Senior Classes, Fall 2014

These classes are for students age 12-13.
Students must be 12 by September 1, 2014.


Opening 8:45 - 9:00 am

All students report to the gym at this time for an opening assembly, including devotions, announcements, and prayer.


Session One: 9:05 - 10:00 am

 

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Frame a Cross- Ann Rose

If you enjoyed Build-A-Cross, you will love this class!  A combination of painting skills and crafting.  

Supply Fee $20

 

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Science of Living Things- Michelle Cox

Welcome to Science, this semester we will learn about Amphibians and Reptiles.  We will learn about their life cycle and what the different characteristics are between a reptile and an amphibian.  Expect this semester to be filled with lots of live animals, including a visit from the Lake Houston Wilderness Park Ranger and so much more.  There will be plenty of surprises and experiments to reinforce important principles in science. We will build our vocabulary along with my favorite, Dum Dum Quiz.

Supply Fee $10

 

Advanced Chess– Tim Ingham

You already know how to play the game of chess, but you want to learn more about different strategies and tactics to use? Then this class is perfect for you!  Advanced chess is a step above Beginning Chess in that it assumes you already know how to play and the rules of the game, and you want to learn become a better player.  The tactics and openings in the advanced chess class offer more in depth strategies that are used in higher levels.  Take your chess to a whole new level!

 

One Good Man- William Trapani

Each week we will examine an incident in which one ordinary man's actions changed the course of a specific event in American History.  For example, a farmer named John Stark was out plowing his field in 1777 when he heard that a large body of Hessian mercenaries were marching to Bennington.  He dropped his plow, grabbed his rifle and his sabre, and rallied the Green Mountain Boys to action. They forced marched to Bennington, and John Stark led his men to defeat the plundering, highly trained Germans, killing or capturing all of them.  This led to the defeat of the British army at the Battle of Saratoga, which was a pivotal battle during the American Revolution.  His courage and bravery is an example that sometimes all it takes is one good man.

 

Barrel of FunShawn Farrell and Ethan Fail

Join these boys as they continue the legacy of Lee Rose, the once yoyo champion and mentor. Come experience yo-yoing made easy. 

 

Physical EducationCyndi Wilkins

If you have taken PE for two semesters please do not sign up again this semester.

Want to get your blood pumping?  Feel the need to jump and shout?  This class is all about fun!  We will be playing lots of games and generally having a great time, while we get moving!  Come have some fun with us!

 

Martial Arts Class for All Ages:  Physical Education with a Purpose - Master Kevin Henderson, 6th Degree Black Belt and Chief Instructor/Owner of Henderson's ATA Martial Arts in Atascocita.

Come learn a variety of taekwondo skills and self-defense techniques in a Christian environment, without the eastern philosophy!  (No sparring required.) We not only provide the beginning student with a basic knowledge of martial arts kicks, strikes, blocks, stances, etc., but we also challenge the veteran student to set and reach new goals in his/her training and further build upon the foundation already laid.  The class will instill and reinforce such important life skills such as respect, confidence, determination, and focus.  We encourage current students to continue in the course and even participate in optional belt testing at our main campus in Atascocita if they choose to do so.  The skills we teach are best learned through repetition over several semesters.  Please feel free to contact Master Henderson through our website at www.hendersonsata.com should you have any questions.  

$55 fee due with your registration 

 

Introductory Dance (Jazz)- Janna Tierney

“Let them praise His name with dancing…” Psalm 149:3

Join us as we learn to dance to the tunes of your favorite contemporary Christian artists, including Switchfoot, Jars of Clay, and Newsboys. Students will be introduced to many fundamental elements of jazz dance, along with some hip-hop and modern techniques. This class is open to students with or without dance experience- both beginners and seasoned pros are welcome. Students interested in musical theater will benefit greatly from this course.

 

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American Sign Language- Kristi Van Eaton

Introduction to American Sign Language - Want to learn a new language, but concerned that it may be too hard? American Sign Language is the third most used language in the United States and it is very easy to learn. Come join us and learn the beautiful language of ASL.

Mosaic Medley/Stained Glass / Pique Assiette / Memory Ware – Linda Shaw

 

If you are looking for an opportunity to look at things differently, try something new, or even find a new hobby this spectacular class is for you.  We will create mosaics of all kinds, with many unique types of materials.  You can either create a traditional stained glass mosaic project or combine any number of materials such as pebbles, broken pottery, vintage jewelry, marbles, beach glass, tiles or any mixture of these to create fun projects like stepping stones, table tops, trays, boxes, jewelry, pots, bird baths, even a cell phone case!  The possibilities are endless.

