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JanTerm

January 2-11, 2018

JanTerm is much like a collegiate mini-semester. Students choose four topical two-week seminars that offer a greater opportunity to explore new course topics which may not fit into the traditional academic year, but are perfect for shorter, more intensive study. Courses are developed by faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, parents, and grandparents, all of whom bring tremendous creativity and personal passion into the classroom. Over 90 classes will be offered this year.

For an example of the kinds of courses offered, please review the JanTerm 2018 Course Catalog at a Glance.

Register

JanTerm 2018

When:
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 to Thursday, January 11, 2018
Where:
The Bear Creek School
Contact Information:
Hosted by: James Woollard, Director of Student Information Systems
jwoollard@tbcs.org
425-898-1720 Ext. 537
About:

Program Goals: Breadth and Banter

JanTerm is intentionally different from what students experience during their regular semester classes in Middle School and Upper School. First, we are able to offer a greater breadth of curriculum. With multiple courses to choose from, students are exposed to a much broader range of unusual topics that they would not normally get an opportunity to study in school. Secondly, during JanTerm, we make a conscious effort to move away from the teacher-led, lecture/didactic approach towards something that is more student-centered/discussion-based. We promote greater dialogue and banter by emphasizing the Socratic method of learning, with reflection and discussion as major visible learning tools.

Schedule

Students sign up for four block classes, which meet for 80 minutes per day for seven days from January 2 - January 11 2018, with Ski & Snowboard Days on Friday, January 5 and 12. See Lunch and Activity Schedule (also 2-Hour Delay) for additional details.

Block 1 8:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Block 2 9:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Block 3 11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch/Activity Period 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Block 4 1:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Registration

  • Tuesday November 14, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Registration opens only for Upper School students who are enrolled in an Advanced Placement class (except AP Computer Science), Musical Theater (Semester 2), or Yearbook, and Middle School students who are enrolled in Drama (Semester 1)*. Early registrants must use this list to select assigned blocks for required classes.
  • Wednesday November 15, 5:00 p.m. onward
    Registration opens for all Upper School and Middle School students.

* These students have fewer JanTerm classes to choose from, so they get first dibs when it comes to registration.

If you have further questions, contact Director of Student Information Systems, James Woollard (jwoollard@tbcs.org).

Registration Opens: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:00 PM
Registration Closes: Monday, December 4, 2017 10:00 PM
Pricing Early Reg Late Reg Bulk Pricing
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Block 0 (7:15 AM - 8:05 AM)

For AP Computer Science A only.

AP Computer Science A

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Innovation Lab
Presenters:
PJ Prins (mbrejl@tbcs.org)

Sign up for this class if you are normally in AP Comp Sci, zero period.

Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

BLOCK 1 (8:10 AM - 9:30 AM)

CHOOSE ONE CLASS ONLY IN THIS BLOCK

AP Biology

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U102
Presenters:
Donna Dunn (ddunn@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP Chemistry

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U106
Presenters:
Elissa Bell (ebell@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP English Language and Composition

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U206
Presenters:
Kenny Norris (knorris@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP Physics

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U110
Presenters:
Linda Graham (lgraham@tbcs.org)

Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP Statistics

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U103
Presenters:
Melissa Riley (mriley@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Around the Hispanic world in 7 days! (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U207
Presenters:
Lynn Chittenden (Lynn.Chittenden@tbcs.org)
Gabriela Llanos (Gabriela.Llanos@tbcs.org)

Thinking of Spanish culture? Well, we’ve got 7 days of full Spanish language immersion to challenge the shy beginner to the eloquent –advanced- obsessed with Español student! From Spanish películas to Puerto Rican salsa dancing, from Venezuelan crafts to Argentine empanada making, form Mexican bingo to a worship concert by a talented alumnus!

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Beginning Tae Kwon Do (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
US Band Room
Presenters:
Trinity Osborn (tosborn@tbcs.org)

Martial arts training can help build fitness, confidence, and self-defense skills. For this course, we will be focusing on the sport aspect of the Korean martial art, Tae Kwon Do. We will cover basic kicking and blocking techniques while working on flexibility, balance, footwork and fitness. Be prepared to break a sweat. You will also learn Korean terminology, how to greet and count in Korean, and by the end of the course test your skills by exemplifying a successful board break. No formal training in martial arts is required. This will be a physical class, students will be exerting energy. Come to class wearing comfortable clothing: T-shirt and sweatpants or warm-up pants, a bottle of water, and an eager heart to learn, exercise, and have fun.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Beginning Tae Kwon Do (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
US Band Room
Presenters:
Trinity Osborn (tosborn@tbcs.org)

Martial arts training can help build fitness, confidence, and self-defense skills. For this course, we will be focusing on the sport aspect of the Korean martial art, Tae Kwon Do. We will cover basic kicking and blocking techniques while working on flexibility, balance, footwork and fitness. Be prepared to break a sweat. You will also learn Korean terminology, how to greet and count in Korean, and by the end of the course test your skills by exemplifying a successful board break. No formal training in martial arts is required. This will be a physical class, students will be exerting energy. Come to class wearing comfortable clothing: T-shirt and sweatpants or warm-up pants, a bottle of water, and an eager heart to learn, exercise, and have fun.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Co-ed Volleyball (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Gym
Presenters:
Carol Miller (cmiller@tbcs.org)

Let’s play some volleyball at a high level. Boys and girls welcome! You will learn how to properly serve and rally for long periods of time. Want to spike the ball? You will learn how to approach the net and recover and play defense after a strong offensive series. There is always a game going on whether it is the beach, a family reunion, Icebreaker, teams sports, club sports, college intermural, or grass play. Improve your skill and learn to love this amazing game!

Seating: 28
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Experiencing Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Upper School Choir Room
Presenters:
Kristin Dennison (kdennison@tbcs.org)

Let’s go to the opera!Come witness a world where all artistic venues combine – music, drama, stage craft, and art.In class, we will learn a little about the history of opera; we will listen to some opera music and learn about the operatic voice; and we will watch some operas to see how stories are told through music and singing.And of course, what would an opera class be without going to see a live opera?This year, we get Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s comedy Cosi Fan Tutte at the Seattle Opera in McCaw Hall.We will attend the dress rehearsal performance on Wednesday, January 10 (we leave after school to head into downtown Seattle); so add that to your calendar when you sign up for the class.(Please note: this class is not about learning to sing opera, but about the experience of the audience of opera.You do not need to have any musical experience to take this class.)

Seating: 13
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Harry Potter Movies (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Presenters:
Brent Strobel (Brent.Strobel@tbcs.org)

Calling all Harry Potter fans! In this Jan term class, we will watch a few of the Harry Potter movies and discuss various philosophical and/or theological issues brought up by events in the films.

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

How to Adult (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M203
Presenters:
Kristina Stevenson (kstevenson@tbcs.org)

Adulthood is closer than you might think. This class will prepare you for the responsibilities of buying a car, having your own bank account, finding a job, and other topics that will start impacting you in the coming years. Think you're ready to take care of yourself? No? In this class, we'll learn practical, basic skills for how to navigate through some of life’s biggest firsts. Open to all aspiring adults in Middle School! (No repeat students please)



Seating: 20
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Introduction to Baking and Cooking (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Farmhouse Kitchen
Presenters:
Kate Drewer (katedrewer@me.com)

If you would like to learn to cook this is the course for you! We will have fun exploring a variety of different techniques used to make cakes, biscuits and some simple savory dishes. The selected recipes will cover a range of different processes using in baking and cooking - there will be a different recipe every day.

Introduction to Baking and Cooking is a hands on course, students will start each lesson by listening to an overview of the technique that will be used and will then work together in small groups to make the recipes themselves.

Delicious creations will be sampled at the end of each class or taken home.

All basic ingredients will be provided; students will need a container to take home their cooking.

Kate Drewer is mom to Gaby (9th grade), Izzy (7th grade) & Poppy (4th grade). She loves being creative in Photography and Art and has a passion for travel. Kate is originally from England, UK but lived in Singapore, Asia for 13 years.

