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Afterschool Enrichment Program Courses

Important: Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is complete and your place reserved when your online enrollment form and payment (check only) have both been received.

Classes are cancelled one week prior to start date if minimum class size has not been met. Please enroll at least one week in advance to help ensure your class is not cancelled.

Unless otherwise indicated, classes are offered from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. 

Ceramics

Grades 1 and 2  |  $220  |  Mar. 13 - May 1 (6 weeks)

4 minimum / 10 maximum

This class is an opportunity for your child to get his or her hands in more clay. Join Rossman’s art teacher, Erica Spangler, and experiment with new clay techniques. Students will make and glaze a variety of projects including some free choice pieces.

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Engineering Innovators

Grades 3 through 5  |  $110  |  Feb. 27 - Apr. 17 (6 weeks)

5 minimum / 10 maximum

Students learn about the different areas of engineering including, but not limited to, mechanical, aeronautical and civil engineering. They will build engineering projects like a sailboat, a watering system, a nut sorter and more.

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Messy Afternoons

Grades 3 and 4  |  $215  |  Jan. 9 - Feb. 13 (5 weeks)

4 minimum / 10 maximum

This course is a chance for students to get creative with all of those messy art supplies that parents don’t really want on the kitchen table. Join Rossman’s art teacher, Erica Spangler, for painting, printmaking and more. All students need to bring is their creativity! 

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Wright Rhythms for Small Hands

Grades JK through 1  |  $125  |  Jan. 9 - Feb. 13 (5 weeks)

6 minimum / 12 maximum

While scraping, shaking and striking a wide variety of instruments, the enthusiasm of Springboard's Glen “Papa” Wright will energize students as he leads them through a creative musical adventure. Instruments are amusingly introduced to demonstrate basic rhythms, sound effects and melodies. As a culminating activity, students will construct their own simple shaker to play in a festive conga dance.

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Cooking

Grades JK through 2  |  $250  |  Jan. 10 - Feb. 14 (6 weeks)

7 minimum / 13 maximum

This multi-sensory class is a wonderful experience in cooking various foods using a variety of ingredients and utensils. In each class, the students will be involved with the preparation of foods along with a delicious tasting. Each recipe is collected for the students, and they will add their own representation by coloring a picture of each creation. At the conclusion of the classes, each student will leave with his or her very own self-illustrated recipe book.

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Mad Science

Grades 1 through 4  |  $100  |  Feb. 21 - Apr. 25 (8 weeks)

10 minimum / 15 maximum

Each week, students will focus on a different subject.

  • Lab Works
    Use your hands as a real mad scientist in this whirlwind class on how a lab works! Learn to manipulate laboratory equipment at your personal lab bench, and take home your very own Graduated Gear to continue your research!

  • Junior Reactors
    Create a tiny world of atoms with your very own set of Atomic Coins! Learn to recognize chemical reactions and mix up a few reactive ingredients for some sensational results!

  • pH Phactor
    Slide down the colorful pH scale and dip into the world of acids and bases! Explore the pH extremes with your Reaction Tube in what is sure-to-be a popping experience! Discover whether liquids found in your home are acids or bases using your personal pH Paper!

  • Slime Time
    Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around! Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics! Take home your own concoction of Mad Science Slime!

  • Chem in a Flash
    Hop on board the chemistry express for a high-speed science experience! Perform instantaneous experiments in this fast-paced class on split-second reactions that go like mad! Pick up an Action Flask and have a blast!

  • The Glow Show
    Discover amazing things that glow bright in the dark and come to light! Probe the properties of light and explore some unusual applications of glow-in-the-dark technology! Use your Blacklight Writer to make secret messages that only you can see!

  • Super Sticky Stuff
    Stick it to the walls, and push the power of tape to the limits in this adhesive hour on things that cling! Build a bond with glue and get attached to Professor Beakerdude!

  • Dry Ice Capades
    Manipulate matter in all of its three states! Melt metal in boiling water and freeze water with just a breath of dry ice! Use your Thermocolor Cup to test the temperature of liquid matter in your home!

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Broadway Bound

Grades 3 and 4  |  $175  |  Jan. 10 - Mar. 14 (10 weeks)

6 minimum / 15 maximum

Young performers will sample the stories, characters and songs of classic Broadway shows. They will develop basic skills in acting, singing and stage movement needed to perform in musical theatre. During the final class, students will show some of the songs, dance movement and scenes explored during the class.

Enroll through the Center of the Contemporary Arts website or call 314.725.6555.

3D Modeling Engineers

Grades 3 through 6  |  $110  |  Jan. 11 - Feb. 15 (6 weeks)

8 minimum / 12 maximum

Your child will love learning about 3D graphics and how to model in a 3D world. 3D modeling is used by many types of engineers: mechanical, aeronautical, electrical, civil, and more. Designers in many industries also use it. We hope to employ the use of a 3D printer by the final class and print a small object for each student.

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Cooking

Grades JK through 2  |  $250  |  Jan. 11 - Feb. 15 (6 weeks)

7 minimum / 13 maximum

This multi-sensory class is a wonderful experience in cooking various foods using a variety of ingredients and utensils. In each class, the students will be involved with the preparation of foods along with a delicious tasting. Each recipe is collected for the students, and they will add their own representation by coloring a picture of each creation. At the conclusion of the classes, each student will leave with his or her very own self-illustrated recipe book.

