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Longmont Classes - 2020-2021 School Year

Meets on Tuesdays - Calvary Church, 2101 Gay St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Course Descriptions

Studio Art

Teacher: Kathy Anderson

Prerequisites:  This class is for intermediate/advanced art students

Ages: 12-18

Class size: 6-14

Materials fee: $30 covers all materials (includes a set of Art Stix and watercolors for each student to keep).

Tuition: $22

Supplies Needed: a paint shirt or apron kept in their backpack to use as needed (optional)

 

Instructor will provide art materials and suggestions for projects. Our focus will be colored pencil, pen engravings, watercolor and possibly watercolor pencil.  We will be utilizing online tutorials from master artists. The first project in each medium will be done following a tutorial.  Once techniques are learned, students will complete a second and third project of their own choosing.  We will also use unique materials including glow in the dark paint and mirror board.

Art and the Senses Jr.

Teacher: Kathy Anderson

Prerequisites:  cut with scissors independently and copy basic shapes and lines from the board

Ages: 5-8

Class size: 6-14

Materials fee: $30 covers all materials (includes a set of Art Stix for each student to keep). Note:  Watercolor paint will also be used.  Students who have taken art previously may use the paint sets they have.  New students will be provided with a set to use while in class.

Tuition: $22

Supplies Needed: a paint shirt or apron kept in their backpack to use as needed (optional)

 

COURSE DETAILS:  This art class will focus on learning to see shapes, lines and angles accurately and then reproduce them on paper.  Our projects this year will relate to our 5 senses!  We will create projects with paper, canvas board, Art Stix, markers (metallic and water base), mirror board, coffee filters, cupcake boxes, paper plates, colored pencils, scratch paper, and glow in the dark paint.  All drawings are demonstrated step by step.

 

In addition to fun and skill building, my goal is to use art and literature as a creative avenue for hearing and applying biblical truth.  Most projects will be connected to a literature title. Literature titles include Gregory the Terrible Eater, Tops and Bottoms, You Can’t Smell a Flower With Your Ear, Too Pickley, and Bark George.

 

Projects will include:

  • An illustrated menu of their favorite foods

  • A sunset using a coffee filter

  • Monochromatic paper plate designs

  • Geometric designs reflected on mirror board

  • Glow in the dark silhouette

  • Musical instrument drawn on a piece of sheet music

 

There will be an art show the first week in May. Each student will display 2 pieces of artwork done in class. On the day of the show, during class, we will learn how to give positive feedback focusing on the elements of design. Encouraging comments will be collected for each student’s work and will be taken home at the end of the day. It’s a fun way to encourage each budding artist! 

 

HOMEWORK:  There will be no outside homework for this class

 

 

Art and the Senses

Teacher: Kathy Anderson

Prerequisites: none

Ages: 8-18

Class size: 6-14

Materials fee: $30 (includes a set of Art Stix for each student to keep).  Note:  Watercolor paint will also be used.  Students who have taken art previously may use the paint sets they have.  New students will be provided with a set to use while in class.

Tuition: $22

 

Supplies Needed: a paint shirt or apron kept in their backpack to use as needed (optional)

 

COURSE DETAILS:  This year will be an adventure in exploring art related to the 5 senses!  We will be using some unique materials this year!  Glow in the dark paint, canvas board, mirror board, Art Stix, coffee filters, paper cups, cupcake boxes, watercolors, charcoal pencils, and sheet music will all be incorporated in our designs! 

 

Projects will include:

  •  A logo design for a new restaurant

  • Wax resist pumpkin

  • Musical instrument drawn on sheet music

  • Glow in the dark background for a silhouette

  • Custom designed cupcake box

  • Charcoal drawing of a delicate teacup

 

A projection camera is used to demonstrate selected drawings step by step. Students may choose to follow along or create their own unique variation of the project. 

 

In addition to fun and skill building, my goal is to use art as a creative avenue for conveying the truths of scripture.  As artistic talents are focused on the 5 senses, we will also focus on Matthew 4:4  'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'  In addition to sharing selected verses during class, I will also give students an opportunity to share verses that have impacted their walk with the Lord.

