Youth Enrichment

Despite the uncertainty of Covid-19, Community Education programming has been planned for the 2020/21 school year. Programs will be held following State guidance and recommended safety measures. Pre-registrations are highly encouraged for up-to-date information on the specific programs.

All indoor Community Enrichment programming has been postponed until further notice.

Capoeira and Junior Kickers are still running outdoors until November.

Registrations

We are taking only unpaid registrations via email at this time. This will help the instructors gage the interest in their program and plan accordingly.

 

To register please email NVComEd@nvps.net with the following information.

-Name and date of Program
-Registrant name, grade, date of birth
-Parent/guardian name, Email address, Phone number

By registering you are committing your child to the program, and agree to pay the fee at the first session. Further communication and additional program specifics will be emailed to parent/guardian prior to the start of the program.

Capoeira

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that blends martial arts, dance and acrobatics into a fun and unique style. Students will learn Brazilian Portuguese moves, language and music. Our community partner for this program is Juston “Monitor Talento” Espinoza from the Grand Rapids Capoeira School. He has been training in Capoeira since 2005 and teaching it since 2008.

 

Please email questions to Juston at talentocdo@gmail.com.

 

Fall 1 Dates: Thursdays, Aug 20-Oct. 15, 2020 (Sept. 3rd off)
Fall 2 Dates: Thursdays, Oct 22-Dec 17, 2020 (Thanksgiving off)
Times: 6:15-7:00pm
Cost: $65
Ages: 5-10 years old
Location: West Oakview Elementary Gymnasium

Northview Junior Kickers

Northview Junior Kickers (formerly Lil’ Kickers) partners with the professional coaches at PASS Soccer Club to bring you a skills-based soccer program for our youngest soccer players from beginner to advanced levels and everything between. This program is designed as a youth enrichment program to supplement any soccer league your child may be involved in or as their first experience in the sport of soccer. Individual ball skills are taught in a non-competitive atmosphere to help every player improve their soccer knowledge and skills. All training sessions will end with friendly scrimmages or small sided games.

 

Dates: Fridays, September 18 – Oct 23, 2020
Times: 6:00-7:00pm
Cost: $50
Ages: 4-9 years old
Location: Hunsberger Soccer Field (corner of Rahn and Hunsberger)

Bricks4Kidz (In Person)

Mining & Crafting in Jurassic Brick World

K-5th Grade

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage and get busy building a shelter before night falls and dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period come out to visit. Children will build a world that comes to life with the gentle Brontosaurus, ferocious Velociraptor, terrifying T Rex as well as some of the mobs, critters, and tools made popular by the game, Minecraft. Children will be given the opportunity to build from our engineering, 3-D and mosaic model plans as well as use our LEGO bricks and other STEM-based
activities to develop their own models and designs. It’s never been a better time to join Bricks 4 Kidz!

Dates:
9/14 – 10/19
9/15 – 10/20
9/16 – 10/21
9/17 – 10/22
Cost: $85
Location: Amped Virtual Reality, 2923 28th St in Kentwood, 49512

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group and Mojang © 2009-2013. “Minecraft” are trademarks of Notch Development AB of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs. Creative Learning Corporation is not affiliated with nor owns rights to Jurassic Park ® Universal Studios & Amblin Entertainment, Inc

Bricks4Kidz (Virtual)

We will be offering virtual B4K classes for the fall due to the constraints of COVID19 protocols. Virtual classes are a good option for those whose schedules have not typically allowed for participation in the traditional after-school B4K program, as they can choose the day of the week and class time that works best for them. Virtual classes will remain in place if at any point school closes again for a period of time.

Imaginative Inventions

K-5th grade

Let’s look back on some of the most popular inventions of the 20th century and try to imagine what life would be like without it! What if no one had invented the conveyor belt? Would it still take months to build a car? What about windshield wipers? If they hadn’t been invented, would it be too hazardous to drive in the snow and rain? We’ll build these inventions and more and see if we can come up with any new or improved ideas on these classic inventions.

Dates:

11/2 – 12/14
11/3 – 12/15
11/4 – 12/16
11/5 – 12/17
Cost: $85
Location: Amped Virtual Reality, 2923 28th St in Kentwood, 49512

Virtual PROJECT KIT Classes

These classes are held live on Zoom and will last 45-60 minutes per session. They require the one-time purchase of a project kit, motor and battery pack, which the child can use to create any number of creations outside of class time!

Virtual CAD Design Classes

These Zoom classes will have models built using a virtual project kit with participants using Studio 2.0 download on their computer. The model will be built in a virtual computer setting, very much like engineers do every day!

Classes meet bi-monthly in Sept/Oct or Nov/Dec on the days of your choice (Mon-Fri) with a different theme each session.

Cost: $15 per class session

Intermediate (grades 2-5) and beginner (grades K-1) classes are available daily
Monday: Beginners from 3:45 – 4:45 pm, Intermediate from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday: Beginners from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Intermediate from 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Wednesday: Beginners from 3:45 – 4:45 pm, Intermediate from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Thursday: Beginners from 6:00-7:00 pm, Intermediate from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday: Beginners from 4:15 – 5:15 pm, Intermediate from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Virtual Artificial Intelligence Class

In this cutting-edge class where students will learn to code Cozmo the Robot using Calypso, an AI programming framework.

By the end of our ten weeks, students will have coded their own project from start to finish. This program runs exclusively on a Chrome browser, so class participants need to plan accordingly.
After completion, participants may be eligible to join an artificial intelligence team to compete in WAICY (World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth).