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Introduction to Marketing and the Bear Greek Gear Shop (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U107
Presenters:
Steve Kosted (stevekosted@hotmail.com)

Students will join in a fun and immersive introduction to marketing to learn the basics including products, placement, pricing, and positioning. Students will then use what they learn to help set up, manage, and run the new Bear Creek Gear Shop in the Upper School building. This course is highly recommended, but not required, for volunteering in the new Upper School Gear Shop

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Middle School Drama Production: Mrs. White (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Cornerstone Theater Stage
Presenters:
Janice White (janice.white@tbcs.org)

Middle School Elective B students will block and rehearse (technical and dress) a production that will be performed Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Only for students enrolled in first semester Elective B.



Seating: 20
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Myths and Mythmakers of the Ancient World (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U209
Presenters:
Earl Nelson (Earl.Nelson@tbcs.org)

Storytelling lies at the core of human experience. The stories we tell are important and revealing. In this class, students will explore the myths of the ancient Greeks and Romans and learn what these myths mean.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Myths and Mythmakers of the Ancient World (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U209
Presenters:
Earl Nelson (Earl.Nelson@tbcs.org)

Storytelling lies at the core of human experience. The stories we tell are important and revealing. In this class, students will explore the myths of the ancient Greeks and Romans and learn what these myths mean.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Russian Made Easy (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U204
Presenters:
Katya Nemtchinova (katya@spu.edu)

Learn the basics of the Russian language- the key that opens up one of the most important economic, political, and cultural areas of the world. We will learn Cyrillic alphabet and some useful words and phrases. We will also discuss the Russian culture and compare it with your own. After only a week of classes you will be able to read, write, and communicate on everyday topics.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Russian Made Easy (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U204
Presenters:
Katya Nemtchinova (katya@spu.edu)

Learn the basics of the Russian language- the key that opens up one of the most important economic, political, and cultural areas of the world. We will learn Cyrillic alphabet and some useful words and phrases. We will also discuss the Russian culture and compare it with your own. After only a week of classes you will be able to read, write, and communicate on everyday topics.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00

Sew Your Own T-Shirt! (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M212
Presenters:
Danielle Martin (Danielle.Martin@tbcs.org)

It’s soft, it’s comfy, you wear it all the time – the humble t-shirt! Possibly the most fundamental element of American casual wear, it’s easy to dismiss the t-shirt as a basic – even disposable – element of one’s wardrobe. But there’s more to this unassuming garment than meets the eye! Join us for a hands-on workshop in basic clothes-making and learn that there is SO much more to the process of making this essential piece of clothing. You’ll learn how to measure yourself, choose a pattern, cut and pin the pieces to make your shirt, and finally how to sew knit fabric using a sewing machine. We’ll also learn some slick variations (long sleeves, cap sleeves, pockets, embroidery, etc.) and talk about the history and sustainability of the t-shirt. No prior sewing experience necessary.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS: 2 yards of 100% cotton stretch fabric (stretch = jersey, interlock, French terry, sweater knit, etc.), and 1-2 spools of matching thread. Optionally, you may also purchase an extra 1 yard of fabric for contrasting sleeves and/or neck/sleeve bands.

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Strategy Board Games - Schuldt (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U205 = sole use of room
Presenters:
Mark Schuldt (Mark.Schuldt@tbcs.org)

Come ready to stretch your skills and test your wits in a completely painless and conversation-friendly way. Students will be able to choose from a variety of games to play in small groups. Interest and a friendly attitude are the only requirements. This class may not be repeated.

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

The Craftsmanship of Hand Lettering (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M201
Presenters:
Annie Corson (annie.corson@tbcs.org)

Let your creative juices flow as we learn join with thousands of years of human tradition in writing in beautifully. We will learn different techniques of hand lettering and various fonts as we letter our favorite quotes or sayings onto different mediums, from paper to canvas board and beyond to whatever your imagination can fathom writing upon.

Seating: 9
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

The Craftsmanship of Hand Lettering (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M201
Presenters:
Annie Corson (annie.corson@tbcs.org)

Let your creative juices flow as we learn join with thousands of years of human tradition in writing in beautifully. We will learn different techniques of hand lettering and various fonts as we letter our favorite quotes or sayings onto different mediums, from paper to canvas board and beyond to whatever your imagination can fathom writing upon.

Seating: 9
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

The Hottest Thing in Glass (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M202
Presenters:
Sherrie Brown (sbrown@tbcs.org)

Have fun and learn a craft while you work in this basic glass fusing class. Make several pieces while using different fusing techniques and materials. We will make plates, display pieces, sample tiles, and pendants and fire them in Bear Creek's own kiln.

Seating: 6
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

The Hottest Thing in Glass (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M202
Presenters:
Sherrie Brown (sbrown@tbcs.org)

Have fun and learn a craft while you work in this basic glass fusing class. Make several pieces while using different fusing techniques and materials. We will make plates, display pieces, sample tiles, and pendants and fire them in Bear Creek's own kiln.

Seating: 6
Session Cost:
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00

The Man Class (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M207
Presenters:
Kyle Dresback (kdresback@tbcs.org)

What makes a man? Some might say courage, wisdom, strength, or faith. We will take a look at what manhood has meant at different times and in different places. We will also find hands-on ways to put into practice “manly” principles like how to be disciplined, how to win and lose graciously, and how to take responsibility. We will also tackle practical skills that all gentlemen should master, including tying a tie and shaking another man’s hand. No repeat students please.


Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Whole Body Fitness (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Fitness Center
Presenters:
Carl Benson (Carl.Benson@tbcs.org)

Whole Body Fitness will require you to be involved in physical activity to assess your aerobic and muscular fitness level. You will learn about your body’s nutritional needs as well as planning a week’s worth of meals, and an exercise program. To complete the holistic approach mental/spiritual and emotional research will be shared to incorporate a fitness program that develops your entire body. Full participation is required. Should you be injured in a sport or activity to prevent full participation in the activity portion then on an individual needs basis a paper would be required to address the holistic approach through research you would do.

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Your First Startup! Turning ideas into products you can sell! (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U101
Presenters:
Michael Patten (email@michaelpatten.com)

Great ideas can come from anyone. The first thing the God wanted us to know about Him, is that he created us. We are all made in God’s image and all of us have an innate ability to create. Now more than ever, if you have a great idea, you can make it a reality.

Are you ready to change the world? Discover how to build products and services that customers love, use every day and impact the world. Explore what it took for companies such as Disney, Pixar, Nike, and SpaceX to be the success they are today and how you can apply these same principles today. Get hands on experience learning how to take a product from conception to the boardroom.

During this course you will:

1.Start: Learn where great ideas come from, why most products fail and why only some succeed.

2.Spark: How to develop, brainstorm and evaluate ideas.

3.Prototype: How to design user experience wireframes and develop storyboards using everyday tools like Microsoft PowerPoint.

4.Experiment: Learn how to conduct experiments and incorporate feedback; turning good ideas into great products.

5.Sell: How to create a pitch that sells.

The class is fast-paced, hands-on and a lot of fun. Students develop skills they can apply almost anywhere. Michael is the father of Michelle Patten (senior) and William Patten (sophomore.)

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

BLOCK 2 (9:40 AM - 11:00 AM)

CHOOSE ONE CLASS ONLY IN THIS BLOCK

AP Biology

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U102
Presenters:
Donna Dunn (ddunn@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP Calculus AB

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U107
Presenters:
Bill MacKenney (bmackenney@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP English Language and Composition

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U206
Presenters:
Kenny Norris (knorris@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP European History

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U202
Presenters:
Rob Sorensen (rsorensen@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP Statistics

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U103
Presenters:
Melissa Riley (mriley@tbcs.org)

Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP U.S. History

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U201
Presenters:
Laura Wilson (lwilson@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Automotive Maintenance – How to buy, maintain, and care for your awesome ride (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M208 and Farmhouse Workshop
Presenters:
Mike Harlan (mikenviv@comcast.net)

Automobiles are very important to the American lifestyle and our mobile society. The very fabric of the American lifestyle has been woven around the use of cars and trucks. During this JanTerm course, we will learn about all aspects of automobile ownership, operation, and maintenance.

We will study how vehicles operate, and about all of their various systems. We will learn about how to perform periodic maintenance in order to keep your car in excellent operating condition, including interior and exterior care. We will also learn about operating costs, purchasing a vehicle, how to inspect a vehicle, and strategies to make a smart purchase. This course will be divided between classroom time and practical experience under the hood of a few different cars.