 

There will be an art show the first week in May. Each student will display 2 pieces of artwork done in class. On the day of the show, during class, we will learn to give positive feedback focusing on the elements of design. Encouraging comments will be collected for each student’s work and will be taken home at the end of the day. It’s a fun way to encourage each budding artist! 

 

HOMEWORK:  There will be no outside homework except for those earning high school credits. 60 clock hours are required for .5 credits. 

 

 

CRITICAL THINKING & STEM LAB

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 13+

Class size: 6-15

Materials fee: $40.00 includes copies and classroom supplies plus carnival supplies of student’s choosing at the end of the year

Tuition: $27.00

Supplies needed: 1-inch 3-ring binder, lined notebook paper, pens/pencils


COURSE DETAILS: Critical thinking tasks take on many forms that are so important to students in this crazy world we live in. It enhances creativity, encourages curiosity, reinforces problem-solving ability, and makes learning fun. In this engaging, hands-on class, students will solve puzzles, play games, and learn techniques to analyze and think rationally and thoroughly to apply in their own lives. In addition, I will teach concepts from the books The Fallacy Detective and The Thinking Toolbox by Hans and Nathaniel Bluedorn.

 

Some weeks, students will enjoy exploring, tinkering, engineering, and creating from new and recycled materials by engaging in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities. Challenges will be presented, and students may need to think “out of the box”, use creative analysis, and problem solve to build a prototype. Materials such as blocks, Legos, straws, aluminum foil, paper towel tubes, cardboard boxes, washers, index cards, candy, adhesives, etc. will be used.

 

A culminating carnival-themed end-of-the-year project is included as well. Parents will have the opportunity to see the carnival in motion on one of the last days of class.

 

HOMEWORK: Homework will be given, but not every week. Occasionally, emails may be sent home to ask for certain household or recycled products.

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL AMERICAN HISTORY

Teacher: Mrs. Matthews

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 13+

Class size: 5-15

Materials fee: $40.00. Includes Student Review book and Quiz and Exam Workbook, copies and supplies for the class

Tuition: $27.00

Supplies Needed: The two textbooks of the 2014 Edition of Exploring America Parts 1 & 2 by Ray Notgrass. (Two textbooks: Part 1 covers Columbus to Reconstruction and Part 2 covers the late 1800’s to the present). Books can easily be found used and new. Siblings can share everything but the Quiz and Exam book.

 

COURSE DETAILS: Exploring America is a full-year high school course that presents US history from a Christian perspective. It covers Columbus through the present day.

 

Using the textbooks as a guide, I will provide teaching, PowerPoint presentations, and occasional videos to enhance the lessons. Students will take 30 quizzes and 6 tests in class. I will go over American Voices (another textbook offered by Notgrass for this course) in class when I have time, so there is no need to purchase that book. Some geography teaching will be included when appropriate for the lesson.

 

Two projects will be given as homework as well. Students can choose to write essays or research papers, make posters, design artwork, build models, cook, volunteer, make a slideshow or video, etc.

 

Please note: There are excellent options for English and Bible courses attached to this class. Due to teaching time constraints, only the American History portion is what I will be covering in class. I highly recommend that you look into them for your home teaching. For further information, please visit https://history.notgrass.com/shop-high-school/

 

HOMEWORK:  There will be homework EVERY week and must be completed in order to gain credit for the class. Each lesson has ten questions to answer; each unit has 50 questions to address in short answer form.

HEROES OF HISTORY

Teacher:  Pam Stayer

Prerequisites:  None

Ages: 5-8

Class size:  8-16

Materials fee:  $18.00 per student for photocopies and art supplies.

Tuition:  $22.00 per month per student.

Supplies Needed:  Pencil, Markers, Scissors, and a 3-ring binder with horizontal side pockets to be used solely for this class.

