After-school enrichment clubs offer sessions throughout the year for students interested in engaging with additional subject areas. Classes will vary from session to session and will incorporate a variety of options such as the arts, athletics and science. Examples include (but are not limited to) chess, tennis, swimming, coding, Lego engineering, photography, creative writing, drama and music.
In line with the OHDS educational philosophy, our focus is on the whole child, which is why we offer students a variety of programming to choose from – engaging all parts of their creative minds.
We also offer our aftercare program, for students to enjoy unstructured, supervised play time both indoors and outdoors. Older students can also focus on their homework assignments during this time.
To register for either aftercare or after-school enrichment clubs, please click here.
* All classes run until 5:15 p.m, unless otherwise noted in course descriptions.
Judo & Kung Fu
This class will combine two styles: judo, a Japanese martial art known as the gentle or yielding way, which involves learning to roll, fall, grapple, throw and pin each other to the mat, and kung fu, a Chinese martial art, which teaches students to punch, kick and block. This class is for students who want to have fun but be serious, with a focus on safety, discipline and respect. Sensei Aaron Kenin has competed nationally and on the Princeton Judo Team, and currently teaches at the Oakland Judo Club.
Fall Session: 9/11-12/11
OHDS Musical Chorus
Our chorus will learn to sign, dance and captivate an audience in this year’s spring musical production. This year, the chorus has been expanded to welcome students in first through eighth grades, with the opportunity for some of the older chorus members to be part of a chorus ensemble group. The ensemble, while still part of the chorus, will have more elaborate costumes, characterization and choreography. This year, we would like every child to be a part of the musical in some way!
Dates: 10/16-2/26. Tech Week 3/6-3/8. Final performance 3/11.
Art Club: Upcycled Art
Fall Session: 9/5-12/12
Join Ms. Esther this fall in the art room for Upcycled Art! We will look at the world around us and brainstorm ways that we can turn everyday materials that usually go to waste into works of art. Turn a toilet paper roll into a rocket, race car or castle! Make magnets out of bottle caps or use them to create your own game board! Use plastic water bottles to make your very own self watering planter or wind spinner for the garden! We will also look at the work of artists that are currently making recycled art. Reducing waste, being creative, learning something new: the possibilities are endless!
Art Club: DIY Printmaking and Textiles
Winter Session: 1/9-6/5
Join Ms. Esther as we explore the art of printing by hand. Design and create your own product-line custom stationery, Furoshiki gift wrap, notebooks, patterned fabric and more, using block printing, leaf printing, sun printing, stamping, and stencil techniques. Students will learn basic design principles and be inspired by artists like Sister Corita and textile houses like Marimekko. Come ready to experiment!
Junior Tennis Lessons
Two classes: Grades K-3 & 4-8. Each class needs a minimum of six children to run, with a cap of 8 students per class.
Please join us for tennis lessons at the Oakland Hills Tennis Club. Players will learn the proper swing path for the forehand, backhand, volleys and serve. Drills are designed to develop footwork, teamwork, sportsmanship and build rally skills. Regardless of ability, players will learn, be active and engaged with tennis games, contests, world-class instruction and creative activities. Our tennis club students will meet at OHDS aftercare for a snack, then be shuttled across the street for their class. Classes end at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Parents are responsible for picking up their children at the tennis courts at Oakland Hills Tennis Club.
Fall Session: 9/12-12/12
Spring Session: 3/13-6/5
Come develop your strategy and enjoyment of the king of games! Lessons and play combine the skills of thinking and creativity with the thrill of sport. Classes include 20 minutes of instruction with returning instructor Bryon Doyle from the Berkeley Chess School, with the remaining time set aside for play. No class on 2 p.m. dismissal Wednesdays.
Fall Session: 9/13-12/7
Winter Session: 1/10-6/6
OHDS Musical Cast
Cast members will learn their lines and how to work as a team, as well as all the elements of stagecraft in this fun, fanciful production of the annual OHDS musical (title to be announced in September). Director Robin Eig, an OHDS parent with years of experience teaching music, will lead the group to put on an amazing production at the final performance on Sunday, March 11, at 4 p.m. *Rehearsals end at 5:30 p.m.
Dates: 10/18-2/28. Tech Week 3/6-3/8. Final performance 3/11.
Possible extra Sunday rehearsals 2/11, 3/4, and 3/11.
Mr. Jackson’s Hackers
Mr. Jackson’s Hackers is more than just a club to learn computer programming through fun and engaging games; students will also explore the basics of computer hardware, play with making and editing movies, learn to program a Sphero robot, and even learn how to model and create using a 3D printer.
Fall Session for grades 2-5: 9/7-12/7. No class October 19.
Winter Session for grades 2-4 and 5-8: 1/11-6/7. No class May 31.
JOIN THE EAGLES
MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
For grades 6-8
Join our fantastic OHDS Eagles middle school basketball teams. Coach Grace will lead a boys team and a girls team in twice-weekly practices, and to games at neighboring schools. Tryouts are the week of November 6, from 4-5:30 p.m. Students must attend at least one day of tryouts to join the team. Practice ends at 5:15 p.m.
Boys’ practice on Mondays. Girls’ practice on Thursdays; Tuesday and Wednesday are open to both. Players must attend two practices per week.