Included in the supply fee are stained glass, vintage jewelry, pottery pieces, stones, shells and anything else I can find.  If you want to hunt down your own custom materials over the summer, you can visit resale shops, yard sales, or the beach. 

To see examples of what can be made this semester please browse the links below.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MosaicSmith

http://www.melissasmotif.com/

http://www.mvmosaics.com/

http://www.chinamosaics.com/

I can hardly wait to see what you create! 

Supply Fee: $15

 

Jewelry Making- Sandra Burk

Enjoy expressing your personal style by designing and making your own jewelry!  There will be a wide variety of materials for you to choose from so that you can match pieces to your wardrobe and even make matching sets of jewelry.  Join us and discover your inner designer!

Supply Fee $20

 

Seeing Life through the Lens – Tim Parkinson

Need Digital camera/video, or iPhone, iPod touch, Android phone with camera/video and laptop computer with Photoshop.

This is an intermediate class for those who are comfortable with photography/video and importing/exporting from the computer.

Students will learn to edit and manipulate images/video and communicate a message through digital media.

We'll dig deeper into photo/video techniques and create and develop photo/video slideshow of the student's personal interests.

These can be uploaded to the class website for viewing and commenting by friends & relatives.

Supply fee:$5

 

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Robotics: Apprentice Level (younger/new to robotics)
You are a student apprentice in a robotics workshop. You need to do everything you can in order to not only understand, but master this unfamiliar concept of robotics! This is your chance to learn basic mechanical properties of how things work and move through a unique hands-on learning experience. Students will explore the use of gears, pulleys, wheels and axles, motors and so much more. This class will open new windows, leading to the fun and mechanical world of robotics.

This class is for 1st and 2nd periods.

$205 fee due with registration

 

Geography Fun – Kathy Carmen

This class is designed to develop a variety of map and globe skills while revolutionizing your child's perspective of Geography. Students will learn basic map navigation as they use compasses and maps for enrichment activities. Each week we will cover foundational skills that progress; as a class we will learn about topics such as directions, legends, longitude and latitude, continents, oceans and seas, major rivers, and mountain ranges. Hands-on, fun activities, games, and even class-wide competitions will help students learn and apply each new skill!

 

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Hair Braiding and Styling- Austin Warner

Tired of putting your hair up in the same old ponytail? Tired of letting your hair fall flat? Well this is the perfect class for you! In this class we will learn many different braids ranging from a simple three strand braid to an intricate Dutch flower that wraps around your head. Each week we will learn a new braid and practice the old. We will go over how to properly take care of your hair; brushing it, washing it, and of course doing something with it! By the end of the semester you will know how to do many braids on others hair and maybe even your own!

 

Session Two: 10:05 - 11:00 am

 

Ukulele to Guitar – Tim Parkinson

This is a beginner class. Need ukulele or guitar with capo. The ukulele and the guitar are related and what you can play on one can be played on another. We'll learn the basics of music as well as learning to sing and play songs. It will be fun to learn different rhythms, styles of music and how to play in a group. We will make a recording of all the songs we learn, so you can play along whenever you want.

 

Chimes: Sounds of the Season- Dee Willis

We will be playing lots of holiday music this semester! If you have a favorite Christmas Carol.....you'll get to play it in Chimes. The class will also be taking their show on the road with the cast of A Christmas Carol to share the Christmas spirit with others in the community!

 

Speed Stacks- Caleb Johnson and Jacob Braden

Speed Stacks is one of the fastest growing sports and was inducted in 2010 into the Jr. Olympics as one of the sports. Speed stacking helps child stackers use both sides of their bodies and brains to develop important athletic and academic lifelong skills. With the use of stacked cups and a timer, students will develop hand-eye coordination, ambidexterity, quickness, and concentration. Most importantly, we will have lots of fun!

 

Make a Memory – Michelle Williford

Let your creativity shine! Join us on a scrapbooking journey and learn how to safely preserve photos & memorabilia, discover layout and design ideas, how to use cutters and create hand decorated cards, too.  Preserve your precious memories and create your own scrapbook in this exciting class!

Supply Fee $15 (includes papers and embellishments. Students will provide their own scrapbook.)

                                    

Crochet – Karan Kowis

Come and get hooked on crocheting. This class is not just for girls; boys can master this craft also.  We will learn how to hold your needle and thread correctly. This craft is quick and easy to learn; it is fun and portable, and can be enjoyed and mastered by anyone. In this class we will create both beautiful and useful crochet creations, learning new stitches and techniques along the way. 

