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The Extension fall term runs September 6 - December 15 , 2017
Fall Classes: September 18- December 8

Fall Activities & Class Descriptions for PreK - 5th

Cooking, Fine Arts & Crafts

Snack Shack

Back by popular demand, Denise's Thompson's Snack Shack! Denise will develop and explore recipes with students, while also working on reading, writing, measuring... and having a blast!

Instructor: Denise Thompson
2nd-5th Grade Mondays, 3:00-4:30
September 18 - December 4
Location: US Project Room
Min/max enrollment: 5/10 students
Cost: $175

Pre-K-1st Grade
Fridays, 3:00-4:30
September 22 - December 8
Location: US Project Room
Min/max enrollment: 5/10 students
Cost: $175


Funtastic Fall

Our indoor and outdoor activities and multimedia art projects will all be related to the Fall season. Bring your imagination and get ready for funI

Instructor: Denise Thompson
PreK-1st Grade
Location: TBD
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30PM
September 20 - December 6
min/max enrollment: 5/8 students
Cost: $175

Storytelling

Once upon a time, before the first word was written, there were stories. They are a way of preserving history, creating legends, and entertaining people of all ages. However, even the most interesting story can fall flat if told in a boring way, or if it seems like it will never end. This class will focus both on reading a text out loud and creating our own stories. By the end of our time together, our goal will be a better understanding of the parts of a story, and a growing ability to present our stories.

Instructor: Austin Schock, '09

2nd - 5th Grade
Location: TBD
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30PM
September 19 - December 5
min/max enrollment: 5/8 students
Cost: $175


Home Base

Beginning Years

Beginning Years Home Base With Ms. Meredith

Students are welcomed into home base with time to move around and connect with peers, a community gathering and snack. They will then move into explorations that have been designed with the school day learnings and wonderings in mind. Students will continue to engage with the natural world, play with multiple art mediums, express themselves through various materials and enjoy stories through books and theater, just to name a few activities.

PreK-1st Grade - 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Each Week Day September 6 - Dec. 15
Cost: $175 per week day for the fall term


PreK-1st Grade - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Each Week Day September 6 - Dec. 15
Cost: $175 per week day for the fall term

Intermediate Years

Intermediate Years Home Base with Ms. Miriam

We welcome students into a transformed LS Dining Commons where students will receive a snack and recess followed by programming that is an extension from what the students are doing in their classrooms. Ms. Miriam will be working with IY students during the school day to plan engaging programming for the afternoon time.

2nd-5th Grade - 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Each Week Day September 6 - Dec. 15
Cost: $175 per week day for the fall term

2nd-5th Grade - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Each Week Day September 6 - Dec. 15
Cost: $175 per week day for the fall term

Foreign Language

French

Introduction à la vie Française
Bienvenue en France! What better way to learn about the ways of the French, then to be immersed in the French culture and language. Each “class” period will focus on a different part of French life. Starting with the first week, when the French celebrate the Feast of the three Kings, our group will learn about the special day French children celebrate while learning to count… Throughout the following weeks, we will start to learn how to navigate the French language beginning with colors and numbers… We will experience cooking and painting and music, and the forest, while we learn about French artists, and monuments and we’ll build our vocabulary as we travel around our own little world of OES.

Instructor Tricia Sipowicz received her BA in International Relations from Pomona College, where her selected language for fluency was French. During that time, she spent a semester studying at the Université de Paris, Sorbonne. Prior to living in Portland, Tricia and her family spent two years in Belgium where she took continuing education classes under the direction of the Belgian government. Tricia continues to share her love of France with her family and her extended “French” family, hosting native French speakers in the summer or during the school year. Tricia and her husband, Steve, are the parents of two OESians (Matthew ’15 and Anna ’18).

PreK - 1st Grade
Mondays, 3:00-4:30
Sept. 18 - Dec. 4
Location: US Room 59

Min/Max Student Enrollment: 5/10
Cost: $175

Mandarin

Learn how to write and speak Mandarin in this hands-on class where the emphasis is on fun and children are truly engaged! Both verbal and written Mandarin will be taught to students, through a variety of techniques. Unsure of which level your child belongs in? Marian can evaluate them at the first class and make recommendations.

Instructor Marian Peng earned her MA in Educational Administration from Texas Tech University and her BA in Public Administration from Chung-Hsing University. She has subbed for OES the past six years and has taught Mandarin to all ages for the past twenty years. She is offering the following two classes, along with private lessons.

