LONGMEADOW ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Updated April 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm



Stacy Smith

Enrichment Coordinator

413-565-4239

ssmith@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Online Registration

Summer Enrichment 2018

2018 Enrichment Registration is Now Available!

Enrichment courses run from Monday, July 9th through Friday, August 3rd.

Week 1: 7/9 – 7/13

Week 2: 7/16 – 7/20

Week 3: 7/23 – 7/27

Week 4: 7/30 – 8/3

Please register early to ensure the widest selection of course. Questions? Contact Stacy Smith, Enrichment Coordinator, at ssmith@longmeadow.k12.ma.us.

Elementary Enrichment

Please note that all students age 8 and under taking multiple classes will be escorted from class to class by Summer Enrichment Teaching Assistants. Escorts for older children are available upon request.

Art



New! Pots and Plants!: Entering Grades 1-4

Using clay, hand-building techniques, and glazes, you will create pots to put plants in! We will learn about different types of plants, and create your own miniature garden! Tea time amongst the plants will happen during sunny days! A materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.226 Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.227 Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $100 per person

Beginner Wheel Throwing for Kids!: Entering Grades 3-5

A hand’s on beginner’s class will introduce youngsters to the basics of the potter’s wheel such as centering and shaping the clay. Glazing techniques will also be explored. Each child will bring home a glazed piece(s) at the end of the session. In addition to promoting the creative process this class also supports sensory development in a fun environment. Materials fee is built into the price of class.

Activity: 7705.112 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $110 per person

Activity: 7705.113 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $110 per person

Hand building Clay for Kids!: Entering Grades 2-6

Learn how to build beautiful sculptures, functional mugs and vases without the pottery wheel! Hand building techniques such as coil and slab building will be explored. Come create and explore clay! Materials fee is built into the price of class.

Activity: 7705.127 Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $110 per person

Activity: 7705.128 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 23-27

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $110 per person

Little People Painting Like the Masters: Entering Grades 1-6

Experience painting on a number of different surfaces using a wide range of techniques. We will paint in the style and movements of the masters, drawing inspiration from nature, our surroundings and our imagination. An additional materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.200 Week 1: Monday-Friday July 9-13

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.201 Week 3: Monday-Friday July 23-27

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Cartooning as an Art Form: Entering Grades 2-7

Learn the basics of cartooning and how to apply cartoons to everyday life. Learn to quick draw faces, people and animals with markers, pastels and pencils. Delve into humor, action and emotion! An additional materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.202 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.203 Week 3: Monday-Friday July 23-27

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

STEM

Ms. Frizzle’s Lab: Entering Grades K-2

Turn the pages of a book and make it come alive in our laboratory! Using favorite children’s books such as Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss and titles from the Magic School Bus series partnered with non-fiction texts, students will enjoy many engaging science/literature connections that open the door to fun and creative projects and experiments! We will also learn about lab safety and data collection.

Session 1: Ms. Frizzle’s Lab I

Some of the topics we’ll explore include:

· States of Matter: Make your own lava lamp, create Dr. Seuss’ Oobleck, and collect data on racing liquids

· Fossils: Create your own fossils and go on a “dig” to learn how they’re excavated

· The Science of Ice Cream: Make your own ice cream in the lab!

Session 2: Ms. Frizzle’s Lab II

Some of the topics we’ll explore:

· Rainbows, Color, & Light: Catch a rainbow in a dish, and conduct a color separation (chromatography) experiment

· Space: Create a nebula and your own wearable “asteroid belt”

· The Science of Bubbles: collect data about which household items are good bubble making tools, and make your own giant bubble wand.

Please inform instructor of any food allergies so plans/materials may be adjusted if needed. An additional materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Ms. Frizzle’s Lab I:

Activity: 7705.104 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20 Fee: $90 per person

Ms. Frizzle’s Lab II:

Activity: 7705.105 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27 Fee: $90 per person

New! LongMetal Summer Robotics: Entering Grades 3-5

Experience the thrill of competitive robotics! Learn real-world engineering and coding skills, and compete for the coveted LongMetal Summer Program Trophy!

Learn robotics from the FIRST Robotics Rookie All-Star Champions, Longmeadow High School’s FIRST own, Team LongMetal.

