Co-curricular activities engage students. Students can contribute and develop leadership skills through participation in service learning and after-school activities such as clubs and athletics. These activities enable students to be more self-directed, allow them to explore areas of interest and provide opportunities to experience success.

AOWL offers several co-curricular activities throughout the school year.  Questions regarding co-curricular activities can be directed to: Kaitlin Walsh, Activities Coordinator, at kaitlin.walsh@aowl.org

See something your child might be interested in? We choose co-curricular activities based on our students strengths and interests, so let us know!

Fall 2019 Club Offerings – Session 1   (Monday, Sept. 9th – Friday, Nov. 8th)

NOTE: All clubs run from 3:10 pm-4:10 pm on the dates listed above.

**Clubs will not be held the week of October 14th – 18th due to conferences.


If you would like to volunteer to assist with a club, contact kaitlin.walsh@aowl.org

 

Please see current offerings below


MONDAYS

Tech Club
Each Monday, Sept. 9th – Nov 4th
Middle School and High School Students
$140

The future is here! Come design, experiment, program and play with a variety of technology including robotics kits, 3D printers, and computer-based coding programs. Tech club allows students to use hands-on technology to reinforce STEM concepts and develop teamwork and analytical skills.


TUESDAYS

Drama Club
Each Tuesday, Sept. 10th – Nov 5th
All Ages
$140

Research suggests that drama classes are particularly useful for improving social skills. In Drama Club, students will learn traditional drama exercises, like role-playing and improvisation, as well as have the chance to work together to create a short play. Drama Club provides students with a safe place to navigate social interactions and relationships. It is recommended that students possess basic reading skills. High school students will have the opportunity to serve as peer mentors to younger students.

Photography Club
Each Tuesday, Sept. 10th – Nov 5th
Middle School and High School Students
$140

This club introduces students to the art of photography. New skills and concepts will be taught by our in-house photography expert, Jen Finger, who works as a freelance photographer in her free time. Students will learn basics in composition and lighting and practice capturing a variety of subjects, both alive and inanimate. Students will also take a trip to the Minneapolis Insitute of Art to view the museum’s wide collection of photographs.


WEDNESDAYS

Digital Video Club
Each Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Nov. 6
All grades.
$140

Unleash your inner cinematographer, actor, and director in Digital Video Club. Using digital cameras and movie software, students will film and edit their own short movies, skits, and viral videos. They will learn how to add music, special effects, and backgrounds while working as a team. We will celebrate student creativity, acting, and director skills on AOWL social media!.

Bowling
Each Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Nov. 6
7th grade and up.
$170

Hit the lanes with AOWL! Each week, we will head to Park Tavern in St. Louis Park for bowling and fun. AOWL will provide transportation, shoe rental, and bowling. Beginners welcome. Our Special Olympics Unified partners, Breck, will be joining us for select practices and some students may be eligible to compete in the SOMN State Bowling Competition in November. Space is limited, spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email Kaitlin Walsh to sign up.


THURSDAYS

Choir
Each Thursday, Sept. 12 –  Nov. 7th.
All grades.
$140, 0r $250 for for 2 sessions

Choir club is a performing group that gives a sense of belonging, fosters an appreciation for music, and raises school spirit. Students learn vocal warm-up techniques, practice a variety of songs, and perform at school events.

Flag Football
Each Thursday, Sept. 12 –  Nov. 7th.
7th grade and up
$140, 0r $250 for for 2 sessions

Students will learn different strategies and tactics to play Flag Football, as well as learning about teamwork and sportsmanship. Breck School Students will be our Unified partners and students will participate in two required tournaments and possible scrimmages throughout the season. The area tournament will take place on Sunday, 9/15 and the state tournament will be held Saturday-Sunday 10/26-10/27. Please register your athlete here


FRIDAYS

Minecraft Club
Each Friday, Sept. 13 – Nov. 8
All Ages
$140

Minecraft Club is designed for students who love playing Minecraft and spending time with peers who share a similar interest.  Students will build worlds and interact with fellow players who range from beginners to Minecraft experts.

Friday Social Club
Each Friday, Sept. 13 – Nov. 8
Middle School and High School
$140

Gym Games and Ice Cream: Come make new social connections with peers through gym game favorites like capture the flag, pin knockdown, and trench.  When weather permits, games will take place outside. After organized game time, students will have a chance to hang out and foster social connections with peers and staff on the playground or in the gym with ice cream. Non-dairy and allergen-free options will be available.


 *Club Scholarships are available. Please contact Kaitlin Walsh for more information.

Please use Smart Tuition to register and complete payment. Under the “Purchase Optional Items” tab, simply select student, choose billing items, and complete payment. You will receive a confirmation message and email when the order has gone through.

For questions or assistance contact kaitlin.walsh@aowl.org.