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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  • Below please find virtual classes offered by our Orchard Teachers and Trusted Vendors. This is a brief description. Please contact the class offerer for full details, pricing, and registration.

  • Online Interactive Group Chess Classes for KIDS!! Learning Through Games Style!

    Online Interactive Group Chess Classes for KIDS!!! Learning Through Games Style!  For ages 5-14.  Good for new or returning students!  All elves are welcome.  Taught by Learning Through Games Teachers and USCF chess expert Aaron Dean using Zoom Video.

    The classes are interactive and FUN!  Kids will be able to converse and give answers and play each other.  They will have chess ideas explained and will be taught in the famous learning Through Games FUN style.  All classes also listed at Learningthroughgames.com and on Facebook Learning through Games.  You can purchase single classes or in bulk.  Days and times chosen do not have to be the same every week.  Lessons are different every day and are put together based on the children's level that are attending.  Question? Call (317) 224-6771 or email Aaron Dean at adean@learningthroughgames.com

    Monday's Chess: August 17 thru December 21 (no class September 7 or November 23):
    8:00 a.m.  Morning Chess Fun Intermediate/advanced
    1:00 p.m.  Intermediate/advanced
    2:00 p.m. Beginner/intermediate
    3:00 p.m. Intermediate/advanced
    4:15 p.m.  Beginner/intermediate
    5:15 p.m.  Intermediate/advanced

    Tuesday's Chess: August 18 thru December 15 (no class on November 24):
    8:00 a.m.  Morning Chess Fun Intermediate/advanced
    1:00 p.m.  Intermediate/advanced
    2:00 p.m. Beginner/intermediate
    3:00 p.m. Intermediate/advanced
    4:15 p.m.  Beginner/intermediate
    5:15 p.m.  Intermediate/advanced

    Wednesday's Chess: August 19 thru December 16 (no class on November 25):
    8:00 a.m.  Morning Chess Fun Beginner/Intermediate
    1:00 p.m.  Beginner/Intermediate
    2:00 p.m.  Intermediate/advanced
    3:00 p.m.  Beginner/Intermediate
    4:15 p.m.  Intermediate/Advanced
    5:15 p.m.  Beginner/Intermediate

    Thursday's Chess: August 20 thru December 17 (no class on November 26):
    8:00 a.m.  Chess Morning Fun! Beginner/Intermediate
    1:00 p.m.  Beginner/Intermediate
    2:00 p.m.  Intermediate/Advanced
    3:00 p.m.  Beginner/Intermediate
    4:15 p.m.  Intermediate/Advanced
    5:15 p.m.  Beginner/Intermediate

    Friday's Chess: August 20 thru December 18 (no class on September 4 or November 27):
    8:00 a.m.  Chess morning Fun!  Intermediate/Advanced
    1:00 p.m.  Intermediate/Advanced
    2:00 p.m.  Beginner/Intermediate
    3:00 p.m.  Intermediate/Advanced
    4:15 p.m.  Beginner/Intermediate
    5:15 p.m.  Intermediate/Advanced 

    Pricing (no refunds within 24 hours of the first class or switching classes with 24 hours of the class):
    Buying 1 to 4 classes: $14 per class
    Buy a set of 5 classes: $53.00
    Buy a set of 10 classes: $98.00
    Buy a set of 20 classes: $190.00

    PAYMENT:
    Option one: Send $ by check payable to Learning Through Games to 11504 Senie Lane, Carmel, IN 46032
    Option two: PayPal $ to adean@learningthroughgames.com
    Option three: Use Cell payment or bank pay to pay $ (use phone number: 317 224 6771)
  • Afterschool Clay Building with Jeremy South of Ripple Mobile Arts

    Build together through Zoom, weekly added videos and Facebook.  All supplies, text/email support and guidance given for success!  All ages welcome.  Create your own designs or follow along.  Details on the website or contact Jeremy South at (317) 514-8469 or via Email at: claymansouth@gmail.com.

