Enrichment Classes Registration

We are pleased to offer you a variety of afternoon enrichment classes for the 2019 fall semester. This year, even more of the after school classes are in German, providing students additional opportunities to improve their German language skills.

All activities are also available for students not currently enrolled at EBGIS.

Please note that Enrichment Classes and Extended Day are not offered on the following days:

  • 9/10 to 9/13 - no classes for Middle School (field trip), classes for other grades are offered.
  • 10/14 to 10/18 - no classes for grades students (fall break), classes for preschool and kindergarten are offered.
  • 11/25 to 11/29 - no classes (Thanksgiving break).
  • 12/16 to 1/5- no classes (holiday break).

Enrichment classes will start on Tuesday, September 3. To accommodate parents’ schedules during the weeks prior to September 3, we offer the option of placing students in Extended Day during the time slot of the enrichment class(es) for which a student registers. The cost is $20 and the period covered runs from August 19 to August 31. If you wish to use this option, please let us know via email to office@ebgis.org.

Register by August 31 here

Classes

Study Time

Study Time is small group time with a teacher to help catch up on homework or work on projects. Students can also recap prior lessons or prepare for upcoming exams. There are two enrollment options:

  • Everyday 2-3pm or 3-4pm
  • Enroll for the entire semester for specified days at $12.50/hour
  • Ad hoc Study Time participation (requires at least 24 hour prior notice) at $15/hour

Playing Together – Cooperative Activities and Teambuilding

Paul Terstegen brings his extensive experience with children ages 5 to 11 to this class. Paul helps children discover how to interact emphatically with each other while still developing healthy independence. Respectful interactions do not preclude active and boisterous playing, and students learn how to work on their own coordination and fitness while supporting one another. Students learn that they may achieve more by working together than by working as individuals. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Paul Terstegen
  • Who: Kindergarten and up
  • When: Monday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $250*
  • Start: September 9
  • Minimum enrollment: 6
  • No class: 10/14, 11/25, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 1/20

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% reduced cost.

Music (older)

Preschool teacher Ferdinand Stein will playfully create a magically musical afternoon for the preschoolers. Students learn to sing and move in rhythm while learning German through music. This class will be taught primarily in German

  • Instructor: Ferdinand Stein
  • Who: Older Preschool (ages 3+) and up
  • When: Monday 3-3:30 pm
  • Cost: $165*
  • Start: September 9
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 10/14, 11/25, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 1/20

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% reduced cost.

Music (younger)

Preschool teacher Ferdinand Stein will playfully create a magically musical afternoon for the preschoolers. Students learn to sing and move in rhythm while learning German through music. This class will be taught primarily in German

  • Instructor: Ferdinand Stein
  • Who: Younger Preschool (ages 2-3)
  • When: Monday 3:30-4 pm
  • Cost: $165*
  • Start: September 9
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 10/14, 11/25, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 1/20

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% reduced cost.

Student Newspaper/Schülerzeitung

Come and join our school newspaper! Students learn how to report about community events and topics of interest. They discover the processes leading to the publication of print and audio-visual media. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Yvonnne Hagemann
  • Who: Grade 5 and up
  • When: Monday 3-4 pm
  • Cost: Free for EBGIS Students
  • Start: September 9
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 10/14, 11/25, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 1/20

Skateboarding

Want to learn how to skate? Or are you an experienced skater looking to learn more tricks? This course accommodates beginners and more advanced skateboarders. From safety fundamentals and foot placement to learning how to ollie on a skateboard, this course covers it all! This class will be taught in English.

  • Instructor: GoSkate
  • Who: Grade 1 and up
  • When: Monday 3-4:30 pm
  • Cost: $300
  • Start: September 9
  • Minimum enrollment: 5
  • No class: 10/14, 11/25, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 1/20

Skateboarding requires prepayment. Payment will be due once it is confirmed that minimum enrollment has been met.

Theater Club

After last spring’s successful production of “Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten,” Martin Walter and his students will find a new masterwork to prepare. The work of the Theater Club will culminate in a performance at the end of the second semester. This class will be taught in German.

  • Instructor: Martin Walter
  • Who: Grade 5 and up
  • When: Monday 4:30-6 pm
  • Cost: $250*
  • Start: September 9
  • Minimum enrollment: -
  • No class: 10/14, 11/25, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 1/20

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% reduced cost.

Creative Writing

Does your child love to make up stories? Is your child a budding writer? Students will learn how to generate ideas, structure a short story and use figurative language. Students will publish their own storybooks by the end of the semester. This class will be taught in English.

  • Instructor: Marjorie Boggs Vazquez
  • Who: Grades 2-4
  • When: Tuesday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $240
  • Start: September 10
  • Minimum enrollment: 5
  • No class: 10/15, 11/26, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31

Edible Arts (& Science)

Can food be art? Can you create artistic projects out of edible materials? Students will explore these concepts and more with our creative mastermind Nadine Heckmann. Some of the projects will feature more science-based creations; students will definitely get their creative juices flowing.

