Thursday, November 12, 2009

Twilight Blog Now at

Twilight Program updates can now be found on the Youth in Arts Blog

If you are not automatically redirected in 5 seconds, click here

Monday, October 12, 2009

First Talent Show of the Year

After-school held it's first Talent Show of the year on Friday, during the weekly Fun Friday activity. More than a dozen students performed various individual and group acts.

Kaila, a third grader, sang a song all by herself.

Nico, in fourth grade, showed off his guitar skills and left us amazed!

Second grader, Nico, stole the show with a well-rehearsed mime skit.

The new After-School Director, Victor Toman, finished out the event with a lively song.

Check back here to find out details about the next event. Parents, friends, and family are always welcome!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

new Sports addition

A new addition to our program is a Sports Specialist, Roland Johnson. Both a credentialed PE teacher and a professional dancer, Roland is able to tailor each class to meet the physical interests of the students.

The kindergarten group plays a game on the field.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Program Assistant Training

In August the After-school Program Assistants got together for a full-day training where we went over management techniques, new procedures, and lots of fun games! We have a talented group this year, some returning from last year, and some new faces.

Here the staff members bond during a friendly game of Human Knot.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Build Your Own Bike

Click on the image to enlarge. Open to 6th through 8th graders at WCA or MLK.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

After-school starts August 20

The after-school program will start up again on Thursday, August 20th. Check back soon for information on the new classes being offered. Click on the image to see the after-school calender for 2009-2010.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

End of year-Art Show and Performances at Bayside and Willow Creek

Romeo, a fifth grader at Bayside, checks out the clay coil pots made by the fifth graders at Willow Creek, part of an in-school integrated art unit where students were reading the book, Indian Captive. Behind him are self-portraits made by the sixth graders from Bayside, which were drawn with headresses and heiroglyphics, part of a project where they imagined themselves as if they were Egyptian Queens and Pharoahs.

Fourth grader, Robert, shows off his Capoeria skills against a formidable opponent, Capoeria Master, Samuka. Robert studied all year with Mentor Artist, Matt Goff.

Second grader, Hunter, reads one of his poems he wrote with the help of Mentor, Giovanni Singleton, from the California Poets in the Schools. Giovanni worked with second graders during Literacy Hour and collaborated with the Visual Art Instructor, Kate Rees, with the 3-5 class.

Students dance with Mentor Artist, Ken Doumbia, after playing the African Drums.

Bayside fifth graders admire the photography and collages of the fourth graders during the end of year Art Show in the Library.