S3 9-12 Activities

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

9-12 Afterschool
Mon-Fri | 3:30-4:30pm and/or 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: NNM 9-12 Supervisor Kyle Brumfield
Cost: $91 – $99 based on day of week
General Afterschool provides a safe and active place for students to engage in constructive activities and socialize with peers. Independence and friendship are key to 9-12 “Hangout,” where students have opportunities to pursue art projects, group games and other activities to their interests. Students have the option for outdoor play when weather and the schedule allows. A light, healthy snack is served..


MONDAY

Digital Filmmaking Club
Mon | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: NNM Assistant John Dickson
Cost: $149
Learn the ins and outs of filmmaking, from camera angles to special effect techniques. With a production team of peers, students write a script and build their concept into a shot-by-shot storyboard. Using their own acting skills and Apple Creative Suite, students create videos and memories to last a lifetime.

Tap Dance
Mon and Thurs | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Former NNM Dance Instructor Amanda MacDonald
Cost: $138 (Mon) or $166 (Thur)
Savion Glover and Sammy Davis Jr. are in good company with NNM’s tappers! Amanda introduces students to the stamp and shuffle and towards deeper self confidence, coordination and performance skills. Students learn basic steps of one sound first and then build to steps of two and three. Beginners and returning students are welcome.

Intermediate Band
Mon and Wed | 3:30-4:30pm
Conductor: NNM Band Director Dan Stark
Cost: Included with private lessons
This instrumental ensemble, under the instruction of Band Director Dan Stark, is for the second and third year band member. The Intermediate Band continues to build upon the fundamentals introduced in Beginning Band, (i.e., proper reading and ensemble playing) while placing emphasis on preparing and performing full-length band arrangements. For more information about registering for private music lessons at NNM, contact programs@nnms.org. Students participating in private music lessons at NNM are registered automatically for the appropriate level band.

Water Polo Team
Mon and Wed | 3:30-5:30pm (single registration),
Grades 5-8 only
Coach: NNM Aquatics Coordinator Alex Bellisle
Cost: $525
Water polo is an opportunity to expand swimming skills into sport. Students who have mastered basic swimming skills enjoy a chance to increase their technique and stamina during friendly competition with each other and outside teams. Swimmers must be able to swim 20 yards freestyle and 20 yards backstroke; experience on the NNM Swim Team is not required. Participants will also be billed for a suit fee. Contact Aquatics Coordinator Alex Bellisle abellisle@nnms.org with questions regarding your child’s swim level.

Artists’ Workshop
Mon or Wed | 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: NNM Art Instructor Sue Rodwan
Cost: $138 (Mon) or $166 (Wed)
Artists’ Workshop is a popular staple of Afterschool activities and a lively environment for all manner of artistic expressions. Students use paint, fabric, feathers, wood and more to explore their inspired endeavors. Sue provides guidance and skill development, and the young artists lead the way.
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TUESDAY

Chess
Tues | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: NNM Chess Instructor Theo Poulos
Cost: $179
Chess is a great way for students to learn patience, concentration, and problem solving while having fun playing the world’s greatest game. Students will learn rules, tactics and strategy as well as sportsmanship and the art of friendly competition.Theo brings many years of experience teaching chess at NNM and to Chicagoland students of all ages. Beginners and returning chess players are welcome.

Homework Group
Tues | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: NNM Learning Resource Teacher Kathy Siavelis
Cost: $179
Kathy joins students in the library for an opportunity to pursue homework assignments and continued learning. With more than thirty-two years of experience, Kathy is a wonderful resource for participants.

Beginning Band
Tues and Thurs | 3:30-4:30pm
Conductor: NNM Band Director Dan Stark
Cost: Included with private lessons
This ensemble is for the true beginner – no musical experience or knowledge is required. The only prerequisites are the the student must be at least nine years old and enjoy music.  The six instruments offered at this level are the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion. Students participating in private music lessons at NNM are registered automatically for the appropriate level band. Bands meet twice weekly after school under the instruction of Band Director Dan Stark. For more information about registering for private music lessons at NNM, contact programs@nnms.org.

Music Movers
Tues | 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Former NNM Dance Teacher Amanda MacDonald
Cost: $166
Teamwork, choreography and dance basics lead to hours of active fun. Students combine creative expression, moving and grooving with building stamina and confidence as they learn fun, high-energy dances and perform in this one-hour active class.

Instructional Swim 1 & 2
(both sessions run concurrently, with instructors targeting the skill level of each participant)
Tues | 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: NNM Aquatics Coordinator Alex Bellisle
Cost: $198
Instructional Swim 1 is an introductory swim course emphasizing personal water safety and aquatic fundamentals. Skills covered include water entry/exit, bubbles, bobbing, opening eyes underwater, retrieving submerged objects, buoyancy on front (glide, recovery), buoyancy on back (float, glide, recovery), changing direction/position, treading, swimming on front/back (alternating and simultaneous arm/leg actions) and swimming with life jackets.

