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. Winter classes begin January 13, 2020.

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 7, 2019 @ 12 NOON.
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 January 13 and run for 10 sessions. (Math Olympiad and Math Counts will continue on from the Fall term). 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

Winter 2020 Classes 

Curiously Cooking UP!

Break Bread not Hearts in collaboration with Curious-on-Hudson will guide the palate of participants on a culinary journey with the preparation of foods from around the world. A melting pot cuisine that represents various cultural identities and ingredients will be presented in a plant-based nutritious and delicious manner. The class will consist of sessions where we will experience a hands-on approach to dishes from the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Latin America, Asia, the U.S., and a culminating class incorporating the flavors of all of the above. Food is the common denominator amongst us all and throughout these courses Love will be the main ingredient that connects us.

Grades: 5-8
Mondays 3:09-4:15
$200 (10 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
$200 (10 sessions)

Music Production

The Curious-On-Hudson Intro to Music Production Course is an intensive first-step into the world of computer music-making/ recording. Singer-songwriters, classical instrumentalists, garage rock-bands, film music composers, hiphop producers, and all other musicians need the ability to document their music-making in order to grow. Further, music production is a highly useful skill for any creative person. In this course, students will learn to navigate a Digital Audio Workstation “DAW” and several common types of sub-programs— “Plug-ins”. They will use these programs for “live” instrument recording, audio sampling, after-recording audio editing, and midi/ virtual instrument music production.  

 

Grades: 5-8
Mondays: 3:09-4:15
$200 (10 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: 5-8
Tuesdays: 3:09-4:15
$200 (10 sessions)

Film Making

Students explore how a short film is produced by working as a film crew. Together the class will produce a film of their own. In each class, roles are rotated so that each student will have a hand playing a different role in the film. Students will learn how to prepare and set up a scene and how films are shot and edited to achieve the final piece. Together the class will script the short film. The final edited film will be uploaded and shared. 

Grades: 5-8
Tuesdays: 3:09-4:15
$200 (10 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. Returning students will learn more nuanced techniques and will use new tools as they advance their skills.

Grades: 5-8
Tuesdays: 3:09-4:15
$225 (10 sessions)

Making Masterpieces

Create art in the style of famous artists like Joan Miró, Jasper Johns, Fernand Léger, and more. Students will explore different art styles such as Surrealism, Pop Art, and Cubism while learning techniques for working with watercolor and tempera paints, art markers, oil pastels, collage and printmaking materials. All of the projects will be different from the fall class. This class is taught by Ruth Chapman, an artist and educator who has taught for many years in the Pleasantville schools. 

Grades: 5-6
Thursdays: 3:09-4:15
$220 (10 sessions)