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2018 Summer Learning and Enrichment 

COURSE AND INFORMATION CATALOG

(Grades 7-8)

Chris Gutermuth

5-8 Summer Learning Director

gutermuthc@sycamoreschools.org

513-686-1739/press 2


GRADES 7-8 SUMMER LEARNING AND ENRICHMENT

Program Information

Sycamore Community Schools’ 7-8 Summer Learning and Enrichment is a four week program beginning on June 11 and concluding on July 6.  There are no classes on Wednesday, July 4th.  Classes will be held at Sycamore Junior High School.

JH Launch  is a 2-day (4 hours per day) transition program (Session 1- Aug. 7-8 or Session 2 Aug. 9-10).  JH Launch will be held at the Sycamore Junior High, 5757 Cooper Rd.  This program is offered to incoming 7th graders and new to district incoming 8th graders. Transportation is NOT available.

Enrolling a Student

Enrollment must be completed online.  “Final Forms” will be utilized for emergency information.  If Final Forms is not up-to-date, parents must print out, complete, and return the Emergency Medical Authorization Form.  

Transportation

Transportation is available for “Summer Learning and Enrichment”. Students who need transportation to “Summer Learning and Enrichment” must complete and submit the “Online Summer School Transportation Request” form.  Transportation is NOT available for the JH Launch program.

Transportation Form Link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdohK7F5Nxw4YkrR8U05xufR2AujOzSvYpncgqZRQikM97i8Q/viewform

Questions        

For more information, contact Chris Gutermuth, 5-8 Summer Learning Director, at gutermuthc@sycamoreschools.org or 513-686-1739/press 2 for Chris Gutermuth.


Fees

GRADES 7-8 SUMMER LEARNING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Course Name

Current Grade Level

Hours

Advanced Mathematics and Problem Solving        

This summer math program is designed to enrich and extend mathematical understanding of advanced concepts for students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math classes.  Students will explore number theory, graph theory, probability, logic problems, mental math, and the many aspects of several competitive math programs such as MATHCOUNTS (competition simulations will be a part of this course). This class will enhance problem-solving skills, foster teamwork, and reward math achievement.         ($175)        

7

8-10 a.m.

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

This course is intended for beginning/emerging English learners who are in ESOL ELA I courses. Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of content area vocabulary as well as improving receptive and expressive English language skills. Registration for this class will occur online.  All students currently enrolled in ESOL will receive additional information about the summer offering from their ESOL teacher.        ($150)

7

8

10 a.m.-

12 p.m.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (placed in  HS ESOL)

Full Steam Ahead!

Have you ever wanted to explore content related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics?  This course is designed to teach students to explore and value S.T.E.A.M.  Course topics include the value of engineering and the design process, CAD design, coding, and micro-controllers. ($175)

7-8

8 a.m. -10 a.m.

Mathematics Exploration  

This course is designed to help review and brush up on math concepts such as fractions, decimals, and integers while gaining math confidence. ($150)

7-8

8-10 a.m.

Summer Reading Workshop

This course will focus on the development of reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. ($150)

5-6

10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Bridge to Accelerated Math (by invitation only)

This summer math program is designed for newly-qualifying students entering single accelerated and double accelerated math. This course will focus on teaching the critical standards students will “jump over” to enter the accelerated math program. By ensuring newly qualifying students have the basis of mathematics required, their mathematical success and confidence will be more likely in the 2018-19 school year. Contact:

Gifted Coordinator - Mindy Zellner by e-mail.  zellnerm@sycamoreschools.org

Grades 5 & 6 - Contact Caroline Mulvaney by e-mail. mulvaneyc@sycamoreschools.org

Grades 7 & 8 - Contact Cheryl Tallman by e-mail. tallmanc@sycamoreschools.org

 ($175)        

        

7-8

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

or

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

JH Launch

JH Launch is an orientation program designed to assist in the transition of incoming 7th-graders to the Junior High experience. Throughout the camp, teachers, counselors, and administrators will lead students through a range of activities to develop the familiarity and skills necessary for a seamless transition and successful beginning.

 

There is NO district provided transportation for JH Launch.

Dates: August 7-8 OR 9-10 ($50)

6  

students

entering

grade

7

8 a.m.- 12 p.m.

 

Students may attend

Session 1 Aug 7-8

or

Session 2 Aug 9-10

REGISTERING FOR SUMMER LEARNING AND ENRICHMENT

 

NOTE:    

If Final Forms is not up-to-date  you must print out and return the Emergency Medical Form.

Questions        

For more information, email Chris Gutermuth, 5-8 Summer Learning Director, at gutermuthc@sycamoreschools.org.  The 5-8 Summer Learning phone number is 513-686-1739/press 2 for Chris Gutermuth.