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Enrichment Class Registration Information & Policies 4 WAYS TO REGISTER

1. Online Registration at www.PPSCommEd.org 2. Call the Enrichment Office at (269) 323-6700 3. Mail registration form with fee to: Portage Public Schools, 8107 Mustang Drive, Portage, MI 49002 Attn: Enrichment Program 4. Visit us at 8107 Mustang Drive in Portage Payment due at time of registration. We accept VISA, MC, DISCOVER & AMERICAN EXPRESS. Checks payable to Portage Public Schools To avoid disappointment, you are urged to REGISTER IN ADVANCE! Mark your calendar!! Come at your registered time unless otherwise contacted.

All notification/receipts are sent via email. Please keep your email address current. SCHOOL CLOSURE POLICY

As a rule, when PPS cancels school due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or power outages, the Enrichment programs will also be canceled. However, there are times when the decision may be made to still hold all or some enrichment classes that day. In the event that classes have been canceled, a teacher or off-site business may have the option to hold class. Please check the EfL website (ppscommed.org), your email and/or contact the business where your class is scheduled to be held. Please have a current email address in your profile.

REFUND POLICIES

A full refund will be issued if it is necessary for us to cancel a class/ program because of insufficient enrollment. If the enrolled student calls within three business days before the first class meeting, a refund will be issued, minus a $10 processing fee. If you cancel after the deadline, you will not qualify for a refund. If the class you are dropping still has the minimum enrollment needed to run, you may transfer your registration to another session. No refunds or credits will be issued for one-time programs unless request is received at least three business days in advance. Once a class begins, no refunds will be given. A $25 fee will be assessed for returned checks. Please Note: The refund policy applies to all classes unless otherwise noted in the class description.

GOLD CARD HOLDERS

Receive a 10% reduction in charges on your class fees. (Applies to most classes.) Please call the office before registering to obtain the correct charges.

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Registration Information & Policies.......................................................2 Guide To Finding Our Schools Class Locations............................................................................ 4/5

Fitness, Sports & Recreation

Adult & Youth.......................................................................... 6-19

Aquatics

Adult Aquatics ...........................................................................20 Youth Aquatics....................................................................... 21-23

Special Interests & Academics

Special Interests.................................................................... 24-25 Academics.................................................................................26

The Arts

Dance.........................................................................................27-30 Art .............................................................................................31-33

Business & Technology........................................................... 34-36 Registration Form..........................................................................37 PPS School Information............................................................... 38-39

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Guide To Finding Our Schools/Class Locations ADMINISTRATION BUILDING/ENRICHMENT OFFICE

The Administration building is located at 8107 Mustang Drive. Mustang Drive is east of S. Westnedge near the Dairy Queen on Centre. Turn onto Mustang Drive and the building will be on your left. Please use the main entrance. COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER (CEC)/CURIOUS KIDS/COMMUNITY H.S.

The Community Education Center is located at 1010 West Milham in Portage (corner of Constitution and Milham, Constitution Road dead ends into the parking lot). Follow the parking lot around to the back of the building and use the north entrance. • CEC/Portable Trailer Classrooms (PT1-5)

Use the north entrance (glass vestibule), located at the back of the building. Proceed down the north hallway and exit the building. The PT classrooms are located outside, off the back of the building.

• CEC/Classrooms

Use the north entrance (glass vestibule), located at the back of the building. Proceed down the north hallway to locate classrooms 122-129.

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

Use the student entrance located at the corner of Centre Avenue and Mustang Drive. •

CHS/Rm 1130-1136–Use the student entrance and proceed down the hallway past the office to find your classroom. CHS/1122 (Art Room) & 1125–Use the student entrance, turn left and proceed through the blue double doors to find your classroom. CHS Stable–Located behind Central Middle School on S. Westnedge Avenue, south of Central High School.

NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL/back entrance

Located at the corner of Idaho and Oregon streets, follow Oregon to the parking lot located at the back of the building. •

NHS/Commons–Use the 3-story glass entrance.

NHS/Doghouse–Located east of the parking lot.

Follow the sidewalk, located to the right of the 3-story glass entrance, to the door between the two wings of the building. Enter, turn right and proceed to the next hallway.

NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL/main entrance

NHS/Community Room (Comm Rm)– Use the main entrance located in front of the high school, the Community Room will be straight ahead, past the office.

NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL

NMS/Pool–Entrance is located on the north side of the school on Idaho Street (facing Northern High School).

NMS/Rm 82–Use the main entrance, turn left and proceed to the end of the hall. Turn right and continue to next hallway and turn left. Room 128 will be on your left.

Key to Rooms

ACT/Activity Area ART/Art Room CAF/Cafeteria COMM/Commons COMM RM/Community Room COMP LAB/Computer Lab CONF/Conference Room MEDIA/Media Center PT/Portable Trailer Classroom

Enriched for Life is printed by Grand Blanc Printing Enrichment Coordinator: Cherie McMullin

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AMB – Amberly Elementary, 6637 Amberly Avenue ANG – Angling Road Elementary, 5340 Angling Road CEL – Central Elementary, 8422 South Westnedge Avenue HAV – Haverhill Elementary, 6633 Haverhill Avenue LCE – Lake Center Elementary, 10010 Portage Road 4 MBE – Moorsbridge Elementary, 7361 Moorsbridge Road (269) 323-6759 TWL – 12th Street Elementary, 6501 S. 12th Street WOD – Woodland Elementary, 1401 Woodland Avenue CMS – Central Middle School, 8305 South Westnedge Avenue NMS – North Middle School, 5808 Oregon Street WMS – West Middle School, 7145 Moorsbridge Road CHS – Central High School, 8135 South Westnedge Avenue NHS – Northern High School, 1000 Idaho Street CEC – Portage Community Education Center, 1010 West Milham Avenue CEC/CK – Curious Kids Child Care/Pre-school CEC/CoHS – Community High School ADM – Administration Building, 8107 Mustang Drive H ADM – Enrichment Office, 8107 Mustang Drive H A d d i t i o n a l

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Courthouse Athletic Center – 7365 South Sprinkle Road Fitness Yoga – 640 Romence Rd. Suite 111 Great Skate – 10496 Portage Road Kalamazoo Dance Academy – 5534 West Michigan Avenue KIC/Kingdom Sports – 8151 Merchant Place Mosaic Hall & Dance Center – 10097 Oakland Drive Quinn School of Irish Dance/Kalamazoo Dance Academy – 5534 West Michigan Ave Taoist Tai Chi – 614 Romence Rd., Suite 240 West Hills Athletic Club – 2001 South 11th Street Walker’s Tae Kwon Do – 8675 Portage Road www.PPSCommEd.org

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FITNESS YOGA Yoga Sunrise Stretch

Seeking morning-passionate yogis who are looking for an uplifting way to start their day.We will use breath and gentle movement to increase blood flow to all parts of the body, including the brain. Ease morning stiffness and joint discomfort by slowly warming up the body and building energy to sustain you throughout the day. SUNRISE STRETCH - 113136W WED 6:00-6:45AM 1/18-2/15 FITNESS YOGA $55 / 5WKS CORAK SUNRISE STRETCH - 113137W WED 6:00-6:45AM 3/01-3/29 FITNESS YOGA $55 / 5WKS CORAK

Fitness Yoga 640 Romence Rd, Suite 111, Hillside Center in Portage

Get your body moving (by land or water) Sharpen your mind • Explore your creativity Learn a new language • Put on your dancing shoes Try something new! Sign up for an enrichment class today! 6

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Adult FITNESS YOGA Functional Core Core stability plays a major role as we move through our daily activities. A solid core keeps your back healthy, helps you to maintain good posture, improves your balance, enhances performance and prevents injuries. This class will focus on training the many muscles that make up and stabilize posture and increase core stability. All fitness levels welcome. FUNCTIONAL CORE - 113131W THURSDAYS 10:15-11:15AM 1/19-2/16 FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS EARLE FUNCTIONAL CORE - 113132W FRIDAYS 4:15-5:15PM 1/20-2/17 FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS EARLE FUNCTIONAL CORE - 113133W THURSDAYS 10:15-11:15AM 3/02-3/30 FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS EARLE

FITNESS YOGA Pilates/Yoga Basics Welcome to Pilates Yoga. As you move through a blend of Pilates exercises, gentle yoga postures and stretches, you will increase core strength, balance and flexibility. Do you have a sore back? A strong core can help relieve or eliminate back pain. BASICS - 113126W MONDAYS 6:45-7:45PM FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS BASICS - 113127W THURSDAYS 6:45-7:45PM FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS BASICS - 113128W MONDAYS 6:45-7:45PM FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS

1/16-2/13 CASSADA 1/19-2/16 EARLE 2/27-3/27 CASSADA

FITNESS YOGA Yoga Basics

FITNESS YOGA Senior Stretch/Chair Are you this person? “I am not flexible enough to do yoga or I have a bad back; I can’t do yoga.” This is the class for you! Senior Chair is designed for the needs of the older population or those with limited range of motion. A chair may be used as a prop to aid in the opening process. With the focus on joint mobility and range of motion, this class will help gently open the body and allow quality of movement while helping to reduce stiffness and pain. SENIOR STRETCH - 113134W FRIDAYS 11:30AM-12:30PM 1/20-2/17 FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS EARLE SENIOR STRETCH - 113135W FRIDAYS 11:30AM-12:30PM 3/03-3/31 FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS EARLE

