elements like bowls and boxes. Wednesday12:3013:30DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/10/20183/21/2018K4th12$10Karen Mahoney
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Computer Coding & Programming 1-4 (DCS)Students will be enrolled in an online coding academy at their grade level and will be able to progress at their own pace. If they get stuck, the instructor can help them debug! Parents will also learn about lots of other online coding resources that kids can use at home. Excellent for math skills, logic, and problem-solving. Helps meet state standards for Thursday13:4514:45DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/11/20183/22/20181st4th10Steve Milligan
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Continuing / Advanced Sign Language (ASL) 5-8 (DCS)This is an ASL (American Sign Language) class for students in grades 5-8 who are continuing from the fall term ASL class or who already have some knowledge of basic signs (alphabet, numbers, some verbs, etc.) or who would be willing to catch up quickly with the class. Working on more advanced signs and learning to sign more stories. Monday15:0016:00DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/8/20183/19/20185th8th15Katelynn Van Gelder
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Creating Media with iPads 4-7 (DCS)LAST FIVE WEEKS OF TERM. Learn how to create videos, timelapse, stop motion animation, slideshows, ebooks and animated presentations on an iPad. Students should have an iPad or iPhone at home to take full advantage of the skills they learn. Monday12:3013:30DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
4th7th10Monica McQueen
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CS First Coding Club 4-8 (DCS)Using the CS First coding platform, students create computer science projects around different themes such as Sports, Art, and Fashion.Thursday15:0016:00DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/11/20183/22/20184th8th10Steve Milligan
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Design-Engineer-Present (Design Cycle) 4-7 (DCS)Research, design, build, and present a new engineering project every three weeks! Collaborate with a team to build a bridge, a tower, and a vehicle, and use an iPad to make a presentation about your team project. Learn about forces and engineering principles, collaboration, multimedia, and presentation skills. Monday13:4514:45DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/8/20183/19/20184th7th15$20Bill McQueen & Monica McQueen
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Drama / Theater 1-4 (DCS)This drama class will focus on the basics of theater and acting, through presentation skills, movement, voice, enunciation, improvisation, pantomime, and monologues. There will be showcase of some of the skills learned at the end of the class.Wednesday15:0016:00DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/10/20183/21/20181st5th14$10Chris Scadden
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Drama 5-8 (North Campus)This enrichment course is a great way to foster your child’s enthusiasm for art and theatre. This series focuses on acting skills and improvisational fun, and will expand your child’s storytelling abilities through character study, acting exercises and developing performance techniques. This will be an action-packed and enriching experience your kids won’t want to miss. In addition to all the creative fun, we will also be working the skills to stay focused and calm in a high pressure environment!
- Performance date at the end of term for parents/DCS students to come watch a couple short performances put on by the students of this class.
- Field trip to watch a High School theater performance. High School performance date to be determined!
- $15 material fee for costumes - OFF SITE at our “North Campus” building in downtown Dallas (where we will be holding Middle School Morning Classes) at 140 SW Clay St, Dallas, OR
Monday12:3013:30North Campus
140 SW Clay St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/8/20183/19/20185th8th16$15
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Google Docs, Forms & Slides 4-7 (DCS) - FIRST SIX WEEKS OF TERMLearn the basics of Google Docs (for creating documents or reports, taking notes, gathering information, etc.), Google Forms (for surveys and data gathering) and Google Slides (for presentations) in this five week intro class (six weeks but one day holiday - no class on January 15). FIRST SIX WEEKS OF TERMMonday12:3013:30DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/8/20182/19/20184th7th12
This class is for the FIRST FIVE WEEKS OF TERM only.
Cheri Reinkecreinke@dallascommunityschool.org
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Handwriting & Penmanship 1-4 (DCS)We will be using various fun exercises and techniques to improve handrwriting and penmanship, focusing on fine motor skills and concentration, and possibly working on some decorative writing projects as well. Wednesday13:4514:45DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/10/20183/21/20181st4th10$10Jo Dhooghe
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Hip Hop Dance (OFFSITE)Get your groove on with Hip-Hop dance - a combination of modern dance styles and urban music culture that kids love. It’s great for developing rhythm, coordination, muscle tone, and synchronization. Helps meet state standards for performing arts and physical education. Taught OFF SITE at the Dallas Ballet and Academy of Dance in downtown Dallas. Wednesday13:4514:45
Dallas Ballet and Academy of Dance
139 SW Mill Street, Dallas, OR
1/10/20183/21/20184th8th16Michael Rentz
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Interval Training 2-5 (OFFSITE)Students will experience functional fitness classes based on their own strength and fitness levels. They will be challenged to learn safety in agility, strength and functional movement skills. These skills will help them grow in physical and mental health throughout their lives. Helps meet PE standards. Tuesday AND Thursday13:4514:45Iron Jungle
Iron Jungle, 101 SW Court St., Dallas, OR
1/9/20183/20/20182nd5th10
This class is two days a week, Tuesdays AND Thursdays
Lisa Preston
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Journal Writing & Book Making 5-8 (North Campus)Set your writing free! Fostering a love of writing through artistic journal creation, journaling exercises, and creative writing. Students will make and bind their own journals and fill it with creative expression. Helps meet the language arts and fine arts state standards. Wednesday13:4514:45North Campus
140 SW Clay St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/10/20183/21/20185th8th10$10Lyn Graybeal
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Kicks for Kids (Martial Arts) 2-8 (OFFSITE)Kicks for Kids™ is a martial arts program for children ages 6 through 12. Students in Kicks for Kids™ learn Taekwondo, Karate and self-defense techniques. Students have a great time while improving their fitness and gaining traits to benefit them throughout life. Aside from fitness, discipline and self-confidence, students learn the five tenets of Taekwondo. Students will attend this class twice per week, on both Mondays AND Wednesdays. Helps meet PE standards and requirements.Mondays & Wednesdays15:0016:00Parkside Self Defense
145 SW Mill Street, Dallas, OR 97338
1/8/20183/19/20182nd8th15Chantal Barton
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Lego Robotics 4-8 (DCS)Continuing from fall term, students will learn about more advanced LEGO robot design, engineering and programming. Students who would like to join who were NOT in the fall term class will need instructor approval and preferably will already have some coding or robotics experience. Thursday12:3013:30DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/11/20183/22/20184th8th12$20
Students who would like to join who were NOT in the fall term class will need instructor approval and preferably will already have some coding or robotics experience.
