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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  • 2ND SESSION REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 6:00 P.M. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021. ALL REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER 10/19/21 6:00 P.M. WILL INCUR A SEPARATE $20 LATE FEE (payable to The Orchard School Extended Programs).

  • DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, THE FALL/WINTER 2021-2022 SESSIONS OF CLUBS/CLASSES IS LIMITED TO ORCHARD STUDENTS ONLY.

  • Animals! Animals! Animals! for 1st-4th Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Wednesdays
    Oct. 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15
    (No class on November 24 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Library

    Are you interested in learning how to draw animals?  Well then, this is the class for you!  We will learn to draw basic animals during this class, and you will feel confident each session when leaving by knowing how to draw a different animal each time we meet up!  I look forward to seeing YOU there!

    INSTRUCTOR:  Hi there! My name is Deb Matatall. I've been teaching school since 1988.  This is my 19th year at Orchard as a Spanish teacher.  I've taught preschool through 8th grade Spanish and have been a classroom teacher (2nd grade in AZ and 6th grade in Greenfield, IN).  I LOVE TEACHING and I obviously LOVE working with kids!  I look forward to working with your child during our after school clubs/classes program!  How wonderful to end a school day with some extra fun activities before heading home!

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

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

    Fees: $150.00 for the 7 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Deb Matatall

    Click on the  Animals! Animals! Animals! 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 1st-4th Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022) NEW DAY

    Thursdays
    Oct. 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16
    (No class on November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    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 6 students needed to run this program.


    Fees: $105.00 for the 7 week session 

    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 for 5th-8th Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Fridays  
    Oct. 29; Nov. 19; Dec. 3, 10
    (No classes on 11/5[In-Service Day], 11/12 [Conf. Day], 11/26 [Thanksgiving Break])
    3:30-5:00 p.m. [NOTE: This is a 1 1/2 hour class]
    Dignity Center

    In Club Sidequest we will play Dungeons & Dragons®!  We will create characters and explore fantastic places.  We'll fight monsters and make new friends, all using our imaginations.

    If you've never played D&D, it's easy to learn, and you can learn with us!  It's a lot like playing make believe together at a table, but we add in some rules and some dice to help us determine what happens in our story.

    Its's a great way to make friends and to engage your creativity, too!  As we go through the year, we also may learn some new games, because there are many role-playing games for many other kinds of stories and worlds, like Star Wars®,  Avatar: The Last Airbender®,  Stranger Things® and more!

    INSTRUCTOR:  Jim Hanna  has offered Club Sidequest for the past several years.  He's excited to return and have fun exploring new game adventures with our Orchard Owls.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Jim Hanna at jamhanna79@gmail.com.

    Minimum of 4 students/Maximum of 6 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $75.00 for the 4 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Jim Hanna

    Click on the Club Sidequest 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 & Drawing Club for 1st-4th Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Thursdays
    Oct. 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16
    (No class on November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    5th Grade Village Science Room


    Creative Writing and Drawing Club with Professor Watermelon and Mister Smart:

    Become young authors, illustrators and media creators!  Professor Watermelon will show you how to create stories with memorable characters, twisty plots and captivating settings.  Mister Smart will show you how to bring these stories to life with your own cartoons and art.  Be prepared to have FUN while challenging your imagination, and don't forget about the Melon Money you'll earn for the prize auction at the end of each class!  The exciting world of storytelling is at your fingertips.  Will you join us?


    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.  Mr. Smart is the illustrator of Professor Watermelon's books!  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.  We are excited to have this dynamic duo here to help our students find their creative voice!!

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

    Fees: $175.00 for the 7 week session
    Please make checks payable to: Chadwick Gillenwater


    Click on the Creative Writing & Drawing 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.
  • Fencing for Middle School for Grades 5th-8th (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Fridays
    Oct. 29; Nov. 19; Dec. 3, 10
    (No classes on 11/5 [In-Service Day], 11/12 [Conf. Day], 11/26 [Thanksgiving Break])
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Preschool Gym


    Fencing for Middle School Sabre Fencing Program is specifically tailored for children who have not fenced before.  The goal is to safely teach students the basics of the sport of Fencing 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 consecutive, progressive 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 and assigned to each student for the duration of this class.

