Summer Programs 9-12 Non-Credit Class Schedule 2018

Session 1: June 11 - June 22
Session 2: June 25 - July 6 (special July 4 program)
Session 3: July 9 - July 20
Classes meet Monday – Thursday. Friday K-8 attendees will choose from a variety of camp activities.

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8:00 - 9:15 am

1 2 3  Algebra I Preview (7-9)
Designed for students preparing to enter Algebra I in the fall, this course touches on the introductory topics of Algebra I, such as solving multi-step equations, simplifying algebraic expressions, graphing in the coordinate plane, linear functions and exponents. The course has a strong emphasis on teaching students to organize their written work. Applications of fractions and decimals are included.
Instructor: Keely Franklin
 
1      Anime through Drawing and Painting (6-9)
Students will explore Anime by creating their own characters and applying media to their design work. Students will be encouraged to use various drawing and paint media. Each student will walk away with several completed Anime works.
Instructor: Denise Sours
 
1 2    Digital Photography Introduction (6-9)
Students take photos using digital cameras, and then image the files using Adobe Photoshop on Apple computers. This class gives students the basic skills necessary to create, edit, and produce their own photographs for digital or print-based media. Also covered are the basic, most useful aspects of Photoshop for beginning photographers. Student’s own camera is helpful but not required. No prior experience required.
Instructor: Krista Tomlin
 
  2 3  Engineering Structures (7-9)
Discover what makes some things stand up and other things fall down while building towers, bridges, and buildings.
Instructor: Eric Martell
 
    3  Filming TV Commercials (6-9)
Have you ever watched a TV commercial and said “I could do better than that”? In this class you’ll work in small groups to design, write, direct, film, and edit your own TV commercials, selling products of your own choosing, whether real or made-up.
Instructor: Brent Root
 
1 2 3  Games for the Mind and Body (6-9)
Fun with a purpose! Class time is used primarily to play games such as Taboo, Charades, Word Association, and other games of expression and quick thought to help students develop confidence, problem-solving abilities, verbal and physical expression, humor skills, social interactions, and more. Explore the importance of taking “safe risks,” accepting and celebrating mistakes, and expanding avenues of communication, all of which can be valuable life skills. It sounds serious, but is centered on fun and a lot of healthy game playing.
Instructor: Keith Burns
 
  2    Painting (6-9)
Student will explore paint through the use of watercolor and tempera paint. Students will explore various painting surfaces, and work with other media that can be incorporated into their artwork. Each student will have the chance have fun and create painted artworks.
Instructor: Denise Sours
 
1 2    Rocketry (6-9)
Ever wondered how rockets fly? Join this class and you’ll learn how to build, paint and launch solid fuel engine rockets that travel up to 1,000 feet in the air at speeds up to 400 mph! We’ll also build and launch water bottle rockets. Class fee covers all materials.
Materials fee: $20
Instructor: Eric Martell
 
1      Ultimate Frisbee (5-9)
Whether you are a pro or a newcomer to the game, come have fun playing this exciting co-ed team sport.
Instructor: Patrick McHonett
 
1 2 3  Writing Short Stories (7-10)
By reading published short stories and writing their own, students learn how to write with conciseness and purpose. Students explore how to weave character development and tight plot structure into a brief tale. Writing workshops allow for teacher critiques and peer feedback on each student’s piece.
Instructor: Michael Gordon-Smith
 

9:20 - 10:35 am

1 2 3  Basketball (4-9)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Amp Lee
 
    3  Forensic Science: Evidence and the Investigation (7-9)
Students will learn the value of physical evidence in the crime laboratory. Topics include: fingerprints, DNA, trace evidence and much more!
Instructor: Katherine Stang
 
1      French Tour (7-9)
Come visit France and her various regions and follow world renowned “Tour de France”. The famous bicycle race takes viewers and competitors alike through the beautiful regions of France while engaged in a race for the gold (shirt that is). We will discover gastronomy, architecture, art, dance, and movies following this fabulous event and their competitors through the various roads and regions of France. Along the way we will learn cultural aspects of each region and with interesting facts about this historical race.
Instructor: Florence Solves
 
