After-School Programs

  • The Hillview PTO works with independent vendors to offer a wide range of engaging after-school programs (ASPs). From language arts to athletics to technology, the programs allow students to explore new interests and challenges. The success of each program is dependent on participation from the Hillview community; ASPs can only be offered if the minimum participation numbers are reached. The PTO will provide scholarships for qualifying students. All scholarship inquiries should be directed to the student's grade level counselor.

     

    Hillview ASP Coordinator

    Tara Carranza Chapman - afterschoolprograms@hillviewpto.org


     

    2022 - 2023

     

    Our program providers are offering a variety of after school options for this school year. Most of our after school programs will be offered through Homeroom our ASP registration and management site.  Where registration is directly through the provider's site and not on Homeroom, it will be linked below.

     

    The Fall season of after school classes begin the week of Sept. 12th and end Dec. 21st with exceptions noted below and in Homeroom. Please continue to check back as additional classes may be added. 

  • Weekday

    Course Description

    Vendor

    Registration

    Class Location

    Time

    Monday

    Coding (Python)

    Starfire

    Starfire ED - Class Registration

    Hillview

    3:10-4:25p

    Wednesday

    Mandarin

    Hwa Shin School

    Homeroom

    Hillview

    2:45-4:30p

    Wednesday

    Writers Workshop

    Omega Teaching

    Homeroom

    TBD

    2:45-3:45p

    Wednesday

    French Club

    France Ecole

    Homeroom

    Hillview

    2:45-3:45p

    Wednesday

    Guitar 2

    J Ace J Music

    Homeroom

    Hillview

    2:45-3:45p

    Thursday

    Guitar 1

    J Ace J Music

    Homeroom

    Hillview

    2:45-3:45p

    Thursday

    Writers Workshop

    Omega Teaching

    Homeroom

    TBD

    2:45-3:45p

    Thursday

    Electrical Engineering

    Starfire

    Starfire ED - Class Registration

    Hillview

    2:35-3:50p

    Thursday

    Chess

    DF_Knights

    Homeroom

    Hillview

    2:45-3:45p

  • Course Descriptions:

    Starfire Education - Python  https://www.starfireed.com

    This is a hands-on, project based class where kids learn to code with Python by solving programming challenges. This class is for students who have some experience coding with visual languages and want to learn Python to build games and apps. Students learn to think like 21st century mathematicians, scientists, engineers, programmers, design thinkers, and artists. Your child will learn-by-doing, through discovery, and by solving interesting, challenging, hands-on problems with professional coaching from fun & inspiring STEAM professionals. Starfire class sizes are small; our student-to-teacher ratio never exceeds eight-to-one. We are so excited to welcome your child to our STEAM learning community!  Register: https://starfireed.secure.force.com/ClassRegistration/



    Omega Teaching  - Writer’s Workshop http://www.omegateaching.com

    Writing Workouts feature short, in-class exercises designed to complement Hillview’s class work.  Seminars will be highly interactive and fun. Students will participate and practice the common criteria needed to write well in any genre: Voice, Audience, Structure and Editing (VASE).

    The class is offered either Wednesday or Thursday with a minimum of 4 students, maximum of 10. Students will have the opportunity to review, discuss and present their writing, including writing for school assignments. No homework.  Join at any time.  Drop-in fees and scholarships available. If you join after the session has started, please contact Omega directly to arrange payments. 

    Registration Wednesday:  https://www.homeroom.com/classes/927?id=14800&hr_sharer=fe49e5b1-aa43-4705-9980-2198ac154885

    Registration Thursday: https://www.homeroom.com/classes/1318?id=14802&hr_sharer=fe49e5b1-aa43-4705-9980-2198ac154885

     

    France Ecole  - French Club https://www.france-ecole.com

    Our ‘French Club’ program is the perfect place for French speaking middle- school aged youth to stimulate and advance their language-learning adventure. We take a unique youth relevant approach to the French language which captures their natural curiosity by focusing on subjects like film, music, famous authors, newspaper articles,  French cuisine as well as the vital role France played in American history. Being a French Club member will not only stimulate the mind but will also enhance the multi-cultural awareness and sensitivity of the youth because we present the language as a lens to view and appreciate the diversity of the major French speaking nations of the world. Come join us this semester! 