Enroll Online

 

Idea Builder Engineers

Grades 3 and 4  |  $110  |  Apr. 5 - May 10 (6 weeks)

8 minimum / 12 maximum

Small groups of students will collaborate and develop a product that solves a real-world problem. Groups will start in the brainstorming phase, select a problem to address, then move to a design and problem-solving phase. Finally, they will create and present a final product.

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Art to Wear

Grades 2 through 5  |  $180  |  Jan. 25 - Mar. 15 (8 weeks)

6 minimum / 10 maximum

Children will explore fabric painting, cutting, tying and beading techniques as they make and decorate items such as headbands, t-shirts and bags. Some basic sewing and no-sew techniques will also be explored.

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Move It!

Grades SK through 2  |  $115  |  Apr. 5 - May 10 (6 weeks)

6 minimum / 12 maximum

Presented by COCA, this class offers an introduction to jazz, modern creative movement and hip-hop. Students will learn about the relationships between these three styles of movement and show what they have learned for the final day of class.

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Chess

Grades SK through 6  |  $200  |  Jan. 12 - May 11 (15 weeks)

8 minimum / 30 maximum

Chess teacher Joseph Garnier guides a journey into a world of tactics and strategy. Each student is placed in a group according to his/her level for tailored instruction. Players practice tactics and strategy while improving their critical thinking skills. During the final three weeks of class, students compete in a tournament and have the opportunity to win prizes.

Along with 14 years of chess teaching experience, Joseph is an expert rated player with the United States Chess Federation. He was also the 2005 Missouri Scholastic Champion and is one of St. Louis' strongest blitz chess players.

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Hi NRG Gymnastics

Grades JK through 5  |  $240  |  Jan. 12 - May 11 (15 weeks)

9 minimum / 18 maximum

Hi-NRG Gymnastics classes create a fun, safe environment conducive to learning. Children are proud of their progress in every class. The comprehensive curriculum helps them achieve quick results by focusing on correct technique such as proper start and finish positions. All skill levels are challenged as enthusiastic, experienced coaches introduce forward and backward rolls, handstand and handstand limbers, as well as cartwheels. Round offs, back bends, walk-overs and handsprings are for more advanced students when they are ready. Students cultivate coordination, agility, strength and balance while learning new skills and building confidence.

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Ninja Obstacles

Grades SK through 4  |  $100  |  April 6 - May 11 (6 weeks)

12 minimum / 15 maximum

Experience the excitement and thrills of the TV show's favorite challenges. Test your agility and balance on the Quad Steps and the Spinning Log!  Navigate Cannon Ball Alley and the Cliff Hanger! All obstacles are designed with the young athlete in mind. They will challenge upper body strength, balance and coordination. Our enthusiastic coaches teach proper technique and add helpful tips to assist the athlete in mastering each obstacle.

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Rossman Players

Grades 5 and 6  |  $500  |  Sept. 8 - Mar. 16 (23 weeks)

10 minimum / 20 maximum

Cast call for the Rossman Players! We are seeking fifth and sixth graders who would love to act, sing and dance in a high-quality musical performed for family and friends. Students will participate in a team-oriented learning experience, working with professional artist-instructors. Bring your talents energy and focus to classes and rehearsals.

Enroll through the Center of the Contemporary Arts website or call 314.725.6555 beginning July 1.
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Afterschool Sports

Grades: 3 and 4

Mondays & Fridays All Year

Grades: 5 and 6

Tuesdays & Wednesdays All Year

This unsurpassed sports program offers soccer, flag football, lacrosse/field hockey, volleyball, tumbling, dance, hockey, basketball, racket sports, track and field and softball, and fitness. Though primarily a recreational program, some inter-school competition is offered.

There is no fee to participate in Afterschool Sports and no registration necessary. Just come and enjoy.

 

IMACS

Grades: SK through 5  |  Jan. - May (16 weeks)  |  Day TBD

IMACS Mathematics Enrichment classes develop mathematical and logical reasoning using logic puzzles, deductive games, mathematical problem solving and other interesting mathematical activities.  

Students acquire a well-grounded self-confidence and show significant improvement in thinking and reasoning and in the ability to tackle non-routine problems. IMACS is not intended to replace the Rossman math curriculum; rather, it is an enrichment program for students with an intense interest in mathematics.

IMACS Mathematics Enrichment classes are not grouped by grade level, but by intuitive ability. Four levels of classes are offered: Primary, Elementary, Mathematics and Full Enrichment. Assessments by IMACS teachers will determine the appropriate class and day for your child.

If you would like to attend a demonstration class, contact Doug Hunt at (314) 569-4184 or visit www.imacs.org.

Enroll through IMACS. Call (314) 569-4184.

 

Lessons Unlimited

Grades: JK through 6

Date/Time TBD

Founded in 2001, Lessons Unlimited is a group of dedicated music teachers who care about student education by fostering music appreciation. L.U. instructors are members of both the National Music Teachers Association and the Missouri Music Teachers Association and have an average of over 15 years of teaching experience.

L.U. offers music lessons at any level, introductory to advanced, to students and their family members. The lessons are arranged on an individual or group basis for both children and adults and are scheduled during afterschool hours and on Saturdays. L.U. offers lessons for a variety of instruments — piano, violin, guitar, percussion, clarinet, flute, saxophone and many more. They can also accommodate specific instrument requests. Lessons can be given for groups — band, string, wind ensembles and more. Students will be given opportunities to perform during Lessons Unlimited recitals and school events.

For more information visit www.lessonsunlimited.org.

Enroll through Lessons Unlimited. Contact Sophia Freedman at (314) 640-7581.

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