The Scholars Studio - Everyday
The primary goal is to provide an optimum learning environment for students to complete their homework and assignments, before leaving our school campus. The one hour study period will begin after a daily snack is provided. For those girls who complete their work, a quiet activity, as well as outside play, will be available. This is a drop-in, fee based program for all students at JMSG.
Chorus - Mondays
Girls will have a chance to sing both melody and harmony parts. Chorus will focus on vocal technique, breath control, note reading, and singing in multiple parts. No experience necessary!
Technology Enrichment - Tuesdays and Thursdays
Whether building with Legos, programming, researching or competing in a robotics or Technovation coding competition, the girls work on small teams to perform exciting technicalchallenges. Both opportunities have a mandatory commitment to practices and competitions. Robotics will be offered until November (specific date TBD based on competition). Technovation begins in January and will also take place on Wednesdays and Fridays. For girls who want to get a head start on their Technovation apps, there are optional drop-in coding sessions during lunch.
Improv - Wednesdays
Girls from all grades and levels of experience are invited to join and participate in Improv, a 90-minute class after school on Wednesdays. Through playful, interactive theatre games and storytelling, students step into the improv world of possibility, spontaneity, and thinking on their feet. In this class, students get to “make stuff up” and laugh as they explore improv wisdom: “Yes/And” (listening/accepting/responding), “Mistakes Are Gifts” (opportunities and choices), and “Leap Before You Look” (trusting and sharing what imagination offers). We learn that improv skills are life skills: listening, paying attention, storytelling, status, spontaneity, and making one’s partner look good.
After School Sports (6th Grade Sports - Mondays & 7th/8th Grade Sports - Tuesdays & Thursdays)
The mission of the Athletics program at Julia Morgan School is to inspire and challenge girls of all physical talents and interests to develop confidence, flexibility, strength, endurance, mental discipline, coordination, balance, and skill. Julia Morgan School is a member of the Middle School Sports League of the East Bay and competes with other local middle schools in basketball, soccer, and volleyball. All 6th, 7th and 8th graders are eligible to play on the team. Our program is free of charge, no previous experience is necessary, and all who tryout make a team. Our Coaches for the program practice a double-goal coaching model where we strive to win while pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. Coaches emphasize effort, enthusiasm, and teamwork, while developing skill. The strength of our program depends on the commitment and good sportsmanship of the players, coaches, and parents who each play a pivotal role in creating a safe program where all girls can thrive in sports.