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Excellence.

Hutchison’s commitment to excellence is steadfast. As our Center for Excellence begins its third year, our goal remains to share Hutchison’s tradition of excellence with the greater Memphis community and enhance the opportunities available to each of you. We invite you to join us as we discover our ever-changing world through scholarship, exploration, and participation. We strive to awaken the artists, athletes, and scholars in each of you with awardwinning instructors and engage leaders, educators, and parents in thought-provoking classes and speakers. Please take a moment to learn more about the programs available through the Center for Excellence. We look forward to you and your family joining us as we pursue the ideals of excellence in all forms. Tracey Zerwig Ford Director, Center for Excellence

The Center For Excellence has six components for the development of scholars, leaders, artists, athletes, educators, and parents. S C HOL A R S ACAD E MY ....................................................................................... 1 Offering a wide range of enriching academic classes, workshops, and speakers. L E A D E R S HIP IN ST IT U T E . . . . . . . . . .................................................... 5 Training the next generation of leaders through classes, workshops, off-site sessions, and community service opportunities. M A RY M IL E S LOV E LE SS ART S AC A DEMY ........................................ 6 Providing a broad range of artistic offerings for ages from pre-kindergarten to adults. S P OR TS AC AD E MY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................. 11 Offering skills-building clinics in addition to hosting inspiring speakers from the industry. Private training opportunities are also offered. E D N A K . CRAIN E D U CAT ORS IN STITUTE ........................................ 12 Training area educators for professional development through classes, workshops, and speakers. PA R E N T C E N T E R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................. Providing a network for parents to learn about trends concerning today’s children, to discuss best parenting practices, and to obtain training in technology. Substantive information for today’s parents is also available for checkout.

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scholars academy english SHAKESPEARE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM AND JULIUS CAESAR For adults Celebrating Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s second season, this roundtable will explore two of the Bard’s most beloved plays. Hutchison welcomes former upper school English teacher and Shakespeare scholar, Margaret Tabor, as your host for the evening. With her undergraduate and graduate study in English literature, Ms. Tabor has engaged in a lifetime adventure with Shakespeare’s plays. “Each time I visit a play—in witnessing a performance, studying the script in preparation for a class, the experience is new—broader and more profoundly immediate and infinitely amazing. About a Shakespeare play, one really can’t say, ‘Oh, I’ve read that before, or I’ve already seen that.’ Each reading is different. Each performance different. Each discussion after either is different,” says Ms. Tabor. Gather to discuss the plays before going to see the productions under Dan McCleary’s direction at the Tennessee Shakespeare Company.

Please note that Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s production dates are October 3–18 for Midsummer and March 13–April 4 for Julius Caesar. dates/time:

instructor: cost:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Session: September 15, 22, 29; 5:30–7:30 pm Julius Caesar Session: February 9, 16, 23; 8:30–10 am Margaret Tabor retired upper school English teacher $50

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB For adults Join us as we read Of Human Bondage. Considered to be W. Somerset Maugham’s masterpiece, this novel is strongly autobiographical in nature, although Maugham stated, “This is a novel, not an autobiography, though much in it is autobiographical, more is pure invention.” date/time: Thursdays, September 17–October 29; 6:30 pm instructor: Pat Newberry Margaret Wellford Tabor Chair in Literature

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JANE EYRE DISCUSSION GROUP: BOOK vs. MUSICAL For adults

date/time:

Pat Newberry leads us in a discussion prior to viewing the fall musical production of Jane Eyre, the Musical. Cost includes your ticket. date/time: Friday, November 13; 6:00 pm or Saturday, November 14; 6:00 pm instructor: Pat Newberry Margaret Wellford Tabor Chair

instructors: cost:

Thursday, September 17; 7:15–8:00 am Thursday, January 14; 7:15–8:00 am Early childhood and lower school teachers free

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in Literature

cost:

$40

P IS FOR PICASSO For girls and boys grades PK–2 Calling all early readers and budding artists! Create visual art masterpieces inspired by literature. Learn to appreciate masterpieces in both art forms. A picture is really worth a thousand words. date/time: Tuesdays, November 3–24; 3:15–4:15 pm instructors: Nicole Taylor and Kathleen Towner senior kindergarten teachers

cost:

$150

HUTCHISON ABROAD Romanticism and Realism: Literary Contrasts For girls and boys grades 9–12, adults In association with the MUS in Europe Program, Hutchison will take upper school students to England and France the summer of 2010, in a travel-study for which they will earn an elective credit. For 19 days students will tour London, Bath, Dorsetshire, Paris, Rouen, and the Loire Valley as they read the works of Hardy, Flaubert, Shaw, and Zola. LaGiraudiere, the home base of the program, is nestled in the historical center of the French Revolution and offers many options for day trips, relaxing at the beach or touring castles. While at the manor house, students will define the differences between literary romanticism and realism, discovered more fully through the intimate ties between the travel stops and their reading. For more information, e-mail Glenda Pera at gpera@hutchisonschool.org. date: June 9–27, 2010 instructor: Glenda Pera upper school English teacher cost: approx. $6500; price includes all lodging, transportation, entry fees, breakfasts, and dinners while touring, and all transportation, meals, and laundry while at LaGiraudiere

math EVERYDAY MATH PARENT WORKSHOP For parents of Hutchison girls grades JK–5 Learn the new way of understanding numbers through the Everyday Math program. Explore the methods used by classroom teachers that deepen girls knowledge and thinking in mathematics. Childcare for girls will be provided. 2

PERRE MAGNESS MEMPHIS LECTURE SERIES For girls and boys grades 5–12, adults The Perry Magness Lecture Series on Memphis History and Issues is a tribute to Perry Magness, who is one of Memphis’ most distinguished historians and writers. The series was created to extend our understanding of Memphis’ past and present as we look toward its future. Every lecture will include enriching day curriculum components to deepen Hutchison girls’ study of the topics. This year, we explore Memphis History through FORCE and RESOURCE, the Mississippi River. Join the Hutchison community as we celebrate and investigate our most notable landmark and resource. fall events: CARVING A CULTURE: THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER For girls and boys grades 3–12, adults Filmmaker Willy Bearden will speak on his life’s work of documenting the delta through his films. He will introduce and screen his film on the Mississippi River for us. date/time: Thursday, September 10; 10:00 am guest scholar: Willy Bearden filmmaker cost: free THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI RIVER For Hutchison girls grades PK–2 Perre Magness, author and historian, will introduce us to the mighty Mississippi River through real stories from our river’s history. Join us as we screen filmmaker Willy Bearden’s film on the Mississippi River. date/time: Thursday, September 10; 1:00 pm guest scholar: Perre Magness author and historian cost: free THE YELLOW FEVER For Hutchison girls grades 5–12, adults Learn about the yellow fever epidemic and how it shaped Memphis. Ms. Crosby’s book, The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, The Epidemic that Shaped Our History, recounts one of the greatest epidemics of our time. The yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee —one that would cost more lives than the Chicago fire, San Francisco earthquake, and Johnstown flood combined. date/time: Thursday, November 5; 10:00 am guest scholar: Molly Crosby author cost: free