Boost your energy levels and relieve stress and tension as you gently stretch and move your body through yoga poses in a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere. The focus will be on posture, balance, range of motion, joint health and deep stretches, connecting breath with movement. This is an excellent class if you are new to yoga or perhaps healing from an injury. YOGA BASICS - 113121W MONDAYS 11:30AM-12:30PM 1/16-2/13 FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS CASSADA YOGA BASICS - 113122W TUESDAYS 6:45PM-7:45PM 1/17-2/14 FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS CORAK YOGA BASICS - 113123W WEDNESDAYS 4:15PM-5:15PM 1/18-2/15 FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS CASSADA YOGA BASICS - 113124W THURSDAYS 5:30-6:30PM 1/19-2/16 FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS EARLE YOGA BASICS - 113125W THURSDAYS 5:30-6:30PM 3/02-3/30 FITNESS YOGA $65 / 5WKS EARLE

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Tai Chi Are you looking for a no-impact, calm, and meditative way to exercise? This course introduces a short series of serene Tai Chi moves to illustrate the Yin-Yang and mind-body health improvement principles of the Taoist Tai Chi® Internal Arts of Health. Diligent practice of the set will help reduce stress, improve balance and circulation, and increase strength and flexibility. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and shoes. Adults 18+ TAI CHI - 222105W MONDAYS 6:30-8:00PM TAOIST TAI CHI $40 / 4WKS

1/30-2/20 STAFF

Taoist Tai Chi 614 Romence Road, Suite 240, Hillside Center in Portage

Busy Bodies Busy Bodies is designed to accommodate the needs of exercisers of all ages and fitness levels. Build strength, endurance and balance while improving posture and stamina with this great all around workout! This class is a 50/50 combination of choreographed aerobic exercise and body sculpting, ending with a stretching segment guaranteed to ease your muscles, slow your breath and calm your spirit. Join us; we have been helping bodies get fit for over 30 years! Please bring a towel or mat for the floor work. Registration for any two-day class includes unlimited attendance at any Monday through Thursday class. Call Sue Haroldson at 323-6764 for more information or to preview a class. BUSY BODIES - 110111W MON/WED 8:30-9:30AM 1/30-3/29 COURTHOUSE $99 / 9WKS HAROLDSON BUSY BODIES - 1101112W MON/WED 5:50-6:50PM 1/30-3/29 TWL GYM $99 / 9WKS JENZEN (2/13 WMS/CAF) BUSY BODIES - 110113W TUE/THU 5:45-6:45PM 1/31-3/30 TWL GYM $99 / 9WKS HAROLDSON (2/14 & 2/16 WMS/CAF) BUSY BODIES DROP-IN SATURDAY 8:30-9:30AM SCHOOL YEAR CEC/CK GYM $5.50 PER CLASS STAFF NO PRE-REGISTRATION FOR DROP IN

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BUSY BODIES - 110114W MON/WED 8:30-9:30AM 4/10-6/07 COURTHOUSE $93.50 / 8.5WKS HAROLDSON BUSY BODIES - 110115W MON/WED 5:50-6:50PM 4/10-6/07 TWL GYM $93.50 / 8.5WKS JENZEN (5/10 NMS/CAF) BUSY BODIES - 110116W TUE/THU 5:45-6:45PM 4/11-6/08 TWL GYM $99 / 9WKS HAROLDSON (5/18 NMS/CAF)

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“Drop-In” Volleyball

Recreational Volleyball

Looking for players who love to play Volleyball! Join us Monday nights for a fun night of volleyball at a great location! There are three courts available. $5 per night, no preregistration required. Ages 18+

Join us Monday nights for a fun night of co-ed volleyball. The class is designed for players with a basic understanding of the game, but we welcome players of all skill levels. Teams form nightly.

DROP-IN VBALL MONDAYS 7:00-9:00PM 1/09-6/05 CHS/STABLE $5/NIGHT KUIPER

NO CLASS 4/03 & 5/29 NO PRE-REGISTRATION

RECREATIONAL VBALL - 230103W MONDAYS 7:00-9:00PM 1/09-2/20 MBE/GYM $30 / 6WKS BISSONNETTE RECREATIONAL VBALL - 230104W MONDAYS 7:00-9:00PM 3/06-4/24 MBE/GYM $35 / 7WKS BISSONNETTE RECREATIONAL VBALL - 230105W MONDAYS 7:00-9:00PM 5/01-6/12 MBE/GYM $30 / 6WKS BISSONNETTE

NO CLASS 1/30, 4/30, 5/29 PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

For a Splashy Workout see page 20

Benefits of Water Workouts Add H2O for a splashy water workout and reap the benefits! • Less strain on joints • Decreased stress and tension • Water provides a natural resistance • Increased cardiovascular conditioning and muscle tone • Increased energy • Increased muscle tone • Increased oxygen circulation • Increased self-esteem • Burn fat calories

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Karate for Kids, Adults & Families & Self Defense for Women Register each person individually. Fee: $35 per person for the first 2 family members in the same household, all other family members are free. Instructors hold a ranking of at least 1st Degree Black Belt and maintain a continual certification.

Sanchin-Ryu’s Family Karate Set in a fun, non-competitive and informative atmosphere, this program is designed to empower you with knowledge that can save your life! Learn a broad range of techniques, including individual strikes, advanced combinations and more. You will also receive training on how to deal with, get out of and counter different grabs and other attack scenarios. Family Karate is geared toward parent AND child (ages 5+) to attend together. Sanchin-Ryu will teach you how to use your whole body, rather than just certain muscle groups, so size and stature are not an issue. ADULT AND TEEN - 221127W WEDNESDAYS 8:00-9:00PM 1/11-2/22 CEC/CAF $35 / 7WKS FULLER ADULT AND TEEN - 221128W SATURDAYS 12:00PM-1:00PM 1/14-2/25 CEC/CK GYM $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE ADULT AND TEEN - 221134W WEDNESDAYS 8:00PM-9:00PM 3/01-4/19 CEC/CK CAF $35 / 7WKS FULLER ADULT AND TEEN - 221135W SATURDAYS 12:00PM-1:00PM 3/04-4/22 CEC/CK GYM $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE ADULT AND TEEN - 221141W WEDNESDAYS 8:00PM-9:00PM 4/26-6/07 CEC/CK CAF $35 / 7WKS FULLER ADULT AND TEEN - 221142W SATURDAYS 12:00PM-1:00PM 4/29-6/17 CEC/CK GYM $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE

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FAMILIES - 221125W WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:00PM 1/11-2/22 CEC/CAF $70 / 7WKS FULLER FAMILIES - 221126W SATURDAYS 11:00AM-12:00PM 1/14-2/25 CEC/CK GYM $70 / 7WKS BALLENTINE FAMILIES - 221132W WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:00PM CEC/CAF $70 / 7WKS FAMILIES - 221133W SATURDAYS 11:00AM-12:00PM CEC/CK GYM $70 / 7WKS FAMILIES - 221139W WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:00PM CEC/CAF $70 / 7WKS FAMILIES - 221140W SATURDAYS 11:00AM-12:00PM CEC/CK GYM $70 / 7WKS

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Sanchin-Ryu’s Karate for Kids Our program combines Sanchin-Ryu Karate & Self-Defense with Project: Secure Child (child safety). Students will be trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are necessary for kids to protect themselves from attackers. This class is set in a fun, yet structured, environment with emphasis on healthy attitudes versus perfection! Participants will achieve great self- confidence and leadership through physical techniques, mental strategies, drills and exercises. Instructors hold a ranking of at least 1st Degree Black Belt and maintain a continual (bimonthly) certification. Uniforms are available, but not required. Ages 5-14

SANCHIN-RYU FOR KIDS - 221123W WEDNESDAYS 6:00-7:00PM 1/11-2/22 CEC/CAF $35 / 7WKS FULLER SANCHIN-RYU FOR KIDS - 221124W SATURDAYS 10:00-11:00AM 1/14-2/25 CEC/GYM $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE

SANCHIN-RYU FOR KIDS - 221131W SATURDAYS 10:00-11:00AM 3/04-4/22 CEC/GYM $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE SANCHIN-RYU FOR KIDS - 221137W WEDNESDAYS 6:00-7:00PM 4/26-6/07 CEC/CAF $35 / 7WKS FULLER

SANCHIN-RYU FOR KIDS - 221130W WEDNESDAYS 6:00-7:00PM 3/01-4/19 CEC/CAF $35 / 7WKS FULLER

SANCHIN-RYU FOR KIDS - 221138W SATURDAYS 10:00-11:00AM 4/29-6/17 CEC/GYM $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE

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You will be instilled with self-confidence as you learn how to protect yourself in any situation. You will learn kicks, blocks and strikes, along with Forms (a series of moves). We have fun in a family oriented environment and would love to have you in class with us! Owner, Master Mike Kadrovach, is a 5th Degree Black Belt, and his assistant instructors range from a 1st Degree Black Belt to a 3rd Degree Black Belt. Uniforms available but not required. Wear loose clothing and bring a water bottle. We live by the five tenants of Tae Kwon Do. Courtesy-Be kind to others. Integrity-Do what you say you are going to do. Perseverance-Never give up. Self Control-Control your own actions. Indomitable Spirit-Your spirit can never be crushed. YOU MAY REGISTER FOR ONE NIGHT, TWO NIGHTS OR BOTH! WEDNESDAYS: $30 • FRIDAYS: $30 WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS: $55 TAE KWON DO - 229106W WALKERS 6:00-6:50PM 1/02-2/03 7WKS TAE KWON DO - 229107W WALKERS 6:00-6:50PM 2/06-3/10 7WKS TAE KWON DO - 229108W WALKERS 6:00-6:50PM 3/13-4/14 7WKS TAE KWON DO - 229109W WALKERS 6:00-6:50PM 4/17-5/19 7WKS

