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Clubs & Activities
Sarah Hemenway, professional artist and story teller, lends her talents to the after school Art Classes at Bay View. These classes are offered to Kindergarten and 1st grades, once per week, in five week sessions. Each class is one and one half hours.
These exciting multi-media art classes cover such topics as drawing, painting, sculpture and collage. Children will gain experience with a variety of tools and techniques. Each class begins with a brief physical exercise and winds down with a story.
Sarah has her MFA and over twenty years of experience teaching young children about art, storytelling and performance. She presently teaches at the Wheeler School and the RISD Museum.
Bay View Academy offers an introductory and intermediate Chess Club for our students in grades 3 - 8. Chess Club starts in October and continues throughout the school year. It may be possible for the students to compete in the Rhode Island Scholastic Chess League.
Meetings are 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm on Thursdays. Chess sets and clocks will be provided. The meetings will be about 15 - 25 minutes of lecture followed by playing the game and just having fun. Instructional videos will also be used which the students may be able to sign-out for home use.
Mr. David Ouellette was a member of the Rhode Island College Chess Team, one of the strongest collegiate chess teams in the early 1980s. He was a member of the RIC team which tied for first place in the 1980 U.S. Amateur Team Championship and also a member of their team that placed first in the 1985 Pan-American Inter-Collegiate Team Championship.
The Club size is limited to 12 students. To sign up and/or for information, please contact Ms. Thompson at 401-434-0113, ext. 141.
Friends of Mercy
Friends of Mercy (FoM) is a program offered to Bay View girls starting in the fourth grade. Its mission is to enhance awareness of the Mercy tradition and charism among the students and to promote personal and spiritual development leading toward service to others.
The members meet monthly. A regular meeting consists of prayer, a teaching around Mercy and Christian values and some action or service toward others. All FoM girls are encouraged to be leaders in the school community by promoting the values of our Mercy mission. FoM girls lead by example. The meetings are moderated by teachers who themselves are Sisters and/or Mercy Associates.
At the close of a school year, the FoM students are formally commissioned during a chapel ceremony attended by their families, school officials and partnering FoM Schools: Our Lady of Mercy in East Greenwich and Mercymount Country Day School in Cumberland.
Junior Chamber Chorus
An after school offering for students in grades 3 - 6 who love to sing. Our Junior Chamber Chorus performs at various school venues and selected outside activities during the holidays.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays, after school for 55 minutes. Performances and expenses will be announced.
Please contact Bay View's Artistic Director, Mrs. Christine Kavanagh, at x146 at the beginning of the school year.
The fitness, fun and learning to be healthy does not stop once the bell rings. The afterschool Fitness Kids program offers a variety of activities designed to keep the girls active, and reinforce the healthy living lessons taught in the physical education and health classes. Activities vary and can include yoga, line-dancing, cooking, fitness & jump rope skills as well as fun nutrition activities.
All programs are led by Mrs. Janine Musto, Lower School Physical Education and Health teacher (Pre-K - 5). The girls will stretch, jump, and dance their way to keeping their bodies healthy and active. Healthy habits start young and can last a lifetime.
The classes include a healthy and nutritious snack, providing the girls with the energy needed after school and getting them ready to exercise and have fun.
Registration is required and space is limited. The times and days may vary: specific information will be sent home through backpack mail and will be posted on the school website.
Girls on the Run®
Bay View Lower School hosts Girls on the Run®, a structured program that incorporates training for a 5k event as a means to teach essential life skills. Each individual lesson plan is based on the “Whole Person Concept,” which stresses the importance of equally developing the emotional, mental, social, spiritual and physical parts of the individual to create a well-balanced healthy person. There are no comparable programs to Girls on the Run®. It is a unique curriculum in the developmentally based youth sports programming arena. It incorporates physical activity to teach specific and well-defined social and individual skills. Research validates that the development of these skills prevents the future display of at-risk behaviors including early onset of sexual activity, disordered eating, depression, anxiety, substance or alcohol abuse and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.
For more information, check out Girls on the Run® at their website: www.girlsontherun.org
If interested in registering your 3rd-5th grader, email Mrs. Calise at email@example.com
After School Jazz Class is a new program to Bay View Academy as of January 2012. This is a beginner’s class being offered to Sprouts, Blossoms, and Kindergarten students. Jazz class will include the basic techniques of Jazz. It will also consist of introducing unique moves, footwork, leaps, and turns.
This beginner jazz class is being offered by Bay View Alumnae, Jaime-Lee Kavanagh. Jaime has been actively dancing since the age of five and was a member of the Bay View Dance Team for four years; gaining the title of captain during her senior year. Currently, Jaime teaches jazz and tap at Defying Gravity School of dance in Cranston to 4-8 year olds.
This free, After School Club, runs from September through January and consists of students who want to further their studies in the area of robotics. The club, under the direction of Mrs. Linda Grasso and Mrs. Erica Cross, works hard to prepare for the FIRST Lego League (FLL) state competition in January. It is an international competition where children ages 9-14 (Grades 5-8) have the opportunity to build a robot and compete in a friendly, sports-like arena. The FLL Challenge engages students in an intense four month period of robotic design and programming, as well as scientific research. Their work culminates in an exciting tournament atmosphere where teams compete in a head-to-head Robotics Challenge, present their robots and programs to a group of Technical Judges, and present their Research Projects to a group of presentation judges. Additionally, they meet with a panel of Teamwork Judges who will look at their style of teamwork and team approach to the challenge.
Innovative Solutions Awards @ RI Robotics FLL Championship
Core Values Award @ RI Robotics FLL Qualifying Tournament
1st Place Research Presentation @ RI Robotics FLL Championship
3rd Place Robot Performance @ RI Robotics FLL Championship
1st Place Champions Award @ RI Robotics FLL Championship
$5000 renewable, 4 year, scholarship to Roger Williams University
Entry to World Festival in St. Louis, MO. (April 27th -30th) competing against teams from 30 different countries
3rd Place Robot Performance Award @ RI Robotics FLL Championship
Overall Team Award @ RI Robotics FLL Championship
2nd Place Champions Award @ RI Robotics FLL Championship
Team Spirit Award @ US Open Championship in Dayton, Ohio
The String Program
The string program is a comprehensive study of the violin and music theory.
The young musicians learn about the language of music, including notation, composition, ear training, and the study of the composers and then, with their violin, share this knowledge through their music. This sharing of song takes place throughout the school year at Masses, on Holy Days and other very important liturgical occasions, holiday concerts, and graduation celebrations.
The “ensemble” violinists also use their gift of music to earn food pledges and bring these to the food pantries as well as give concert for the volunteers as they sort and pack the food. They also participate in functions outside of their class environment.
All of these young violinists learn about the rosary through their music and the “ensemble” students make their own rosaries each year, giving these as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts as well as birthday gifts for special people in their lives.