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 were offered last year. See the 2017 Catalog At-a-Glance for names of classes in each block and the Class Details tab for full class descriptions. In fall 2017, the JanTerm 2018 course offerings will be available.

JanTerm 2017

When:
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 to Thursday, January 12, 2017
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, including subject matter as diverse as Fly Fishing and Forensic Science, students are exposed to a much broader range of unusual topics that they would not normally get an opportunity to study anywhere, let alone 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.

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

Schedule

During JanTerm Middle School and Upper School students engage in four seminar blocks according to the following schedule. NO LATE START ON WEDNESDAYS during JanTerm. See Lunch and Activity Schedule (also 2-Hour Delay) for additional details.

Block 1 8:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Block 2 9:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Block 3 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch/Activity Period 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Block 4 1:35 PM - 2:55 PM

Registration

Registration for JanTerm 2017 will be staggered.

  • All Middle School students and only Upper School students who are enrolled in Drama, Yearbook, or at least one AP class may register beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12. Priority in JanTerm class selection will be given to those who register first.
  • All other Upper School students may register beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 13. Priority in JanTerm class selection will be given to those who register first.
Registration Opens: Saturday, November 12, 2016 2:00 PM
Registration Closes: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:00 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 Music Theory and AP Computer Science A only.

AP Computer Science A

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Innovation Lab
Presenters:
Etienne Begert (mbrejl@tbcs.org)

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

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

AP Music Theory

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
US Music Room
Presenters:
Judy Loudenback (jloudenback@tbcs.org)

Choose this class if you normally have AP Music Theory in zero period.

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

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

CHOOSE ONE CLASS ONLY IN THIS BLOCK

AP Calculus AB-1

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U107
Presenters:
Bill MacKenney (bmackenney@tbcs.org)

This class is for students who normally do Calculus AB in Block 1 of the regular school schedule plus DJ Lambert, Price Ludwig and Saraphina Wang from Block 7,

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

AP English Language and Composition-1

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U206
Presenters:
Kenny Norris (knorris@tbcs.org)

Choose this class if your normally have AP English Language and Composition, Block 1 of the regular school schedule. In addition, William Jensen (Block 2 ) should join this class.

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

AP European History

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U202
Presenters:
Rob Sorensen (rsorensen@tbcs.org)

The following sophomore students from regular blocks 1, 5, 6 and 7 should enroll in this class:

Bonner, Eleanor

Clayhold, Cody

Do, Kim Thien

Elizarov, Nickolas

Hao, Zihan

Heimberger, Jacob

Jadav, Praneel

Klimisch, Daniel

Poling, Camryn

Shao, Sandy

Tsou, Ting Ying

Yoo, Dong Hyun

Elizarov, Vladislav

Boelitz, Samuel

Caile, Lucy

Carlson, Melanie

McDonough, Peter


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

AP Statistics

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U103
Presenters:
Melissa Riley (mriley@tbcs.org)

Choose this class if you normally have AP Statistics in Block 7.

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

AP U.S. History

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U209
Presenters:
Rick Joyner (rjoyner@tbcs.org)

Choose this class if you normally have AP U.S. History in Block 1.

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

Building Bridges with Uruguay (Spanish I and II) (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U205
Presenters:
Lynn Chittenden (lchittenden@tbcs.org)

Join Sra. Linda for a seven-day experience with Uruguayan students coming to Bear Creek. Each day you will be the host to your “amigo,” speaking Spanish, and sharing about your life, your city, and your culture and vice versa. Examples are: a day visit to the Pike Place market, EMP, the Space Needle, a dance class at school, a visit to Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation! Wrap up this JanTerm course with a 20-minute presentation/teaching of English/Spanish idioms and common phrases to the whole group. Open to students enrolled in Spanish I and II.

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

Building Bridges with Uruguay (Spanish III, IV and V) (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U207
Presenters:
Gabi Llanos (gllanos@tbcs.org)

Join Sra. Llanos for a seven-day total immersion experience with Uruguayan students coming to Bear Creek for their seventh year. Each day you will be the host to your “amigo”, speaking only Spanish and sharing about your life, your school days, your faith, and vice versa. We are all going to sip a Starbucks coffee at the Pike Place Market, then walk to the Space Needle and a visit to the EMP and Chihuly Gardens and Glass. A full day of city life! Wrap up this JanTerm course with a 20-minute presentation/teaching of English/Spanish idioms and common phrases to the whole group. Open to students enrolled in Spanish III, IV, and V.

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

Desire to Create (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U214
Presenters:
Trinity Osborn (tosborn@tbcs.org)

Have a desire to create? Do you have an art piece that you've always wanted to try, but haven't had the chance or time to do it? Perhaps you've been dreaming to create a specific painting, drawing, mixed media, digital graphic or photography project, but need a little help on how to do it or where to begin? Or do you have a yearning to just do something art related, but need some inspiration for a project idea? Enjoy an open format, individualized art studio with Mrs. Osborn and let's create! Students are to bring their art project idea(s) along with references and resources to the first day of class and/or come to class with an open mind to try something new. If you have several ideas, no problem – bring them all, along with any resource images and photos you would like to use as inspiration. Those interested in digital media will need to bring their own laptop or art drawing device. Supplies will be limited to studio supplies on hand. However if you have a specific medium/supplies in mind, feel free to purchase beforehand and bring to class. Can’t wait to see your ideas come to life in the art studio!

