School District 68 – After-School Enrichment Programs for Grades 1-5

Skokie School District 68, through the Skokie Park District, offers after-school enrichment programs for students at Stenson, Highland and Devonshire Elementary Schools, grades 1-5. Courtesy of D68, each student is allowed to register for one free program per year.

Jane Stenson Elementary School

District 68 logoYoga with Chicago Loves Dance
This class is run by professional yoga instructors from Chicago Loves Dance. We supply the mats all you need to do is come ready for some yoga and stretch!  In this class kids will learn beginning yoga movements, terms and yoga based games to make learning fun.  Yoga in early childhood is wonderful for improving listening skills, building self-esteem and supporting social and emotional learning.
Tuesdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
713456-01   January 14 – February 18
713456-02  February 25 – April 7
713456-03   April 14 – May 19

Smart Start Art from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions
Pablo Picasso once said, "Every child is an artist." Explore your artistic side with Smart Start Art from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions. The sky's the limit as we daydream about the future- the inventions, homes, landscapes, and modes of transportation of tomorrow! Discover your creativity and imagination as an artist, developing fine motor skills, style, and vision as we explore different artistic techniques through a variety of inspiring projects. Sketch and draw, shade and color, cut, glue, fold... create! See your imagination come to life! Learn about great artists from throughout history and the present day, through a weekly featured artist and fun, exciting games. Earn ArtBelts™ as you learn and progress. No experience necessary.
Tuesdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
716456-01   January 14 – February 18
716456-02   February 25 – April 7
716456-03   April 14­ – May 19

Cheer with Chicago Loves Dance
Under the direction of Chicago Loves Dance instructors, Students  will learn cheers as well as poms choreography weekly in this upbeat class.  They will learn 3-4 new cheers weekly, work on form, as well as add on to their poms dance routine.  The last day of the class will be a parent watch day where they will do a short performance.
Wednesdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
712456-01   January 15 – February 19
712456-02   February 26 – April 8
712456-03   April 15 – May 20

Let’s Build It: Engineering from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions
Crazy Circuits is an exhilarating, cutting-edge area of engineering. In this class, students will design, build, and test various circuits and electronic projects. Instructors will guide students through core concepts of electrical engineering, introducing them to circuits and electrical components. Students will use hands-on projects and experiments to explore how electricity is part of our daily lives. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and build. Projects will include: a disc launcher, electronic games, musical instruments, alarms, and more, along with fun-filled class activities! Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session, as well as the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills!
Wednesdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
715456-01   January 15 – February 19
715456-02   February 26 – April 8
715456-03   April 15 – May 20

Hip Hop with Chicago Loves Dance
Under the creative direction of skilled Chicago Loves Dance instructors, students will learn choreography to newest pop/dance songs, show off their creativity in free-style choreography sessions and more. Chicago Loves Dance runs on the philosophy that dance should open your child’s creative abilities and be FUN! We pride ourselves on teaching the self-esteem and socialization needed in everyday life through the activity of dance and performance.  The last day of the class will be a parent watch day where they will do a short performance to show off their new talents.
Thursdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
711456-01   January 16 – February 20
711456-02   February 27 – April 9
711456-03   April 16 – May 21

Chess Scholars
Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session!  
Thursdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
714456-01   January 16 – February 20
714456-02   February 27 – April 9
714456-03   April 16 – May 21
 

Highland Elementary School

Cheer with Chicago Loves Dance
Under the direction of Chicago Loves Dance instructors, Students  will learn cheers as well as poms choreography weekly in this upbeat class.  They will learn 3-4 new cheers weekly, work on form, as well as add on to their poms dance routine.  The last day of the class will be a parent watch day where they will do a short performance.
Tuesdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
722456-01   January 14 – February 18
722456-02   February 25 – April 7
722456-03   April 14 – May 19

Chess Scholars
Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session!  
Tuesdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
724456-01   January 14 – February 18
724456-02   February 25 – April 7
724456-03   April 14 – May 19

Hip Hop with Chicago Loves Dance
Under the creative direction of skilled Chicago Loves Dance instructors, students will learn choreography to newest pop/dance songs, show off their creativity in free-style choreography sessions and more. Chicago Loves Dance runs on the philosophy that dance should open your child’s creative abilities and be FUN! We pride ourselves on teaching the self-esteem and socialization needed in everyday life through the activity of dance and performance.  The last day of the class will be a parent watch day where they will do a short performance to show off their new talents.
Wednesdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
721456-01   January 15 – February 19
721456-02   February 26 – April 8
721456-03   April 15 – May 20

