Program Overview

Three times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring) Penn-Mont offers After School Enrichment Programs for Elementary students. Although program selections may vary, listed below are the programs offered on a regular basis. Programs are offered at an additional cost.

REGULARLY OFFERED PROGRAMS

Organized Games- Students play some of Penn-Mont’s favorite organized games, as well as learn some new physical activity games. Students play hard, play smart, play together, and have fun!

Weaving/Knitting- Students explore the arts of weaving and knitting. Each week students create a piece of art as they weave and knit with a variety of materials.

Yoga- Students learn the basics of yoga, play yoga games and learn how breathing in different ways can help energize or calm them.

Cupcake Club- When students join the cupcake club they will read a book from The Cupcake Club series, and each week try a new cupcake recipe from the book. They also learn cupcake decorating techniques. While the cupcakes bake, students talk about the book and participate in other fun book-related activities.

Perler Bead Designs- Students get their creativity on using beads, following patterns and/or using their imagination to create their own deisgns! They can make anything from animals to popular movie characters. Creations can be simple or detailed… so much fun!

Origami- Students explore the creative art of Origami. They will learn the history of this amazing art and then experience the process through step-by-step instruction. Students will create a variety of pieces that will challenge their skills!

Ancient Board Games- Board games have been played for thousands of years. Students learn about the five oldest strategic games ever played. They play against others and have fun re-living the past!

Lego Chain Reactions- Based on the book Lego Chain Reactions by Klutz, students will design and build up to ten moving machines by combining and making dozens of different chain reactions.

Olympics- Students will learn about The Olympic, worldwide games. They will create and compete in Penn-Mont’s own mini-club Olympics as they learn both historic and current facts about the Olympics.

Science Explorers- Students explore science concepts such as gravity, inertia, centripetal force, surface tension and much more. They will conduct experiments to learn about these topics.

Art Clubs- Various art clubs are held each year. Some examples: Mixed Medium, Drawing, Abstract painting, and more!

ORCHESTRA

The Penn-Mont Orchestra, consisting of fourth through sixth grade students, is directed by Doug Rhodes. The orchestra performs at several all-school events throughout the year.

Mr. Rhodes also provides private and small group music lessons for interested students. Individual and small group lessons are offered at an additional cost.

*Please note, private and/or group lessons are not administered by Penn-Mont Academy. Any questions or concerns regarding private lessons, please contact Doug Rhodes.

PIANO

Penn-Mont partners with The Rick Cornet School of Music for Piano instruction. Kindergarten and First grade students have the option to participate in a program called “Music for Little People,” which teaches students the basics of reading music and music terminology. First grade through sixth grade students enrolled in the program receive individual or small group piano instruction. Both programs are offered at an additional cost.

*Please note, these program are not administered by Penn-Mont Academy. Any program questions or concerns, please contact Rick Cornet.

FENCING

Penn-Mont partners with The Central PA Fencing Association for our after school Fencing club. Students third grade to sixth grade may participate in this year-long program. This program is offered at an additional cost.

*Please note, this program is not administered by Penn-Mont Academy. Any program questions or concerns, please contact The Central PA Fencing Association.

CHORUS

The Penn-Mont Chorus, consisting of fourth through sixth grade students, is directed by Christina Black. The chorus performs at several all-school events throughout the year, and is invited each spring to sing the National Anthem at an Altoona Curve baseball game. The chorus practices after school one day a week.

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