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:

List of 16 items.

  • DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS,THE SPRING 2021 SESSION OF CLUBS/CLASSES IS LIMITED TO ORCHARD STUDENTS ONLY.

  • IMPORTANT PARENT INFORMATION REGARDING SPRING 2021 CLUBS/CLASSES SESSION

    Dear Orchard Parents,

    We are so excited to be able to offer a small/short session of Clubs and Classes this Spring!  With all things COVID, we are tiptoeing back into our after-school offerings.  Things will look a bit different this go around.  We have restrictions and protocols that are in place to offer as safely as possible our students a fun and exciting extended program.  Please take note of the following:

    1.  ALL offerings will take place outdoors.  Classes have been assigned to a specific area for meeting and for parent pick up.  

    2.  We will not be mixing divisions.  This means that classes have been geared for 1st-4th or 5th-8th grade students.  This session our kindergarten students will not be able to participate since they fall under the EC division (multiage-KG).

    3.  Class times have changed a bit. Classes will run 3:45-4:45 p.m.  After School Musical will end at 5:00 p.m.  In order to safely move students to their designated area for their class, they will remain in their classrooms until pick up is over.  They will then be called to move to their meeting area.  Students will be encouraged to use the restroom during their wait time in the classroom (3:20-3:45) as all classes will be outside.  No changing of clothes will be allowed for clubs/classes (i.e. Karate, etc.).

    4.  We will be limiting the number of offerings this session to safely manage how many students will be in our outdoor areas.  We will also limit the maximum number of students per offering to 10 to help with social distancing.

    5.  Masks must be worn at all times.  We will not be having any snack breaks during the clubs/class time.  Students may take their water bottles with them (this will be encouraged, as students will not be coming back into the building). Students and teachers must remain socially distance during class time and during pick up time.  Hand sanitizer, extra masks and sanitizing wipes will be provided for each class daily to use as needed.

    6.  We have built two weeks of rain dates into the schedule.  This session will run April 5-May 7, 2021.  May 10-14 and May 17-21 have been assigned as rain dates/weeks, if needed.  Since we have built in rain dates for inclement weather, teachers/vendors will not be offering refunds for missed classes.  Hopefully we will not need the rain dates and/or hopefully two weeks' worth will accommodate any and all classes this session.  No refunds will be given for students needing to miss for illness, this includes Covid.  Unfortunately, it is just too difficult to manage and we cannot extend into the rain dates for these students as it may only be for one or two students.

    7.  Pickup of students will occur at the class assigned area (noted on the Classes by Day Schedule).  Parents need to park their car IN THE PARKING LOT(S) and walk to their child's class area and sign them out with the class teacher.  [The front of the school is reserved for Kids Connect parents for pick up.]  Only students pre-registered for Kids Connect may transition from their club/class to Kids Connect.  All other students MUST be picked up at their scheduled time.  Please plan accordingly as there is not care available for students not picked up on time.  Students not picked up by 4:55 will be brought to the Center where we will promptly make phone calls for pick up.  Noncompliance/habitual lateness of not adhering to the proper pick up time may result in the student not being able to complete the club/class session.

    8.  The registration deadline is Friday, March 19, 2021.  Late registrations will not be accepted due to the Spring Break schedule.

    Thank you for supporting Clubs/Classes and our Extended Programs.  We love providing fun activities for our students and we cannot wait to be back having a blast together!  Feel free to reach out with any questions.  

    Take care and be well,
    Cindy Larsen
    Kids Connect Extended Program Manager
    (317) 713-5983
    Email: clarsen@orchard.org
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021

  • (CANCELLED) Beginning Manga Class (Japanese Cartooning) for 3rd-4th Graders (Spring Session 2021)

    Thursdays
    Apr. 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6
    Rain Dates(if needed): May 13, 20
    3:45-4:45 p.m.
    EC Playground Shelter

    Each session will include learning basic Manga style cartooning. By the end of each session you will walk away know how to form a basic head with Japanese cartooning style hair, eye, mouths and noses! You will have a fun time in a relaxing atmosphere. A superb time to enjoy learning the sketch in a different style. 


