After School Clubs & Aftercare
Our after-school enrichment clubs (or chugim) 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. The cost of the after school clubs vary (see below).
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. The aftercare cost is $15 per day. Please note that there are no refunds for after-school clubs after the second session.
There is no aftercare programming or after school clubs on Fridays and on early dismissal days when there is a holiday. Please check our calendar for these dates.
Ms. Kalla’s Dancers
Dancers will explore rhythm and movement through traditional ballet technique, jazz and modern dance styles. We will learn and practice the foundational skills of dance including, turns, jumps, lyrical dancing and choreography. In addition to being a beloved teaching assistant at OHDS, Ms. Kalla is a certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer. She has also been a dancer for more than 15 years studying ballet, jazz and modern/contemporary dance.
Mrs. Matti Gold offers on-site, individual piano lessons, which will include the basics of note reading, piano technique and music theory through traditional teaching materials, such as the Faber and Faber Piano Adventures books. Twenty-seven lessons meet once per week for 30 minutes over the course of the year. A piano or full-sized keyboard in the home is a requirement. Students can participate in recitals and enroll in the Certificate of Merit program. Please contact Norma Bristol for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six time-slots available. When registering, please specify which time slot you prefer.
2:30 & 3 p.m. available for Kindergarten students
3:30 (for a K-2 student)
4 (K-5 student)
4:30 & 5 (for K-8 student)
First come, first served.
Please join us for swim lessons at the Oakland Hills Tennis Club. The program is based in foundational basics that are essential for swimmers of all ages and levels. Proper technique, body positioning, and an understanding of the difference between lift and drag will create greater confidence and skill in the water. All of these ideas will be reinforced through the application of fun drills that students can and will continue to enjoy/utilize on their own time. Our swimmers will meet at OHDS aftercare for a snack, then be shuttled across the street for their 45-minute class.
We hope to offer two classes, one beginner and one intermediate. Each class needs a minimum of six children to run, with a cap of 8 students per class.
*Classes end at 5:15 p.m. sharp.
*Parents are responsible for picking up their children at the tennis courts at Oakland Hills Tennis Club.
Art Club: Upcycled Art
This fall Ms. Esther will lead students through a variety of upcycled art projects. In an effort to get the most out of what we have already used and to throw away less, students will think creatively about how to reuse materials in a variety of art projects. Students will make sculptures, build environments, create characters, and learn about artists around the world who are exploring the myriad ways that humans can be mindful of the environment by reusing materials in art rather than throwing them away.
Art Club: Upcycled Art 2.0
Grades 1-8 (Bridge K and K students by instructor approval)
Ms. Esther will continue to lead students through a variety of upcycled art projects. In an effort to get the most out of what we have already used and to throw away less, students will think creatively about how to reuse materials in a variety of art projects. Students will make sculptures, build environments, create characters, and learn about artists around the world who are exploring the myriad ways that humans can be mindful of the environment by reusing materials in art rather than throwing them away. Capped at 15 students.
This class will focus on developing several aspects of fitness including, core strength, coordination, balance, posture and flexibility. This is a great class for children of all ages and levels, helping boost confidence, strengthen the mind/body connection and performance in all sports and physical activities! , Ms. Kalla is a certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer, and is excited to bring this class to OHDS.
Fall: 9/3-12/17: $200
Winter: 1/7-5/26: $275
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. Coach Bryon runs a tournament within each session.
Fall: 9/4-12/11: $180
Winter: 1/8-5/27: $260
OHDS Musical, *Annie*
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, Annie! This is fun show with lots of fantastic parts. This year, we have contracted with an Oakland-based performing arts company with more than 20 years experience producing children’s theater. The experienced staff of Kids ‘N Dance will cast, direct, choreograph, costume and oversee all aspects of next year’s musical, including our rehearsals at OHDS and the final performance(s) on the Kids ‘N Dance stage on Macarthur Boulevard. This new stage offers complete sets for all shows
Please note that rehearsals end at 5:30 p.m.
Auditions: 9/25, 4:15-5:30
Dress rehearsal: 3/22, TBA
Two Final Shows: 3/29 @ 2 & 5
CHROME Club (Coding/Robotics/Media)
Chrome Club, formerly Hackers Club, teaches coding through fun, interactive games, robotics through programming a variety of robots to navigate student-designed obstacle courses, and media through collaborative film-making and editing. Ben Malvey, our new middle school science teacher and OHDS tech guru, has co-taught the program for two years and is excited to run this club.
Fall Session: 9/5-12/12: $210
Winter Session: 1/9-5/21: $275
Mrs. Norma Bristol offers on-site, individual piano lessons, which will include the basics of note reading, piano technique and music theory through traditional teaching materials, such as the Faber and Faber Piano Adventures books. Thirty lessons meet once per week for 30 minutes over the course of the year. A piano or full-sized keyboard in the home is a requirement. Students can participate in recitals and enroll in the Certificate of Merit program. Please contact Mrs. Bristol for further information: email@example.com.
At this time, Ms. Bristol is offering one 2:30 p.m. slot to a kindergarten student, and a spot 4:35 and 5:05 p.m. The rest of her slots are taken by last year’s students.
JOIN THE EAGLES
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS
Join our fantastic OHDS Eagles middle school basketball teams. Our amazing coaches will lead a boys team and a girls team in twice-weekly practices, and to games at neighboring schools. Players must attend two practices per week. Dates to TBA.
Join our fantastic co-ed OHDS Eagles middle school ultimate frisbee team. Our coaches will lead the team in weekly practice and games in the Oakland Ultimate league. Practice and game days TBD.