 

COURSE DETAILS:  Heroes of History is a wonderful hands-on class where students will study the exciting lives of American heroes.  Through fun activities, stories, songs, and crafts, students will learn about these amazing heroes who helped change history.  Students will study Bible verses, participate in dramas, take fun-fact quizzes, play various period games, and do crossword puzzles.

 

HOMEWORK:  There is no homework for this class.

WORLD’S STORY VOLUME 1: THE ANCIENTS

Teacher: Elizabeth Ridgway

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 9-12

Class size: 4-10

Materials fee: $10 (for copies and projects)

Tuition: $22

Supplies Needed: The World’s Story Volume 1: The Ancients by Angela O’Dell published by Master Books.  ($26), One 1 ½ inch binder

 

 

COURSE DETAILS:

This exciting text teaches students about ancient history and civilizations, from Creation to the imperial city of Rome.  Starting in Genesis with Creation and following a story-based approach to world history, we will meet Abraham, Joseph, David and other biblical figures.  Along the way we will visit the sites of major ancient civilizations and trace the rise and fall of numerous empires. 

Students will meet biblical patriarchs, judges, prophets and kings, as well as other historical figures like Hammurabi, Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar.  We will also study ancient civilizations including the Sumerians, Egyptians, Babylonians, Chinese, Persians, Greeks, Romans and more.  This curriculum integrates a Christian focus and perspective through every chapter.  During class we will complete maps, timelines, vocabulary, comprehension questions and hands-on activities.

 

HOMEWORK:  Weekly

 

 

WRITESHOP 1

Teacher: Carrie Matthews

Prerequisites: Must be in 8th grade or above – please no exceptions

Ages: 14+

Class size: 5-15

Materials fee: $85.00. Includes the WriteShop 1 Student Book and tons of copies.

Tuition: $27.00 for all students

Supplies Needed: The Synonym Finder by J.I. Rodale (about $15.00 new and easy to find used), 3-ring binder, pens, lined notebook paper – no spiral-bound notebooks, please! Laptop or tablet for class is highly encouraged and can be kept in my classroom for safety.

 

COURSE DETAILS: Was your student born with the “writing gene”? Or is he/she a writing phobic and resists even the most menial writing tasks or claims writer’s block when faced with an assignment? Either way, WriteShop 1 will introduce your student to basic high school composition writing by focusing on the elements of style (vivid, descriptive words, conciseness, and sentence variations). Students in most cases will choose their own topics by brainstorming. Next, they will create a “sloppy copy” (first draft) of only one paragraph in length, then they will learn how to revise and edit their own work. Each lesson includes a peer editing step in class. Finally, a final draft will be submitted. Included in the curriculum are 17 Word Banks – lists to help the students choose specific detail words for their writing. Parents are encouraged to edit and revise their student’s “sloppy copy”  by using a checklist before their students turn in their final draft for a grade. Find the curriculum’s scope and sequence here: https://writeshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Scope-Sequence-WriteShop-I.pdf. New this year: I will be adding a grammar and mechanics editing element to the class by using The Critical Thinking Company’s Editor in Chief series of books.

 

I have taught this class to several hundred students over many years of teaching. It is a highly successful program. The payoff will be extraordinary, and students will gain excellent writing skills for their high school and college years on any subject.

 

NOTE: I prefer students to use Google Docs for typed papers and to send their classwork to me (and you!) electronically for editing. It is an easy and effective way to communicate that uses no paper and the student and I can leave messages for each other on the document. A tablet or laptop and a g-mail email account are necessary for this process.

 

HOMEWORK: Homework is given EVERY week and expected to be completed in order to ensure full credit.

 

Chemistry

Teacher: Allyson Damick

Age Range: 15+

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Class size: 8-16

Materials fee: $60.00. (Fee includes materials for labs and experiments. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbook and tests, and a basic scientific calculator.)

Tuition: $30.00. (Please note that classes will occasionally run 15 min longer.  When that is necessary, prior notice will be given.)