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Experiencing Opera: La Traviata by Verdi (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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 to see the most famous operatic plotline (dying girl falls in love with a boy and nobly give him up because it is for his good) in Giuseppe Verdi’s great La Traviata at the Seattle Opera in McCaw Hall. We will attend the dress rehearsal performance on Wednesday, January 11 (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 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Introduction to Classical Greek (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
M205
Presenters:
Nathan Pettit (npettit@tbcs.org)

Learn the language of the New Testament in this Koine Greek course for beginners. Students in this course will learn the Greek alphabet, a few basic grammatical principles of New Testament Greek, as well as a moderate set of vocabulary words and phrases. Within the short amount of time this course takes place, students will even learn to read portions of the Gospel of John.

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

It’s Only Natural – An Introduction to Scientific Illustration (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
M212
Presenters:
Danielle Peterson (dpeterson@tbcs.org)

Do you like birds? Bugs? Berries? Brains?? If you like drawing and want to geek out over how cool nature is at the same time, this is the class for you! We’ll learn how to use pen and ink, watercolors, and colored pencils to create detailed drawings of natural objects, including rocks, flowers, trees, insects, mammals, reptiles, birds, and possibly even some human specimens. Plus we’ll get a chance to draw bones and fossils on our field trip to the Burke Museum. Other perks of the class include: Going outside to draw, hearing from professional scientific illustrators and seeing their amazing work, looking at cool nature-y stuff, drawing with friends, etc. We live in an amazing world – let’s take a closer look at it!

Seating: 15
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Lord of the Drones: One Drone to Rule Them All (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U109: Innovation Lab
Presenters:
Leanne Bartz
David Hostetter (davidhos@hotmail.com)

During this JanTerm we are going to look at everything drone related. Things like: history (how drones were used by the military, evolution of drones becoming a hobby), how to build a drone, what software is needed for drone platforms, what laws should I avoid breaking with a drone, what companies use them today, and how do I get my Part 107 Certification to fly drones. This class will be led by drone enthusiast with fantastic speakers coming in to share their passion so you can fly alongside them.

David Hostetter, father of Hannah Hostetter, grade 10. Mr. Hostetter has been passionate about aviation, drones (previously radio controlled planes) and technology from an early age. He is currently CEO of droneCOMPLY

Seating: 25
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Math is Fun (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U105
Presenters:
Juan Gomez (jcgomez@uw.edu)

Come and have fun playing games, solving puzzles and discovering the beauty of math. The only prerequisites are a basic knowledge of algebra, a curious mind and a sense of wonder. All levels of mathematical knowledge are welcome.


Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Multi-Sport Experience (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Gym
Presenters:
Carol Miller (cmiller@tbcs.org)

Come join the fun!! In this course, you will be given the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of a different sport each day of the JanTerm session. Sports will include team sports as well as individual activities. You as well as the history of the sport and then will practice the fundamentals of the sport selected for the day. You will then play a game or tournament! Sports may include badminton, volleyball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate, and spikeball. Sports are weather dependent. Workout clothes and shoes required.

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

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

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
M210
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: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

Programming in C - what you won’t learn in Java or C# (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U101
Presenters:
Michael Elizarov (michael.elizarov@gmail.com)

While today’s world of programming is dominated by managed languages like Java and C#, there are some fundamentals that are much better understood by using simpler language, like C. Invented in the 70s, C was instrumental in creating UNIX (which you may have heard of as Linux), windows, and pretty much any other OS. This class will give you practical introduction to C, teach how to build simple program, and where you can go from there. How you write code? What is compilation and linking? What do you need to run a program? What are processes? How they can communicate to each other? Granted, all of these subjects can’t be covered in a short JanTerm class, but you will get the idea - and understanding how and where - you can go next.

Students will need to provide their own laptops with the following installed:
- C compiler (Watcom C if you use Windows)
- Text editor. Not MS Word - notepad, notepad+, or something nice like Sublime Text
Suggested reading: The Classic C book by language creators: http://www.ime.usp.br/~pf/Kernighan-Ritchie/C-Programming-Ebook.pdf

The class will be taught by Michael Elizarov, father of Alex (grade 11) and Nick & Vlad (grade 10). Michael Elizarov has been working in the area of computer science for a long time, in several startups as well as companies like Microsoft, Groupon, Apptio and most recently Vulcan.


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

Society, Surveillance and a World without work – how technology will change your entire life, starting now (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U210
Presenters:
David Bennett (david@darataga.com)

This course will offer interactive sessions to allow students to explore how technology will change the world in the next 5-10-20 years in ways that will fundamentally change society. From Driverless cars, to the elimination of millions of skilled jobs, to the ways in which society will cope with not enough work for everyone all the way through the role of Governments (including how and why Governments monitor what we are doing) to the digital lives that the next generation of the workforce will live.

