STEM CLASSES

Mad Science Lab

Grades 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Paige Wheeler

Imagine all the things you can explore, discover and create!  We will participate in exciting experiments geared towards physical, mechanical, and chemical sciences.  The experiments will be designed to foster curiosity and encourage the participating scientists to question everything.  We will introduce a science concept in class and engage in a  hands-on experiment that supports the lesson of the day.  New content will be added for returning students.  Supply fee: $25/semester

Math in the Real World

Grades 6-8

$25/month

Teacher: Paige Wheeler

 

Have you ever heard the timeless statement," Why do I need to know this?" This class is an opportunity to apply previously taught math skills to real life scenarios.  We will explore math that may be already used in our daily lives and connect it to real life situations.  We will explore the importance of time, money, measurement, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, addition, subtraction and geometry in real world situations.

 Supply fee: $25/semester

Lego Building Challenge

Grades 2-6

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker

Calling all LEGO-maniacs and kids who enjoy being creative!  Each week in class, students will have fun working to complete a LEGO challenge, based on a theme or idea. The students will be given a general description of what they need to complete, but it will be up to the student to add their own imaginative touches to their creation. As their skill levels increase, students will be challenged to use more advanced building skills and pieces, including constructing simple contraptions. Depending on the challenge, students will work independently, in pairs, or small teams. In addition to building, engineering, and creative skills, students will develop other important abilities such as problem-solving, following directions, communication, critical thinking, and teamwork. LEGOs (so many LEGOs!) are provided for students to use in class.  Supply fee: $15/semester

*Please note - If your child has previously taken one of my LEGO classes, new challenges, construction skills, and Legos activities will be added this year to keep it interesting and exciting for returning and new students alike!

Lego Creations & Contraptions

Grades 4-8

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker

Calling all LEGO-maniacs! Each week students will have fun as they work to complete a LEGO contraption, creation, or challenge. Some weeks students will be given instructions on how to construct a specific object or contraption designed to help develop engineering and building skills. Other weeks, students will be challenged to create their own builds based on a theme or idea. The students will be given a general description of what they need to complete, but it will be up to them to add their own imaginative touches to their creations. This class will also be working on some special LEGO projects like movie making using stop-motion animation, coding, and simple robotics.  In addition to working on their designing, building, and problem-solving abilities, students will develop other important skills such as critical thinking, communication, conflict resolution, cooperation, and following directions. LEGOs (so many LEGOs!) are provided for students to use in class.

* Please note- If your child has previously taken one of my LEGO classes, new construction skills, contraptions, challenges, and LEGO-based projects will be added this year to keep it interesting and exciting for returning and new students alike!

 Supply Fee: $25/semester

Project Based Learning Challenge

Grades 4-8

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker

When my kids were younger they loved putting on shows for us.  Not only would they sing and dance, but they would spend hours setting up chairs, making tickets and programs, designing costumes, looking up songs, practicing dance moves, and making snacks to sell at intermission.  What they didn’t realize at the time was that they were doing a beginning version of project-based learning!  They still love project-based learning more than anything else we do!  Project-based learning is a creative learning experience in which students collaborate with others to solve problems in a real-world situation. It makes learning exciting, relevant, and purposeful.  Instead of just reading about a topic, students use multiple subjects, like math, science, engineering, art, social studies and writing, and other important skills like critical thinking, investigation, problem-solving, communication, cooperation, and imagination to work their way through a project challenge. Each project-based learning challenge lasts several weeks allowing students time to delve deep into a problem or situation and gain a better understanding of it.

For example, students might be challenged to create an amusement park. The students would design and plan the layout of the park, build a prototype of a ride, propose a budget, plan a food menu and develop a marketing campaign.  They would research to see what type of rides are popular, what type of jobs would need to be filled, what foods work best at amusement parks, how things like weather and seasons might affect the park's attendance, then create solutions to each problem. Whether they're tasked with running a lemonade stand, designing a tiny house, managing a toy drive, or organizing an arctic adventure, project-based learning is a fantastic way to introduce your child to the behind-the-scenes aspect of the real world!  Supply fee: $25/semester

