Mission Statement

To glorify God in the training of our children, providing them with the skills to think critically, clearly and Biblically.

To develop our children with strong Godly character, sound mind and body, so they may share with others the love of God, while learning to serve our Lord and Savior, the Chief Cornerstone.

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  Fall 2018 Classes PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

Pre - K - 8:30 - 9:25
1st thru 3rd - 8:30 - 9:25
4th thru 6th - 8:30 - 9:25
Middle School - 8:15 - 9:30
High School - 8:15 - 9:30



Karate (Pre-K thru 5th/6th) X X X X X X X X      
Mighty Pen (5th thru 8th)             X X X X  
IEW Continues - Mighty Pen Writes On               X X X  
Physical Science                     X
                       
Instrument and Voice Lessons - click for times                      
  Fall 2018 Classes PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

Pre - K - 9:30 - 10:25
1st thru 3rd - 9:30 - 10:25
4th thru 6th - 9:30 - 10:25
Middle School - 9:35 - 10:40
High School - 9:35 - 10:40








Karate (5th/6th thru 12th)             X X X X X
Sensational Sensory Storytime X X                  
Kids Science Experiments     X X X            
American Girl History (Age 8 thru 6th Grade)       X X X X X      
Cake Decorating           X X X      
Physical Science               X X X  
Psychology                     X
Instrument and Voice Lessons - click for times                       
   

10:30 - 10:50








ASSEMBLY

(pledge, prayer, birthdays, games & more!)
    Fall 2018 Classes PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

Pre - K - 10:55 - 11:50
1st thru 3rd - 10:55 - 11:50
4th thru 6th - 10:55 - 11:50
Middle School - 10:45 - 11:50
High School - 10:45 - 11:50








Nature Art X X                  
Fearless Entomology     X X X            
Mysteries and Maps     X X X            
Game of Life (4th thru 8th)           X X X X X  
American History Escape Room           X X X      
Puzzle Room               X X X X
Art History                     X
Essay and Debate                   X X
Instrument and Voice Lessons - click for times                      
  Fall 2018 Classes PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

Pre - K - 10:55 - 12:50
1st thru 3rd - 11:55 - 12:50
4th thru 6th - 11:55 - 12:50
Middle School - 11:55 - 12:50
High School - 11:55 - 1:10








Art of the Alphabet X X                  
Run, Jump and Play (K thru 3rd)   X X X X            
Nature Art     X X X            
What's Up           X X X      
The World Over           X X X      
Study Skills               X X X X
Beginning Art               X X X  
Beginning Spanish               X X X X
U.S. History                     X

Instrument and Voice Lessons - click for times

                     

 

Instrument/Vocals

Flute

Kristin brings her love and passion for music to Cornerstone. Join her for private flute lessons! Daily practice is expected. Please ask about available open times. 8:00, 8:30,9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:55, 11:25, 11:55, or 12:25.

Ages: per request
Lesson Fee: $180/semester. Per child.
Required Materials: TBD
Teacher: Kristin Medley
Workload: 3

Guitar

Guitar lessons for beginners to advanced players. All students will need their own guitar. Copies of music and worksheets will be supplied. Guitar students are expected to practice 20 minutes a day. Parents will be contacted before the beginning of the session to discuss their child's ability level. Please ask about available open times. 8:00, 8:30,9:00, 9:30, 10:00, or 10:55

Ages: per request
Lesson Fee: $180/semester. Per child.
Required Materials: Properly sized guitar, pick, capo
Teacher: Tom Spielman
Workload: 4

Piano

Kristin brings her love and passion for music to Cornerstone. Join her for private piano lessons! Daily practice is expected. Please ask about available open times during 1st hour and 4th hour. 8:00, 8:30,9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:55, 11:25, 11:55, or 12:25.

Ages: per request
Lesson Fee: $180/semester. Per child.
Required Materials: TBD
Teacher: Kristin Medley
Workload: 3

Vocals

My name is Sharyssa Greene, a voice teacher currently expanding my home studio. I absolutely love to sing as well as share that love with others. I’m passionate about helping my students access their natural voice, and build strength and confidence in their own, unique sound!

I grew up in a musical family –-singing since I can remember, and I fell in love with theater at a very young age. I’ve studied voice for over five years and currently take from Dr. Desiree Hassler, Soprano at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Voice Professor at Moody Bible Institute. In the past two years I have studied acting privately with European actress, Vanda Varnai, and during the last five years have performed in twelve musical theater productions throughout the Chicago suburbs. I’ve taught seven musical theater camps for Spotlight Youth Theater, and given audition preparation lessons in how to try out professionally with confidence.

I am a voice teacher at the Minooka Music Studio in Minooka, as well as teaching from my home. Styles of music I work in include standard voice literature, folk, gospel, with a specialization in musical theater and more!

I have a few openings and would love to share what I know with girls ages eight and up who are excited, and ready to learn! So whether you want to be able to match pitch, develop healthy vocal technique, strengthen your range, or grow as a performer, I am ready to help you! Please ask about available open times. 8:00, 8:30,9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:55, 11:25, 11:55, or 12:25.

Ages: ages 8 and up
Lesson: $240 for 12 weeks. (Can pay in two 6 week installments of $120 each)
Required Materials: TBD
Teacher: Sharyssa Greene
Workload: 3


Preschool-Kindergarten

1ST HOUR

Karate Pre K 5/6th grade

A fifth-degree black belt, Pastor Dave, is the founder and lead instructor of Master’s Academy, a martial arts school that offers classes at area churches, home school programs, or youth centers. Dave has taught thousands of students since founding the school in 1988.

Class FeeKarate is $120 for 1 child and $240 for 2 or more children
Teacher: Pastor Dave Pearson

2ND HOUR

Sensational Sensory Storytime

We will enjoy story time together with our friends through fun songs & sensory activities. Get ready to sing, dance, and play along as we explore weekly themes in literature. Children will be guided in using senses to hear, see, touch & feel, move and do as we learn neat lessons along the way.

