Extracurricular

Clubs & Classes

Program Overview

Extended Program Classes are open to Orchard students and the broader community. If you wish to find out more information about a particular class, click on the class of interest below to access the information and registration pages. Print the registration sheet and forward (with fee, if applicable) to the address located below.

Course Descriptions:

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  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION: 3RD SESSION CLUBS AND CLASSES WILL BE POSTED BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th.

  • Yoga for Adults (2nd Session 2019-2020)

    Mondays
    October 21; Nov. 4, 18, 25; Dec. 2
    4:00-5:00 p.m.
    ES Music Room #115


    OPEN TO ALL ADULTS IN THE COMMUNITY!!  This gentle yoga class will focus on sequences to relieve fatigue and stress and promote well-being.  Postures or asanas will focus on breathing and movement to encourage energy as well as a state of relaxation.  With the support from various props, the body and muscles will relax, open and eventually loosen the tension within.  The practice will be restorative to both body and mind.  Modifications will be shown for more advanced postures or asanas when requested.

    Mats or any appropriate materials will be provided.  Please make sure you wear comfortable clothing.  


    INSTRUCTOR:  Vicki Townsend received a Master's Degree in Education from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She has taught in public schools in Boston and several private schools in Indianapolis.  Throughout her thirty years of teaching she has worked with students from Kindergarten to college levels.  She worked at The Orchard School for sixteen years and University High School for seven years.  Vicki has practiced yoga for thirty+ years and is a certified yoga instructor with the Yoga Alliance.


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Vicki Townsend, Certified Yoga Instructor with the Yoga Alliance at mlstrategies@gmail.com or (317) 753-0683.


    Class size minimum is 5 to run this program.


    Fees: $90.00 for 5 weeks


    Please make checks payable to: Mindful Learning Strategies, LLC 

    Click on the Yoga for Adults link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • $-MONEY: Earn, Save, Invest, Tax, Spend, Give, Retire for 5th-8th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Thursdays
    Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 5
    3:30-4:45 p.m.
    Mr. Berry's Room #601


    Have you ever heard an adult say, "I wish I knew then what I know now about money?"  We are all at different stages in our lives when it comes to personal finances, but we all agree on this: It's best to start saving when you are younger.  This workshop uses decades of money advice and mistakes to help you become better prepared for your financial future. By attending every class, students will have enough information they can refer to over the next 20 years.


    INSTRUCTOR:  Jeffrey Berry is a certified financial educator and entrepreneurship instructor.  He started teaching financial literacy over 20 years ago with 4-H and a non-profit he started for economically disadvantaged youth.  Currently he teaches U.S. History & Politics at the Orchard School.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Jeffrey Berry at  jlberry@orchard.org or (317) 713-5783.

    Minimum of 3 students/Maximum of 12 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $175.00 for 7 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Jeffrey Berry

    Click on the $-MONEY: Earn, Save, Invest, Tax, Spend, Give, Retire link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Advanced "Goin' Manga Style" for 1st-4th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Thursdays  
    Jan. 23, 20; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27: Mar. 3
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    2nd Grade classroom (Ms. Belmont's # 408)

    During the Advanced clad "Goin' Manga Style" you will have the opportunity to continue your growth of Manga sketching.  You will learn new strategies of sketching and will broaden your array of characters you can draw. The sketching process will continue to become more natural to you! We will have music and snacks (of course, parent approved!). This will continure to be an AWESOME CLASS - you will have more time free draw to discover your own special flair! And- you will continue to use your own sketchbook, so you won't have to buy another one. However, I will be including some new sketching pencils that we can use for shading purposes when finishing up on the final sketches. SO COOL!

    Another AWESOME thing about this class-NO COST FOR SUPPLIES ($10)! AND, IF YOU RE-ENROLL FOR THE 3RD SESSION-YOU WILL BE GETTING A DISCOUNTED RATE OF $15! So the total price will be $125 for the whole session. But don't be late in registering. The early birds will even get something even more special!

    INSTRUCTOR:  Deb Matatall  started her teaching career back in 1988 after she graduated with a BA degree from Evangel University of Springfield, MO.  She has a double major of Elementary Education and Spanish.  Her first class out of college was a 2nd grade class in Dolan Springs, AZ.  Since then she has been in the classroom teaching all subjects with her 6th grade classes in Greenfield, IN.  Deb came to Orchard back in 2003.  For the next twelve years, Deb taught Spanish in the middle school (grades 6-8).  In the fall of 2015, Deb began teaching in the EC/ES departments here at Orchard.  She has taught preschool through 4th grade Spanish.  Her current position is to teach Orchard's Spanish to Multiage-2nd Grade. Deb works with the 4th grade drama plays with Mr. Klein.

    You may ask yourself..."Where does this Manga stuff fit in with Deb?  It doesn't sound like that fits in anywhere throughout her long teaching career!"  Well, to answer that, Deb taught about Manga and Anime for eight years while working on the 6th grade team during a Geigitsu intensive project that was held each year.  Also, Deb has a real love for the Manga style of cartooning.  It's kind of a secret hobby of hers that she enjoys sharing with her students!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Deb Matatall at dmatatall@orchard.org or (317) 402-3405.

    Minimum of 10 students/Maximum of 16 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $125.00 for 7 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Deb Matatall

    Click on the  Advanced Goin' Manga Style link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Ballet for KG-2nd Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Tuesdays
    Jan. 21, 28: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar. 3
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    EC Music Room (Rm. 115)

    The perfect class for the dancer who wishes to build on their Ballet knowledge and movement. This Ballet class introduces and expands upon classical ballet technique, terminology and appreciation for dance in a structured but non-competitive environment.  Emphasis is placed on proper body alignment, execution of turn out and extensions, as well as application of port de bra.  Each class will begin with stretch and flexibility exercises and continue through the class time learning ballet terminology, positions, and techniques all while enjoying creative movement.

    This class welcomes males and females.

    Please make sure your child is wearing comfortable clothing for this class.


