Community Education

 Community Education Programs

Looking back at 2015-16...

As the 2015-16 academic year wraps up, WSCP concludes a year in which new programs debuted and popular ones returned. Photography with Mr. Gees - for Grade 5 students only - and a WMS program enjoyed full enrollments all year. STEM Beginnings classes launched in the fall at the three elementary schools, and continued all year with burgeoning enrollments and wait lists. Volleyball at Happy Hollow, Beehive Art at Claypit Hill, Little Local Vocals at Loker School, Global Languages and Drama Kids at all three schools, and Coding Camp for WMS students kept children involved in enriching, active activities after school.


...And now we look toward summer


Wayland Summer Strings  
Class is full; enrollment is closed. Wait list only.


Dates: July 25 - 29, 2016

Time:  12:30 - 3:30 pm
Place:  Wayland High School
For:  Entering Grades 6 - 9 string students
Entering Grade 5 for those with two years of professional private lessons - check with Whitney_Tandon@wayland.k12.ma.us 
Maximum:  20 students
Fee: $150 to be paid no earlier than June 10, 2016 (see below)
Week includes a large ensemble performance on Friday for family and friends.

Please note:  Families are completing registration forms now to help Ms. Tandon with planning, but not paying until June 10.  Checks won't be deposited until July 1, 2016 (new fiscal year). 

Register by clicking  below (wait list) 
2016summerstringsfinalreg.docx
                                                                            Ms. Tandon

 

  • Wayland Summer Strings 2016         Ms. Tandon  

Wayland Summer Strings is returning for its third summer led by Whitney Tandon, Wayland Strings Director for Grades 4-8.  The one-week program will culminate in a concert for family and friends. Dates are July 25 – 29, 2016, and hours are from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. The location is  Wayland High School.

The program is for students who are entering Grades 6 – 9. Entering fifth graders should have at least two years of private professional lessons, and families should email Ms. Tandon to see if the repertoire will be appropriate for the student.

Summer Strings will be a week of “chamber music and fun,” according to Ms. Tandon. Daily activities will include guided chamber ensemble rehearsals, musical games and activities, and preparation of a large ensemble piece.

Ms. Tandon’s goal is for the children to “have a great time making music together.” There will be small group activity as well as large ensembles in preparation for the Friday concert.

“Summer Strings was a big success last year -- the 20 students who participated were motivated, hardworking, and put together a fantastic performance,” she recalled recently.  “Plus, we had lots of fun with our Orchestra Olympics and other games and activities throughout the week. Last year I had many returning students.  It's so exciting for me to watch the students work together. They grow and develop as musicians over the week as they prepare repertoire for performance!”

Cost is $150 per student with enrollment limited to 20. Families should register by April 1 to help Ms. Tandon with planning but withhold payment until June 10th. Instructions are on the registration form. Questions may be directed to Ms. Tandon at Whitney_Tandon@wayland.k12.ma.us.

The registration form is available at:

http://www.wayland.k12.ma.us/district_info/wayland_school_community_programs/community_education.

 


...And the fall will bring

At all three elementary schools:  French and Spanish classes, Chinese Language and Culture, Drama Kids, STEM Beginnings - some of these programs are already enrolling so look below for registration links. Check back here for others or watch for notices in the All School Community News this summer.


All Schools - Grades 3 - 12
Private Music Lessons - 2nd Semester 

Click below for registration form:
WSCP Music Lessons Registration Form Spring 2016 (2).docx


library exhibit

Above photo:  From the Annual Photography Club  Exhibit at the Wayland Public Library, Raytheon Room

 



Private Music Lessons - Grades 3 -12 

The district offers private music lessons as an optional opportunity. Lessons are available for students already enrolled in the Wayland Public School district's music program. 


Who can take lessons?
Lessons are for:
Orchestra members, Grades 3 -12
Band members, Grades 4 -12
Chorus members, Grades 6 -12

How do I learn more about private music lessons?  
Program details, faculty biographies, and the registration form are available at the link below, so just click:    
 

WSCP Music Lessons Registration Form Spring 2016 (2).docx

More questions?  Contact Program Coordinator Bernadette Vanaria, Claypit Hill's music teacher. You may email her with any questions at: Bernadette_Vanaria@wayland.k12.ma.us . 