Each class session will include music & movement, books, reading & discussion, and tactile time with manipulatives. Kids will be encouraged through both fine & gross motor exercise, guided, shared learning time & a short amount of free play with items in sensory tubs. We will even make a sensational scrapbook journal showing off our weekly topic & materials.

Please indicate any allergies as children will have the opportunity to explore one of these each week: rice, beans, corn, noodles, playdoh, sand, kinetic sand, finger paint, shaving cream, oobleck, gel beads, bubbles, stones/twigs, ice, yarn & poms, etc. Play clothes are recommended!

Grade: pre-K and Kindergarten
Materials Fee:  $8.
Required Supplies: Materials will be supplied. In case of allergy a parent may want to supply a substitute sensory bag filler.
Teacher: Jessica Marchiniak
Aide:
Workload: 0       
Min: 4        Max: 8

3RD HOUR

Nature Art

We will use pieces of nature to create art projects. Using creativity and sensory activities we will learn how paint, draw, and make sculptures using nature. This course will promote exploration of nature through hands on engaging experiences.

Grade: pre-K and Kindergarten
Materials Fee: $10
Required Supplies: crayons, glue stick, Elmer's glue, safety scissors
Teacher: Cassandra Brown
Aide:
Workload: 0     
Min: 3        Max: 10

4TH HOUR

Art of the Alphabet ages 4 & 5

Hey kids! Did you know we can use the alphabet for more things than spelling? Yep, we can also use it to make beautiful pieces of art! Every week, we’ll make new projects using new letters. Maybe even one that’s in your name. We’ll also learn about our friends in our class, and how God created every one of you to be his own unique masterpiece.

Grade: ages 4 & 5
Materials Fee: $20
Required Supplies:
Teacher: crayons, safety scissors, wet glue Christy Shue
Aide:
Workload: 0     
Min: 3        Max: 10 (with helper)


1st - 3rd grades

1ST HOUR

Karate prek-5/6th grade

A fifth-degree black belt, Pastor Dave, is the founder and lead instructor of Master’s Academy, a martial arts school that offers classes at area churches, home school programs, or youth centers. Dave has taught thousands of students since founding the school in 1988.

Class Fee: Karate is $120 for 1 child and $240 for 2 or more children
Teacher: Pastor Dave Pearson

2ND HOUR

Kids Science Experiments

Observe a flower absorb water and change colors. Try to grow beans upside down. Make your mouth foam! Be prepared to occasionally be messy!

Grade:  1st - 3rd
Materials Fee: $10
Required Supplies:
Teacher: Tara Bozarth
Aide:
Workload: 1 (occasionally observe experiments at home)    
Min: 4        Max: 12

 

American Girl History age 8 - 6th grade

Join us on a fun adventure to learn American History through American Girls. We will study Felicity (1774), Josephine (1824), Rebecca (1914), and Kit (1934). We will be making lap books, crafts, and have parties with food of the era. Children will need to read corresponding book. Boys are welcome!

Grade: 1st - 3rd
Materials Fee: $15
Required Supplies: basic school supplies
Teacher: Sheri Isaacson
Aide:
Workload: 2 (reading)
Min: 5       Max: 12

3RD HOUR

Fearless Entomolgy

Dig deep into the world of creepy crawlers! Think bugs are scary? Think again! The more we learn about the world around us, the more we take the time to understand the amazing creations that God has put on this earth, the less scary they become. Think bugs are awesome? Well, not only are you correct, but you are in for a treat! Come learn with me about the amazing world of bugs, the places they’re from, and other creative fun! We will look at as much as we can from invertebrates to arachnids. No creepy crawler is off limits here.

Grade: 1st - 3rd
Materials Fee: $10
Required Supplies: binder, paper, pencil, crayons, scissors, glue
Teacher: Mandi Capo
Aide:
Workload: 1      
Min: 6        Max: 15

 

Mysteries and Maps

Is your child good at solving mysteries? In mysteries and maps students will use maps tp solve mysteries. They will learn about different types of maps and how to use them.

Grade: 1st - 3rd
Materials Fee: $5
Required Supplies: pencils, colored pencils/crayons Michele Anderson
Teacher: Michele Anderson
Aide:
Workload: 1      
Min: 5        Max: 10

4TH HOUR

Run, Jump, Play K-3rd grade

Learn new games and play old favorites in this group games class. Spend the last part of your morning running and playing with your friends. We will devote time to learning and playing structured games and throw in a little free time as well. You'll be free to shake out the sillies in this class

Grade: K - 3rd
Materials Fee: $0
Required Supplies: Sneakers or comfortable shoes for playing and occasionally a jacket for outdoor play when the weather is warmer
Teacher: Nikki Steen
Aide: Tammy Thompson
Workload: 0        
Min: 8        Max: 12

Nature Art

We will use pieces of nature to create art projects. Using creativity and sensory activities we will learn how paint, draw, and make sculptures using nature. This course will promote exploration of nature through hands on engaging experiences.

Grade: 1st - 3rd
Materials Fee: $10
Required Supplies: crayons, scissors, glue sticks, Elmer’s glue
Teacher: Cassandra Brown
Aide:
Workload: 0      
Min: 5        Max: 10


4th - 6th grades

1ST HOUR

Karate prek-5/6th grade

A fifth-degree black belt, Pastor Dave, is the founder and lead instructor of Master’s Academy, a martial arts school that offers classes at area churches, home school programs, or youth centers. Dave has taught thousands of students since founding the school in 1988.

Class Fee: Karate is $120 for 1 child and $240 for 2 or more children
Teacher: Pastor Dave Pearson

The Mighty Pen (Fall and Spring) 5th-8th grade

Author Roald Dahl once said, “A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.” In Mighty Pen you begin the journey towards freedom. In order to be heard and be understood by others, you will quickly build an arsenal of dress ups and decorations to add depth and maturity to your writing. You’ll learn how to build great characters for stories, how to add life to a dry essay or report, and how to knock the socks off any teacher with pretty impressive vocabulary! You will walk through all the necessary steps of the writing process: pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing and sharing. Blank pages won’t seem so scary anymore. After mastering 3-5 strong paragraphs and stories, you will walk out with unbelievable confidence. Class will include nonfiction writing, creative writing, editing, vocabulary, and games. *Parental oversight is mandatory for success. One hour of writing every day is generally required. Students with special needs will need a parent to accompany them. Open to new students and those with one year or less of IEW writing experience. This is multi-leveled class that will accommodate your student exactly at his/her level.