    INSTRUCTOR: Indy Dance Academy
     is state-of-the art developmental facility, located at 96th and North Meridian Street.  We offer a variety of classes designed to promote a positive and educational experience for students of all ages and abilities and we are committed to providing high-quality instruction.  IDA instructors mentor our students in order for each individual to reach their ultimate potential in an active, enjoyable and safe environment.  Indy Dance Academy also offers enrichment dance classes at area schools and we are pleased to have IDA instructor, Casie Wheeler, continue as Orchard's after-school IDA instructor!  Casie has been with Orchard for the last year sharing her passion and expertise of youth dance and movement.  She started dancing at 3 and quickly decided to focus her dance education on Ballet, where she had the opportunity to dance principal roles for many Ballet companies.  Casie spent her summers on scholarship trining with the University of Cincinnati CCM, The Rock School, the Chautauqua Institution School of Dance, and the Milwaukee Ballet, leading her to several opportunities to preform in renowned works all over the country.  In 015, Casie and her son, Ryker, moved closer to home, performing and working for several dance companies throughout Indiana.  Casie most recently performed lead roles such as Nikiya in La Bayadere and Belle in Beauty and the Beast with Ballet Theatre of Indiana.  In the 2017-2018 season she taught on faculty at Project Ballet as a Ballet Instructor and Coach.  Casie has been an Administratior and Ballet Instructor for all levels for Indy Dance Academy since 2018 and is honored and delighted to be continuing as an Instructor and Administrator at Indy Dance Academy and Orchard School this season while dancing with Ballet Theatre of Indiana.


    Questions?  Feel free to contact: info@indydanceacademy.com or (317) 218-3694.


    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 12 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $154.00 for 7 weeks  

    Please make checks payable to: Indy Dance Academy

    Click on the Ballet link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Beginning Ukulele Club for 2nd-5th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays
    Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 4
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Music (Room 334)

    Love music? Want to learn a fun, accessible instrument? Then, Ukulele Club is for you! This club is designed for complete beginners as well as students who have some experience on the ukulele. We'll learn some basic chors and strumming patterns and have fun playing music together. 

    Students will need to bring their own soprano ukulele. If you have questions about the kind of ukulele to get, please contact Suellen Sharp. 

    INSTRUCTOR: Suellen Sharp is a music teacher at Orchard. Her reponsibilites include teaching 4th grade music and middle school orchestra, being a fifth-grade advisor as well as directing the pageants and the middle school musical. She loves making music with kids of all ages and believes everyone is musical.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Suellen Sharp at ssharp@orchard.org.  


    Minimum of 3 students needed to run this program/Maximum of 12


    Fees: $150.00 for 7 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Suellen Sharp

    Click on the Beggining Ukulele Club link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Book Club- Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights for 2nd-4th Grade (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays  
    Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 4
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Ms. Conrad's Room 409

    Alongside myself, students will read and discuss Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights. Malala's memoir of a remarkable teenager girl who risked her life for the right to go to school is now abridged and adapted for chapter book readers. Raised in a changing Pakistan by and enlightened father from a poor background and beautiful, iliterate mother, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. Her story of bravery and determination in the face of extremism is more timely than ever. 

    In this edition, Malala tells her story in clear, accessible language perfect for children who are to old for Malala's Magic Pencil and too young for her middle-grade memoir. Featuring line art and simplified back matter, Malala teaches a new audience the value of speaking out againist intolerance and hate: an inspiring message of hope in Malala's own words.

    INSTRUCTOR: Hello! I am Alli Conrad and I am a 2nd grade teacher at Orchard. This is my first year teaching at Orchard and I am loving it! Within education, I am passionate about social emotional learning and bring student passion into the classroom. Outside of the classroom, you can find me at CrossFit, exploring Indianapolis, reading, going to concerts, and spending time with my friends, family and fiance. You can also find me on a rainy day catching up on binge-worthy Netflix shows while sipping on coffee.


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Alli Conrad via email at aconrad@orchard.org.

    Minimum of 6 students/Maximum of 16 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $150.00 for 7 weeks (includes book)

    Please make checks payable to: Alli Conrad

    Click on the Book Club-Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights  link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Cardboard Creations for 2nd-4th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays
    Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 4
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Room 207

    Come build with cardboard! Kids can choose to build from a variety of items such as mini bowling alley, a photo face in the hole (painting involved) foosball "table", car tracks, skeeball, game boards, costumes and more! 


    INSTRUCTORS:  Hi, I’m Kim Starlin.  I've been teaching at Orchard a number of years and enjoy teaching 4th grade, especially math and science. I enjoy giving students time to build, create, and explore.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Kim Starlin at kstarlin@orchard.org.

    Minimum of 5 students and Maximum of 10 needed to run this program


    Fees: $120.00 for 7 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Kim Starlin


    Click on the Cardboard Creations Link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Chess for KG-8th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays
    Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 4
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Dignity Center

    Learning through Games was started by chess expert Aaron Dean.  Since its inception, they have taught 17 state championship teams.  Aaron Dean and the Learning through Games team coached the 3rd grade and under 2017 State champions!  Most importantly, they are known for their child-friendly Learning Through Games style!  Kids will love it and parents will love what it does for them!


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Aaron Dean, Head teacher and founder of Learning through Games at adean@learningthroughgames.com  or (317) 244-6771.


    Minimum of 8 students needed to run this program/No maximum.  Additional instructors will be added as needed when enrollment increases.


    Fees: $105.00 for 7 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Learning Through Games


    Click on the Chess link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Club Sidequest-Adventures with Dungeons & Dragons for 4th-8th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Mondays  
    Jan. 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 2
    (No classes on January 20 or Febuary 17)
    3:30-5:30 p.m. [NOTE: This is a 2 hour class]
    Dignity Center

    At Club Sidequest, campers will will learn about tabletop roleplaying games and participate in collaborative storytelling adventures.  Participants will earn to use the rules for the game that started it all: Dungeons & Dragons®, by creating characters, developing backstories and using improvisational skills to tell stories.  Together we will go on adventures far and wide in our collective imaginations.