Beginning/Intermediate Mandarin

Beginning students will enjoy music and dance and have fun matching picture and word cards. They will feel, hear, observe and touch vocabulary and ideas. They will learn Mandarin numbers, colors, objects, animals, fruits, five senses (organs) and will be able to engage in simple dialogues by the end of this class.

PreK-1st Grade
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30
Sept. 19 - Dec. 5
Location: US Room 59

Min/Max Student Enrollment: 5/10
Cost: $175 for Fall Term

Intermediate/Advanced Mandarin

Intermediate students need some previous experience with Mandarin. Language and culture will both be introduced, and the focus will be on orally understanding, speaking, and character recognition. Children will be introduced or strengthened in their knowledge of the Chinese language. Teaching will be through immersion. Children will be introduced or strengthened in their knowledge of the Chinese language.

2nd - 5th Grade
Thursdays, 3:00-4:30
Sept. 20 - Dec. 7
Location: US Room 59
Min/Max Student Enrollment: 5/10
Cost: $175 for Fall Term

Lego Program

The LEGO® Program is a full year commitment. Classes will begin the first week of October.

A little bit of everything

Jane Kenney-Norberg and Doug Whitmore will again offer this fun class for students to try out various components of the LEGO® curriculum. A Little Bit of Everything is a sampler of each of the full-year LEGO® classes that are offered at OES. About one-third of class weeks will be spent on each of the more interesting and educational activities from the full-year classes. Students will have building challenges, work with gear ratios, motorize some of their constructions, and have a taste of computer-controlled Legos. We will also use the new LEGO® Science and Technology Kit 9632. This class is excellent for those who may be interested in the three-year technical curriculum.

3rd-5th Grade (priority given to 4th graders)
Fridays, 3:00-4:30
No class on display days
Location: LS Science Lab
Min/Max 6/10
Cost: $525 for full year

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After two years of LEGO® Physics, what’s next? Legos interfaced with a computer! Build LEGO® models with sensors for touch, light, temperature and more! Interface your 4.5-volt and 9-volt motors with the computer, and use LEGO® commands to operate your creations. Work with the Mind Storms RCX brick will be included. On-campus and off-campus displays in May will require a group project linking the Mac, the RCX, and the Apple systems. Are you ready for the challenge? Parental involvement is necessary during display months of January, April, and May.

Prerequisites: LEGO® Physics, Advanced LEGO®/Robotics and successful completion of “Mouse Challenge.”

5th–7th Grade
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45PM
Location: LS Science Lab
Min/max enrollment: 4/7 students
Cost: $525 for full year

independent study

Design your own course of study by preparing and submitting a proposal and then following it through. Select such topics as time lapse building or i-movies, designing a kit to send to LEGO®, designing models for lower-level classes, or exploring new LEGO® systems, as a few examples. Students will keep a lab notebook and meet periodically with Jane Kenney-Norberg to evaluate their progress. Students will work independently but may have a partner.

Prerequisites: LEGO® Physics, Advanced LEGO®/Robotics, and successful completion of “Rat Challenge,” LEGO® Logo.

Students must have Jane Kenney-Norberg’s permission to register. Priority is given to last year’s LEGO® Logo students

6th–8th Grade
Specific time and day TBA, starting in October. Computers are only available on Tuesday.
Tuesdays or Thursdays 3:00-5:30
Location: LS Science Lab
Min/max enrollment: 3 students
Cost: $175 per semester

Builders: Bridges

No prerequisites!
LEGO® Builders is a class for LEGO® enthusiasts of all experience levels, from beginning to advanced. The class is a two-year rotating curriculum, and student building is tailored to individual skill levels. This class fosters the skills of teamwork, individual responsibility, and technical building necessary for success in LEGO® Physics. Taking this class two years in a row will not result in repeat curriculum. Students will work with a vast variety of Technic kits, participate in individual and group creative projects, and prepare models for display. Builder students participate in all on-campus and off-campus displays, joining the culminating annual Zoo Show. Parental involvement is necessary during display months of January, April, and May. There will always be something new and different for everybody.

Instructor Doug Whitmore was appointed in 1988 to teach First Grade in the Lower School at OES. He earned his BA from Principia College and his MAT from Lewis & Clark. This is his sixth year teaching Builders.

3rd-4th Grade
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30
Location: LS Science Lab
Min/Max 6/8
Cost: $525 for full year

Physics

This is the first year of the three core years of LEGO® Physics.