Grades: 5th - 8th
Class Fee: $70/semester. This is a year long class.
Required Materials: Student Writing Intensive Level B student handouts available as an e-book download from IEW for $10 IEW’s Student Resource Notebook available as an e-book for $15 or hardcopy for $19, 3-ring binder, notecards, highlighter, pens, pencil pouch
Teacher: Julie Renner
Workload: 5 parental oversight is required        
Min: 8        Max: 15

2ND HOUR

Cake Decorating

Let your kids show off their creative side using buttercream and fondant! In this class students will learn how to use different cake decorating tips to make stars, roses, leaves, ruffles and more. They will learn how to ice a cake smooth and how to cover and decorate cakes in fondant.

Grade: 4th - 6th
Materials Fee: $15
Required Supplies: Homemade frosting and cakes 2 or 3 times out of the semester. (frosting requires student to have access to a powerful stand mixer at home)
Teacher: Michele Anderson
Aide:
Workload: 3/4
Min: 3       Max: 10

American Girl History age 8 - 6th grade

Join us on a fun adventure to learn American History through American Girls. We will study Felicity (1774), Josephine (1824), Rebecca (1914), and Kit (1934). We will be making lap books, crafts, and have parties with food of the era. Children will need to read corresponding book. Boys are welcome!

Grade: Age 8 - 6th grade
Materials Fee: $15
Required Supplies: basic school supplies
Teacher: Sheri Isaacson
Aide:
Workload: 2 (reading)
Min: 5       Max: 12

3RD HOUR

Game of Life 6th-8th (4th-5th welcome, see details)

Will you earn the salary of a banker, a policeman, or a sales clerk? Fill out a job application and then the game begins! We are going to bring the Game of Life…to life! We will learn about budgeting, managing a loan, balancing a checkbook, writing checks, and discover the importance of saving money. Will you buy insurance to protect your property or will you risk it? Learn why you should have it. Did you get hit with an unexpected expense? There are ways to earn extra income; start a business, complete budget scenarios, do a presentation, and more! Do you like to win games? Try dabbling in investments with stocks and bonds. Don’t forget you will have to pay taxes on all your earnings! We will turn the classroom and your fellow students into a little micro-economy. Learn about finances without sitting through a boring lecture, learn as you experience it first hand. So will you roll the dice and take a chance on this board game come alive?

Homework may include balancing your checkbook, writing checks, working on extra income scenarios/presentations. Your “checkbook” (folder) must come with you to class each Monday! If you forget it at home you forfeit that weeks paycheck and it will be hard to participate in class that day. Returning students will get a different job this time and I’m making some improved changes so it will be a new experience for you! This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Grade:  Middle School (4-5th are welcome)
Class Fee: $60 6-8th  |   $30 4-5th
Materials Fee: $10 (to purchase folders, LOTS of photo copies, other fun stuff. Will return if there is any unused money left over)
Required Supplies: Spiral notebook, pencils ONLY, pencil sharpener (NO pens or colored pencils please!), and calculator.
Teacher: Machell Klee
Aide: Jessica Garner
Workload: 2/3 (4-5grades)  |  3/4 (6-8grades)    
Min: 10     Max: +

American History Escape Room

Learn all about American History events and figures. Use your knowledge to solve codes.

Grade: 4-6th
Materials Fee: $20
Required Supplies: Writing utensil and paper 
Teacher: Sheri Isaacson
Aide:
Workload: 0/1   
Min: 6        Max: 12

4TH HOUR

What’s Up

This class is a Bible study that aims at the heart and constantly points students to Jesus. It utilizes the Bible with a companion student guide to be purchased by the parent. This study is designed to introduce the student to the gospel of Jesus and to help hops who believe it to live it out! Through prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit, by the end of the year your student will know who they are in Jesus! Weekly assignments to be completed at home then discussed in class. This class is one year long.

Grade: 4th - 6th
Materials Fee: $0
Required Supplies: Bible (ESV, NIV, NIrV), pens/pencils, “What’s Up” student guide by Deborah Harrell & Jack Klumpenhower ( less than $20) To be purchased by parent.
Teacher: Amy Hiller
Aide:
Workload: 3 daily work (minimal work)  
Min: 5        Max: 12

The World Over

Going beyond the page and into the lives of resilient young people, this class will take us to remote places of the world. Sojourning with unforgettable characters in order to experience harsh realities that they had to endure to survive perilous situations. These stories uncover hope, perseverance, and kindness in the midst of turmoil. Three or four books will be covered. Unwrapping the many angles of the stories, we’ll tackle the geography, religion, economic conditions, climate, governments, education and other factors that play a role in their adversity. We’ll also analyze the depth of the authors’ writing, discussing how he or she effectively tells a story. A love for reading and storytelling, coupled with a desire for compelling discussion will drive our participation. Discussion will center around difficult life choices that characters had to make in order to survive, and how their faith and perseverance paid off in the end. Open to students AND parents!

Grade: 4th - 6th
Materials Fee:
Required Supplies: Books TBD
Teacher: Julie Renner
Aide:
Workload: 2/3 weekly reading      
Min: 6        Max: +


Middle School

1ST HOUR

Medieval History and Writing: The Mighty Pen writes on!! - Returning students only

Once again, we embark on a journey through a new era. Let’s learn all about the Middle Ages as we continue to hone our writing skills. By utilizing IEW’s Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons we will focus on structure and style. We will work together in class and brainstorm how to “dress-up” compositions and continue to expand our vocabulary.

