Fall Bulldog 360 @ SSESH

Bulldog 360 is supplemental learning, vibrant classes, and fun community building — all happening after school hours. Courses will be taught in person, on campus.

  • Registration: August 23 at noon – September 6 at noon
  • Fall Start: week of September 12
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • No Bulldog 360 during school holidays, conferences, and in-service dates.
  • All registration is first come, first served.
  • Refunds will be issued after the first class only.

Scroll down for more information on our dynamic offerings. Course information is provided in alphabetical order.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to our Bulldog 360 Coordinator, Ms. Liz Newchurch at lnewchurch@ssesh.org

Joy of Art is an open-ended art experience in which our youngest learners are in control of their creations. 

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Combined Levels

3 – 15 students per class

Chapel Choir w/ Ms. Grace Sung

1st – 6th Grade

3:45 – 4:30 pm

$250 

Montessori Model UN w/ Ms. Celia Hughes

3rd – 8th Grade

3:45 – 4:30 pm

Please note this course is a year-long commitment.

1st Semester – $250 + $600 MMUN fee*

2nd Semester – $250 (fundraising opportunities available)

*3rd graders will not pay the MMUN fee (see info below)

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Photo Moto w/ Ms. Sasha Dela

1st – 6th Grade

3:45 – 4:30 pm

$250 + $60 materials fee

Film Club w/ Ms. Anita Long and Mr. Stefan Blozinski

3rd – 8th Grade

3:45 – 4:30 pm

$250

 

 

Orientation

3 – 8 students per class

Joy of Art w/ Ms. Erika Ramirez

3:00 – 3:30 pm

$200 + $20 materials fee

Primary

3 – 12 students per class

Soccer Club w/ Coach Tony Tran

3:00 – 3:30 pm

$200

Art Exploration w/ Ms. Alyssa Brown

3:00 – 3:45 pm

$250 + $50 materials fee

Creative Dance w/ Ms. Jaquel Charlesworth

3:00 – 3:30 pm

$200 + $20 materials fee

Karate w/ Sensei Anthony Tupper

3:00 – 3:30 pm

$200

Lower El

3 – 15 students per class

da Vinci Lab w/ Mr. Charlie Larrabee

3:45 – 5:30 pm

$350 – 1 day / week

$540 – 2 days / week

After Care students enjoy a 50% discount on DVL.

da Vinci Lab w/ Mr. Charlie Larrabee

3:45 – 5:30 pm

$350 – 1 day / week

$540 – 2 days / week

After Care students enjoy a 50% discount on DVL.

Fiber Arts w/ Mr. JR Porter

3:45 – 4:30 pm

$250 + $50 materials fee

Karate w/ Sensei Anthony Tupper

3:45 – 4:30 pm

$250

Upper El & Middle Years

3 – 15 students per class

 

 

 

da Vinci Lab w/ Mr. Charlie Larrabee

3:45 – 5:30 pm

$350 – 1 day / week

$540 – 2 days / week

After Care students enjoy a 50% discount on DVL.

Bilingual Cooking Club w/ Ms. Gissela Nader

3:45 – 4:30 pm

$250 + $75 materials fee

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da Vinci Lab w/ Mr. Charlie Larrabee

3:45 – 5:30 pm

$350 – 1 day / week

$540 – 2 days / week

After Care students enjoy a 50% discount on DVL.

