BCS After School Program Offerings – Fall 2019

 

 

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*, Guitar (private lessons), Mandarin Chinese*, Piano, Strings, Math Pentathlon, PSIA, Trail Life USA    
  • Upper Elementary (3rd-5th) – Drill Prep for Bitty Bellas, Guitar (private lessons), Mandarin Chinese, Piano, Strings, Math Pentathlon, PSIA, Trail Life USA  
  • Middle School – Guitar (private lessons), Piano, Strings, Math Pentathlon (6/7), PSIA, TCSIT**, Trail Life USA
  • High School – Guitar (private lessons), Piano, Strings Program, 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 - 3:40 Beginner Piano
(K-2nd)
Beginner Piano (students with previous piano experience K-2nd)

2:45 - 3:30
3:40 - 4:40Beginner Plus Piano (older beginners and students with up to 1 year experience)Advanced Piano (1+ year experience)

3:45 - 4:45Strings Program (Violin or Viola)Drill Prep II (3rd-5th Bitty Bellas)Drill Prep I (K4-2nd Bitty Bellas)

Strings Program (Cello or Bass)
3:45 - 5:45Mandarin Chinese
(K4-5th)

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 while focusing on proper technique at a performance level.

 

  • Kickoff date:  9/26/2019 through 11/14/2019
  • Time: 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
  • Day: Thursday
  • Grade level: Girls K4-2nd Grade
  • Cost: $160
  • Schedule: 8 weeks
  • Location: B119

 

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 while focusing on proper technique at a performance level.

 

  • Kickoff date:  9/24/2019 through 11/12/2019
  • 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 >>

 

GUITAR PRIVATE LESSONS

Student-tailored lessons – Guitar (K-12th)

To become a musician, the best place to start is with the music you love! Your child’s song and style preference will fuel learning theory and technique on the guitar. Tailored lessons make unique musicians, and bring out the beautiful sounds that spring from one-of-a-kind inspiration in a musician. However, if a student is a beginner or doesn’t yet have a style preference, the program will start with stock lessons.

 

  • Grade Level: K-12th grade
  • Date & Time: Instructor, Jason Birdwell, will contact you to coordinate lesson days and times.
  • Cost: $30/half hour or $55/hour
  • Location: Band Hall

 

REGISTRATION for Guitar >>

 

MANDARIN CHINESE

Little or no experience with Chinese language? No problem! Marvelous Mandarin is bringing the immersion after school program to BCS.

The Program will focus on practical conversational skills. Students will start by learning core words and phrases and constructing sentences. At the end of the semester, each student will be able to use Chinese to converse on various topics.

The program is also dedicated to providing a learning environment where students can learn Chinese in fun and engaging ways through a combination of language acquisition and cultural enrichment activities. Students build awareness of Chinese culture and traditions. Some of the enrichment activities include Chinese arts & crafts, calligraphy, drama, and music.

Class will meet for two hours once a week to ensure sufficient exposure to the language. Each student will be provided with our exclusive study materials with audio & video contents. Pictures and video clips will frequently be shared with parents of students learning Chinese in class. We will have a performance for our families and friends to showcase our language skills gained at the end of the semester!

 

  • Kickoff date: 9/3/2019 – 12/17/2019 
    (No class on November 26 (Thanksgiving Break))
  • Time and grade level: 3:45pm-5:45pm K4-5th grade
  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Cost: $650.00 for the entire fall semester (approx. 30 hours of instruction)
  • Schedule:  Fall semester
  • Location: A127

 

REGISTRATION for Mandarin >> 

 

PIANO MUSIC PROGRAM 

PIANO MUSIC PROGRAM

For beginners in K-2 – NOW ENROLLING FOR THE WINTER/SPRING SEMESTER

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: 9/3/2019 through the 3rd week in May, 2020
  • Time: 2:40pm for beginners K-2nd
              3:40pm for older beginners and students with one year of piano experience
  • Day: Tuesday

 

  • Kickoff date: 9/5/2019 through the 3rd week in May, 2020
  • 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 >> 

 

STRING PROGRAM – AUSTIN SOUNDWAVES

Austin Soundwaves is excited to partner with Brentwood Christian School by providing strings lessons that foster motivation, growth, and passion for playing an instrument. This course hosts after-school violin or viola lessons on Monday afternoons and after-school cello or bass lessons on Thursday afternoons.

Additionally, we offer optional performance opportunities at off-campus concerts throughout the year and may perform at Brentwood concerts and events. This program is for new and experienced players. This program will continue with a Spring Semester course.

 

  • Kickoff date: 9/3/2019 – 12/17/2019 (No class on November 26 (Thanksgiving Break))
  • Time: 30 min slots available, 3:45pm-5:45pm
  • Day: Mondays (Violin or Viola), Thursdays (Cello or Bass)
  • Grade level: 1st-12th
  • Cost: $520 per semester
  • Location: Band Hall

 

REGISTRATION for String Orchestra >>

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Math Pentathlon

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: Middle School – September 11th, 2019, Elementary – 1st week in October

    Anticipated Meeting Days and Times:

    Kindergarten Mondays or Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm
    Coach: Still needed (possibility of co-coaching with another parent and splitting the time)
    First Grade Tuesday 2:30-3:30pm
    Coach: Beth Kahan
    Second Grade Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm
    Coach: Karen Sheth (possibility of co-coaching with another parent and splitting the time)
    Third Grade Mondays 3:30-4:45pm
    Coach: Christen Bettis
    Fourth Grade Tuesdays 3:30-4:45pm
    Coach: Kaye McKinnerney/Karen Sheth
    Fifth Grade Wednesdays 3:30-4:45pm
    Coach: Jeff Klein-Bradham
    Middle School Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm
    Coach: Karen Sheth

  • Elementary Coordinator: Karen Sheth (karenkaye@gmail.com)
  • Middle School Coordinator: Dawn Esche (dawnesche@yahoo.com)

 

REGISTRATION for Math Pentathlon >>

 

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