The class will be taught by David Bennett, father of Gabriel Bennett, grade 7 and Raphael Bennett, grade 3. Mr. Bennett is CEO of Excelerate Systems a Washington State IT Consulting and Systems Integration company

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Square Dancing (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Nagel Commons
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: 24
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Survey of the Holy Lands (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U208
Presenters:
Kevin Davison (kdavison@tbcs.org)

In preparation for the trip to the Holy Lands this Summer, Mr. Davison is happy to provide a class preparing you to understand the land that has inspired billions of people for the last three thousand years. Even if you don’t intend to go on the trip, join us on a virtual trip through profound archeological treasures. Become familiar with basic archaeological principles that will help you interpret and study many other sites worldwide, and learn the tremendous history of the sites held as holy by Christians worldwide.

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

Understanding Communication: It's more than a speech class (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U203
Presenters:
John Julian (jnjulian@yahoo.com)

A study of basic communication techniques... not just for platform speaking, but for interpersonal communication as well. Students will learn how and why communication happens, how to be a more effective communicator, and how to present arguments in a clear, coherent way. The class culminates with Sparring Debates, which will take place on the last day. Anyone can attend. No Prerequisites Required.

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Washington State History (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Block Leadership Suite
Presenters:
Tim Fenderson (tfenderson@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.

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

What goes up must come down: Yoga and Balances (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Upper School Drama Room
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: 22
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

What it takes to be an entrepreneur (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Andrea Lairson Library
Presenters:
Jim Frank (cjfrank1@me.com)

This class will examine the many facets of what constitutes an “entrepreneur”. We will explore the provocative question, “what do I want to be when I grow up” and should being an entrepreneur be part of the answer for you? There are many career strategies available to those students transitioning to the “career” phase of their lives…and this option should be fully understood before that transition begins! The more we know and understand about our business and career options, the better our decisions will likely be! We will explore why some people are natural entrepreneurs, others educate themselves into that mind set and still others never pursue that avenue at all. This course will be fact and data based and will also be filled with many personal stories of success and failure in both business and personal life – Remember, in life, there are no trophies for just participating! Come with a hungry mind filled with lots of questions – this is a very interactive course.

This class will be taught by retired business executive James Frank, grandfather of Toby Neumann, grade 5, and Kasey Neumann, grade 2.

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

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

CHOOSE ONE CLASS ONLY IN THIS BLOCK

AP Biology-A

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U102
Presenters:
Donna Dunn (ddunn@tbcs.org)

This class will be made up of all students normally in AP Biology, Block A PLUS William Jensen from Block B.

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

AP Chemistry

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U106
Presenters:
Elissa Bell (ebell@tbcs.org)

Choose this class if you normally have AP Chemistry in Block A.


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

AP English Language and Composition-5

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U206
Presenters:
Kenny Norris (knorris@tbcs.org)

This class will be made up of students normally in AP English Language and Composition, Block 5 MINUS JJ Finan and Richard Zhang who should choose the Block 3 JT class instead.

Justin Buckley and Alex Gephart from the regularly scheduled Block 2 class will also be in this class.

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

AP Physics 1-A

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U110
Presenters:
Linda Graham (lgraham@tbcs.org)

This class will be made up of students who normally have AP Physics 1 in Block A.

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

Bear Creek Kierkegaard Society presents Works of Love (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U208
Presenters:
Kevin Davison (kdavison@tbcs.org)

Join us in an examination of the nature of love, as understood from a Christian perspective. In this work, Kierkegaard tackles the distinction of agape love, woven throughout the New Testament, and erotic love, present in broader society. Kierkegaard’s work is a meditation on these issues, rather than a philosophical argument, combining his greatest interests into a single masterpiece.

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

Board and Video Game Design (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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)! Students MUST have their own laptops for this class.

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: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Border Conflicts: Israel and Palestine/North Korea and South Korea/India and Pakistan (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
M206
Presenters:
David Miller (dmiller@tbcs.org)

This course will thoroughly familiarize students with the history of these border conflicts, while also looking at the cultural practices of each conflict and the unique geography of the region. The course will culminate with the students working in teams to propose potential solutions and projected outcomes of current trends within each conflict.

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Co-ed Volleyball (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

But Now We’re Stressed Out! : How to Work Smarter, Not Harder (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U210
Presenters:
Ben Markley (bmarkley@tbcs.org)

If you feel busy, overwhelmed, behind, and like you’re just not doing enough, you’re in good company. Most of us make life way more frustrating than it needs to be by approaching our work with ineffective and chaotic methods that work against our human nature. In this class, we will learn and practice techniques that help us to capture our time instead of wondering where it went, work smarter instead of (just) harder, and get the small stuff on autopilot so we can focus on the bigger, cooler stuff we care about. More than that, we’ll be looking at the issues underneath work: Why is work so hard? Why do we work? Can I actually have peace in the midst of a crazy schedule? Why don’t I feel like I’m ever good enough at what I do? And what do I really want to do with my life?

