Below are a variety of after school activities available to students. These will be updated as activities are scheduled.

Chess Scholars After School Chess Club

Students Eligible: Grades K-6

Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Also, chess has been proven to enhance children’s motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session! For more information about the Chess Scholars program, please watch a brief video below.

Chess Scholars Flyer

Girls On The Run

When: Mondays & Thursdays, 3:15-4:45. Beginning Thursday, March 8th, ends May 17th (10 weeks). Healthy snacks provided.

Where: Student Activities Room at Manchester High School. Our running/walking will be outside barring inclement weather. Lisa Somerville and Christie Taylor (coaches) are happy to carpool anyone from Klager to the high school when needed. Christie’s cell is 313-506-7434.

Who: 6th – 8th graders in Manchester. NEED NOT BE A RUNNER to join. This is about togetherness, building confidence and value of being active.

How: Register by March 6th at this registration website

Cost: $160 ($5.33 per class). NO ONE is turned down. There are plenty of scholarships and/or financial assistance available. Everyone can attend that chooses to. There is an option for financial assistance during registration, or call Rhonda at Girls On the Run 734-712-5640.

Train your brain to see with “The Power of Drawing!”

Students eligible: Grades K-6

Where:Klager Elementary Art Room

When:Tuesdays from March 6th to April 10th. (No class on March 27th)

In this new 5 week Winter Two session, we will be rendering a fantastical unicorn, a portrait of George Washington, some tasty ice cream cones, a “modern” guitar and a soccer player in action as we have tones of fun experiencing the “Power of Drawing!”

We will learn how the power of color can be used to emphasize elements, mood, composition and content in our artwork.

From realistic to abstract, we use basic drawing elements to interpret the power of technique as a medium to create different visual effects. From organic to geometric, the power of line can help us to turn shape into form, pattern and texture. With Young Rembrandts, all students will experience the joy of increased levels of mastery and confidence together!

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