A Program of Schools for Children

Middle School Clubhouse

Students may participate in a range of activities including academic offerings and opportunities to explore hobbies. When CDC and local health guidelines allow, students may also hang out in study hall, work on homework, and participate in athletic opportunities such as soccer, basketball, and cross country.


Monday

Mathematics and the Greeks
Session 1: Sept 14 to Dec 21   

We will explore one of the great contributions of the ancient Greek civilization – their mathematics. We will start by learning the Greek alphabet to be able to read and write Greek math terms, many of which we use today. Then we will study the way Greeks thought about numbers and calculations. Throughout, we will consider how the Greeks used mathematics to help them understand the real world.

Cost: $260 non-LES students

Session 2: Jan 4 to  May 24
The ancient Greek ideas about mathematics were strongly based in objects and shapes, what we today would call geometry. We will learn to draw the geometric constructions of Euclid, one of the greatest ancient Greek mathematicians and considered by many to be the father of classical geometry. And we will use only the tools available at that time – a compass and a straight edge.
Cost: $340 non-LES students

Tuesday and Thursday

Speech and Debate Team (max 24 kids)
Session 1: Sept 15 to Dec 17         

Students learn how debate concepts, such as evidence-building, align with the four stages of activism. Students participate in debate rounds, skill-building exercises, and implement a community engagement project that they design as a group. In these workshops, students build their debate skills through games and a debate round and then have critical discussions about important issues with their peers.
Cost: $540 non-LES students

Session 2: Jan 5 to June 3
Students learn how debate concepts, such as evidence-building, align with the four stages of activism. Students participate in debate rounds, skill-building exercises, and implement a community engagement project that they design as a group. In these workshops, students build their debate skills through games and a debate round and then have critical discussions about important issues with their peers.
Cost: $800 non-LES students 

LES Middle School Students Only

The 2020-2021 Athletics Program (grades 5-8) is adjusting its plan for the school year based on health and safety of students, parents and faculty. We have made the difficult decision to suspend participation in competitive events this fall season. While playing sports is an important part of middle school student life it is not the driving factor behind the wonderful programming this athletics program provides. We will instead begin the fall season with Fitness Training as we get ready and prepare our bodies with skills, strength and conditioning workouts virtually. Feel free to contact Bex Craik, Athletics Director at rcraik@lesleyellis.org with any questions.

Virtual fitness (Kinesthetic/Plyometric/Strength Workouts) with Bex: Tuesday and Thursday, 4pm-5pm starting Tuesday, September 15 and ending November 5th.

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Little Learner Series

Join us virtually for one of our Little Learners Series on the first Thursday of every month. This series is for parents and children ages 2 – 5. There will be stories, songs, and a variety of fun, educational activities. Invite a friend or neighbor. The Little Learners Series is free.

Register for one or more of the Little Learners Series here.