Extracurricular

Clubs & Classes

Program Overview

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

Course Descriptions:

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  • 4TH SESSION 2023-2024 REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 6:00 P.M. FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024. ALL REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER 3/1/24 6:00 P.M. WILL INCUR A SEPARATE $25 LATE FEE (payable to The Orchard School Extended Programs).

  • FOR THE 2023-2024 SESSIONS OF CLUBS/CLASSES/LESSONS, ORCHARD WILL CONTINUE TO LIMIT OFFERINGS TO ORCHARD STUDENTS ONLY.

  • Amazing Mathematicians Play Math Games for 2nd-4th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Thursdays
    March 14, 21; April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9
    (No classes on 3/29/24 or 4/4/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Mrs. Driskell's Room # 201


    This quarter Amazing Mathematicians will explore and play lots of math games!  We might even play some familiar games that you never realized the math being used to play the game.  Board games, computer games, dice games, all kinds of games!  Maybe even create your own game or design a new twist to a familiar game.

    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 6 students/Maximum of 18 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $146.00 for the 7 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Beth Larner

    Click on the Amazing Mathematicians Play Math Games 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.
  • Card Club with Mr. Osborne for 3rd-5th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Thursdays
    March 14, 21; April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9
    (No classes on 3/28/24 or 4/4/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Mr. Osborne's Room (5th Village Science Lab) 


    We will research and value our collections.  Based on those values, we will make FAIR trades.  Every student will be given two packs of Pokémon© cards to open and keep EACH club class.  We will learn about the Pokémon© Trading Card Game© and how to play the TCG.  We will study past sets, current sets and future sets of cards.  We will do activities, trivia, and games that revolve around all things Pokémon©.

    Please be mindful of what your students bring to school, as they will be trading with each other.  We also need your partnership to let students know that they cannot have their card collections out during the school day or in Kids Connect (if they return to KC after their class is over).  This is to keep trading and the possibility of cards going missing to a minimum.

    Instructor: My name is Clayton Osborne.  This is my second year teaching 5th grade Science at The Orchard School.  I previously taught STEM classes at Noblesville East Middle School for 10 years.


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Clayton Osborne at (317) 713-2191 or via email at: cosborne@orchard.org.

    A minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15 students are needed to run this program.  

    Fees: $220.00 for the 7-week Session.  (Includes two packs of cards to keep each meeting day)

    Please make checks payable to: Clayton Osborne

    Click on the Card Club link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Chess for KG-8th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Thursdays
    March 14, 21; April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9
    (No classes on 3/28/24 or 4/4/24 due to Spring 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/maximum of 40 students needed to run this program.  (Additional instructors will be added as numbers warrant.)

    Fees: $130.00 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.
  • Co-Ed Basketball Basics with Steve Coleman for 4th-7th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Fridays
    March 15, 22; April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10
    (No classes on 3/29/24 or 4/5/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Steve Thompson South Gym

    Co-Ed Basketball Basics will teach the basic basketball fundamentals, ball handling, defense, block, etc.   Come to learn new moves or brush up on the ones you already have, all while having fun!!

    Students should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.


    INSTRUCTOR:  Steve Coleman is Orchard's 5th/6th JV Boys Basketball coach.  He has coached for many years and enjoys teaching athletes the the fundamentals of the game!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Steve Coleman at stevenlc60@att.net or (317) 850-5823.

    Minimum of 10 students/Maximum of 30 student.

    Fees: $140.00 for the 7 week session
    Please make checks payable to: Steve Coleman

    Click on the Co-Ed Basketball Basics 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.
  • Coloring Fun! with Amanda Johnson for KG-2nd graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Thursdays
    March 14, 21; April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9
    (No classes on 3/28/24 or 4/4/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Miss Johnson's Middle School Technology Room #636


    Let's color massive coloring sheets, tiniest coloring pages, to everything imaginable!  Let's color with crayons, markers, paint, paint with robots, colored pencils and smelly markers too!


    INSTRUCTOR BIO:  Amanda Johnson:
    Hi, my name is Amanda Johnson and I am the middle school technology teacher for 5th-8th graders.  This is my third year at Orchard.  I started as a 4th grade Math and Science teacher.  This is my second year as a technology teacher.  I was an Orchard Summer Camp member the last two summers.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Amanda Johnson at ajohnson@orchard.org or (317) 251-9253.

    Minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 12 students for this program.

