Physical Education, Dance, Health, Drivers Education


CrossFit - Instructor: Mrs. Gillson (Certified Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and Certified Crossfit Kids Trainer)  - Grade Level 5th through adult

CrossFit is a fitness program that has been around roughly 12 years. CrossFit is functional in that every movement we do in CorssFit transfers over to movements that you would make in everyday life.  An example is that in a typical gym you would see a lot of people taking dumbbells and curling them up, in everyday lie we typically don't lift things in that manner.  In everyday life we are picking up things off the ground or maybe having to lift something up overhead to put it on a high shelf..  We teach how to lift things in a safe manner so that injuries are less likely.   CrossFit works in 10 different fitness domains making you a well rounded athlete.  You will work on balance, agility, flexibility, and mobility, speed, cardio, strength, cardio, stamina, power, and coordination.

Each class consists of something called DROM (stands for dynamic range of motion) which kind of wakes up the body and gets it ready for a workout, a warm up, a skill session where we work on the skills needed to do the workout (that way everyone is doing them safely and if someone isn't we look at scaling the movement to help them work up to their full movement), the actual workout and then typically some sort of game at the end

In addition to being a Level 1 CrossFit and a CrossFit Kids Trainer.  Mrs. Gillson is also certified in Olympic Lifting, Power Lifting, Kettlebells, Mobility/Flexibility, and Gymnastics.

All students will be required to journal each day.  They will need a spiral notebook designated to Cross-Fit.


Physical Education,  Monday or Tuesday - Instructor: Mrs. Gillson - Grade 7-12

The students in physical education class will learn new skills while participating in games and activities that improve skills with practice and training.  The activities promote enthusiasm and inspire learning with an emphasis on fundamental sports instruction.  Good sportsmanship and respect for others will also be emphasized.  

Multiple sports will be offered through the year, including team, individual and dual sports.  The students in physical education will also learn the importance and advantages of staying active throughout their lives and there will be an emphasis put on fitness for life.   Physical Education class will take place mainly indoors, but we may occasionally be outdoors depending on weather and field conditions.  Students are required to wear comfortable clothing that they are able to move in and tennis/running type shoes. 

Examples of sports that will be offered throughout the year are: soccer, badminton, golf, flag football, softball/t-ball, lacrosse, tennis, tumbling, volleyball, track and field events, floor hockey, bowling, and much much more.  

All students will need a spiral notebook for daily journaling.  This notebook should be designated for journaling for PE class


Archery - Instructor: Mrs. Gillson - Grades 7-12

Class description is coming.  All equipment is provided for the class.  


Physical Education - Tuesday - Instructor: Ms. Jean Schmidt - Grades (preschool - 2) and (3 - 6)

I am excited to serve your children this year through HERO’s physical education classes. One of my favorite scriptures expresses my vision for this year’s class: “For in Him, we live, and move and have our being!” Acts 17:28a. It is my hope that your children will learn new sports skills in a safe environment, become more physically fit, experience how fun it is to exercise, and grow to love, respect and encourage each other always. Each class session will be broken down into four sections for variety:

1). As a certified fitness instructor, I understand the importance of a proper warm-up, so I will be starting each class with a brief kickboxing session with music and movement. This helps warm up the body to prevent injuries.

2) Relays/circuit training. This encourages team work and unity.

3). Teaching of new skills/sport/rules, etc. This introduces students to a particular sport and skill (like dribbling in basketball).

4) Sport or game. This will be the time for individual and team sports (like soccer) and/or team games (like sharks and minnows).

 

Students in either session (preschool -2nd grade) or (3rd-6th grade) will learn new skills at their appropriate levels, through participating in games and activities that improve skill, endurance and overall fitness.  Students should wear comfortable clothing that they are able to move in along with tennis shoes.  Examples of sports that will be offered throughout the year are: soccer, flag football, softball/t-ball, basketball, volleyball, track and field events, bowling, gym games, and much more. 


Volleyball - Instructor: Mrs. Schrunk – Grades  {4-6} and (7-12)

Student will learn basic volleyball skills in a fun, welcoming, atmosphere.  The first 15 minutes of class will focus on the physical fitness: warm ups and stretching.  The remainder of class time we will work on skills.  The main focus will be on a positive self-esteem coaching experienceI am able to meet students where they are at and encourage them to be the best they can be.