Steve Milligan
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Native American Culture & TraditionsLearn about Native American foods, crafts, holidays, gardening, and other traditions. Meets state standards for Social Studies. Tuesday13:4514:45DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/11/20183/22/20181st5th10$10Tegan Conklin
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Sign Language (ASL) 1-5 (DCS)Beginning and continuing sign language students - join Erin and learn to sign stories and several useful signs for words and phrases to communicate with deaf and hard-of-hearing members of our community (or with babies, or use it as a secret language with your friends)! Monday13:4514:45DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/8/20183/19/20181st5th15Katelynn Van Gelder
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State Government 4-8 (North Campus)This highly interactive class will cover the history and structure of the Oregon State Government, and how our state government differs from the federal government. Students will be researching and writing about an aspect of the State Government which interests them. Helps meet state social studies (civics / government) requirements for these grade levels. We will be having a field trip to the Oregon State Capitol Building to see the Legislature in action in February. OFF SITE at our “North Campus” building in downtown Dallas (where we will be holding Middle School Morning Classes) at 140 SW Clay St, Dallas, ORTuesday13:4514:45North Campus
140 SW Clay St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/9/20183/20/20184th8th15Linda Connolly
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STEM through Art + Handwriting/Penmanship 5-8 (DCS)In this two-hour class, students will learn about math and science while they’re doing cool art projects, which includes penmanship (handwriting) and calligraphy. They will cover skills and concepts such as lines, perspective, geometry, symmetry, ratio, the golden mean, the physics of light and shadow, color, how they eye perceives things, pigment, the chemistry of art media like paint, crayons and pencils, etc.. This class is very much about understanding and practicing art skills and penmanship, and developing the right side of the brain through various exercises and activities. All art supplies provided (thus the materials fee). Tuesday12:3014:45DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/9/20183/20/20185th8th8$35Two hour class with a break from 1:30-1:45Jo Dhooghe
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STEM through Art 1-4 (DCS)Don’t tell the kids, but while they’re doing cool art projects, they’ll learn about math (lines, perspective, geometry, symmetry, ratio, the golden mean, and more) and science (the physics of light and shadow, color, how they eye perceives things, pigment, the chemistry of art media like paint, crayons, pastels and pencils, etc.). This class is very much about understanding and practicing art skills, and developing the right side of the brain through various exercises and activities. All art supplies provided (thus the materials fee) but each student must have an art apron or old button down shirt to protect their clothing during art projects.Tuesday15:0016:00DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/9/20183/20/20181st4th10$20Jo Dhooghe
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Swimming - Beginning 1-4 (OFFSITE)30 minute swim lessons for beginners and advanced beginners. Parents must stay on site at the pool during the whole lesson. Wednesday15:0015:30Dallas Aquatic Center
1005 SE Lacreole Dr, Dallas, OR
1/11/20183/22/2018K4th12$10Dallas Aquatic Center Staff
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Swimming - Intermediate 2-6 (OFFSITE)30 minute swim lessons for intermediate swimmers. Parents must stay on site at the pool during the whole lesson. Wednesday15:3016:00Dallas Aquatic Center
1005 SE Lacreole Dr, Dallas, OR
1/11/20183/22/20182nd8th12$10Dallas Aquatic Center Staff
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Yoga K-4 (DCS)In addition to cognitive/emotional growth, the imaginative yoga flows (a journey through the jungle or life as an octopus) and fun group games aid in stimulating the imagination and building coordination/body awareness in a positive fashion. For more information on Kids Yoga, go to https://chantalbartonyoga.com/kids-yoga/ Helps meet PE requirements and state standards. Monday15:0016:00DCS
788 SW Birch St., Dallas, OR 97338
1/8/20183/19/2018K4th12$10Chantal Barton
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