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 2022-2023 REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 6:00 P.M. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2022. ALL REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER 10/21/22 6:00 P.M. WILL INCUR A SEPARATE $25 LATE FEE (payable to The Orchard School Extended Programs).

  • DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, THE 2022-2023 SESSIONS OF CLUBS/CLASSES/LESSONS ARE LIMITED TO ORCHARD STUDENTS ONLY.

  • Ballet/Jazz Combination for KG-3rd Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Wednesdays
    Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21
    (No class on 11/23/22 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    EC Music Room (#115)

    Students will enjoy the beautiful art of Ballet and Jazz!  This class introduces the foundation of basic steps, terminology, body lines and technique  for both Jazz and Ballet.  Curriculum focuses on stretches, exercises, turns, progressions across the floor and choreographed combinations.

    Please make sure your student 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, Kallie Leib, as Orchard's after-school IDA instructor!  

    Kallie Leib Bio:  Kallie is originally from Lebanon, Indiana.  Anderson University is Kallie's collegiate home where she studied Dance Pedagogy.  While attending Anderson, she performed in shows for both the dance department and the musical theater department; including a role as a dancer in the musical "And the World Goes Round" choreographed and directed by Kenny Shepard.  Kallie was also awarded the "Excellence in Jazz Dance" award two years in a row while studying at Anderson University.  Recently, Kallie received the opportunity to work with Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre in a show called "Exodus" and is currently dancing with Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre.  Kallie is super excited to be part of the IDA family and share her joy of dance!

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

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

    Fees: $175.00 for the 7 week session 

    Please make checks payable to: Indy Dance Academy

    Click on the Ballet/Jazz Combination 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.
  • Belmont's Book Club for 3rd-5th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Mondays
    Oct. 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12, 19
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Mrs. Belmont's Room


    CALLING ALL READERS....
    COME JOIN ME ON MONDAYS FOR
    BELMONT'S BOOK CLUB!

    This Session's Selection is...."The Lion of Mars" by Jennifer L. Holm

    "Bell has spent his whole life - all eleven years of it - on Mars.  But he's still just a regular kid - he loves cats and any kind of cake, and is curious about the secrets the adults in the US colony are keeping.  Like, why don't they have contact with anyone on the other Mars colonies?  Why are they so isolated?  When a virus breaks out and the grown-ups all fall ill, Bell and the other children are the only ones who can help.  It's up to Bell - a regular kid in a very different world - to uncover the truth and save his family...and possibly unite an entire planet. "

    * Each student will receive a book to keep as part of the class fee
    * Due to the length of the book, there may be reading required between each class
    * A snack will be provided during each class this session

    THEMES INCLUDE:
        * Family
        * Friendship
        * Learning to ask for help
        * Learning to take care of oneself

    INSTRUCTOR:  Jamie Belmont is starting her 16th year with Orchard.  Moving from 2nd to 4th grade this year, Mrs. Belmont is excited to teach new ideas and curriculum to some of her former students.  Mrs. Belmont has had many roles during her time at Orchard: Kids Connect Coordinator, 2nd/3rd Grade Technology Teacher, 2nd and 4th Grade Teacher.  Prior to coming to Orchard she was a teacher in Texas. Mrs. Belmont has two children, both Orchard graduates, that keep her busy in her free time.  She also enjoys working out, spending time with friends, going to concerts and watching movies.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Jamie Belmont  at jbelmont@orchard.org  or (317) 713-5748.

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

    Fees: $200.00 for the 8 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Jamie Belmont

    Click on the Belmont's Book 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.
  • Cardboard Creations for 2nd-4th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Mondays
    Oct. 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12, 19
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Mrs. Starlin's Room #207

    Bring your imagination and come build with cardboard!  Have your own idea?  Great!  Need some inspiration?  No problem!  Past projects include designing and building a miniature foosball table, a mini marble maze, a miniature soccer field, a 3-story home for a favorite stuffy, costumes and more.

