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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 (4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24)
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.

Where: Practices are in Mrs. Lutes’ room 206. Competitions take place in a variety of middle schools in the metro area.

When: Tuesdays 3:05-4:30 for practices November 7-February 13

Competitions: Tuesday, November 14; Tuesday December 5; Tuesday, January 16; Saturday, January 27 and Tuesday, February 13. Competitions start at 3:30 and end around 7:30 pm.

Cost: $65

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.

March 22, 2019

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

Scrabble Club (Grade 3-5)

Scrabble Club

(Rm. 206)  3:05 – 4:30   Wednesdays (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24)
Grades 3-5          Fee:  $28
Max:  18
Mrs. Kathy Lutes will host a Scrabble Club on Wednesdays during the month of October for students in grades 3-5.

Art Classes with KidCreate (Preschool - Grade 5)

Pinch, Slab, Coil, Clay with KidCreate Studio (K-5)

(Rm. TBD)  3:15 – 4:15
Tuesdays   6 weeks (Nov. 6, 13,20, 27 Dec. 4, 11)
Gr. K – 5
Fee:  $75
Min/Max:  7/20
It’s time for your young artist to roll up their sleeves, make a mess and play with some clay!  The children will use a variety of tools and techniques to make animals, castles, bowls and much more.  We will work with a variety or different types of clay throughout the class., including both Model Magic and air-dry clay.  The children will use their fingers to pinch, assemble a slab, create coils as they learn the basics of working with clay.

The Best-Ever Art Class with Kidcreate Studio (K-5)

(Rm. 205)   3:15 – 4:15
Tuesdays  6 weeks (March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23)
Gr. K – 5
Fee:  $75
Min/Max:  7/20

This class is packed full of fan favorites!  From snow globes, projects that glow-in-the ark, and messy clay masterpieces, these are the most requested Kidcreate projects of all time!  All of them put together in one highly-anticipated class. This is the stuff the kids can’t get enough of and guaranteed to be an artsy good time.

 

Nemo’s World with Kidcreate Studio (Preschool and Pre-K)

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Location: Room 205
Cost: $15
Age: Preschool and Pre-K

Come to class and create an underwater world that your little guppy will be excited to explore! The kids might even recognize a few fish friends from Finding Nemo in the underwater world that they create. This project even glows in the dark!

 

Cute Christmas Clay Craft with Kidcreate Studio (Preschool and Pre-K)

Date:Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Location: Room 205
Cost: $15
Age: Preschool and Pre-K

Does your young artist love to get messy with paint and clay? Are they getting excited about Christmas? Then this is the perfect class for them! Your child will create a larger than life Christmas ornament out of clay and paint. What a great keepsake!

 

Glitter and Slime with Kidcreate Studio (Preschool and Pre-K)

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Location: Room 205
Cost: $15
Age: Preschool and Pre-K

Glitter and slime are oh so fine! Come explore the messier side of art in this fun-filled class. We will roll up our sleeves and make a mess as we mix up a batch of glitter slime and create an oh-so-silly jar to store it in. Making a mess is the best, especially when you leave the mess with us!

 

Intro to STEM by Play-well TEKnologies (Grade K-3)

STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO Materials, Fall
(Rm. TBD)  3:15 – 4:45 Wednesdays 4 weeks (Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26)
Gr. K – 3                  Fee:  $70
Min/Max:  11/16
Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO parts!  Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Motorcycles, Aircraft Carriers, Conveyor Belts, and Rail Racers!  Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO Materials, Winter
(Rm. TBD)  3:15 – 4:45 Thursdays 4 weeks (
Mar 7, 21, 28 and Apr 4)
Gr. K – 3                  Fee:  $70
Min/Max:  11/16
Gear up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO parts!  Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Houseboats, Mini Golf Courses, Forklifts, and the London Tower Bridge.  Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in
a supportive environment.

Drama (Grade 2-5)

Drama Club  (Rm. 227)

3:15 – 4:15  Mondays for Grades 2/3 (Sept. 10 – Oct. 15)
3:15 – 4:15  Tuesdays for Grades 4/5 (Sept. 11 – Oct. 16)
Gr. 2 – 5                 Fee:  $44
Max:  20

Drama Production  (Worship Center)

  • 3:15 – 5:00  Tuesday and Thursdays (Jan 22 – Feb. 21) and
  • 3:15 – 7:15  Monday – Thursday (Feb. 25 – 28) and
  • 1:30 and 7:00 Performances on March 1

Gr 2-5
Max:  50              Fee:  $165
The Zephyr Theater artistic staff will work closely with students on all elements of theatrical performance, with an emphasis on education in techniques such as dance, singing, movement, diction, direction, storytelling, improvisation, vocal production, non-verbal communication, and stage presence.  These areas not only become the foundation of theatrical performances, but also build a set of skills that the students will be able to use in all areas of their lives.

Sign Language Class (Grade 2-5)

Sign Time  (Rm. 207)

3:15 – 4:15 Thursdays  (Nov. 1 – Dec. 13 – no class on Nov. 22)
Grades 2 – 5
Max:  16                 Fee: $44

During this 6 week class, you will begin to learn American Sign Language (ASL).  We will learn the ASL Alphabet, introductions/ greetings, colors, foods, and more!

Take the next step to prepare and equip your child for success.

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.