After School Activities
AfterSchool Activities is very excited to WELCOME all GWA students and parents. The ASA program is all about the students; their interests, their needs, their talents, and the enthusiasm that the students bring to it.
As the ASA Coordinator, I am always available to the students as well as the parents. Please feel free to drop by the office or contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Lower School activities are geared towards their interests and needs. We focus on learning opportunities, and homework club, but also activities that they will have fun with! These activities change quarter to quarter, but can include things such as arts and crafts, game club, sports, drama, and many other exciting things!
Upper School activities are geared towards their interests and needs. We focus on learning opportunities such as, homework club, tutoring, and others, but we also include activities that they will enjoy! These activities change quarter to quarter, but can include things such as, sports, drama, choir, debate, chess, and others! Unique to upper school is the opportunity for students to be involved in working for after school activities. They can tutor other students, they can help with homework club, and others for community service hours!
- Come Paint with Me
- FIRST LEGO League and Jr. FLL
- Girls in Engineering
- Hip Hop
- Language Arts
- Mad Science
- Rube Goldberg Machine
- Snack Art
- Zumba for Kids
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
FIRST is More Than Robots. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st century work-life skills.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL)
Ages 10 - 16
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams (up to 10 members, ages 10-16) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.
FIRST LEGO League - Team Wild Mustang - National Moroccan Competition 1st Place Robot Design
FIRST LEGO League - Team Mustang Pride - Madrid Competition Global Innovation Award
Ages 7 - 9
It’s never too early to discover STEM. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 7 to 9 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®
Turning “look at me” into “look at US!” Offering students an amazing experience as they celebrate their hard work, have fun, make new friendships, and are exposed to ideas and ideology that will enhance their lives for decades to come. Kids realize more than ever that FIRST is all about teamwork, sharing, helping others, and respect.
Jr. FIRST LEGO League - Team CONNECTOR SQUAD - National Moroccan Competition Complexity and Decoration Award
Girls in Engineering
Mondays, Grades 2 – 4
Why Should I Become an Engineer?
You’ll have the power to make a difference! By becoming an engineer, you can help solve problems that are important to society. You could be controlling and preventing pollution, developing new medicines, creating advanced technologies, even exploring new worlds.
You’ll be working with other talented people! Engineering is a team effort. As an engineer you may be working on projects with experts in many different fields and people from different backgrounds – even different countries.
You’ll have lots of options! Engineers work everywhere: in big and small cities, rural communities, even remote wilderness areas. Some work in business offices or classrooms, others in factories or research labs; some work outdoors or even in outer space! Some engineers go into medicine, law, business management, or policy. An engineering education will prepare you for many different careers.
You’ll get to do cool stuff! Be the first to develop or try out a new technology, like a flying car or an undersea house. Design and build virtual reality amusement parks. Discover and patent a new material that can mend broken bones or cure arthritis. Engineers will be involved in making all the wonders of the future a reality.
And society will always need people, like engineers, who solve problems and come up with new ways of thinking about and doing things.
Here is just some of the really cool stuff we will do in ‘Girls in Engineering’ in ASA @GWA!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Be50K_m4Bw Keva Planks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0NoOtaFrEs Goldie Blox
Skills for Life! Designed to develop children's physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing.The program is structured to develop children's positive personality traits including confidence and self-esteem. Each weekly session combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe and caring environment. Child psychologists and educators agree that a structured program in movement should be a part of every child's education.
LOWER SCHOOL - (Kinder, Grades 1 - 5)
A Positive Progression! Our age-appropriate activities for kids are designed to facilitate maximum fun and ongoing skill development through movement, exercise, music, learning and laughter. Your child progresses at their own pace, having fun and building confidence as they make new friends and develop new skills. Most gymnasts with aspirations to join the Performance Gymnastics Team get their start here.
Performance Gymnastics Team
LOWER SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL (Kinder, Grades 1 - 8)
Performance Gymnastics is the place to be! Our staff has decades of gymnastics experience as coaches, judges, and competitive gymnasts. We are dedicated to helping each student achieve his or her potential, have a successful experience, and have fun. Gymnasts in this program have prior training and have successfully meet all requirements laid out by the head coach. A minimum of 3 hours training required per week.
Performance Gymnastics - Festival of the Arts Performance
Choosing an After School Activity for Your Child
Learn about choosing what is right for your child here.