  2 3  Fun Chemical Reactions (7-9)
Make things change color, burn, bubble, and turn one element into another while learning what’s happening at the chemical level. Having fun while making (and cleaning up!) messes.
Instructor: Eric Martell
 
1 2 3  Fun with Geometry (7-9)
This project-based class will help students explore geometric topics and see that geometry patterns are all around us. Projects include creating 3D shapes like prisms and octahedrons with toothpicks and marshmallows, creating an “eyeball” from parabolic curves, and creating artistic designs using tessellations.
Instructor: Keely Franklin
 
1 2 3  Grammar Time! (7-10)
Who says grammar has to be boring? This fast-paced refresher course will help students look at grammar in a whole new light. Students will create interactive notebooks, view video clips, and even examine song lyrics as they brush up on their grammar skills. Jingles and question and answer flow patterns will solidify parts of speech within each student as if by magic.
Instructor: Michael Gordon-Smith
 
1 2    Ikebana (6-9)
Students will learn about the traditional art of Japanese flower arrangements. Ikebana history will be presented and various types of Ikebana. Each student will decide what type of Ikebana represents them best, as well as explore range of objects, media, and plants in creating arrangements for compositions. Students will have opportunities to bring home completed floral or plant arrangements.
Instructor: Denise Sours
 
1 2 3  Lego Mindstorm Robotics (6-9)
In this class, you will design, build, and program robots that can navigate obstacle courses and respond to sensors. Once you master the basics of programming, you will compete in challenges such as The Maze, Barrel Races, Slam Dunk Contest, and Tug-o-War, and Battle Bots. Not recommended for the faint of heart!
Instructor: Eric Martell
 
1 2    Photoshop Styles and Techniques (7-9)
Students will learn how to add effects to their digital photos. Photographs will be altered by making an image look vintage, applying color, creating multiple exposure, adding water effects, including text, creating 3D effects, changing eye color, and more.
Instructor: Krista Tomlin
 
1 2 3  Theater Improvisation (6-9)
This class offers instruction and practice in the skills needed for comedy improvisation. Listening, quick thinking, character development, and scene building techniques are developed through exercises, games, and improvisational scene work. Perfect for students with interest in the performing arts, this class also helps develop acting skills in addition to improvisation. No experience necessary.
Instructor: Keith Burns
 

10:40 - 11:55 am

1 2 3  Basketball (4-9)
Boys and girls have the opportunity to focus on improving skills, game strategies, and teamwork. Instruction is organized and managed by experienced coaches who utilize drills, small group activities, and scrimmages in order to make classes educational and fun. Each class takes place in the air-conditioned gym.
Instructor: Amp Lee
 
  2 3  Cardboard Challenge (6-9)
Armed with cardboard, duct tape, hot glue and imagination, students will create a cardboard arcade, following the inspiration of Caine’s Arcade (see YouTube).
Instructor: Brent Root
 
1 2    Ceramics (6-9)
Students will work with clay to create original sculptures using pinch, slab, and coiling methods. Students will also learn the clay process and identify clay tools and techniques. Each student will have the opportunity to paint their creations and take them home to showcase.
Instructor: Denise Sours
 
  2    Forensic Science: Evidence and the Investigation (7-9)
Students will learn the value of physical evidence in the crime laboratory. Topics include: fingerprints, DNA, trace evidence and much more!
Instructor: Katherine Stang
 
1 2 3  Introduction to Academic Writing (7-10)
Worried about writing well in high school and beyond? If you do, this course will provide you with the foundation for constructing well-research and well-argued academic writing assignments. Students will be introduced to effective methods for writing academic introductions, body paragraphs, and concluding statements. Students will also learn the basics of research and effectively written argumentation.
Instructor: Michael Gordon-Smith
 
1 2 3  Simple Electronics (7-9)
Learn the basic principles of electronics and electrical safety while building a variety of electronic circuits and learning how to operate basic electronic devices.
Instructor: Eric Martell
 
1 2 3  Wood Shop! (7-9)
Students will learn the basics of wood-working, safety protocols, use of tools, and construction as they create their own take-home piece of craftsmanship.
Instructor: Keith Burns