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Arts/A la carte Options/Registration
Check out our After School Enrichment Program options for K-5th. The After School Enrichment Program offers Full Time/Extended Day, Early Release Wednesday, and Transition to Activity care. Click Here for more information.
 
Below are the A la carte programs offered and how to register for each of them:

 

Band

6th-12th

$30 registration then $50 monthly

 

Classes begin Thursday, August 16th

Payments start in September

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

4:00-4:30 - Beginner Band- Woodwinds and Percussion

1:40-2:40 - Beginner Band - Brass and Percussion

4:00-4:30 - Beginner Band - Brass and Percussion

4:30-5:15 - Intermediate Band

2:40-3:40 - Beginner Band - Woodwinds

4:30-5:15 - Intermediate Band

 

3:40-5:00 - Individuals

 

 

This course offers small-group and full-band experiences covering the fundamentals of reading music, tone production, and technique for the following instruments:

  • Woodwinds:  flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Brasses: french horn, trumpet, euphonium and tuba
  • Percussion: snare drum, xylophone, and electric bass
 

Students will be divided by ability into three groups:

 

Beginner Band - (for students with no experience and have never played an instrument before) This ensemble will use Essential Elements Book 1 as their textbook. The class will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 4 - 4:30. Performance opportunities will include a Fall Concert, Solo and Ensemble Festival, and Spring Concert.

 

Intermediate Band - (for students who have shown a mastery of Essential Elements Book 1 and at least one year of experience). This ensemble will use Essential Elements Book 2 as their textbook. The class will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 - 5:15. Performance opportunities will include a Fall Concert, Solo and Ensemble Festival, and Spring Concert. Students from this band will be given the opportunity to audition for the Cen-Tex Honor Band or the TMEA All-Region Band.

 

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Click here to fill out the online Band Registration Form
  2. Contact the director, David Cross, for more information, payment instructions and instrument testing at dcross@austin.rr.com

**All students must provide their own instrument and music stand**

To withdraw from Band, please contact Mr. Cross at dcross@austin.rr.com

 

Orchestra

2nd-12th

$25 registration then $225 per semester

 

**There will be a Meet & Greet info session for Beginner Level 1 parents from 3:30-4:30 pm and all other parents from 4:30-5:30 pm on Friday, August 24th in the Primary Music Room. Classes will start Wednesday, August 29th.**

 

Wednesdays

Fridays

1:00-2:00 Beginning Level 2: Grades 3-4

3:30-4:20 Beginning Level 1 Violin: Grades 2-3

2:15-3:15 Intermediate Orchestra (Director's Approval Required)

4:30-5:20 Beginning Level 1 Cello: Grades 2-3

3:30-4:30 Advanced Orchestra (Director's Approval Required)

 

 

Beginning Level 1 (Grades 2-3):

Open to 2nd and 3rd grade students who have never played a stringed instrument. Other grades may be invited if enrollment allows. Classes are capped at 15. Students will learn the fundamentals of playing a string instrument including position, musicianship, and technique. Choose from violin or cello. All students will be responsible for providing an appropriate instrument and accessories. (Enrolled students will receive more details in the Orchestra Handbook)

 

Beginning Level 2 (Grades 3-4):

This class is designed as a continuation of Beginning Level 1. Students will continue to refine posture, build on technique skills, while transitioning into music reading and becoming more independent musicians.

 

Intermediate Orchestra:

Students will explore progressing levels of technique and musicianship. Students will be expected to have mastered the basics of their instrument, show good practice habits and demonstrate sufficient discipline to positively participate in an hour long rehearsal, even when not being directly addressed.  

 

Advanced Orchestra:

Students will explore advancing levels of technique, musicianship, and repertoire. Students will be expected to have mastered the basics of his/her instrument, music-reading skills, rehearsal etiquette, and show good practice habits.

 

PAYMENTS:

    • $25 registration fee to hold your spot, due at enrolling. This is not part of the tuition.
    • Tuition is $225 per semester.
      • Option 1: $225 due prior to first class of the semester.
      • Option 2: Monthly payments due at the first class of each month (equaling $225 total).
  • All payments cash or check.