    Cost: $55.00 monthly

    Runs September - May

    Register at ripplemobilearts.com
    https://www.ripplemobilearts.com/variety-delivery-covid-19-friendly

    Ripple Mobile Arts offers many delivery services in clay, glass, STEM and pottery wheel rentals for all ages.  More details at ripplemobilearts.com.
  • Gymnastics Classes with Jeanie Gensheimer/Rapunzel's Gymnastics

    Jeanie Gensheimer/Rapunzel's Gymnastics will offer Gymnastics Classes on Tuesdays 4:15-5:00 at the Riviera Club.  Children may participate live or via Zoom.

    GYMNASTICS CLASS:
    Grades:  KG-4th
    Tuesdays 4:15-5:00 p.m.
    9 Week Session: September 1 - October 27
    Fees: $135.00 for the 9-week Session.   (Please make checks payable to Jeanie Gensheimer Martial Arts)

    We will work on Tumbling skills, rhythmic gymnastics, balance, flexibility and strength training.  Children who attend class will have their own space on the mats and their own equipment.  Apparatus will be sanitized between each gymnast (e.g. the gymnastics bar).

    Please contact Jeanie Gensheimer directly for more information and to schedule.  Her phone, email and website are: (317) 728-0040; Email: rapunzel1963@yahoo.com; Website: www.gensheimermartialarts.com.
  • Indy Dance Academy Offerings for Fall 2020

    Indy Dance Academy will offer the following classes for the Fall of 2020:

    Indy Dance Academy∼Pre recorded Dance Pack:
    12 dance classes and supplemental materials for you to "turn on" your screen anytime, anywhere!

    Share dance, movement and fun with friends, classmates or family members at school, in your home or on a weekend get a away to Grandma's house!

    Please purchase on the Inday Dance Academy website: www.indydanceacademy.com, register.


    Zoom in to Indy Dance Academy Dance:

    Join the fun of dance class through Zoom with Indy Dance Academy!

    We offer lots of styles of dance and age ranges.  Check out our class list on the Indy Dance Academy website: www.indydanceacademy.com, register.*

    * Please note there are in studio and Zoom options available.


    Please contact Indy Dance Academy at (317) 218-3694 with any questions.
  • Karate with Jeanie Gensheimer Martial Arts

    Sensei Jeanie Gensheimer will offer the following Karate Class Options:

    Wednesdays, September 2 - October 28  at 3:30-4:15 p.m. at Holliday Park (Note: class will be held outside):
    Self control, goal setting, flexibility and resilience will be instilled through martial arts.  It will be a fun and rewarding experience.  Students start at white belts and progress through the belt ranks.  

    For children entering KG-8th grade.  Fees: $150 for the 9-week session.  This includes one promotion fee.


    OTHER CLASS OPTIONS:

    Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. at the Riviera Club:
    Indoors.  Children may participate in person or via Zoom.  Fees: $70.00 per month.

    Thursdays at the Riviera Club: 4:00-4:45 p.m. or 5:15-6:00 p.m.:
    This will be an outdoor class, held in the shelter.  Fees: $70.00 per month


    Students will need a uniform.  Please add $30 if your child does not have one already.  There is a $25 promotion fee when children advance from one belt rank to the next.  For all classes: children will have their own space, wear masks and stay distant.

    Please contact Jeanie Gensheimer directly for more information and to schedule.  Her phone, email and website are: (317) 728-0040; Email: rapunzel1963@yahoo.com; Website: www.gensheimermartialarts.com.
  • Advanced Manga Class (Grades 1-4) with Deb Matatall

    If you have formerly attended at least one Manga session, this class is for you!  We will continue to hone iron our sketching skills and improve in ways that we didn't even think possible!  You should come out of this class feeling more comfortable sketching characters on your own.  Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

    Classes will be Zoom-style.  Contact Deb Matatall via email for more details at dmatatall@orchard.org.
  • Beginners Manga Class (Grades 1-4) with Deb Matatall

    If you are interested in learning to sketch Japanese cartoon characters, this class is for you!  It is a step-by-step type of class to get you started with sketching "Manga style" cartooning.  You will love this new way of sketching!