Vet Science

Grades 3-6 and 6-9

$25/month

Teacher: Jenny Liedberg

This class will introduce students to the different breeds and species of animals. We will explore the animals' behaviors, basic needs and roles in our communities. Not only will we explore domestic animal and pets, but we will discuss livestock and some wildlife. Students will learn about the animals' body systems and how to provide basic care and monitor vital signs. There will be hands-on days where we will observe and study live animals.  Supply Fee: $30/semester

Evidence Detectives

Grades 6-8

$25/month

Teacher: Michelle Graham

 

We will be looking at how forensic scientists and detectives solve mysteries. Each class will have a fun experiment or project that will demonstrate the process of examining evidence. Dusting for fingerprints, analyzing handwriting, learning about coded messages, making a cast of footprints, and using chemistry to identify mystery substances will be some of the many topics we will cover as we discover how science helps solve mysteries!  NOTE: This class will repeat much of the same content as Detective Science 2021-2022.  Supply Fee: $30/semester

Experimental Science

Grades 6-9

$25/month

Teacher: Billie Jo Fouts

 

Question - Experiment - knowledge 

In this hands-on class, we will be exploring fundamental concepts basic to general chemistry, physics, and biology.  These scientific truths give us glimpses of God’s creative hands. We will learn more about the Creator of all things by understanding more about his creation through science and experiments.  New experiments will be tried each semester.  Supply Fee: $30/year

Core Science - Middle Grades Physical Science

Grades  6-7

$60/month or included in MAP Tuition

Teacher: TBD

 

Monday Academic Program Science and Math class

This 90 minute STEM class on Mondays will cover your child's core science for the year.  Using God's Design for the Physical World, students will learn about God’s amazing world through the study of machines, motion, energy, and technology!  In the section on Machines & Motion, students will learn about many fascinating inventions, such as the physical principles behind flight and the advances in communication as you study airplanes, rockets, telephones, computers, and more!  In Heat & Energy, they will discover many kinds of energy that power our lives. From fossil fuels to nuclear power plants, see how God provides our energy needs and learn the wonders of electricity, magnetism, light, and sound.  And finally, in Inventions & Technology, students will understand simple machines such as levers and inclined planes and learn about the law of motion. You will enjoy experimenting with friction, racing rollerskate cars, and making pendulums. Teachers will provide feedback and grades throughout the semester, and final grades will be issued in December and May.   Supply Fee: $30/semester

Textbook needed: God's Design for the Physical World Student Text

Core Science - Physical Science

Grades 8-9

$70/month or included in MAP tuition

Teacher: Donna Brown

Monday Academic Program Science class

This 90 minute class will cover your child's core science for the year.  In this course, students will be introduced to the scientific method as they apply it to the concepts studied in this class.  Students will benefit from the experience of real labs and hands-on learning. Using Science Shepherd's Fundamentals of Physics curriculum, students are introduced to the general study of physics as well as to specific topics such as the scientific method, standardized measurement and data collection, matter (solids, liquids, gases), kinetic energy and potential energy, forces, mechanical equilibrium, Newton’s laws of motion, gravity, waves, sound, light, color, and radioactive physics. The text concludes with a brief history of science and scientists through a biblical worldview, as well as providing readers with some of the applications of physics that support God’s creation of the universe.  All MAP science students will be expected to participate in the Compass Science Fair in the spring. **For 8th grade students, this course can be used as a high school science credit**

Supply Fee TBD

Textbook needed: Fundamentals of Physics

LAGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES

Classes for Students in Grades 6-8

Countries and Cultures

Grades 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Rebekah Nunez

Join us as we travel around the world, without ever stepping foot outside of Athens!  In this fun and interactive class, students will learn geography as they explore countries from around the world.  They will have the opportunity to experience many different cultures through hands-on activities such as music, games, and traditional foods, as well as arts and crafts. We will learn about the rich traditions of other cultures, as we explore different celebrations and holidays, traditional tales, inventions, and more! Supply fee: $10/semester

Poetry and TeaTime

Grades 2-6

$25/month

Teacher: Alicia Holman

Each week students will gather to appreciate poetry over tea (or another yummy beverage). We will fellowship together while listening to short poems. Class time will include learning literary devices, memorization of short poems, and discussion of some of our favorite poetry. Collections of work will include poems of nature, silly poems, classics, and more. Students will have the opportunity to help host a tea party during the semester allowing them to exercise etiquette and tea time manners.  Supply fee: $20/semester

Book Club

Grades 3-6

$25/month

Teacher: Tamara Tillman

In this class, we will read and discuss stories written on an upper elementary level.  We will explore various themes as they are presented and participate in facilitated discussions about them.  Students will explore how to connect literature with real life and navigate differences of opinion.  Students will be given the opportunity to develop a love of reading and to think deeply about what they’ve read.  Several times a semester, we will have facilitated and informal debates on selected topics in the book.  

