LONGMEADOW ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Updated Jul 18, 2017, 2:23 PM



Stacy Smith

Enrichment Coordinator

413-565-4239

ssmith@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Online Registration

Registration is now available for the 2017 Longmeadow Summer Enrichment Program! All summer classes are located at Longmeadow High School. Summer Enrichment runs from Monday 7/10/2017 through Friday 8/4/2017 We continue to offer many one-week courses to fit into your summer schedule. Convenient online registration is available by selecting “online registration” to the above.

Please Note: If you are unable to locate a course in our online registration system, please be sure the filters on the left " Longmeadow Public Schools" as a site.

In an effort to help you plan your summer, please click on the convenient PDF below to view all our offerings by week!

Elementary Enrichment

Please note: 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

Tinkering with 3D Printing! Entering Grades 1-4

Ever wanted to use a 3D printer? Each child will be able to explore the possibilities with our machine! In this class, you will learn how to design and print your own objects! To add a unique touch, the pieces will be altered with other materials like string, wire, and paint. Prior to the class, an email account will be needed to use the software. A materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.173

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.220

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Art

Beginner Wheel Throwing for Kids!: Entering Grades 1-5

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 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $110 per person

Activity: 7705.113

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Time:10am-12noon

Fee: $110 per person

Art

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 17-21

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $110 per person

Activity: 7705.128

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $110 per person

Art

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 10-14

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.201

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 24-28

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Art

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 10-14

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.203

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 14-28

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Math, Science and STEM

NEW! Fun With Electrical Circuits! Entering Grades 2-5

Students will be introduced to the basics of electronic circuits and will make/build working circuits including sound/motion-activated alarms, doorbells, loud speakers, and many other exciting projects! Hands-on experiences using Snap Circuits Original and Snap Circuits Alternative Energy, using solar power instead of traditional batteries. Join us for Fun with Circuits!

Activity: 7705.193

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.194

Week 4: Monday-Friday July 31- Aug 4

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Math, Science and STEM

New! Learning Math with Legos: Entering Grades 1-3

In this class we will explore how to use Legos to solve math problems, create Lego based games and to use Legos to compare and contrast numbers as well as making Lego graphs. This Lego class is math based and students are asked to bring in their own Legos to work with. The Legos can be brought to class in bins, containers, gallon baggies, whatever is convenient. They should be the standard Lego brick size (Not Duplos). Come learn math with legos!

Activity: 7705.212

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.213

Week 2: Monday-Friday July 17- 21

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Math, Science and 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!

Ms. Frizzle’s Lab I:

Activity: 7705.191

Time: 8am-10am

Activity: 7705.104

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Fee: $90 per person

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 II:

Activity: 7705.192

Time: 8am-10am

Activity: 7705.105

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

Fee: $90 per person

Math, Science and STEM

Fun with Science!: Entering Grades 3-5

During our Elementary STEM program, students will build and test marshmallow bridges, design a device to measure ground motion during an earthquake, analyze various liquids and solids to determine if they float or sink, make a static powered dancing ghost and watch the effect of carbon dioxide on raisins. This course is designed to make science fun and exciting!!! Please notify the instructor ASAP if there are any food or latex allergies. A $10 materials fee is required and payable to the instructor on the first day of classes.

Activity: 7705.126

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Language Arts

New! Rising Readers & Writers!: Entering Grade 1

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: 7705.222

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Fee: $90 per person

Language Arts

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 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Music, Theater 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: 7705.109

Time: 10am-12noon

Week1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.107

Time: 8am-10am

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.108 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 2: Monday-Friday July 17-21 Fee: $90 per person

Music, Theater and More

“Serious” Princess School: Entering Grades K-2

Do you love princesses? This course incorporates fun with learning, literature and creativity. Some princess activities include: crown creations, creating a “princess guide book,” cooking and decorating, making princess jewelry and so much more! Each princess will enjoy a tea party and receive a certificate at the end of the session! Come join us and let your inner princess shine! An additional $10 material fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.106

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

Fee: $90 per person

Music, Theater and More

New Instructor! Show Biz Kids: Entering Grades 1-5

In a Musical spoof on different children's nursery rhymes and fairy tales, students will have a chance to perform in the show "Character Matters!" Under the direction of the experienced music and theater teacher, Ilanna Tariff, the course will conclude with a Friday evening performance in the high school auditorium! A Longmeadow alumni, Tariff has gone on to receive her Bachelor's in Music Education with a theater minor from Texas State University and her Master's in Music Education from New York University. She also has toured the country teaching theater and music. Your child will love getting to sing and act in this musical! Not only are the songs catchy and fun, but the show teaches children about how their "character" matters! An additional materials fee of $15 is also required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Please note this is a two week course.

