Speaking is something you do every day, and Speech Club is a way to help you become a more effective speaker while having fun with other students. Speech Club is a fun, competitive and educational way to grow and explore your speaking skills. Whether you are shy or outgoing, an introvert or extrovert, you have the ability to be an effective speaker. We will learn the basic skills needed for public speaking by practicing with each other, playing games and competing with other schools in speech competitions. Older students will have opportunities to lead and train and design a club t-shirt. We will be training to become “The good man (or woman) speaking well” (Quintilian). This is a fun, interactive club that will help prepare you to compete in PSIA speech competitions, the Celtic Speech competition as well prepare you for everyday speaking in your classroom and community. Meetings will be comprised of: learning a new skill weekly, snack and fellowship opportunities and time to practice for competitions. Your teacher Ann St. John is a 6th grade teacher at Regents and has been involved with coaching and leading speech events for PSIA and other competitions for seven years.
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 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. Register here.
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. Register here.
Photography 6th-12th grade
($350/13 weeks, Tuesdays)
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. Register here.
Wonder Workshop K-3rd grade
($500/14 weeks, Thursdays) 2nd-6th grade
($500/14 weeks, Wednesdays)
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 nineteen 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. Ms. Varghese studied Child Development at Texas State University, and she is a state certified Early Childhood Director. Prior to returning to the classroom, Ms. Varghese 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. Register here.
Dance 1st-6th grade
($350/15 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 grow as dancers and performers. The session will conclude with the dancers performing pieces for family and friends on December 9. Amanda 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 San Antonio with her husband, Daniel, and has three children. Mrs. Stevens 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! Register here.
Knights are Dramatic! Theater for budding readers, writers, directors and performer
s 1st-6rd grade
($350/14 weeks, Wednesdays)
Here Ye! Hear Ye! Lords and ladies of the Grammar School are invited to use their natural dramatic skills to read, write, create and perform plays based on the classic collection of Aesop’s Fables, Aesop was a Greek storyteller credited with a number of stories now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables. These classic works of literature provide students an opportunity to connect with moral lessons and virtues in Aesop’s stories and learn how to communicate them to each other and to an audience. Mrs. Griffin is a reading specialist who loves reader’s theater in class and has produced “Bible Stories for Children” for My Life Speaks in Haiti. She is passionate about helping students grow their love for reading through literature, story and drama. Mrs. Griffin has four amazing children. Register here.
Behind the Museum Door
(NEW PROJECTS) 1st-5th grade ($300/11 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: Alberto Giacometti Action Figure Wire Sculptures, Romero Britto Pop Art Paintings, Maurice Sendak: “Where the Wild Things Are” Monster sculptures in clay, Marc Chagall Fairy Tale Shadow Boxes, Folk Art Statue of Liberty Collage and Renaissance Period Pastel Fresco Seccos. Your teacher, Mrs. Lemon is an experienced Art Education teacher with a background of over 14 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. Register here.
C.U.T.S. for Kids
4th-12th grade ($525/12 weeks, Tuesdays)
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. *$525 includes a tool kit that contains a chef knife and case, chef coat, hat, apron, and cut-proof gloves that students may keep. Students who already have the tool kit from a previous class pay $500. Register here.
4th-12th grade ($525/12 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 *$525 includes a tool kit that contains a cake decorating kit, chef coat, hat, apron, and cut-proof gloves that students keep. Students who already have a tool kit from a previous class pay $500. Register here.