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    Northern Dakota County TriDistrict Community Education


    Youth EnrichmentFALL 2015



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    Brain Builders

    Chess (Grades 1-4) Schoolhouse Chess offers three levels of progressive curriculum from beginner to intermediate and then advanced. Our instructional program is designed to build chess skills from beginner through advanced. The curriculum is sequential, building on the skills learned the previous week. We send each child home with a free chess set to keep and practice with at home. This is a perfect opportunity for students who aspire to be in a chess club and need to do the skill building to prepare. Skills taught include game notation and strategy. Each chess class is one hour in length and includes demonstrations and hands-on game time. There is a take-home activity sheet associated with each lesson presented.Instructor: Schoolhouse Chess

    Mendota Elementary School Mondays, Oct. 26-Nov. 30 2:15-3:15 p.m.7126-F15Mend 6 sessions-$79

    Pilot Knob Elementary SchoolTuesdays, Nov. 10-Dec. 15 2:15-3:15 p.m.7126-F15PK 6 sessions-$79

    Serving Grades K-42015-16 School Year

    School Age Care strives to continually improve and deliver a program that promotes an environment where children can explore and develop their creative, personal, physical, and ethical attributes; where strengths are fostered, active learning is child driven, their individual uniqueness is embraced and the fun and learning never ends.

    LocationsGarlough Environmental MagnetMendota ElementaryMoreland Art & Health Sciences MagnetPilot Knob STEM MagnetSomerset ElementarySt. Josephs School

    HoursBefore School: 6:30 a.m.-Start of the school dayAfter School: End of the school day-6:00 p.m.Non-School Days at both sites: 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

    Program FeesVisit us online to see current


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    Clay Animation (Grades 1-4) Clay and Digital Animation. What a perfect combination! Working in teams, students do it all - from story creation to making the characters and sets. Students will create their own clay characters and props. Students will become cinematographers as they create their own unique productions. Using the same tools used by todays best known animators, this course will spark their imaginations and then give them the tools to bring their ideas to life. Fun, learning and excitement go hand-in-hand in this special class. Student groups final movies will be emailed to parents, or students may bring a USB jump drive the last day to take home their films immediately. Student photography release must be signed for class. Instructor: Computer Explorers

    Mendota Elementary School Thursday-Friday, Oct. 15 & 16 9 a.m.-12 p.m.7128-F15Mend 2 sessions-$70

    Engineering: Crazy Action Contraptions (Grades 1-4) Unleash your imagination as you journey through the wide-ranging world of LEGO building. Students working in pairs will build models, and discuss the engineering science behind each. This fun, hands-on class shows students how engineering can be fun and silly, yet still educational. Students will then be challenged to improve the model and customize their creations.Instructor: Computer Explorers

    Heritage Middle SchoolMonday, Dec. 28th 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 7130-W15HMS 1 session-$40

    Intro to Coding with Super Heroes (Grades K-3) New Class! Create YOUR OWN VIDEO GAME! Love video games? Students as young as 5 years old can create their own platform video games in this cool class! Choose your storyline with popular super heroes as you stars; add challenges and levels of difficulty, then share by email or post on the web to challenge family and friends. Now the 5-8 year olds can practice math, logic, and programming and put their video game talents to work! Game will be in an animated flash format, viewable in most internet browsers. Bring a jump drive to the last day of class or files can be emailed to parents.Instructor: Computer Explorers

    Pilot Knob Elementary School Tuesdays, Sept. 29-Oct. 20 2:15-3:45 p.m.7132-F15PK 4 sessions-$70

    Minecraft Game Designer (Grades 3-4) Dont just play Minecraft! Turn Minecraft from a game into a visual learning tool! This course introduces students to a whole new world of possibilities in Minecraft. This class will reinforce problem solving skills and spatial cognition through learning to create in-game puzzles, mazes, and obstacle courses. Student will learn basic game design skills while they collaborate to build Adventure maps, as well as some advanced features of Minecraft, such as Command Blocks. This class has a strong emphasis on creativity, exploration and cooperative learning experiences. Students will be able to take their custom worlds home on a flash drive, and will be able to continue to develop these worlds on their home computers. Instructor: Computer Explorers

    Mendota Elementary School Mondays, Sept. 28-Oct. 19 2:15-3:45 p.m.7134-F15Mend 4 sessions-$70

    Somerset Elementary School Thursdays, Oct. 1-29 2:15-3:45 p.m.(No class Oct. 15)7134-F15Som 4 sessions-$70

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    Performing Arts

    Combo Dance Class (Grades K-5)Gain confidence, flexibility and coordination while strengthening teamwork and creating many fun memories. Students will work Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Tumbling skills. Great for the student that wants to try out a few types of dance to see what they like!Instructor: Short Dance Studio