    Classes will be Zoom-style.  Contact Deb Matatall via email for more details at dmatatall@orchard.org.
  • $ - Money Class with Jeffrey Berry

    Have you ever heard an adult say, "I wish I knew then what I know now?"  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.  Mr. Berry's Money Class uses decades of money advice and lessons learned to help you become better prepared for your financial future.  Now is a great time for family conversations about money.

    Guided lessons focus on the main action verbs of money: Earn, Save, Invest, Tax, Spend, Give and Retire
    Level 1: Money Basics
    Level 2: Application

    Mondays-Fridays After School
    Dates & Times Open
    Mr. Berry's Zoom Room
    Fee: $75.00/week  Choose your week.  Class sizes are limited for better interaction, attention and discussion.

    Questions and Registration: Email or text Mr. Berry at JLBerry@orchard.org or (317) 828-7104.
  • Piano/Violin/Viola Private Lessons with Dasha Bartol

    Ms. Dasha Bartol will be offering Piano/Violin/Viola classes via virtual-FaceTime/Zoom or in-person (your house or in her home).  Class times are flexible (after-school and/or weekends).  Please contact Dasha directly for further details, pricing and scheduling.  Phone: (317) 772-3103; Email: dashabartol@gmail.com
  • Private Lesson (Band and Orchestra Instruments/beginning Ukulele) with Suellen Sharp

    Does your child love music?  Have they missed playing or lost skills during he quarantine?  Private lessons are a great way to rekindle their love of playing and boost their skills.  Lesson goals are determined based on each student's desires and needs.

    Suellen Sharp will offer private lessons via Zoom on band and orchestra instruments and beginning ukulele (no guitar or piano).  Days and times will be worked out on an individual basis.  Please contact Suellen directly for questions, more information or to schedule a lesson time.  Her email is: ssharp@orchard.org.
  • Rose's Rockin' Chefs with Rose Howell

    Tired of making dinner night after night?  Let your kid do it for you!  In this class, we'll explore basic and intermediate kitchen skills (proper cutting technique, measuring accurately and precisely, making substitutions, etc.) while cooking up tasty meals for the whole family to enjoy.

    Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.
    August 20, 27; September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8 (no class on September 3)


    To register or inquire further, please contact Rose Howell at (317) 853-9342 or by Email at rosehowell422@gmail.com.
  • Spanish Tutoring (Grades 2-4) with Deb Matatall

    If you are needing a boost (some extra help) or some enrichment (push me harder), feel free to reach out to me!  I will be offering 45 minute sessions for some great conversational Spanish and some review of a multiple of important skills!

    Tutoring sessions will be Zoom-style.  Contact Deb Matatall via email for more details at dmatatall@orchard.org.
  • Voice/Piano Private Lessons with Dustin Klein

    Dustin Klein will offer Voice/Piano Private Lessons  after school once a week during the hours of 3:30-5:00.  Lessons are 30 minutes (Flexible if these times do not work from home).  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, pricing and registration please contact Dustin Klein directly: Phone: (317) 255-5482 or via email: dklein@orchard.org.
  • What-if-ology Club with Professor Watermelon and Mister Smart

    What-if-ology Club:
    Creativity begins with these two magic-words: "what" and "if."  What-if-ology Club is where this "what-if" magic is harnessed - a place where children can explore their own minds and become authors, illustrators and media creators.  Each week, Professor Watermelon and Mister Smart will give students creative writing and drawing challenges that will captivate and engage the imagination.  Students will create stories, comics and art, while exploring the elements of creative writing and drawing.  Classes are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

    Grade levels: 2nd-6th Grade
    When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (choose one)
    Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Start-End: September 8th - October 29th
    Fee: $125.00
    How to Enroll: Email Professor Watermelon at prof.watermelon@gmail.com

    Instructors: Professor Watermelon (Chadwick Gillenwater) has partnered with the illustrator of his books, Josh Smart, to provide a new and improved creative writing club experience that now includes illustration and cartooning.  It's now called What-if-ology Club!

Address:

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