Prescott Learning Centre
(K–9)

Options & CTF Programs

Prescott Learning Centre has a wide variety of options courses. Whether you're into leadership or musical theatre, there's something for you!

Please note: 
  • This list of challenges is subject to change depending on student interest; challenges may be added, changed or deleted. 
  • Some challenges have a fee associated with them. Fees for CTF can be paid through the Powerschool Parent Portal.

CTF Tuesday (Grade 7, 8, & 9)

Travel Around the World - Mrs. Harach

Come take a trip around the world! In tourism class you will learn about the different countries and their culture. You will also explore the tourism industry and plan a successful trip on a budget.

Students will take on the challenge of researching a country of their choice that they would like to visit one day. At the end of the term, students will host a "travel fair" where they showcase their chosen country, describing the many different features of the country (i.e. landscape, people, culture, activities, food, reasons why it is a desirable place to visit). During this showcase, we will have samples of different foods from the countries we have presented.

Students will also develop a budget for a trip there. Students will identify criteria that needs to be included in their budget (e.g. airfare, accommodations, food expenses, activities expenses, etc).

Cost: $20

Foodies Unite! - Mrs. Khondowe / Mrs. Ashby

Hungry? We will be exploring and creating some easy-to-prepare meals that leave Mr. Noodles in the cupboard! You will learn about meal nutrition and finding a balance between good food and good taste. As a chef, you will share in the production of meals, and also in the responsibility of proper and timely clean up. Sound yummy? Sign up.

Please note: Students must specify dietary restrictions and allergies.

Cost: $40

Sport Innovation - Mr. McNaughton

Love playing sports? Think YOU could come up with an amazing game? In this CTF challenge, you will invent, develop, test and perfect your own games!

Fit For Life - Mrs. Zakresky

Students will be learning about alternative methods of fitness such as: group fitness, High Intensity Interval Training, walk to run, resistance bands, weight training, yoga, pilates, aquafit, and cooperative games. Students will also learn about human anatomy, the physiology of the body and human nutrition. This course is for students who want to learn to be physically active from all fitness levels. Anyone can join but they must want to move and participate.

Cost: TBD; will cover swimming or an instructor fee

Film Studies - Mr. Lang

Move over film reviewers; Prescott film reviewers are taking over! In this challenge, students will explore the elements of effective filmmaking and gain an understanding of editorial writing techniques through viewing a variety of films and writing movie reviews. Titles selected will cover a variety of genres and periods, and students will have the freedom to express their inner voice and preferences. Students will also uncover what makes a film and review “good”.

Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) - Miss Frizzell

Ever wanted to learn a new language, or be able to communicate without using your voice? Or just want to try something completely new? This is an introduction to the interesting and unique language of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will learn and interact using ASL and will develop not only communication skills, but an appreciation of the culture and language that is utilized by the Deaf community and those Hard of Hearing.

Textiles and Design - Miss Marcinkevics

Are you interested in learning some basic sewing or needlework skills to create and even design your own projects? This CTF will include opportunities to build your sewing skills with a sewing machine and explore a variety of self-directed projects that could also involve knitting or crocheting. There will be a combination of pre-determined projects, focusing on developing essential skills, and individual projects, where you will be able to choose your own pattern or even remix an existing pattern!

Cost: $25

Musical Theatre - Mrs. Dallinger & Mrs. Schamehorn

Please note: This option will occur on Tuesday & Thursday.

When you think musical, do you think singing? Musicals aren't all song and dance! Acting, lighting, costuming are important too! Bring your acting chops and your singing pipes to this term's Musical Theatre class. Don't be afraid - there is a part for non-singers too!

This course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and may require participation during lunch recess throughout the week, with a final performance at the end of the term. This is a two-day option that will end with an amazing performance for students and families the second week of December!

Cost: $25

Creative Writing: Want to Be an Author? - Miss Wolfe

Want to write your own book? Think you’re the next Dr. Seuss? Explore the world of creative writing, discover who you are in the process and author a mini-book that highlights your accomplishments as an author and poet! Students will explore various writing mediums, ranging from poetry to fiction writing. Creative writing promotes honest and “real” conversations about what it means to be a well-balanced student, family member, community member and writer in the 21st Century!

CTF/Option Thursday (Grade 7, 8 & 9)

Foodies Unite! - Mrs. Khondowe / Mrs. Ashby

Hungry? We will be exploring and creating some easy to prepare meals that leave Mr. Noodles in the cupboard! You will learn about meal nutrition and finding a balance between good food and good taste. As a chef, you will share in the production of meals, and also in the responsibility of proper and timely clean up. Sound yummy? Sign up.

Please note: Students must specify dietary restrictions and allergies.

Cost: $40

Travel Around the World - Mr. Lang

Come take a trip around the word! In this class, you will about the customs, the traditions, and the attractions of several countries. You will learn the skills needed to plan an international trip on a budget!

Musical Theatre - Mrs. Dallinger & Mrs. Schamehorn

Please note: This option will occur on Tuesday & Thursday.

When you think musical, do you think singing? Musicals aren't all song and dance! Acting, lighting, costuming are important too! Bring your acting chops and your singing pipes to this term's Musical Theatre class. Don't be afraid - there is a part for non-singers too!

This course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and may require participation during lunch recess throughout the week, with a final performance at the end of the term. This is a two-day option that will end with an amazing performance for students and families the second week of December!

Cost: $25

Marvelous Mentors - Mrs. Garrison

Are you interested in become a leader for younger students in our fabulous school? This course will provide you with opportunities to work in K-4 classrooms, helping younger students learn in different ways. You will be a mentor, a leader and a classroom assistant. Building relationships and connections with kids in all corners of the school is a great way to become a leader within Prescott's new culture and community. This class is fun, exciting and is bursting with opportunities for leadership. Students and teachers need your help!

Strategy and Design - Mr. Adams

Through learning and play of various board games, students will learn about problem solving, developing strategy, collaboration, decision making, communication, and adaptation. Students will then apply what they have learned to create their own board game.

Cost: $10

Art - Mrs. Haggary

Term 1 Art will focus on using techniques in a variety of media. You will be able to create artwork with a subject of your choosing, but will be given a medium and technique to use. Media used will include drafting pencils, drafting pens, chalk pastels, oil pastels, watercolour paint, watercolour pencils and crayons, scratch board techniques, and/or printmaking. If you are interested in trying something different or new, I will do my best to accommodate your requests as well!

Cost: $10

Sports Leadership - Miss Frizzell

In Sports Leadership, you will be the leaders and managers of the school when it comes to sporting events. You will be given all of the tools and resources to plan, create, and run events for all sorts of sports and ages. You will grow as a leader, organizer and role model in our school while developing your coaching, reffing and scorekeeping knowledge & skills.

Textiles and Design - Miss Marcinkevics / Mrs. Dickson

Are you interested in learning some basic sewing or needlework skills to create and even design your own projects? This CTF will include opportunities to build your sewing skills with a sewing machine and explore a variety of self-directed projects that could also involve knitting or crocheting. There will be a combination of pre-determined projects, focusing on developing essential skills, and individual projects, where you will be able to choose your own pattern or even remix an existing pattern!

Cost: $25

Leadership - Mrs Zakresky / Mr.Anderson

Are you interested in organizing school spirit days, school and and community events, and developing lifelong leadership skills? This program will allow students to work cooperatively with others, be a part of developing school and community spirit and build individual confidence. We will be planning and executing important events that help Prescott students feel a part of the school community and culture. Go Pumas!