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Super Summer!

Summer is Super at USI!
 

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View our 2013 Super Summer Brochure.

Check out our slideshow with pictures! Get a glimpse of some fun activities that can happen at USI Super Summer!

 

 



Super Summer!

There are two one-week Super Summer sessions: 

Week One - June 9-13 at the University of Southern Indiana (USI)
Week Two - July 14-18 at Hebron Elementary, 4400 Bellemeade Avenue.


Morning classes meet 9-11:30 a.m.; afternoon classes meet 12:30-3 p.m.  Free lunchtime supervision is available at each location for those enrolling in both morning and afternoon classes. Children enrolled all day and staying for lunch must be five years or older and should bring their own non-perishable lunches and drinks.

To ensure safety for all children, parents who enroll children will receive detailed information with procedures and location of each class. Grades referred to are the grades to be entered this fall.

New in 2014: In celebration of New Harmony's bicentennial, a special day-long, multi-disciplinary course will be held during session one from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A limited number of students entering grades 6 through 9 will spend three full days in New Harmony and two days on USI's campus, engaging in activities focused on entomology, architecture, art, geology, archaeology, pottery, and more. Transportation will be provided, and students should bring a non-perishable lunch, water bottle, hate, and sunscreen.

Registration Fee:
$85 for each course; $80 per course when registering the same child in more than one course, or when registering two or more children in the same transaction. The New Harmony course is $180 and includes transportation from USI to New Harmony. Children who are enrolled in EVSC schools and eligible for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program may enroll in a single course for a reduced fee of $10; reduced-fee enrollments are limited. A limited number of reduced-fee enrollments is available. Enroll early, as classes fill quickly!



WEEK ONE, JUNE 9
- 13
at USI, 8600 University Blvd.
MORNING CLASSES  9-11:30 a.m.
Super Summer!

YTH410 - Down on the Farm - Pre-K 4's - 1
YTH411 - Hands-on Art - grades 1-3
YTH412 - Chess Strategies! - grades 3-5
YTH413 - Passport To... - grades 3-5
YTH414 - Building Balsa Wood Bridges - grades 4-6
YTH415 - The Chemistry of Food - grades 7-9

YTH410 - Down on the Farm - Pre-K 4's - 1 - By integrating art, music, math, language development and science activities, children will learn about life on the farm - caring for farm animals and growing nutritious food.
Instructor:  Trina Virden, preschool teacher, Holy Rosary Totten Hall Preschool

YTH411 - Hands-on Art - grades 1-3
- Students will explore a variety of art media and materials including pencils, paint, collage materials, and 3D sculpture as they discover their own creativity and learn about famous artists of the world.
Instructor: Leilani Moore, teacher, Evansville Day School

YTH412 - Chess Strategies! - grades 2-5
- Beginning players will learn names of pieces, point values, movements, captures, basic beginning game strategies, as well as basic checkmates. In addition, advanced players will review knight forks, pins, skewers, discovered checks, and advanced check mates.
Instructor: Doug Hamm, Mt. Vernon Chess Club

YTH413 - Passport To... - grades 3-5
- Take a quick trip around the world! Students will learn about the culture, history, language, foods, art, and geography of various countries.
Instructor: Lorenna Boyle, teacher, Signature School

YTH414 - Building Balsa Wood Bridges - grades 4-6
- Students will explore math, physics, architectural design, and more through the construction and destruction of a balsa wood bridge.
Instructor: Lisa Koester, teacher, Evansville Day School

YTH415 - The Chemistry of Food - grades 7-9
- Have you ever wondered that makes dough rise, why lemon juice keeps an apple from turning brown or why eggs turn while when cooked? Join us to learn the answers to these and many other questions while conductions experiments in a real chemistry lab.
Instructor: Dr. Jeff Seyler, USI Chemistry Department



WEEK ONE, JUNE 9 - 13
at USI, 8600 University Blvd.
AFTERNOON CLASSES  12:30-3 p.m.
Super Summer!

YTH420 - Kindergarten Readiness & Review - grades K-1
YTH421 - Upcycling Your Recycling - grades 1-3
YTH422 - Building Balsa Wood Bridges - grades 2-4
YTH423 - Painting Techniques - grades 4-6
YTH424 - Chess Strategies! - grades 5-8

YTH420 - Kindergarten Readiness & Review - grades K-1 - Young Students will join in fun, hands-on activities, encouraging them to review letters, phonics, numbers, and shapes through music, games, cooking and stories. Engaging art, craft, and writing activities will also help students improve motor coordination in a relaxed, nurturing setting.
Instructor: Trina Virden, preschool teacher, Holy Rosary Totten Hall Preschool

YTH421 - Upcycling Your Recycling - grades 1-3 - Students will be going green when they explore recycled materials for craft and art activities. Learn more about recycling common household items to create unique works of art and fun crafts. Using paint, glue and tape, students will transform recycled materials!
Instructor: Carolyn Peak, pre-K teacher assistant, Caze Elementary

YTH422 - Building Balsa Wood Bridges - grades 2-4 - Students will explore math, physics, architectural design, and more through the construction and destruction of a balsa wood bridge.
Instructor: Lisa Koester, teacher, Evansville Day School

YTH423 - Painting Techniques - grades 4-6 - Students will experiment with a wide variety of painting techniques using various paints, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, and tempera.
Instructor: Leilani Moore, teacher, Evansville Day School

YTH424- Chess Strategies! - grades 5-8 - Beginning players will learn names of pieces, point values, movements, captures, basic beginning game strategies, as well as basic checkmates. In addition, advanced players will review knight forks, pins, skewers, discovered checks, and advanced check mates.
Instructor: Doug Hamm, coach, Mt. Vernon Chess Club


 

 

 

 

 


WEEK ONE, JUNE 9 - 13
at USI and New Harmony
DAY-LONG CLASS  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Super Summer!




