BCS After School Program Offerings – Fall 2021

 

 

BCS wants to provide the best opportunities to our families and students and we have rounded up enrichment activities in a range of interests: academics, sports & arts. The following activities will be hosted on the BCS campus by expert vendors and teachers this fall:

 

  • Lower Elementary (K-2nd) – Drill Prep for Bitty Bellas*, Piano, Math Pentathlon, PSIA, Trail Life USA, Ukulele
  • Upper Elementary (3rd-5th) – Drill Prep for Bitty Bellas*, Piano, Math Pentathlon, PSIA, Trail Life USA, Ukulele
  • Middle School – Piano, Math Pentathlon (6/7), PSIA, TCSIT**, Trail Life USA
  • High School – Piano,  TCSIT**, Trail Life USA

 

*Includes K4

**TCSIT (Texas Christian Schools Interscholastic Tournament): TCSIT is a highlight of the spring semester for many students in grade 6-12, who compete in over 30 different events ranging from tests in all subject areas to dramatic interpretation and one-act play. Our high school has won the sweepstakes trophy the majority of the past 13 years, and our middle school team has won two sweepstakes trophies.

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
2:40 - 3:40Beginner Piano (for beginners K-2nd)Beginner Piano (students with previous piano experience K-2nd)
2:45 - 3:30 Ukulele I (K-2nd)
3:40-4:40Beginner Plus Piano (older beginners and students with 1 year piano experience)Advanced Piano (1+ year experience)
3:45 - 4:45Drill Prep II (3rd-5th Bitty Bellas)Drill Prep I (1st & 2nd Bitty Bellas)

Ukulele II (3rd-5th) ends 4:30
Drill Prep I (K4 & Kinder Bitty Bellas)

DRILL PREP FOR BITTY BELLAS

Drill Prep I

Calling ALL Bitty Bellas K4-2nd grade. It’s time to sign up for this 8-week drill prep session. Girls will work on flexibility, strength, kicks, and turns and learn basic dance techniques.

 

  • Kickoff date:  9/23/2021 through 11/182021 
  • Time: 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
  • Day: K4 & Kinder – Thursday, 1st & 2nd Grade – Wednesday
  • Grade level: Girls K4-2nd Grade
  • Cost: $160 
  • Schedule: 8 weeks
  • Location: B119

 

REGISTER for Drill Prep >>

 

Drill Prep II

Calling ALL Bitty Bellas 3rd-5th grade. It’s time to sign up for this 8-week drill prep session. Girls will work on flexibility, strength, kicks and turns, and learn basic dance techniques with a focus on combinations.

 

  • Kickoff date: 9/21/2021 through 11/16/2021
  • Time: 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Grade level: Girls 3rd-5th Grade
  • Cost: $160
  • Schedule: 8 weeks
  • Location: B119

 

REGISTER for Drill Prep >>

 

PIANO MUSIC PROGRAM 

PIANO MUSIC PROGRAM

For beginners in K-2

The students begin becoming oriented with the keyboard topography and learn to recognize white key names in relation to the black keys. They begin to learn how to read music and find right hand notes middle C-G and left hand notes middle C-F using the patterns of the black keys. They learn simple rhythms and we focus on intervallic reading. Most tunes are in middle C position. Emphasis is placed on correct hand position, fingering, posture and articulation, in order to create proper piano skills. Students learn melodic and harmonic intervals, legato vs staccato articulation, dynamics and sharps and flats. Single line melody pieces are used.

 

For returning students in K-2

The students review notes and techniques from the previous year. They then start moving around the keyboard. They move from middle C to octave C position. Scales and chords are introduced. Students grow from knowing eighth notes to knowing two octaves of notes and being able to play in G and F position. The use of complex note combinations is introduced. Complex rhythms, 6/8 time and sharps and flats are introduced.

 

For students in the 3:40 PM classes

The students in these classes are divided based upon ability. Scales, chords and pieces in multiple keys are expanded upon. Crossing hands, key changes in pieces, pedaling, syncopated rhythms, allegro playing, memorizing and much more challenging pieces are introduced, depending on the ability of the group.