**Please note that registration is by semester, not by the month.**

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Fill out the 2018-2019 Triple A Online Registration Form
  2. Fill out the 2018-2019 Orchestra Registration Form
  3. Contact the director, Aurora Zenfell for payment instructions and other information at azenfell@gmail.com.

 

To withdraw from Orchestra, please complete the Triple A Withdrawal Form.

To change from Orchestra to another A la Carte program, please first withdraw from the activity your student is leaving.Then notify the Triple A Registrar at  triplea@mwschool.org of the new activity you wish to enroll. There is no need to complete another Registration Form.

Chess

3rd-10th

$120 Fall Session

$130 Spring Session

 

Wednesday mornings 7:00am - 8:00am

 

FALL: 17 one-hour lessons -- August 15, 2018 - December 19, 2018

SPRING: 19 one-hour lessons -- January 9, 2019 - May 22, 2019

 

WHEN/WHERE

  • Class will begin at 7:00 a.m. and end a few minutes before 8:00 a.m. so that primary students can get to their class on time.
  • Middle School students can attend till 8:20.
  • Chess club meetings will be held in the primary cafeteria, which can be accessed through the Courtyard gate that will be open from 6:55 to 7:10 a.m.
 

WHO

  • All third through tenth grade students are eligible to participate.
  • K - 2nd grade students who know how the pieces move are also encouraged to attend.
  • Third through tenth grade students do not have to know how to play chess.
 

BEGINNING OF YEAR

  • In the first two weeks, the class will be divided into groups. The beginning students will be taught how to play, while more advanced students will be given chess challenges and instruction designed to further their growth.  
 

END OF YEAR

  • Students will have learned the rules of chess, basic strategies, tactics, checkmating patterns and good sportsmanship.
  • Students will be prepared to play in USCF-rated chess tournaments.
 

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Email Mr. Gary Gaiffe at ggaiffe@att.net for a 2018-19 Chess Registration Form.
  2. Fees are paid directly to Mr. Gaiffe via cash, check or paypal

**NOTE ABOUT PAYPAL: If using paypal, please note in the comment field "Meridian, Child's name."**



Coding Program

6th-10th

$149 per month

Fridays 4:15pm-5:15pm

 

Registration Ends - August 31, 2018

Program Starts  - September 8, 2018

Program Ends - May 17, 2019

 

As we surround ourselves with technology, learning to code has become a fundamental skill needed for our children to confidently navigate the world they are going to graduate into.

Recognizing this need, Meridian World School and CodeWizardsHQ are partnering to offer a comprehensive coding education program. Due to space/laptop restrictions, enrollment into the program is limited to 24 students on a first come, first serve basis.

 

MONTHLY COST INCLUDES:

  • 4 classes at 1-hour each
  • Code editor software subscription
  • Web hosting & Server space
  • 24/7 instructor email support
  • Weekend instructor live help

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Real World Programming Languages
  • Live Online Class with Friendly Instructors
  • Hands-on Interactive Class
  • Fun Project Based Curriculum
  • Weekly Parent Update on Student Progress
  • Get Certified in 12-Weeks
  • Internship Opportunities
 

CURRICULUM

This is a very structured and comprehensive coding and computer science curriculum that prepares students for college and career success. Students learn HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python & More in 12-week semesters. You can see the full curriculum here http://www.codewizardshq.com/curriculum/.

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Please visit the below link and click on “Enroll My Child” button.

http://www.codewizardshq.com/meridian/

 

**This is a month-to-month program. Cancel anytime with 30-day notice.**

 

PARENT REVIEWS

You can read parent reviews here -

http://www.codewizardshq.com/reviews/

 

CRAYOLA® – World of Design

K-5th

$155 per 8 Week session  

 

Fall Session

September 24 - November 26 (no class 10/8 or 11/19)

 

Mondays 3:30-4:30

 

Take a journey to the farthest reaches of the imagination while learning about the rainforest, Hollywood, Mars, and a futuristic city! Use the design thinking process to solve real-world problems in these different environments.