Parents: As always, you are expected to assist and support your student as needed. Unless approved by the teacher, this class is limited to the 5 previously enrolled “Merriment & Mirth” students from Fall 2017 through Spring 2018. This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Class Fee: $70/semester. This will be a year long class
Required Supplies: IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons (4th edition, February 2016), highlighters, pens, binder and of course, your Student Resource Notebook (which you should all have from the prior 2 years of IEW classes).
Teacher: Marcia Boland
Workload: 5      
Min/Max: Returning students only

The Mighty Pen (Fall and Spring) 5th-8th grade

Author Roald Dahl once said, “A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.” In Mighty Pen you begin the journey towards freedom. In order to be heard and be understood by others, you will quickly build an arsenal of dress ups and decorations to add depth and maturity to your writing. You’ll learn how to build great characters for stories, how to add life to a dry essay or report, and how to knock the socks off any teacher with pretty impressive vocabulary! You will walk through all the necessary steps of the writing process: pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing and sharing. Blank pages won’t seem so scary anymore. After mastering 3-5 strong paragraphs and stories, you will walk out with unbelievable confidence. Class will include nonfiction writing, creative writing, editing, vocabulary, and games. *Parental oversight is mandatory for success. One hour of writing every day is generally required. Students with special needs will need a parent to accompany them. Open to new students and those with one year or less of IEW writing experience. This is multi-leveled class that will accommodate your student exactly at his/her level.

Grades: 5th - 8th
Class Fee$70/semester. This is a year long class.
Required Materials: Student Writing Intensive Level B student handouts available as an e-book download from IEW for $10 IEW’s Student Resource Notebook available as an e-book for $15 or hardcopy for $19, 3-ring binder, notecards, highlighter, pens, pencil pouch
Teacher: Julie Renner
Workload: 5 parental oversight is required 
Min: 8        Max: 15

2ND HOUR

Karate 5/6th - 12th grade

A fifth-degree black belt, Pastor Dave, is the founder and lead instructor of Master’s Academy, a martial arts school that offers classes at area churches, home school programs, or youth centers. Dave has taught thousands of students since founding the school in 1988.

Class Fee: Karate is $120 for 1 child and $240 for 2 or more children
Teacher: Pastor Dave Pearson

Physical Science Middle School

A beginning introduction to chemistry and physics that sets the foundations for high school studies. The class will focus on vocabulary and basic concepts. There will be a lab each week. This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Class Fee: $100/semester. 
Supply/lab fees: This is a year long class $75/year
Required supplies: Requires lab goggles, dedicated lab notebook, dedicated biology folder (with brads and pockets), internet access, colored pencils, pencils
Teacher: Heidi Short 
Aide: Jeni White
Workload: 5+ (daily work and weekly tests)       
Min: 5        Max: 12

 

3RD HOUR

Game of Life 6th-8th (4th-5th welcome, see details)

Will you earn the salary of a banker, a policeman, or a sales clerk? Fill out a job application and then the game begins! We are going to bring the Game of Life…to life! We will learn about budgeting, managing a loan, balancing a checkbook, writing checks, and discover the importance of saving money. Will you buy insurance to protect your property or will you risk it? Learn why you should have it. Did you get hit with an unexpected expense? There are ways to earn extra income; start a business, complete budget scenarios, do a presentation, and more! Do you like to win games? Try dabbling in investments with stocks and bonds. Don’t forget you will have to pay taxes on all your earnings! We will turn the classroom and your fellow students into a little micro-economy. Learn about finances without sitting through a boring lecture, learn as you experience it first hand. So will you roll the dice and take a chance on this board game come alive?

Homework may include balancing your checkbook, writing checks, working on extra income scenarios/presentations. Your “checkbook” (folder) must come with you to class each Monday! If you forget it at home you forfeit that weeks paycheck and it will make it hard to participate in class that day. Returning students will get a different job and I’m making some improved changes so it will be a new experience for you! This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Grade: Middle School (4-5th are welcome)
Class Fee:  $60 6-8th $30 4-5th
Materials Fee$10 (to purchase folders, LOTS of photo copies, other fun stuff. Will return if there is any unused money left over)
Required Supplies: Spiral notebook, pencils ONLY, pencil sharpener (NO pens or colored pencils please!), and calculator.
Teacher: Machell Klee
Aide: Jessica Garner
Workload: 2/3 (4-5grades) or 3/4 (6-8grades)
Min: 10     Max: +

 

Puzzle Room Middle School/High School

A fun look at components of escape rooms: riddles, secret codes, puzzles, and cryptography. Are you ready to think outside the box and work as a team? Do you have what it takes to solve all the puzzles and defeat the game? Come and find out!

Class Fee: $60
Required Supplies:  pencil, folder, good attitude
Teacher: Heidi Short
Aide: Jeni White
Workload: 1 (homework will be optional)
Min: 5       Max: 10

4TH HOUR

Beginning Art

This will be a beginning introduction into art. A variety of art mediums and techniques will be covered. Light weekly homework. This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Class Fee: $50/semester. This will be a year long class.
Supply/Lab Fees: $70/semester
Required Supplies: 2 pencils, folder
Teacher: Sandy Gonda
Aide:
Workload: 2-3   
Min: 6        Max: 12

Introductory Spanish Middle School/High School

Today it is more important than ever for English-speakers to have a working knowledge of the Spanish language — the second most widely spoken language in the world! This hands-on, interactive Spanish class teachers beginning vocabulary and grammar and builds a foundation for more advanced study. This class includes songs, games and projects to practice hearing, reading, writing, and speaking Spanish in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. I will be supplying students with handouts and worksheets throughout the semester and students will be expected to practice online during the week. For those needing high school credit, grades will be given for completed assignments, quizzes and tests. Welcome to Spanish class! ¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Class Fee: $70
Supply/Lab Fee: $0
Required Supplies: Internet access with an email address, colored pencils, pencils, erasers
Teacher: Señora Ana (Hannah Hrsak)
Aide: Machell Klee
Workload: 3/4
Min: 4        Max: 15

Study Skills Middle School/High School

Does your child stare at a book and call it "studying"? In this course students will learn effective skills for studying, time management, note and test taking. They will learn to set goals in order to study smarter, not harder. Victus Study Skills System Level 3 Workbook is required ($20.00 available from IEW).

