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As an extension of The Howard School, the after school W.I.N.G.S. Program (short for Wonder, Inspire, Nurture, Grow, and Strive) is designed to continue to make learning meaningful, and therefore, maximize student success in all areas. Through a variety of after school and enrichment programs, the W.I.N.G.S. Program provides students with an opportunity to have constructive learning experiences in education, social recreation, health and fitness activities and artistic creativity, all with guidance from professionally trained staff. W.I.N.G.S. includes both after school activities and enrichment programs.

If you need additional information, please contact the W.I.N.G.S. After School Programs Coordinator, Maura Brand at mbrand@howardschool.org or call 404-377- 7436, extension 278.

Current Enrichment Club Descriptions

COURSES

Animation Appreciation
Instructor: Reeves Moore
Do you want to explore film animation? You will be able to follow the history of animation from the beginning to the present. We will watch significant animated shorts, movies, et cetera! Come watch great film and learn more about animation!
Day: Tuesday
Number of Weeks: 6 (see above for dates)
Age Groups: Middle School, Transition and High School
Maximum group size: 12 students
Minimum group size: 4 students
Location: Mr. Moore’s Classroom
Fee: $95

Basketball Club (Lower School)
Instructor: Sarah McDuffie
Ms. McDuffie is excited to bring basketball to our Lower School club programs. Students will focus on proper shooting techniques, dribbling skills and defensive playing. Along with the basics, students will also play some fun basketball games. We can't wait to see your child out on the court!
Day: Monday
Number of Weeks: 6 (see above for dates)
Age Groups: Lower School, ages 8 and older
Maximum group size: 12 students
Minimum group size: 4 students
Location: Gymnasium
Fee: $95

Cooking Club
Instructor: Danielle Dias
Cooking Club is a unique way to introduce students to the basics of cooking, social skills, and learning the importance of healthy eating. Each week, students will have hands-on opportunities to take part in creating fun and healthy snacks, and enjoy what they have made! All of the snacks we make can be made at home, with some adult supervision. This is a great way for students to express their interest in cooking and/or baking.
Day: Thursday
Number of Weeks: 6 (see above for dates)
Age Groups: Lower School
Maximum group size: 12 students
Minimum group size: 4 students
Location: Ms. Dias’ Classroom
Fee: $115, including supplies

Global Inventors with Level Up Village
Instructor: Laura Cantu (with a second instructor)
We are excited to partner with Level Up Village to bring Global Inventors to our students. In Global Inventors, students learn to harness the power of 3D printing to engineer solutions to real-world issues. In this exciting club, they will learn how to use Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) software to create and modify a series of designs. The final project is to create and 3D print a solar-powered light source in collaboration with a global partner student from a developing country.
You can find more information at these links . . . Level Up Village and Global Inventors
Day: Wednesday
Number of Weeks: 6 (see above for dates)
Age Groups: Ages 10 – 14
Maximum group size: 20 students
Minimum group size: 10 students
Location: Mr. Eaton’s Art Classroom
Fee: $150

Hip Hop Club
Instructor: Alex Lofredo
Hip Hop Club is an opportunity for Lower School students to express themselves through dance and spend time with their Howard friends in a fun, exciting, music-driven club. Students will participate in various gross motor activities such as stretching, across the floor movements, choreographing dance moves, learning choreography, cooling down and performing for an audience. No prior dance experience required!
Day: Wednesday
Number of Weeks: 6 (see above for dates)
Age Groups: Lower School
Maximum group size: 12 students
Minimum group size: 4 students
Location: High School Lounge or Gymnasium
Fee: $115, including t-shirt

Minecraft Club
Instructor: Bill Sommer
Minecraft Club is a chance for students with at a least cursory knowledge of the game, to share what they know, learn from classmates, and collaborate to achieve objectives.
Day: Friday
Number of Weeks: 4 (see above for dates)
Age Groups: Bridge, Middle School, and Transition
Maximum group size: 12 students
Minimum group size: 4 students
Location: Mr. Anderson’s Classroom
Fee: $65

Poetry and Spoken Word Club
Instructor: Paul Coogle
The Spoken Word and Poetry Club will focus primarily on improving ourselves as writers - so if you're afraid of performing, no worries! If, however, you enjoy performing poetry out loud, there will certainly be opportunities for that. In addition, we will explore the exciting possibilities of combining music and poetry - also known as "rapping!”
Day: Thursday
Number of Weeks: 6 (see above for dates)
Age Groups: Middle School, Transition, and High School
Maximum group size: 12 students
Minimum group size: 4 students
Location: To be determined
Fee: $95

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Instructor: Chris Anderson
Do you want to fly a DRONE? Want to learn how they work and what keeps them in the air? Join UAV Club! You will spend time simulating and flying various sizes of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and learning about their real-world applications.
Day: Tuesday
Number of Weeks: 6 (see above for dates)
Age Groups: Middle School, Transition, and High School
Maximum group size: 12 students
Minimum group size: 4 students
Location: Mr. Anderson’s Classroom
Fee: $95

Staff

Maura Brand

Faculty Information

Department(s)
all faculty
Title(s)
W.I.N.G.S. After School Programs Coordinator

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)

Education

Degree(s)
Ed.M., University of Illinois
MBA, Syracuse University
Certified 4th-8th Grade Teacher in Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts

Other Information

Biography

What is your favorite book of all time?
Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

What is your favorite Howard School memory?
Attending graduation and listening to the teachers talk about the seniors and hearing the seniors explain how The Howard School changed their lives.

What is the one piece of advice you’ve been given that you will never forget?
At times, go backward to go forward.

After School Fees

The daily cost for participation in the W.I.N.G.S. Program is $8.00 an hour, $16.00 for the full afternoon. Students will be electronically signed-in when they arrive. It is the parent’s responsibility to sign their student out. The daily balance will be calculated based on time spent in aftercare. If a student is not signed out they will be charged the full day amount of $16.00. Additional fees are charged for Enrichment classes.

Payment

The business office will send a monthly invoice for W.I.N.G.S. Program billing. Payments are due the first business day of the month for prior services rendered. A $25.00 late fee will be added if payment is not received by the 15th of each month. If we receive a NSF check, a $35.00 return check fee will be charged.

Withdrawal

You may withdraw from the W.I.N.G.S. Program at any time through written communication to the After-School Program Director. Failure to properly withdraw may result in additional tuition charges.

Late Pick Up

Children should be picked up and signed out from the W.I.N.G.S. Program by 5:30 p.m. If your child is picked up after 5:30 p.m., a $1.00 per minute charge will be applied to your account until 6:00 p.m. After 6:00 p.m., a $5.00 per minute charge will be applied to your account. After three late pick-ups occur in any given one-month period, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss appropriate action. Frequent late pick-ups may result in loss of participation in the W.I.N.G.S. Program.
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