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Clubs & Activities

Enrichment through Clubs and Activities

New Life Academy offers multiple enrichment opportunities through academic clubs and Extra-curricular activities outside of school. Current enrichment activities and clubs are listed below. If you are interested in a particular extracurricular activity, login to myEagleNet, select Extra Curricular Registration and add the event of interest.

Academic Clubs & Memberships

Student Council

Student Council is a leadership opportunity for students in Elementary and Upper School. At the Elementary level, council members share ideas, concerns and interests with teachers and principals. At the Secondary level, council members are the voice to the administration and have input on decisions that affect them and their school as well as help plan events.



National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s most prestigious organization that recognizes outstanding high school students. Being selected as a member of the National Honor Society is one of highest honors a high school student can receive. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.



International Student Club

The International Student Club is designed to promote the interests of the International Students and to integrate students with campus and community life.



Mock Trial

The Minnesota High School Mock Trial Program is an exciting law-related education program that introduces students to the American legal system and provides a challenging opportunity for personal growth and achievement. Students will exercise their critical thinking and teamwork skills, as well as the basic skills learned in the classroom.



Elementary Knowledge Bowl

The Elementary Knowledge bowl is a great opportunity for students begin preparing for the competitive Middle School Knowledge Bowl. During Knowledge Bowl, teams of students participate written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning. Questions are taken from the standard curriculum for the grades and test students’ recall, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. This is a great team building experience.

Grades: 3-5
Room: 206
Time: 3:05 pm – 4:30 pm
Dates: Starts April 2018 (4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25)
Costs: $28



Middle School Knowledge Bowl

Middle Grades Knowledge Bowl (MGKB) is an interdisciplinary academic competition for students in grades 6-8. During each meet, teams of students compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning. Questions are taken from the standard curriculum for the grades and test students’ recall, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Knowledge Bowl competition provides a format for student growth centered on academics and teamwork.



Young Authors Conference

Students in Grades 4-8 are invited to a daylong writing extravaganza where they will spend their day practicing their own writing while learning from local authors, songwriters, illustrators, poets and screenwriters. Students will learn the power of the well-written word and the way in which it can inform, inspire and transform.



NLA Launch Club powered by MIT

Launch provides materials and mentorship support to high schools throughout the school year to allow students to develop entrepreneurial skills and mindset by launching startups. This is not a business plan contest. The aim is to create a real startup – to solve a real need in a differentiated way. The focus is on taking action, learning from results, and making changes to improve chances of success.

 Through the club activities during the year, all the club members will be able to engage in the entrepreneur process to:

1. Develop a strong understanding of the customer and their needs.

2. Design and test offerings for the customer. 

The NLA Launch Club powered by MIT is a student-lead program. MIT will provide the essential curriculum, training and mentorship every month for assistance. The program runs from September through mid-March and the NLA Launch club will be matched to mentors through an initial elevator pitch. Finalists are invited to a final mentorship and pitch celebration event will take place at MIT in April. Teams that are able to attend will network with like-minded peer teams, receive feedback to progress their startups, plus may receive a series of prizes that will support the development of their company.

Students interested in joining Launch for the 2017-18 school year should contact Alex L.



Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

New Life Academy has organized a FCA huddle for high school students. FCA meets every other Friday.



Extra-Curricular Clubs & Activities

Mad Science Clubs (Grade 1-5)

Sense-ational Science
Experience the sensational world of science with Mad Science®.  Light up your imagination as you blend and separate light, and trick your eyes with mirrors and optical illusions.  Discover how to manipulate sound, harness the power of air, heat and static electricity.  Explore food science as you practice chemistry in the kitchen and figure out how to build the perfect meal.  And of course, get a great signature Mad Science take-home every day! Class content varies depending on series length. Visit mn.madscience.org for class syllabus at your location.

Grades: 1-5
Room: 205
Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Dates: Starts Sept 2017 (9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30)
Costs: $75

NASA
Explore the Earth, Moon, Mars … and beyond.  Mad Science teams up with NASA to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in this program featuring student activities from the NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers Program.  This voyage of discovery features unique hands-on activities, amazing demonstrations and fun educational take-homes, in an experience that is truly out of the world!  Class content varies depending on series length. Visit mn.madscience.org for class syllabus at your location.

Grades: 1-5
Room: 205
Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Dates: Starts Jan 2018 (1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/26, 3/5)
Cost: $75

Fantastic Forces
Come along on a Mad Science tour de force!  Feel angular momentum move you, and investigate inertia in action.  Observe how the forces of flight affect airplane performance and use air pressure to levitate ping pong balls!  Learn about structural engineering when you build a bridge, and electrical engineering as you build circuits.  Discover the link between sound and vibration, the forces required to shape a gemstone, and how to use density to clean up an oil spill.  And of course, get a great signature Mad Science take-home every day! Class content varies depending on series length. Visit mn.madscience.org for class syllabus at your location.

Grades: 1-5
Room: 205
Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Dates: Starts April 2018 (4/9, 4/16, 4/23)
Cost: $50



Chess Club (Grade 1-5)

Schoolhouse Chess (Pages Level for beginners)
The Pages Level of Schoolhouse Chess is designed for the beginner with no chess knowledge.  Learn how the pieces move and capture, check and checkmate, castling, and material value. Learning chess helps children develop math skills, self-confidence, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. In Schoolhouse Chess for Success your child will be continually learning new skills on the road to becoming your family’s chess champion! Mad Science’s unique learning method uses comic books and engaging characters to bring chess pieces (and personalities) to life.  Learn chess in a fun, kid-friendly way.