    INSTRUCTOR:  My name is Deb Matatall. I'm in my 18th year of teaching Spanish at The Orchard School. I have now taught all of the grades in the school except for 5th grade. My teaching career began in 1988 as a 2nd grade classroom teacher in Arizona. From there, I moved back to Indiana and began teaching 6th grade as a classroom teacher in Greenfield. I actually named my middle son after the school in which I taught ("Weston" Elementary)! I have three sons and was fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom for six years. After that time away from teaching, I thankfully came to Orchard to begin my career as the 7th and 8th grade Spanish teacher. All three of my sons are graduates of Orchard, and I wouldn't trade that blessing for the world. 

    Currently, I am teaching preschool through first grade Spanish. It is a blast, and I love working with this age group of kiddos. What joy they bring me each day! Which brings me to the interest I have in my after school classes! Both of the classes I am offering this session are mixed with ideas of what brings me peace and serenity. During these current days of such uncertainty, I am hoping that your child will find that kind of peace during my classes too. 

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

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

    Fees: $100.00 for 5 weeks (Includes all materials and supplies)

    Please make checks payable to: Deb Matatall

    Click on the  Beginning Manga 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.
  • (CANCELLED) Joyful Inspirations for 1st-2nd Grades (Spring Session 2021)

    Wednesdays
    Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5
    Rain Dates (if needed): May 12, 19
    3:45-4:45 p.m.
    EC Playground Shelter

    Each session will include a topic of relaxing artwork using your hands and creating something beautiful that will bring you joy. Peaceful music will be played throughout class times. 


    INSTRUCTOR:  My name is Deb Matatall. I'm in my 18th year of teaching Spanish at The Orchard School. I have now taught all of the grades in the school except for 5th grade. My teaching career began in 1988 as a 2nd grade classroom teacher in Arizona. From there, I moved back to Indiana and began teaching 6th grade as a classroom teacher in Greenfield. I actually named my middle son after the school in which I taught ("Weston" Elementary)! I have three sons and was fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom for six years. After that time away from teaching, I thankfully came to Orchard to begin my career as the 7th and 8th grade Spanish teacher. All three of my sons are graduates of Orchard, and I wouldn't trade that blessing for the world. 

    Currently, I am teaching preschool through first grade Spanish. It is a blast, and I love working with this age group of kiddos. What joy they bring me each day! Which brings me to the interests I have in my after school classes! Both of the classes I am offering this session are mixed with ideas of what brings me peace and serenity. During these current days of such uncertainty, I am hoping that your child will find that kind of peace during my classes too. 

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

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

    Fees: $100.00 for 5 weeks (Includes all materials and supplies)

    Please make checks payable to: Deb Matatall

    Click on the Joyful Inspirations 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.
  • (CANCELLED) Little Musketeers Sabre Fencing Program for 5th-8th Graders (Spring 2021 Session)

    Thursdays
    April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6
    (Rain dates, if needed: May 13, 20)
    3:45-4:45 p.m.
    Covered Front Walkway Area and/or The Orchard Green


    LITTLE MUSKETEERS Sabre Fencing Program is specifically tailored for children of a young age who have not fenced before.  The goals is to safely teach students the basics of the sport of 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 and Ellen Kizik will return as Orchard's Fencing Coaches.  IndySabre Fencing Club is taking competitive fencing in central Indiana to new, higher levels.  In a very short time, under the direction of Maestro Val Kizik, IndySabre fencers have become a presence at local, regional, national and international competitions.  IndySabre fencers represent all walks of life.  Fencing is a sport that knows very few boundaries in age or gender.  At any given training session, you may find students of all ages - from youth fencers to their parents to fencing veterans.  IndySabre offers open fencing, group lessons, individual lessons, training tournaments, clinics and workshops, homeschool classes, after-school programs and fencing camps for every level of experience, from the kinder-fencing program to elite athletic training.  IndySabre Fencing Club partners with public and private schools and universities, community education organizations, Indy Parks and local YMCA's to provide the best fencing education in Central Indiana.  On behalf of IndySabre Fencing Club, we look forward to sharing the dynamic sport of Fencing with the younger generation.  En guarde!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Maestro Val Kizik or Coach Irina Kizik of IndySabre at val.kizik@indysabre.us or 317-374-0524.  You may also visit their website at:http://indysabre.us

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

    Fees: $125.00 for 5 weeks (Please note that parental consent is required prior to actual use of fencing equipment.  All students will need a parent/guardian to fully complete and sign IndySabre's Waiver Form [found below the registration form on the Downloads portion of this page].)

