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    CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 

    Homework Club, (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), Free

    This program is designed to give students academic support and access to the school's technology in a quiet space to work on homework, projects, or do research. This is not a tutoring or childcare service. Instead, there will be staff who can give tips and tricks to assist in students' completion of assignments as well as how they can keep organized. Student’s responsibilities in HWC are bringing their work/assignments with them and being productive at all times, even when homework is completed. There are limited spots in the computer lab so there is a strict attendance and behavior policy.

    Special Registration Note: Students needing academic support will receive priority enrollment in this class. Additional students may be accepted on a space available basis 1 week before the start of the program. Parents and Students will be asked to sign the Homework Club agreement to participate. 

    Art, Ms. Glynn Rosenberg (Monday) Fee: $85

    In this after-school class, students will learn the basics of drawing and painting.  Students will be able to focus on their own artistic interests, which could include comics, cartoons & emojis, mural art & graffiti, realism, illustration, animals, portraiture, anime, nature, landscapes, graphic design, or abstraction.  Learning will be focused around visual thinking, technique, and critique. The final project will be a large, collaborative painting that will be installed at McClure.

    Intro to Python, Coding with Kids (Monday) Free

    Are you a Scratch expert who wants to try something new? Take your programming to the next level with this class! Come learn this language while making fun games. Python is a very versatile programming language that is widely used in the professional world. Still learning to type? No worries. We will use Codesters in this class, which is an environment that allows you to transition drag-and-drop items to typed code.

    Special Registration Instructions: To be eligible, students need to have taken the recent Coding for Kids class at McClure or show proof of Coding experience. Registration for this course will only be open February 3rd to February 11th. If more students enroll in this course than spots available, there will be a lottery for available spots.

    New! Graphic Novels, Ms. Klug, (Monday) Fee: $85

    Graphic novels come in all shapes, sizes, and genres--including nonfiction! Graphic Novel Club will delve into many aspects of this wildly popular format. We will discuss old favorites and check out new graphic novels, contrast anime and manga, and compare creators' styles. We will also research how graphic novels differ from traditional print books, yet still make for legitimate reading material. Participants will also get to create their own mini graphic novels! 

    Cooking Crash Course, Seattle Cucina (Monday), Fee: $170

    Sign up for this hands-on Cooking Crash Course with Seattle Cucina Cooking School! Each week we’ll whip up a recipe that focuses on important cooking skills. We’ll learn how to work with delicious seasonal vegetables, make classic sauces from all over the world, make a well-rounded dinner, bake bread and dessert, prepare the tastiest soups, cook off certain cuts of meat and much much more! Students will have the practical skills necessary to begin cooking at home,and will have new knowledge to eat food in a wholesome, nutritional, and sustainable manner. Class prices include a large snack. Accommodations for dietary restrictions can be made with requests 2 weeks prior- please email classes@seattlecucina.com!

    New! Architecture in Action (Monday), Fee: $150

    Architecture in Action combines drawing, modeling, and imagination. We want students to leave our workshop with: strong comprehension of the design process; a better understanding of how the built environment affects their communities and neighborhoods; increased confidence in their abilities as designers and artists; and improvement and confidence in their abilities as public speakers presenting and defending their own work.

    Gamer Club, Mr. McKean (Tuesday), Fee: $75

    Attention anyone who loves to play strategy games! Gamer Club will feature competitive and cooperative table top gaming (both card games and board games--NOT video games). We will use our strategy, logic, and math skills in a fun and energetic environment. Club members will be expected to maintain positive sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect towards their club mates. We will end the session with a game tournament and prizes! Pros and beginners welcome! Game examples: Settlers of Catan, Citadels, Dominion, Magic the Gathering, Chess, Bridge, and many, many more! Club members are welcome to bring their own games too! Important Note: This class will start during the second week, on Tuesday, March 10th.

