MSC Workshops & Clubs

MSC hosts many different workshops and clubs.  These are non-graded educational and social gatherings designed to encourage enrichment and community for our students and families.  Please explore below for areas of interest.

Don’t forget to check out our other activities as well.

WORKSHOPS

Elementary Workshops

Explore the Explorers- Thematic History Unit For 3-5 Graders-

Math Blast! – Building math mastery while having a blast! For grades 2nd – 3rd.

Moonlit Science Presents: PLANTSHands on science class for ages 5-8.

Irish Dance- Get your heart pumping and your toes tapping as you learn basic Irish Dance in this fun, weekly class. For ages 6 & up.

Love 2 Create- Story time and craft class for ages 3 – 8.

Spanish- One on one Spanish class is specifically designed to meet students unique needs. Grades 3 -5

High School Workshops

First Aid & CPR: For grades 7th- 12th. October 6th from 10am – 2:30pm

Founding Fathers & the Revolutionary War- For High School students- Fridays, Six week session

One on one tutoring for high school students- Fridays Sept. 8th – Nov. 17th

Parent Workshops

Coffee, Tea and ABC & Tinker Time- September 7th – November 22nd
Class Description: This is a class for parents of Kindergarten students. Each week, parents will receive science and social studies thematic units based on literacy. Click on the link to learn more. 

Parent Portal Workshops-  Tuesdays, 2-3pm, Oct. 10, 17 & Nov. 14
Workshop description: Do you need help accessing your students’ data, including grades and account information, through the MSC Parent Portal? Click on the link to get more information about these FREE Parent Portal Workshops.

Love and Logic- Wednesdays, Sept. 27th – Nov. 1st
Workshop description: Love and Logic is the original and proven leader in parenting. This workshop will help parents from all walks of life create happy, resilient & responsible kids. Enjoy immediate success with the effective parenting solutions taught in this on-site parenting class.

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)- Dates to choose from: Tuesdays- Oct. 3rd, Nov. 7th. Dec. 5th, Jan. 9th, & Feb. 6th
Workshop description: Frequent or prolonged exposure to stress can create toxic stress which can damage the developing brain of a child and overall health. This workshop will help parents from all walks of life learn how to identify and counteract ACEs to develop resilient kids.

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Clubs

NaNoWriMo Club (Middle School)

NaNoWriMo Club

  • Are you a middle school student in the Mat-Su?
  • Do yo like writing stories?
  • Do you want to challenge yourself this November?
  • Then this club is for you!

Join aspiring teacher, novelist and former reporter Caitlin Buxbaum, along with local educators Tricia Kenney, Sacha Pettitt and more for… National Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo)

Don’t miss this opportunity to join middle school students, teachers, and a professional author to develop writing skills, share ideas, and build a community of enthusiastic writers. Students don’t have to attend every meeting. They are invited to attend as many days as their schedule allows.

Orientation: Meet us Monday, October 30th in the Colony Middle School library for an orientation at 2:30pm.

NaNoWriMo Club Meetings:
Location: Colony Middle School library
Dates: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in November
Time: 2:30 – 4:00pm
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Tricia Kenney
Email Address: Tricia.Kenney@matsuk12.us

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Club 100

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WELCOME TO MSCS CLUB 100!

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US-

  • Our goal is to inspire daily vigorous activity, to build strength & endurance.
  • We challenge you to walk, bike, hike, ski, swim or skip to 100 miles by the end of this school year!
  • We will have prizes along the journey too!
  • Log your miles to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Receive a FREE pedometer while supplies last.
  • All ages are welcome to join! And parents too!

HOW IT WORKS-

Sign-up Here and enter your name(s) & contact information then receive info about club activities and ways to earn bonus miles! Download your mile log here and get started. It’s as simple as that!

You can track your miles through one or any combination of activities ie: running, skiing, hiking etc. Turn in your mile log via email (mscactivities@gmail.com) or fax: 907-352-7480 or simply drop it off at the front office.

Each club member will receive a FREE pedometer with sign-up (while supplies last). Additionally, participants will be awarded prizes at the 50 and 100 mile marker.

MSCS Club 100 can be combined with the Healthy Futures Challenge.

Questions? Contact Gena Chastain at 352-7457

Yoga Group

 

MSCS Yoga Group

Mat Su Central is proud to offer FREE yoga to our students in grades 7-12!
Strengthen & tone the body, de-stress & help clear the mind, restore overall balance & wellbeing to both mind & body.
Mats provided, or bring your own. Wear comfortable clothing & bring a water bottle. All levels are welcome, even if you have never practiced yoga before.

Room: Project Room
Days: Thursdays
Times: 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Click here for the MSCS yoga permission slip-

Click here to sign up

Questions? Contact Deb Haynes at: Deb.haynes@matsuk12.us or call 352- 1353

Knit Wits

GOT QUILTING SKILLS? WANT QUILTING SKILLS?

Mat Su Central is proud to offer FREE quilting lessons to our students in grades 6-12!

This year Knit Wits will add quilting to our repertoire of new skills! All materials will be provided, or bring your own and get creating with us! All levels are welcome, even if you have never sewn before.

  • Location: Project Room
  • Time: 1:45 – 3:00 PM
  • Dates: Thursdays

Questions? Contact Mrs. Haynes at 352-1353

First Knit Wits meeting: Thursday, September 7th

Click here to sign-up

Click here for the Knit Wits Permission Slip

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Join our troop of girls scouts at MSCS and build lasting friendships.

Room: South Roost
Days: Tuesdays
Times: 4:30 – 6:30

Questions? Contact Mrs.Teagon Potter at: teagonp@gmail.com

Tech Travelers

 

Tech Travelers

Course Description: A fun class for upper elementary kids to explore various websites and online places. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue their own interests and receive help and direction from Mrs. Conover.
Location: Library Conference Room
Dates: Mondays, September 11th – November 20th
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Credit: N/A
Cost: $20 per session
Instructor: Katie Conover
Email Address: katie.conover@matsuk12.us
How to Enroll: Click Here to Sign-up

Battle of the Books

 

MSCS Battle of the Books

Description:  Battle of the Books is a reading program that motivates students in K -12th grades. Third -12th grade students read books from their grade level list, join school based groups, practice and compete at the district competition to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books. Kindergarten- 2nd grade enjoy a story time style of social interaction centered around books.

These clubs begin Session 1, September 5th.

Questions? Contact Katie Convover at Katie.clark@matsuk12.us

Healthy Futures Elementary Challenge

Healthy Futures Elementary Challenge

The Fall 2017 Healthy Futures Challenge runs September 1st through November 30th.

How does the Challenge work? It’s simple! Students who are active for at least 60 minutes a day, 15 days a month, and record their activity on the Healthy Futures Activity Log are awarded fun incentives when their school representative submits the information to Healthy Futures via the online app.

NEW FOR THE 2017-2018 CHALLENGE: Incentives wil be a surprise! We will no longer tell you ahead of time what incentives you will receive. The incentive for each log willl be a surprise, and you may even receive a mixed bag of incentives to distribute among your students who successfully completed logs. The incentives will continue to be small prizes designed to encourage play and develop motor skills such as jump ropes, frisbees, bike lights, and yo-yos.

Click here for activity logs


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