SUMMER SCHOOL GRADES 6-8 101 BASKETBALL: Boys and girls — Let’s play basketball! In this course, students will learn and practice the basic fundamentals of basketball. Students will participate in a variety of games and activities to practice these skills. You will also be able to apply the fundamental skills to live games on the court. 102 THE BENCH PROJECT: Are YOU all about CREATIVITY and making YOUR MARK with ART? Then YOU are invited to join in THE BENCH PROJECT: an AMAZING opportunity to design a PUBLIC ART BENCH that will be installed permanently in Osceola. This bench will join eight other Art Benches already placed in communities throughout the St. Croix Valley. Members of the Bench Project Team will participate and gain skills in: nature photography; environmental field study on the St. Croix River, Standing Cedars and local Ice Age Trail segments; the history of Osceola; sculpture and design workshop with Franconia Sculpture Park; group collaboration with local artists and peers to create an artistic bench design; hands-on art-making with such media and techniques as field sketching, mosaic, tile making and more! Along with teacher Amy Klein, Phipps Center for the Arts, Franconia Sculpture Park, the National St. Croix Scenic River Way, Osceola Historical Society, and the village of Osceola, are YOU ready for a life-changing experience? This project is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. (When signing up for this class, you should block two periods as it is a two-period class.) 103 BLOOMING GIRLS II (6TH GRADE ONLY): Designed for girls, this class will explore the true meaning of self-confidence, creativity, and leadership. We will incorporate class discussion, self-reflection, craft projects, art murals, physical activities, and delicious food to build healthy habits and confidence. (Cost: $5) 104 BOOK CLUB: Come read and talk with friends! We will read books according to your interests and then have a meaningful discussion while enjoying each other’s company. Plan to take trips to the public library to find books to read in our book club and on your own. 105 BOYS’ BOOK CLUB: Are you a boy who would like to have a time to read your book but don’t want to be stuck with a bunch of girls? Then this is the class for you. Here you can bring your book and we will read. We will discuss and recommend books to each other. If you wanted to try a series we can try and link you up with a copy. Series we will have access to for sure are, Ranger’s Apprentice, Harry Potter, Brotherband Chronicles and more. 106 CARD SHARKS: Ever stuck somewhere without your phone or Ipod? Here is a class to learn all about the world’s most popular card games. You will not only learn how to play but how to win! Learn Yuker, 500, Hearts, Cribbage, Speed, Phase 10, Uno, Golf and how-to’s in the many different styles of poker. I promise you will not be disappointed in joining this class. See you there! 107 CHESS: Chess is a great way to learn how to strategize, anticipate, plan ahead, problemsolve, and crush your opponent! Students will have an opportunity to participate in tournaments, play against the computer, and watch an amazing movie about chess (yes, I said amazing) called Searching for Bobby Fisher. Join the fun with Mr. Bergman and your friends to improve your chess-playing ability. 108: 109: 6th Grade 7/8th Grade CHIEFTAIN STRENGTH (BIGGER-STRONGER-FASTER!): Do you want to get the mental and physical advantage over your opponent? If you do…Bigger-FasterStronger is what you need. Every student will be able to learn appropriate and safe weight training and fitness drills. Students will be introduced to free weights, agility drills, and plyometric training. The class is designed specifically for the athlete. Students will learn skills to get better, faster, and stronger. You will have to master proper technique before adding weight. High repetitions with low weight will be the focus of the class. Additionally, you will focus on goal development. Students will develop goals (relating to physical fitness) of a desired outcome or accomplishment which is specific, observable, and realistic. Students will determine possible barriers/obstacles and how they could overcome them. 110 CHIEFTAINETTE DANCE CLASS: Have you seen the Chieftainettes dancing at halftime performances!? Would you like to learn how to dance like they do!? Come to the Chieftainette Dance Class. You will learn many different types of dance including jazz, pom, kick, and hip-hop. You will learn proper technique and learn to choreograph your own dance moves. 111 CODE ACADEMY: This class provides an introduction to computer coding using Java Script and Scratch. Learn the basic language of coding and websites that allow you to create and design using computer programming. 