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We offer a wide variety of classes that introduce students to new topics and experiences, and enable them to interact with a wide variety of students.
Academic Quiz Team
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
0.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
Coming soon

Academic Quiz Team
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 14 and up
0.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $75.00
Learning! Quiz Team helps students learn to think quickly, creatively, and make good guesses. It is also a good way to gain knowledge for the ACT and SAT. “While winning is just the cherry on the top, student leadership and development are our main objectives. Well, that and having fun ...which comes easy with the way we approach Quizzing”, says Coach Stark.

Competitions are made of two teams of four players (plus subs) going head-to-head in a format similar to your favorite game show. Matches are held 4:00 Mondays at Cincinnati State (family carpools are encouraged) October 23 through February 2018. Practices are held in Room 20 on Wednesdays during lunch for each week of the season. Our varsity and reserve teams compete against other private and public high schools in the Cincinnati area, testing their range of knowledge and trivia in a variety of categories, including: World and U.S. History; Life Sciences; Physical Science; World and American literature; Fine Arts; Geography; Math; Music; and General Knowledge questions. The season lasts from late October to early February, ending with tournament play.

Enrollment is open to all high school students and is one way in which students can demonstrate their school spirit and pride. For more information, drop into a Wednesday practice during lunch! Cost is $75. The Quiz Team is coached by Allison Evans and David Stark. For more information, contact them at dstark@leavesoflearning.org and/or aevans Wednesdays during lunch for each week of the season. Our varsity and reserve teams compete against other private and public high schools in the Cincinnati area, testing their range of knowledge and trivia in a variety of categories, including: World and U.S. History; Life Sciences; Physical Science; World and American literature; Fine Arts; Geography; Math; Music; and General Knowledge questions. The season lasts from late October to early February, ending with tournament play.

Enrollment is open to all high school students and is one way in which students can demonstrate their school spirit and pride. For more information, drop into a Wednesday practice during lunch! Cost is $75. The Quiz Team is coached by Allison Evans and David Stark. For more information, contact them at dstark@leavesoflearning.org and/or aevans@leavesoflearning.org.


Academic Quiz Team 9-9:30 F
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Allison Evans
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
0 Hour Class; 0 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $75.00
We are excited to bring competitive interscholastic quizzing to Leaves of Learning! Quiz Team helps students learn to think quickly, creatively, and make good guesses. It is also a good way to gain knowledge for the ACT and SAT. “While winning is just the cherry on the top, student leadership and development are our main objectives. Well, that and having fun ...which comes easy with the way we approach Quizzing”, says Coach Stark.

Competitions are made of two teams of four players (plus subs) going head-to-head in a format similar to your favorite game show. Matches are held 4:00 Mondays at Cincinnati State (family carpools are encouraged) October 23 through February 2018. Practices are held in Room 20 on Wednesdays during lunch for each week of the season. Our varsity and reserve teams compete against other private and public high schools in the Cincinnati area, testing their range of knowledge and trivia in a variety of categories, including: World and U.S. History; Life Sciences; Physical Science; World and American literature; Fine Arts; Geography; Math; Music; and General Knowledge questions. The season lasts from late October to early February, ending with tournament play.

Enrollment is open to all high school students and is one way in which students can demonstrate their school spirit and pride. For more information, drop into a Wednesday practice during lunch! Cost is $75. The Quiz Team is coached by Allison Evans and David Stark. For more information, contact them at dstark@leavesoflearning.org and/or aevans@leavesoflearning.org.


ACT Prep Class 14+ Rm #30
Teachers: Allison Evans, Sheryl Melvin
Outside Work: Moderate
Book Purchase Required
Ages: 14 and up
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $30.00
This class is designed to maximize students' ACT score. Most of the trouble that students have is anxiety and trying to use solely their knowledge to try and do well. In addition to brushing up skills, the majority of this class will be about teaching teens how to be prepared for this unique test. It is a timed test with proven strategies that will be presented to help students not run out of time or rush while they are taking the test.

ACT Review Science and Math 14+ W 3:30
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Allison Evans
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 14 and up
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $30.00
Coming Soon

Analyzing the Apocalypse 14+ W Rm. 25
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Julie Aubrey
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 14 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Did you say zombies? Yes, zombies, disaster, disease. This cross- curricular course will examine the apocalypse in different forms to answer questions such as what about the current state of culture makes apocalypse themes so popular, how does the apocalypse reveal our humanity, what is it about the undead that makes us feel so alive? We will look at the apocalypse in history, in religion, in art, in literature, and in film and use critical thinking skills to engage in hands-on activities and thought experiments involving humanity in crisis, survival in an apocalypse, rebuilding society from the rumble. Students will inquire history for earliest examples of apocalypse, will will read and response to apocalyptic literature, will examine and evaluate apocalyptic art and film, will learn basic survival skills including how to construct a water filter and solar oven. The class will culminate in students designing an apocalypse escape room and inviting family and friends to play and experience a taste of the apocalypse.

Animal Studies 13+ Room #31
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Animal Studies will give students a chance to experience first hand encounters with a variety of subjects from the animal kingdom. While this is intended to be an interdisciplinary elective and not a full science credit, we will cover general science skills such as observation and classification and life science concepts including structure and function of animals, heredity and variation, ecosystems, and both natural and human driven selection. We’ll also do some writing, some art, possibly some math, and have a lot of fun! Our animal visitors will be primarily vertebrates, but we may have a few surprises.
Homework will be minimal.


