Summer Enrichment

Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Skyline Middle and Smithland Elementary

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

New classes are being added weekly and will be highlighted below!

Outoor Adventures: Grades 6 - 8  Learn how to catch fish like a pro and discover the science of our rivers! Each class will be fun, exciting, and hands-on.We will cast fishing rods, tie knots, and choose the right lures and bait. Let's investigate scat, tracks, and other evidence of wildlife! Outdoor adventurists will discover wildlife along the Shenandoah River! Let’s get outdoors and explore nature! Outdoor Adventures is summer science fun!


Art and Culture in Spanish: Grade 1: Students will learn about the art and culture of several Latin American countries while practicing their Spanish skills. Students will also make their own Latin American inspired artwork including real piñatas! This course will be conducted entirely in Spanish to allow students opportunities to practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Spanish.


“Bravo! A Bilingual Drama” (Grados 4-6) (Ms. Gutierrez/Ms. Baughter) - Students collaborate to produce,  "El Mago de Oz", a Spanish version of The Wizard of Oz. Students will also participate in drama games and design props and costumes. All levels of Spanish speakers and students who have experience in a FLES or Dual Language Spanish class  are welcome.


The Garden’s Helpers (Grades 1-5) (Ms. Yoder/Ms. Kennedy) - "How does your food grow, and where does it come from?"   Different gardens as well as Project GROWS in Verona ​will be visited ​to ​learn how to care for our environment  and inspire creativity. You'll have fun "creating your own salad bowl" garden and painting rain barrels.

Bus transportation provided for city school students. Lunch served daily.

Offerings (Grade levels indicated are current grade of student)

Fairy Tale Exploration (Grades PreK-1) - Come explore a different fairy tale each day with us! With this exploration comes crafts, drama, cooking, stories, and more. Join us as we take a new look at some familiar stories.

 

Princess Power Camp (Grades PreK-1) - Calling all princesses! Join us for some royal fun! Each day we will celebrate a different princess and engage in many regal activities that bring fun, self-confidence and teamwork together. Princesses are encouraged to dress in costume!


Art and Culture in Spanish: Grade 1: Students will learn about the art and culture of several Latin American countries while practicing their Spanish skills. Students will also make their own Latin American inspired artwork including real piñatas! This course will be conducted entirely in Spanish to allow students opportunities to practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Spanish.

 

FULL:Adventures in Tall Tale Land (Grades PreK-2) - Tall Tales will make you laugh out loud! Participate in movement, games, and arts & crafts. Design the set, make costumes, and have a role in this year's production. Creativity, gaining confidence, and skill in performing for an audience will be the focus.

 

FULL:Food & Fairy Tales (Grades PreK-2) - Fun, Food and Fairy Tales! Another class exploring fairy tales through drama. Act out fairy tales, create the set, design our costumes, and prepare a snack to enjoy! A fun week for all!

 

FULL: Caring for Creatures! (Grades K-1) – From pets to wild animals let's learn how to care for them! Field trips to learn from the experts and even experience close encounters with some! If you are an animal lover, this class is for you.

 

FULL:Super STEM Heroes Assemble (Grades K-2) – A week with superhero excitement! Discover your inner super powers, learn how superheroes work together, and spend time solving super STEM challenges. Each day will be centered around a different skill our budding superheroes need, from building super character, physical and mental superhero training to working through a variety of STEM missions.

 

FULL: Art Camp!  (Grades K-2) - Join us for an art-filled week! Use the tools real artists use to paint and experiment with mixing colors, sculpt with clay and create collages. At the end of the week we will put on our own art show. Each child will have a sketch book and their art work to take home.

 

FULL: Camp Adventures (Grades 1-3) - Collaborate with peers to complete exciting and sometimes wacky activities. Conquer a challenge course, become a mad scientist, and make a splash! Many more adventures await designed to build your communication skills and even make you laugh. If you like to get messy, have fun and stretch your brain, then this is the class for you!

