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Please note: Availability in most programs is limited and enrollment is based on a weighted ranking priority system. We reserve the right to cancel a program at any time due to low student enrollment.


Art Studio

  • September 26 – December 16, 2022
  • Fridays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Ms. Vinnard

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the calm environment, where we will listen to music as we explore many different artistic media. These will include colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolors, markers, Sharpies, pastels, acrylic paints, collage, and others. We will also view art technique instructional videos to learn more about how to create flowers, landscapes, and other types of scenes.

Contemporary Art & Culture

  • September 26 – December 16, 2022
  • Tuesdays, 3:25-4:25pm
  • Leader: Ms. Barbara Smith

What is Art with a capital A? Art is everywhere, and in this club, we will look for inspiration in contemporary culture and society, the RMS campus, and within ourselves! Art projects will be varied and allow for student choice. Students will learn about a variety of artists and movements that are impacting the Art world today. We will also explore some of the more nontraditional ways to make art such as activist art, conceptual art, and public art, just to name a few. You do not need to be a “skilled artist” to join this club, but you do need to have an open mind and a desire to create! Students are encouraged to bring any of their preferred art supplies if they’d like, but additional supplies will be provided.


Cosplay Club with Diversionary Theatre

  • September 26 – December 16, 2022 
  • Wednesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

Cosplaying is all about diving deep into your character while putting your spin on their iconic look. Think outside the box and you’ll find that there’s many different tools you can use to create iconic Cosplay looks and characters. Come learn some closet Cosplay tips, how to take your Cosplay to the next level with an element of performance, and have a great time with Cosplayer Influencer Andréa Agosto, known on TikTok as andreariquena (with over 153,000 followers)!

Creative Photography with MOPA

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.

Latin Dance/ Hip Hop

  • September 26 – December 16, 2022
  • Wednesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leaders: Cybele Peña and Hirari Watanabe

We are proud to provide high quality dance instruction that promotes social emotional growth, mental and physical wellness, and offers an opportunity for students to learn more about the world and themselves through dance. These classes are taught by highly sought after veteran teachers with over twenty years of experience working in public schools. Our vision is that the dance classes and performance opportunities will help to create community within the school and give students something to be proud of.

Improv with Diversionary Theatre

  • September 26 – December 16, 2022
  • Tuesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm

Come one, come all, and let’s make some comedy! In this club students will learn the core fundamentals and principles of improv, focusing on various games and exercises that will improve their ability to listen actively, make strong, bold, committed choices, and become a more generous stage partner.

Mural Club

  • September 26 – December 16, 2022
  • Wednesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Mr. Mosler

As an informed, intelligent and inquisitive student, you strive to make sense of the world around you. You know and understand that today’s issues and concerns are quite certainly tomorrow’s issues and concerns. Why not express your activist thoughts and beliefs through ART! Specifically, you’ll learn to express yourself through mural art.

We will spend the first weeks examining the contextual history of socially relevant murals. In the process you will gain a knowledgeable appreciation for the history and role mural art has played in helping people express themselves creatively.

Later on, we will collaboratively sketch out potential mural ideas with the goal of actually painting another campus mural as a club.

Several weeks later, a muralist will come to Roosevelt and guide us through the mural-making process, from beginning to end. Then, voila – Roosevelt will have a new mural!

Roosevelt Theatre Company (RTC)

  • September 26 – December 16, 2022
  • Thursdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm.
  • Leader: Ms. Pauline Treviño (RooFriends Volunteer).

Roosevelt MS Theatre Company members will explore creativity by playing theatre games, developing characters, collaborating on choreography, making music, writing skits, learning what happens backstage … and more!  We will also be preparing students to audition for the Spring Musical. At the end of this session, RTC will put on a Variety Show for RTC Family & Friends!! RMS Students interested in the performing arts are also encouraged to sign-up for the Dance Club (Latin/ Hip Hop) and Diversionary TheatreImprov & Cosplay.



Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) 

  • September 26 – December 16, 2022
  • Wednesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Mr. Barrios

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. In past years, GSA club has also been involved in our school activities, as well as 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 at any time.



  • September 26 – December 16, 2022
  • Mondays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Dig Down Deep, Ms. Mindy

Come get your hands dirty and gain an appreciation for how to create a sustainable environment. Between our raised beds, the greenhouse and our budding orchard. We are so fortunate to have a living laboratory to demonstrate to our community how, through eco-friendly low input methods to the Roosevelt community for sustainable food production, home energy conservation, reduced global footprint, healthy food for students, and opportunities for participating in the emerging green, local economy. Club will enjoy garden inspired snacks and do monthly (as food is available) farm stands. There will also be opportunities to help do outreach with garden produce at school events. 

Girls in Science with the San Diego Zoo

  • September 26 – December 16, 2022
  • Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm (1.5 hours / class)
  • Leaders: Ms. Reilly and San Diego Zoo Staff
  • Girls in Science Application (mandatory)

The Girls in Science program is a partnership with the San Diego Zoo and participants will make regular trips to the Zoo. Members learn about topics such as habitat conservation, ecosystems, and animal life cycles from women working in various capacities at the Zoo.

All applicants must complete and submit a separate Girls in Science application in addition to the After-School Enrichment Activities online form. Places in the class will only be awarded to students who have completed both the online ASE application and completed the separate Girls in Science application. This is a year-long program, Fall – Spring.


Strategic Games

  • September 26 – December 16, 2022
  • Thursdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Mr. Runyan

Strategic games are beneficial for the development of critical thinking, creative thinking, strategic thinking, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. The students will be given the opportunity to learn chess, checkers, card games, Risk, Dungeons and Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokémon, backgammon, cribbage, Battleship, Monopoly etc. In addition, students may bring their own strategic games in order to teach other students and compete in tournaments. Please come prepared to learn strategic games and have fun!

AfterSchool Enrichment (ASE) is made possible with the collaboration of:



2 replies on “ASE Program Descriptions

    1. Hi Cynthia, we are currently recruiting a new ASE committee. They will put together the programming for this year. We have relationships with the instructors and organizations on our site, so we hope to be able to provide the same options.

      If you or someone you know is interested in joining the ASE committee please email us at info@roofriends.org.


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