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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. 

Amusement Park Adventure

Grades 3 through 6  |  $130  |  Mar. 5 - May 7 (8 weeks)

8 minimum / 15 maximum

In this super fun program, children will design their own amusement park as they learn how to use LEGO bricks and other building materials to make coasters and other awesome rides. Can your child design the next Disney World?  

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Ceramics

Grades 1 and 2  |  $215  |  Mar. 5 - Apr. 23 (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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Messy Afternoons

Grades 3 and 4  |  $215  |  Jan. 8 - Feb. 26 (6 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. 8 - Feb. 26 (6 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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Mad Science - Science Mania

Grades 1 through 4  |  $105  |  Mar. 6 - May 8 (8 weeks)

10 minimum / 15 maximum

Dive into the exciting lab of a Mad Scientist! Investigate all about bugs and how they can be helpful to our environment. Become a Mad Science detective as you discover how forensic science plays a central role in solving crimes. Feel the earth shake as you discover what the Earth is composed of and how various forces combine to create rocks and minerals. Discover the science in your kitchen and learn how your body uses food. Learn about simple machines as you build your own rubber band powered car. Be a special effects expert and discover why science is the real star on the big screen. The temperature isn’t the only thing that’s hot as you build your own UV detector. It’s fun to climb the ladder of knowledge as you investigate the science behind your favorite toys with Mad Science!

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Cooking (also offered Wednesdays)

Grades JK through 2  |  $250  |  Jan. 9 - Feb. 20, no class Jan. 23 (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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3D Modeling Engineers

Grades 3 through 6  |  $110  |  Jan. 10 - Feb. 14 (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 designers in many industries as well as many types of engineers: mechanical, aeronautical, electrical, civil, and more. 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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Beginners Chess

Grades JK through 1  |  $185  |  Jan. 10 - May 9 (15 weeks)

6 minimum / 12 maximum

Join Checkmate St. Louis as we introduce beginning chess players to the “royal game.” Specifically for students in grades JK through 1, this class introduces young students to the rules of the game and basic strategies in a comfortable environment of beginners. This is a perfect head start in learning chess and is designed to compliment the more advanced Thursday Chess Club. Students also have the option of joining the advanced class when they feel comfortable with a basic understanding of chess. 

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Cooking (also offered Tuesdays)

Grades JK through 2  |  $250  |  Jan. 10 - Feb. 21, no class Jan. 24 (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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Creating Mosaics

Grades 3 through 5  |  $140  |  Mar. 7 - Apr. 25 (6 weeks)

8 minimum / 12 maximum

Presented by COCA, this class will teach students the art and craft of mosaics as they make beautifully decorated objects, which may include picture frames, boxes for treasures, bird houses or other works of art using ancient techniques and materials like glass, stone, tile and more.

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Move It!

Grades SK through 2  |  $120  |  Apr. 4 - May 9 (6 weeks)

8 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 2 through 6  |  $185  |  Jan. 11 - May 17 (15 weeks)

6 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  |  $216  |  Jan. 11 - May 17, no class May 10 (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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Rossman Players Revue

Grades 5 and 6  |  $325  |  Jan. 11 - Apr. 19 (14 weeks)

15 minimum / 26 maximum

Casting call for Rossman Players Revue! Seeking 5th and 6th grade students who:

  • Would love to act, sing & dance in a high-quality musical revue performed for family and friends
  • Want to participate in a team-oriented learning experience, working with professional teaching artists
  • Will bring their talents, energy and focus to classes & rehearsals
  • Are committed to preparation and practice outside of class time
  • Commitment to all rehearsals: Thursdays, 3:15 – 5:00
    • Jan 11, 18, 25
    • Feb. 1, 8, 22
    • Mar. 1, 8, 15
    • Apr. 5, 12, 19
    • April 26 at 6 p.m. - performance

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

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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