Note: This class will not count for high school credit. Most work will be completed in class.

Class fee: $50
Supply/lab Fee: $5
Required Supplies: 2 pencils, folder and Victus Study Skills System Level 3 Workbook is required ($20.00 available from IEW).
Teacher: Kathy Cannon
Aide:
Workload: 2      
Min: 5        Max: 10


High School

1ST HOUR

Physical Science High School

A BJU science class that meets all the requirements for a high school credit in physical science as a lab class. This is an academic class with a heavy homework load. Physical science is a combination of physics and chemistry. The Fall semester will cover matter, measurement, kinematics, dynamics, energy, simple machines, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and electricity labs and the Spring will focus on magnetism, motion/ waves, sound, electromagnetic energy, light/optics, atoms, elements, bonding/compounds, chemical reactions, mixtures/solutions, and acids/bases/salts. This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Class Fee: $100/semester. This is a year long class
Supply/lab fees: $150/year this includes lab materials, glassware, chemicals, and cleaning supplies
Required supplies: BJU Physical Science Textbook (Fifth edition), lab goggles, dedicated lab notebook, dedicated biology binder, internet access, colored pencils, pencils, and possibly the Physical Science Lab Book (I will make this decision before class sign-up)
Teacher: Heidi Short
Aide: Tracie Orlowski
Workload: 5+ (daily work and weekly tests)      
Min: 5        Max: 10

2ND HOUR

Karate 5/6th - 12th grade

A fifth-degree black belt, Pastor Dave, is the founder and lead instructor of Master’s Academy, a martial arts school that offers classes at area churches, home school programs, or youth centers. Dave has taught thousands of students since founding the school in 1988.

Class Fee: Karate is $120 for 1 child and $240 for 2 or more children
Teacher: Pastor Dave Pearson

 

Psychology

This class offers an in-depth Psychology course from a Christian perspective. We will cover psychology’s history and worldview, the brain and nervous system, motivation, emotion, development, learning and memory, sensation and perception, abnormal psychology, social psychology, as well as treatment. Meets high school requirements. This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Class Fee: $100/semester. This is a year long class 
Supply/Lab Fees: $0
Required Supplies: pen/pencil, folder (handouts supplied by teacher)
Teacher: Sandy Gonda
Aide:
Workload: 5+    
Min: 4        Max: 12

3RD HOUR

Art History High School (and Middle School returning students)

This class will offer a chronological full emersion into art, including, but not limited to art mediums, artists, music, architecture, and fashion. Some projects will require completion at home. Weekly quizzes in lieu of final exam, with one written assignment per semester. We will continue where we left off last semester with Renaissance Period art, and will end around the Neo Classical Art Movement. This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Class Fee: $60/semester. This is a year long class.
Supply/Lab Fees: $70/semester
Required Supplies: 2 pencils, folder
Teacher: Sandy Gonda
Aide: Diane Sharp
Workload: 3-4     
Min: 6       Max: 12

Elegant Essays and Debate - New students accepted

By high school, teens need to be effective and confident communicators. To be taken seriously by friends and family, to express their creativity, and to prove themselves worthy of their next job, time and practice in writing and speaking are essential. First semester will encompass understanding the parts of an essay in workshop format. Students will work together in class and independently during the week practicing individual components of an essay. Eventually they will pull it all together, taking a stab at persuasive, descriptive, and narrative essays. Carrying over into spring, students will strengthen their persuasive personas, learning new tactics in argumentation. Twenty-eight informal fallacies become relevant with practical applications through an analysis of current social, commercial, and political issues, along with comical and clever advertisements. Fun extras include humorous skits and friendly debates, both group and individual, which will challenge teens to think on their feet, while speaking confidently and logically—not timidly or ignorantly. This class is open to serious students who are ready to work hard independently and engage in class fully. *No work will be assigned between semesters. *Students must have access to a Google account.

Grade: 8th - 12th
Class Fee: Fall: $80   |   Spring: continuing students $60,new students $70 (materials/book TBD)
Materials Fee:
Required Supplies: The Elegant Essay student book by IEW, The resource for spring semester will be The Art of Argument student book by Larsen, available at CBD or Amazon for $20.
Teacher: Julie Renner
Workload: 4      
Min: 6        Max: 15

 

Puzzle Room Middle School/High School

A fun look at components of escape rooms: riddles, secret codes, puzzles, and cryptography. Are you ready to think outside the box and work as a team? Do you have what it takes to solve all the puzzles and defeat the game? Come and find out!

Class Fee: $60

Required Supplies: pencil, folder, good attitude
Teacher: Heidi Short
Aide: Jeni White
Workload: 1 (homework will be optional)
Min: 5       Max: 10

4TH HOUR

The Story of America

This class will focus on the history our country from the first settlers at Jamestown to the events of today. This will be a two semester course and involve a moderate amount of work that will include some research, some homework, and studying for quizzes. It will be a look at the people, places, and things that have shaped our nation, and the tough and thrilling adventure that is America’s 400-year history.

Class Fee: $65/semester. Year long class.
Supply/Lab Fees:
Required Material: textbook TBD
Teacher: Tom Spielman
Workload: 3        
Min: 10      Max:

Introductory Spanish Middle School/High School

Today it is more important than ever for English-speakers to have a working knowledge of the Spanish language — the second most widely spoken language in the world! This hands-on, interactive Spanish class teachers beginning vocabulary and grammar and builds a foundation for more advanced study. This class includes songs, games and projects to practice hearing, reading, writing, and speaking Spanish in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. I will be supplying students with handouts and worksheets throughout the semester and students will be expected to practice online during the week. For those needing high school credit, grades will be given for completed assignments, quizzes and tests. Welcome to Spanish class! ¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Class Fee: $70
Supply/Lab Fee: $0
Required Supplies: Internet access with an email address, colored pencils, pencils, erasers
Teacher: Señora Ana (Hannah Hrsak)
Aide: Machell Klee
Workload: 3/4
Min: 4       Max: 15

Study Skills Middle School/High School

Does your child stare at a book and call it "studying"? In this course students will learn effective skills for studying, time management, note and test taking. They will learn to set goals in order to study smarter, not harder.