Fall 2016
Class Listings by School and Day of the Week

LOKER SCHOOL
                         
                               TUESDAY 

          
Chinese Language & Culture Classes
                          

DESCRIPTION: Started in 2006, this program is hands-on, active learning for native English speakers. Games, cooking, crafts, literature, and celebrations of Chinese holidays make learning fun and meaningful.
TIME:  3 pm - 3:55 pm  
DATES: Beginning Level   Fall Dates:  October 4, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and December 6, 13
Spring Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 7,14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 25 and May 2, 9, 16 

CONTACT:  Coco Min Zhou at 508-650-4884, mzhou728@gmail.com or Ling Zheng at 617-620-2241, lingzheng2000us@yahoo.com

Register at:  Registration Form


                                WEDNESDAY

Little Local Vocals Children's Chorus

GRADES:  
One through Four
LOCATION: 
 Little Theatre at Loker School
TIME:  Wednesdays, 2:15 - 3 pm (Loker students come to theatre upon dismissal)
Check back for registration information.
   
                                               
THURSDAY  
   
Drama Kids for K-5  

DESCRIPTION: Drama Kids programs are fast-paced and fun, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Program leaders describe their goal as being to “help children reveal their abundant inner self-worth, and we focus on building these life skills through dramatic play like no one else.”  

Drama Kids International
                               
GRADES: K - 2 and 3 - 5
C
LASS TIME: 3 - 4:15 pm 
DATES: September 29, 2016 - January 19, 2017
FEE:  $250  per session
TELEPHONE AND EMAIL: 
617-391-0369   email: dramakmw@gmail.com

REGISTER AT:

Drama Kids Registration


All Days

Private Music Lessons - Grades 3 -12 

The district offers private music lessons as an optional opportunity. Lessons are available for students already enrolled in the Wayland Public School district's music program. 

Who can take lessons?
Lessons are for:
Orchestra members, Grades 3 -12
Band members, Grades 4 -12
Chorus members, Grades 6 -12

How do I learn more about private music lessons?  
Program details, faculty biographies, and the registration form are available at the link below, so just click:

WSCP Music Lessons Registration Form Spring 2016 (2).docx

More questions?  Contact the program coordinator.
Bernadette Vanaria, Claypit Hill's music teacher, is the program coordinator. You may email her at Bernadette_Vanaria@wayland.k12.ma.us with any questions. 


HAPPY HOLLOW SCHOOL


                          MONDAY

Chinese Language & Culture

DESCRIPTION: Started in 2006, this program is hands-on, active learning for native English speakers. Games, cooking, crafts, literature, and celebrations of Chinese holidays make learning fun and meaningful.

TIME:  3 pm - 3:55 pm  
DATES: Beginning  and Intermediate Level   Fall Dates:  September 26, 2016 October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, and December 5, 12
Spring Dates: January 9, 23, 30,  February 6, 13, 27, March 6,13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 24 and May 1, 8, 15, and 22

CONTACT:  Coco Min Zhou at 508-650-4884, mzhou728@gmail.com or Ling Zheng at 617-620-2241, lingzheng2000us@yahoo.com

Register at:  Registration Form



 

                                    TUESDAY

Drama Kids for K-5 

DESCRIPTION: Drama Kids programs are fast-paced and fun, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Program leaders describe their goal as being to “help children reveal their abundant inner self-worth, and we focus on building these life skills through dramatic play like no one else.” 