WILLY BEARDEN MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL For all families Hosted by the Rogers Scholars program and the Hutchison Film Production students, join us as we screen clips of several of Mr. Bearden’s films including The Story of Cotton, View from Adams Avenue (Victorian Village), Elmwood Cemetery, Visualizing the Blues, Overton Park, and Mississippi River. date/time: Saturday, January 16; 1:00–3:30 pm guest speaker: Willy Bearden filmmaker cost: free HUTCHISON ABROAD: The Best of Italy For girls and boys grades 8–12, adults Join us for an itinerary including archaeological sites, museums, and other venues of interest in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Florence, Assisi, Florence, Ravenna, and Venice. This tour includes Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican Museums, Trevi Fountain, Bascilica di San Francesco, Piazzale Michelangelo, Grand Canal in Venice, St. Mark’s Basilica, and more. The tour company is Casterbridge which guarantees at least three-star hotels. Deadline to sign up is before October 1, 2009, with your $650.00 deposit check payable to Hutchison School. We must have a minimum of twenty participants to sponsor this trip. date: June 21–June 30, 2010 instructors: Virginia Baird upper school Latin, and Catherine Billow middle school Latin cost: approx. $4,000; price includes lodging, airfare, transportation, all meals except lunch, and all entry fees.

science GENETICS UPDATE CONFERENCE For girls and boys in Upper School AP biology or genetics classes Dr. Sam Rhine has been a genetics educator for more than 20 years. He is a gifted speaker with a passion to teach the world the applicability of genetics to daily living. This one-day conference for biology teachers and students is designed to teach the latest in genetics advances, hot research areas, and career opportunities. Dr. Rhine takes biology from the textbook to the heart by posing ethical dilemmas we may face as technological advances continue. date/time: Wednesday, February 17; 8:30 am–1:00 pm guest scholar: Dr. Sam Rhine geneticist cost: $15 UNDER THE MICROSCOPE For girls grades JK and SK–1 Guess what we discover under the microscope? Together we will explore a whole new world of learning and excitement. Using a child-friendly digital microscope, students will explore the con-

cepts of magnification, science, nature study, and digital editing. date/time: Tuesdays, October 13–November 3 Grade JK Session: 3:00–3:30 pm Grades SK–1 Session: 3:40–4:10 pm instructor: Computer Explorers cost: $80 BASICS TO BUILDING For girls grades JK and SK–1 Young children love to build! In this unique class they learn to do just that, using both virtual and concrete materials. Our hands-on exploration of simple machines introduces students to the basic concepts of physical science, math, and engineering. Their technology skills will grow, too, as their computer-generated buildings take shape and amaze our young architects! date/time: Tuesdays, November 10–December 8 Grade JK Session: 3:00–3:30 pm Grades SK–1 Session: 3:40 –4:10 pm instructor: Computer Explorers cost: $80

world languages “MOMMY AND ME” SPANISH For moms, dads, or grandparents with girls and boys grades PK–2 Come learn basic Spanish with your young student. Share songs, games, rhymes, and more, all while learning a new language together. Reinforce your daughter’s or son’s weekly curriculum with world language tips and strategies for the home. date/time: Saturdays, September 19–October 3; 9:30–10:30 am instructor: Tammy Williamson Spanish teacher cost: $40 per student/parent, $10 for add’l siblings CHINESE LANGUAGE: EMBRACING AND LEARNING THE MANDARIN CULTURE For girls and boys grades 5–9 Held in the Sanders Lecture Hall, in this group lesson, students will use their laptop for distance learning with a graduate student in Beijing. Each lesson includes a cultural component to deepen understanding. Fee includes software and books. date/time: fall session: Tuesdays, September 15–November 17; 3:30–4:30 pm spring session: Tuesdays, January 26–April 6; 3:30–4:30 pm instructors: Confucius Institute and Students Teaching Students cost: $225 centerforexcellencefall2009 3


pointers in English, reading, math and essay writing. Remember to bring lunch and a calculator. date/time: Saturday, February 20; 9:00 am–3:00 pm instructor: Jane Ross Tutoring cost: $200

further studies DESTINATION IMAGINATION For Hutchison girls grades 2–12 Build your creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork skills as you learn to apply critical-thinking, writing, and speaking skills to a Team Challenge. Grade level teams will work with teacher coaches to build skills needed to compete at region, state, and global tournaments. Hutchison underwrites part of expenses for the teams going to state and global finals. Schedules may vary. For more information, please contact Amanda Fisher Killen at 507-2460 or check out www.destinationimagination.org. Parent information meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at 3:45 pm. date/time: Mondays, late September–early March; 3:30–5:00 pm instructors: Hutchison staff cost: $100 PSAT TEST PREPARATION For girls and boys grades 9–11 The PSAT is used by the College Board to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program. This workshop is designed to teach testing skills and strategies so students can gain confidence in their testing abilities. date/time: Saturday, September 26; 9:00 am–3:00 pm instructor: Jane Ross Tutoring cost: $200 ACT TEST PREPARATION For girls and boys grades 9–11 This workshop will cover tips, pointers, and timing advice in English, reading, math, and science. Remember to bring your lunch and a calculator. date/time: fall session: Saturday, August 29; 9:00 am–3:00 pm spring session: Saturday, January 16; 9:00 am–3:00 pm instructor: Jane Ross Tutoring cost: $200 SAT TEST PREPARATION For girls and boys grades 9–11 Used by most colleges and universities, the SAT is the oldest college entrance exam. Learn test strategies and get tips and

GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES! For girls and boys grades 2 –4 and 5–8 Climb Mount Everest, swim the depths of the ocean, or battle dinosaurs! Using a green screen and special editing techniques, you will venture into real or imaginary locations and film the trip to share with friends. Experiment with photos and unique drawing software to set the scene for fantastic adventures. Don’t stay at home—jump into a green screen and find yourself some fun! date/time: Mondays, 3:30–5:00 pm Grades 2–4 Session: September 14–October 5 Grades 5–8 Session: October 12–November 2 instructor: Computer Explorers cost: $175 ENTREPRENEURS CLUB: IT’S YOUR BUSINESS! For girls and boys grades 5–8 Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own your own business? Brainstorm different home-based business opportunities, and then learn the technology skills to get businesses up and running. From designing a logo and web site to creating income statements, learn to do it all. It’s never too early to start honing your business skills! date/time: Tuesdays, September 15–November 17; 4:15–5:30 pm instructor: Computer Explorers cost: $325 BEE-BOT AND THE COMPUTER For girls and boys grades JK and SK–1 Bee-Bot, our new robot friend, has a lot to share. Explore how to write your own programs to send Bee-Bot through a number of courses and missions. Learn about the computer and the latest in robot technology. date/time: Tuesdays, September 15–October 6 Grade JK Session: 3:00–3:30 pm Grades SK–1 Session: 3:40 –4:10 pm instructor: Computer Explorers cost: $80

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leadership institute NEW LEADER FEATURE: SKIRT MAGAZINE EDITOR ANNA MULLINS For girls and boys grades 5–8 Girl Power! Find out what it takes to make it in the world of print. Learn how print media can give voice and activate a whole demographic. Join us to explore the value of writing. Despite the phenomenon of modern technology and the astounding innovations of society, the basic art of writing has remained the primary way people share their thoughts and make their ideas known. Writing has become no less significant out in the “real world.” But thoughtful writing can be hard and time-consuming. Let’s explore how writing enables you to take a complex position, multiple facts or intricate questions and structure them logically for greater clarity. date/time: Wednesday, September 9; 10:00–10:30 am guest speaker: Anna Mullins new editor of skirt! Magazine cost: free GIRL SCOUTS For girls grades SK–8 Build courage, confidence, and character while learning how to make the world a better place. Girl Scouting is a non-formal, experimental, and cooperative leadership program. New Girl Scout Leadership Experience helps girls gain a global and multicultural perspective, learn the history and core values of Girl Scouting, become environmentally aware, and develop attitudes and selfunderstanding that promote healthy living. The fee covers your Girl Scout book, sash, and national Girl Scout troop dues. date/times: Mondays, September 14–May 17 Session I: 3:30–4:30 pm Session II: 4:30–5:30 pm instructors: Girls Scout Leaders cost: $50, includes all national fees, book, troop numbers, supplies THE PROFESSIONAL YOU! For girls and boys grade 8–12 Learn basic social protocol needed to win over others. Cell phone and e-mail etiquette, holding a conversation, and introducing yourself and others will be covered. Another focus will be on proper table manners. date/time: Tuesday, 5:00–6:30 pm Fall Session: November 17 Spring Session: January 26 instructor: Debbie O’Neal owner of the School of Protocol cost: $50

IMPRESS AND BE YOUR BEST For girls and boys grades 2 –4 and 5–8 Brush up for the holidays! Practice making introductions with eye contact and handshaking. Explore general etiquette skills including dining skills, telephone and cell phone skills, and thank you notes. date/time: Grades 2–4 Session: Thursday, November 19; 3:30–5:00 pm Grades 5–8 Session: Monday, November 23; 4:00–5:30 pm instructor: Debbie O’Neal owner of the School of Protocol cost: $50 BABYSITTING BASICS For girls and boys grades 5–8 Learn through hands-on participation. Gain an overview of basic childcare including feeding, diapering, bathing and basic first aid/ CPR. date/time: Wednesdays, 2:30–4:30 pm Fall Session: October 14 and 21 Spring Session: March 17 and 24 instructor: Millie Duke RN, BSN, and Hutchison School nurse cost: $55 ART FOR HEART’S SAKE: A COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT FOR FAMILIES BENEFITING LE BONHEUR HOSPITAL For all families Help make original works of art to hang in the hallways, lobbies and rooms of the 255-bed hospital, opening in 2010. Partnering centerforexcellencefall2009 5


with the Dixon Gallery and Garden, Hutchison fine arts staff and upper school fine arts council will help students create beautiful art work to cheer every corner of Le Bonheur’s new building. This event is designed for even the youngest helping hands. date/time: Saturday, November 21; 9:30–11:00 am instructors: Hutchison staff and upper school Fine Arts Council cost: your time and talent

A GIRL’S GUIDE TO EFFECTING CHANGE: THE WILSON SOCIETY PANEL DISCUSSION For girls grades 5–8 Learn about hands-on, student-led, community-focused projects. Discover how girls find a need in their community and create service projects to implement change in the Memphis area. date/time: Tuesday, April 13; 10:00 am guest speakers: Hutchison Wilson Society upper school girls cost: free

STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT For girls and boys grades 5–12, educators Sponsored by the Leadership Academy, this forum will bring student leaders and organization sponsors together from around the greater Memphis area to discuss and discover the impact that a student leader has on a school campus. Topics will include Leadership Styles, Ethical Leadership, Communication, and Delegation. For more information, please contact Amanda Fisher Killon at afisher@hutchisonschool.org. Space is limited. date/time: Saturday, February 6; 10:00 am–3:30 pm instructors: Leadership Academy coaches cost: $25

mary miles loveless arts academy dance PRE-BALLET DANCE For girls grades PK–SK This gentle introduction into the tradition of ballet, reinforces ballet basics and vocabulary through fun activities and games. date/time: Grade PK: Wednesdays, September 9–December 2; 2:00–2:30 pm Grade JK: Wednesdays, September 9–December 2; 2:45–3:15 pm Grade SK: Wednesdays, September 9–December 2; 3:30–4:15 pm instructor: Louisa Koeppel dance teacher cost: $180 BALLET II For girls grade 2

date/time:

Reinforces and expands the ballet experience through classical technique, creativity, and dance vocabulary. Gain strength, agility, grace, and more confidence. Plain pink or black leotard, pink ballet tights, and pink ballet shoes required.

instructor: cost:

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Mondays, September 14–November 30; 3:30–4:30 pm Louisa Koeppel dance teacher $180


