After School Activities
Lower School students at Farragut can be involved in after school activities at all ages and levels from building robots to playing a sport. Cost and dates vary.
All After School Activities with an asterisk (*) requires additional fees.
*Extended Day: PreK-5th Grade
*Little Jackets Sports Program: K-5th Grade
The Little Jackets Sports Program incorporates sports offered in 6th-12th Grade at Admiral Farragut Academy. Twice a month the coaches of our school will be helping the Lower School students learn the basics of their sports. Each class will consist of 2-3 different sports and the sports will be rotated throughout the program. Some examples of the sports that will be offered are volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, track, and football. The cost will include the following: t-shirt, season pass for student and one parent to all home games, and a free concession item at all home games.
- Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
- Sept. 6 and 20, Oct. 4 and 18, Nov. 1 and 15, Dec. 6 and 20
- Cost $50
- Minimum of 10 students needed.
*LEGO Robotics: 4th-7th Grade
The Robotics Club will participate in the highly competitive FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL). FLL introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.
Team Members get to:
- Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology
- Apply real-world math and science concepts
- Research challenges facing today’s scientists
- Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills
- Participate in a tournament on a Saturday in January
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
- Starts 9/5 (No meetings week of 12/18) and last day dependent on competition results
- Competition on a Saturday in January (date TBA)
- Cost is $150 per child
- Limited to 10 kids
*Challenge Island: K-3rd Grade
What is Challenge Island?
Challenge Island is where engineering meets imagination! It’s a one of a kind enrichment program on the cutting edge of S.T.E.A.M (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Education and 21st Century Learning. Inspired by a popular reality TV show, each semester of Challenge Island takes place on a unique Island where our adventurous tribes tackle high-level thinking and engineering challenges at whimsical weekly destinations.
This Session’s Island:
During the Fall 2017 session, students will ’pack’ their suitcases for Challenge Island’s all new World Tour. The students will engineer their way around the globe – From the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Taj Mahal to an African Safari. Each challenge will bring us to a different geographical destination and provide a special CI taste of the local flavor there. This thrilling session of Challenge Island® promises to be one of the hottest tickets around, so reserve your spot today!
Who: Grades K – 3
- Session 1: Tuesdays, Sept. 5 – Oct. 24
- Session 2: Tuesdays, Jan. 23 – Mar. 13
Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm
Cost: $120 for each 8-week session
*Makerspace Club: 4th-7th Grade
The Makerspace Club is a place where students use their research skills and imagination to build and create any project of their choosing. Each project will vary depending on a student’s interests and is chosen by the student, not the teacher. Students will need to work hard and be self-motivated to create a project that excites them. Tools and materials will be available for student use and the teacher will help solve any building/creating problems that arise. The 3D printer will be available for use by any student in Makerspace. Students will be able to take home and keep their final projects.
- Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
- April 4 – May 9
- Limit 8 kids
*Minecraft: 4th-7th Grade
The Minecraft Club is designed for students who enjoy all things Minecraft. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a Minecraft expert, we have something for everyone. The club will be using MinecraftEdu software which has additions to the original game to ensure that it is appropriate and educational for all members. Come explore the world of Minecraft with other passionate players!
- Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
- April 3 – May 8
- Cost: $100
- Limit of 16
*Tennis: K-3rd / 4th-7th Grade
Come and join us for After School Tennis. All levels are welcome from Kindergarten to 7th grade. Tennis is coached by Coach Dean from the Treasure Island Yacht and Tennis Club. There will be differentiated instruction based on individual ability level. Instruction, drills, and games will all be incorporated into each lesson.
Minimum: 7 students
Tennis (grades K-3)
- Semester 1:
- All 14 Weeks: $150, Sept. 11 – Dec. 18 (No practice Thanksgiving Week)
- 7 Week A: $100, Sept. 11-Oct. 23
- 7 week B: $100, Oct. 30- Dec. 18 (No practice Thanksgiving Week)
- Semester 2:
- All 14 Weeks: $150, Jan. 22-May 7 (No practice on Feb. 19 and March 26)
- 7 Week C: $100, Jan. 22-Mar. 12 (No practice on Feb. 19)
- 7 Week D: $100, Mar. 19-May 17 (No practice on March 26)
Tennis (grades 4th-7th)
- Semester 1: Grades 4th-7th
- All 14 Weeks: $150, Sept. 7 – Dec. 14 (No practice on Thanksgiving)
- 7 Weeks A: $100, Sept. 7- Oct. 19
- 7 Weeks B: $100 Oct. 26- Dec. 14 (No practice on Thanksgiving)
- Semester 2: Grades 4 and 5 ONLY
- All 14 Weeks: $150, Jan. 25-May 10 (No practice on March 29)
- 7 Weeks C: $100, Jan 25- Mar 8
- 7 Weeks D: $100, Mar 22-May 10 (No practice on March 29)
*Girls on the Run: 3rd-5th Grade
*Mad Science: K-5th Grade
Light, Sight, and Sound
We are on a mission: By making science fun we aim to inspire an interest in science and a love of learning in children that will last a lifetime. In this “enlightened” program students will not believe their eyes as they examine different optical illusions and watch as light and color interact to trick their sense of sight. Children will also put their taste buds to the test, learn how we get the “pop” in soda pop and have a “hair raising” experience working with static electricity. They will explore the science of nutrition and being healthy, and experience the amazing power of magnetism. The basics of sound will be uncovered with a cool Mad Science twist that includes the use of a sound machine to distort sound and our voices and experience the incredible power of heat and how it can transform matter.
- Session 1:
- Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
- Oct. 26 Through Dec. 7
- Session 2:
- Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
- April 11 Through May 16
- Cost $100
- Minimum: 12 students, Maximum 20 students
Girl Scouts: K-8th Grade
At Girl Scouts, you’re going to have tons of fun, make new friends, and go on fantastic new adventures. You’re also going to get the chance to do big things. Our program centers on what we call the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a collection of activities and experiences you’ll have as you earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore the outdoors, do Take Action projects that make a difference, and more.
- Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
- Begins Sept. 12
- For registration information, please contact Ms. Locklear at email@example.com.
Boy Scouts: K-5th Grade
For registration information, please contact Jon Covington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Council: 3rd-5th Grade
Students, who are nominated by their peers, have the opportunity to practice leadership and responsible decision making in Student Council.
Athletics, Clubs, and Organizations: 6th-7th Grade
6th-7th grade students may try out for Junior Varsity or Varsity athletics.