SPRING ENRICHMENT 2019 (please read below)

Session I Programs are Closed

Porter-Gaud Auxiliary offers an amazing variety of engaging enrichment programs for students to continue their learning beyond the school day. See the descriptions below to find out what we offer.

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Session II Enrichment Programs

Flag Football: (3:15-4:15PM Thursdays, 12:00-1:30PM Sundays, Grades 5-8)

Start Date - March 21st

Thursdays and Sundays

Porter-Gaud Flag Football is back! (Thank you for your patience). Were offering a unique opportunity to participate in a Flag Football and Fundamentals program designed for the Middle School, grades 5-8. This is an exciting opportunity to advance skills, fine tune techniques, establish our own PG squad and have a lot of fun in the process. If you're family has a desire for a non-contact football program than this is the ideal situation. Flag Football continues to grow in popularity season to season.

Participants will develop skills that will give themselves, and our teams, a big advantage when the time comes to play Cyclone Football as well. All flags, supplies and materials will be provided!

Coach Colman, Head of the Auxiliary Department, has been in contact with several other schools to create a Sunday Game Day on our own campus. We will practice on Thursdays in the Wendell Center right after school ends. Practice will run up till 4:15-30. Sundays we will meet at 12:00pm for practice games, exhibition games and tournaments!

Other potential schools that will participate: Charleston Day, Orange Grove, Mason Prep and other James Island Rec teams that played in our tournament last year.

If you're uncertain that Flag Football is for you please feel free to attend Thursday the 21st without prior registration.

Hope to see you there!!


Spring Volleyball Prep: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:45pm, Ages 8-14

Ages 8-14, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:45pm starting April 2nd for 4 weeks.

* If you're child is enrolled in a Spring Enrichment Program and wishes to enroll in Spring Volleyball prep, there is a 2-week option for the second half of the program.

We're lucky enough to have State Champion Head Coach of the dynasty that is PG Volleyball, Megan Crouch, offer her Spring Enrichment Program for 2019. This program is designed to teach and develop our younger volleyball generation for playing on the big stage.

3rd grade will be included this year as its designed for ages 8-14. Players will participate with others of similar skill and ability level. Make sure you don't miss the opportunity to connect with your Varsity Coaches, develop your technique and have a lot of fun in the process.


Boys JV/Varsity Basketball Fundamentals: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm, Grades 8-11

Grades 8-11, Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm from 4/8-4/17.

Welcome to the inaugural Porter-Gaud JV/Varsity skill training. The purpose and set up of this camp is to work with students who are interested in playing at the varsity level. (8th grade through 11th) This can include JV basketball players who wish to continue competitive training before the summer begins. You will be coached and trained by staff on the varsity and junior varsity. Drills and play will directly reflect how things are executed on the Varsity. Each student/athlete will be evaluated and placed in groups according to their skill level so they will be able to maximize their strengths and have time to improve on their weaknesses.
Coaches: John Pearson (Head Varsity Boys Basketball) Travis Smith (Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball) Jamal Curry (Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball) KJ James (Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball)

Girls JV/Varsity Basketball Fundamentals: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm, Grades 8-11

Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm from April 15th-May 8th, Grades 8-11

The goals are as follows: 1. Consistency – Not only do we wish to see improvement with consistency on the court with skills like shooting and defense, but consistency with attendance and effort. What is more important is we will create an environment that our student/athletes will see their improvement and LIKE what they are doing. 2. Individual Skill improvement –The more you shoot, the better shooter you become. The more you handle the ball, the better ball handler you become. The more you play, the better you become. All these can be done throughout the course of your career even in small increments on your way to being a good basketball player. 3. Team Skill improvement – The more you play together the better you know each other’s skill. The better you know each other’s skill, the better your team becomes. Student Athletes will be instructed and coached by Jen Payes, John Pearson, Travis Smith KJ James and Jamal Curry.