Instructional Swim 2 participants demonstrate mastery of aquatic fundamentals and continue to build new skills, with stronger emphasis on distance and time. Skills covered include entering by stepping or jumping from side, bobbing, submersion and retrieval of objects underwater, front float (tuck, jellyfish), back float, front/back glides, changing direction of travel while swimming on front or back, swimming on side, finning arm action, treading, combined arm and leg actions on front and back and swimming with life jackets. Contact abellisle@nnms.org with questions regarding your child’s swim level.
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WEDNESDAY

3D Design and Printing
Wed | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: NNM Associate Gregg Sparks
Cost: $179
Create fun projects and 3D designs while learning exciting new STEM skills! Students in this class will learn about one of the most innovative technologies of our time – 3D Printing – and how to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to create, print and take home a series of awesome designs.

Friendship Group for Girls
Wed | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Therapist Leah Smethurst
Cost: $372
Friendship Group focuses on strengthening skills in the areas of social-emotional development, communication and conflict resolution. The goal is to a provide fun, activity-based forum where girls can discuss and negotiate concerns about friendships and relationships. Instructor Leah Smethurst is a therapist formerly with The Family Institute at Northwestern University and has worked with children in schools and private practice for over 15 years.

Intermediate Band
Mon and Wed | 3:30-4:30pm
Conductor: NNM Band Director Dan Stark
Cost: Included with private lessons
This instrumental ensemble, under the instruction of Band Director Dan Stark, is for the second and third year band member. The Intermediate Band continues to build upon the fundamentals introduced in Beginning Band, (i.e., proper reading and ensemble playing) while placing emphasis on preparing and performing full-length band arrangements. For more information about registering for private music lessons at NNM, contact programs@nnms.org. Students participating in private music lessons at NNM are registered automatically for the appropriate level band.

Taekwondo

Wed | 3:30-4:30pm Grades 1-4
Instructor: Krasimir Rusev
Cost: $216
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that combines self-defense and combat techniques with fitness for the mind and body. Master Rusev introduces students to basics of traditional and modern Taekwondo, including blocks, strikes, stances, self-defense and more. Self-confidence and fun are key with every class an active learning adventure. Originally from Bulgaria, Master Rusev brings years of experience working with after school programs and competitive athletes. Master Rusev was appointed on the USA Taekwondo National Team Coaching staff as Assistant Coach for the Junior and Cadet National Teams for 2016-2018. New participants will also be billed for a $48 uniform fee. Read more about Master Rusev here.

Dance Crew I
Wed | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: NNM Dance Instructor Dana Christy
Cost: $166
In this active and engaging class, collaboration and performance are key. Students have opportunities to learn and create short dance routines intended for performance. Dance Crew is a great way to get active in an upbeat and social environment while also building confidence, stamina and coordination.  

Artists’ Workshop
Wed or Mon | 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: NNM Art Instructor Sue Rodwan
Cost: $166 (Wed) or $138 (Mon)
Artists’ Workshop is a popular staple of Afterschool activities and a lively environment for all manner of artistic expressions. Students use paint, fabric, feathers, wood and more to explore their inspired endeavors. Sue provides guidance and skill development, and the young artists lead the way.

Water Polo Team
Mon and Wed | 3:30-5:30pm (single registration),
Grades 5-8 only
Coach: NNM Aquatics Coordinator Alex Bellisle
Cost: $525
Water polo is an opportunity to expand swimming skills into sport. Students who have mastered basic swimming skills enjoy a chance to increase their technique and stamina during friendly competition with each other and outside teams. Swimmers must be able to swim 20 yards freestyle and 20 yards backstroke; experience on the NNM Swim Team is not required. Participants will also be billed for a suit fee. Contact Aquatics Coordinator Alex Bellisle abellisle@nnms.org with questions regarding your child’s swim level.
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THURSDAY

Animation Station
Thurs | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: NNM Educational Technology Director Janeen Cohen
Cost: $179
Ever wonder how movies like “Frankenweenie,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Wallace & Gromit” are made? In this activity, students join Janeen to learn the art of stop-motion animation and will create, script, storyboard and animate characters to build a story, just like in the movies.

Potters’ Studio
Thurs | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: NNM Art Instructor Sue Rodwan
Cost: $179
In the ceramics studio, imagination is the only limit. Sue guides students in creating earthenware cups, masks, sculptures and other imagined designs that will last a lifetime.

Tap Dance
Thur and Mon | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Former NNM Dance Instructor Amanda MacDonald
Cost: $166 (Thur) or $138 (Mon)
Savion Glover and Sammy Davis Jr. are in good company with NNM’s tappers! Amanda introduces students to the stamp and shuffle and towards deeper self confidence, coordination and performance skills. Students learn basic steps of one sound first and then build to steps of two and three. Beginners and returning students are welcome.