Note: This class will not count for high school credit. Most work will be completed in class.

Class fee: $50
Supply/lab Fee: $5
Required Supplies: 2 pencils, folder, and Victus Study Skills System Level 3 Workbook is required ($20.00 available from IEW).
Teacher: Kathy Cannon
Aide:
Workload: 2      
Min: 5        Max: 10

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Preschool - Kindergarten Spring

Preschool - Kindergarten Spring Class List

1ST HOUR

Tell Me a Story

New stories and old favorites will be read in this class for some of our youngest co-cop friends. We will focus on a book and/or theme each week, then create a related craft or art project. We will incorporate songs, poems, finger plays, and maybe even a little free choice activities. Letters, rhyming, fine and gross motor skills, taking turns, and following directions will be our focus throughout the semester.

Grade: pre-K and Kindergarten
Min: 5 Max: 12
Materials fee: $8
Required Supplies: Crayons, pencils, and a folder.
Workload: 1 (occasionally they will be asked to bring things from home).
Teacher: Lori Spielman
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2ND HOUR

Holidays Around the World

It will be a party every week as we learn about holidays that are celebrated in all parts of the world. From the Fourth of July to the Chinese New Year, we will read books, make crafts, and play games to discover more about how and why people celebrate.

Grade: pre-K and Kindergarten
Min: 3 Max: 12
Materials Fee: $5.
Required Supplies: Pencil, crayons, scissors, glue stick
Workload: 0
Teacher: Paula Wangler
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3RD HOUR

Learning at the Zoo

Lions, Tigers, and Bears Oh my! Come read stories, play games, sing songs, do finger plays, and some crafting too. Our zoo pals can teach us so many things about the alphabet, numbers, and science as well! Join us and our zoo friends for some learning fun.

Grade: pre-K and Kindergarten
Min: 4 Max: 12
Materials Fee: $5
Required Supplies: crayons, pencils, glue stick, safety scissors
Workload: 1
Teacher: Machell Klee and Sandy Norris
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4TH HOUR

Journal

Learning how to communicate on paper encourages and builds a love of writing. When a child draws or scribbles we can ask what story is behind their picture and encourage them to tell a story. Each week we will talk about fun things the students are doing at home, read great books, and play silly games to get our creativity flowing.

Grade: pre-K and Kindergarten
Min: 3 Max: 6
Materials Fee: $5
Required Supplies:
Workload: 1
Teacher: Sara Both
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1st thru 3rd Grades Spring

1st thru 3rd Grades Spring Class List

1ST HOUR

Write on!

Explore art journaling as we color, paint, and collage in our journals each week, as well as incorporate creative writing! Receive your own journal on the first week of class and add to it each week. In this fun, nontraditional class, we will explore poetry techniques and have the opportunity to share our work with each other on a regular basis. At the end of the semester you will be able to take your journal home and look back on all you did and keep adding more!

Grade: 1st - 3rd
Min: 3 Max: 12
Materials Fee: $10 includes journal and additional specialty supplies
Required Supplies: pencil, colored pencils, glue, pens, watercolor paints
Workload: 1 (students will occasionally be asked to finish writing assignments at home)
Teacher: Paula Wangler
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Beginning Writing - Returning students only

Fledgling writers learn to compose with structure and style. Using source materials, students will take notes and summarize narrative stories. With the help of a good thesaurus, kids will add strong words to dress up their essays, no boring words allowed. This class will focus on the fundamentals of a sound paragraph and is designed to equip students for more advanced IEW essay writing.

Grade: 3rd - 5th
Min: 4 Max: 10
Materials Fee: $0
Required Supplies: Required “All Things Fun and Fascinating” $29, “Student Resource Notebook”, note cards, and highlighters.
Workload: 4 (parental oversight is required)
Teacher: Kathy Cannon
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2ND HOUR

Social Beacons

Learning how to deal with life can be hard at times. We all have big emotions which can be hard to understand! We also deal with tough life situations. How do I be a good friend to my current friends? What if my friends want me to do something bad? How can I help others feel loved and welcome? How do I deal with a…BULLY? We will come together to talk about how to deal in life and also do some role playing and other social activities! Life is meant to be done together! Let’s learn HOW to do life together and be God’s light to those around us.

Grade: 1st - 3rd
Min: 6 Max: 15
Materials Fee: $5
Required Supplies: paper, pencil, crayons, scissors
Workload: 1
Teacher: Mandi Capo
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Speak Up: Intro to Public Speaking

It is never too early to become familiar with public speaking! We’ll start with simple introductions, some show and tell presentations, and story telling. We will then move on to learn about other types of speeches: impromptu, informative, demonstrative, persuasive, and even entertaining. You will also become familiar with basic communication skills, such as eye contact and body language.

Grade: 1st - 3rd
Min: 5 Max: 12
Materials Fee: $0
Required Supplies: paper, pencil, various supplies for presentations (such as poster board, etc)
Workload: 2-3 (depending on how much effort the child wants to put into their presentations)
Teacher: Nikki Steen
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3RD HOUR

Finance Jr.

Financial Peace Jr will equip kids with knowledge on how to handle money and be money-smart. Through fun stories and activities, kids will learn the value of working, giving, saving, and spending lessons that will build their character and help them with money and in life.

Grade: 1st - 3rd
Min: 3 Max: 12
Materials Fee: $10
Required Supplies:
Workload: 1
Teacher: Sara Both
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Food Science and Nutrition

Discovering food through different types of experiments and learning activities. Students will explore methods for making food, what different foods are made from, and what food does inside your body. If your kids are always curiously asking questions such as: Why do crackers have holes? Why do peppers taste hot? How is ice cream made, or Why does bread get moldy? then this is the class for them!

