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)

Cosmetology - Mrs. Harach

Let’s get dolled up! Through research, hands-on experience, and guest speakers, students in this option will learn about hair care, make-up application, nail care, skin science, safety and sanitation. We will also explore areas of salon management such as basic operational skills, communication, organization and Leadership.

Cost: $20

Foodies Unite! - Mrs. Khondowe

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.

*Students must specify dietary restrictions and allergies.

Cost: $40

Sportacular - Mr. McNaughton

Are you ready to take your game to the next level? We'll be looking at what makes “a great athlete”. We'll be talking about focus, determination and deliberate practice while playing and having fun with a variety of sports. Time to bring your “A” game!

Cost: None

Sewing - Mrs. Zakresky

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: $20

Coders Unite - Mr. Lang

Students will use the block style coding to create their very own web-based video game. In this challenge, students will learn the basics of game design to create a game of their own. At the end of this challenge students will have created their own game to show the school and the world.

A Chromebook or laptop is a must.

Cost: Optional price of $15. If students want Pro version of the program.

ASL Intermediate - Miss Frizzell

If you were in ASL in either of the first two terms, you are ready for ASL intermediate! We are going to build off the beginner skills that we developed in our previous class and become more knowledgeable and fluent in the language and culture of American Sign Language.

Cost: None

Leadership - Mrs. Marchand

Are you a leader in disguise?
In this challenge, you will have the opportunity to plan one major event. You will plan and organize occasions ranging from the School Talent Show, to fundraisers, to school dances. The events you plan will reflect the needs of the school, community or globe.

Cost: None

Choose your own adventure Theatre - Mrs. Dallinger

Do you like acting or directing? Okay so that is intimidating! Do you like making stuff up and showing it off to people?
In Choose Your Own Adventure Theatre, you will be given a prompt and with a small team, you will write, cast, costume, rehearse, and present your short play to the rest of the drama geeks!

Cost: None

Art - Miss Wolff

Getting creative and getting courageous: Accessing your imagination through drawing, painting and sculpting while exploring the basic concepts of colour composition, perspective (3D object creation), texture, shading and art appreciation. Art topics will be largely chosen by students themselves- you’re in charge! You will be learning the fundamentals of art theory, in order to actively compose and encounter art with an open-mind. Everyone will be encouraged to share their art creations, as every art piece will be accompanied by unique thoughts, feelings and processes that went into their finished products.

Cost: $20

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

Foodies Unite! - Mrs. Khondowe

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.

*Students must specify dietary restrictions and allergies.

Cost: $40

Digital Breakouts - Mr. Lang

Breakout games are a great way for you to learn how collaborate with others as you solve puzzles and problems. Students will be designing their own digital breakouts in this CTF. Students will learn how to create engaging breakout games that can be used for learning new material or just for fun with your friends.

Cost: Optional fee of $12. This will go towards signing up for a "Personal membership" which allows more options within the program.

Improv - Mrs. Schamehorn

Through warm ups, games and general shenanigans students will learn to think on their feet and entertain others! The paradox of improv is that to improve one’s improvisation skills, one must practice! This class will finish with a demonstration of their sweet, sweet improv skills at the end of the term.

Marvelous Mentors - Mrs. Garrison

Are you interested in become a leader for younger students in our fabulous school?  This course would provide you with opportunities to work in K through 4 classrooms helping younger students learn in different ways. You would 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!

The Newsroom - Mr. Adams

Welcome to The Newsroom! In this CTF, you will be a part of a team that will create a news broadcast! You will need to practice your creative writing, video editing, and working as a part of a team! Some of the skills you will develop include how to conduct an interview (as a reporter), the use of green screen effects, and writing scripts.   

Steampunk Art & Design Inquiry - Mrs. Haggary

Are you a Steampunk fan?  Are you an independent artist who wants to explore a new theme? Steampunk (think.. trains, Industrial age, and Victorian age) Art & Design will begin with a little learning about the steampunk movement.  Students will explore with a few mandatory fashion design and functional projects, and then will be required to create an independent sculptural piece that meets the criteria and theme. Media used may include drawing, clay, paper mache, and found objects you can bring from home. You must be an independently motivated artist as this class will require planning & sketching, and creation of your own projects!

Cost: $20

Fit for Life - Miss Frizzell

We will be exploring new and alternative ways to be active and healthy. We will be going on numerous field trips and excursions to enhance our health and well being.

Cost: To be determined- to cover costs of instructors and facilities. ($30-$40)

Zumba/Yoga - Mrs. Marchand

Are you looking for a fun way to workout through dancing and stretching! Welcome to the Zumba and Yoga CTF. We will learn the different steps used in Zumba to dance to some upbeat songs. Our Zumba moves will be followed by some fantastic Yoga poses and meditation.

Cost: Cost of a Yoga Mat if needed

Sewing - Mrs. Zakresky

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