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

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

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


    Fees: $175.00 for the 8 week Session. 

    Please make checks payable to: Kim Starlin


    Click on the Cardboard Creations Link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Chess for KG-8th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Thursdays
    Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22
    (No class on 11/24/22 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Dignity Center

    This class is great for all levels and for new or returning students.  Taught by the locally famous Learning Through Games group that are known for their kid-friendly style!  Students will have a blast while at the same time improve logic and calculation!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Aaron Dean, Head teacher and founder of Learning through Games at adean@learningthroughgames.com  or (317) 224-6771.

    Minimum of 6 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $125.00 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 de ESPAÑOL for 2nd-5th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Wednesdays
    Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21
    (No class on 11/23/22 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    5th Grade Village Science Room


    CLUB de ESPAÑOL:
    ¡Hablamos español! 
    Come join us for a relaxed fun time making traditional foods (we will cook at least one class during this session), reading stories, creating crafts, playing games, and sharing conversations ¡en español!

    INSTRUCTOR:  Miss Powell, who is actually a Doctor Powell, has traveled to many countries around the world volunteering and studying their unique cultural practices.  She is also Orchard's 2nd-4th Spanish teacher.   She is the author of "The Mists of Guilin," her first bilingual children's chapter book!  Come and explore the exciting world of Spanish with a teacher who loves all things ESPAÑOL!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Karen Powell  at kpowell@orchard.org or (317) 713-5786.

    Minimum of 6 students/Maximum of 10 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $180.00 for the 7 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Karen Powell

    Click on the CLUB de ESPAÑOL 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) Co-Ed Intramural Basketball for 2nd-4th Graders (1st/2nd Sessions 2022-2023)

    Fridays
    October 21, 28; November 4, 18; December 9, 16
    3:30-5:00 p.m.
    Steve Thompson South Gym


    THIS SESSION OF CO-ED BASKETBALL IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.  LOOK FOR ANOTHER CLASS IN THE 3RD SESSION REGISTRATION PERIOD.

    Co-Ed Basketball Intramurals for 2nd-4th
    are back again for its nineteenth year!  Mr. Kirtz will again lead teams in basic skills (dribbling, shooting, foot work, defense styles, offensive plays, etc.) and scrimmage time.  Eighth grade Orchard students will assist Coach Kirtz with the fundamentals.  Come and have fun while learning the basics!!

    Students should wear black shorts, their T-Shirt that will be provided and tennis shoes.

    INSTRUCTOR:  Andre' Kirtz is one of Orchard's Physical Education teachers and an 8th grade advisor.  In the past, he has worked with Kevin Wilson, the Assistant Coach for the Detroit Pistons, at the Culver Academy conducting a basketball camp for approximately 116 children of all ages.  Mr. Kirtz loves coaching and helping students to reach their full potential.  

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Andre' Kirtz at akirtz@orchard.org or (317) 713-5792.

    Limited to the first 32 registered students.  (Please Note: All registrations should be returned to the Extended Programs Office - not to directly to Mr. Kirtz)

    Fees: $110.00 for the 6 week session (Includes T-Shirt and snack)

    Please make checks payable to: Andre' Kirtz

    Click on the Co-Ed Intramural Basketball 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-5th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Thursdays
    Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22
    (No class on 11/24/22 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.
  • (FULL) Dessert Decorating for 2nd-5th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Wednesday
    Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21
    (No class on 11/23/22 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Science Lab (Room 110)

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS

    Join in on the dessert decorating fun and learn how to decorate mini cakes, cookies, brownies and more!  Each class will be focused on a new decorating technique.  Examples of decorating techniques we may explore include flat icing a cake, adding a chocolate drip to a cake, creating the perfect buttercream swirls and decorating cookies with royal icing.

    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 (317) 713-5793 or via email at: hcarter@orchard.org.

