After School Programs

Lakehead Public Schools is pleased to offer a number of grade 9 credit courses to grade 8 students after school during the school year.

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Family Studies at Hammarskjold

Viking Family StudiesWe invite all students who are ready to explore the complex dynamics in families, family development as well as the challenges we face to grow, learn, and succeed in the world today – after-school, two days each week from 3:40 p.m. – 5:10 p.m (September – June). All students are welcome.

Viking Family Studies will be offered based on student enrolment. A lottery approach for the limited available seats will be utilized to ensure fairness. A wait list will be created if seats are
oversubscribed.

Students who are successful in the Viking Family Studies after-school program will earn a Grade 9 Social Science & Humanities credit.

What will kinds of things will I learn in Viking Family Studies?
You will use research and inquiry skills to learn about adolescent development, family lifestyles, and relating to other people. You will develop skills to help you get along with others, make wise choices, and be a responsible member of your community. You will also learn some useful, every day skills like how to cook, sew, eat healthy, and spend money wisely.

Do I need to know how to cook?
No, that’s what you’ll learn!

Will this course prepare me for high school?
Yes it will! This Family Studies course will build your background to take the Grade 10 Foods and Nutrition course (HFN2O1) or any other Family Studies courses in high school.

Is this a high school course?
You bet! You will earn your first high school credit, which will open up more choices for you in the years to come.

For more information, click HERE or contact
Ms. N. White, Social Sciences
(807) 767 1631

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Technological Design at Superior

Superior TechnologySuperior CVI is excited and proud to offer the Grade 8  students of Thunder Bay a head start in Technological Design. Successful completion of this Grade 9 credit will allow students the schedule flexibility to explore more specific introductory technology courses (Exploring Technologies/9, Communications Technology/10, Construction Technology/10, Manufacturing Technology/10, or Transportation Technology/10).

Superior Technology will be offered based on student enrolment. A lottery approach for the limited available seats will be utilized to ensure fairness. A wait list will be created if seats are oversubscribed.

Students who are successful in the Superior Technology after-school program will earn a Grade 9 Technology credit.

What will I learn?
Technological Design will provide students with opportunities to apply a design process to meet a variety of technological challenges. Students will research projects, create designs, build models, and/or prototypes, and assess products and/or processes using appropriate tools, techniques, and strategies.

You will develop an awareness of issues important to the environment and our society that relate directly to technological design, and you will also get a chance to explore the career possibilities in this field.

What kind of projects will I work on?
Each year we have new challenges for students and they may include the design development for homes, vehicles, bridges, robotic arms, clothing, or other products.

For more information, click HERE or contact
Mr. Gerry Sas│Mr. Dan Turk
Superior Technology
(807) 768-7284

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Music at Sir Winston Churchill

Trojan MusicWe invite all aspiring musicians to join us to explore the adventure of learning to play a band instrument – after-school, two days each week from 3:40 p.m. – 5:10 p.m (September – June). All students are welcome – all levels of musical experience are encouraged to learn to play!

Trojan Music will be offered based on student enrolment. A lottery approach for the limited available seats will be utilized to ensure fairness. A wait list will be created if seats are oversubscribed.

We are very pleased to offer a full-sized music room for student use.

Students who are successful in the Trojan Music after-school program will earn a Grade 9 Music credit.

What is Trojan Music?
It is a fun way to learn how to play a Band Instrument!

Do I need to read music?
No, that’s what you’ll learn!

Do I have to rent an instrument?
Instruments may be provided for you to use in class. Instrument availability for at-home practice is limited for some instruments such as saxophone, clarinet, flute, tuba, and percussion. Private instrumental rental or purchase is recommended in those cases.

Is this a high school course?
You bet! You will earn your first high school credit, which will open up more choices for you in the years to come. And, you will join Churchill’s great music program by taking part in concerts and special events!

For more information, click HERE or contact
Mr. Dino Pepe
473-8100

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Native Studies | Arts/Music at Churchill

We invite all aspiring musicians to join us to explore the adventure of learning to play a band instrument – after-school, two days each week from 3:40 p.m. – 5:10 p.m (September – June). All students are welcome – all levels of musical experience are encouraged to learn and play!

Trojan Music will be offered based on student enrolment. A lottery approach for the limited available seats will be utilized to ensure fairness. A wait list will be created if seats are oversubscribed.

Students who are successful in the Trojan NAC Rocks! after-school program will earn a Grade 9 Native Studies credit.

What is Trojan NAC Rocks?
Songwriters and performers have been using music to explore and express cultural identity for centuries.  In this course, students will use the genre of rock music to explore both aboriginal and popular culture.  Students will have the opportunity to learn in a Rock Band format incorporating acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass and drums.  Students will explore the elements of songwriting, recording and performing.

Do I need to have music training?
No, you don’t!  No music experience is needed.

Is it a high school course?
You bet!  You will earn your first high school credit, which will open up more choices for you in the years to come.

For more information click HERE or during the school year, contact
Mr. Dino Pepe
473-8100

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Technology at Westgate

tiger_techWe invite all Grade 8 students to join us to explore the adventure of learning and improving their technology knowledge and skills – after-school, two days each week from 3:40 p.m. – 5:10 p.m
(September – June). All students are welcome!

Tiger Tech will be offered based on student enrolment. A lottery approach for the limited available seats will be utilized to ensure fairness. A wait list will be created if seats are oversubscribed.

We are very pleased to offer state-of-the-art technology labs rooms for student use.

Students who are successful in the Tiger Tech afterschool program will earn a Grade 9 Technology credit.

What is Tiger Tech?
It is a fun way to work on the skills critical to success in today’s technological world.

Do I need to know a lot about computers and technology?
No, that’s what you’ll learn!

Is this a high school course?
You bet! You will earn your first high school credit, which will open up more choices for you in the years to come.

For more information, click HERE or contact
Mr. Blaine Hill
577-4251, Ext 9101

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Music at Westgate

Tiger MusicWe invite all aspiring musicians to join us to explore the adventure of learning to play the Guitar – afterschool, two days each week from 3:40 p.m. – 5:10 p.m (September – June). All students are welcome – all levels of musical experience are encouraged to learn to play!

Tiger Music will be offered based on student enrolment. A lottery approach for the limited available seats will be utilized to ensure fairness. A wait list will be created if seats are oversubscribed.

We are very pleased to offer two full-sized music rooms and numerous practice rooms for student use.

Students who are successful in the Tiger Music afterschool program will earn a Grade 9 Music credit.

What is Tiger Music?
It is a fun way to learn how to play a Guitar!

Do I need to read music?
No, that’s what you’ll learn!

Do I have to rent an instrument?
Yes, you will need to rent or borrow a Guitar to learn on. A few additional classroom guitars may be available for students who cannot secure their own.

Is this a high school course?
You bet! You will earn your first high school credit, which will open up more choices for you in the years to come. And, you will join Westgate’s great music program by taking part in our annual Winter and Spring Concerts.

For more information, click HERE or contact
Ms. Jen Godin
577-4251, Ext 4524

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