 

FULL: Ready, Set, Go! (Grades 2-4) – Explore fun ways to get exercise with rock climbing, swimming, hiking, disc golf and more. Prepare and enjoy yummy pleasures of “snack makeovers” to discover eating healthy. Learn the importance of staying healthy for a lifetime.

 

FULL: Chef in the Making (Grades 2-4) For the budding chef wanting to learn how to cook independently, explore varied culinary techniques and sample different foods. We’ll take bread making from grinding the grain to pulling a fresh loaf from the oven. We'll create a personalized cookbook, participate in cooking challenges and learn the benefits of locally sourced food. Our week will culminate by hosting a meal made completely by the young chefs!

 

FULL:Exploring Animal Habitats Through Technology & the Arts (Grades 2-4) – Animals, habitats and art! Students will dive into the        books,"Over In the Ocean" and "Over In the Jungle" by Marianne Berkes and explore how the illustrator created texturized pages using clay. Each student will research a specific habitat of his/her choosing and create a textured Relief Sculpture of that habitat.


FULL:The Garden’s Helpers (Grades 1-5) (Ms. Yoder/Ms. Kennedy) - "How does your food grow, and where does it come from?"   

Different gardens as well as Project GROWS in Verona ​will be visited ​to ​learn how to care for our environment  and inspire creativity. You'll have fun "creating your own salad bowl" garden and painting rain barrels.

 

FULL: Flora and Fauna (Grades 3-5) – Fun and Adventure with Flora and Fauna. Flora and Fauna is a field trip based program. We will go creek hiking at Riven Rock, hiking in Shenandoah National Park, exploring the North River, and canoeing the Shenandoah River to learn about the local environment and organisms that make it unique.

 

FULL:It’s a Stitch! (Grades 3-8) - Students learn the basics of sewing, measuring and cutting fabric, and different stitches by planning a project from start to finish. Projects will include a pillow, purse, bag, and other projects. Students will learn to hand stitch as well as using a sewing machine. Previous students are welcome!

 

FULL:Math Explorers (Grades 4-5) - Do you like to solve math problems? Do you like to work with geometric shapes and patterns? This class is for you! We will explore the world of numbers, patterns, shapes, and graphs. We will learn about famous mathematicians and try out famous math problems. Expand your math world with us!



FULL:Break a Leg! (Grades 4 – 6) (Ms. Comfort) - We will explore a variety of theater styles within comedy and drama. Students will write and perform their own scenes based on one of these theater styles.


“Bravo! A Bilingual Drama” (Grados 4-6) (Ms. Gutierrez/Ms. Baughter) - Students collaborate to produce,  "El Mago de Oz", a Spanish version of The Wizard of Oz. Students will also participate in drama games and design props and costumes. All levels of Spanish speakers and students who have experience in a FLES or Dual Language Spanish class  are welcome.


FULL Video Game Design (Grades 4-6) - Make your own video game. You’ll make (and play) computer and tablet games using three apps: Scratch, Tickle, and Hopscotch. We’ll also make games for small robots called Spheros. These robots work on land and water. In addition, you’ll create game controllers from foil, play-doh, and fruit using Makey Makey kits.

 

FULL:Fun & Games (Grades 4-6) – In this course we will learn how to play a variety of board, card and dice games beyond Monopoly and Uno.

 

CANCELLED: Five Days Around the World (Grades 5-6) – Learn about some of the world's magnificent cultures such as Peru, Morocco, Greece, Russia, and China. You will have the opportunity to learn basic language skills, create handcrafts, eat, and have fun! It is around the world in five days!

 

The Mystery of Felix (Grades 5-7) - Learn how to use detective skills to figure out who killed Felix. We will investigate the scene of the crime and complete labs to determine who we should charge in the murder. We will also have professional detectives show us how they investigate crimes. If you enjoy solving mysteries, try to solve this one!