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

    Fees: $210.00 for 7 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Hannah Carter

    Click on the Dessert Decorating link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • (FULL) Explosive Science for 1st-3rd Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Monday
    Oct. 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12, 19
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Science Lab (Room 110)

    Do you love science, especially when things explode?  The this club is perfect for your!  Each class will explore different ways that energy and everyday things can create extreme reactions.

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.

    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 (317) 713-5793 or via email at: hcarter@orchard.org.

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

    Fees: $180.00 for 8 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Hannah Carter

    Click on the Explosive Science 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.
  • Rapunzel's Gymnastics for KG-4th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Thursdays
    Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22
    (No class on 11/24/22 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 wear comfortable clothes.

    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 31 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: $140.00 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.
  • (FULL) Handmade Holiday Gifts for KG-4th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Thursdays
    Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22
    (No class on 11/24/22 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Art Room

    (THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.)

    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 20 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 14 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.
  • Hip Hop Monday Class for 1st-4th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Mondays
    Oct. 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12, 18
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Dining Hall

    Dancing is Freedom! Hip Hop is a culture that includes rapping, deejaying, graffiti, dancing also known b-boying/breaking/pop locking, art, and style. My class curriculum focuses creativity, confidence, motivation, coordination, repetition, mental agility, body mimicking, core and full body strengthening, and of course, having fun! This class introduces an 8 count or the phrase “5,6,7,8”, which is a countdown to begin a movement collectively at a specific time and a short combination.  All music will be age appropriate and mostly music from the 80’s-early 2000’s. 

    Students must wear comfortable clothes that they can move in and sneakers.

    INSTRUCTOR:  Tamyra Whitehead:  
    Tamyra Irving (Whitehead) was born and raised in Jamaica Queens, New York. Her love for the art of dance began when she was only three (3) years old. Her dancing journey began with Joan Miller’s Dance Studio (Jamaica Queens, New York), wherein she was trained in Ballet and Jazz.  Then, when she was six (6) years old, she was trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, and West African dance with Gloria Jackson’s Dance Studio (St. Albans, Queens, NY.  In addition to those dance studios, she attended several jazz classes at Broadway Dance Center (Manhattan, NY) to study with Jazz Legend, Frank Hatchett.
     
    When she was a senior in high school, she was a member of a hip hop dance company, where she was trained to audition for major Hip Hop and R&B artists’ videos.  At that time, her father hired a manager to help to pursue an acting career. She landed a role as an extra in Spike Lee’s movie, “Clockers.”  She also landed the supporting role in a low budget film, “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number.”  She then went to Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia) to study Early Childhood Development.  After college, she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to live with her parents and pursued a career as a Paralegal.  The necessity to resume dancing, lead her to become a company member in Essence in Motion (Hip Hop), Nyama (West African), and Sancocho (Afro-Cuban) performing all over the city of Indianapolis.
     
    Her love for dance inspired her to become a Zumba Dance Instructor. She has taught in several gyms, schools, hospitals, private events and virtually.  She believes part of her life’s purpose is to enlighten adults and children of the physical and mental health benefits of dance.  All the while, encouraging everyone to have fun and embrace the feeling of freedom while dancing to be fit. She was a Dance Instructor teaching Hip Hop, Jazz, and Hip Pop dance classes at Interactive Academy in Zionsville, Indiana.  Currently, she lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her 7-year-old son, Titan, an Orchard 2nd grader.  Tamyra continues to live in her purpose inspiring and encouraging all to keep dancing with mind, body and soul.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Tamyra Whitehead at TlovestodanceNY@gmail.com

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

    Fees: $150.00 for the 8 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Tamyra Whitehead

    Click on the Hip Hop Monday 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.
  • Hip Hop Friday Class for 5th-8th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Fridays
    Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16
    (No classes on 11/11 [Conf. Day], 11/25 [Thanksgiving Break] or 12/23 [Winter Break])
    3:30-5:30 p.m.
    Dining Hall

    Dancing is Freedom! Hip Hop is a culture that includes rapping, deejaying, graffiti, dancing also known b-boying/breaking/pop locking, art, and style. My class curriculum focuses creativity, confidence, motivation, coordination, repetition, mental agility, body mimicking, core and full body strengthening, and of course, having fun! This class introduces an 8 count or the phrase “5,6,7,8”, which is a countdown to begin a movement collectively at a specific time and a short combination.  All music will be age appropriate and mostly music from the 80’s-early 2000’s. 