Baking 101 10-13 Rm #22/Kitchen
Teacher: Elena Licu
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 10 - 13
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
Who doesn't like playing with dough? Learn the ins and outs of the art of baking. Each week, learn to prepare a different tasty treat whether it's savory or sweet.

Be an Entrepreneur! 14+ W Rm.
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 14 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Create your own business from the ground up. Learn what it takes to make a business and keep it running. Students will be expected to come up with a business and run it for the school year. We will work on determining their target market, branding, social media expectations and much more!

Beginning Fencing 8+ Rm # Gym
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Kim Miller
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 8 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $25.00
Students are taught to focus on the joy of self- improvement and to "forget
about winning". They learn to appreciate the contribution of others, value
what they have to offer, how to enjoy the process of self-improvement, and
get a great work-out as well! Students also learn how to deal with
frustration, control anger and remain cool under pressure. Fencing improves
hand-eye coordination, balance, timing, strength, and reflex management. But
the best part is... it's a lot of fun!

This class is structured to give someone who has never fenced before a good
idea of what the sport is about and is intended to familiarize the student
with the equipment and the basics of the sport.

Students will be required to purchase their own fencing equipment. Details
and assistance will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the
year.


Brain Games 9-12 Rm #11
Teacher: Jennifer Deming
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00
This action packed, dynamic class will focus on improving the critical thinking skills that are crucial for students. Through games, puzzles, activities, and experiments, students will build their logic skills, problem solving, memory skills, coding ability, and more.

Computer Animation 13+ Rm #30
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
Using Adobe Creative Cloud applications, we will create and manipulate digital characters to make short 2D and 2.5D animated films (as opposed to 3D animated films).

Conscious Connections 11-13 Rm #
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Sherry McHenry
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 11 - 13
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00
In this class we learn effective approaches to the way we connect with others and communicate, especially in challenging situations. Learn practical skills in bringing more awareness, insight, compassion, and choice to your communications. The way we speak, to others and especially to ourselves, how we connect with and treat ourselves, all affect our connection with other people. Develop deeper listening skills and the ability to stay present in conversations. When we are not mindfully communicating we judge, label, blame and criticize ourselves and others. Develop awareness of those negative patterns and choose to communicate more effectively.

Conscious Connections 13+ Rm
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Sherry McHenry
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00
In this class we learn effective approaches to the way we connect with others and communicate, especially in challenging situations. Learn practical skills in bringing more awareness, insight, compassion, and choice to your communications. The way we speak, to others and especially to ourselves, how we connect with and treat ourselves, all affect our connection with other people. Develop deeper listening skills and the ability to stay present in conversations. When we are not mindfully communicating we judge, label, blame and criticize ourselves and others. Develop awareness of those negative patterns and choose to communicate more effectively.

Cooking Adventures 6-9 Rm # 11
Teacher: Jennifer Deming
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 6 - 9
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Hop aboard our imaginary food truck as we set off on Cooking Adventures. Together we will follow recipes (and create a few of our own), explore different cultures, books, and time periods. We’ll even throw in some math and science as we create our culinary creations. Let the adventure begin!

*****Due to the nature of this class, we will be using a wide variety of ingredients. If your child has any dietary restrictions or allergies, please consult the teacher to make sure this class is a good fit for your child.*****


Cooking Around the World 13+ T-TH Kitchen
Teacher: Elena Licu
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
We will travel around the world learning interesting information about different cultures/countries and preparing and tasting new dishes from those cultures/countries.

Current Events 15+ W Rm. 20
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Dr. David Stark
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 15 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00
The present moment is constant and is all we ever really have. It is yesterday’s future and tomorrow’s past. The stories of our lives and realities are the collection of these moments and the space that exists somewhere in between our recollection and anticipation of the ever-available Ongoing Now. Our sense of currency is impermanent and, as such, is given deepest meaning through historical context. This applies on a personal, cultural, and universal level.

In this class, students have the opportunity to become familiar with and engage with current social, political, technological, scientific, pop-cultural, and other major events as they unfold. In order to best comprehend their meanings, our study of current events is to be narrated through the lenses of the past -- which has always been the real point and reason for doing the study of history well.

The nature of this course lends itself to a format of significant student participation through research, reports, presentations, discussions, and debates. The homework/outside preparation requirements level is moderate. There is no textbook, but a laptop, Chromebook, or tablet (with keyboard and writing program) is required.


Dance for Musical Theater 12+ Room# 24
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00

Students will be introduced to dance technique as it applies to Musical Theatre performance with a focus on proper body alignment, placement and conditioning, Musical Theatre dance vocabulary, and moving as part of an ensemble. This training will give them the ability to dance in front of others with poise, confidence and stage presence.



Dance Mix 7-12 Room MPR
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Catherine Dresbach
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 7 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00
A high-energy dance class that samples hip-hop, tap, musical theater, ballet, jazz, and more! Does your child want to dance but is unsure of what style he or she would like best? Or maybe you love ALL styles of dance! In this dance class, students will be taught the basic foundation for the styles of ballet, jazz, and tap dance on a regular basis. We will learn the history and culture of classical dance and how dance has evolved through the years. We will also have several performances for family and friends throughout the year. Students will have a blast! Tap and ballet shoes are required, as well as comfy athletic clothing.