 

We will begin reading the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis.  In the beginning of the semester, students will vote on a book list to be read throughout the semester.  Books may include: Little House on the Prairie, Because of Winn Dixie and the Railway Children.  Students will be responsible for completing assigned reading outside of class and maintaining a basic reader’s journal for jotting down notes or questions.  Parents will be responsible for supplying the books.  Audio, E Reader and print books are all acceptable.  Supply Fee: $10/semester

Book Club

Grades 5-8

$25/month

Teacher: Tamara Tillman

In this class, we will read and discuss books written on a middle school level. Students will be given the opportunity to read for pleasure and think deeply about what they’ve read.  Books will include a mix of different literary styles such as: mystery, historical fiction, science fiction and dystopian novels.  Students will participate in facilitated discussions and learn civil discourse.  They will deepen friendships and navigate differences of opinion. Occasionally, we will have facilitated debates based on topics in the book. 

 

We will begin the semester by reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.  Students will vote at the beginning of the semester on the book list used in class.  Possible selections will include The Witch of Blackbird Pond,  Hatchet and Anne of Green Gables. Parents will be responsible for supplying their child’s books.  E Readers, Audio, and print versions are all acceptable options.  Students will be responsible for completing reading outside of the class and keeping a basic reading journal, in which they will take notes and jot down questions.  Supply Fee: $10/semester

Explore the World Through Geography

Grades 6-9

$25/month

Teacher: Carol Hill

Explore the World is a hands-on geography course.  In this class you will learn about the physical and human geography of the world as you study maps, landforms and explore past and present cultures while participating in hands-on activities that will enhance your understanding of world geography. You will explore foods, the origin of languages, arts, ecosystems, religions and more from a biblical perspective. There will be group activities and opportunities for in-class presentations. I hope you will join us as we explore the world!!

  Supply Fee: $30/semester

Shakespeare Play by Play

Grades 8-12

$25/month

Teacher: Sarah Craig

This in depth class takes a close look at three of Shakespeare’s plays over the course of the year (Julius Caesar, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor). We’ll explore his influence on the language and culture of his day as well as how and why his plays and poems continue to be a vital and influential part of modern writing and art. We’ll also look at meter, character, and plot and how he uses them to tell a rich and enduring story. Whether you’re passionate about Shakespeare or have never read anything he wrote and want to learn more, this is the class for you. Supply fee: $15/semester

Creative Writing

Grades 7-12

$25/month

Teacher: Paula Riobo

If you are creative and have a mind filled with ideas, this is the class for you! We will explore all types of writing from poetry to short stories, and learn about literary concepts including alliteration, prose, metaphors, acrostics, personification, character development, plot, setting and so much more!

Students will have the opportunity to develop their writing skills through weekly journals and producing a final collection of their works for a book as the class is completed. Each student will have the opportunity to publish their own book as well as contribute to a class book.  Supply fee: $10/year

Public Speaking

Grades 8-12

$25/month

Teacher: Paula Riobo

The ability to speak well in front of an audience is a skill that puts students and adults well ahead of their peers.  This course will give the confidence and skill set for students to be able to present in front of any type of audience. Skills in confidence, poise, and presentation will be gained through multiple types of presentation, peer-to-peer evaluation and self-assessment. Students will be expected to prepare presentations of 10-15 minutes in length using multiple techniques and topics. Non-presentation topics will range from social situations to job interviews and conversation facilitation. Supply fee: $0

Gen-2-Rev Bible Survey

Grades 7-12

$25/month

Teacher: Paula Riobo

Have you learned things about the Bible but don't really know how it all fits together? Join us as we tackle the Bible in chronological order to learn the heights and depths how it's structured and how we can really use it as a tool to greatly affect our lives. This class will be a fast-paced journey into learning the Bible in a whole new way.   Supply fee: $10/year PLUS students should have a Bible in a translation of their choice and a copy of Strong's Concordance.