    Students must wear comfortable clothes that they can move in and sneakers.

    INSTRUCTOR:  Tamyra Whitehead:  
    Tamyra Irving (Whitehead) was born and raised in Jamaica Queens, New York. Her love for the art of dance began when she was only three (3) years old. Her dancing journey began with Joan Miller’s Dance Studio (Jamaica Queens, New York), wherein she was trained in Ballet and Jazz.  Then, when she was six (6) years old, she was trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, and West African dance with Gloria Jackson’s Dance Studio (St. Albans, Queens, NY.  In addition to those dance studios, she attended several jazz classes at Broadway Dance Center (Manhattan, NY) to study with Jazz Legend, Frank Hatchett.
     
    When she was a senior in high school, she was a member of a hip hop dance company, where she was trained to audition for major Hip Hop and R&B artists’ videos.  At that time, her father hired a manager to help to pursue an acting career. She landed a role as an extra in Spike Lee’s movie, “Clockers.”  She also landed the supporting role in a low budget film, “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number.”  She then went to Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia) to study Early Childhood Development.  After college, she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to live with her parents and pursued a career as a Paralegal.  The necessity to resume dancing, lead her to become a company member in Essence in Motion (Hip Hop), Nyama (West African), and Sancocho (Afro-Cuban) performing all over the city of Indianapolis.
     
    Her love for dance inspired her to become a Zumba Dance Instructor. She has taught in several gyms, schools, hospitals, private events and virtually.  She believes part of her life’s purpose is to enlighten adults and children of the physical and mental health benefits of dance.  All the while, encouraging everyone to have fun and embrace the feeling of freedom while dancing to be fit. She was a Dance Instructor teaching Hip Hop, Jazz, and Hip Pop dance classes at Interactive Academy in Zionsville, Indiana.  Currently, she lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her 7-year-old son, Titan, an Orchard 2nd grader.  Tamyra continues to live in her purpose inspiring and encouraging all to keep dancing with mind, body and soul.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Tamyra Whitehead at TlovestodanceNY@gmail.com

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

    Fees: $180.00 for the 5 week session 
    (NOTE: This is a 2-hour class 3:30-5:30 p.m.)

    Please make checks payable to: Tamyra Whitehead

    Click on the Hip Hop Friday 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.
  • (FULL) Karate for 1st-8th Graders (1st Semester 2022-2023)

    Tuesdays [NOTE: NEW DAY OF THE WEEK!!]
    Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Preschool Gym 

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.  LOOK FOR 2ND SEMESTER OFFERING IN THE THIRD SESSION CLUBS/CLASSES.

    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.  

    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 20 students needed to run this program.


    Fees:
    $335.00 for 16 weeks of classes for the semester (1st & 2nd Sessions), includes one promotion fee ($15.00)
    $35.00 Karate uniform

    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.
  • LEGO® Mania Camp for 3rd-5th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Wednesday
    Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21
    (No class on 11/23/22 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Science and Math Lab (Room 221)

    Do you love to build and create with LEGO®?  Put your love of LEGO® and engineering skills to the test!  Each week students will explore everything from simple machines to codes to stop animation using those beloved bricks.  Students will participate in solo and group LEGO® STEM challenges and have plenty of free build time.

    *Each student will receive a take home LEGO® kit and booklet with project instructions.

