Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

After School Classes

Cascades Academy aims to provide enriching after school experiences for students of all ages. Our after school classes follow a fall, winter, and spring schedule and are hosted by teachers from our school and members from our greater community. With this new program design, our desire is to create after school classes that are enriching for students, have an intentional start to finish, and a tangible outcome. We believe that the programs that we offer to our school community will allow our students to learn new skills or enhance their skill sets and come together with their peers and leaders in a positive social and learning environment.

Each program has a fixed length of time and cost that has been determined by the supplies and instruction for the specific activity. Several of our traditional after school activities are listed below as a part of our program offerings, and you will find several new programs added to this list as well.

At the end of the school day, your student will be provided a short recess and snack. All programs run from 3:30-4:30pm, Monday through Thursday, unless otherwise noted. The cost of each program includes materials and snacks. If you require additional care from 4:30-5:30pm, please sign your student up for After School Care in addition to the class of your choice. The cost to drop in to the extended day after school care is $10.

For any questions regarding after school classes or scholarship opportunities, please contact the Auxiliary Program Director Colette Boylan at boylan@cascadesacademy.org.

Spring 2018 After School Class Schedule

Monday

Nature Club with Sunriver Nature Center, Session 2
Class Leader: Sunriver Nature Center Teaching Staff
Program Dates: May 7 - June 4th (No program on May 28th for Memorial Day)
Length of Class: 4 Weeks
Ages: Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
Cost: $150
*This program runs from 3:30 to 5pm
Spend time with a Naturalist from the Sunriver Nature Center to learn about the animals and plants of Oregon’s unique and diverse habitats! Each week and session will focus on different nature themes and may include hands-on science activities, nature arts and crafts, outdoor exploration, and visits from the Nature Center’s live animal ambassadors.

For a detailed schedule of their program, please take a moment to review their class layout here.


Tuesday

That’s a Wrap! Video Making Program

Class Leader: Mallory Silvey with the 4-H Youth Education Program
Program Dates: May 8th - June 5th
Length of Class: 5 Weeks
Ages: Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
Cost: $175
*This program runs from 3:30 to 5pm
This class taught by the 4-H Youth Education Program through Oregon State University will have you stretch your design and tech muscles to make your own short film! Learn to brainstorm a plot, make a storyboard and operate an iPad video camera, and then pull it all together to shoot and edit a short movie using free software.


Bend Junior Golf Academy at Bend Golf and Country Club (BGCC)
Class Leader: Kyle Weeks, PGA at BGCC
Program Dates: April 3rd - June 5th (no program on May 22nd)
Length of Class: 10 Weeks
Ages: Second through Fifth Grade
Cost: $270
*This program runs from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Enrollment can be completed through the below registration link for Operation 36.
Join the Bend Golf and Country Club for a special Cascades Academy junior golf program! The BGCC Junior Academy uses the Operation 36® framework to structure this program. It consists of Coaching, Playing, and Training programs and is designed to teach golfers to play the game from a hole out perspective. Each golfer will be issued profile in the Operation 36® Mobile App to track progress through a 6 level curriculum that is designed to set appropriate objectives and challenge each student towards shooting par or better (score of 36) for 9 holes. Juniors will learn the game in a weekly group class where our coaches will progress students through the 6 level Operation 36® curriculum. You can watch a video here to see how this unique application works.

Students participating in this program will be picked up from our Extended Day Program at 3:30pm to be loaded on to a Cascades Academy bus driven by a trained parent volunteer. The program will begin at 4pm and parents will pick up from the BGCC at 5:30pm. Students are asked to bring their own clubs if possible.

For more information on this program, as well as a weekly schedule, please take a moment to review the following documents. You are also welcome to get in touch with the BGCC Golf Pro Kyle Weeks at kylew@bendgolfclub.com
Golf Program Flier
Weekly Schedule
Parent Orientation Powerpoint

Registration Instructions:
https://operation36golf.com/#/register/179
- Enroll Family and add Children to Family
- Register Children for CACO Class


Wednesday

Introduction to Sewing Class: Zero Waste Living
Class Leader: Allison Murphy, Utilitu Sewing and Design
Program Dates: April 4th - May 2nd
Length: 5 Weeks
Ages: Kindergarten through Second Grade with a parent/caregiver, Third through Fifth Grade with or without a parent/caregiver
Cost: $140
*This program runs from 3:30-5pm
Explore the basics of hand and machine sewing over a five week period through a variety of projects inspired by a zero waste living theme: mending clothes, cloth napkins, bulk grocery bags, and more. You are welcome to bring your tuned up sewing machine to learn on it, and participants will be required to purchase a sewing kit (details to come). Project needs, such as materials for specific designs, will be specified after students register. This class is appropriate for Kindergarten through second grade with parental/caregiver assistance and third through fifth grade with or without a parent/caregiver.

Introduction to Sewing Class: Zero Waste Holiday
Class Leader: Allison Murphy, Utilitu Sewing and Design
Program Dates: May 9th - June 6th
Length: 5 Weeks
Ages: Kindergarten through Second Grade with a parent/caregiver, Third through Fifth Grade with or without a parent/caregiver
Cost: $140
*This programs runs from 3:30-5pm
We will explore the basics of hand and machine sewing over a five week period through a variety of projects inspired by a zero waste holiday theme: seasonal pillowcases, birthday swag, gift wrapping, and more. You are welcome to bring your tuned up sewing machine to learn on it, and participants will be required to purchase a sewing kit (details to come). Project needs, such as materials for specific designs, will be specified after students register. This class is appropriate for Kindergarten through second grade with parental/caregiver assistance and third through fifth grade with or without a parent/caregiver.