    Please make checks payable to: Indysabre

    Click on the Little Musketeers Sabre Fencing Program link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the Fencing registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment and the Fencing Waiver Form (found as a link directly under the LIttle Musketeers SabreFencing Program page) to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • (CANCELLED) Outdoor Music Adventures for 3rd-4th Graders (Spring Session 2021)

    Wednesday
    April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5
    Rain Dates (if needed): May 12, 19
    3:45-4:45 p.m.
    ES Playground Shelter

    Need a little more music in your life? Join Mrs. M for some outdoor musical fun! We will dance, play instruments, write songs and sing! Let's fill the Orchard woods with beautiful music!  

    INSTRUCTOR:  Sally McSpadden  has been a music teacher for many years both at Orchard and within her own early childhood music business.  She is a classically trained musician in voice, piano and guitar and she has a bachelor's degree in Ethnomusicology from Indiana University.  Sally is also active in the local community music scene, often playing for a pit orchestra of a music theater production.  She is also a member of the Indianapolis Women's Chorus.  Sally believes that music is for all people and that all people are musical.  When she isn't teaching, Sally enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and crafting.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Sally McSpadden at smcspadden@orchard.org or (317) 713-2195.

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

    Fees: $65.00 for 5 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Sally McSpadden

    Click on the Outdoor Music Adventures for 3rd-4th link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • (CLASS IS FULL) Soccer Shots for 1st-3rd Graders (Spring 2021 Session)

    Mondays
    April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3
    (Rain dates, if needed: May 10, 17)
    3:45-4:45 p.m.
    The Orchard Green

    SOCCER SHOTS CLASS IS FULL.  PLEASE LOOK FOR NEW CLASSES NEXT FALL or visit Soccer Shots' website for other locations.

    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 students

    Fee: $124 + $18* registration fee.  (Total $142.00)  Includes: 1 hour session each week, small prize each week, end-of-season prize and certificate of participation/report card.  *Registration fee is charged once per Soccer Shots school year (August 2020-July 2021) and includes one Soccer Shots jersey (MRSP $35).  All families will owe the registration fee ($18) for the Spring 2021 Session.  The fees 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.
  • (FULL) Fantasy Creatures in Clay for 1st-4th Graders (Spring Session 2021)

    Thursdays
    April 15, 22, 29; May 6 [No class on April 8th]
    Rain Dates (if needed): May 13, 20
    3:45-4:45 p.m.
    Nut Town

    (THIS CLASS IS FULL.  PLEASE LOOK TO OUR UPCOMING SUMMER CAMPS FOR MORE ART OPTIONS FROM RIPPLE MOBILE ARTS AND JEREMY SOUTH.) 

    Create your very own dragon, unicorn, monster and sea serpent in clay. Create a new creature every week from scratch. Sculpt and paint. All classes taught be Jeremy South from Ripple Mobile Arts. Items will be fired and returned approximately 3 to 4 weeks after creation. 

    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 17 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 claymansouth@gmail.com  or (317) 514-8469.  You may also visit his website at: www.rockyrippleclayworks.com

    Minimum of 4 students/Maximum of 10 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $65.00 for 4 weeks [all supplies included]

    Please make checks payable to: Jeremy South

    Click on the Fantasy Creatures in Clay 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 Girls & Boys in 1st-4th Graders (Spring Session 2021)

    Wednesdays 
    Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5
    Rain Dates (if needed): May 12 or 19
    3:45-4:45 p.m.
    The Orchard Green 

    (THIS KARATE CLASS IS FULL.  PLEASE LOOK FOR SUMMER CAMP OPTIONS COMING SOON TO ORCHARD'S WEBSITE!!)

    Karate brings out the best in your child!  The benefits of Karate include: discipline, focus, coordination, agility, self-control, decision-making skills, social skills, persistence and self-defense.  The most important reason to take Karate (according to the students) is that it's fun!!

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

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

    INSTRUCTOR:  Jeanie Gensheimer.  Jeanie is a 7th degree black belt in the style of Shorei Goju Ryu.  Her main Karate program is located at The Riviera Club and specializes in family Karate classes.  She holds a master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Butler University, as well as degrees in early childhood education and psychology.  