Led by experienced high school engineers, participants will break off into teams to design, build and program their robots to compete for glory. Students will gain skills in engineering, creative problem solving, leadership and team building as they work to compete on a table-top playing field of complex and fun engineering challenges.

Consider LongMetal Summer Robotics as an entry into the world of competitive robotics and a starter program for your own FIRST LEGO League team.


A percentage of the proceeds of this program will benefit Longmeadow High School’s Team LongMetal. A materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.242 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Time: 9am-12noon Fee: $200 per person

Language Arts



New! Spanish for Wizards: Entering Grade K-2

Join the fun and learn Spanish words and phrases with art, coloring, painting, and singing songs with Barney, Elmo, and Sponge Bob! Learn about the Spanish legend of the Ratoncito Pérez - the Spanish Tooth Fairy! Create your own piñata and learn how Spanish kids celebrate birthdays! Also learn how to introduce yourself in Spanish and describe your favorite stuffed animal. Join the fun and become a Spanish speaking whiz!

Activity: 7705.244 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-July 20 Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.245 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30- Aug 3 Fee: $90 per person


New! Rising Readers & Writers!: Entering Grade 2

Learn and apply the strategies it takes to become an independent reader and writer. In this class we will read a variety of books, both fiction and nonfiction as well as learn how to decode tricky words! We will also learn to create our own different types of writing; opinion pieces, all about pieces and letters, just to name a few! This class will be tailored to the individual needs of the students, as well as full class and small group work. Come join us to have fun as we read and write! An additional materials fee of $5 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7701.146 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3 Fee: $90 per person

On The Write Foot: Entering Grades 2-4

Become a proficient and confident young writer by exploring different styles in short stories and books. Students will compile a collection of their own original works through interactive guided writing and create awesome illustrations using a variety of special effects! A $5 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.099 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.100 Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Cooking, Gaming, and More

New! Around the World in a Week! Entering Grades 2-5

Get your passports ready! Let's learn to cook, make crafts and explore interesting facts from five different countries! Please note that there is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of the course!

Activity: 7705.108 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 2: Monday-Friday July 16-20 Fee: $90 per person

New! Kids in the Kitchen - Breakfast Edition: Entering Grades 1-5

Looking for a fun and creative way to educate your children on the joys of healthy breakfasts? This all new recipe collection is designed to help little chefs learn how to prepare and cook easy, healthy, and quick breakfast food! We will incorporate games and activities to empower and inspire our kids to lead healthier lives. Each student will create a cookbook with all of the recipes used in class. A $15 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.130 Time: 8am-10am

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13 Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.134 Time: 8am-10am

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27 Fee: $90 per person

New! Kids in the Kitchen - Einstein’s Kitchen: Entering Grades 1-5

Become a genius in the kitchen by learning math and science! We will cook delicious items while learning about measuring, properties of matter, fractions, and chemical reactions. Let’ explore how cooking and the sciences merge! A $15 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.131 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13 Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.132 Time: 8am-10am

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20 Fee: $90 per person

New! Kids in the Kitchen - Healthy Snacks: Entering Grades 1-5

Learn how to make healthy snacks that you can eat anytime! This all-new recipe collection is designed to help little chefs learn how to prepare and cook healthy, tasty snacks or mini-meals in a creative and fun way! We will incorporate games and activities to empower and inspire our kids to lead healthier lives. Each student will create a cookbook with all of the recipes used in class. A $15 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.133 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20 Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.137 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3 Fee: $90 per person

New! Kids in the Kitchen - Just Desserts: Entering Grades 1-5

In this class we will be cooking just desserts! This all new recipe collection is designed to help little chefs learn how to prepare and cook healthy, delicious desserts. It’s true, desserts can be nutritious and delicious! We will incorporate games and activities to empower and inspire our kids to lead healthier lives. Each student will create a cookbook with all of the recipes used in class. A $15 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.135 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27 Fee: $90 per person

