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Hillview offers a variety of After-School Activities.  These programs are provided by independent vendors, and cover a wide array of interests and disciplines.  The success of each of these programs is dependent on participation from the Hillview community, and the programs will only be offered if the minimum participation numbers are reached.  More specific information about each program, including registration links, dates, and pricing, can be found below.  Additionally, please check the After School Activities section of the weekly Hillview Newsletter for announcements about upcoming programs.  There are scholarships arranged by the PTO for qualifying students.  For more information on scholarships, please contact your child’s counselor, or click here.
Contact: Click here to send an email.

 

Programs for 2018-19 School Year

Times and Locations for Winter 2019 Programs:

     Monday     Tuesday       Wednesday     Thursday       Friday  
Starfire Coding – Python Level
Classroom D-2
3:15–4:30
Acoustic Guitar by J ACE J Music
Hillview Music Room
2:404:30
Cooking with Junior Chef Stars Hillview Kitchen 2:40 – 3:55
Starfire Coding –  Python Level II
Classroom D-2
3:15–4:30
Speech and Debate
Classroom B-11 3:15 – 5:00
Mandarin offered by Hwa Shin Chinese School
Classroom C-10
2:404:30
Starfire Coding –  Advanced Python
Classroom D-2
3:15–4:30
Rock Band by J ACE J Music
Hillview Music Room
2:404:30
 

 

 Writing Workouts offered by Omega Teaching
Classroom D-11
2:453:45
Writing Workouts offered by Omega Teaching
Classroom D-11
2:453:45
Spring Conditioning
offered by Stella Bergan
Hillview Track
3:154:30
Spring Conditioning
offered by Stella Bergan
Hillview Track
3:154:30

Acoustic Guitar Class, offered by John Jordan of J ACE J Music

Teachers are John Jordan, with help from Walter Ziegler and Alex Mamelok.
Learn the basics of playing the acoustic guitar. Songs, Chords, Scales, song structure, reading chord charts, rhythm and strumming patterns, music theory. Students will play 2-3 songs for their family and friends at the last meeting of each season.
For students at the beginner to intermediate level. Some experience is recommended, but not needed. Student provides their own acoustic guitar, picks, strings.
We will also be offering a Spring class.
• Day/Time: Wednesday 2:40pm – 3:40pm
• Location: Hillview Music Room
• Dates: Spring 04/10 – 6/5
• Price: $275 per session ($25/class for 9 classes). Minimum sign-up 5 students.
• Register at: jacejmusic@gmail.com

Rock Music Band Class, offered by John Jordan of J ACE J Music

Teachers are John Jordan, with help from Walter Ziegler and Alex Mamelok.
For students at the beginner to intermediate level. Some experience is recommended, but not needed. Students will learn the basics of drums, keyboards, bass, guitar, and voice. Students learn about song structure and playing to the beat. We will have 1-2 bands depending on the amount of signups.
We need: drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, singers, and horns. Student provides their own guitar or bass, picks, and strings. Amps, PA, and drum set provided. Students will play 2-3 songs for their family and friends at the last meeting of each session.
• Day/Time: Wednesday 2:40pm – 3:40pm
• Location: Hillview Music Room
• Dates: Spring 04/10 – 6/5
• Price: $360 per session ($40/class for 9 classes). Minimum sign-up 5 students.
• Register at: jacejmusic@gmail.com

Spring Cooking Class, offered by Junior Chef Stars

Join us this Spring as we provide junior chefs with the tools necessary to create, cook, and learn. Some of our past recipes include lemon grass meatballs with coconut rice, Thai chicken lettuce wraps, caramelized onions and mushroom risotto, and so many more delicious dishes! Our chefs never repeat recipes, so the classes are always new and exciting. With new recipes, our curriculum covers nutrition, seasonal cooking, knife skills, the purpose of core ingredients, and the many cultural aspects of food. Your junior chef will develop critical life skills, all while making new friends and having a blast!
  • Day/Time: Thursday 2:40pm – 3:55pm
  • Location: Hillview Kitchen
  • Dates: 04/11 – 06/06
  • Price: $394/student
  • To register, please click here.

Mandarin, offered by Hwa Shin Chinese School

Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese or join our Advanced group and practice Chinese with your classmates! Hwa Shin Mandarin Chinese language instruction is tailored for students who do not speak Mandarin at home, and focuses on teaching Mandarin in a fun and engaging atmosphere. Hwa Shin has been teaching Mandarin in Menlo Park and Palo Alto schools for over 30 years. We will be offering 2 classes on Wednesday afternoons this year at Hillview:
  • Beginning Mandarin – perfect for students who have never taken Chinese before, and who are interested in learning the most widely spoken language on the planet
  • Advanced Mandarin – We continue to provide an Advanced Mandarin session to Wednesday’s Mandarin program (2:40 – 4:30pm) offered by Hwa Shin Chinese School at Hillview. The Advanced Mandarin program is for students who have had at least 3 years of Chinese classes already, and who want to gain confidence in their speaking and writing in a fun and engaging classroom. This class will use Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 Simplified Chinese version, a widely-used Chinese book in well-known Universities such as UC, Harvard and others.  This is a small class with less than 6 students. Transfer students are welcome.
Contact Thomas Lee 408-807-1088 for more information.
  • Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:40 – 4:30 PM. (both Beginning and Advanced).
  • Location: Hillview Classroom – C-10
  • Dates:
    • Fall: (15 weeks) 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23
    • Winter & Spring: (15 weeks) 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22
  • Price: $510/semester
  • Click here to register online.

