Educational Enrichment

Rockwall ISD Educational EnrichmentRockwall ISD offers a variety of after school educational enrichment classes for all 13 elementary campuses.  We partner with selected vendors who have been screened by a selection committee to bring Rockwall ISD students top quality after school programming in variety of areas from fine arts to STEM.

  • Art’s A Blast
  • Drama Kids
  • Español
  • Planet Kidz
  • the CORE

Art’s A Blast

Picture1Art’s A Blast is a quality art program designed for our elementary school children to “grow” their art skills.

We have created a curriculum where the students work with quality materials (acrylic paint, canvases, mixed media and 3-D materials).  We are working to teach them art skills and we’ll sneak in some art history, while they master the art elements and principles of design.

Looking for an upbeat, fun, learning experience for your little artist?  They’ll enjoy the teachings of experienced art teachers and have finished masterpieces of their very own.  For more information visit http://artsablast.com/ .

 Drama Kids

drama-kidsReady – Set – Action! The Drama Kids program provides a creative drama education
while developing students’ speaking skills, confidence, and acting abilities.

This wonderfully fun, fast paced program provides imaginative learning experiences by using new creative lessons that are proven to be both fun and highly developmental. Program culminates in a Spring performance on stage! Additional and evening classes are also available. Make your child a star today! To register or find out more information, check-out:  http://dramakids.com/tx3/.

Espanol

espanolRockwall ISD is piloting beginner Spanish classes at selected Elementary campuses.  Come join the fun of learning another language. Classes will begin the week of September 6, 2016 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Research reports that: “The power to learn a language is so great in the young child that it doesn’t seem to matter how many languages you seem to throw their way….They can learn as many spoken languages as you can allow them to hear systematically and regularly at the same time. Children just have this capacity. Their brain is ripe to do this…there doesn’t seem to be any detriment to….develop[ing] several languages at the same time” according to Dr. Susan Curtiss, UCLA Linguistics professor. (Curtain & Dahlberg 2004)

Session One:  September 6   3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Amy Parks, Hartman  & Shannon  – Tuesdays

Nebbie & Rochell – Fridays

If your campus is not listed, please choose from the closest available campus.  Parents must provide transportation. We plan to add more Espanol classes at other campuses in the near future.  Second session registration for Spring 2017 will begin in December.  Students are welcome to join at any time during the session.  Payment will be prorated based on the start date. Please return the linked form below to rock@rockwallisd.org. State in your email what date you would like your child to start.

Please register by clicking the following link ESPANOL

Planet Kidz

 

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Enjoy a kidz night out and parents night off with Planet Kidz! We are a fun, safe, and professionally supervised youth program with over 25 years of experience in child / youth entertainment! Every Planet Kidz event is full of coordinated activities to keep children engaged and entertained. While you’re out to dinner or shopping, your kids are with us playing dodgeball, dancing the night away, making cool crafts, getting their face painted and hanging out with friends! Children are closely monitored by our staff. All staff are background checked. There is also an off-duty uniformed Police Officer on duty at every event.

Our events run throughout the school year on Friday evenings from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Admission is only $12 per child and concessions are available. For more information, please visit our website at https://planetkidz.org!

Planet Kidz offers 2 convienent programs within the Rockwall area – Grace Hartman Elementary and Ouida Springer Elementary.  Hartman Planet Kidz is all elementary Schools north of I-30.  Springer Planet Kidz is all elementary schools south of I-30.

Please check out our September flyers for each campus.

Hartman PK   Serving Cullins, Dobbs, Hartman, Hays, Nebbie, Reinhardt, and Stevenson.

Springer PK  Serving Amy Parks, Jones, Pullen, Rochell, Shannon, and Springer.

 

the CORE

STEM Troopers poweredStem Troopers Small by the CORE™ is partnering with the Rockwall ISD
Educational Enrichment (E2) Program to feature 24 STEM-focused sessions which will be held after school, on campus, throughout the school year.  Participants in grades 3 – 6 will explore exciting topics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through fun hands-on projects and collaborative discovery.  The STEM Troopers program is powered by the CORE™, a STEM enrichment facility headquartered right here in Rockwall.  STEM Troopers are led by RISD elementary faculty who have been contracted as facilitators by the CORE™.

 

Some of the STEM Trooper Adventures:

  • Circuits and Electricity
  • Programming and Coding
  • Aeronautics
  • Graphics and Design
  • Interactive Maps and Map Data
  • Virtual Reality
  • Structures and Building
  • The world of 3D

REGISTER AND PAY TODAY at theCORErockwall.com

 

Campus                                   Day

Celia Hays                              Monday

Springer                                  Monday

Reinhardt                                Monday

Nebbie Williams                     Tuesday

Pullen                                     Wednesday

Amy Parks – Heath               Friday