Discover Extended Programs

Our programs are designed to better meet the needs of both you and your daughter.

Duchesne's after-school program provides a dedicated place where students can work and play, in a safe and nurturing environment, while exploring their various talents.

We recognize that the liberal and fine arts help establish a lifelong love of learning. Our enrichment class instructors make the arts come alive, fostering an atmosphere that stimulates creativity and allows our students to grow.

Extended Morning will begin Tuesday, January 8, 2019 and end on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Extended Afternoon will begin on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 and will end on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Arts and Enrichment classes will begin Monday, January 14, 2019 and end Thursday, May 16, 2019. Homework Hall will begin on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 and end on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Registration for Spring 2019 will begin on Monday, December 3, 2018 and end on Friday, January 11, 2019.

We hope that you will join us! Click here to register.

Spring 2019 Arts and Enrichment Schedule

MondayTimeClass/TeacherRoom

3:40 - 4:20 p.m.

Tae Kwon Do
(PK4 - 5th)
Master Bruce Alamandari

Schuhmacher Godfrey Dining Hall
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.



Fun with Coding and Robotics
(2nd - 4th)
Ms. Ruth Hanson
Lower School Computer Lab Room 101



3:40/3:45 -
5:15 p.m.

Homework Hall
(1st - 8th)
Shawana Cotton
Sr. Lamy Library


Tuesday
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Brown's Gymnastics
(PK4 - 4th)
Mark Weathers

Schuhmacher Godfrey Dining Hall

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.Yoga and Mindfulness
(1st - 5th)
Julie Roznovsky
Bayou Room 160
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.


Basic Sewing
(1st - 8th)
Martha Olmos

Lower School Science Lab Room 103

3:40/3:45 - 5:15 p.m.

Homework Hall
(1st - 8th)
Shawana Cotton

Sr. Lamy Library

Wednesday
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.Circus Hoop Stars by Mad About Hoops
(K - 3rd)
Mad About Hoops Staff

Schuhmacher Godfrey Dining Hall
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.


Mad About Hula Hoops
(3rd - 5th)
Mad About Hoops Staff
Schuhmacher Godfrey Dining Hall
3:40/3:45 -
5:15 p.m.

Homework Hall
(1st - 8th)
Shawana Cotton
Sr. Lamy Library


Thursday
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.


Ballet & Tap
(PK3 - PK4)
Crista Reuss

Bayou Room 160


4:15 - 5:00 p.m.


Ballet & Jazz
(K - 2nd)
Crista Reuss

Bayou Room 160


3:40/3:45 -
5:15 p.m.

Homework Hall
(1st - 8th)
Shawana Cotton
Sr. Lamy Library


Spring 2019 Course Descriptions

General Information

Ballet and Jazz (K–2nd)

Children will be taught Classical Ballet positions and steps with use of French terms and phrases, with Jazz warm up exercises based in a classical curriculum. Center and diagonal work is added to allow the children to learn coordination and feel comfortable moving through space. Age appropriate Hip Hop movements and music are included, along with choreography in a developed curriculum. Any color leotard or biketard with skirt or black bike shorts, pink ballet shoes and black slip-on jazz shoes. An on-campus Christmas Demonstration and Spring theater recital is planned.

Dancewear may be purchased at Costumes and Dancewear, 1503 Dunlavy, where there is a discount for Crista's students. Online purchases are allowed; however, be advised that different companies size and construct shoes differently.

For more information, please contact Crista at Pointe9958@aol.com.

Instructor: Crista Reuss

Dates: January 17 - May 16, 2019

Time: Thursdays, 4:15 - 5 p.m.

Location: Bayou Room 160

Price: $270

Ballet and Tap (Pre K3–Pre K4)

Children in this class will be taught Classical Ballet positions and steps with use of French terms and phrases. The curriculum will teach exercises through silly stories as children learn ballet history and choreography in a developed curriculum.

Basic Tap steps are taught to allow children to develop skills in rhythm and percussion. An on-campus Christmas Demonstration and Spring theater recital is planned.

Dress Code: Black leotard with attached skirt or separate black bike shorts or biketard—any style; pink or white socks (No tights, please); pink ballet shoes; black tap shoes with elastic replacement for ribbons (Snap and Velcro closures welcomed)

Mandatory: Dance clothes and shoes must be name labeled. Your child will need to carry clothing in a SEPARATE ZIPPERED OR TIGHT DRAWSTRING BAG to avoid clothing confusion or loss. Please label name on the dance bag as well.