    Fees: $75.00 for the 7 week session
    Please make checks payable to: Amanda Johnson

    Click on the Coloring 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.
  • Dinnerware and Decorations with Jeremy South for KG-8th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Fridays - This is a Two Class only session
    March 22 and April 12
    3:30-4:30
    Kindergarten Room #112 (Fischer/McDade)

    Create your very own bowl, mini vase and plate.  Design, sculpt and glaze everything.  Each participate will work on the pottery wheel once .  All items are made from scratch.  Items created in class will be dried, clear glazed and fired.  Expect most items to come back to the school for pick up about 3-4 weeks after class.  No experience needed.  Come, create and have fun!

    INSTRUCTOR:  Jeremy South is an artist and owner of Rocky Ripple Clayworks.  Jeremy is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Art Studio.  His development in clay has led to giving presentations, classes and workshops.  He has been working in the field of clay for the past 19 years.  Jeremy says, "My commitment to personal attention and simplified instruction has made the classes enjoyable for all ages.  I truly believe that many of us learn more directly through our hands.  Our hands shape the world around us.  We can either build or destroy.  My hope is for all of us to find a constructive way to use our hands."  Jeremy has participated in our Orchard after-school clubs/classes and summer camps for the last several years and we welcome him back for another round of fabulous class offerings this school year!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Jeremy South at ripplemobilearts@gmail.com  or (317) 514-8469.  You may also visit his website at: www.rockyrippleclayworks.com

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

    Fees: $62.50 for the 2 week session [all supplies included]

    Please make checks payable to: Jeremy South

    Click on the Dinnerware and Decorations 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.
  • Dungeons & Dragons® Club for 5th-7th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Mondays
    March 11, 18; April 8, 15, 22, 20; May 6
    (No classes on 3/25/24 or 4/1/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-5:00 p.m. [This is a 1 1/2 hour class]
    Mrs. Robinson's 2nd grade classroom #409

    Do you like board games?  Are you into Fantasy like dragons, knights, wizards and magic?  This is the game for you!  In Dungeons and Dragons® Club you will learn how to play the most popular Tabletop Roleplaying Game in the world!  Build your character, work together as a team and fight monsters to gain powerful items and spells!  We will spend the first session creating our character and the basic rules of combat, exploration and imaginative play while having fun.  We will then spend each session exploring the world, fighting monsters and working as a team to overcome obstacles to empower our characters!  D7D has risen in popularity from show like Stranger Things for its fun, interactive and unique gameplay.  
                           
    *  Dice Rolling: What is a d20 and all of those funny looking dice?  you will get to learn!
    *  Teamwork: D7D is all about team, having fun and defeating monsters!
    *  Imagination: Use your imagination and enter a realm of fantasy!
    *  D&D Dice Set/Character:  The cost will include a set of D&D Dice (they will get to choose their color) AND their very own miniature of their character they will be using during the campaign and will get to take home and keep!

    About the Instructor: Hello!  My name is Adam Robinson and I have been playing Dungeons and Dragons® since 2016!  I am an avid board game player of many, many years - playing D&D  with friends and family.  My wife, Mrs. Robinson, is a second grade teacher at The Orchard School.  I am also a proud parent of an Orchard Owl!  I am looking forward to hosting the D&D Club this session.  See you soon!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Adam Robinson at adamcrobinson@icloud.com.

    Minimum of 5/maximum of 8 students needed to run this program.  

    Fee: $175.00 for the 7-week session (includes a set of D&D Dice AND their very own miniature of their character they will be using during the campaign and will get to take home and keep!)

    Please make checks payable to: Adam Robinson

    Click on the Dungeons & Dragons® 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 Musketeers Sabre Fencing Program for 1st-8th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Tuesdays
    March 12, 19; April 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7
    (No classes on 3/26/24 or 4/2/24 due to Spring Break)
    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 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: $203.00 for the 7-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 Sabre Fencing Program page) to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Fine Art Club - Tree of Life Mandala for 4th-8th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Fridays
    March 15, 22; April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10
    (No classes on 3/29/24 or 4/5/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-5:30 p.m. [NOTE: This is a 2 hour class]
    MS Art Room


    In Fine Art Club, students will be guided through a special creative process that allows each individual to tap into unlocked creative potential.  Students will receive plenty of personalized instruction to cater to individual ideas and expressions.  We will also function as a small art community, supporting and encouraging one another as we evolve in the process.

    In this session we will use the historical and cultural origins of the Tree of Life to guide our personal expressions of what the symbol means.  This lesson will be accompanied by the symbol of the Mandala and how our uniqueness can be expressed using line, pattern and color.  We will spend time with each of these cultural icons individually and then mingle them together into an incredible masterpiece.