If there is enough interest, the instructor will look at the high school level playing in competition with other schools for second semester.


Soccer – Tuesday – Instructor: Ms. Jean Schmidt - Grades (5-12)

Students will learn basic soccer skills from dribbling to shooting. This class will give your child the opportunity to develop a love for the sport while learning how to be part of a team. The main focus will involve energetic, all-inclusive games that will build students' soccer skills as well as teach them the fundamentals of good sportsmanship through sharing, passing and awareness of others. 

Class will begin with warm-up and stretches and then involve skill and teamwork drills. If time allows, we will incorporate scrimmages to let the students apply the skills they have learned. Students should wear comfortable clothing that they are able to move in along with tennis shoes.  


Tang Soo Do  Karate - Instructor: Mr. Grothe  (Grade 1-5 and 6-12)

Beginner Tang Soo Do Karate (Grades 6-12)  

Course Description: Beginner TSD Karate (Teen) will focus on foundational Martial art skills; basic stances, blocks, strikes, and kicks in addition to basic defensive strategies, joint locks, sparring, rolls and falls. There will also be a focus on character; developing confidence, leadership and respect.

Required Materials: 

Start up package: $50. This one time fee provides a uniform, white belt, Patches, Student Manual, and WTSDA membership.

Testing Fee: $30. At the end of every semester we will have a rank test. This Fee provides Breaking material, Belt, Certificate, and association fees.

Additional Info:

Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean Martial Art, sometimes called “Korean Karate”. It is a striking art that specializes in kicking, and stresses the development of power through technique rather than muscle. Tang Soo Do incorporates defensive techniques and strategies, joint locks and weight distribution using both hard and soft theories in our fighting style.  Personal betterment of ones-self is by far the top priority of Tang Soo Do; developing good character allows us to positively affect our family, friends and community.

We are a part of the World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA), one of the largest Martial Arts Associations world wide. Being A part of the Association allows students to come to Regional and World events such as Tournaments, Learning seminars, clinics and Demo Teams. Membership also allows students to keep the same rank at another WTSDA school if they ever move to another state or country.

Beginner Tang Soo Do Karate (Grades 1-5)

Course Description: Beginner TSD Karate (Youth) will focus on foundational Martial art skills; basic stances, blocks, strikes, and kicks in addition to basic defensive strategies, situational awareness and tumbling. There will also be a focus on character; developing confidence, leadership and respect.

Required Materials: 

Start up package: $50. This one time fee provides a uniform, white belt, Patches, Student Manual, and WTSDA membership.

Testing Fee: $30. At the end of every semester we will have a rank test. This Fee provides Breaking material, Belt, Certificate, and association fees.

Additional Info:

Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean Martial Art, sometimes called “Korean Karate”. It is a striking art that specializes in kicking, and stresses the development of power through technique rather than muscle. Tang Soo Do incorporates defensive techniques and strategies, joint locks and weight distribution using both hard and soft theories in our fighting style.  Personal betterment of ones-self is by far the top priority of Tang Soo Do; developing good character allows us to positively affect our family, friends and community.

We are a part of the World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA), one of the largest Martial Arts Associations world wide. Being A part of the Association allows students to come to Regional and World events such as Tournaments, Learning seminars, clinics and Demo Teams. Membership also allows students to keep the same rank at another WTSDA school if they ever move to another state or country.

Michael T. Grothe
Owner and Chief instructor

WTSDA Certified 3rd Degree Instructor
WKGC certified Level II Qi Gong Instructor
Martial Arts Academy of Tang Soo Do MN


Pickleball!  - Instructors: Mrs. Boudreau and Mr. Wahlstrom - Grades 4-6 and 7-12

Have run and get exercise playing the fastest growing sport inf the world....PICKLEBALL!! A paddle sport created for all ages and skill level!!!  Pickleball is a combination of elements of tennis, ping pong, and badminton.  This class will offer an opportunity to learn the sport and rules with doubles partner style play.

Equipment needed: Paddle


Creative Movement - Instructor:  Ms. Brinna King - Grade Preschool

Course Description: A wonderful opportunity for your little one to explore a joyful introduction to creative dance movement!  This course will foster the love of movement and allow the student to explore their creativity through dance, music, and self expression!  We will cover the basic fundamentals of dance and ballet in a  positive and fun atmosphere.  Dancers will work on warming up their bodies, stretching, basic ballet technique, and self expression while exploring creativity in movement.

