Class Descriptions

Woods Winter Wonders strives to offer lots of variety in our after-school classes,

with a goal of  having something to interest all our students.  

Email us via the "Contact Us" tab if you have any suggestions of classes we may want to add to our schedule!

Chess Academy

       

This nine week class will teach students the fundamentals of the game of chess.  Students will spend the first 15-20 minutes learning a specific lesson on the game and its strategy, and then spend the next 40-50 minutes playing the game.  Learn more about Chess Academy's class curriculum here.  Visit the Triangle Chess Center's website to learn more about the group's history, mission and philosophy.  Also, please note that Triangle Chess offers Open Free Play at which all chess players are welcome on Wednesday Nights from 5:30-8:30 and Saturday Afternoons from 1:00-5:00.  

Dates:  Thursday afternoons startinig January 10th and ending March 14th (Please Note:  There will be no class on March 7th due to it being a Teacher Workday/No School)

Time:  3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:  Grades 2+

Registration fee:  $145

Spring Break 2019 Driver's Education

 

Spring Break is coming, and it's a great time to get your child's Driver's Education class over and done with in anticipation of his/her obtaining their driver's license in time for Summer 2019!

We have partnered with JORDAN DRIVING SCHOOL OF THE CAROLINAS to offer a compressed Driver's Ed class over Spring Break.

Please note: Woods Charter School's 2019 Spring Break is from Monday, March 25th through Friday, March 29th. 

Driver's Ed will occur from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day of that week, 3/25-3/29.

This course is comprised of the above 30-hours classroom instruction, as well as six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel instruction by certified instructors, as required by the NCDMV.  This will be scheduled by Jordan,  based on the student's age (oldest to youngest).

Age Requirement:  Students must be 14-1/2 years of age as of the first day of class (March 25th) to take Driver's Education

Other Requirements:  North Carolina requires all students to have a DMV basic eye check.  DMV will send a representative to the class to administer the basic eye check

Additional Information:  You will find additional information regarding this course here.

Cost:  Jordan Driving School of the Carolinas is offering Woods a special discounted price for this course of $375, to which we are adding a $25 Site Supervisor Fee, for a total cost of $400.

PLEASE NOTE:  Jordan Driving School requires a that a special registration form be completed; you will find that form here. Return it to the school office for processing. 

IMPORTANT:  We need BOTH the completed Jordan Driving School form referenced immediately above AND an online registration through this website to process your child's registration in this Driver's Ed Course:

GO TO  THE "REGISTER" TAB WHICH IS FOURTH OVER FROM THE LEFT

AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE TO GO THROUGH THE

ONLINE REGISTARTION PROCESS.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS LIMITATION:  Students cannot miss a single class for any reason, including illness, sporting events, out of town, etc.  On-time daily attendance is necessary to pass the course.  (The State's requirement of a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction is non-negotiable and inflexible!)

Yay!  I did it.

Additional Resource:  

North Carolina Driver's Handbook

Before a student driver can apply for a NC driver's license, they'll need to prepare for the written test by studying the traffic rules and regulations in North Carolina.

All of this information is found in the North Carolina Driver's Handbook (REV 2015)—a comprehensive guide to driving in the state. Topics covered in the DMV handbook include:

  • Defensive driving techniques.
  • NC driver's license exams.
  • Basic driving skills.
  • Driving under hazardous conditions.
  • Traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Vehicle registration and titling.
  • Required vehicle inspections in North Carolina.
  • Registering as an organ donor.

 

Kids Mindful Movement Spotlight Series
 
At Kids Mindful Movement, our mission is to make mindfulness more accessible to children through engaging and fun programming. We know kids have a desire to move, create and explore, so we meet them where they are, in everything we do. 
 
In this five week session, kids will learn mindfulness through activities that they love. We will explore yoga, drama, art, and creative movement. Each activity will be done for two weeks, to give students a glimpse of what we have to offer. Our sessions are a "competition-free" zone to allow children of all ability levels to express themselves, without fear of being judged.
 
Please follow this link to the Mindful Kids Website to register for this class.
 
Ages:  5-10 
 
Dates:  Tuesdays from January 22nd - February 19th
 
Time:  3:15-4:15 p.m.
 
Cost:  $70 for the five week session (includes supplies.)
Power Hour

Power Hour will be a fun, after school training activity for first through fourth graders from 3:15-4:15 on Wednesdays. We will be doing both cardiovascular and strength training exercises. We will be training for an obstacle course challenge in May! Wear exercise clothes and sneakers and get ready to run around! 

Ages:  Students in grades one through four

Dates;  Every Wednesday starting on March 13th and ending on May 15th, with no class on March 27th due to Spring Break.

Cost:  $90 (includes cost of entry into Obstacle Course Challenge on May 18th!)

Please note:  Scholarships are available/contact akaiyala@woodscharter.org for more information