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  • Culinary - Making Chocolate Bunnies & Panoramic Eggs at CSHS

    Learn highly specialized techniques to create treasured, Easter gifts for years to come. This is a unique opportunity to learn chocolate making from Ms. Burt, the former owner of Seven Sisters Sweet Shop in Scottsdale. Ms. Burt will teach students how to make hallow, Belgium chocolate rabbits with chocolate baby bunnies and candies inside. The second lesson will be learning how to make extraordinary panoramic eggs out of sugar, decorated with royal icing and other sugared ornaments. At the completion of the class, students will have produced their own hallow rabbit with bunnies inside and a decorated keepsake panoramic egg. Instructor: Bobbie Burt
  • Cutlery Lessons CSHS Spring

    Good knife skills in the kitchen are not only important for safety but for time efficiency, and enhancing the flavor and presentation of food. This one-day workshop teaches culinary knife skills including oblique, chiffonade, dice, and julienning vegetables. These new skills will be useful for a lifetime. All knives will be supplied. A delicious lunch will also be prepared and served. Instructor: Bobbie Burt
  • Doorway To College - ACT Test Prep 2-Day Seminar CSHS Spring

    Attention Juniors and Seniors: With a top score of 36 and the national average now at 21, a score increase of even one or two points on the ACT gives you a real advantage. ZAPS test preparation seminars are designed to help each student do his or her personal best on the ACT. In the five-hour seminar, students will learn: Strategies for using partial knowledge to eliminate wrong choices Tips for improving in all four sub tests (English, Math, Reading and Science) Tactics for using limited testing time Take shortened practice tests that mirror the actual testing experience Reduce test anxiety and gain confidence Receive a comprehensive Study Guide and 24 practice test workouts with detailed answer explanations Get suggestions for individualized study in the days leading up to the test Motivational instruction and hands-on practice will help you understand your strengths and weaknesses. For more information about Doorway to College, please visit www.doorwaytocollege.com or call 877-927-8378.
  • Driving MBA Driver's Permit Test-Prep Seminar (April)

    Driver’s Permit Test-Prep Seminar prepares teens for today’s busy roadways by teaching safe-driving habits, basic fundamentals, decision-making, defensive driving skills, the rules of the road and facilitates a comprehensive practice permit test. Currently, the statistics are that 50% of students fail the Driver’s Permit test the first time they take it due to lack of preparation. The goal of this class is to prepare them fully for the test. The Single Day $5 Registration Fee applies per class. Contact Maria Wojtczak at 480-948-1648 or mariaw@drivingmba.com with any question about the course. For more information about Driving MBA, please visit www.drivingmba.com. All registrations go through ECS. The link to online registration can be found at www.ecsforall.org.
  • Emotional Intelligance STMS

    What is Emotional Intelligence?Emotional intelligence (EI) is the human capability to recognize emotions and emotional responses and be able to use them to guide interactions and thinking. EI is the key to effective communication - recognize, understand, and manage your own emotions; understand how others might feel and why (being empathetic); manage your emotional reactions; choose a different mood or feeling. Learn how EI works in your teen and how you can guide your child to better social confidence. Please register to RSVP. This event if FREE. There is no cost associated with registering/RSVP.Presenter: Cadi Angeli has been a middle school counselor for 18 years in the Cave Creek School District. In 2013, Cadi developed a Recognized American School Counselor Model Program (RAMP) that received national recognition. In 2016, Cadi was awarded the Arizona School Counselor of the Year designation and represented Arizona at the White House. Cadi has participated on several state-level committees and served on the Arizona School Counselor Association Executive Board for five years. She is a native of Cave Creek, attended our K-12 schools, and graduated from Cactus Shadows High School. 
  • Focused Families (FocusedKids) Instruction Classes for Parents and Children Together

    Through a series of easy-to-implement lessons anchored in current research on the developing brain and using evidence-based practices in social and emotional learning you will gain strategies to cultivate self-awareness, focused attention, stress-reduction, and emotion management for your family.Core concepts you will learn:How the developing brain impacts your child's behavior How you can influence your child’s brain development Mindful activities to use in your home for a less stressful environment Recovering from meltdowns using coregulation Managing screen time in the home Activities to promote focused attention and stress reduction using the senses, the body, and the breathBenefits to you: New fun and simple tools to help you parent calmly and effectively Less stress and yelling at home A calmer you which leads to a calmer childBenefits to your child at home and at school: Better self-regulation More ability to focus attention and stay on task Better relationship skills More effective learner Greater ability to respond positively to situations, rather than react negatively Enhanced creativity and problem solving skillsOne enrollment per family is required. This includes parents, guardians, grandparents and children of the immediate family. (The enrollee needs to be an adult.) These instructional classes are designed to be a caregiver(s)/child combination.
  • How to talk to Your Children about the Sensitive Issues STMS

    How to Talk to Your Children about the Sensitive Issues March 19th - STMS 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Presenters: Barb Iversen)
  • Qigong & Tai Chi (Beginner Level) DO Spring 2

