Howling after Hours At Westglades
Westglades Middle School proudly presents....
Session 2 Begins February 2nd (8 week session)
Online registration Dates: The Westglades Howling After Hours after school enrichment registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, January 28th.
Courses offered for this session include Beginning Cooking, Intermediate Cooking, Gospel Choir, Dramatic Improvisation, Rock Band 101, Lego Robotics, American Sign Language, Debate, Basic Computer Skills, Study/Test-Taking Skills, Academic Games, Intramural Basketball, Golf, and Tennis.
All classes will be taught by certified and experienced teachers for one hour after school (4pm – 5pm) on the designated class meeting days. The fee per class is $140 (includes snacks and supplies). Discounts of 10% will be offered to siblings, current traditional after care students, and SBBC employees. To ensure that we offer high quality programs and positive enrichment experiences, enrollment for each class will be limited to 12-14 students per teacher (Intramural Basketball and Gospel Choir enrollments will be extended to 20 students each).
Program meeting days for the 8 weeks are as follows:
Junior Dish 1(Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00)
Over the course of eight weeks, students will learn the fundamentals and beginning techniques used in culinary. Each week we will focus on a different food group and explore different cooking methods. Come learn the value of a well-balanced meal mixed with a dash of fun!
Improvisational Drama(Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00)
No scripts?! No blocking?! No character development?! Come join in on eight afternoons of letting your creativity run free. Learn performance techniques that will help you think on your feet to create fun and engaging scenes.
Basic Computer Skills(Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00)
Students will be using computers in Broward schools for up to the next 7 years! So learn how to use computers currently used by Broward County Public Schools.
Learn how to login, find and use programs like Microsoft Office and how to print. Learn how to access your student folder on the network, use a flash drive, and how to use web browsers and operating systems.
Class will cover Windows 7 and 8, as well as, MACs.
Rock Band 101 (Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00)
Students meet and interact with other young musicians to hone their performance and ensemble skills. Class is taught by professional musicians. They combine years of technical expertise and knowledge with extensive experience working with kids. Objectives include speed-learning song parts, crash course on the nuts and bolts of live performance, group instruction, and live concert for family and friends.
Some experience is required on your instrument (vocals, guitar, bass, drums or keys/piano). Must bring own instrument.
Tennis (Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00)
The introduction and development of proper forehand and backhand ground stroke, volley and serving will be provided to students. There will also be an emphasis on footwork and balance. The rules and areas of the courts will be introduced, along with fun and challenging games. Students will also work on movement and ball positioning and learn to serve with a proper grip.
LEGO Robotics(Tuesdays or Wednesdays, choose one– 4:00-5:00)
LEGO® robotics uses LEGO®s as a fun tool to explore robotics, mechanical systems, electronics, and programming. This course is primarily a lab experience which provides students with resources to design, build, and program functional robots constructed from LEGO®s and a few other parts such as motors and sensors. Students will be introduced to the Mindstorms programming software, and LEGO digital designer.
Intro to Debate(Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00)
Debate aims to develop students’ skills and confidence in the areas of public speaking, research, debate, and creative performance through exposure to friendly classroom competition.
Through debate preparation and class debates students develop critical thinking and analytical skills along with logic and impromptu speaking techniques to defend opposing sides of social issues. This class is definitely beneficial in helping students become better learners and thinkers.
Gospel Choir (Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00)
Students will be introduced to and perform traditional and historical religious music. Emphasis will be placed on vocal tone and technique.
Ceramics/Pottery Workshop(Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00)
This Ceramics course is designed to introduce students to various ceramic hand-building processes and a working knowledge of wheel thrown pottery. The course will integrate the design and construction of ceramic ware using a full spectrum of artistic tools, techniques and materials. The students will also learn surface decoration and glazing methods. It is highly recommended for
students with an interest in art.
American Sign Language (Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00)
Introduces students to the target language and its culture. The student will develop communicative skills in all 3 modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on proficient communication in the language with introductions to culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.
Academic Games (Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00)
Here’s a cool way to improve critical thinking and vocabulary. Let’s play! Board games such as Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Stratego, Jeopardy, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and others can help with that for these 8 weeks!