Digging into the Data:Research Methods 15+ Rm. 25
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Elena Licu
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 15 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00
In this digital age, we are constantly bombarded with new “research” on dating, the latest diets, climate change, and gun control, to name a few. But how do we know what study findings to trust? In this class, students will look at a variety of topics and dig down into how that information was developed and presented to us. Did the researchers do their job? Do their data support their findings? And are their findings significant, representative and generalizable? Students will have ample opportunity to research their own topics of interest. By the end of this course, students will be able to understand and critically engage with “research” stories, and design and conduct their own research studies if interested. The goal of this class is to become educated consumers!


Dungeons & Dragons 13+ Rm 25
Teacher: Dan Carlson
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00
D&D Club is a creative class for tabletop gaming with the world's most popular fantasy adventure game. If you're new to D&D, learn to play in this class. If you've played before, prepare to dig deeper into how the game works as we play through a year-long adventure full of exploration, puzzles, monsters, and funky-shaped dice! Studies in recent years have begun to show the effectiveness of tabletop role-playing games for building players' social & problem-solving skills, as well as the game's incredible power to stretch the imagination through improvisational story-telling. Space in this class is very limited, so move fast to ensure you get a spot on LOL's adventuring party for 2018/19!

Dungeons and Dragons 13+ TH ONLY Rm. 31
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00
D&D Club is a creative class for tabletop gaming with the world's most popular fantasy adventure game. If you're new to D&D, learn to play in this class. If you've played before, prepare to dig deeper into how the game works as we play through a year-long adventure full of exploration, puzzles, monsters, and funky-shaped dice! Studies in recent years have begun to show the effectiveness of tabletop role-playing games for building players' social & problem-solving skills, as well as the game's incredible power to stretch the imagination through improvisational story-telling. Space in this class is very limited, so move fast to ensure you get a spot on LOL's adventuring party for 2018/19!

Entertain Your Brain 10-12 Rm #33
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Elizabeth Tillis-Gilland
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 10 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Do you love Game Night? Join your friends to play strategy and/or math games of all types: board, card, and dice. Develop your strategy and plan your attack. We’ll play a combination of intriguing commercial games ( such as SET, Prime Climb, Blokus, Ubongo, Dimension, NMBR9, Lost Cities, Tsuro, Pentago,), old favorites such as mancala, as well as teacher created games. Hang out and think with your friends. Practice turn taking, good sportsmanship, reading game rules, set up, clean up, and conflict resolution. We will even create our own strategy/math games to play. Come join the thinking party!

Epic Plates: Cooking 13+ T/TH Kitchen
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Elena Licu
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 13 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $80.00
Students will learn to make informed diet choices which will pave the way to independent living, on or off a budget. Students will learn to prepare foods that they choose and like. Food preparation will be a fun and relaxing activity. Prepared food will be eaten at each class!

Exploratorium 6-9 Rm# 11
Teacher: Jennifer Deming
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 6 - 9
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
The Exploratorium, is a completely hands on, brain-on STEM wonderland--part museum, part classroom, and part playground. Each week students will have access to various Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities. Students choose which activities they wish to explore among a series of stations set up for each day.

Fiber Arts 9-12 Rm #31
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 12 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $55.00
Learn about a variety of fiber, how it is grown or made, and what sources and materials are used in its production. We will try our hands at carding, spinning, and dying techniques. Students will also explore several knitting methods, weaving, and cross stitch. We’ll have the opportunity to create some of our own tools and patterns as well.

Fiber Arts 13+ 3:30 W Rm. 31
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $55.00
Learn about a variety of fiber, how it is grown or made, and what sources and materials are used in its production. We will try our hands at carding, spinning, and dying techniques. Students will also explore several knitting methods, weaving, and cross stitch. We’ll have the opportunity to create some of our own tools and patterns as well.

Fiber Arts 13+ Rm #32
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
In this class, students will learn the history of fiber, how it is made, and what sources and materials are used in its production. We will concentrate on four areas: knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, and colonial rug hooking. Students will learn how to do each art, ho to read patterns, and choose and make their own projects. These will be pieces that students will be able to take home, use, and/or give as gifts.
In addition, basic pattern-making will also be taught for each art. Through this instruction, students will be able to design their own projects.


Free Choice Time T/TH (2:00-2:15) PM
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Julie Klettke
Outside Work: Optional
Ages: 6 and up
0.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
For younger students staying all day, free choice time is an important part of our program and is structured into their schedule. This free time enables students to help balance their day according to individual needs. They will have opportunities to play games outside, run, build forts, hunt for bugs, play board games, play dress-up, put on a puppet show, or sit quietly and read. Teachers will supervise this time and be available, but the beauty lies in its unstructured quality.


Free Choice Time T/Th 2-2:15
Teacher: To be determined
Supervisor: Diana Osborn
Outside Work: Optional
Ages: 6 and up
0.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
For younger students staying all day, free choice time is an important part of our program and is structured into their schedule. This free time enables students to help balance their day according to individual needs. They will have opportunities to play games outside, run, build forts, hunt for bugs, play board games, play dress-up, put on a puppet show, or sit quietly and read. Teachers will supervise this time and be available, but the beauty lies in its unstructured quality.

Free Choice Time T/TH 2:15-2:30
Teacher: To be determined
Supervisor: Diana Osborn
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 6 - 12
0.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
Coming Soon

Free Choice Time Wed. 2:00-2:15
Teacher: To be determined
Supervisor: Diana Osborn
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 6 - 13
0.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
See above.