VICKI TAYLOR DANCE For Hutchison girls grades PK–8 Vicki Taylor Dance affords young girls the full spectrum of dance, including tap, ballet, jazz/theatre movement, and acrobatics taught in a sequential curriculum. Girls learn the basics of dance, along with the theatrical elements of performance. date/time: Tuesdays, September 1–February 16 SK: 3:10–4:00 pm 3–4: 4:10–5:00 pm 7 –8: 5:10–6:00 pm Wednesdays, September 2–February 17 PK: 2:00–2:45 pm JK: 3:00–3:45 pm Thursdays, September 3–February 18 1–2: 3:20–4:20 pm 5–6: 4:30–5:30 pm *Final recital on Saturday, February 20, 2010 instructor: Vicki Taylor choreographer and dance instructor cost: $350 for six-month course (recital fee included). Additional cost may be required for costumes. MODERN DANCE ENSEMBLE For girls grades 5–8 Explore the roots and elements of modern dance. Louisa Koeppel, choreographer and dance teacher for Project Motion, the professional modern dance company in Memphis, will conduct this amazing opportunity for middle school girls. Performance opportunities include December and February dance concerts. Space is limited. date/time: Tuesdays and Thursdays; September 15–December 3; 3:30–5:00 pm instructor: Louisa Koeppel dance teacher cost: $175 “FIREFLIES & FAIRIES” CREATIVE MOVEMENT New Saturday Dance Experiences in Partnership with Ballet on Wheels! For girls ages 3–4 New! A fun class for a special age! Designed to introduce young dancers to creative movement, movement with dance props, and the introduction of basic ballet positions and stretching. Focus is placed on music identification, locomotor skill development and rhythm. date/time: Saturdays, September 26–December 5; 9:30–10:00 am instructor: Ballet on Wheels Dance School cost: $175 BALLET ON WHEELS PRE-BALLET DANCE For girls grades JK–1

ballet positions, basic dance terminology and strengthening exercises. Focus is placed on music sensitivity, rhythm, discipline and repetitious dance movement. date/time: Saturdays, September 26–December 5; 10:10–10:55 am instructor: Ballet on Wheels Dance School cost: $190 HIP HOP DANCE For girls and boys grades 2–6 New! Learn the latest in hip-hop and street dance trends in a high energy, structured classroom environment. Class includes warm-up, technique and age appropriate urban dance movement. Emphasis is placed on individual style, improvisation and musicality. date/time: Saturdays, September 26–December 5; 11:05 am–Noon instructor: Ballet on Wheels Dance School cost: $200

music JK–SK PRIVATE STUDIO PREP For girls and boys grade JK–SK • School-year-length course This is the ideal way to prepare for private music instruction. Students with no piano experience learn the names of white and black keys and learn to recognize basic notes and read rhythm on the staff. Activities and games help students see, hear, play, and read rhythms and notes by adding an element of fun to the lessons. date/time: Thursdays, September 10–November 19 and January 14–April 22 Session I: 3:00–3:30 pm Session II: 3:40–4:10 pm instructor: Noel Wilkins lower school music teacher cost: $350 GROUP PIANO For girls and boys grades 1–2 • School-year-length course Join Mr. Wilkins and learn black and white key notes and proper keyboarding skills. Fun and games increase your level of appreciation and understanding. At the end of the year, students will be able to read treble clef notes and play songs using both hands. date/time: Thursdays, September 10–November 19 and January 14–April 22; 4:20–5:00 pm instructor: Noel Wilkins lower school music teacher cost: $350

New! Designed to introduce beginning dancers to fundamental centerforexcellencefall2009 7


GUITAR I For girls and boys grades 2–6

date/time:

• School-year-length course Introduction to playing the guitar. Learn basic chords and strumming patterns used for many folk and pop songs. Second semester skills include more chords and songs plus basic note reading (picking). date/time: Mondays, September 14–November 23 and January 11–April 19; 3:15–4:00 pm instructor: Noel Wilkins lower school music teacher cost: $350

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GUITAR I: SECOND SEMESTER For girls and boys grades 2–6 Introduction to playing the guitar. Learn basic chords and strumming patterns used for many folk and pop songs. date/time: Tuesdays, January 11–April 19; 3:20–4:00 pm instructor: Noel Wilkins lower school music teacher cost: $175 GUITAR II For girls and boys grades 3–6 • School-year-length course Learn and practice basic chords plus reading a variety of strumming patterns. Review and practice simple note reading (picking). Second semester skills include more chords, songs, and strumming patterns, plus an introduction to reading TAB. date/time: Mondays, September 14–November 23 and January 11–April 19; 4:00–4:45 pm instructor: Noel Wilkins lower school music teacher cost: $350 GUITAR III For girls and boys grades 4–6 • School-year-length course Review and practice basic chords, note reading, and strumming patterns. Review and read TAB and Treble Clef, plus Guitar Ensembles that combine picking and strumming. Learn to read more folk songs but repertory will lean to more pop standards. date/time: Tuesdays, September 8–November 17 and January 12–April 20; 4:10–5:00 pm instructor: Noel Wilkins lower school music teacher cost: $350 ADVANCED GUITAR For girls and boys grades 6–10 • School-year-length course Learn about guitar and voice in a master class setting. Study technique, chord theory, and reading musical notation for guitar. 8

Mondays, September 14–November 30 and January 11–April 26; 3:20–4:00 pm Jesse Strauch guitarist and string instrument instructor

cost:

$425

RECORDER ENSEMBLE For girls and boys grades 4–6 • School-year-length course Performance opportunity! Extend and polish your recorder skills. Rhythms and note reading reviewed and extended through ensemble and solo playing. Students will learn music from 5–500 years old. date/time: Wednesdays, September 9–April 14; 3:40–4:30 pm instructor: Noel Wilkins lower school music teacher cost: $250 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE For girls and boys grades 3–8 Explore the wild world of percussion! Pitched and unpitched, metal and wood, skins and barred instruments will be learned. Focus will be on rhythmic notation, both reading and writing, and performance skills. date/time: Tuesdays, September 15–November 17; 3:20–4:00 pm instructor: Noel Wilkins lower school music teacher cost: $150 WORLD PERCUSSION For girls and boys grades JK–1 Come explore the percussion jungle! Basic rhythmic notation and techniques to accompany a global song fest. date/time: Fridays, January 15–April 16; 3:20–4:00 pm instructor: Noel Wilkins lower school music teacher cost: $150 GROUP STRINGS WITH LILA For girls and boys grades 4–12 Join this fun and enriching group experience. Outstanding group classes inspire and encourage both experienced and beginning string players. Class fee includes one group lesson and one private lesson per week. date/time: Thursdays, September 10–December 3; Session I: 3:30–4:30 pm Session II: 4:30–5:30 pm instructor: Lila Frith group and private string instructor cost: $400