                 

COURSE DETAILS: This laboratory science course is taught with a Christian worldview and can supplement a homeschool high school general chemistry curriculum.  It is designed with Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry in mind, but would work with most high school chemistry texts.  Textbook content will be reinforced through hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, group work, and some short lectures.  Throughout the course we will discuss how God is evident in all creation: through His design of the world around us we can see His loving care, His perfect planning, that He is a God of order and not of disorder, and more.  See apologia.com for a textbook sample. 

 

HOMEWORK: There will be mandatory homework every week. Reading and studying the  content before each lab is required, lab reports will be assigned after labs, and occasional projects will also be assigned.  Optional worksheets, activities, and simple labs may be offered for home completion to fill the gaps.

CHEMISTRY I: BUBBLY, STICKY, BOUNCY, AND ICKY!

Teacher: Elizabeth Ridgway

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 5-8

Class size: 5-15

Materials fee: $10 (purchasing experiments, copies, and supplies)

Tuition:  $22

Supplies Needed:  None

 

COURSE DETAILS:  In NOEO Chemistry 1, we will use a variety of resources including books, videos, experiments and projects that allow children to discover the beauty, complexity, orderliness, and wonder of God’s design.  Some topics discussed will be states of matter, atoms, the scientific method, the periodic table, plastics, water, rocks and minerals. We will emphasize vocabulary development and the scientific method.

 

HOMEWORK: None

SCIENCE LAB - Science in action.  Due to a great first year, its back for year two!

Teacher: Aaron Vogel

Age Range: 9+

Class size: Minimum 10 students.

Materials fee: $35 (Fee includes materials for labs and experiments) Occasionally, students will need to bring a household item for a lab, like an empty plastic bottle.

Tuition: $22.00

 

Course Details: New Focus

Through many years of teaching sciences I have learned that the students while needing solid teaching and instruction about how good science proves God’s word, they love the challenge and excitement of hands on projects and labs. They also need greater diversity in knowing different areas of science. Every week its lab time! Hands on science in action.

This course will cover amazing science concepts from a great range of sciences. The big ones like Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Geology, Physical science but how about food science, nutrition, kinesiology, virology, immunology and a couple of my favorites, neurology and marine biology. Students will be challenged to critically think while experimenting. Some kinds include, building models and devises, discovering microscopic details, dissecting, working with chemical reactions, classifying, and testing scientific principles. The options are endless!

ADVANCED BIOLOGY (Anatomy / Physiology)

 

Required prerequisite: High school biology. Chemistry is also highly recommended but not required. Please purchase your text through Probasco’s Christian Bookstore in Loveland. 

Ages: 15 and older.

Minimum:  8 students.

Materials fee: $70.00. 

Tuition: $45 / month (class begins at 8:45 am)

 

Course Details:

The Human Body truly is fearfully and wonderfully made. An exploration of the anatomy and physiology of the body's eleven systems. Please note the reproductive system is covered in detail, including frank (not pornographic) illustrations and descriptions. The class will cover five dissections. Eye, heart, lung, frog and extra time for the fetal pig or cat. Many prepared slides will be used. There will be required reading and studying from the Apologia Advanced Biology -Anatomy textbook www.Apologia.com  and additional internet searches.

 

Short essays and flow charts will be written to enrich understanding. This is a great way to prepare for college level science laboratory as well as better understanding how to be a good steward of the body God has gifted you with.

 

What a great privilege for me to teach you about your body; the temple of the Holy Spirit. A representation of the pattern of Jesus Christ in us.

 

 

MINI SOCIETY

Teacher:  Pam Stayer

Prerequisites:  None

Ages:  8-12+ (older students welcome upon instructor approval)

Class size: 8-16

Materials fee:  $25.00.   This covers all of the supplies needed for manufacturing multiple products and for photocopies.

Tuition:  $27 per month per student.  Class begins at 8:45 AM.

Supplies Needed:  pencil, lined paper, markers, and folder with 2 horizontal pockets.

Former students are welcome to take this course as new information will be added.