 

  • Kickoff date: 9/7/2021 through the 5/17/2022
  • Time: 2:40pm for beginners K-2nd
              3:40pm for older beginners and students with one year of piano experience
  • Day: Tuesday

 

  • Kickoff date: 9/9/2021 through the 5/19/2022
  • Time: 2:40 p.m. for students with previous piano experience K-2nd
              3:40pm for advanced piano 3rd-12th
  • Day: Thursday

 

  • Cost: $100/month
  • Schedule: Weekly September through May
  • Location: A129

 

REGISTRATION for Piano >> 

 

UKULELE

Sessions will focus on learning chords, strumming, and learning to sing while strumming.   

Ukulele I

 

  • Kickoff date: 8/30/2021
  • Time: 2:45 PM-3:30 PM
  • Day: Monday
  • Grade level: K-2nd Grade
  • Cost: $130.00 for the semester
  • Location: A112
  • Schedule: 8/30/2021 – 12/13/2021 (No class on 9/6/2021 (Labor Day), 10/11/2021 (Fall Break), 11/22/2021 (Thanksgiving Break))

 

Ukulele II

 

  • Kickoff date: 9/01/2021
  • Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Grade level: 3rd-5th Grade
  • Cost: $150.00 for the semester
  • Location: A112
  • Schedule: 9/01/2021 – 12/15/2021 (No class on 11/24/2021 (Thanksgiving Break))

 

REGISTRATION for Ukulele >>

 

Math Pentathlon (MP)

The Mathematics Pentathlon is a program of interactive problem-solving games, supportive curricular and instructional activities, and assessment tools for students. This motivational program strengthens basic math concepts and skills, aligns with National and State Mathematics Standards, and stimulates creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills.

Kickoff date: Varies by grade level (Last week in September- Early October)

  • Kindergarten Will meet once per week from 2:30-3:30pm. Practice days will be determined based on coach availability.
  • 1st Grade Will meet once per week from 2:30-3:30pm. Practice days will be determined based on coach availability.
  • 2nd Grade Will meet once per week from 2:30-3:30pm. Practice days will be determined based on coach availability.
  • 3rd Grade Will meet once per week from 3:30-4:30pm. Practice days will be determined based on coach availability.
  • 4th Grade Tuesdays 3:30-4:45pm
    Coach: Karen Sheth
  • 5th Grade Will meet once per week from 3:30-4:45pm. Practice days will be determined based on coach availability.
  • 6th/7th Grade Wednesdays 3:45 – 5:00 PM
    Coach: Karen Sheth

TOURNAMENT DATES:

Division I (Grades K-1) –  TBD Spring 2022

Division II (Grades 2-3) –  TBD Spring 2022

Division III – (Grades 4-5) –  TBD Spring 2022

Division IV – (Grades 6-7) – TBD Spring 2022

 

  • Grade level: K – 7th 
  • Website: https://www.mathpentath.org/
  • Elementary Coordinator: Karen Sheth (karenkaye@gmail.com)
  • Middle School Coordinator: Karen Sheth (karenkaye@gmail.com)
  • Registration will open at the beginning of September and information will go home in elementary school Friday folders once school starts. Interested middle school students should contact Karen Sheth, karenkaye@gmail.com, to receive the registration link.

 

 

 

Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA)

With 19 contest categories covering a wide range of disciplines in 59 academic contests, PSIA provides an exciting opportunity for students in grades 1-8 to engage in academic competition with their peers throughout the state of Texas.  PSIA is considered the most comprehensive academic extracurricular program in the nation for students in grades 1-8.

 

TRAIL LIFE USA – ADVENTURE, CHARACTER, LEADERSHIP

 

Trail Life USA (TLUSA) is a Christian outdoor adventure program that emphasizes and teaches biblical moral values. We believe there is something special about being in the outdoors. This enables our program to instill “Adventure, Character, and Leadership” traits in boys and young men. Camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities help build deep relationships and provide a special context for leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution, and character building. We also value the outdoor focus of our program as a unique means of helping a boy see and appreciate the wonder, majesty, and grandness of God as reflected in His creation. Troop TX411 typically meet on Mondays. More information can be found at www.traillifeusa.com. For information please contact Paul Lennous Troop Master TX411 at plennous@juno.com or 512-517-1369.

 

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