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Mt. Lebanon Summer Programs

2017 Summer Programs

The Mt. Lebanon Summer Enrichment program - *REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MAY 12TH, 2017* 

* Please note that some courses fill quickly.  There is no wait list available.*

The Summer Enrichment Program provides enrichment activities for students in grades 3-7. The Summer Enrichment program's goal, to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for elementary students during the summer months, is aligned with the District's mission statement. Furthermore the program specifically addresses student achievement process targets in mathematics, communication, technology, critical thinking and cooperative work.

Register for great summer programs that are offered through the Mt. Lebanon School District. Programs are open to students from all districts currently in grades 3-7 (in 2016-17 school year) and has four sessions:

Session I: June 19 - 22

Session II: June 26-29

Session III: July 3, 5, 6th*

Session IV: July 10 - 13

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (Monday through Thursday)

*Session III classes will be 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Please note that course fees must be paid via PayPal at time of registration.  Paper checks will no longer be accepted as a form of payment.

All 2017 courses will be held at the Mt. Lebanon High School.


Courses & Sessions Offered (scroll down for individual course info)

Rock Band - II

It’s all about that BASS, no Treble - IV

Chef's Academy - I, II, III, IV

Basic Model Rocketry - I, IV

Advanced Model Rocketry - I, IV

Kids Can Code! - I, II, IV

Revamping Readers Theater - III, IV

Movie Making I, II, IV

Engineering Olympiad - III, IV

Makey Makey Mag Lab - I, II

Shake it Up! - I, II

Pop Art Prints - III, IV

Spin & Dance with Color Guard & Rockettes I, III

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - I, II

Around the World in One Week - III, IV

Young Writers Camp III & IV (2-week session)

Makers, Take the Stage! - I

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#001 ROCK BAND! (II)

Rock Band is an opportunity for students to use their musical skills to play a different type of music than what they encounter in school.  Instead of studying Mozart, we will play Led Zeppelin and other classics.  Students who play in orchestra, band, take private lessons or sing in the choir are encouraged to bring their musical talents to contribute to the magic of ROCK!  Spoons? Tambourine? Any instrumentation is encouraged!  By the end of the week, the class will have formed a band and will perform a concert for their parents and peers.

Instructor: Evan Reichenfeld

Fee: $85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades 3-7

#002 IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT BASS (IV)

Bass players rejoice!  Finally a class just for you.  In this epic week of bass, bassists will continue learning their instrument from a teacher who started off just like you - Lebo alum, Evan Reichenfeld.  Throughout the week, students will develop their technique, learn practice techniques and play some awesome arrangements. We will also adventure into the realm of electric bass and its role in jazz and rock and roll music.  

Incoming students should have at least one year of experience playing the bass and plan to bring their instrument to camp.  Electric basses will be provided.  

Instructor: Evan Reichenfeld

Fee: $85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades: 3-7

#003 CHEFS' ACADEMY (I, II, III, IV)

CHOP...PEEL...SLICE...DICE...COOK...EAT…AND HAVE A LOT OF FUN DOING IT!!!

This "hands-on" class will teach you to follow a recipe, use kitchen utensils safely, and prepare complete meals, from appetizers to desserts. Come join us for a daily buffet of your delicious culinary creations. At the end of the week, you will receive copies of the recipes to take home and recreate for your family and friends. They will be amazed by your newly acquired culinary skills. LET'S EAT!

Instructors: Darlene Stack & Melissa Dapper

Fee:$95

Grades 3-7

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 24 STUDENTS PER SESSION

THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE HIGH SCHOOL FCS LAB. PLEASE USE THE B-9 ENTRANCE.

#004 BEGINNING MODEL ROCKETRY (I, IV)

Do you like having fun while working with your hands and seeing something take shape? Would you like seeing your finished product take to the sky? That's what we do in Beginning Model Rocketry! We learn, we have fun while we learn, and we build a basic model rocket that you launch at the end of the week. This class combines history, art, science, and engineering. Safety is heavily stressed in this class, as well as step by step procedures to properly build, paint, and fly your basic model rocket. This is a great hobby to pursue upon completion of this class. BUILD 'EM AND FLY 'EM!  We’ll see YOU this summer!

Instructor: Richard Briggs

Fee:$85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades: 3-6

#005 ADVANCED MODEL ROCKETRY (I, IV)

Looking for a challenge in the sport of rocketry? Then this course is for you. This exciting course is offered only to the experienced rocketeer. You must have completed beginning model rocketry or obtain special permission from the instructor to take this course. Students will be supervised in the construction, painting,detailing and flying of a skill level II or III model rocket. Emphasis will be placed on accurately following directions and procedures. IT'S A BLAST!

Instructor: Richard Getkin

Fee:$85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades: 4-7

#006 KIDS CAN CODE! (I, II, IV)

Have you ever wondered how computer programmers created games like Flappy Bird and Pac Man? You too can code! In this class, you will use Scratch (a graphical programming language) to design and create on the computer, combining graphics, photos, music, and sound into interactive creations. With Scratch, you can create characters that dance, sing and interact with one another. Or, you can create images that whirl, spin and animate in response to movements of the mouse. Dive in to program and share interactive stories, games, art and animations.