GRADES: K - 5 
C
LASS TIME: 3 - 4:15 pm 
FEE:  $259  per session
TELEPHONE AND EMAIL: 
 617-391-0369   email: dramakmw@gmail.com

REGISTER AT:  Drama Kids Registration


                          WEDNESDAY

Little Local Vocals Children's Chorus 

at Loker School Theatre

GRADES:  
One through Four
LOCATION: 
 Little Theatre at Loker School
TIME:  Wednesdays, 2:15 - 3 pm (start time allows for travel time)
DATES:  Session II, March 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11  
Concert Thursday, May 12, 2016


FEE:  Session 2, $200



                              THURSDAY

STEM for KIDS, STEM Beginnings, Grades K-2

DESCRIPTION:
STEM classes debuted in Wayland schools in the fall of 2015 to great success. STEM classes offer fun-filled and exciting programs focused on building and sustaining interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The goal is to introduce these concepts at an early age through enjoyable and fun activities that incorporate STEM concepts into play or everyday activities. 
Children explore with LEGO Bricks, Kapla blocks, K'nex education sets, Snap Circuits, and other STEM toys. The key notion is that children learn best when they are having fun.

New activities in each new round of classes.

GRADES:  K-2

TIME:  3 pm - 4:15 pm (Class starts at 3:15 - students come directly upon dismissal and may bring a peanut-free snack to eat before activities begin.)

CONTACT: info@stembeginnings.com or 508-314-3275
                                                                                                     


Growing Together: Gardening with Children

DESCRIPTION: Join Ms. Niles, Happy Hollow Teacher, in the garden this fall. Children will be gathering a bountiful harvest as Ms. Niles guides students in observing, watering, weeding, and composting. There will be garden-related activities to help young gardeners learn about the water cycle, soil composition, the food chain, weeds, and more.

GRADES:  3 - 5

TIME:  3 pm - 4:45 pm 

DATES:  Six weeks; September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016

FEE: $120, includes materials

REGISTRATION INFO:   Registration will open July 1, 2016; checks should be dated July 1, 2016, or later. Link to registration form will be posted here on July 1, 2016.



                              ALL DAYS

Private Music Lessons - Grades 3 -12

The district offers private music lessons as an optional opportunity. Lessons are available for students already enrolled in the Wayland Public School district's music program. 


Who can take lessons?
Lessons are for:
Orchestra members, Grades 3 -12
Band members, Grades 4 -12
Chorus members, Grades 6 -12

How do I learn more about private music lessons?  
Program details, faculty biographies, and the registration form are available at the link below, so just click:


WSCP Music Lessons Registration Form Spring 2016 (2).docx

More questions?  Contact the program coordinator.
Bernadette Vanaria, Claypit Hill's music teacher, is the program coordinator. You may email her at Bernadette_Vanaria@wayland.k12.ma.us with any questions. 



Claypit Hill School

WEDNESDAY

stemhouse

STEM for KIDS, STEM Beginnings, Grades K-2   

DESCRIPTION:
 STEM classes offer fun-filled and exciting programs focused on building and sustaining interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The goal is to introduce these concepts at an early age through enjoyable and fun activities that incorporate STEM concepts into play or everyday activities. 
Children explore with LEGO Bricks, Kapla blocks, K'nex education sets, Snap Circuits, and other STEM toys. The key notion is that children learn best when they are having fun.

GRADES:  K-2
TIME:   1:50 pm - 3 pm (Students come upon dismissal and may bring a peanut-free snack to eat before activities begin.)
FEE:  $137 for eight classes 

Registration Info


CONTACT: info@stembeginnings.com or  508-314-3275




Drama Kids International (K-5)

DESCRIPTION: Drama Kids programs are fast-paced and fun, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Program leaders describe their goal as being to "help children reveal their abundant inner self-worth, and we focus on building these life skills through dramatic play like no one else."  T

GRADES: K - 5 
CLASS TIMES:   Wednesdays, 1:50 - 3 pm 

FEE:  $259  per session
TELEPHONE AND EMAIL: 
 617-391-0369   email: dramakmw@gmail.com

REGISTER AT:  Drama Kids Registration



Little Local Vocals Children's Chorus
at Loker School


GRADES:  
One through Four
LOCATION:  Little Theatre at Loker School
TIME:  Wednesdays, 2:15 - 3 pm (start time allows for travel time)
DATES: Session II, February 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 27,
May 4, 11    Concert Thursday, May 12, 2016


FEE:  Session 2, $200



Chinese Language & Culture 

For schedules and registration, click on "Global Languages" in orange box, top left of this page.

