private Christian classical school Knoxville after school programs clubs

Afterschool Clubs/Teams

Students enjoy enhancing skills and learning new ones in these enriching afterschool programs.

full year

MODEL UN

Upper School | Grades 7-12

Sponsor Janet Wrye jwrye@paideiaknoxville.org

Model United Nations or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically roleplay as delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences, which are usually organized by a high school or college MUN club. At the end of most conferences, outstanding delegates in each committee are recognized and given an award certificate. Thousands of middle school, high school, and college students across the country and around the world participate in Model United Nations, which involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Janet Wrye at jwrye@paideiaknoxville.org. The cost is $75.

  • Conferences are currently for high schoolers only, but 7th and 8th grade students are encouraged to participate in the club to learn and do research.  Previous club members are given priority for conference attendance and committee choice.
  • MUN meets 2 times a month (usually the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, final schedule TBD). Meetings will begin in September.

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE ROBOKNIGHTS

Grades 4-8

Coaches Mark McKinney (mwmckinney@gmail.com) and Lydia Zinn (lydiazinn@gmail.com)

What is FIRST LEGO League? Dean Kamen, founder, explains: “In FIRST® LEGO® League, children are immersed in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams research and design their own solution to a current scientific question or problem while they also build and program autonomous robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to perform a series of missions. Through their participation, children develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities, while learning that they can make a positive contribution to society.”

The RoboKnights Team is open to students interested in being a part of a LEGO robotics team and learning about robotics, project development, and project presentation. If you are interested or have questions, please contact one of the coaches listed above. The cost is $100.

  • The season runs from August to January (Note: The team could continue work into February if they are successful in competition and qualify for the State tournament.)
  • There will be a regular team meeting, one day per week (TBD) from 3:30-5:30 at Paideia.
  • We will have periodic Saturday meetings and parties.
  • Extra team meetings may be scheduled during the weeks before the competition.
  • Team members may have some minor “homework” to help the team (ex: research, read an article, contact an expert, work on a program)

YEARBOOK CLUB

Upper School | Grades 7-12

Sponsor Meg Chalmers

The Yearbook Club is for students interested in working on the 2021-2022 yearbook. You will work with a professional graphic designer to learn how to use yearbook software to assist in creating layouts, how to take great candid photos, and assist with creating copy for the yearbook pages. Please email Melanie Leach (mleach@paideiaknoxville.org) with questions or to sign up.
  • This club will meet on Tuesday afternoons for the whole school year. At the beginning and end of the year, they will meet weekly, but in the middle they may only meet every other week.

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NOTE: We do not currently offer daily afterschool care. However, we are near the pickup route for Camp Big Fish’s K-6 program. If you are interested, please contact Camp Big Fish to make arrangements. We are not affiliated with Camp Big Fish programs.