An independent, coeducational PK-Grade 12 private school located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia

Enrichment Session II

Enrichment Session II Dates:

October 15 - November 26, 2019

*Online registration is now available, please click the REGISTER HERE link in any of the following program descriptions.

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Space Exploration
  • Lower School

First through Fifth Grade

  • Every Wednesday
    • October 16, 23, 30
    • November 6, 13, 20
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $90
  • Minimum # of Students: 6

Learn all about the wonders of space, such as black holes, super-novas, space travel, and everything in between, through discussions, demonstrations, and hands on experiments.

This Space Exploration program is the second part in our STEM series.

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David Claeson '17, an FA alumnus and experienced Enrichment and Falcon Club staff member is a rising junior in the University of Mary Washington's Elementary Education program and has a passion for all things related to STEAM.

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • STEM
Beginner Yoga for Kids II
  • Middle School

Sixth through Eighth Grade

  • Every Thursday
    • October 17, 24, 31
    • November 7, 14, 21
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $90
  • Minimum # of students: 4  

This class will introduce students to the FUNdamentals of yoga.   It will emphasize breathing, posture, range of motion, increased flexibility, balance, strength, and body-awareness. At the end of the course, students will get to keep their yoga mat to continue practicing at home!

REGISTER HERE

Rachelle Shields is an RYT 200 certified Yoga Instructor who is insured and registered with Yoga Alliance.  She also works as a substitute teacher for the Spotsylvania County School System.  She has a Masters degree in music performance (opera emphasis), and runs a private music studio.  She combines her love of yoga, music, teaching, and children into unique mindfulness classes designed to inspire creativity and body awareness.  

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Yoga
Acrylic Painting
  • Lower School
  • Middle School

Third through Eighth Grade

  • Every Monday
    • October 21, 28
    • November 4, 11*, 18, 25
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $90
  • Minimum # of Students: 6

In this course, students will paint two separate paintings.  The first, smaller painting will introduce the technique of 'graphing'. For the second painting, students will bring in a clear, detailed photograph of their choosing and will then use the techniques they learned to create their masterpiece!  

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Meghan Baker '18, an FA alumna and experienced Falcon Club staff member is excited to bring this creative opportunity to students.  Her art has appeared on the cover of Whurk Magazine and one of her pieces won the local Teen Art Show a few years back.

  • Arts
  • Boys
  • Girls
Whitewater Kayaking
  • Upper School

Ninth through Twelfth Grade

  • Saturday
    • October 19
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $75
  • Maximum # of Students: 5

That's right, if you are in the Upper School and want to learn how to kayak in whitewater, join FA's Director of Auxiliary Programs Mr. Stec on Saturday, October 19 for a day of learning and paddling through the rapids on the Rappahannock River!

Equipment will be provided, including inflatable kayaks, lifejackets, paddles, and helmets.

REGISTER HERE

In addition to his role at FA as the Director of Auxiliary Programs, Chris Stec has been teaching and guiding paddlesports for 25 years spanning five continents and 10 different countries.

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Outdoor
Beginner Yoga for Kids I
  • Lower School

Fourth through Fifth Grade

  • Every Wednesday
    • October 16, 23, 30
    • November 6, 13, 20
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $90
  • Minimum # of students: 4  

This class will introduce students to the FUNdamentals of yoga.   It will emphasize breathing, posture, range of motion, increased flexibility, balance, strength, and body-awareness. At the end of the course, students will get to keep their yoga mat to continue practicing at home!

REGISTER HERE

Rachelle Shields is an RYT 200 certified Yoga Instructor who is insured and registered with Yoga Alliance.  She also works as a substitute teacher for the Spotsylvania County School System.  She has a Masters degree in music performance (opera emphasis), and runs a private music studio.  She combines her love of yoga, music, teaching, and children into unique mindfulness classes designed to inspire creativity and body awareness.  