Core Language Arts

Grades 6-7

$65/month

Teacher: Maureen Altman

Monday Academic Program Language Arts classes

This 90 minutes elementary English Language Arts courses will cover your child's core language arts for the year.  In these classes, we will build strong reading comprehension strategies and develop grammar and editing skills which will be implemented into the rigorous writing lessons. Additionally, students will build foundational writing skills through informative, narrative, and persuasive writing compositions throughout the course.  Literature will be chosen for its quality as literature as well as its connection to the historical times studied.  At-home work will be assigned for students to complete during the week.

Core English

Grades  8-9

$70/month

Teacher: Maureen Altman

​Monday Academic Program Language Arts classes

This 90 minute English Language Arts course will provide a strong foundation for 8th and 9th grade students as they prepare for the depth and rigor of high school English classes.  The class will build on reading comprehension skills and grammar usage while digging deeper into literature and literary analysis.  Literary works will represent a variety of times and cultures and give students the foundation to study various genres. For composition, strong paragraph writing will progress to strong essays as students demonstrate competency in a variety of writing genres: argumentative, informational/expository, and narrative. They will also engage in research, creative writing, and the writing process. Instruction in language conventions will occur within the context of reading, writing, and speaking. This class  will cover the student's core English class for the year and can be counted as one high school credit for 9th graders.   Literature will be chosen for its quality as literature as well as its connection to the historical times studied.  At-home work will be assigned for students to complete during the week.  Teachers will provide feedback and grades through the year and grade averages in December and May. 

Core History

Grades 6-7

$35/month

Teacher: Jessica Ham

Monday Academic Program Social Studies class

This 45 minute class on Mondays will cover your child's core social studies for the year. Using Story of the World, Volume II and Famous Men of the Middle Ages, students will study knights, samurai, and Viking invasions, bringing history to life!  This class will cover the major historical events from the fall of Rome through the rise of the Renaissance. Map world and geography lessons will be included in relationship to the events studied. In-class activities will focus on comprehension and hands-on experiments, games, simulations, and more to keep everyone engaged in learning. At-home work will be assigned to be completed by the students will parents' assistance.  Students will go in depth with some of the most important figures in medieval history by reading and reporting on the Famous Men of the Middle Ages.

Students will need Story of the World Volume II , the student Activity Book and Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Core History - World History

Grades 8-9

$40/month

Teacher: Jessica Ham

Monday Academic Program Social Studies class

This 45 minute class on Mondays will cover your child's core social studies for the year. Using Streams of Civilization Volume II, students will pick up their study of world history in the 1600s with the period of European Expansion and the Counter-Reformation and continue through modern-day issues. The textbook is written from a Christian and Western perspective and contains units that cover the enlightenment, humanism, Puritanism and the Great Awakening, the French Revolution, Protestantism and the Rise of Modern Science, Industrial Progress, the impact of Darwinism, Democratic Nationalism, European Imperialism, WWI, WWII, Communism, the Rise of the Third World, Cultural Changes in the West, The Third Millennium, and more.  Students will complete weekly reading and questions as well as monthly research or creative projects.  

Students will need Streams of Civilization Volume 2

LANGUAGE  CLASSES

Conversational German

Grades 6-12

$25/month

Teacher: Maureen Altman

 

Guten Tag! Wir sprechen Deutsch. 

This class is a great introduction to the German language. We will cover basic conversation by learning vocabulary and key phrases. This will include greetings, describing ourselves, weather, number, the calendar, and pets. 

 

This class would suit a middle schooler who wants to build up those language muscles in their brain, or a high schooler who wants to add that extra language component as an elective on their transcript. 

