Clubs and Activities

Regents School of Austin 
Co-Curricular Program Classes Spring 2020
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Academic Classes
Teacher
Level
Day
#Weeks
Dates
Time
Tuition
Josh Wilkerson
1st-4th 
M
8
2/3-4/20
3:30-4:30
$250
Mindy Dixon
5th-6th 
M
8
1/27- 3/30
3:10-4:10
$250 
Lisa Collins
5th-6th
T
18
1/14-5/19
6:45am-7:55am
$350
Kimberly Brown
7th-12th
W
13
1/15-4/29
12:30-1:10
$350 


Creative Arts Classes
Teacher
Level
Day
#Weeks
Dates
Time
Tuition
Kristen Lemon
1st-5th
TH
15
1/16-5/7
3:15-4:15
$350 
Ted Parker
6th-12th
W
15
1/15-5/6
3:30-4:30
$350
Susan Varghese
K-6th
W
15
1/15-5/6
3:15-4:30
$500
Susan Varghese
K-6th
TH
15
1/16-5/7
3:15-4:30
$500
Amanda Stevens
1st-3rd
W
16
1/15-5/6
3:00-4:00
$350
Amanda Stevens
3rd-6th
W
16
1/15-5/6
3:30-4:30
$350
Chef Keii Hunte
4th-8th
TH
6
1/16-2/19
3:30-5:30
$275
Chef Keii Hunte
4th-8th
TH
6
1/16-2/19
3:30-5:30
$275
Chef Keii Hunte
9th-12th
W
6
1/15-2/19
3:30-5:00
$275
Chef Keii Hunte
4th-8th
T
6
3/24-4/28
3:30-5:30
$275
Chef Keii Hunte
4th-8th
TH
6
3/26-5/7
3:30-5:30
$275
Chef Keii Hunte
9th-12th
W
6
3/25-4/29
3:30-5:00
$275


Private Music Lessons
Level
Day
# Weeks
Length
Tuition
Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass)
K-12th
M-TH
14-16
30-60 mins
$28/ 30 min.
Brass (Trumpet, Trombone, Fr Horn)
5th-12th
W&TH
14-16
30-60 mins
$28/ 30 min.
Woodwinds (Flute, Clarinet, Sax)
5th-12th
W&TH
14-16
30-60 mins
$28/ 30 min.
Percussion (not drum set)
6th-12th
TH
14-16
30-60 mins
$28/ 30 min.
Piano & Voice
K-12th
M-F
14-16
30-60 mins
$28/ 30 min.


Chess Club 1st-4th grade
($350/12 weeks, Mondays)
This class is designed to introduce students to chess: a wonderfully fun game of strategic thinking. This class will focus on solidifying basic understanding of the game but will also go up to intermediate strategies and tactics. Young students of varying abilities (but still beginners) would benefit from this class. See the attached list of topics to determine if your child’s ability is beyond the scope of the class or not. Students from the SOR chess club will help facilitate so that participants can have more individualized attention that is appropriate to their ability level. Dr. Wilkerson serves as the chair for the Regents Mathematics department (K-12). He is also the faculty sponsor for the SOR chess club. He has always enjoyed playing chess because of the inherent mathematical structure of the game and the manner in which it encourages critical and strategic thinking. He has the experience of teaching a chess class for grammar students from 2012 – 2015.

Strategies for Executive Functioning and Study Skills 5th-6th grade ($250/8 weeks, Mondays)
This course is designed to begin equipping Upper Grammar students with the skills necessary to own their learning. Working from a Biblical worldview and incorporating the latest research on brain development, students will discover their learning styles, develop organizational skills and practice healthy student-teacher communication and self-advocacy. Your teacher Mrs. Dixon is an 11 year veteran of the Regents classroom. She has taught and led both 4th and 5th grades. In addition to incorporating executive functioning in her classroom, she has taught this type of co-curricular course in the past. In July 2019 Mrs. Dixon attended the summer institute, Neuroscience and Executive Skills: Strategies for Executive Functions, Memory and Classroom Learning at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Pre-Algebra Problem Solving 5th-6th grade ($350/18 weeks, Tuesday mornings)
Math teacher recommendation required
The purpose of this class is to provide a jumpstart to summer requirements for those students who wish to place into advanced math courses at Regents in 7th grade and an avenue for students to develop problem-solving skills in the context of working with Pre-Algebra concepts. The class will utilize the Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) curriculum, which is one of the premier problem-solving curriculums on the market at this time. This curriculum is both challenging and enjoyable. It will help to deepen each student’s understanding of Pre-Algebra concepts and provide a solid introduction and experience with problem solving. Lisa Collins has a degree in education from Texas A&M University and has been an educator in Texas since 2001. She taught in Pflugerville ISD for three years before transitioning to Christian homeschool and University-Model education with her own children while maintaining her Texas teacher certification. Lisa is also a competitive math coach who formed and leads Valley Vectors, a club for advanced math students focused on the development of problem-solving skills and preparation for various math competitions with an emphasis on the development of life-long relationships within a collaborative community of problem solvers who encourage one another to use their gifts for God’s glory. Lisa has five kids of her own who she regularly coaches and trains for math competitions such as PSIA, AMC and MATHCOUNTS. The four who are old enough to compete through PSIA have all won first or second place medals at State in mathematics. Lisa has extensive experience teaching and coaching math students using the curriculum planned for use in this class