Walker’s Tai Kwon Do 8675 Portage Road

Self Defense for Women This is an ongoing study of personal protection at home, school, and at the work place. Streetwise techniques are taught and discussed so that size and strength are not involved. Learn to act in stressful situations rather than being controlled by them. This is a great opportunity for mother/daughter to spend time together. Register each participant individually. Ages 14+ Instructor: Master Sensei Steve Ballentine Fee: 7 wks/$35/individual, $70/family SELF DEFENSE - 221122W TUESDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 1/10-2/21 CEC/CK CAF $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE SELF DEFENSE - 221129W TUESDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 2/28-4/18 CEC/CK CAF $30 / 6WKS BALLENTINE SELF DEFENSE - 221136W TUESDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 4/25-6/06 CEC/CK CAF $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE

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Adult Tennis Level 1: A one-hour beginner level class. Players will be introduced to ground strokes, volleys, serves, and overheads as well as positioning on the court for singles and doubles. Level 2: This is the next step after completing the Level 1 class or for those who may have played the game in the past and are looking to get started again. This class will review and practice the shots covered in the Level 1 class with emphasis placed on more competition, including singles and doubles play. Level 3: This class is for 2.5 to 3.0 level players. It introduces strategy and positioning for both singles and doubles play. Each session will feature drills/situational point play followed by supervised competitive match play.

Youth and Adult Tennis Day

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Adult Level 1 Monday

7:30-8:30 PM

220209W $105.00 (7)

220329W $105.00 (7)

220439W $75.00 (5)

Wednesday

10:30-11:30 AM

220210W $105.00 (7)

220330W $105.00 (7)

220440W $90.00 (6)

Adult Level 2 Monday

9:00-10:30 AM

220211W

$157.50 (7)

220331W $157.50 (7)

220441W $112.50 (5)

Monday

6:00-7:30 PM

220212W $157.50 (7)

220332W $157.50 (7)

220442W $112.50 (5)

220213W $157.50 (7)

220333W $157.50 (7)

220433W $112.50 (5)

Adult Level 3 Monday

7:30-9:00 PM

West Hills Athletic Club 2001 South 11th Street

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Junior Tennis Ages 3-6 (Red Ball): Introduction to simple stroke mechanics, balance, throwing, catching and footwork. A 36’ court, a softer and slower ball, and a lower net will be used to aid in skill and confidence building. Ages 7-8 (Red Ball): The focus is on developing rally skills, working with a partner, footwork, and stroke mechanics with the goal of working toward point play. A 36’ court will be used to help develop rally skills and develop confidence. Ages 9-11 (Orange Ball): Learn the fundamental grips, footwork and swing paths. Rally and serve skills will be a predominate theme, with the goal of playing points. A 60’ court and a slower orange ball will be used to help develop rally skills and confidence. Ages 12-18 (Green/Yellow Ball): Learn fundamental grips, footwork and stroke mechanics. An emphasis on rally and serve skills will help players to learn the fundamentals of how to play a match.

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4:30-5:30 PM

220201W

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220321W

$105.00 (7)

220431W

$75.00 (5)

Saturday

9:00-10:00 AM

220202W

$105.00 (7)

220322W

$90.00 (6)

220432W

$75.00 (5)

Ages 7 - 8 / Red Ball Tuesday

4:30-5:30 PM

220203W

$105.00 (7)

220323W

$105.00 (7)

220433W

$75.00 (5)

Saturday

10:00-11:00 AM

220204W

$105.00 (7)

220324W

$90.00 (6)

220434W

$75.00 (5)

Ages 9 - 11 / Orange Ball Tuesday

5:30-6:30 PM

220205W $105.00 (7)

220325W $105.00 (7)

220435W $90.00 (6)

Saturday

11:00AM-NOON

220206W $105.00 (7)

220326W $90.00 (6)

220436W $75.00 (5)

Ages 12 - 18 / Green/Yellow Ball Monday

4:30-6:00 PM

220207W

$157.50 (7)

220327W $157.50 (7)

220437W $112.50 (5)

Wednesday

6:00-7:30 PM

220208W

$157.50 (7)

220328W $157.50 (7)

220438W $135.00 (6)

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Junior Tennis will introduce players to basic tennis skills, scoring, court positioning and etiquette. Age appropriate equipment will be used to aid in skill and confidence building.


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Youth

Cheer Champion Force Athletics Champion Force Athletics is a fun and exciting program for students ages 4-15 with or without previous experience. Students will learn jumps, kicks, arm motions, stunting, cheers and chants and learn a pom dance routine. Students will learn the necessary skills needed for school cheerleading tryouts. Our program works to build self-confidence, poise, selfesteem and physical fitness. Division 4 is an advanced division for returning students. If you are interested in trying out please contact Champion force Athletics at 1-800-940-7469. Poms sets, with I.D. tags, may be ordered at class. Uniforms may be ordered at class. Optional events may be offered. CHEER (10+) - 511211W CHEER (4-6YRS) - 511209W 7:00-7:45PM 2/09-6/08 THURSDAYS 5:30-6:15PM 2/09-6/08 THURSDAYS $119 / 17WKS BRYAN MBE/GYM $119 / 17WKS BRYAN MBE/GYM CHEER (7-9YRS) - 511210W THURSDAYS 6:15-7:00PM MBE/GYM $119 / 17WKS

2/09-6/08 BRYAN

CHEER DIVISION 4 - 511212W THURSDAYS 7:45-8:45PM MBE/GYM $153 / 17WKS

2/09-6/08 BRYAN

NO CLASS 2/23, 4/06 All notification/receipts are sent via email. Please keep your email address current.

SCHOOL CLOSURE POLICY As a rule, when PPS cancels school due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or power outages, the Enrichment programs will also be canceled. However, there are times when the decision may be made to still hold all or some enrichment classes, that day. In the event that classes have been canceled, a teacher or off-site business may have the option to hold class. Please check your email, EfL website (ppscommed.org), and/or contact the business where your class is scheduled to be held. Please have a current email address in your profile.

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Simply The Best (Motor/Social Skills Development)

Fitness, Sports & Recreation

“Simply The Best” is specifically designed to enhance the sensorimotor development of children. The purpose is to promote neurological growth, develop motor skills, improve body awareness and cultivate a healthy self-esteem. If your child has a problem with basic skill development, movement, or learning problems, he/she may benefit from this program. Sessions are available for individuals not experiencing problems but would like to further develop their motor skills. Times will be arranged with parents according to placement of the child. A sensorimotor assessment ($65 fee) is strongly recommended for appropriate placement. Parents may be required to participate if their child is very young or has special needs that are more severe. This class is led by Ann Platte, an Adaptive Physical Education Consultant, with a Masters’ Degree in Special Physical Education and Early Childhood Education. Ann is also a former college athlete and coach. Note: All parents must speak with the instructor BEFORE registering for this class. Call the EFL office for contact information. Fee Structure for a 4 week session: $95-Group • $190-Individual • $285-One Group and One Individual For more information call 323-6700. SESSION 1 SESSION 2

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Roller Skating

Lacrosse Skill Building for Girls

Come and brush up on your lacrosse basics! Skill building is a great way to get your stick skills up before the spring lacrosse season. This session is also great for a beginner to learn the basics and feel more confident. Girls grades 5-8 LACROSSE SKILL BUILDING - 516102W MONDAYS 6:30-8:00PM 2/13- 2/20 CMS/GYM $15 / 2WKS DEHAAN

Have fun, make friends and learn the basic skills of skating. Class consists of 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of practice. An award will be presented to each skater upon completion of the class. Bring your quad or in-line skates or rental of either is available for an additional charge. (Parents are welcome to enroll and participate with their child.) Repeat students welcome! For children ages 4-12. Great Skate is located at 10496 Portage Rd. ROLLER SKATING - 512102W MONDAYS 5:30-6:30PM 1/30-2/13 GREAT SKATE $30 / 3WKS STAFF

Train & Play for Girls

Lacrosse basics will be taught in a fun and encouraging environment through a broad base of drills and games. Players will learn basic lacrosse skills and participate in one Saturday tournament. Girls, Grades 2-4 LACROSSE TRAIN & PLAY - 516103W TUE/THURS 6:30-8:00PM 4/11-5/11 CHS LACROSSE $60/5WKS DEHAAN PRACTRICE FIELD

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Yoga for Kids After School @ Moorsbridge EL In these fun and imaginative classes, we will take yoga adventures, explore yoga poses, breathing techniques and relaxation. Through movement and creativity, students will learn to calm their minds and strengthen their bodies. Yoga promotes physical, emotional and social development and leaves children with a calm, focused and balanced mind. Mats provided. Instructor: Daphney Dotson, RYT. Grades K-5 GRADES K-2 -113205W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:10PM MBE/STAGE $50 / 5WKS GRADES K-2 - 113207W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:10PM MBE/STAGE $50 / 5WKS GRADES K-2 - 113209W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:10PM MBE/STAGE $50 / 5WKS

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GRADES 3-5 - 113206W THURSDAYS 4:10-5:10PM 1/12-2/23 MBE/STAGE $50 / 5WKS DOTSON GRADES 3-5 - 113208W THURSDAYS 4:10-5:10PM 3/09-4/13 MBE/STAGE $50 / 5WKS DOTSON GRADES 3-5 - 113210W THURSDAYS 4:10-5:10PM 4/20-5/25 MBE/STAGE $50 / 5WKS DOTSON

NO CLASS 2/14, 4/04. 4/06, 5/16, 5/18 Greater Kalamazoo World of Gymnastics_FALL_2011_0 GREATER KALAMAZOO WORLD OF GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics for All Ages 18 months to 18 years

Teaches a progression of skills for success in gymnastics as well as strength and balance in preparation for all other sports.

