Middle Scholar student participating in archery competition
ARCHERY CLUB // Study and practice modern archery with BAI-certified coaches. Learn to shoot with a bow and arrow, have fun, and compete in tournaments.


When:      Mondays from 3:45-4:45, beginning December 5– March 6

Who:        Grades 6-8, capacity is 24

Contact:  BAI certified coaches Michelle Peck at MPeck@bergmanacademy.org and Cara Rexroat at CRexroat@bergmanacademy.org

Fee:         To be determined


BRICKS 4 KIDS //Transportation Timeline//Build dynamic transportation models and explore the fascinating history of transportation from the horse and buggy and locomotive to the modern day cars and airplanes we depend on!  in this class the final destination is FUN!  Classes are taught by trained “Bricks 4 Kidz” instructors.


When:                   3:45 PM-4:45 PM September 22nd-October 31st, 2016

Who:                     Grades K-5

Contact:               www.bricks4kidz.com/iowa-desmoines-ames or (515) 259-1245

Fee:                       $39 per  student


BRICKS 4 KIDS //Energy in Motion//From fossil fuels to clean energy, learn about the natural resources we use to fuel the planet.  Put energy in motion while we build an old fashion windmill, a modern wind turbine, a water mill, garbage truck and oil rig.  Students can add their own fun by putting their own creative ideas in motion.


When:                   3:45 PM-4:45 PM October 20th- November 17th, 2016

Who:                     Grades K-5

Contact:               www.bricks4kidz.com/iowa-desmoines-ames or 515-259-1245

Fee:                       $39 per student

BRICKS 4 KIDS//Pocket Brick Monsters//Get ready for an adventure in the world of Pokemon and Lego Bricks.  Tap you inner engineer as we build interesting models like our kit flyer, dragon, and poke ball.  Show off your skills as you build and battle for power! 


When:                   3:45 PM-4:45 PM December 3rd, December 10th & December 17th

Who:                     Grades 1-5

Contact:               www.bricks4kidz.com/iowa-ankeny-westdesmoines/ or (515) 783-4476

Fee:                       $30 per student



CHESS CLUB // Learn and play chess in a friendly, low-stress environment. All levels are welcome and organized by Bill Broich


When:                   Thursday's at 3:45-4:45 September 8th-December 15th, 2016

Who:                     Grades 3-8

Contac:                 Bill Broich broich01@yahoo.com or 515-205-8062

Fee:                       $60 * Contact instructor for enrollment information and official enrollment form


CHINESE CLUB // Study Chinese language and culture through games, food, and other activities.


When:                   Tuesdays from 4-5, beginning September 6

Who:                     Grades 1-8

Contact:               Jon Lin at linjianqing10010@yahoo.com or (917) 302-3272

Fee:                       $15 per class, first class is free


COMIC BOOK CLUB //Students will be exposed to a wide range of comic books dating back to the early 1900's and make their own comics.  Students will leave the course with a better understanding of the techniques of comic book storytelling and a zine with a comic example from everyone in the class.


When:                   Tuesdays 3:45-4:45, September 13th-October 18th, 2016 AND November 1st- November 15th, 2016

Who:                     Grades 1-8

Contact:               Kurt Skaife, kskaife@bergmanacademy.org

Fee:                       $15 per class or $135 per session


CROCHETING CLUB //Students will learn the basic skills of crocheting in a group setting.

When:                   Tuesdays 3:45-4:45, January 10th- February 14th AND March 7th-April 4th, 2016

Who:                     Grades 5-8

Contact:               Kurt Skaife, kskaife@bergmanacademy.org

Fee:                       $15 per class or $150 per session


GUITAR LESSONS//Enjoy weekly half-hour lessons with Daniel.  Students will learn basics of the guitar and continue based on skill level.


When:                    As scheduled by instructor

Who:                      K-8th

Contact:                Daniel Mastrofski at mastrofskiguitarist@gmai.com

Fee:                        Contact instructor



SPANISH CLUB I// Practice Spanish language skills through crafts, songs, games, dance, and role playing in a fun environment


When:                   Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45, beginning September 13th - November 8th, 2016

Who:                     Grades K-1

Contact:               Evelyn Fritzler at efritzler@bergmanacademy.org

Fee:                       $180 for 9 sessions



SPANISH CLUB II // Practice Spanish language skills through crafts, songs, games, dance, and role playing in a fun environment.

When: Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45, beginning October 4th, 2016

Who:          Grades 2-3

Contact:     Craig Klein at CKlein@bergmanacademy.org

Fee:             $180 9 sessions

SKI CLUB // Enjoy the outdoors in the winter months by joining our ski club!  This club will enjoy 3 ski outings. Jen Havemann will be leading this club and is an experienced youth ski instructor.  More information to come. 


When:          TBD

Who:             1st thru 8th grade

Contact:        Jen  Havemann at jhavemann@bergmanacademy.org

Fee:               Donation


EXPLORER CLUB//Enjoy the outdoors this fall!  This club will utilize our 80 acres of land.  Students will hike, geocache, play outdoor games and complete stewardship projects.


When:          Mondays 3:40-4:30 starting September 12th, 2016

Who:             K-8

Contact:       Jen Havemann at jhavemann@bergmanacademy.org

Fee:               $10 per class


ART CLUB//Engaging, educational, and personalized children's art program.  We will build technical art skills, visit cultures of the past and present, and discuss art concepts and ideas.  Art Club facilitated by professional art educator who will unite professional knowledge and passion for art with your child's interests and curiosities. 


When:        Tuesday  3:45 - 4:45 starting January 17th-March 7th, 2016// Session 2 March 28th-May 16th, 2016

Who:           Grades K-5

Contact:     Gina Bartlett gina@wearecreativegeniuses.com or 847-722-0885 or register online at www.wearecreativegeniuses.com

Fee:             $110 per session


CHARACTER CLUB//Character Club will promote and teach traits of character, along with the important mindsets of gratitude and service.  Participants will meet each week for six weeks and focus on one of the six pillars: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.  The club will help build activities.  Come and join the fun and be the best version of YOU!



When: Wednesdays 3:45-4:45, September 7th-October 12th, 2016

Who: Grades K-3

Contact: Angel Kosmicki, akosmicki@bergmanacademy.org

Fee: $90 for six sessions


ATHLETIC WORKSHOP//These three sequenced workshops are created for those who would like to improve their performance in any sport or activity.  The first workshop will focus on warming up and cooling down, the second on body posture when running, and the third on body weight workouts.  Each session will also include nutritional information and a healthy snack.  Students may sign up for any of the workshops of all three. 


When: Workshop 1: September 1st//Workshop 2: September 22nd//Workshop 3: October 6th

Who: Grades 5-8

Contact: Jenna Johnson, jjohnson@bergmanacademy.org or Nicholette Schulte, nshulte@bergmanacademy.org

Fee: $20 per workshop or $55 for all sessions