WAPS Community Ed to offer elementary after-school programming

Elementary Enrichment photo

 

Elementary students in Winona Area Public Schools will have an opportunity to participate in three after-school programs beginning next month. 

WAPS Community Education Elementary Enrichment, a pilot program, will be housed at Jefferson Elementary, 1268 W. Fifth St., Winona, and feature a theater production, a cooking class and an art class.

Interested families can register their student on the WAPS Community Education page. The registration process will be similar to the process for Youth Enrichment, Adult Enrichment and Project COMPASS offerings. 

Transportation from other WAPS elementary schools is available, but parents will need to pick up their student from Jefferson. Families needing transportation will need to apply for it while registering for the class. 

Scholarships are available for families who qualify

More information about the classes can be found below.

Seussical the Musical 

Kids in Grades 1-4 are invited to step into the spotlight as they perform in Seussical KIDS, a fantastical musical featuring all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Under the direction of teaching artists from the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), students will meet twice a week and have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be in a show, from casting to learning music and choreography. On Wednesday, April 29 (time TBA), friends and family are invited to cheer on their actors and actresses in a showcase. *Each student registered is guaranteed a role, but all students will participate in an audition.

  • Instructors: Ahnika Lexvold (director), Kayla Jannsen (musical director), Jamie Schwaba (MCA managing director)
  • Cost: $110
  • When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Class Begins: Monday, March 16
  • Class Ends: Wednesday, April 28
  • No class dates: March 30, April 13
  • How to register: Visit this link or download and fill out this form and drop it off at WAPS Community Education, 903 Gilmore Ave., Winona

Who’s Hungry?

Bluff Country Co-op offers elementary students in kindergarten through fourth grade the opportunity to make kid friendly snacks, learn safe cooking skills and find out how the right fuel for our bodies helps us have more energy. There are four days with four separate kid-friendly snacks. Materials are included in the registration fee.

  • Cost: $50
  • Instructor: Mitchell Johnson, Bluff Country Co-op
  • When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays
  • Class Begins: Wednesday, May 6
  • Class Ends: Wednesday, May 27
  • How to register: Visit this link or download and fill out this form and drop it off at WAPS Community Education, 903 Gilmore Ave., Winona

Make Your Mark with Art

Elementary art teacher Xou Vang offers students a chance to explore beyond the school art classroom. Students will be divided into two sections based on age — Grades 3-4 in one section on Tuesdays, Grades K-2 in the other on Thursdays — and will attempt a minimum of two projects each, one that is two-dimensional and one that is three-dimensional. Students will build on what they learn in the classroom and use problem solving on their way to creating masterpieces.

  • Cost: $33
  • Instructor: Xou Vang, WAPS elementary art teacher

Section 1 — Grades 3-4

  • When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays
  • Class Begins: Tuesday, April 7
  • Class Ends: Tuesday, April 28
  • How to register: Visit this link or download and fill out this form and drop it off at WAPS Community Education, 903 Gilmore Ave., Winona

Section 2 — Grades K-2