After-School Care and Enrichment Classes

The Fall Catalogue will be posted in the first week of August.  We’ll see you then.

We even After-School Care and Enrichment classes this year from 3:00-6:00 to better fit your life! Sign up for classes is only done online only – click the Register button for the appropriate classes below. Spring classes begin Monday January 22!

**Aftercare is provided free of charge before or after your student’s Enrichment Class only on the day of class**

**INDIVIDUAL MUSIC LESSONS NOTE: Days and times for individual music instruction must be secured with the lesson instructor after sign up (with the exception of piano lessons with Mrs. Busman which need to be secured BEFORE registration).  Lesson days and times will be available on a first come first serve basis.**

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Schertz Enrichment Coordinator, at jschertz@peoriaacademy.org

For an updated pdf of our course catalog please click here.

Bulldog Cheerleading

Do you have school spirit? Would you like to learn the fundamentals of cheerleading and dance? Come join Bulldog Cheerleading! Learn jumps, stunts, dance and cheers. We will perform a cheer/dance  routine at the end of the semester. Go Bulldogs!!!

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Grades
Day & Time
PK-5th Gr.
Monday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Joanie Sandford

Bulldog Gymnastics

Come and learn the basics of tumbling!  Bulldog Gymnastics is a progression-based class where skills are broken down into small steps to insure easy, skill-building success.  Gymnastics is great for building self-esteem, strong bones, and a healthy heart.

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Grades
Day & Time
PK-3rd Gr.
Tuesday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Joanie Sandford

Creative Movement

Join Miss Tina each week where a different movement concept: ballet, modern dance, fitness, tumbling etc. is introduced and explored!  This hour long class develops the total child through gross motor skills, balance, movement creativity, physical development and body awareness while having lots of fun!

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Grades
Day & Time
K-4th Gr.
Monday 4:00-5:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Tina Pizzuti

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do teaches basic self-defense.  All forms of martial arts are utilized during instruction.  This course is open to both students and parents.  Dennis Zehr has been at Peoria Academy as the Tae Kwon Do Instructor for 15 years and received his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1987 and 6th Degree Masters in 2006. **TKD is available to Pre-K students pending a screening through Master Zehr

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Grades
Day & Time
K-8th Gr. & Parents
Monday 3:00-4:00
K-8th Gr. & Parents
Tuesday 7:00-8:00am
K-8th Gr. & Parents
Wednesday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Dennis Zehr

Yoga For You!

Come and learn about yoga for kids. Yoga has many benefits. It enhances flexibility, strength, and coordination. In addition, it helps with concentration, calmness, focus and relaxation. We will learn poses, partner poses and group poses. Fun themes will be implemented each week. Themes will be based on books, movies or characters. Namaste!!

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Grades
Day & Time
PK-3rd Gr.
Wednesday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Joanie Sanford

Junior Track and Field

Season: March 14-May 11

In Jr. Track and Field, students will practice all aspects of track and field including running, sprints, long jump, hurdles, and more in preparation for IESA Track and Field.  Students will also participate in stretching, skills, and conditioning.  If you are an experienced athlete or are looking to get involved in running or prepare for track in the future, Jr. Track and Field is for you!

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Grades
Day & Time
Kindergarten-4th Grade
Wednesdays and Fridays 4:00-5:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Andrew Kissell

Academic Classes and Clubs

Chess

Chess is a classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies to build focused concentration.  This class is geared for all levels of chess players.  Beginners learn basic game rules and opening tactic moves.  Intermediate and advanced players learn sophisticated combinations and strategies and advanced opening moves. Learn From Murrel Rhodes, 2016 Illinois Chess Coach of the year.

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Grades
Day & Time
K-8th Gr.
Friday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Murrel Rhodes

Lego Challenge

Calling all builders!  Join us for a fun semester with different challenges each week.  Whether you are returning to this class or you are new, you will find yourselves with new tasks to tackle!

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Grades
Day & Time
JK-3rd Gr.
Monday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Julie Gianessi

Winter Olympics

The winter Olympics are almost here!  Let’s put on our thinking caps and do math, reading, writing, and STEAM this semester as we celebrate this event that only comes around every four years!

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Grades
Day & Time
2nd-4th Gr.
Tuesday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Julie Gianessi

Music Lessons

Brass Instrument Lessons

Want to play trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, or tuba? Bring your instrument, and let’s play! Skill levels: Trumpet: Beginner-Intermediate Horn: Beginner Baritone/Euphonium:

Beginner-Advanced Trombone: Beginner-Advanced Tuba: Beginner-Intermediate

Contact Brussell@peoriaacademy.org to schedule lesson times.

*This class will be offered in half hour increments.

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Grades
Day & Time
4th-8th Gr.
Monday 3:00-5:00
Cost: 2 Credits
Instructor: Brian Russell

Guitar/Banjo Lessons: Individual

These guitar or banjo lessons are open to students of all levels from beginner to advanced.  Basic music theory is incorporated into each lesson with an emphasis on proper technique.  Both acoustic and bass guitar lessons available.

Contact Wsedrel@peoriaacademy.org to schedule lesson times.

*This class will be offered in half hour increments.

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Grades
Day & Time
1st-8th Gr.
Monday 3:30-6:00
1st-8th Gr.
Tuesday 3:30-6:00
1st-8th Gr.
Thursday 3:30-6:00
Cost: 2 Credits
Instructor: Wesley Sedrel

Piano Lessons: Individual

**Please secure your day and time for lessons with Mrs. Busman before signing up online. Your online signup will not be valid if you have not set an agreed up time beforehand. Gbusman@peoriaacademy.org**

Throughout this course, students are introduced to the piano keyboard, become acquainted with the theory behind how and why music works as it does.  At the appropriate grade level, students are encouraged to participate in the IESA Solo and Ensemble Contest.  Most of all, the student is encouraged to let the music they have learned flow from their heart… where true music is expressed and comes to life.

