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Regents School of Austin 
Co-Curricular Program Classes Fall 2020
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Academic Class Teacher Level Day # of Weeks Dates Time Tuition
Strategies for Executive Functioning Amy Gold 5th-6th M or W 10 9/14-11/30  (M) or 9/16-11/18 (W) 3:30-4:30 $300
STEM Wonder Workshop Susan Varghese K-3rd T 14 8/25-12/1 3:30-4:30/5 $500
STEM Wonder Workshop Susan Varghese 2nd-6th Th 14 8/27-12/3 3:30-4:30/5 $500

Creative Arts Classes Teacher Level Day # of Weeks Dates Time Tuition
Digital Photography Sarah Pape 9th-12th W 14 8/26-12/2 4:00-5:00 $350
Dance Megan Wright 1st-3rd T 14 8/27-12/3 3:15-4:00 $350
Dance Megan Wright 3rd-6th T 14 8/25-12/1 3:30-4:30 $350
Behind the Museum Door Kristen Lemon 1st-4th Th 14 8/27-12/3 3:15-4:15 $350

Strategies for Executive Functioning and Study Skills 5th -6th grade ($300/10 weeks, Mondays or Wednesdays)
This class will review executive functioning skills that help children become successful students. This semester, we will focus on self-evaluation, organization, and time management. These skills are vital as these children move into more independent learning. Ms. Gold has been a parent and teacher for over 20 years, she has been teaching executive functioning skills to children in her home and classrooms for a long time. These skills are often more important to a child's success in the classroom than their ability to learn and remember information, so finding ways to help children master them has always been a great interest of hers. Amy taught Executive Functioning to Regents 5th graders during the two years that it was part of the formal curriculum and continues to advise their team on ways to implement and encourage these skills in the classrooms every day.

STEM Wonder Workshop K-3rd grade ($500/14 weeks, Tuesdays) & 2nd-6th grade ($500/14 weeks, Thursdays)
Real World STEM: let's take a closer look at natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods and storms. We will study building infrastructure with toothpicks, popsicle sticks and recyclable materials, test results of earthquake proof constructed homes and how real natural disasters impact the world with the rebuilding efforts. This semester will involve lots of trial and error, critical thinking, engineering and creativity! Students will be provided in class materials for on campus classes as well as a home kit, for projects to continue the learning at home. Susan Varghese brings 20 years of experience in Early Childhood Education, as a classroom teacher, early childhood administrator and former curriculum trainer. 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 ($350/14 weeks, Tuesdays)
Students will gain flexibility, strength, self-confidence, balance, and coordination while boosting their memory skills and increasing their exercise. They will learn Ballet and Lyrical, Jazz, Contemporary and Contemporary Hip Hop dance styles. Dancers will build upon basic skills and focus on technique while growing as dancers and performers. The session will conclude with a performance for family and friends. Megan Wright began studying dance at the age of six in Austin. She took a break to focus on acting but returned to dance her freshman year of high school. She has studied a variety of dance including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Salsa and Ballroom. She began teaching at the age of nineteen at Alisa’s Dance Academy and Footworks Dance Studio. She danced professionally with Verge Dance Co, Footworks Dance Co and DAO Dance Co. She has been working with children and youth, whether it be in childcare or teaching, for 24 years. She lives in Dripping Springs with her daughter Sophia. Megan is excited to help guide young dancers in exploring and growing their gifts both as a dancer and a child of God.

Digital Photography 9th -12th grade ($350/14 weeks, Wednesdays)
This course would provide students with a survey of portraiture. In addition to learning the basics of DSLR camera usage, students will also learn the difference between studio/editorial portraiture and lifestyle portraiture as well as the basics of post-production editing and gallery curation. Students will build their personal portfolios with images from a variety of different shoots throughout the semester. Sarah Pape has been a professional portrait photographer since 2012. She and her husband have a wedding photography business together and have had their work featured in several publications such as Arkansas Bride and Citiscapes Magazine.

Behind the Museum Door (NEW PROJECTS) 1st -4th grade ($350/14 weeks, Thursdays)
Your child will explore many beautiful works of art "Behind the Museum Door,” while creating all NEW masterpieces inspired by a variety of artists! Joan Miro Multi-Media Collage, Keith Harring Tin Reliefs, Mexican Sugar Skull Masks, Yayoi Kusama Mosaics, Poinsettia Bleeding Tissue Collage, Pour Paint on Canvas. Mrs. Kristen Lemon is an experienced Art Education teacher, with a background of over 14 years in both public and private schools. She has also created art curriculum and taught students in a private after school art studio for children ages Pre-Kindergarten – 7 th 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 three 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.

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