Mike Harlan is the father of The Bear Creek School alumnus Matthew Harlan ’16. Mr. Harlan has been an automotive enthusiast from a young age and occasionally publishes articles in Auto Restorer magazine. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Senior Flight Test Manager at Boeing.

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Board and Video Game Design (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U105
Presenters:
Doug Ricard (doug@nposoft.com)

Do you like playing games? Do you like to talk about games? Do you wish you could make games of your own? In this class we will talk about the history of games and what makes a game fun. Each student will also design several unique games of their own design, play each other's games AND also play commercial games. Not only that, but you will get to do all of the above for both board games AND for video games (yes, you will be writing video games without programming)!

The class will be taught by game fanatic, Doug Ricard, father of Tim & Tom Ricard who graduated from Bear Creek in Classes of 2011 & 2012.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Board and Video Game Design (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U105
Presenters:
Doug Ricard (doug@nposoft.com)

Do you like playing games? Do you like to talk about games? Do you wish you could make games of your own? In this class we will talk about the history of games and what makes a game fun. Each student will also design several unique games of their own design, play each other's games AND also play commercial games. Not only that, but you will get to do all of the above for both board games AND for video games (yes, you will be writing video games without programming)!

The class will be taught by game fanatic, Doug Ricard, father of Tim & Tom Ricard who graduated from Bear Creek in Classes of 2011 & 2012.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

CHEER UP and come CHEER with us! (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Gym
Presenters:
Carol Miller (cmiller@tbcs.org)

This JanTerm course will lead by two cheer captains from the Varsity Squad at Bear Creek. Participants will learn line cheers, group cheers, basic stunts and group dances. They will have the opportunity to perform at a Junior Varsity Basketball game this winter during half time. Anyone who has any interest in becoming a cheerleader or even individuals who simply want to cheer at one game should sign up for this course. This course will be provide wonderful fellowship opportunity as well as improvement in your individual flexibility, rhythm, and balance. Who said cheerleading isn’t a sport?! Come find out how you do at this exciting and challenging activity.

Seating: 14
Session Cost:
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00

CHEER UP and come CHEER with us! (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Gym
Presenters:
Carol Miller (cmiller@tbcs.org)

This JanTerm course will lead by two cheer captains from the Varsity Squad at Bear Creek. Participants will learn line cheers, group cheers, basic stunts and group dances. They will have the opportunity to perform at a Junior Varsity Basketball game this winter during half time. Anyone who has any interest in becoming a cheerleader or even individuals who simply want to cheer at one game should sign up for this course. This course will be provide wonderful fellowship opportunity as well as improvement in your individual flexibility, rhythm, and balance. Who said cheerleading isn’t a sport?! Come find out how you do at this exciting and challenging activity.

Seating: 14
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Hands on introduction to programming (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
120 (Lower School hallway)
Presenters:
Eric Albright (eric.s.albright@gmail.com)

Learn how to program electronics using the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express micro-controller. It has sensors for color, temperature, light, movement and sound. There is also a speaker, switch, buttons and a ring of lights. We will start with block based programming and then move to JavaScript. No previous experience with programming or electronics is necessary.

Eric has three children, two at Bear Creek (Jared, 9th, and Gianna, 6th). He is a software engineer with Skype at Microsoft.

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Hooks and Yarn (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M210
Presenters:
Lori Lee (llee@tbcs.org)

Handmade beanies, cowls, and boot toppers are all the rage. Why buy them when you can learn to crochet and make your own? Using a crochet hook and your favorite yarn you will learn to crochet. To get started you will learn basic crochet stitches then you will make a scarf or cowl using your new skills. Once you finish your scarf it’s your choice - learn how to make a beanie, boot toppers, or another scarf. Not only will you learn to crochet but you will also learn about differences in hooks and yarn. Supplies required: Size J crochet hook and 2 skeins of yarn (instructor will provide yarn guidelines).

Seating: 5
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Hooks and Yarn (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M210
Presenters:
Lori Lee (llee@tbcs.org)

Handmade beanies, cowls, and boot toppers are all the rage. Why buy them when you can learn to crochet and make your own? Using a crochet hook and your favorite yarn you will learn to crochet. To get started you will learn basic crochet stitches then you will make a scarf or cowl using your new skills. Once you finish your scarf it’s your choice - learn how to make a beanie, boot toppers, or another scarf. Not only will you learn to crochet but you will also learn about differences in hooks and yarn. Supplies required: Size J crochet hook and 2 skeins of yarn (instructor will provide yarn guidelines).

Seating: 7
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

How to Watch Football Like a Champ (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U204
Presenters:
Shelley Kaplowitz (skaplowitz@tbcs.org)

The NFL’s paramount event, the Super Bowl, is fast approaching. Over 60% of Americans watch football at some level, from Pee Wee to professional. Do you ever feel like you just don’t know what is going on in a game? Get ready to be the smartest one at your Super Bowl party by taking How to Watch Football Like a Champ. Learn what the rules, field markings, positions, and plays of football are all about. See and interpret clips from historic games, hear guest speakers, and become an intelligent consumer of America’s best game, football.


Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

How to Watch Football Like a Champ (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U204
Presenters:
Shelley Kaplowitz (skaplowitz@tbcs.org)

The NFL’s paramount event, the Super Bowl, is fast approaching. Over 60% of Americans watch football at some level, from Pee Wee to professional. Do you ever feel like you just don’t know what is going on in a game? Get ready to be the smartest one at your Super Bowl party by taking How to Watch Football Like a Champ. Learn what the rules, field markings, positions, and plays of football are all about. See and interpret clips from historic games, hear guest speakers, and become an intelligent consumer of America’s best game, football.


Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Jane Austen Fan Club (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M211
Presenters:
Kaley Fry (Kaley.Fry@tbcs.org)

Calling all lovers of Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, and the rest of Jane’s timeless literary works! In this course, we will learn about Jane Austen’s life, enjoy clips from the six hour BBC Pride & Prejudice, take a quiz to determine which Austen character we are most like, and even play a few rounds of the literary card game, “Marrying Mr. Darcy.” In addition, we will spend our time doing activities Jane herself might have done: cross-stitching, learning how to do an English country dance, and enjoying the etiquette of tea time. Our course will culminate in a high tea, where period dress and conversation will be the order of the day!

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Life Hacks (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U103
Presenters:
Christy Brady Smith (cbsmith5@me.com)
Valerie Slaybaugh (Valerie.Foskett@tbcs.org)

Learn some helpful strategies to make your life better. We'll start with brain science and look at what your brain is doing right nowand discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your brain. Often the ways we try to motivate ourselves have the opposite effect as we typically just try to push through stress or feeling stuck. Through this class, we will look at how to set goals that you can accomplish, how to slow yourself down and be able to focus better. Together we will experiment with many different life hacks in class and by the end of our time together, you will create a plan of what works for you. This class will be practical, collaborative and fun.

The course will be taught jointly by The Bear Creek School's Counselor, Valerie Slaybaugh, and Bear Creek parent and Developmental Psychologist, Christy Brady Smith.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Life Hacks (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U103
Presenters:
Christy Brady Smith (cbsmith5@me.com)
Valerie Slaybaugh (Valerie.Foskett@tbcs.org)

Learn some helpful strategies to make your life better. We'll start with brain science and look at what your brain is doing right nowand discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your brain. Often the ways we try to motivate ourselves have the opposite effect as we typically just try to push through stress or feeling stuck. Through this class, we will look at how to set goals that you can accomplish, how to slow yourself down and be able to focus better. Together we will experiment with many different life hacks in class and by the end of our time together, you will create a plan of what works for you. This class will be practical, collaborative and fun.

The course will be taught jointly by The Bear Creek School's Counselor, Valerie Slaybaugh, and Bear Creek parent and Developmental Psychologist, Christy Brady Smith.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Me Like Fire! The Art and Science of Grilling (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Commons and Little Kitchen
Presenters:
Mike Faris (mfaris@tbcs.org)

For thousands of years, meat and flame have been combined to sustain us. And often, it sure does taste good. In this class, students will learn how to grill and smoke their food. We will discuss heat sources, grill/smoker materials, rubs and marinades, sauces, and of course, meats. And we will eat. A lot. As a final project, students will prepare and document a meal for their families and will compete as teams to see who can make the best-tasting dish. Students will be working with open flames. This class may not be repeated.

