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21st Century Classes

After-School Enrichment Programs at Waimea Middle School 

4th Quarter Classes Offer Many Choices!     

Classes run April 1 through May 17, 2019.  Scroll to bottom of page for printable application link.   

Classes open to all children in the Waimea community.            
  • There is a class supply fee – see below. Make CHECKS payable to Friends of the Future.
  • Scholarships available – See/call Bernie Marsh for scholarships/questions: 887-6090 Ext. 226 
  • Send Application with payment to Waimea Middle School office.
Classes are first come, some classes must be kept small. Application is downloadable at the bottom of this page or stop by the school office.  Deadline: April 5, 2019

        v Coding w/Erica Owens – Mondays, 2:30-4:00 p.m. $10

Students will be learning how to write codes to program the computer to create art designs. Students will also learn how to write codes to help Moana accomplish tasks and help Angry Birds to get the pigs. Grades 5-8

v Fluid Art w/ Sharon Petrosky – Mondays, 2:30–4:30 p.m. $10

Students can have fun with this class as they create abstract paintings using the fluid painting technique. When done painting they will write a reflection of what they see in their art. Grades 4-8 only three spaces available for WMS.

v After-School Science Investigations w/ Matt Binder – Mondays & Fridays, 2:30-4 p.m. $20

Students will learn to think like a scientist and, in the process, discover that science is fascinating and fun! Mr. Binder will use his big bag of scientific tricks to help students answer all sorts of questions about science from astronomy to zoology, biology to chemistry, and geology to physics. Grades 4-7

v ‘Ukulele w/ Robert Teixeira – Tuesdays, 3:00-4 p.m. $10

Students will learn about music, beat, harmony, melody, rhythm, and tempo. The ‘ukulele helps students develop eye-hand coordination. Grades 3-8

v Line Dance w/ Pauline Dias – Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-7:00 p.m. Honoka’a High Auditorium

Children and adults have the opportunity to learn a western style of dance.

Please see Pauline Dias at the auditorium for sign up information.

v Taiko Drumming w/ Lisa Hallett – Tuesdays, 2:30-4:00 p.m. $10

We carry our drums, perform to music, shout & jump around. Students will also learn about the history and culture of Okinawa. Grades K-8

v Beginning Sewing w/Judy Howard- Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m. $10

Beginning safey sewing skills. Learn why sewing is so handy and learning to sew simple drawstring bags and other types of bags.

v Cookie Class w/ Cara Bertelmann – Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m. $10

You will learn techniques and designs for transforming cookies and icing into edible art. You will also learn how to measure, read recipes and use different tools to create beautifully decorated sugar cookies.

v Da Mala Hui w/ Zoe Kosmas – Wednesday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $10

Do you love being out in the garden? Wish you had more time to work on a garden project or simply spend more time outside? Join us in the Mala’ai garden to build structures, improve systems, cultivate the land and practice your culinary skills. Come with ideas on what you want to learn and how you can contribute to our thriving Mala! Grades 6-8

v Capoeira w/ Mario Hill – Thursdays, 3:00-4 p.m. $10

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, music, acrobatics, song and culture into a game that is played by its practitioners. Grades K-8

v Broadcasting & News Writing w/Cara Bertelmann – Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $10

This class provides students with the opportunity to work on Waimea Middles School’s newspaper and broadcasts. Students can show off their photography, videography, and editing skills for our school’s broadcast, Na Leo O Na Haumana. Students will also be working on interviewing, writing, and editing articles for our school’s newspaper.                

v Ballet & Contemporary Jazz w/ Megan Minotti Mondays & Fridays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $10

Learn to dance ballet and Contemporary.


At WMS & Kanu O Ka Aina New Century Public Charter School - 8am to 4pm  
Begins at 8am @ Waimea Middle School 
8 to 8:30am - PIKO & Announcements 
8:30 to 10am - Class 1, 6th Grade Prep Lessons, Activities 
10 to 10:15am - Break & Snack 
10:15 to 11:45am - Class 2, Technology Slam! 
11:45 to 12:45pm - Lunch & transport to Kanu O Ka Aina 
12:45 to 2:15pm - Class 3, choices to be available soon 
2:15 to 2:30pm - Break & Snack 
2:30 to 4pm - Class 4, choices to be available soon 
4pm Pick up @ Kanu O Ka Aina Class 

Note: Choices for 3 & 4 will be sent out for students to choose in May. Enrichment classes offered at Kanu range from Language & Culture, Physical Activity, Sewing, Art, Photography, Music, Dance, Field Activities and much more. 

All students must be dropped off at Waimea Middle School between 7:30am (no earlier than) & 8am for breakfast.  Morning classes at Waimea Middle School.  During lunch, students will be taken to Kanu O Ka Aina campus to complete the day. Parents will pick up students at Kanu O Ka Aina at 4pm.  

Bridge program students must wear WMS uniform at WMS campus!

Scroll down to download flyer with more details and application. 

Mahalo to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers - Hamakua Complex - for supporting our students' growth and progress!  

WMS 6th grade students shared what they have learned in their 21st Century after-school ballet and contemporary jazz class during the end-of-2nd-Quarter Family Showcase. 

Learning about Taiko Drumming also includes learning about the Okinawan history and culture. 

Patti Cook,
Mar 18, 2019, 2:16 PM
Patti Cook,
Mar 14, 2019, 8:42 PM