    INSTRUCTOR:  Sally McSpadden  has been a music teacher for many years both at Orchard and within her own early childhood music business.  She is a classically trained musician in voice, piano and guitar and she has a bachelor's degree in Ethnomusicology from Indiana University.  Sally is also active in the local community music scene, often playing for a pit orchestra of a music theater production.  She is also a member of the Indianapolis Women's Chorus.  Sally believes that music is for all people and that all people are musical.  When she isn't teaching, Sally enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and crafting.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Sally McSpadden at smcspadden@orchard.org or (317) 713-2195.

    Minimum of 3 students/Maximum of 6 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $100.00 for 5 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Sally McSpadden

    Click on the Club Sidequest-Adventures with Dungeons & Dragons® link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Creative Writing Club for 1st-5th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Thursdays
    Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 5
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    5th Grade Village Science Room


    Join Professor Watermelon each week to uncover knowledge about interesting PEOPLE, PLACES and THINGS from our world and beyond.  Learn how to use this knowledge as a springboard for art and storytelling.  Explore ways to create memorable characters, exciting plots, and clever dialogue.  And don't forget the Melon Money you'll earn for the prize auction after each workshop!  With Professor Watermelon, the exciting world of creative writing is at your fingertips.  So grab a pen, and let's begin!


    INSTRUCTOR:  Chadwick Gillenwater (aka Professor Watermelon) is an experienced school librarian, storyteller and children's author.  He lives in Indianapolis and has a been a featured guest with the Indianapolis Public Library, the Riley Children's Foundation, WFYI, RTV6 and more.  Professor Watermelon is the founder of Watermelon University - a creative writing school for children, which convenes at inspirational/educational locations around the city.  To learn more about Professor Watermelon, visit him on the web at www.professorwatermelon.com.


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Chadwick Gillenwater (AKA Professor Watermelon), at prof.watermelon@gmail.com or by phone at (317) 200-6029.  You may also visit the Professor at: www.professorwatermelon.com


    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 25 students needed to run this program.


    Fees: $140.00 for 7 weeks


    Please make checks payable to: Chadwick Gillenwater


    Click on the Creative Writing Club link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Disney Inspired Beaded Keychains for 1st-4th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Fridays
    Jan. 24, 31; Feb. 7, 21, 28; Mar. 6
    No class Febuary 14
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Ms. Carter's Room (#418)

    Join the fun and come create your favorite Disney characters! Each week will be centered around a different Disney themes such as Frozen and Toy Story. Multiple patterns per theme will be avaliable for students to select from.

    Instructor: Hi, I’m Hannah Carter.  I've been teaching at Orchard since January 2019.  Prior to coming to Orchard I have taught first grade for three years.  I love teaching with a hands-on approach where learning and play are incorporated together. In my free time, I love to bake and decorator cakes, watch Butler basketball,and hike with my husband and two dogs. 

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Hannah Carter at hcarter@orchard.org.


    Minimum of 4 students needed to run this program and maximum is 10.  


    Fees: $108.00 for 6 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Hannah Carter


    Click on the Disney Inspired Beaded Keychains link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Fleecie Stuffed Characters for 1st-4th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Thursdays
    Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 5
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Art Room

    Back by popular demand! This creative class allows each child to design and create their very own stuffed characters. Soft, cozy fleece will be used, as well as other embellishments. Students will learn the entire process-from designing, creating a paper pattern and stuffing. 

    INSTRUCTOR:  Tracey Gallion is Orchard's ES Art teacher and has been with us for 17 years.  She is an artist in her own right and has a flare for bringing Orchard's halls alive by presenting and displaying art from various student projects.


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Tracey Gallion at tgallion@orchard.org or (317) 713-5772.


    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 15 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $175.00 for 7 weeks [includes all tools & materials]

    Please make checks payable to: Tracey Gallion

    Click on the Fleecie Stuffed Characters link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Goin' Manga Style for 1st-4th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Mondays
    Jan. 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 2
    (No class on January 20 or Febuary 7)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    2nd Grade classroom #409

    During "Goin' Manga Style" you will have the opportunity to learn about Japanese cartooning, Manga.  You will also have some demonstrations of "Anime," which is a form of Manga, but it's animated manga.  The greatest thing about this class is that you will truly learn to draw many different figures (people and animals) using the manga style of drawing!  It's going to be AWESOME!  You will also get your own sketchbook that you can continue to use forever!


    INSTRUCTOR:  Deb Matatall  started her teaching career back in 1988 after she graduated with a BA degree from Evangel University of Springfield, MO.  She has a double major of Elementary Education and Spanish.  Her first class out of college was a 2nd grade class in Dolan Springs, AZ.  Since then she has been in the classroom teaching all subjects with her 6th grade classes in Greenfield, IN.  Deb came to Orchard back in 2003.  For the next twelve years, Deb taught Spanish in the middle school (grades 6-8).  In the fall of 2015, Deb began teaching in the EC/ES departments here at Orchard.  She has taught preschool through 4th grade Spanish.  Her current position is to teach Orchard's Spanish to Multiage-2nd Grade. Deb works with the 4th grade drama plays with Mr. Klein.

    You may ask yourself..."Where does this Manga stuff fit in with Deb?  It doesn't sound like that fits in anywhere throughout her long teaching career!"  Well, to answer that, Deb taught about Manga and Anime for eight years while working on the 6th grade team during a Geigitsu intensive project that was held each year.  Also, Deb has a real love for the Manga style of cartooning.  It's kind of a secret hobby of hers that she enjoys sharing with her students!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Deb Matatall at dmatatall@orchard.org or (317) 402-3405.

    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 15 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $110.00 for 5 weeks (Includes Sketchbook and all supplies)

    Please make checks payable to: Deb Matatall

    Click on the  Goin' Manga Style link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Gymnastics for Boys and Girls for KG-3rd Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Thursdays
    Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 5
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Preschool Gym

    Gymnastics is an excellent way to gain overall physical fitness, poise, confidence and self-discipline.  The joy of success is the most powerful motivator for learning.  Children who are successful will search out new tasks and approach challenges with a positive attitude.  Gymnasts will learn tumbling, springboard, low bar and coordination skills in a supportive and fun environment.


