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Home Alone Safety Class
This class, a must for children 10 – 12 years of age, will help prepare your child to safely stay at home alone when necessary. It seeks to build confidence, independence and provide a toolbox of skills necessary to navigate various situations.
Topics include internet safety, telephone and fire safety, elements of first aid and steps to take in an emergency. Course material is presented in a relaxed and interactive format. Students will learn through role playing, games and acting out emergency situations.
One time class Tuesday, April 11th 9:00am-1:00pm at the Peck Center.
Click here to register for the Home Alone Safety Class!
College Essay Tutoring
This course takes students (current high school juniors) from the inception of the college essay through the final edit. The course begins with a discussion of an effective essay with specific focus on topic, tone, introduction, and narrative detail. Students will attend the first session with other members of the class. After this initial session, students will create their first draft and sign up for office hours with the instructor, Katherine Schoppel, who will spend the final two sessions with the individual student editing the product as needed. If time permits, Ms. Schoppel can work on any supplemental essays that many colleges require.
Ms. Schoppel is an English teacher with 23 years of experience teaching primarily juniors and seniors (the last 21 years have been at Barrington High School). She served as the team leader for the AP literature team before taking over the Academic Learning Center.
The first class will be Thursday, April 27 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Barrington Middle School, Room #1202. The two 1-1 session location and time will be determined between student and teacher. The fee is $250, including a $10 nonrefundable processing fee. Register with the Recreation Office.
For beginners and more experienced players alike, this co-ed class welcomes all skill levels. The play is spirited, but the emphasis is on fun and exercise, and not the final score. The program will provide some practice shuttlecocks (including some nylon shuttlecocks and feather shuttlecocks).
Refer back to this page or contact the office for information and registration for upcoming badminton program opportunities.
Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, much like a whiffle ball, over a net. Pickleball is played on a court that is about a third of the size of a tennis court. It has been described as the fastest growing sport in the nation.
There will be two "Pickleball 101" sessions available spring 2023, one on Tuesday evenings and one on Thursday evenings. Both are held at the Kent Street Courts 5:00pm-6:30pm. Registration opens Friday, March 24th! Space is limited.
Click here to register for TUESDAY evenings.
Click here to register for THURSDAY evenings.
For beginners and more experienced players alike, this co-ed class welcomes all skill levels. The play is spirited, but the emphasis is on fun and exercise, and not the final score. Individual instruction is available on request.
Refer back to this page or contact the office for information and registration for upcoming volleyball program opportunities.