This is a hands-on Lego class where students use Lego's to design and build educational models including motorized machines.
Chess has fascinated bright minds for centuries. Kids and kings, novices and Grand Masters, have all thrilled to this ancient game of attack and counter-attack. Chess is also a laboratory for thinking and life skills. Students develop their capacity for independent thought, their decision making skills, and their ability to focus on a complex tasks. Many students find the skills they learn at the chessboard translate directly to improved academics, and other aspects of life.
Some Chess Odyssey students rank among the top young players in the Pacific Northwest. (We’ve had the honor of training 51 Oregon Scholastic Champions over the last 14 years.) Other students are just figuring out how the pieces move. We treasure each and every one of them. Excited kids having fun while learning a great game with their friends are what we’re all about.
The Lego Robotics Club gives students the opportunity to build teamwork, to work on a project to solve a problem, and to build and program a robot to accomplish missions set by the tournament.
The registration fee for the Lego Robotics Club is $100 per student. Limited scholarships are available. Each team for the tournament has a limit of 10 students; however, a second team may be started if there is enough interest.
Visitation's after-school choir, the Visitation Choral Union, provides the opportunity for 5th-8th graders to get a more intensive training in choral singing and vocal technique as they prepare to enter into the competitive high school choral landscape. Students perform a variety of styles of music with varying degrees of difficulty, from classical to folk to popular.