    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 will return as Orchard's Fencing Coach.  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.

    Fee: $105.00 for the 4 week session/ (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 Fencing for Middle School 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 Fencing for Middle School SabreFencing Program page) 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-4th Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Tuesdays
    Oct. 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec. 7, 14
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Preschool Gym


    LITTLE MUSKETEERS Sabre Fencing Program is specifically tailored for children of a young age who have not fenced before.  The goal is to safely teach students the basics of the sport of Fencing 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 consecutive, progressive 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 and assigned to each student for the duration of this class.

    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 will return as Orchard's Fencing Coach.  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 12 students needed to run this program.

    Fee: $205.00 for the 8 week session/ (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.
  • Rapunzel's Gymnastics for 1st-4th Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Thursdays
    Oct. 28; Nov. 4, 111, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16
    (No class on November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Preschool Gym

    Gymnastics is the BEST sport to develop strength, coordination and flexibility.  Gymnasts will learn new skills and develop confidence with movement.  Children will be respected for individuality and will progress at their own pace.  Appropriate challenges and encouragement will be given to new gymnasts and to those with more experience.

    We will work on tumbling skills, rolls, cartwheels, round offs, back bend bridges, and walkovers.  We will also climb the rope (a favorite activity!), work on the beam, bar and springboard.  Rhythmic gymnastics skills will be included (hoops, ropes and balls). 

    Please have your student where comfortable clothes, they will NOT be changing clothes before coming to class.

    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 30 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 8 students/Maximum of 24 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $126.00 for the 7 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Jeanie Gensheimer

    Click on the Rapunzel's Gymnastics 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.
  • Handmade Holiday Gifts for 1st-4th Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Wednesdays
    Oct. 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15
    (No class on November 24 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Art Room

    Join us to make creative handmade gifts just in time for the holidays!  In this class, you will be able to create unique, hand-crafted gifts for your friends, family and teachers.  A variety of materials will be used.  Our last class will be used for wrapping our gifts so that they are ready to give.  Kids love being able to give their own handmade gifts!

    INSTRUCTOR:  Tracey Gallion
     is Orchard's ES Art teacher and has been with us for 19 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 6 students/Maximum of 18 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $175.00 for the 7 week session [includes all materials]

    Please make checks payable to: Tracey Gallion

    Click on the Handmade Holiday Gifts 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) Karate for 1st-4th Graders (1st Semester 2021-2022)

    Wednesdays 
    Sept. 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15
    (No class on November 24th due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Preschool Gym 

    THIS CLASS IS FULL.  LOOK FOR 2ND SEMESTER REGISTRATION IN DECEMBER 2021.

    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 continuing students will work on the material for their next belt level.  Discipline and self-control are gently encouraged.  Students are expected to work hard and be good role models.  

    Please have your student where comfortable clothes, they will NOT be wearing their karate uniforms or changing clothes before class.

    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 8 students/Maximum of 30 students needed to run this program.


    Fees: $234.00 for 13 weeks of classes for the semester (1st & 2nd Sessions)
    $50.00 registration fee for new students
    $35.00 Karate uniform
    $15 Promotion fee

    Please make checks payable to: Jeanie Gensheimer

    Click on the Karate  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.
  • Let's Go Manga Style for 1st-4th Graders (Japanese Cartooning) (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Thursdays
    October 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16
    (No class on November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Library

    Welcome to the "Let's Go Manga Style" class!  If you're interested in learning to draw Japanese cartoons, THIS is YOUR class!!  We will learn the basics of this type of drawing - step by step.  I can't wait to see how much you will learn!  You will be amazed at how quickly you can learn this very cool way of cartooning!  Hope to see you there!!

    INSTRUCTOR:  Hi there! My name is Deb Matatall. I've been teaching school since 1988.  This is my 19th year at Orchard as a Spanish teacher.  I've taught preschool through 8th grade Spanish and have been a classroom teacher (2nd grade in AZ and 6th grade in Greenfield, IN).  I LOVE TEACHING and I obviously LOVE working with kids!  I look forward to working with your child during our after school clubs/classes program!  How wonderful to end a school day with some extra fun activities before heading home!

