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    IRL is a program of the:

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    How do I sign up for IRL?STEP 1: Check out the IRL Program Catalog & choose what program(s) you want to sign up for.STEP 2: Complete the IRL Registration FormsSTEP 3: Turn in your completed IRL Registration forms at the IRL Oce, AMS Main Oce or to your teacher. Conrmation: IRL will contact you to conrm your enrollment & program schedule.

    Is IRL aordable? Yes! IRL has full & partial scholarships available to all families who need them. We will not turn anyone away based on nancial need! See the IRL registration forms for more information on program costs.

    Is transportation provided? Yes! For those families/students that need it, we have an after-school bus to help get students home.

  • Important Information for Parents/Families/Guardians

    Transportation Parent Pick-up at Asheville Middle School runs from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at AMS. Pick your child up in front of AMS, outside the auditorium lobby. (*Expect o-site programs

    to return between 5:15 - 5:30pm*) (* Students signed up for

    IRL Study Hall will be dismissed at 5:45pm.*)

    The safety of your child is important to us. Be prepared to sign

    your child out at the end of the day.

    After-School Bus leaves at 5:45 pm daily. Please complete the registration forms to secure a spot on the bus or

    contact our oce at 350-6270.

    IRL Attendance & Absences We check attendance daily and will contact you if your child is not present. Please contact the IRL oce before 3:30pm if you know your child will be absent.

    We expect your child to attend all days of each program that

    they are enrolled in. If your child has excessive unexcused

    absences, they may be removed from the program. | [email protected] | 828.350.6270 Oce Hours: During Session (10AM-6PM) / Out of Session (9AM-5PM)

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    Program Schedule Information IRL Spring Session runs from March 31 - May 30, 2014

    IRL operates Monday - Friday from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. IRL Study Hall operates Monday - Thursday from 5:00 - 5:45pm. IRL Programs are cancelled on days when students do not have

    school. This includes ACS holidays and breaks, early dismissal and

    inclement weather closure.

    Behavior Expectations IRL is an extension of the school day and AMS school rules apply.

    Students are expected to follow the ACS Code of Student Conduct while involved with IRL. We want your child to have a positive and fun experience with

    IRL. If your child has consistent behavioral issues, you will be

    contacted to help with the situation. We are committed to

    working with all families to the best of our ability. We want to

    make sure your child is successful. Please contact Travis Herbert,

    Campus Director, with concerns or comments.

    ExpectationsWe want you to have fun, learn new things and be successful!

    Here is what we expect from you:

    Show up! If youre signed up, we expect you to be there. Two or more absences in a program and you may be removed

    from the program.

    Be respectful to everyone! We expect you to treat everyone in IRL with respect. IRL does not tolerate bullying

    of any kind!

    Follow directions and rules! We expect you to follow the directions and rules communicated by IRL sta,

    volunteers and service providers.

    No cell phones allowed during after-school programs! If you need to use your phone, you must ask permission

    from your service provider or IRL sta.

    ConsequencesPotential consequences for negative behavior include: Verbal

    warning, Call to parents, Involvement of AMS administration,

    Parent conference for continued participation, and/or removal

    from IRL programs. We want you to participate in IRL programs

    and will work with you and your family to support your continued

    participation if appropriate.

    At IRL, students have a voice & a choice! We want students to provide leadership for all parts IRL! This is

    your make it the best it can be! GET INVOLVED!!

    Important Information for Students

  • Want to learn circus arts skills such as magic, juggling, balance, acrobatics and clowning? Want to learn how to put on a performance with your friends? Then this is the class for you! We will explore simple magic, ball juggling, balance, two-person partner acrobatics and basic clowning. We will work on each area independently and then put them all together to form our very own variety show. You get to be the star and the creative force behind the show at the May LEAF Festival and IRL Showcase. Imagine the possibilities! *This is a LEAF Schools & Streets program and we are requesting that students commit to participate for both the IRL Winter & Spring session classes in order to prepare for participation in the May LEAF Festival. (Performance date will either be May 10 or 11.)