Grades: 1-5
Room: 216
Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Dates: Starts Nov 2017 (11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13)
Costs: $91



Scrabble Club (Grade 3-5)

Grades: 3-5
Room: 206
Time: 3:05 pm – 4:30 pm
Fall Dates: Starts October 2017 (10/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25)
Costs: $28



Bricks 4 Kidz (Grade K-5)

STEM Class with Bricks
Join Bricks 4 Kidz for a LEGO® STEM experience. Our projects, designed by engineers and architects, motivate children by reinforcing STEM based principles while enhancing self-esteem, improving fine motor skills, and teaching important math skills. Our LEGO® models are fully MOTORIZED. We build vehicles, contraptions, inventions, animals and much more. Come join the educational fun! We Learn, We Build, We Play with LEGO® bricks! All new projects EVERY session!

Grades: K-5
Room: 205
Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Dates: Starts Oct 2017 (10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16)
Costs: $50



Maker Classes (Grade 3-5)

Write and Illustrate a Picture Book
Students, working individually or with a partner, will develop a concept, write, and illustrate a book.  Students will be encouraged to use creative photography or art materials to create illustrations. Completed books will be made available through Shutterfly for viewing or purchasing.  Class fee does not cover a hard copy of the book.

Grades: 3-5
Room: Media Center
Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Dates: Starts Oct 2017 (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/30)
Costs: $11

Basic Sewing Option 1
Make a simple pillow and pillow case.  You will learn how to thread and operate a sewing machine, follow a pattern, cut out and sew fabric.

Grades: 3-5
Room: Media Center
Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Dates: Starts Nov 2017 (11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27)
Costs: $33

LittleBits
LittleBits are circuitry sets that allow students to play with light, sound, sensing and buttons without wiring, soldering or programming.  Students will use the school’s kits and crafting materials to invent musical instruments, interactive art work, or a creation of their choosing.

Grades: 3-5
Room: Media Center
Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Dates: Starts Jan 2018 (1/8, 1/22, 1/29)
Costs: $17

Basic Sewing Option 2
Make a simple pillow and pillow case.  You will learn how to thread and operate a sewing machine, follow a pattern, cut out and sew fabric.

Grades: 3-5
Room: Media Center
Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Dates: Starts Feb 2018 (2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/19)
Costs: $33

Hummingbird Robotics
Hummingbird is designed to enable engineering and robotics activities that involve the making of robots, kinetic sculptures, and animatronics built out of a combination of kit parts and crafting materials.  Using the school’s kits, students will work with a partner to develop a concept for their creation, build, add electronics (LEDs, motors, servos, and/or sensors), and write code.

Grades: 3-5
Room: Media Center
Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Dates: Starts April 2018 (4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30)
Costs: $22



Art Classes with KidCreate (Preschool - Grade 5)

Mess to the Max! with KidCreate Studio
We will be maximizing the mess to make this art class the very best!  Get excited to paint with plaster, sculpt with gooey gunk, make papier mache puppies, and fling paint like Jackson Pollock.  We will even learn some cool stuff along the way.  These projects are so messy your mom would never let you make them at home!

Grades: K-5
Room: 205
Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Dates: Starts Sep 2017 (8/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12)
Costs: $51

Glow in the Dark Dino Art Class with Kidcreate Studio
Get your child excited about turning out the lights and going to bed! You guessed it, the dino project they create during this class will glow-in-the-dark! These projects will ROCK their world after the lights go out at night.

Grades: Preschool and PreK
Room: 114
Time: 2:45 – 3:45 pm
Dates: Wednesday, September 20
Costs: $14

Holiday Gift Making with KidCreate
This is your child’s chance to come and create hand-crafted gifts just in time for the holiday season!  Great gifts for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa and of course that favorite teacher.  We’ll make picture frames, clay trinket boxes, snow globes and more.  What great keepsakes!  This is a very popular class.  Register early to ensure your child’s spot!

Grades: K-5
Room: 214
Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Dates: Starts Nov 2017 (11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19)
Costs: $51

Goo Factory with KidCreate Studio
Let your child explore the messier side of art. We are going to roll up our sleeves and make a mess as we mix up a bunch of messy concoctions including silly putty and finger paint. Making a mess is the best, especially when you leave the mess with us!

Grades: Preschool and PreK
Room: 113
Time: 2:45 – 3:45 pm
Dates: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Costs: $14

How to Draw Cartoons with KidCreate
Kids, have you ever wished you were better at drawing cartoons?  During this class, we’ll teach step-by-step techniques that will help you draw super cool (and cute!) cartoons!  From cute, cuddly puppy dogs to kooky cool characters – we’ll do it all at this class.  You will be impressed with how great your drawings turn out!  Each child will receive their own How to Draw Cartoons booklet to take home!

Grades: K-5
Room: 205
Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Dates: Starts March 2018 (3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22)
Costs: $51

Dino Discovery with KidCreate
This is your child’s chance to have a play date with a dino and create a fantastic work of dinosaur art! Your young artist will create their own diorama complete with a toy dinosaur!

Grades: Preschool and PreK
Room: 104
Time: 2:45 – 3:45 pm
Dates: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Costs: $14



Ski Club (Grade 5-12)

Starts in January for Grades 5th-12th Grade
More Details to come



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Always minded towards paving the way for a brighter future for our students, our academic program will challenge, equip and empower your student in a nurturing environment.