    Short Dance StudioTuesday, Sept. 29-Nov. 3 6:30-7:30pm#3711-F15 6 Sessions-$85

    Dancing Through the Decades(Grades K-5)Students will get to experience dance and music from the past decades. Fun videos, music and dance moves will be explored from various decades throughout history. From the smooth moves of Fred and Ginger, through the 50s sock hops, grooving to the 70s disco, 80s Michael Jackson, you are sure to have a blast from the past! Dont worry well be sure to wrap it up with the latest pop moves of today!Instructor: Short Dance Studio

    Short Dance StudioWednesday, Oct. 14 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.#3714-F15 1 Session-$50

    Non-Stop Hip Hop (Grades K-5)Learn to pop, lock and glide while becoming a part of a crew of good friends. Fun and energetic classes will build confidence and provide the student with moves to bust out on any dance floor.Instructor: Short Dance Studio

    Short Dance Studio Grades K-1Monday, Sept. 29-Nov. 2 4:30-5 p.m.#3712-F15A 6 Sessions-$55

    Short Dance Studio Grades 2-3Monday, Sept. 29-Nov. 2 5-5:30 p.m.#3712-F15B 6 Sessions-$55

    Short Dance Studio Grades 4-5Monday, Sept. 29-Nov. 2 5:30-6 p.m.#3712-F15C 6 Sessions-$55

    Musical Theater (Grades K-5)Get ready for your next BIG audition! Gain confidence, strengthen teamwork and create many fun memories! Students will work acting, dancing and singing skills. Great for students auditioning for school musical.Instructor: Short Dance Studio

    Short Dance StudioWednesdays, Sept. 30-Nov. 4 7:15-8:15 p.m.#3713-F15 6 Sessions-$85

    Contemporary Lyrical (Grades 2-5)A combination of Jazz and Ballet, this exhilarating class use dancers emotions to tell a story through movement. Gain strength and poise while learning technical skills to accomplish this creative choreography.Instructor: Short Dance Studio

    Short Dance StudioMondays, Sept. 28-Nov. 2 4:15-5 p.m.#3715-F15 6 sessions-$70

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    Imagine & DesignBrain Builders

    NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers (Grades K-4) Explore the Earth, Moon, Mars . . and beyond. Mad Science brings you the excitement and wonder of space in this program featuring student activities from the NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers Program. The Academy of Future Space Explorers takes children on a voyage of discovery. With unique hands-on activities, amazing demonstrations and fun educational take-homes. This is an experience that is truly out of this world! Classes include: Planets & Moons, Rocket Science, Sun & Stars, and Space Travel.Instructor: Mad Science

    Mendota Elementary School Thursdays, Nov. 19-Dec. 17 2:15-3:15 p.m.(No class Nov. 26)7136-F15Mend 4 sessions-$61

    Pilot Knob Elementary School Mondays, Nov. 30-Dec. 21 2:15-3:15 p.m.7136-F15PK 4 sessions-$61

    Somerset Elementary School Wednesdays, Oct. 28-Nov. 18 2:15-3:15 p.m.7136-F15Som 4 sessions-$61

    Art Academy (Grades K-4) Painting, drawing, clay- its all awesome! We will experiment with many techniques, materials and styles as we make snow globes, paint on canvas, create clay characters and more. Come ready to have an artsy good time in this highly anticipated class!Instructor: Kidcreate

    Mendota Elementary School Wendesdays, Sept. 30-Oct. 21 2:15-3:15 p.m.7436-F15Mend 4 sessions-$56

    Pilot Knob Elementary School Thursdays, Oct. 1-29 2:15-3:15 p.m.(No class Oct. 15)7436-F15PK 4 sessions-$56

    Somerset Elementary School Tuesdays, Oct. 6-27 2:15-3:15 p.m.7436-F15Som 4 sessions-$56

    Candy Crafts with Kidcreate Studio(Grades K-4) The holidays are a magical and candy filled time. Come and join us as we create art out of candy and other sweet art supplies! The art materials of choice will be frosting, gummy bears, gumdrops, marshmallows and other candy treats along with clay and paint. We will create a candy kaleidoscope, winter wonderland scene, a jumbo piece of candy and more in this extremely yummy class. Instructor: Kidcreate

    Mendota Elementary School Tuesdays, Nov. 3-24 2:15-3:15 p.m.7438-F15Mend 4 sessions-$56

    Somerset Elementary School Mondays, Nov. 2-23 2:15-3:15 p.m.7438-F15Som 4 sessions-$56

    If you bring a snack, make it PEANUT FREE!

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