Fun with American Sign Language Rm . 22
Teacher: Becky Flanagan
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $30.00
This interactive class will introduce some basic vocabulary and structure of American Sign Language through a variety of hands-on lessons designed to expose the student to a different means of communication. History of Deafness in America and cultural elements of this interesting population will round out the students’ understanding of this beautiful language. Students will produce poetry and stories using sign language.

Green Leaves Club 13+ Wed Rm. 31
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $25.00
The choices we make every day determine what kind of a world we live in. Discover ways you can reduce your environmental impact and help Leaves of Learning conserve resources. Learn about making healthier choices for yourself and the planet, investigate the life cycle of common products, and brainstorm creative and fun solutions to challenges. We’ll do crafts, make food, play games, run school wide projects and contests, and hopefully take a field trip.

Green Leaves Club 9-12 T Rm. 31
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $25.00
The choices we make every day determine what kind of a world we live in. Discover ways you can reduce your environmental impact and help Leaves of Learning conserve resources. Learn about making healthier choices for yourself and the planet, investigate the life cycle of common products, and brainstorm creative and fun solutions to challenges. We’ll do crafts, make food, play games, run school wide projects and contests, and hopefully take a field trip.

Health and Nutrition 14+ Fri. Rm. #
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Robyn Williams
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 14 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00
Students will be learning concepts, skills and behaviors for healthy living in a positive, encouraging environment.

How to Be Funny 13+ Rm # 23
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Rick Sowash
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
-- jokes, jests, puns, wordplay, double talk, malarkey, poppycock, balderdash and twaddle
-- stunts, tricks, gags, practical jokes, high jinks, shenanigans, tomfoolery and monkeyshines
-- funny actual words like rannygazoo, flummery, oompus-boompus, phonus balonus, kerfuffle
-- funny names, like Jack Dupp, Eileen Dover, Plato Beans, Helen Highwater, Hugo Yorway
-- learning to speak apparent gibberish, i.e, ‘code languages’ similar to Pig-Latin
-- legerdemain (sleight-of-hand) for beginners
-- plus Other Things to Say & Do of Which Serious-minded People Scarcely Approve
-- Discovering classic written humor:
PG Wodehouse, Jerome K Jerome, Mark Twain, James Thurber, humorous poems, aphorisms, one-liners, parody, satire, writing your own humor
-- Discovering classic film humor:
Laurel & Hardy, The Three Stooges, The Marx Bros., Jonathan Winters, Monty Python
-- Discovering musical humor:
Gilbert & Sullivan, Spike Jones, Peter Schickele, Porky Pig’s Blue Christmas, Jonathan & Darlene Edwards, Ray Stevens
funny songs, novelty numbers, writing your own funny song
-- Discovering the practical uses to which funniness can be put: to have fun, to amuse friends, to compel people to listen to you, to appeal to potential boyfriends and girlfriends, to see the comedic potential in almost every situation, to develop a healthy alternative to the Blues and to banish dull care with a hey nonny no and a hot cha cha.
-- Philosophizing throughout on the nature of comedy, i.e, why something is funny.

Mr. Sowash, who is the author of seven books, will also share some of his own humorous writings.”


How to Start Your Own Country 14+ Rm #35
Teacher: Alex Schrank
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 14 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00
This class idea was inspired from the days at Leaves when a few friends and I started our own "country" called the United Federation of Thag. We wrote a constitution, held elections, designed currency, and learned a lot about all the moving parts that have to come together to form a working government. In this class students will found their own "countries," develop a system of government, write and enforce laws, regulate their economies, and establish international relations with each other - all while learning about the theory behind each of these functions of government in a unique and engaging way. Each class will involve a realistic scenario or crisis that each of the countries will have to deal with. Sometimes it may be an internal issue, sometimes it may require cooperation between the countries, and occasionally it might lead to disagreements between countries. Over the course of the semester, students will have to deal with these issues inside the rules that they themselves created -or find a way to change them. This class would be primarily hands-on learning, but would provide countless natural opportunities for teaching the theory behind politics and government.

Imaginarium 6-9 Rm. 11
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Jennifer Deming
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 6 - 9
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
Welcome to the imagination playground. In this class, students are given the supplies, time, and freedom to explore and create. In this creative wonderland, students will have the opportunity to explore storytelling; puppetry; patterns in nature, math, and science; 2D and 3D art; writing; music; messy play; comic creations; architecture and physics; and much more. Join us in this fabulous fantasyland.

IQ University 14+ Rm #20
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Dr. David Stark
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00
Do you like friendly battles of wits? IQ-University, or IQU for short, is your chance to put your academic and intellectual prowess to the test in a fun, friendly, but competitive atmosphere. Students will participate in a range of Trivia and Academic Quizzing challenges. With that in mind, it is highly encouraged for students who plan to participate on our Quiz Team during the winter season to enroll. It is also encouraged for students who are curious about joining Quizzing, love Trivia, playing Quizlet, and other kinds of general knowledge games. Or not. Participating on the Quiz Team (which competes Mondays at 4pm at Cincinnati State during the winter season) is not required for enrolling in the course... just an enjoyment of gaming and challenges. In addition to the Quizzing aspect, student will participate in a range of strategy games and simulations (like Cut-throat Monopoly, Settlers of Katan, modified versions of RISK based on boards we create, and more). We may also devote some time to the classics, like Stratego and Chess. Put your mind to the test in IQU!