Grade: 1st - 3rd
Min: 5 Max: 10
Materials Fee: $10
Required Supplies: Notebook for class observations, pen, pencil, crayons or other coloring supplies.
Workload: 1
Teacher: Cassandra Brown
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4TH HOUR

Run, Jump, Play

Learn new games and play old favorites in this group games class. Spend the last part of your morning running and playing with your friends. We will devote time to learning and playing structured games and throw in a little free time as well. You'll be free to shake out the sillies in this class

Grade: K - 3rd
Min: 8 Max: 12
Materials Fee: $15 (new equipment needs to be purchased)
Required Supplies: Sneakers or comfortable shoes for playing and occasionally a jacket for outdoor play when the weather is warmer
Workload: 0
Teacher: Nikki Steen
Aide: Tammy Thompson

Amazing Anatomy

Hearts and Lungs and Bones!! Oh My! Do YOU think you have the “GUTS” to learn about EXACTLY what happens to that pizza after you swallow it? If so, then join us as we learn about the many miraculous systems that are working inside your body.

Grade: 1st - 3rd
Min: 5 Max: 10
Materials Fee: $20 (Any money not used will be returned the last day of class.)
Required Supplies: pencils, crayons or colored pencils, scissors, glue sticks
Workload: 1
Teacher: Christy Shue
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4th thru 6th Grades Spring

4th thru 6th Grades Spring Class List

1ST HOUR

Beginning Writing - Returning students only

Fledgling writers will learn to compose with structure and style. Using source materials, students will take notes and summarize narrative stories. With the help of a good thesaurus, kids will add strong words to dress up their essays, no boring words allowed. This class will focus on the fundamentals of a sound paragraph and is designed to equip students for more advanced IEW essay writing.

Grade: 3rd - 5th
Min: 4 Max: 10
Materials Fee: $0
Required Supplies: Required “All Things Fun and Fascinating” $29 , “Student Resource Notebook”, note cards and highlighters.
Workload: 4 (parental oversight is required)
Teacher: Kathy Cannon
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2ND HOUR

Road Trip’n

Travel my way, take the highway that’s best. Get your kicks…Time for a trip…A road trip! Join me as we travel the 50 United States! We will learn important things about each state and where they are located on the map. Don’t expect this class to be only filled with worksheets, oh no! It’s a long way down the holiday road…we need to fill our travel time with songs, games, and journal about our adventures so the trip won’t seem so long. I’m sitting in the railway station, got a ticket to my destination…I’m leaving on a jet plane…will you pack up and join us on the road?

Grade: 4th - 6th
Min: 4 Max: 12
Materials Fee: $10
Required Supplies: pencil, 3 ring binder, colored pencils
Workload: 3
Teacher: Machell Klee
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3RD HOUR

Beginning Gardening and Plant Science

Are you interested in learning about how plants grow? Have you ever wanted to learn to grow your own food or flowers? We will learn about plants, do some fun experiments with plants and seeds, and also grow some plants from seed that can be the beginning of a thriving garden for the coming spring. Students will also learn several different ways to plant a garden, some of which do not include digging up the yard! If your child has ever wanted to farm or garden or play in the dirt, this class might be for them.

Grade: 4th - 6th
Min: 5 Max: 15
Materials Fee: $5 (for individual green houses)
Required Supplies: folder, notebook, pens, pencils, and potting soil
Workload: 1
Teacher: Alicia Coughlin
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Basic Truths of the Christian Faith

In this class we will be using our bibles to find the answers to so many questions we may have or questions that others may have of us regarding our faith in Jesus. Questions such as: What is sin? Will God allow our sin to go unpunished? What does justification mean? These answers help us to understand and know why we believe what we believe and that the God of scripture truly is the One True God!

Grade: 4th - 6th
Min: 4 Max: 15
Materials Fee: $0
Required Supplies: Bible pen/pencil, notebook, 3 ring binder
Workload: 0-1
Teacher: Amy Hiller
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4TH HOUR

Moses: Ordinary to Extraordinary

The Journey of the Israelites continues! This semester we will be wondering through the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy; hopefully it won’t take 40 years! Class Structure will be prayer, bible reading passage, teacher led lesson and explanation on bible passage. During lessons, students will be encouraged to listen intently and jot down questions. We will dig deep into the text to discuss the aim (what God wants us to know) and discover truths about God and how we can apply those truths to our lives today. Each week we will learn a different attribute of God found within bible lesson. Students will be encouraged (though NOT required) to re-read the text throughout the week. They will also be encouraged (though NOT required) to read the text to be discussed the following week. Assignments include looking for God’s attribute during the week. Example: How have you seen God as faithful this week?

Grade: 4th - 6th
Min: 5 Max: 15
Materials Fee: $0
Required Supplies: Bible (ESV, NIV, NIrV), pens/pencils, notebook paper, or notebook
Workload: 0-1
Teacher: Amy Hiller
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Game of Life

Will you earn the salary of a banker, a policeman, or a sales clerk? Fill out a job application and then the game begins! We are going to bring the Game of Life…to life! We will learn about budgeting, managing a loan, balancing a checkbook, making scheduled payments, discover the importance of saving money and more all while we turn the classroom and your fellow students into a little micro-economy. Learn about finances without sitting through a boring lecture, learn as you experience it first hand. So will you roll the dice and take a chance on this board game come alive?

Grade: 4th - 6th
Min: 4 Max: 12
Materials Fee: $10
Required Supplies: notebook, post-its, pencil
Workload: 3 (may have some prep work at home depending on their “job”)
Teacher: Machell Klee
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Middle School Spring

Middle School Spring Class List

** Middle School Times Are:

1st Hour: 8:15 - 9:30
2nd Hour: 9:35 - 10:40
3rd Hour: 10:45 - 11:50
4th Hour: 11:55 - 12:50

1ST HOUR

Merriment & Merth: The Mighty Pen Continues - Returning students only

Continuing IEW writers gather weekly in this small group writing class to brainstorm, share compositions and learn from each other. We will use IEW's Fables, Myths and Fairytales to focus on style and structure as well as expand our vocabulary. Grammar skills and editing techniques will be strengthened. Our writing skills will be put to good use in new and exciting ways with this light-hearted and imaginative curriculum.
Parents: As always, you are expected to assist and support your student(s) as needed. Unless otherwise assigned, editing of assignments and checklist completion at home is required. This is the home-schooling component of the class.

