Current Registration Period for Enrichment Programs: Fall 2018 – Clubs start the second week of Septemeber!

Reminder: There will be no clubs running on September 24, October 18-19, or November 5. 
Pre-Registrations now available all year long! Pre-registrations are a free and easy way for you to sign up for a club and get notified first when registrations for the club open and dates are set.  

Missoula International School offers a variety of opportunities for students to learn new skills with a variety of talented instructors. After school programs at MIS are an excellent opportunity for all Missoula children to experience cultural adventures while gaining new language skills. We offer classes that are taught in Spanish as well as in English. No prior Spanish speaking experience is necessary.

Aftercare is available prior to and following enrichment classes until 5:30 at no additional charge.

There is a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee. Full payment due one week before the first day of class.

You can also sign up by calling: (406) 542-9924

MIS MathCounts

6th – 8th graders, MathCounts is back for an exciting 2018-19 program!

MathCounts provides students with the kinds of experiences that foster growth and transcend fear to lay a foundation for future success through math activities and challenges.

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FRIDAYS – continues into 2019
Time: 3:30-5:15 PM
20 Classes for 225.00

Register for MathCounts

Math Club

4th – 5th graders, Math Club returns September 2018!

Come in for fun and challenging math activities that strengthen your mind and open inquisitive opportunities.

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Moved to Thursdays
Time: 3:45 – 4:45 

Fall Registration – 12 weeks: $96.00

Winter Registration – 10 weeks: $80.00

Fall + Winter Registrations – 22 Weeks: $160.00 (%10 discount!)

Register for Math Club

Mandarin Chinese Club

Chunze Lai is back with Elizabeth Paich for more Mandarin teachings and new projects! Our Mandarin has also added another native speaking teacher, Ping!

This club will be working with younger children on the foundations of the Chinese language. While crafting, playing games, and developing new skills these students will learn important language and cultural knowledge.

Students are welcome to choose from Mondays or Fridays, but it is highly suggested a student sign up for both days as Mandarin is a very difficult language to remember with only one day a week of practice. Meet the teachers, at the bottom of this page!

Register for Mandarin Chinese Club

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MONDAYS & FRIDAYS

Mondays- 9 weeks – 95.00

Friday – 9 weeks – 95.00

Suggested – Both days – 9 weeks – 165.00 

Age Group: Grades K – 4

Time: 4:15 – 5:15pm (Aftercare is included)

 

 

littleBits After School

Join Rodrigo for littleBits After School! Students will create, display and interact with their creations as they learn to program and make new gadgets. These tools will be used to develop new skills and knowledge about the inner workings of machinery, electronics, and everyday tools! littleBits encourages early programming skills and creativity.

Register for littleBits

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THURSDAYS
Time: 3:45- 5:00
Available to grades: 4-8
8 weeks $155.00

Animation and Robotic Design Club

Students use Wedo and EV3 Lego robotics as well as Scratch animation software to design and create stories, games, and inventions. This class will be taught in Spanish. Beginner Spanish speaking students are welcome to join in the fun!

Register for Animation and Robotic Design

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Mondays & Wednesdays

Age Group: K-5

Time: 3:45-5:15

Mondays with Rodrigo: 12 Weeks for $165.00

Wednesdays with John: 11 Weeks for 155.00

Or both Mondays & Wednesdays for $299.00

Hip Hop Club

Bring your dancing spirit to Andrea Ferrer’s Hip Hop Club hosted by MIS! Developing dance skills from different styles of dance, such as Modern Dance, students will learn to express themselves and strengthen their heart for the dance floor.

Register for Hip Hop

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Wednesdays 

Age Group: 1 – 5

Time: 3:45-4:45 PM

Fall 2018 – Wednesdays – 9 weeks – 130.00

Winter and Spring registrations are now available!

 

Spanish SAT Club - Spring 2019

Spanish SAT Returns Winter session 2019!