Individual Lessons Kindergarten – 8th

1 student per class

Private Piano Lessons w/ Ms. Grace Sung and Associates

30 minutes

3:15 – 3:45 pm
4:00 – 4:30 pm
4:45 – 5:15 pm

$500 per semester + $25 materials fee

Private Piano Lessons w/ Ms. Grace Sung and Associates

30 minutes

3:15 – 3:45 pm
4:00 – 4:30 pm
4:45 – 5:15 pm

$500 per semester + $25 materials fee

Private Piano Lessons w/ Ms. Grace Sung and Associates

30 minutes

3:15 – 3:45 pm
4:00 – 4:30 pm
4:45 – 5:15 pm

$500 per semester + $25 materials fee

Course Descriptions

Art Exploration

Primary Art Exploration is making a return to Bulldog 360 this Fall with new projects! Primary students will make their own masterpieces inspired by art from around the world. We will explore the artwork of Andy Warhol, Joan Miro, Frida Kahlo, Sonia Delaunay, Yayoi Kusama, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, and Georgia O’Keefe. Students will work with different art mediums and skills that include painting, drawing, sculpture, watercolor, collaging, oil pastels, cutting, gluing, and more! All masterpieces will be sent home and make great gifts and decor. We are so excited for the students to make art, experiment, and express themselves creatively!

**Art-friendly clothes are recommended. Smocks will be worn for the duration of class.**

Course Instructor: Alyssa Brown, Primary 2 Lead Teacher

Bilingual Cooking Club

In the Bilingual Cooking Club, students will learn an important life skill, regardless of their previous knowledge of cooking. Children will understand the importance of a balanced and healthy diet. They will also learn manual skills such as cutting, kneading, measuring, and mixing. They will learn to be responsible by following guidelines and carefully using kitchen utensils and appliances. They will stimulate their senses by tasting, smelling, touching, and seeing different foods. In addition, students will reinforce their Spanish language skills in each class with hands-on experiences and will strengthen their social skills. The materials fee will cover everything they need (kitchen apron, utensils, and ingredients).

Course Instructor: Gissela Nader, Spanish Teacher

Chapel Choir

Through choral singing and instrumental playing, children will not only develop their musical skills but also refine their social skills and self-expression. In addition to singing, Chapel Choir will also play hand chimes and percussion instruments to provide beautiful music for our chapel services. We rehearse on Mondays and perform during the All School Chapel services. This is a great opportunity for 1st through 6th grade students.

Course Instructor: Grace Sung, Music Teacher

Creative Dance

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”

–Voltaire

This class will introduce the child to the joy and excitement of dance. The class will focus on basic concepts such as balance, strength, flexibility, and body awareness. All activities are designed to allow the child to express their feelings, interact with their environment, and work with others to bring favorite stories to life. Creative Dance will start with a teacher-directed warm-up, followed by the introduction of the reading inspiration. The teacher will then softly direct the child to create movement based on their questions and feelings. The dancers will be guided to explore their ideas through a range of movements and space. The dancers will be introduced to space, patterns, and rhythm through the process. The child will take the newly-learned skill and create their own dance. The class will end with a creative procession of what brought the most joy to the child.

Course Instructor: Jaquel Charlesworth, Professional Ballerina with the Houston Ballet (retired)

da Vinci Lab

Semester 1 (5 weeks per topic): (1) Wood Shop – Students will practice taking measurements and making drawings.  We will learn about cutting and fastening, as well as finishing wood. (2) Electronics – Students will explore motors, circuits, wearables, sensors, and coding.

Semester 2 (5 weeks per topic): (1) Sewing / Ceramics – Students will learn about fabric design, cutting, and stitching.  In Ceramics, they will learn construction and finishing methods. (2) 3D Design – Students will explore 3-D scanning, Mesh Mixer, and TinkerCad.  They will learn how to slice their models and how to make good designs for 3D printing.

Course Instructor: Charles Larrabee, Lab Guru, da Vinci Lab for Creative Arts & Sciences

Fiber Arts

The Bulldog 360 fiber arts program will introduce lower elementary students to a variety of fiber crafts and art projects. These projects include spinning, braiding, leatherwork, weaving, fiber dying and quilting. They will be given the opportunity to select from a variety of projects that will meet their individual interests and will allow for self expression through creativity.  Students will also learn about the history and origins of the use of natural fibers to satisfy the basic human need for clothing and adornment.