Fewer students per teacher and longer class times create faster learning and the best gymnastics value.

Specialty Classes Cheerleading Tumbling & Trampoline

g in Specializinnastics m y g g te achin oo for all ages az in Kalam ths to 18 ye ars 18 mon ast 27 ye ars. for the p ls, Beginner to Boys & Girtiti ve Levels. Compe

Our pr will increograms child’s se ase your agilit y, colf-esteem, and coordnfidence ination. Accelerate Motor Skill Development

Creative, lively, structured FUN for small groups of 18 months to 6 years.

Enroll Now for New Term

381-5749 www.gkwg.net

Convenient location near 1-94 & Sprinkle Road

SCHOOL CLOSURE POLICY As a rule, when PPS cancels school due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or power outages, the Enrichment programs will also be canceled. However, there are times when the decision may be made to still hold all or some enrichment classes, that day. In the event that classes have been canceled, a teacher or off-site business may have the option to hold class. Please check your email, EfL website (ppscommed.org), and/or contact the business where your class is scheduled to be held. Please have a current email address in your profile.

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Basketball Girls Winter Camps Portage Central and Northern High School Coaching staffs are hosting a joint camp for all girls interested in learning the game of basketball or improving their skills. This camp is designed to build future Huskie and Mustang basketball players! Let’s fill the gym with eager young basketball players! Ages 7-13/Grades 2-6 Locations: 1/14 - NHS Doghouse • 1/21 - CHS Gym • 1/28 - CHS Stable • 2/04 - NHS Doghouse • 2/11 - NHS Doghouse • 2/18 - CHS Stable GRADES 2-4 710211W SATURDAYS 9:00-11:00AM 1/14-2/18 $90 / 6WKS STAFF

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GRADES 5-6 710212W SATURDAYS 11:00AM-1:00PM 1/14-2/18 $90 / 6WKS STAFF

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Timber Ridge offers sixty beautiful acres of outdoor pleasure with natural lake-effect snow, snowmaking and lighted slopes. An inviting lodge with food, music,

beverages and warm fireplaces. Instruction for all levels and racing for all ages. Located just 15 miles northwest of Kalamazoo!

$5 OFF

FullValid price Lift or Tubing anytime during the 2016-2017 winter season

269 694-9449

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Tech & Play Soccer (Ages 7-11) This program is designed for players that wish to improve their soccer technique. Each week skills will be taught and implemented in a scrimmage. Bring a size 4 soccer ball, indoor shoes, and shin guards. TECH & PLAY $89/6 WKS TUE - 550516W 5:30-6:25PM 1/03-2/07 WED - 550517W 5:30-6:25PM 1/04-2/08 SAT - 550518W 1:00-1:55PM 1/07-2/11

Micro Kickers Soccer (Ages 2-3) This camp is designed to build confidence through stimulating activities in KICs safe family-friendly environment. Adult companion required. Bring a size 3 soccer ball. Wear indoor athletic shoes, no cleats.

TUE - 550616W 5:30-6:25PM 2/14-3/21 WED - 550617W 5:30-6:25PM 2/15-3/22 SAT - 550618W 1:00-1:55PM 2/18-3/25 TUE - 550716W 5:30-6:25PM 3/28-5/02 WED - 550717W 5:30-6:25PM 3/29-5/03 SAT - 550718W 1:00-1:55PM 4/01-5/13

NO CLASS 4/22

MICRO KICKERS $89/6 WKS SAT - 550510W 9:00-9:45AM 1/07-2/11 SAT - 550511W 10:00-10:45AM 1/07-2/11 SAT - 550610W 9:00-9:45AM SAT - 550611W 10:00-10:45AM

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NO CLASS: 4/22 Mini Kickers Soccer (Ages 4-6) This class is a fun, age-appropriate, professionally-guided introduction to the game of soccer. Boys and girls play and learn, building a strong foundation of proper kicking, dribbling and ball-handling skills. Bring a size 3 ball, indoor shoes and shin guards.

KIC/Kingdom Sports

8151 Merchant Place, Portage

Registration Information and Policies on page 2 of this catalog.

MINI KICKERS $89/6 WKS TUE - 550512W 4:30-5:25PM 1/03-2/07 WED -550513W 4:30-5:25PM 1/04-2/08 SAT - 550314W 11:00-11:55AM 1/07-2/11 SAT - 550315W 12:00-12:55PM 1/07-2/11 TUE - 550612W 4:30-5:25PM WED -550615W 4:30-5:25PM SAT - 550613W 11:00-11:55AM SAT - 550614W 12:00-12:55PM

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TUE - 550712W 4:30-5:25PM WED 550713W 4:30-5:25PM SAT - 550714W 11:00-11:55AM

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Flag Football (Ages 5-6) This learn and play program is fun, ageappropriate, and skill packed. Players will lean new skills, footwork, man coverage, key recognition and more. Each week your player will receive 25 minutes of instruction followed by game play.

FLAG FOOTBALL - 550519W $89/6 WKS SATURDAY 2:00-2:55PM 1/07-2/11 KIC $89 / 6WKS STAFF FLAG FOOTBALL - 550619W $89/6 WKS SATURDAY 2:00-2:55PM 2/18-3/25 KIC $89 / 6WKS STAFF

Attention Local Business Owners! Reach 50,000 + potential customers by advertising in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of the Enriched for Life catalog. The catalog is mailed to households in the Portage/ Kalamazoo area as well as surrounding communities. Interactive catalog is available online too! Interested?

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Aquatics Adult Aqua Zumba® Water Fitness Splash your way into shape with invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise! Aqua Zumba integrates energizing music and international rhythms with cardio-conditioning and bodytoning moves in shallow water. No experience necessary—just don’t be afraid to get wet and have fun! This is a great avenue to fitness for those with joint issues or who prefer a low-impact cardio work out. Come join the pool party that is Aqua Zumba. Portable steps available for easier pool access. Morning Class Mondays 9:30-10:30 am West Middle School Pool 1/09 - 5/22

NO CLASS 2/27, 4/03

Evening Class Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm North Middle School Pool 1/10 - 5/25

NO CLASS 4/04, 4/06

NEW! Aqua Kickboxing Bootcamp Just Move is bringing high intensity interval training (HIIT) to the pool, where the water adds resistance to all moves. Join us for cardio and strength drills, boxing and Bootcamp exercises all while you are in the water! Morning Class Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am West Middle School Pool 1/11 - 5/24

Morning Lap Swim LIFETIME FITNESS…Lap swimming is a means of staying in superb physical condition for a lifetime. Participants need not be a competitive swimmer to take part! Fee is $5 per visit or you may purchase a pass from the lifeguard on duty for $40 - good for 10 visits. Participants may come as often or as little as they wish. No pre-registration. For more information, call 323-6700. In the event of a school closure the pool will be closed. 9/06/2016 - 6/09/2017 Monday through Friday 6:00 - 7:30 AM West Middle School Pool

Water Exercise

NO CLASS 4/05

This class is a great all around water workout that includes cardio conditioning, toning, and balance components. Portable steps are available for easier pool access.

Aqua Zumba & Aqua Kickboxing Fees

WATER EXERCISE - 116106W M/W/F 8:15-9:00AM 2/01-3/15 WMS/POOL $72 / 6WKS BORGESS STAFF

Drop In - $10 per class 10 class punch card - $70 20 class punch card - $115

WATER EXERCISE - 116107W M/W/F 8:15-9:00AM 3/17-5/05 WMS/POOL $72 / 6WKS BORGESS STAFF

Payments can be made at class or through Just Move Fitness and More. 269 425-2387

WATER EXERCISE - 116108W M/W/F 8:15-9:00AM 5/08-6/16 WMS/POOL $68 / 5.75WKS BORGESS STAFF

NO CLASS 3/31-4/07, 5/29

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Youth

For more information, go to: www.portageaquaticclub.com To register, go to: www.ppscommed.org

Portage Aquatic Club was developed for age group swimmers who wish to cultivate their swimming ability. The program runs September through July. PAC is open to swimmers ages 6 and older who can swim the length of the pool. Participants are encouraged to swim the maximum number of practices offered. All new swimmers will need to be assessed to assure proper placement. Previous swimmers that are unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker at parkertyk@gmail.com. Assessments: Contact Coach Parker at parkertyk@gmail.com Fall/Winter Season: September-March Spring Season: April & May Summer Season: June & July No Swims on these dates unless notified by the coach: Thanksgiving Break/Winter Break/Mid-Winter/Spring Break/Memorial Day/Independence Day/Labor Day. School Closure Policy: AS a rule, when PPS cancels school due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or power outages, PAC programming will also be canceled. However, there are times when the decision may be made to still hold swim classes. If the decision is made to still hold swim classes that day, it will be posted on the PAC website by noon. Fees: Monies collected through PPS Enrichment are used to cover administrative and coaching fees, as well as costs associated with running and maintaining

a pool. All Jr. Black, Croc Green, Croc Black and Senior Full Commit swim team members must register with USA Swimming. Note: PAC will collect a yearly administrative fee as well as meet fees to offset expenses incurred by the club. See the PAC website for more information: www.portageaquaticclub.com Payments: There will be no prorating of monthly membership fees if a swimmer chooses to swim fewer days or start in the middle of a billing period. Payments due monthly on the 10th. A $10 late fee is applied if payment is received after the 10th of each month. Please note: An additional $5 fee will be accessed each subsequent week that payment has not been received. PAYMENT OPTIONS MONTHLY AUTO PAY: Monthly fees automatically charged to your credit card on file. PAY AS YOU GO: You are responsible for monthly payments and subject to late fees. PAID IN FULL: 10% discount on full price if you register for all months in the session. Sibling Discount: Family members with highest fees due will be charged full price; siblings will receive a 10% discount. To receive this discount, you must register through the Enrichment office.