*This class will be offered in half hour increments.

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Grades
Day & Time
K-8th Gr.
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs or Fri 3:00-6:00 7:00-8:00AM
Cost: 2 Credits
Instructor: Gloria Busman

Ukulele Lessons: Individual

In ukulele lessons, students will learn the basic methods of ukulele.  Children will learn proper fingering techniques, single notes, and basic chords along with the ability to read music!  The ukulele is a fun and easy way to get started on a string instrument and gain a musical discipline!

Contact jschertz@peoriaacademy.org to schedule lesson times.

*This class will be offered in half hour increments.

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Grades
Day & Time
JK-8th Gr.
Wednesday 8-8:30 AM, 3:00-5:00 PM
JK-8th Gr.
Thursday 8:00-8:30 AM
Cost: 2 Credits
Instructor: Jenny Schertz

Visual / Creative Arts

Painting

Join Mrs.Schertz every Monday for an hour of relaxing painting!  In painting students will discover an assortment of painting techniques ranging from blending, contouring, dry and wet applications, layering and much, much more!  In painting we well mostly use acrylic paints, but we will experiment with washes, collage, and using liquitex mediums.  We will also paint a variety of genres like pop art, expressionism, cubism, art deco, and landscape!  Students can expect to take home around 6 complete paintings by the end of the semester.

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Grades
Day & Time
2nd-8th Gr.
Monday 4:00-5:00
Cost: 1 Credit + $50 Studio Fee
Instructor: Jenny Schertz

Glitter Gang

Unicorns, fairies, cupcakes, glitter…this class is for kids who love the sparkly side of life!  Join Mrs.Schertz for an awesome class full of fanciful crafts.  Students will make everything from glitter slime to sparkle lotion, decorate tiaras and wall art for your room, make bath jellies and relaxing glitter zen jars…need I say more?  Sign up for the Glitter Gang before this class fills up!

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Grades
Day & Time
JK-4th Gr.
Monday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit + $50 Supply Fee
Instructor: Jenny Schertz

Jr. Art Club

In Jr.Art club, students who love to art will get to express their passion an extra hour a week with one on one instruction from Mrs.Schertz.  Kids will explore all areas of arts and crafts including painting, pastels, fun Pinterest projects, slime, seasonal themed crafts, and step by step drawing.  We will also decorate sketchbooks and have cool sketchbook projects to do at home or in student’s free time!  Sign up soon while space is still available!

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Grades
Day & Time
1st-4th Gr.
Tuesday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit + $50 Studio Fee
Instructor: Jenny Schertz

Art Club

Art Club is for the middle school students who love art and would like to enjoy the art experience all year long.  Art club is a laid back class where we will enjoy, discuss, and create art every Tuesday night. Art club projects will be student-lead which means that the students will have a say in what mediums we use and what projects we do.  We will also have an art fundraiser for PA, a graphic design contest to create the PA art show card and flyers, and gain first hand experience curating and preparing an art show for the 2018 PA Art Show.  Sign up today for an unforgettable art experience with your friends!

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Grades
Day & Time
5th-8th Gr.
Tuesday 4:00-5:00
Cost: 1 Credit + $50 Studio Fee
Instructor: Jenny Schertz

Storytime Art

Books open our imaginations to worlds of endless possibilities!  What better way to spark creativity than combining the storybook world with the world of art.  In Storytime Art we will read a story each class and then create an art or craft project to go along with the book!  There’s no limit to what you can create in Storytime Art!

 

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Grades
Day & Time
3yr-K
Thursday 3:00-4:30
Cost: 1 Credit + $50 Studio Fee
Instructor: Diana Janda

Dr. Seuss' Storytime Kitchen

Have you ever tried Who Pudding?  Who wouldn’t like Pink Ink Yink Drink?  Glunker Stew with Blueberry Bumplings…yum!  Aspiring young chefs tie on your aprons and prepare your palates.  This class is for you!  After we listen to one of Dr. Suess’ timeless tales, we will make and enjoy a culinary delight mentioned in the story.  Get ready to create some wild and wacky fare in Dr.Seuss’ Storytime Kitchen.

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Grades
Day & Time
3yr-1st Gr.
Friday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit + $50 Studio/Supply Fee
Instructor: Diana Janda

Tutoring

Professional Tutoring: Individual

In an effort to make tutoring more comprehensive and tailored to your student’s needs and schedule, this year we have opened tutoring as an a la carte program. This new a la carte program will allow you to choose how much or how little tutoring to provide for your student. You can choose your tutoring instructor and specific days and times that you would like tutoring. It is your choice to sign up for the entire tutoring semester, every other week, or here and there for extra practice or tests. Your account will be billed accordingly.

Tutoring will be offered in half hour increments.  Only one student per half hour.

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Grades
Day & Time
JK-8th Gr.
Mon-Thurs, 7:30-8:00am
JK-8th Gr.
Mon-Friday, 3:00-5:00pm
JK-8th Gr.
Mon-Thurs, 5:00-5:30pm
JK-8th Gr.
Mon-Wed, 5:30-6:00pm
Cost: $20 per half hour / $40 per hour
Instructor: Elissa Chapin
Instructor: Erin Watkins
Instructor: Jessica Orris
Instructor: Joanie Sanford
Instructor: Julie Gianessi
Instructor: Kay Kellenberger

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