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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  • 4TH SESSION REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 6:00 P.M. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020. ALL REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER 2/28/20 6:00 P.M. WILL INCUR A $20 LATE FEE (PAYABLE TO THE ORCHARD SCHOOL EXTENDED PROGRAMS)

  • Yoga for Adults (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Mondays
    Mar. 9, 23; Apr. 13, 20, 27; May 4
    (No class March 30, April 6 or 16)
    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: $108.00 for 6 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.
  • (CLASS IS FULL) Little Chefs for KG-3rd Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Tuesdays
    Mar. 10, 17, 24; Apr. 14, 21, 28; May 5
    (No classes March 31, April 7 or May 12)
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    ES Art Room


    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.  LOOK FOR SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES WITH MRS. GEORGIA.

    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: $162.00 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.
  • (FULL) Fairy Home and Gardens for KG-4th Grade (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Thursday
    Mar. 12, 19; Apr. 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14
    (No class on March 26, April 2 or 9)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Art Room

    THIS CLASS HAS REACHED IT'S MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS AND IS FULL.  REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

    In this fun class, your child will create an enchanting home and garden for fairies! A variety of materials will be used to create the fairy home, including paper mache, foil, and bottles. Next, polymer clay, wood, fabric, paint, and many natural materials will be used to create the fairies and the details of their environment. Real plants and fairy lights will create a very special fairy garden!

    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 16 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 Fairy Homes and Gardens 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.
  • 3D Printing with TinkerCAD and 3D Pens for 2nd-7th Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Mondays
    Mar. 9, 16, 23; Apr. 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11
    (No classes on March 30 or April 6)
    3:30-5:00 p.m. [NOTE:  This is a 1 1/2 hour class]
    MS Science Room #534

    In this 3D Design class you engineer will work in you TinkerCAD to digitally build 3D designs that are ready for printing. Your engineer will even get to print some of the designs thay create! Engineers will also learn and explore with 3D pens and discover how they are used in 3D design. 


    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: $130.00 for 8 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Engineering for Kids

    Click on the 3D Printing with TinkerCAD and 3D Pens 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.
  • Archery, Atlatls, Catapults and More! 3rd-6th Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays
    Mar. 11, 18, 25; Apr. 15, 22, 29; May 6
    (No Class April 1, 8 or May 13)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Outdoor Education Room/Outside

    Archery, atlatls, catapults and more, in this club we'll spend afternoons messing about with sorts of things that fly through the air. Try your hand with a bow and arrow, test your accuracy with different targets, and see what it takes to launch a 4 foot long spear through the air. 

    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 10 maximum.  


    Fees: $140.00 for 7 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Colleen Bumford


    Click on the Archery, Atlatls, Catapults and More 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 (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Tuesdays
    Mar. 10, 17, 24; Apr. 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12
    (No class March 31 or April 7)
    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 training 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 perform 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 Administrator 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: $176.00 for 8 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.
  • Bead Buddies for 1st-4th Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Fridays
    Mar. 20, 27; Apr. 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15
    (No classes on March 13, April 3 or April 10)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Ms. Carter's Room (#418)

    Join the fun and make creations out of beads!  Each week will be centered around a different theme such as animals, popular cartoon characters, and sports.  Multiple patterns per theme will be available for students to select from.  Students will also be given the chance to design their own patterns, if desired.

    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: $126.00 for 7 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Hannah Carter


    Click on the Bead Buddies 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 (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays
    Mar. 11, 18, 25; Apr. 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13
    (No classes on April 1 or 8)
    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: $172.00 for 8 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.
  • Chess for KG-8th Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays
    Mar. 11, 18, 25; Apr. 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13
    (No class on April 1 or 8)
    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: $120.00 for 8 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.
  • Creative Weaving for 2nd-4th Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesday
    Mar. 11, 18; Apr. 16, 23, 30; May 6, 13
    (No class on March 25, April 1 or 8)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Art Room

    This class is an enriching extension of the basic weaving that students learn in art class in second grade. If your child loved learning to weave, this class will allow them to blend their creativity with their weaving skills. After reviewing the basics, students will design their own tapestry-type weavings. They will learn how to weave shapes and to follow a design. Other new types of weaving will be introduced as time allows. 