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

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

    Fees: $160.00 for the 7 week session (includes sketch book and all supplies)

    Please make checks payable to: Deb Matatall

    Click on the  Let's Go Manga Style Class 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 "Holiday Baking" for 1st-4th Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Tuesdays
    Oct. 26; Nov. 2, 16, 23, 30; Dec. 7, 14
    (No class schedule for Nov. 9th - Mrs. Georgia has a prior commitment)
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    ES Art Room

    My name is Georgia Pappas and my goal is to inspire young children to get into the kitchen and build a life-long connection with cooking.  With the holidays approaching, I would love to share my favorite festive recipes with you and your child.  Come along and experience the magic of holidays through sugar, spice and everything nice!

    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 11 years in the Indianapolis area.  She has also taught and led several extracurricular classes around food, nature and crafts over the past 15 years.  Georgia always enjoys working with children and helping them learn and grow!


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

    Minimum of 6 students/Maximum of 12 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $195.00 for the 7 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Georgia Pappas

    Click on the Little Chefs "Holiday Baking" 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.
  • MATHCOUNTS® Competition Club for 5th-8th Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Fridays
    Oct. 29; Nov. 19; Dec. 3, 10
    (No classes on 11/5 [In-Service Day], 11/12 [Conf. Day], 11/26 [Thanksgiving Break])
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Mr. Aiyasami's Room #617


    Grade(s) class is being offered to: For 6th, 7th, 8th Graders.  5th Graders* welcome.

    [*5th Graders are 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 in 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, creative, social, and encouraging environment. 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 materials, 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 math strategies to help them succeed in the competition and in high school.

    COACH:  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 Environmental Toxicology.  He loves spending time with his family.  He enjoys nature and birding, cooking, listening to 80's music, playing chess, taking walks, reading books, and watching movies.

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

    Space is limited to the first 12 students who turn in completed registration forms.  Club needs a minimum of 4 students from 6th to 8th grades for formation.

    Cost Per Student: $75.00 [The School will pay for the registration for the competition]

    Please make checks payable to: Aiyasami Salem Sreenivasan

    Click on the MATHCOUNTS® 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 Lessons with Mrs. M 2021-2022

    Mondays-Fridays
    Every 30 minutes starting at 4:00 p.m., with 5 minutes in between each lesson for transportation.
    For students in 1st-8th grade.
    Location: Small Practice Room in the Music Wing

    (ALL LESSONS TIMES ARE FULL.  YOU MAY REGISTER ON SALLY'S SITE FOR A "WAIT SPOT.")

    Has your child shown interest in learning the piano?  I'd love to help them begin that journey!

    Learning the piano has been shown to help children to develop focus, concentration and patience, as well as develop social skills and boost confidence.  Lessons are designed based on each individual student's background, interests, and developmental needs.  We will work on the basics of piano technique and skills, but also explore composition and improvisation along the way.

    Music theory (or studying music in written form) is also an important part of lessons.  Learning piano is one of the best ways to learn music theory, both through practical application and fun games.  This is an excellent way to prepare students to play other instruments in the future, and to develop a lifelong love of creating music. 

    We will be using the Piano Adventures series, a popular and well-respected curriculum and I will assess your child at their first lesson to determine their starting level.

    Cost: $35.00/30 minute lesson.

    To sign your child up for piano lessons, please go to this website and complete the registration form: https://forms.gle/QmbNV2J4AEmgRwEQ9

    Lessons will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, based on when this form is filled out.

    (Please Note: Due to Covid restrictions, at this time Orchard is not allowing clubs/classes/lessons for students in KG.  Preschool students are not eligible for Orchard clubs/classes/lessons.)

    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) 650-6465.  


