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REGISTER NOW FOR BBLC SUMMER LAX CAMPS!

Dates have been set for the 2019 Summer Camps! Sessions run Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. All sessions are open to players starting K-8th grade in Fall 2019:

  • Session 1  |  June 24-27  |  International School  |  445 128th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005
  • Session 2  |  July 8-11  |  International School  |  445 128th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005
  • Session 3  |  July 15-18  |  International School  |  445 128th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005
  • Session 4  |  July 22-25  |  Advanced Skill Development Session  |  International School  |  445 128th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ONE OR MORE SESSION(S)

Share with your friends! Summer camps do NOT have school/residence eligibility constraints and are open to age appropriate players from ALL areas. 

Summer camps are designed to improve individual skills and they are a fun way to meet more lacrosse players. The camps are specifically geared toward fundamental individual skills and the introduction to team concepts. Our outstanding staff will focus on teaching the skills each player needs. If your player is learning the game for the first time or looking to take his game to the next level, this is a great camp for your player.

 


 

We believe in building a stronger and better community through aquatics that serve all ages, abilities, and is equitable for all.  It's time to make this a reality.  Communities are stronger with places to be active and social together.  Aquatics are the healthiest activities for all ages and abilities. Our region is in great need of public aquatic facilities that serve everyone's needs.  Learn more at www.splashforward.org and follow us on social media!

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Students and Staff from Bellevue High School, Chinook Middle School, Medina Elementary, Enatai Elementary, Clyde Hill Elementary, Wilburton Elementary and Woodridge Elementary Schools are invited to perform on our lovely grand piano in the BHS Performing Arts Center.

All performers must audition by sending a video of the piece you intend to perform.

Number of performers may be limited by age groups and length of recital.   

The deadline to apply is Monday, June 3rd, 2019.

Please contact Natalie Littrell via email at natalie.littrell@gmail.com or Edd George, Bellevue High School Band Director, via email at georgee@bsd405.org  for more information. 

In person auditions available to BHS students and staff only. 


 

Bellevue Girls Basketball Youth Camp

The Bellevue Girls Basketball Team, along with Coach Nick Crossan and his coaching staff, will be running a basketball program at Bellevue High School for girls in grades 3rd-8th to learn basketball skills through drills and scrimmages.  The goal is to HAVE FUN while learning basketball!

When:  June 28th-30th  from 9-3

Location:  Bellevue High School

Cost: $150

To register go to -

https://www.bellevuegirlsbasketball.com/campsevents



FRENCH and SPANISH SUMMER CAMPS IN JULY:

City of Bellevue and ParisAcademy Northwest have entered joint agreement in offering SUMMER CAMPS at BELLEVUE HIGHLAND PARK AND COMMUNITY CENTER in July 2019.

City just opened enrollment for the camps and since they are divided to Week1, Week2, AM and PM, for each language you have 4 options that you can choose to sign up for one, two, three ore all four.   \For example if your child desires one week of full time French camp, you need to sign up for 2 options ( Week1 AM and Week1 PM).  There is not going to be a waiting list and each camp will have maximum 20 students capacity. It is first come first served.

All the information and link for registration can be found in attached flyers and also on our website ( Summer Camp Page).

Teen volunteer opportunity:

Teens (13-18 yr.) can apply for Internship/Volunteer opportunity through formal volunteer application. High school students and Teens with FRENCH or SPANISH language ability have priority.  For more information, you can contact us through email.

Adult volunteer opportunity:

If you have signed your student for summer camp and would like to be volunteer,  opportunities through formal city of Bellevue Volunteer process will be available.  We would prefer volunteers who have FRENCH and/or SPANISH language knowledge and of course all volunteers need to pass City background checks.

Scholarship and resident discount:

Bellevue Residents have slightly lower rate due to city program policy.  Also Scholarships are available through Bellevue Parks and Community Services.  You could contact Highland Community Center for direction on Scholarship applications.

Registration Link and Important Contacts:

Direct Registration: http://register.bellevuewa.gov   or visit www.parisacademynw   and go to SUMMER CAMP page.

Information: www.parisacademynw.com  

E-mail ( for info): info@ParisAcademyNW.com  

Phone (Bellevue Parks and Community Services): 425-452-6885

Phone (Highland CC): 425-452-7686


Rising Speakers Gavel Club is a youth Toastmasters speech and leadership club that offers students the opportunity to improve their speech writing, speech delivery, leadership capability and confidence through the world-renowned Toastmasters method. We emphasize hands-on learning, as only through experiential learning, through successes and failures can one master the art of speech and leadership. If you are interested in registering, please come to one of our meetings as a guest free of charge to see what it is all about.

Location: Newport High School Library, 4333 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006. Time: every Thursday, weather permitting, 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.

Ages: 10 and up


 


 

 After School Basketball

 
Locahoops is an elite basketball training academy, specializing in skills development for young athletes. LocalHoops is hosting two separate basketball sessions on Mondays from 2:45-3:45pm in the gym from 10/1-12/10(no class on 11/12) or Thursdays from 2:45-3:45, from 10/4-12/13(no class 11/26). It's open to grade 2-5. 
 