    Instructor: Nichole Cazares is starting her 8th year with Orchard.  Moving from 2nd-4th grade this year.  Mrs. Cazares is excited to teach new ideas to some of her former students.  Mrs. Cazares has had many roles during her time at Orchard: Kids Connect Coordinator, Summer Camp Coordinator, 2nd and 4th Grade Teacher.  Prior to coming to Orchard she was a Peace Corps Volunteer, worked in Orthopedics, and for the Center For Urban Policy.  Mrs. Cazares has two children, both Orchard middle schoolers, that keep her busy in her free time.  She also enjoys hiking, gardening and checking out obscure places.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Nichole Cazares at (317) 713-5953 or via email at: ncazares@orchard.org.

    Minimum of 6 students needed to run this program and the maximum is 18.  

    Fees: $200.00 for 7 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Nichole Cazares

    Click on the LEGO® Mania Camp 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 Get Physics-al - Whacky Science Club for 4th-5th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Fridays 
    Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16
    (No classes on 11/11/22 [Conf. Day], 11/25/22 [Thanksgiving Break] or 12/23/22 [Winter Break])
    3:30-5:00 p.m. [NOTE: This is a 1 1/2 hour class]
    5th Grade Village Science Room 


    Let's Get Physics-al is a highly hands on science exploration with added emphasis on physics, chemistry and Earth sciences.  This club has been developed to be fun, engaging and educational.  Each meeting will be jam-packed with experiments and demonstrations highlighting some of the scientific world's biggest discoveries and topics.

    The goal of this club is to use whacky, age-appropriate explanations and lessons to help students learn and grow to love science.  Taking challenging scientific concepts and turning them into easy-to-understand fun experiments that will appeal to science lovers or pique the interest of those who may not have as much interest in science.

    It's no secret that many of the most important scientific discoveries in history helped shape so much of what we do today.  Using simple, yet incredibly fun methods, students in this club will learn about and be introduced to many of these concepts.  So many scientific discoveries were found through tedious testing and calculations, this club/class is like a highlight reel of only the best parts.  Add in whacky, wild, sometimes messy experiments, what could be more fun?!?  We will use a combination of demonstrations, group and individual experiments to explore each topic.

    Possible experiments or demonstrations include:
         * Design, make and test a (toy sized) concrete boat
         * Elephant toothpaste (a foamy fun chemical reaction)
         * Magnetics, electricity and pressure experiments
         * Explaining orbits and gravity
         * Laws of physics explained with a wrecking ball

    INSTRUCTOR:  My name is Corey Cordell.  I am a graduate of The Orchard School and I have two children who currently attend Orchard.  I have a daughter in kindergarten and son in third grade.  My education and career have been related to heavy equipment and fleet maintenance, but I have always had a love of science.  I am most passionate about physics, space and biology and love to teach.  Those who know me well know that I am always explaining things and teaching all I can about the subjects I love.  With my passion for physics and love for all things science, I am very excited to use this opportunity to share my passion and provide a very hands-on opportunity for students to learn while having fun.  I am most excited to have an opportunity to present many of the concepts with a unique set of experiments designed to make everyone a science fan!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Corey Cordell at coreyjcordell@gmail.com or (317) 796-9454.

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

    Fees: $200.00 for the 5 week session
    Includes: All materials and supplies (materials used for individual projects can be brought home), use of lab equipment and testing equipment, PPE and supplies kit for each student [safety glasses, googles, gloves, etc.]

    Please make checks payable to: Corey Cordell

    Click on the Let's Get Physics-al - Whacky Science 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.
  • Little Chefs Monday Class for 3rd-6th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Mondays
    Oct. 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12, 19
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    ES Art Room


    Hi, 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 the 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 12 years in the Indianapolis area.  She has also taught and led several extracurricular classes around food, nature and crafts over the past 16 years.  Georgia always enjoys working with children and helping them learn and grow!

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

    Minimum of 6 students/Maximum of 14 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $225.00 for the 8 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Georgia Pappas

    Click on the Little Chefs Monday 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.
  • (FULL) Little Chefs Tuesday Class for KG-2nd Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Tuesdays
    Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    ES Art Room

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.