  • Instructor: Nadine Heckmann
  • Who: Kindergarten to Grade 2
  • When: Tuesday 2:15-3:15 pm
  • Cost: $375
  • Start: September 9/3
  • Minimum enrollment: 5
  • No class: 10/15, 11/26, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31

W.O.W. Art Studio

The W.O.W (World of Wonder) Art Studio class focuses on hands-on, open-ended art projects that explore the imaginary worlds created through literature, music and visual art. The basic elements of art (form, line, shape, color, space and texture) have their counterparts in stories, music compositions, and in classical paintings and sculptures. Art teacher Alex Carroll guides students through the creative process while helping them to make connections to other art forms and their own experiences. This class will be taught in English.

  • Instructor: Alex Carroll
  • Who: Older Preschool (ages 3+) and Kindergarten
  • When: Tuesday 3-3:45 pm
  • Cost: $270 plus $40 for materials
  • Start: September 10
  • Minimum enrollment: 5 (max 10)
  • No class: 10/15, 11/26, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31

After School Studio Art

Art teacher Alex Carroll will offer this studio art program for children ages 7-13. This is an opportunity for your child to explore their creativity and artistic voice in a fun, nurturing environment. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of fine art and will be introduced to a wide variety of styles, artists and media throughout the semester. Projects include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, recycled art and mosaics. This class will be taught in English.

  • Instructor: Alex Carroll
  • Who: Grade 2 and up
  • When: Tuesday 3:50-4:50 pm
  • Cost: $315 plus $60 for materials
  • Start: September 10
  • Minimum enrollment: 5 (max 10)
  • No class: 10/15, 11/26, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31

German Literature

We will explore German literature and build German language skills through discussion and writing. This class will be taught in German.

  • Instructor: Martin Walter
  • Who: Grade 7 and up
  • When: Tuesday 5-6 pm
  • Cost: $250* plus $50 for materials
  • Start: September 3
  • Minimum enrollment: -
  • No class: 10/15, 11/26, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% reduced cost.

Cooking (younger)

Jens Höbel is not merely an educator but also a professionally trained chef! He will introduce students to “healthy fast food” – how to create quick and easy yet healthy meals. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Jens Höbel
  • Who: Kindergarten to grade 2
  • When: Wednesday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $250* plus $20 for materials
  • Start: September 4
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 10/16, 11/27, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% reduced cost.

It’s Science! (older)

The scientific method is introduced in a fun and wonderous setting. Preschool teacher Kachine Blackwell will lead students through an exploration of hypothesis, cause and effect. Students will do hands-on sensory experiments, make potions and bring home creations. This class will be taught in German and in English.

  • Instructor: Kachine Blackwell
  • Who: Older Preschool (ages 3+)
  • When: Wednesday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $270
  • Start: September 4
  • Minimum enrollment: 5
  • No class: 10/16, 11/27, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1

Capoeira (older)

The traditional Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira builds strong children, adults and community! By engaging in this rigorous physical practice, children develop physical, emotional and moral discipline and wellness. In the roda (Capoeira circle), students not only build their strength, flexibility and coordination but also increase their self-confidence; develop empathy, teamwork and trust; and hone their powers of concentration.

  • Instructor: Helio Barbosa (Sereno Capoeira)
  • Who: Grade 1 and up
  • When: Wednesday 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Cost: $290 (includes belt ceremony)
  • Start: September 4
  • Minimum enrollment: 6
  • No class: 11/27, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1

Students should wear comfortable clothing such as sports shorts and a T-shirt. This class will be taught in English.

Green Team

Learn about the big environmental issues of our time and take action by introducing and promoting green standards as well as planning events for our school community! Open to Grades 4-8. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Yvonne Hagemann
  • Who: Grade 4 and up
  • When: Wednesday 3-4 pm
  • Cost: Free for EBGIS Students
  • Start: September 4
  • Minimum enrollment: -
  • No class: 9/11, 10/16, 11/27, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1

Cooking (older)

Jens Höbel is not merely an educator but also a professionally trained chef! He will introduce students to “healthy fast food” – how to create quick and easy yet healthy meals. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Jens Höbel
  • Who: Grade 3 and up
  • When: Wednesday 3-4 pm
  • Cost: $250* plus $20 for materials
  • Start: September 4
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 10/16, 11/27, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% reduced cost.

It’s Science! (younger)

The scientific method is introduced in a fun and wonderous setting. Preschool teacher Kachine Blackwell will lead students through an exploration of hypothesis, cause and effect. Students will do hands-on sensory experiments, make potions and bring home creations. This class will be taught in German and in English.