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

Desire to Create (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U214
Presenters:
Trinity Osborn (tosborn@tbcs.org)

Have a desire to create? Do you have an art piece that you've always wanted to try, but haven't had the chance or time to do it? Perhaps you've been dreaming to create a specific painting, drawing, mixed media, digital graphic or photography project, but need a little help on how to do it or where to begin? Or do you have a yearning to just do something art related, but need some inspiration for a project idea? Enjoy an open format, individualized art studio with Mrs. Osborn and let's create! Students are to bring their art project idea(s) along with references and resources to the first day of class and/or come to class with an open mind to try something new. If you have several ideas, no problem – bring them all, along with any resource images and photos you would like to use as inspiration. Those interested in digital media will need to bring their own laptop or art drawing device. Supplies will be limited to studio supplies on hand. However if you have a specific medium/supplies in mind, feel free to purchase beforehand and bring to class. Can’t wait to see your ideas come to life in the art studio!

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Embroidery, Candlewicking, Crochet, and Knitting (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Film and Theology (7-8)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00

France Trip: Preparing for our journey abroad

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U209
Presenters:
Brianne Bergin (bbergin@tbcs.org)

This class is for those students interested in joining Madame Bergin on the school trip to France being planned for later this year.

Can I order a coffee to go in Paris? What’s the proper etiquette for eating in a French restaurant? How do I become a savvy traveler in a foreign country? How can I become more independent using public transportation? These are classic questions surrounding the cultural differences one might encounter while abroad in France or another country. Come join a lively, interactive circle where we’ll figure out the do’s and don’ts of traveling abroad! We will speak in English and in French to compare customs and traditions, to practice essential vocabulary in travel situations, and to learn about significant historical sites so as to maximize our time in the land of fabulous food and art.


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

J. R. R. Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U205
Presenters:
Earl Nelson (enelson@tbcs.org)

Believe it or not, The Lord of the Rings was first a book, or rather three. If you have never read the books, or if you would like to re-read them, and share your thoughts about them, then here is a chance to start. We will start at the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring, and see how far we get. My personal goal will be to get you interested enough to read (or re-read!) them to the end, someday, on your own. I have some recordings of Tolkien reading aloud, and we’ll read aloud also. We’ll ask each other questions, and maybe find answers. These books are surprisingly deep. I will share some things that J. R. R. Tolkien said about his work.

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

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

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

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

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U203
Presenters:
Dana Robinson (danz@danzrobinson.com)

Learn to give effective presentations, increase your confidence and ability in delivering interesting, clear, concise presentations in a highly engaging manner. Learn how to overcome nerves.

What makes people listen?

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

Structure presentations to maximize clarity and influence

  • Streamline the preparation process
  • Speak concisely and memorably

Make great notes to keep on track

Visual Aids as a support and not a distraction

  • Avoid PowerPoint poisoning

Speak confidently with little preparation

  • Create clear, concise, audience focused messages

Raise 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 10. Mrs. Robinson trains business people to give great presentations, while saving preparation time and making sure that the listener gets it.

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

Songwriting: Putting Words and Music Together (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Upper School Band Room
Presenters:
Ryan Summers (rsummers@tbcs.org)

This course will place emphasis on musical composition and music theory as well as the construction of lyrics and verbal expression, working toward a pairing of the two skills. It may appeal to poets with no musical background, songwriters looking to refine the match between their musical and lyrical efforts, and musicians who have an interest in fitting words to their original music. We will examine effective and ineffective songwriting in popular music, study principles of lyric craft, consider theory in musical construction, and workshop our original work.

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

Sports in America (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U101
Presenters:
Lauren Beasley (lbeasley@tbcs.org)

How do sports effect our lives? Does it shape our culture? What sport moments will you never forget? These are the types of questions we will attempt to answer in my class Sport in America. We will look at history and determine some of the most defining moments in sports history (the good the bad and definitely the ugly). We will be watching a documentary on how sports have helped shape American culture as well as another sport movie of your choice.

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

The Art of Escape (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U103
Presenters:
Melissa Riley (mriley@tbcs.org)

Want to get locked in a room for an hour with only your friends and your wits to save you? Join this class and learn about the latest escape room craze and why it’s so popular. If you haven’t heard of it before, the basic gist is this: Find clues. Use the clues to solve puzzles. Solve the puzzles to find the key. Find the key to escape the room. Sounds pretty simple, right? It’s not, and you’ll quickly discover why. We’ll practice with different types of puzzles and train for the final test –an actual escape room here in Redmond.

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

The Hottest Thing in Glass (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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: 12
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

The Man Class (7-8)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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.


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

Washington State History (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Block Leadership Suite
Presenters:
Rob Sorensen (rsorensen@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.

