Our Spring 2022 Friday Enrichment Day will take place at St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Broken Arrow from 10:00 – 2:00 on Fridays, February 25th – May 13th.

Our Scholars (8th – 12th graders) will have a fun day full of learning on Fridays, participating in an assembly, an elective period, lunch and social time, a literature period, and a club period. See class descriptions below.

Our Friday Enrichment Day is a drop-off program. However, parents are expected to sign up for a volunteer slot. Our Trailblazer and Scholar parents will be asked to sign up for three one-hour time slots per semester as an club-supervisor, substitute, or guest teacher. If you work full time on Fridays and are absolutely unable to volunteer and are unable to find someone (a friend or relative) to take your place, you may talk to the leadership team about doing some administrative work instead. The volunteer sign-up sheet will be emailed to parents before the semester begins.

Friday Class Descriptions – Scholars

Elective Period Choices:

High School Science – 8th Grade and Up

Instructor: Forrest Mayer – Scientist, Educator, and Youth Speaker – email forrest.soundofscience@gmail.com with any questions

Cost: extra $125 instructor fee to be paid directly to Forrest

Readers’ Theatre – 5th Grade and Up

Cost: Included in Friday Enrichment Day Fee

Instructor: Jessica Paul, certified and experienced elementary teacher, THA mom of two

Readers’ Theatre gives students a chance to collaborate with peers while improving reading fluency and providing an opportunity to become more comfortable speaking in front of a group. We will work together to bring a variety of scripts to life throughout the semester. Expect team building games, script practice and discussion, and tons of fun!

Pathfinder/Explorer Assistant – 8th Grade and Up

Assist in our Pre-k – 4th Grade Pathfinder and Explorer classes during this class period, and have a service experience to put on your resume!

Literature Period:

For the spring 2022 semester, students will spend the literature period participating in book clubs. They will select from a list of 4-5 novels to read and on Fridays will participate in guided group discussions based upon their selections.

Club Period Choices:

D&D Club – 5th Grade – High School

Facilitators: THA High School students will lead this group, under the supervision of the leadership team.

Cost: included in Friday Enrichment Day fee

This club, for both new and experienced players, is for students who want to spend this class period playing D&D.

Creativity Club – 5th Grade – High School

Facilitators: THA Leadership Team, Parent Volunteers, Guest Artists

Cost: $25 to help cover to the cost of supplies and paid artists

Creativity Club is exactly that – a club where students with a shared interest in creative pursuits gather to create alongside and encourage each other. Students can work on individual projects, or they can collaborate. They can practice their favorite form of creativity or explore new ones. Parent volunteers will be invited to share their creative pursuits with the group. Creativity Club’s intent is to foster a self-paced, self-determined, and nurturing space for creativity and friendships to thrive.

Computer Science Club – 5th Grade – High School

Facilitator: THA High School Student, Santino Alonso, will lead this group under the supervision of the leadership team and/or parent volunteer

Cost: Included in Friday Enrichment Day fee

Join Computer Science Club to learn about and discuss the science of computers and the parts that run them. Santino will lead students in topics of discussion such as how to build a pc, how to troubleshoot problems, and tips on buying/building a computer.

Yearbook/Social Committee Club

Facilitators: THA Leadership Team and/or Parent Volunteers

Cost: Included in Friday Enrichment Day fee

Help put together a yearbook for THA, and work together to plan THA parties and social events.

Pathfinder/Explorer Assistant – 8th Grade and Up

Assist in our Pre-k – 4th Grade Pathfinder and Explorer classes during this class period, and have a service experience to put on your resume!

Note: If you would like to join YMCA Youth and Government Club, watch for emails about that opportunity, or ask Anna-Maria. YAG meetings will not happen during our club period. When we need to meet for Youth and Government Club, we will meet after co-op or briefly during the lunch period. There will be monthly state/district Zoom meetings, a one-day district conference, and a three-day state conference. As we learn more information about this opportunity, we will pass the information along to parents and students.