    INSTRUCTOR:  Rapunzel's Gymnastics by Jeanie Gensheimer.  Jeanie is an instructor level member of the US Gymnastics Federation and holds their Safety Certification.  She has coached a beginning level gymnastics team for 28 years and has 30+ years of teaching experience.  Her degrees include Early Childhood Education and a Masters of Education in Marital and Family Therapy.  The Indiana Youth Institute has recognized her for outstanding efforts to promote healthy development in youth.  Additionally, she is a yoga practitioner and a 7th degree black belt.  Her goal is to help children discover and develop their unique strengths.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Jeanie Gensheimer at rapunzel1963@yahoo.com or (317) 728-0040.

    Minimum of 6 students/Maximum of 20 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $126.00 for 7 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Jeanie Gensheimer

    Click on the Gymnastics for Boys and Girls  link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Indoor Soccer for 2nd-4th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Friday 
    Jan. 24, 31; Feb. 7, 21, 28; Mar. 6
    (No classes Febuary 14)
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    The North Gym

    Do you love playing soccer as much as me? Have you ever player indoors? The action never stops because the ball is never out of bounds! I hope you'll join me and have tons of fun doing all sorts of soccer challenges (games, juggling, penalty kicks, learning new moves, etc.)


    INSTRUCTOR: Scott Weaver is Orchard's makerspace coordinator, formerly an Orchard 6th grade math teacher and 4th grade classroom teacher. He enjoys teaching through hands-on projects. His hobbies include stained glass, carpentry and design. He also enjoys playing with his 3 active kids.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact: sweaver@orchard.org or (317) 713-2184


    Minimum of 8 students/Maximum of 20 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $144.00 for 6 weeks 

    Please make checks payable to: Madd Dash Design, LLC

    Click on the Indoor Soccer link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Karate for Girls & Boys in 1st-8th Graders (3rd & 4th Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays 
    Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 15, 22, 29; May 6,13
    (No classes April 1 or 8)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Preschool Gym

    Karate brings out the best in your child!  The benefits of Karate include: discipline, focus, coordination, agility, self-control, decision-making skills, social skills, persistence and self-defense.  The most important reason to take Karate (according to the students) is that it's fun!!

    All students begin as a white belt and progress through the belt ranks.  Continuing students will work on the material for their next belt level.  Higher rank students learn to teach and develop leadership skills.  Discipline and self-control are gently encouraged.  Students are expected to work hard and be good role models.  With consistent attendance and hard work in class, students will progress to the next belt level during the semester.

    All students should wear a white karate uniform to class and bring their belt to class the first day if they took it home last session.

    INSTRUCTOR:  Jeanie Gensheimer.  Jeanie is a 7th degree black belt in the style of Shorei Goju Ryu.  Her main Karate program is located at The Riviera Club and specializes in family Karate classes.  She holds a master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Butler University, as well as degrees in early childhood education and psychology.  

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Jeanie Gensheimer at rapunzel1963@yahoo.com or (317) 728-0040.

    Minimum of 6 students/Maximum of 30 students needed to run this program.


    Fees: $270.00 for 15 weeks of classes [plus new or continuing fee below]
    $45.00 registration fee for new students (includes cost of a uniform and one promotion fee)
    $15.00 promotion fee for continuing students
    $30.00 if your child does not have a white karate uniform (or needs a new one)

    Please make checks payable to: Jeanie Gensheimer

    Click on the Karate for Girls & Boys  link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Little Chefs for KG-3rd Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Tuesdays
    Jan. 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar. 3
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    ES Art Room


    LITTLE CHEFS : In this class children will learn fun ways to enojy cooking with friends at school and then around the family table at home. Students will learn culinary basics and the begginnings of how to appreciate different flavors. My love of both food and teaching children fuels me to inspire young ones to experience all the joys of cooking, even if that means making some messes in the process! The dishes we create will not only encourage children to test their taste buds by trying new foods, but also give them knowledge to create meals at home for their families. Children will finish the course feeling confident in their abilities to plan, prep create and eat delicious dishes. 


    INSTRUCTOR:  Georgia Pappas has been an Orchard ES Amigos Supervisor and has participated in both our after-school and summer camp programs for several years.  Georgia has been working as a Teaching Assistant for the past 9 years in the Indianapolis area.  She has also taught and led several extracurricular classes around food, nature and crafts.  Georgia always enjoys working with children and helping them learn and grow!


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Georgia Pappas (317) 701-6583.


    Minimum of 8 students/Maximum of 14 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $185.00 for 7 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Georgia Pappas

    Click on the Little Chefs link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Little Musketeers Sabre Fencing Program for 1st-8th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Tuesdays
    Jan. 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar. 3
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Dining Hall


    LITTLE MUSKETEERS Sabre Fencing Program is specifically tailored for children of a young age who have not fenced before.  The goals is to safely teach students the basics of the sport of Sabre by introducing proper actions and lead them through a variety of conditioned exercises that will improve their balance, agility and timing.  The classes are organized into four consecutive, progressive 8-week sessions that enable all students to continue to build upon their fencing skills, techniques and knowledge.

    Fencing equipment is provided for each student by IndySabre Fencing Club.  Classes are limited to 15 students to ensure safety and quality of instruction.

    Fencing classes consist of conditioning sessions, warm-up stretches, fencing footwork, blade work, individual and group instructions, various relevant games and drills, practice bouting, introduction to refereeing and more.  Fencing is a workout for both the body and mind; sometimes being referred to a mental chess game.  Each session concludes with a practice tournament and Awards Ceremony.


