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Grades 7-8

July 11-22 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm

Open to students who will complete seventh or eighth grade this spring, these classes offer a creative educational experience with limited enrollment, snacks, and a field trip.

Students will take two classes.

Course Descriptions

Actor’s Studio
Acting- Belinda Devine (Actors)

If you like to act or be in the spotlight this is the place for you!  Have you ever wanted to learn acting from a professional actor that’s performed in the theater and on TV?  This is your chance! Come develop the ability to portray dramatic action honestly and believably. We will explore awareness, relaxation, observation, the senses, voice, and physical and emotional life.  Follow in the footsteps of the greatest thespians in history and prepare the way for a Tony or an Academy Award!

Code Makers
Computer Science—? (Code)

 

1990’s: Innovation Invasion
History/ Pop Culture—Robert Meadows (’90s)

The 1990’s was the beginning of the Tech Era where cell phones and the internet came home.   Why does this decade matter?  How different would the world be if those innovations hadn’t happened?  Come discover the decade that changed everything.

In the Mind’s Eye
English—Kristen White

Can you tell real news vs. fake news?  What is truth and what is propaganda?  You are invited on a philosophical exploration of the themes of truth and perception. Lessons include a major emphasis on rigorous evidence-based discourse through the study of common themes and content-rich, challenging informational and fictional texts. Learn how reality is presented and interpreted in fiction, nonfiction, art, and media. We will use literary analyses, skits, and art projects, and creative writing to understand differing perceptions of reality.  Find out how to translate learning to real-life contexts and problems.  Perception .

Zombie Apocalypse
Math—Jessica Forster

There has been a zombie virus outbreak.  You may survive….depending on your math skills.  You will need to use mathematical reasoning to determine the rate of the spread of the virus, what region the virus will spread the quickest, the probability contracting the virus, the best way to defend yourself against zombies, and other Z-Day preparation necessities.  Joining us in this adventure may make the difference between life and death.