Registration for DI is now open! Destination Imagination (DI) is a creative problem-solving competition for kids grades K-12 that focuses on teamwork, communication, strategic thinking, creativity, and other 21st century skills. Teams meet once a week from November through February and will participate in the regional tournament on Saturday, February 8th in Wilmette, IL.
Third and fourth graders who are in the Harper Chorus are eligible to be a part of the Small Chorus. This group will meet on Mondays before school begins, to further work on singing skills and to prepare a song to be sung at the chorus concert.
Register for Harper Small Chorus:
Please check back soon for Harper Small Chorus Registration.
After School Clubs are managed by the Wilmette Park District, but conveniently located right at Harper School. A wide variety of classes is offered during the winter, ranging from sports to science to music and much more!
The Harper Garden Club is offered in the Fall and Spring (this program is not run via Wilmette Park District).
Our popular Harper Chess Club is offered by the Wilmette Park District throughout the school year.
The Fall session of Chess Club runs Monday, September 9 –December 20. All participants can register through the Wilmette Park District starting on Wednesday, August 28 at 9:00 am. If you do not currently have a household account with the Park District, please set one up prior to this date. Please note that this information is only on the Wilmette Park District website and not in our Explore Guide.
Students will be dismissed from their classroom and checked in at the cafeteria by the Chess Ed instructor immediately after 3:15 pm dismissal. The children will be dismissed from the front entrance of school at the end of class.
**Please note: After School Clubs are not guaranteed to run unless they meet their minimum registration requirement. Minimum requirements vary for each club. Clubs are not meant to substitute for childcare. In compliance with the school snack policy, children may only bring a fruit or vegetable snack to have prior to class starting. The Park District will not be providing any snacks.
More information coming soon!
The Harper Chorus is a traditional choral experience using a wide variety of musical styles, from folk and classical to popular music. The students will learn to sing in unison and in parts while learning to work together as an ensemble. There will be opportunities throughout the year for solos and small group experiences. Members will study the fundamentals of singing, learn the language of choral music, and prepare for public performances.
Rehearsal Schedule (begins September 10th)
1. The Harper Chorus rehearses Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school from 7:50-8:30am in the auditorium.
2. It is essential that students are on time for rehearsals, as the first 15 minutes are dedicated to warming up their voices and working on fundamentals.
3. Students are expected to sign in when they arrive.
Membership is open to students in grades 2, 3, and 4 at Harper School.
Fee is $60.00 for each semester.
Calling all Chess Masters! Harper Chess Club offers fun games and lessons for ALL levels of chess ability! Our Chess Club meets on Mondays after school in the Harper Cafeteria in sessions offered throughout the school year.
This information is only on the Wilmette Park District website (search for “Harper”) and not in the Park District brochure.
Children will be dismissed from their regular classroom and checked in at the cafeteria by the Chess Enrichment instructor. The children will be brought to the front entrance of school at the end of the class (4:30 pm) to be dismissed. Children are expected to be picked up on time.
In compliance with the school snack policy, children may only bring a fruit or vegetable snack to have prior to class starting. The park district will not be providing any snacks.
For more information about Chess Club, please contact Haylee Kessler, Recreation Activity Coordinator at 847/853-6297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.