DELTA GIRLS ROCK CAMP MASTER CLASS For Delta Girls Rock Camp girls and Hutchison advanced guitar girls grades 5–12 Join us for jam sessions and write your own tunes. Rock Camp girls—keep your band together all school year long! Practice does make perfect. date/time: Every other Monday, September 14–November 23; 4:30–5:30 pm instructor: Jesse Strauch guitarist and string instrument instructor cost: $175 MUSICIANS ENSEMBLE: THE LOWER SCHOOL PLAY For Hutchison girls grades 2–5 Space is limited. This is an auditioned musicians ensemble for the lower school play. Required afterschool rehearsals are May 5–11 with performances on May 11 and 12 at 5:00 pm. date/time: Wednesdays, March 17–May 12; 2:20–3:30 pm instructor: Noel Wilkins lower school music teacher cost: free GROUP SINGING For girls and boys grades JK–SK Learn vocal techniques for performances. Lessons will include group singing and individual instruction. This class gives students the strong foundation for proper use of their vocal talent. Limited space available. date/time: Wednesdays, September 9–November 18; 2:00–2:45 pm instructor: Rachel Randall early childhood music teacher cost: $180 LS CHOIR For Hutchison girls grades 2–4 Enhance your vocal skill and perform at various school and community events. Attendance at Winter Music Concert on December 8 at 6:00 pm is required. Auditions for Lower School Choir will be held on September 2 from 2:20–3:30 pm. date/time: Wednesdays, September 9–December 2; 2:20–3:30 pm instructor: Noel Wilkins lower school music teacher cost: free JUST BEE: MIDDLE SCHOOL VOCAL ENSEMBLE For Hutchison girls grades 5–8 Further enhance your vocal skills and perform at various school and community events. For more information or to set up an audition appointment, please contact Cindy Harrison at charrison@hutchisonschool.org. date/time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 8–December 3; 3:20–4:00 pm

instructor:

Cindy Harrison middle and upper school music teacher

cost:

free

VOICE MASTER CLASSES For girls and boys grades 5–12 who are currently taking private voice lessons Learn from each other in these fun group lessons. Proper vocal technique and posture will be the focus. Performance basics will be emphasized. date/time: Mondays, September 14, October 19, November 16; 3:30–4:30 pm instructor: Cindy Harrison middle and upper school music teacher

cost:

$30

WRITING YOUR OWN SONGS For girls and boys grades 3–8 From words to melody and melody to words, learn the basics of expressing words with music. Shaping both traditional and original lyrics for self-expression. Combining melodic and texture contour, learn to make your compositions singable and memorable. date/time: Fridays, September 14–November 30; 3:20–4:00 pm instructor: Noel Wilkins lower school music teacher cost: $175 PRIVATE LESSONS Private lessons in piano, harp, voice, guitar, flute, violin, and visual art are available with talented professional musicians and artists. For more information please contact Center Coordinator Amanda Fisher Killen at 507-2460.

theater MIDDLE SCHOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL For girls and boys grades 5–8 Hosted by Hutchison and Grace St. Luke’s theatre departments. Explore theatre through hands-on workshops and meet theatre students from around the region. Workshops include Acting and Improv, Directing and Design Collaboration, Cold Readings and Stage Movement Auditioning Skills. Conference will culminate with a performance by Voices of the South. For more information, please contact Tracey Zerwig Ford at (901) 507-2461. date/time: instructors: cost:

Saturday, October 17; 9:00 am–4:00 pm Area theatre professionals and theatre educators $30; includes lunch and a play centerforexcellencefall2009 9


UNTITLED: A NARRATIVE THEATRE PERFORMANCE PROJECT For girls and boys grades 1–5 Help us name this new play! Come create a piece of theatre from the life and times of local storytellers. From page to stage, research and craft the script, rehearse, and then perform stories from Memphis most beloved yarn spinners who grew up along the banks of the Mississippi River. Great opportunity to explore theatre for the experienced and inexperienced alike with an award-winning director. This collaborative performance project will be performed in the Wiener Theater on December 3 at 5:00 pm. date/time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 22–December 3; 3:30–5:00 pm instructor: Pamela Poletti theatre professor and professional actor and director

cost:

$100

ACTING I: I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MY HANDS! For girls and boys grades 3–4 Learn to audition well while improving basic acting skills. Focus will be on projection, articulation, memorization, and concentration on stage. Gain confidence and have fun, too! There will be an acting showcase in the Lab Theater for family and friends on October 28 at 5:00 pm in conjunction with Acting II. date/time: Mondays, September 14–October 26; 3:30–4:30 pm instructor: Pamela Poletti theatre professor and professional actor and director

cost:

$50

ACTING II: BEYOND THE MONOLOGUE For girls and boys grades 3–4 For students who have been bitten by ‘the acting bug’ and need more intense training. Explore character development through scene study and script analysis. Focus will be on acting with a partner, listening and reacting, and memorization. There will be an acting showcase in the Lab Theater for family and friends on October 28 at 5:00 pm in conjunction with Acting I. date/time: Wednesdays, September 16–October 28; 3:30–4:30 pm instructor: Pamela Poletti theatre professor and professional actor and director

cost:

$50

MONOLOGUE AUDITION WORKSHOP: BEATING THE AUDITION BLUES For girls and boys grades 1–4 Interested in auditioning? Come develop basic acting skills using projection and articulation, focus, and memorization through creative dramatics and fun monologue practice. A mock audition 10

format will be held in conjunction with the lower school monologue workshop on March 1 at 4:00 pm in the Lab Theater. date/time: Mondays, January 11–March 1; 3:30–4:30 pm instructor: Pamela Poletti theatre professor and professional actor and director

cost:

$50

MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP: CLASSIC, CONTEMPORARY, SERIOUS, OR COMIC? For girls and boys grades 5–12 Designed for serious acting students, this workshop will improve audition skills while exploring and developing two contrasting monologues. A mock audition format will be held in conjunction with the lower school monologue workshop on March 1 at 4:00 pm in the Lab Theater. date/time: Wednesdays, January 13–February 24; 3:30–4:30 pm instructor: Pamela Poletti theatre professor and professional actor and director

cost:

$50

FAMILY ARTS EVENT: THE UGLY DUCKLING For families Join us in the Wiener Theater to view a Memphis original! Voices of the South, a Memphis-based theatre company, toured this production across the United States. Featured at the Memphis Children’s Theatre Festival earlier this spring, The Ugly Duckling is a fun, lyrical theatre experience for old and young alike. Come enjoy this very southern take on a beloved story. date/time: Saturday, October 17; 3:00–4:00 pm guest artists: Voices of the South cost: $10 per family

visual art FREE SATURDAYS: DIXON GALLERIES AND GARDENS For families Join the Hutchison fine arts council members at the Dixon for art making activities and gallery tours. Enjoy the Dixon’s outstanding permanent art collection and interesting touring exhibits. date/time: Saturdays, October 3, 17, 24, 31 and February 6, 13, 20, 27 instructors: Hutchison Fine Arts Council cost: free


DRAWING AND PAINTING For girls and boys grades JK–4

POTTERY For girls and boys grades 1–4

Explore composition, proportion, and depth—the essentials to any visual arts project. All this and more as you develop basic drawing and painting skills. date/time: Grade JK: Fridays, September 11–November 6; 3:00–3:45 pm Grades SK–1: Mondays, September 14–November 2; 3:15–4:15 pm Grades 2–4: Tuesdays, September 8–November 3; 3:20–4:30 pm instructor: Debra McDaniel lower school art teacher cost: $180 per session

