After School Clubs Begin at MSL
Another season of MSL After School Clubs will begin on the week of September 9th!
With three weeks of school already behind us and children settling into their classroom routines, we hope that our fall clubs will offer students a variety of exciting options. After School Clubs are a great opportunity for students to try out new activities, learn new skills, and perhaps discover a new interest or talent. Most After School Clubs are hosted on-site and right after school, reducing travel time and giving your family more quality time at the end of the day.
This year’s fall clubs bring back several familiar favorites, as Soccer Shots, Zoo and Zen Yoga, Tabletop Gaming, and The Owltones return this session. Elementary students may polish their dance moves with a new club, Hip Hop Dance, led by owner of the Louisville Dance Alliance and MSL Parent, Josh Ford. Snapology will offer two new STEM-based clubs, Discovering Dinosaurs for Early Childhood students and Basic Engineers for Lower Elementary students. In Cooking Around the World, young chefs will gather each week to create and enjoy samples of international cuisine. MSL parent Nancy Underwood is eager to share her business expertise with Young Entrepreneurs, giving students the opportunity to channel their learning into their classroom businesses.
Several academic clubs will again be available this session as well. Chess Club members (kindergarten through grade 8) are eligible to compete in KSCC (Kentucky Scholastic Chess Center) tournaments, which are scheduled at Ballard High School from October through March. KYA (Kentucky Youth Assembly) members, grades 6-9, are already meeting weekly to prepare for their 3-day conference in December when they will compete as members of a model state government. Led by Upper Elementary teacher Alex Heichelbech, the VEX Robotics Team will build on last year’s practice, as members prepare for local robotics competitions this year.
In addition to After School Clubs, 31 members of the MSL Cross Country Team competed on Monday at Charlie Vettiner Park in their first meet of the season! Archery instruction will be introduced this fall as part of the PE curriculum for Upper Elementary and Middle School students, with hopes of forming MSL’s first Archery Team.
With lots of enthusiasm for After School Clubs at this time, we have several suggestions to make your child’s experience even more enjoyable:
- Please remind your child on days when he or she is enrolled in an After School Club. Because the club program and teacher may be new to your child, a reminder will make the transition more comfortable.
- Please be on time to pick up your child at the end of each club session. Children, especially younger children, may become anxious when parents are late for pick-up.
- Be sure to check club dates weekly, as dates may vary slightly from club to club.