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Yoga
Let's Go for a Run! - part I
  • Middle School

Sixth through Eighth Grade

  • Every Monday and Thursday
    • November 11, 14, 18, 21, 25
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $60
  • Minimum # of Students: 6

FA Assistant Cross Country Coach Camille Atkins and Varsity athletes will motivate runners of all experience levels to use running (or walking) as a method to push through or expand their personal goals. Students will run or walk two to three miles each class meeting, receive pointers on form/technique, discuss health, hydration, and nutrition. During the final week of classes, runners will take part in a special FA community 5K run/walk, returning to campus for heart healthy treats! 

*If you are currently on the Cross Country Team Roster, please see Coach Atkins if you are interested in participating or assisting with this program.

REGISTER HERE

In addition to being the school Librarian for 15 years, Camille Atkins is a parent to former FA student athletes and graduates, Brandon ('13), and Christopher ('18) and a Cross Country parent and volunteer for four years. She has been the Assistant Varsity and JV Cross Country Coach the past 3 seasons. Camille is passionate about students well-being beyond the classroom and loves providing younger Falcons with the opportunity to stretch their legs.

  • Athletics
  • Boys
  • Girls
Let's Go for a Run! - part I
  • Lower School

Fourth through Fifth Grade

  • Every Monday and Thursday
    • November 11, 14, 18, 21, 25
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $60
  • Minimum # of Students: 6

FA Assistant Cross Country Coach Camille Atkins and Varsity athletes will motivate runners of all experience levels to use running (or walking) as a method to push through or expand their personal goals. Students will run or walk two to three miles each class meeting, receive pointers on form/technique, discuss health, hydration, and nutrition. During the final week of classes, runners will take part in a special FA community 5K run/walk, returning to campus for heart healthy treats!

*If you are currently on the Cross Country Team Roster, please see Coach Atkins if you are interested in participating or assisting with this program.

REGISTER HERE

In addition to being the school Librarian for 15 years, Camille Atkins is a parent to former FA student athletes and graduates, Brandon ('13), and Christopher ('18) and a Cross Country parent and volunteer for four years. She has been the Assistant Varsity and JV Cross Country Coach the past 3 seasons. Camille is passionate about students well-being beyond the classroom and loves providing younger Falcons with the opportunity to stretch their legs.

  • Athletics
  • Boys
  • Girls
Ultimate
  • Middle School

Sixth through Eighth Grade

  • Every Wednesday
    • October 16, 23, 30
    • November 6, 13, 20
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $60
  • Minimum # of Students: 6

That's right, in conjunction with the Fredericksburg Youth Ultimate League (FYUL), the exciting sport of Ultimate will be on campus this fall!

Ultimate is an exciting, non-contact team sport. The rules you need to know in order to start are easy to pick up and teams cultivate a ‘home grown’ attitude, meaning they’re willing to absorb you into the team and let team members teach you as you play.

REGISTER HERE

Ultimate also promotes Social and Emotional Learning. SEL is “the process through which children and adults develop skills needed to effectively manage themselves and their relationships with others.”

  • Athletics
  • Boys
  • Girls
Ultimate Frisbee
  • Upper School

Ninth through Twelfth Grade

  • Every Wednesday
    • October 16, 23, 30
    • November 6, 13, 20
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $60
  • Minimum # of Students: 10

Tentative: That's right, in conjunction with the Fredericksburg Youth Ultimate League (FYUL), the exciting sport of Ultimate might be on campus this fall!

Ultimate is an exciting, non-contact team sport.It mixes the best features of sports such as Soccer, Basketball, and American Football into an elegantly simple yet fascinating and demanding game.The rules you need to know in order to start are easy to pick up and teams cultivate a ‘home grown’ attitude, meaning they’re willing to absorb you into the team and let team members teach you as you play.

REGISTER HERE

Ultimate also promotes Social and Emotional Learning. SEL is “the process through which children and adults develop skills needed to effectively manage themselves and their relationships with others.”