    INSTRUCTOR:  Maestro Val Kizik and Ellen Kizik will return as Orchard's Fencing Coaches.  IndySabre Fencing Club is taking competitive fencing in central Indiana to new, higher levels.  In a very short time, under the direction of Maestro Val Kizik, IndySabre fencers have become a presence at local, regional, national and international competitions.  IndySabre fencers represent all walks of life.  Fencing is a sport that knows very few boundaries in age or gender.  At any given training session, you may find students of all ages - from youth fencers to their parents to fencing veterans.  IndySabre offers open fencing, group lessons, individual lessons, training tournaments, clinics and workshops, homeschool classes, after-school programs and fencing camps for every level of experience, from the kinder-fencing program to elite athletic training.  IndySabre Fencing Club partners with public and private schools and universities, community education organizations, Indy Parks and local YMCA's to provide the best fencing education in Central Indiana.  On behalf of IndySabre Fencing Club, we look forward to sharing the dynamic sport of Fencing with the younger generation.  En guarde!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Maestro Val Kizik or Coach Irina Kizik of IndySabre at val.kizik@indysabre.us or 317-374-0524.  You may also visit their website at:http://indysabre.us

    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 15 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $190.00 for 7 weeks (Please note that parental consent is required prior to actual use of fencing equipment.  All students will need a parent/guardian to fully complete and sign IndySabre's Waiver Form [found below the registration form on the Downloads portion of this page].)

    Please make checks payable to: Indysabre

    Click on the Little Musketeers Sabre Fencing Program link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the Fencing registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment and the Fencing Waiver Form (found as a link directly under the LIttle Musketeers SabreFencing Program page) to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.


  • Math Tutoring with Cathy Doerr (3rd session 2019-2020)

    Please call or text Cathy Doerr directly to schedule a tutoring session at (317) 750-0111.

    How Cathy can help with Math studies:
    • Teaches according to your child's learning style and individual needs
    • Teaches students how to break down problems into small segments
    • Shows how to relate problems to everyday life
    • Helps students learn to apply previously learned skills to new concepts
    • Use online resources to track assignments, upcoming tests and grades
    • Help build a new level of confidence and understanding

    About the Instructor: Cathy Doerr has her Master's Degree in Education from Butler University, over 30 years of private tutoring experience, as well as 18 years of public school teaching experience.  She has knowledge of math standards and curriculum and 8 years of experience teaching summer school math remediation classes. More about her in her own words:  "I am a retired teacher who loves working with students and making a difference in their lives. I strive to take the fear out of math and make it one that they understand and enjoy. I have helped hundreds of children become better math students. I will help yours too!"

    Price: $25 per half hour (3:30-6:00 p.m.)

    Location: 5th Grade Breakout Room (#301)

    Days available:
    Mondays: Jan. 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 2 (No classes on Jan. 20 or Feb. 17)
    Tuesdays: Jan. 21; Feb, 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar. 3 
    Wednesdays: Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 4
    Thursdays: Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 5
    Fridays: Jan. 24, 31; Feb. 7, 21; Mar. 6 (No class Feb. 14 or 28)


  • MATHCOUNTS ® Competition Club for 5th-8th Grade (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Fridays
    Jan. 24, 31: Feb. 7, 21, 28; Mar. 6
    (No classes on February 14)
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    Room 617

    **5th Graders welcome, but will not be eligible to compete in the MATHCOUNTS® competition series. They can, however, participate in other math competitions**

    Do you enjoy math puzzles and brain-teasers? Are you interested on learning how to solve challenging math problems? The Orchard MATHCOUNTS® Competition Club is a math enrichment club for students to problem solve in a fun creatuve, social, and encouraging enviornment. The main focus of the program is to prepare students for the School, Chapter and State MATHCOUNTS® competition. Classes will meet once a week where instructions on a problem-solving topic will be discussed and students will work independently and collaboratively to solve contest problems. Students will continually be engaged through the week using online classrooms with instructive material, math learning activities, problem of the week, and fun math puzzles. Through the club students will explore and discover problem solving methods and fun mental strategies to help them succeed in the competition and in high school.


    INSTRUCTOR:  Mr. Aiyasami is the 6th Grade Math Teacher at Orchard. He enjoys teaching math to children using creative mental math techniques, which makes math much more fun, easy and enjoyable. He believes that anyone can excel in math by adopting better math strategies. His background is in Veterinary Sciences and Enviormental Toxicology. He loves spending time with his family. He enjoys nature and birding, cooking, listening to 80s music, playing chess, taking walks, reading books and watching movies. 

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Aiyasami Saleem Sreenivasan at asreenivasan@orchard.org or (317) 713-5750.


    Five more spots to add to current group

    Fees: FREE (Orchard will pay for the registration for the competition)


    Click on the MATHCOUNTS® Competition Club Link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Minute to Win It Challenge Club 2nd-6th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Thursdays
    Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 5
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    5th Grade Village

    Knock down as many bottles as you can in 60 seconds using ONLY the ball in a stocking attached to your head! Laugh your face off watching your friends trying to eat a cookie balanced on their faces before the other teams. Compete againist your friends in these and many other fun and silly timed challenges in the Minute to Win It Club. We'll test our skills, goof around, and laugh a ton in these wacky challenges.

    Instructor: Colleen Bumford is Orchard's Outdoor Education Coordinator. A lover of all things outdoors, exploring, adventure, and discovery, and with 10 years of experience leading wilderness expeditions, teaching kids and adults in formal and informal. Colleen draws upon her passions and experience to help students bolster confidence through exploration and outdoor skills mastery. Colleen has her master's degree in Enviormental Studies and Science Education from Anitoch University of New England, and is a certified Lifeguard and wilderness first responder. 

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Colleen Bumford at cbumford@orchard.org


    Minimum of 4 students needed to run this program and 15 maximum.  


    Fees: $140.00 for 7 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Colleen Bumford


    Click on the Minute to Win It Club link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Music Together with Mrs. M for Children Birth to Age 5 (3rd & 4th Sessions) 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays
    Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25
    (NOTE: These dates include both 3rd and 4th Sessions)
    5:30-6:15 p.m.
    EC Music Room - Room 115


    Your little one's musicality is just waiting to blossom, and now is the time to give it the loving care it needs.  Music Together with Mrs. M makes it easy and fun!  Mixed-aged classes offer developmentally appropriate musical experiences for children from birth to age five.  Mixed age groupings foster natural, family-style learning where the whole family can participate together, regardless of previous musical experience!  Older children love to show what they know, the younger ones love to watch and imitate, and adults model active, joyful music-making.  The relaxed, no-pressure environment lets all kids (and adults!) learn at their own pace.  Class activities include singing, dancing, moving, listening, observing, and exploring instruments.  The wide variety of adult-child activities encourages fun interaction and offers new ways for families to play musically at home.  Our nine song collections provide years of exciting musical growth.   Parents, grandparents, adult friends and caregivers are always welcome to accompany the children.  This class is designed for children birth to age 5.