Beginning Band
Thurs and Tues | 3:30-4:30pm
Conductor: NNM Band Director Dan Stark
Cost: Included with private lessons
This ensemble is for the true beginner – no musical experience or knowledge is required.  The only prerequisites are that students must be at least nine years old and enjoy music. The six instruments offered at this level are the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion. Students participating in private music lessons at NNM are registered automatically for the appropriate level band. Bands meet twice weekly after school under the instruction of Band Director Dan Stark. For more information about registering for private music lessons at NNM, contact programs@nnms.org.

Baking and Pastry
Thurs | 3:30-5:30pm
Instructor: NNM Farm to Table Associate and Certified Baking and Pastry Chef Taylor Linsner
Cost: $358 (includes materials costs)
Students will practice essential kitchens skills, focusing on measuring, mixing, following recipes and working cleanly and safely in the kitchen. Young chefs will master the fundamentals of baking and love working alongside their classmates making things like homemade marshmallows, Oreos, cupcakes and more!

Keyboarding Skills & Computing Basics
Thurs | 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: NNM Educational Technology Director Janeen Cohen
Cost: $179
In these fast-paced times, mastery of the keyboard is as essential as mastery of the pencil. Children gain exposure and training to technology skills that will benefit for a lifetime using both laptops and iPads to enhance interaction with technology devices in an engaging environment with plenty of fun.

Water Polo Club (NEW)
Thurs | 4:30-5:30pm
Grades 2-4
Instructor: NNM Aquatics staff Alex Bellisle and Longinos Flores
Cost: $198
Join Alex and Longinos for an introduction to water polo, a sport that builds upon fundamental swimming skills in an environment of friendly competition. Swimmers must be able to swim 20 yards freestyle and 20 yards backstroke; experience on the NNM Swim Team is not required. Water Polo Club is designed as a low-stress and high-fun recreational environment for swimmers who are interested in developing new skills while maintaining stamina and water skills. Contact Aquatics Coordinator Alex Bellisle abellisle@nnms.org with questions regarding your child’s swim level.
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FRIDAY

Bits & Bytes: Coding and Robotics
Fri | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: NNM Educational Technology Director Janeen Cohen
Cost: $164
Join Janeen for a great experience exploring the art and science of writing computer code. Learn to design your own games and write your own apps as well as create programmable robots. The only limit is your imagination.

Dance Crew II
Fri | 3:30-4:30pm (second and third year 9-12 students only)
Instructor: NNM Dance Instructor Dana Christy
Cost: $152
Dance Crew II gives experienced dance students an opportunity to take their technique, creativity and performance skills to the next level. This fun and fast-paced learning environment challenges students to elevate their technical proficiency, while cultivating a supportive community where students are free to explore their artistic potential. Improvisation and choreography are central to the creative learning process.

Open Gym Hoops
Fri | 3:30-5:00 pm
Coache: NNM Athletics Director Nate Lyons & NNM PE Instructor Jimmy Felton
Cost: $228
Get the best of both worlds with 90-minutes of basketball split between instruction and scrimmage. This is a great way for students in 4-8th grade to improve their skills and stay connected to basketball now that the season is over. 

Jazz Ensemble
Friday | 3:30-4:30pm
Conductor: NNM Band Director Dan Stark
Cost: Included with private lessons
This ensemble will concentrate on popular music from the 1940s thru today including Swing, Blues, Rock n’ Roll and Latin. Interested students must be Concert Band members due to the technical requirements of the music. Because of demand and the relative size of this group, chairs will go to interested eighth students first. For more information about registering for private music lessons at NNM, contact programs@nnms.org.

Instructional Swim 3 & 4
(both sessions run concurrently, with instructors targeting the skill level of each participant)
Fri | 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: NNM Aquatics Coordinator Alex Bellisle
Cost: $182
Instructional Swim 3 participants develop their aquatic fundamentals into distinct strokes and skills. Skill objectives increase in distance and time, and children are required to be swimming independently in deep water. Skills covered include entries, bobbing while moving toward safety, back float, survival float, rotary breathing, changing from vertical to horizontal position on front and back, treading, front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, streamline position, and scissor and dolphin kicks. Participation requires approval of Alex Bellisle, Aquatics Coordinator. Contact abellisle@nnms.org with questions regarding your child’s swim level.

Instructional Swim 4 participants demonstrate mastery of previous levels. Students are introduced to butterfly, back crawl, breaststroke, and sidestroke, and survival and rescue skills are further developed. This class is a great alternative for children who may not be ready to join swim team. Skills covered include swimming underwater, feet first surface dive, survival swimming, front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, front crawl open turn, back crawl open turn, treading using two different kicks, reaching and throwing assists. Participation requires approval of Alex Bellisle, Aquatics Coordinator. Contact abellisle@nnms.org with questions regarding your child’s swim level.
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