    Registration:  https://www.homeroom.com/classes/2424?id=14799&hr_sharer=fe49e5b1-aa43-4705-9980-2198ac154885

     

    J Ace J Music  http://www.jacejmusic.com/

    Acoustic Guitar 1:  This is a fun class for kids to learn how to play acoustic guitar.  Kids will learn about song structure, music theory, strumming, picking, tuning, rhythm and group interaction.  This class is for all skill levels  

    Registration:  https://www.homeroom.com/classes/862?id=14797

     

    Acoustic Guitar 2:  This is a fun class for kids to learn how to play acoustic guitar.  Kids will learn about song structure, music theory, strumming, picking, tuning, rhythm and group interaction.   This class is for the following:  students who were in my Guitar I class at Hillview last year, and other students with at least 1 year of experience playing the guitar.  Registration:  https://www.homeroom.com/classes/862?id=14798

     

    Starfire Education - Electrical Engineering  https://www.starfireed.com

    This is a hands-on, project-based class. Kids learn how electricity works and how it is used in the real world. Kids engage in project-based learning activities where they explore static electricity, voltage, resistance, circuits, batteries

    Students learn to think like 21st century mathematicians, scientists, engineers, programmers, design thinkers, and artists. Your child will learn-by-doing, through discovery, and by solving interesting, challenging, hands-on problems with professional coaching from fun & inspiring STEAM professionals. Starfire class sizes are small; our student-to-teacher ratio never exceeds eight-to-one. We are so excited to welcome your child to our STEAM learning community! Registration: https://starfireed.secure.force.com/ClassRegistration/

     

    DF_Knights Chess - Chess https://www.dfknights.com

    The Fall chess lessons are for 6th to 8th graders.  These complex chess classes have been made simple, yet Instructable for those eager to expand their chess knowledge with an emphasis on confidence-boosting activities.  From beginners up to master level. 10 years of chess teaching experience.

    **Note - This class ends November 17, 2022.

    Registration:  https://www.homeroom.com/classes/6705?id=14796&hr_sharer=fe49e5b1-aa43-4705-9980-2198ac154885

     

    Hwa Shin School - Mandarin. http://hwashinschool.org 

    We introduce students to spoken Mandarin Chinese. We create a fun, engaging atmosphere where students learn Chinese. The purpose of this series is to prepare students for Menlo-Atherton High School Mandarin program. Students can join this program without previous Mandarin experience.  Registration info. coming soon!

     

     

    **New and Coming Soon for Winter Session:  

    Intro to Fly Fishing - Winter 2022

    In this class, students will be introduced to the basics of fly fishing for the beginner. The course is designed to remove any perceived complexities of the sport and focus on what’s most important to get started and have success. The course will cover beginner fly rods, reels & lines, clothing/gear terminology, types of fly fishing, freshwater fish species, the physics of fly casting, and hands-on basic casting and retrieving lessons. 

    Instructors: Peninsula Fly Fishers Club: https://www.peninsulaflyfishers.org/



    Please note:
    The after school programs listed on the Hillview School website are organized and run by vendors that are unaffiliated with Hillview or the Menlo Park City School District. Hillview is not responsible for the content of the vendors' websites or for the conduct of the activities they provide and is not liable for any damages or negative consequences from participation in any of the listed activities.  Although parent volunteers strive to keep the information on this website up-to-date, parents should always contact the vendor for the latest status of the activities as well as meeting dates and times, which may change from time to time. In addition, Hillview Middle School is not responsible for supervising children after the end of the school day. 

    Parents should make their own arrangements for ensuring their children’s arrival and participation in the activity or activities for which they are enrolled.

    Employees and volunteers of Hillview, Hillview PTO, and the Menlo Park City School District are not liable for any errors, omissions, or changes to any of the information or activities listed herein.