Latin Competitive Team 7th- 12th grade
($350/13 weeks, Wednesdays)
Originally referred to at Regents as “Latin Club”, JCL (Junior Classical League) welcomes students with a love or curiosity for the classics. This includes just to mention a few -- Greek and Latin roots, ancient history, mythology and of course Latin grammar, vocabulary and literature. JCL is a nationally recognized organization (see https://www.njcl.org/) with numerous active chapters at both public and private schools. The Regents distinction is that all content will be taught through the lens of Scripture (Col. 1:16 “For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -- all things were created through Him and for Him.”) This team meets in Mrs. Brown’s room on Wednesdays during Rhetoric lunch. Logic members will be released from Study Hall 10-15 minutes early.

Behind the Museum Door (NEW PROJECTS) 1st-5th grade ($350/15 weeks, Thursdays)
Children will explore and learn about many beautiful works of art “Behind the Museum Door” while creating masterpieces inspired by a variety of artists.
Topics: Watercolor Snowman Family, Multi-Media Heart Designs on Canvas, Keith Haring Foil Paintings, Joan Miro Sun Collage, Andy Warhol Self-Portraits, Van gogh Textured Sunflower Paintings, Paul Cezanne Fruit Sculptures in Clay, Wayne Thiebaud Paper Mache Dessert Sculptures. Your teacher, Mrs. Lemon is an experienced Art Education teacher with a background of over 15 years in both public and private schools. She has created art curriculum and taught students in a private after school art studio for children ages Pre-Kindergarten - 7th grade as well as taught private art lessons and summer art camps. Mrs. Lemon has taught after school Co-Curricular Art Classes at Regents for two years and is also the School of Logic Visual Arts teacher. She has spent her life exploring and developing amazing ways to encourage and engage children in the art of self-expression, creativity and thinking.

Photography 6th-12th grade ($350/15 weeks, Wednesdays)
Lessons will concentrate on both the mechanics of using equipment (camera, lighting/flash, tripod) as well as artistic expression and teaching in the context of using photography in a way that always honors/magnifies God - Coram Deo - bringing out each student’s individual artistic gifts. Mr. Parker loves, people, music and photography. In his spare time he loves running, playing with his pup (Vizsla Bodie) and watching movies. He’s a lover of BBQ, a good cheeseburger and mint chocolate chip Blue Bell ice cream… which is one reason he loves running. Mostly he loves living life with his beautiful wife Kaaren and two teen-age daughters.

STEM Wonder Workshop K-6th grade ($500/16 weeks, Wednesdays & 15 weeks, Thursdays)
Wonder students will engage in creative construction, imaginative engineering, design models and work in collaborative teams. They will be introduced to basic engineering and physics as they problem solve, test ideas and analyze results in a project- based approach. Students will study inventions, designs in structures and tinker with how different things work. They will learn to draft a plan, collect resources and consider possible results, all powered by play. Susan Varghese brings twenty years of experience in Early Childhood Education, as a classroom teacher, teacher trainer and former curriculum developer. She has taught in Christian private schools throughout Austin. Susan studied Child Development at Texas State University and she is a state certified Early Childhood Director. Prior to returning to the classroom, Susan launched a preschool from the ground up, hiring an exceptional team of educators, training in curriculum components and building a Christ-centered program primarily focused on collaborative learning. She is currently on staff at Regents as a Kindergarten Enrichment teacher. Her passion is to bring innovation, creativity and wonder into the lives of young students as they develop a love for learning.