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

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


    Fees: $100.00 for 5 weeks of classes
    $15.00 registration fee for new students (includes cost of a karate white belt and a log book)
    $5.00 if your child would like a karate log book

    Please make checks payable to: Jeanie Gensheimer

    Click on the Karate for Girls & Boys  link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • (FULL) Little Musketeers Sabre Fencing Program for 1st-4th Graders (Spring 2021 Session)

    Tuesdays
    April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4
    (Rain dates, if needed: May 11, 18)
    3:45-4:45 p.m.
    Covered Front Walkway Area and/or The Orchard Green


    (THIS CLASS IS FULL.  PLEASE LOOK IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR ORCHARD SUMMER CAMP FENCING!!)

    LITTLE MUSKETEERS Sabre Fencing Program
    is specifically tailored for children of a young age who have not fenced before.  The goals is to safely teach students the basics of the sport of 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 and Ellen Kizik will return as Orchard's Fencing Coaches.  IndySabre Fencing Club is taking competitive fencing in central Indiana to new, higher levels.  In a very short time, under the direction of Maestro Val Kizik, IndySabre fencers have become a presence at local, regional, national and international competitions.  IndySabre fencers represent all walks of life.  Fencing is a sport that knows very few boundaries in age or gender.  At any given training session, you may find students of all ages - from youth fencers to their parents to fencing veterans.  IndySabre offers open fencing, group lessons, individual lessons, training tournaments, clinics and workshops, homeschool classes, after-school programs and fencing camps for every level of experience, from the kinder-fencing program to elite athletic training.  IndySabre Fencing Club partners with public and private schools and universities, community education organizations, Indy Parks and local YMCA's to provide the best fencing education in Central Indiana.  On behalf of IndySabre Fencing Club, we look forward to sharing the dynamic sport of Fencing with the younger generation.  En guarde!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Maestro Val Kizik or Coach Irina Kizik of IndySabre at val.kizik@indysabre.us or 317-374-0524.  You may also visit their website at:http://indysabre.us

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

    Fees: $125.00 for 5 weeks (Please note that parental consent is required prior to actual use of fencing equipment.  All students will need a parent/guardian to fully complete and sign IndySabre's Waiver Form [found below the registration form on the Downloads portion of this page].)

    Please make checks payable to: Indysabre

    Click on the Little Musketeers Sabre Fencing Program link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the Fencing registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment and the Fencing Waiver Form (found as a link directly under the LIttle Musketeers SabreFencing Program page) to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • (FULL) After School Musical "A Year With Frog and Toad" for 5th-8th Graders (Spring 2021 Session)

    Monday-Friday each school day beginning Tuesday, April 6-Friday, May 21, 2021
    Dates: TBD (will be determined by your child's rehearsal schedule - see more information below)
    3:30-5:00 p.m. on scheduled rehearsal days (again, will be different for each student)
    PLEASE NOTE:  The musical will meet EVERY day, but not all students will be at all rehearsals.  Once casting is complete, your student's attendance schedule will be sent home.  This means that there will be days when your student will not be attending rehearsals.
    Meet on the MS playground after school.  (This is to avoid crossing between cars during pick up time.)
    Pick up location:  The Sugar Shack


    (NOTE:  THIS CLASS IS FULL)

    A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS
    tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.  This whimsical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.  Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way.  Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. 

    Orchard students will rehearse and perform* this musical physically distanced, in masks, and on our Orchard grounds.  All registered students will receive a part. Schedules can be made around Orchard sports schedules and other activities, but these dates/conflicts must be communicated in advance.  

    INSTRUCTORS: Suellen Sharp and Kate Bueltmann made their Orchard musical directing debut last year with the middle school's production of "Seussical, Jr."  Ms. Sharp teaches middle school orchestra and 4th grade music and Ms. Bueltmann teaches 7th grade English.  Both are VERY excited to produce this pandemic-style musical with you!

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Suellen Sharp via email at ssharp@orchard.org or (317) 713-5783.

    Minimum number to run the musical: 5 students/Maximum number: 20 (10 per instructor)

    Fees: $200.00.  This covers the cost of show rights, costumes, set pieces, etc.
    Please make checks payable to Suellen Sharp

    *Due to covid-19 restrictions, we cannot allow outside audiences at the performance at this time.  A video production will be sent to registered cast families.



