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 Alex Buchanan
Cost: $87 – $104 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 according to their interests. Students have the option for outdoor play when weather and the schedule allows. A light, healthy snack is served..


MONDAY

Advanced Pottery
Mon | 3:30-4:30pm
NNM Ceramics Instructor Barbe Asta
Cost: $158
Learn the ins and outs of ceramics, while creating fun and functional pieces. Students in this class will explore hand building ceramics with textured slabs, while creating plates bowls, mugs, wall art and so much more!

Artists’ Workshop
Mon and Wed | 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: NNM Art Instructor Sue Rodwan
Cost: $145 (Mon) or $174 (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.

Beginning Hogwarts@NNM (NEW)
Mon | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: NNM Assistants Jean Schrementi and Kelsey Gorman
Cost: $145
Do you ever wish that you could receive your own letter to Hogwarts? Now you can! Join us for classes like those taken at the school of witchcraft and wizardry, including potions, charms, divination and herbology. Professor Kelsey and Professor Jean are excited to share the warm, welcoming and magical world that is Harry Potter and see what the books can teach us Muggles. All aspiring witches and wizards are welcome to join us.

Water Polo Team 9-14
Mon and Wed | 3:30-4:30pm (single registration),
Coach: NNM Aquatics Coordinator Shawnee Ardies-Morales
Cost: $383 (includes Mon and Wed)
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 Shawnee Ardies-Morales at sardiesmorales@nnms.org with questions regarding your child’s swim level.

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TUESDAY

Chess
Tues | 3:30-4:30pm and/or 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: NNM Chess Instructor Theo Poulos
Cost: $188
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: $188
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.

Music Movers 9-14
Tues | 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Former NNM Dance Teacher Amanda MacDonald
Cost: $174
The magic of movement continues! Creativity is encouraged in this student-led choreography class. Members of this class will work collaboratively to choose music, choreograph and find opportunities to perform. Students build leadership skills, and friendship are formed and strengthened through dance.

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 Shawnee Ardies-Morales
Cost: $209
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 sardiesmorales@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: $188
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.

Dance Crew I
Wed | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: NNM Dance Instructor Dana Christy
Cost: $174
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.

Hogwarts@NNM (NEW)
Wed | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructors: NNM Assistants Jean Schrementi and Kelsey Gorman
Cost: $174
For students who are currently enrolled in the school of witchcraft and wizardry, are you ready to continue the magic?! Sign up again for a continuation of Session 2’s deep dive into potions, charms, divination and herbology. Professor Kelsey and Professor Jean are excited to share the warm, welcoming and magical world that is Harry Potter and see what the books can teach us Muggles. All aspiring witches and wizards who are not currently enrolled in Hogwarts should sign up for the Monday class.

Taekwondo
Wed | 3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm*
Instructor: Krasimir Rusev
Cost: $221
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.

*Experienced participants should join the 3:30pm class, while students who have not taken Taekwondo before should join the 4:30pm class.

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.

Technology Explorers
Wed | 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: NNM Educational Technology Director Janeen Cohen
Cost: $188
This is an opportunity for students to explore the area of technology that most interests them, including animation, coding, keyboarding, robotics gaming, design and more. During each class, students will have the opportunity to choose which area of technology they would like to explore.

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THURSDAY

Animation Station
Thurs | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: NNM Educational Technology Director Janeen Cohen
Cost: $188
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: $188
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.

Ballet 9-12
Thurs | 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: NNM faculty Kate Bippes
Cost: $174
Kate brings years of classroom and ballet instruction to the dance room. Students learn the basic building blocks of classical ballet technique including the five positions, simple barre exercises and ballet classroom etiquette. Students are encouraged to have fun and express themselves through movement. Beginners and returning students are welcome.

Keyboarding Skills & Computing Basics
Thurs | 4:30-5:30pm
Conductor: NNM Educational Technology Director Janeen Cohen
Cost: $188
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.

Tap Dance II
Grades 3-6 with instructor approval
Thurs | 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Former NNM Dance Instructor Amanda MacDonald
Cost: $174
This class will help students take their tap skills to the next level! Now that you know how to tap, flap and shuffle ball change, the fun really begins. This class is open to all 9-12 students, as well as 3rd graders who have taken tap for at least 3 sessions.

Water Polo Club
Thurs | 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: NNM Aquatics Coordinator Shawnee Ardies-Morales
Cost: $209
Join Shawnee 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 Shawnee Ardies-Morales at sardiesmorales@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: $188
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 (Grades 5-8)
Instructor: NNM Dance Instructor Dana Christy
Cost: $174
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 Swim
Fri | 4:30-5:30 pm
Instructor: NNM Aquatics Coordinator Shawnee Ardies-Morales
Cost: $174
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. 
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