Middle School Programs

Middle School Programs

Homework Zone (Fourth and Fifth Grades)Homework Zone (6th – 8th Grades)

An after school program designed to help students learn to successfully complete homework assignments. When homework is complete students participate in enrichment, life skills, reading, and recreational activities.

 

CATCH

Through a partnership with St. Mary Medical Center students are encouraged to eat a healthful diet, and participate in regular, moderate to vigorous physical activity. Students will be given the opportunity to try new fruits and vegetables, play games that are designed to be non-competitive, and win prizes for their sites and home. Monthly newsletters are sent home to keep parents involved, and include recipes and concepts that students have learned, to encourage parents to continue building upon lessons learned in class.  

Odyssey of the Mind Club

CATCHIn partnership with the Morrisville Opportunity Educational Foundation, students compete in an international educational program that challenges team members to apply creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.

 

Drumline

Students learn how to play beats, have fun and make music in a large group setting using buckets and drums.

Youth Fitness

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Zumba

Students learn the importance of physical activity for the mind and body with this specially designed exercise class. They will discover control of movement and listening to their bodies. This exercise program encourages healthy choices and appreciation for physical activity while having fun.

YMCA Flip Fitness

An exciting new fitness program that provides a total body workout. Using a deck of 52 “flip cards” to assign work out tasks, students are involved in the direction of their workout. Girl Talk

Girl Talk

An extension of the program designed with Kathleen Holt-Whyte, students have the opportunity to refresh the lessons learned during the 2010/2011 Girl Talk Program.

 

Scrapbooking

Older students will assist younger friends in the process of cutting, pasting, and organizing pages of a scrapbook.

 

Down on the Farm

Down on the FarmSecond grade students learn the life cycle of plants from seed to food on the table. Students learn to connect the earth to foods we eat every day.

Potter’s Wheel

Students learn how to produce pottery with air dry clay, using a motorized potter’s wheel. Students will learn how to throw pottery by centering clay on the potter’s wheel.

 

YMCA Flag Football

Students learn the fundamentals of non-contact football. Students learn teamwork and build self-confidence.

CATCH

Through a partnership with St. Mary Medical Center students are encouraged to eat a healthful diet and to participate in regular, moderate to vigorous physical activity. Students will be given the opportunity to try new fruits and vegetables, play games that are designed to be non-competitive, and win prizes for their sites and home. Monthly newsletters are sent home to keep parents involved, and include recipes and concepts that students have learned, to encourage parents to continue building upon lessons learned in class.

Movie and Animation

Through a medium of Claymation, students learn to visually tell stories, operate a digital camera, and use digital software to edit their films in sequence.

Snipes

RoboticsA series of farm visits for students in grades 6th through 8th grades focusing on expansion of lessons learned in the daytime classroom.

Robotics

In partnership with Neighborhood First, middle school students form a team to research, design, construct, test, and evaluate a robot capable of operating underwater at a local competition.

 

Singing and Songwriting

Students will learn to write their own songs, sing with confidence, and record their voice on a CD.

Bricks 4 Kidz

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Tutoring for Math and Reading

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