    Asheville Middle School & O-Site Locations

    Circus ArtsNina Runi, Teaching Artist

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    IRL Study HallHomework Help 5:00 - 5:45pmYou have asked for it! Now you got it! Students and families have asked for time to get their homework you can sign up for IRL Study Hall on any day, Monday - Thursday. This targeted homework time will take place after normal IRL programs end. Staed by adult volunteers & IRL sta. | [email protected] | 828.350.6270

    Sharpen your skills of communication and creativity through theatre arts. Discover the basics of theatre through improvisa-tion, group games, and character studies. Develop your acting skills through original stories, skits, and scenes for the stage. No experience necessary - - just an open mind and willingness to try! Our program will culminate with an on-stage performance at the May LEAF Festival. *This is a LEAF Schools & Streets program and we are requesting that students commit to participate for both the IRL Winter & Spring session classes in order to prepare for participation in the May LEAF Festival. (Performance date will either be May 10 or 11.)

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    Theater ArtsErinn Huntley, Teaching Artist

    Explore the biggest questions and greatest mysteries human beings have ever encountered. Use your curiosity and imagina-tion to uncover your inner philosopher and discover timeless wisdom in words, art, music and everyday life. We will meet in a coee shop, a place where philosophy is always happening, and go on eld trips to test out our ideas in the real world.

    O-site - Various Locations

    Platos Cafe: for the Love of Questions Leslee Johnson

    After-School TutoringGet help in Reading & Math!

    TEACHER INVITATION ONLY! IRL is partnering with AMS to deliver grade level tutoring to students in need as identied by their teachers. Tutoring will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Contact IRL oce for more details.

    8th Grade Math 1 LabGet help in Math 1!

    TEACHER INVITATION ONLY! This grade level tutoring lab is staed by 8th grade math teachers and focuses on High School Math 1! See Mr. Holton or Mr. Laws for more information.

    Youve got to, Move it! Youve got to move it! Come ready to have fun and DANCE in this high energy class. Learn about the history of Hip Hop music and dance, and its inuence on many of the artists today. Dances will include electric boogaloo, Kid N Play, pop and lock, Running Man, Cabbage Patch, Soulja Boy and the Dougie, along with many more. Best of all, you will have a chance to perform a medley of these dances at the May LEAF Festival and the IRL Showcase! Session two will pick up where session one leaves o, so it is highly recommended to sign up for both sessions. *This is a LEAF Schools & Streets program and we are requesting that students commit to participate for both the IRL Winter & Spring session classes in order to prepare for participation in the May LEAF Festival. (Performance date will either be May 10 or 11.)

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    Hip Hop Through the AgesChristine Garvin, Teaching Artist

    Talent InitiativeCenter for Diversity Education, UNCAMe2We Conference

    Talent search! Calling all students forward! This program is featuring a Talent Initiative, to discover your inner awesome-ness! Beyonce is Flawless and Macklemore is Thrifty, so what are you? This program will help bring out your inner EPIC. Plus, put your talents to use planning this summers 2-day Me2We Conference!

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    Emerging Young LeadersAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

    Our program is focused on developing academic and social skills by using a variety of dierent team building activities. It also is designed to help students transition from middle to high school. The program will also help students develop into model citizens and document their goals. This next term we also will learn how to make Jewelry and prepare for o-campus activities. Come help us plan and put on a TEEN SUMMIT in April 2014, by expressing your talent, projects in the arts, sciences, dance, singing or any other talent you may want to display. This will be your time to SHINE!

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    Chess ClubVictoria Angelotti, AMS Teacher

    Our re program is designed for young adults who are interestedin learning about a career in Fire Service. Want to wear reprotective clothing, go 100 feet in the air, ride a re truck, climb aladder, and squirt water? This is the program for you! Studentsare encouraged to be enthusiastic, hands-on, and teamworkoriented individuals.