    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 12 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $140.00 for 7 weeks [includes all tools & materials]

    Please make checks payable to: Tracey Gallion

    Click on the Creative Weaving 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 (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Thursdays
    Mar. 12, 19, 26; Apr. 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14
    (No Class April 2 or 9)
    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: $160.00 for 8 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.
  • Cupcake Creations for 1st-4th Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Thursday
    Mar. 12, 19, 26; Apr. 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14
    (No classes on April 2 or April 9)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Dining Hall

    Spring into fun by joining my cupcake decorating class!  Each class we will be creating two different spring-themed designs.  Each participant will decorate 6 cupcakes per class.  Participants will also learn how to make American vanilla and chocolate buttercream.

    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 decorate 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: $188.00 for 8 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Hannah Carter


    Click on the Cupcake 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.
  • Goin' Manga Style for 1st-4th Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Thursdays  
    Mar. 12, 19, 26; Apr. 16, 23, 20; May 7, 14
    (No classes on April 2 or 9)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    2nd Grade classroom (Ms. Belmont's # 408)

    During "Goin' Manga Style" you will have the opportunity to learn about Japanese cartooning, Manga. The greatest thing about this class is that you will truly learn to draw many different figures using the manga style of drawing! It's going to be AWESOME! You will also get you own sketchbook that you can continue to use forever, or you'll continue to use the one that you already had last class!


    INSTRUCTOR:  Deb Matatall started her teaching career back in 1988 after she graduated with a BA degree (Spanish/Elementary Education: Double Major) from Evangel University in Springfield, MO. She has taught as a 2nd and 6th grade classroom teacher in Dolan Springs, AZ and Greenfield, IN. After living in Texas for four years while just beginning to raise her three sons, she moved back to Indiana and started her career at Orchard teaching 7th and 8th grade Spanish. She continues her 17th year at Orchard teaching Spanish, she is now with the smaller children of the school (preschool through 2nd grade)!

    Manga, Japanese cartooning, had been a long time hobby of Deb's. While teaching 6th grade Spanish, she was also part of the 6th grade team. Each school year during the first quarter, the sixth graders completed an in depth study of Japan called the Geijutsu Unit. Deb taught the Manga unit. After teaching unit for eight years, Deb determined that Japanese cartooning had become her "secret hobby" that she enjoys sharing with her students!

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

    Minimum of 8 students/Maximum of 12 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $140.00 for 8 weeks (for continuing students who have all supplies)
    Please add $10.00 if a new student or if additional supplies are needed

    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 and Rhythmic Gymnastics for Boys and Girls for KG-3rd Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Thursdays
    Mar. 12, 19, 26; Apr. 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14
    (No Classes April 2 or 9)
    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. This session will include a special rhythmic component. Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which gymnasts perform on a floor with an apparatus: hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon or rope. The sport combines elements of gymnastics, dance and calisthenics, gymnasts must be strong, flexible, agile, dexterous and coordinated.


    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.

    Paula Lord will lead the rhythmic portion of the class. She is a former elite athlete and earned the title Master of Sport for Rhythmic Gymnastics. She has successfully coached athletes from the beggining levels to national competitions and has served as expert clinician for national training camps. Paula is currently the director of GymRoots Show Team, a unified group of athletes with special needs and their typical peers. The team performs at events nationwide and in the 2019 National Champion HUGS teams for rhythmic gymnastics. Paula's desire is to share the developmental benefits of rhythmic gymnastics activity to set a strong foundation for a lifelong love of movement.

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

    Minimum of 6 students/Maximum of 25 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $144.00 for 8 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Jeanie Gensheimer

    Click on the Gymnastics and Rhythmic 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.
  • Karate for Girls & Boys in 1st-8th Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays 
     Mar. 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: $144.00 for 8 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.
  • Learn to Play Lacrosse for 2nd-8th Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Friday 
    Mar. 20, 27; Apr. 17, 24; May 1, 8
    (No classes on March 13, April 3, April 10 or May 15)
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    Outdoor Soccer Field (South Gym for inclement weather)


    Learn to play Lacrosse!  Lacrosse is a rapidly growing sport in Indiana.  This class will teach students the basics of both girls and boys lacrosse.  Students will learn to pass, pick up ground balls, cradle and shoot.  We will play small games, learn about positioning and develop stick skills.

    You may bring your sticks/equipment or Molly will also have sticks available to use during class times.


