Workshops - Spring 2019

Meeting after school weekly daily for fall, winter, and spring trimester, Enrichment Workshops connect students to passionate instructors from the Portland community for an afternoon of exploration. Workshops include: arts, drama, dance, film, sports, science, and technology.

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*Students enrolled in full-time Afterschool receive a 25% discount on the price of Enrichment Workshops.

*Enrichment workshops do not conflict with Middle School sports.

Have an idea for a club? Contact the Director of Enrichment at enrichment@waynflete.org


Spring 2019 Workshops:

MONDAY: Grades 4-8

Robotics- Instructor TBD

March 11– May 13, 2019
Mondays 3:15–5:00 p.m.
8 classes
No class March 25 and April 15
Robotics Track Meet May 11, 2019
Location: Lower School Art Studio
$295


Come explore the world of Robotics in this fun-filled workshop that will culminate in students attending the annual Maine Robotics Track Meet on May 11, 2019.
*Price includes $50 admission fee to the USM Track Meet.



monday: GRADES 5-8

Mural Painting- Instructor TBD

March 11–May 13, 2019
Mondays 3:15–4:30 p.m.
8 classes
No class March 25, April 15
Location: Lower School Arts Studio
$175

It’s not everyday that you get to create wall-sized artwork! During this workshop, students will design and create a mural on multiple panels. Campers will learn what it takes to accomplish art in large scale!




Monday: Grades EC4-1

Tree Huggers- Kailina Mills

March 11- May 13, 2019
Mondays 3:15- 4:15 p.m.
8 classes
No class March 25 and April 15
Location: Lower School Kitchen Classroom
$175

The Tree Huggers program will teach young children all about trees! We will observe what they smell like, taste like, and look like; we will create art inspired by trees; we will learn about why trees are important parts of the Maine ecosystem. This workshop will give your child the chance to practice the skills of a researcher, as well as provide time for them to play creatively in nature.


WEDNESDAY: GRADES 4–8

Indoor Tennis- Tennis Pro John Portlock

March 13–May 8
Wednesdays 12:15–3:15 p.m.
8 classes (2 additional sessions)
No class March 20 and April 17
Location: The Racket and Fitness Center
$465

Racket and Fitness Club Tennis Pro John Portlock employs proven current teaching techniques including the use of “low compression” tennis balls, to propel clinic participants from beginning racket skills into intermediate game play. Kids will practice forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys, while learning game scoring, court position and ball placement through fun games and drills.

Transportation is provided to and from The Racket and Fitness Club. Pick up is at the Waynflete tetherball court loop (3:00-3:15 p.m.). Bring a lunch. Rackets are available to borrow or bring your own.



WEDNESDAY: GRADES K–2

Karate - Carol Mecsas from Riverview Martial Arts

March 13– May 15, 2019
Wednesday 12:30-1:15 p.m.
No class April 16
9 classes
Location: Sills Gym
$195

Karate students will develop new skills each term. Riverview Martial Arts provides a curriculum of traditional techniques from classic movements of the hard and soft styles of Okinawan Karate, Chinese Kung Fu, Korean Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Aiki-jujitsu, Chi Gung, Goju Ryu and Tai Chi Chuan.


The Afterschool Program is available for any student or sibling who needs to remain at school before or after the karate workshop. A 10-day Drop-in Pass is available online and can be used before or after the karate workshop, or for any other day of the week. You can also combine Afterschool and the karate workshop for a discounted Afterschool rate of $115 for duration of the 8-week workshop. Email enrichment@waynflete.org to receive the $115 discounted rate.

A sibling may attend Afterschool for the discounted rate of $175 on the same afternoon as their sibling is attending a workshop. You can pick up your children at the same time!

WEDNESDAY: GRADES 3-5

Karate - Carol Mecsas from Riverview Martial Arts

March 13– May 15
Wednesdays 1:15-2:00 p.m.
No class April 16
9 classes
Location: Sills Gym
$195

Karate students will develop new skills each term. Riverview Martial Arts provides a curriculum of traditional techniques from classic movements of the hard and soft styles of Okinawan Karate, Chinese Kung Fu, Korean Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Aiki-jujitsu, Chi Gung, Goju Ryu and Tai Chi Chuan.


The Afterschool Program is available for any student or sibling who needs to remain at school before or after the karate workshop. A 10-day Drop-in Pass is available online and can be used before or after the karate workshop, or for any other day of the week. You can also combine Afterschool and the karate workshop for a discounted Afterschool rate of $115 for duration of the 8-week workshop. Email enrichment@waynflete.org to receive the $115 discounted rate.

A sibling may attend Afterschool for the discounted rate of $175 on the same afternoon as their sibling is attending a workshop. You can pick up your children at the same time!


THURSDAY: GRADES 6–8

Dungeons and Dragons - Mike Dank

March14- May 30, 2019
Thursdays 3:30–4:30 p.m.
11 classes
No class April 18
Location: Morrill 21
$150

Join your friends around the table to dive into a world of your own design!

At its core, Dungeons and Dragons is a game of collaborative storytelling. Students will each take on the role of a character in a fantasy story, and will need to work as a group to uncover treasure, solve puzzles, and accomplish their goals.

Upper school mentors and more experienced students will help newer players learn the basic rules, and often the best stories are made by those who are new to the game!

What path you choose is up to you...but know that the world is full of both danger and adventure...


THURSDAY: GRADES 1–4

Swim - Collene LePage, The Reiche Aquatic Center

March 14- May 23, 2019
Thursdays 3:15–4:30 p.m.
10 classes
No class April 18
Location: The Reiche Pool
$293

Join this Waynflete class run by Portland Park and Rec to learn or improve swim skills. Red Cross-trained instructors will split the group into two levels to best meet students’ learning needs. Enrichment staff will walk students from Waynflete to Reiche at 3:15 p.m., supervise boys and girls locker rooms, and pick them up to return to campus by 4:30 p.m.

Pick up at Waynflete tetherball court loop (4:30-4:45 p.m.).

Thursday: Grades EC4-1

The Imagination Stage- Kailina Mills

March 14- May 9, 2019
Thursdays 3:15- 4:15 p.m.
8 classes
No class April 18
Location: Lower School Music Room
$175

In the Imagination Stage program, children will learn all about musical theater! They will play improv games, sing songs, learn community dances, and so much more! On the last day of the program, students will put on a short performance for their family to watch and enjoy.