112 COMPETITIVE SPORTS: Come join the fun of learning the basic fundamentals of football, baseball/softball, tennis, and other team sports. Additionally, there will be time for students to put their fundamentals to use in games and game-like activities. 113 CRAFTY CORNER: Do you love to craft or just be creative with your hands? In this class we will make some ―modern‖ crafts – including decoupage, beading, simple sewing projects, painting, paper mache, recycled art, and jewelry. If you have taken this class before, feel free to take it again as we have all new crafts for this summer! Join us for some creative fun! (Cost: $5) 114 DIY ARTS & CRAFTS USING PINTEREST: Using ideas from Pinterest, students will get to create a variety of art projects including picture frames, candle holders, wall art, etc.! I will have samples and ideas prepared from different do-it-yourself projects found on Pinterest. From there, students will get the opportunity to use their creativity to put their own ideas into each project. (Cost: $5) 115 DIY JEWELRY, FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS AND BEYOND: It’s all about accessorizing! We’ll start out learning how to make several kinds of AWESOME friendship bracelets; then we’ll make jewelry using shrink plastic, sculpy clay, and a few other materials. You’ll learn techniques you can use to make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, head bands, and barrettes. Choose the perfect colors to match everything you wear and you’ll be ready to head back to school in style! 116: 117: Grade 6 Grade 7-8 DODGEBALL: Come and play your favorite PE game that has become so popular that there are now tournaments and leagues for both girls and boys of all ages all over the country. We will learn and play the different variations of dodge ball such as scramble, PinDodge, Dr. Dodgeball, King's Court, King Sting, "German" Dodgeball, Barrier Dodgeball, Battleship, and Prison Ball. Come and join the fun dodging, ducking and showing off your arm strength and accuracy. 118 DRAMA/ACTING: This course will offer students the chance to ―star‖ onstage in an OMS Summer School production! We will learn concepts necessary to understand theatre as well as rehearse and produce a short play to be presented during the final week of summer school. Students who enroll in this course must commit to attend the final week of summer school. 119 ENHANCING HUMAN PERFORMANCE: Be the best you can be as a junior or senior high athlete by improving your speed, jumping ability, quickness and agility, and competitiveness! Or maybe you just need to burn a little excess energy before going home for the afternoon. Build core strength and condition for all levels of sports. Working on these skills in a fun, yet competitive setting is what we do. 120 GAMES, ETC: Let’s have some fun playing games! This course will offer students the chance to learn and play many different popular--and not so popular--board games, card games, and more. The fundamental steps of each game will be explained, and students may bring in their own games to share as well. Intense tournaments between players will add additional excitement! It’s family fun- without your family! 121 GO THE EXTRA MILE – READING AND RUNNING CLUB: Do you love reading and/or running? This is a great way to challenge you to do both!! We will start the class by setting class and individual goals. How many books can we read? How many miles can we put in together? Encourage a friend to join with you to get your body and brain in the best shape for the summer! 122 GRAPHIC NOVELS: This class will offer students the opportunity explore popular texts and try their hands at different styles of graphic art. Students will write and illustrate their own graphic novel based on personal experiences or ones completely imagined. Characters, setting, and plot will be created using a variety of materials while using published graphic novels as a guide. 123 GUITAR 101: This course is designed for anyone interested in learning to play the guitar and/or anyone looking to improve guitar skills. The course will cater to beginner guitar players who want to learn to play songs. You will have a blast learning an amazing hobby that can last a lifetime! Bringing your own guitar (electric or acoustic) is preferable, but definitely not required. 124 KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: Kids in the Kitchen is a great class for learning how to use the kitchen and its contents creatively, safely, and with delicious results. Many ―kid‖ tested recipes that are easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and healthy for you will be prepared and eaten. This class is for the beginner and for the advanced chef! (Cost: $10) 125 KNITTING: This class will go through the basic skills in learning how to knit. You will also learn how to read patterns and create different projects. You will leave this class with a homemade project that you can truly be proud of. If you have already taken this course, you will be able to learn more advanced skills to help you with your next project. 