Activity: 7705.180

Time: 9am-12noon

Fee: $275 per person

Weeks 3 and 4: Monday-Friday July 24-Aug 4th

Kids in the Kitchen I and II: Entering Grades 1-5

Looking for a fun and creative way to educate your children on the joys of healthy cooking? 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 in little time. It’s true, fruits and vegetables can be nutritious and delicious! We will incorporate games and activities to empower and inspire our kids to lead healthier lives. Each child will create their own personal recipe book to share with their family and friends. A $12 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class. This course is designed for students to sign up for Kids in the Kitchen I, Kids in the Kitchen II, or both.

Kids in the Kitchen I

Activity: 7705.130 Time: 8am-10am

Activity: 7705.131 Time: 10am-12noon

Week1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14 Fee: $90 per person

Kids in the Kitchen II

Activity: 7705.132 Time: 8am-10am

Activity: 7705.133 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21 Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.134 Time: 8am-10am

Activity: 7705.135 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28 Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.136 Time: 8am-10am

Activity: 7705.137 Time: 10am-12noon

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4 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: 7705.141

Time: 10am-12noon

Week1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.139

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.138

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 2: Monday-Friday July 17-21

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.140

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

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 10-14

Activity: 7705.154

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Activity: 7705.156

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

Activity: 7705.158

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.153

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Activity: 7705.155

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Activity: 7705.157

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

Activity: 7705.159

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Middle School & Adult Enrichment

Art

Tinkering with 3D Printing! Entering Grades 5-9

Ever wanted to use a 3D printer? Each child will be able to explore the possibilities with our machine! In this class, you will learn how to design and print your own objects! To add a unique touch, the pieces will be altered with other materials like string, wire, and paint. Prior to the class, an email account will be needed to use the software. A materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.195

Week 1: Monday-Friday July 10-14

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.221

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Art

Build Your Own Website: Entering Grades 4-8

Create a logo and publish your own personal Website, Blog or Glog! Coordinate fonts, backgrounds, and colors to give your site a consistent look throughout. Next choose a page template to create a welcome, about me, photo album, movie and blog pages. Come build a website with us!

Activity: 7705.114

Week 4: Monday-Friday July 31-Aug 4

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Art

Jewelry Workshop: Entering Grades 6-9

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 1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Activity: 7705.164

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Art

New! Duct Tape Crafts: Entering Grades 3-8

Your child will explore, learn, and create a variety of decorative crafts made from duct tape and more! These items may include flower pen toppers, a colorful purse/wallet, beautiful duct tape jewelry, and much more! Duct tape now has so many patterns and bright colors that it’s hard to pick your favorite. This fun, relaxing class will engage all types of creative learners. Come join us!

Activity: 7705.196

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 17-21

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Art

Digital Photography I: Entering Grades 5-Adult

Learn basic digital camera techniques while using Adobe Photoshop to enhance, edit or redesign your photos and finally print out a high quality image. All students must have their own digital camera and a good understanding of computers. Please take photos with your digital camera before coming to class. This will help us get an early start with learning Digital Photography. An additional $25 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.123

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person


Math and Science

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 1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.147 Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

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

Middle School STEM: Entering Grades 6-8

Middle School STEM will include: building and testing tower structures, determining the speed of toy cars, blowing up a balloon with yeast and making a balloon rocket. Be prepared to use your creativity and imagination to harness the power of science for fun! A materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.214

Week 1: Monday- Friday, July 10-14

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Music, Theater and More

Children’s Summer Theater: Entering Grades 5-11

Children’s Summer Theater returns with a new two week session format! Live performance at the end of week two! 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. 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, but students may still participate if they have a course from 8-10am.

Activity: 7705.142

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 10-21

Time: 9am-12noon

Fee: $275 per person

Music, Theater and More

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

Join us for the 9th 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 14th starting at 6:30 PM. All incoming seventh through ninth grade woodwind, brass, and percussion players are welcome. (Incoming sixth grade students MUST be recommended by their school music teacher in order to participate in the concert band. School music teachers must email their recommendation to Travis Higa at thiga@longmeadow.k12.ma.us.) All Longmeadow Summer Concert Band students must pay a $10.00 materials fee and a Longmeadow Summer Music 2017 t-shirt fee of $15.00 (paid only once if enrolled in more than one LSM ensemble). Students must register by June 27th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Activity: 7705.146 `

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Music, Theater and More

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

Join us for the 9th 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 14th 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. (Incoming sixth grade students MUST be recommended by their school music teacher in order to participate in the jazz band. School music teachers must email their recommendation to Travis Higa at thiga@longmeadow.k12.ma.us.) All Longmeadow Summer Jazz Band students must pay a $10.00 materials fee and a Longmeadow Summer Music 2017 t-shirt fee of $15.00 (paid only once if enrolled in more than one LSM ensemble). Students must register by June 27th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

* This year 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 10-14

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Music, Theater and More

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 14th starting at 6:30 PM. All Longmeadow Summer Orchestra students must pay a $10.00 materials fee and a Longmeadow Summer Music 2017 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 10-14

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Music, Theater and More

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 14th starting at 6:30 PM. All Longmeadow Summer Chorus students must pay a $10.00 materials fee and a

Longmeadow Summer Music 2017 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 10-14

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Music, Theater and More

New! Longmeadow Summer Music- Studio Production: Entering Grades 7-12

Using the state-of-the-art music technology lab at Longmeadow High School and Logic Pro X, summer studio production will explore the basics of digital music creation, composition, and production. Working individually on digital songs, students will acquire the necessary skills to produce their own album by the end of the week. Production techniques explored include sampling, mixing, automating, synthesizing and balancing. No existing musical ability necessary!

