MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT, FALL 2021
This is a 10-week session. Classes begin the week of September 27 and run through the week of December 6. Classes run from 3:30–4:30 pm. An after school staff member will drop-off / pick-up students to / from their enrichment class. Students participating in bus transportation will join After School Supervision and will ride the 5:15 pm late bus.
Withdrawals after the second class will not be refunded. There are no refunds for absences or missed classes due to athletic practices / games.
Course prices vary dependent on number of classes. Some courses have fewer classes due to observed holidays.
Students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.
If a class fails to reach required enrollment, it will be cancelled. If cancelled, parents will be notified as soon as possible.
Classes will be billed to your student account after the first class. If you choose to withdraw from a class, you must do so prior to the second class.
ALI GUERRERO, ASE Coordinator
THURSDAY: Break a Sweat - Strength and Conditioning, $270
*no class 11/11
In this class designed for young students, we will explore many areas of physical fitness. We will start each class with the proper dynamic warm-up and stretches to help warm up our muscles before diving into a carefully selected strength and fitness routine for the day. The areas of physical fitness we will explore through our time together are bodyweight exercises, cardiovascular fitness, speedwork, balancing through yoga, and Zumba! Proper form will always be a key feature as students will use these skills in their future endeavors as athletes or workout enthusiasts. This is a great program for students who are currently in a sport or just want to learn how to exercise more!
SERVICE LEARNING STATEMENT
Service Learning A key emphasis of the Westmark education is on the development of responsible members of society who contribute their time, energies, and talents to improving the quality of life in our school, community, nation, and world.
A superb education is much more than knowledge gained within the walls of a classroom. Service to our community helps develop our students’ realization of their ability to act as contributing and positive members of their community, both within and outside of Westmark.
In addition, service learning provides opportunities to build leadership experiences, develop creative talents, and increase awareness of the world at large. Students may even explore career paths as a result of volunteer involvement and thoughtful reflection.
GOALS OF THE WESTMARK SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM
- To shape young adults who possess strong personal values and who understand the importance and benefit of helping others.
- To develop leadership and teamwork skills.
- To build relationships with non-profit organizations and the outside community.
- To fine tune unique talents and interests.
- To uphold the principles of community involvement and thoughtful action.
- To learn how to effectively engage with the complex global society.
Westmark integrates service learning in each grade level’s curriculum.
Service opportunities will be age appropriate in breadth and depth. During school hours, each grade level will have a chance to prepare for and learn about their service learning project, perform their service, and debrief and discuss their experiences. We want to ensure that 100% of our staff and students are involved in service to our Los Angeles community and beyond.
Specific service learning projects will be highlighted at the beginning of the year, however we also want to be ready to extend our services should any pressing need present itself during the year. We also strongly encourage students and families to inquire within their own community, church, synagogue, scout groups, YMCA, local hospitals, food collection agencies, etc…to see what opportunities are available. Some of the richest experiences are those that a family does together.
RECORD YOUR SERVICE HOURS
Middle School students join 8-12th Grade students for their adventures to Pali Institute. As part of Westmark’s signature experiential learning program. 6th, 7th and 8th Grade students traveled to Pali Institute for outdoor adventures that also provided opportunity to learn the values of leadership, teamwork, and communication.
Students learned to place trust in their classmates, got creative, took some risks, forged new friendships and had tons of fun!
Over Spring break each year, 8th Grade students have the opportunity to travel to either Washington D.C. or Boston (alternating years). Students have the opportunity to visit historic landmarks that tie closely to their classroom curriculum. The kids enjoy being together outside of the school's setting, as they gain independence, develop deeper relationships, and explore the nation's monuments.