    With your tuition, you will receive lots of parent education materials, your Collection Songbook (different each session), one professionally recorded CD, a downloadable song code to access our on-line Family Music Zone, and lots of activity suggestions for parents to continue musical experiences outside of class.


    INSTRUCTOR:  Sally McSpadden  has been a music teacher for many years both at Orchard and within her own early childhood music business.  She is a classically trained musician in voice, piano and guitar and she has a bachelor's degree in Ethnomusicology from Indiana University.  Sally is also active in the local community music scene, often playing for a pit orchestra of a music theater production.  She is also a member of the Indianapolis Women's Chorus.  Sally believes that music is for all people and that all people are musical.  When she isn't teaching, Sally enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and crafting.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Sally McSpadden at smcspadden@orchard.org or (317) 713-2195.  For more information, please also visit at website: musictogetherwithmrsm.com
    Minimum of 6 students/Maximum of 12 students needed to run this program.

    Fees for New Families:
    1 Child - $155/Siblings (over 8 months old) - $90 each

    Fees for Returning Families (after completing 1 semester):
    1 Child - $145/Siblings (over 8 months old) - $90 each

    Siblings (of a registered child) 8 months and under on the first day of class are free!

    To register for a Music Together with Mrs. M class, please complete online registration on her website: musictogetherwithmrsm.com

  • Newspaper Makers 2nd-5th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays  
    Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 4
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Art Room 

    Extra, extra! Read all about it! Students will write about topics of their choice, edit, and draw to produce a newspaper. Once students complete their final revisions, I will create a newspaper template, input students' work and print copie (2 per student). Participants will learn about journalistic wrting conventions, conducting interviews, offering and accepting feedbakc, and working collaboratively to complete a long-term project. Rose will differentiate to ensure that students of all ages are engaged and appropriately challenged. 

    INSTRUCTOR: Rose Howell-You may know me from the time I spent working as the 1st-4th coordinator for Kids Connect or substitute teaching at Orchard. I'm from Indianapolis and have a degree in education and psychology. I'm passionate about literature, writing, and helping students develop the skills/dispositions they need for the 21st century (I spent a year in college researching critical thinking). In my free time, you can find me reading, hosting a friend for dinner, or riding my bike on the monon.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Rose Howell via email at rosehowell422@gmail.com

    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 14 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $120.00 for 7 weeks 

    Please make checks payable to: Rose Howell

    Click on the Newspaper Makers link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Physics and Coding for 2nd-7th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Mondays
    Jan. 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 2
    (No classes on January 20 or Febuary 17)
    3:30-5:00 p.m. [NOTE:  This is a 1 1/2 hour class]
    MS Science Room #534

    In this class your engineer will explore the world of coding with the Sphero bolt! Your engineer will explore many aspects of Physics with this amazing rolling robot. They can even give the little sphere some personality by coding the 8x8 LED matix to display designs, countdowns, and even faces. Using the built in gyroscopes, accelerometers and much more coding. Possibilities are endless!


    INSTRUCTOR:  At Engineering for Kids, our STEM educational enrichment classes provide a fun and engaging opportunity for students to explore and experience STEM.  Our focus is developing students' problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork skills through hands-on, project based learning.  These life skills provide students with the confidence to approach challenges in their lives and realize that they can succeed.

    ABOUT OUR TEACHERS: Our teacher are high quality college age students or experienced teachers with a strong desire to work with children of all ages.  They are fully trained in how to teach Engineering for Kids lessons and are eager to grow and learn with  your children!  All teachers are fully background checked through Orchard's system.


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Lacy Ogles of Engineering for Kids at indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net or (317) 760-9885.  You may also visit their website at www.engineeringforkids.net/Indianapolis

    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 24 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $100.00 for 5 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Engineering for Kids

    Click on the Physics and Coding link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Piano, Violin and Viola Private Lessons with Dasha Bartol (2019-2020)

    Music lessons full of fun, singing, playing favorite songs, conducting will be accompanied by the course of learning musical notation, rhythmic techniques, theory and a harmony of the sounds.  Older students will be introduced to the history of the type of musical piece they are playing.  Private instruction on piano, violin and viola will be offered 3:30-6:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Cost is $35.00 per half-hour lesson.  Please contact Dasha Bartol directly for lesson availability at dashabartol@gmail.com or (463) 210-5767.

    Dasha Bartol has been teaching since 1993.  She holds a Bachelor and a Master of Arts in Music Performance and also mastered three and half years of intense post graduate studies.  For the last few years she has been associated with The Orchard School while working for Midwest School of Music (MSM closed as of June 2017 after many, many years of providing lessons to students across Indiana!  Barb, owner and founder of MSM, has earned her "retirement"!!).  Dasha's students loved her so much that we asked her to continue with us as a private instructor.  Lucky for Orchard, she was happy to come on board and continues to offer students lessons each session!!  Dasha is a mother of 3 kids - two furry and one human who is 15.  She and her family live in Zionsville where she loves cooking, jogging and enjoys going to nature parks and the ocean.
  • Reverse Engineering 2nd-6th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays
    Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 4
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Outdoor Education Room

    Have you ever wondered what's inside a speaker, or how a hair dryer works? What about the insides of a keyboard or the guts of a baseball? In this club, we'll take them all apart to actually see what's inside and figure out how they work! Come prepared to dissect everyday machines using screwdrivers, hammers, and saws. All materials and tools will be provided.