 

COURSE DETAILS: Mini Society is a very fun way for students to learn about Economics.  In this class, students will run their own businesses.  They will manufacture, advertise, and sell a product of their choice.  Plus they will get to purchase other students’ products using currency that they will design, earn, and then later use to purchase their manufacturing supplies from the teacher store.  Through lots of hands-on activities, discussions, and economic films, students will learn about scarcity, choices, needs vs. wants, opportunity cost, how to make a decision, money, bartering, profit and loss, supply and demand, the 4 P’s of marketing, price determination, and competition.  They will also have selling days where we invite family and friends to come shop.  Students will learn a lot about real life and have fun in the process.

 

HOMEWORK: Students might have to complete expense ledgers at home if not finished in class and they may have to manufacture at home if not enough products are made in class.

FOUNDATIONS OF PERSONAL FINANCE / FINDING THE CAREER THAT FITS YOU

Teacher: Elizabeth Ridgway

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 13+

Class size: 4-8

Materials fee: $5 for copies

Tuition: $27

Supplies Needed:  

Foundations of Personal Finance: Homeschool Student Text by Dave Ramsey

Finding the Career that Fits You (Companion Workbook) by Larry Burkett and Lee Ellis

One 1 ½ inch binder

 

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Ensure that your student graduates with the financial smarts they need to transition into savvy consumers.  The Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool course is a complete and dynamic high school curriculum that teaches students about saving, investing, credit, debt, money management.  This class will include a DVD series with instruction from Dave Ramsey.

Worth - .5 personal finance credit.

 

Finding the Career that Fits You will provide practical tools to help teens make the most of their high school years and discover their niche in life.  We will take an insightful look at their personalities, skills, life values and vocational interests.  This text will walk students through the job search process and give them confidence needed for a future career. 

Worth - .5 elective credit.

 

HOMEWORK:  Weekly

 

 

STAND FIRM

Teacher: Elizabeth Ridgway

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 5-8

Class size: 4-10

Materials fee: $10 (crafts and supplies)

Tuition: $22

Supplies Needed: none

 

COURSE DETAILS: We will take a journey exploring the Armor of God, the Fruit of the Spirit and Psalm 23.  The Kids’ Travel Guide to the Armor of God will lead children to have a faith so bold that they will be able to stand firm in the midst of uncertainty.  They will explore how to be strong in the decisions they make and in relationships with others.

The Kids’ Travel Guide to the Fruit of the Spirit will teach the children how to grow love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in their daily lives.  They will also learn to express God’s love to others through caring actions and healthy attitudes. 

The Kids’ Travel Guide to the 23rd Psalm will lead children to discover the promises of God’s provision and protection.  We will use Bible stories, games, and activities to have a greater understanding and a firm foundation in their faith through the promises of God.

 

HOMEWORK:  none

BEGINNING VIOLIN

Teacher: Erron Lacy

Prerequisites: Must be able to attend 2 pre-semester classes for violin fitting and to begin instruction before the class starts.

Ages: 5-9

Class Size: Minimum of 4

Materials fee: $25 to purchase books and music

Tuition:$22

Supplies Needed: Violin (see me for rental options)

 

COURSE DETAILS:   Beginning violin class is for students interested in learning to play the violin but unable to take private lessons or to complement their current instrument studies. Students will learn the basics of violin posture, the frame of the left and right hands needed to play with beautiful tone and intonation, and beginning music theory. Students will play together as a group and weekly playing assignments for daily practice will be sent home with each student.  Students are asked to practice only on the days they eat. J Each class will end with music theory (beat vs. rhythm, note reading, etc.) games that can also be played at home to further reinforce the concepts.

 

HOMEWORK: Daily practicing as outlined the practice sheet received each week.

VIOLIN ORCHESTRA

Teacher: Erron Lacy

Prerequisites: Must be able to attend 3 pre-semester classes for violin fitting and to begin instruction before the class starts. Prior music study preferred but not required.

