Summer School 2013

Listed below are the classes available this summer, along with their descriptions:

Geocaching: Learn what it is and have fun doing it! Geocaching is a fun and rewarding adventure game. It is an outdoor treasure hunt where the learning environment is about hands-on experience. This is a class where students will learn about latitude and longitude, what geocaching means, and how to use it. There will be enrichment activities that will go on throughout the class, including a geo-caching experience at Terry Andrae State Park. This class is a geocaching adventure that’s right for you!

Rocketry & Flight: Explore the scientific method using the forces and scientific ideas of rocketry and flight. This intermediate course takes the study of flight and builds in ideas and concepts of engineering and design. This “fast-flying” course offers hands-on activities and experiments, including the building and flying of paper airplanes and a variety of rockets (straw, paper or stomp, 2-liter bottle and model rockets).

Ready for a Picnic? (cooking and menu skills): would you like to have some fun this summer creating a picnic? Then this is for you! During this class you will be learning the steps to create a well-balanced picnic. You will learn cooking techniques and menu planning skills, which will be demonstrated at the end of the class by hosting a picnic!

“Art”astic- Painting Days of Summer: Do you love to paint? Want to learn some fun new ways to express yourself in painting? We will use a variety of media; watercolors; tempera, and acrylic paints. We will learn how to express ourselves through a variety of techniques.

“Art”astic- Super Sculpture Days: Do you love to sculpt? Want to learn some fun new ways to sculpt your thoughts in life into 3-D? You will have many opportunities to use a variety of sculpture media to express your creative throughts!

Through the Camera’s Eye: In this course, students will learn how to take better digital photographs through the fundamentals of photography. This course will help students to understand the setting on their camera and how to use them properly. We will also be looking at what it takes to compose a great photo. Students will be asked to bring a digital camera from home, as we will be practicing these techniques. Maximum of 15 students per session.

Sailing World: Come join us for an interactive learn to sail course! Students will participate in both on-land and on-the-water activities in order to discover the sport of sailing and how Math and Science are important aspects of it. Learn the basic skills of sailing, practice water safety, measure wind, discover buoyancy, and much more through hands-on learning activities! If you love the class or are interested in more lessons, please look into the Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club for more opportunities. Maximum of 12 students per session.

Middle School Concert Band: This is highly recommended for idle school students entering grades 6-8. Students will work on concert band music and will finish with a performance at the end of the session. This is a fun way to keep playing your instrument over the summer. Must have 6 months of playing experience. Finish with a performance on July 18th.

Middle School String Orchestra: This is highly recommended for middle school students entering grades 6-8. Students will work on concert orchestra music and will finish with a performance at the end of the session. This is a fun way to keep playing your instrument over the summer. Finish with a performance on July 18th.

Middle School Jazz Band: For students entering grades 7-8, the middle school jazz band is for students wishing to continue or begin learning about jazz music. Students will learn new jazz pieces and work on improvisation and finish with a performance on July 18th.

Summer Glee: Middle School Summer Glee is ideal for students entering grades 6-8 and wishing to sing and move. Students will learn new choral pieces while working on vocal techniques and choreography, which compliment the music. We will finish with a performance on July 18th.

  • Course content will be based on grade level. Grade refers to the grade the student is entering in the 2013-14 school year.
  • Summer school brochures can be picked up in the Horace Mann main office.
  • Registration can be completed online at http://www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/summerschool/start.html
  • Call (920) 459-3585 with any questions.