Enrichment Programs

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In our after-school Enrichment Program, students learn new activities with classmates of all ages. Westside seeks to provide an ever-changing variety of engaging and creative experiences for our students throughout the year. Jump rope, iPad animation, arts and crafts, chess and hands-on science are a few examples of the enrichment program’s fun and inspiring offerings.

Most offerings are typically one afternoon a week for six weeks. There is an additional fee for after school enrichment classes.  

Enrichment V: Spring Session 2014

 

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A “Trip” Through Latin America

($140) MONDAYS, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Let’s put on our seat belts and explore the wonderful countries of Latin America! On this fun trip you will learn all about the capitals of six countries, their geographic locations, their culture, the colors and meanings of their flags, native wild life and popular foods which you will have the opportunity to make and taste. We will also play games, read folkloric stories, sing songs and learn Spanish along the way. So come join us for this fun adventure! Open to new students and returning adventurers grades K-4.

Ropeworks: Rope Jumping for Fun and Fitness

($140) TUESDAYS, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Students learn single rope skills, partner jump rope tricks, long rope games and double-dutch. Rene Bibaud, the creator of Ropeworks is a five-time world jump rope champion, artist and coach of Cirque du Soleil and a premier teacher in the art and sport of rope jumping. The program emphasizes a success-oriented approach to teaching rope jumping utilizing Rene's own smart sequencing method to help kids of all skill levels progress in a fun and motivating fashion. This program culminates with a performance for friends and family.  

iPad Animation: Brick Builder

($140) TUESDAYS, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The class where your bricks have a mind of their own.  Animate your bricks into buildings, vehicles, and characters, then have them morph into something else. Students will use iPads (provided by C.A.N.) to take animation photos, edit video/sound, and create unique music scores based on the class theme. Set, character and story construction will be taught while integrating subjects like math/science and visual/language arts. View the class commercial and over 2,000 student animations at www.cancancancan.com(4 cans).

ChessWizards

 ($140) WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Students will participate in fun variation games, tournaments, lessons, and special matches, all while improving their creative problem-solving and analytical skills. Each class begins by dividing students into groups based on level of experience and ends with an exciting award ceremony. While informative, these sessions are not hyper-competitive, and the emphasis is always on the enjoyment of the game.

Watercolor Painting from Mind Unwind

($180 including all materials) THURSDAYS , 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Learn techniques that turn water into art! Mind Unwind’s experienced instructor takes young artists through water coloring basics. Kids will learn techniques that take watercolors way beyond your grandma’s watery landscapes....still life layering techniques, illustration style wet-on-wet and kids will experiment with learning how to add texture with additives that you would never expect…here’s a hint: most of the additives kids will recognize because they live in your kitchen cupboard. Open to grades K-4.