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Late Fall Rec Ed classes begin the week of Nov. 27, 2017 (after Thanksgiving)
Winter classes for private schools begin the week of Jan. 16, 2018

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Ray Garrison teaches many chess classes during the school year.  You may register on-line below for Go Like The Wind and Honey Creek, the other classes are handled directly by the schools or the Ann Arbor Rec and Ed Department. (see below)

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Chess Tactics Workbook:  Mr. Garrison strongly recommends that every student purchase the Chess Tactics Workbook.  Every week, Mr. Garrison will assign one or two pages from the workbook, and the student should do the puzzles, bring the book to class each week and then they will earn prizes.  You may purchase a workbook by clicking the following button and Mr. Garrison will bring the workbook to the next class meeting.  The cost for the Chess Tactics Workbook is $20 including sales tax.   Click here to add a workbook to your shopping cart:

name of student?
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(Tuesdays)
Go Like The Wind Chess Class

(For Fall 2017, the last class will be Dec. 19)

Winter 2018:  This will be an 8 week session of chess classes.   The first class will be Tuesday, January 16, and the last class is Tuesday, March 13.  There is no class on Feb. 20.   The cost per student is $149 for all 8 classes.   New students are welcome to join. New students should add $20 for a workbook.  (see link above)  Students will learn basic tactics and checkmating patterns, opening strategies and basic endings.    There will a practice tournament the last few weeks of class.  Open to all students (no experience is necessary). Class Time:   3:20 pm.  until 4:30 pm  

Students's Full Name
Grade in School

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(Wednesdays)
Daycroft
Chess Class:  (at the Zeeb Road location)

(For Fall 2017, the last class will be Dec. 13)

Winter/Spring 2018:   This will be a 15-week session of chess classes beginning Wednesday, January 17 and ending Wednesday, May 16.  There is no class on February 14, March 21, or March 28.  The cost per student is $299 for all classes.   New students are welcome to join. New students should add $20 for a workbook.  (see link above)  Students will learn basic tactics and checkmating patterns, opening strategies and basic endings.    There will a practice tournament the last few weeks of class.  Open to all students (no experience is necessary)    Class Time:   Wednesdays 3:30 pm.  until 4:30pm.  To Register for the Daycroft class, contact Laura Hogan at Daycroft, her contact info is  laurah@daycroft.org or 734-662-3335.

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(Thursdays)

Honey Creek Chess Class:

(For Fall 2017, the last class will be Dec. 7)

Winter 2018
  This will be an 8-week session of chess classes. The first session will be Thursday, January 18.  The last class will be Thursday, March 15.  Class will not meet on Feb. 15.  The cost per student is $149 for all 8 classes. Open to beginners and advanced students.  New students should add $20 for a workbook.  (see link above)  Open to Kindergarten and older. 
 Class Time:   Wednesdays 3:30 pm.  until 4:30pm. 

School Grade in Fall
Name of Student
Date of Birth

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EARLY FALL 2017 REC and ED CLASSES continue through Thanksgiving (Tuesday classes at Eberwhite, King and Thruston end on Nov. 28)

Ann Arbor Rec and Ed Classes, "LATE Fall 2017-18":
(classes begin Nov. 27)
Instructor:  Ray Garrison

NOTE:  Classes do not meet the first week back for school after the Christmas break.
Classes resume the week of Jan. 16, 2018

Mr. Garrison offers morning classes at King, Bach and Thurston.  He offers afterschool classes at STEAM at Northside and Lawton.  He also offers several evening classes.  You must register with the Ann Arbor Rec and Ed department.  You may register by phone 734-994-2300.  You may also register on-line via the Rec and Ed website.  You may view the current catalog by visiting the Rec and Ed website http://reced.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.home/catalog__registration_form  


LATE FALL 2017-18 Morning Classes:   (morning classes meet from 7:55am until 8:55am)

    King Elementary, Int/Adv, Tuesdays, Multi-Purpose Room, Dec. 5 thru Jan. 30, no class Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 9
         
    Bach Elementary, Beg/Int, Thursdays, Nov. 30 thru Feb. 1, no class Dec. 21, Dec. 28, Jan. 4, Jan. 11

    Thurston Elementary, Beg/Int, Fridays, MediaCenter, Dec. 1 thru Feb. 2, no class Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Jan. 12

LATE FALL 2017-18 After School Classes

    Beginning/Intermediate: MONDAYS 3:30pm-4:30pm, STEAM @ NORTHSIDE Media Center, Nov. 27 thru Jan. 29,  No class on Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Jan. 8, Jan. 15

   Beginning/Intermediate:  FRIDAYS 410pm-510pm, LAWTON Media Center, Dec. 1 thru Feb. 2, no class Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Jan. 12