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

Warmachine (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U204 (sole use)
Presenters:
Mark Schuldt (mschuldt@tbcs.org)

If you like chess, but want to take it to the extreme, come learn to play the famous table-top wargame Warmachine by Privateer Press. Take control of a Warcaster in a steam-punk setting, and deploy his or her steam-powered robots, specialized troops, and powerful units to crush your opponent in this intense strategy based wargame. Starter sets of models will be provided, along with some terrain pieces and extras. We will cover the strategy of a dice and stat based game, the hobbyist side of the game with model painting, and terrain building, and most importantly spend a lot of time fighting it out on the table.

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

Welcome to the Juggle (7-8)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Upper School Choir Room
Presenters:
Nathan Pettit (npettit@tbcs.org)

Do you want to acquire a skill guaranteed to improve hand-eye coordination, focus, and posture? Are you interested in releasing awkward tension in a room or drawing the attention of all your friends? 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: 22
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 Biology-B

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U102
Presenters:
Donna Dunn (ddunn@tbcs.org)

This class will be made up of all students normally in AP Bio Block B, except William Jensen who should sign up for the Block 2 JT class.


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

AP Calculus AB-7

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U107
Presenters:
Bill MacKenney (bmackenney@tbcs.org)

This class is made up of students who normally have AP Calculus AB in Block 7.

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

AP English Language and Composition-2

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U206
Presenters:
Kenny Norris (knorris@tbcs.org)

This class will be made up of students normally in AP English Language and Composition in the regularly scheduled Block 2 class MINUS Justin Buckley and Alex Gephart who should choose the Block 2 JanTerm class instead.

JJ Finan and Richard Zhang from the regularly scheduled Block 5 class will also be in this class.

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

AP English Literature and Composition

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U203
Presenters:
Kristin Dennison (kdennison@tbcs.org)

Choose this class if you normally have AP English Literature and Composition in Block B.


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

AP Physics 1-B

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U110
Presenters:
Linda Graham (lgraham@tbcs.org)

This class will be made up of all students normally in Physics, Block B.

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

A Brief History of Film (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U101
Presenters:
Coleman Severson (cseverson@tbcs.org)

Have you ever wondered why old movies seem so different? Or wondered why movies used to be without color, or even sound? Or have you ever thought about why movies that your parents and even older siblings enjoy are so different from the movies you and your friends like? That’s what this class will be about. We’ll cover the last century of film and why it has changed so much over time. We’ll talk about the culture, the technology, and the process in which films were made and distributed in contrast to how films are made today. Unlike the class I taught last year, this class will not be dedicated to watching films, but to discussing them and their history. The majority of class will be class discussion, feedback, and opinions about the current state of film, where we’ve come from, and where we’re going.

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

Author, Author (7-8)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
M210
Presenters:
Janice White (jwhite@tbcs.org)

Do you still remember the magical moments listening to, or reading Goodnight Moon, Green Eggs and Ham, and Curious George Goes to the Hospital? These treasured stories linger in our minds long after we leave our childhood behind. They are the stories that begin our journey into literature. Our early introduction to children’s literature is a serendipitous exposure to the elements of literature such as character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, setting, voice, and theme. The Author, Author workshop will give you an opportunity to write, illustrate, and publish your own children’s book. Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course will give students a firm grounding in the basics of children’s book writing. By the end of the course, students may choose to publish their work online (using a free service provided through issuu.com) or as a hard copy edition (for a modest fee, students may publish through lulu.com). Students must provide their own laptops or tablets. Note: this class may only be repeated once from a prior year.

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

CS Lewis’ Screwtape Letters: The Anatomy of Deception (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U205
Presenters:
Ryan Summers (rsummers@tbcs.org)

Lewis says that we can make two mistakes when it comes to thinking about demonic activity: we can disbelieve and so ignore it, or we can amplify and so glorify it. Lewis wrote The Screwtape Letters with the hope that his readers would come to have a realistic view of the devil’s aims and methods. In this course we will read the letters of the elder tempter, Screwtape, to his understudy and so listen in on strategies of our spiritual enemy, hopefully arriving at some counter tactics that lead to a life of righteousness, joy, and truth.

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

Custom Boardgaming Design (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U207
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 board games 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 prototypes 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.


Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Girl Power (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U101
Presenters:
Lauren Beasley (lbeasley@tbcs.org)

Ever thought about the progression of women’s rights in America? How do movies reflect culture? Let’s take a look at feminism through the “Walt Disney lens”. We will be watching classic Disney movies and comparing/contrasting the roles/identities/privileges of the lead female characters. Come have fun and watch movies with me! :)

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

Hooks and Yarn (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
M208
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 by making a sampler cloth. Next you will make a beanie while learning to stitch in a circle. Finally you will use your new skills to make either a customized beanie (maybe add a stripe or a scalloped edge), neck cowl, scarf, or boot toppers. 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: 10
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

How to Watch Football Like a Champ (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U202
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: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Keyboarding: A Skill for Life (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
US Innovation lab (U109)
Presenters:
Judy Loudenback (jloudenback@tbcs.org)
Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

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

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Oh Canada! (7-8)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
M204
Presenters:
Jacqueline Probst (jprobst@tbcs.org)

Have you ever wondered what Canada is all about? We are only about 100 miles from the border but the average American knows embarrassingly little about The Great White North. Canada is the second largest country in the world and has a rich history and culture. This class is taught by a real Canadian and will explore the basics of Canadian geography, culture, political systems, language, and food. No passport required!