Class Costume Fee $20 - This cost will cover the costume required for the performance showcase at the end of the school year.  The fee may be paid second semester.

Girls Class Attire: Pink ballet shoes, black leotard, and pink tights, A dance skirt or tutu may be added as long as it is above the knee. Hair should be pulled back in a bun or ponytail.

Boys Class Attire: Black ballet shoes, black tank, sweat pants, cut off sweats or basketball shorts.

Ballet shoes may be leather or canvas and should have a full sole (not split).

An outer layer of clothing may be worn during the winter months to stay warm at the beginning of class.

Grading Information: Dancers are evaluated based on attendance, in class participation, and completion of performance.               

Guidelines for Success: Participate by trying all movements and increasing personal best each class.  Be on time for class and come prepared dressed in class attire.


Ballet/Jazz 101 - Instructor:  Ms. Brinna  King - Grade 1-3

Course Description: Build confidence, strength and discipline with this introduction to ballet and jazz dance! This course will cover basic to intermediate ballet and jazz technique and vocabulary.  Music and self-expression will give the student an opportunity to explore and exercise while they work to achieve their very best.

Class Costume Fee $20 - This cost will cover the costume required for the performance showcase at the end of the school year.  The fee may be paid second semester.

Girls Class Attire: Black jazz shoes, pink ballet shoes, black leotard, and pink tights, A dance skirt or tutu may be added as long as it is above the knee. Hair should be pulled back in a bun or ponytail.

Boys Class Attire: Black jazz shoes, black ballet shoes, black tank, sweat pants, cut off sweats or basketball shorts.

Ballet shoes may be leather or canvas and should have a full sole (not split).

Jazz shoes should be slip on.

An outer layer of clothing may be worn during the winter months to stay warm at the beginning of class.

Grading Information: Dancers are evaluated based on attendance, in class participation, and completion of performance.               

Guidelines for Success: Participate by trying all movements and increasing personal best each class.  Be on time for class and come prepared dressed in class attire.


Hip Hop 101 - Instructor: Ms. Brinna King  - Grades 2-5

Course Description: Get in the groove with this fun and fast moving introduction to hip hop dance! This course will offer beginner hip hop technique while developing self confidence and creativity.

Class Costume Fee $20 - This cost will cover the costume required for the performance showcase at the end of the school year.  The fee may paid second semester. 

Class Attire: Sweatpants, leggings or capris, no shorts or pajama pants. T shirt or tank top (appropriate for HERO), Tennis shoes.

Grading Information: Dancers are evaluated based on attendance, in class participation, and completion of performance.               

Guidelines for Success: Participate by trying all movements and increasing personal best each class.  Be on time for class and come prepared dressed in class attire.


Hip Hop - Instructor-  Ms. Brinna King - Grades 6-10

Course Description: A fun and fast paced class designed to incorporate hip hop technique with more intricate movement.  Students will be guided and encouraged to develop their own unique style.

Class Costume Fee $20 - This cost will cover the costume required for the performance showcase at the end of the school year.  The fee may be paid second semester.

Class Attire: Sweatpants, leggings or capris, no shorts or pajama pants. T shirt or tank top (appropriate for HERO), Tennis shoes.

Grading Information: Dancers are evaluated based on attendance, in class participation, and completion of performance.               

Guidelines for Success: Participate by trying all movements and increasing personal best each class.  Be on time for class and come prepared dressed in class attire.


Ballet/Jazz 102 - Instructor:  Ms. Brinna King - Grade 4-8

Course Description: A more fast paced introduction or addition to ballet and jazz dance. This class will continue introducing new dance steps while building and strengthening technique.  Students will combine and coordinate more complicated movement and have the opportunity to express themselves in their own unique style.

Class Costume Fee $20 - This cost will cover the costume required for the performance showcase at the end of the school year.  The fee may be paid second semester.

Girls Class Attire: Black jazz shoes, pink ballet shoes, black leotard, and black leggings. Hair should be pulled back in a bun or ponytail.

Boys Class Attire: Black jazz shoes, black ballet shoes, black tank, sweat pants, cut off sweats or basketball shorts.

Ballet shoes may be leather or canvas and should have a full sole (not split).