Dancewear may be purchased at Costumes and Dancewear, 1503 Dunlavy, where there is a discount for Crista's students. Online purchases are allowed; however, be advised that different companies size and construct shoes differently.

For more information, please contact Crista at Pointe9958@aol.com.

Instructor: Crista Reuss

Dates: January 17 - May 16, 2019

Time: Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Location: Bayou Room 160

Price: $270

Basic Sewing By Martha (1st–8th)

In addition to learning basic sewing techniques, students will learn how to use a sewing machine, which will be supplied for their use. We will also teach students how to use a pattern to cut their garments before actually sewing them, and they will have a selection of fabrics to choose. We will also cover information about the textile industry's natural fabrics (cotton, wool and silk) and man-made fabrics (acrylic, nylon and polyester). Finally, students will be taught to embroider and will learn certain hand stitches.

Instructor: Ms. Martha Olmos

Dates: January 15 - May 14, 2019

Time: Tuesdays, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Location: Lower School Science Lab 103

Price: $420

Brown's Gymnastics (PK4 - 4th)

Your child will be participating in an exciting one-hour class, once a week with Coach Mark Weathers. We work in the areas of floor tumbling, balance beam, and mini trampoline. In all our classes, we also include health, fitness, and well-being information along with some humor. We set 3 goals for our students. 1) Learn to work hard for what you want. 2) Learn to control yourself both physically and mentally. 3) Have FUN! Not every child will develop into an Olympic gymnast...BUT WE SHAPE HEALTHY, HAPPY, CONFIDENT KIDS!

Instructor: Mark Weathers with Brown’s Gymnastics

Dates: January 15 - May 14, 2019

Time: Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Schuhmacher Godfrey Dining Hall

Price: $465

Circus Hoop Stars by Mad About Hoops (K – 3rd)

Calling all circus stars! In this fun class, your student will be introduced to a variety of circus inspired games and activities like juggling, balloon twisting, face painting and more! Each week, students will learn circus style hula hoop tricks and work on stretches to become flexible and limber just like real circus stars. Students will explore circus skills that improve their balance, hand eye coordination and confidence in a fun and safe environment. Perfect for all skill levels Grades K – 3rd.

Instructor: Amy Neel from Mad About Hoops

Dates: January 16 - May 15, 2019

Time: Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:15

Location: Schuhmacher Godfrey Dining Hall

Price: $375

Fun with Coding (2nd - 4th)

Students will explore different types of robotics like Dash, Lego WeDo, and Ozobot. They will also explore coding programs on the computers and iPads. More advanced students will begin to use a programming course developed by Apple called Swift Playgrounds. We will also play some "unplugged" games to learn both robotics and coding concepts.

Instructor: Ms. Ruth Hanson

Dates: January 14 - May 13, 2019

Time: Mondays, 3:30 - 4:15

Location: LS Computer Lab Room 101

Price: $375

Homework Hall (1st - 8th)

This program is designed for students who do not participate in any after-school activities. Homework is a priority during this time. Given students' technology requirements at the Lower and Middle School levels, there will be daily opportunities to complete Dreambox, Reflex, Typing Pals and digital project requirements. Students will be taken from Extended Afternoon to the Lower School Library for a quiet study time and supervised technology use by trained CAVE Upper School Students. Students are required to stay for a minimum of 30 minutes. Homework Hall is not the same as one-on-one instruction. The Homework Hall teacher is there to ensure the students have the appropriate study environment and assist the students who may have questions or need some guidance. We do ask that the parents check over homework for completion and any errors at home.

Note: All students registered for Homework Hall on any certain day are required to attend for at least 30 minutes unless we are notified by the parents. Students who are not registered for Homework Hall may attend on a drop-in basis. Please notify your child's teacher and the Extended Programs staff if you would like your child to attend on a certain day.

Please note: there is a $5/day charge for Homework Hall in addition to Extended Afternoon charge(s).

Instructor: Ms. Shawana Cotton

Dates: January 8 - May 21, 2019

Time: Mondays – Thursdays, 3:40/3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Location: Lower School Library

Price: $5 per day

Mad About Hoops (3rd – 5th)

Mad About Hoops students will learn tons of impressive tricks as well as fun hula hoop choreography. Each week, students will learn proper stretching techniques, challenge themselves with new hoop skills and play hula hoop inspired games. Students in our program get fit while having fun and building self-confidence.

