Elementary Literature (1st-2nd)

Teacher: Allison Wilcox

Description: We will read a wide variety of literary selections including old and new picture books and poetry. We will make inferences, learn vocabulary, and discuss text to self and text to world connections. We’ll also complete comprehension activities or crafts related to the books we read each week.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: none

Book: none

Supplies: Crayons, glue stick, scissors and a pencil

Fee: $5

Alphabet Zoo (PreK & K)

Teacher: Ashley Zorn

Description: Learn the alphabet while having fun making zoo animals with different art supplies.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Homework: None

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies: Finger paints

Fee: $10

Learning Proper Grammar in Speaking & Writing (3rd-6th)

Teacher: Penny Webster

Description: We will work together to learn how to use proper grammar when speaking and when writing.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies: 3 prong pocket folder & pencils

Fees: $35

Parts of Speech Basics (3rd-6th)

Teacher: Jennifer Morris

Description: We will focus on 8 parts of speech. What they are, how to identify them, and use them in sentences.
We will utilize songs, games, and worksheets to make learning fun.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Books: None

Supplies: Pencils and crayons

Fee: $20

Book Club (6th-8th)

Teacher: Kristi Fair

Description: A laid back book discussion group for students wanting to talk about books.

We will be reading 5 YA novels: Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck.

We WILL NOT be reading in class together, so students need to come prepared with the assigned chapters read (and reviewed) to discuss in class.

These books tackle heavy subjects so maturity and a minimum 6th grade reading comprehension level is needed.

Class Length: 16 weeks

Homework: 1-2 hours

Prerequisites: None

Book: All the books listed. Available at the library.

Supplies: All the books listed.

Fees: $5

English Grammar, Writing & Lit: Middle School (6th-8th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: This course is structured around grammar skills including parts of speech, sentence structure, and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, spelling, etc.), all of which will be used with writing skills in composition, short stories, essays, reports, and oral presentations. There will also be a literature unit included each semester.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 2-3 hours.

Book:Rod and Staff English Handbook, call (606) 522-4348 to order

Supplies: Pencils, notebook paper, 3-ring binder

Fees: $30

Creative Writing (9th-12th)

Teacher: Catherine Menefee

Description: This class for high schoolers will introduce students to two different genres of creative writing: fiction and poetry. Students will read examples of excellence in each genre and will produce their own creative work, with time throughout the semester to share writing with others. Homework will include reading and writing. This class will not involve academic writing assignments (like essays), but the skills practiced in this class will make academic writing easier and more polished.

Class Length: 16 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Book: None

Supplies: Notebook, writing utensils, a laptop if desired

Fees: $15

Debate & Public Speaking (9th-12th)

Teacher: Heather Montgomery

Description: Students will learn how to organize, prepare, and deliver quality public speeches. Students will study how to actively persuade, inspire, inform, and engage an audience through public speaking.

Class Length: 16 weeks

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 1-2 hours

Book: none

Supplies: Folder. Notebook. Pencil.

Fee: $10

English Grammar, Writing & Lit: High School (9th-12th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: This course is structured around grammar skills including parts of speech, sentence structure, and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, spelling, etc.), all of which will be used with writing skills in composition, short stories, essays, reports, and oral presentations. There will also be a literature unit included each semester.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 4 or more hours

Book: Rod and Staff English Handbook, call (606) 522-4348 to order

Supplies: Pencils, notebook paper, 3-ring binder

Fee: $30