Ages: 10-17

Class Size: Minimum of 4

Materials fee: $25 to purchase books and music

Tuition:$27

Supplies Needed: Violin (see me for rental options)

 

COURSE DETAILS:   Violin Orchestra class is for students interested in learning to play the violin but unable to take private lessons or participate in a school orchestra or to complement their current instrument studies. Students will learn to read music and play in a chamber style violin orchestra.  Students will receive ensemble music that we will plan to perform.  Students will learn the basics of violin posture, the frame of the left and right hands needed to play with beautiful tone and intonation, note reading and music theory. Students will play together as a group and weekly playing assignments for daily practice will be sent home with each student.  Students are asked to practice only on the days they eat. J

 

HOMEWORK: Daily practicing as outlined the practice sheet received each week.

 

VOCAL STUDIO JUNIOR

Teacher: Julie Magalong

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 5-12

Class size: 10-25

Materials fee: $17 (Choral Book, CDs, and Props/Costumes)

Tuition: $22

Supplies Needed: No outside supplies are needed for this class.

 

COURSE DETAILS: Vocal Studio Junior will encourage children to learn to sing correctly, develop their ear and grow their vocal gifts and talents for the Lord. We will be learning the fun musical Fish Tales by Kathie Hill and Melody Morris! These are stories that are ”supernatural, completely factual and actually occurred.” Why? Because these Fish Tales come from God’s Word! Through this musical, students will share the story of how the fish symbol identified early believers, how Jesus fed five thousand people a supernatural supper of real fish and bread. A special emphasis of this tale is the thanksgiving that Jesus expressed to His heavenly Father and his encouragement for us to be thankful…even for fish sandwiches! Then in the Fish Tale “Good Fish for Easter Day” kids find out what was so “good” about Good Friday and continues to after the resurrection when Jesus ate fish and proved He was alive.  Children will really “get their hooks” into the story of the Resurrection with this exciting Fish Tale! In the story of Jesus’ call to the fishermen, “Many Fish for Fishers of Men” kids learn about the Great Commission and how God multiplies our efforts when we share the gospel.

Students will also learn rhythmical movement, simple choreography and some basic drama skills for their performances. This is a three-in-one musical and will be performed in three separate segments divided through the year at Master’s Hand and students will perform at the Master’s Hand Talent Show in November. Prepare to have fun and make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

 

HOMEWORK:  Listening to their cd and memorizing songs.

 

 

VOCAL STUDIO

Teacher: Julie Magalong

Prerequisites: Must be able to match pitch, enjoy singing and working in a group.

Ages: 13+

Class size: Minimum of 8 (ideally half boys and half girls).

Materials fee: $10 (covers music, copies and CDs).

Tuition: $27

Supplies Needed: Folder with pockets to hold music copies, pencil

 

COURSE DETAILS: This course is intended to be a fun vocal technique class!  I will teach students how to sing in a small group and build vocal confidence.  I will use various techniques from my many years of vocal training to improve range, pitch, tone and breath control. We will develop your ear to hear and sing various parts of the chords.  We will workshop several songs by popular Christian artists, and you will learn how to listen to each other, and blend and build harmonies, as you grow your vocal gifts for the Lord. Depending on the ability of the group, we may also learn some acapella and gospel selections as well.  While this isn’t a performance class, I plan for the students to perform at the Master’s Hand Talent Show in November, and three to four more times at Master’s Hand.

 

HOMEWORK:  Song memorization throughout the year and an essay paper at the end of the year. This paper will describe the impact that one or more of their favorite songs they learned in class had on them musically and spiritually.

 

 

GENERAL THEATRE

Teacher: Julie Magalong

Prerequisites: Must be willing to memorize their parts for our Spring Performance.

Ages: 8+

Class size: 10-23

Materials fee: $10 (covers scripts, royalties, props/sets).

Tuition: $22

Supplies Needed: Three ring notebook, pencil with eraser, 2 different colors of highlighters.