YTH450 - Bugs, Beakers and Eyeballs: 200 Years of New Harmony Science - grades 6-9
- Students will spend three full days in New Harmony and two days on USI's campus, engaging in activities focused on entomology, architecture, art, geology, archaeology, pottery, and more. Transportation will be provided, and students should bring a non-perishable lunch, water bottle, hat, and sunscreen. Class is from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Instructors: Lois Gray, USI Biology Department; Terri Branson, USI Teacher Education Department

 
WEEK TWO, JULY 14 - 18
at Hebron Elementary, 4400 Bellemeade Ave.
MORNING CLASSES 9-11:30 a.m.
Super Summer!

YTH430 - How the Seasons Change - Pre-K 4's - 1
YTH431 - Adventures in Art - grades 1-3
YTH432 - Lost Civilizations - grades 2-4
YTH433 - Weave it Together - grades 3-5
YTH434 - Writing: Paper or Plastic? - grades 5-7
YTH444 - Radical Robots - grades 6-9

YTH430 - How the Seasons Change - Pre-K 4's - 1
- Young naturalists will learn about the seasons, how the changes affect animals and humans, and about the science behind it all.
Instructor: Trina Virden, preschool teacher, Holy Rosary Totten Hall Preschool

YTH431 - Adventures in Art - grades 1-3
- Students will explore a variety of art media, including pencils and paints, as well as create 3-D sculptures and collages.
Instructor: Ann Nagy, teacher, Holy Rosary School

YTH432 - Lost Civilizations - grades 2-4
- Mayans? Aztecs? Incas? Take a whirlwind trip to the past to experience the lost civilizations and cultures of ancient Central America.
Instructor: Lorenna Boyle, teacher, Signature School

YTH433 - Weave it Together - grades 3-5
- The world's longest scarf is over 2.5 miles long. While you might not beat that record this summer, get a start by learning the basics of knitting, crocheting, and fabric-weaving, while making items to wear or share.
Instructor: Stephanie Tenbarge, Caze Elementary

YTH444 - Radical Robots - grades 6-9
- Robots are everywhere, from vacuuming the house to performing surgery and exploring other planets. Students will use their creativity and problem-solving skills as they build and program Lego robots to navigate a maze, climb a hill, and even Sumo wrestle.
Instructor: Ginny King, teacher, Helfrich Park Middle School

 

 

 



WEEK TWO, JULY 14 - 18
at Hebron Elementary, 4400 Bellemeade Ave.
AFTERNOON CLASSES  12:30-3 p.m.

Super Summer!


YTH440 - Books in a Box - grades K-1
YTH441 - Upcycling your Recycling, Part II - grades 1-3
YTH442 - Media Mix - grades 3-5
YTH443 - Cooking & Computing - grades 4-6
YTH444 - Starter Spanish - grades 6-8
YTH445 - Travel by Design - grades 7-9


YTH440 - Books in a Box - grades K-1 - Each day brings a new book and a new adventure. Stories will come to life through songs, crafts, dress-up, acting, and a suitcase of imagination!
Instructor: Trina Virden, preschool teacher, Holy Rosary Totten Hall Preschool

YTH441 - Upcycling your Recycling, Part II - grades 1-3
- Students will be going green when they explore recycled materials for craft and art activities. Learn about recycling common household items to create unique works of art and fun crafts. Using paint, glue and tape, students will transform recycled materials!  Project will differ from week 1.
Instructor: Carolyn Peak, pre-K teacher assistant, Caze Elementary

YTH442 - Media Mix - grades 3-5
- Art is everywhere-in the things we see, touch, hear, smell, and taste. Students will explore a variety of art media and materials including pencils, paints, collage materials, and 3D sculpture.
Instructor: Ann Nagy, teacher, Holy Rosary School

YTH443 - Cooking & Computing - grades 4-6
- Students will integrate math, science, art, and technology as they mix ingredients, discover facts about food and nutrition, bake, taste-test, and create their own cookbooks and table decorations to take home.
Instructor:  Ginger Ramsden, director emeritus, USI Center for Education Services & Partnerships

YTH444 - Starter Spanish - grades 6-8
- Are you ready to study Spanish for the first time? In this introductory course, students will learn the basics of Spanish grammar and vocabulary to build a solid foundations for future study of the Spanish language and world.
Instructor: Lorenna Boyle, teacher, Signature School

YTH445 - Travel by Design - grades 7-9
- Graphic design for beginners! Students will learn about the elements and principles of design and then apply their knowledge by creating travel brochures for a country of their choice.
Instructor: Kristina Fitzgerald, 2014 Efroymson Bridge Year-Fellow, USI

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