University of Southern Indiana

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, hat, 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. Enroll early, as classes fill quickly!  See class details below:

Week One, June 9 - 13, 2014 at USI, 8600 University Blvd.

Morning Classes 9 - 11:30 a.m.

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: Trian Virden, preschool teacher, Holy Rosary Totten Hall Preschool


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 more about famous artists of the world.
Instructor: Leilani Moore, teacher, Evansville Day School

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, pin, skewers, discovered checks, and advanced check mates.
Instructor: Doug Hamm, coach, Mt. Vernon Chess Club


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


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: Kevin Moesner, teacher, Cedar Hall Community School


THE CHEMISTRY OF FOOD - GRADES 7-9
Have you ever wondered what makes dough rise, why lemon juice keeps and apple from turning brown or why eggs turn white when cooked? Join us to learn the answers to these and many other questions while conducting experiments in a real chemistry lab.
Instructor: Dr. Jeff Seyler, USI Chemistry Department

Registration

Afternoon Classes 12:30 - 3 p.m.

KINDERGARTEN READINESS AND 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 also will help students improve motor coordination in a relaxed, nurturing setting.
Instructor: Trina Virden, preschool teacher, Holy Rosary Totten Hall Preschool

UPCYCLING YOUR RECYCLING - GRADES 1-3
Students will be going green while 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!
Instructor: Carolyn Peak, pre-K teacher assistant, Caze Elementary


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: Kevin Moesner, teacher, Cedar Hall Community School

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

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, pin, skewers, discovered checks, and advanced check mates.
Instructor: Doug Hamm, coach, Mt. Vernon Chess Club

Registration

Day-Long Class 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


BUGS, BEAKERS & 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 wil 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, and Tim Weisling, EVSC
Registration Fee: $180 (includes transportation from USI to New Harmony)

Week Two, July 14 - 18 at Hebron School, 4400 Bellemeade Ave.

Morning Classes 9 - 11:30 a.m.

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

LOST CIVILIZATIONS - GRADES 3-5
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

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

WRITING: PAPER OR PLASTIC? - GRADES 5-7
Students will engage in a week-long exploration of short stories, using pencil, paper, and computers to learn about the components of effective storytelling and to write their own short stories. The week will culminate in a public reading for parents. Budding authors welcome!
Instructor: Tracy Fuquay, teacher, North Junior High School


Registration


Afternoon Classes 12:30 - 3 p.m.

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

UPCYCLING YOUR RECYCLING, PART II - GRADES 1-3
Students will be going green while 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 differe from week 1.
Instructor: Carolyn Peak, pre-K teacher assistant, Caze Elementary

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 and Partnerships

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

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