Boys Middle School Basketball Prep: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-4:15pm, Grades 3 and 4

3rd and 4th Graders, Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-4:15pm, from 4/15-5/8

5th Grade Basketball Head Coach Corey Colman, Joey Ferrelli and Andrew Austen have built this Session II program for 3rd and 4th graders planning to try out for the 5th Grade basketball team.

Students will learn to take their skills to the next level with a variety of developmental drills focusing on shooting, ball-handling, passing, team-defense and most importantly, sportsmanship. Participants will be placed in groups of similar ability for some drills and work together for others. This program will meet twice a week for 4 weeks, with some scrimmages and games of 3v3 and 5v5 built in. Players will receive feedback and guidance on what to work on moving forward. This program is sure to provide the head start needed to earn a spot on the team in 5th grade. Hope to see you there.


Girls Middle School Basketball Prep: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15-4:30pm, Grades 3-6

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Graders, Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm from 4/15-5/8

Coach Jen Payes is leading this Session II program for girls looking to play Cyclone basketball in Middle School. She played collegiate basketball for St. Joe's University in Philadelphia and after playing she transitioned into coaching. Jen served as an assistant coach for 6 years at Long Island University, then moved on to assistant coach at Monmouth University for 2 years. Jen is now the 7th grade girls coach at Porter Gaud.

During your 8 sessions of this clinic, we will be focusing on fundamentals. The goal is to get better each day, and learn/perfect the basics of basketball while having a lot of fun.


Minecraft Coding Club: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-4:45pm, Ages 8-13

Ages 8-13, Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-4:45pm from 4/15-5/8

Your child will love our Minecraft club in which we will learn how to use, code, build, create and collaborate in Minecraft Education Edition. You will be investing in their future as they learn vital 21st century skills and they will have fun doing it inside Minecraft EE. They will learn how to code and will also explore the creative side of computing, by creating 3D interact-able worlds inside Minecraft. They will learn on the latest Windows PCs with Nvidia Graphics cards. Not only will they learn to Code, they will also gain skills in problem solving, creativity and team-working.


Co-Ed Lacrosse Clinic: Saturday, April 27th 10am-2pm, Grades 3-6

Girls and Boys Grades 3-6, 10am-2pm Saturday, April 27th

Get your sticks ready for one of the fastest growing sports in America! Join Assistant Varsity Coach and State Champion Jessica Hanzsche and Former Henry H Wells Middle School Coach, Drew Stubbs, for this 1 day Lacrosse clinic on Saturday, April 27th. Both Coach Drew and Coach Hanzsche will teach the general knowledge and skills needed to play the high pace sport of Lacrosse. Students will arrive at 10am where they will all be lead through a structured warm-up. From there, the boys will practice with Coach Drew and the girls will practice with Coach Hanzsche to learn the FUNdamentals. This will include passing, shooting, ground balls, cradling, and defensive tactics. They will also learn about the key concepts and rules of lacrosse, like offsides, defensive formations, the rules of the crease, and much more. We will provide lunch from 12-12:30 halfway through the day, and students will also have the chance to watch film on our giant HD projector screen in the cafeteria. You will need to bring your own sticks, but we have several you can borrow upon request. If you have gloves and a helmet feel free to bring them, but they are not required. Don't miss your chance to get a jumpstart on this awesome sport!


*****Session I Enrichment Programs Below are Closed***** Monday

Soccer on the Green: (3:00-4:15PM, Grades 1-4)

Jackson Soccer Development is bringing a fresh perspective to the game of soccer. Each uniquely designed sessions consist of group and individual skills, technical training and overall physical development. A heavy emphasis is placed on team building, character development, sportsmanship, and a sense of fair play. The coach creates an environment where players reach their full potential through physical training and skills development while achieving self-confidence and positive self-esteem from achievement both on and off the field. Sign up for this activity with your former Charleston Battery member because: Non-stop action and fun are guaranteed!

