Welcome Parents, GREAT NEWS! 

We are so pleased to offer an academically rich, academy-style after-school program at Pleasantville Middle School: The Green Panther Academy. This enriching program at Pleasantville Middle School is organized by the Pleasantville Middle School PTA. Fall classes begin September 16, 2019.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If you have questions, please call Curious-on-Hudson at 914-274-8205 or email Stephen Marmolejos at: <[email protected]>

Days and Times:
Classes take place Monday through Thursday, immediately following dismissal at the times indicated (3:09p-4:15p). The complete list of specific dates can be found on the registration page. Classes start the week of September 16 and run for 8 sessions. One exception is Math Olympiad, which runs for 20 sessions and will run from September 2019 through March 2020. Students enrolled in Math Olympiad are automatically registered for both fall and winter terms. A minimum number of 8 students is required to run a class. A class–may be canceled if enrollment does not meet this minimum. 

Continue scrolling to view all class descriptions & please go to the following link to access the full registration system.

curiousonhudson-pleasantvillems.jumbula.com

Fall 2019 Classes 

Curious Chefs: Oodles & Noodles 

In just about every cuisine in the world, there is some form of noodle. They are made from many different ingredients including rice, wheat, seaweed, beans and more. In this class, you’ll learn about the types of noodles people eat all around the world and we’ll prepare some simple dishes for each kind. You’ll know a lot more about noodles, where they come from, who eats what kind, and all the ways you can combine them with various ingredients to create delicious dishes of your own. Safety and hygiene are taught along with a cultural appreciation for noodles. Recipes from each class are sent home for family preparation.

Grades: 5-8
Mondays 3:09-4:15
$165 (8 sessions)

Chess

Chess is the classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Taught by a professional chess instructor, the class is geared for all levels of chess players. The benefits that go far beyond the board itself. Learn skills and group instruction, individual game analysis, opening preparation and endgame technique plus lots of time to play.

Grades: 5-8
Mondays: 3:09-4:15
$165 (8 sessions)

Photography

For students who have an interest in learning the technical as well as the artful aspects of photography, this class will introduce them to the fundamentals of photography, using either a film or a digital camera. Students become proficient in the use of their cameras including aperture, shutter speed, and exposure. Each class includes both a lesson and exercises. Students shoot on their own each week and bring images to class for discussion. Students should bring their own cameras to this class; this can be a standard point-and-shoot digital camera or a digital SLR. Phone cameras also acceptable.

Grades: 5-8
Mondays: 3:09-4:15
$165 (8 sessions)

Debate Club 

Debate Club’s aim is to empower students with the skills to effectively express their views on social, political, and scientific issues within our society. Students will learn various forms of debate that are appropriate for their age group. They will also use technology to gather sources and educate themselves on current issues which will help them to become more informed debaters. Most importantly, students will have the opportunity to respectfully challenge their peers in a safe and fun learning environment. This class will be taught by Ms. Lindsay Ehrman, Social Studies Teacher, Pleasantville Middle School.

Grades: 7-8
Tuesdays: 3:09-4:15
$165 (8 sessions)

Math Olympiad

The program is for students who love mathematics and are always hungry for more math challenges, even those impossible to solve, and they approach problems with grit, determination and inquiry. The learner who has strong math skills and who is always hungry for more math challenges, will especially thrive in this creative, friendly, collaborative problem-solving environment. Members take five monthly contests from November to March (no traveling is required). The contests typically provide an incentive for students to intensify their personal study of math, especially when among like-minded peers. Please note that this class is meant to provide students with accelerated and advanced math challenge, not for extra math practice to reinforce skills. Learn more about Math Olympiad @http://www.moems.org/program.htm

This class is taught by Pleasantville Middle School math teacher, Brittany Kunow. 

Grades: 5-6
Tuesdays: 3:09-4:15
$200 (20 sessions)

Woodworking

This class is an introduction to the basics of woodworking There is an emphasis on the safe use of hand tools (no power tools). These skills include measuring, fractions, sawing, drilling, rasping, fastening, sanding, shaping, and assembly. In the process of learning these skills, students will have an opportunity to create fun, functional and beautiful projects, and will be exposed to a variety of valuable concepts such as abstract reasoning, applied mathematics, problem solving, craftsmanship, fine motor skills, respect for tools, and patience. 

Grades: 5-8
Tuesdays: 3:09-4:15
$190 (8 sessions)

Making Masterpieces

Create art in the style of famous artists like Marc Chagall, Gustav Klimt, Andy Warhol, and more. Students will explore different art styles such as Modernism, Art Nouveau, and Pop Art, while learning techniques for working with watercolor and tempera paints, art markers, colored pencils, oil pastels, and printmaking materials. All supplies are included.  This class is taught by Ruth Chapman, an artist and educator who has taught for many years in the Pleasantville schools. 

Grades: 5-8
Thursdays: 3:09-4:15
$165 (8 sessions)