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Presentation skills for all (even if you hate public speaking)  (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U209
Presenters:
Dana Robinson (danz@danzrobinson.com)

In this class, you will learn to increase your confidence and ability in delivering interesting, clear, concise presentations in a highly engaging manner. Among the topics covered are:

What makes people listen?

  • How to sound natural (even if you are terrified)
  • Good Speakers - What they do to be memorable?

How to structure presentations to maximize clarity and influence

  • Streamline the preparation process
  • Speak concisely and memorably

How to take great notes to keep on track

Using Aids as a support and not a distraction

  • Avoid PowerPoint poisoning

Speaking confidently with little preparation

  • Create clear, concise, audience focused messages

Raising your credibility through Questions & Answers

  • Understand the do’s and don’ts of effective Q&A

The class will be taught by Dana S Robinson, mother of Zara, grade 11. Mrs. Robinson trains business people to give great presentations, while saving preparation time and making sure that the listener gets it.

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Senior Care Visitation (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U208
Presenters:
Ryan Summers (rsummers@tbcs.org)

This course is designed to offer company, conversation, and connection to a group of senior adults who live in the Country Estate at Union Hill across the street from The Bear Creek School. Students will spend time each day walking to the Adult Family Home to visit with the half dozen residents, teaching them games, sharing stories, and exchanging ideas. Our visitations will call forth empathy, listening, gentleness, patience, and love from students. All caregiving services will be performed by the in-house professionals; student visitations are strictly social in nature. The course will also involve several readings and conversations on issues of human dignity, the elderly, and compassion.


Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Sew Your Own T-Shirt! (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M212
Presenters:
Danielle Martin (Danielle.Martin@tbcs.org)

It’s soft, it’s comfy, you wear it all the time – the humble t-shirt! Possibly the most fundamental element of American casual wear, it’s easy to dismiss the t-shirt as a basic – even disposable – element of one’s wardrobe. But there’s more to this unassuming garment than meets the eye! Join us for a hands-on workshop in basic clothes-making and learn that there is SO much more to the process of making this essential piece of clothing. You’ll learn how to measure yourself, choose a pattern, cut and pin the pieces to make your shirt, and finally how to sew knit fabric using a sewing machine. We’ll also learn some slick variations (long sleeves, cap sleeves, pockets, embroidery, etc.) and talk about the history and sustainability of the t-shirt. No prior sewing experience necessary.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS: 2 yards of 100% cotton stretch fabric (stretch = jersey, interlock, French terry, sweater knit, etc.), and 1-2 spools of matching thread. Optionally, you may also purchase an extra 1 yard of fabric for contrasting sleeves and/or neck/sleeve bands.

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Square Dancing (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Upper School Choir Room
Presenters:
Carl Benson (cbenson@tbcs.org)

It is time to reconnect with the Old West and kick up your heels the same way families did on a Friday night. You will learn how to square dance with a partner. Do-si–do and promenade around the square with your friends. We will learn a variety of square dances. You may have hidden talent and even learn to call a dance. Wouldn’t that be something to include in your résumé?

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Square Dancing (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Upper School Choir Room
Presenters:
Carl Benson (cbenson@tbcs.org)

It is time to reconnect with the Old West and kick up your heels the same way families did on a Friday night. You will learn how to square dance with a partner. Do-si–do and promenade around the square with your friends. We will learn a variety of square dances. You may have hidden talent and even learn to call a dance. Wouldn’t that be something to include in your résumé?

Seating: 12
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Strength Training 101 (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Fitness Center
Presenters:
Phil Higley (phigley@tbcs.org)

Most people want to be—physically speaking—as strong as possible for as long as possible, and strength/resistance training is a good place to start. The most popular strength sport in the United States is powerlifting. Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of 3 foundational movements: Bench Press, Deadlift, and the Squat. These three lifts are maximally totaled for an indication of static power to one’s bodyweight ratio. In this class you’ll learn proper form for the three major lifts in order to stay safe/injury free, and you will be given nutritional instruction as well as a custom workout plan designed for your level of strength/ability.

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

The Hottest Thing in Glass (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M202
Presenters:
Sherrie Brown (sbrown@tbcs.org)

Have fun and learn a craft while you work in this basic glass fusing class. Make several pieces while using different fusing techniques and materials. We will make plates, display pieces, sample tiles, and pendants and fire them in Bear Creek's own kiln.

Seating: 6
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

The Hottest Thing in Glass (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M202
Presenters:
Sherrie Brown (sbrown@tbcs.org)

Have fun and learn a craft while you work in this basic glass fusing class. Make several pieces while using different fusing techniques and materials. We will make plates, display pieces, sample tiles, and pendants and fire them in Bear Creek's own kiln.

Seating: 6
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

US Yearbook (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U109: Innovation Lab
Presenters:
Brittany Plourde (Brittany.Plourde@tbcs.org)

This class is only for students enrolled in Yearbook during block 5 of the regular school schedule.

Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Welcome to the Juggle (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Upper School Band Room
Presenters:
Nathan Pettit (npettit@tbcs.org)

Are you interested in acquiring a skill guaranteed to improve hand-eye coordination, focus, and posture? Would you like a way of releasing awkward tension in a room? Juggling is for you! Juggling is a fantastic way to challenge the mind and body, and for most, becomes a skill they enjoy for a lifetime.

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

What goes up must come down: Yoga and Balances (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Performing Arts Center
Presenters:
Suzannah Calvery (scalvery@tbcs.org)

Ever wondered how people can balance so well? Yoga is a form of stretching and balance that can increase concentration, flexibility, and strength. You will learn many of the foundational combinations of movement and stretching as we build upper and lower body strength. We’ll challenge ourselves with hand and head balances. Laughter Yoga experience included. *grin* Required attire: athletic pants and t-shirts that can be tucked in. Students must bring a towel and a yoga mat.

Seating: 24
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

BLOCK 3 (11:10 AM - 12:30 PM)

CHOOSE ONE CLASS ONLY IN THIS BLOCK

AP Calculus AB

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U107
Presenters:
Bill MacKenney (bmackenney@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP English Language and Composition

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U206
Presenters:
Kenny Norris (knorris@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP English Literature and Composition

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U203
Presenters:
Kristin Dennison (kdennison@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP European History

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U202
Presenters:
Rob Sorensen (rsorensen@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Chemistry of Beauty (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U110
Presenters:
Crystal Jones (crystal.jones@tbcs.org)

What’s really in those body lotions, soaps, perfumes, and even deodorants we put on our bodies every day? We’ll explore some of ingredients and watch the documentary “Stink” to find out. Then most of our class will be spent hands-on making alternative products using all natural ingredients and essential oils. We’ll also take some time to dive into what God tells us about beauty.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Chemistry of Beauty (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U110
Presenters:
Crystal Jones (crystal.jones@tbcs.org)

What’s really in those body lotions, soaps, perfumes, and even deodorants we put on our bodies every day? We’ll explore some of ingredients and watch the documentary “Stink” to find out. Then most of our class will be spent hands-on making alternative products using all natural ingredients and essential oils. We’ll also take some time to dive into what God tells us about beauty.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Chocolate: The Golden Ticket (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U209
Presenters:
Brianne Bergin (bbergin@tbcs.org)

How has chocolate become one of the world’s most beloved treats? Where does it come from and how is it made? Is it as good savory as it is sweet? Are there any differences between a Hershey bar and a Theo bar? This class investigates the global trade and production of cacao while developing students’ palettes and appreciation of chocolate in its diverse forms.Together we’ll explore a little history, refine our taste buds, and take a tour of a chocolate “factory” to conclude our epicurean adventure!

Seating: 8
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Chocolate: The Golden Ticket (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U209
Presenters:
Brianne Bergin (bbergin@tbcs.org)

How has chocolate become one of the world’s most beloved treats? Where does it come from and how is it made? Is it as good savory as it is sweet? Are there any differences between a Hershey bar and a Theo bar? This class investigates the global trade and production of cacao while developing students’ palettes and appreciation of chocolate in its diverse forms.Together we’ll explore a little history, refine our taste buds, and take a tour of a chocolate “factory” to conclude our epicurean adventure!

