After School Clubs & Classes
After school clubs vary from year to year and depend largely upon the interests of the students. Clubs that Odyssey has offered in the past include mindful kids, tennis, skateboarding, slime club, performing arts, gardening, french, ukulele, ping pong, rock ‘n roll band, chess, and film.
***REGISTRATION for Fall 2019 begins in August.
Kids Yoga with Janell Cooper (1st – 4th grade), Monday’s 3:50 – 4:50.
Runs September 30th – November 18th.
7 week session, $75
In yoga club we will be learning breathing techniques, poses or asanas, and meditation with the hopes of cultivating equanimity, both on and off the mat.Through yoga we can tune into the messages of our minds and bodies and act in a way that honors the best version of ourselves. What a gift to begin this process at an early age! My plan is to do an exploration of the 7 chakras, focusing on one each week. However, I want to be sure that I meet my students where they are by structuring a yoga practice that is relevant and relatable so that they can cultivate tools to use in their daily lives. Therefore, I will use this opportunity to elevate and serve the needs of my students, while still maintaining structured consistency. I hope that they finish this session feeling proud of their practice and more in tune with their authentic Selves.
Creative Writing and Storytelling
Creative writing & Storytelling with Jenn Parr (3rd – 7th grades), on Tuesday’s 4:30- 5:30pm.
Runs September 24th to October 8th and October 29th – December 10th. (please make note of a two week break in October)
1st 3 Sessions, $45, Second 7 Sessions, $100.
Step into the fantastical world of imagination where dragons, unicorns and fairies can come alive with the stroke of a pen to paper. Learn from a local writer how to write and publish a book. Leave the series with your very own finished book. All forms of creativity are welcomed whether you enjoy comics, fantasy, poems, drawing, acting or storytelling. Includes a hard copy book that will be purchased for each student that enrolls to use for the final draft of their book.
Making Change! Entrepreneurship, Crafts & Social Justice
Business Club with Katy Jo Shroer (1st – 8th graders), on Tuesday 4:15-5:15.
Runs October 8th to December 17th.
11 sessions, $75 (no one turned away for lack of funds, scholarships available) .
This would provide a framework students about how to start small businesses based on their unique talents. Students are often naturally inclined towards money-making endeavors (ie. students making friendship bracelets at recess and selling to their friends) so this would provide a format for them to harness their passion and desire by teaching the necessary skills for starting a running a business. We will discuss and learn a hands-on approach of the various aspects of running a business by cultivating their ideas and putting them into action. We’d learn aspects of market research, business development (writing a mission statement, competitive analysis, etc), production, sales (online and in real life), accounting, etc.
Kids Chorus with Deanna Rose (K – 4th Grade), on Wednesday 2:30 – 3:30pm.
Runs September 11th – November 20th.
10 week session, $100.
For this Kids Chorus we will be singing folk, Appalachian music, earth songs and more! They will learn voice warm ups, breathing techniques for singing, vocal posture and enjoy singing with a community of friends.
Ceramics with Lydia Hearne (1st – 4th Grade), on Mondays; 3:45-4:45 pm
Runs September 09 – October 28th
6 week session, $120This will be a hand-building class in clay. We will explore some different techniques for working and constructing with clay, creating pieces that the kids can use in their everyday lives. We will make textured mugs, plates, and some more decorative/sculptural works as well. Toward the end of the session, we will spend some time glazing, and our works will be fired. *We will not be working on the pottery wheel in this class.
Hospitality League: Fall Flag Football with Jaydee and Jay Sedmark. (5th-8th grade)
Starts Sept 9th. Practice on Wednesday’s at 2:45 – 3:45. Games on Tuesday’s After school.
Seasonal Registration, $30/season – Payable to Odyssey School
Hospitality League is a coalition of independent and charter schools offering supportive, fun-centered competitive sports. Through the year, we play Flag Football, Basketball, and Soccer. Students may register by season, but all are encouraged to join!
Magic: The Gathering Club with Paul Forrest (4th grade and up).
Runs September 19th on Thursday’s 4:15-5:15.
$5/student per day of magic club.
The game of Magic fosters social, critical, and creative thinking, as well as cultivating strategic, mathematical, and reading skills, and for good measure – an element of art appreciation!
Bits and Bytes: Computer Skills for Students with Nicholas Rake
(7th to 12th grade) on Thursday 4:15-5:15 pm. Runs September 12th – May 21st
(1st – 6th grades) on Wednesdays, 2:15-3:15pm. Runs September 11th – May 20th.
$128 for 16 week
After-school Computer Club (ACC):
In this Club, we will be learning about a variety of topics that are critical to understanding Modern Computers. These topics will include the use of Linux and its command line, virtual machines, using github to access software source code, building source code into working software, creating your own github repository to store projects, understanding Assembly and Bytecode, looking at a number of modern and classic programming languages, creating 2D video games, recording and editing sound, and much more. You must have your own computer with administrator privileges capable of running a Virtual Machine; any Apple, Windows, or Linux machine will work, but a chromebook will not.
After School Arts with Teri Adams (4th-7th grade) on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 pm & Tuesday’s 3:30 -5pm.
Runs September 10th – May 18th.
4 week ongoing sessions @ $120 per session, with a 20% discount rate for siblings.
Student artists will discover their creative and artistic uniqueness exploring watercolor, pastel, acrylics and charcoal techniques. The sessions will include learning how to draw and paint animals, landscapes, and portraits in the Chinese brush style, French Impressionism technique, and much more! www.teriadams.com
GO Club with Nadia and Allison. (6th-12th grade); Meets on Tuesdays from 4:15-5:15 pm.
Runs September 10th thru May 5th.
There is no charge for this club. Go is a two player strategy board game that originated in ancient Asia. The game is played with black and white stones on a 19×19 lined board (shown below). The object of the game is to surround more points of territory than your opponent, whoever has the most territory at the end of the game wins. Go is a fun, intriguing, and intellectually stimulating game which has drawn the interest of multiple people over the many years of its existence.
DRAMA CLUB Looking for a teacher! Please contact Ellen in the front office if your interested.
Students will learn the basics of improvisation as a tool to become more comfortable on stage, learning to listen and respond to their fellow actors and have fun up there! We will work on scenes from both classic and contemporary plays. The class will culminate with a scene night: A performance of the scenes and some live improv!
14 Weeks – $350 Sign up sheet: https://goo.gl/forms/YiADrcHNvzpxfcaP2
Chess (and more!) Club: Look for Chess Club this Spring!
$40 materials fee for the semesterIt’s always great to be able to look a few moves ahead. Let’s look at strategy from a broader perspective! Every week we’ll start with a game or two of chess, and then explore other strategy games. Students are welcome to suggest games for the class–what are your favorites?
French Class with Shirley Rotolo
Look for French Club this Spring!
$100 per student
This five week course will be fun and exciting! The French immersion program provides learning experiences that will meet the developmental needs of all the children in this age group. Classes will include learning French vocabulary through games, movement, activities, music, story time, and French conversation. Research has shown that exposure to a new language improves academic performance, brain development and also introduces cultural awareness.
Math Tutoring with Grant Yost (6th-12th).
Monday and Thursdays: 3:45 – 4:30 with time extension available.
Runs September 9th to May 21st. Free of Charge.Grant will be hosting after school math tutoring for students who need some extra help in their classes. This is a time for students to work on homework with guidance, learn about additional topics they are interested, or catch up in a class that they are behind in.