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Grades 6-8
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1 W. 49th St.
Minneapolis 55419
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8:45a - 3:15p
Monday - Friday


After School Classes

After School Program - MCE and ExL

Minneapolis Community Education (MCE) and the Office of Extended Learning (ExL) offer a variety of after-school classes open to registration for all students. Classes are taught by a dedicated group of Justice Page staff and community members.

2022-2023 School Year:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

3:15-5:40 pm.

October 24th - May 11th.


Winter 1 classes - January 3 - February 16, 2023,  now in session.


Winter Musical: Newsie's Jr.

Cast rehearsal - Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Lights and sound - Tuesday

Costume and Props - Thursday


Newsie's Jr. Public Performances 

  • Friday, March 10, 2023, at 6:30 pm doors open at 6:00.
  • Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 2:00 pm, doors open at 1:30.
  • Tickets are $5.00 per person cash at the door.


Monday

  • Math Prodigies Math and movement! In this class, you will get your body moving with some exercise. Then you will settle in to strengthen your math muscles. You'll work to improve your math understanding with Ms. Novak using collaborative math questions, ST Math, and Prodigy. This is a year-long class with the ability to join at any time.


  • Gems and Gise (Monday & Wednesday) In the fall, students will work together to build and program LEGO robots to complete challenges and compete in the Minneapolis First Lego League Challenge "ENERGIZE" on January 21, 2023. In the spring, students will study energy, electricity, electronics fundamentals and work on circuit board construction, testing, and troubleshooting. *This is a year-long class. FULL


  • School Newspaper We are looking for content writers to research (including interviews), compose, and submit stories for our bi-weekly Rhino Report student newspaper. Poets, photographers, artists/cartoonists, are all welcome. Sign up for a fun, student-led newspaper, and be a voice for Justice Page! This is a year-long class, with a few spots left.


  • DIY Art Workshop Be inspired, get creative, and make cool art!  You'll exchange creative ideas, create works of art, and meet new friends with similar interests. This class will be a hands-on, creative thinking, individual expression, and experimentation workshop atmosphere. This is a great place to explore your artistic interests and get hands-on experience with various mediums. 


  • MNUDL Club de Debate en Espanol  Compartir tu opinión de una manera persuasiva e informada es una habilidad importante para la vida diaria, ¡y es muy divertido! En el debate, mejorarás tus habilidades de investigación, argumentación, y competirán en tres torneos de debate. Esta clase trabaja con La Liga de Debate Urbana de Minnesota (MNUDL). ¡Tendremos una fiesta de bienvenida con pizza durante la primera reunión el 30 de enero
    This class is conducted entirely in Spanish. The instructor is bilingual in Spanish and English. *This class starts January 30, 2023.


Tuesday


  • Justice Green Team Join the NEW Justice Page  Green Team! It is a group of students working together to make our community more sustainable. We collaborate to find and implement solutions that are environmentally friendly through advocacy, education, and action. The Green Team is a fun way to learn more about environmental issues, and sustainability, and work with other students who share a passion for making our school and community more green!


  • Musical Newsie’s Jr. Technical Theatre - Sound and Lights Learn how to create the world of the play through theatrical lights and sound.  Then run the technical elements of the musical as a part of the crew during the performances of Newsie's Jr. on March 10 and 11.  After the performances, this class will meet for 3 more weeks. Students will strengthen their skills and confidence and learn how to operate the soundboard and lights to support school functions like assemblies, choir, and band concerts.  


  • Musical - Cast of Disney’s Newsie’s Jr.  Join the cast of Disney’s Newsie’s Jr., and together through singing and dance, tell the story of the New York Newsies who rallied together to fight for fair working conditions! Led by Director Sophia Schott and Music Director Amanda Stagg students will learn about theater and have fun preparing for the musical performance. The registration deadline is 12-9-2022.


Wednesday


  • Gems and Gise (Monday & Wednesday) *This is a year-long class. FULL


  • Strategy Game Club Have fun playing different strategy games. Compete in games like Wingspan, Catan, Deluxe Clue, Chess, and more. Expect something different each week, including cards, board games, and video games.



Thursday


  • Urban Debate League Students will work together to prepare for and participate in the Minneapolis Urban Debate League- Middle School National Topic. Students will learn to construct and share research-based arguments and will learn to engage in thoughtful, respectful debates with their peers. Students can compete in up to 6 debate tournaments from January to March.  Our debate divisions are designed to get students excited about the debate. Rookie and novice are designed for beginner students. Junior Varsity and Varsity are designed for students who are ready for a higher level of competition. This class will meet through March 30, 2023. There is still time to join!


  • Creative Cooking Join Ian to cook up all kinds of delicious dishes, from snacks to desserts and everything in between. Gain skills in the kitchen and enjoy the variety of food you make. Learn cooking skills, menu planning, and recipe reading along the way.  


  • Gym Games Join your friends in the gym and outside to play a variety of fun games that keep you moving.  Play capture the flag, double dutch, cat’s corner, frisbee, basketball, soccer, and more.  Youth will take the lead and plan each week's activities!


  • Musical Newsie’s Jr. Stage Team - Costume and Props  Work on a team to research, design, create and organize costumes for actors. Make props to help tell the story of the musical.  Learn what a stage manager does throughout the rehearsal and performance process to have a smooth-running backstage. You’ll make sure actors look their best and have what they need before getting on stage!



Winter 2  classes - February 27 - March 30, 2023  Registration opens 2-2-23

Spring classes April 10-May 11, 2023


We are hiring after-school and summer teachers.  We are looking for people who want to share their passion or hobby with young people.


Current needs are:

  • Volunteer Musical support.  During rehearsals and performance week/days.

  Please contact Emily Sowell, emily.sowell@mpls.k12.mn.us 


More about afterschool

Extended Learning (ExL) Courses are focused on academic support. They are taught by licensed teachers and are free to eligible students. Most ExL classes are year round. If you have questions about this, contact our Academic Lead, Ms. Novak at heather.novak@mpls.k12.mn.us

Community Education Enrichment Courses are available to all students. Classes are offered on a sliding scale. Families are asked to choose the price that works for them or select the no-cost option. Some classes will have a supply fee to cover the cost of consumable materials.

In order to ensure that our high-quality enrichment classes are accessible to all families, Minneapolis Community Education is now offering fees on a sliding scale. We're moving to a sliding scale model for program fees so our afterschool programs can be financially sustainable and more equitable. The different prices reflect the average cost of offering a class as well as discounted options and options that help us cover our administrative costs. Fees cover instructor pay, class supplies, program materials, marketing and scholarships.  We have always offered partial and full scholarships upon request. By more clearly articulating our lower cost options, we have removed the barrier that some may have felt in making these requests. When families participate as they are able, at all levels of our sliding scale, the whole program becomes self-sustaining.


TRANSPORTATION is available upon request to students who live in the Justice Page busing area. It can take up to three (3) weeks for a student to be added to the after school bus route. In the meantime, we will do our best to issue temporary passes for students to ride.  Please request transportation when you register. 


REGISTRATION - please visit mplscommunityed.com to register. Students should not attend after school on the same day they register. We require at least one (1) business day to process all registrations.


Emily Sowell | emily.sowell@mpls.k12.mn.us
Community Education Coordinator
612-668-4051

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