Class Descriptions

Girls On The Run - Spring 2020

It is time, once again, for Girls on the Run!  Our season goes from March 9th until May 22nd.  Our group will meet on Mondays and Thursdays, after school (3:30-5:00), and meets in the cafeteria.  It is okay if your child can only attend one of the days, though full participation is recommended. Below is a description of the program for those of you who have not participated before.  A link to the registration page is at the bottom of this post.  Thanks and I hope to see many of your girls this spring!
Girls on the Run is a program that inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches, Anne Thomas and Amber Byers, lead small teams through research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-5th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
Register Here:

Please contact Amber if you have any further questions!

Song, Craft, & Rhythm Group - Fall 2019

DESCRIPTION:  Students in 2nd and 3rd grade will enjoy this Waldorf-inspired small group with an opening circle time, dance, rhythmic activities, craft (weaving, knitting, painting), and story-telling.

INSTRUCTOR: Taught by Claudia Browne, Honey Creek grandparent and Waldorf teacher of 30 years.

REGISTRATION FORM: SongCraftRhythmFall2019

Aerial Silks - Winter/Spring 2020

DESCRIPTION: Learn the basics of aerial silks, from how to climb to how to drop – SAFELY! Classes will begin with warm-up and stretching, followed by intro to new techniques and review of old ones. Students should already be in reasonably good shape and free from injuries, and MUST be able and willing to follow the instructor’s directions in order to stay safe.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR:  Lillian Richards is a long-time resident of Michigan who has a love of teaching and learning. She has been training in aerial silks at Ringstar Studio for the last three years. She is also a member of Ring of Steel’s Cirque Surya. She has performed at multiple venues such as Bay City’s Tall Ships Celebration, YpsiFest, and the Saline Celtic Festival. Currently, she is the aerial arts director of Gymco in Grand Rapids.

Wardrobe: Students should wear clothes that are form fitting or close to it, as loose, baggy clothing can get caught in the silks. Clothes should cover the knees, hips, and underarms. Students who choose to wear tights should make sure that they are footless tights, not footed and NOT convertible. Long hair should be restrained in a bun or pony tail and students should refrain from wearing any jewelry, including rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, anklets, etc. Silks are practiced barefoot so there is no need for special shoes or socks.

Snack: Bring a small, healthy snack (fruit), & avoid snacks with lots of processed sugar or that will make you sleepy.

WHO: Students in grades 4th-8th (minimum class size of 4; maximum class size of 6)
QUESTIONS:  Contact Lillian Richards at lilliancrichards@gmail.com

Registration: SilksRegWntrSprng2020

Black Belt Academy - 2016

DESCRIPTION: Honey Creek After School Karate for 6-12 age group, will teach your child how to act and react positively in many situations. Our positive approach to teaching will help some children to channel aggression while encouraging others to be more assertive. Through their training, children can expect to get regular exercise, improve coordination and motor skills, while learning effective self-defense skills and non-violent problem solving techniques. Children reach higher levels of academic achievement, develop good manners, and learn the value of respect. Students come away from each class feeling better everyday while developing a positive self-image that branches into all areas of their life!

WHEN: Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm

INFORMATION: bbafall2016

WAIVER: Waiver-4

Chess - Winter 2020

DESCRIPTION:  Students will spend half the class receiving chess instruction, and then they will play each other while the instructors observe and offer constructive feedback.  The class will meet on Thursdays.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Garrison is one of Michigan’s top 100 rated tournament chess players.  He is also ranked #1 overall game player at www.littlegolem.net, a leading thinking games website.  Mr. Garrison began teaching chess to children in 1996.  His teams consistently win state championships. You may contact Mr. Garrison at raygarrison@arborchess.com or call 734-945-5951.


Italian - 2019

Honey Creek After School Programs present: Italian Language Classes on Tuesdays

4:15pm –  5:45pm at Honey Creek: Cuccioli, Juniors 1 and Juniors 2

Classes for native speaking students

For Italian expatriates living in Michigan this is an opportunity for their children to continue learning Italian from native Italians.
All Dante Alighieri Society instructors are native speakers with years of experience teaching Italian as a second language.

REGISTER AT: www.dantemichigan.org/education.htm ‐ Secure Payment Online with PayPal
For info: Arcobaleno@dantemichigan.org
Call us at: (248) 250-8928


Honey Creek has 2 LEGO League teams that will be designing, building, and competing with LEGO robotics. Our team name is the Honey Creek Legomaniacs.

Our Junior FIRST LEGO League team is for students in grades 1-3 (ages 6-9). This team can have a maximum of 6 members.

Our FIRST LEGO League team is for grades 4-8 (ages 9-14). This team can have a maximum of 10 members.

The team competes in 3 areas: the Project (a research project related to the theme), the Game (the Lego robotics part), and Teamwork (team-building/communication activities). Our team will then compete in a regional tournament to see how we stack up against other area teams! In past years, the FLL tournament has been in Monroe, and the JrFLL tournament is also in the metro Detroit area.

