Design Squad-- Ms. Christine Spikes
Do you like to create and build? Are you a good problem solver? Then this is the course for you - We will be trying to keep Barbie from hitting the ground, saving an astronaut from sure death, building strong structures to withstand natural disasters, and launching supplies to reach behind enemy lines. We will be working in small collaborative teams and gaining more insight into the engineering design process. STEM
What a Tangled Web We Weave: Web Page Programming--Mr. Jon Shipley
Veterinarian for a Day--Dr. Emily Murphey, DVM and Ms. Debbie Schofield
Join a practicing veterinarian (aided by a middle school science teacher) as she walks you through the science and practice of veterinary medicine. This course will include hands-on activity with live animals, including a large (but docile) dog, so pet and dander allergies cannot be accommodated.
Genetics--Ms. Rachel Fineman
After an intro to basic genetics, the students will discover if they have dominant or recessive genes for a few easy to identify human traits. The afternoon will involve the introduction of more complex traits like blood type and an activity to identify different types of “blood.” The day will finish with students genetically engineering their own monsters. STEM
App Smash Animation-- Ms. Dorrine DeChant
This exciting class immerses students in animation awesomeness! Students will learn traditional animation styles including flip books and zoetropes and progress to using iPads to create several motion art creations. A great aspect of the class will be using the technique of “app-smashing”, which utilizes multiple apps to create an object animation with a green screen background. Creativity is used from the beginning of story-boarding to the end credits. STEAM
VIKINGS!--Ms. Rona Mattocks
Students will learn some basic Icelandic, survey the history of the first settlement and key players in Viking history and read excerpts from the Sagas. Hands-on crafts related to the era such as creating Runes, etc., will be interspersed throughout the day.
You Can Be in a Drumline--Dr. Chuck Kraus and Mr. Jonathan Hinton
No level of musical background is needed. In fact, the less students know, the better! By the end of the session, the students will be able to perform two, possibly three full drumline cadences (songs). Students will have a chance to play snare drum, bass drum, quad toms, cymbals, and possibly mallets!
Electric Boogaloo--Mr. Stephen Dickey and Mr. John Cordell
Flashing lights. Loud buzzers. Hot solder. It's circuit time! Come design and construct circuits while learning about diodes, capacitors, and resistors. STEM