  • Athletics
  • Boys
  • Girls
Fifth Grade Strings
  • Lower School

Fifth Grade

  • First Semester
  • Every Tuesday and Friday
    • September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
    • October 1, 4, 8, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
    • November 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26
    • December 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20
  • Tuesdays:   3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Fridays:       3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $280
    • for entire first semester: 28 Lessons: Enrichment Sessions I, II, III
    • does not include instrument rental
  • Minimum # of Students: 4

Fifth grade strings is a two semester group lesson, only for FA students, designed to give students a basic understanding of their chosen instrument (violin, viola, cello, string bass), as well as learning the craft and art of music making.  Learn more...

Mrs. Debra Anker has been teaching music in public and private schools since 1984. Mrs. Anker is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the American String Teachers Association.

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Music
Basketball Team Camp
  • Middle School

Sixth through Eighth Grade

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • October  29, 31
    • November 5, 7
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $60
  • Minimum # of Students: 10

Are you thinking about playing boys or girls basketball at FA this winter?  If so, join your teammates for four sessions of pre-season warm ups with Born 2 Win Basketball geared specifically to preparing you for the upcoming season.

REGISTER HERE

Coach Rick Wright is a professional skills trainer who has trained over 200 players from the early development stage to the NBA. Born 2 Win's belief in RELATIONSHIPS and COMMUNICATION are the basis for success on the court and off.

  • Athletics
  • Boys
  • Girls
Soccer Skills - part II
  • Lower School

Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

  • Every Thursday
    • October 17, 24, 31
    • November 7, 14, 21
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $90
  • Minimum # of Students: 6

Tentative: Part two of this fall soccer program will continue to guide students through a series of soccer fundamentals and drills culminating in an official scrimmage. Students will increase fitness, gain knowledge of the game, and enjoy visits from Coach Gregory Vickrey who oversees FA's Middle School and Varsity Soccer programs.

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A coach from the Fredericksburg Soccer Club, will join FA's Enrichment program to lead this session.  The FSCI philosophy focuses on developing each individual player to their full potential instead of focusing on team accolades. This paradigm promotes the development of creative, skillful, and intrinsically motivated players.

  • Athletics
  • Boys
  • Girls
Whitewater Kayaking
  • Middle School

Sixth through Eighth Grade

  • Sunday
    • October 20
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $75
  • Maximum # of Students: 5

That's right, if you are in the Middle School and want to learn how to kayak in whitewater, join FA's Director of Auxiliary Programs Mr. Stec on Sunday, October 20 for a day of learning and paddling through the rapids on the Rappahannock River!

Equipment will be provided, including inflatable kayaks, lifejackets, paddles, and helmets.

REGISTER HERE

In addition to his role at FA as Director of Auxiliary Programs, Chris Stec has been teaching and guiding paddlesports for 25 years spanning five continents and 10 different countries.

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Outdoor

2019 - 2020 Enrichment Dates and Sessions:

Session I     September 9 - October 10

Session II     October 15 - November 26

Session III     December 3 - December 19

Session IV     January 13 - February 21

Session V      March 2 - April 9

Session VI     April 20 - May 20

Enrichment Daily Schedule:

  • 3:30     Students go from classroom to Falcon Club for snack
  • 3:40     Homework time at Falcon Club
  • 3:55     Falcon Club staff walk students to Breezeway
  • 4:00     Enrichment Instructor picks up students at Breezeway and program begins
  • 5:00     Students brought back to Breezeway to Falcon Club staff for pickup or return back to Falcon Club

*When picking up your student, either at 5:00 p.m. at pickup, or later from Falcon Club, please park in the Lower School Parking Lot and walk to pick up your student in the Breezeway or at the appropriate Falcon Club location.

**If you are picking your student up from Falcon Club after 5:00, normal Falcon Club rates will apply.  If you are not already on a Half or Full Year Plan, you can pre-purchase hourly coupon cards for $9/hr or pay the drop in rate of $12/hr. 

For additional information, please email enrichment@fredericksburgacademy.org.