Chess & Engineering Clubs

Trinity Lutheran School and Chess Scholars present an
Afterschool Chess Club
with Professional Instruction
 
Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess!  Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts.  Also, chess has been proved to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity.  Open to grades K-8.

2016-2017 Schedule
Tuesdays afternoons, 3:15-4:15pm, 15 classes
Fall: 9/27-1/17, no class 12/27, 1/3
Winter: 2/7-5/23, no class 3/28
Cost: $187.00 per student
Register online at http://payment.chessscholars.com/signup.

 
No previous knowledge of chess is necessary.  Each class will consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time.  Both new and returning participants are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach.  There will also be a chess competition with prizes and a pizza party at the end of the session!  Each first-time participant will receive a free chess set to take home.

Trinity Lutheran School & Chess Scholars present an
Afterschool Engineering "STEM" Club

with Professional Instruction

Let's Build It - Chain Reaction in Action!  The ball rolls down the ramp, turns the switch, that moves the post, that activiates the zip-line, that knocks the ball down the ramp and into the goal!  In this STEM program, students will be building Rube Goldberg "Mouse Trap" chain-reaction machines featuring levers, pulleys, and other simple machines.  Engineering and physics concepts will be introduced and reinforced through hands-on, innovative lessons and creative play time.  Problem solving skills and teamwork will be put to the test as the complexity of the projects increases from week to week.  During the final class, there will be a building competition - How many contraptions can you connect in chain reaction?  No previous experience experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and build.  Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session, and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills!


Let's Build It!  2016-2017 Schedule
10 classes on Wednesdays, 3:15pm-4:15pm at Trinity
Fall: 9/21-11/30, no class 11/23
Winter: 12/7-2/22, no class 12/21, 12/28
Cost: $145.00 per student
Register online at http://payment.learningmeansfun.com/signup.