Speech and Debate, offered by Coach Brier Buchalter

Come take part in an exciting experience that will help your grades, while teaching you how to learn faster and better than before! At the same time, be part of a team that works together in a fun, exciting, and mind-blowing academic competition, which will give you skills that will last a lifetime and help you Change the World!

  • Day/Time: Tuesdays 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hillview Classroom – B-11
  • Fall (S1): 9/11 – 12/18 (No class 10/16 & 11/20)
  • Winter (S2): 1/15 – 3/19 (No class 2/19)
  • Spring (S3): 4/16 – 6/4
  • Discounts and scholarships available!
  • Website: https://brieracademy.weebly.com/hillviewdebate.html
  • Any questions? Please contact Coach Brier brierbuchalter@gmail.com or call (408) 771-2904

Starfire Coding: Python Level I

This is a hands-on, project-based class where kids learn by solving coding problems. This class is for students grades 6-8 who have some experience coding with visual languages and want to learn Python to build games and apps. Students are eligible for this class when they have mastered Scratch or another visual based language. Students learn to think critically and creatively by solving challenging problems. Open to grades 6th – 8th.

  • Day/Time: Mondays 3:15 – 4:30pm
  • Location: Hillview Classroom – D-9
  • Fall session: 04/08 – 06/03 (except 05/27)
    • Price $349
  • Click here to register at Starfire Coding Registration

Starfire Coding: Python Level II

This class is for students who have experience coding with Python. Students are eligible for this class after taking Starfire Coding: Python Level I. Students learn to think critically and creatively by solving challenging problems. Open to grades 6th – 8th.

  • Day/Time: Mondays 3:15 – 4:30pm
  • Location: Hillview Classroom – D-9
  • Fall session: : 04/08 – 06/03 (except 05/27)
    • Price $349
  • Click here to register at Starfire Coding Registration

Starfire Coding: Advanced Python

This is a hands-on, project based class where kids learn by solving coding problems. This class is for students grades 6-8 who have experience coding with Python. Students are eligible for this class after taking Starfire Coding: Python Level I & II. Students learn advanced applications of Python.

  • Day/Time: Mondays 3:15 – 4:30pm
  • Location: Hillview Classroom – D-9
  • Fall session: 04/08 – 06/03 (except 05/27)
    • Price $349
  • Click here to register at Starfire Coding Registration

Spring Conditioning Program, offered by Stella Bergan, MEd, NASM CPT  

*Winter Session Only

The Stella Fit Winter Running Conditioning and Foundational Skills Training Program is for kids who would like to keep up their conditioning or improve their conditioning over the winter months. This program will help improve running endurance, speed, quickness, strength, and balance. We will be doing running drills on the track, along with foundational mobility, strength, and balance sets. We will meet rain or shine.

A solid foundation of stability, strength, and endurance is essential for athletes to compete at their best. Stella Fit’s programs are meant for kids at all levels and are designed for results in a safe and fun environment. This program will also weave in talks on nutritional support, mental strategies, and sleep for optimal health and performance.

The program will be led by Stella Bergan, MEd, NASM CPT and assisted by Chelsea Fleher who is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist.

  • Day/Time: Mondays/Wednesdays 3:15PM – 4:25 PM
  • Location: Hillview Track
  • Dates: 04/08 – 05/15
  • Price: $300/student (note: a $200 refund will be offered if a student needs to drop in the first 2 weeks only)
  • To register, please click here.

Writing Workouts, offered by Jennifer Tsay of Omega Teaching

Highly interactive, fun seminars using the concept of VASE to teach writing in any genre: Voice, Audience, Structure, and Editing. No homework. Small class size. Instructor is Jennifer Tsay, Hillview parent, former attorney, Stanford BA English, Harvard JD. No classes during Teacher Conferences or school holidays.

  • Day/Time: Choose either Wednesdays or Thursdays 2:40-3:40 pm.
  • Location: Hillview Classroom – D-11
  • Fall: Sept 12-Th Dec 20 (13 classes. No class Oct 17, 18, or Nov 21, 22)
  • Winter: Jan 9- Th Mar 28 (11 classes. No class Feb 20, 21)
  • Spring: Apr 10- Th Jun 6 (9 classes)
  • Price: $325/student
  • Register at Omega Teaching
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