 

This class will not have a written requirement. While this class should not be counted as a foreign language credit by itself, it can be used in conjunction with any at-home German programs,  with reading and writing, to help students gain skills and confidence in speaking and listening. (This class cannot be started in January)   Supply Fee: $10/semester

Required Text: First Thousand Words in German

Signing in Song - American Sign Language

Grades 5-9

$25/month

Teacher: Paula Riobo

Learn American Sign Language in a fun and expressive way as we interpret contemporary Christian songs to music. Students will learn vocabulary and ASL sentence structure and have opportunities to also interpret songs of their choice. Songs learned in class will be performed at Compass showcases.  Supply Fee: $0/semester

ART CLASSES

Internet Inspirations

Grades 3-8

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

In this class week to week changes! With student input we decide what new trend (or old one) we would like to create. Some examples are paint pouring, resin art, sculpting, soap making and many more. If you ever found an art project on the internet or just like trying new things, this would be a great class. If you have taken my class in previous years, there will be many new projects to try. Supply Fee: $25 

Drawing

Grades 3-8

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

In this class we will be using a multitude of drawing mediums, including pencils, charcoal, ink and chalk pastels. Students will learn the art of shading, perspective, shadows, and how to draw what they see. Those with drawing experience will improve! Those with no drawing experience will begin to develop those skills necessary to take their drawings to the next level. We’ll also learn how to draw all sorts of objects, such as landscapes and animals.  Supply Fee: $20

Advanced Drawing

Grades 6-12

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

You will be using drawing techniques that go beyond the basics to push your artistic skills to the next level. You will learn to refine your sketches into polished artwork. In regular drawing we go from one object to another. This class we may work on a drawing for multiple weeks perfecting our work. We will use pencils, chalk pastels, oil pastels, ink and charcoal. Supply Fee: $20

Art with the Masters

Grades 3-8

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

Want to learn the most famous styles of art? From realism, impressionism, abstract, pop art and surrealism. Each segment the student will learn about master artists and how each changed art as we know it. After we discuss the artist, we will try to create our own masterpiece in the ways of the artist that popularized it. Some classes we’ll try to replicate the art using the tools of that time period. We will use all sorts of mediums, including paint, ink, pencils, charcoal, clay and watercolor. In the past we’ve focused mostly on early forms of art. This year we’ll focus more on the 19th century to the present. Supply fee $25

Sculpting - Fall Semester

Grades 3-6 and 7-12

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

Have you ever wanted to create out of clay, metal or polymer? Maybe you are someone that likes to use recycled items to make useful art. Or maybe you just like to create and have fun. Then this is the class for you! We will do a variety of sculpting that will include lots of clay (throwing a pot, pinch pot, coil pot and figures). We’ll create a metal sculpture, and create a large recycled sculpture. All clay will be kiln fired and glazed. Keeping the class size small will allow for extra attention to detail. Supply fee $40

Jewelry Making - Spring Semester

Grades 3-6 and 7-12

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

In this class you will learn the art of jewelry design and making. This will include using resin, wire-wrapped, clay/polymer bead creation and much more. With the younger grades we will create a group 3D design that will be printed. In the older grades we will explore jewelry design software programs and 3D making concepts while creating a 3D printed model. Supply fee $35

Fine Arts

Grades 8-12

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

In this class I’ll talk with the students and allow them to give input on the fine art they would like to work on. Then I will incorporate instruction to create a variety of projects. We will be creating many different art involving pencil, charcoal, ink, paint, clay, jewelry and mixed mediums. I’ll also challenge them with projects they never considered like working on an abstract painting, or drawing upside down. If you’ve taken this class in the past, you’ll perfect your work and if you’re new to art, you’ll learn many concepts in the world of visual art! Supply fee $25

Drama

Grades 4-6

$25/month

Teacher: Danielle Bailey Miller

Want to boost your child’s confidence and self expression? Explore acting in a fun, safe environment. This class will aid students in a variety of areas, including leadership, confidence, communication, public speaking, listening, and teamwork. Students will learn to harness their imagination and creativity through fun theatre games and exercises that teach character development, storytelling, expression, and ensemble building in a stress-free environment. These classes continually build on knowledge and skills learned in previous years, so returning students are always welcome and will have room to grow in their dramatic craft. Although we will give a fun presentation for the parents at the end of each semester, the focus will be more on skills and less on performance. Students will perform at the end of fall and spring semester. Students will need to bring a folder with pockets. Students/Parents are responsible for providing their own costumes.  Supply fee: $10/semester