    La Chispa, Ms. Thomson & Mr. Rangel (Tuesday), Free

    The mission of La Chispa is to promote, support, strengthen and engage an integrated and bi-lingual identity within McClure Middle School. The motto of La Chispa (Spark Team) is Dream, Learn, Serve. We are inspired to listen to the stories of others and learn from one another.  This is a student led club open to all interested McClure students.  We will learn, practice and use (our) second language more, share our knowledge with others-either mono, bilingual or multi-lingual to move forward, and create a welcoming community for Latinx youth at McClure. We aim to be an example of how friendships can be built; by making everyone feel welcome, respected, and that they belong. If you want to be part of this awesome club at McClure please join La Chispa!

    New! Drama—Improvisation, Brodrick Ryans (Tuesday), Free

    In this fast-paced, creative environment, we’ll learn the fundamentals of improv, beginning with the all-important adage “yes, and…” From there, we’ll learn how to create stories without scripts or rehearsal using a wide variety of improv techniques, formats, and games.

    Heart and Sole, (Tuesday and Thursday), Free* (No MOST registration fee, sliding scale fee for registration with Girls on the Run)

    Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s program for middle school girls! Heart & Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond. This 10-week program is accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level. Physical activity includes strength and conditioning appropriate for this age group. The season culminates with the Girls on the Run 5K, which is the celebratory event that underscores the confidence, competence, connection, character and caring they’ve been developing in the program and gives them a tangible sense of goal setting and achievement. In addition to the MOST registration form participants must register on www.girlsrun.org under “Register Now.” Heart and Sole will end early, the week of May 18th. Cost is based on a sliding scale and scholarships are available. Please see website www.girlsrun.org for additional details.

    Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee, (Wednesday and Thursday), Fee: $105

    Learn and practice how to cut, handle, and huck as you develop your ultimate frisbee skills. You’ll learn the strategy and rules of this self-officiated game while having fun with your friends. Join this co-ed Ultimate Frisbee team run by MOST (not sponsored by McClure or a part of Seattle Public School sports) for practices and weekend games in the DiscNW MS Mixed Team League. Space for this club is on a first come first serve basis and there will be no cuts. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to join.

    Special Registration Instructions: Students will also need to register online through DiscNW and pay corresponding fees (approx. $30) to participate in weekend games.

    Pottery, Ms. Jane Meagher (Wednesday), Fee: $85 FULL, Waitlist Available

    Students will learn the basic skills needed to construct fired clay art projects. We will start with hand building, progress to wheel throwing and then glazing. Students will complete a series of loosely structured projects as well as execute appropriate ideas of their own choosing.

    Bridge Club, Ms. Anne Farmer, Mr. Bill Bumpas (Wednesday), Free

    Once a week, students will meet to socialize, have fun, enjoy a snack, and learn the game of bridge! At the end of the session (once students have learned the game) the McClure Bridge Team will have an opportunity to compete in a tournament with several other SPS Middle Schools to see who can win the coveted NextGenBridge trophy to be shown off at their school. The game of bridge knows no geographic or socio-economic boundaries. There are no age or gender concerns. No physical or intellectual requirements. Any child can learn and enjoy the game of bridge!

    Get REAL, Elizabeth Bobadilla (Thursday), Free

    Get REAL provides the space and opportunity for youth to meet new friends while building healthy relationship skills through fun, interactive, and meaningful activities, discussions, and games! Example lesson and curriculum topics include: Learning ways to resist negative pressures, how to healthily communicate, and creating healthy boundaries. We look forward to lively and respectful interactions and discussions between group members. As a reward for their hard work, the group will be given a celebratory session on the last day with free food and goodies, as well as a free Get REAL t-shirt!    

    GAME DEVELOPMENT / INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED, Coding with Kids Instructors (Thursday), Free

    Looking to level-up? This class will provide students with advanced programming concepts, allowing them to create more sophisticated games, programs, and animations. Intermediate Students will level-up to new projects, such as platform, scrolling, and multi-player games. Advanced Students will learn to dominate complex concepts like game physics, arrays, and artificial intelligence. This class is recommended for students who have completed one or more sessions with us or have attended at least 15 hours of another Scratch coding class.

    Special Registration Instructions: Registration for this course will only be open February 3rd to February 11th. If more students enroll in this course than spots available, there will be a lottery for available spots.