Playful Learning…Useful Skills
PLUS+ is the afternoon enrichment program of Covenant Christian School. We seek to offer students an array of choices that will give them useful skills that can be used to bless others or lead to a life long hobby. The values that undergird the program are the same biblical principles that guide the purpose and life of the school. Leaders of the afternoon enrichment are members of our school Covenant community.
Students will learn how to build a website, use email safely, and understand what social media is. Club members will also use spreadsheets and word processors software. Students will increase their understanding of how the Internet works and why it provides a firm foundation of all things technical.
Necessary Supplies: All students must bring a laptop or netbook to every club meeting.
Cost: $50.00 (This club is only for the first half of the year.)
Location: Charlotte Mason Room
Contact: David Bauernschmidt
The class will meet at Iron Bound Gym on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:15. Class will begin on September 13. Students will continue to work on foil fencing, and will be introducing saber fencing this year! Students will need to have their own equipment. Equipment can be purchased with Sam Maxwell.
The class will consist of:
- Discussions about the history of the different fencing weapons
- Mobility training
- Footwork exercises and drills
- Blade work
Cost for the year is $160
Contact: Sam Maxwell
Junior Fencing is a great way for young students to be introduced to the sport of fencing. They will learn about the history of swords and build a foundational understanding of fencing through kid-friendly drills and games.
The class will be from 3:15-4:00 on Tuesdays (Mr. Maxwell can be flexible on this, depending on what is best for parents) Students will meet outside when possible, or in the chapel room depending on the weather. The program will start the first week of October, and run through the entire school year.
There will be a total of six openings for this class.
Cost: $140 No supply fee.
Contact: Sam Maxwell
The Yearbook team is looking for seven highly committed students to fill the following positions:
- Three writers
- Two people who enjoy taking pictures
- One team member to gather photos from teachers of the younger grades
- One person who enjoys graphic design
All team members will need a laptop. This must be brought to every meeting. The Yearbook Club will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, beginning in October.
Editor: Ashlyn Bauernschmidt
Coeditor: Elizabeth Ammons
Location: Mrs. Koupal’s classroom.
ODYSSEY OF THE MIND- 2nd to 3rd grade
The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students to learn creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. For more than twenty-five years, this unique program has helped teachers generate excitement in their students. By tapping into creativity, and through encouraging imaginative paths to problem-solving, students learn skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems-great and small –for a lifetime.
The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests. Students learn how to identify challenges and to think creatively to solve those problems. They are free to express their ideas and suggestions without fear of criticism. The creative problem-solving process rewards thinking “outside of the box”.
Coaches: Eunice Clark and Priya Monsi
When: Monday and Wednesday 3:15 to 4:00
All 7 to 9th grade girls!! The Covenant Christian Volleyball team needs you!
Practices will be on Monday and Thursdays from 3:15 to 5:00 at the Quarterpath Recreation Center.The game schedule will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
Cost: $100 per player
Head Coach: Jeff Ammons
Season: September 7 to November 3, 2017.
Come on out and join the fun.
At every gathering bring your enthusiasm and commitment!
GREEN THUMB CLUB
Green Thumb Club, hosted by Ms. Tiffeni Goesel, has been enjoying God’s blessings and bounty from the school garden. Five garden beds were planted in May by all the Forms. Every Tuesday during the summer the Green Thumb Club has been meeting to harvest, weed and water the plants. Each day ends with the children going home with tomatoes, cucumbers, a few peppers, and herbs.