    Instructor: Colleen Bumford is Orchard's Outdoor Education Coordinator. A lover of all things outdoors, exploring, adventure, and discovery, and with 10 years of experience leading wilderness expeditions, teaching kids and adults in formal and informal. Colleen draws upon her passions and experience to help students bolster confidence through exploration and outdoor skills mastery. Colleen has her master's degree in Enviormental Studies and Science Education from Anitoch University of New England, and is a certified Lifeguard and wilderness first responder. 

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Colleen Bumford at cbumford@orchard.org


    Minimum of 3 students needed to run this program and 10 maximum.  


    Fees: $150.00 for 7 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Colleen Bumford


    Click on the Reverse Engineering link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Rhythm Kids for KG-2nd Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays
    Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 4
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    EC Music Room - Room 115


    For children from kindergarten through second grade, Rhythm Kids® by Music Together® is the music and movement program where children explore rhythm through drumming, singing, and dancing to a combination of Music Together songs specifically adapted for their age and new music inspired from around the world.  Classes are led by our trained teachers, and children continue learning outside of class with interactive videos.

    Children learn to drum, sing, move to new rhythms, work in ensembles, conduct and improvise.  Through dynamic music games and activities, they develop skills like recognizing and playing patterns and soloing, they develop timing, coordination, listening skills and self-expression, and they build self-confidence and social abilities.  

    With your tuition, you will receive:
    • The current collection CD plus an accompanying songbook.
    • An access code to the online videos 
    • Parents may stay or drop off each week - but, if you stay, plan to participate!  

    INSTRUCTOR:  Sally McSpadden  has been a music teacher for many years both at Orchard and within her own early childhood music business.  She is a classically trained musician in voice, piano and guitar and she has a bachelor's degree in Ethnomusicology from Indiana University.  Sally is also active in the local community music scene, often playing for a pit orchestra of a music theater production.  She is also a member of the Indianapolis Women's Chorus.  Sally believes that music is for all people and that all people are musical.  When she isn't teaching, Sally enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and crafting.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Sally McSpadden at smcspadden@orchard.org or (317) 713-2195.  For more information, please also visit at website: musictogetherwithmrsm.com

    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 10 students needed to run this program.

    Cost Per Student: New Families-$150.00, $90 for Siblings
                                   Returning Families-$140, $90 for Siblings

    To register for a Rhythm Kids class, please complete online registration on her website: musictogetherwithmrsm.com
  • Sensory Lab for 1st-5th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Mondays
    Jan. 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 2
    (No classes on January 20 or Febuary 17)
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    5th Grade Village Science Room (Room 304)

    Join Ms. Fran from Line+Form Art Center for creative after school explorations with all things gooey, fizzy, slimy and FUN! Sensory Lab features projects such as slime, magical potions, sensory jars, cloud paint and more!


    INSTRUCTOR:  Sensory Lab is led by Line+Form Art Center owner, and fellow Orchard parent, Frances Samarripa. Line+Form Art Center is a process-based art studio located in downtown Indianapolis. As the studio's owner, Frances develops and facilitates in studio programming, art camps, art parties and outreach, and she is excited to bring the magic of Line+Form to the Orchard School!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Frances Samarripa, Line+Form Owner and Instructor at fran@lineandformartcenter.com or (317) 319-5482


    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 16 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $150.00 for 5 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Line and Form Art Center

    Click on the Sensory Lab link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Sew What! for 3rd-8th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays
    Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 4
    3:30-5:00 p.m. [NOTE: this class is 1 1/2 hours]
    Mrs. Larner's Room #104


    Learn the basics of sewing, including following a pattern, cutting out the fabric and using a sewing machine.  Students will choose their own project during the first class - anything from clothing to bags or other projects.  A beginning project for the first class will be provided to introduce using the sewing machine or to review the basics for those with experience.  Students will supply their own fabric for their chosen project.


    INSTRUCTOR:  Beth Larner has offered sewing camps and classes at The Orchard School for the past several years.  She is an Orchard ES Math teacher and a Math Learning Support teacher for Kindergarten-Fourth grades.


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Beth Larner at blarner@orchard.org or (317) 713-5730.


    Minimum of 3 students/Maximum of 6 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $120.00 for 7 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Beth Larner

    Click on the Sew What! link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Soccer Shots for KG-2nd Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Tuesdays
    Jan. 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar. 3
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    Preschool Gym 

    Soccer Shots: The Children's Soccer Experience:

    Soccer Shots is a nationally recognized and awarded program that offers high energy, fun and age-appropriate soccer lessons. Soccer Shots Premier is for school-aged children that want to build upon the soccer skills they have already learned, as well as those that are new to soccer.  Focusing on individual skill, fitness, and sportsmanship, each session provides an opportunity for players to be challenged through fun games and team competitions. Players will also be introduced to tactical elements and concepts of game play through weekly scrimmages. We also use the platform that soccer provides us as a tool for teaching character development lessons each week. Thus, Players not only learn new skills and participate in fun games, scrimmages and team challenges each week, but also learn teamwork, cooperation, leadership and confidence, etc.

    **All students should bring sneakers and weather appropriate, comfortable clothing to play soccer in. Additional soccer gear is not required.**

    INSTRUCTOR: We, at Soccer Shots, are driven by the belief that a positive experience with sports can make a lasting impact on a child's life. We believe that soccer is a perfect platform to help prepare children for success, on and off the field. At Soccer Shots, we believe that it's not only our opportunity, but also our responsibility to positively impact children's lives. Every Soccer Shots coach must complete a comprehensive training program to receive certification. All Soccer Shots coaches are trained in the use of developmentally appropriate techniques. Coaches are routinely evaluated and undergo ongoing training. Coach selection process evaluates not only the ability to coach soccer, but also the ability to engage and inspire children.

    For additional information, please visit our website at:  centralindiana.soccershots.com  search The Orchard School).

    Questions?  Please contact Kevin Rebholz at (814) 380-8203 or Kevinr@soccershots.org

    Minimum of 10 students/Maximum of 16 students needed to run this program.