    Qigong is a 5,000-year-old mind-body practice, developing vital energy by integrating movement, breathing techniques and mental focus. Qigong is a series of Tai Chi movements- gentle, flowing, meditative and self-healing. Sitting or standing options are available for people of every age and physical condition. Tai Chi is a Chinese Martial Art and form of stylized, meditative exercise, slow circular and stretching movements. Combining these disciplines, create a perfect opportunity for beginners to experience the health benefits associated with Qigong and Tai Chi: increases agility, loosen muscles, improves bone density, prevents joint injury, strengthens ligaments, increase injury recovery, decreases stress, balances emotions, improves circulation, lowers heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases immune system, relieves migraines, improves posture, improves flexibility, and fall prevention. These benefits and the research behind them are document in the recently released in Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi. “Through our practice we contribute to a 'healing field', when we heal ourselves, we help to heal the world” - Dr. Roger Jahnke. The instructor, Bina Bou, is passionate about working with teachers, nurses, those working in the school district and her community. For more information, please visit binabouchi.com, mindbodyfocusQi.com or contact Bina Bou at 480-284-1300 or binab75@gmail.com.
  • Relax and Recharge with Meditation DO Spring 1

    Description: You are invited to take a break and honor yourself. This is your hour to decompress and enjoy a guided meditation. Science has proven that Meditation improves sleep, increases pain tolerance, focus and sense of well-being; and lowers blood pressure, heart rate, stress levels and anxiety and develops your mind/body connection. Meditation is not about changing who you are, it is about training your awareness, pivoting away from distracting thoughts, and getting a healthy sense of perspective. Join us and begin to see the benefits for yourself! Chairs will be provided but you are welcome to bring a yoga mat, blanket or whatever you may need to feel most comfortable. Instructor: Jae Geis
  • Relax and Recharge with Meditation DO Spring 2

    Description: You are invited to take a break and honor yourself. This is your hour to decompress and enjoy a guided meditation. Science has proven that Meditation improves sleep, increases pain tolerance, focus and sense of well-being; and lowers blood pressure, heart rate, stress levels and anxiety and develops your mind/body connection. Meditation is not about changing who you are, it is about training your awareness, pivoting away from distracting thoughts, and getting a healthy sense of perspective. Join us and begin to see the benefits for yourself! Chairs will be provided but you are welcome to bring a yoga mat, blanket or whatever you may need to feel most comfortable. Instructor: Jae Geis
  • The Reel Deal - Filmmaking DO Spring

    Description: The “Reel Deal” is a comprehensive study of film making that allows students to get an overall idea of what it takes to create a film. From pre-production to distribution, this class focuses on giving the students a well-rounded understanding of the intricate world of the silver screen and the business behind the making of some of our favorite films! As an introductory course, this class will teach you about the various areas of filmmaking, the process of producing a movie, and how to get it seen by the masses!This unique experience teaches students the entire process from screenwriting to acting. The understanding of the entire industry helps each member do a better job at his/her particular part! Each class teaches film terminology, cast and crew responsibilities, and everything that goes into making a film from pre-production to distribution. The focus will be on teaching the basic skills to create a vision, which will turn into a collaborative and entertaining piece of art.This Course Covers… Film Terminology Producing a Film Creating a Screenplay Storyboarding The Gear and the Crew Auditioning for Film Pre-Production Production and Tricks of the Trade Post Production and Editing Screening your film and distribution The most exciting part of this class is that we will be producing a short film! If students have a smart phone with video capabilities, they should bring that to class. No other equipment needed. Final day will feature the “film” created by the class.Items Needed: Bring a Smart Phone if have one, but not necessary Instructor: Dakota Kuhlman
  • Unified Culinary - Healthy Summer Cooking CSHS Spring

    This cooking class is designed for students with special needs to learn how to make delicious, healthy summer dishes. Students will be instructed on the secrets of correct weighing, how to use small utensils and appliances and follow recipes. Students will enjoy preparing a variety of meals using the skills they have acquired. (Techniques will vary according to skill levels appropriate of the groups.) Students will learn sanitary food handling and personal hygiene for the kitchen. Please indicate any food allergies in the notes section of online registration. Prerequisites for this class include the ability to work independently. For the safety of the student, this class may not be appropriate for students that require one on one support. ECS reserves the right to admit or deny a student’s enrollment based on a teacher/counselor’s recommendation. General Education high school students are encouraged to apply with Bobbie Burt for volunteer teacher aide positions. For further questions on whether this class is a good fit for your child, please contact your child’s teacher, Lori DiCicco, or Bobbie Burt. Instructor: Bobbie Burt
  • Unified Culinary - Let's Do Lunch! CSHS Spring

    This cooking class is designed for students with special needs to learn how to make a variety of healthy and delicious lunches. Students will be instructed on the secrets of correct weighing, how to use small utensils and appliances and follow recipes. Students will  enjoy preparing and eating the lunches they have made, using the skills they have acquired. (Techniques will vary according to skill levels appropriate of the groups.) Students will learn sanitary food handling and personal hygiene for the kitchen. Please indicate any food allergies in the notes section of online registration. Prerequisites for this class include the ability to work independently. For the safety of the student, this class may not be appropriate for students that require one on one support. ECS reserves the right to admit or deny a student’s enrollment based on a teacher/counselor’s recommendation. General Education high school students are encouraged to apply with Bobbie Burt for volunteer teacher aide positions. For further questions on whether this class is a good fit for your child, please contact your child’s teacher, Lori DiCicco, or Bobbie Burt. Instructor: Bobbie Burt
  • Yoga For All Levels Thursday Spring 2

    Yoga for All Levels utilizes Yoga postures (ananas) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. Yoga encourages proper alignment of the body to bring balance, strength, and calmness. All levels welcome. Modification are offered for beginners. Please bring your own mat.All registrations go through ECS.