Middle School S.T.E.A.M. Afterschool Activities Brochure

Winter/Spring 2018

Middle School STEAM Winter/Spring 2018 Afterschool

When:
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Where:
Upper School Campus
Contact Information:
Hosted by: Brett Silverbush
bsilverbush@schechterwestchester.org
About:

Questions regarding programs should be directed to Ms. Brett Silverbush. For technical assistance, please email Webmaster Lauren Marcus Eisenberg.

Registration Opens: Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:00 AM
Registration Closes: Friday, February 9, 2018 11:00 PM
Pricing Early Reg Late Reg Bulk Pricing
Grade 4 - $0.00
Grade 5 - $0.00
Grade 6 - $0.00
Grade 7 - $0.00
Grade 8 - $0.00

Selections

Animation Art

January 9, 2018 - May 22, 2018, 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM
Every Week
Tue
Presenters:
Sarah Carey (SCarey@schechterwestchester.org)

Students will create their own animated short films after learning the basics of stop-motion animation. The course will include a variety of demonstrations such as puppet design, storyboarding, and film production.

Tuesday sessions:

January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 10, 17, 24
May 1, 15, 22

Minimum: 6 Students

Seating: 0

First LEGO: Robotics

February 1, 2018 - May 17, 2018, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Every Week
Thu
Presenters:
Lauren Marcus Eisenberg (lmarcuseisenberg@schechterwestchester.org)
Leslie Perry (lperry@schechterwestchester.org)

Students will design and program LEGO robots to complete a task, as specified by the First Lego League. Newcomers and veterans are welcome and encouraged to join the fun!

Thursday afterschool sessions:

  • February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 8, 22
  • April 12, 19, 26
  • May 3, 10, 17

No session on March 15 (Coincides with Lower School early dismissal).

Busing to the Upper School will be provided for Lower School students.

Minimum: 6 students.

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
Grade 5 - $240.00
Grade 4 - $240.00
Grade 6 - $240.00
Grade 8 - $225.00
Grade 7 - $240.00

Intergenerational Chess with DOROT Westchester

January 3, 2018 - May 30, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Every Week
Wed
Media Center Conference. Room
Presenters:
Richard Lewis

Are you interested in playing chess with older adults at Schechter Westchester? This will be the second year of this wonderful program. Middle and High School students play against seniors 60 plus. A chess instructor is on hand to help everyone improve his or her game. DOROT programs emphasize friendship, shared interests, and the infinite capacity of people of all ages to learn from each other. Learning about the strategy of chess is great for the brain and can be applied to all aspects of one’s life.

There is no fee for this program, which is coordinated by DOROT Westchester.

Students can work in the Homework Room until 4:20 p.m.

Specific program dates for International Chess are:

  • January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • February 7, 21
  • March 7, 14, 21
  • April 11, 25
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Session Cost:
Grade 6 - $0.00
Grade 8 - $0.00
Grade 7 - $0.00

Model UN

January 8, 2018 - May 14, 2018, 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM
Every Week
Mon
Presenters:
Sarah Weissman

Do you like to argue persuasively and passionately? Are you interested in learning about current global issues such as global warming, international refugees, and the spread of infectious diseases? Join Model UN, where you will research possible solutions to these issues, study how the actual UN functions, and then try it yourself through an actual debate. Students will learn how to carefully craft an evidence-based argument and how to deliver a strong counter argument. This activity is a good introduction for those students interested in joining the Model UN team in High School.

Program dates:

  • January 8, 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 26
  • March 5, 12, 19, 26
  • April 9, 16, 23, 30
  • May 7, 14

Minimum: 6 students

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
Grade 6 - $285.00
Grade 8 - $240.00
Grade 7 - $270.00

Musical Experience - Cast

January 22, 2018 - June 5, 2018, 3:35 PM - 5:30 PM
Every Week
Mon, Wed
Presenters:
Marci Schein (mschein@schechterwestchester.org)

Students wishing to participate in this year’s spring production of Shrek, Jr. should be available to attend all rehearsals and performance dates listed below.

All students are encouraged to audition; no prior experience needed! All interested students will be given a part, and specific casting will occur after auditions are completed.

To prepare for the audition:

Some tips for auditioning:

  • Come prepared! Read the scenes so that you are familiar with them.
  • Make big choices! We want to see your brave and bold ideas for making a monologue your own.

If you have any questions about the auditions, feel free to contact Ms. Schein at mschein@schechterwestchester.org. See you at auditions!

Auditions will be held from 3:35 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (choose one).

Rehearsals*
3:35 - 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday with additional dates TBD during tech week in May.

  • January 29, 31
  • February 5, 7, 12, 21, 26, 28
  • March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
  • April 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
  • May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16

* Note: rehearsal schedule will be distributed by director after auditions. Not all cast members need to be at all rehearsals.

Performances

  • Sunday, June 3, 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 4, 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 p.m.


Session Cost:
Grade 6 - $400.00
Grade 8 - $350.00
Grade 7 - $400.00

Musical Experience - Stage/Tech Crew

April 9, 2018 - May 16, 2018, 3:35 PM - 5:30 PM
Every Week
Mon, Wed
Presenters:
Marci Schein (mschein@schechterwestchester.org)

Students wishing to participate as stage/tech crew in this year’s spring production of Shrek, Jr.will be contacted by Marci Schein for one informational meeting and will be provide with a rehearsal schedule after casting is completed. Tech/stage crew will be required to attend all rehearsals during Tech Week and on performance dates.

Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday, from 3:35 until 5:30 p.m. with additional dates TBD during tech week in May.

  • April 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
  • May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16

Stage/tech crew rehearsal dates will be distributed by director after informational meeting. Stage/tech crew members will not be expected to attend all of the April rehearsal dates.

Performances

  • Sunday, June 3, 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 4, 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Ms. Schein.

Session Cost:
Grade 6 - $75.00
Grade 8 - $75.00
Grade 7 - $75.00

These words by Rabbi Yishmael, which reflect the essence of our mission, are found in Pirkei Avot. They advise us to lead lives filled with learning, teaching, preservation of our heritage, and social action.

TO LEARN AND TO TEACH, TO OBSERVE AND TO ACT
SOLOMON SCHECHTER
SCHOOL OF WESTCHESTER
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