Kids Only!: Entering Grades 2-5

Are you allergic to glitter? Do you think pink should be outlawed? If you said yes, then this is the class for you! We want to delve into the disgusting and slide into the sticky. If you aren’t getting dirty, you aren’t doing it right! We will make a bridge of straws to hold the maximum amount of weight. We will try to build the highest and strongest tower out of marshmallows and raw spaghetti and develop the longest flying airplane! In addition, we will also make a string maze, a straw bridge, play capture the flag, and build slingshots or make slime! An additional materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.140 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27 Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.139 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3 Fee: $90 per person

Minecraft Mania!: Entering Grades 3-8

Calling all students who love to play Minecraft and those who want to start!! Minecraft is an interactive video game which helps teach students spatial reasoning, engineering concepts, and problem-solving skills. Minecraft players travel vast landscapes including caves and mountains while constructing homes and other structures. They also hunt, sail, farm, and invent! Minecraft fosters creativity and provides unlimited opportunities to build, discover, and collaborate! We will use a local server so students will only be playing and building with students enrolled in the class.

Activity: 7705.152 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Activity: 7705.154 Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20

Activity: 7705.156 Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27

Activity: 7705.158 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.153 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Activity: 7705.155 Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20

Activity: 7705.157 Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27

Activity: 7705.159 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Middle and High School Enrichment

Art

New! Succulent Pinch Pots!: Entering Grades 5-9

Get the opportunity to get your hands dirty and work in clay! Each student will also be experimenting with different glazing, carving techniques and even creating textures within the clay! At the end of this course each student will get to bring home one hand pinched pot with a cactus/ succulent!

Activity: 7705.228 Week 2: Monday-Friday July 16-20

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.229 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

3D Modeling: Physical and Digital! Entering Grades 5-9

Design objects using 3D modeling software and 3D sculpting materials! In this class, you will learn how to create architectural structures physically to digitally. One of your designs will be 3D printed! A materials fee of $8 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.195 Week 3: Monday-Friday July 23-27

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.221 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Jewelry Workshop: Entering Grades 4-8

Jewelry making is a fun hobby that allows you to create one-of-a-kind designs that can be worn or given as gifts to friends and family. You will learn various simple techniques to make beaded jewelry and other fashionable jewelry items using different materials. A $12 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.163 Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.164 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

The Potter’s Wheel: Entering Grades 6-12

Create wonderful pottery using the potter’s wheel, hand-building techniques, special clay tools and ceramic glazes. The possibilities are endless! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced potter, this is the class for you. You can create work that is sculptural and functional! A materials fee is included in the price of the class.

Activity: 7705.230 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $110 per person

Activity: 7705.231 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $110 per person

STEM

New! LongMetal Summer Robotics: Entering Grades 6-9

Experience the thrill of competitive robotics! Learn real-world engineering and coding skills, and compete for the coveted LongMetal Summer Program Trophy!

Learn robotics from the FIRST Robotics Rookie All-Star Champions, Longmeadow High School’s FIRST own, Team LongMetal.

Led by experienced high school engineers, participants will break off into teams to design, build and program their robots to compete for glory. Students will gain skills in engineering, creative problem solving, leadership and team building as they work to compete on a table-top playing field of complex and fun engineering challenges.

Consider LongMetal Summer Robotics as an entry into the world of competitive robotics and a starter program for your own FIRST LEGO League team.


A percentage of the proceeds of this program will benefit Longmeadow High School’s Team LongMetal. A materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.243 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30 - Aug 3

Time: 9am-12noon Fee: $200 per person


Mastering the Math MCAS: Entering Grades 6-9

Classes are offered to students of all middle schools who need extra practice in maintaining and improving academic performance over the summer. This class will include a variety of pre-algebra activities designed to engage students. Fun games and hands-on learning activities will be used to tackle MCAS questions. Students will explore and discover new ways to answer the most challenging MCAS problems. This course will be tailored to the needs of individual students, therefore interested students are encouraged to take both weeks.