Instructor - Kevin Jackson, the State Director for U.S. Youth Futsal and former MLS player with the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution

PG Chess Club: (3:30-4:45PM, Grades 1-8)

Come learn the "Game of Kings" and develop focus, forethought, and problem solving. Research shows that students who study chess score better in math and English, have enhanced critical and creative thinking, and have more confidence and self-control. No matter your skill level, you will have fun playing each week with students of similar talents. Invest in your future, and join us for a semester learning a beneficial hobby you can enjoy for the rest of your life! This Chess Club will allow students and opportunity to work on their skills with opponents of similar level, while they fine tune their competition and level of understanding. Aaron Lipka and team will provide instruction and direction to take your game to the next level, while providing a fun atmosphere.


**The Nature Detectives: (3:00-4:15PM, Grades 1-4)

Grades 1-4

** New Program - Just look around you, nature is amazing and will always be a part of your environment! In this program we will be exploring the mysterious and captivating world of nature on Earth. Students will be creating items that help them find out what causes a volcano to erupt, why tornadoes happen, how a plant can grow without water, how crystals can form, what makes a thermometer work, how a jellyfish moves, how a rainbow forms and more! Come join the detectives searching for answers!

**Gym Class Heroes: (3:00-4:15PM, Grades 1-4)

Grades 1-4, 3:00-4:15pm

** New Program - Do you wish gym class never ended? Are you thinking about that one bowling pin you didn't knock down all day long? If so, then "Gym Class Heroes" is the Enrichment Program for you. The Director of Extended Day, Joey Ferrelli will be running this 8 week-long program in which students will play a variety of different gym class-like games. Through different types of games students will practice hand-eye coordination, teamwork, critical thinking, creative thinking, and most importantly how to compete while having fun. This program is open to any Lower School student who wishes to get some exercise after school with fun-filled and action packed program.

The Enrichment Program will be held at the Fishburne Gym and the Lower School Playground. Pickup will be at the Lower School Carpool Loop at 4:15. They will be brought to Extended Day after 4:25.

**Inventions Lab: The Marine Edition: (3:00-4:15PM, Grades 1-4)

Grades 1-4, 3:00-4:15pm

** New Program - The popular and educational Invention Lab is back for a new Seaworthy Chapter! Come join us as we create fun and exciting inventions through the many different fields of science, with a focus on marine life.

In this semester's program we will be exploring life below the sea with marine-themed experiments. Each day will have a specific invention to be created from a unique set of materials. Before they create their invention, they will dive into the world of Marine life and see what inspired their invention and how it can be used in the real world.

A few of the experiments they will do include bringing Sea Monkeys to life, creating miniature submarines, a boat race, and students will learn how oil spills affect marine life.

For the last day of the program we will have a field trip the Charleston Aquarium!

All materials will be included and pass to the aquarium!



Tuesday

Ballet with Lindy Mandradjieff: (3:15-4:30PM, Grades 1-4)

Porter-Gaud is lucky enough to have Lindy Mandradjieff-Fabyanic run a beginner ballet course at her very own studio, the Dance Conservatory of Charleston. Lindy danced professionally with the New York City Ballet and The San Francisco Ballet. She is widely known across the country as being one of the top in her field. Students will be taken by a PG bus to her studio, The Dance Conservatory of Charleston, at 3:15. Class will run from 3:30-4:30 and pick up must be at the studio. 1632 Ashley Hall Rd.

In this ballet class, students will begin their formal ballet training with the emphasis on barre work, focusing on muscle development, musicality, and coordination in an encouraging environment. Students will also begin to become familiar with the structure and discipline of a ballet class. The technique is Vaganova based, with an emphasis on vocabulary and correct execution of steps. For additional information, please check out The Dance Conservatory of Charleston's Website: danceconservatorychs.com


The program will be instructed out of the Dance Conservatory of Charleston. Porter-Gaud will provide transportation for all students enrolled in the program. Each student will be provided a leotard, tights, and ballet shoes.

(PLEASE INDICATE SHOE SIZE VIA EMAIL TO jferrelli@portergaud.edu)

Parents are encouraged to attend the any class and especially the final class of this program!