Activity: 7705.204

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Culinary Creations: Entering Grades 5-9

Learn how to cook delicious food for your soul from all over. 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: 7705.170

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Activity: 7705.171

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Activity: 7705.172

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

Activity: 7705.215

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

New! 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. Please note: though some previous cooking experience is helpful, students are not required to take Culinary Creations before taking the “From Scratch Edition”.

Activity: 7705.216

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Activity: 7705.208

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Activity: 7705.209

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

Activity: 7705.210

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Time: 8am-10am

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: 7705.102

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Activity: 7705.103

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 124-28

Activity: 7705.101

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Time: 8am-10am

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 17-21

Activity: 7705.167

Week 3: Monday- Friday July 24-28

Activity: 7705.168

Week 4: Monday- Friday July 31-Aug 4

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

English, History, and Culture

New! All Star Social Studies Trivia: Entering Grades 7-9

Do you enjoy impressing others with your knowledge about the world we live in? Think you have what it takes to be on Jeopardy? Do you take delight in winning and engaging in healthy competition with your peers? Sign up for All-Star Social Studies Trivia! In this class, students will participate in an array of Social Studies trivia and games, win prizes for demonstrating the most knowledge, and create their own trivia game. It is a great way to preview or review the middle school Social Studies curriculum and have fun and learn more while doing it. A materials fee of $7 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.217

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

Activity: 7705.218

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

English, History, and Culture

New! Geography of Sports: Entering Grades 7-9

Ever wonder why hockey is so popular in Canada? Does living in a warmer climate give you an advantage in baseball or golf? Why do Kenya and Ethiopia seem to dominate the middle and long distance events at the Olympics? What does it take to become a world class sailor and navigate our earth’s seas and oceans? Who invented lacrosse and where were the first teams formed? Learn all this and much more, in the Geography of Sports! This class will focus on making connections between our favorite sports and the physical and human characteristics of the world. We will utilize technology and multimedia to learn more about the sports geography, engage in hands on activities that simulate the environments of certain sports, and even experiment with the foods athletes in these locations eat to train. A materials fee of $7 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.190

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

English, History, and Culture

New! Summer Book Club: Entering Grades 5-8

It's that time of year again; school is out for the summer but of course there is that assigned reading that you are required to do. The summer reading book club offers the opportunity to get a jump-start on your summer reading assignment and maybe even complete it! Students will be provided the opportunity to read (individually or with a group), discuss, and receive guidance with retaining relevant details. Guided reading outlines will be provided, explained and modeled. Students are encouraged to sign up for this course with friends do participate in round-robin style reading!

Activity: 7705.211

Week 1: Monday-Friday July 10-14

Activity: 7705.206

Week 2: Monday-Friday July 17-21

Activity: 7705.223

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 24-28

Activity: 7705.207

Week 4: Monday-Friday July 31-Aug 4

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

English, History, and Culture

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 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.161

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

English, History, and Culture

Knights, Castles & Catapults: Entering Grades 5-8

We’ll lower the drawbridge with multimedia and fun activities to move you into the medieval world. Study the sights and sounds of this fascinating era. Build a castle, design a catapult and find out how they survived the bubonic plague!!

Activity: 7705.219

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 24-28

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

English, History, and Culture

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: 7705.121

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.198

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

Activity: 7705.122

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

English, History, and Culture

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 1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14

Activity: 7705.175

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $90 per person

High School Enrichment

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 10-14

Activity: 7705.182

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Activity: 7705.183

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 24-28

Activity: 7705.199

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31- Aug 4

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 10-14

Activity: 7705.177

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Activity: 7705.178

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 24-28

Activity: 7705.179

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

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 10-14

Activity: 7705.148

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 17-21

Activity: 7705.150

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 24-28

Activity: 7705.151

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $90 per person

Algebra I

Enhancement of skills & concepts that students might have missed in their first contact with algebra. Students who may receive a D or F grade in Algebra I should take this course to allow them to go to Algebra II. Diagnostic work will help to ensure success for each class member and get a boost for MCAS testing! Students must provide their own calculator for all class meetings.

Activity: 7705.110

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 10-Aug 4

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $275 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 10-Aug 4

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $275 per person

U.S. & World History

This remedial course is designed for students who have failed a high school History course. Diagnostic work and individualized assignments will give students an opportunity to study the skills and content of courses in World History I & II or US History. This course will also benefit students who would like to get a head start on the coming academic year.

Activity: 7705.184

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 10-Aug 4

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $275 per person

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