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Junior Crocs-Green

The focus will be on learning proper technique in freestyle and backstroke. This is our pre-competitive group and does not require competition. However, swimmers may choose to compete. The goal is to provide both the swimmers and their parents an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the sport and an introduction to competition. There are two practice options, both practices are the same, just different times. USA Swimming membership optional. Additional fees apply in order to compete. Swimmer must be able to swim the length of the pool to participate. JR. GREEN TEAM A - 513201W 4/10-6/14 MON/TUE/WED 6:30-7:00PM NMS/POOL $60 Monthly (2 payments) $108 paid in full

Junior Crocs-Black

The focus will be on learning proper technique in breaststroke and butterfly. The goal is to learn to swim a legal 100 IM. Swimmers are required to swim freestyle and backstroke with proficiency prior to entry. This is the first competition level for PAC. There are 2 commitment levels for Jr. Black, a 2-practice option and a 4-practice option. USA Swimming membership required. JR. BLACK LEVEL 1 - 513203W 4/12-6/17 2 PRACTICES PER WEEK WED 7:00-7:45PM NMS/POOL THUR 6:30-7:15PM NMS/POOL FRI 5:30-6:15PM WMS/POOL SAT 10:30-11:15AM WMS/POOL $60 Monthly (2 payments) $108 paid in full

JR. BLACK LEVEL 2 - 513204W 4/12-6/17 4 PRACTICES PER WEEK WED 7:00-7:45PM NMS/POOL THUR 6:30-7:15PM NMS/POOL FRI 5:30-6:15PM WMS/POOL SAT 10:30-11:15AM WMS/POOL $75 Monthly (2 payments) $135 paid in full

PAC Racing Teams Green (Ages 9-15) • Black (Ages 11-15)

This group covers swimming endurance, speed change and aerobic development. Knowledge of the strokes and swim technique is expanded. These swimmers are expected to know all four racing strokes and are now focused on both their technical work and proper training techniques. Mastery of the 200 IM is the goal of the group. There are 2 commitment levels in GREEN, a 3-practice option and a 5-practice option. There are 2 commitment levels in BLACK, an UP TO 5-practice per week option or a 5-ORMORE-practice option. USA Swimming membership required. Additional fees apply. Swimmers new to PAC or unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker at parkertyk@gmail.com GREEN LEVEL 1 - 513205W 4/10-6/17 3 PRACTICES PER WEEK M/T/W/TH 6:15-7:30PM WMS/POOL SAT 9:30-10:30AM WMS/POOL $75 Monthly (2 payments) $135 paid in full

GREEN LEVEL 2 - 513206W 4/10-6/17 5 PRACTICES PER WEEK M/T/W/TH 6:15-7:30PM WMS/POOL SAT 9:30-10:30AM WMS/POOL $105 Monthly (2 payments) $189 paid in full

BLACK LEVEL 1 - 513207W 4/10-6/17 UP TO 5 PRACTICES PER WEEK M/T/W/TH 4:30-6:15PM WMS/POOL FRI 3:30-5:15PM WMS/POOL TUE/THUR 6:00-7:00AM WMS/GYM DRYLAND SAT 7:00-9:30AM WMS/POOL WED (OPTIONAL) 6:00-7:00AM WMS/POOL $110 Monthly (2 payments) $198 paid in full

BLACK LEVEL 2 - 513208W 4/10-6/17 MORE THAN 5 PRACTICES PER WEEK M/T/W/TH 4:30-6:15PM WMS/POOL FRI 3:30-5:15PM WMS/POOL TUE/THUR 6:00-7:00AM WMS/GYM DRYLAND SAT 7:00-9:30AM WMS/POOL WED (OPTIONAL) 6:00-7:00AM WMS/POOL $140 Monthly (2 payments) $252 paid in full

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PAC Senior Racing Team (Ages 15+) Swimmers need to be in 8th grade or above to join this team. To join the Senior Team as an 8th grader, the swimmer must have 3 state qualifying times. All other swimmers may join when they are in High School. There are 2 levels of commitment for this team. Level 1 - Practice up to 5 times per week; USA membership optional Level 2 - Practice 5 times or more per week; USA membership required. LEVEL 1 - 513209W 4/10-6/17 UP TO 5 PRACTICES PER WEEK M/W 6:30-7:00PM-DRY NMS/POOL M/T/W/TH 4:30-6:30PM NMS/POOL T/TH 6:00-7:00AM NMS/POOL SWIM FRI 3:30-5:30PM WMS/POOL SAT 7:00-9:30AM WMS/POOL $115 Monthly (2 payments) $207 paid in full

LEVEL 2 - 513210W 4/10-6/17 MORE THAN 5 PRACTICES PER WEEK M/W 6:30-7:00PM-DRY NMS/POOL M/T/W/TH 4:30-6:30PM NMS/POOL T/TH 6:00-7:00AM NMS/POOL SWIM FRI 3:30-5:30PM WMS/POOL SAT 7:00-9:30AM WMS/POOL $155 Monthly (2 payments) $279 paid in full

Questions?

See page 21.

• School Closure Policy • Assessments • Fees • Payment Options • And more... Note: PAC will collect a yearly administrative fee as well as meet fees to offset expenses incurred by the club. See the PAC website for more information: www. portageaquaticclub.com

Benefits

of

Water Workouts

Add H2O for a splashy water workout and reap the benefits! For Adult Water Workouts see page 20 • Less strain on joints • Decreased stress and tension • Increased energy

• Increased oxygen circulation • Increased self-esteem • Burn fat calories

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Special Interests & Academics Special Interests

Knitting–Beyond the Basics This class will take you beyond the basics of kintting. You will learn how to pearl and to read an easy pattern. Join us and make your own scarf or dish cloth complete with a design. Supplies: DISH CLOTH: #10 needles; 1 skein yarn peaches and cream; knitting counter; scissors. SCARF: #12 or #14 needles; 2 skeins of soft yarn; scissors. KNITTING - 416103W TUESDAYS 6:30-8:30PM ADMIN/CONF 1 $30/2WKS

2/21-2/28 SANDERS

Rug Making Feet getting cold standing on those hardwood floors? Come learn and create your very own rag rug in this fun and easy class! There will be some prep work required at home after the first class, no sewing required. Your finished rug will be approximately 40” diameter. Supplies needed: *10-15 yard material (100% cotton) all one color or multi colors; scissors; tape measure; large safety pin. (*if you want to make a smaller rug you will need about 7 yards of material). Threader is provided. RUG MAKING - 416104W TUESDAYS 6:30-8:30PM ADMIN CONF 1 $45/3WKS

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Rubber Stamping Adults & Children Ages 13+ Do you love to be creative? Even if you don’t think you are, join us and learn how easy it can be. Whether you’ve never stamped or are a seasoned stamper, these classes will appeal to you. Each class has new and different projects, so you won’t want to miss any of them! Some classes will feature new stamping techniques; others will have you creating unique card folds; but all are guaranteed to be lots of fun! Participants MUST provide adhesive, scissors and paper trimmer (if you have one). All other supplies will be provided. MAKE & TAKE - 417105W ADMIN/CONF 1 TUESDAY 6:30-8:30PM 1/10 MAKE & TAKE - 417106W ADMIN/CONF 3 MONDAY 6:30-8:30PM 2/06 MAKE & TAKE - 417107W ADMIN/CONF 1 WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:30PM 3/08 MAKE & TAKE - 417108W ADMIN/CONF 1 TUESDAY 6:30-8:30PM 4/11 MAKE & TAKE - 417109W ADMIN/CONF 1 TUESDAY 6:30-8:30PM 5/09 INSTRUCTOR: STENSTROM, FEE: $20 PER CLASS

Cooking with Ken A sauce can be many things, and as home cooks, it is important to understand some of the wonderful ways that sauces can be used in our everyday cooking. Almost all sauces, from alfredo to marinara and even gravies are created from the five mother sauces. Join our very own Chef Ken and learn the five mother sauces and their application to your everyday meals! SAUCES - 470101W TUESDAYS 5:00-7:00PM 3/21 CHS 1125 $10 BAILEY

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Fly Casting Join us to learn the art of fly casting. Our program is designed as a hands-on learning experience. Students are encouraged to ask questions as they practice casting with our team of instructors. You will learn how fly rods and fly lines work and how to tie the knots that put the whole system together. You will learn casting techniques to cover a variety of on stream situations, so you will be able to enjoy your own fly fishing adventures this season. All equipment is provided, or you can bring your own. Adults & Teens ages 17+

Sleep Apnea Are you a sufferer of Sleep Apnea? Would you like to learn ways to make it easier to live with? Instructor Bruce Stein has been using the BIPAP system since November 1999. Through the school of hard knocks, he learned how to modify the CPAP/ BIPAP system to make it more user friendly. He shares the tricks he has learned and used regarding use of CPAP or BIPAP, both at home and when traveling. Come join him for an hour and go home to get a better night’s sleep. Fee includes: CPAP and Sleep Apnea - A User’s Manual By a User. 5/04 STEIN

Boating Safety Learn To Juggle Juggling is joyful, relaxing, and still legal! Amaze your family and impress your friends. It’s a great stress reducer for people who have too much to juggle. Almost anyone can learn how in just a few minutes. If you can throw and catch a ball, you can learn to juggle. Success Guaranteed! Ages 10+ JUGGLING - 113211W WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:30 PM 3/01 CEL/GYM $18 YOUNG

Registration Information and Policies on page 2 of this catalog.

