After School Programming – Fall 2022
We are thrilled to announce the next semester of O-School After School Programming (ASP)!
If you would like your child to participate in After School Programming (ASP), here are some things to know:
- There is no additional cost to attend After School Programming
- After School Programming is optional and is open to all students who are showing safe and kind behavior AND are able to stay with the group without 1:1 support.
Students who want to participate may attend Tuesdays and/or Thursdays
- After School Programming will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:15 pm – 5 pm.
Each group will meet 1 day/week (Tuesdays or Thursdays) for a semester
Besides Shakespeare Slam – which meets both days (see below)
- Each semester will have between 9 and 10 sessions (no ASP on Thanksgiving)
Fall Tuesdays: October 11, 18, 25 / November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / December 6, 13
Fall Thursdays: October 13, 20, 27 / November 3, 10, 18 / December 1, 8, 15
- Parents must provide transportation home at 5 pm
Rideshare will only be permitted for students ages 18+
Carpool or non-parent pick-up will be allowed with signed consent.
- After School Programming will be led by O-School staff members
- After School Programming is not open to TLC (Transition Classroom) students, who have their own separate activities and programs.
After School Programming Daily Schedule:
- 3:15 pm – 3:30 pm – Transition/Snack (with ASP group)
- 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm – Programming!
- 4:45 pm – 5 pm – Dismissal
RUNNING CLUB – Back for another (awesome) semester! Join Bailey and Joseph for runs around the U of C Midway and campus! A great opportunity to get outside and get some exercise! Participants must be staff-approved for off-grounds outings.
FABRIC CLUB – Learn the craft of embroidery with Josh! Use loop stretchers, needles, and embroidery floss to create a unique image. Students will select from different design options to create a beautiful embroidery to take home.
GAMER CLUB – Back by popular demand! Hang out with your friends and learn to play a variety of board and card games with Kate and Nate, including (but not limited to) Uno, Clue, Speed, Checkers, and Chess, If the group can meet sportsmanship expectations, every third meeting can be video games!
SPANISH CLUB – Spend your afternoon with Roberto, learning and reinforcing your Spanish language skills through culture, music, art, cuisine, and traditions! In addition to experiencing a sampling of food, music, dance, movies, and books from Latin America, this group will also take on a service project to help families in need.
MATH CLUB – Do you need a little extra support in math class this year? No worries! Join Carrie after school for some homework help!
OPEN ART STUDIO – Calling all creative kids! Join Kristin M for some time to make art with your peers. Each week will consist of a brief group check-in – followed by lots of time to work on group or individual projects (with materials provided). Staff will provide ideas for projects if you don’t have something you’re already working on. Let’s make something cool!
MUSIC CLUB – Join Allison S for ASP’s first musical experience! Explore and experience various genres of music. Work independently, in small groups, and as a whole group to create, compose, and perform music. Activities will include the sharing of music tastes, improvisational music games, using Garage Band software to compose, having the group “jam sessions,” and a Battle of the Air Bands! No prior experience is required – just come with an open mind and a willingness to collaborate and create. This group is for students in high school and those in 7th and 8th grade only.
SHAKESPEARE SLAM SEPARATE SIGN UP THROUGH ENGLISH DEPT (HIGH SCHOOL ONLY) – Participate in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Shakespeare Slam! Students will work to prepare two scenes from Shakespeare, both of which will be performed in a regional competition. Students will meet both Tuesdays AND Thursdays (starting in September) – and will also participate in two Saturday events (dates TBD). Meeti