    Students will be working primarily with sketching pencils, pigment ink, watercolor pencil & water brushing techniques.  All levels of experience are welcomed and encouraged.

    Snacks will be provided at the beginning of each club meeting.  Art takes brain power and time.  In my experience, it helps to fuel up before diving in!  Please let me know if your child has food allergies or dietary restrictions.  All snacks will be pre-packaged and come from nut-free facilities.
     
    INSTRUCTOR:   Bridgette Buntin is a proud Orchard Parent and volunteer.  She graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Herron School of art and Design in Indianapolis with a major in photography, followed by post-graduate coursework at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.  Her decade-long career as a commercial photographer came to an end due to health reasons in 2020.  In 2022 & 2023, Bridgette volunteered to lead her son's grade for the Orchard art auction projects.  In 2022, they made a large copper and wooden trellis that raised $700 for the school!  In 2023 they made watercolor mandala art that was so popular with the students that she started an after-school art club.  The next chapter for Bridgette involves working with adolescents using creative expressionism as a form of therapeutic outlet.  She intends on opening a business that promotes mental wellness through creative self-expression.

    Self-expression through art is proven to relieve stress and significantly decrease anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.  If you or anyone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please all 988 for help.  The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7 , free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Bridgette Buntin at  blbuntin@gmail.com  or via her cell: (317) 405-7133.

    Minimum of 4 students/Maximum of 16 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $280.00 for the 7 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Bridgette Buntin

    Click on the Fine Art Club - Tree of Life Mandala 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.
  • Girls' Lacrosse Club Spring 2024 for students in 5th-8th Grades (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Fridays
    March 15, 22; April 12, 19, 26; May 3
    (No classes on 93/29/24 or 4/5/24 due to Spring Break or on 5/10/24 due to class trips)
    3:30-4:30 p.m. (NOTE: NEW PICK UP TIME!!!)
    Soccer Field/North Gym, if needed


    Learn to play lacrosse!  Lacrosse is a rapidly growing sport in Indiana.  This class will teach students the basics of girls' lacrosse.  Students will learn to pass, pick up ground balls, cradle and shoot.  We will play small games, learn about positioning and develop stick skills.  This is a great introduction to lacrosse if your child is interested in playing in high school.

    Students should bring running shoes or cleats, a stick if they have one, a mouthguard and a water bottle.  Lacrosse will provide sticks and goggles. If you have a stick or goggles, please let Mrs. Haseley know.

    Spring weather can be lovely and not so lovely but we will do our best to be outside each time.  Please dress for the weather.

    INSTRUCTOR:  Molly Haseley was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.  She started playing field hockey in 8th grade and continued to play in high school and at Densison University in Granville, Ohio.  While at Denison, Molly was named to the All-NCAC team three times and to the All-Region team her senior year.  Molly also coached lacrosse while in high school and then coached after college at The Culver Academies, Depauw University and currently coaches girls lacrosse at Zionsville High School.

    Since Denison, Molly has coached at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN as well as the elementary, middle and club levels in Cleveland, OH.  During her time at DePauw, the team advanced to the NCAA Division III National Quarterfinals and Semi-finals.  Coaching is an important part of Molly's life and she values her time coaching field hockey and lacrosse.  

    Molly is a US Lacrosse Level 1 and Level 2 certified coach.  She is the 7th grade math teacher here at The Orchard School.  Molly is looking forward to coaching and teaching this sport to our middle school girls again this session!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Molly Haseley at mhaseley@orchard.org.

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

    Fees: $175.00 for the 6 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Molly Haseley

    Click on the Girls' Lacrosse 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.
  • Rapunzel's Gymnastics for KG-4th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Thursdays
    March 14, 21; April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9
    (No classes on 3/28/24 or 4/5/24 due to Spring 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 32 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.
  • Hip Hop & Boogie Dance Class by Indy Dance Academy for KG-4th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Wednesdays
    March 13, 20; April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8
    (No classes on 3/27/24 or 4/3/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    EC Music Room (#115)

    Dancers will learn the latest dance moves and explore Hip Hop and Jazz Dance styles  During class, dancers will enjoy a warmup focusing on isolations and proper movement technique, then move on to high-energy combinations and skills all to their favorite songs.  What a great way to end your school day!!

    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 welcome back IDA instructor, Elizabeth Zech, as Orchard's after-school IDA instructor!  

