Excelsior Enrichment Programs

Enrichment programs FALL 2011

 

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CHESS CHAMPIONS I Beginner's(GRADES 1-8)
“Chess can make you think like a King” Children learn the basic strategies of chess such as the chess pin, fork, castling, king and queen checkmate and understanding the importance of developing pieces.  While discovering chess they get to play with their peers and practice chess notation! Official tournament boards and equipment are provided for class use.
FALL 1:  October 5- November 2                                     
FALL 2:  November 16- December 14                       
DAY/TIME: Wednesdays Fall1 class 3:00-4:00pm/ Fall2 class 4:15-5:15pm
INSTRUCTOR: Kent Leung
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members         

 

CHESS CHAMPIONS II Intermediate (GRADES 1-8)
Your child has some background in tactics and would like to build upon knowledge and reinforce strategic chess instruction. Pointers for each child will be developed as they enhance their talent and nurture a love for the game of chess. Students will get an opportunity to play their peers. Official tournament boards and equipment provided during class.
FALL 1:  October 5- November 2                                     
FALL 2:  November 16- December 14 
DAY/TIME: Wednesdays 5:30pm- 6:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: Kent Leung
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members         

 

CHESS FOR THE ADVANCED PLAYER (AGE 5-12)
Polish up your skills as a chess player and challenge yourself to visualize and memorize important openings, middle game strategies and the end game tactics.  This class will get an in-depth look at Kasparov, Fishers and Alikiene’s games.  This class is for those who have a USCF rating and are advanced enough that they compete in state and at the national level.
FALL 1:  October 5- November 2                                     
FALL 2:  November 16- December 14                                                                                                    
DAY/TIME: Wednesdays 7:00--8:00pm    
INSTRUCTOR: Kent Leung
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members         

 

SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR KIDS  (GRADES 1-8)
Get online and learn how to build a face book page, get a Twitter account and learn how to connect with others in a safe way.  Kids will learn important features such as keeping your identity safe and how to join discussions and play games with others over the Internet.
FALL 1:  October 7- November 4                                     
FALL 2:  November 18- December 16 
DAY/TIME: Fridays 3:30-4:30pm                       
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Young
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members         

 

IMPROV AND CREATIVE DRAMATICS  (AGE 7-12)
Get ready for a class filled with fun skits and laughter. Our
Class is taught with hands on approach while children build scripts of their own and create their own master production. Sign up your drama queen or your master director to help choreography a mini movie. Kids will be divided by appropriate ages; all will work as a team and learn to be silly, serious, tactful and imaginative.
FALL 1:  October 7- November 4                                     
FALL 2:  November 18- December 16                            
INSTRUCTOR: Lance Smith
DAY/TIME: Fridays 3:30-4:30pm
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members         


“ROCK ON”YOUTH CLIMBING COURSE (GRADES 1-8)
Learn how to rock climb. Discover new heights and build confidence and self-esteem as you climb. Children in class will support and challenge themselves, as they are lead by certified trained climbing enthusiast.  Join our safe and fun atmosphere at “Metro Rock” as you reach your way to the top!  Transportation is provided via the train and pick up by Metro Rocks transportation. Parents are welcome to drop off at Metro Rock location.
FALL 1:  October 6- November 3                                     
FALL 2:  November 17- December 15                
DAY/TIME: Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: Metro Rock Instructors
COST (per student): $120 Non-Members $100 Members


PAINT, DRAW & SCULPT !(GRADES 1-8)
Discover all the wonderful tools of artistry! Learn painting, drawing and clay building techniques.  Children get to explore how to draw and paint using real artistic techniques through our master artist.  Imaginations run wild as they se what they learn in class and apply it.
FALL 1:  October 7- November 4                                     
FALL 2:  November 18- December 16                                  
DAY/TIME: Fridays 3:00-4:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: Susan Lenox
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members         

ART SMART (GRADES 1-8)
Learn about famous artists, different art styles and create art based on Pollack and Degas, Monet and Van Gogh.  Next time your children go to the museum they will be able to recognize Art masters of the past.
FALL 1:  October 4- November 1                                     
FALL 2:  November 15- December 13                                      
DAY/TIME: Tuesdays 4:00 pm-5:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: Frances Garner
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members

 