Jazz shoes should be slip on.

An outer layer of clothing may be worn during the winter months to stay warm at the beginning of class.

Grading Information: Dancers are evaluated based on attendance, in class participation, and completion of performance.               

Guidelines for Success: Participate by trying all movements and increasing personal best each class.  Be on time for class and come prepared dressed in class attire.


Hip Hop - Instructor-  Ms. Brinna King - Grades 6-10

Course Description: A fun and fast paced class designed to incorporate hip hop technique with more intricate movement.  Students will be guided and encouraged to develop their own unique style.

Class Attire: Sweatpants, leggings or capris, no shorts or pajama pants. Tshirt or tank top (appropriate for HERO), Tennis shoes.

Class Costume Fee $20 - This cost will cover the costume required for the performance showcase at the end of the school year.  The fee may be paid second semester.

Grading Information: Dancers are evaluated based on attendance, in class participation, and completion of performance.               

Guidelines for Success: Participate by trying all movements and increasing personal best each class.  Be on time for class and come prepared dressed in class attire.


Health, Safety and Manners - Instructor: Mrs. R. Wahlberg  - Grades K-2

Students in this class will learn the basics and value of manners and etiquette in the home, at school, and in public settings. Using fun and interactive role-playing scenarios, students will practice skills with each other that emphasis respect, proper introductions, table manners, and social skills that will last a lifetime. Join us, please!

We will begin the year with an overview of health, safety, and manners, then study individual topics, and review! :)

·         Introducing yourself and others appropriately

·         Practicing proper hygiene and dental care

·         Designing thank you cards

·         Interacting with people who are different than you (ethnicity and disabilities)

·         Speaking and apologizing with kindness and respect

·         ...and so much more!

Required Textbook: Shimmin, D. (2011). Health, Safety, and Manners 2. Pensacola Christian College, U.S.A. A Beka Books. (Available at the HERO book store)

Class Fee: $5 per semester (two semester course). This will be used to cover the cost of copies, additional craft supplies, and meals. We will be preparing a special meal with casual and formal themes and creating our own table decorations. Families will be asked to sign up for a small portion of the meal

Students in this class will learn the basics and value of manners and ettiquette in the home, at school, and in public settings. Using fun and interactive role-playing scenarios, students will practice skills with each other that emphasis respect, proper introductions, table manners, and social skills that will last a lifetime.

Join us, please!


Cooking/Manners/Health/Nutrition  (with an emphasis on Health, Safety, and Manners in the Kitchen and beyond) - Instructor: Mrs. Ruth Wahlberg – Grades 3-6

Does your student have a special knack with a whisk? Or does your student know what a whisk is? All levels of kitchen abilities are welcome in this fun introductory course to cooking in the kitchen. Students can expect to spend half of our time learning hands-on in the kitchen – creating simple and healthy snacks, a few tougher meal recipes, and getting acclimated to using the tools and appliances of the kitchen. We will focus our classroom time on kitchen safety, health and nutrition, and using our manners in the home, kitchen, and beyond.

Join us for a tasty time of fun and learning! 

We will be creating our own recipe and resource book throughout the year. This binder will be available for purchase at the HERO book sale.

Cost of the binder is $20 total includes the fees for ingredients and printing.  

NOTE:  This is a one semester course.


Health/First Aid/Nutrition  Grades 9-12 - Instructor: Ms Sandy Staurner

Textbook: A Beka Book Publisher, "Health in Christian Perspective," second edition, Delores Shimmin and Gregory Parker, available through HERO or A Beka Book publisher

Health is usually associated with our physical condition, but we are much more than our bodies. This course surveys not only physical aspects of good health, but also what constitutes mental and emotional, spiritual, and social health. It starts with fetal development (sex education and sexual health are not discussed in this course) and basic human anatomy, and moves into discussing good choices about nutrition, safety, preventing disease, avoiding drug abuse, and pursuing right relationships. Along the way students assess their own physical fitness and food choices, and learn basic first aid procedures. Second semester the student is required to select one topic from the textbook for further study and to present a research paper to the class.

We are going to be including first aid.  Students will learn first aid skills by creating and responding to emergency reenactments.   

This is a year long class.