 

Mosaic Medley – Linda Shaw

Stained Glass / Pique Assiette / Memory Ware

If you are looking for an opportunity to look at things differently, try something new, or even find a new hobby this spectacular class is for you.  We will create mosaics of all kinds, with many unique types of materials.  You can either create a traditional stained glass mosaic project or combine any number of materials such as pebbles, broken pottery, vintage jewelry, marbles, beach glass, tiles or any mixture of these to create fun projects like stepping stones, table tops, trays, boxes, jewelry, pots, bird baths, even a cell phone case!  The possibilities are endless.

Included in the supply fee are stained glass, vintage jewelry, pottery pieces, stones, shells and anything else I can find.  If you want to hunt down your own custom materials over the summer, you can visit resale shops, yard sales, or the beach. 

To see examples of what can be made this semester please browse the links below.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MosaicSmith

http://www.melissasmotif.com/

http://www.mvmosaics.com/

http://www.chinamosaics.com/

I can hardly wait to see what you create! 

Supply Fee: $15

 

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Texas History- Ann Rose

Learn the history of Texas from "Indians to Astronauts"!

Supply Fee $5

 

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American Girls: Felicity- Sandra Burk

Felicity Merriman -1774- Williamsburg, Virginia

Felicity is caught between Patriot and Loyalist family and friends at the onset of the American Revolution.  Themes in her core books include loyalty and staying true to one's ideals.  Felicity Merriman and Elizabeth Cole are best friends growing up in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.  Their families are on opposite sides of the American Revolution.  In this class we will explore how it was growing up in 1774 during the American Revolution.  We will read and discuss the books Meet Felicity and Felicity Learns a Lesson.  During one of our classes we will have a tea party and learn proper tea etiquette.  We will also make crafts, play games, and taste foods from this time period.

Supply Fee $7

 

Martial Arts Class for All Ages:  Physical Education with a Purpose - Master Kevin Henderson, 6th Degree Black Belt and Chief Instructor/Owner of Henderson's ATA Martial Arts in Atascocita.

Come learn a variety of taekwondo skills and self-defense techniques in a Christian environment, without the eastern philosophy!  (No sparring required.) We not only provide the beginning student with a basic knowledge of martial arts kicks, strikes, blocks, stances, etc., but we also challenge the veteran student to set and reach new goals in his/her training and further build upon the foundation already laid.  The class will instill and reinforce such important life skills such as respect, confidence, determination, and focus.  We encourage current students to continue in the course and even participate in optional belt testing at our main campus in Atascocita if they choose to do so.  The skills we teach are best learned through repetition over several semesters.  Please feel free to contact Master Henderson through our website at www.hendersonsata.com should you have any questions.  

$55 fee due with your registration 

 

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Art History- Kriston Marler

Step into art through artists footprints. We will learn about historical artists and the techniques that they used to create their masterpieces throughout history. Then we will put that technique to practice and create our own works of art!

Supply fee $15

 

Western History Through Theater!- Janna Tierney

Join us for this fun, high-energy crash course through history! Through song, dance, and skits, students will learn all about the history of the Old World from the time of Christ through the colonization of America. We’ll learn how Western Civilization laid the groundwork for the ideals of our country, such as “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Students will explore key figures, events, and developments of Western History, all in the context of a small-scale theatrical production to be performed at the close of the semester. 

Let’s celebrate our amazing heritage- front and center.

Supply Fee $10

 

Cooking- Kristin Johnson

Join me for a hands-on and nutritious cooking experience. I'll introduce you to the pleasures of preparing and enjoying "real food" that is nutritious, delicious and easy to make at home! We will learn basic cooking skills, the joy of eating and cooking with fresh fruits and vegetables, plate presentation and cooking and food safety! Let's eat!

Supply fee $40 (includes all ingredients and necessary supplies.) 

 

Chess for Beginners – Tim Ingham

Beginning Chess is for those who want to learn to play the game, but don’t quite know how.  This class will show students how to move the pieces , how the game is won or lost, and basic tactics.  The class is aimed at those who either do not know how to play, or know very little about it.  By the end of the class, kids should be able to move the pieces with ease, know most of the rules of the game, and implement basic tactics and strategy.  Chess can be fun for anyone: you just have to know how to play!

 

NEW!