SCIENCE EXPLORATION I  (GRADES 1-8)
Driving into science has never been this fun! As children become mad scientists and learn to hypothesize and experiment to find out conclusions, they learn elements of science and the scientific method. 
FALL 1:  October 4- November 1                                     
FALL 2:  November 15- December 13                                            
DAY/TIME: Tuesday: 4:00pm-5:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: John Westcott
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members


SCIENCE EXPLORATION II(GRADES 1-8)
Discover gems and semi precious stones as children hunt locally using a GPS to plot locations and find the buried treasure!  But wait that’s not all they learn they get to be their own “Myth busters” and make a mini movie in the process while finding out their answers. This is a great class for those who has previously completed Science Exploration I class.
FALL 2: Nov 4 - Dec 9                                            
DAY/TIME: Fridays 4:15pm-5:45pm
INSTRUCTOR: John Westcot

COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members

 

ROCKET SCIENCE FOR KIDS (GRADES 1-8)

 Kids love to learn about rockets and space. In this fascinating class kids get to build their own powerhouse of a rocket using a 2-liter bottle and other constructs and learn to safely set off their wonderful rocket.
FALL 1:  October 7- November 4                                     
FALL 2:  November 18- December 16      
DAY/TIME: Fridays 3:30-4:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: Adam Maynard
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members

 

BUSINESS FOR KIDS (GRADES 1-8)           
Kids love to learn about Business.  Through our “Youngpreuer” program they get the chance to create their own! Company. Starting with brainstorming, to Promoting and marketing an idea.  Kids get to create commercials for their product build blogs and a website to support their inner entrepreneur.
FALL 1:  October 7- November 4                                     
FALL 2:  November 18- December 16      
DAY/TIME: Fridays 3:00-4:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: Kent Leung
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members
OPTIONAL: students are encouraged to bring Laptops  

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE  (GRADES 1-8)

This introduction to ASL is fun and helps build visual learning skills early on.  Children will use finger spelling and learn the alphabet as well as key concepts for conversation and basic nouns.  Each student will acquire his or her own name sign! 
FALL 1:  October 5- November 2                                     
FALL 2:  November 16- December 14                                         
DAY/TIME: Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Young
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members

GRAPHIC ART & WEBSITE DESIGN (GRADES 1-8)
Building a website from scratch is creative fun and can inspire those who visit you.  Kids get the hands on tools for Internet design and page set up while linking sites and using flash.  Brand your own personal logo and set up creative ideas by planning and putting them into action.  Students will make their own website through class instruction.
FALL 1:  October 7- November 4                                     
FALL 2:  November 18- December 16                                          
DAY/TIME: Fridays 3:15-4:15pm
INSTRUCTOR: Steven Lee
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members
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KIDS YOGA  (GRADES 1-8) 
Stay limber and flexible while learning basic yoga poses.  Classes are fun and structured around teaching breathing and relaxation techniques as well.  Yoga helps children stay fit physically and mentally.
FALL: Sept 20- Oct.25         
DAY/TIME: Tuesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Young            
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members

 
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR KIDS   (GRADES 1-8)   

Learning about photography is as easy as point click and some good ole’ pointers from our photo specialist! Children get to learn how light influences pictures and how to capture candid moments.  This is a fun way to document fall foliage through photography! Those taking the class get a burnt CD of their photo work and Prints as well.
FALL 1:  October 5- November 2                                     
FALL 2:  November 16- December 14          
DAY/TIME: Wednesdays 3:15pm-4:15pm
INSTRUCTOR: Fran Ergas                        
OPTIONAL FEE: $50 for a digital camera to purchase :                       
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members

 

LEGO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN    (GRADES 1-8)

Kids are all about building from the bottom up!  Following directions and problem solving in action takes place with our Lego design class.  Taught by our inspiring architect to encourage thinking outside the box! Photos will be taken of final constructions.
FALL 1:  October 3- November 7                                     
FALL 2:  November 14- December 12          
DAY/TIME: Mondays
INSTRUCTOR: Alexander Landry
COST (per student): $62 Non-Members $50 Members

 

SPORTS FITNESS    (AGE 6-14)
This fun class is a program that is high energy and teaches young children to be aware of making healthy goals through stretching, drills and games.  We will be introducing proper running technique, Yoga stretching, Field games and sports such as soccer and baseball.
FALL 1:  October 5- November 2                                     
FALL 2:  November 16- December 14        
DAY/TIME: Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: Joe Perry   
COST (per student):  $62 Non-Members $50 Members

 

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