ASE 2017-18 Program Descriptions

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Please note: Availability in most programs is limited and enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis. We reserve the right to cancel a program at any time due to low student enrollment.

ACADEMIC TUTORING

Power in Pairs (Sept. 25th – May 17th)

Power in Pairs is a peer-led tutoring program. We work very hard to match up a student with strong academic skills (coach) with a student who needs tutoring in one or more academic areas (seeker). We require students to attend regularly, and be active participants in the process.

  • Mondays & Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, Leader: Ms. Williams
  • Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, Leader: Mr. Runyan

French Tutoring (Sept. 27th – May 16th)

All students studying French are welcome. Need more practice, want more explanations, and want extended French? Students can go over learning in class, review vocabulary, and work on French projects with a partner. Students may also have an opportunity to watch French films, talk about other cultures, and share a “gouter” — an after-school snack that students bring.

  • Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Leader: Ms. Doyen

Spanish Tutoring (Sept. 28th – May 17th)

All students studying Spanish are welcome. Come practice Spanish conversation, work on your Spanish homework and get extra help with Spanish grammar and vocabulary.  There are so many benefits to knowing the second language of San Diego – come practice!

  • Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Leader: Ms. De la Cruz

ART: VISUAL & PERFORMING

Art with the San Diego Museum of Art (Spring only; Dates – TBD)

This program is generously funded, organized, and taught by the San Diego Museum of Art. Express your creative side and have fun creating projects in a variety of mediums. We will explore the fundamentals of drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. There will also be an opportunity to visit the San Diego Museum of Art for a private tour and display your work at the Roosevelt IB Festival. Select one of the following options:

  • Tuesdays, 1:30 – 2:45 pm, Leader: SDMA Staff Instructor
  • Thursdays 3:30 – 4:45 pm, Leader: SDMA Staff Instructor

Photography with the Museum of Photographic Arts (Sept. 26th – Jan. 23rd)

This program is generously funded, organized, and taught by the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts and includes a visit to MOPA! Explore image-making with the Museum of Photographic Arts and experiment with various photographic techniques and learn to express your ideas visually. Cameras are provided. Limited to 20 participants and spots are filled on a first come, first-served basis.

  • Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 pm, Leader: MOPA Staff Instructor

Theatre with the San Diego Junior Theatre (Sept. 26th – Jan. 25th)

Please note! You must enroll in this club to be eligible to audition. 

This program is organized and taught by the San Diego Junior Theatre. Discover what acting for the theatre is all about! The Junior Theatre After-School Program offers an immersive experience in the process of rehearsing and performing a play (title TBA). At the end of each term, the program will culminate in two performances on the final day. Students will be expected to do research, develop their characters, memorize lines, and perform for fellow Roosevelt students, friends, and family. Due to the nature of the rehearsal process, a commitment to attending the entire term’s program and the final performances is required. Final performances will be Thursday, 1/25/18 (one school day show and one evening show at 6:30 pm).

  • Auditions will be held on Sept. 26th & Sept. 28th
  • A final cast roster will be posted by Oct. 2nd; only students who are on the final cast list may participate in rehearsals thereafter.
  • Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:45 pm & Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, Leader: SD Junior Theatre Staff

Roosevelt Theatre Company (Spring Semester Only)

Organized and led by experienced school theatre director and Roosevelt parent Grant Ferrier, RTC will gather as an after-school program in Spring 2018 to put on a full musical production with performance dates TBD (expected to be the last days of club). Students will participate in every aspect of the production from scripts, sound, lights, costumes, singing, acting, marketing, etc. Enrollment for this program is available during the Spring Sign-Up Fair.

  • Jan. 30th – Mar. 31st: Tuesdays, 1:30 -3:30 pm; Leaders: Mr. Ferrier & Assistant(s)
  • April 1st – May 17th: Tuesdays, 1:30 -3:30 pm & Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm; Leaders: Mr. Ferrier & Assistant(s)

COMMUNITY & IDENTITY

Cooking Round the World (Jan. 30th – Mar. 21st)

Cooking Round the World gives students the opportunity to learn about countries around the world by cooking and eating! Gain new understandings about cultures and traditions using food as the conduit. A typical class includes cooking, eating, an international folk tale, language acquisition, and map education. Cooking Round the World supplies the aprons, food, cookware, and emails the recipes home at the end of the session. The program is very hands on; all students peel, chop, dice or mince, etc. As we cook, we talk about the country of the day or our culinary experiences. The outcome is a new appreciation of food and a desire to see the world! To note: We are a completely nut free program. There are no nuts in any recipe. Additional CRTW form to be completed and returned is available during Spring Application Window.

  • Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Leader: Cooking Round the World Staff

Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) (Sept. 27th – Apr. 4th)

Roosevelt’s GSA is a student-led club that promotes equality and diversity among all students regardless of their gender and sexuality. Our club also provides a safe space for our LGBT+ students. In addition, students are engaged in current issues regarding LGBT+ as well as open and educational discussions among students. GSA club also gets involved in our school activities, and District-approved community events such as the San Diego Pride Parade, Safe-School Summit, GLSEN events, etc. Any student is welcome to join the GSA club. For more information contact our club adviser, Ms. Williams .

  • Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Leader: Mr. Barrios

Journalism w/ SDSU (Sept. 28th – Jan. 25th)

This program is generously funded, organized, and taught by the SDSU School of Journalism and Media Studies. So many interesting, important things happen at school. As a member of this club you can share this information with fellow students – and learn the basics of journalism. Members will produce an online, school-centered newspaper, with the possibility of producing print versions if advertising sales revenues permit. They will learn basics such as interviewing techniques, how to research and verify information, write basic stories, take photographs for publication and design a newspaper layout.

  • Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Leader: Ms. Doyen

Yearbook (Sept. 27th – Apr. 4th)

Come for the first hour, second hour or both. Create Roosevelt Roughrider’s annual yearbook from start to finish. Develop and hone skills in photography, graphic design, artistic page development, creating copy, and using Photoshop. Help us capture all the amazing memories we create at Roosevelt every day. Students in 7th period are welcome to join at 3:30 pm.

  • Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Leader: Ms. Williams

SCIENCE & NATURE

Garden Club (Sept. 25th – May 17th)

Come get your hands dirty and gain an appreciation for how to create a sustainable environment. Between our raised beds, the greenhouse and the huge garden area shared with the San Diego Zoo, we are so fortunate to have a living laboratory to demonstrate to our community how, through eco-friendly low input methods, the Roosevelt community can address sustainable food production, home energy conservation, reduced global footprint, healthy food for students, and opportunities for participating in the emerging green, local economy.

  • Mondays 2:30 – 4:00 pm, Leader: TBD

Girls in Science with the San Diego Zoo (Sept. 21st – Dec. 15th) & Feb. 1st – May 24th)

The Girls in Science program is a partnership with the San Diego Zoo and participants will make regular trips to the zoo. While at the San Diego Zoo and here at Roosevelt, members learn about topics such as habitat conservation, ecosystems, and animal life cycles from women working in various capacities at the zoo. Students must attend a Mandatory meeting on 9/7/17 during lunch in Room 807. Students will receive a separate Girls in Science application to complete in addition to the After-School Enrichment Activities and PrimeTime Applications – all forms must be turned in by Sept. 13th. Students will be notified of their participant status by Sept. 19. See Girls in Science Information Flyer.

  • Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Leaders: Ms. Sponsler and Zoo Staff

Kids Eco-Club (Sept. 27th – May 16th)

The Kids Eco-Club is a district-sponsored environmental education and service club. It has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about various environmental science phenomena, and plan and implement ecological education and community service projects. In addition, there will be special Saturday field trips, such as beach and canyon cleanups, hiking trail work, habitat restoration, native plant garden creation, tours of scientific research facilities and museums, RooTube and IB Fest public service announcements, presentations from and tours of district environmental partner organizations, etc. The Kids Eco- Club will empower students to become environmental leaders in both the local and global community.

  • Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, Leader: Mr. Runyan3

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

Come to MESA and build an engineering or science project for a competition in February at SDSU (Roosevelt has consistently won regional and state awards). Sample projects include mouse trap cars, model of the eye, popsicle stick bridges, and others. Students can advance to the state and national level.

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Leader: Mr. Zeunges

SPORTS & GAMES

Gaelic Football

This program is organized and taught by the San Diego Youth Gaelic Athletic Association. Gaelic Football (or Irish Football) is a combination of soccer, Australian rules football and basketball (non- contact). It is a fast, fun game that teaches speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Everyone is welcome (boys and girls) and everyone plays, regardless of skill level. Come join the fun! We hold games on Sundays a few times during the year. No registration fees; only equipment needed are soccer cleats and a mouth guard. For more information: email Mr. Gagevisit www.SDYGAA.com, or call 619- 549-7438. Form/Waiver for this program is available during the Spring Application Window.

  • Mondays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Roosevelt Joint-Use Field, Leader: Mr. Gage of SDYGAA

Roosevelt Running Club – Becoming a Skilled Runner

Students can expect to learn and develop the skills necessary to become efficient and safe runners. Instruction will focus on fundamental skills of strength, power, coordination, flexibility, balance, and agility to improve speed, pace, efficiency, alignment, and stability while learning how to enjoy running and avoid injury. No experience necessary, participation conditions you for other sports.

  • Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Roosevelt Joint-Use Field, Leader: Mr. Hunt (Roosevelt parent and ultra-running enthusiast)

Roosevelt Spirit Squad

Open to both Girls and Boys. Come learn cheers and choreographed dances. The Roosevelt Spirit Squad will promote and uphold school spirit at various after-school events. Participants will learn team-building and communication skills and build up confidence and physical abilities. This is a great opportunity to learn and practice some of the skills necessary for joining a high-school cheer team. All application paperwork must be turned in to participate in try-outs. Final squad roster will be posted after try-outs.

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm*, Leader: TBA

* Day/time subject to change

Strategic Games

Strategic games are beneficial for the development of critical thinking, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. The students will be given the opportunity to learn GO, chess, Life, backgammon, cribbage, checkers, Sorry, Battleship, Monopoly etc. In addition, the students will have the special opportunity to learn the ancient Chinese strategy game Go from a local expert. Students may bring their own strategic games in order to teach other students and compete in tournaments.

  • Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Room TBA, Leaders: Mr. Zeunges and Mr. Terpstra

Middle School Sports (MSPAL)

The YMCA’s Middle School P.L.A.Y. Athletic League (MSPAL) is provided by PrimeTime. Co-ed Flag Football and Girls Volleyball in the Fall, Boys and Girls Basketball in the Winter, and Boys and Girls Soccer in the Spring. Middle schools participating in MSPAL include other PrimeTime programs, and various charter and private schools throughout the county. Practices and games will vary on league transportation needs. Contact the PrimeTime coordinator to find out how to join these activities.

  • Multiple days, 2:30 – 5:00 pm (Includes Snack and Homework Time), On Game Days the end time will vary. Leader: PrimeTime Coach.

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