Theatrical Production

Grades 7-12

$25/month

Teacher: Danielle Bailey Miller

This class will focus on the production process from start to finish: from auditions to production. Students will learn the basics of an audition process, the rehearsal process (performance side and the technical side), and the final production. The class will present 1-3 showings of a performance of a two-act play or one-act play (depending on the school’s calendar) that will be selected by the Director and/or an Acting Showcase. This class is open to anyone interested in acting or interested in the technical side of theatre. This class will build on concepts taught in previous years, so returning students will continue to develop their acting and production skills while learning new plays and scene work. Students will need to bring a 3 ring binder for the production class.  Students/Parents are responsible for providing their own costumes. Please note, some outside of class rehearsal time will be required.  Supply Fee: $15/year

Baton

Grades  4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Kathryn Kaes

 

Baton twirling is an excellent way of developing hand-eye coordination, rhythm, timing, poise, and gracefulness. In this class, students will learn the basics of baton twirling, along with basic dance and acro movements. Students will learn a “dance twirl” routine to perform at the end of the fall and spring semester for family night. Supply fee includes a baton for each student and there will be a costume fee TBD.  Supply Fee: $35 for baton ($0 if student owns baton).

Ballet II

Grades 3-7

$30/month

Teacher: Heather Arnold

Come enjoy the excitement and beauty of classical ballet! This class will focus on ballet terminology and technique. Your child will have a clear understanding of body alignment, movement quality, carriage of upper body, and flexibility.  This is a great class for a younger student who has taken ballet and is ready to progress in their dancing or an older beginner who is ready to learn quickly. The Ballet class will perform at the fall and spring Compass Family Nights.   For weekly classes, ballet shoes are a MUST and tights and a leotard are recommended (please have the child wear them under their regular clothes for quick and easy changing at classtime).  Supply fee:  parents will be expected to purchase costumes in lieu of a supply fee (costumes prices will be approximately $40/semester, and the girls will get to keep their costumes).

Show Choir

Grades 3-8

$25/month

Teacher: Wendy Oesterle

Sing and dance to fun popular music and Disney songs!  Students will learn proper vocal techniques and dance steps.   There will be opportunities for solos and student led choreography. Students will perform at the Compass Family Performance Nights and Performing Arts Festivals. Supply fee: $10/semester

Musical Theatre

Grades 7-12

$60/month

Teacher: Wendy Oesterle and Heather Arnold

This 90 minute class is shared between two teachers to provide the best instruction.  Wendy Oesterle will provide the vocal training while Heather Arnold will teach the choreography.   The vocal portion of the class will help students develop the vocal skills needed to participate in group and solo singing opportunities.  Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.  For the dance portion of the class, students will develop dance and performance skills as they relate to musical theater dance style and using dance as a method of storytelling as it relates to musical theater.

 

This class will perform during the Fall and Spring semesters and will produce a full-scale show to be performed in the Spring.

Payments should be split monthly with $30 to Wendy Oesterle and $30 to Heather Arnold.

Chorus

Grades 3-12

$25/month

Teacher: Wendy Oesterle

Learn to sing harmony in a choral setting covering classical music, folk songs, hymns, popular music, and more.  Proper choral technique and vocal technique will be taught along with basic music theory.

Piano Lessons

Grades 3-8

$40/month

Teacher: William Dennis

 

Piano Lessons will be offered as two private sessions per period (20 minutes each).  Instruction will be customized to the students' level of knowledge and skill, so whether the students are brand new to reading music and playing an instrument or have a few years under their belt, these lessons will help the students progress in their piano playing skills.  Students will be expected to practice at home throughout the week, so access to a piano or keyboard at home is essential.  Students will not need to bring a keyboard to class - just their books and a desire to play!  Students will be using the Faber Piano Adventure series books (level to be selected based on students' prior knowledge and skill).  Supply fee: Piano book, typically around $10.