Develop creative concepts in clay. Learn the techniques of throwing on the wheel, hand building, and combining altered forms. date/time: Grades 1–2: Wednesdays, September 9–November 4; 2:15–3:15 pm Grades 3–4: Thursdays, September 10–November 5; 3:20–4:30 pm instructor: Debra McDaniel lower school art teacher cost: $200 per session

sports academy INTRAMURAL SPORTS Hutchison is excited to offer intramural programs to provide our Hutchison girls with opportunities to explore new talents in athletics. Because of our commitment to foster growth throughout this program, all first, second, third, and fourth graders are invited to participate regardless of skill level or experience. The main goal of our intramural league is to promote growth and enhance skill development. Contact Coach Bethany Stover for more details or to register at bstover@hutchisonchool.org or 507-2463. We will be offering three seasons: Soccer: October 19–November 19 Basketball: February 9–March 26 Volleyball: April 13–May 13 CHILDREN’S YOGA For girls grades PK–3 Improve concentration, creativity, strength, and coordination. Learn yoga poses and games in a fun-filled environment. date/time: Fall Session: Mondays, October 5–26; 3:30–4:00 pm Spring Session: Mondays, February 1–March 1; 3:30–4:00 pm Instructor: Nicole Taylor senior kindergarten teacher and certified children’s yoga instructor

Cost:

$60

HALF DAY PK YOGA WITH YOGAKIDS For girls grades PK Explore fitness, fun, and feeling great. Join this unique approach to integrated learning in a place of quiet and relaxation. date/time: Thursdays, October 1–December 3; 12:05–12:35 pm

instructor: cost:

Stephany Fair certified YogaKids instructor $150

PK–SK YOGA WITH YOGAKIDS For girls grades PK–SK Explore fitness, fun, and feeling great. Join this unique approach to integrated learning in a place of quiet and relaxation. date/time: Thursdays, October 1–December 3; 3:00–3:45 pm instructor: Stephany Fair certified YogaKids instructor cost: $175 ALL AGES YOGA For all families, educators Explore fitness, fun, and feeling great together as a family. Stretch, breathe, release tension, and relax at the end of the day. centerforexcellencefall2009 11


date/time: instructor: cost:

Thursdays, October 1–December 3; 4:15–5:00 pm Stephany Fair certified YogaKids instructor $175

date/time:

instructor:

Mondays, September 14–November 30 Grades JK–4 Session: 3:30–4:15 pm Grades 5–12 Session: 4:20–5:00 pm Tom Oakes owner and chief instructor of Family Tae Kwon Do Center of Collierville

RUNNING CLINIC For girls grades 1–5

cost:

Come run along side the cross country coaches. Learn about proper running techniques and nutrition and participate in fun running activities. The clinic will culminate with the girls participating in the 1 mile or 5k run at the Race for the Cure on October 31st. Cost for the clinic includes a clinic t-shirt. All girls must register for the Race for the Cure individually. date/time: Wednesdays, September 30–October 28; 2:30–3:30 pm instructor: Kate Ayers cross country coach cost: $75 TAEKWONDO For girls and boys grades JK–4 and 5–12 Interested in getting into shape or learning self-defense skills? Involve yourself in martial arts to learn discipline and skills that will help you in school and beyond.

$150

HIP HOP HOORAY For girls grades JK–4 Join Ms. Robin and Ms. Stacie and learn all the latest steps. Learn cool dances and basic tumbling techniques. A showcase performance at a Hutchison varsity game will build your confidence and performance skills. Fee includes t-shirt and all supplies. date/time: Grades 1–4: Tuesdays, September 15–December 1; 3:30–4:30 pm Grades JK–SK: Thursdays, September 17–December 3; 3:30–4:15 pm instructors: Stacie Thompson and Robin Loeffel University of Memphis cheerleaders

cost:

$200

Watch for more information about our upcoming winter offering: ATHLETICS AND THE GROWING GIRL: A CONFERENCE ON THE EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL NEEDS OF GIRL ATHLETES

edna k. crain educators institute COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: DR. ALVIN POUSSAINT A Facing History and Ourselves Public Event For girls and boys grades 7–12, adults and educators Facing History and Ourselves, in partnership with Allstate Foundation, presents Community Conversations, a series of communitywide dialogues across the U.S. Hutchison is proud to host Facing History’s fall lecture. Dr. Alvin Poussaint, well known author and consultant on The Cosby Show, is Director of the Media Center of the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School. He is an expert on race relations in America, the dynamics of prejudice, and issues of diversity. His most recent book, co-written with Bill Cosby, is Come on People: On the Path from Victims to Victors. In this book, Dr. Poussaint shares his vision for strengthening America and stresses the importance of family, education, hard work, mentoring, and civic participation while maintaining one’s personal dignity and self-respect.

date/time: Tuesday, October 6; 6:00 pm guest scholar: Dr. Alvin Poussaint Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School

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SHAKESPEARE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Julius Caesar Celebrating Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s second season, this roundtable will explore two of the Bard’s most beloved plays. Hutchison welcomes former upper school English teacher and Shakespeare scholar, Margaret Tabor, as your host for the evening. With her undergraduate and graduate study in English literature, Ms. Tabor has engaged in a lifetime adventure with Shakespeare’s plays. “Each time I visit a play—in witnessing a performance, studying the script in preparation for a class, the experience is new—broader and more profoundly immediate and infinitely amazing. About a Shakespeare play, one really can’t say, ‘Oh, I’ve read that before, or I’ve already seen that.’ Each reading is different. Each performance different. Each discussion after either is different,” says Ms. Tabor. These sessions are a chance for adults to gather to discuss the plays before going to see them under Dan McCleary’s direction at the Tennessee Shakespeare Company. Please note that Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s production dates are October 3–18 for Midsummer and March 13–April 4 for Julius Caesar. dates: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Session: September 15, 22, 29; 5:30–7:00 pm Julius Caesar Session: February 9, 16, 23; 8:30–10:00 am instructor: Margaret Tabor retired upper school English teacher cost: $50 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: TEACHING MANDARIN CHINESE AND CULTURE For world language and Chinese language educators Hosted by the Confucius Institute staff and Students Teaching Students co-founder, this roundtable discussion will explore best practices and practical solutions. Come learn about a new Mandarin language certification through the Confucius Institute and explore study abroad opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. date/time: Tuesday, November 17, 4:00–5:30 pm hosts: Confucius Institute of University of Memphis and Hutchison world language department cost: free ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: USING OUTDOOR SPACE AS CLASSROOM For all educators Join in our discussion to share best practices and practical tips on outdoor learning and environmental education. Great handouts will help you take back ideas to your school. date/time: Thursday, January 21; 4:00–5:00 pm discussion leaders: Mary Helen Butler Education Director, Memphis Botanic Garden; Anne Froning Wike landscape

architect, owner of Froning Studio, and Nature Explore consultant for the Arbor Day Foundation; David Smith and Annie Kate Worley lower school science specialists

cost:

