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!

Winter 2020 Club Offerings – Session 3   (Monday, Jan. 27 – Friday, Mar. 27)

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

**Clubs will not be held the week of February 17 due to the Mid-Winter break.


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

 

Please see current offerings below


MONDAYS

Dance Club

Designed to enable students to experience modern dance as an art form. Students will learn basic techniques, elementary choreography, and an appreciation for dance. Registration for both sessions is required due to practice for the performance at the end of the school year.  $275 (2 sessions) All Ages

Animal Assisted Learning

AOWL is partnering with We Can Ride Stables to bring EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) to our students. For the first four weeks, we will travel to the horse stables to participate in activities such as grooming, feeding, care, and movement activity. For the remaining weeks, students will work with a variety of animals including dogs and classroom pets to learn about pet care and responsibility. Students will even get to be a dog trainer for a day! Throughout this club, students will enhance self-control and communication skills, build self-confidence, and improve concentration. There are a limited number of spots. Please note, this club will end at 4:45 PM to account for travel time on weeks 1-4.  $170 All Ages


TUESDAYS

Drama

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.  $140 All-ages

Lego Club

Legos are a great way to excite learners about problem-solving and innovative thinking. Lego club will use a variety of Lego and Lego robotics kits to engage students in engineering design challenges, creative building, and teamwork. Behavior therapists will use Lego Based Therapy techniques to build social competence through an enjoyable social activity.  $140 All Ages


WEDNESDAYS

Art Therapy Experience

AOWL is partnering with Adler Graduate School’s Art Therapy Program to provide students with a unique opportunity to engage in creative art-making experiences in a lovely art studio setting led by art therapy MA level students and a professional art therapist. AOWL students will have customized weekly art therapy experiences exploring a wide variety of materials and media geared toward supporting and strengthening problem-solving skills and enhancing social/ emotional identification and regulation. This experience offers community connection within an encouraging and fun environment.  Students will travel on the AOWL bus to Adler Graduate School in Minnetonka. For more information, visit alfredadler.edu/programs/masters/art-therapy. There are a limited number of spots available.  $160 All Ages

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop game where students create their own fantasy character. They will together as a group to solve puzzles, defeat monsters, and find treasure in a cooperative roleplaying game. Students are encouraged to bring their own dice, but supplies will be provided. Grab your d20 and roll initiative!  $140 Middle and Upper School


THURSDAYS

Basketball

Students will learn to play basketball while practicing teamwork, sportsmanship, and strategy. We will partner with Breck to create Unified Special Olympics Teams. To register with Special Olympics, visit http://specialolympicsminnesota.org/athletes/. Regional tournaments will take place in April or May, dates TBD. The state tournament will be held June 19th – 21st. Please note this club runs from January 30th – May 21st.  $290 (2 sessions) Grades 3-12


FRIDAYS

Gaming Club

A place for any and all gamers to meet, socialize and compete. We will provide the use of a Nintendo Switch, SNES Classic, iPads, and computers as well as a variety of popular games such as Mario Kart, Minecraft, Cuphead, Roblox, and many more. Feel free to bring your own device or suggest games you would like us to include.  $140 Middle and Upper School


*Regarding Choir Club: Choir club will not meet throughout session 3, but all students interested in performing a song at the MOAK breakfast can join the MOAK Singing Group which will meet during school hours. To join, email Amanda.White@aowl.org.


 *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.