    Click on the A Year with Frog & Toad link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return Completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Learn to Play Lacrosse for 5th-8th Graders (Spring 2021 Session)

    Fridays 
    April 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7
    (Rain dates, if needed: May 14, 21)
    3:45-4:45 p.m. 
    Outdoor Soccer Practice Field


    Learn to play Lacrosse!  Lacrosse is a rapidly growing sport in Indiana.  This class will teach students the basics of both girl's and boy's 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.

    Students will wear a mask at all times and should bring/wear running shoes or cleats and their water bottle.  Learn to Play Lacrosse will provide the equipment.

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


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


    Maximum of 10 students.

    Fees: $125.00 for 5 weeks 

    Please make checks payable to: Molly McCue Haseley

    Click on the Learn to Play Lacrosse link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • MONEY-$: Earn, Save, Invest, Tax, Spend, Give, Retire for 5th-8th Graders (Spring 2021 Session)

    Mondays
    April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3
    (Rain dates, if needed: May 10, 17)
    3:45-4:45 p.m.
    ES Playground Shelter


    Have you ever heard an adult say, "I wish I knew then what I know now about money?"  We are all at different stages in our lives when it comes to personal finances, but we all agree on this: It's best to start saving when you are younger.  This workshop uses decades of money advice and mistakes to help you become better prepared for your financial future. By attending every class, students will have enough information they can refer to over the next 20 years.

    Classes will be held outside in the ES Playground  Shelter.  Students will remain masked and socially distanced during the entire class.  Students may bring their water bottles to this class.


    INSTRUCTOR:  Jeffrey Berry is a certified financial educator and entrepreneurship instructor.  He started teaching financial literacy over 20 years ago with 4-H and a non-profit he started for economically disadvantaged youth.  Currently he teaches U.S. History & Politics at the Orchard School.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Jeffrey Berry at  jlberry@orchard.org or (317) 713-5783.

    Minimum of 3 students/Maximum of 10 students needed to run this program.

    Fees: $125.00 for 5 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Jeffrey Berry

    Click on the $-MONEY: Earn, Save, Invest, Tax, Spend, Give, Retire link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form.  Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
  • Outdoor Music Adventures for 1st-2nd Graders (Spring Session 2021)

    Thursday 
    April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6
    Rain Dates (if needed): May 13, 20
    3:45-4:45 p.m.
    ES Playground Shelter

    Need a little more music in your life? Join Mrs. M for some outdoor musical fun! We will dance, play instruments, write songs and sing! Let's fill the Orchard woods with beautiful music!  

    INSTRUCTOR:  Sally McSpadden  has been a music teacher for many years both at Orchard and within her own early childhood music business.  She is a classically trained musician in voice, piano and guitar and she has a bachelor's degree in Ethnomusicology from Indiana University.  Sally is also active in the local community music scene, often playing for a pit orchestra of a music theater production.  She is also a member of the Indianapolis Women's Chorus.  Sally believes that music is for all people and that all people are musical.  When she isn't teaching, Sally enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and crafting.

    Questions?  Feel free to contact Sally McSpadden at smcspadden@orchard.org or (317) 713-2195.

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

    Fees: $65.00 for 5 weeks

    Please make checks payable to: Sally McSpadden

    Click on the Outdoor Music Adventures for 1st-2nd 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 Clinic for 5th-8th Graders (Spring Session 2021)

    Friday
    Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7
    Rain Dates (if needed): May 14, 21
    3:45-4:45 p.m. 
    Middle School Soccer Field (Inside the Track)

    This soccer clinic will work on players foot skills, speed and technical understanding of soccer. We will work through drills that enhance their playing abilities and techniques. Players will want to bring cleats to clinic as well as weather appropriate, comfortable clothing to play soccer in. 

    INSTRUCTOR: My name is Kelsey Given and I am a 3rd grade science teacher at Orchard. I have played soccer my entire life including at Earlham College. I coached the 7th/8th Grade Orchard team for the 2019 season. 

    Questions?  Please contact Kelsey Given at kgiven@orchard.org

    Minimum of 2 students/Maximum of 10 students needed to run this program.

    Fee: $125

    Please make checks payable to: Kelsey Given

    Click on the 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.