LATE FALL 2017-18 Evening Classes

Beginning Level 2:  TUESDAYS 5:30-6:30pm, KING Media Center, Dec. 5 thru Jan. 30, no class Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 9

    Advanced:  TUESDAYS 7:00-8:15pm, THURSTON Multi-Purpose Room, Dec. 5 thru Jan. 30, no class Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 9
 
     Intermediate/Advanced: FRIDAYS 5:15-6:30pm, LAWTON Media Center, Dec. 1 thru Feb. 2, no class Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Jan. 12

Ann Arbor Rec and Ed Classes, "LATE Fall 2017-18":
(classes begin Nov. 27)
Instructor:  Mr. O

NOTE:  Classes do not meet the first week back for school after the break.
Classes resume the week of Jan. 16, 2018

Mr. O offers after school classes at Abbot, Logan, Tappan MS, Eberwhite and King.  Mr. O has worked at Mr. Garrison's Summer camps for many years.   You must register with the Ann Arbor Rec and Ed department.  You may register by phone 734-994-2300.  You may also register on-line via the Rec and Ed website.  You may view the current catalog by visiting the Rec and Ed website http://reced.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.home/catalog__registration_form  

Late Fall 2017-18
After School
Classes


    Beginning/Intermediate: MONDAYS 410-510pm, ABBOT Media Center,  Nov. 27 thru Jan. 29,  No class on Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Jan. 8, Jan. 15

    Beginning/Intermediate: TUESDAYS 410-510pm,  EBERWHITE Media Center, Dec. 5 thru Jan. 30, no class Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 9

    Beginning/Intermediate: WEDNESDAYS 410-510pm, LOGAN Art Room, Nov. 29 thru Jan. 24, no class Dec. 27, Jan. 3, Jan. 10. 

    Beginning/Intermediate: THURSDAYS 315-415pm, TAPPAN Media Center, Nov. 30 thru Feb. 1, no class Dec. 21, Dec. 28, Jan. 4, Jan. 11


LATE FALL 2017-18 Evening Classes

Beginning Level 1:  TUESDAYS 5:30-6:30pm, KING Media Center, Dec. 5 thru Jan. 30, no class Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 9

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Ann Arbor Rec and Ed Classes, "Winter 2018":
(classes begin Feb. 5)
Instructor:  Ray Garrison

Mr. Garrison offers morning classes at King, Bach and Thurston.  He offers afterschool classes at STEAM at Northside and Lawton.  He also offers several evening classes.  You must register with the Ann Arbor Rec and Ed department.  You may register by phone 734-994-2300.  You may also register on-line via the Rec and Ed website.  You may view the current catalog by visiting the Rec and Ed website http://reced.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.home/catalog__registration_form  


Winter 2018 Morning Classes:   (morning classes meet from 7:55am until 8:55am)

    King Elementary, Int/Adv, Tuesdays, Multi-Purpose Room, Feb. 6 through March 13
         
    Bach Elementary, Beg/Int, Thursdays, Media Center, Feb.8 through March 15

    Thurston Elementary, Beg/Int, Fridays, MediaCenter, Feb. 9 through March 23, no school Feb. 16

Winter 2018 After School Classes

    Beginning/Intermediate: MONDAYS 3:30pm-4:30pm, STEAM @ NORTHSIDE Media Center, Feb. 5 through March 19, no class on Feb. 19

   Beginning/Intermediate:  FRIDAYS 410pm-510pm, LAWTON Media Center, Feb. 9 through March 23, no school Feb. 16

Winter 2018 Evening Classes:


Intermediate:  TUESDAYS 5:30-6:30pm, KING Media Center, Feb. 6 through March 13

    Advanced:  TUESDAYS 7:00-8:15pm, THURSTON Multi-Purpose Room, Feb. 6 through March 13

     Intermediate/Advanced: FRIDAYS 5:15-6:30pm, LAWTON Media Center, Feb. 9 through March 23, no school Feb. 16

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Ann Arbor Rec and Ed Classes, "Winter 2018":
(classes begin Jan. 31)
Instructor:  Mr. O

Mr. O offers after school classes at Abbot, Logan, and Eberwhite and King.  Mr. O has worked at Mr. Garrison's Summer camps for many years.   You must register with the Ann Arbor Rec and Ed department.  You may register by phone 734-994-2300.  You may also register on-line via the Rec and Ed website.  You may view the current catalog by visiting the Rec and Ed website http://reced.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.home/catalog__registration_form  

Winter
2018 After School
Classes


    Beginning/Intermediate: MONDAYS 410-510pm, ABBOT Art Room, Feb. 5 through March 19, no class on Feb. 19