Trackology Presents: Chutes' and Ladders (3:30-4:30PM, Grades 3-8) (Tu+Th)

1 Day and 2 Day options

(Grades 4-8). Tuesdays OR Thursdays
(Same Session runs 2x week) This is for participation in either Tuesday or Thursday but NOT both days. Regular registration for the program would include both.

It's not the Hasbro board game, but it's equally as fun and far more beneficial. Coached by the Warings (Trackology and the PG Speed Camp), you'll get faster, stronger and quicker, using just two pieces of equipment: agility ladders and running parachutes. If you want to improve your athletic performance or simply get more coordinated and have a little fun along the way, 'Chutes and Ladders is for you! Sign up now as space is limited.

During this 6 week session, students will learn the fundamentals of running and all things related to track. Students will learn how to run faster and jump further and will be given the tools to propel them forward

There is no speed or time requirement and the only prerequisite is a great attitude with a willingness to improve!

On Your Mark. Get set. Go!!!

Study Skills: (3:00-4:00PM, Grade 4 only)

Grade 4 ONLY, Instructor - Denise Lawson, Lower School Learning Specialist

This Enrichment Program is unique and extremely beneficial. The goal is to provide guidance for any student interested in improving and strengthening the necessary skills to be a successful student. Students will learn how to utilize assignment books/calendars effectively, set realistic goals and study plans, and organize binders. They will receive tips for active-reading strategies, active listening strategies, and note-taking. Test prep and test taking strategies will also be discussed.

All materials and snacks are included! There will only be 6 sessions from 2/5 - 3/19

*This program is limited to a maximum of 10 students. Please be aware that the curriculum is identical to Fall 2018. Thank you.


Porter-Gaud Football: (3:00-4:15PM, Grades 1-4)

Football Fundamentals Returns!

Coach Colman and the PG Auxiliary Team creates a Porter-Gaud Football Curriculum for the entire Lower School. This introductory course will focus on the key concepts, terms, skills and drills that are necessary to become a successful Porter-Gaud Football Player. We are lucky enough to have several coaches including Varsity players, offering up their guidance and knowledge for each practice.

This is an incredible opportunity for the Lower School to learn the basics and fundamentals of Football. If your child has any interest in joining our Bantam team in Middle School, or just wants to have some fun on the football field, than this is the ideal situation for them. Make sure your child is prepared for techniques and basics associated with our Bantam Football Team. Participants will develop skills that will give themselves, and our teams, a big advantage when the time comes to play!

Participants will be broken up by age and ability level for portions of practice. The end of practices will include semi-competitive games.

Tennis 101: (3:00-4:00PM, Grades 2-4)

* This program is 10, 1 hour sessions. Please pay attention to dates.

Coach Cameron Brown is back again! Tennis 101 is a course designed for players that would like to advance their skills and technique. Instruction will center around the preparation, balance and commitment that it takes to be an efficient tennis player. Students will learn to develop their overall tennis game. This course will be for those that will stay focused and have already developed a tennis game at the beginner level.

If you have a child enroll for this program that does not meet the required standards they will be asked to move to the "Tennis Anyone" program. If that class is full the student will be refunded.

Instructor is Cameron Brown, our very own Lower School PE Instructor, Cross-Country Coach, Sailing Coach and Tennis Guru!




Cheerleading: (3:00-4:15PM, Grades 1-4)

This program is offered to all 1st – 4th graders with the Porter-Gaud Spirit. This introductory Cheerleading course will be lead by one of the College of Charleston most experienced Lady Cougars – Camryn Snell and our very own Cheer Coach Jessica Hanzsche.

In this 8-week program students will learn fundamental techniques of gymnastics and cheerleading in a fun and safe environment that encourages self-empowerment and bolsters the PG Spirit. Come join us on Tuesday afternoons. Be sure to bring your spirit!


Wednesday

Bricks 4 Kids: The Next Chapter!: (3:00-4:15PM, Grades 1-4)

All neew Bricks for Kids – “B4K” program teaches an aspect of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). B4K After-School workshops give students the opportunity to strengthen their skills in these subject areas by teaching Science and Math concepts.