    Elizabeth Zech Bio:  Elizabeth began dancing at the age of 5.  From the moment she put on her first pink leotard, she has never looked back!  Growing up in a competition studio, Elizabeth won serval national titles as a soloist and a team member of her studio in Dayton, Ohio.  A 2018 Ohio University graduate, with a bachelor's degree in dance, Elizabeth refined her passion for dance with numerous courses in techniques and disciplines.  While Elizabeth loves to dance as much as possible, she has found a love for connecting with students of all ages and helping them grow individually, in and out of the studio!  Elizabeth is looking forward to continuing as your Orchard dance teacher!!


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

    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 13 students to run this program.

    Fees: $207.00 for the 7 week session 
    Please make checks payable to: Indy Dance Academy

    Click on the Hip Hop & Boogie Dance 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.
  • Karate for 1st-8th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Tuesdays
    March 12, 19; April 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7
    (No classes on 3/26/24 or 4/2/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Preschool Gym 

    ***IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR 3RD SESSION, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AND PAY AGAIN - YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR THIS 4TH SESSION***

    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 30 students needed to run this program.

    Fees:
    $165.00 for 7 weeks of classes, includes one promotion fee ($15.00)
    $35.00 for a Karate uniform, if needed
    ***IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR 3RD SESSION, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AND PAY AGAIN - YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR THIS 4TH SESSION***
    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.
  • Little Chefs Monday Class for 2nd-5th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Mondays
    March 11, 18; April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6
    (No classes on 3/25/24 or 4/1/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    ES Art Room

    During this session, students will learn to become creative chefs by assembling their very own masterpieces!  In 4 of the 7 classes, students will receive mystery baskets full of simple, but interesting ingredients.   They will use their big imaginations to create fun and new recipes.  During the other three sessions, students will prepare and sample other new dishes.  This class will cover the basics of cooking, while also teaching students to be organized and follow instructions.

    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 13 years in the Indianapolis area.  She has also taught and led several extracurricular classes around food, nature and crafts over the past 17 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 7 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-3rd Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Tuesdays
    March 12, 19; April 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7
    (No classes on 3/26/24 or 4/2/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    ES Art Room

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.

    During this session, students will learn to become creative chefs by assembling their very own masterpieces!  In 4 of the 7 classes, students will receive mystery baskets full of simple, but interesting ingredients.   They will use their big imaginations to create fun and new recipes.  During the other three sessions, students will prepare and sample other new dishes.  This class will cover the basics of cooking, while also teaching students to be organized and follow instructions.

    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 13 years in the Indianapolis area.  She has also taught and led several extracurricular classes around food, nature and crafts over the past 17 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 7 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.
  • (FULL) Mr. Layne's Trading Card Shop (Sports, etc.) for KG-8th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Wednesdays
    March 13, 20; April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8
    (No classes on 3/27/24 or 4/3/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Dining Hall 


    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATION.

    Card lovers...bring your binders, top loaders, and personal collections because we will model this club after the card shop vibes that were popular when I was in grade school - and that are becoming popular again.  We will sit around and talk card (sports, Pokémon©, etc.), while sharing stories and connecting through a collective interest...I'm still friends with some of the people that I met at a card shop back in 1999.

    There will be educational and historical aspects throughout the club as well. We will talk about what makes cards special/unique, how to handle them, why people grade them, why people only care about the cards themselves and don't care about the value, how to look up the value, why some cards are more important than others, so on and so forth.

    Part of the $210.00 cost will buy packs of cards to open during every class this session!

    TRADING DISCLAIMER: Please be mindful of what your students bring to school, as Mr. Layne will let students trade with each other.  However, he will oversee every trade in case high-value is at stake.  In that case he'll consult with the parents. Mr. Layne is not liable for any trades and registration for this after-school class holds harmless the instructor, James Layne, The Orchard School and Orchard Extended Programs for any and all trading.   We also need your partnership to let students know that they cannot have their card collections out during the school day or in Kids Connect (if they return to KC after their class is over). This is to keep trading and the possibility of cards going missing to a minimum.