Class Fee: $50/semester This will be a year long class
Required Supplies: Fables, Myths and Fairytale/Student Edition, note cards, highlighters, pens, binder and, of course, your Student Resource Notebook
Workload: 5
Teacher: Marcia Boland
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The Mighty Pen Creative Writing - Returning students only

Open only to students with over 2 years of IEW writing experience, this class will dive deep into units 5, 7 and 9 of IEW’s sequence of creative writing. Over the course of two semesters, students will write from prompts and pictures, learn journalistic techniques, formulate critiques, and create stories. Greater attention will be on mastering all style and structure requirements of IEW, in addition to learning abstract aspects of writing like voice, tone, mood, theme, fluency, and word choice. Adherence to the IEW checklists, participation in the revision process, and commitment to one hour per day of writing at home is expected. Parental oversight is mandatory. This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Class Fee: $50/semester This is a year long class.
Required Materials: IEW Student Resource Notebook and writing supplies
Workload: 5 parental oversight is required
Teacher: Julie Renner
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2ND HOUR

Art History - New students accepted

This class will offer a chronological full emersion into art forms, including, but not limited to music and art mediums/techniques, and those artists who created these forms of art. Some art projects will, at times, be completed at one and returned the following week.

Grade: Grades 6-8
Min: 6 Max: 10/12 depending on room size
Class Fee: $50
Materials Fee: $50 (any unused supply fees will be returned at the end of the semester)
Required Supplies: 11x14 art portfolio RECOMMENDED for transporting art.
Workload: 2-3
Teacher: Sandy Gonda
Aide: Diane Sharp


3RD HOUR

Biology - Returning students only

A beginning introduction to biology that sets the foundations for high school studies. The class will focus on vocabulary and basic concepts. There will not be dissection at this level. This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Class fee: $100/semester This is a year long class
Supply/lab Fee: $50/year this includes lab materials,
Required Supplies: Requires lab goggles, dedicated lab notebook, dedicated biology folder, internet access, colored pencils, pencils
Workload: 5+
Teacher: Heidi Short
Aide: Jeni White

Sign Language - Returning students only

Did you know that Sign Language is the 3rd most used language in America behind English and Spanish? Do you like to talk with your hands or know how to communicate without using your voice? Sign Language is a visual language that you can pick up easily and you will enjoy practicing with your friends and family. Learn some words in sign language, make sentences, sign songs and discover the history of sign language and the deaf culture. For those needing High School Credit there will be weekly assignments and quizzes.

Class Fee: $70
Required Supplies: Joy of Signing book.
General school supplies would be required as well.
Workload: MS/2-3 HS/4
Teacher: Tracie Orlowski
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4TH HOUR

Constitution - Returning students only

During this year long class the students will be focusing on how our government works, it's history, and who is involved. We will be starting with the birth of our independent country after the American Revolution and ending with our government today. Towards the end of the second semester we will be discussing the Illinois constitution and government. Throughout this class the students will be taking a series of quizzes after we finish each section. Their will be a final culminating test during the second semester. Students can expect a moderate amount of written work in addition to studying for tests and quizzes.

Class Fee: $65/semester This will be a year long class.
Workload: 4
Required Supplies: Students will be required to have a notebook and writing utensils in class everyday. I will be supplying all students with most copies of handouts and booklets when needed.
Teacher: Tom Spielman
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High School Spring

High School Spring Class List

** High School Class Times Are:

1st Hour: 8:15 - 9:30
2nd Hour: 9:35 - 10:40
3rd Hour: 10:45 - 11:50
4th Hour: 11:55 - 1:10

1ST HOUR

Biology - Returning students only

A CLEP preparation class that meets all the requirements for a high school credit in biology as a lab class. This is an academic class with a heavy homework load. The Fall semester will focus on microscope labs and the Spring will focus on dissections. This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Class Fee: $100/semester. This is a year long class
Supply/lab fees: $120/year this includes lab materials, specimens, tools, and cleaning supplies
Required supplies: Science Shepherd Biology Textbook, lab goggles, dedicated lab notebook, dedicated biology folder, internet access, colored pencils, pencils
Workload: 5+ (There will be daily work and weekly tests)
Teacher: Heidi Short
Aide: Tracie Orlowski


2ND HOUR

Foundations in Finance - Returning students only

Adulthood. It is inevitable. We all have to grow up one day. And with adulthood comes responsibilities: paying bills, buying a car, and making a budget to name a few. These can seem daunting to anyone without the right knowledge. But it doesn’t have to be! Learn the ins-and-outs of being financial responsible in this class. We will be using Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance - High School.
This class is a 2 semester class. The course utilizes DVDs, student workbook, in-class and in-home activities, and assessment testing. Grades will be given for completed assignments, reviews, and tests. This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Class Fee: $65/semester This is a year long class
Required Supplies: A copy of the student text is required and is to be purchased by the student.
Workload: 5
Teacher: Noreen Meyer
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3RD HOUR

Art History - New students accepted

This class will offer a chronological full emersion into art forms, including, but not limited to music and art mediums/techniques, and those artists who created these forms of art. Some art projects will, at times, be completed at one and returned the following week. In addition, students will have occasional written assignments.

Grade: 9th - 12th
Min: 6 Max: 10/12 depending on room size
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $50 (any unused supply fees will be returned at the end of the semester)
Required Supplies: 11x14 art portfolio RECOMMENDED for transporting art.
Workload: 4
Teacher: Sandy Gonda
Aide: Diane Sharp

Sign Language - Returning students only

Did you know that Sign Language is the 3rd most used language in America behind English and Spanish? Do you like to talk with your hands or know how to communicate without using your voice? Sign Language is a visual language that you can pick up easily and you will enjoy practicing with your friends and family. Learn some words in sign language, make sentences, sign songs and discover the history of sign language and the deaf culture. For those needing High School Credit there will be weekly assignments and quizzes.

Class Fee: $70
Required Supplies: Joy of Signing book
Workload: MS/3 HS/4-5
Teacher: Tracie Orlowski
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4TH HOUR

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