Girls and boys—whether you enjoy designing your own toys, taking apart machines, or are simply a LEGO® maniac, this is the class for you! We will learn about simple mechanics while building scales, windmills, water wheels, and carnival rides. Creative design and modifications are encouraged while using LEGO® Technic Kit 1030. In the spring we will incorporate motors and pneumatics into our creations. We will make Ping Pong ball shooters and group suspension bridges, and we will problem-solve toward specific goals. This class will participate in both the on-campus and off-campus displays in May. Parental involvement is necessary during display months of January, April, and May.

Prerequisites: None, but this class is a prerequisite for Advanced LEGO®/Robotics and LEGO® Logo.

3rd-5th Grade (Priority given to 5th graders)
Thursdays, 3:00-4:30
Location: LS Science Lab
Min/Max 6/15
Cost: $575 for full year

Advanced Physics/Robotics

This is the second year of the three core technical years of LEGO® Physics. Attention LEGO® Physicists! Come explore the LEGO® Technic Kit 8094-Robotics. Build cranes, planes, turtles, writing machines and robots to be controlled by a mini “computer” panel with up to three motors. Successful completion of a specified engineering challenge in the spring is required to be eligible to enroll in the third-year core course, LEGO® Logo. This is your chance to exploit last year’s knowledge and push the limits. This class will be the major creator of the on-campus February Display and will participate in both the on-campus and off-campus displays in May. Parental involvement is necessary during display months of January, April, and May.

Prerequisite: LEGO® Physics
4th-7th Grade
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45
Location: LS Science Lab
Min/Max 6/14
Cost: $525 for full year

Musical Groups

Philosophy of Music at OES

The OES Music Program PreK-12 instills the joy of music-making in our students. Through our day program and after school classes, we help students reach their highest level of excellence. Students work individually and in groups to gain the skills needed to help them understand the power of music in their own lives and in the world around them. Engagement in the music program fosters goal-setting, dedication, collaboration and creativity.

Some school instruments are available for student use. Contact Nancy Teskey teskeyn@oes.edu or 503.416.9500.

Each performance group has a dress code for performances. Please contact the director in charge for more details.

Choir

Students will perform at special events throughout the school year, including chapel services. Fees include all performances, music, and uniforms.

Primary–2nd Grade Choir: Melodies

This choir is a great opportunity for enthusiastic young singers. Students will learn to transfer the music reading skills they are learning in music class to reading choral music appropriate for their age and ability. Students will learn the basics of correct singing in an atmosphere that is fun and relaxed, yet promotes personal discipline. Above all, students will develop a strong sense of working together to make beautiful music. Students will also demonstrate what they have learned in the many performance opportunities through the school year. Choir is a year-long commitment.

Deborah Bridgnell earned her Master’s degree in Education with a Music minor from Southern Oregon University. She has directed children’s choirs in Long Beach and Portland’s First Presbyterian Church, as well as teaching general music classes and choir at OES for years.

Primary-2nd Grade
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm
Sept. 20 - December 6

Location: Amy R. Music Classroom - Farris Hall
Min/max enrollment: 18/45 students
Cost: $150 for full year

3rd–5th Grade Girls Choir

Through the study of choral literature, singers will improve their voices while developing a strong sense of teamwork. Students will perform at various chapel services and concerts throughout the school year. In addition to the performances, students will participate in a choir field trip in the spring. Music reading skills will be learned and applied through singing and performing in a choir setting. Most of all, girls will have fun singing! Girls are strongly encouraged to participate for the full school year. Girls Choir is a full year commitment.

Amy Rheingans teaches music for grades 2-5 at OES. She earned her BA from Rockford University and her MA Northern Illinois University.

3rd-5th Grade
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm
Sept. 20 - December 6
Location: US Choir Room
Min/max enrollment: 12/36 students
Cost: $150 for full year

OES Boys Choir

Open to all boys who like to sing, and who want learn how to sing better. Emphasis is on learning good singing technique and singing a wide variety of fun music (including sacred, concert, multicultural, pop and musical theater). The boys will sing as part of an evensong service in the St. John the Baptist Church at least twice this year, and will be involved in all Lower School and All School choral concerts (3-4 per year). The boys will be issued school ties and blazers as part of their concert uniform. The rest of the uniform consists of standard LS uniform material.

A special effort will be made to get the boys off campus this year for a special event, either at Trinity Episcopal (downtown) or some other special destination for some singing and perhaps a collaboration with another ensemble. Students should be able to read music and be able to work well in a team setting. OES blazers (provided on loan from the school), white shirts, khaki pants, and neck ties are required attire. Choir is a year-long commitment.