Seating: 8
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Embroidery, Candlewicking, Crochet, and Knitting (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M210
Presenters:
Janice White (jwhite@tbcs.org)

Crochet hooks, tapestry needles, embroidery needles, and knitting needles. Choose a project or two and create a masterpiece. If you would like to learn the craft of, crocheting, tapestry, candlewicking, or knitting, this is the class for you. Students must choose their own projects before class begins and provide their own needles, hooks, and yarn. (A list of potential projects will be provided.) Note: this class may only be repeated once from a prior year.

Seating: 9
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Embroidery, Candlewicking, Crochet, and Knitting (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M210
Presenters:
Janice White (jwhite@tbcs.org)

Crochet hooks, tapestry needles, embroidery needles, and knitting needles. Choose a project or two and create a masterpiece. If you would like to learn the craft of, crocheting, tapestry, candlewicking, or knitting, this is the class for you. Students must choose their own projects before class begins and provide their own needles, hooks, and yarn. (A list of potential projects will be provided.) Note: this class may only be repeated once from a prior year.

Seating: 9
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Essential Oils EXPERIENCE! (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U103
Presenters:
Millie Snook (millie@voyage.com)

What’s all the buzz about “essential oils”? Join this FUN and informative class where students will learn about many aspects of essential oils. Sessions will include hands on experiences, video learning, discussions, and “DIY” projects. Students will gain a basic understanding of the history, significance, chemistry, and application of essential oils. They will also experience the power of essential oils through sampling and experimenting different uses – topical, aromatic and therapeutic and learn how to choose an appropriate essential oil for any given situation. Includes all materials and an essential oils reference guide to take home. Prerequisites: a zest for learning!

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Essential Oils EXPERIENCE! (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U103
Presenters:
Millie Snook (millie@voyage.com)

What’s all the buzz about “essential oils”? Join this FUN and informative class where students will learn about many aspects of essential oils. Sessions will include hands on experiences, video learning, discussions, and “DIY” projects. Students will gain a basic understanding of the history, significance, chemistry, and application of essential oils. They will also experience the power of essential oils through sampling and experimenting different uses – topical, aromatic and therapeutic and learn how to choose an appropriate essential oil for any given situation. Includes all materials and an essential oils reference guide to take home. Prerequisites: a zest for learning!

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Every Song Ever?: The art of listening in the digital age of music (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Upper School Choir Room
Presenters:
Joel Visker (Joel.Visker@tbcs.org)

With an endless variety of music available via streaming services, too many people are stuck listening only to the music they feel most comfortable with because they don’t understand how to listen to or appreciate the unfamiliar. This class will explore the wealth of musical genres from classical to metal, jazz to hip-hop, oldies to indie. Students will learn the art of listening by learning to identify musical traits such as “repetition”, “speed”, and “virtuosity” that defy genre. It offers students an opportunity to become professional appreciators of music in all of its diversity. Students will also be able to share some of their favorite music artists and discuss why they enjoy listening to their music.


Seating: 8
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Every Song Ever?: The art of listening in the digital age of music (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Upper School Choir Room
Presenters:
Joel Visker (Joel.Visker@tbcs.org)

With an endless variety of music available via streaming services, too many people are stuck listening only to the music they feel most comfortable with because they don’t understand how to listen to or appreciate the unfamiliar. This class will explore the wealth of musical genres from classical to metal, jazz to hip-hop, oldies to indie. Students will learn the art of listening by learning to identify musical traits such as “repetition”, “speed”, and “virtuosity” that defy genre. It offers students an opportunity to become professional appreciators of music in all of its diversity. Students will also be able to share some of their favorite music artists and discuss why they enjoy listening to their music.


Seating: 8
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Film and Theology (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M208
Presenters:
Phil Higley (phigley@tbcs.org)

Movies have been around for over 100 years, and year by year movies are being made more than ever. The art of film/movies is powerful in culture, and a good movie engages the mind, senses, and emotions in a powerful way. Film & Theology is a course where we will, as a class, view a film (TBD) and critique and discuss it from a variety of perspectives, one being a Christian theological frame of reference. In our discussion/critique, we will engage topics such as philosophical worldview, human nature, redemption, hope, etc. We will also critique the film’s quality, including cinematography, aesthetics, coherency, and an assessment of the director’s acumen. This’ll be a fun class and help students view and critique the art of film.

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Geographic Bits and Bites (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M206
Presenters:
Rick Gauthier (RICKG@GAUTHIQ.COM)

In Geographic Bits and Bites, we will virtually visit some interesting places in world where I have explored and eaten over the last 20 years of traveling in the field of technology. As we explore various locations in the world, we will learn about the people, culture, religion, and environment, as well as some of the unique traits of the location or region. In exploring these unique locations, we will also enjoy food from each region.

This is an interactive class were I hope you can share your travel experiences, be open and curious about the world, and expand your taste buds!!

Rick Gauthier, is an IT professional and culinary explorer, who loves to explore with his wife Julie and two Bear Creek boys, Rylan (10th) and Zaden (5th).


Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00

Flag Football: Softening Up Those Hands of Stone (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Owens Field
Presenters:
Tyler Mendezona (TMendezona@tbcs.org)

Join Coach Mendo to learn football route running, passing, and coverage skills. By the time you are done with this JanTerm, you will be dominating the playground football games. Each day will consist of skill work and games of 11 versus 11. Portions of this class will be outside as well as in a classroom, cold weather attire is recommended as well as tennis shoes and cleats. Students may sign up for this class once only (if you have done it before, please choose another class).

Seating: 22
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Harry Potter’s Secrets Revealed: The themes, characters, and cultural influence of Harry Potter (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U106
Presenters:
Elissa Bell (ebell@tbcs.org)

What makes the Harry Potter series so broadly appealing? How does a little-known author create a worldwide cultural phenomenon from the depths of her own personal despair? And ultimately as Christians, how do we read, process, and enjoy a story like Harry Potter? This course will look at the traditional literary themes and symbols in Harry Potter and how J.K. Rowling uses her characters to create such a compelling story. We will also look carefully at how Rowling uses specific language to tell her story. Remember, this is a Muggle course – so leave your wands at home!

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

It's All in the Pieces (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U214
Presenters:
Trinity Osborn (tosborn@tbcs.org)

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? Do you know who invented the first jigsaw puzzle and how they came to be so popular? Did you know there’s an actual Jigsaw Puzzle Competition and tournament circuit nation and worldwide? It’s true! Join Mrs. Osborn as we take the next seven days to explore the history and amazing story of the “jigsaw puzzle.” Learn strategies, tips, and tricks to complete puzzles, take on the challenge to complete a 1000 piece puzzle by the end of the course, and most importantly come expecting to enjoy the company of your peers in this process.

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Me Like Fire! The Art and Science of Grilling (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Commons and Little Kitchen
Presenters:
Mike Faris (mfaris@tbcs.org)

For thousands of years, meat and flame have been combined to sustain us. And often, it sure does taste good. In this class, students will learn how to grill and smoke their food. We will discuss heat sources, grill/smoker materials, rubs and marinades, sauces, and of course, meats. And we will eat. A lot. As a final project, students will prepare and document a meal for their families and will compete as teams to see who can make the best-tasting dish. Students will be working with open flames. This class may not be repeated.

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Strategy Board Games - Davison (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U210 = sole use of room
Presenters:
Kevin Davison (kdavison@tbcs.org)

Come ready to stretch your skills and test your wits in a completely painless and conversation-friendly way. Students will be able to choose from a variety of games to play in small groups. Interest and a friendly attitude are the only requirements. This class may not be repeated.

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Swing Dancing (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Gym
Presenters:
Kelsey Jobst (kjobst@tbcs.org)

Swing dancing in the 1940s was a way of life for most young people. Come learn about how jazz music impacted dancers in the USA to create a unique type of dancing that has since spread all over the world. You will learn east coast swing, lindy hop, and vintage solo jazz dance. No partner necessary. No dance experience necessary. Check out this video to see what you’ll learn!

Seating: 25
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Swing Dancing (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Gym
Presenters:
Kelsey Jobst (kjobst@tbcs.org)

Swing dancing in the 1940s was a way of life for most young people. Come learn about how jazz music impacted dancers in the USA to create a unique type of dancing that has since spread all over the world. You will learn east coast swing, lindy hop, and vintage solo jazz dance. No partner necessary. No dance experience necessary. Check out this video to see what you’ll learn!

