Kaleidoscope After-School programs are on-line and ready for registration. You can register and pay by following the link HERE .
Any Questions about after school programs, you can contact, Morgan Pittman - mpittman [at] madonna-learning [dot] org
Madonna Learning Center offers Kaleidoscope, our After School Program, which enhances our core daily academic offerings through the expressive arts. The following classes are offered once a week and include:
Visual arts are an important part of our programming. Visual arts encourage creative expression, allowing each student to develop increased self-esteem through participation in the art-making process. We focus on painting, collage, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture. Student artwork is also available for purchase(link to store).
Our yoga program was introduced in 2010 and has been a very favorable addition. We have observed many beneficial results from the practice – yoga helps students with their posture, balance, speech and breathing.
Students in the drama class participate in a genuinely unique experience. They are taught to explore feelings, emotions and real-life situations using poetry, movement and short drama scenes. The classes provide a foundation for students to express their imagination and provide the ability to relate to their peers in new ways.
Students participate in cheerleading and dance in the Madonna Learning Center gym, using their own personal cheerleading mats. they are able to improve their muscular strength, flexibility, and range of motion while learning various cheers, a dance, and some light tumbling and stunting. At the end of the session the students will come together as a team to perform a small routine for their family and friends.
Seasonal Sports Play:
Another new addition to our after school programming is seasonal sports play. A growing body of research literature finds that in addition to improved physical health, sport plays a primarily positive role in youth development, including improved academic achievement, higher self-esteem, fewer behavioral problems, and better psychosocial.
SNAAP - YMCA
SNAAP is a specialized swim lesson program targeting individuals with Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other special needs. Activites include bothe aquatic and land exercises. We partner with the Cordova YMCA to provide this program to our students on Friday afternoons 3:30-4:30, ages 12 and up. Contact the school office to sign up or for more information.
Soccer Shots with Aaron Rock
The Empower Program provides children with disabilities a safe place to learn and grow. It encourages social development, participation, and fun through the game of soccer. The program and curriculum are built around a continuum of multisensory-strategies, and we provide a progression of activities to gain confidence, balance, movement and basic soccer skills. Empower encourages the use of visuals and participant helpers and can be modified to accommodate children’s needs. We celebrate participation, growth and having fun each week! The cost is $159.50 for 10 sessions.
Starting January 24th and ending May 4th, Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 a class will be held for Groups 1, 2, and 3. Thursdays from 4:15 – 5:15 a class will be held for Groups 4, Jr. High, Sr. High, LCE, WBL, and CEC. **If you intend to sign your older student up for Soccer Shots (the 4:15 class), it is suggested that you also enroll them in Yoga, take them off campus until the class starts, or pay for afterschool care. No students will be able to sit in the office to wait for class to begin this semester.** Register online at www.soccershots.org/memphis
David DeGutis, a USPTA tennis coach and teacher, with over 13 years of teaching experience leads our specialized tennis lessons. Students play with a 3ft. net, special tennis balls, and shorter racquets. Classes are held in the gym. At each session we will cover a new tennis stroke, (fore-hands , backhands, volleys, overheads & serves etc.) We will also play (jail, pig, wipe-out, etc.) these are tennis games that are enjoyed by kids of all ages. Contact the office for days and times of clinics and for more information about signing up.