Course Instructor: JR Porter

Film Club

Teams will be formed to write, film, and edit their own films for the end-of-session film fest! Following the 5-part filmmaking model, we work on storytelling and structure in the beginning and work our way through camera operation, sound, lighting, and editing. For those familiar with the summer film camp, it will be a similar experience, but with more time, which means we can make even more films! Each day will start with a snack session and check-in while we plan our time, after which we will break into teams.  

Course Instructors: Anita Long and Stefan Blozinski, Long Films

Joy of Art

The class explores the art process. It is a self-directed class with minimal direction from the teacher. Instead, the child is free to choose what to do with the materials presented to them. It is an open-ended art experience in which the child is in control of their creation. Engaging children in the art process encourages experimentation and imaginative thinking and motivates children to question and seek answers. Through trial and error, students learn to embrace making mistakes as part of the learning process. They gain the confidence to develop their ideas and express themselves. Children learn to think creatively and independently of others and develop critical thinking skills.

Course Instructor: Erika Ramirez, Orientation 2 Teacher Assistant

Karate

Classes begin with an age-appropriate class discussion (called a “Mat Chat”) about a variety of topics such as respect, courtesy, discipline, courage, integrity, responsibility and kindness. Then, we focus on building flexibility, strength and endurance as we teach and cover a mix of striking, kicking, Kata, self-defense scenario training and sparring application. Students will earn belts in class and can progress to Black Belt, and beyond. 

Course Instructor: Sensei Anthony Tupper, Master Martial Arts Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Coach, Tupper Martial Arts Academy (www.tuppermartialarts.com)

Sensei Anthony Tupper began training in martial arts, under Sensei Rick Short, in 1998 to find confidence and learn how to deal with school bullying. He has over 18 years experience teaching children about self-defense and life. Currently, he is a 5th Degree Black Belt as well as a certified personal trainer, kickboxing instructor and fitness coach. 

Montessori Model UN

Montessori Model United Nations is a year-long experience through which students interact globally to create solutions to real-world issues using the format of the United Nations. Students have the opportunity to interact with peers from many different countries and cultures of the world as they come together virtually to discuss issues facing them as global citizens. MMUN is a great way to enhance your child’s academic experience as it relates to geography, social studies, language arts, and much more. MUNN fosters a global perspective and supports our Montessori pedagogy of peace education in a very tangible way. Our SSESH MMUN team will research and represent a country in a culminating Model UN virtual experience in May.

Please note this course is a year-long commitment. Students must be available on the following dates for the MMUN virtual conference: April 28-30 and May 6-8.

Third graders are invited to participate in the course and will partner with an Upper Elementary student for the MMUN virtual conference. Third graders need not pay the MMUN fee for the virtual conference ($600).

Check out https://montessori-mun.org/ for more information.

Course Instructor: Celia Hughes, Upper Elementary & Middle Years Lead Teacher

Photo Moto

Photo Moto is a fun and engaging photo class for kids offering a space to experiment with various concepts and modes of photography. Students will do a photo scavenger hunt, light painting with Canon cameras, and try out Instax instant camera photos, among many different fun challenges! Students will learn about the history and development of photography, and experiment with the different mechanisms of capturing an image.

Course Instructor: Sasha Dela, Visual Arts and Photography Teacher

Private Piano Lessons

Piano lessons are a great way for a child to develop a strong musical foundation. Lessons focus on piano technique, general musicianship, music reading fluency, and exploration of diverse repertoire. Customized lessons for each child will be provided after the initial assessment. This is a great opportunity for Kinder through 8th grade students.

Course Instructor: Grace Sung, Music Teacher, and additional qualified instructors based on demand

Soccer Club

Soccer is often called “the beautiful game,” but before it can be played beautifully, students will need to understand and learn Basic Soccer Skills. Skills that the students will work on are Passing, Dribbling, Trapping/Receiving, and Shooting. Soccer, along with other sports, is a game used to teach children teamwork and competition, and how to build a healthy, active life.

Course Instructor: Tony Tran, P.E. Teacher / Coach