'BEYOND BEGINNERS' CHESS CLUB
Geared toward students already familiar with chess basics* & are eager to improve their game, students will review opening principles, solve chess tactics, practice basic endgames, learn to recognize some chess openings, and will become familiar with a few opening traps (and how to avoid falling into them!) Playing games with one another will either be in person, or if hybrid -- through a chess app specifically designed for scholastic players.
*Students who register for Beyond Beginners Chess Club should already know basic such as the relative value of pieces, how all the pieces move and capture, and the difference between check, checkmate, and stalemate. Limited to 8 students.
Instructor: Marti Olsen
~ All Grades / $95 for 8 weeks on Wednesdays
~ Begins Wednesday, Feb 3, ends March 24 / TERM 3, in session / closed
~ Begins Wednesday, APRIL 7, ends MAY 26 / TERM 4
~ Class starts at 3:30 pm / Continuing in Remote for Term 4
On Tuesdays OR Wednesday, Ms Holly will be offering a selection of fun Radio Plays. See descriptions of each play below. These plays will be worked on and rehearsed in the Commons with a final Radio Play that gets recorded so it is available to friends and family to keep!
Treasure Island (Term 4)
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is a classic tale of young Jim Hawkins who finds a map of a pirate treasure island in the mid-1700's. He and his compatriots find the island, overcome a crew of mutinous pirates and return to England with the treasure! This radio play adaptation stays true to the original story/dialogue and gives young performers an opportunity to explore this theatrical style!
Instructor: Holly Winn
~ All Grades / $95 / On-campus
~ TERM FOUR, Tuesday class begins April 6 and ends May 4
~ TERM FOUR, Wednesday class begins April 7 and ends May 5
~ Tues and Wed classes run from 4:00 - 5:15 pm
~ Limited to 10 students per class
Pick your instrument, pick your music, and maybe add a little more cowbell as we learn how to make Rock n' Roll in the modern age! This In-person class will utilize both inside and outside time whenever possible. Masks are required at all times. Limited to 8 students.
Instructor: Glenn Livengood
~ All Grades / $155 for 8 weeks on Tuesday & Thursday
~ TERM FOUR class / Begins Tuesday, April 6, ends Thursday May 27
~ Class starts at 3:30 pm / One hour class
Let's learn the math better and dive deeper. This class is intended for students who want to better understand math concepts, and to learn to perform math operations with greater ease & number fluency. We will review and reteach specifically selected math concepts, as well as practice problems and discuss strategies creatively in the context of interesting, real life situations. We would like to stress that while we might work on homework, it is not the main objective of Math Lab to specifically provide homework help. We are aiming for greater understanding and creative, collaborative math problem-solving!
Instructor: Norma Iglesias
~ 5th Grade ONLY / $75 for Monday OR Wednesday, $145 for BOTH Monday & Wednesday
~ Begins Monday, March 1, ends Wednesday April 14
~ BEGINNING APRIL 5th, Class starts at 2:00 - 2:45 pm PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!
~ Limited numbers of openings available, sign up right away to hold your spot.
Students who are excited about sharing current events, interviews, movie reviews, creative writing, photography, illustration, poetry, and whatever we believe will interest our school community will be pulling our periodical together with pizzazz! There is so much to share, but we will make the tough choices and figure out what's fit to print! . Limited to approximately 8 students.
Instructor: Corinne Cummings
~ All Grades / $125 for 10 weeks on Fridays
~ Begins Friday, Jan 22, ends March 26
~ Class starts at 2:00 pm / One hour ZOOM session
~ openings available
BEGINNING / INTERMEDIATE SPANISH CLUB ON ZOOM!
Learn a new language or continue to build upon the basics in a conversational, fun club with games, food, dress, songs, vocabulary and cultural awareness. Emphasis is on conversational Spanish rather than grammar and written skills. This class is Tuesday AND Thursday throughout the spring.
Instructors: Suyin Chong
~ ALL Grades / $85
~ First class begins Tuesday, March 16, ends on May 20
~ Class meets 2x/week -- both Tuesday AND Thursdays
~ BEGINNING CLASS starts at 3:00 - 3:45 pm / 45 min CLASS
~ INTERMEDIATE CLASS ends at 3:45 - 4:30 pm / 45 min CLASS
Enter the world of small press by creating our own zines and mini-comics! We'll explore different components of self-publishing --- printmaking, page layout, comic creation, graphic design, creative writing, book-binding, collage making and more! Limited to 8 students.
Instructor: Bonnie Cooper
~ All Grades / $75 for 6 weeks on Fridays
~ Term 4 Zines begins Friday, April 9, ends May 28
~ Class starts at 1:00 pm / One hour ZOOM session
~ openings still available
GERMAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE --- SPARKS PROGRAM! / closed
Learn German with German students at the University of Utah! The course will cover Fairy Tales (Rumpelstilzchen and Hans in Luck), castles, customs, and food. Students will learn simple phrases and practice speaking German. At the end of the quarter, students will present on their own topic in German.
Instructor: University of Utah German students (Frau Thomas, Herr Rellaford, Herr Brown, Herr Tanner, and Frau Demschar) under the direction of German Professor Karin Baumgartner
~ All Grades / $85 for 10 weeks on Fridays
~ Begins Friday, Jan 22, ends Mar 26 and runs specifically on the following dates:
1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2
~ Class runs 1:00-2 pm / One hour ZOOM session