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Register for Fall Wakeman Programs at McKinley by September 23

Registration for fall Wakeman programs at McKinley School is open! Deadline to register is September 23. REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FLYER SPINNER IN THE FRONT OFFICE OR DOWNLOAD IT HEREClasses run 10/1/18 through 12/20/18, depending on class. Financial aid is available, and all McKinley students should feel welcome to participate regardless of financial limitations. Classes offered include:

  • Creative Kids Art ($60): Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm. 11 classes: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17. Grades 1-2: ​Kids in our arts & crafts class learn and explore their creative side and express their unique imagination through a variety of mediums and projects as they create masterpieces to take home each week!
  • Minute to Win It ($55): Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm. 10 classes: 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19. Grades 1-5:​ The clock is always ticking as kids try to beat the buzzer in this fun but no-pressure class full of 1 minute, 5 minute and longer challenges. Silly or tricky, physical or mental, individual or team – we love a good challenge at Wakeman and we have tons of them! Each class includes time set aside at the end to play kids’ favorite board games.
  • Build It Up ($55): Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm. 9 classes: 10/4, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20. Grades 1-2:​ Using LEGO®, Keva Planks®, K’NEX® and other building tools, our builders let imaginations run wild to create buildings individually and as teams in weekly themed challenges and free-build time.
  • STEM Beats ($55): Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm. 9 classes: 10/4, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20. Grades 3-5:​ Join our newest ​Google CS First Club​ as we use computer science (CS) to explore Music & Sound. We play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display while learning how programming is used to create music. No musical skills necessary!
  • Soccer Fanatics ($60): Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm. 11 classes: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17. Grades 1-5: ​Our most popular class! Coach Howard returns with more soccer games, skills and activities and a bit of team fitness challenges for a high energy, fun workout each week.
  • Scooter Mania ($55): Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm. 10 classes: 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19. Grades 1-5:​ Another McKinley favorite! Have a blast zipping around the gym on four wheeled scooters, playing games like scooter soccer, scooter handball, scooter obstacle courses and of course scooter relays! Plenty of scooter tag games are mixed in and we increase the tempo with a weekly jump rope challenge set to music. No jump ropes skills needed.
  • Indoor Mini Tennis ($45): Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm. 9 classes: 10/4 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20 Grades 1-5:​ Real tennis – indoors – with real racquets, special tennis balls, nets, and miniature courts! Have a blast learning tennis basics and playing against friends under guidance of Coach Howard. And who knows – the next James Blake or Venus Williams just might get their start at McKinley! Program follows guidelines developed by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to promote youth tennis.