Tennis Program, Session 1
Class Leader: Dorian Adam
Program Dates: April 4th - May 2nd
Length: 5 Weeks
Ages: Second through Fifth Grade
Cost: $100
*This program runs from 3:30-5pm
Join our after school tennis program taught by PTR professional, Dorian Adam. Students will progress from last years PE tennis program aiming to build players' physical capabilities through speed and agility work including proper footwork and age appropriate tennis specific exercise. We will incorporate exercises stimulating muscle memory and awareness, enhancing forehand, backhand, volley and serving techniques. The five-week program follows the USTA junior tennis pathway and will include weekly competition where we will focus on strategy and anticipation skills. Proper footwear and racquet required. Racquets available for purchase through Dorian.

Tennis Program, Session 2
Class Leader: Dorian Adam
Program Dates: May 9th - June 6th
Length: 5 Weeks
Ages: Second through Fifth Grade
Cost: $100
*This program runs from 3:30-5pm
Join our after school tennis program taught by PTR professional, Dorian Adam. Students will progress from last years PE tennis program and teachings from the previous session (if attended) aiming to build players' physical capabilities through speed and agility work including proper footwork and age appropriate tennis specific exercise. We will incorporate exercises stimulating muscle memory and awareness, enhancing forehand, backhand, volley and serving techniques. The five-week program follows the USTA junior tennis pathway and will include weekly competition where we will focus on strategy and anticipation skills. Proper footwear and racquet required. Racquets available for purchase through Dorian.


Thursday

Holistic Horsemanship Program
Class Leader: Victoria Petersen with Cascadian Stables
Program Dates: April 12th - June 7th with no program on April 26th and May 24th
Length: 9 Weeks
Ages: Third through Fifth Grade
Cost: $585 Early Bird Registration until March 12th, $675 after March 12th
*This program runs from 4 to 5:30pm
Come be a part of a special horse riding program created for Cascades Academy students! The Cascadian Stables, where this program resides, is just a five minute drive away from Cascades Academy in Tumalo. Any student that participates in this program will receive free extended day care at Cascades Academy until 3:45pm, and all participants will be driven to the stables by Colette Boylan in a Cascades Academy bus at that time.

Our innovative and progressive curriculum is built around the deep connections and rich relationships that are created when kids work with horses. Cascadian Stables offers Equine Experiential Learning, therapy and riding lessons for kids of all ages, in private and group sessions all year round. Our phenomenal horses and our safe, positive environment create a unique opportunity for kids to become empowered and inspired! No horse experience necessary! For more information on this program, please take a moment to review the Holistic Horsemanship Program Packet.


IDEA Lab Program
Class Leader: Sarah Nichols
Program Dates: April 5th - May 3rd with no program on May 25th
Length: 5 Weeks
Ages: Kindergarten through Second Grade
Cost: $100
Calling all tinkerers, makers, and inventors! The Cascades Academy IDEA Lab is opening for you to bring your big ideas to life! Learn essential skills to help you build anything: electric circuits, laser cutting, and 3D modeling. We will explore these techniques through a variety of engineering activities and projects. Join us for this unique hands-on learning experience!

Children's Kundalini Yoga
Class Leader: Corry Bolz
Program Dates: May 10th - June 7th
Length of Class: 5 Weeks
Ages: Kindergarten through Second Grade
Cost: $85
Kundalini yoga for kids is a perfect way to teach children awareness, while at the same time balancing them emotionally and physically. This gives the children greater self confidence, teaches them how to be more tolerant and creative and let them be more satisfied and happy. In this children’s yoga class we "play“ yoga with the help of telling fantasy stories to practice asanas and postures. Students meditate in an easy and light way to bring our focus from "outside“ to "inside“. The kids also learn to sing mantras and quickly learn how to focus and visualize.

The teacher, Corry Bolz, recently moved to Sisters about a year ago, and she has studied and practiced yoga for many years. She also earned a special diploma for teaching yoga to children and is certified to teach Kundalini yoga for both children and adults.


Friday

Holistic Horsemanship Program
Class Leader: Victoria Petersen with Cascadian Stables
Program Dates: April 13th - June 8th
Length: 9 Weeks
Ages: Kindergarten through Second Grade
Cost: $585 Early Bird Registration until March 12th, $675 after March 12th
*This program runs from 4 to 5:30pm
Come be a part of a special horse riding program created for Cascades Academy students! The Cascadian Stables, where this program resides, is just a five minute drive away from Cascades Academy at 64090 Tyler Rd in Tumalo. Any student that participates in this program will receive free extended day care at Cascades Academy until 3:45pm, and all participants will be driven to the stables by Colette Boylan in a Cascades Academy bus at that time.

Our innovative and progressive curriculum is built around the deep connections and rich relationships that are created when kids work with horses. Cascadian Stables offers Equine Experiential Learning, therapy and riding lessons for kids of all ages, in private and group sessions all year round. Our phenomenal horses and our safe, positive environment create a unique opportunity for kids to become empowered and inspired! No horse experience necessary! For more information on this program, please take a moment to review the Holistic Horsemanship Program Packet.

Spring 2018 After School Classes Registration Form