After School Activities sign-up now to fall break

Students and parents may sign-up at the office from now until Fall Break. Checks are made payable to the class teacher. Classes will start the week of October 20 and go until the week of November 17. Class times are from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

CHESS CLUB – Joe Price: Grades 1-8,  Free
The chess club will be a mix of instruction and time to practice with other students. All ability levels are welcome. We will have more advanced instruction for students who have played in the past as well as basic instruction for those that are new. We will be preparing to compete as a school at the district and state tournament

CROCHETING FOR EVERYONE (Parents are welcome!) – Celeste Albright: Ages 10-Adults,  $15
This is a class for beginners, intermediate, or advanced students. I will show you how to chain, do multiple stitches, finish projects, read patterns, and make anything from scarves to lace. I will have three patterns available for each skill level.  All skill levels will be in the same class. So start your Christmas gifts now! Fee includes a hook, a pattern, and yarn. If you want specific yarn, you’ll have to bring that yourself.


ZENTANGLE ART – Mr. Pratt:  Grades 1-8,  $25
See how fun doodling can be through Zentangle techniques. Students will learn simple and complex patterns that can be used to enhance the visual effect of so many art projects. Students will walk away with 3 Zentangle projects by the end of the 5 weeks. Returning students will work on more complex patterns and projects.


JAPANESE CLASS – Wendy Ahlman:  Grades 1-8,  $35
We will be learning beginning Japanese skills. Specifically we’ll explore reading, writing, speaking and understanding the spoken language. We’ll have 2 culture classes during the session as well. During those classes, we’ll learn to make Japanese food and enjoy the dishes we made!

BEGINNING FENCING – Bethany Andrews:  $35
This class is exactly what a budding swordfighter is looking for! Fencing teaches self-discipline, strategy and critical thinking. It has been described as “chess at 80mph”. In this introductory class we will learn footwork, simple blade work, how to build a tactical plan, the rules of the game and (of course) weapon safety. Fencing equipment will be provided for use during class time.


OVEN-BAKE CLAY CREATIONS -Mary Parker:  Grades 1-8, $35, Limit 8
Students will work with non-toxic oven-bake polymer clay (sculpey) to create fun projects such as pens, jewelry beads, charms/keychains, magnets, and animal figures.


Do you want to teach an after school activity? Deadline for submission today, Oct. 6

If you are interested in teaching an After School Activity, please send the following information to Joy Herring at by Monday, October 6.

Class Name
Teacher Name
Teacher Contact Information
Short Description of Class
Days Taught

After School Activities will start after Fall Break and run for 5 weeks.

Cross Country Practice Aug 19

canstock14380264As the new school year quickly approaches, we are excited to begin holding Cross Country Team practices. Inclusion on the team is based on willingness to work hard rather than on current ability level. Our first practice will start the first day of school Aug.19th at Reagan Academy so bring your running shoes and clothes. Practices will be held immediately after school for one hour every Mon. Tues. Thurs. and Fri. Be sure and register at Back-To-School Night in Mrs. Ahlborn’s Orchestra room.

WHAT: Cross Country Team practice
WHEN: Every Mon. Tues. Thurs. and Fri. for one hour after school
WHERE: Reagan Academy and surroundings
WHY: Because it’s fun! OK, we like to win too, and have established a history of a competitive, award-winning team. We also love the side-benefits of this XC team such as increased self-confidence that comes from doing hard things!
THE 1ST DAY: Signed waiver and disclosure documents will need to be signed by a parent, along with a $35 check made out to Reagan Academy, and a great attitude.
WHAT TO WEAR: Good running shoes and athletic clothing.

We are pleased to welcome Julie Ahlborn to our coaching staff. She is eager to be a part of our XC team! Please contact a coach if you have any questions.

We hope to see you next week!

The Coaches –
Julie Ahlborn
Lesa Koger
Tanya Pead

After School Activities

We are ready to start our next set of after school classes! Classes will be held each week for 8 weeks. Classes will start the first full week of February and will end the last full week of March. Please submit your class information by January 25. Sign-ups will be the 27 – 31. Classes are held from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
If you are interested in teaching a class, please send the following information:

Class name
Brief description of class
Min. & Max number of students
Day of the week

Please send all information or any questions to Joy Herring


After-School Activities Sign Up Extended!