Seating: 25
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

US Yearbook Editor (12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U109: Innovation Lab
Presenters:
Brittany Plourde (Brittany.Plourde@tbcs.org)

This class is for Annie Fritz only.

Session Cost:
Grade 12 - $0.00

Washington State History (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U201
Presenters:
Drew Armstrong (Drew.Armstrong@tbcs.org)

Required-for-graduation class for Juniors or Seniors who have not previously completed a course in WA State History. Students in other grades who have not completed WA State History course at Bear Creek or another school may also enroll, but priority is given to Seniors and Juniors. Note: Bear Creek students who were here in Grade 8 completed WA State History as part of their US History class. These Seniors MUST enroll in this class: Annie Zheng, Ranne Xiao, Darwin Jiang, and Bill Cheng.

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

What goes up must come down: Yoga and Balances (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Performing Arts Center
Presenters:
Suzannah Calvery (scalvery@tbcs.org)

Ever wondered how people can balance so well? Yoga is a form of stretching and balance that can increase concentration, flexibility, and strength. You will learn many of the foundational combinations of movement and stretching as we build upper and lower body strength. We’ll challenge ourselves with hand and head balances. Laughter Yoga experience included. *grin* Required attire: athletic pants and t-shirts that can be tucked in. Students must bring a towel and a yoga mat.

Seating: 24
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Worship Band (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Middle School Band Room
Presenters:
Kyle Dresback (kdresback@tbcs.org)

Are you interested in music as worship? Do you have training or experience playing an instrument or singing and want to spend JanTerm making music? Bring your instrument and/or your voice and your talents and play in a band! We’ll cover different styles of worship music, new and old; we’ll discuss music as worship, whether in a church setting or in school chapel; and of course we’ll make music together. Note: You do not need “performance” experience to be part of this class, but some training as a non-“beginner” musician or vocalist is required. Please speak with Mr. Dresback about eligibility prior to sign-up.

Seating: 8
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Worship Band (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Upper School Band Room
Presenters:
Ryan Summers (rsummers@tbcs.org)

This course is designed to give principles and practice to students who have an interest in leading worship in any context. Students will engage in daily study and discussion of worship considerations followed by musical practice with a band. Concepts such as liturgy, theology, song selection, musical arrangement, congregational participation, and a life of spiritual growth will be explored. Musical skills such as setting a tone, opening songs, transitioning, musical dynamics, connecting music and text, and stage presence will all be relevant matters in our practice. Opportunities in the class will be relevant to vocalists, instrumentalists, and technical crew members. Band members should bring their own instruments.


Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

BLOCK 4 (1:35 PM - 2:55 PM)

CHOOSE ONE CLASS ONLY IN THIS BLOCK

A Brief History of Video Games (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U101
Presenters:
Coleman Severson (cseverson@tbcs.org)

Do you play video games? Chances are you do, along with more than 150 million other people in this country. Maybe you play on your phone, on a console at home, on your computer, but do you know what the first video game was? Do you even really know what a video game is? Well honestly the answer for many of us is no, and that’s where this class comes in. We’ll go all the way from the origin of the medium, to today, and into the future. The class will involve learning about video games, watching videos, having involved and opinion based discussions, and overall trying to answer the question of what role video games have in our culture and how we got to where we are today. After a 50+ year history and what is now over a 100 billion dollar industry, it seems that video games are here to stay, so these questions are worth discussing!

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

A Practical Guide to Becoming Roman (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M205
Presenters:
Danielle Martin (Danielle.Martin@tbcs.org)
Nathan Pettit (Nathan.Pettit@Tbcs.org)

You may not be able to walk the streets of ancient Rome or say “salve!” to your neighbor in the villa next door, but you can take this class and get a glimpse into the life and times of a 1st century Roman. Try your hand at household chores like spinning or weaving, or maybe even place some tesserae in a mosaic. Every day will have a hands-on activity as well as a historical overview of the important aspects of public and private Roman life. Join us and get a closer look at life in the Urbs Aeterna – the eternal city!

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

A Practical Guide to Becoming Roman (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M205
Presenters:
Danielle Martin (Danielle.Martin@tbcs.org)
Nathan Pettit (Nathan.Pettit@Tbcs.org)

You may not be able to walk the streets of ancient Rome or say “salve!” to your neighbor in the villa next door, but you can take this class and get a glimpse into the life and times of a 1st century Roman. Try your hand at household chores like spinning or weaving, or maybe even place some tesserae in a mosaic. Every day will have a hands-on activity as well as a historical overview of the important aspects of public and private Roman life. Join us and get a closer look at life in the Urbs Aeterna – the eternal city!

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP Calculus BC

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U107
Presenters:
Bill MacKenney (bmackenney@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

AP U.S. History

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U201
Presenters:
Laura Wilson (lwilson@tbcs.org)
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Chocolate: The Golden Ticket (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U209
Presenters:
Brianne Bergin (bbergin@tbcs.org)

How has chocolate become one of the world’s most beloved treats? Where does it come from and how is it made? Is it as good savory as it is sweet? Are there any differences between a Hershey bar and a Theo bar? This class investigates the global trade and production of cacao while developing students’ palettes and appreciation of chocolate in its diverse forms.Together we’ll explore a little history, refine our taste buds, and take a tour of a chocolate “factory” to conclude our epicurean adventure!

Seating: 8
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Chocolate: The Golden Ticket (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U209
Presenters:
Brianne Bergin (bbergin@tbcs.org)

How has chocolate become one of the world’s most beloved treats? Where does it come from and how is it made? Is it as good savory as it is sweet? Are there any differences between a Hershey bar and a Theo bar? This class investigates the global trade and production of cacao while developing students’ palettes and appreciation of chocolate in its diverse forms.Together we’ll explore a little history, refine our taste buds, and take a tour of a chocolate “factory” to conclude our epicurean adventure!

Seating: 8
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Cooking Basics (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Farmhouse Kitchen
Presenters:
Megan Hayton (mhayton@msn.com)

You might want to impress Mom and Dad and take a turn cooking dinner. Maybe you need to increase your cooking repertoire before you go to College? Come and join me for cooking basics. This is a hands-on cooking class. Let’s have some fun in the kitchen, and learn to prepare some easy meals and treats. You will be working in small groups, and can eat or take home what you make.


Seating: 12
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Current Religious Movements: Mormon and Jehovah’s Witness History and Theology (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U203
Presenters:
Drew Armstrong (Drew.Armstrong@tbcs.org)

This course will be a short discussion based course on the basic history and distinctive theological positions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism) and the Watchtower Society (Jehovah’s Witness). In addition to a growing awareness of the positions held by groups with which the student does not necessarily align, the student will develop a firmer grasp on the nature of Christian agreement and disagreement with such groups. There will be short readings for each class period, but the bulk of the coursework will be done in class through interactive lecture and discussion.

Seating: 20
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Custom Boardgaming Design (7-8)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U206
Presenters:
Mark Schuldt (mschuldt@tbcs.org)

Have you ever thought of a cool idea for a boardgame? Well bring that idea and I will show you how to develop sound game mechanics to bring your vision to the table in a fun and functional fashion. I have had a blast making many custom boardgames over the years, and I will show you my mistakes and successes to help bring your idea to life. We will design boards, pieces, and cards, or whatever else you need, to create workable porotypes for you to play with your friends and family. This course comes with no cost to participants, unless you wish to spend your own money on materials. Participants will need a laptop computer for generating their materials. We will also make use of the free-to-use program TinkerCAD to design game pieces to 3D print at school.


Seating: 8
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Custom Boardgaming Design (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U206
Presenters:
Mark Schuldt (mschuldt@tbcs.org)

Have you ever thought of a cool idea for a boardgame? Well bring that idea and I will show you how to develop sound game mechanics to bring your vision to the table in a fun and functional fashion. I have had a blast making many custom boardgames over the years, and I will show you my mistakes and successes to help bring your idea to life. We will design boards, pieces, and cards, or whatever else you need, to create workable porotypes for you to play with your friends and family. This course comes with no cost to participants, unless you wish to spend your own money on materials. Participants will need a laptop computer for generating their materials. We will also make use of the free-to-use program TinkerCAD to design game pieces to 3D print at school.