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

Reading Your Bible for All it’s Worth: A Study of the Gospel of Matthew (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U105
Presenters:
Steven Prokopchuk (sprokopchuk@tbcs.org)

The Scriptures form a coherent whole, providing us with an authoritative account of God’s witness to himself – both in terms of his character and his dealings with humanity. This course provides students with an opportunity to thoughtfully and prayerfully read Scripture together. The aim is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation of who Jesus is and why his life and message have had such a remarkable impact on history. Are curious about Christianity?Perhaps you simply want to grow in your faith. All are welcome. All that you need to bring is a desire to read the Bible.

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

Strategy Board Games (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U201 (sole use of room)
Presenters:
Rick Joyner (rjoyner@tbcs.org)

Conquest, war, mayhem; enjoy all three in a completely painless and conversation-friendly way by joining this JanTerm class. Students will be able to choose games from a variety of historic eras to play in small groups. Interest and a friendly attitude are the only requirements. Come ready conquer the world! This class may not be repeated.

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

Strength Training and Sport Nutrition (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Fitness Center
Presenters:
Tyler Mendezona (tmendezona@tbcs.org)

Want to feel comfortable, confident, and knowledgeable in the weight room? Then this Jan Term is for you! In this class Coach Mendo will be teaching you how to properly lift in the area of power weight training with exercises such as deadlifts, squats, bench press, etc. Not only will you be getting ‘swole’ in the weight room, but we will also be covering proper nutrition/supplements for athletes. Students must have a brief knowledge of lifting, working out, or athletics

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

Swing Dancing (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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: 23
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

The Art and Science of Coffee (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
M211
Presenters:
Suzannah Calvery (scalvery@tbcs.org)

This beverage is such a huge part of our culture in the Pacific Northwest, but why? Learn about the history of coffee, the science of the perfect brew, and experience a few different local coffee shop’s offerings. We’ll talk about the farming and trade practices and why they are important – take a look at environmental impact of various coffee growing techniques, and brew to our hearts’ content. Decaf will always be on offer. Students must bring their own mug for cupping.

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

The Art of Running (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
M206
Presenters:
David Miller (dmiller@tbcs.org)

This course will run outside as much as possible during JanTerm! We will discuss training methods for various distance races ranging from 1 mile racing to marathon racing. In addition, we will work on developing speed and agility that is necessary for cross-country racing and road racing. The class will also analyze students form.

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

The Art of War: Strategy and Tactics in the modern combat (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U208
Presenters:
Kevin Davison (kdavison@tbcs.org)

A superficial study of history will show quite quickly that military strategy and tactics have changed a great deal over the last few centuries. These tactics are now making their way more and more into the public sector through the games we play. We’ll be studying modern military tactics and how they apply to modern video games, paintball games, and airsoft games. Students who participated in last year’s class can return as part of an “advanced” option, where we will work on some of their strategy challenges.

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

Whale, Whale, Whale, What Do We Have Here? (8-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
M201
Presenters:
Annie Corson (acorson@tbcs.org)

Let’s follow the world’s largest mammals as we explore and examine the largest ecosystem on Earth: the ocean. We will begin with a study of the ocean as an ecosystem and then examine that which can be found in that ecosystem. We will conclude with a discussion about the present state of the ocean. We will utilize different methods of learning, particularly experience, observation, and study. This course will include a field trip to the Seattle Aquarium. Prerequisite: 7th grade Life Science class or equivalent.

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Worship Band (7-8)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
MS 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

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

CHOOSE ONE CLASS ONLY IN THIS BLOCK

AP Calculus BC

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U107
Presenters:
Bill MacKenney (bmackenney@tbcs.org)

Choose this class if you normally have AP Calculus BC during block 2 of the regular schedule. The following students will have a conflict with Drama (see Dr. Lynch and Mr. MacKenney to make arrangements): Blaine Mitchell, Michelle Patten, Richard Zhang.