Activity: 7705.197 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 10am-12 noon Fee: $90 per person



Music, Theater, Cooking and More

New! Longmeadow Summer Theater: Entering Grades 5-12

Come join us for Longmeadow Summer Theater’s four-week session format with a live performance at the end of week four! Participants will audition for roles and everyone gets a part. Show off your artistic talents with stage design or share your singing and choreography abilities. Director Adam Malmborg is excited to join the Longmeadow Summer Theater with Disney's High School Musical. Adam has previously directed Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Pinocchio and Assistant Directed with Peter Pan The Musical, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast as well as starring as Horton the Elephant in Seussical the Musical. Come join us for a fantastic live theater experience! A materials fee of $20 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course. Please note: This course begins at 9am and goes until 12:30 every day starting July 9. Students are encouraged to show up early. Rehearsals and announcements will start every day at 9am. Disney's High School Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Activity: 7705.142 Dates: Monday-Friday, July 9-Aug 3

Time: 9am-12:30pm Fee: $450 per person

Longmeadow Summer Music: Concert Band: Entering Grades 7-9

Join us for the 10th annual Longmeadow Summer Concert Band! Students will learn more about music and their band instruments by playing entertaining songs and performing in an evening concert on Friday, July 13th starting at 6:30 PM. All incoming seventh through ninth grade woodwind, brass, and percussion players are welcome. All Longmeadow Summer Concert Band students must pay a $10.00 materials fee and a Longmeadow Summer Music 2018 t-shirt fee of $15.00 (paid only once if enrolled in more than one LSM ensemble). Students must register by June 29nd to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Activity: 7705.146 ` Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Longmeadow Summer Music: Jazz Band: Entering Grades 7-9

Join us for the 10th annual Longmeadow Summer Jazz Band! Students will learn more about jazz, how to play jazz, improvisation, and their band instruments by playing entertaining songs and performing in an evening concert on Friday, July 13th at 6:30 PM. All incoming seventh through ninth grade experienced saxophone, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, piano, string bass, guitar, and drum set players are welcome. All Longmeadow Summer Jazz Band students must pay a $10.00 materials fee and a Longmeadow Summer Music 2018 t-shirt fee of $15.00 (paid only once if enrolled in more than one LSM ensemble). Students must register by June 29nd to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

* We will only accept the first 3 drum applicants to ensure all students have the opportunity to play the drum set during the course.

Activity: 7705.145 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Longmeadow Summer Music: Intermediate Orchestra: Entering Grades 6-8

String students who have completed at least their second full year of study on violin, viola, cello, or bass will gain confidence in playing their instruments and perform in a variety of styles from fiddle to classical. Students will perform in an evening concert on Friday, July 13th starting at 6:30 PM. All Longmeadow Summer Orchestra students must pay a $10.00 materials fee and a Longmeadow Summer Music 2018 t-shirt fee of $15.00 (paid only once if enrolled in more than one LSM ensemble).

Activity: 7705.144 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Longmeadow Summer Music: Intermediate Chorus: Entering Grades 6-9

Students sing a variety of music in harmony and in unison, both with and without accompaniment. Genres will range from folk songs and rounds to current pop tunes. Students will perform in an evening concert on Friday, July 13th starting at 6:30 PM. All Longmeadow Summer Chorus students must pay a $10.00 materials fee and a

Longmeadow Summer Music 2018 t-shirt fee of $15.00 (paid only once if enrolled in more than one LSM ensemble).

Activity: 7705.143 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Culinary Creations - Cooking on the Fly: Entering Grades 5-9

Learn how to cook quick, delicious food for your soul. Recipes may include pizza, Monte Cristos, chicken parmesan, whoopee pies, and more! We will discuss the importance of quality time together with family, friends, and food and learn how to set the family table. An additional materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.171 Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7702.190 Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27

Time: 8am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Culinary Creations: From Scratch Edition: Entering Grades 5-9

In this class students will focus on how to plan, purchase, and execute an entire meal by the end of the week! Each day we will discover how to create a course from scratch such as an appetizer, salad, main dish, or dessert. We will also focus on making healthful, farm to table food choices whenever logistically and financially appropriate. A $15 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.208 Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20

Activity: 7705.210 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.170 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Culinary Creations - “Tasty” and “So Yummy” for REAL: Entering Grades 5-9

Ever watch those cool “Tasty” and “So Yummy” videos on YouTube and Facebook and wish you could make them? Well now you can! Watch the video, transfer the recipe, and make cool things like “Hot Chocolate on a Stick,” “Snacks From the 90s,” “Pie Crust Desserts,” and much more! An additional materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.172 Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-July 27