It's All in the Game 6-9 Rm. #11
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Jennifer Deming
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 6 - 9
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00
It’s time to play your way through learning! In this class we will play and create our own games. Outdoor games – Indoor Games – Sports games- Mind Games – Board Games are all fair game! This course is where PE, Math, Science, History, and Writing all come together. Students will explore academic concepts, strategy, logic skills, and physical skills while playing the games. Writing skills will be strengthened as we create and write directions for the games we create. You may have so much fun playing that you forget you’re working. Have you got game?

It's All in the Game 9-12
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Jennifer Deming
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00
It’s time to play your way through learning! In this class we will play and create our own games. Outdoor games – Indoor Games – Sports games- Mind Games – Board Games are all fair game! This course is where PE, Math, Science, History, and Writing all come together. Students will explore academic concepts, strategy, logic skills, and physical skills while playing the games. Writing skills will be strengthened as we create and write directions for the games we create. You may have so much fun playing that you forget you’re working. Have you got game?

LOL Bakers 12+ W Kitchen
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Elena Licu
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 12 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $75.00
Who doesn't like playing with dough? Learn the ins and outs of the art of baking. Each week, learn to prepare a different tasty treat whether it's savory or sweet.

LOL News Team 11-13 Rm #25
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 11 - 13
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Are you a budding writing, photographer, or videographer? Do you love reading the news? Creative students with an interest in journalism are encouraged to join our LOL News Team! We will study news writing, photography, interview skills, and social media in order to produce the LOL News. Topics covered will include finding credible sources, thinking critically about the news, internet safety, and the fundamental skills of journalism. We'll work together as a team to become more informed, empathetic and engaged with our LOL community and we'll highlight all of the amazing events, classes, special projects, students and teachers, and day-to-day culture at Leaves! Publishing opportunities include producing writing, photography, and short videos for the LOL News Facebook and Instagram pages. Although meeting in separate class times, the 12 - 14 class and the 15+ class will collaborate to produce the news.

LOL News Team 14+ Rm #32
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Are you a budding writing, photographer, or videographer? Do you love reading the news? Creative students with an interest in journalism are encouraged to join our LOL News Team! We will study news writing, photography, interview skills, and social media in order to produce the LOL News. Topics covered will include finding credible sources, thinking critically about the news, internet safety, and the fundamental skills of journalism. We'll work together as a team to become more informed, empathetic and engaged with our LOL community and we'll highlight all of the amazing events, classes, special projects, students and teachers, and day-to-day culture at Leaves! Publishing opportunities include producing writing, photography, and short videos for the LOL News Facebook and Instagram pages. Although meeting in separate class times, the 12 - 14 class and the 15+ class will collaborate to produce the news.

Mock Trial 15+ Rm #11
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 15 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
Experience the thrill of tense courtroom action with Mock Trial! Learn the proper procedures to prosecute and defend a case; act out roles as attorneys, witnesses, and judge; and work with actual judicial professionals to develop a better, richer understanding of the entire system. Take field trips to watch court cases in action, including a potential trip to Columbus to see the State Supreme Court, and experience all aspects of the judicial system as it applies to your life. Try small cases in class, from fairy tales gone wrong to re-enactments of Supreme Court cases dealing with your rights as a student and as a citizen. And the culminating project: we get to work with the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education's Mock Trial program to produce and showcase a significant trial experience.

Modern Day Pioneering 13+ 1:00 Rm. 31
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Learn about homesteading practices on a small farm and explore skills and techniques you can use in your own back yard. Topics will include growing annual and perennial food plants; trees; raising animals for eggs, milk, fiber, and feathers; beekeeping; composting; the farm ecosystem; and creating small structures such as raised beds, fencing, and pens. Both modern and historical methods will be discussed. Learn to use and preserve the harvest and explore the ways various parts of the farm interrelate and support each other. We will also explore the economics of homesteading, the idea of self sufficiency, and some of the effects of regulation. Meat production will only be addressed tangentially and at the comfort level of the class. Some projects will require minimal preparation outside of class or completion at home. There will also be outside reading.

Modern Day Pioneering 6-9 F Rm. 31
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 6 - 9
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Learn about homesteading on a small farm or in your own back yard. Learn about growing food, raising animals for eggs, milk, fiber, and feathers; bees; and composting. Both modern and historical methods will be discussed. Learn some ways to use and preserve the harvest and explore how different parts of the farm work together. We will have many hands on projects that can be taken home and shared or continued.


Modern Day Pioneering 9-12 9:30 F Rm. 31
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
Learn about homesteading on a small farm or in your own back yard. Topics will include growing food; trees; raising animals for eggs, milk, fiber, and feathers; bees; composting; and managing water. Both modern and historical methods will be discussed. Learn to use and preserve the harvest and explore the ways various parts of the farm interrelate and support each other. Meat production will only be addressed tangentially and at the comfort level of the class. Some projects will require minimal preparation outside of class or be brought home to be continued or completed if you wish.


Peace Jam Ambassadors 13+ Fri. Rm #33
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teachers: Elizabeth Tillis-Gilland, Leslie Hamilton, Alex Schrank
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
You can take one or both days (offered Wed. and Fri.) of PJ Ambassadors!!! Both days will offer stand-alone activities that will complement each other. Designed for high school students, PeaceJam Ambassadors explores issues related to peace, violence, social justice and oppression. Youth study the lives and works of a Nobel Peace Laureate and the strategies he or she uses to address pressing global issues. Participating youth create and implement their own Global Call to Action Projects, becoming creative leaders who are committed to solving the most difficult problems facing our world. This program also includes an annual PeaceJam Youth Conference where youth spend a weekend with that Nobel Peace Laureate, giving them an unprecedented opportunity to share with, learn from, and be inspired by a world leader for peace. Based on the quality and scope of our work, our club has been chosen as one of only 5 groups in the world to pilot an equality and inclusivity addendum to the curriculum, and our projects have been recognized by the leaders of PeaceJam and our regional affiliate, Great Lakes PeaceJam.

