After School Program
Sacred Heart is open after school for all sorts of fun, academic and personal enrichment. From beginning acoustic guitar lessons, voice lessons and book clubs to mad science, After School offers a variety of courses.
Fall Session I: September 10 - October 19
Registration opens on August 1 and closes September 4
Fall Session II: October 22 - December 7
Registration opens on October 1 and closes October 15
Holiday Session: December 10 - December 14
After School Class Registration is now OPEN!
To download a copy of the class booklet, click here.
To register, click the Ultra Camp icon in the upper right-hand corner.
If you’ve previously registered for hot lunch, bus service, or athletics, you do not need to create a new UltraCamp login to register for After School classes.
Remember, you are registered only if you receive confirmation of your class schedule.
**Late Registrations will not be accepted**
AFTER SCHOOL CLASS KEY DATES
Registration Ends and financial assistance requests due – September 4 (Parents will be notified by September 6)
Payments and re-registration for families with cancelled classes due – September 7
Fall Session I Begins – September 10
Fall Session I Ends – October 19
Contact Brenda Asare, Coordinator, Specialized After School Class Program
- Debate Team
- Sacred Heart Band - Instrument Fitting
- Music Lessons
- Science Olympiads
- Math Club
- Test Prep
Debate is an academically rigorous competition for Middle School Academy and Hardey students. The debate season runs from mid-October through the championship tournament in mid- April
Please check back for the 2018-2019 meeting dates.
2018-2019 Illinois Middle School Debate Tournament Schedule
|Tournament One||Tournament Four|
|Sacred Heart School||Saturday, February 9|
|Saturday, October 27||8am - 4:30pm|
|8am - 4pm||Location: TBD|
|Tournament Two||Tournament Five|
|Saturday, December 8||Illinois Middle School Debate League Championship|
|8am - 4pm||Nichols Middle School|
|Location: TBD||800 Greenleaf Street|
|Evanston, IL 60202|
|Saturday, March 16|
|Tournament Three||8am - 5:30pm|
|De La Salle Institute|
|3434 S. Michigan Avenue|
|Chicago, IL 60616||Tournament Six|
|Saturday, January 19||Illinois State Middle School Debate Championship|
|8am - 4:30pm||Saturday, April 6|
|8am - 4:30pm|
Band (Grades 3-8)
Students new to band: We invite new students to band to join. There is an instrument fitting session offered to each interested child starting mid-September. There are weekly group lessons by section one morning before school (7:40-8:20 am), periodic ensemble rehearsals are held on Friday mornings with returning band members and a spring performance. Instruments include brass, wind and percussion.
Returning band members: Rehearsal start date TBD
Weekly rehearsals on Friday mornings from 7:30-8:15 am. Performances are scheduled throughout the year.
Choir (Grades 3-8)
All students in 3rd - 8th grade are invited to participate in the Sacred Heart Liturgical Choir. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays in the chapel. Members will meet immediately after school until 4:30pm Start date will be announced early September. Ms. Becker leads the choir during school liturgies.
Glee Club (Grades 6-8)
Sacred Heart Glee Club, under the direction of Justin Nixon, Middle School Music Teacher, is open to new and returning students in grades 6-8. Practice is held on Wednesday mornings, starting September 19 from 7:20am-8:15am in the chapel. The Glee Club performs at various on and off-campus gatherings throughout the year.
Daniel Gomez offers private guitar lessons to beginner through intermediate levels. Students will meet for 30 or 45 minute lessons on Tuesdays - Thursdays 3:30pm-5:30pm and Fridays 2:30pm-5:30pm. Beginners will learn the essential open chords and basic strumming patterns, as well as note-reading to build a foundation for music. For those who have previous experience, they will elevate their guitar playing by learning barre chords, basic lead guitar techniques, continued note-reading, finger style guitar, creative songwriting and more.
Mr. Gomez has earned a Bachelor degree in Music Guitar Performance from Northeastern University and a Masters degree in Music Guitar Performance from DePaul University.
Private Piano Lessons (Suzuki Method) are offered weekly to students in grades K-8 from 3:30-5:45 pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Lessons are taught by Mrs. Camille Witos, a faculty member of the Music Institute of Chicago. Note: The Suzuki Method of teaching requires a parent to be present at the child's lessons and receive training as a practice partner to the child.
Private Voice Lessons, taught by Mr. Alex Makris, are offered weekly (Monday -Thursday) to students grades 1-5. Students meet for 30 minutes between 3:30-6 pm. Monday - Thursday.
On the day of rehearsal for Choir, Guitar, Piano, or Voice Lessons, students should go to After School and wait for for their Instructor (After School starts in the cafeteria and proceeds to the Sheridan Road Playground (K-5) or Interior Playground (6-8). Dismissal will be on Sheridan Road. IF arriving after dismissal time, please proceed to the Portry.
Science Olympiads is a team activity for students in grades 6–8 to learn skills covering 23 events involving Engineering, problem-solving, experimentation and research. Students may participate in 2 or more events. The first meeting will be held in early October. Everyone is welcome to participate.
In October, a local competition will be held to select the Olympiad team. Starting in November, only the team will meet to train for the Regional and State Competitions.
All students interested in trying out will be expected to:
- Attend three days of event demonstrations held after school.
- Study a prep packet which will be handed out at the event demonstrations.
- Participate in individual and group testing.
Wednesday afternoons after school are tentatively scheduled as the meeting day (3:30-5pm.). Some morning before-school practices will also be scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules. There will be a couple of Saturdays in the fall that students will need to be present.
Parents of team members will be expected to actively participate as coaches and assistants.
There are two event competitions which include Regional, held in March, and State, held in April.
Math Club has been extended to students in grades 4-8 and meets before school starting mid-September until mid- April . Students will increase their knowledge and understanding of algebra concepts in preparation for various Chicago-area Math competitions and Academic Bowls, including the Fenwick High School's Junior High Math Contest and the American Mathematics Competition
Math Club starts Thursday, September 20, 2018 ( 7:30-8:15 am) held in Mr. Gusaas's classroom #147
Advisor - Mr. David Gusaas, Middle School Math Teacher
Math Coaches - Margot DiMuzio, Assistant Athletic Director & Student Life Coordinator; Marie Regala, Teaching Assistant (A2a)
If you would like to join, please attend the first meeting.
Test Prep for 8th graders will be offered twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:40-4:40pm
The class book to used is The Princeton Review: Cracking the SSAT & the ISEE. The cost of the book will be included in the registration fee. This class is specifically designed for 8th grade students who are preparing to take high school entrance exams. Students are expected to attend class both daysl
Register via Ultra Camp website (August 1 - September 21)
Test Prep 2018 Schedule
|Week 1:||Tuesday, October 2||Thursday, October 4|
|Week 2:||------------------------||Thursday, October 11|
|Week 3:||Tuesday, October 16||Thursday, October 18|
|Week 4:||Tuesday, October 23||Thursday, October 25|
|Week 5:||Tuesday, October 30||Thursday, November 1|
|Week 6:||Tuesday, November 6||Thursday, November 8|
|Week 7:||Tuesday, November 13||Thursday, November 15|
|Week 8:||Tuesday, November 20||-------------------------------|
|HSPT Entrance Exam - Saturday, December 1|