 



THURSDAY  
Grade Five Only
Photography Club with Mr. Gees 
DESCRIPTION:  Mr. Gees taught Grade Five at Happy Hollow School until just a few years ago when he retired after more than 30 years of teaching. In retirement, he has been pursuing his photography interests and teaching photography to Grades 5 - 8 students in Wayland. He has a studio in Natick and exhibits his work there annually. 

Student pictures are featured in the Wayland Town Crier and exhibited annually in the Raytheon Room at the Wayland Public Library, and Mr. Gees frames one of each student's photos.


Digital cameras are provided. Children learn about composition, lighting, and I-Photo editing.

TIME:  3:00 - 4:30 pm
FEE:  $125

Click below for club description:
photographychflyerwithconradpic.docx


ALL DAYS

Private Music Lessons 

The district offers private music lessons as an optional opportunity. Lessons are available for students already enrolled in the Wayland Public School district's music program. 

Who can take lessons?

Lessons are for:
Orchestra members, Grades 3 -12
Band members, Grades 4 -12
Chorus members, Grades 6 -12

How do I learn more about private music lessons?  

Program details, faculty biographies, and the registration form are available at the link below, so just click:

All Schools - Grades 3 - 12
Private Music Lessons - 2nd Semester 

Click below for registration form:
WSCP Music Lessons Registration Form Spring 2016 (2).docx

More questions?  Contact the program coordinator.

Bernadette Vanaria, Claypit Hill's music teacher, is the program coordinator. You may email her at Bernadette_Vanaria@wayland.k12.ma.us with any questions.



ALL DAYS
Private Music Lessons 

The district offers private music lessons as an optional opportunity. Lessons are available for students already enrolled in the Wayland Public School district's music program. 

Who can take lessons?

Lessons are for:
Orchestra members, Grades 3 -12
Band members, Grades 4 -12
Chorus members, Grades 6 -12

How do I learn more about private music lessons?  

Program details, faculty biographies, and the registration form are available at the link below, so just click:

WSCP Music Lessons Registration Form Spring 2016 (2).docx

More questions?  Contact the program coordinator.

Bernadette Vanaria, Claypit Hill's music teacher, is the program coordinator. You may email her at Bernadette_Vanaria@wayland.k12.ma.us with any questions.
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Wayland Middle School  

                                      Photography Club with Mr. Gees
Learning from the Masters

Explore the work of different photographers in the areas of landscape, portrait, and documentary photography.  Some photography experience is helpful for students enrolling in this class.

Time:  2:20 - 4:20 pm
Location:   WMS Computer Lab
Cost:  $100, includes materials
Maximum Enrollment:  12 students, Grades 6, 7, and 8
Requirements:  a camera - Mr. Gees has some available - email him in advance to reserve one (Conrad_Gees@wayland.k12.ma.us)
Fee: $100, includes materials

Click on links here for info:
photographymasterswms2016DESCRIPTION.docx


Wayland High School

Fitness Center Summer Membership            June 22 - August 19, 2016 

The Center is open to the pubic this summer on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Hours are 7 am -10:30 am and 2 pm - 5:30 pm.
It will be staffed b y NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Sam Breslin and WHS Health Teacher Adam Hughes.

Fee: $100 for 9 week membership
         $15 weekly  

Make check or money order payable to: WSCP and write Fitness Center in the memo section. Mail to:  
WSCP
47 Loker Street 
Wayland, MA 01778

Registration Form:

WHSFitnessCenterflyerwaitver2016.docx

WHS Fitness Center












WAYLAND SCHOOL COMMUNITY PROGRAMS, COMMUNITY EDUCATION

For additional program information/registration, go to listed websites.  Unless noted otherwise, registration is through individual programs. If you have a suggestion for a class, contact Pat Keefe, WSCP director.  508-358-8616  or Patricia_Keefe@wayland.k12.ma.us


These programs are brought to you by:

Wayland School Community Programs
   Community Education
 The WSCP office is at Loker School, Wayland, MA

                                                      508-358-8616

WSCP Programs
Before/After School Extension   (BASE)
The Children's Way Early Childhood Education
Pegasus Summer Program (Preschool - Entering Grade 6)
Global Languages  -  French, Spanish, and Chinese
Community Education