Are you ready to test you Spanish capabilities? Ready to take the Spanish SAT?

Missoula International School is here to help you take your Spanish abilities to the next level with the Spanish SAT Club!

What is the Spanish SAT subject test?

Available to grades: 8th

Pre-Register for Spanish SAT Club

 

Meet Our Enrichment Leaders

Chunze Lai Enrichment Leader: Mandarin Chinese Club

Ni Hao! (Hello!) My name is Chunze Lai and I will be the lead teacher for the Mandarin Chinese Club.
I was born in a small town in Sichuan Province of Mainland China. I spent 18 years full of happiness and joy in my hometown before I was admitted to a top university in China. After graduating with honor from college, I came to the U.S. to pursue my PhD degree.

While I was in graduate school, I got an opportunity to volunteer to teach at the Minnesota Chinese Academy.
After the addition of two sweet girls in my family, my experience of teaching Chinese has become more enriched. I am proud of myself being their first educator of the Chinese language, and more, the bridge between the eastern and western cultures. I moved to Missoula with my family in 2015 and had enjoyed every moment of my life in this beautiful town. I am excited about this opportunity at the Missoula International School and cannot wait to share my experience with these lovely kids.

Ping Wang Enrichment Leader: Mandarin Chinese Club

你好!(Ni hao! Or Hello!). My name is Ping Wang and I am very excited to start the adventure with these lovely kids to learn Mandarin Chinese.

I was born in a small coastal town in Liaoning Province of Northeast China, and grew up happily with my family and friends. After graduating from a prestigious Teacher’s University (Northeast Normal University) in China, I became a high school geography teacher for 7 years before we moved to US. While in US, I got many opportunities as volunteer to introduce Chinese language, geography, food, and culture to our American friends.

My desire to teach Mandarin Chinese became stronger after we added two sweet girls to our family. I developed a fun way to help them master Chinese and English at the same time. I am excited about this opportunity at the Missoula International School and cannot wait to share my experience about leaning Mandarin Chinese with these lovely kids.

Elizabeth Paich Enrichment Assistant: Mandarin Chinese Club

Elizabeth is originally from California. She began studying Mandarin Chinese in 2001 at the age of 13 and earned a B.A. in Asian Studies from the University of California, Riverside in 2011. Elizabeth currently attends the University of Montana as a graduate student working towards earning an M.A. in English. Before joining MIS, Elizabeth taught English in Shanghai, China. She has worked with multiple online schools in the US and China as an administrator and teacher. Outside of MIS, she teaches the First-Year Composition for college freshmen at UM and volunteers with Writing Coaches of Montana where she helps public school students around Missoula with writing. She joined MIS in 2017.

John Kratz K/1 Multiage Spanish Immersion Teacher

Prior to joining MIS in 2011, John taught in Mexico at the Jesuit University of Guadalajara. He taught children in immersion and bilingual K-12 settings in New York City and Pocatello, Idaho. John holds an M.A. in Spanish and Education from the City University of New York, Hunter College and a B.A. in Spanish from Idaho State University.

Jen Gebo Middle School Math and Science Teacher and Advisor

Jen taught Middle School Science and Math for 10 years at an independent school in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jen’s experience developing inquiry based science and math curriculum with a focus on critical and reflective thinking, environmental conservation, and social responsibility enhances MIS’s middle school program. Jen moved to Missoula from Rhode Island to join MIS in 2014.

Andrea Ferrer Sena 2/3 Multiage Spanish Immersion Teacher

Andrea is from Valencia, Spain. She comes to MIS from Colegio Publico Vicente Gaos where she taught English as a second language and from Escuela Infantil Xicotets where she worked in a preschool program. Andrea has a B.A. in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Needs and a concentration in English as a Second Language. She likes to read, being with friends and travel as much as she can. She is a homeroom teacher in 2/3 grade, she is also teaching Design and Hip Hop in the enrichment program.