126 LIFETIME SPORTS: The weather is great, it’s time to get outside and get some sun, and maybe learn a thing or two that you can use the rest of your life. Whether you’re a beginner or a ―pro‖ at golf and archery, Lifetime Sports is the class for you. Join us to pick up some new skills or perfect those that you might already have. 127 MACRAME 101: Macrame is an art where you design string or cords in a geometrical pattern. This course is designed for anyone interested in learning to make objects using knots and strings such as plant holders and other fun projects. If you are crafty and enjoy making new creations, this class is for you! (Cost: $5) 128 MONOPOLY MANIA!: Have you ever dreamed of conquering the business world? If you have, Monopoly Mania is the class for you. Buy, sell, and trade your way to building an empire in this classic favorite game. Students will have an opportunity to face off against their business competition while gobbling up railroads, properties, and doing their best to stay out of jail in the process. Possibly capping off the class will be a favorite project – making your own Monopoly Board. Join Mr. Bergman for the Mania! 129 PAPER CRAFTS: Cards, room decorations, jewelry, and more – you won’t believe the awesome things you’ll make with paper! Come and get messy as we use things like hair gel and shaving cream to make fun paper crafts! You’ll also be able to use a Cricut machine to make and decorate lots of projects, and we’ll experiment with making our own paper! Let’s get crafty! 130 PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING: In this class, students will have the opportunity to practice their photography skills. We will go on nature walks the first week and take pictures of what we observe, the second week we will spend time photographing friends, and the third week we will practice taking action pictures playing some fun sports/games. Students will also spend time each week editing the photos and designing a scrapbook online that we will order and take home at the end of summer school! (Cost: $5) 131 PUZZLES: Join Mr. Bergman and you will be challenged to use your mind and have tons of fun putting together all kinds of puzzles. We will work on smaller piece puzzles (5001000), as well as a mammoth 2000 piece giant! This class is a great way to work together with friends and have the satisfaction of seeing your work completed. 132 ROCKETS FOR BEGINNERS: In Rockets, you will build a Level I solid-fuel rocket that is capable of reaching a height of 500 feet. The 13-inch rocket will be custom-painted and detailed so every rocket is unique. Your rocket will be launched twice during summer school with you at the controls. You will also design and build a fluid rocket that will be launched several times. All rockets are able to be taken home after they have been launched. (Cost: $15) 133 ROCKETS II: In Rockets II, you will build a basic Level 1 rocket followed by a more challenging solid fuel rocket that is capable of reaching a height of 800-1200 feet. There will be a few rocket styles to choose from, and each one can be custom-painted and detailed. Each rocket you build will be launched during summer school with you at the controls. All rockets are able to be taken home after they have been launched. You must have taken a previous rockets class to sign up for Rockets II. (Cost: $15) 134 SIMPLE CROCHET: Students will be introduced to basic crocheting stitches. After taking some time to learn the basic stitches, students will be able to create one or more projects that could include, but are not limited to, flowered headbands, hats, and scarves. You will be required to bring one skein of medium worsted weight yarn, such as Red Heart Super Saver or Red Heart Soft, and a J hook. 135 SIMPLY SCRABBLE: Do you want to strengthen your vocabulary? Do you enjoy unscrambling letters to form words? Or do you simply love Scrabble? If any of your answers are YES, then join Mr. Bergman for Simply Scrabble. In this class students will learn the rules and scoring for this classic game while playing with friends for fun and competition. 