MUSIC & PERFORMING CLASSES

REACREATION CLASSES

Fit Healthy Kids

Grades 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Carol Hill

 

Do you want to be the healthiest YOU that you can be and have fun while learning how? In this class you will learn about the vital importance of including protein, fat and healthy carbohydrates in your daily diet and how to balance your meals with these 3 essential macronutrients to fuel your bodies for lifelong health. You will also learn how some of your body systems work and how marvelous our Creator is in the way He designed our bodies. You are, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made! Learning to be healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or boring. There will be many fun, hands-on activities and experiments, new foods and recipes to try and weekly physical fitness activities and games to enhance strength, endurance and flexibility. You will set individual goals and learn to work as a team and encourage each other. Supply fee: $30/semester

Soccer Scrimmage

Grades 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Kevin Kaes

 

In this class we plan on scrimmaging a lot and not so much on drills. At this age level the kids aren’t quite ready for drills, but usually they have acquired the balance and coordination to play the game well. So I will focus on teaching passing strategy and how a team should work together to score goals, not solo.  Supply Fee: $5/year

Soccer Drills & Scrimmage

Grades 8-12

$25/month

Teacher: Kevin Kaes

 

With the highschool soccer class, we will spend half of the class doing drills, and the other half scrimmaging. I want each student to become a better soccer player by doing a few simple drills, but I also want to make sure they are having fun and get plenty of time to play the game. The drills in this class will not be hard, so if a student is new to soccer, no worries, everyone will have a proper introduction to the sport. So some weeks we might scrimmage for the whole class. The goal in this class is to get better at soccer, be a team player, and most importantly have fun.  Supply Fee: $5/year

Archery

Grades 3-12

$35/month

Teacher: Jenny Liedberg

This outdoor target archery class will introduce students to the terminology, equipment, and basic shooting techniques. Once students have achieved success with the basic shot process, we will add elements such as games, walking while shooting, shooting moving targets, and optional scoring competition. On inclement days, we will work together indoors reviewing with simple terminology quizzes, and practicing correct form and posture with exercises. This class will be conducted in a supportive and encouraging manner with an emphasis on safety, fun, and personal improvement rather than competition with others.  Supply Fee: $15/semester  Bow Fee: $35 (one time fee)

Games

Grades 4-8 and 8-12

$15/month

Teacher: Maureen Altman

Learning can be fun, but sometimes we just need to take some time to play because ……. well, it just makes us happier humans. Come have fun, hang out with friends or friends-to-be and maybe learn a new game or two. Develop a habit of playing that will help you all through your  life.  Supply Fee: $0

Outdoor Rec

Grades 8-12

$15/month

Teacher: Michelle Graham

 

Sometimes older students need to run around and play just as much as younger ones, so let your teens join Outdoor Rec to play games, learn some new skills, and make some new friends.  Students will enjoy this fun, recreational class where they will play a variety of outside games ranging from volleyball to basketball to soccer and more.  Supply fee: $5/semester

Cooking

Grades 3-7

$30/month

Teacher: Paula Riobo

Are you ready to learn to cook? This class is designed to teach basic cooking skills, meal planning and preparation, kitchen safety and meal presentation. Students will utilize many different types of kitchen tools as they navigate from appetizer to desserts with plenty to taste along the way. Most foods will be made from scratch and will cover skills such as bread and pasta making, burgers, egg rolls, pies and packable lunch ideas. Knife skills and safety practices will be taught as well as safe handling practices. Students will complete this course with a full notebook including over 100 recipes that will practiced during the year.  *New recipes and techniques will be taught, so the class is open to new and returning students.  Supply Fee: $30/semester

Cooking

Grades 8-12

$35/month

Teacher: Paula Riobo

Are you ready to learn to cook? This class is designed to teach basic to advanced cooking skills, meal planning and preparation, kitchen safety and meal presentation. Students will utilize many different types of kitchen tools as they navigate from appetizer to desserts with plenty to taste along the way. Most foods will be made from scratch and will cover skills such as bread and pasta making, burgers, egg rolls, pies and packable lunch ideas. Knife skills and safety practices will be taught as well as safe handling practices.  Students will complete this course with a full notebook including over 100 recipes that will practiced during the year. *New recipes and techniques will be taught, so the class is open to new and returning students.  Supply Fee: $30/semester

Sewing

Grades 2-6

$25/month

Teacher: Sarah Craig

This introduction to sewing class will cover basic hand sewing skills such as simple seams and hems, gathering, and buttons, as well as common mending projects. We’ll work on several smaller projects in the fall and spend the spring on a larger clothing project. The supply fee covers the cost of all materials as well as a small sewing kit that the student can take home at the end of the year.  Supply Fee: $25/semester