    Hi, 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 the 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 12 years in the Indianapolis area.  She has also taught and led several extracurricular classes around food, nature and crafts over the past 16 years.  Georgia always enjoys working with children and helping them learn and grow!

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

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

    Fees: $225.00 for the 8 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Georgia Pappas

    Click on the Little Chefs Tuesday 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 Musketeers Sabre Fencing Program for 1st-8th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Tuesdays
    Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20
    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 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 Mezhuritskaya 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: $220.00 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.
  • Little Yogis for KG-2nd Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Tuesdays 
    Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    EC Music Room (#115)


    Little Yogis provides an opportunity to learn yoga and mindfulness in a child-friendly, engaging and active way.  Students will learn a variety of breathing techniques and yoga poses to help them find a calm body and mind.  They will also learn yoga games to focus on social connections, building confidence and increasing strength and flexibility.  Little Yogis also have an opportunity to be creative wit hands-on activities to increase focus and develop their own connection to yoga and its benefits.  No prior yoga experience required.  Each session of Little Yogis will teach new poses and games, while revisiting old favorites to repeat participants are always welcome!

    Please send your student in comfortable clothing.  

    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.  Silly Hearts Yoga for Kids instructor Mitzi Johnson will be teaching the Orchard after school classes.  Mitzi Johnson has a passion for teaching!  She is an elementary school teacher with an interest in Social-Emotional Learning.  Mitzi completed her 15 hour kids yoga certification with Silly Hearts Yoga for Kids in 2021 and is thrilled to have an opportunity to share yoga with more children throughout the greater Indy area. Audrey and her staff have offered after-school classes and summer camps at Orchard for several years and are excited to continue offering Yoga again this school year!

    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 20 students to run this program.

    Fees: $190.00 for the 8 week session 

    Please make checks payable to: Silly Hearts Yoga for Kids

    Click on the Little Yogis 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.
  • Middle School Soccer Clinic for 5th-8th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Friday
    Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16
    (No classes on 11/11 [Conf. Day], 11/25 [Thanksgiving Break] or 12/23 [Winter Break])
    3:30-5:00 p.m. [NOTE: This is a 1 1/2 hour class, ending at 5:00 p.m.]
    North Gym and Soccer Practice Field (weather permitting)

    This soccer clinic will focus on improving soccer skills, including footwork, speed, passing accuracy and defending.  Through indoor and outdoor training players will build on the skills they have and be met where they are.  Both current soccer players and those interested in getting started are welcome.

    INSTRUCTOR: My name is Kelsey Diarra and I am a 3rd grade science teacher at Orchard. I have played soccer my entire life including at Earlham College. I coach the 7th/8th Grade Orchard Soccer team. 

    Questions?  Please contact Kelsey Diarra at kdiarra@orchard.org

    Minimum of 8 students required to run this program.

    Fee: $120 for the 5 week Session

    Please make checks payable to: Kelsey Diarra

    Click on the Middle School Soccer Clinic 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) Orchard Cheer Squad for 1st-4th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Wednesday
    Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21
    (No class on 11/23/22 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Preschool Gym

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS

    GO OWLS!!!
     Do you have great school spirit?  Come join us as we learn cheers, choreographed dances and simple cheer stunts to uplift our teams and community.  We will incorporate some crafts and games as well.  We are hoping to find events where our squad can also perform.  We will keep you posted.

    Instructors:
    Taleesha Martin  /  She/Her/Hers  / tmartin@orchard.org:
    Hello families!  I am so excited to be a part of your child's life!  I have a passion for early child education.  I am a native of Indianapolis, where I graduated from Lawerence Central High School (Go Bears!) and then went on to obtain my degree from Ball State University where I double majored in early childhood and elementary education.  I have taught in various education settings, from public, private, charter and managed a daycare center.  While most of my 25 years in education have been in kindergarten, I have also taught in grades 1-3, as well as worked an an instructional math coach working with teachers in grades K-8.  This is my 4th year as an Owl.  I am married with two young adult children.  My oldest, Jasmine, has 2 children (Aiden 6 and Marley 1).  My youngest daughter, Jamiah, will be attending my alma mater, Ball State, this fall majoring in International Business and Marketing. My family is my world.  We enjoy spending time together, being outdoors and traveling.

