2018 Summer Learning and Enrichment 

COURSE AND INFORMATION CATALOG

(Grades 5-6)

Chris Gutermuth

5-8 Summer Learning Director

gutermuthc@sycamoreschools.org

513-686-1739/press 2

        

GRADES 5-6 SUMMER LEARNING AND ENRICHMENT

Program Information

Sycamore Community Schools’ 5-6 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.

Greene 101 is a 2-day (4 hours per day) transition program (Session 1- Aug. 7-8 or Session 2 Aug. 9-10).  Greene 101 will be held at the E.H. Greene School, 5200 Aldine Dr.  This program is offered to incoming 5th graders. Transportation is NOT available.  

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 or Greene 101.

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 5-6 SUMMER LEARNING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Course Name

Current Grade

Hours

Advanced Mathematics and Problem Solving

This summer math program is designed to enrich and extend 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 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)

5-6        

8 a.m.- 10 a.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)        

        

5-6

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

or

10 a.m.-12 p.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)

5-6

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.        

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)

5-6

10 a.m. - 12 p.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)

5-6

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Summer Reading Workshop

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

5-6

8 a.m. -10 a.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

Greene 101        

Greene 101 is a unique opportunity designed to help incoming 5th-grade students develop the skills necessary for success at E.H. Greene. A team of teachers will conduct activities that strengthen organization, study skills, team-building, collaboration, problem-solving, and technological and critical thinking skills. Students will spend the first half of each session building the skills necessary to become a more independent, structured, and responsible learner. The second half of each session will be devoted to team building, social skills, and things specific to the Greene School. With students coming from four different elementary schools, we hope this experience will ease the fears that are typical when coming to Greene.

There is NO district provided transportation for Greene 101.

Dates:

August 7-8 (Yellow and Orange Teams)

August 9-10 (Red and Green Teams)                        ($50)

Registration for Greene 101 will open May 16th after move-up day. Students will then know their EHG 5th-grade team assignments.

4

students

entering

grade

5  

8 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Students may attend

Session 1

 Aug 7-8

Yellow & Orange Teams

or

Session 2

 Aug 9-10

Red & Green Teams

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.