Overview of the Old Testament (Hands On) - Instructor  Mrs. Jenny Lofstad: - Grades 4-6   2016-2017

Class Description: Students will chronologically travel through the Old Testament, digging deeper than just the basic facts learned in Sunday school. Through a combination of teaching and discussion, every lesson will answer the following questions: 1. How does this point to Jesus? 2. How does this apply to my life today?

In-class projects will include:

-Building a model of the Tabernacle

-Creating Advent ornaments that tie the events of the Old Testament to the coming of our Savior

-Participating in a simplified Passover meal 

I created the curriculum based on Bible study materials from the following teachers: Beth Moore- - The Patriarchs,  Kelly Minter -  Nehemiah,  Priscilla Shirer - Jonah,  Ann Voskamp -  The Greatest Gift,  and others! Through concepts found in My Father's World homeschool curriculum, AWANA, and my own research and development I have made these concepts accessible to children.


World Religions - Instructor: Mrs. Rische - Grades 10-12

This class will explore the beliefs of several of the most widely practiced and influential religions of the world.  The content will emphasize, but not be limited to, the exploration and analysis of Judeo Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic views of reality and the world.


Christian World View - Instructor: Mr. Beale - Grade 9-12

We will be using the textbook, Understanding the Times by David Noebel. This course will aid high school students in developing a Biblical perspective for the understanding of history, governments, law, economics, psychology, biology, sociology, and a number of other subjects. Students will study our founding fathers origin and basis for the Constitution, Bill or Rights, and our democratic governing system. Students will be presented with a clear explanation of the worldviews that are contending for the hearts and minds of modern man. There will be additional reading and research papers required.


History of the Old Testament - Instructor: Linda Blessner   Grade  10 -12
Email: Linda.blesener@gmail.com

 History of the Old Testament is an introductory overview of the Pentateuch, the Historical Books, the Poetic Books, and the Prophets.  Students will be taking an inspiring journey back in time. They will learn the historical background, the literary and the theological themes in the Old Testament. Students will learn the relevance of the Old Testament writings to today’s Christian, showing how they can be applied in personal faith and practice A strong emphasis will be placed on recognizing the Christological significance in the Old Testament and how the Old Testament points to Christ as our Redeemer and Savior.   

Objectives:  

To increase familiarity with the purpose, the nature and the Spirit filled content in the books of the Old Testament.

To gain a better historical,literal, and theological perspective and understanding of the historical setting that occasioned the writing of the books of the Old Testament.

To inspire a passion for studying the Old Testament.

To understand how the Old Testament verifies the New Testament by linking Old and New Testament passes.

To learn to think critically to be able to defend one's faith in addressing ovjections to the accurancey of the Old Testament in our culture today. 


Understanding the Faith: A Survey of Christian Apologetics - Instructor: Linda Blessner - (Grades 10-12)  Email: Linda.blessner@gmail.com

Throughout this course, the student will learn the importance of having a Biblical worldview and how to defend their faith.  Students will learn that Biblical Christianity is both logical and truthful.  Students will use wisdom, knowledge and character to stand for their faith in the marketplace of ideas.


Philosophy of Science: Instructor: Mrs. Wanda Hoehl  - Grades 10-12

Textbook: none

Interesting and challenging questions lie at the interface of science and religion. Written in a pre-scientific time, the Bible does not speak directly to all the issues that new technologies and scientific discoveries raise, and many issues do not come with easy “black and white” answers. So must the Christian choose between science and faith? Using study and video materials from The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Focus on the Family Tru U, this one semester course explores the relationship between contemporary science and the Christian faith. It is important to know that in the Christian community there is more than one perspective on origins, so this course considers creation science as well as discussing intelligent design and evolutionary creation. Note that this is not an apologetics class - the emphasis is on developing critical thinking skills, and respecting (though not necessarily agreeing with) different conclusions. Homework assignments provide the opportunity for the student to think through the material and support his or her conclusions in a rational manner.

Part 1: Science, faith, and the universe

Part 2: Creation, evolution, and interpreting Genesis

Part 3: Evaluating competing hypotheses, and moral choice


Drivers Education offered through TEEN, Inc.

HERO has a relationship established with  TEEN, Inc Driving School to teach HERO students Drivers Education  classes. You will need to contact them to enroll in a class near you. You can learn about their company at www.teensincdriving.com .  You can email them at teensinc@aol.com  or call them at (651) 237-0311. Students must be 14.5 years of age to enroll in this class.