Activity: 7705.215 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

The Breakfast Club: Entering Grades 6-9

Calling all pop culture fans! Want to learn about the music, art, literature, fashion, films, and important events of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s? How about cooking and eating delicious breakfast foods as you have discussions about these unique time periods with your friends? We will make pancakes, omelets, waffles, bacon, smoothies and more! Come with your appetite and also a hunger to learn more about the past fifty years of pop culture in our nation! A $10 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.103 Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

New! Television Studio Production: Entering Grades 5-9

Learn the basics of Television Studio Production from the producers at Longmeadow Community Television (LCTV). Operate studio cameras, audio board, and video switcher. Be on-camera talent. This is your chance to be part of a production crew and Produce and Direct your own TV show. Lights, Camera, Action!

Activity: 7705.246 Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27

Time: 10am-12 noon Fee: $90 per person

Outdoor and More

New! Outdoor Games: Entering Grades 6-8

Spend a part of your summer playing your favorite games from physical education class outside while incorporating fitness components. Have fun, get great exercise, and learn about fair play and exhibiting good sportsmanship. There will be a different game picked each day. A possibility of the five games are soccer, flag football, capture the flag, ultimate frisbee, and tchoukball.

Activity: 7705.232 Week 1: Monday- Friday July 9-13

Activity: 7705.233 Week 2: Monday- Friday July 16-20

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Child vs. Wild: Entering Grades 3-6

This is a chance for kids to get in touch with nature! Kids will learn how to build a lean-to shelter, purify water, and learn what is edible and poisonous in the woods. We will have the opportunity to play nature games and hike to Turner Park. We will learn fire safety, cook typical camping meals and learn about all different kinds of acceptable camping gear. We will put up tents as a team and learn what keeps wild animals away from campsites. An additional materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.118 Week 2: Monday- Friday July 16-20

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Middle School Summer Running: Entering Grades 6-9

Stay active this summer! Feel free to join for a week or for the entire month. The summer running program is designed to give novice and advanced runners the opportunity to experience, train, and have fun. Whether you are just beginning or a speed runner, this running program gives you an opportunity to excel. We will run between 3-4 miles at the high school track and designated routes through Longmeadow. Come run with us!

Activity: 7705.166 Week 2: Monday- Friday July 16-20

Activity: 7705.167 Week 3: Monday- Friday July 23-27

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person



New! Ultimate Frisbee – Beginners: Entering Grades 6-9

It's the fastest growing sport out there. Learn the basics of catching, backhand, forehand, marking, play-making, and of course, the rules. Ultimate is unique in that it is self-officiated; there are no referees. Players will learn how work things out on their own and practice "The Spirit of the Game". A materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.234 Week 1: Monday- Friday July 9-13

Activity: 7705.235 Week 3: Monday- Friday July 23-27

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

New! Ultimate Frisbee – Intermediate: Entering Grades 6-9

You know the basics, now learn and practice man and zone defenses, goal line set plays, the stack, and the force. Scrimmages each day weather permitting. A materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.236 Week 2: Monday- Friday July 16-20

Activity: 7705.237 Week 4: Monday- Friday July 30-Aug 4

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Language Arts and Math

New! Summer Reading: Entering Grade 9

Do you typically put off your summer reading until the very end of summer? Are you hoping to start high school off right by not procrastinating? This course could be the answer. Together, students will read the required summer reading text, as well as participate in teacher-led discussions as a complement to the text. By discussing these guiding questions, students will begin 9th grade feeling prepared and confident.

Activity: 7705.238 Week 1: Monday-Friday July 9-13

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.239 Week 2: Monday-Friday July 16-20

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

New! Study Skills: Entering Grades 7-8

Are you hoping to improve your grades and test scores in school next year? This course can help! Discover the methodology of proper study habits, what works and what does not. You will practice organizational, note-taking and reading skills. To enhance learning, proper close-reading and writing skills are also practiced.

Activity: 7705.240 Week 3: Monday-Friday July 24-28

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.241 Week 4: Monday-Friday July 31-Aug 4

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Middle School Power Reading & Writing: Entering Grades 5-8

Enhance reading rate and fluency. Learn reading strategies and writing skills applicable to science, social studies and math with emphasis on critical reading and reading for understanding. Graphic organizers will facilitate comprehension and application of the writing process. Study skills plus vocabulary and grammar enrichment activities will provide a boost for MCAS scores! Since the focus of this course is reading and writing, practice and instruction will be tailored to individuals. Students are encouraged to take as many weeks of this course as they like.