136 STAINED GLASS: Working with stained glass is easier than you think. It may seem difficult and time-consuming, but with knowledge and newly acquired skills, you will be able to construct sparkling sun-catchers for your home. Your skills will last you a lifetime. All you need is a willingness to learn. (Cost: $20) 137 SUMMER GAMES: Summer is here, and it is time to get out and play. In this class, we will play all of the summer time favorites and learn some new summertime games. You will learn to play lifetime sports/activities such as pickle ball, whiffleball, badminton, bocce ball, beach volleyball, kickball, and more. Sign up today and let’s go play. Summer is her! Let’s get outside and have some fun! 138 SUMMER SCHOOL AIDE – 8TH GRADE ONLY: Are you interested in being a part of summer school and working with young students? As a summer school aide at OIS, you will be there to assist the classroom teacher, actively engage with the students, help organize materials and be a positive addition to the classroom! You will be assigned to one teacher and will be with that teacher for the full four weeks and for all four hours. The teachers are excited to have your help in their classroom; therefore, your commitment and attendance are necessary. 139 SUMMER WALK AND TALK (GRADES 6 & 7): This class gives you a chance to talk with your friends (and meet some new friends, too!) while you go on a summer walk each day. We will explore the areas around our neighborhood, play at the OES playground, walk around our new track, explore Schillberg Park trails in the woods and by the creek, and search for the perfect spot to have a picnic. This year, we will hop on a bus to get to some special places in Osceola: the waterfalls, the hiking trails on Cty. Rd. S, and up to the water tower trails. Sign up to enjoy our wonderful summer time, eat some frosty treats, and talk, talk, talk! 140 SUMMER WALK AND TALK (GRADE 8 ONLY): This class is for 8th graders who want to have fun with classmates and get ready for high school. You will walk around OHS to become familiar with your new school (so you don’t get lost next year!) and figure out where all the activities and clubs meet. Then you’ll enjoy the beautiful outdoors on walks around the neighborhood, in Schillberg Park, and on the new track. We will hop on a bus to get to some special places in Osceola- the waterfalls, the hiking trails on S, and up to the water tower trails. You will get to enjoy the summer sunshine, feel strong and confident, eat some frosty treats, and talk, talk, talk! This class is just for you, 8th graders! 141 SUPPLEMENTARY MATH 6-8: This is a class designed to help ensure that students will be entering the next school year with the skills needed to be successful in math. Students will be invited to this class, but may also elect to take this class. Invited students will be placed first. 142 ADVANCED MATH: This class is designed to expand on the math skills students already have. We will perform experiments using the results to create graphs and make conjectures, solve riddles and puzzles using reasoning, logic, and math, and use technology to explore other math topics. 143 SUPPLEMENTARY READING 6-8: Have you ever experienced the feeling of ―What did I just read?‖ after reading for over 15 minutes? Is keeping up in class harder because there are just so many things you just don’t get? If you find that happening more and more often, Supplementary Reading might be right for you! Supplementary Reading is an opportunity to provide additional reading instruction for students who have been identified through multiple local measures. Students will be invited to participate and scheduled into small groups where targeted instruction and additional reading practice will occur, using the key element of choice. Focused instructional areas include fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, but we really just want you to experience that feeling of understanding what it is you are reading. Students will be encouraged to apply reading strategies in order to improve reading comprehension of both fiction and non-fiction passages. 144 TABLE TENNIS I: If you have never played table tennis before, you’ll love this fun sport. Table Tennis I is specifically designed for students who have not taken Table Tennis previously, or for those who have little or no table tennis experience. This class will focus on the basics of table tennis including serve, volley, basic rules and methods, singles, doubles and tournament play. It’s a good time—rain or shine! 145 TABLE TENNIS II: Table tennis anyone? This class is specifically designed for students who have taken Table Tennis previously and would like to take their game to the next level. This class assumes that students are already familiar with the basics and focuses on tournament play. Come join the fun! 146 TECHQUIRY--USING TECHNOLOGY AND INQUIRY: Use technology to develop great presentations about your interests, interact with groups, and develop your research skills. You will use digital resources to research and present your findings while having fun discovering all the amazing things you can do with technology to enhance your presentations. 