This is the nation’s most popular how-to course on boat handling and boating safety. Developed by the United States Power Squadron, America’s Boating Course covers the topics necessary to operate a variety of powered watercraft on Michigan’s rivers, lakes and open waters. This class satisfies Michigan’s Boater Safety requirements for boaters born after 1978. All who successfully complete the course will receive certification of completion. In addition, participants may be eligible to receive policy discounts from their boat insurance carriers. A family discount is available to additional family members. Adults & Teens BOAT SAFETY - 488101W MONDAYS 7:00-8:30PM 4/10-5/08 CHS/1135 $47/5WKS STAFF

What is your Talent? Interested in sharing your talents with the community? The Enriched for Life program is always looking for new and fresh class ideas! • Group Guitar Lessons • Meditation • Cooking Clases • Baking • Coding, Game Design and Programming

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SLEEP APNEA - 410102W TUESDAY 7:00-8:00PM CEC/PT1 $18

CASTING - 488201W TUESDAYS 7:00-8:30PM 4/11-5/02 CMS/GYM $65/4WKS STAFF


Academics

Sign Language

Conversational Spanish

Beginning ASL

Advanced For those who have been studying Spanish for a while and would like to take their Spanish to the next level. Emphasis will be on new vocabulary and speaking ability, as well as using the present, past and future commands. Fee: $70 (already have book)/$90 (new students)

This class will focus on the basics of ASL (American Sign Languge). Participants will learn fingerspelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and beginning-level conversation in ASL. Introductory information about Deaf Culture and History will be presented. Ages 16+

ADVANCED - 450103W THURSDAYS 7:00-8:45PM CEC/123 $90 - 4WKS

BEGINNING ASL - 440103W MONDAYS 6:00-7:15PM CEC/123 $65 - 6WKS

ADVANCED - 450104W THURSDAYS 7:00-8:45PM CEC/123 $70/$90 -4WKS

1/12-2/02 JACKSON 2/09-3/02 JACKSON

2/23 @ NMS/82

1/09-2/13 PARKS

ASL II This class is the continuation of the basic aspects of ASL. Students will continue to focus on fingerspelling, vocabulary and develop additional conversational ASL skills. ASL II - 440104W MONDAYS 6:00-7:15PM CEC/123 $65 - 6WKS

3/06-4/17 PARKS

NO CLASS 4/03

For Class Locations Guide See pages 4 & 5

Level 1 Basic Chinese Mandarin is designed for students who have little to no Chinese language proficiency yet also sutiable for students who want to improve their ability to communicate in Chinese. In addition students who continue with the course for 2 years will be qualified to take the IB Chinese Mandarin class for potential college credit, or to use towards an IB Diploma. You do not have to be a 1B student to attend these classes. Geared for teens grades 7-11. Level 2 is for students who already have a basic foundational and functional understanding of the languague or who have taken Level 1. It is also suitable for the Chinese language learners who have had at least 30 hours studying Chinese including class time and self-learning hours. In addition, students who continue with the course for one year will be qualified to take the IB Chinese Mandarin class for potential college credit or to use towards an IB Diiploma. Geared for teens grades 7-11. BASIC LEVEL I - 450405W MON/WED 3:10-4:40PM 2/20-5/03 NHS RM 2.126 $200 WU

LEVEL 2 - 450406W MON/WED 3:10-4:40PM 2/20-5/03 NHS RM 2.126 $200 WU

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The Arts —

dance

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art

Family Fun!

Why

Adults & Children

ages

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learn to dance all at the same time!

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Contra Dancing for Families

Come join the fun! This family friendly dance is related to square dance and western line dance. Singles, couples and groups are welcome. These dances are lively, social, easy to learn and aerobic. You will learn everything you need to know to be successful. Basic moves like allemande and do-si-do are taught and the moves are called as you dance. Join us on Saturday, January 28 for a fun night of Contra Dance at the Oshtemo Grange, free of charge. CONTRA DANCE - 226802W TUESDAYS 6:30-7:45PM 1/10-1/31 CEL/CAF $25/PERSON STEINER $60 MAX PER FAMILY (register each person individually)

Irish Dance

IRISH - 530105W WEDNESDAY 6:15-7:00PM QUINN $45 / 4WKS

3/01-3/22 QUINN

IRISH - 530106W WEDNESDAY 6:15-7:00PM QUINN $45 / 4WKS

5/03-5/24 QUINN

Beginner Belly Dance Learn the art of Middle Eastern Dance, or Belly Dance! This dance form involves gentle, curving circular movements guided by beautiful music that improves flexibility and coordination. Plus, it is a lot of fun and a great workout for arms, shoulders, upper and lower abs, and legs. You will learn basic movements and combinations in Middle Eastern Dance. Why not burn away some calories and learn to dance at the same time? Adults, and childred ages 9+ BELLY DANCE - 530521W MONDAYS 7:30-8:30PM MOSAIC $98 / 8WKS

1/19-2/27 SAWALL

BELLY DANCE - 530522W MONDAYS 7:30-8:30PM 3/06-5/01 MOSAIC $78 / 6WKS SAWALL

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You will get a taste of Irish dance in this 4-week course. Learn the basic movements of Irish dance and how these movements fit with Irish music. Wear comfortable clothing and socks or ballet slippers. Adults & teens


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Dance - Adult Wedding Bells Let’s Get Dancing! — Geared towards brides and grooms, parents, entire wedding parties and for all couples who just want to add pizzazz to their slow dancing moves. Come and learn how to spice up your slow dancing so that any occasion will be a memory you will cherish. No dance experienc necessary. Brides and Grooms should contact instructor prior to class starting to discuss music ideas for your first dance.

Effortless Dance Country Line Dance Come join the fun and learn the latest Country Line Dances. No partner necessary. It is a great form of exercise and a way to meet other dance enthusiasts. The Foundations class will start with the basics and progress to fun-easy dances popular at your local country hot spot. Level 2 will cover current/popular Easy-Intermediate popular material. Level 3 will cover current/ popular Intermediate-Advanced popular material. For questions please contact instructor Debbie Snell at 207-7421/ effortlessdance@ yahoo.com

WEDDING BELLS - 226209W THURSDAYS 8:15-915PM NHS $100 / 5WKS

1/19-2/23 SNELL

WEDDING BELLS - 226309W THURSDAYS 8:15-9:15PM NHC $100 / 5WKS

3/09-4/20 SNELL

WEDDING BELLS - 226409W THURSDAYS 8:15-9:15PM NHC $100 / 5WKS

4/27-6/01 SNELL

NO CLASS 4/06

FOUNDATIONS - 226201W TUESDAYS 6:00-7:00PM 1/17-3/21 NMS/CAF $65/ 10WKS SNELL LEVEL 2 - 226202W TUESDAYS 7:00-8:00PM 1/17-3/21 NMS/CAF $65/ 10WKS SNELL LEVEL 3 - 226203W TUESDAYS 8:00-9:00PM 1/17-3/21 NMS/CAF $65 / 10WKS SNELL (2/07 - MOVE TO NHS/COMMONS) FOUNDATIONS - 226301W TUESDAYS 6:00-7:00PM 4/11-6/13 NMS/CAF $65/ 10WKS SNELL LEVEL 2 - 226302W TUESDAYS 7:00-8:00PM 4/11-6/13 NMS/CAF $65/ 10WKS SNELL LEVEL 3 - 226303W TUESDAYS 8:00-9:00PM 4/11-6/13 NMS/CAF $65 / 10WKS SNELL

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Dance - Adult Effortless Dance - Social Dance Level 1 Foundation Class will cover the most common dances, getting you on the dance floor in a hurry. Material will be fun and easy. We’ll start with the 4-count Swing and basic moves that will add pizzazz to your slow dancing. Level 2 will cover the basics (Level 1) and beyond (Level 2) covering one type of dance per six week session. Level 3 is for experienced dancers only, covering intermediate challenge level. One type of dance taught per 6 week session.

LEVEL 1 FOUNDATIONS - 226204W MONDAYS 8:15-9:15PM 1/16-2/20 FOUNDATIONS - 226207W THURSDAYS 7:15-8:15PM 1/19-2/23 FOUNDATIONS - 226304W MONDAYS 8:15-9:15PM 3/06-4/17 FOUNDATIONS - 226307W THURSDAYS 7:15-8:15PM 3/09-4/20 FOUNDATIONS - 226404W MONDAYS 8:15-9:15PM 4/24-6/05 FOUNDATIONS - 226407W THURSDAYS 7:15-8:15PM 4/27-6/01

2/06 @ CEC-CK/GYM NO CLASS 4/03, 4/06, 5/29 4/13 & 6/01MOVE TO WMS/CAF

LEVEL 2 CHA CHA - 226205W MONDAYS 6:15-7:15PM CHA CHA - 226208W THURSDAYS 6:15-7:15PM FOX TROT - 226305W MONDAYS 6:15-7:15PM FOX TROT - 226308W THURSDAYS 6:15-7:15PM

1/16-2/20

*It is suggested to take the Foundations class prior to Levels 2&3. *Singles are welcome, please contact the instructor for singles networking.