 

COURSE DETAILS: This class will begin with FUN theatre games which will help students feel more confident and build acting skills of memorization, characterization, improvisation and working well with others. In mid-fall the students will audition in class for our Spring performance piece.  Possible play choices we may do (depending on enrollment) are: Gladys Aylward: Virtuous One by Warren Sager, Emzara’s Dream: The Untold Story of Noah’s Wife by Warren Sager, or Eyewitnesses: The Story of a Promise Kept by Carrie Varnell.  An alternate play will be chosen if enrollment requires. Some doubling of roles may occur. Younger students may be approved by instructor.  Reading is not essential, though helpful. Older students who have enjoyed this class format (which is different from Advanced Theatre) in previous years are welcome to enroll as well as new students.

 

HOMEWORK: Script memorization, and students and their parents are responsible for providing their own costumes, (with assistance from instructor).

IMPORTANT NOTE: The dates for the Dress Rehearsal and Spring Performance will be announced in the fall. These dates are mandatory and parents will be required to return a signed commitment form to Mrs. Magalong prior to casting announcements.

 

ADVANCED THEATRE

*prerequisites apply

Teacher: Julie Magalong

Prerequisites: Students must be 14 and up and have previous performance experience and instructor approval.

Ages: 14+

Class size: 10-20

Materials fee: $15 (covers scripts, royalties, props/sets)

Tuition: $27

Supplies Needed: Three ring notebook, pencil with eraser, two different colored highlighters.

 

COURSE DETAILS: This course is for the student who wants to fine tune their acting skills and work on growing tighter as an ensemble cast.  Students will build on the same skills as in General Theatre and stretch their ability to communicate the story. More advanced acting training in the areas of focus, transition, inner/outer monologue, staging, and physicality will be applied. They will begin the year working on, and performing monologues. In November, we will begin working on our Spring Performance piece which will be one of these scripts: Survival by Warren Sager, This is Your Reality by Warren Sager, The Blood by DramaShare, One Woman’s Faith: The Story of Esther by Warren Sager, T.R.U.T.H. Super Heroes by Warren Sager or The Source of Life by DramaShare depending on enrollment. Some doubling of roles may occur.

The advanced theatre students will also be assisting with the General Theatre productions at the Spring Performance.  They will help with stage managing, set changes, costumes and tech.

 

HOMEWORK: Script memorization, and students and their parents are responsible for providing their own costumes, (with assistance from instructor).

IMPORTANT NOTE: The dates for the Dress Rehearsal and Spring Performance will be announced in the fall. These dates are mandatory and parents will be required to return a signed commitment form to Mrs. Magalong prior to casting announcements.

P.E.

Teacher: Aaron Vogel

Age: Check schedule for age breaks.

Materials fee: $10.00

Class size: 12-27

Class fee: $22.00 per month up to 12 years old. $27 per month for 13 years and older.       

                 

COURSE DETAILS: Who’s ready for P.E.? “Everyone in your spots!” Every child should be building a foundation of an active, healthy life; one that glorifies God with the gift of their bodies. All physical education classes are designed to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination through fun warm-up routines, games, and stretching. Then, each quarter two or three organized games or sports will be taught.

 

Soccer, tinickling, kickball, volleyball, team handball, ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee golf, golf swing, flag football, basketball, jump roping, circusing, beanbags, driveway games, badminton, cup stacking, and more are taught. Specific skills will be broken down and games and fun drills will be played to put these skills into action. One game or sport will be taught each quarter that is great for home play so that the student can organize and participate at home with family or friends. Please consider that each unit is taught over three years with emphasis given to one phase. Year One: basic skills. Year Two: team and individual strategy. Year Three: drills and play.

 

P.E. should be taught from a Biblical worldview too! You do not get that from rec programs, Options, or the local fitness or gymnastics center. PE classes provide many ways to teach Biblical principles as well as challenge the students to go beyond their comfort zones. Part of physically educating them is teaching them about the amazing ways God has designed our bodies to perform physically.

 

The thirteen and up class includes fitness curriculum from In The Core Sports Performance. This not only teaches them proper form and movement mechanics, but also teaches them how to workout on their own!

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED: T-shirt, sports pants or long shorts, and tennis shoes. No tights, yoga pants or v-neck tee shirts. No sandals, boots or black marking shoes.