Peace Jam Ambassadors 13+ Wed. Rm
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Alex Schrank
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
You can take one or both days (offered Wed.and Fri.) of PJ Ambassadors!!! Both days offer stand-alone activities that will complement each other. Designed for high school students, PeaceJam Ambassadors explores issues related to peace, violence, social justice and oppression. Youth study the lives and works of a Nobel Peace Laureate and the strategies he or she uses to address pressing global issues. Students create and implement their own Global Call to Action Projects, becoming creative leaders who are committed to solving the most difficult problems facing our world. This program also includes an annual PeaceJam Youth Conference where youth spend a weekend with that Nobel Peace Laureate, giving them an unprecedented opportunity to share with, learn from, and be inspired by a world leader for peace. Based on the quality and scope of our work, our club has been chosen as one of only five groups in the world to pilot an equality and inclusivity addendum to the curriculum, and our projects have been recognized by the leaders of PeaceJam and our regional affiliate, Great Lakes PeaceJam.

Peace Jam Juniors 7-9 Rm #33
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Elizabeth Tillis-Gilland
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 7 - 9
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00
PeaceJam Juniors uses the stories of the childhoods of 12 Nobel Peace Prize winners to help youth become passionate and informed advocates for themselves and their world. Focusing on creating peacemakers from the earliest age, PJ Juniors allows students to explore the ideas of peace, justice, community, feelings, identity, and self-expression in a safe, inclusive environment. Students create many small projects throughout the year to put into practice their leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills They also create a major Global Call to Action project to be showcased for the Great Lakes Peace Jam Conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Using art, history, science, math, literature, and writing, we become great peacemakers!


Peace Jam Leaders 10-12 Rm #33
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Elizabeth Tillis-Gilland
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 10 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00
Designed for 10-12 year olds, PeaceJam Leaders uses the stories of the lives of 12 Nobel Peace Prize winners to help youth become passionate and informed advocates for themselves and their world. Focusing on the need to help young people find their identities, express themselves in positive ways, and learn how to make a positive impact on the people around them, PJ Leaders inspires youth to truly become leaders. Through art, social sciences, video, literature, writing, and any other means the students choose, we can become better communicators and collaborators as we work together to create meaningful projects addressing serious issues at the root causes. We will have a chance to show off our amazing work in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the Great Lakes Peace Jam Conference. This is an amazing, inspiring, and really fun class!


Personal Finance & Prac. Life 15+ 1:00 Rm # 30
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teachers: Allison Evans, Sheryl Melvin
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 16 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00
• Money Matters: Why It Pays to Be Financially Responsible
• Dream Big: Money and Goals
• Road Rules: Researching and Buying a Car
• The Cost of College: Financing Your Education
• A Perfect Fit: Finding the Right Career for You
• Keeping Score: Why Credit Matters
• Privacy Please: Protecting Your Identity
• Making it Work Together: Money and Roommates
• A Plan for the Future: Making a Budget
• Make It Happen: Saving for a Rainy Day
• Savvy Spending: Sharpening Money Decisions
• Bank or Bust: Selecting a Banking Partner
• Nothing But Net: Understanding Your Take Home Pay
• Using Credit Wisely
• The Danger of Debt: Avoiding Financial Pitfalls
• Home Sweet Home: Purchasing a Place
• Smooth Sailing: Exploring Insurance and Estate Planning
• A Way to Wealth: Understanding Interest and Investments
• Financial Forces: Understanding Taxes and Inflation
• The Tools to Build Your Financial Dream
• Buy, Sell or Hold?: An Overview of Investing
• Kindness Counts: Understanding Charitable Giving
• And Many Practical Life Skills: Changing a tire, sorting laundry, sewing on a button……


Personal Finance & Prac. Life 15+ 2:15 Rm #30
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teachers: Allison Evans, Sheryl Melvin
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 16 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00
• Money Matters: Why It Pays to Be Financially Responsible
• Dream Big: Money and Goals
• Road Rules: Researching and Buying a Car
• The Cost of College: Financing Your Education
• A Perfect Fit: Finding the Right Career for You
• Keeping Score: Why Credit Matters
• Privacy Please: Protecting Your Identity
• Making it Work Together: Money and Roommates
• A Plan for the Future: Making a Budget
• Make It Happen: Saving for a Rainy Day
• Savvy Spending: Sharpening Money Decisions
• Bank or Bust: Selecting a Banking Partner
• Nothing But Net: Understanding Your Take Home Pay
• Using Credit Wisely
• The Danger of Debt: Avoiding Financial Pitfalls
• Home Sweet Home: Purchasing a Place
• Smooth Sailing: Exploring Insurance and Estate Planning
• A Way to Wealth: Understanding Interest and Investments
• Financial Forces: Understanding Taxes and Inflation
• The Tools to Build Your Financial Dream
• Buy, Sell or Hold?: An Overview of Investing
• Kindness Counts: Understanding Charitable Giving
• And Many Practical Life Skills: Changing a tire, sorting laundry, sewing on a button……


Photography 2 14+ Rm #25
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Moderate
Prerequisites: Pre-requisite: Photography I class or equivalent skill. Recommended camera is Canon RebelT5I or any Rebel.
Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
This class will guide students toward a deeper level of understanding of photography. We will go over editing techniques with Lightroom, create in-depth photo sessions that push the limits of students’ imaginations and dig deeper into composition. Students will work to find their own personal photographic style.