Dance 1-3rd grade & 3rd-6th grade ($350/16 weeks, Wednesdays)
Students will gain strength, flexibility and poise while learning a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. Dancers will build upon basic skills and focus on the technical aspects of movement while growing as dancers and performers. The session will conclude with the dancers performing pieces for family and friends on May 6. Mrs. Stevens was inspired by the beauty of dance as a little girl and began training in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. She danced through high school and was an officer on her high school drill team in Alvin, Texas. She received a dance scholarship to Stephen F. Austin University and graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Mrs. Stevens danced professionally with Planet Funk Entertainment and at Disney's California Adventure Park and continues to work with local artists on various dance projects. She lives in Boerne with her husband, Daniel and has three children. Amanda is excited to share her passion for dance, to guide the children in growing their gifts, and to delight in the joy of dancing to glorify and praise our Lord!

C.U.T.S. for Kids Introduction 4th-8th grade ($275/6 weeks, Thursdays)
C.U.T.S, stands for “Culinarians Unified Through Service.” C.U.T.S for Kids is an immersive cooking program designed to inspire and teach children to independently prepare meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Menus will introduce universal and comprehensive techniques that will cross-over into cooking and baking. Students will be introduced to knife skills, prepare multiple classical cooking techniques including mother sauces, braising, sautéing & salads and explore blending fresh drinks.  Everyone will eat family style and be allowed to take home leftovers. As a parent and proud culinarian, Chef Keii Hunt is committed to expanding possibilities for student success. Chef Keii’s class mission centers on: Discipline, Creativity, Honesty – Integrity, Shared Accountability, Community and Personal Development. *$275 includes a tool kit that contains a cookbook, chef knife and case and an apron that students may keep.

Keii Desserts Introduction 4th-8th grade ($275/6 weeks, Thursdays)Keii Desserts is a cake and dessert program designed to teach comprehensive baking and dessert decorating skills ranging from beginner, intermediate and advanced. Your Little Baker will be the center of attention as they Bake & Cake. Menus will introduce universal and comprehensive techniques that will cross-over into cooking and baking. Students will bake and design cupcakes, learn how to modify a box cake , learn techniques for baking  cakes and making frosting from scratch, learn techniques for covering cakes with frosting and fondant and learn piping and decorative frosting techniques. As a parent and proud culinarian, Chef Keii Hunt is committed to expanding possibilities for student success. Chef Keii’s class mission centers around: Discipline, Creativity, Honesty – Integrity, Shared Accountability, Community and Personal Development *$275 includes a tool kit that contains a cookbook, chef knife and case and an apron that students may keep. 

C.U.T.S. for Kids Advanced 4th-8th grade ($275/6 weeks, Tuesdays)
Advanced C.U.T.S. is for returning students who will be treated to an unforgettable experience – 6 weeks of hands-on fun while making their favorite foods.  Great cooking is about more than recipes.  It’s about techniques.  In this class students will work together in a fun “do-it yourself” environment that will help them become more creative and confident cooks.  These young cooks will build on basic kitchen skills while exploring other cuisine’s and cultures. As a parent and proud culinarian, Chef Keii Hunt is committed to expanding possibilities for student success. Chef Keii’s class mission centers on: Discipline, Creativity, Honesty – Integrity, Shared Accountability, Community and Personal Development.

Keii Desserts Advanced 4th-8th grade
($275/6 weeks, Thursdays)
This advanced desserts class will focus on pastries and desserts from around the world and other cultures, building on techniques from the introduction to Keii Desserts class. As a parent and proud culinarian, Chef Keii Hunt is committed to expanding possibilities for student success. Chef Keii’s class mission centers on: Discipline, Creativity, Honesty – Integrity, Shared Accountability, Community and Personal Development.
 
Keii Desserts for TEENS 9th-12th grade ($275/6 weeks, Wednesdays)
Keii Desserts for Teens is a cake and dessert program designed to teach comprehensive baking and dessert decorating skills ranging from beginner to advance. Students will be baking for a cause!  Creative learning, designing and decorating techniques will challenge each teen.  Finished creations will be donated to a variety of charitable Austin agencies and non-profits.  Bakers will be exposed to the catering process thought giving to the community.  As a parent and proud culinarian, Chef Keii Hunt is committed to expanding possibilities for student success. Chef Keii’s class mission centers on: Discipline, Creativity, Honesty – Integrity, Shared Accountability, Community and Personal Development.

Private Music Lessons ($28/30 min. for 14-16 weeks)
Lessons are designed for all levels of students. They are a minimum of 30 minutes, which meet weekly. All students will be taught the fundamentals of technique and theory. Students will learn a variety of repertoire for musicians, which will be assigned according to level of playing ability 

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