This class will be taught by Adam Steele and accompanied by Sue Jensen. Adam Steele earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific University and his Master of Music from Portland State University. He joined the OES faculty in 1995. Adam teaches music to Upper and Middle School students and has taught private and small group lessons, as well as teaching Boys Choir the past few years for Lower School students. Adam also performs in many premier choirs in the Northwest. Sue Jensen is principal harpsichordist and organist for the Portland Baroque Orchestra, where she has performed and soloed since 1986 with many of the world's leading specialists in the field of early music. Sue is Director of Music at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church and previously chaired the music department at OES.

2nd-5th Grade
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm
Sept. 20 - December 6
Location: US Choir Room
Cost: $150 for full year (includes rental of blazer, tie)

Orchestra

Lower School Orchestra

Designed for students of all levels, this class learns ensemble techniques and continues to build on music literacy skills acquired through the study of private lessons. Students will explore challenging ensemble music and have an opportunity to learn other instruments of the string family: the viola, cello and double bass, if so interested. The ensemble performs several times throughout the year, including the January LS Instrumental Concert, the Spring Instrumental Concert and at the concluding Strings Recital in the first week of June. Private lessons are strongly encouraged. The class may split into a beginning and intermediate class, depending on participants.

Angelika Furtwangler has a Bachelor of Music degree from Munich Musikhochschule, a Master of Music degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and a Doctorate degree in Musical Arts from the University of Wisconsin. She is an avid teacher and performer. Angelika is currently principal violist in Oregon Ballet Theatre and the Vancouver Symphony. She is also member of the viola section of the Portland Opera. She is founding member of the Arcadiapdx String Quartet. When not teaching or performing, you will most likely find her at a nearby swimming pool volunteering as a certified swim official.

LS Orchestra - Intermediate
4:00-5:00PM
K-5th Grade
Mondays, Sept. 18 - Dec. 4
Location: (New) Handbell Room, Farris Hall
Cost: $150 for full year

LS Orchestra - Beginning
3:00PM-4:00PM
K-5th Grade
Mondays
Location: (New) Handbell Room, Farris Hall
Cost: $150 for full year


Advanced Orchestra

Advanced Orchestra meets Thursday mornings before school from 7:50-8:40 in the Chapel basement Guild Room and Wednesdays after school from 3:10-4:00. All intermediate and advanced string players grades 5-12 are invited to participate. The class is free of charge. For further questions or to sign-up, please contact Extension or the instructor.

David Eby Director of Advanced Strings at OES, has been joyfully serving hundreds of cellists for the past 25 years, from the very beginner to the advanced soloist. In addition to teaching at Lewis & Clark College and BRAVO Youth Orchestra, he also performs with the Oregon Symphony, The Bodhi Trio and the Portland Cello Project. He also offers techniques from his 20 years of meditation for transforming stage fright into inspired performance.

Grade 5-12
Thursdays
Location: Chapel Guild Room
Times: 7:50 AM - 8:40 AM
Cost: Free


Grade 5-12
Fridays
Location: Chapel Guild Room
Times: 3:10-4:00 PM
Cost: Free

Band

LS Band is open to students who wish to learn how to play a band instrument. Students may choose from the following list: flute, clarinet, trumpet, or trombone. Students will have the opportunity to audition for certain other instruments (e.g. saxophone, oboe, bassoon, percussion, etc.) during the second semester. Students are encouraged to take private lessons, but lessons are not a requirement of the class. Students will need to rent or purchase an instrument. Students will learn basic instrumental techniques and have the opportunity to perform level-appropriate music. Basic music theory will also be covered. The LS Band class is a great way to introduce the love of music to the entire family, and to give students another form of expression and an opportunity to build teamwork skills.

Beginning Band

Nancy Teskey has been at OES for 15 years, teaching LS, MS and US instrumental music, MS service learning coordinator, and is also the PK-12 Music Department Chair. Nancy holds a Doctorate of Music in Music Pedagogy and Flute Performance from the Univ. of Colorado, Master of Music from the Univ. of Texas, and Bachelor of Music from the Univ. of New Mexico. She was the flute professor at Lewis & Clark College for 19 years, and ended that run in 2016 to serve on the boards of the Community Music Center and Vibe of Portland, working to help put music in the hands and lives of students all over Portland. She performs as a soloist, clinician, and often with the Vancouver Symphony.