Photography I 13+ Rm #
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Moderate
Book Purchase Required
Prerequisites: Students must have their own camera. Recommended camera would be a Canon Rebel T5I or any Rebel.
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Join me as I take you on a journey into the world of basic photography. You'll learn the basic foundation of photography: how your camera works, lighting techniques , how to properly compose an amazing eye catching image and much much more.

Photography II Rm #
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Moderate
Prerequisites: Photography I or equivalent knowledge base.
Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
This is a class for the budding photographer who already knows how to use their camera’s controls and understands what f-stop, shutter speed and ISO are. Students will decide on their own photography assignments with the goal of building a portfolio. They will learn to give and get constructive critique, develop their skills in lighting and composition and use photo-editing software to enhance their images.

Students need a digital SLR camera.



Photoshop I 14+ Rm #
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 14 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
Students in this class can opt to learn Photoshop or Illustrator or a bit of both. We will take you through different Photoshop/Illustrator lessons teaching basic tools and features moving into detailed projects like: photo manipulation, creating composite images, gaining a better understanding of composition and how to edit images in detail.
This class teaches important skills that may be beneficial when seeing employment and any creative career path. Photoshop & Illustrator are industry standard programs for not only photography but graphic design and marketing.


Preschool Lunch T/TH (12-1PM)
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teachers: Heather DeLaVega, Justine Patton
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 5 - 5
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
Lunch period supervision is available from 11:45-12:45 each day for students. Cost is $4.00 per hour.

Preschool Lunch W/F (12-1:00)
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Paige Andrew
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 5 - 5
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
Lunch period supervision is available from 11:45-1:15 each day for students. Cost is $4.00 per hour. Students will be able to enjoy a quiet time to eat, rest and relax as well as time to create, run and play!

Puppets and Plays 9-12 W Rm. 31
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
We will study, design, and operate a range of puppets from shadow puppets to simple marionettes. Explore puppetry in different cultures and discover some of the ways puppets are used (you may be surprised). Learn the stories behind some famous puppet characters. We’ll create our own puppets, and even theaters, out of a variety of materials, then use many of them to put on shows including traditional and well known tales and stories of our own creation.

Running with a Purpose 10+ Rm Gym
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 10 and up
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
Everyone yearns to be healthy and fit. But most of us have a hard time committing to a structured routine that gets us there. You, students, told us that running for the sake of running felt either daunting or boring. So, we listened! This new class is everyone’s opportunity to break away from the common stereotype that is often associated with structured exercising. Running will not feel like a chore ever again! Instead, we will exercise with a clear purpose, one which differs for each of you. It is up to you to set your goals, and to dictate the pace and weekly activities in this class.
Do you feel like chasing a Frisbee on the green manicured lawn of Chamberlin Park? Or perhaps you prefer playing a game of dodge ball or broom hockey in the gym. Like tagging your friends or kicking a soccer ball under the blue skies of French Park, right after hiking through its beautiful, lush woods? Or maybe, this time, you feel like dribbling a ball and shooting hoops with your friends. You can do all these, and more, in Running With (a) Purpose!
And while you are running (with purpose)--without ever noticing you’re exercising, you will also learn to balance good nutrition and physical activity with your busy lifestyle. Come run with a purpose, and you will have a fun time together with friends. Exercising will not feel boring or daunting ever again!


Scientific Research Methods 15+ Room 23
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Significant
Prerequisites: Algebra I
Ages: 15 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Research Methods will help students understand and critically evaluate scientific studies across disciplines. Turning to empirical evidence (information scientists acquired by observation or experimentation) to further one’s knowledge is critical as we try to make sense of the world around us, of what we learn. We turn to science to understand how bits and pieces of the world work, and to test ideas or theories that have been put forward by others. Science offers standards through which we can objectively evaluate empirical evidence. Data tell us what is true and what it not. And science offers what our standard methods of understanding the world do not.
In the first part of this course I cover topics on the philosophy of science and research design. The most important concepts have to do with causality, confounding, and spuriousness. In the second part of the course I cover measurement. Here, we will grapple with the meaning of measures and sampling strategies.
Students will first evaluate others’ research, and use such sources to form educated opinions about various topics and pressing issues. They will become educated consumers! By the end of this course, students will be able to design rigorous studies, and conduct their own research projects.


Secrets, Lies&Conspiracy Through History 14+ W Rm.
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Alex Schrank
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00
Was the Illuminati ever a real secret society? What ​really ​goes on at Area 51? In this class, we’ll explore thousands of years of human history, from the plot to kill Julius Caesar to the unsolved mysteries that confound us in the present. We’ll read declassified government documents, listen to UFO eyewitnesses (including a U.S. president!), and separate truth from fiction by examining the evidence ourselves.


Stop Motion Movie Making 10-12 Rm #30
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 10 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
Using mobile devices, students will create Legomation, Claymation, and other stopmotion-style short films. Concepts of story writing, camera composition and basic editing will be practiced as well.

