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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: Jamey Hawkins, Hillview PTO After-School Activities Coordinator – click here to send an email.

 

Programs for 2018-19 School Year

Times and Locations for Fall 2018 Programs:

     Monday     Tuesday       Wednesday     Thursday       Friday  
 Starfire Coding – Python Level I
Classroom D-2
3:154:30
Speech and Debate
Classroom B-11 3:15 – 5:00
Mandarin offered by Hwa Shin Chinese School
Classroom C-10
2:404:30
 Writing Workouts offered by Omega Teaching
Classroom D-11
2:453:45
Starfire Coding – Python Level II
Classroom D-2
3:15–4:30
 Writing Workouts offered by Omega Teaching
Classroom D-11
2:453:45
Cooking with Junior Chef Stars
Hillview Kitchen
2:403:55
Starfire Coding –  Advanced Python
Classroom D-2
3:15–4:30
LaCrosse offered by SixFifty LaCrosse
Hillview Turf Field
3:154:15
Cross Country offered by Stella Bergan
Hillview Track
3:154:30
Cross Country offered by Stella Bergan
Hillview Track
2:403:55

Bookopolis Book Club

There will be no Fall session of Bookopolis Book Club. Please check back for Winter/Spring session information.

Chess, offered by Bay Area Chess

There will be no Fall session of Chess. Please check back for Winter/Spring information.

Fall Cross Country, offered by Stella Bergan, MEd, NASM CPT 

*Fall Session Only

Fall Cross Country is back at Hillview for its 4th year! I am super excited to be back this fall and helping another group of kids improve their running endurance, speed, strength, and overall conditioning. I will also share nutrition and mental strategies that will help them with running as well as other sports and life in general. No previous running experience needed, just a good attitude and a willingness to run. If this sounds like something your child might be interesting in, then Stella Fit’s Cross Country Program is for you! Improving running strength and endurance can help your child excel in other sports, whether it is football, soccer, basketball, tennis, or lacrosse. A solid foundation of stability, strength, and endurance is essential for athletes to compete at their best. Stella Fit’s Cross Country Program will teach your child the fundamentals of long distance running in a fun and safe environment. We will also weave in talks on nutritional support, mental strategies, and sleep for optimal health and performance. Our goal will be to compete in one cross country meet and run a 5K at Stanford at the end of the 8 week program. 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 3:15 – 4:30pm and Wednesdays 2:40 – 3:55 pm
  • Location: Hillview Track
  • Dates: 9/12-11/07 (No class the week of Oct. 17)
  • Price: $275/student ((*Please note, a $225 refund will be offered if a child needs to drop in the first o 2 weeks only.)
  • Click here to register at http://stellafit.com/youth-programs-2/

Fall Cooking Class, offered by Junior Chef Stars

Join us this fall as we provide junior chefs with the tools necessary to create, cook, and learn. With new recipes, including Fall Favorites, 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: 09/13 – 12/20, no classes on 10/18 or 11/22
  • Price: $394/student
  • To register, please click here.

Lacrosse, offered by Matt Bond from SixFifty Lacrosse

*Fall Session Only

SixFifty is thrilled to announce its 6th year of our after school program at Hillview Middle School! Using our time-tested curriculum developed by Coach Bond, players are led through skills & game sessions embedded with teamwork, decision-making, and leadership lessons designed to foster athletic & personal growth. In addition to lacrosse fundamentals, teaching includes age-appropriate athletic development, athletic movement, and coordination. And best of all, lacrosse is so much fun! Questions? Please email Matt at mtbond@jhu.edu.

    • For beginners: come out and learn the basics of individual skills and team play
    • For experienced players: learn more, improve individual skills and team play from SixFifty director, Matt Bond and current Stanford, NDNU, and M-A players.
    • EQUIPMENT:  Beginners: Loaner sticks will be available for your use and just need a mouth guard to participate with no-contact. Experienced Players: Please bring your gear bag with stick, pads & helmet (girls need stick, goggles & mouth guard).
  • Day/Time: Mondays 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
  • Location: Hillview Turf Field
  • Fall session: 09/17 – Nov. 5
  • Price: $240/student
  • Click here to register online at SixFifty Lacrosse

Mat Club, offered by Phil Hoang of the M-A Bears 

*Spring Only

Mat Club’s mission is to help you become more athletic, stronger, and faster through the high-energy learning experience of wrestling. Our practices consist of constant movement, strength training, flexibility, and dynamic agility exercises. On the first day of club you will learn how to safely move, roll, land, somersault on a shock-resistant mat. By the end of 6 weeks you will have basic defense and offense skills such as a double-leg takedown, arm throw, and escapes. Invite your friends! You will need partners! Practices consist of a significant amount of partner workouts such as having to lift, roll, and carry your partner across the mat. We play games such as the Queen/King of the mat, Sumo, mat ball. You will be flexible like a gymnast, be as explosive as a sprinter, and move and roll like a boxer. As a team, we will have an opportunity to compete in tournaments or against local teams. Join us for the most fun and challenging workout of your life! Girls are especially encouraged as wrestling is the fastest growing sport nationwide.

*Please check back for Spring 2019 Mat Club information

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-2
  • Dates: 9/17 – 12/17, no class 11/12 or 11/26
    Price: $525/student (12 classes, 1.25 hour classes)
  • 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-2
  • Dates: 9/17 – 12/17, no class 11/12 or 11/26
    Price: $525/student (12 classes, 1.25 hour classes)
  • 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-2
  • Dates: 9/17 – 12/17, no class 11/12 or 11/26
    Price: $525/student (12 classes, 1.25 hour classes)
  • Click here to register at Starfire Coding Registration

Winter 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 3:15PM – 4:30 PM AND Wednesdays 2:40PM – 3:40PM
  • Location: Hillview Track
  • Dates: 1/9 – 3/06 (no class 1/21, 2/18, 2/20)
  • Price: $250/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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