Instructor: Nancy Teskey
Prerequisite: None
3rd-5th Grade
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 pm
Location: Chapel Band Room
Cost: $150 for full year

Advanced Band Program

Instructor Jeff Hornick has been teaching at OES since 2014 and comes to us from, most recently, McMinnville High School. He has taught for the last 18 years at all levels, both concert and jazz bands. In addition to his work at OES Jeff also directs the Al Kader Shrine Concert Band and has guest conducted the Oregon Symphonic Band. He is the president of the Oregon Band Directors Association and is a recent recipient of the National Band Association Citation of Excellence for the state of Oregon. In addition to his band directing Jeff, a trumpet player, maintains an active performance schedule with the Oregon Symphonic Band, with his brass quintet, with various community orchestras in the area, and as a freelance solo artist. He is excited to continue making music with our students at OES.

Advanced Band is for students who wish to build skills on their instruments that they have learned in Beginning Band. With permission of the teacher, students may learn to play other kinds of instruments such as oboe, french horn, baritone, and tenor saxophone. The Band Program is a great way to introduce the love of music to the entire family, and to give students another form of expression and an opportunity to build teamwork skills. The ensemble performs two concerts a year (January and May) and at a chapel.

Instructor: Jeff Hornick
4th-5th Grade
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm
Location: Chapel Band Room
Cost: $150 for full year

Middle School Jazz Band

MS Jazz Band is open to OES middle school band and orchestra students who would like to explore America’s music, Jazz, in its many forms. Music to be explored will be determined by the needs and make-up of the group but might include small combos to full big band charts and range in style from swing and blues to more contemporary funk and rock styles and everything in between. The group will meet twice per week outside of the normal school day and is compatible with other outside-of-school activities, including sports.

Instructor: Jeff Hornick
6th-8th Grade
Day/Time: TBD
Location: Chapel Band Room
Cost: FREE

Private Music Lessons

We have several teachers on staff who specialize in voice and/or specific instruments who teach after school. Learn more about our private music lesson staff.

Sports, Outdoors & Wellness

Advanced Parkour

For those who have trained hard and mastered the basics, It's time to take it to the next level! Higher walls to pass, farther dive rolls, flips, spins and other "tricking" is safely spotted and unlocked through proper progressions in this action packed class. Students will also grow more into "advanced traceurs" and "freerunners" as they learn to see routes more creatively through complex challenges and obstacles in their environment all the while focusing intensely on proper technique and a deeper awareness of each individual's abilities to ensure safety and longevity. All classes are tailored to students' abilities to help them grow through noncompetitive activities, while encouraging positive collaboration, creative movement, and respect for all people and places. Mastery of the basics through previous parkour class experience required.

Instructor: Noah Fassell
2nd-5th Grade
Mondays, 3:00-4:30
Sept. 18 - Dec. 4
Location: Outside & Dining Commons
Min/max enrollment: 6/12 students
Cost: $175 for Fall Term



Fencing

Students will learn the basics of fencing, including the various weapons, fencing styles, techniques, and strategies. Classes emphasize exercises and drills, as well as actual bouts, with concentration mostly on saber. Fencing is a safe and wonderful sport for Lower School students. It is also a great sport for both boys and girls. All necessary equipment will be rented from the OES Fencing Club and is included in the class fee. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Class B is recommended for more experienced fencers as well as older students.

Anna Angelova has been teaching fencing classes for several years to OES students, both in classes and in the fencing club. Anna is a former Bulgarian Olympian.

Participation in local competitions, in addition to class participation, are encouraged for young fencers wanting to expand their experiences.

K - 1st Grade Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm (meet in LS Dining Commons; walk to SPARC)
Sept. 19 - Dec. 5
Min/max enrollment: 6/8 students
Cost: $175 for Fall Term

2nd-5th Grade
Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 pm (meet in LS Dining Commons; walk to SPARC)
Sept. 21 - Dec. 7
Cost: $175 for Fall Term





Gymnastics

Jump Start Gymnastics offers instruction on all the traditional gymnastics events: bars, beam, vault, and floor. We also have some rhythmic gymnastics props as well as a trampoline. Preschool sized equipment allows students to learn beginner to intermediate level skills successfully. A typical class will include a warm-up and stretch, an obstacle course, drills for skills, and a game and cool-down. Kids will build strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and self-esteem!

Instructor Sarah Ahl started teaching gymnastics in 2002 in California while earning her BA in Liberal Studies. She moved back to Portland where she managed the preschool program at Oregon Gymnastics Academy. She then spent 2 years in Bend managing the preschool program at Acrovision Sports Center. She is USA Gymnastics safety certified, and she has a Kinder Accreditation for Teachers. She believes in teaching through positive reinforcement and creating success.

