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21st Century Classes

After-School Enrichment Programs at Waimea Middle School 

3rd Quarter Classes Offer Wide Array Of Choices -- From Coding to Art to Taiko 

Classes run Jan. 22 through March 8, 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: Jan. 25, 2019

              v Beginner “Stitch” w/Erica Owens – Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. $10

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

v Advanced “Stitch” w/ Tina Yohon – Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. $10

Students will be continue to make projects that integrate textiles, circuits and coding. Some projects are a bracelet that lights up and a lunch bag that senses temperature changes. 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 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

v ‘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. Grades 3-8

v Guitar w/Robert Teixeira – Tuesdays, 4:00-5 p.m. $10

Students will learn about music, beat, harmony, melody, rhythm and tempo. Grades 3-8

      v Okinawan Style 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 3-8

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 4-8

v Broadcasting & News Writing w/Cara Bertelmann – Thursdays, 2:15-4:15 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, 2:30-3:45 p.m. $10


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,
Dec 18, 2018, 10:19 AM
Steven Smith,
Oct 3, 2018, 4:18 PM