Instructor: Amy Neel from Mad About Hoops

Dates: January 16 - May 15, 2019

Time: Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:00

Location: Schuhmacher Godfrey Dining Hall

Price: $340

Tae Kwon Do (PK4 – 5th)

For centuries, millions of people have benefitted from the teachings of Martial Arts, a system of self-defense created in the Orient that does not advocate the use of weapons. Instead, it teaches a philosophy that believes in strengthening the mind and body through self-discipline, fitness and awareness. We offer a well-balanced program that emphasizes pride, self-esteem, fitness and integrity. Instruction includes self-discipline, body control and self-defense.

* Fee does not include uniform which is purchased from instructor. *Free belt testing.

Instructor: Master Bruce Alamdari

Dates: January 14 - May 13, 2019

Time: Mondays, 3:40 – 4:20 p.m.

Location: Schuhmacher Godfrey Dining Hall

Price: $430

Voice Lessons (5th – 8th) – Individual Only

Voice lessons will teach students to understand the basics of how their physical voice and its corresponding parts operate together. Students will explore their voice from figuring out their vocal range, strengthening the muscles that are used in pitch production with correct breathing techniques, to understanding and producing different vocal tones and developing the singer’s ear. We will also talk about how to take proper care of your voice. Lessons are for you:

• If you are a beginner
• If you are advanced
• If you need help with preparing for auditions
• If you need coaching for contest music
• If you want to work on performing live to an audience
• Or, if you just love to sing!

Instructor: Steffany Johnston

Dates: January 14 - May 16, 2019

Time: TBD

Location: Fine Arts Room 106

Price: $86 per 30-minute lesson; $130 per 45-minute lesson

Voice Lessons with Contemporary Piano (5th – 8th)

The contemporary piano lessons will teach students how to read and play chords on the piano to their favorite pop songs, this is a simplified way to be able to accompany yourself singing to many of your favorite songs. The students will able to sing along while playing the piano themselves.

Instructor: Steffany Johnston

Dates: January 14 - May 16, 2019

Time: TBD

Location: Fine Arts Room 106

Price: $86 per 30-minute lesson; $130 per 45-minute lesson

Yoga and Mindfulness (1st – 5th)

Yoga and mindfulness for kids is a fun and purposeful course where children are able to develop flexibility, focus and coordination for a happy, healthy, and balanced life. Yoga provides many physical and emotional health benefits, and children have a blast putting together different sequences, learning breathing techniques, meditating, playing games, dancing, and creating their own yoga adventures! Each class will focus on different concepts such as grounding, stillness, community, and strength. Students will also learn strategies for refocusing in class, communicating better with friends, developing empathy, practicing gratitude, and quieting the mind.

Instructor: Julie Roznovsky

Dates: January 15 - May 14, 2019

Time: Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30

Location: Bayou Room 160

Price: $365

  • Extended Morning and Afternoon are offered to all students in grades Pre-K3 through eighth grades.
  • Extended Morning Programs will be held in the gym beginning at 7 a.m. for those who need to be dropped off early.
  • Students who are dropped off between 7 and 7:30 a.m. will wait in the gym.
  • The fee for Extended Morning is $3/day.
  • Lower School Extended Afternoon will begin at 3:15 and end at 6 p.m. Students will meet in the Schuhmacher Godfrey Dining Hall.
  • Middle School Extended Afternoon will begin at 3:25 and end at 6 p.m. Students should walk downstairs and check in with the Extended Program teachers in the Schuhmacher Godfrey Dining Hall.
  • All students participating in an after-school Arts and Enrichment activity must go to Extended Afternoon first to check in with the teacher. They will receive a snack and be taken to their activity/class by the Arts and Enrichment instructor.
  • The Extended Programs provide an environment where students can relax after a busy day of school. After a snack in the Schuhmacher Godfrey Dining Hall, they will be given time to engage in games, arts and crafts, outside activities, and more in the Annex. If you would like for your daughter to work on homework after school in a quiet environment, please register her for Homework Hall (see Homework Hall tab for information).
  • Students may be released only to those on the authorized pickup list. They may not be released to anyone under the age of 18. In the event of another arrangement, an email from the parent is required. Please send an email to extendedday@duchesne.org or call the Lower School cell phone at (281) 726-2799 or the Middle School cell phone at (713) 476-1249.
  • If your daughter attends Extended Afternoon and would like to participate in any after-school function (sports, Girl Scouts, play, etc.), she must have written permission stating what time she will leave Extended Afternoon and if she will return. Please notify the Lower School office or send an email to Ms. Robinson, assistant to the head of Middle School, ceirro.robinson@duchesne.org, as well as extendedday@duchesne.org, with this information.
  • For those picked up after 6 p.m., a late charge of $20 per every 30 minutes will be assessed.

