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21st Century Classes

After-School Enrichment Programs at Waimea Middle School 
2nd Quarter Classes Offer Wide Array Of Choices -- From Coding to Art to Ballet 

Classes begin Oct. 22 and continue through Dec. 14, 2018

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.
Click here to register as soon as possible. Classes are first come, some classes must be kept small. Deadline: Oct. 19, 2018


  • Coding w/ Erica Owens – Mondays, 2:30-4 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 get the pigs. Grades 5-8

  • 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 5-8

  • Usable Art w/ Alexia Carvalho – Tuesdays, 2:30-4 p.m. $10

Creating designs with different mediums on baseball caps, door hangers, refrigerator magnets, miniature canvas and flower pots. Grades 5-8

  • ‘Ukulele w/ Robert Teixeira – Tuedays, 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. This quarter students will focus on some Christmas music. Grades 3-8

  • Okinawan Style Taiko Drumming w/ Lisa Hallett – Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 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 3-8

  • Da Mala Hui w/ Zoe Kosmas – Wednesdays, 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!

  • 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.

  • STITCH w/ Tina Yohon – Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. $10

Students will make projects that integrate textiles, circuits and coding. Some projects are paper circuits, a bracelet that lights up and a lunch bag that senses temperature changes. Grades 5-8

  • Broadcasting w/ Catherine Shafer & 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.

  • Ballet & Contemporary Jazz w/ Megan Minotti Mondays & Fridays, 2:30-3:45 p.m. $10

If you are signing up for Contemporary Jazz you must also sign up for Ballet.

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

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

Steven Smith,
Oct 3, 2018, 4:18 PM