    O-Site: Various Locations (AVL Fire Dept. Stations)

    Be a big buddy for Isaac Dicksons Kindergarten & 1st graders! Learn mentoring and leadership skills, and have fun at the same time by being a big buddy for young students at Isaac Dicksons after-school program. You will help with crafts and outside play with games like tag and duck, duck, goose. If you want to improve your leadership skills and lean about community service, Big Buddies is for you!

    O-Site: Isaac Dickson Elementary

    Fired Up!Asheville Fire Department

    IRL Big BuddiesIRL/Bright Ideas

    FEAST - Fresh, Easy, Aordable, Sustainable, Tasty is a program of Slow Food Asheville which focuses on teaching students about fresh, local, seasonal fruits and vegetables including their nutritional values and how to grow and prepare these foods. Students are strongly encouraged to have an open mind and be willing to try new things. No cooking experience is necessary. Recipes may include meat, dairy, and/or nuts.

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    FEASTKate Justen - FEAST Coordinator

    Lyrics to Life: Poetry, Songwriting, PerformanceJonathan Santos, Teaching Artist

    Can you put your story; who you are, what you like to do, and how you like to do it onto a page? Lyrics to Life is the space to share your creative writing, poetry, songs, and create new ones. If youve never done it before, no problem; we will learn together! No need to be shy, this is a respectful space to take your creativity to the next level. We will take a look at creative self-expression around the world, from the past to what is popular today. We will perform for one another throughout class and organize a nal performance at the May LEAF Festival and the IRL Showcase to show how we have brought our words, ideas, and lyrics to life! *This is a LEAF Schools & Streets program and we will prioritize students that have participated in the IRL Winter Session in order to prepare for participation in the May LEAF Festival. (Performance date will either be May 10 or 11.)

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    Project EMPOWERMt. Zion Community Development, Inc

    Are you thinking about your future? Are you EMPOWERed about making positive life decisions? If so, this is the group for you. We discuss many important and sensitive topics for teens such as teen relationships, teen pregnancy prevention, goal-setting, mapping out your future and how this impacts your generation. On the ipside to learning and talking about serious issues, you will have a lot of fun! Only students who participated in the IRL Winter Session will be allowed to participate. This is a continuation of programming that began in the IRL Winter Session.

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    Come join us in a game of Rajahs, Kings, and Queens and even our Founding Father. Yes, its time for chess! Each week we will explore the rules of the game, challenge each other to quick strategy activities, and of course, play chess!

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    Students will work with local artists from Roots + Wings School of Art & Design and the Asheville Art Museum to explore drawing and photography to create works of art using a historic photographic process called cyanotype. Students will learn how to make negatives using photos, objects and drawings to create individual works of art as well as a collaborative project that will be installed at Asheville Middle School.

    O-Site: Asheville Art Museum

    Explore & Experiment w/Cyanotype, Photographywithout a DarkroomAsheville Art MuseumRoots + Wings Community Design Lab

    Find your words, speak loud, and get free on stage. Slam poetry is the explosive blend of poetic storytelling and dramatic expression that has the power to transform your voice into a wrecking ball, a shaft of light, or anything else your mind can imagine. Amplify your truth with an approach to poetry and theater that will not only blow your mind wide open, but the mind of your audience.

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    Poetry Slam!AWITS/Dierent Strokes

    Forensic Science (Girls Only)BioNetwork

    Do you like watching crime shows? Want to know more about the science behind solving crimes? Join us as we explore forensic science! Practice your detective skills as we solve mysteries and perform cool experiments in a real lab. This program is for GIRLS ONLY! This program returns to AMS by 5:15pm

    O-Site: AB-Tech Enka Campus

  • in real life | [email protected] | 828.350.6270 Oce Hours: During Session (10AM-6PM) / Out of Session (9AM-5PM)

    Asheville Art MuseumAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INCAsheville on BikesAsheville Fire DepartmentAWITS/Dierent StrokesBioNetworkCenter for Diversity Education, UNCACrossFit PisgahFEAST AshevilleJennifer Doherty, AMS TeacherJohn Moody, AHS TeacherLeslee JohnsonMount Zion Community Development Inc.Nina Runi - LEAF Schools & Streets