Robotics: Apprentice Level (younger/new to robotics)
You are a student apprentice in a robotics workshop. You need to do everything you can in order to not only understand, but master this unfamiliar concept of robotics! This is your chance to learn basic mechanical properties of how things work and move through a unique hands-on learning experience. Students will explore the use of gears, pulleys, wheels and axles, motors and so much more. This class will open new windows, leading to the fun and mechanical world of robotics.

This class is for 1st and 2nd periods. $205 fee due with registration

 

 

Snack Break: 11:00 - 11:15 am

All students gather in the auditorium for snack break and social time.  Snacks may be brought from home or purchased for $0.75 each. 
Bottled water is also available for purchase.

 

Session Three: 11:20 am - 12:15 pm



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Leadership Training- Patty Johnson

You are approaching the end of your journey at Super Fridays.  What’s next?  Becoming an aide? Getting a job?  Whatever it may be, you will need some skills to be at your best.  We will be learning about different personalities, how to be a servant, how to handle discipline, how to look for a job that is good for you as well as many other things.  For those interested in becoming an aide, this is a required class. It does not guarantee an aide job but it will prepare you for one if you do.

If you want to be an aide in the future, be sure you email Dawn Pruyn and let her know so that you can get on the waiting list. Taking this class does not guarantee you a position, but it is required of all Seniors who want to be aides.


 

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Robotics: Junkyard Battle Royale (older students/robotics veterans)

Class time is 11:20-12:55

In this class, battle-bots evaluate the potential of a rough and dangerous area before moving in permanently. Experts need you to build a variety of very unique robots with an awesome skillset, capable of driving over any junk or obstacle and overcoming any unfamiliar elements or elevation changes in this treacherous junkyard. Use gears, structural integrity, and IR Technology to overcome the unknown. Can your robot not only survive, but thrive in the junkyard?

$250 fee is due with registration

 

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Art History- Kriston Marler

Step into art through artists footprints. We will learn about historical artists and the techniques that they used to create their masterpieces throughout history. Then we will put that technique to practice and create our own works of art!

Supply fee $15

 

Geography Fun – Kathy Carmen

This class is designed to develop a variety of map and globe skills while revolutionizing your child's perspective of Geography. Students will learn basic map navigation as they use compasses and maps for enrichment activities. Each week we will cover foundational skills that progress; as a class we will learn about topics such as directions, legends, longitude and latitude, continents, oceans and seas, major rivers, and mountain ranges. Hands-on, fun activities, games, and even class-wide competitions will help students learn and apply each new skill!

 

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Greek Mythology Through Theater!- Janna Tierney

Long before the time of Christ, the ancient Greeks created a fantastic mythology that continues to influence literature up to the present day. Students will learn fundamentals of acting as they explore the world of ancient gods and goddesses, tragic heroes and noble demigods, fearsome monsters and epic quests. We will study famous stories from classical mythology in the context of a small-scale theatrical production to be performed at the close of the semester.

$10 supply fee

 

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Texas History- Ann Rose

Learn the history of Texas from "Indians to Astronauts"!

Supply Fee $5

 

Sewing for Your American Girl- Rachel Lockard

Join us as we make a variety of clothes for your American Girl or 18-inch doll. **This is an advanced sewing class. Basic sewing skill will be required for this class. Students will be using a sewing machine and therefore will need to know how to use a sewing machine.** Various sewing skills will be reviewed including, but not limited to, reading a pattern, adding elastic, adding buttons, snaps, and Velcro, and adding embellishments. You will need to purchase supplies for each project including, but not limited to, a pattern and fabric. A supply list will be sent prior to the first class and provided prior to each subsequent project, if applicable. Bringing your own sewing machine is encouraged but not required.  By the end of the semester, your doll will have a creative array of clothing designed and made especially for her by you!

***Note: This IS NOT a beginning sewing class. Basic sewing skills are highly recommended. New sewers should consider taking the Basic Sewing Class first.***

Supply Fee $5

 

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The Science of Sherlock- Emily Pruyn and Elijah Flanery

If you've ever read or watched a Sherlock Holmes story, you've probably been blown away by his brilliant mind! The way he remembers the smallest details, can make a decision in a split second, and never allows anything to get past him amazes everyone who knows the character. In this class, we will dissect Sherlock Holmes in depth, as well as learn for ourselves how to train our minds to be as complicated as his through games, stories, videos, and more!

 

Intermediate Fencing – Bill Trapani 

Class time is 11:15 – 12:55.

This class is for any students who have completed the beginner class and desire to take fencing to the next level.  The purchase of fencing equipment is necessary as the students will begin to fence using the electrical fencing strips.  Please contact Coach Bill at wjt1954@gmail.com for pricing information.