Homework Hall

This program is designed for students who do not participate in any after-school activities. Homework is a priority during this time. Given students' technology requirements at the Lower and Middle School levels, there will be daily opportunities to complete Dreambox, Reflex, Typing Pals and digital project requirements. Students will be taken from Extended Afternoon to the Lower School Library for a quiet study time and supervised technology use by trained CAVE Upper School Students. Students are required to stay for a minimum of 30 minutes. Homework Hall is not the same as one-on-one instruction. The Homework Hall teacher is there to ensure the students have the appropriate study environment and assist the students who may have questions or need some guidance. We do ask that the parents check over homework for completion and any errors at home.

Note: All students registered for Homework Hall on any certain day are required to attend for at least 30 minutes unless we are notified by the parents. Students who are not registered for Homework Hall may attend on a drop-in basis. Please notify your child's teacher and the Extended Programs staff if you would like your child to attend on a certain day.

Please note: there is a $5/day charge for Homework Hall in addition to Extended Afternoon charge(s).

Program Costs

ProgramsCostGrades Times Location
Extended Morning

$3/dayPK3–8th7–7:30 a.m.Gymnasium
Extended Afternoon

$15/dayPK3–4th3:15–6 p.m. Dining Hall/
Annex
Extended Afternoon

$15/day5th–8th3:25–6 p.m. Dining Hall/
Annex
Extended
Afternoon
Drop-Ins




$5/day (This fee will be
charged to all students who
check in to Extended
Afternoon, receive a snack,
and are picked up by or before
3:30 p.m. for Lower School or
4 p.m. for Middle School.)
PK3–8th




Lower
School:
3:15–3:30 p.m.
Middle
School:
3:25–4 p.m.
Dining Hall






Arts and Enrichment +
Extended Afternoon
$5 (in addition to Arts &
Enrichment Class. Fee
covers cost of Extended Program
and snack.)

PK3–8th


3:30–5:30 p.m.


Classrooms/
Dining Hall/
Annex

Homework
Hall


$5/day (in addition to
Extended Afternoon)


1st–8th

3:45–5:30 p.m.

Sister Lamy
Lower School Library

Drop-in Service

Should the occasion arise that the parent is unable to pick up her child immediately after school, drop-in service is available. Drop-in students are those who do not come to Extended Afternoon Programs on a regular basis (more than once a week, every week). The drop-in rate for students who attend Extended Afternoon after 3:30 p.m. is $15/day and will be billed to your student account. (A fee of $5 will be charged for all students who check in with Extended Afternoon, receive a snack, and are picked up by or before 3:30 p.m. for Lower School and 4 p.m. for Middle School.)

Drop-ins will not participate in any after-school activity but will receive a snack and take part in the activities planned in Extended Afternoon Programs.

In addition to emailing Extended Programs, please notify the Lower School or Middle School office before 2 p.m. by email or phone so the Extended Programs staff will know to expect your daughter. If an adult does not arrive to pick up a child at dismissal time, she will be taken to Extended Afternoon and charged the daily rate. The drop-in fee will be charged to the school account.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Duchesne reserves the right to change or cancel any class or program. Efforts will be made to assign students affected by such a change or cancellation to another available program, class, or course. If the minimum enrollment is not met for an after-school class/activity, the class will not be offered. Parents will be contacted and will receive a full refund.* A student who withdraws from a class/activity will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee, unless noted otherwise. Refunds will not be given after the first day of class.

*NOTE: For individual/group music and dance classes, please refer to the instructor's cancellation policy located on his or her course description.

Extended Programs Contacts

Sarah Baker
Extended Programs Director
713.468.8211, ext. 200
extendedday@duchesne.org

Heather Frantz
Extended Programs Assistant

Jennifer Pesek
Extended Programs Assistant/Archivist

Extended Programs Cell Phones
Lower School:
281.726.2799
Middle School:
713.476.1249

Extended Afternoon Staff
Catherine Booker
Helen Dora
Sarahi Mondragon
Annie Waska

Homework Hall
Shawana Cotton