BCS After School Program Offerings – Spring 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) – Coding with Kids: Little Coders, Mandarin Chinese*, Piano, Drill Prep for Bitty Bellas*, Math Pentathlon, PSIA, Trail Life USA, Ukulele  
  • Upper Elementary (3rd-5th) –  Coding with Kids: Game Development, Mandarin Chinese, Piano, Drill Prep for Bitty Bellas, Math Pentathlon, PSIA, Trail Life USA, Ukulele  
  • Middle School – Coding with Kids: Web Development, 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 - 3:40Coding with Kids: Little Coders (K-2nd) Beginner Piano
(K-2nd)
Beginner Piano (students with previous piano experience K-2nd)

2:45 - 3:30Ukelele I
(K-2nd)
3:40 - 4:40Coding with Kids: Game Development - Beginner / Intermediate (3rd-5th)
Starts 3:50pm
Beginner Plus Piano (older beginners and students with up to 1 year experience)Advanced Piano (1+ year experience)

3:45 - 4:45Coding with Kids: Web Development (6th-8th) Drill Prep II (3rd-5th Bitty Bellas)

Drill Prep I (K4-2nd Bitty Bellas)Ukulele II
(3rd-5th) ends 4:30

3:45 - 5:45Mandarin Chinese

CODING WITH KIDS


Coding with Kids: Little Coders (K-2nd)
Get them started early! The Little Coders class provides young students with the basics of computational thinking skills, such as loops and conditionals, through a fun blend of hands-on activities. The curriculum is built specifically for this age group, with a mix of activities from coding puzzles and board games to easy-to-use, drag-and-drop programming tools. Projects are updated each session, so returning students will have new challenges to work through and advance their knowledge.

 

Coding with Kids: Game Development – Beginner/Intermediate (3rd-5th)
This course introduces kids to computer programming through the fun and excitement of building video games. Working in Scratch, a drag-and-drop programming tool, students will create everything from animations to multi-level games. Beginner Students will learn the core concepts of programming a game, such as loops, conditionals, and variables. Intermediate Students will level-up to more complex concepts, like nested conditionals and functions with parameters. Projects are updated each session, so returning students will have new challenges to work through and advance their creativity and knowledge to the next level.

 

Coding with Kids: Web Development (6th-8th)
Have you ever wondered how a website is created? Find out how in our Web Development class! Whether you are new to coding or an expert developer, there is something for everyone in this class. We will help you hone your skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as you create awesome websites or fun games. Those with no prior coding experience will start off an introduction to coding concepts using Scratch but quickly transition to programming JavaScript. Ready to start coding? Sign up now!  Prerequisites: Typing skills.

 

  • Kickoff date: 1/28/2019 – 4/29/2019 
    (No classes on February 18 (Student Holiday), March 11 (Spring Break))
  • Time: K-2nd 2:40 PM, 3rd-5th 3:50 PM, 6th-8th 3:45 PM
  • Day: Monday
  • Grade level: K-8th grade
  • Cost: $299
  • Schedule: 12 weeks
  • Location:  A129/130 (K-5th), B120 (6th-12th)
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K – 2nd Registration >>
3rd – 5th Registration  >>
6th – 8th Registration  >> 

 

DRILL PREP FOR BITTY BELLAS

We are offering 2 sessions of Drill Prep classes during the second semester. Participants who sign up for BOTH sessions will do 2 dances at the Lady Bella Showcase and receive a discounted fee of $300 for both sessions. There will be another opportunity to sign up for the Spring session.

WINTER BITTY BELLA DRILL PREP CLASSES

Drill Prep I

Calling ALL Bitty Bellas K4-2nd grade. It’s time to sign up for this 7-week drill prep session. Girls will work on flexibility, strength, kicks, and turns while focusing on proper technique at a performance level.

 

  • Kickoff date:  1/17/2019 through 2/28/2019
  • Time: 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
  • Day: Thursday
  • Grade level: Girls K4-2nd Grade
  • Cost: $140
  • Schedule: 7 weeks
  • Location: B119

 

Drill Prep II

Calling ALL Bitty Bellas 3rd-5th grade. It’s time to sign up for this 7-week drill prep session. Girls will work on flexibility, strength, kicks, and turns while focusing on proper technique at a performance level.

 

  • Kickoff date:  1/15/2019 through 2/26/2019
  • Time: 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Grade level: Girls 3rd-5th Grade
  • Cost: $140
  • Schedule: 7 weeks
  • Location: B119

 

SPRING BITTY BELLA DRILL PREP CLASSES

Drill Prep I

Calling ALL Bitty Bellas K4-2nd grade. It’s time to sign up for this 8-week drill prep session. In addition to working on technique and skills, the girls will learn a routine to be performed at the Lady Bella Showcase on Friday, May 3rd on the CSA stage!

 

  • Kickoff date:  3/21/2019 through 5/9/2019
  • Time: 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
  • Day: Thursday
  • Grade level: Girls K4-2nd Grade
  • Cost: $170 (includes a dance costume which will belong to your Bitty Bella)
  • 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. In addition to working on technique and skills, the girls will learn a routine to be performed at the Lady Bella Showcase on Friday, May 3rd on the CSA stage!

 

  • Kickoff date:  3/19/2019 through 5/7/2019
  • Time: 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
  • Day: Thursday
  • Grade level: Girls K4-2nd Grade
  • Cost: $170 (includes a dance costume which will belong to your Bitty Bella)
  • Schedule: 8 weeks
  • Location: B119

 

REGISTER for Drill Prep >>

 

MANDARIN CHINESE

Introducing a new Mandarin Immersion After School Program

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: 1/15/2019 – 5/21/2019 
    (No class on March 12 (Spring Break))
  • Time and grade level: 3:45pm-5:45pm K4-5th grade
  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Cost: $650.00 for the entire spring semester
  • Schedule:  Spring semester
  • Location: A129/130

 

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: 9/4/2018 through the 3rd week in May, 2019
  • Time: 2:40pm for beginners K-2nd
              3:40pm for older beginners and students with one year of piano experience
  • Day: Tuesday

 

  • Kickoff date: 9/6/2018 through the 3rd week in May, 2019
  • 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: A129/130

 

REGISTRATION for Piano >>

 

UKULELE

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

Ukulele I

 

  • Kickoff date: 1/14/2019
  • Time: 2:45 PM-3:30 PM
  • Day: Monday
  • Grade level: K-2nd Grade
  • Cost: $150.00 for the semester
  • Location: A112
  • Schedule: 1/14/2019 – 5/27/2019 (No class on January 21 (MLK Holiday), February 18 (Student Holiday), March 11 (Spring Break))

 

REGISTRATION for Ukulele I >>

 

 

Ukulele II

 

  • Kickoff date:  1/18/2019
  • Time: 3:45 PM-4:30 PM
  • Day: Friday
  • Grade level: 3rd-5th Grade
  • Cost: $150.00 for the semester
  • Location: A112
  • Schedule: 1/18/2019 – 5/24/2019
    (No class on March 8 (noon dismissal), March 15 (Spring Break), April 19 (Good Friday), May 10 (Grandparents’ Day))

 

 

REGISTRATION for Ukulele II >>

 

 

 

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: Varies by grade level (1st week in October)

    Anticipated Meeting Days and Times:

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

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