Junior Dish 2(Fridays, 4:00 -5:00)
Learn the fundamentals of a chef’s greatest tool. Junior chefs will learn the importance of cutlery safety, how to properly use cutlery, and basic techniques. Each week junior chefs will learn a skill and apply these skills to when preparing different recipes. If you’ve already taken the Junior Dish 1 Course, come help us make the cut!
Study/Testing Skills (Fridays, 4:00 – 5:00)
Discover the benefits of learning academic organization, test-taking skills, and effective study habits.
Intramural Basketball(Fridays 4:00 – 5:00)
Intramural Basketball is centered around skill development on both offense and defense. Players will learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. While there is a competitive component to the structure of the program, the Intramural Basketball program is committed, first and foremost, to the concepts of fair play and good sportsmanship while teaching children to love the game of basketball.
Golf Academy for Kids(Fridays, 4:00 -5:00)
Taught by Coral Springs Golf and Country Club Instructor.
These clinics are a great way to introduce the game, or reinforce the skills of the junior player. We have a basic 6-step formula to teach your child the proper fundamentals of the game. Your child will learn safety and etiquette, parts of the golf club, basic rules and terminology of the game. Then onto the proper grip, set up, take away, back swing, down swing, impact and finish. The difference between irons, woods, putting and chipping.
GOLF CLUBS PROVIDED BY THE ACADEMY AND PROGRAM TAUGHT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY!!!!!!!!!!. Students may re-register for classes they were previously enrolled in during Session 1.
Classes will not meet during Spring Break, holidays, early release days, employee planning days and school closure days.
We are excited to offer these enriching experiences for our students. Below are tips and helpful information that will assist in the quality of our program.
3:45 – Students report to Mrs. Armbrister in the Auditorium for snacks and attendance.
3:55 – Students are escorted to their designated enrichment classrooms.
4:00 – Enrichment begins.
5:00 – Enrichment ends and students are dismissed from the car line (seventh and eighth grade walkers will need to sign out before leaving).
Please pick up your children in a timely manner. Late-pickup fee assessments will begin at 5:16 pm.
The After School Activities Shuttle is a service provided by Moms Helping Moms for students who stay after school for Howling After Hours and other school-related activities. There is one shuttle that will leave the school to transport students from the school 5:10 pm daily. They provide this service for students who need or want to stay after school but who don’t have a means of being picked up. To get your child signed up for the activity bus, please call (954) 338-5720 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
We want your children to love it here! Please let us know if there is anything we can do better to make these experiences the best ever.
For course descriptions please click on the Howling After Hours tab above.
- Registration for Howling After Hours IS NOW AVAILABLE Here are the instructions:
- 1. Click HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION PAGE. A box will pop up asking for Account Name and Password.
- Account Name: 3871parent
- Password: parent
- 2. A welcome box will pop up. Click OK.
- 3. Click on New Registration and enter your child's student number and name to begin registration (enter the name of your child's first period teacher in Teacher Name field of the form).
- 4. Once you complete and submit the registration form, you will be prompted to click on the Online Payment icon. REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT PAYMENT.
Freshman Curriculum Night
Parents of 8th Graders Join us on Feb. 12th at 6PM in the Westglades Auditorium for Freshman Curriculum Night with reps from Stoneman Douglas High on hand to answer your questions.
Volleyball is Back!!
For the first time in 5 years Volleyball is back at Westglades! The Boys and Girls teams are now 4-0
Join us at Coarl Glades High Thursday as we take on Coral Springs Middle at 4:30PM. Then at home next Wednesday against Forest Glen.
The Annual Broward Schools Parent Survey is now available online until Feb. 13.
Be a Yearbook Photographer!
Students and Parents of Westglades Middle -
Have a great picture of you and your BFFs? A selfie in the lunchroom? What about a picture from that field trip? Fall fling? Spooky science? Your favorite teacher???
Take a second and send them to us - they may be in the yearbook!! ACT FAST - we need them by Wednesday, Jan 21st.
Smartphone pictures can be used in a photo collage. Pictures for yearbook pages must be from a quality digital camera.