Middle School STEAM Afterschool Activities Brochure

Winter/Spring 2019

Middle School STEAM Winter Spring 2019 Afterschool

When:
Monday, January 14, 2019 to Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Where:
Upper School Campus
Contact Information:
Hosted by: Brett Silverbush
bsilverbush@schechterwestchester.org
914-948-8333 Ext. 8188
About:

Questions regarding programs should be directed to Ms. Brett Silverbush at bsilverbush@schechterwestchester.org. For technical assistance, please email Webmaster Lauren Marcus Eisenberg at lmarcuseisenberg@schechterwestchester.org.

Registration Opens: Monday, June 11, 2018 9:00 AM
Registration Closes: Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:00 PM
Pricing Early Reg Late Reg Bulk Pricing
Grade 6 Student - $0.00
Grade 7 Student - $0.00
Grade 8 Student - $0.00

Selections

Intergenerational Chess with DOROT Westchester

January 16, 2019 - May 22, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Every Week
Wed

Are you interested in playing chess with older adults at Schechter Westchester? Middle and High School students play against seniors 60 plus. A chess instructor is on hand to help everyone improve his or her game.

Note: This program runs through the school year. The program dates are available through DOROT Westchester.

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.

Middle School participants can work in the MS Homework Room until 4:20 p.m.

Space is limited. If you are interested in this program, please fill out DOROT’s survey application and you will be contacted by the program director, Patricia C. Harte.

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

Model UN

January 14, 2019 - May 20, 2019, 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM
Every Week
Mon
Presenters:
Sarah Weissman (sweissman@schechterwestchester.org)

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 the Model UN program, 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 counterargument. This program is a good introduction for those students interested in joining the Model UN team in High School. A guided tour of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City is also planned!

Program dates:

  • January 14, 28
  • February 4, 11, 25
  • March 4, 11, 18, 25
  • April 1, 8, 15, 29
  • May 6, 13, 20

Minimum: 6 students
Seating: 12

Musical Drama Experience – Box, by Lindsay Price

February 25, 2019 - May 20, 2019, 3:35 PM - 5:30 PM
Every Week
Mon, Wed
Presenters:
Marci Schein (mschein@schechterwestchester.org)

Box is a middle school vignette play with a cast of 18 actors all with featured parts.

Sometimes we choose the way the world sees us. Black box: indestructible; jewelry box: plain on the outside, shiny on the inside. Sometimes our box is defined by others - our parents, our friends, our enemies. A box built by others can feel small, confined, impossible. How do we handle the boxes imposed upon us because of our gender? Our race? From peer pressure? From parent pressure? Do we have to live with our box for the rest of our lives? Can we change?

Students wishing to participate in this year’s winter/spring drama production should be available to attend all regular and Tech Week rehearsals. However, not all cast members need to be at all rehearsals- after casting is complete a more detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed by Ms. Schein. Note that since Ms. Schein will be out from March 17 through April 6, she will schedule additional rehearsals based on the actors’ availability.

All students are encouraged to audition; please bring a completed Audition Form, available from Ms. Schein. No prior experience is needed! All interested students will be given a part, and specific casting will occur after auditions are completed. Students registered for this program will be contacted in February and provided with additional materials and information. If you have any questions feel free to contact Ms. Schein at mschein@schechterwestchester.org.

Auditions

  • Monday, February 25
  • Wednesday, February 27

Rehearsals

The Monday and Wednesday rehearsal schedule will be distributed by Ms. Schein after auditions. Not all cast members need to be at all rehearsals:

  • March 4, 6, 11, 13*
  • April 8, 10, 15, 29
  • May 1, 6, 8

*On March 13, rehearsal will run from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Tech Rehearsals

  • Monday through Thursday, May 13 through 16, from 3:35 to 8:00 p.m. Grade 7 students are excused from rehearsal on May 14 for the Steamposium
  • Friday, May 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Performance Dates

  • Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Canceled

Clay Corner - Canceled

January 22, 2019 - May 28, 2019, 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM
Every Week
Tue
Presenters:
Sarah Carey (scarey@schechterwestchester.org)

Students will work with clay to create a pinch pot, a coil pot, and a small animal figure. Students will be introduced to various hand-building techniques and practice using common objects to imprint the clay with assorted textures. Come and enjoy the relaxing nature of clay while making something beautiful and functional to cherish forever!

Tuesday sessions:

  • January 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 26
  • March 5, 12, 19, 26
  • April 2, 9, 16, 30
  • May 7, 14, 21, 28

Minimum: 6 Students


Seating: 12

Interactive Theater - Canceled

January 17, 2019 - May 23, 2019, 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM
Every Week
Thu
Presenters:
Dana Shapiro

Do you love theater? Do you want to make a difference in the community? The Interactive Theater Club will allow students to write, perform, and watch short scenes based on current important issues in order to help motivate social action. All students, regardless of acting/theater experience, will work together to use theater as a way to explore meaningful topics (bullying, gender equality, etc.) We will also use improv games to discover more about theater, and the relationships between characters. We welcome beginners, or students with any amount of experience in theater or acting! The Interactive Theater Club will help students learn how to use these skills outside of the theater to evoke social change!

  • January 17, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 28
  • March 28
  • April 4, 11
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23

Minimum: 6 Students

Seating: 12

Scrabble - Canceled

January 17, 2019 - May 23, 2019, 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM
Every Week
Thu
Presenters:
Saul Zebovitz (szebovitz@schechterwestchester.org)

What will you do with your EELRSTT? Hopefully, play LETTERS for 60+ points! Join the Scrabble team to hone and improve your skills in the famous word game. Open to experienced players and complete beginners, we’ll all play together and learn the strategies and skills needed to become strong players! We also have the goal of qualifying for a spot in the School Scrabble Championship toward the end of the year. Please join us to have a great EIMT!

Thursday afterschool sessions:

  • January 17, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 28
  • March 28
  • April 4, 11
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23

Minimum: 5 Students

Seating: 12

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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