Become an IHM Woodworker

Mr. Hartong

Learn the basics of woodworking skills using hand and power tools to create a project that will be fun and useful. Fee for this class is $20.

Cardmaking

Mrs. Doskocil

Discover your creativity and enjoy learning about yourself and your talents while making greeting cards and gifts for others. No art skills are required and you are guaranteed to have fun! Fee for this class is $14.50.

Chinese Club

The after school Chinese Club is designed for all students in grades K-5 to explore the Chinese language. Students meet once a week after school in the Library from 2:35-3:30 pm. Please contact Mei-Lin Wang at mwang@ihmgradeschool.org for more information.

Cooking

Mrs. Fritz

“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook-try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all, have fun!” -Julia Child, My Life in France.

Learn the basics of cooking...and then some!  Mrs. Diane Fritz, member of IHM’s Grandparents Club, will offer “hand-on” experience with the fundamentals of food preparation. Fee for this class is $30.

Creative Dramatics

Ms. Hamm

This series of mini “masterclasses” explores the exciting world of musical theater! Lessons will include the study of popular musicals and their themes. Additionally, prepare to learn how to speak with accents, build your acting skill set, prepare for an audition, be an improv hero and more. Let's raise the curtain and get on with the show!

Hip Hop

Ms. Shump of Nan Klinger Excellence in Dance

This dance class is very high energy with the intention of developing both strength and endurance. Training in this popular style focuses on musicality, rhythm, body awareness, and footwork. Please dress in gym clothes and bring a water bottle. Fee for this class is $28.

Incredible Arguments (Debate)

Mr. Hall

Do you like to argue?  Would you like to be able prove that you are right?  Learn to analyze all sides of an argument and to use argumentative fallacies to shut down your opponent.  Recognize when  advertisers and politicians are manipulating you and have fun debating topics with your classmates!

Irish Dancing

Ms. Hogan

Our Lifeteen youth minister at IHM is also an Irish dance instructor!  She has been dancing and teaching dance for 17 years and has travelled for dance all around the U.S., and as far away as Ireland and England. In 2015, her team won 1st place at the World Championship of Irish dance! She hopes to share her passion and love of dance with you. She promises, “Just think of all the times you can pull out your new Irish dancing skills at family parties, sleepovers, or even high school dances – trust me, people are going to ask!” Please dress in gym clothes and bring a water bottle.

Knitting

Mrs. Howson

Ever wanted to know how to “cast on, purl, and slip?” Ever wondered what exactly to do when you’ve “dropped a stitch?”  These answers, and more, await as you learn how to knit.  Experience the creation of useful items to enjoy and to give as gifts.  You will purchase knitting needles and yarn and equip yourself for a lifetime of being capable of knitting!

Muscle Conditioning

Mr. Worrell

An A.C.E. certified personal trainer and self-defense instructor offers an introduction to weight training. The class will focus on form and technique, preparing students for varsity sports in high school. Please dress in gym clothes and bring a water bottle. Fee for this class is $30.

P.E. Bootcamp

Mr. Worrell

Join an A.C.E. certified personal trainer and self-defense instructor who is offering an exercise class that mixes traditional calisthenics with cardiovascular interval training.  Get ready to move! Please dress in gym clothes and bring a water bottle. Fee for this class is $25.

Photography

Mr. Patterson of Visualizations Photography

Photographs play an important role in our world today. We photograph to preserve memories, document events, and create works of art. This course introduces you to the basics of photography, including camera functions and photo composition. Assigned projects will engage your creativity as you photograph a variety of items and learn to see the world through the lens of your cameras. This class requires a  digital camera with manual controls (preferably not a “point & shoot” camera).

“Power of the Pen”

Ms. Murray

Find and develop a creative voice that is uniquely your own! With ideas, tools, practice, collaboration, and guests, you will be prepared to represent IHM, through your written expression, at “The Power of the Pen” Tournament.

Pre K Violin

Once a week the Pre K students at IHM have a violin class. Here the students learn about the basics of posture and rhythm while strengthening their knowledge of the alphabet.

Learning about the violin also involves arts&crafts and a lot of coloring! The students get to make their very own “box violin” which they practice holding and “playing”.

Sculpture

Mr. Hall

Let's make fantastic 3D art! Explore various styles of sculpture and create your own works of art using a variety of mediums.  Fee for this class is $10.

Sewing

Mrs. Forgach

We are told that “sewing mends the soul.” Learn how to do some simple mending of clothes and more! In this class, you’ll  master basic  sewing  skills and become familiar with the operation of a sewing machine. You’ll create projects in which you can take pride! Sign up for Sewing once a week or, if you feel like advancing your abilities and accomplishing more, take Sewing twice a week. Fee for this class is $20.

Spanish Club

The Spanish Program offers students in grades K- 5th fun and interactive class activities. Students are exposed to basic Spanish concepts to make the transition into Junior High Spanish smooth. Classes are offered once a week and students are placed in different grade levels. Please contact Renata DiGirolamo at rdigirolamo@ihmgradeschool.org for more information.

Stress Management

Mrs. Kaczor

This group will have the opportunity to learn about stress in their lives and how to manage high levels of stress through discussion, various breathing techniques, visualization, meditations, aromatherapy, healthy foods, music, and art.  We will serve as a support group for students learning  to find a healthy balance of stress levels.  The ultimate goal is to be able to successfully balance stress levels within relationship to school, friends and family.

Violin Lessons

Private violin lessons are also available by appointment. Please contact jamthornburg@gmail.com for more information.

Viva Violin!

Ms. Thornburg

“Where words leave off, music begins.” –Heinrich Heine 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the violin or viola? Do you already play and are you looking for extra tutoring? This is your chance! These lessons are for students from beginning to advanced levels. Classes focus on learning instrument technique and reading different styles of music.  Fee for this class is $42.50.

The class also requires that each student have an instrument rental that is not provided by the school.

There are many different options. Contact Ms. Jamie Thornburg (jamthornburg@gmail.com or 330-620-1105) to find out what works best for you.

We Go Live in 3...2...1!

Mrs. Conti

Interested in being a part of our GMM team? We work in rotating teams that consist of news anchors, reporters, copywriters/editors, camera people, lighting and studio engineers, technicians, and more. Can’t decide which role is for you? No problem, because every student will have multiple roles in  our TV station!  Roles will be determined based on your interest, but also on your effort and performance. During your scheduled weeks, you’ll need to make sure you can get to school by 7:20AM.  Join our “Good Morning, Mustangs!” news team and become a school leader today!

Note that previous GMM members may sign up again.