Experiment with Crayola® products and many art techniques like sculpting, storyboarding, collage, and mixed media. Discover design careers like graphic design, universal design, urban design, and product design.


HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Fill out the 2018-2019 Triple A Online Registration Form
  2. Register directly with IMAGINE ARTS ACADEMY™ online at http://imagineartsacademy.com  or call 512-892-1143.
 

 

FLL Lego Robotics

4th-8th

$350 for the 2018-2019 Season

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays from after school to 5:30pm

 

Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams (up to 6 members, grades 4-8) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field. The team will be capped at 24 members.

 

INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR FLL (4th-8th):

Wednesday, April 18th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the Primary Cafeteria. We will also have a table at Science Saturday on Saturday, April 14th.

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Parents will fill out the Parent Informational Letter and have their students return it to Mr. Zollner in room D-08 from 7:30 to 8:00 am Monday through Friday by hand (do not turn it into the office). Once students hand the Parent Informational Letter to Mr. Zollner, he will hand them a Student Application Packet.
  2. Students will be responsible for filling out the packet and giving two teachers the Teacher Referral Forms (one each).
  3. The Application packet and BOTH Teacher Referral Forms are due to Mr. Zollner by Friday, April 27th.  Late applications and/or Teacher Referral Forms will not be accepted. Please be sure to give teachers enough time to fill out the referral form. Teachers will hand the referral form back to Mr. Zollner, students will not get them back.
 

Parents will be notified if there student qualified for the Meridian Robotics Team by Friday, May 4th before midnight.

 

We will hold our first meetings after school on Tuesday May, 15th and Thursday May, 17th.

 

Please email questions, comments and concerns to legorobotics@mwschool.org

 

FLL Jr. Lego Robotics

K-3rd

$100 for the 2018-2019 Season

 

Meeting days: TBD

 

FIRST LEGO League Jr. gives early elementary school students and their adult Coaches the opportunity to work and create together while they explore science and technology concepts. Teams will complete Lego builds related to this year’s challenge, Aqua Adventure.

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Fill out the digital registration form that will be provided to those who attend the Informational meeting to be announced in early August, 2018.

Please email questions, comments and concerns to  legoroboticsjr@mwschool.org



Mad Science

K-5th

$115 per 6 week session    

 

Session I - January 28 - March 11, 2019

Session II - March 25 - May 6, 2019

 

Mondays 3:30-4:30

The Mad Science approach to science is fun, hands-on, and incorporates the educational standards required by the Texas standardized tests.  There will be two awesome six-week sessions that will include six amazing topics. Join the fun and become a junior “Mad Scientist”.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

-- Step 1: Fill out the 2018-2019 Triple A Online Registration Form

-- Step 2: Register directly with Mad Science online at http://register.madscience.org/austin/ or call 512-892-1143 and pay follow their independent payment process.

 

 

To withdraw from Mad Science, please complete the Triple A Withdrawal Form.

To change from Mad Science to another A la Carte program, please first withdraw from the activity your student is leaving.Then notify the Triple A Registrar at  triplea@mwschool.org of the new activity you wish to enroll. There is no need to complete another Registration Packet.

 

Mandarin Chinese

K-3rd

(students currently in the program can continue enrolling beyond 3rd grade)

 

K-1st grade, Wednesdays 1:00 - 1:50 (one class per week)

  • Fall $210 - August 27th- December 7th, 2018
  • Spring $240 - January 14th - May 10th, 2019

*** Pay for the full school year by August 15th, 2018 for a discounted price of $395 ***


2nd-3rd grade (and alumni of this program in higher grades), Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 - 4:20  (two classes per week)

  • Fall $420 - August 27th - December 7th, 2018
  • Spring $480 - January 14th - May 10th, 2018

*** Pay for the full school year by August 15th, 2018 for a discounted price of $795 ***


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE - Please email languages.fliec@gmail.com for information.  