Six week Sessions $50/person or $100/couple Take two classes within the same six weeks and pay $50/ couple for the 2nd class. Instructor: Debbie Snell effortlessdance@yahoo.com 269-207-7421 Location: NHS/Commons See pages 4 & 5 for location guide.

1/19-2/23 3/06-4/17 3/09-4/20

Dance & Art

WEST COAST SWING - 226405W MONDAYS 6:15-7:15PM 4/24-6/05 WEST COAST SWING - 226408W THURSDAYS 6:15-7:15PM 4/27-6/01

2/06 @ CEC-CK/GYM NO CLASS 4/03, 4/06, 5/29 4/13 & 6/01 MOVE TO WMS/CAF

LEVEL 3 CHA CHA - 226206W MONDAYS 7:15-8:15PM 1/16-2/20 FOX TROT - 226306W MONDAYS 7:15-8:15PM 3/06-4/17 WEST COAST SWING - 226406W MONDAYS 7:15-8:15PM 4/24-6/05

2/06 MOVE TO CEC/CKIDS GYM NO CLASS 4/03, 5/29

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Princess Tutu Ballet Do you love to dress up and wear a tutu? This class is 4 weeks of waltzing to Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Rapunzel and more! In this amazing class each child will learn simple ballet and explore movement to the enchanted and enriching world of Princess dance! Wear a leotard, white tights and pink ballet shoes. Ages 3-5 TUTU DANCE - 530523W THURSDAYS 5:45-6:30PM 2/16-3/23 MOSAIC $80 / 6WKS SAWALL TUTU DANCE - 530524W THURSDAYS 5:45-6:30PM 4/13-5/18 MOSAIC $80 / 6WKS SAWALL

Irish Dance You will get a short introduction to Irish dance in this 4-week course. Learn the basic movements of Irish dance and how these movements fit with Irish music. Wear comfortable clothing and socks or ballet slippers. Ages 5-12 IRISH - 530103W WEDNESDAYS 5:30-6:15PM QUINN $55 / 4WKS IRISH - 530104W WEDNESDAYS 5:30-6:15PM QUINN $55 / 4WKS

3/01-3/22 QUINN 5/03-5/24 QUINN

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December 15

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B u y t i c k e t s o n l i n e a t Ti c k e t m a s t e r. c o m o r b y p h o n e a t 1 - 8 0 0 - 7 4 5 - 3 0 0 0 . Ti c k e t s a r e a l s o a v a i l a b l e i n - p e r s o n - o n l y a t t h e K a l a m a z o o S t a t e T h e a t r e b o x o f f i c e . Vi s i t w w w. K a z o o S t a t e . c o m f o r m o r e u p c o m i n g e v e n t s .

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Art - Adult Photography 101 Want to escape from the AUTO setting on your camera and learn how to get the image you REALLY want? You CAN! Learn about the exposure triangle and how that translates into settings choices on your camera. Get the creamy background that makes a snapshot into a portrait. Learn how to stop action on the court or get the smooth water in a waterfall shot. Low light? Flash annoying you? Not a problem! Be sure to bring your camera. High School age & Adults PHOTOGRAPHY - 470102W TUES/THURS 4:00-5:00PM NHS/L114 $75 / 2WKS

1/24-2/02 POULSEN

Beginning & Intermediate Pastels-“Luscious Color” Want to produce great paintings with luscious color comparable to oil painting, but with less time and mess? Come discover the world of pastels with Bruce Wiegand, an artist and teacher for almost 40 years. Pastels are sticks of pure color, not “chalk”. In this class you will learn about pastels and apply that knowledge to produce your own beautiful paintings. Discover the difference between hard and soft pastels, what kinds of paper are used, how to apply and blend pastels, as well as tips and techniques to produce wonderful paintings with PASTELS - 421202W luscious color. Additional materials fee of $30 to THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30PM 1/12-3/16 CHS/ART 1122 $100 / 9WKS WIEGAND be paid first day of class.

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Bruce Wiegand discovered his passion for art at an early age. Bruce holds an Art degree, a teaching certificate and a master’s degree in sculpture. He has made his living as an art teacher or graphic designer over the last 40 years. Although Bruce has worked in and taught a variety of art disciplines, his passion is pastels. He enjoys the ease of control and wonderful depth of color found in pastels. Bruce has studied with well-known pastel artists such as Jim Markle and Susan Ogilvie, and just recently developed a website and began showing and selling his art work in galleries and art fairs. You can learn more about Bruce at www.brucewiegand.com

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Art - Youth Young Rembrandts Cartooning Inspire your student’s love of art through drawing. In February, students will jump for joy and spring into action with our heroic unlikely heroes lesson. And there’s no better way to prepare for spring than with our bird vs. worm drawing sequence. These and many more hilarious and entertaining lessons await! Grades 1-5 SESSION I - 521139W MONDAYS 6:30-7:30PM CEC/122 $50 / 5WKS

2/06-3/13 STAFF

SESSION II - 521149W MONDAYS 6:30-7:30PM CEC/122 $50 / 5WKS

3/20-4/24 STAFF

NO CLASS 2/27, 4/03 Young Rembrandts Pastels Pastels are an exciting media, and the Young Rembrandts step-by-step method ensures dramatic and successful results. Students will learn drawing, shading, and color blending with pastels by completing a new 12 x 18 drawing each day. Day 1 will offer a colorful calico cat. On Day 2, a beautiful farm landscape will delight the eyes while Day 3 will bring a crate full of yummy veggies! Day 4 will be a day to finish up any unfinished pictures or a surprise new picture! Please wear an old shirt to class. Grades 1-5 YR PASTELS - 521129W MONDAYS 6:30-7:30PM CEC/122 $40 / 4WKS

12/19-1/30 STAFF

NO CLASS 12/26, 1/2, 1/16

Young Rembrandts Watercolors Challenge your creative child by introducing them to the world of watercolor! This step-by-step method ensures dramatic and successful results. Watercolor allows us the opportunity to practice some truly sophisticated techniques such as dry brush and a grade wash. Young artists will have fun using the different techniques to showcase the transparency of watercolors. Please wear an old shirt to class. Grades 1-5 YR WATERCOLOR - 521159W MONDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 5/01-6/05 CEC/122 $50 / 5WKS STAFF

NO CLASS 5/29

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YOUNG REMBRANTS AFTER SCHOOL - AT YOUR SCHOOL! YR SESSIONS 1 & 2 — Young artists will have the opportunity to flex their creative muscles as they take on fun, artistic challenges like a Jack Russell Terrier and new awesome Emojis. February brings fun and culture into the classroom as students’ learn about masquerade and dive into the mind of master artist Romero Britto. Shake the winter blues…sign up today!

SESSION I ANGLING RD - 521122W MONDAYS 4:10-5:20PM ANG/ART RM $60 / 6WKS CENTRAL - 521123W MONDAYS 4:10-5:20PM CEL/ART $60 / 6WKS HAVERHILL - 521124W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM HAV/ART RM $60 / 6WKS LAKE CENTER - 521125W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM LCE/ART RM $60 / 6WKS MOORSBRIDGE - 521126W THURSDAYS 4:10-5:20PM MBE/MEDIA $40 / 4WKS 12TH ST - 521127W WEDNESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM TWL/UP MEDIA $50 / 5WKS WOODLAND - 521128W THURSDAYS 4:10-5:20PM WOD/ART RM $40 / 4WKS

SESSION II 12/12-1/30 12/12-1/30 12/13-1/31 12/13-1/31 1/12-2/09 1/11-2/08 1/12-2/09

NO CLASS 12/26, 12/27, 1/02, 1/03, 1/26

ANGLING RD - 521132W MONDAYS 4:10-5:20PM ANG/ART RM $60 / 6WKS CENTRAL - 521133W MONDAYS 4:10-5:20PM CEL/ART $60 / 6WKS HAVERHILL - 521134W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM HAV/ART RM $50 / 5WKS LAKE CENTER - 521135W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM LCE/ART RM $50 / 5WKS MOORSBRIDGE - 521136W THURSDAYS 4:10-5:20PM MBE/MEDIA $40 / 4WKS 12TH ST - 521137W WEDNESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM TWL/UP MEDIA $60 / 6WKS WOODLAND - 521138W THURSDAYS 4:10-5:20PM WOD/ART RM $40 / 4WKS

2/06-3/20 2/06-3/20 2/07-3/14 2/07-3/14 2/23-3/16 2/15-3/22 2/23-3/16

NO CLASS 1/26, 2/14, 2/27

NO CLASS ON 1/2 DAYS, “NO SCHOOL” DAYS OR CONFERENCE DAYS.

