Arbeitsgemeinschaft

After School Clubs

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Our After School Clubs (AGs) enrich students' lives

GIS strives to offer the most interesting, academically challenging, and fun activities for our students – even in the afternoon, after school has officially ended. Teachers go to great lengths to think of After School Club, or AG (Arbeitsgemeinschaft), themes that are just that. Check out our current offerings in the documents below.

  • We offer three terms per school year: fall, winter and spring terms
  • Each term is made up of 8 weekly sessions
  • AG sessions are from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • AG themes and activities in the past have included:
    • Handball
    • Lego
    • Soccer
    • Cooking
    • Guitar Lessons
    • Pokemon Trading Card Game
    • Game Building

Winter Term AGs

Mondays

Hand Chimes

  • Hand Chimes are individual bell instruments that are played in ensemble to create beautiful music!  In this AG, students will learn how to properly ring the chimes and play both classical and more popular tunes.  Students will strengthen music reading skills as they learn how to highlight their own part on the staff and practice counting beats and measures to know when to play.  This AG will have an exhibition performance during the last week of class.  Here at GIs on Mondays from 3:15-4:15pm in the Music Room for 2nd – 5th grade students.  Starts January 14th and ends March 18th (no classes Jan 21st and Feb 18th)
  • Register through EZ ChildTrack Parent Portal today!

Saturday Academy

  • Wacky Weird Science: From the most bizarre to the most fascinating, students explore the mysteries of our universe through science. They conduct hair-raising experiments with electricity and discover the three laws of motion in action through stomp rockets and air cannons. They explore the chemistry of freaky, creepy dry ice and find out what’s up with the parasitic tapeworm and its totally gross relationship to its host.  Here at GIS on Mondays from 3:15-4:45pm in the Art Room for 2nd to 5th grade students. Starts January 14th and ends March 18th (no classes Jan 21st and Feb 18th)
  • Check out the brochure and register today!

Jump Start Gymnastics

  • Pre-school & Kindergarten students will be introduced to gymnastics instruction including bars, balance beams and trampoline. They will learn balance, strength, coordination and flexibility all while building confidence and self-esteem. High energy and lots of Fun!! Here at GIS on Mondays from 3:15-4:15pm in the Gym. Starts January 14th and ends March 18th (no classes Jan 21st and Feb 18th).
  • Check out the brochure and register today!

Tuesdays

Engineering for Kids

  • In 3D printing: Superheroes To The Rescue, we will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to design and create our very own 3D printed superhero! Students will take their hand drawn design and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D.  Here at GIS on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:45pm in the Art Room for 2nd to 5th graders.  Starts January 22nd and ends March 12th.
  • Check out the brochure and register today!

Wednesdays

Pokemon Card Game Plus

  • Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) is a fun, popular, strategic, and customizable card game that has infatuated many kids and adults across the globe for over 20 years. Kids in this class are going to learn the basic rules, refine strategies, and play each other in this game. Please bring a deck or organized collection. If you don't have one, a class deck will be available. We can safely store items here, if needed. No card trading permitted, as this class is aimed at teaching the game mechanics only. Here at GIS on Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. in the Art Room for 1st – 5th grade students. Starts on January 23rd and ends on March 13th
  • Register through EZ ChildTrack Parent Portal today!

Thursdays

Handball & Other Sports

  • Handball and Sports! Put your handball gear on, pull up your socks and let's score some goals with Herr Vanderstraeten! We will also play a lot of fun games and activities in this active and playful class!  Here at GIS on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15pm in the Gym for K – 2nd grade students.  Starts on January 24th and ends on March 21st (no classes on Feb 14th)
  • Register through EZ ChildTrack Parent Portal today!

Chess Wizards

  • Join Chess Wizards for challenging chess lessons, exciting to urnaments, fun team activities, and more! If you’re brand new to the game, we’ll teach you the basics and get you playing with the big kids in no time. If you’re a seasoned checkmate artist, we’ll show you new ways to let your creativity loose on and o‑ the chess board. Here at GIS on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15pm in the Art Room for K to 5th grade students.  Starts on January 24th and ends on March 21st (no classes on Feb 14th)
  • Check out the brochure and register today!

Fridays

Miss Kaiti's KiddyKeys

  • Join Miss Kaiti for a piano preparatory class!  KiddyKeys is a fun and engaging class that teaches music and piano concepts to preschool children ages 3-5.  Classes include singing, games, keyboard skills, life lessons, social skills, keyboard improvisation, and more.  It is not required to own a piano at home.  Minimum 8 students needed maximum 12. Here at GIS on Fridays from 2:00-2:50pm in the music room. Starts January 25th and ends March 22nd (no classes Feb 15th)
  • Check out the brochure and register today!

Soccer Shots

  • Soccer Shots is a nationally recognized program that offers a high energy, fun, and age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. In addition to soccer, we work on improving children’s gross motor skills and teaching children important concepts such as teamwork, sharing, and respect.  Here at GIS on Fridays from 2:15-3:15pm for 1st – 3rd grade students and from 3:15-4:00pm for Pre & K students in the Gym.  Starts January 25th and ends March 22nd (no classes on Feb 15th)
  • Check out the brochure and register today for the 1st – 3rd class here and the Pre & K class here!