Summer Programs 2019 9-12 Class Schedules (Non-Credit)

Session 1: June 10 - June 21
Session 2: June 24 - July 5 (special July 4 program)
Session 3: July 8 - July 19
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

123 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.
Instructors: Eric Heideman, Keely Franklin
  3 Algebra I Review (8-10)
Designed for students who have completed Algebra I and want to strengthen their understanding or revisit the course to prepare for Algebra II. The course reviews the central topics covered in Algebra I, such as factoring, quadratic functions, exponents, and rational functions, with a central focus on teaching students to organize their written work. Includes practice with fractions and decimals.
Instructor: Eric Heideman
12  Digital Photography Introduction (7-9)
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
 23 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
1   Information in the Digital Age (7-10)
How do you narrow your results from 5,000 to 5? Is the first link always the best link? Whether you are researching topics for your next speech and debate tournament, history paper, or just having fun, learning to efficiently find the right resources and to be a critical thinker in the digital age is a MUST!
Instructor: Justin Brooks
 23 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: Brent Root
1   Painting (6-9)
Students will create painted artwork 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.
Instructor: Carrie Bloomston
1 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
123 Yoga (6-9)
Wake up your body and mind to start your day off right with yoga! Students focus on having fun while learning the fundamentals of yoga, including all about the self as individual, how to enhance physical strength and coordination, and how to develop techniques for self-awareness and calm energy.
Instructor: Beri Golding

9:20 - 10:35 am

123 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: Staff
 23 Code Combat (7-9)
Learn JavaScript as you develop a multiplayer live coding strategy game. Defeat ogres, solve mazes, and level up. This course is intended for beginners to JavaScript. The course will introduce: Basic Syntax, Arguments, Variables, Strings, If Statements, While Loops, Arrays, For Loops, Functions, Boolean Logic, Algorithms, Break Statements, Arithmetic, Object Literals, Parameters, Vectors, Math Library Operations, and Recursion.
Instructor: Brett Girod
12  Digital Photography Introduction (7-9)
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  Diving (5-9)
Learn basic diving techniques from the side of the pool and then progress to the one-meter springboard. Class covers approach, hurdle, and dive techniques. Participants work on forward and backward jumps and dives, then move on to more advanced positions. Depending on skill level, participants may advance to incorporating somersaults and inward dives. No previous diving experience required, but students must be comfortable in deep water.
Instructor: Samantha Stein
 23 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
123 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
123 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.
Instructors: Eric Heideman, Keely Franklin
1 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   Mindfulness and Meditation (7-10)
As life gets busier and more complicated, it can be difficult to find peace in an increasingly frantic world. This course offers students a practical and theoretical introduction to the practices of mindfulness and meditation. No former experience is necessary; the only requirement is a desire to learn this set of skills and practice them in an encouraging and supportive environment.
Instructor: Justin Brooks
1   Research Paper Writing 101 (7-10)
Students will learn how to write a five paragraph research paper including how to use virtual notecards, how to write a thesis statement, the difference between a primary and secondary source, as well as how to create MLA formatted citations.
Instructor: Kelly Butler
 23 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 3 Algebra I Review (8-10)
Designed for students who have completed Algebra I and want to strengthen their understanding or revisit the course to prepare for Algebra II. The course reviews the central topics covered in Algebra I, such as factoring, quadratic functions, exponents, and rational functions, with a central focus on teaching students to organize their written work. Includes practice with fractions and decimals.
Instructor: Eric Heideman
123 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: Staff
 23 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 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   Information in the Digital Age (7-10)
How do you narrow your results from 5,000 to 5? Is the first link always the best link? Whether you are researching topics for your next speech and debate tournament, history paper, or just having fun, learning to efficiently find the right resources and to be a critical thinker in the digital age is a MUST!
Instructor: Justin Brooks
 23 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.
Materials fee: $10
Instructor: Keith Burns