    INSTRUCTOR: Molly McCue Haseley was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.  She started playing field hockey in 8th grade and continued to play in high school and at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.  While at Denison, Molly was named to the All-NCAC team three times and to the All-Region team her senior year.  Molly also coached lacrosse while in high school and then coached after college at The Culver Academies, Depauw University and currently coaches for Zionsville.  Since Denison, Molly has coached at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN as well as at the elementary, middle and club levels in Cleveland, OH.  During her time at DePauw, the team advanced to the NCAA Division III National Quarterfinals and Semi-finals.  Coaching is an important part of Molly's life and she values her time coaching field hockey and lacrosse.  Molly is a US Lacrosse Level 1 and Level 2 certified coach.  She is the 7th grade math teacher here at Orchard. 


    Questions?  Feel free to contact: mhaseley@orchard.org or (317) 713-5734.


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

    Fees: $150.00 for 6 weeks 

    Please make checks payable to: Molly McCue Haseley

    Click on the Learn to Play Lacrosse 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 (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Tuesdays
    Mar. 10, 17, 24; Apr. 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12
    (No class March 31 or April 7)
    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 8 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.


  • MONEY-$: Earn, Save, Invest, Tax, Spend, Give, Retire for 5th-8th Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Fridays
    Mar. 20, 27; Apr. 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15
    (No classes on March 13, April 3 or 10)
    3:30-4:30 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.
  • Pet Portraits 1st-6th Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays  
    Mar. 11, 18, 25; Apr. 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13
    (No class April 1 or 8)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Room 219

    Students will be guided through a printmaking technique to create a pop art style portrait of a furry friend of their choosing. We'll use marker, colored pencils, sharpies, and watercolors to create our pieces. This multi-step process requires attention to detail while leaving lots of room for creativity! Each student will be provided a frame for their artwork. 

    Please provide a large, well-lit, front facing photo of the pet your student would like to create a portrait of. I will provide some extras as backup. Please feel free to email me any questions!

    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 3 students/Maximum of 16 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $150.00 for 8 weeks 

    Please make checks payable to: Rose Howell

    Click on the Pet Portraits 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 (317) 772-3103.

    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.
  • Roller Hockey for 2nd-4th Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Friday 
    Mar. 20, 27; Apr. 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15
    (No classes on March 13, April 3 or April 10)
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    The North Gym

    Do you love rollerblading?  In this after school club you'll get tons of practice as we skate for fun, as well as learn how to play roller hockey and other fun games.  We'll also have special days where you can bring a personal wheeled toy such as a hoverboard, scooter, longboard skateboard, zipstick, etc. to enjoy on the smoothness of the gym floor (NO BIKES).


    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 18 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $144.00 for 7 weeks 

    Please make checks payable to: Madd Dash Design, LLC

    Click on the Roller Hockey 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 (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Wednesdays
    Mar. 11, 18, 25; Apr. 15, 22, 29; May 6
    (No class on April 1, 8, or May 13)
    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 (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Tuesdays
    Mar. 10, 17, 24; Apr. 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12
    (No class March 31 or April 7)
    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: $198 + $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, #2 or #3 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 (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Thursdays
    Mar. 12, 19, 26; Apr. 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14
    (No classes on April 2 or April 9)
    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: $205.00 for 8 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.
  • 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.
  • Weaving + Macrame for 2nd-8th (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Fridays
    Mar. 20, 27; Apr. 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15
    (No class March 13, April 3 or 10)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Room 219

    Students will learn weaving terminology and be guided through various techniques to create a woven piece of their choosing. Weaving requires dedication and patience, and is so much fun! Each Student will leave with his/her own original creation(s) which may be hung, framed or worn. 
    Upon registering, please email me you student's color preferences (choose up to three) and feel free to reach out with any questions!
     

    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 2 students/Maximum of 16 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $160.00 for 8 weeks 

    Please make checks payable to: Rose Howell

    Click on the Weaving+Macrame 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.
  • Zen Masters Yoga for KG-3rd Graders (4th Session 2019-2020)

    Mondays
    Mar. 9, 16, 23; Apr. 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11
    (No classes on March 30 or April 6)
    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: $125.00 for 8 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.

Address:

The Orchard School Extended Programs 
Attn: Cindy Larsen, 
615 W. 64th St., 
Indpls., IN 46260.