$80 fee due with registration

Coach Bill Trapani has 42 years of experience.

Asst. varsity coach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point 1974-5

Coach of Knights of Trapani Fencing Academy 1997- 2009

Coach of Texas A & M Fencing Club: 2010

Coach of the Woodlands Fencing Academy

 

Physical EducationCyndi Wilkins

If you have taken PE for two semesters please do not sign up again this semester.

Want to get your blood pumping?  Feel the need to jump and shout?  This class is all about fun!  We will be playing lots of games and generally having a great time, while we get moving!  Come have some fun with us!

 

CYT at School: A Christmas Carol- Dee and Rachel Willis

CYT at School: A Christmas Carol - Join us as we act out the beloved tale of Scrooge and his journey to learn how to "keep Christmas well." This play has all of the characters from Dickens' classic story: Scrooge, Marley, The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, the Cratchet family and Tiny Tim plus a host of carolers and a village full of folks. This is a great holiday show and we will have the opportunity to share it with others several times.

Class time will be from 11:20-12:55

Class fee $125 due at registration

Note: To be eligible to audition for a CYT show a student must be registered for a regular (not at Super Fridays) CYT class during the session that the show is in production. However, the SF class will enable students to take a class at a much reduced rate from the regular classes. This will be very beneficial for students who would like to continue to improve their skills by taking advantage of more than one class a session. The class will continue to have the extended time and will dismiss at 12:55 pm.

 

Mosaic Medley – Linda Shaw

Stained Glass / Pique Assiette / Memory Ware

If you are looking for an opportunity to look at things differently, try something new, or even find a new hobby this spectacular class is for you.  We will create mosaics of all kinds, with many unique types of materials.  You can either create a traditional stained glass mosaic project or combine any number of materials such as pebbles, broken pottery, vintage jewelry, marbles, beach glass, tiles or any mixture of these to create fun projects like stepping stones, table tops, trays, boxes, jewelry, pots, bird baths, even a cell phone case!  The possibilities are endless.

Included in the supply fee are stained glass, vintage jewelry, pottery pieces, stones, shells and anything else I can find.  If you want to hunt down your own custom materials over the summer, you can visit resale shops, yard sales, or the beach. 

To see examples of what can be made this semester please browse the links below.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MosaicSmith

http://www.melissasmotif.com/

http://www.mvmosaics.com/

http://www.chinamosaics.com/

I can hardly wait to see what you create! 

Supply Fee: $15

 

The Young Peacemakers - Michelle Williford

Based on the book, The Young Peacemakers, this informative class will lay the foundation for students to discover how to resolve personal conflict in a Biblical manner. They will learn that conflict starts in the heart, the importance of personal responsibility, how to make WISE-way choices rather than MY-way choices, how to avoid the blame game, the 5 A's of resolving conflict, choosing forgiveness, and how a respectful & humble approach can help to prevent conflict from the start. As students learn God's way, seeds will be planted to harvest a lifelong practice of peacemaking.  This class will include some role-playing to allow students to practice what they learn in a safe environment, and we will have a memory verse each week. Blessed are the Peacemakers!

(This class is the same each semester, not new material).

 

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French- Kelly Misitigh

Bienvenue à français!  Explore a bit of French history and culture while learning essential vocabulary of the official language of 29 countries.  As the language of art, cuisine, fashion, dance and theater, learning French will open the doors of the world to you!

 

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Cards for All Occasions- Tammy Ray

This class brings back the forgotten art of card making.   As technology has taken over the personal side of saying “Thank You” and “Happy Birthday,” this class provides the students with the opportunity to show their love and appreciation on a different level.   Everything precut and prepared to assemble, the students during the class will use their own style of creating.  By using chalk, ink, embossing and coloring, they are the designer.  Everyone loves to get something handmade and from the heart.  The class will provide a different card(s) each week and they can choose their own sentiment or choose to handwrite something in the card for someone they want to acknowledge that week.  What a better way than to have a child show their appreciation to someone, birthday greetings or Merry Christmas, or just Have a Blessed Day!  

Supply Fee $10

                     

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Speed Stacks Fit- Caleb Johnson and Jacob Braden

Speed Stacks requires about the same amount of physical activity as Bowling or Golf. But Speed Stacks Fit will completely obliterate that. Speed Stacks Fit will be a high energy class combining Speed Stacks and physical fitness. Every day we will be mixing Speed Stacks and another sport or fitness activity. Through practice and competition, we will have more than enough fun every week.

 

 

 

 



 
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