    Instructor: James Layne: I started working at Orchard about 13 years ago.  I was playing in a band and looking for a job while in college at IUPUI.  So I took the maintenance job here on campus because it opened up my weekends and evenings.  I was in charge of lunch duty, which meant I was with kids for most of my shift.  I loved chatting with students and getting to know them.  It felt natural right away.  After about a year into the job, former Early Childhood and Elementary School Director Donna Romack called me into her office.  I thought I was getting in trouble, but instead she asked me what I was studying in college.  I told her journalism/marketing and sociology.  She quickly told me, "You're in the wrong profession. Your heart is in education and you'll realize it if you stick around.  I'm on to you!"  I did stick around.  I moved from the maintenance job to the Kids Connect team, first as a KC Supervisor then as the 1st-4th Coordinator.  Two years after Donna's conversation with me, she hired me full-time to work as a Multiage Preschool Teacher.  Now I use all of my prior Orchard experiences, combined with my degree from IUPUI, as the Director of Marketing and Communication here at Orchard!  This school pushed me out of my comfort zone and then gave me an opportunity to thrive when I was in it.  This school helped me grow up, taught me how to be a professional, and is now raising my kids (Graham/1st grade, Simon/KG, and Parker/Preschool).  I'm forever indebted to The Orchard School.  Owls forever!!
      

    Questions?  Feel free to contact James Layne at (317) 979-6776 [cell] or via email at: jlayne@orchard.org.
    More on the third wave of card popularity: https://www.ibj.com/articles/derek-schultz-the-card-king

    A maximum of 15 students may join this class.  

    Fees: $210.00 for the 7-week Session.  (Includes a pack of unopened cards for every class this session)

    Please make checks payable to: James Layne

    Click on the Mr. Layne's Trading Card Shop 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.
  • Not Your Average Book Club for KG-4th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Mondays
    March 11, 18; April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6
    (No classes on 3/25/24 or 4/1/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Science/Math Lab (Room #110)


    Do you love all things books?  Then this club is for you!  In this club, we'll talk about our favorite books, create a book nook and other projects that showcase our favorite reads, and spend some time recreating our favorite book memories and treats.  Whether you're just learning how to read or you're diving in deep with a new series, you'll love this spin on a very craft book club!    

    INSTRUCTOR:   Hi there!  I'm Kristen White (formerly known as Kristen Johnson :-) .) I am the Early childhood and Elementary School Administrative Assistant.  I've been in my current role since January 2021, but before that I used to work in the Kids Connect program while in college!  I am currently working on my Masters in Elementary Education.  In my free time, I love learning new crafts, baking, and spending time with my husband and our pets.


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Kristen White  at  kjwhite@orchard.org or (317) 713-5722.

    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 18 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $180.00 for the 7 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Kristen Johnson White

    Click on the Not Your Average 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.
  • Printmaking for KG-4th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Wednesdays
    March 13, 20; April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8
    (No classes on 3/27/24 or 4/3/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Art Room

    In this new class offering, students will learn many creative types of printmaking.  We will use the stamping method on fabric to create textile prints.  We will press designs into foam and build designs using repetition.  We will also experiment with layering patterns, textures, and colors using gelli pads to create monoprints.  Students will use brayers, printing ink and various papers to create their prints.

    INSTRUCTOR:  Tracey Gallion is Orchard's ES Art teacher and has been with us for 21 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: $200.00 for the 7 week session [includes all materials]

    Please make checks payable to: Tracey Gallion

    Click on the Printmaking 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.
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robotics - Orchard Robotics Club for 4th-8th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Fridays 
    March 15, 22; April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10
    (No classes on 3/29/24 or 4/5/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-5:15 p.m. [NOTE: End time of 5:15 p.m.]
    5th Grade Village Science Room 


    Are you interested in robotics?  Perhaps coding, tinkering or RC vehicles?  Well...this club is for you!

    The Orchard Robotics Club/Team will provide a great hands-on experience and introduction to robotics and coding.  Students will have the opportunity to work with robotics kits from VEX™ IQ competitive robotics.  VEX™ is one of the leading providers in the country for school robotics competitions and education.

    The goal of this robotics club is to be  both a steppingstone for students to enter the world of robotics and also introduce students to Robotic Competition.  This club has been carefully designed for students to learn how to code and write commands for robots through play.  By coding and controlling robots, students will gain skills and knowledge in a scientific way that will be both useful and applicable far beyond the classroom.

    What kind of activities will we do?
         * Learn about circuitry through Snap Circuits, building circuit boards and more.
         * Develop skills with VEX™ IQ robotics including teamwork planning and building a competition robot.
         * Club taught by VEX™ Robotics Certified Educator.
         * Develop skills in the robotics with a potential to be part of an Orchard robotics team.
         * Possible opportunity to participate in VEX™ competition between robotics teams from other area schools.