The following course projects will be offered this Spring 2019 Semester:

Master Builder 101- We'll master our project kits & robotics materials as we discuss various types of movement & motion by embarking on exciting building challenges! We'll experience movement in action, and the way things work as we become Master Builders.

Wheels in Motion- We will master concepts like rotation, acceleration, velocity, friction, and traction as we build Cars. Dragster, Trains, and more! It’s off to the races at Porter-Gaud!

Everything is Awesome- We’ll embrace Emmett’s positive attitude as we construct B4K’s most popular and most awesome models! Emmett and some of his LEGO® movie friends may even

All Junior Master Builders bring home a custom mini­figure from our Mini­Figure Factory (last day of the program) & all Arts & Crafts (day of completion).

All Materials will be provided!

Girls Run the World: (3:00-4:00PM, Grades 1-4)

Girls Run the World is more than just running. Throughout the season the girls will make new friends, build confidence, and appreciate what makes them unique. For more information about this program please email instructors - Gretchen Tate, gtate@portergaud.edu and Ragan Wood, rwood@portergaud.edu.

Please join us in a 10-week session for a program modeled after Girls on the Run. This program is designed for grades 1-4 with a focus on developing confidence, character, and compassion, all while being active throughout the PG campus. Girls will meet each Wednesday outside the cafeteria and begin with a warm-up, a short lesson, and conclude with an exercise activity. They will be joined by Middle School and Upper School female students and other female faculty throughout the program who will be designated as their running buddies. We will conclude the program by running a race together downtown. In order to complete the program with perfect timing for the Race for Paws (4/27), our schedule will be different from the other Enrichment Programs:

1. Start on 2/13
2. 2/20
3. 2/27
4. 3/6
5. 3/13
6. 3/20
7. 4/3 (3/27 Spring Break)
8. 4/10
9. 4/17
10. 4/24


Race for Paws on 4/27!



Porter-Gaud Lower School Basketball: (3:00-4:15PM, Grades 1-4)

Come out and learn some of the fundamental skills and techniques of Basketball.

State Champion Head Varsity Coach JP and Assistant Varsity Coach, Travis Smith have a passion for teaching the skills and drills every little baller needs to succeed on the court and progress to the Varsity level and beyond. Travis started his career here at Porter-Gaud beside NBA star, Khris Middleton. He then continued on to play at the collegiate level for Presbyterian College and Mercer. Travis has been cultivating his skills for years which afforded him amazing opportunities to play professionally while traveling the world to Germany, China, Brazil, Guatemala, and Canada. If your child is serious about becoming a better basketball player, building their skills to the next level and getting to know the Varsity Coaches (and them getting to know you), than this is a can't miss program.

**Porter-Gaud Producers: (3:00-4:15pm, Grades 2-4)

Grades 2-4, 3:00-4:15pm with Julie Sessions

** New Program - Did you ever want to be a Superhero or time through travel? Do you want to learn how to use a green screen in film production? Do you want to learn how to create iMovie Trailers and Movies? If so, this program is definitely for you! Throughout the eight weeks, students will explore the iMovie program, apply the Green Screen app, practice screenwriting and planning, and master video and editing techniques. Activities include script writing and planning, perfecting picture and video taking techniques, being a superhero, time traveling, joining a movie set, creating and producing an iMovie trailer, creating an iMovie film, and more! Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this new and exciting Enrichment Program!


Thursday

Karate! (3:00-4:15PM, Grades 1-4)

Seha Karate Owner and Operator, Sensei Pettus, returns with his beginner Karate class. You will learn the basic fundamentals as well as self-defense techniques. The class will promote physical fitness and demonstrate respect for yourself and others. You will learn to practice self-control and you will have the opportunity to earn traditional belt advancement.

T-shirt, Belt and Key Chain all provided!

Come join us!