$20

NATURE EXPLORE CLASSROOM CERTIFICATION For educators teaching students grades PK–5 The Arbor Day Foundation Nature Explore initiative recognizes excellent outdoor learning spaces and nature education programs that meet three certification standards. Through certification, educators, families, and others join a national network for ideasharing, peer support, and continuous learning and development. Any school or organization that designs or redesigns an outdoor classroom using the Nature Explore Ten Guiding Principles from Learning with Nature Idea Book can apply for Nature Explore Classroom Certification. date/time: Tuesday, February 2; 4:30–5:45 pm instructor: Anne Froning Wike landscape architect/artist, owner of Being:Art LLC and FroningStudio, and Nature Explore consultant for the Arbor Day Foundation

cost:

$20

DO YOU DI?: AN INTRODUCTION TO DESTINATION IMAGINATION ® For all educators Are you looking for ways to enhance the learning skills of your students? For over 25 years, Destination ImagiNation has been stimulating creativity and encouraging development of problemsolving abilities in a cooperative environment. Please join us as we discuss ways to teach students to be creative using DI-developed tools as resources. In this workshop for school coordinators, team managers, parent volunteers, and those looking to start DI in their school, we will cover topics including (1) how creativity can be taught and encouraged; (2) connecting existing teaching standards to Destination Imagination program; and (3) finding the volumes of free DI materials to support your team’s learning goals and ultimate success. You’ll have opportunities to talk first hand with other teachers and parents who have made the program a wonderful success within their schools, both public and private. We will have students on hand who have been participants to provide a brief demonstration and to discuss what the Destination ImagiNation program has meant in their lives. date/time: Monday, September 21; 5:30–8:30 pm instructor: Kenny Kyle TN Region I Tournament Director Nancy Kornegay TN Regional Director Mimi Hurley Creativity Teacher and DI Team Manager Amanda Fisher DI School Coordinator cost: $20

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parent center COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: DR. ALVIN POUSSAINT A Facing History and Ourselves Public Event For girls and boys grades 7–12, adults and educators Facing History and Ourselves, in partnership with Allstate Foundation, presents Community Conversations, a series of communitywide dialogues across the U.S. Hutchison is proud to host Facing History’s fall lecture. Dr. Alvin Poussaint, well known author and consultant on The Cosby Show, is Director of the Media Center of the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School. He is an expert on race relations in America, the dynamics of prejudice, and issues of diversity. His most recent book, co-written with Bill Cosby, is Come on People: On the Path from Victims to Victors. In this book, Dr. Poussaint shares his vision for strengthening America and stresses the importance of family, education, hard work, mentoring, and civic participation while maintaining one’s personal dignity and selfrespect. date/time: Tuesday, October 6; 6:00 pm guest scholar: Dr. Alvin Poussaint Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School

cost:

free

EVERYDAY MATH PARENT WORKSHOP For parents of Hutchison girls grades JK–4 Learn the new way of understanding numbers through the Everyday Math program. Explore the methods used by classroom teachers that deepen girls knowledge and thinking in mathematics. Childcare for girls will be provided. dates/times: Thursday, September 17; 7:15–8:00 am Thursday, January 14; 7:15–8:00 am instructors: Early childhood and lower school teachers cost: free “MOMMY AND ME” SPANISH For moms, dads, or grandparents; with girls and boys grades PK–2 Come learn basic Spanish with your young student. Share songs, games, rhymes, and more, all while learning a new language together. Reinforce your daughter’s or son’s weekly curriculum with world language tips and strategies for the home. date/time: Saturdays, September 19–October 3; 9:30–10:30 am instructor: Tammy Williamson Spanish teacher cost: $40 per student/parent, $10 for additional siblings

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EVERYDAY SPANISH For adults Learn conversational Spanish through group interactions and individual coaching. Everyday situations and vocabulary will be explored including restaurants, airports, shopping, doctor’s offices, and at customs. Private conversational Spanish coaching is also available. date/times: Tuesdays, September 15–October 13; 5:30–6:30 pm instructor: Vanesa Carrillo Spanish teacher and native speaker cost: $175 FAMILY ARTS EVENT: THE UGLY DUCKLING For families Join us in the Wiener Theater to view a Memphis original! Voices of the South, a Memphis-based theatre company, toured this production across the United States. Featured at the Memphis Children’s Theatre Festival earlier this spring, The Ugly Duckling is a fun, lyrical theatre experience for old and young alike. Come enjoy this very southern take on a beloved story. date/time: Saturday, October 17; 3:00–4:00 pm guest artists: Voices of the South cost: $10 per family


GENEALOGY For adults Create family trees, input photos, add stories that generations will enjoy. By using the computer to store your memories and research, you can share with everyone in the family—even if they live thousands of miles away. time/dates: Mondays, November 2, 9, 16; 5:30–7:30 pm instructor: Computer Explorers cost: $100 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY For adults Learn to use your digital camera and all its features, and then enhance your photos by cropping and shading. Get the best tips on ways to access, store, share, and print your photos at home and around town. time/dates: Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17; 5:30–7:30 pm instructor: Computer Explorers cost: $100 BUYING AND SELLING ON EBAY For adults Learn how to buy and sell on eBay, the world’s largest auction and online marketplace. Learn how to create and submit listings and photos, determine auction timing, use buy-it-now sales, handle payments, and deal with unresponsive buyers. The instructor will also will discuss eBay’s self-policing, community feedback system. date/time: Tuesday, November 17; 5:00–6:30 pm instructor: Beth Robison fourth grade teacher and experienced eBay buyer and seller of over 400 transactions

cost:

$20

PLANNING A FAMILY GARDEN For all families Learn how to plan, plant, and tend a family kitchen garden. Explore a fun and exciting way to lower the cost of groceries by growing your own food in a small, sunny spot in your backyard. date/time: Saturday, February 20; 9:00–10:30 am instructor: Annie Kate Worley horticulturalist and science teacher

cost:

