The Gravely PTO is excited to offer an after school enrichment program for its students! We have two exciting sessions planned - Fall and Winter - with lots of great classes to choose from in each one. On this site you'll find all the information about program procedures, class descriptions and details you need to participate. Whether you are looking for sports, drama, arts and crafts, technology, science or hobbies, there's something here for everyone. Scroll down below to read more about the available classes. Then at Open Registration, please click on the “View All Courses” button to register.
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For questions about scholarships please contact FullerSE@pwcs.edu
Intro to STEM Using LEGOS - Play-Well TEKnologies
Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as Motorcycles, Castles, Airplanes, and Monorails. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. There are no prerequisites for this course and each season's session will feature unique projects, STEM concepts, and new adventures!
Discover Magic - Purple Wand Course - Ultimate Magic Show
School assembly favorite Joe Romano and his team of talented magicians present….”The Ultimate Magic Academy”. The "Purple Wand" Course is the first step in unlocking the mysteries of magic! Students learn a true Magician is Respectful, Prepared, Enthusiastic, Confident, Humble, Creative, Authentic and Giving. Our performance-based learning systems specifically target the most valuable social skills children can learn. The Discover Magic course features: • Original tricks with full color instructions • Custom cards and coins, sized to fit kid hands • A bonus secret file folder for each lesson • Custom magic wands and graduation certificates • Integrated life skills in every lesson • In-class videos with visual philosophy • An online video vault where the daily secret word unlocks tricks • A unique approach to practicing and perfecting tricks as a group • Custom magic games and integrated child management strategies • Benefit from the experiences and success of other presenters • More lessons, tricks, online videos, and bonus content will be added over time Check out this amazing class by going to www.UltimateMagicAcademy.com
Little Dental School - Little Medical School
This course will give the students a general overview of the profession of dentistry. Students will become familiar with the basic dental tools, learn the major parts of the mouth and tooth, understand the growing child’s mouth, the dental prevention visit, and oral hygiene routines, learn about and practice some common dental procedures, understand cavity repair and role play preparing and filling a cavity, steps to becoming a dentist, dental careers, and dentist responsibilities. Students go home with a disposable lab coat, worksheets, teeth and mouth model, floss, toothbrush cover, cavity filled tooth model, tooth shaped cookie cutter, diploma.
Pottery - Mudskippers
Let Mudskippers Pottery bring the mud to your school! We are a family run professional studio that specializes in PTA sponsored after school ceramics education. Our instructors will expand students' knowledge and creativity. Each project is grounded in an historical artwork, submersing students in history and culture. Students will hone their fine motor skills through hand building and glazing pottery while expressing their unique personal vision. The 3D medium will teach them to use problem solving skills to address form and structure. Mudskippers Pottery will bring their convenient mobile studio to your school with all the advantages of a professional studio.
Chess - Silver Knights Chess
Learn chess from a Silver Knights chess coach! State and national champions have come from our programs, but most of our students are just looking to have fun! Class time is split between lesson and play. Lessons range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies, depending on the student's skill level. Play time is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill. All grades and skill levels are welcome. Silver Knights will supply all the equipment during chess club. Students will have the opportunity to play in tournaments.
Musical Theatre - Message in Motion
Students are introduced to the main components of musical theatre including voice, acting, basic music theory, and dance technique (typically musical theatre jazz/broadway style and/or hip hop.) Learn choreography, staging, and costuming basics. Use of props, role playing, and imagination to aid in personal expression and creativity. Students work together to learn mini musical routines from both classic Broadway shows like Cats & Annie to more contemporary productions and shows like Fresh Beat Band, High School Musical, Lion King, and more! Students will showcase what they have learned at an end of session in class parent presentation where they will present 1-2 learned mini musical routines, other material they have learned throughout the session, and be presented with a certificate!