Scheck Hillel Community School’s 2016-2017 After-School Program for PK4-Grade 12 includes options in arts, sciences, athletics and more. Your children can spend their afternoons mastering the game of chess or a musical instrument. They can learn Spanish, early literacy through yoga, or techniques of painting. They can expand design and critical thinking skills and "build" STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math). All the while, they can develop values and talents on the stage, field or court. Our 2016-17 After-School Program is an extension of Scheck Hillel's curriculum. Online registrati
Options for a program’s day(s) of the week and time(s) will appear once you select your child(ren)’s grade level(s) in the registration form on the next page.
All After-School Programs start at 3:50 PM with the exception of Sports Skills, which starts at 4:00 PM.
Check out all of the following options and then register on the next page. Thank you!
Through play, Mind Lab engages students, teaches them how to be efficient learners, and allows them the opportunity to transfer learning to real life. It is designed to strengthen a student's ability to think constructively and reflectively. Additionally, Mind Lab focuses on three essential domains:
Social: Teamwork and cooperation, competition, communicating effectively, respecting rules, acceptance of others
Emotional: Managing emotions, deferring gratification, perseverance, self-discipline
Cognitive: Problem-solving, decision-making, logical thinking
When: Tuesday, August 30-November 29
Please contact Julie Miller for more information.
Chess is offered to provide the foundations to what every beginning and intermediate chess player needs to know in order to play superior chess.
Chess is dedicated to improving academic performance as well as 21st century life skills.
Program tracks include:
1. Increase self-control
2. Boost self-esteem
3. Develop and sharpen cognitive skills
4. Enhance the ability to conceptualize
5. Encourage non-physical competition
Students: Kindergarten - Grade 5
When: Monday, August 29-November 14
Please contact Julie Miller for more information.
Session Dates:Dec 5, 12, Jan 9, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27
Hola! This beginner's Spanish class is designed to enrich vocabulary and conversational skills of PK4 - Grade 1 students through hands-on, interactive activities like stories, games, cooking, crafts and technology, reflecting Scheck Hillel's overall approach to Early Childhood Education. It is divided into two sections. The non-Spanish speaker group introduces vocabulary and basic conversational skills. At the same time, the section for children who speak Spanish at home reinforces proper sentence structure and grammar. Both sections teach to each child's individual knowledge and learning style.
Session Dates: Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10. 17
Like all after-school courses, this will be offered based on registration. Classes are capped at 12 students with two teachers, to maintain Scheck Hillel's low student-teacher ratio.
Boys STEAMing it up is designed to integrate reading with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Students build websites and blogs, create art with math, engineer structures, and more. Thanks to generous grants, this is a free after school club, however students are asked to bring in materials for projects, such as a t-shirt for graphic design, newspaper for an engineering challenge and clay for a programming and building project.
The class is limited to 20 students. Students must sign up and commit to attendance each week.
Fee: No Charge
Like all after-school courses, this will be offered based on registration.
It’s show time! The goal of Musical Theatre is to instill in students the importance of collaboration and teamwork, the value and rewards of self-discipline, time management, hard work, a passion and commitment toward their work, and an appreciation for the performing arts. Children practice comprehension of the written word, how to ask questions for clarification, memorization and recall, and develop public speaking skills.
The shows are filled with magnificent musical numbers, acting, innovative scenery, and colorful costumes. What most people don’t get to see is the personal growth of the performers, how they became a collaborative team, that moment they took a risk and challenged themselves to do something new, that precious moment when they put their arms around a fellow cast member who was feeling down, or that day when they had the courage and confidence to surpass anything they’ve ever done before. Auditions are held at the start of the school year.
This program runs twice a week until the production of the show: Grades 3-5 Mondays and Wednesdays; Grades 6-8 Tuesdays and Thursdays. The rehearsal schedule intensifies during the weeks leading up to the productions: Monday-Thursday rehearsals 4:00- 7:00 pm and two Sunday rehearsals 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Please see the production schedule for the complete schedule with dates and times. The fee is $200 for the school year. Please contact Musical Theatre Director Mr. Anthony Campisi at campisi@eHillel.org for information.