    Fee: $174 + $15* registration fee.  Includes: 1 hour session each week, small prize each week, mid-season report, end-of-season prize, and certificate of participation/report card.) [ * Registration fee is charged once per Soccer Shots school year (Aug. 2019-July 2020) and includes one Soccer Shots jersey (MSRP $35). Children that did NOT play in session #1 or #2 owe the registration fee (those that did play, do not).  The fee is invested in excellent coaches, state-aligned curricula, and communication, so that we can provide the best Children's Soccer Experience.   The fee is also invested in special events for families such as OrangeFest and collegiate soccer days, which will allow families to meet coaches and see their children participate in Soccer Shots class, etc.

    Please make checks payable to: Soccer Shots

    Click on the Soccer Shots link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Theater Fun Club With Drama Mama for 3rd-5th graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Thursdays
    Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 5
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Mrs. Underwood's Room #203

    Like dressing up and being someone else?  Like putting on plays?  If you do, come and join Drama Momma, Mrs. Underwood, on Thursdays for Drama Club.  We play theater games, practice with different skits and then pick one to put on the stage for the last day of the club for your parents.  We make scenery, props and wear costumes.  It is great fun!


    INSTRUCTOR: Debbie Underwood 
    has been a teacher at Orchard for 22 years. She has taught preschool and 3rd grade. The theater has been part of her life for many years. She enjoys participating in community theater productions as a hobby. She has taught several drama camps and directed several children's productions. She enjoys sharing her love of the theater with children.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Deb Underwood at dunderwood@orchard.org 

    Minimum of 6 students/Maximum of 15 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $179.00 for 7 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Deb Underwood


    Click on the Theater Fun Club with Drama Mama link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Under the Sea Crafts, Snacks and Reads for KG-4th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Thursdays
    Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 5
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Ms. Conrad's Room 409

    It is time to take an adventure under the sea! During Under the Sea, Crafts, Snacks and Reads, club members will be making under the sea crafts, making and eating under the sea snacks, and will be ending sessions with a read aloud. There will be no swim attire necessary for this club!

    INSTRUCTOR: Hello! I am Alli Conrad and I am a 2nd grade teacher at Orchard. This is my first year teaching at Orchard and I am loving it! Within education, I am passionate about social emotional learning and bring student passion into the classroom. Outside of the classroom, you can find me at CrossFit, exploring Indianapolis, reading, going to concerts, and spending time with my friends, family and fiance. You can also find me on a rainy day catching up on binge-worthy Netflix shows while sipping on coffee.


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Alli Conrad via email at aconrad@orchard.org.

    Minimum of 6 students/Maximum of 16 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $165.00 for 7 weeks (includes all materials)

    Please make checks payable to: Alli Conrad

    Click on the Under the Sea Crafts, Snacks and Reads link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Under the Sea Cupcake Decorating for 1st-4th Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Thursday
    Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 5
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Dining Hall

    Dive in to fun by joining my cupcake decorating class! Each class, we will be creating two different ocean themed designs. Each participant will decorate 6 cupcakes per class. Participants will also learn how to make American vanillia and chocolate buttercream. At the end of the session, particpants will recieve a decorating goody bag with decorating essentials so the fun can continue at home!

    Instructor: I am Hannah Carter. I have been a first grade teache at Orchard since January 2019. When I am not teaching or coaching swim, you can find me in kitchen baking and decorationg cakes and cupcakes for my friends and family. I picked up the love baking and decorating while I worked various positions at The Flying Cupcake while I attended Butler University. 


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Hannah Carter at hcarter@orchard.org.


    Minimum of 4 students needed to run this program and maximum is 10.  


    Fees: $165.00 for 7 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Hannah Carter


    Click on the Under the Sea Cupcake Decorating link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Vocal and Piano Private Lessons w/Dustin Klein (2019-2020)


    Private coaching in Voice and Piano Performance:


    Dustin Klein, will again be offering private instruction in both voice and piano for students in 1st-8th grade.  Lessons are 30 minutes in length and are $35.00 per lesson.  Please contact Dustin directly for lesson availability at dklein@orchard.org or (317) 713-5982 (school) or (317) 255-5482 (cell/home).  Lessons will be given on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.m. (No lessons on Tuesdays due to school meetings or Fridays due to musical rehearsals.)

    Mr. Klein has taught at Orchard for 18 years and is also the co-founder, producer and artistic director of his production company, "Klein & Alvarez Productions, LLC" here in Indianapolis.
  • Zen Masters Yoga for KG-3rd Graders (3rd Session 2019-2020)

    Mondays
    Jan. 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 2
    (No classes on January 20 or Febuary 17)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Preschool Gym


    Join Silly Hearts Yoga for Kids for an hour of yoga, games, art and more!  Zen Masters will work on the ancient art of being awesome!  Each class will have an element of mindfulness, teaching kids how to bring awareness to their surroundings and themselves in an engaging and meaningful way.  Zen Masters will also harness their creativity with yoga games and crafts and of course, learn yoga!  This is a class for all abilities - no prior yoga experience needed.


    INSTRUCTOR:  Silly Hearts Yoga for Kids was founded by Audrey Beaugh in 2015 as a way of combining her passion for teaching children and yoga together into a "mobile yoga studio" for kids.  Silly Hearts Yoga for Kids offers yoga instruction for children in schools, homes, community settings and birthday parties all around the greater Indianapolis area.  Meg McNamara will be the instructor for Zen Masters at The Orchard School.  She recently retired after 33 years of teaching in area schools, and is excited to join the Silly Hearts Yoga for Kids team and share her joy of yoga with students at The Orchard School.  Meg's classes infuse movement, books, games and mindfulness in a way that children love!  Her calming presence and understanding of how to meet children where they are makes her yoga classes a great fit for any child wanting to move, play and feel good!  Meg enjoys healthy eating, reading, yoga and spending time with her two sons when they visit from college.


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Audrey Beaugh, Silly Hearts Yoga for Kids Founder and Instructor at sillyheartsyoga@gmail.com or (317) 689-7123.  Additional information may be found on their website: sillyheartsyoga.com


    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 16 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $80.00 for 5 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Silly Hearts Yoga for Kids

    Click on the Zen Masters Yoga link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.