Seating: 8
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Fit for Life – fun ways to create great exercise habits and feel good (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U103
Presenters:
Dan Phillips (d.l.phillips@hotmail.com)

Why do some people enjoy exercise? This course will show students how to create positive addictions which they can use for their entire lives. We will also study the techniques and tools used by Olympic-level athletes to improve their conditioning and have fun at the same time. These practices can apply to activities as simple as walking all the way up to international competition. An Olympic athlete, coach, or both, might guest lecture as well. Students who are thinking about Track, Cross Country, soccer and other endurance sports could find some of these techniques particularly helpful.

Instructor Dan Phillips – (father of Mark Phillips ’12, Claire Phillips) is a World Champion Masters Swimmer, who competed collegiately at Auburn University and was also a President of Eastside FC soccer club.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Fit for Life – fun ways to create great exercise habits and feel good (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U103
Presenters:
Dan Phillips (d.l.phillips@hotmail.com)

Why do some people enjoy exercise? This course will show students how to create positive addictions which they can use for their entire lives. We will also study the techniques and tools used by Olympic-level athletes to improve their conditioning and have fun at the same time. These practices can apply to activities as simple as walking all the way up to international competition. An Olympic athlete, coach, or both, might guest lecture as well. Students who are thinking about Track, Cross Country, soccer and other endurance sports could find some of these techniques particularly helpful.

Instructor Dan Phillips – (father of Mark Phillips ’12, Claire Phillips) is a World Champion Masters Swimmer, who competed collegiately at Auburn University and was also a President of Eastside FC soccer club.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Information Technology in the Modern World (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U109 - Innovation Lab
Presenters:
Jim DuBois (jimdub@hotmail.com)

Interested in Cybersecurity or Artificial Intelligence or other latest technology trends, and what you need to learn for a career using them? This Jan-term course has sessions that cover:

  • An overview of roles and practices in Information Technology (IT) in business.
  • A break down of the latest technology trends.
  • A deeper dive into cyber-security including real life examples of nation state, mafia and hactivism cyber attacks and how to defend against them.
  • The startup tech community and influence on modern IT.
  • Use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in business today and the near future.
  • A review of different career opportunities in computer science or engineering.

Jim DuBois is a former CIO of Microsoft, Board Director, Venture Capitalist working with tech startups, Technology Advisor, and Author. He is the father of Danielle '09, Dominique '11 and David '22

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Information Technology in the Modern World (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U109 - Innovation Lab
Presenters:
Jim DuBois (jimdub@hotmail.com)

Interested in Cybersecurity or Artificial Intelligence or other latest technology trends, and what you need to learn for a career using them? This Jan-term course has sessions that cover:

  • An overview of roles and practices in Information Technology (IT) in business.
  • A break down of the latest technology trends.
  • A deeper dive into cyber-security including real life examples of nation state, mafia and hactivism cyber attacks and how to defend against them.
  • The startup tech community and influence on modern IT.
  • Use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in business today and the near future.
  • A review of different career opportunities in computer science or engineering.

Jim DuBois is a former CIO of Microsoft, Board Director, Venture Capitalist working with tech startups, Technology Advisor, and Author. He is the father of Danielle '09, Dominique '11 and David '22

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Middle School Drama Production: Mrs. Fry (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Presenters:
Kaley Fry (kaley.fry@tbcs.org)

Middle School Elective B students will block and rehearse (technical and dress) a production that will be performed Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Only for students enrolled in first semester Elective A.



Seating: 20
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Million Dollar Listing Bear Creek (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U105
Presenters:
Matt Kaiser (matt.kaiser@rsir.com)

Are you interested in Real Estate? Are you a sucker for anything on HGTV? Do you spend your free time binge watching Million Dollar Listing, Property Brothers or even Fixer Upper? Do you ever wonder what really goes on in the Real Estate business? Then this is the class for you! You’ll be exposed to both the glamorous side as well as a “behind the scenes” look at the business, have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals, and also view some of the most unique homes in the world! This course will be moderated by Matt Kaiser, a Bear Creek Alumnus and Real Estate Agent with Realogics Sotheby's International Realty.

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Musical Theater (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Performing Arts Center
Presenters:
Ron Lynch (rlynch@tbcs.org)
Joel Visker (jvisker@tbcs.org)

This class is reserved only for students already enrolled in the Semester 2 Musical Theater class.

Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Pop: Exploring the World of Soda and Sassafras (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U110
Presenters:
Jeff Gephart (jgephart@tbcs.org)

Stuck in a Mountain Dew, Sprite or Coke rut? This course will show you the cure and introduce you to a more discerning palette of sodas and root beers. What is so satisfying about the fizzy effervescence of a good soda pop? Can cane sugar, water and roots really be that good? Yes it can! Find out the origins of soda and root beer and the true distinctiveness of these North American beverages. Dive in to the history, community and culture of the soda fountain and imagine your life as a soda jerk during the time when the soda fountain was the place to be! Explore the range of flavor profiles and make plans to host your very own tasting event. We'll get to taste many varieties and you will get to share your own unique soda and root beer favorites with your friends. High fructose corn syrup beverages need not apply.


Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Pop: Exploring the World of Soda and Sassafras (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U110
Presenters:
Jeff Gephart (jgephart@tbcs.org)

Stuck in a Mountain Dew, Sprite or Coke rut? This course will show you the cure and introduce you to a more discerning palette of sodas and root beers. What is so satisfying about the fizzy effervescence of a good soda pop? Can cane sugar, water and roots really be that good? Yes it can! Find out the origins of soda and root beer and the true distinctiveness of these North American beverages. Dive in to the history, community and culture of the soda fountain and imagine your life as a soda jerk during the time when the soda fountain was the place to be! Explore the range of flavor profiles and make plans to host your very own tasting event. We'll get to taste many varieties and you will get to share your own unique soda and root beer favorites with your friends. High fructose corn syrup beverages need not apply.


Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Reading Blind: Beginning Braille (7-9)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
120 (LS hallway)
Presenters:
Joy Chong (Joy.Chong@tbcs.org)

Have you ever wanted to read with your eyes closed? Do you ever wonder how blind people read, or use a computer? Have you ever wanted to decode the little dots you often see under room number signs or in the elevator? Come explore the answers to these questions in Mrs. Chong’s beginning Braille class! You will learn to read Grade 1 Braille by sight and by touch, and practice writing using a braille slate. Writing backwards is not a requirement, but it surely does help! Curious? Sign up for Beginning Braille!

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00

The Art of Scenic Art (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U214 and Performing Arts Center
Presenters:
Brittany Plourde (Brittany.Plourde@tbcs.org)

We will be working with our school Musical Theater production team for “Beauty and the Beast”, and learning what it takes to create theatrical art. If you are interested in theater or art or theater art, this is the class for you.

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

The Disney Princess (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U204
Presenters:
Shelley Kaplowitz (skaplowitz@tbcs.org)

Every little girl has her favorite. Almost all of us begged our moms for a costume just like hers. Yes, Disney Princesses have delighted girls for a very long time. Maybe it might be time to look at the princess images of our girlhood with a more critical eye. In The Disney Princess we will view excerpts from several Disney films and discuss the benefits and pitfalls of such role models for girls. Bring your popcorn and your movie critic’s eye.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

The Disney Princess (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U204
Presenters:
Shelley Kaplowitz (skaplowitz@tbcs.org)

Every little girl has her favorite. Almost all of us begged our moms for a costume just like hers. Yes, Disney Princesses have delighted girls for a very long time. Maybe it might be time to look at the princess images of our girlhood with a more critical eye. In The Disney Princess we will view excerpts from several Disney films and discuss the benefits and pitfalls of such role models for girls. Bring your popcorn and your movie critic’s eye.