Recommended ages: 8-13 years

Class meets virtually every Monday- 4:00 – 6:00 pm
September 14 – November 16
Cost: $260

Amped Virtual Reality

Build A Robot

Ages: 5-9 years old (parent or grandparent may attend for free with a paid child)
Enjoy building your own robot, decorating it, and playing with it while you learn about how robots work! And, you get to take the robot home with you! This class is designed for younger children ages 5-9 and would be a great opportunity to build a robot with a parent or grandparent.
Date: October date and time TBD
Cost: $35
Location: NVPS TBD
More info to follow in the next edition of NV news or on our website

Underwater Adventures

Ages: 9 yrs – Adult
Go on an ocean safari and see the great humpback whale, dolphins, great white sharks, turtles, and more! Then, travel to the Great Barrier Reef, particularly looking at the biodiversity, different coral types, coral structure, coral damage and growth factors. Finally, we’ll go into the deep ocean where due to the high pressure, low visibility and inhospitable conditions, more people have traveled into space than visited the deep oceans
Date: October date and time TBD
Cost: $25
Location: NVPS TBD
More info to follow in the next edition of NV news or on our website

Career Exploration

Ages: 14-17 years old
Give your child the priceless opportunity to experience a day in the life of a Pilot, Animator/Director, human/robot interaction designer, Pharmacist, coder/entrepreneur, and Product Engineer using the power of Virtual Reality by Amped Reality!
Date: October date and time TBD
Cost: $5
Location: NVPS TBD
More info to follow in the next edition of NV news or on our website.

The following classes are also available at the Amped Virtual Reality Location.
Pre-register by emailing NVComEd@nvps.net with your intent to attend. Additional information will be emailed back to you.

Explore Space With VR

Ages: 10 yrs – adult
Learn about how engines work, and then build one virtually. There are two different levels of difficulty to accommodate for different ages or experience levels. This is a great opportunity to explore if you want to work in the automotive business or be a mechanic.
$25 per date
Offered at Amped Reality Location
Thursdays 6:00pm, 10/1, 11/5
Saturdays 10:30am,10/3, 11/7

Explore Space With VR

Build an Engine with VR
Ages: 10 yrs – adult
Learn about how engines work, and then build one virtually. There are two different levels of difficulty to accommodate for different ages or experience levels. This is a great opportunity to explore if you want to work in the automotive business or be a mechanic.
$25 per date
Offered at Amped Reality Location
Thursdays 6:00pm, 10/1, 11/5
Saturdays 10:30am,10/3, 11/7

Build A Robot

Ages: 5-9 yrs (parent or grandparent may attend for free with a paid child)
Enjoy building your own robot, decorating it, and playing with it while you learn about how robots work! This class is designed for younger children ages 5-9 and would be a great opportunity to build a robot with a parent or grandparent.
$35 per date
Offered at Amped Reality Location
Monday 6:00pm, 9/21
Saturday 11:30am, 10/10
Thursday 6:00pm, 11/12
Thursday 6:00pm, 12/17
Saturday 10:30am, 12/19

Music

Intro to Guitar

Learn the basics of playing the guitar in a fun group setting. Hand position, chording, melodies, note-reading, tabs and more will be covered. Students will receive a guitar book and assignment binder, but must provide own guitar. The Level One classes is for students with little or no prior experience on the guitar. The Level Two class is for students who have completed the Level One class or have comparable experience.

Instructor: Jared Tuitel/Allegro School of Music

Ages: 8-12 years old

Cost: $85 (plus $25 materials/registration, payable to Allegro School of Music at first class)

Dates & times: Level One Wednesdays Sept. 30-Nov. 18, 6:30 to 7:15 PM (8 weeks)

Level Two Wednesdays Sept. 30-Nov. 18, 7:30 to 8:15 PM (8 weeks)

Location: Northview HS

Beginning Violin

Learn the basics of playing violin, including tending to proper care of the instrument and utilizing effective practice techniques. This class will focus on promoting a fun and encouraging learning environment with peers as students learn to play with a beautiful tone and develop their ears. Students will receive a book and an assignment binder, but must provide their own violin with shoulder rest. Parents of interested students should contact Allegro School of Music for information on obtaining a properly fitting, fully-functional violin that will give the student the best chance for success in the class. The final class will be a presentation to friends and family to show student growth from the beginning of the class to the end.

Instructor: Jenna Michael/Allegro School of Music

Ages: 2nd – 4th grade

Cost: $85 (plus $25 materials/registration, payable to Allegro School of Music at first class)

Dates & times: Thursdays Oct. 1-Nov. 19, 5:15 to 6:00 PM (8 weeks)

Location: Northview HS

Beginning Piano

This fun introduction to playing the piano balances keyboard time with learning basic music theory, improving overall musicianship and encouraging the learning process. Students must have access to a full-sized keyboard or piano at home for practice and are encouraged to bring their keyboards to class. Students will receive a piano book, practice CD and assignment binder. In addition, students who do not bring their own keyboard to class will have access to a keyboard or piano during class.

Instructor: Rick Wiltse/Allegro School of Music

Ages: 2nd – 4th grade

Cost: $113 (plus $30 materials/registration, payable to Allegro School of Music at first class)

Dates & times: Mondays Sept. 28-Nov. 16, 4:00 to 5:00 PM (8 weeks)

Location: Northview HS

Upcoming and Planned

Bricks4Kidz, Dance, Arts and Crafts, Fly Fishing Club, Boater Safety, Water Safety/Swim Lessons and more are planned and we will have information and details in the future!

Questions, comments or concerns.

Any questions on our programming can be answered by contacting the Community Education office.
(616) 365-6176 or NVComEd@nvps.net

JoAnne VanSlooten
jvanslooten@nvps.net
Community Education Coordinator