Trackology Presents: Chutes' and Ladders (3:30-4:30PM, Grades 3-8) (Tu+Th)

1 Day and 2 Day Options

(Grades 4-8). Tuesdays OR Thursdays

(Same Session runs 2x week) This is for participation in either Tuesday or Thursday but NOT both days. Regular registration for the program would include both.

It's not the Hasbro board game, but it's equally as fun and far more beneficial. Coached by the Warings (Trackology and the PG Speed Camp), you'll get faster, stronger and quicker, using just two pieces of equipment: agility ladders and running parachutes. If you want to improve your athletic performance or simply get more coordinated and have a little fun along the way, 'Chutes and Ladders is for you! Sign up now as space is limited.

During this 6 week session, students will learn the fundamentals of running and all things related to track. Students will learn how to run faster and jump further and will be given the tools to propel them forward

There is no speed or time requirement and the only prerequisite is a great attitude with a willingness to improve!

On Your Mark. Get set. Go!!!

Magical Art and Science with Palmetto Clayground: (3:00-4:15PM, Grades 1-4)

Meri Stanec returns with an all new version of her popular Palmetto Clayground program.

We will have a magical time combining art and science! We will have a potions class, construct magical bubble creations, and grow crystals! Art projects will include a bubble glass vase, a cauldron soup bowl, and a Harry Potter inspired owl painting. Join in on the enchanted fun! All materials will be provided!

Tennis Anyone: (3:00-4:00PM, Grades 1-4)

* This program is 10, 1 hour sessions. Please pay attention to dates.

Tennis is a life long sport that should begin at a young age. Tennis Anyone is designed to introduce the game of tennis in a format that is fun, exciting and educational. Students will focus on developing their balance, agility, awareness and of course their tennis technique. Coach Cameron Brown will provide the students with an hour of multiple games and drills. We will change up the format frequently to keep it exciting and fun. This is the best course for those that would like to have an introduction to Tennis that will leave them wanting more!

Instructor is Cameron Brown, our very own Lower School PE Instructor, Cross-Country Coach, Sailing Coach and Tennis Guru!


**Co-Ed Lacrosse: (3:00-4:15pm, Grades 2-4)

Grades 2-4, 3-4:15pm

Lacrosse Enrichment is here!

** New Program - Get your sticks ready for one of the fastest growing sports in America! Join Assistant Varsity Coach and State Champion Jessica Hanzsche and Former Henry H Wells Middle School Coach, Drew Stubbs, for our first ever Co-Ed Lacrosse After-School Enrichment Program. Both Coach Drew and Coach Hanzsche will teach the general knowledge and skills needed to play the high pace sport of Lacrosse.

Coach Drew and Coach Hanzsche will use their knowledge of the game to teach students about the FUNdamentals. This will include passing, shooting, ground balls, cradling, and defensive tactics. They will also learn about the key concepts and rules of lacrosse, like offsides, defensive formations, the rules of the crease, and much more. You will need to bring your own sticks, but we have several you can borrow upon request. If you have gloves and a helmet feel free to bring them, but they are not required. Don't miss your chance to get a jumpstart on this awesome sport!


Friday

**Chemistry Club for Girls: (3:00-4:15PM, Grades 1-4)

Lower School Students, Grades 1-4

** New Program - Investigate the fascinating world of chemistry in this club! We will examine how manipulating ingredients changes the texture of slime, discover how to use kitchen items to build lava lamps, explore the intriguing world of polymers, and more. Studying chemistry lets you see the world differently and helps to solve problems we face daily. The Chemistry Club aims to build interest in the world of chemistry, while giving participants the opportunity to build confidence in their abilities in a lab setting.

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Mystery Math Adventures: (3:00-4:15PM, Grades 2-4)

Join our very own Katie Donahue, our resident math expert, in an adventure of solving mysteries and escaping danger! We will use a variety of math skills to solve a unique crime each week. Some specific math topics covered to help solve these crimes are place value, mixed operations, maps (coordinate planes), time, fractions and geometry. This brand new advanced program is aimed at those students in 3rd and 4th grade and 2nd graders who are math enthusiasts!