 

Waterbotics (Grades 5-8) - Building a robot is easy, but can you build a robot that goes underwater? Learn how to build and program a LEGO Mindstorm robot to clean up an underwater oil spill, or go treasure hunting, or study sea creatures. No prior experience with LEGO Mindstorms is needed; we'll teach you everything you need to know.

 

Journeys in Sound (Grades 6-8) – Return of our DJ, Ryan Slocum. Learn some of the fundamental skills of a DJ, such as scratching and mixing, music production techniques with simple and easy to use music production applications on iPads. Showcase your DJ skills with your own musical creations. Dailu discussions on topics related to “Hip-Hop Culture” and it’s five elements; DJing, MCing, Dancing, Graffiti, and Knowledge.


Outoor Adventures: Grades 6 - 8  Learn how to catch fish like a pro and discover the science of our rivers! Each class will be fun, exciting, and hands-on.We will cast fishing rods, tie knots, and choose the right lures and bait. Let's investigate scat, tracks, and other evidence of wildlife! Outdoor adventurists will discover wildlife along the Shenandoah River! Let’s get outdoors and explore nature! Outdoor Adventures is summer science fun!

 

Art Creates Community (Grades 6-8) - Use art to create a community within the classroom and beyond and explore professional art in local communities. We will create collaborative paintings and drawings. Art will be created through games, teamwork and problem solving. Let's become a community of ARTISTS!

 

Breaking the Code! From Robots to Excape Rooms (Grades 6-8) – Students will learn basic coding skills using online block coding programs as well as Ozobots, the basics of 3D print design with Tinkercad. Students will participate in escape room-like games called breakouts that include digital and physical components.

 

Green Thumbs (Grades 6-8) – Come join us to learn about local food and vegetable gardening by touring a local farm, shopping for local produce, and meeting with local farmers. We will cook a meal with local produce, join a nature walk to identify native and non-native plants, play hilarious games, paint terra cotta pots, and plant seeds! Develop your "green thumb"!

 

CANCELLED:Find Your Voice and Let It Be Heard – A Young Person’s Guide (Grades 6-8) - Let's give voice to our ideals and make our schools and communities a better place. Topics will include; How to be a leader in your school, How to impact your community, and How to smartly (and safely) navigate the internet. Field trips may include visiting local non-profit organizations such as SPCA, or Food Bank. Guest speakers will visit during the week. You'll make your own resource packet with buttons, bumper stickers and more.

CANCELLED:Message on Gender (Grades 6-8) - Let's create female leaders in the school who can become a voice for all females and males who are alienated. Take a look at women in advertising and media. Discussion on some of the challenges females face and female integration.


 

REGISTRATION

v  Registration fee $75 for Harrisonburg City School students; $125 for all other students;

v  Bring a brown bag lunch, snack, and drink every day;

v  Students not assigned a summer enrichment class will receive a full refund;

v  Make checks payable to HCPS;

v  DEADLINE:  Registration forms, with payment, must be received by June 9, 2017.

 

If space is available, students will be assigned their first choice as registrations are received.  Every effort will be made to honor

your child’s first choice; however, space is limited.  

Confirmation letters will be mailed by late June.

We reserve the right to cancel classes with insufficient registrations or for other considerations beyond our control.

 

For More Information Contact:                            

Gail Collins, Harrisonburg City Public Schools                       Lisa Siever, Harrisonburg City Public Schools

gcollins@harrisonburg.k12.va.us                             (540) 434-5730, lsiever@harrisonburg.k12.va.us

 

It is the policy of Harrisonburg City Public Schools to comply with all applicable state and federal laws regarding nondiscimination in employment and educational programs and services.  The Harrisonburg City Public Schools will not discriminate illegally on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, or age as to employment or educational programs and activities.

 

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            My son/daughter has my permission to attend the Summer Enrichment Program at Skyline Middle School and attend any related

field trip/activity.  I also give permission for my son/daughter to be photographed for program promotions (newspaper, TV, etc.) 

Complete this form and mail to:  Lisa Siever, Harrisonburg City Public Schools, One Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, no later than Friday, June 9.

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