This will be a fast-paced experience – we have approximately 9 weeks to go from scratch to our qualifying tournament! If your student is interested, make sure you and they are both prepared to make a time investment and work hard as part of a team!

REGISTRATION: email legomaniacs@honeycreekschool.org

This fee pays for our team’s registration and tournament fees, and will include a team T-shirt. Students must also be registered for Honey Creek Aftercare (separate registration fee applies; please contact Sue Hofbauer with questions – shofbauer@hc.wash.k12.mi.us).

Our team’s website is here:


Photos from previous teams can be seen here:


Scratch Programming - 2017

 DESCRIPTION:  Let your imagination guide you on a coding adventure! Create animated stories, interactive games, comics and more! Learn drag-and-drop programming with Scratch! Students may bring a non-messy, healthy snack.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR:  Jess PSimer graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2008, and has been Honey Creek’s Technology teacher since 2014. She has been using and teaching with Scratch since 2011, and has led several after school and summer coding clubs.

WHO: Students in 4th-8th grade. Minimum of 5 students, maximum of 16.
COST: $100/student for 10 weeks. Make checks payable to “HCCS.”
ANY QUESTIONS: Contact Jessica at jpsimer@hc.wash.k12.mi.us


Swim Lessons - 2019

The After School Programs of Honey Creek Community School present Swim Lessons

 ______is offering 30-minute swim lessons on Tuesday afternoons. Small, flexible groups allow for individualized instruction which increases in difficulty as students improve their skills and show readiness for more challenge. Individual lesson times may change as students’ skill levels change. Students should be prepared to stay until 5:30pm on days of their lessons.

CANCELLATIONS: If the pool is closed or the instructor must cancel a session, we will hold make-up classes. If we cannot make up all the sessions, then we will reimburse you. HOWEVER, reimbursements will NOT be made if a student misses a class and we run out of opportunities to make it up.


Skateboarding - 2018

DESCRIPTION: Skateboarding is a unique athletic activity that can be described both as a sport and an art. This class will focus on the basics of skateboarding: pushing, turning, ollies (jumping and bringing the board into the air with you), and how to fall safely (very important). More advanced instruction is available to students who are beyond beginners. Skateboarding emphasizes perseverance, determination, patience, spatial awareness, balance, coordination, core strength, cooperation, and (once the student has grasped the basics) creativity. Students will subconsciously learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion. They will become comfortable facing their fears on a board, which will translate into facing other fears more comfortably. Student self-esteem is sure to soar as they advance on their board.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR: Max Davis has 16 years of skateboarding experience and has instructed over 20 students since June 2014 when the Ann Arbor Skatepark opened. He loves working with children and getting them excited about skateboarding; and can’t think of anything he’d rather do than share his passion with younger generations.


Equipment Purchasing Guide & Coupons:skateboardinfocoupon

Reader's Theater - 2019

Honey Creek After School Programs Present… Reader’s Theater

DESCRIPTION: Characters of all kinds welcome!  Come join us for a fun time in Reader’s Theater.  Readers Theater is a great start for students 2nd – 4th grades who want to learn about theater. We have fun reading and acting out several short scripts during the five-week session. Each week is designed to help make reading enjoyable, to try out different voices and be creative. We add in props and exchange character roles to get experience with being in a play without needing to memorize lines.  Dress up clothes and props provided.  Please bring your own snacks. 

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR: Jeannie teaches 2/3 and has been an active performer for several years. She has enjoyed the atmosphere of small performances with young children during the school year with her classes and after school groups. She is familiar with students in 2nd – 4th grades, and has many creative ideas of how to make reading fun! 

REGISTRATION FORM: ReadersTheaterWntrSprng2019

Cub Scouts

  • Registration and Dues
    • Checks can be payable to “Cub Scout Pack 3193”.
New Scouts
  • Youth Application is needed. Paper copies available at Pack meeting.
  • Health Form is needed.  See attached.
  • $88 (National registration + Pack dues).  Additional $12 for optional Boys Life subscription.
Current Scouts
  • Updated Health Form is needed.  See attached.
  • $80 (National registration + Pack dues).  Additional $12 for optional Boys Life subscription.
  • Pick-Up Policy
    • To make sure that all Scouts are safe, each Scout needs to be signed out before leaving the meeting.  Please let us know if someone besides their parent/guardian will be picking up.
    • All Scouts not picked up by 4pm will be taken to After Care by an adult from the Pack.
  • Calendar
    • See below for the current Pack calendar.  More events will be added.  Stay tuned for the Pack website where the calendar can be accessed directly. 
    • Please review events in RED which require pre-registration and may have limited space available.  Complete registration if your Scout is interested in attending.
    • Going forward separate emails will be sent for each event.  We will track which Scouts are planning to attend.
    • Please let us know if you have ideas for other events for the Scouts!

Limited spaces available.https://www.washtenaw.org/calendar.aspx?CID=44

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