After School Activities

Kenwood School has a variety of classes after school through out the year. Most classes last one hour and end between 3:00 and 3:15 p.m. Students must have their own transportation home.

On Mondays & Wednesdays, we have Spanish language classes for grades K-5. These classes are taught through the University Language Center which offers language classes in many school in Minneapolis. This is a fee based program. Call the University Language Center 952-224-5600 or visit www.ulanguage.com for more information on the program.

On Tuesdays, there are French language classes for grades K-5. These classes are taught through Alliance Francais. This is a fee based program. Call 612-332-0436 or visit http://www.afmsp.org/ for more information.

Also on Tuesdays this year, we have a 12 week fall session of the Kenwood Chess Club for grades K-5. This club is run by the Twin Cities Chess Club. This is a fee based program. Kids are able to participate at all levels. We will have another 12 week session in the Spring. http://www.twincitieschessclub.com

For 4th & 5th graders we have a GEMS/GISE program on Mondays and Wednesdays.  During the first half of the year we participate in FIRST LEGO League Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic. Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the FLL Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FLL Core Values. Teams may then attend an official tournament, hosted by our FIRST LEGO League Partners. Participants are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen Challenge topic, in addition to solidifying the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles that naturally come from participating in the program. Team members also learn valuable life and employment skills which will benefit them no matter which career path they choose.  The second half of the year is spent on Speed.  This year we will be working with cars.

For 4th & 5th graders we have an Annual School Musical. This year's play is Beauty & The Beast. Students stay after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays until the play performance — in the middle of February.