  • Piano Private Lessons with Dustin Klein 2021-2022

    Dustin Klein will offer Piano Private Lessons  after school once a week during the hours of 3:30-5:00 for Orchard Students.  Lessons are 30 minutes and each 30 minute lesson is $35.00.  Lessons will be limited to a maximum of 8 students, so register early to secure a spot.  For information about Mr. Klein, please visit his Indy production company website: Kleinandalvarez.com.  For additional information and registration please contact Dustin Klein directly: Phone: (317) 255-5482 or via email: dklein@orchard.org.
  • Piano, Violin and Viola Private Lessons with Dasha Bartol 2021-2022

    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-Fridays.  Cost is $35.00 per half-hour lesson.  Please contact Dasha Bartol directly for lesson availability at dashabartol@gmail.com or text/voicemail her @ (216) 971-5884.

    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 16.  She loves cooking, jogging and enjoys going to nature parks and the ocean.
  • Sculpture Creations for 1st-4th Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Thursdays
    Oct. 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 1, 8, 15
    (No class on November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Art Room

    In this fun class, students will build and create several different sculptures.  Many types of materials will be used, including foil, wire, clay, paper mâché and plaster.  Students will learn new techniques for building sculpture for each type of material and have the freedom to create using their imaginations!

    INSTRUCTOR:  Tracey Gallion
     is Orchard's ES Art teacher and has been with us for 19 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 6 students/Maximum of 18 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $175.00 for the 7 week session [includes all materials]

    Please make checks payable to: Tracey Gallion

    Click on the Sculpture 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.
  • Sew What! for 3rd-4th Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Wednesdays
    Oct. 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15
    (No class on November 24 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-5:00 p.m. [NOTE: this class is 1 1/2 hours]
    Conference Room


    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/items 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 the 7 week session

    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 1st-3rd Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Mondays
    Oct. 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec. 6, 13
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Preschool Gym

    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 each week, but also learn teamwork, cooperation, leadership and confidence, etc. 

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

    We 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.

    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/Maximum Enrollment: 10/18 students

    Fee: $205 + $20* registration fee if playing for the first time this school year.  (Total $225.00)  Returning students from 1st session fee is $205.00 (since they paid the registration fee in the 1st session).  Includes: 1 hour session each week, small prize each week, end-of-season prize and certificate of participation/report card.  *Registration fee is charged once per Soccer Shots school year (August 2021-July 2022) and includes one Soccer Shots jersey (MRSP $35).  Families that did not play during 1st session will owe the registration fee ($20) for the 2nd Session.  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 a 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 Mrs. Underwood for 3rd-4th graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Thursdays
    Oct. 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16
    (No class on November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Mrs. Underwood's Room #203 and the Theater

    Like dressing up and being someone else?  Like putting on plays?  If you do, come and join Drama Momma, Mrs. Underwood, on Thursdays for Theater Fun 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.  We make scenery, props and wear costumes.  It is great fun!

    INSTRUCTOR: Debbie Underwood has been a teacher at Orchard for 24 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 12 students to run this program.

    Fees: $190.00 for the 7 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Deb Underwood


    Click on the Theater Fun 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.
  • Yoga for 1st-4th Graders (2nd Session 2021-2022)

    Mondays
    Oct. 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec. 6, 13
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    EC Music Room


    In this session of Yoga, students will learn yoga games, mindfulness activities, yoga poses to strengthen body and mind, and have an opportunity to get creative juices flowing with projects and simple crafts.  This class is for everyone - no prior experience needed.  All that is required for class is an interest in moving and feeling good and comfortable clothing.  A $10 fee has been included in the enrollment fee to cover each student's personal yoga mat that they will take home at the end of the session!!  Returning students who wish to reuse their yoga mat will not be charged the additional $10.00 fee.

    [Please send your student in comfortable clothing.  Students WILL NOT be changing before classes.]


    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.  Audrey has offered after-school classes and summer camps at Orchard for several years.

    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 4 students/Maximum of 12 students to run this program.

    Fees: $125.00 for the 8 week session for returning students who already have a yoga mat; $135.00 for the 8 week session for NEW STUDENTS who will receive a yoga mat for the class.

    Please make checks payable to: Silly Hearts Yoga for Kids

    Click on the 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.