Sewing II

Grades 4-8

$25/month

Teacher: Sarah Craig

This class will focus on basic sewing machine techniques, pattern use, garment construction, and finishing skills. We’ll be tackling four projects throughout the year that will help students build skill, confidence, and creativity in their sewing. Some sewing experience (hand or machine) is recommended. Students will need access to a sewing machine that they can bring to class with them. Supply Fee: $40/semester

Study Skills

Grades 7-12

$25/month

Teacher: Maureen Altman

So often we get so caught up in completing our assignments and meeting deadlines that we are not able to think through how we actually learn or consider what works best for us.  We can get stressed, and stress builds up in our homes.

 

This class will look at scheduling, organization, notetaking, learning styles, prioritization, and avoiding procrastination (oh yes!). We will consider how these areas can be developed to help us now in our learning, and also identify the relevance in every aspect of our lives. We will make the connections of these skills and aptitudes into our future careers.  

 

This class is equally relevant whether we are just starting high school or preparing for college. 

(This class cannot be started in January)

Learning About Me

Grades 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Maureen Altman

We want to help our children become more confident, build stronger relationships and do well academically. We know the importance of our children developing big skills like resilience, endurance, and the ability to compromise. This class will break these down into child friendly language and use discussion and activities to help the students learn about themselves and their emotions. They will learn to read their own body signals and develop  a toolkit to deal with emotions such as anger, excitement, jealousy, sadness and anxiety. Being part of a group, within a classroom setting will give some real context to this learning. We will play games, have discussions, listen to short stories or extracts, journal and work through scenarios to help students  recognize all the different reactions we can have to these emotions and difficult situations, and then begin to be clear about what works best for them. Supply Fee: $10/semester

Logic and Problem Solving

Grades 6-9

$25/month

Teacher: Kristy Dennis

The logic and problem solving class will focus on helping students develop logical thinking and problem solving skills and learn effective communication skills through challenges, games, word problems, brain teasers, and escape rooms.  Students will engage in a lot of physical games that include competition (which group can build the tallest tower with these materials?  Which group can build the safest egg box for an egg drop? Which team can make it across the room using only three squares of paper?).  The purpose of these activities is to develop problem solving skills but also to work together as a team.  Throughout the class, the students will be working together in groups that are assigned and change often to help kids get comfortable working with everyone.  We'll also spend time discussing how to share ideas, how to listen to one another, how to discuss, and how to compromise when needed.  On days that we're not doing physical activities, we'll be working on building up logical thinking with activities like brain teasers and logic grid puzzles.  Included in each semester will be some escape room challenges to give the students opportunity to put their problem and communication skills to the test.   This is an excellent course for middle school students who might be interested in joining the Leadership Class in the future as it provides some of the fundamental skills needed for the leadership class.

Yearbook

Grades 7-12

TBD

Teacher: Kristy Dennis

In this course, students will develop skills related to graphic design and journalism while working to create the annual Compass yearbook.  Topics covered will include elements and principles of design, journalistic writing, typography, and photography (as it relates to pictures for the yearbook).  The yearbook class will work together to develop ideas, cover designs, and themes for the yearbook.  Work will begin in the abstract (discussing concepts and practicing with sample pages) and move to the concrete (designing and creating the 2021-2022Compass yearbook from start to finish).

Space is limited and application is required.  If interested, contact Kristy Dennis at dennisfam2000 @ gmail. com

Rising Responders - 1st Aid & CPR

Grades 6-8

$35/month

Teacher: Elena Ledon

Taught by a retired firefighter/paramedic, this class will train and inform the children on how to utilize common first aid and CPR in their daily lives. Students will learn how to safely respond in an emergency situation in a helpful manner.  We will cover basic anatomy and use several hands-on activities to learn necessary skills. The class will heavily cover first aid techniques including splinting, bandaging, CPR, and much more.  The children will gain the knowledge and the confidence to recognize when and how to safely act in multiple emergency scenarios.  FYI for those with sensitive hearts - there will be discussions and images of injuries.

LIFE SKILLS