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After School Programs

NEW! AFTER SCHOOL CHESS CLUB!

Sponsored by the International Chess Academy
Class dates: Mondays, 3:15pm – 4:15pm
01/28/2019, 02/04/2019, 02/11/2019, 02/25/2019, 03/04/2019, 03/11/2019, 03/18/2019, 03/25/2019, 04/01/2019, 04/08/2019


Intermediate (advanced beginner) class description Grades 5 to 8
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  • Brief review of chess rules: capture; castle, 'en passant', pawn promotion; check; checkmate; stalemate (all from beginner class)
     
  • Basic tactics I (tactical devices to gain material for purpose of later strategic victory)
    1. Pin
    2. Double attack (i.e. fork)
    3. Discover threat/check/attack (also double check!)
    4. Skewer
  •  Basic tactics II  (simple combinations)
  1. Piece values (relative to each other, position)
  2. Unique piece combinations (i.e. Bishop, rook, etc.)
  3. Deflections, Decoys, “In-Between moves,” Overloads
  • End-Of-Game (continue)

    1. Rule of the square of the pawn
    2. Zugzwang (possible in middlegame, probable in most endgames)
    3. Tempi (Triangulation as a means of losing tempi at end to force Zugzwang)
    4. Chess Tournaments

Restrictions: Participants must currently be in grades 5 to 8.  Program enrollment capacity: Minimum: 8   Maximum: 20

Price is $200.00

Beginner Class Description    - Participants must currently be in grades 1 to 4.
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Rules of the game: how pawns/pieces move & capture; what is attack, castle, 'en passant', pawn promotion; check; checkmate; notation – I.e. The “abc’s” of chess.

Basic strategy:

    1. checkmate -or the goal of the game
    2. development of pieces (more squares means stronger pieces)
    3. stalemate
    4. capturing the opponent’s pieces
    5. piece value (absolute, and relative)
  •  Check Mate Concepts (The common‘how to's”)
  1. mate with queen & king against king
  2. mate with 2 rooks, or 1 rook 1 queen (Ladder mate)
  3. mate with 1 rook and king against king
  4. mate traps in the beginning of the game (scholar’s, fool’s, Legal’s)
  5. mate traps in the middle game (Batteries, plus Smother, anastasia, Arabian, etc.)
  • Basic End-Of-Game principles

  1. King becomes strong at end-of the game
  2. Pawn & King against King (opposition, flanking)
  3. Simple end-game positions for practice

 

Paul Effman Band

Lessons on the following instruments will be offered: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, and Percussion. Lesson groups will be divided into small ensembles (usually consisting of 5-8 students per group) by instrument or experience. Lessons will occur once a week after school. No experience is required.
Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 3:00pm
Grades: Students in grades 3 to 8 are eligible to enroll in the band program. Grades 1 and 2 are eligible for violin lessons, not part of the band.
Location: Cafeteria
Cost: Please refer to attached registration forms.

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