    Our VOICEErinn Huntley - LEAF Schools & StreetsJonathan Santos - LEAF Schools & StreetsChristine Garvin - LEAF Schools & StreetsNo Taste Like HomeNatalie Epstein, Yoga Instructor Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI)Christi Whitworth, Education Director, PARIVictoria Angelotti, AMS TeacherRoots + Wings Community Design LabKathie Gragg, AHS TeacherMichael Holton, AMS TeacherUpFront Management Sports Agency

    Thank You to our Spring 2014 Service Providers

    CrossFit KidsCrossFit Pisgah

    If throwing weight around and getting stronger and faster through playing games every day sounds good to you, then you need to sign up for CrossFit Kids! Each day we work on strength training and movements such as pull-ups, cartwheels, forward rolls, rope climbs and ,more, as well as play awesome games at our facility. CF Kids runs two days per week. You must sign up for both Monday & Wednesday to participate. Students that have already been participating will be prioritized.

    O-Site - CrossFit Pisgah

    Boredom BustersUpFront Management Sports Agency

    Basketball anyone? Boredom Busters B-ball is a sports and recreation program designed to enhance anyones balling skills. You will get in shape, dribble like the pros, and aquire the necesarry skills and techniques to play like the NBA stars! Sign up for one or both days!

    O-site - Reid Center or Hall Fletcher Elementary

    This program is all about bikes! Youll learn how to get around bybike in Asheville. You will learn how your bike works, how to x itand youll learn the rules of the road so you can ride safely!Experience Asheville in a whole new way, get outside and ridearound with your friends. (Bikes & helmets may be provided asneeded) This program returns to AMS by 5:30pm.

    Asheville Middle School & O-Site rides in Asheville

    Asheville Cougars Bike ClubAsheville on Bikes

    Join this club to develop greater body & mind awareness through the practice of hatha yoga. We will work to improve strength, exibility, balance and concentration by taking the body through a series of fun shapes! We will also learn basic breath techniques and songs used by the ancient Yogis of India! Bring a mat if you have one, stretchy clothes, and join me as we explore yoga in a safe & supported way! We will provide mats if needed.

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    Yoga ClubARP - Natalie Epstein

    Sky Watchers: AstrophotographyPisgah Astronomical Research Institute

    Learn to use a camera and tripod of your own to take astronomi-cal images and investigate objects in the night sky. With the help of an astronomy educator from a local observatory, called PARI, you can nd objects in the sky, share them with friends and family, gather and analyze observations to benet citizens science projects. Analyze images of planets, the Moon, galaxies, nebula, and stars to learn more about the universe. Asheville Middle School

    Join Mr. Moody at Asheville High School to learn more about computer programming as we explore several dierent languages. Learn how to make your own computer game, create a webpage and fashion your own electronic greeting card. Students will learn to code inside Alice, Scratch, HTML and more. Once youve completed middle school you will be prepared to enroll in Multimedia, Computer Programming I & II, AP Computer Science or AP Joy and Beauty of Computing here at AHS!

    O-site - Asheville High School

    Hour of Code John Moody, AHS Teacher

    Join us as we explore Asheville, play various games and have FUN with all kinds of activities. Field trips will be included, so make sure that you sign up before we ll up! No Friday is the same!

    Asheville Middle School & Various Locations

    Fun FridayKathie Gragg, AHS Teacher

    Do you love the outdoors? Would you rather be out in the woodsor playing in a stream than in class? Come hike, learn how to use a map &compass & have fun doing an orienteering course. Each week we'll explore a dierent natural area, gathering wild fruit, nuts, mushrooms, and greens. We'll meet over thirty wild foods and learn about wild crafts, ecology, folklore, medicine, and more.This program returns to AMS by 5:30pm

    O-Site: Various Locations

    AMS Hiking & Outdoor Club/Foraging for Wild FoodsJennifer Doherty, AMS TeacherNo Taste Like Home

  • Thank You to our Generous Supporters

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    The Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation

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    Thank You to our IRL 2.0 Cohort. For more information about IRL 2.0, visit