Smart Start Art from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions
Every child is an artist” - Pablo Picasso. Explore your artistic side with Smart Start Art from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions. The sky's the limit as we daydream about the future- the inventions, homes, landscapes, and modes of transportation of tomorrow! Discover your creativity and imagination as an artist, developing fine motor skills, style, and vision as we explore different artistic techniques through a variety of inspiring projects. Sketch and draw, shade and color, cut, glue, fold... create! See your imagination come to life! Learn about great artists from throughout history and the present day, through a weekly featured artist and fun, exciting games. Earn ArtBelts™ as you learn and progress. No experience necessary.
Wednesdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
726456-01   January 15 – February 19
726456-02   February 26 – April 8
726456-03   April 15 – May 20

Yoga with Chicago Loves Dance
This class is run by professional yoga instructors from Chicago Loves Dance. We supply the mats all you need to do is come ready for some yoga and stretch!  In this class kids will learn beginning yoga movements, terms and yoga based games to make learning fun.  Yoga in early childhood is wonderful for improving listening skills, building self-esteem and supporting social and emotional learning.
Thursdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
723456-01   January 16 – February 20
723456-02   February 27 – April 9
723456-03   April 16 – May 21

Let’s Build It: Engineering from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions
Crazy Circuits is an exhilarating, cutting-edge area of engineering. In this unit, students will design, build, and test various circuits and electronic projects. Instructors will guide students through core concepts of electrical engineering, introducing them to circuits and electrical components. Students will use hands-on projects and experiments to explore how electricity is part of our daily lives. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and build. Projects will include: a disc launcher, electronic games, musical instruments, alarms, and more, along with fun-filled class activities! Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session, as well as the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills!
Thursdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
725456-01   January 16 – February 20
725456-02   February 27 – April 9
725456-03   April 16 – May 21
 

Devonshire Elementary School

Hip Hop with Chicago Loves Dance
Under the creative direction of skilled Chicago Loves Dance instructors, students will learn choreography to newest pop/dance songs, show off their creativity in free-style choreography sessions and more. Chicago Loves Dance runs on the philosophy that dance should open your child’s creative abilities and be FUN! We pride ourselves on teaching the self-esteem and socialization needed in everyday life through the activity of dance and performance.  The last day of the class will be a parent watch day where they will do a short performance to show off their new talents.
Tuesdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
731456-01   January 14 – February 18
731456-02   February 25 – April 7
731456-03   April 14 – May 19

Let’s Build It: Engineering from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions
Crazy Circuits is an exhilarating, cutting-edge area of engineering. In this class, students will design, build, and test various circuits and electronic projects. Instructors will guide students through core concepts of electrical engineering, introducing them to circuits and electrical components. Students will use hands-on projects and experiments to explore how electricity is part of our daily lives. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and build. Projects will include: a disc launcher, electronic games, musical instruments, alarms, and more, along with fun-filled class activities! Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session, as well as the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills!
Tuesdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
735456-01   January 14 – February 18
735456-02   February 25 – April 7
735456-03   April 14 – May 19

Yoga with Chicago Loves Dance
This class is run by professional yoga instructors from Chicago Loves Dance. We supply the mats all you need to do is come ready for some yoga and stretch!  In this class kids will learn beginning yoga movements, terms and yoga based games to make learning fun.  Yoga in early childhood is wonderful for improving listening skills, building self-esteem and supporting social and emotional learning.
Wednesdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
733456-01   January 15 – February 19
733456-02   February 26 – April 8
733456-03   April 15 – May 20

Chess Scholars
Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session!  
Wednesdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
734456-01   January 15 – February 19
734456-02   February 26 – April 8
734456-03   April 15 – May 20

Cheer with Chicago Loves Dance
Under the direction of Chicago Loves Dance instructors, students will learn cheers as well as poms choreography weekly in this upbeat class.  They will learn 3-4 new cheers weekly, work on form, as well as add on to their poms dance routine.  The last day of the class will be a parent watch day where they will do a short performance.
Thursdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
732456-01   January 16 – February 20
732456-02   February 27 – April 9
732456-03   April 16 – May 21

Smart Start Art from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions
Every child is an artist” - Pablo Picasso. Explore your artistic side with Smart Start Art from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions. The sky's the limit as we daydream about the future- the inventions, homes, landscapes, and modes of transportation of tomorrow! Discover your creativity and imagination as an artist, developing fine motor skills, style, and vision as we explore different artistic techniques through a variety of inspiring projects. Sketch and draw, shade and color, cut, glue, fold... create! See your imagination come to life! Learn about great artists from throughout history and the present day, through a weekly featured artist and fun, exciting games. Earn ArtBelts™ as you learn and progress. No experience necessary.
Thursdays / 3-3:50 p.m.
736456-01   January 16 – February 20
736456-02   February 27 – April 9
736456-03   April 16 – May 21

For more information email Mary Amato.

See also before-and-after school care, S.P.A.C.E. program.

 
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