    What is the goal of this club?
    Orchard had robotics clubs in the past and I am excited to be part of this new program and to help bring it back to the school. Students will have the opportunities to continue learning robotics in a fun and casual club format or develop skills and form a competitive team which could compete internally or against other schools.  Regardless of the path students want to follow, we hope they will give this club a try.

    ** PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
    (1) Robotics is inherently challenging and therefore it is requested that students joining the club be prepared for a very fun but challenging environment which includes competition.

    (2) This is an extended club that will go until 5:15 p.m. 

    (3) ALL students must maintain serious focus on instruction and tasks given.  For safety purposes, no horseplay, not listening/following instructions or disrespect for others/materials/facility will be tolerated.  A zero tolerance policy will be strictly enforced.

       
    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 2nd grade and son in 5th grade.  My education and career have been related to heavy equipment and fleet maintenance, but I have always had a love of science and tinkering.  I have been passionate about physics, space and chemistry and love to teach.  Before the robotics club, I have used these skills to offer a hands-on science class as an after-school program.  Anyone who knows me will tell you that I can fix anything and I am always tinkering and learning how things work.  The opportunity to apply my life-long love of tinkering and disassembling things just to put them back together provide a good foundation for robotics.  I have been in training as a VEX™ Robotics Certified Educator.  When the opportunity came up to continue sharing my love for science through a new robotics club at Orchard, I knew that I had to be a part of it!  I look forward to using my mechanical background along with a love for STEM and Science to help build a great program that will benefit students in school and beyond!

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

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

    Fees: $280.00 for the 7 week session (Includes: All materials and supplies)
    Please make checks payable to: Corey Cordell

    Click on the Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robotics - Orchard Robotics 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.
  • Sew What - Choose Your Own Project for 3rd-8th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Wednesdays
    March 13, 20; April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8
    (No classes on 3/27/24 or 4/3/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-5:00 p.m. [NOTE: this class is 1 1/2 hours]
    Conference Room


    Students will choose their own project this quarter to learn how to use a pattern, cut out fabric and use a sewing machine to put it all together.  Projects could include clothes, accessories, bags, or even a stuffed toy.  Patterns will be provided and guidance will be provided in choosing a project that is appropriate for the student's experience with sewing .  Students will choose their project during the first class and a supply list will be created.  Students will be responsible for bringing the needed supplies (mainly fabric) to the following classes.

    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 2 students/Maximum of 6 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $210.00 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.
  • Spanish Private Lessons with Señora Poletti (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Mondays
    March 11, 18; April 8, 15, 22, 29
    (No classes on 3/25/24 or 4/1/24 due to Spring Break or on 5/6/24 due to the 5th grade class trip)
    3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
    Every 30 minutes, with 5 minutes in between each lesson for transportation.
    For students in 4th-8th grade.
    Location: 5th/6th Spanish Room #618
    Fee: $350 for six weeks of lessons .  Please check with Señora Poletti directly for lesson times and scheduling.

    This offering is for 1:1 Spanish tutoring.  We will focus on what your child is currently learning in their Spanish class and expand beyond that as well.  If they are not currently taking Spanish, this will be an introduction to the language.  The session will be customized to meet your child's needs, and designed to make learning Spanish fun!

    Please contact Ellen Poletti at epoletti@orchard.org to schedule a lesson time slot or with any questions.  

    INSTRUCTOR:  Hola!  My name is Ellen Poletti and I am the 5th and 6th grade Spanish teacher at Orchard!  Throughout my career as an English teacher in Spain and a Spanish teacher in Indianapolis, I have taught children of all ages.  I grew up bilingually through a Spanish immersion program at my school, and I have studied and worked abroad in Mexico, Argentina and Spain.  I love the Spanish language and culture, and look forward to helping your child enhance or start their Spanish language journey!
  • Splat! Messy Art with Nicole McHugh for 2nd-6th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Thursdays
    March 14, 21; April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9
    (No classes on 3/28/24 or 4/4/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Science/Math Lab Room #110


    Are you creative and not afraid to get a little messy?  If so, this is the perfect class for you!  Each week we will explore our creativity by learning new art techniques that may get a little messy.  There are no mistakes in this class because it's all about having fun and letting our imaginations shine.  Think squeegee art, spin art, string art and more!  All supplies are provided, so just bring your fun attitude and come away with amazing works of art.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO:  Nicole McHugh: Has been the Assistant to the Middle School Director for the last 3 years (4th school year).  She has run multiple clubs through Orchard's middle school program, using her knowledge and creativity to teach and guide middle schoolers through many craft projects.  Nicole earned a degree in fine arts from the University of California, Irvine.  She has a passion for art and photography along with using her artistic skills as a professional pastry chef and cake decorator for over 15 years.  Nicole loves working with children and loves to see their creativity and imagination flourish!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Nicole McHugh at nmchugh@orchard.org or (317) 713-5723.

    Minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 12 students for this program.

    Fees: $200.00 for the 7 week session
    Please make checks payable to: Nicole McHugh

    Click on the Splat! Messy Art 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" 2023-2024

    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 EMAIL 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(several of those right here at Orchard!).  Sally firmly believes that music is for everyone.  McSpadden Music offers private lessons, early childhood music classes and community singing.


  • Spring Magic for KG-4th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Wednesdays
    March 13, 20; April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8
    (No classes on 3/27/24 or 4/3/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Math & Science Lab (Room #110)


    Hello Spring!  Spring is a magical time filled with so many NEW things to explore!  In this club, we'll plant flowers to take home and watch bloom, craft a bird feeder, explore how wildlife moves and changes this time of year, conduct experiments and even make some treats!  It's sure to be a fun time exploring what makes Spring so wonderful!!

    INSTRUCTOR:   Hi there!  I'm Kristen White (formerly known as Kristen Johnson :-) .) I am the Early childhood and Elementary School Administrative Assistant.  I've been in my current role since January 2021, but before that I used to work in the Kids Connect program while in college!  I am currently working on my Masters in Elementary Education.  In my free time, I love learning new crafts, baking, and spending time with my husband and our pets.


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Kristen White at  kwhite@orchard.org or (317) 713-5722.

    Minimum of 5 students/Maximum of 18 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $180.00 for the 7 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Kristen White

    Click on the Spring Magic 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.
  • Squishie Paint Party for KG-5th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Fridays
    March 15, 22; April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10
    (No classes on 3/29/24 or 4/5/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Math and Science Room #110


    Squishie Paint Party is a creative space where enthusiasts gather to share their love for Squishmallows through art!  Learn how to draw cute Squishmallow characters from some popular squads with step-by-step instructions from Miss Sou.  Each week we will draw and paint a Squishmallow from the new squad, including farm, sea life, fantasy and more.  Let's have a blast while bonding over a shared passion for these lovable, huggable plushies!  

    Instructor: Miss Sou is the owner and lead trainer at FIRST START COMPUTER SCIENCE & ART STUDIO small businesses in Carmel.  Teaching kids is her passion and she likes to inspire children to learn to code.  She believes computer science education needs a lot of hands-on practice to master programming concepts and follows a curriculum that is engaging and immersive for young learners. 

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Miss Sou at (615) 343-8815 or via email at: firststartcs@yahoo.com.
     Learn more about First Start Art Studio on their website at: www.firststartartstudio.weebly.com

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

    Fees: $225.00 for 7 week session  (Includes all supplies)
    Please make checks payable to: Soujanya Roopesh

    Click on the Squishie Paint Party link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Soccer Shots for KG-2nd Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Mondays
    March 11, 18; April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6
    (No classes on 3/24/24 or 4/1/24 due to Spring Break)
    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.com.

    Minimum/Maximum Enrollment: 10/20 students

    4th Session Fee: $210.00 + $30.00* registration fee. (school year August 2023 - July 2024).  Total 4th Session Fee: $210.00 + the $30.00 ($240.00 total) for any student who DID NOT play the first, second or third session 2023-2024).  [$210.00 if your student DID play the first, second or third session.]  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 2023-July 2024) and includes one Soccer Shots jersey (MRSP $35). 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 Drama Club With Mrs. Underwood for 3rd-5th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Thursdays
    March 14, 21; April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9
    (No classes on 3/28/24 or 4/4/24 due to Spring Break) 
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Mrs. Underwood's Room #203, The EC Music Room 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 Drama Club.  We play theater games, practice with different skits and then pick one to put on the stage for the last day of the club. We make scenery, props and wear costumes.  It is great fun!

    INSTRUCTOR: Debbie Underwood has been a teacher at Orchard for 26 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 7 students/Maximum of 12 students to run this program.