    Beginning/Intermediate: TUESDAYS 410-510pm,  EBERWHITE Media Center,  Feb. 6 through March 13

    Beginning/Intermediate: WEDNESDAYS 410-510pm, LOGAN Art Room, Jan. 31 through March 14, no class Feb. 28


Winter 2018 Evening Classes

Beginning Level 1:  TUESDAYS 5:30-6:30pm, KING Media Center, Feb. 6 through March 13  

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Ann Arbor Rec and Ed Classes, Spring "Late Winter 2018":
(classes begin April 2)

Note:  These are "Spring" classes, but they appear in the Winter Rec and Ed catalog

Instructor:  Ray Garrison

Mr. Garrison offers morning classes at King, Bach and Thurston.  He offers afterschool classes at STEAM at Northside and Lawton.  He also offers several evening classes.  You must register with the Ann Arbor Rec and Ed department.  You may register by phone 734-994-2300.  You may also register on-line via the Rec and Ed website.  You may view the current catalog by visiting the Rec and Ed website http://reced.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.home/catalog__registration_form  


Spring ("Late Winter")  2018 Morning Classes:   (morning classes meet from 7:55am until 8:55am)

    King Elementary, Int/Adv, Tuesdays, Multi-Purpose Room, April 3 through May 15.  No class May 8
         
    Bach Elementary, Beg/Int, Thursdays, Media Center, April 5 through May10

    Thurston Elementary, Beg/Int, Fridays, MediaCenter, April 6 through May 11

Spring ("Late Winter")  2018 After School Classes

    Beginning/Intermediate: MONDAYS 3:30pm-4:30pm, STEAM @ NORTHSIDE Media Center, April 2-May 7

   Beginning/Intermediate:  FRIDAYS 410pm-510pm, LAWTON Media Center, April 6 through May 11

Spring ("Late Winter")  2018 Evening Classes:

Intermediate:  TUESDAYS 5:30-6:30pm, KING Media Center,
April 3 through May 15.  No class May 8

Advanced:  TUESDAYS 7:00-8:15pm, THURSTON Multi-Purpose Room,
April 3 through May 15.  No class May 8
 
 Intermediate/Advanced: FRIDAYS 5:15-6:30pm, LAWTON Media Center, April 6 through May 11

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Ann Arbor Rec and Ed Classes, Spring "Late Winter 2018":
(classes begin April 2)

Note:  These are "Spring" classes, but they appear in the Winter Rec and Ed catalog

Instructor:  Mr. O

Mr. O offers after school classes at Abbot, Mitchell, Logan, Pattengill and Eberwhite.  Mr. O has worked at Mr. Garrison's Summer camps for many years.   You must register with the Ann Arbor Rec and Ed department.  You may register by phone 734-994-2300.  You may also register on-line via the Rec and Ed website.  You may view the current catalog by visiting the Rec and Ed website http://reced.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.home/catalog__registration_form  

Spring ("Late Winter")  2018 After School Classes

    Beginning/Intermediate: MONDAYS 4-5pm, ABBOT Art Room, April 2-May 7

    Beginning/Intermediate: TUESDAYS 4-5pm,  EBERWHITE Media Center,  April 3 through May 15.  No class May 8

    Beginning/Intermediate: WEDNESDAYS 4-5pm, LOGAN Art Room, April 4-May 9

    Beginning/Intermediate: THURSDAYS 4-5pm, PATTENGILL Media Center, April 5 through May10

Spring ("Late Winter")  2018 Evening Classes:

Beginning Level 1:  TUESDAYS 5:30-6:30pm, KING Media Center, April 3 through May 15.  No class May 8

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Rec and Ed class descriptions:

Beginning Level 1: Grades K-6. No experience is necessary. Students will
learn opening strategies and important ending techniques and will be introduced to the basic tactics (fork, pin, discovery).

Beginning Level 2: Grades K-8. Students learn how to attack the king, how to use combinations, defensive ideas and more tactics and endings. Students are introduced to chess clocks and scorekeeping.

Beginning/Intermediate: Grades K-8. For students with little or no experience in chess. Students
are introduced to the basic history of chess, opening principles, tactics, basic endgame techniques, and tournament preparedness.

Intermediate: Grades K-9. For students who are familiar with forks,
pins, discovery and understand checkmate. Students are prepared
for tournament play and learn some of the finer points of chess.

Intermediate/Advanced: Grades K-9. For students who are familiar
with forks, pins, discovery and understand checkmate. Players review
Grandmaster chess games and continue to work on tactics and
endings.

Advanced: Grades K-9. This class is for truly advanced players.
Students should have a USCF rating. Students will learn how to
analyze games and will learn the finer points of chess opening theory. Students will learn how to study chess for self-improvement.

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