Do you still need to sign-up for After School Activities? There are still spots available. You can sign-up at the front office. Classes startMonday and go until the week of December 16th. Classes include:

Monday – Lego Robotics, “Best Me I Can Be”, Babysitter’s Club
Tuesday – Computer Fun, “Leadership”, Stone Carving, Design Squad, Film Acting
Thursday – Kid Crafting, Math Club


After School Activity Sign-ups are TOMORROW

After School Activity Sign-ups are TOMORROW in the front office after school. See you there!


Lego Robotics -Mr. Black  Grades 1-8  3:00-4:00 PM  $35.00 fee (Checks payable to Reagan Academy)   10-20 students
Want to make robots out of Lego’s that you can control? Using Lego Mindstorm kits, students will learn robotics concepts through teamwork and problem solving challenges.  The kits will enable groups of students to simulate real-life robotics and robotic systems.  Students will also create a Lego vehicle that, using multiple sensors, will maneuver through a challenging and fun obstacle course.

“Best Me I Can Be”- Mrs. Shade  Grades 2-5  3:00-4:00   $30    10-15 students
A Guide for Your Most Confident You! Come learn fun and exciting ways to be the best you by forming good habits, increasing your self-esteem, and learning charm school manners. This class is for girls in grades 2-5.

Babysitter’s Club -Diana Warren Grades 3 and up, $40  5-10 students
Do you love to babysit?  Would you like to learn how to be a Super Sitter?  Join us for the Babysitter’s Club!  Each week we will cover a new topic and make a game/activity to add to your very own Babysitter’s Kit.  Topics include: How to Distract a Crying Child, How to Take Care of a Baby, What Should I Do If….?, and more!  (Basic First Aid will be addressed, however, teacher is not a certified First Aid instructor.)  Email with any questions.


Computer Fun – Mr. Black Grades 1-8   3:00-4:00 PM   $35.00 fee (Checks payable toReagan Academy)  10-20 students
So many games and apps, so much fun!  Come experience some exciting computer applications including: Garageband, Soundtrack, Lego Digital Designer, Google SketchUp, Bridge Builder, and many other educational apps and games.

“Leadership”  – Mrs. Olson  Grades 6 – 8 3:00-4:00 PM   $30.00
Leadership is built with a strong foundation of character, discipline, vision, optimism, decision making, knowledge, wisdom along with other basic virtues.  These characteristics are learned a little at a time.
Goal setting is a basic part of a leadership foundation.  Once you learn how to set goals, make an action plan and enjoy the rewards of your achievement.  You then can implement this into your future with success and become a leader of your life.

Stone Carving – Mr. Pratt Grades 6-8 3:00-4:00. $35.. Limit of 20 students.
Students will carve and polish small pieces of alabaster stone to make a small sculpture or necklace pendant.

Design Squad – Diana Warren Grades 4 and up, $40  5-10 students
Do you love to build things?  Do you love science?  Are you interested in how things work?  If so, you will love the Design Squad!  Based on the PBS Kids show, Design Squad, we will think outside the box as we work together to solve engineering challenges.  Create a Zip Line, build a Hovercraft, make a Robotic Arm and more!  Email with any questions.

Film Acting – Emma Fay   Grades 1-8   $35


Kid Crafting -Joy Herring  Grades 1-8  3:00 – 4:00pm  $35.00 8-10 students
Have fun learning to create and make simple crafts. Students will get to create with paper, fabric, wood, glass, yarn, duck tape, paint, glue, and more!

Math Club – Diana Warren all grades, $25    8-16 students
Does your student need a little bit of extra practice to master math facts?  Let’s have fun with numbers while we practice addition/subtraction or multiplication/division facts (depending on math level).  Using music, physical activities, manipulatives and games, we will work together to master those facts—no worksheets allowed!  Email with any questions.


Sign up for After School Activities!

After School Activities – Sign up at the Office

Classes include Lego Robotics, “Best Me I Can Be (self-esteem class), Computer Fun, and more.

Our first session of after school activities starts Monday and will run 8 weeks, ending the week of December 16. Classes will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sign-ups are this week at the school.