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

AP European History

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U202
Presenters:
Rob Sorensen (rsorensen@tbcs.org)

The following sophomore students from regular blocks 5, 6 and 7 should enroll in this class:

Kelleran, Joshua
Mistele, Stephen
Finan, Alexander
Campbell, Abigail
Chang, Michael
Cowman, Tiffany
Jones, Haley
Meleshko, Anastasia
Shields, Juliette
Stepin, Alicia
Tzou, Brandon
Ward, Jacob
Yang, Yutian
Anderson, George
Broaddus, Steven
Chong, Joshua
Ellington, Brittany
Li, Haohong
Meissner, Helen
Rasmussen, Daniel (conflicts with Drama)
Tan, Michelle
Wallingford, Victoria

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

Cash Is King (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U101
Presenters:
Scott Heimberger (fscott141@msn.com)

This fast paced fun course helps teens learn the language of money and obtain the tools to manage money in their lives. The course uses fun stories and hands on work to explain concepts such as debt, equity, cash, debit, credit, interest, compound interest, employment taxes, budgets, and much more. Participants will easily learn M.B.A. concepts that can be used in their daily lives such as cash flow, income, and financial position by easily creating set of business financial statements for themselves. Most M.B.A.s can't even do that! The course also shows participants how to fill out employment forms such as the W2 and tax returns such as 1040EZ forms. This class will be taught by Scott Heimberger, a retail business owner, former senior financial analyst, and father of Jacob Heimberger, grade 10, and Sara Heimberger, Class of 2016.

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

Codes and Codebreaking (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U105
Presenters:
Steven Prokopchuk (sprokopchuk@tbcs.org)

The history of code-making and code-breaking is a remarkable tale. By studying codes, you touch on several of key developments in linguistics, mathematics and the development of computer science. The art of creating and decoding cypher text has effected shifts in political power, influenced the outcome of major wars, and provides a key to contemporary financial and information security. In this course, you will discover how codes became more sophisticated through time and in the process you will have the opportunity to break and create code yourself. We will also consider many of the important practical applications of codes in everyday life, and learn about the critical role that cryptography played in WWI and WWII.

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

Epicurious: The World of Chocolate (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Explore the world of small animals

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
M211
Presenters:
Toshia Maund (tmmaund@hotmail.com)

Learn about the wonderful world of animals! We will have live animals come for a visit in the classroom as well as a field trip to the local pet store. We will utilize the National 4-H Curriculum, and videos to show basic animal care. We will have fun with animal agility, bunny bingo and other animal activities. Students must not be allergic to animals. The class will be taught by Toshia Maund, mother of Alexis Maund, grade 8. Mrs. Maund is an enrolled Washington State 4-H Leader/Volunteer, and Project Leader for Emerald City 4-H group.

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

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

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Gym and Owens Field
Presenters:
Carl Benson (CBenson@tbcs.org)
Tyler Mendezona (TMendezona@tbcs.org)

Join Coach Mendo and Coach Benson 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 and in the gym, cold weather attire is recommended as well as tennis shoes and cleats. Students may sign up for this class once only.

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

Hack Your Brain: How to Remember Anything, Study Better, and Think Clearly (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U208
Presenters:
Ben Markley (bmarkley@tbcs.org)

Have you ever blanked on a test or forgotten about an assignment? Have you ever studied too little… or too much? Have you ever disagreed with someone without really knowing why? Our brains are incredible tools, and, with some training, we can recall long lists of information at a moment’s notice, maximize the effectiveness of studying, and keep a clear head in any argument. In this class, we will learn how this complex (and somewhat quirky) tool works, and practice weird and creative exercises to turn our brains into faster, smarter supertools.

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

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

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

How to Adult (7-8)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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, how to use public transit, 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!

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

Introduction to Fly Fishing (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U103
Presenters:
Mike McKelheer (cjmckelheer@hotmail.com)
Earl Nelson (enelson@tbcs.org)

For some people fly fishing becomes an essential part of life. It often reminds you that you are part of Creation. It is often fun, often humbling. If you are curious about fly fishing, you can get a start by learning to cast with Dr. Nelson, and maybe Mr. Benson, first on Owens Field, then on a field trip to a pond stocked with huge, wily trout. We will also practice tying knots: clinch, surgeon’s and nail knots, and “perfect loops.”(Who doesn’t want to be able to tie “perfect loops?”)We’ll study tackle, flies, and the creepy crawlies they imitate. If you want, I’ll help you tie a fly. I’ll no doubt tell fishing stories, some of which might be true. The prerequisite is a fly rod and reel with floating line matched to the rod, and a tapered leader for learning to cast. All of this can be rented.

Mike "mcfly" McKelheer, is grandfather of Alexis Maund (Grade 8). He is a fly-fishing extraordinaire, part time guide, snow skier/water-skier & hot-rod restorer.



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

Paper Magicians (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
M212
Presenters:
Olga Meleshko (omeliya@gmail.com)

Embrace your creativity as you take a journey to the world of paper crafting. Discover the joy of creating handmade cards, gift boxes, and mini albums. Learn new techniques and tips of cutting, folding, layering, stamping, and embossing papers, and have fun making beautiful holiday and special occasion projects. This class will be taught by Olga Meleshko who has been scrapbooking and paper crafting for more than 15 years and is mother of Anastasia Meleshko, grade 10.

