After School Programs

2020-2021 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS:

Winter/Spring After School Clubs will be held remotely via Zoom. Clubs are open to all students, both in-person and remote learners. We have adjusted the start time of the Clubs to allow for in-person learners to travel home.  Clubs will not meet on days when school is closed (see below for specific dates). There is a $100 registration fee per family, per club.

Questions? Contact Mandy Walden at: mwalden@theratnerschool.org or 216-464-0033 x1125

MONDAYS: 1/11 - 4/26 (No club 1/18, 2/15, 3/29, 4/5)
"In Kahoots" with Mr. P
4:15 - 5:00pm
Open to Grades 4 - 8
Hey there, Kahooters! It’s Mr. P, and I am extremely excited to start off this year with the announcement of a brand-spanking new after school club at Ratner. Each week, we will get together on Zoom and play trivia games on Kahoot. You will be able to compete against everyone else answering questions in a variety of categories: music, TV shows, movies, sports, video games, history ... you name it! The great part is that I can tailor-make games just for our own purposes, and we will also have the opportunity to play any Kahoot games that you create for the rest of us (including me). I will show you how to add images to questions, control the timers, and adjust the point scoring for your game to make it more challenging and exciting! Also, just you know, Coach Dom and I are going to be helping out each other on occasion with the “trivia” clubs (he hosts Academic Challenge), so we might have some appearances from him as well. I hope you sign up to be “in Kahoots” with me because I am really jazzed up for it!!
 
TUESDAYS: 1/12 - 5/25 (No Club 3/30)
"Classademic Challenge" with Coach Dom and Bekah McClelland
5:00 - 6:00pm
Open to Grades 5 & 6
Love Jeopardy, Trivial Pursuit, Percy Jackson, or just have a thirst for knowledge?  This is the club for you! “Classademic” Challenge is a combination of both Classics Club and Academic Challenge, which are offered at the Middle School level. This club offers students a valuable chance to engage in extracurricular learning opportunities in a team-setting for a variety of subjects. There will be a particular focus, however, on Ancient Mythology and History. We will collaborate on projects throughout the school year to enhance this learning experience. Being a part of this club means you’ll also be part of the Academic Challenge team, which will possibly compete in tournaments on select Saturdays throughout the school year depending on CDC/ local guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. For extra practice, you can also register for Mr. P’s Kahoot Club on Mondays.
 
Academic Challenge with Coach Dom and Bekah McClelland
6:00 - 7:00pm
Open to Grades 7 & 8
Academic Challenge offers students a valuable chance to engage in extracurricular learning opportunities in a variety of subjects in a team-setting. Key subjects include: Art, Science, Math, Geography, Literature, Film, Sports, Modern American and Ancient History, Pop Culture, and Music. We will utilize quiz sites such as Sporcle, Kahoot! and others to supplement our learning experience. The Academic Challenge team will possibly compete in 4-6 tournaments on Saturdays throughout the school year depending on CDC/local guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. For extra practice, you can also register for Mr. P’s Kahoot Club on Mondays.
 
FRIDAYS: 1/15 - 5/29 (No club 2/12, 3/12, 4/2, 5/14)
Classics Club with Coach Dom
4:15 - 5:45pm
Open to Grades 7 & 8
Classics is the perfect club for the “Renaissance” student who is interested in a wide variety of subjects and how they truly are related! Any Middle School student who is interested in learning more about Ancient Greco-Roman Mythology, Ancient History, Archaeology, Ancient Literature, Architecture, and Language will enjoy this club. We will engage in different projects throughout the school year, such as recreating board games or writing comic books, to better understand ancient themes. We will also delve into lessons concerning how we, especially Americans, are today influenced by ancient civilizations while gaining a rudimentary understanding of both the Latin and Ancient Greek language. Knowledge gained in this club will serve you well on high school entrance exams, in high school classes, and even throughout your life!