MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT, WINTER 2019
This is a 10-week session. Classes begin the week of January 13 and run through the week of March 16. Classes run from 3:15-4:15 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 5:00 pm late bus.
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.
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.
MONDAY: Pop Rock Band, $240
*(no class on 1/20 and 2/17)
Learn Pop/Rock songs in a group environment with Mr. Restivo. Get better quicker on the instrument of your choice: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals. Songs will be chosen from a wide array of Rock and Pop Artists from the past 50 years. This after school enrichment class is for students of all levels.
TUESDAY: Chess, $300
Checkmate! Chess has never been more fun! In this class, we introduce chess through exciting stories, games, and special techniques; allowing children to develop their skills in a short period of time. This class is great for all skill levels. Through this historic and challenging game, students will develop their analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Learn how to play chess for the first time or develop your current chess game – see you in class! All materials provided.
WEDNESDAY: Baking, $300
In this baking class full of sweet adventures, students will learn the fundamentals of baking. Skills will include, following and reading recipes, measurements and overall kitchen safety. Students will stir up an appreciation for the culinary arts and as well as gain confidence in the kitchen. Throughout the course students will create classic sweet treats from scratch including, cookies, brownies, pie crusts and more! Some deserts will also feature gluten-free and vegan options.
JESSICA ZUNIGA, ASE Coordinator
(818) 986-5045, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.