    Fees: $220.00 for the 7 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Deb Underwood


    Click on the Theater Fun Drama 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.
  • Wands, Wizards and a World of Magical Fun! for 1st-4th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)


    Fridays
    March 15, 22; April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10
    (No classes on 3/29/24 or 4/5/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Art Room


    Get ready to immerse yourself into the Wizarding World!  During this magical after school class, we will craft our own wands, make necessary supplies for our lessons, be sorted into our houses, and have lots of fun!  You will get to explore subjects like Potions and Car of Magical Creatures, try your hand at Quidditch, solve mysteries and more!  It is sure to be a magical experience you won't want to miss!  

    Instructor: Mrs. Kathleen Milkey is a current 2nd grade parent at The Orchard School.  She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Elementary and Special Education.  In addition to time spent in the classroom, she also has years of experience working as the Summer Camp Director at both The Riviera Club and St. Richard's  She has two kiddos (ages 5 and 8) and enjoys spending time crafting, baking, reading, playing games and being outside!  She is very excited to share her love of Harry Potter during this session of clubs and classes!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Kathleen Milkey at kathleenmilkey@gmail.com

    Minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 18 students needed to run this program.  

    Fees: $180.00 for 7 week session  (Includes all supplies)
    Please make checks payable to: Kathleen Milkey

    Click on the Wands, Wizards and a World of Magical Fun 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.
  • Weaving & Tie Dye for 2nd-4th Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Thursdays
    March 14, 21; April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9
    (No classes on 3/28/24 or 4/4/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    ES Art Room


    In this class, students will learn how to weave on a large peg loom.  Students will learn how to change colors, create vertical stripes and finish off their pieces with fringe.  We will also dedicate at least one class to learning about tie-dye folding and patterns so that students can tie dye their own unique pieces.

    INSTRUCTOR:  Tracey Gallion is Orchard's ES Art teacher and has been with us for 21 years.  She is an artist in her own right and has a flare for bringing Orchard's halls alive by presenting and displaying art from various student projects.

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

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

    Fees: $200.00 for the 7 week session [includes all materials]

    Please make checks payable to: Tracey Gallion

    Click on the Weaving & Tie Dye 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. Breathe. Play. for KG-3rd Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Tuesdays 
    March 12, 19; April 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7
    (No classes on 3/26/24 or 4/2/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    EC Music Room (#115)


    Join Silly Hearts Yoga for Kids as we learn yoga poses, practice mindfulness activities, play yoga games and have fun!  Students will increase strength and flexibility, build confidence, improve coordination and learn skills that can be practiced at home.  A typical yoga class includes: breath work, specific poses, movement and then a game, followed by a calm moment and work in a gratitude journal.  This class is for any student who enjoys movement and is open to all - no yoga experience needed.

     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 again 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 5 students/Maximum of 20 students to run this program.

    Fee: $175.00 for the 7 week session 
    Please make checks payable to: Silly Hearts Yoga for Kids

    Click on the Yoga Breathe Play 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.
  • You Can Be Anything Club! for 1st-3rd Graders (4th Session 2023-2024)

    Wednesdays
    March 13, 20; April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8
    (No classes on 3/27/24 or 4/3/24 due to Spring Break)
    3:30-5:00 p.m. [NOTE: This is a 1 1/2 hour class]
    Mrs. Robinson's 2nd Grade Classroom #409


    Come on, Barbie®!  Let's go party!!  Barbie's® motto is that you can be anything, and at this party that's just what we will do!!  Become a member of Orchard's exclusive You Can Be Anything Club to explore some of Barbies® best careers!  Together we will be Detectives, Photographers, Fashion Designers, Ballerinas, Scientists, and so much more!  Plan for all the pink, glittery, hands-on fun that you can imagine.  Each child will get to take home a variety of Barbie® accessories and unique handcrafted projects, such as a personalized visor, princess slime and a pink boa!  We will conclude our PINK PARTY! with a movie.  READY FOR FUN? - I KNOW I AM!!!   
     
    INSTRUCTOR:   Hello!  My name is Majenica McLeland.  I am a former Orchard Kids Connect Supervisor and Summer Camp Counselor!  I am 25 years old, but I will always be a Barbie® Girl at heart!  I love fashion, creativity, glitter, and fun!  My biggest passions are youth literacy and animal rights activism.  In my free time, I enjoy reading books and spending time with my cats.  I can't wait to meet you!


    Questions?  Feel free to contact Majenica McLeland at  mmajenica@gmail.com  or via her cell: (765) 722-1056.

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

    Fees: $175.00 for the 7 week session

    Please make checks payable to: Majenica McLeland

    Click on the You Can Be Anything 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.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students: The Orchard School values diversity and seeks talented students. Orchard admits students of any race, color, national origin and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Orchard does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.