Seating: 16
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Play Hearthstone like a legend! (8-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U210
Presenters:
Magnus Hedlund (Magnus.Hedlund@microsoft.com)

Are you confused when your friends are frustrated Freeze Mages and Face Hunters? Do you want to know the difference between a Zoo/Discard/Handlock deck? Do you want to learn what it takes to be an elite Tempo Mage, Aggro Shaman, Fatigue Warrior, Secret Hunter, or OTK Warrior? Or roll the dice with Yagg-Saron or a Barnes Combo? Then this is the class for you! Hearthstone is an online turn-based card playing game, which currently has 50 million players worldwide and is free to play. Hearthstone is a multi-faceted and multi-layered game that involves deep strategy and creativity, but is also quite approachable and fun. In this class, taught by a Legend-ranked Hearthstone player, you’ll learn everything from basic rules and strategy, resources available to become a great player, to the latest arena and ranked play strategies. You’ll even learn about online gaming’s innovative business model - and how to beat it! All skill levels are welcome, from complete beginner to expert. Prerequisites: You must have a laptop that can be brought into to the classroom and meets Hearthstone installation requirements. You must be 13 years old and have permission from your parent/guardian to sign up for a battle.net account.

The class will be taught by Magnus Hedlund, father of Elise Hedlund (grade 8) and host to Annie Zhang (grade 11). Magnus currently works as an Engineering Manager at Microsoft.

Seating: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Pop: Exploring the World of Soda and Sassafras (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

Real Estate Rocks! (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U203
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? Then this is the class for you! Come learn what it takes to succeed in the exciting and ever-changing world that is Real Estate. 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 learn why Real Estate is one of the most proven forms of wealth building. This course will be moderated by Matt Kaiser, a Bear Creek Alumni and Real Estate Agent with Realogics Sotheby's International Realty.

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

The Disney Princess (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U206
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: 18
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

The Hottest Thing in Glass (7-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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: 12
Session Cost:
Grade 10 - $0.00
Grade 07 - $0.00
Grade 08 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

The How-To’s of Living without your mom and dad (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U207 and Little Kitchen
Presenters:
Cindy McCahill (cindymccahill@hotmail.com)

In this class you will learn some basic survival skills for life without your parents. Yes, it’s coming! You will learn some cooking skills (we are talking pizza), how to do your laundry, how to sew on a button, how to write a check, how to set a table, and how to tie a bow tie. We will answer questions like: what does semi formal or business casual mean? Which fork is mine? And how can I be a good roommate? How do I to make a boutonnière or corsage? Just in time for the Winter Ball!

This class will be taught by Cindy McCahill, mom of Bear Creek alumni, Meghan (‘16), Bridget (‘14), Gannon (‘11), & Will (‘09), with a cameo class taught by her daughter-in-law Brittanie McCahill (‘09) who has her MA in Marriage and Family Counseling on “How to be a good Roommate” and another cameo class taught by Cindy’s husband Ed McCahill on personal finances. Ed works as a Private Wealth Advisor and has a BS in Finance and an MBA.


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

The Write Stuff: publishing an unforgettable short story (9-12).

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U205
Presenters:
Heidi Hostetter (Heidi.Hostetter@Outlook.com)

Love to write? Have an idea for a short story you want published? If so, then this class is for you. We’ll discuss the elements that separate good writing from great writing, as you shape your story from idea, to first draft, to published work. At the end of class, students will have the option to publish their short story in a class anthology, available on Amazon, with proceeds to benefit The Bear Creek School. (To have their students’ work published, parents must sign a waiver granting permission.) Students may choose to take the class and not have their story published.

Mrs. Hostetter is a published author of the Inlet Beach novels. Her debut novel, The Inheritance, was a finalist in the PNWA literary contest in 2015.

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

Urban Sketching (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
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 10 - $0.00
Grade 11 - $0.00
Grade 12 - $0.00
Grade 09 - $0.00

US Drama (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
Drama Room and Cornerstone Theater Stage
Presenters:
Ron Lynch (rlynch@tbcs.org)

Choose this class if you normally have US Drama in Block 6 of the regular schedule. You cannot do this class if you are not currently in the US S1 Drama class. The following students have a conflict and should speak with Dr. Lynch to make arrangements:

Drama and AP European History: Daniel Rasmussen

Drama and AP Calc BC: Michelle Patten, Richard Zhang and Blaine Mitchell

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

US Yearbook (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U109: Innovation Lab
Presenters:
Leanne Bartz (lbartz@tbcs.org)

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

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

Canceled

Mighty Molecules: Chemistry, biology, and health effects of bioactive substances (9-12)

January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017
U102
Presenters:

Christian Eckhoff (c.eckhoff@comcast.net)

We will use an interactive format to explore chemical substances that play vital roles within our body, that are taken as medicines, that are consumed with beverages and food, or inhaled as smoke, and illicit/recreational drugs. There will be several layers to the discussion: chemistry, biology, history/manufacture/production, pharmacology and toxicology, metabolism, legal, societal and public health aspects including addiction. Students should make suggestions for substances they are curious about. Students are encouraged to adopt one substance of special interest to them, perform some internet research and give a 10 min presentation. This class will be led by Christian Eckhoff, Ph.D., a pharmaceutical researcher and biochemist. It will be best suited for students with interest in chemistry, biology and medicine. Sorry, no experiments.

Seating: 18
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