SESSION III

SESSION IV

AMBERLY - 521141W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM 3/21-4/18 AMB/ART RM $40 / 4WKS ANGLING RD - 521142W MONDAYS 4:10-5:20PM 3/27-5/01 ANG/ART RM $50 / 5WKS

AMBERLY - 521151W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM 4/25-5/30 AMB/ART RM $60 / 6WKS ANGLING RD - 521152W MONDAYS 4:10-5:20PM 5/08-6/05 ANG/ART RM $40 / 4WKS

CENTRAL - 521143W MONDAYS 4:10-5:20PM CEL/ART $50 / 5WKS HAVERHILL - 521144W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM HAV/ART RM $50 / 5WKS LAKE CENTER - 521145W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM LCE/ART RM $50 / 5WKS MOORSBRIDGE - 521146W THURSDAYS 4:10-5:20PM MBE/MEDIA $50 / 5WKS 12TH ST - 521147W WEDNESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM TWL/UP MEDIA $60 / 6WKS WOODLAND - 521148W THURSDAYS 4:10-5:20PM WOD/ART RM $50 / 5WKS

CENTRAL - 521153W MONDAYS 4:10-5:20PM 5/08-6/05 CEL/ART $40 / 4WKS HAVERHILL - 521154W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM 5/02-5/30 HAV/ART RM $50 / 5WKS LAKE CENTER - 521155W TUESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM 5/02-5/30 LCE/ART RM $50 / 5WKS MOORSBRIDGE - 521156W THURSDAYS 4:10-5:20PM 5/04-6/01 MBE/MEDIA $50 / 5WKS 12TH ST - 521157W WEDNESDAYS 4:10-5:20PM 5/17-6/07 TWL/UP MEDIA $40 / 4WKS WOODLAND - 521158W THURSDAYS 4:10-5:20PM 5/04-6/01 WOD/ART RM $50 / 5WKS

3/27-5/01 3/21-4/25 3/21-4/25 3/23-4/27 3/29-5/10 3/23-4/27

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YR SESSIONS 3 & 4 – Spring classes are always full of color. Get ready for some dinosaur-sized excitement as your student recreates the ferocious T-Rex Young Rembrandts style! New drawings based on subjects like animals or cartoons keep us smiling. Content is based on child-friendly subjects that open the imagination and awaken creative thinking!


Business & Technology

Stiudents are encouraged to bring their own Microsoft Office equipped computers to class. Otherwise, a computer will be provided. Register early — Minimum 3 students required.

Maximize Your Excel Skills This class is geared to those new to the Excel program and to those wishing to improve their Excel skills. Students should be comfortable with basic computer skills. All students will progress from the beginning to maximize their Excel skills to the highest level desired. Students must bring a flash drive, with a minimum of 1GB. Register Early! EXCEL - 320106W THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30PM 1/12-2/09 CHS/1132 $72 / 5 WKS BLAND EXCEL - 320107W TUESDAYS 6:30-8:30PM 3/14-4/18 CHS/1132 $72 / 5 WKS BLAND

Computers Don’t Byte This is a great class for beginners and those with very limited knowledge of the Microsoft Office Professional Software Suite. You will learn to use Windows File Explorer, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Paint for photo-editing. Dedicated students can progress from very basic computer skills to a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Professional software. Students must bring a flash drive, with a minimum of 1GB. Register Early! The first hour of the class will be lecture and demonstration. The second hour will be handson learning working on in-class assignments. Don’t be afraid – Computers Don’t Byte! COMPUTERS DON’T BYTE - 320108W THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30PM 3/02-4/20 CHS/1132 $85 / 7WKS BLAND

Thinking Condo? Considering condominium living? Potential buyers often ask, “What are association fees? What do they cover? Can I have a pet? Are there age restrictions?” These questions and many others will be discussed. Seminar presenter is Kathy Fosmoe, a local licensed Realtor and certified teacher. Fee: $10/person $15/couple. THINKING CONDO? - 315109W THURSDAY 6:30-8:30PM 3/02 CEC/129 $10 / $15 FOSMOE THINKING CONDO? - 315111W TUESDAY 6:30-8:30PM 4/25 CEC/129 $10 / $15 FOSMOE

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Selling a Home?

Buying a Home?

Thinking of making a move this year? Learn what is involved in selling your home for the highest possible price in the shortest period of time. Topics include: Preparing your home before it goes on the market, the steps of the sales and negotiation process, inspections, and what buyers are looking for in a home. Seminar presenter is Kathy Fosmoe, a local licensed Realtor and certified teacher. Fee: $10/person or $15/couple

First-time home buyer? Thinking of downsizing and purchasing a smaller home? We will go over all of the steps involved! From working with a lender, to the forms inspections and negotiations involved. Seminar presenter is Kathy Fosmoe a local licensed Realtor and certified teacher. Fee: $10/person or $15/couple.

SELLING A HOME? - 315107W TUESDAY 6:30-8:30PM 2/28 CEC/129 $10 / $15 FOSMOE

3/01 FOSMOE

BUYING A HOME? - 315112W THURSDAY 6:30-8:30PM CEC/129 $10 / $15

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SELLING A HOME? - 315110W WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:30PM CEC/129 $10 / $15

BUYING A HOME? - 315108W WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:30PM CEC/129 $10 / $15


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The Estate Plan & The Estate Planning Process Knowledge is power. Knowing your options for transferring and managing wealth protects your assets, lessens your family’s stress, and enables you to plan for the future. This program presents information on estate and probate law and its application to an individual and their assets. Documents comprising a comprehensive estate plan as well as their significance will be explained. Funding of trusts will also be discussed. Topics to be discussed: 1. Objectives of a comprehensive Estate Plan, including helpful information for your legal advisor. 2. Explanation of the probate process. 3. Documents which typically comprise a comprehensive estate plan will be reviewed, including: Will, Trust, Power of Attorney (Legal/Financial Affairs), and Powers of Attorney for Health Care. 4. Explanation of Federal Estate Tax and Federal Gift Tax. ESTATE PLANNING - 310104W THURSDAY 7:00-8:30PM 1/12 ONLY CEC/PT2 $25 / PERSON DOMBOS ESTATE PLANNING - 310105W THURSDAY 7:00-8:30PM 2/09 ONLY CEC/PT2 $25 / PERSON DOMBOS ESTATE PLANNING - 310106W THURSDAY 7:00-8:30PM 3/09 ONLY CEC/PT2 $25 / PERSON DOMBOS

Publish Your Book Bruce Stein, author of three published books, will walk you through the steps to publish your own book, for under $200, using Print on Demand (POD). Publishing through POD allows you to become the publisher, and to then sell through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other book stores. The instructor has ISBN numbers available for $30. PUBLISH YOUR BOOK - 317102W THURSDAY 7:00-8:00PM 5/11 CEC/PT1 $15 STEIN

• Get your body moving (by land or water) • Sharpen your mind • Explore your creativity • Learn a new language • Put on your dancing shoes • Try something new! Sign up for an enrichment class today!

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Credit Card Number c Visa c MasterCard c Discover c American Express Exp. Date _________ Make checks payable to Portage Public Schools CID (3/4 digit code)______________ PPS Enrichment office: 8107 Mustang Drive, Portage, MI 49002 Phone: 269-323-6700 • www.ppscommed.org Registrations will NOT be accepted at class or at the Elementary School offices.

Required Information for all Sports Camps I certify my child is in good physical health and has my permission to participate in all activities. I authorize diagnostic, surgical, medical and hospital procedures as prescribed by a physician. If I cannot be reached in an emergency, neither I nor my child will bring any claims of any kind against the camp, owner, staff, instructors, or sponsors as a result of any injuries, expenses or damages that I or my child suffer in connection with participation in the program(s). I also authorize the camp to have and use photographs or video tapes of my child as may be needed for its public relations programs. Parent/Guardian Signature:_______________________________________________________ Primary Contact During Class:

Contact Name_____________________________________________________________

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are updating our look!

The new Portage Public Schools website is here and has been updated to be easier to use and mobile friendly. The site is new, but the address is the same. Check it out at www.portageps.org.

That’s

just the beginning...

Over the next three years, Portage Public Schools’ Northern and Central campuses will be getting a whole new look. We are Building the Future of Learning with two new middle schools, two new athletic events stadiums and two new swimming pools, along with upgrades and renovations to West Middle School and the Portage Community Education Center. We are upgrading our fleet of school buses and making sure every student is ready for the future by initiating a 1:1 computing environment for our students and staff. You can follow our progress on the Portage Public Schools - Building the Future of Learning Blog at: ppsconstruction.blogspot.com or click on the logo at our website.

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2016/17 Student Calendar

Elementary

Full Day: 8:45 am – 3:58 pm; half day: 8:45 – Noon

Middle School & High School

Full Day: 7:45 am – 3:00 pm

Half day: 7:45 – 11:00 am

Exam Dismissal: 11:55 am; High School Students Only

September 6: September 15: September 20: September 21: September 30:

First day of School EL Open House MS Open House HS Open House Half day

October 14: Half day October 28: Half day November 4: November 7 & 9: November 10 & 16: November 15 & 17: November 23 – 25:

Half day; morning only; end of 1st quarter HS Conferences MS Conferences EL Conferences No School/Thanksgiving Recess

Dec. 23 – Jan. 6: Winter Recess January 23-25: Exam Week/HS Only January 26: Half Day end of 2nd quarter January 27: No School February 6 & 8: February 7 & 9: February 14 & 16: February 10: February 24 & 27:

HS Conferences MS Conferences EL Conferences Half Day No School/Mid-Winter Break

March 10: Half Day March 31: Half Day end of 3rd quarter April 3 – 7: Spring Recess April 11-12: SAT/MME Testing May 5: May 26: May 29: May 31:

Half Day Half Day No School-Memorial Day CoHS Community High School Graduation

June 01: Northern High School Graduation June 02: Central High School Graduation June 12-15: Exam Week June 15: Last Day of School – half day end of 4th quarter *Cancellations beyond what the law allows will extend the final day of school beyond June 15. www.PPSCommEd.org

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