Activity: 7705.160 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.161 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Creative Writing: Entering Grades 5-8

The goal of this course is to help students find and develop their creative voices. Students will read, write and revise poems and short stories. They will also be encouraged to share their work with others in a workshop setting. Students will learn and apply their knowledge of the key elements of fiction and poetry including plot, setting, character, point of view, dialogue and figurative language. Come see how fun writing can be! This course is designed for students to sign up for as many weeks as they would like!

Activity: 7705.122 Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.198 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Pre-English Bootcamp: Entering Grade 9

Don’t let our title fool you! This stress free course is for soon-to-be 9th graders who are considering Honors English. We will focus on introducing students the skills used in English 111 at Longmeadow high school in a fun, friendly environment. The course will focus on reading honors level short stories, plays and poems. The class will work on writing skills such as thesis creation, annotation and Cornell note taking that are critical to the English 111 curriculum. We will discuss literary and thematic terms in the context of the literature we read in class and encourage high level discussion and debate. All of the skills taught in the course are transferable to the honors class. Mr. Weaver is one of the English 111 teachers and hopes to help students feel prepared and excited for the jump into Freshman Honors English. Come join us if you want to get a taste of Honors English or just love reading and talking about great stories, plays and poems!

Activity: 7705.174 Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20

Activity: 7705.175 Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

The College Essay: Entering Grades 9-12

Learn personal essay writing from an experienced writing instructor. Focus will be on producing 1-2 polished personal essays, one of which may serve as an essay for college admission. Students will learn to write with voice and purpose, with a large emphasis placed on the revision process. Students will be impressed by how much a draft can improve over the course of a single week.

Activity: 7705.169 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Activity: 7705.182 Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20

Activity: 7705.183 Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 23-27

Activity: 7705.199 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30- Aug 3

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Reading Writing SAT Prep

Prep for the new style SAT & PSAT tests using the latest practice materials and test taking techniques. Learn the grammatical, mechanical, and usage mistakes you will find on the new test. Also, students will learn how to write a successful essay for the new format. The course will not only improve proficiency on the test but also help with the skills needed to succeed in writing in general. The practice will familiarize students with the test and build confidence. Students are encouraged to enroll in one week of the course but may decide to take additional weeks for further practice.

Activity: 7705.176 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Activity: 7705.177 Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20 Activity: 7705.178 Week 3: Monday-Friday July 23-27

Activity: 7705.179 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $90 per person

Math S.A.T and P.S.A.T Prep

Prep for new style S.A.T. tests using the latest practice materials and proven test taking techniques. Learn intensive analysis and the development of math concepts and skills involved in Math S.A.T. Practice improves self-confidence in math! Students must provide their own calculators for all class meetings. Since the focus of each week will be different students may take multiple weeks of this course.

Activity: 7705.149 Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 9-13

Activity: 7705.148 Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 16-20

Activity: 7705.150 Week 3: Monday-Friday July 23-27

Activity: 7705.151 Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug 3

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $90 per person

Algebra I

This course is designed for students who are interested in reinforcing Algebra I prior to entering Geometry or Algebra II. It is also a great fit for those who want to get a head start on Algebra I prior to entering high school. Over the four-week period, we will cover topics from the Longmeadow HS Algebra I curriculum at the College Prep I level. There will be daily homework and quizzes along with a mid-term exam and a final exam.

Activity: 7705.110 Dates: Monday-Friday, July 9-Aug 3

Time: 10am-12noon Fee: $300 per person

English I-IV

This remedial course is designed for students who have failed a high school English course. Through daily reading and writing assignments, students will improve their comprehension and analysis skills, as well as their essay writing and editing skills. A study of vocabulary and essential grammar and usage lessons will also be taught.

Activity: 7705.124 Dates: Monday-Friday, July 9-Aug 3

Time: 8am-10am Fee: $300 per person

Stacy Smith - Enrichment Coordinator - 413-565-4239 - ssmith@longmeadow.k12.ma.us - Online Registration