 
The goal for this 10 week program is to teach the fundamentals of basketball through a structured learning environment. Athletes will be trained on ball handling, proper shooting technique, footwork into a right hand & left hand layup, initiating contact offensively and defensively, and general basketball IQ. Our Academy emphasizes respect, discipline and hard work. We ask that all athletes come ready to listen and learn, we will handle the rest!
 
Players are expected to bring their own basketballs every Monday!
 

After School Soccer

 
Titans FC is the #1 youth soccer club on the Greater Eastside, providing top quality coaching to over 1,000 players and prioritizing player development at all levels. The Medina After School Titans program is an excellent way for players at Medina Elementary to learn about the game we love, as well as get a feeling for our program in a fun, safe, and engaging environment. Our coaches will run a game based sessions that will ensure players of all levels will have a great experience.
 
Titans FC is hosting soccer sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:00pm at Medina Elementary, from 9/25 to 11/1. It's open to all ages.
 
 

After School Public Speaking

 
Grasshopper Enrichment is offering a public speaking series on Thursdays 2:45-4:00pm from 9/27 to 11/15 at Media Elementary, open to Grade 1-5 .
 
 
Stand Up and Shout Out Loud...
This class is FUN!
 
Isn’t learning how to captivate an audience something that everyone could benefit from? Why not start at an early age when it’s easiest to grasp concepts and overcome fears. This class is all about inspiring kids to do great things! And the best part is that it is fun, too!
 
Through interactive games and fun activities you will learn how to:
 
• Stand out in a crowd using specific tips for success.
• Craft your message
• Improvise - sometimes acting goofy is the best way
to overcome fears!
• Team build and lead others
 
The class will culminate with an interactive presentation for family and friends.

Girls Basketball - Bellevue High School


 

Drama Club

 
This year we are still bringing in Studio East to host our drama classes. While kiddies in grades k-2 will learn their first lessons on how to perform and the rules of the stage, the older kids in grades 3-5 will have a chance to create their own story and bring their characters to life. There will be a presentation to friends and families in the final week.
 
The classes are on Monday afternoons 2:45-3:45pm from 10/1 - 12/10. Registration is open right now at http://medinapta.org/Page/StudentPrograms/drama.
 
Drama club can't run without volunteers. We need 1 volunteer per age group each week. It will be fun watching the kids acting. Please register for volunteers at:
 
 
We truly appreciate your support and help.
 

Bellevue High School Junior Cheer Clinic

 

Free Friday Art Activity by Bellevue Honor Society NAHS

Bellevue Arts Museum from 4-6pm, first Friday of each month.

For the past four years, NAHS has been hosting Free Friday Art Activities (FFAAs) at the Bellevue Arts Museum from 4-6pm to provide children with access and the opportunity to enhance their artistic skills and interests. We have also reached out to our local elementary schools and public libraries to provide more ways for children to participate in our events. Through our cooperative efforts, we could provide children with even more spaces to cultivate innovation and ingenuity, as well as providing art education that is otherwise diminishing in local programs.


Comprehensive IT Education and Visual Art from STEP Computer Academy

New after-school program on Comprehensive IT Education and Visual Art from STEP Computer Academy located in Bellevue (transportation from school will be provided). The program is a combination of comprehensive IT (programming, game development, graphics design, hardware, 3D graphics and printing, web development, etc.) plus comprehensive visual art program – all in one solution."

Age: 3rd-5th Grades

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday shuttle bus will pick up kids from the school, and parents will pick them up from STEP Computer Academy(5-10 minutes from Medina) at 7.00pm.

Information on the program: http://seattle.itstep.org/news-slider/visual-arts-program-for-kids-9-12-years-old/

Detailed curriculum: http://seattle.itstep.org/study-programms/Academy-ART.pdf

Tuition: $480/month + $60 transportation fee(optional)

To sign-up or ask any questions: e-mail: office.seattle@itstep.org, or call 425-598-9697


CUB SCOUT PACK 435

Last year, Cub Scouts from Medina Elementary School built and raced cars, rockets, and boats, built models, practiced archery, hiked, camped, biked, swam, practiced first aid, visited a fire station, helped distribute food to the needy, had a sleepover at the zoo, scooted around in a giant hamster ball, went fishing, and much more. And this year will be even better.

Best of all, our Pack welcomes all boys. There are no tryouts. No cuts. We encourage boys to try new things, meet new friends, and push their limits in a supportive, no-bullying environment. The Cub Scout motto is “Do your best” and we strive to help our Scouts fulfill this promise.

You can join anytime during the school year. Check out our calendar at www.pack435.org and join us for a meeting, event, or adventure. Go places. Do stuff. Be part of the fun and adventure of Cub Scouts. For more information, visit www.pack435.org, or contact Jonathan Kagle (jonkalist@hotmail.com)


 

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