  • Instructor: Kachine Blackwell
  • Who: Younger Preschool (age 2-3)
  • When: Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Cost: $270
  • Start: September 4
  • Minimum enrollment: 5
  • No class: 10/16, 11/27, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1

Capoeira (younger)

The traditional Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira builds strong children, adults and community! By engaging in this rigorous physical practice, children develop physical, emotional and moral discipline and wellness. In the roda (Capoeira circle), students not only build their strength, flexibility and coordination but also increase their self-confidence; develop empathy, teamwork and trust; and hone their powers of concentration. This class will be taught in English.

  • Instructor: Helio Barbosa (Sereno Capoeira)
  • Who: Older Preschool (ages 3+) to Kindergarten
  • When: Wednesday 3-4 pm
  • Cost: $270 (includes belt ceremony)
  • Start: September 4
  • Minimum enrollment: 6
  • No class: 11/27, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1

Students should wear comfortable clothing such as sports shorts and a T-shirt.

Soccer (older)

EBGIS teacher Paul Terstegen will teach soccer skills as well as life skills through exercises and games that engage players in a variety of physical activities. The program focuses on developing basic motor skills, soccer fundamentals, self-confidence, and teamwork in a relaxed and nurturing environment. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Paul Terstegen
  • Who: Grade 1 and up
  • When: Thursday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $250*
  • Start: September 5
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 10/17, 11/28, 12/19, 12/26, 1/2

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% reduced cost.

Soccer (younger)

EBGIS teacher Paul Terstegen will teach soccer skills as well as life skills through exercises and games that engage players in a variety of physical activities. The program focuses on developing basic motor skills, soccer fundamentals, self-confidence, and teamwork in a relaxed and nurturing environment. This class will be taught primarily in German.

  • Instructor: Paul Terstegen
  • Who: Older Preschool (ages 3+) to Kindergarten
  • When: Thursday 3-4 pm
  • Cost: $250*
  • Start: September 5
  • Minimum enrollment: 4
  • No class: 10/17, 11/28, 12/19, 12/26, 1/2

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% reduced cost.

Sports Club

Sports Club is back! Students will once again hone their athletic skills and compete against other local schools including Ecole Bilingue and Escuela Bilingüe.

  • Instructor: Paul Terstegen
  • Who: Grade 4 and up
  • When: Thursday 4-5:30 pm
  • Cost: $250*
  • Start: September 5
  • Minimum enrollment: 6
  • No class: 9/12, 10/17, 11/28, 12/19, 12/26, 1/2

* Full-time Extended Day students may attend this class at a 50% reduced cost.

Middle School Debate Team

Does your child want to learn how to argue more persuasively? Or would they like to hone their research and media skills? Join the Debate Team! Students will learn debate structure, construct arguments, and address the arguments of others. This class fosters critical thinking, empathy and confidence.

  • Instructor: Marjorie Boggs-Vasquez
  • Who: Grade 5 and up
  • When: Friday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $240
  • Start: September 9/6
  • Minimum enrollment: 6
  • No class: 9/13, 10/18, 11/29, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3

Yoga (older)

Yoga means “connection” in Sanskrit. Together, Suzanne and her students connect to their inner superpowers through yoga poses, breathing and meditation games, while looking to Harry Potter, the Star Wars heroine Rey and others for inspiration. Students experiment with dynamic and resting poses, discover how to use each pose to enhance well-being, and have fun “choreographing”their own creative flow. Students increase their strength, stamina, flexibility, mindfulness and tranquility. This class is taught in English and German

(tailored according to each child’s language needs) to increase vocabulary about the body and movement in both languages.

  • Instructor: Suzanne Zuber
  • Who: Grade 1 and up
  • When: Friday 2-3 pm
  • Cost: $270
  • Start: September 13
  • Minimum enrollment: 6
  • No class: 9/6, 10/18, 11/29, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3

Yoga (younger)

Yoga means “connection” in Sanskrit. Together, Suzanne and her students connect to their inner superpowers through yoga poses, breathing and meditation games, while looking to Harry Potter, the Star Wars heroine Rey and others for inspiration. Students experiment with dynamic and resting poses, discover how to use each pose to enhance well-being, and have fun “choreographing”their own creative flow. Students increase their strength, stamina, flexibility, mindfulness and tranquility. This class is taught in English and German

(tailored according to each child’s language needs) to increase vocabulary about the body and movement in both languages.

  • Instructor: Suzanne Zuber
  • Who: Older Preschool (ages 3+) to Kindergarten
  • When: Friday 3-4 pm
  • Cost: $225
  • Start: September 13
  • Minimum enrollment: 5
  • No class: 9/6, 10/18, 11/29, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3

Rock Band

Veteran rockers and EBGIS parents Sami, Greg and Mike are back with the school band Jumpy House. If you already play an instrument or would like to work on your vocals, this is the place for you. This class is taught primarily in English.

  • Instructor: Sami Qreini/Greg Munson/Mike Walz
  • Who: Grade 5 and up
  • When: Friday 3-4:30 pm
  • Cost: $250
  • Start: September 6
  • Minimum enrollment: 5
  • No class: 9/13, 10/18, 11/29, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3

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