    Kate Lange  /  She/Her/Hers  / klange@orchard.org: I am an Orchard graduate myself (class of '94) and enjoy carrying on the traditions and love of learning that I experienced growing up here.  My mom was also a teacher at Orchard for 38 years!  So it's easy to say I grew up with an amazing role model and knew from a young age this is what I wanted to do as well!  I have taught for a total of 21 years.  I taught as a a KG assistant for 2 years at St. Richard's School, was a 1st grade teacher for 3 yers in Florida, and  have now taught 1st Grade and Kindergarten here at Orchard for 15 years!  I am married with 3 children: Henry (3rd Grade), Lucy (Kindergarten) and Olivia (Preschool).  I love anything where I can be creative and enjoy using my creativity to make connections to lessons and units.  I strive to teach active and engaged students daily.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Taleesha or Kate at the above emails.

    Minimum of 10 students needed to run this program and the maximum is 20.  

    Fees: $200.00 for 7 weeks. 

    Please make checks payable to: Kate Lange

    Click on the Orchard Cheer Squad 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 Sally McSpadden aka "Mrs. M" 2022-2023

    Tuesdays/Wednesday/Thursdays
    Every 30 minutes, with 5 minutes in between each lesson for transportation.
    For students in KG-8th grade.
    Location: Small Practice Room in the Music Wing
    Fee: Lesson costs will vary depending on length of lesson.  Please check with Sally directly for lesson times and costs.

    (ALL LESSONS TIMES ARE FULL.  YOU MAY EMAL SALLY 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. 

    Please contact Sally McSpadden at sally@mcspaddenmusic.com to be put on a waitlist for lessons or with any questions.  

    INSTRUCTOR:  McSpadden Music was founded by Sally McSpadden ("Mrs. M") in 2022 with one idea in mind: all people are musical, and music is for all people.  Sally is a classically trained musician and an experienced educator with over 10 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings.  Sally firmly believes that music is for everyone.  McSpadden Music offers private lessons, early childhood music classes and community singing.


  • (FULL) Piano/Voice Private Lessons with Dustin Klein 2022-20232

    DUSTIN HAS FILLED ALL SPOTS AND IS AT MAXIMUM CAPACITY FOR HIS WAIT LIST AT THIS TIME.  WE WILL AMEND THIS WEBSITE POSTING WHEN HE IS ABLE TO ACCEPT INQUIRIES ABOUT AVAILABILITY.

    Dustin Klein will offer Piano/Voice Private Lessons  after school once a week during the hours of 3:45-5:00 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.
  • (FULL) Sculpture Creations for KG-4th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Wednesdays
    Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21
    (No class on 11/23/22 due to Thanksgiving Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Art Room

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.

    In this fun class, students will build and create several different three-dimensional 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 20 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 14 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-8th Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Wednesdays
    Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21 
    (No class on 11/23/22 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: $140.00 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.
  • (FULL) Soccer Shots for KG-2nd Graders (2nd Session 2022-2023)

    Mondays
    Oct. 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12, 19
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Preschool Gym

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.

    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: 10/16 students

    2nd Session Fee: $215.00 + $25.00* registration fee if playing for the first time this school year.  (Total $240.00)  Includes: 1 hour session each week, small prize each week, mid-season report, and end-of-season prize and certificate of participation/report card.  *Registration fee is charged once per Soccer Shots school year (August 2022-July 2023) and includes one Soccer Shots jersey (MRSP $35).  Registrants will owe the $25.00 registration fee if they did not play in the Fall 1st Session 2022-2023.  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.