FLIEC Mandarin Chinese has been designed by a Chinese-language professor with twenty years of experience teaching foreign languages at college level by adapting the most current foreign language acquisition research and methodology to K-12 education needs. This immersion-style program will allow your child to begin the process of learning how to speak, understand and write Mandarin Chinese using some of the most effective and fun ways to acquire a language: songs and games, task-based learning, total physical response, storytelling and performance, and practical role-play activities geared to developing both linguistic and cultural proficiency.

 

In the first semester of Beginning Mandarin Chinese, children learn how to greet and introduce themselves in Chinese, how to talk about themselves (grade in school, subjects they like, hobbies, likes and dislikes) and how to describe their families members and friends.

 

In the second semester of Beginning Mandarin Chinese children reinforce the basic language skills acquired the first semester, and learn to perform a variety of survival tasks such as making new friends, buying things, or ordering food.

 

**FLIEC plans on adding grades every year so as to serve the needs of your child up to high-school and AP Mandarin Chinese test preparation.**

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Fill out the 2018-2019 Triple A Online Registration Form
  2. Enroll in the FLIEC website and choose payment form at: http://fliec.com/pages/enroll/


Martial Arts

2nd-12th

$100 registration then $100 monthly

NOW FULL / Waiting List Only

 

*Enrollment processed based on availability

                        

August 2018 - May 2019 (2 classes per week)

2nd-5th grade students / Session 1

  • Wednesday 1:00-1:45
  • Friday 3:30-4:15

6th-12th grade students / Session 2

  • Wednesday 2:00-2:45
  • Friday 4:30-5:15

The Shaolin Do Kung Fu and Tai Chi mission is to foster self-improvement and personal development through focused training in the martial arts. They promote physical fitness and positive social interaction in a courteous and fun atmosphere. The guiding principles of their mission in the program are Self-Defense, Self-Confidence, Self-Discipline, and Health. Each class is geared toward advancement in their 4 guiding principles through fun and energetic training in martial arts techniques and mental training activities. Classes begin with a warm-up, followed by group class review, then training of new techniques including time for individual practice and questions, and finally ending class by bringing students together with another group activity. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in their child’s martial arts experience. Each student will have access to advancement material via the Shaolin Do Training Manual given to each student during their first class. Additionally, students are required to practice outside of class in order to qualify for rank advancement exams. Homework practice sheets will be given to all students. In an effort to challenge students to reach their maximum potential, they will have monthly achievement challenges. Although these challenges are optional, all students are highly encouraged to participate. Students will receive special recognition for successfully completing these challenges.

 

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES:

  • Uniform
  • Shaolin-Do Training Manual
  • Group training equipment

 

MONTHLY FEE INCLUDES:

  • Class session
  • Exam fees
  • Belts
  • Meet and greet with Grandmaster Sin Kwang The

 

**You will receive your monthly emailed invoice 20 days before they are due.

Online monthly payments start August 1, 2018 and will be due on the 1st of each month.**

 

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Fill out the 2018-2019 Triple A Online Registration Form
  2. Look for an email confirmation
  3. Pay the emailed registration fee
  4. If needed, contact the instructor, Master Lenard Swain, for more information at sifuswain@gmail.com

 

 

To withdraw from Martial Arts, please complete the Triple A Withdrawal Form.

To change from Martial Arts to another A la Carte program, please first withdraw from the activity your student is leaving.Then notify the Triple A Registrar at  triplea@mwschool.org of the new activity you wish to enroll. There is no need to complete another Registration Form.

 

National Geographic Bee

4th-8th

$50

Meetings Days: Last Friday (we have school) of the month, from after school to 5:30pm

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Fill out the digital registration link that will be provided to those who attend the Informational meeting on August 15th, 2018 in the Primary Cafeteria at 6:00 pm or return a printed flyer received at Meet the Teacher.

Please email questions, comments and concerns to geographybee@mwschool.org