$20

SHAKESPEARE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Julius Caesar Celebrating Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s second season, this roundtable will explore two of the Bard’s most beloved plays. Hutchison welcomes former upper school English teacher and Shakespeare scholar, Margaret Tabor, as your host for the evening. With her undergraduate and graduate study in English

literature, Ms. Tabor has engaged in a lifetime adventure with Shakespeare’s plays. “Each time I visit a play—in witnessing a performance, studying the script in preparation for a class, the experience is new—broader and more profoundly immediate and infinitely amazing. About a Shakespeare play, one really can’t say, ‘Oh, I’ve read that before, or I’ve already seen that.’ Each reading is different. Each performance different. Each discussion after either is different,” says Ms. Tabor. These sessions are a chance for adults to gather to discuss the plays before going to see them under Dan McCleary’s direction at the Tennessee Shakespeare Company. Please note that Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s production dates are October 3 –18 for Midsummer and March 13 –April 4 for Julius Caesar. dates: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Session: September 15, 22, 29; 5:30–7:00 pm Julius Caesar Session: February 9, 16, 23; 8:30–10:00 am instructor: Margaret Tabor retired upper school English teacher cost: $50 DO YOU DI?: AN INTRODUCTION TO DESTINATION IMAGINATION ® For all educators Are you looking for ways to enhance the learning skills of your students? For over 25 years, Destination ImagiNation has been stimulating creativity and encouraging development of problemsolving abilities in a cooperative environment. Please join us as we discuss ways to teach students to be creative using DI-developed tools as resources. In this workshop for school coordinators, team managers, parent volunteers, and those looking to start DI in their school, we will cover topics including (1) how creativity can be taught and encouraged; (2) connecting existing teaching standards to Destination Imagination program; and (3) finding the volumes of free DI materials to support your team’s learning goals and ultimate success. You’ll have opportunities to talk first hand with other teachers and parents who have made the program a wonderful success within their schools, both public and private. We will have students on hand who have been participants to provide a brief demonstration and to discuss what the Destination ImagiNation program has meant in their lives. date/time: Monday, September 21; 5:30–8:30 pm instructor: Kenny Kyle TN Region I Tournament Director Nancy Kornegay TN Regional Director Mimi Hurley Creativity Teacher and DI Team Manager Amanda Fisher DI School Coordinator cost: $20

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center for excellence registration fall 2009 To register, please complete this application and return registration sheets with appropriate payments to Hutchison Center for Excellence Program, 1740 Ridgeway Road, Memphis, TN 38119. Registrations are not accepted without class fees or payment as indicated. Fees: Class fees include all activities and supplies unless otherwise noted. Classes fill quickly, so we encourage you to enroll early to ensure a space. Daily or partial week registrations are not accepted and fees cannot be pro-rated. Refunds: Cancellations must be made at least five business days prior to the start of an activity. No refunds will be given after that time except in cases of illness or emergency that are disclosed to the Center for Excellence at the time of the cancellation. Student’s Name _____________________________________________________________________ Date ___/___/___ Age as of June 1, 2009 ____ School _______________________________________________________ Grade, Fall ’09 _____ Mother’s Name ____________________________________________________________________________________ Father’s Name _____________________________________________________________________________________ Home Address _____________________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________________________________ State _______ Zip _______________ Home Phone _(______)______________________________________________________________________________ Work Phone (mother) _(______)______________________

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In the event a parent cannot be reached in case of emergency, please call: Name ____________________________________________________________ Phone _(______)_________________ Doctor’s Name ______________________________________________________ Phone _(______)_________________ Preferred Hospital ___________________________________________________________________________________ Please list any dietary restrictions, physical restrictions, or allergies ____________________________________________________ Persons authorized to pick up my child (other than parents): Name _____________________________________________________________ Phone _(______)________________ Name _____________________________________________________________ Phone _(______)________________ How did you hear about Hutchison’s Center for Excellence Program? (check all that apply)

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Please list the classes and seminars you or your student will be attending. Class/seminar #1: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Class/seminar #2: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Class/seminar #3: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Class/seminar #4: ___________________________________________________________________________________ I affirm that, except as indicated, my child is in good health and able to participate in all activities. With the understanding that safety standards will be met, I release Hutchison’s Center for Excellence Program and Hutchison School from possible claims for injury to person or property which may arise from participation in activities and hereby covenant and agree to hold harmless Hutchison School, its employees, agents, or representatives from any claim, liability, or expense arising out of, or in any way connected to, any alleged incident or injury resulting from such participation. In the event of medical treatment, if either parent or emergency contact is not available, I give Hutchison School permission to transport my child to a medical emergency room for treatment. I also give permission for my child to participate in any field trips included in the activities for which she/he is registered. I consent to Hutchison School’s right to use any photos taken during Center for Excellence activities for future promotions and publications. I hereby acknowledge the receipt of the Center for Excellence Program Policies outlined in this brochure. I agree to abide by these policies and procedures and acknowledge responsibility for the payment of all program fees outlined.

Signature of Parent ______________________________________________________________________ Date ______/______/______

Total Amount Enclosed: $_______________. To register, please complete this form and send it, along with fees, to: Center for Excellence, Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Road, Memphis, TN 38119. Classes with insufficient enrollment are subject to cancellation with a full refund. Hutchison welcomes qualified students of any race, color, creed, or ethnic origin.

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center for excellence general information registration

Please complete the registration form and send with appropriate payments to Hutchison Center for Excellence Program, 1740 Ridgeway Road, Memphis, TN 38119. Registrations are not accepted without appropriate payment as indicated. Hutchison students may apply payment to their student accounts. Checks should be made payable to Hutchison Center for Excellence. Payment can also be made via VISA or MasterCard.

availability

Center for Excellence enrollment is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Any registrations received after we have reached capacity will be returned with a full refund.

admission Admission is granted to qualified students in the order in which completed registration forms with payments are received. Hutchison welcomes qualified students of any race, color, creed, or ethnic origin to summer program activities. confirmation A confirmation will be emailed to the address listed on the registration form before the registered week of experience. discontinuation

Students are expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of the school and the Center program. Hutchison reserves the right to dismiss from the program any student whose behavior poses a discipline problem. No refunds will be issued for students who are asked to withdraw.

attendance

Hutchison will not contact parents when a student is not in attendance. No refunds will be given for students who choose not to attend classes or activities.

personal items

Hutchison School is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Students should not bring valuable items. All personal items should be clearly marked with the student’s name.

location

Hutchison is conveniently located on a 52-acre naturally-wooded campus nestled in the heart of East Memphis at 1740 Ridgeway Road. Campus maps may be obtained at the front gate. The Center for Excellence program office is located on the first floor in the Dobbs Center along lakeside.

more information PHONE E-MAIL WEB SITE

Amanda Fisher Killen: 901.507.2460 Amanda Fisher Killen: afisher@hutchisonschool.org www.hutchisonschool.org

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