PreK-Kindergarten
Mondays, 3:00-4:30 pm
Sept 18 - Dec 4
Location: Rainbow Room & Performance Commons
Min/max enrollment: 6/20 students
Cost: $175 for Fall Term

Golf

TGA stands for: Teach, Grow, Achieve – these concepts are the foundation of every program we offer.

Our dedicated coaching staff help students develop their skills and a passion for golf or tennis while using the sports as a vehicle for delivering curriculums that are loaded with educational concepts including STEM and life skills such as respect, honesty, perseverance and sportsmanship.

TGA provides all equipment making it easy for everyone to participate.

K-1st
Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 pm
Sept 21 - Dec 7
Location: OES Bark Chip Field
Min/max enrollment: 6/20 students
Cost: $175 for Fall Term


2nd-5th
Fridays, 3:00-4:30 pm
Sept 22 - Dec 8
Location: OES Bark Chip Field
Min/max enrollment: 6/20 students
Cost: $175 for Fall Term

Ju Jitsu

Students will participate in activities and games designed to introduce them to fundamental jiu jitsu principles, anti-bullying and self-defense techniques, and increased fitness levels. Safe training practices, and life skill building are our priorities….combined with a whole lot of fun!

Five Rings Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
2-5th Grade
Fridays, 3:00-4:30
Sept. 21 - Dec 8
Location: Rainbow Room
Min/max enrollment:
6/12 students
Cost: $175 for Fall Term



Outdoor Explorers

Explore the wonders of our grand OES campus with our Lower School Assistant Teacher, Paul Wild. His love of the great outdoors mixed with his geological knowledge, make his class an exciting end to the day.

PreK-1st
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm
Sept 19 - Dec 5
Location: OES Campus
Min/max enrollment: 4/10 students
Cost: $175 for Fall Term


PreK-1st
Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 pm
Sept 21 - Dec 7
Location: OES Campus
Min/max enrollment: 4/10 students
Cost: $175 for Fall Term


Parkour

Train your body and mind to easily overcome obstacles in creative and fun ways with a Certified American Parkour (APK) Teachers! Develop proper techniques to endure safety and longevity while fluidly adapting one's movements to the environment. Among others, basic skills taught include Precision Landing, Vaulting, Rolling, Wall Running, Rail Balancing, Quadrupedal Movements, and looking beyond traditional use of objects. Our Freerunning section adds in Basic Acrobatics such as Rail Flips, Spins, and Handstands, yet our focus is always on safety, learning one's boundaries, self-improvement, and creativity. Every class will consist of a warm-up/stretching, physical conditioning/drills, and skills training. Classes are tailored to student's abilities to help them grow through intense noncompetitive activity, while encouraging positive collaboration, creative movement, and respect for all people and places. No previous acrobatic/gymnastic training is necessary.

Instructor: Noah Fassell
Ages 7+
Mondays, 3:00-4:30
Sept. 18 - Dec. 4
Location: Outside & Dining Commons
Min/max enrollment: 6/12 students
Cost: $175 for Fall Term


Tennis

Chris Leong from the Leong Tennis Academy offers the tennis classes below. Chris and Angela Leong have been teaching the tennis classes at OES for the past eight years and will be coaching the two classes below. Together, they have more than 35 years teaching and coaching tennis, as well as teaching camps.

Tennis: K - 1st Grades

Swing, aim, it's a hit! Students will work on proper form, giving them a great start to a wonderful sport. The primary focus will be on a fun tennis experience, emphasizing racquet feel, balance and hand-eye coordination. Backhand, volleys, overhead, and serving will be covered. Games and individual drills will be incorporated as well.

Equipment and attire: Comfortable clothes for moving around, rain gear for walking to SPARC and tennis racquet.

K - 1st grades
September 20 - December 6
Wednesday, 3:00-4:30PM
Location: SPARC
Min/max enrollment: 5/10 students
Cost: $175 for all Wednesdays in Fall

Tennis: 2nd - 5th Grades

Further your training and playing ability by attending this class. Increase your skills and develop your game, while having a great time playing this sport. Work will focus on your serve, backhand, overheads and continuation of refining your stroke.

Equipment and attire: Comfortable clothes for moving around, rain gear for walking to SPARC and tennis racquet.

2nd-5th Grade
September 22 - December 8
Fridays, 3:00-4:30PM
Location: SPARC
Min/max enrollment: 6/10 students
Cost: $175 for all Fridays in Fall

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