Students: Grades 3-5, 6-8
*Schedules subject to change
(Please see the full schedule at eHillel.org/theatre)
Mini Art Society is designed for students in Grades 3-5 to enhance their creative process by learning basic framing and art display techniques, sculpting, drawing, painting, watercolor, jewelry making and much more. As members of the Mini Art Society, this select group actively participates in school activities.
Students: Grades 3-5
When: Tuesdays, 3:45-510 pm
Please contact art teacher Rosa Benattia at for information.
Space is limited to ten very enthusiastic and talented students interested in pursuing art education.
Drumline is designed for students in Grades 6-12 to learn basic to advanced Drumline skills in order to build coordination, strength, discipline and creativity. Drumline participants showcase these skills in performances at school, sporting events and throughout the community. To join Drumline, students must be enrolled in Band during the Scheck Hillel school day where they learn the fundamentals of multiple percussion instruments, including keyboard mallets and the non-pitched instruments such as snare drum and bass drum.
Students: Grades 6-12
When: Thursdays, 4:10-5:30 pm
Please contact Drumline Director Dionne Lockett for information.
Orchestra is designed to introduce students in Grades 2-8 to the String Orchestra through their chosen instrument of violin, viola, cello or bass. As students show advanced competency in the general music curriculum during the Scheck Hillel school day, they will be invited to join the after school orchestra.
Students: Grades 2-8
When: Monday or Wednesday, 4:00-4:45 pm or 4:45-5:30 pm
Please contact Orchestra Director Linda Shapanka for information.
Pep Band is designed for musicians in Grades 6-12 to advance on their instrument at a quicker pace than the class pace. This group performs for events on campus, as well as off campus. Students also learn the many styles of Jazz, including Swing, Blues, Funk and Latin. They learn complex rhythms, blues scales and they study the art of improvisation.
Students: Grades 6-12
When: Monday, 4:10-5:10 pm
Please contact Band Director Matt Villa for information.
Technical Theatre is designed for students in Grades 6-12 to develop wide skill sets within audio and lighting for technical theatre. This program affords students the opportunity to work in a professional setting with their work on display on the main stage. As students work their way up to running the technical theatre for events, shows and productions, these skills are practically applied and put to use with state of the art equipment. Students in this program make up the technical crew for all main stage productions and must commit to the full production schedule for all productions.
Students: Grades 6-12
When: TBD, 4:10-5:10 pm
Please contact Assistant Technical Director AJ Oberlender for information.
Grades 4 & 5 Athletics fee includes Co-ed Flag Football, Boys and Girls Basketball and Boys and Girls Soccer. (Practice schedules and game schedules will be announced during the school year)
Please contact Athletics Director Cindy Lyon for information.
Sports Training classes specialize in skills for a range of athletics. The philosophy is to educate the whole child, developing students’ social, emotional, cognitive and motor skill levels. Facilitated by Coach Tim Allen and AIM Sports Training, these lessons are pressure-free, energetic and FUN and teach concepts like sportsmanship, teamwork, perseverance, goal-setting and accomplishment. Lessons teach fitness skills, all basic sports skills, knowledge and strategies while maintaining and strengthening the social-emotional well-being of the child.
Instructors: AIM Sports Training Coaches
Students: PK3 - Grade 5
When: Tuesday 4-5pm, Thursday 4-5pm & Friday 2-3pm, with options for 1-3 days/week
1 day/week: $425
2 days/week: $720
3 days/week: $990
*Registration includes an AIM t-shirt
If attendance permits, groups are based on age and ability. Like all after-school courses, this is offered based on registration. One coach teaches every 8 students to ensure time and attention for every student.
Start the calendar year with an innovative after school enrichment class like none other! Yoga Storytelling and Creative Expression will help your child soar academically, emotionally and creatively while cultivating healthy mental attitudes and promoting physical fitness. This unique course teaches breathing, meditation and yoga poses in a fun and safe environment. Unique expression projects encourage children to think and explore their ideas through creative arts. Student outcomes can include improved listening and speaking skills, relief from stress and anxiety, stronger confidence, positive self-image, enriched imagination, and improved coordination, flexibility and body awareness. Parents are invited to join in on the fun for the final class of the session!
Instructors: Leanne Weinbrot and Blakey Bates
Students: Kindergarten and Grade 1
When: Choice of Monday and Thursday Sessions (Select one.)
Mondays Session: January 9, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27; March 6, 13, 20
Thursday session: January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9