Seating: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Ultimately the Best (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Gym and Owens Field
Presenters:
Annie Corson (annie.corson@tbcs.org)
Tyler Mendezona (tyler.mendezona@tbcs.org)

Are you not afraid to get sprawl out in the mud to catch a disc? Are you excited to compete in a fun, fast-paced, self-officiated game? Then I think you’re ready to play Ultimate. As a self-officiated sport, Ultimate is guided by the Spirit of the Game, which enhances the camaraderie and sportsmanship without limiting the ferocity of competition. In learning the game of Ultimate, you will hone both technical skills, like the hand-eye coordination necessary to pass and catch a disc successfully, as well as 21st century skills, like solving problems peaceably without an officiant. Sports are weather dependent; while snow or extreme temperatures might deter us, rain might not. Workout clothes and athletic shoes are required.

Seating: 14
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Ultimately the Best (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Gym and Owens Field
Presenters:
Annie Corson (annie.corson@tbcs.org)
Tyler Mendezona (tyler.mendezona@tbcs.org)

Are you not afraid to get sprawl out in the mud to catch a disc? Are you excited to compete in a fun, fast-paced, self-officiated game? Then I think you’re ready to play Ultimate. As a self-officiated sport, Ultimate is guided by the Spirit of the Game, which enhances the camaraderie and sportsmanship without limiting the ferocity of competition. In learning the game of Ultimate, you will hone both technical skills, like the hand-eye coordination necessary to pass and catch a disc successfully, as well as 21st century skills, like solving problems peaceably without an officiant. Sports are weather dependent; while snow or extreme temperatures might deter us, rain might not. Workout clothes and athletic shoes are required.

Seating: 14
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Urban Sketching (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U214
Presenters:
Trinity Osborn (tosborn@tbcs.org)

Sketching is a way of discovery. It is visually researching God’s amazing creation all around us through mark making. Urban sketchers draw scenes from their daily lives on location, in cities, and around the world. Drawing a scene is not just capturing it on paper; it’s about taking the time to observe the details of a moment, gathering all the visual data possible and then rendering the scene through your artistic eyes. This process allows you to visually capture a slice in time and ultimately share the essence of that experience through your sketch. Join Mrs. Osborn as you stretch your sketching capabilities and challenge your visual researching skills. Students should have an interest in drawing and/or have beginner drawing skill sets. Course entails offsite travel; students will leave campus each day at lunchtime for our sketching destinations, returning by 3:00 p.m.

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Grade 09 - $0.00
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00

Video Game Design (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M203
Presenters:
Kristina Stevenson (kstevenson@tbcs.org)

Love playing video games? Want to know what it takes to make your own? Then this class is for you! Join a seasoned gamer in an exploration into the world of video game design! No coding experience necessary, as we will not actually be making a video game.


Seating: 20
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Canceled

!Preparados, listos, va! Launching your Trip to Espana! (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U207
Presenters:
Lynn Chittenden (Lynn.Chittenden@tbcs.org)

Get the most out of the upcoming trip to Spain! This course is strongly recommended for all students who are traveling to Spain this spring. We will get ready for our trip by exploring current Spanish culture and food, and preparing for conversation and life with your Spanish families. Students in this class will also participate in a field experience to visit a local latin eatery to get a feel for the process and expectations of cross-cultural travel.

Seating: 16

Adulting 101

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Farmhouse Kitchen
Presenters:
Angela Burch R.N. (Aburch@tbcs.org)
Barb Lutz (bclutz@comcast.net)

This is a hands-on course, covering:

  • Cooking and Shopping: getting more for your dollar, basic food prep and cooking a simple meal (which you get to eat!).
  • Best Foot Forward: basics in etiquette, including table manners to impress the boss! We will also discuss age appropriate attire for interviews, and jobs.
  • Keep It Clean: doing laundry, treating simple stains, ironing tips, and sewing on a button.
  • Fix That Flat: simple auto maintenance, checking oil and tire pressure, starting a dead battery, and changing a flat tire.
  • Personal Finance: opening and using a checking account, credit and debit cards, and how to manage your own saving, spending and budgeting.
  • Taking Care of Yourself: basic first aid for burns/cuts, stings, common illnesses and when to seek professional help.

This class is taught by Barb Lutz, a full-fledged adult, retired executive and mom of Will Lutz (’19).

This course is recommended for grades 9-12 with preference for 11-12 graders. There are no prerequisites

Seating: 12

Bear Creek Kierkegaard Society presents Repetition (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U208
Presenters:
Kevin Davison (kdavison@tbcs.org)

The Bear Creek Kierkegaard Society presents Repetition. In this short work, Kierkegaard builds off an old Christian idea that the goal of the Christian life isn’t merely to dwell with Christ, but to become Christ-like in our own lives. Join us as we explore the core of the Christian Faith. Students that already possess Fear and Trembling will find they already have this short work.


Seating: 18

Discuss “Christian Liberal Arts Education” with Dr. Nelson (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U207
Presenters:
Earl Nelson (Earl.Nelson@tbcs.org)

You are invited to discuss with me such questions as:

  • What has a Christian Liberal Arts Education been for you so far? How has it worked or not worked?
  • How might Scripture direct us in attempting to “integrate faith and learning?”
  • Do you learn to believe the way you learn to write or do math?

I am curious to know what you think about this matter, and don’t just want to tell you what I think. There will be short, in-class readings, and we will ask questions and listen to one another answering them. I can structure the discussion, but you will need to supply the discussion.

Seating: 16

Digital Futures: It’s your future, are you ready? (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M208
Presenters:
Tyson Storch (tstorch@microsoft.com)

In this class, we will examine the following:

  • The Past: What was it like growing up in the 20th Century before the internet?
  • The Present: What are some of the current technology game changing trends?
  • The Future: Where is technology headed and what kind of impact could it have on students, workers, and human beings of all walks of life?
  • And… what does the bible have to say about robots and super intelligence?

Tyson (father of Olivia and Sebastian) is an Applied Innovation Program Manager who works with national governments on their digital transformation strategy.

Seating: 20

Negro Leagues Baseball: Leading off for Civil Rights (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
U203
Presenters:
Jay Caldwell (jaycaldwell@msn.com)

“There are only three things that America will be remembered for 2000 years from now when they study this civilization: The Constitution, Jazz music, and Baseball. These are the 3 most beautiful things this culture's ever created.” - essayist Gerald Early.

At the epicenter of America's cultural phenomena was Negro League Baseball, the second largest African American business enterprise between 1890 - 1950. This course will examine why baseball arose as America's pastime in the first half of the 19th Century, what led to the segregation of the baseball despite the Union victory in the Civil War and explore the history of the Negro Leagues and its players. The baseball diamond was a sanctuary. Off the field, the players endured the same discrimination as did the average African American citizen and, in fact, often found themselves in the middle of Civil Rights issues due to their extensive travel and prominence. NO PREREQUISITES

The course will be taught by Jay Caldwell (retired) whose daughter, Arianna Caldwell, graduated from TBCS in 2007. Jay has been chosen to organize an art and memorabilia exhibition for the Centennial celebration of the founding of the Negro National League at the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City in 2020.

Seating: 16

Hymn Appreciation (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Upper School Drama Room (with piano)
Presenters:
Jennifer Dierking (Jennifer.Dierking@tbcs.org)

Hymns are a treasured collection throughout generations, worthy of our time and attention, though often unused in modern worship at church. In this course, we will learn traditional hymns in song (and harmony), explore used/supporting Scripture, and delve into the history behind the composer and motivation for writing each hymn. Piano/guitar/vocal musicians encouraged but not necessary.

Seating: 10

Hymn Appreciation (9-12)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Upper School Drama Room
Presenters:
Jennifer Dierking (Jennifer.Dierking@tbcs.org)

Hymns are a treasured collection throughout generations, worthy of our time and attention, though often unused in modern worship at church. In this course, we will learn traditional hymns in song (and harmony), explore used/supporting Scripture, and delve into the history behind the composer and motivation for writing each hymn. Piano/guitar/vocal musicians encouraged but not necessary.

Seating: 10

My Own Road: Realizing personality, learning style, and success (7-8)

January 2, 2018 - January 11, 2018
M203
Presenters:
Karen Blankenbeckler (kblankenbeckler@tbcs.org)
Jenn McDonough (jmcdonough@tbcs.org)

We are all unique. We learn, love, and succeed in different ways. This course will help you understand your strengths and weaknesses and develop healthy relationships with friends, family, and teachers. You will also spend time understanding the way that you think, learn, and retain information in order to maximize your success in school. Our time together will be interactive, relational, and practical.

Seating: 20
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