Study Hall/Private Tutoring/Lesson TH 11:00-12:15
Teachers: Becky Flanagan, Anne Andrew, Lauren Batten, Alex Schrank
Supervisor: Diana Osborn
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
Leaves of Learning charges a $5 fee per hour for use of a space for private tutoring or lessons; your tutor or instructor will adjust their hourly rate by $5.00 in order to accommodate for this cost. Hourly rates for tutors vary and the actual tutoring or lesson fees should be paid directly to the instructor. If your lesson is not going to be for the entire class time, please sign up for the entire class time and then email Christie Sawyer at csawyer@ leavesoflearning.org and she will have your bill adjusted accordingly. Thank you!

Study Hall/Private Tutoring/Lessons F 2:15-3:30
Teachers: Becky Flanagan, Anne Andrew
Supervisor: Lauren Batten
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
Leaves of Learning charges a $5 fee per hour for use of a space for private tutoring or lessons; your tutor or instructor will adjust their hourly rate by $5.00 in order to accommodate for this cost. Hourly rates for tutors vary and the actual tutoring or lesson fees should be paid directly to the instructor. If your lesson is not going to be for the entire class time, please sign up for the entire class time and then email Christie Sawyer at csawyer@ leavesoflearning.org and she will have your bill adjusted accordingly. Thank you!

Study Skills 10-12 W 1:00 Rm #22
Teacher: Elena Licu
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 10 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Are you looking for ways to organize schoolwork, sports gear, your backpack, your bedroom? To study more efficiently? Set and meet goals? Manage your time (where does it go!)? In this class, students will learn the importance of and gain practice in vital executive skills—including organization; planning & prioritizing; task initiation; sustained attention. These are skills we need throughout our lives, and skills that take practice. Over the year, we'll practice these skills through games and activities as well as individualized homework/study/organization plans.

Study Skills 13+ T-TH 2:15 Rm #22
Teachers: Chris Santoro, Elena Licu
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Are you looking for ways to organize schoolwork, sports gear, your backpack, your bedroom? To study more efficiently? Set and meet goals? Manage your time (where does it go!)? In this class, students will learn the importance of and gain practice in vital executive skills—including organization; planning & prioritizing; task initiation; sustained attention. These are skills we need throughout our lives, and skills that take practice. Over the year, we'll practice these skills through games and activities as well as individualized homework/study/organization plans.

Study Skills 13+ W 2:15 Rm 22
Teacher: Elena Licu
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Are you looking for ways to organize schoolwork, sports gear, your backpack, your bedroom? To study more efficiently? Set and meet goals? Manage your time (where does it go!)? In this class, students will learn the importance of and gain practice in vital executive skills—including organization; planning & prioritizing; task initiation; sustained attention. These are skills we need throughout our lives, and skills that take practice. Over the year, we'll practice these skills through games and activities as well as individualized homework/study/organization plans.

Sweets From Scratch 9-12 1:00 Kitchen
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Elena Licu
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $75.00
Who doesn't like playing with dough? Learn the ins and outs of the art of baking. Each week, learn to prepare a different tasty treat whether it's savory or sweet.

The Great LOL Bake-Off Show 13+ Rm 22/Kitchen
Teacher: Elena Licu
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
Do you love the BBC’s Great British Bake Off more than chocolate cake? Enter “The Great LOL Bake Off” which offers all of the same wondrous cooking triumphs and fails, colorful characters, and trials and tribulations of students absolutely obsessed with cooking! Our production company will broadcast our show, “The Great LOL Bake OFF!” on our own YouTube channel. Students will be in charge of pre-production organization, set-up, scripts, introductions, equipment, timing, food photography, videography, YouTube expertise, food reality show expertise, public speaking, and every detail that goes into creating a quality show about quality food.
“The Great LOL Bake OFF!” will be more about fun and learning than cut-throat competition. Think “charming” and “fascinating” –not competitive. Our class will practice our manners by asking guest judges to attend our filming sessions (LaDawn, other foodies that are friends of LOL). We’ll seek guidance from food photographers. We will visit TV sets and study TV hosting techniques. We will learn the tricks of timing the filming of cooking and baking. Student will interview the cooking students and do mini-biographies in the spirit of The Great British Bake Off. There’s much crativit to be had here…and wecan’t wait to get started!


The Great LOL Bake-Off Show-Production 13+ Rm#25
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
Do you love the BBC’s Great British Bake Off more than chocolate cake? Enter “The Great LOL Bake Off” which offers all of the same wondrous cooking triumphs and fails, colorful characters, and trials and tribulations of students absolutely obsessed with cooking! Our production company will broadcast our show, “The Great LOL Bake OFF!” on our own YouTube channel. Students will be in charge of pre-production organization, set-up, scripts, introductions, equipment, timing, food photography, videography, YouTube expertise, food reality show expertise, public speaking, and every detail that goes into creating a quality show about quality food.
“The Great LOL Bake OFF!” will be more about fun and learning than cut-throat competition. Think “charming” and “fascinating” –not competitive. Our class will practice our manners by asking guest judges to attend our filming sessions (LaDawn, other foodies that are friends of LOL). We’ll seek guidance from food photographers. We will visit TV sets and study TV hosting techniques. We will learn the tricks of timing the filming of cooking and baking. Student will interview the cooking students and do mini-biographies in the spirit of The Great British Bake Off. There’s much crativit to be had here…and wecan’t wait to get started!


Yoga Fun 8-12 Stage
Teacher: Dara O'Loughlin
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 8 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00
This class promotes the development of strength, flexibility, balance, self confidence, mindfulness, kindness, and relaxation. Each week, students will explore poses, breathing, and other helpful tools in a fun and supportive setting. Yoga mat required.

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