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.
Samples from our pre-covid Clubs and Classes:
Swords Play with Phil Ferguson (3rd – 12th), Tuesdays 4:30 -5:30 pm.
Runs March 17th – May 12th.
8 sessions, $100
Want to learn how to be a warrior? Want to play a sport that all body types, ages, and sizes can excel in? Want to battle with your friends using fully foam-padded and safety tested boffer gear, including swords, shields, spears, and archery? Then join the growing Medieval Swordplay community in Asheville, run by Phil Ferguson of The Wandering Swordsmen! We train students in the skills to use numerous kinds of boffer gear designed to act as safe medieval weaponry, and play all kinds of fun games every session including castle sieges, hunger games, and zombie survival battles! The Wandering Swordsmen teach Compassionate Combat, which means engaging in this physical combat game with clear consent, safety, and respect for your opponents. We train our students in conflict resolution, team building, and self-discipline as a way of life.
Alice In Wonderland with Julia Christgau (1st – 4th grades), Thursday 3:45 – 4:45 pm.
Runs: January 16th – March 5th. Early Bird special of $50 off if you sign up before Dec. 31st!
8 sessions, $350.
Description of club for website: Students will discover the magical and ridiculous world of Wonderland – sing songs, make costume pieces, create strange characters, all culminating in a performance of the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. They will also become familiar the basics of stage etiquette and rehearsal processes, and the dynamics of working as an ensemble!
Kids Yoga with Janell Cooper (K-8th grades), Wednesday 4:10 -5:10 pm.
Runs: January 15th – March 11th. Except 1/25 and 2/5
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.
Spanish Club with Kari Sickenberger (K-4th Graders), On Mondays at 3:45 – 4:45.
Runs February 24th – May 11th.
10 Sessions for $150.
Spanish Club! ~ For all students who would like to be immersed in Spanish for one hour a week. We learn about science, geography, math, and Latino culture, introduced and reinforced through visuals, games, chants and songs. Children are natural – I’d even say professional – language learners, and acquiring Spanish this way is natural, easy, effective, and fun.
Business Club with K.J. Shroer 1st – 9th grades. Tuesday 4- 5:30 or Thursday 4- 5:30.
Runs February 6th – March 19th.
$75 for the spring session. 2 Scholarships available for the Thursday class.
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 (1st – 4th Grade), on Wednesday 3:30 – 4:30pm.
Runs January 15th – March 18th.
10 week session, $100.
Kids Chorus is a supportive environment for kids to learn to sing in a group. They will learn a variety of songs from folks songs, to plant songs and more! They will have a performance at the end of the class!
Ceramics with Lydia. Grades K – 4th. Mondays 3:45 – 4:45.
Dates of Ceramics class: January 13, 27 Feb 3rd, 10th, 24th.
Cost: $100/ 5 sessions
This 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.
Spring Soccer: with Danielle Miller. Wednesdays 2:10-3:10 at the upper field.
We are currently seeking a co-coach. Please contact Ellen if you are interested
Games: Tuesdays 4:15. See the league website at http://hospitalityleague.weebly.com/
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 (4th grade and up). We are currently looking for a Magic teacher.
Runs: To be determined.
Cost: To be Determined.
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
(4th to 12th grade) on Thursday 4:15-5:15 pm.
Runs January 16th – May 21st
$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. (6th-12th grade); Meets on Tuesdays from 4:15-5:15 pm. Nadia is currently seeking a club sponsor. Please contact Ellen in the office.
Runs January 7th thru May 5th.
Go is a two player strategy game that originated in ancient Asia. The game is played with black and white stones on a 19×19 lined board. 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. The Go Club offers the opportunity for members to play, study, and enjoy the game of Go.
French Class with Shirley Rotolo, PreK (4yrs)- 1st Grade.
****This Class IS Now Full****
Runs April 16th – May 14th.
$100 per student per 5 week session
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.