147 TENNIS: Come and join TENNIS where basic skills will be taught, fine-tuned, and mastered for both girls and boys. Students will get a chance to spend their summer outside on the tennis courts. They will learn the basic fundamentals of tennis while playing games and getting some exercise out in the summer sun! Are you ready for the challenge? Join us!!! 148 TENNYBALL: Tennyball is a fun-filled, fast-paced game great for all ages. If you like baseball, softball, tennis, and dodge ball, this is the game for you. It combines all those skills into one game. The game is played similar to baseball or softball, but the only difference is you use a tennis racquet and tennis ball. It is played on the tennis court and no glove is required. The art of dodge ball is incorporated since you may get one another out by throwing the ball at them. Come join the fun playing TENNYBALL! 149 TRACK & FIELD: Hurdle, jump, run, throw, vault—get the edge! You will have fun as you fine-tune your athletic abilities and focus your motivation into the fast world of track and field. Learn about each event in track and field, practice your favorites, and compete in exciting individual and team events. VOLLEYBALL: Boys and girls, would you like to learn more about volleyball through basic skills and lots of fun? We will work on improving basic skills and also play game-like situations during these four weeks. This is the perfect opportunity for beginners to try something new and future players to improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Come one, come all and let's enjoy summer volleyball!! (Enter proper course registration number as listed in the following--) 150 VOLLEYBALL I (Beginning): This class will offer instruction in the basics of volleyball. We will cover game rules and positions, the underhand and overhand serve, passing, setting, and enjoy some friendly individual and team competitions. 151 VOLLEYBALL II: This class is for the player who took volleyball basics in past summer school sessions or has played on an organized team. The class will offer a review of skills and game rules. We will concentrate on team play, refining of skills (including the overhand serve, setting and passing), and friendly competition. 152 WOODWORKING I: This course will ―shed some light‖ on things for you as you will be constructing your own lamp. You will also build a birdfeeder and a toolbox. (Cost: $15) 153 WOODWORKING II: (For those who have completed Woodworking I) -- You will construct a potato bin which can hold onions and potatoes, baseballs and gloves, or whatever you want to store in it. You will learn how to assemble a drawer and incorporate the use of hinges. (Cost: $20) 154 WRESTLING & MAT GAMES: Have you ever wanted to try wrestling? Or do you love the sport and can’t get enough of it? Come join Coach Strom and improve your skills and have a blast while doing it. This year we will even incorporate watching some famous and epic wrestling matches! This year’s focus will be on new take-downs and fun pinning combinations. See you on the mat! SWIMMING: Swimming lessons are offered during summer school at all levels. Lessons are for two weeks. The two weeks opposite swimming, students will be in Outdoor Fun which involves a variety of activities played outside. Please enter the appropriate swimming level: 501: 502: 503: 504: 505: 506: Level Level Level Level Level Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 2014 SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION GRADES 6-8 Student Name _________________________________________ Current Grade ______ Address/City __________________________________ Birth Date (xx/xx/xx) ______ Parents’ Names ________________________________ Daytime Phone ____________ Emergency Contact _____________________________ Daytime Phone ____________ Parent Signature ______________________________________ Date: _______________ Please list the classes you desire in the order of interest, and make note of the following: 1. If you would like swimming lessons, this should be included as one of your choices. 2. If you would like to sign up for The Bench Project, please block two periods. 3. 3rd graders are required to take Engineering is Elementary. Please enter course #216. 4. 4th graders are required to take Engineering is Elementary. Please enter course #217. Favorite Choices Course Number Course Name 1 2 3 4 Alternate Choices Course Number Course Name 5 6 All classes are free of charge unless stated otherwise. If a course requires a fee, it will be collected on the first day of summer school. If possible, please send a separate check for each course. Please fill out this entire page and return it to the OMS/OIS office no later than Thursday, March 27.
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