Instructor: Karen Sandora

Fee:$85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades:3-7

#007 REVAMPING READERS THEATER (III, IV)

This four-day readers theatre workshop is open to everyone, no matter how much experience you have with reading, creating, or performing in plays! This revamped readers theatre will be an exciting and creative experience. Throughout this workshop, students will work collaboratively to create a play from a traditional story. As a team, students will work together to transform

their story into a script using their comprehension of the story and its characters.

Students will take responsibility for various roles throughout the production of the play. Some of the roles include the following: cast members, director, prop

manager, and costume designer. In addition to creating a script, students will have the opportunity to practice their performance with their team. On the last

day, each team will perform their play complete with props and costumes!

Instructor: Danielle Lewis

Fee:$85

Room; High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades:3-7

#008 MOVIE MAKING (I, II, IV)

Do you have what it takes to be the next movie star? Find out with this hands-on course where you will work in a small group to plan a movie in a genre of your choice. After planning your storyboard, you'll have the opportunity to put your acting skills to use in the making of a short film. In addition, you will learn how to use a green screen, video camera, and movie editing software to create your very own movie. Upon completion of this one week course, students will receive a digital copy of their featured film. So, bring your creativity and join us for this exciting course!

Instructors: Lucas Rendulic and Patrick Walsh

Fee:$85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades 3-7

#009 ENGINEERING OLYMPIAD (III, IV)

Are you a laser marksman who can use mirrors and reflection to hit a target? Can you design a rollercoaster ramp to launch a marble farther than anyone else? Are you a master duct-tape boat builder who can design a boat that holds more weight than any other? This class presents team-based engineering challenges for the problem-solving hands-on student. Use concepts of energy (from all its various forms to the most fundamental law of the universe) to compete in an Engineering Olympiad.

Instructor: Nicholas Phillips

Fee:$85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades:3-7

Maximum number of registrations for this class is 20 per session.

#010 MAKEY MAKEY MAGLAB (I, II)

A piano keyboard out of bananas? A mini electric motor that seems to spin on its own? A wind-generator that captures the energy in the air? Make the electricity and magnetism connection and you can make all of these in this project-based lab experience. Let your ingenuity and creativity take over – apply your inventiveness – and stretch the possibilities even further!

Instructor: Nicholas Phillips

Fee:$85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades:3-7

Maximum number of registrations for this class is 18 per session.

#011 SHAKE IT UP - DANCE!  (I, II)

Shake it up is a hip hop dance class for ALL students.  A session will include the teaching and mastery of 1-2 modern dance routines.  Shake it up is a high energy, fun class for students who love to MOVE.  On the last day of camp, we invite parents/families to come and see what we have learned.  Come and SHAKE IT UP with us!

Instructor: Rachael Evans

Fee: $85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades:3-7

#012 POP ART PRINTS (III, IV)

This silkscreen printing course is inspired by the art and life of Andy Warhol. Students will learn about the art of photographic silkscreen printing and experience the printmaking process from beginning to end. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate and create unique artwork based on current events and pop culture.   From there, students will experiment with colors and layering. They will have the opportunity to print on paper, shirts, or tote bags to showcase their artwork.

Instructor: Emily Steinmetz

Fee: $85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades 3-7

#013 SPIN AND DANCE WITH THE BLUE DEVIL COLOR GUARD & ROCKETTES (I, III)

This summer, the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devil Marching Band will be offering a fun and unique way to explore the sport of Color Guard and Rockettes. Students will participate in classes taught by the marching band auxiliary staff as well as current members of the Color Guard and Rockette Team. Students will learn basic skills in dance, pom and flag and will have performance opportunities in the fall with the Blue Devil Marching Band to showcase their new skills for friends and family.

Instructor: Stephanie Enedy and current members of the high school program

Fee: $ 85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades:3-7

#014 THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER (I, II)

*Back by popular demand!*  This class is offered for boys and girls who are interested in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Join your peers as we discuss and read aloud from the first Harry Potter Book- The Sorcerer's Stone. Your child will complete crafts, math problems and various creativity building activities that with carry them through their first year at Hogwarts.

Instructor: Ashlee Beckett

Fee: $85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades: 3-7

#015 AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE WEEK (III, IV)

This class is offered for boys and girls who are interested in traveling the world in one week through games, crafts, creative writing and math problems. Students will dive into various cultures all while practicing their math skills and learning valuable team building skills through cooperative learning.

Students will also use technology to develop their own travel website in which they would advertise why visiting a special location of their choice would be a fun option.  

Instructor: Ashlee Beckett

Fee:$85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades: 3-7

#016 YOUNG WRITERS' CAMP (III & IV - two week course)

This fun writing camp is a continuation of a 15 year tradition of the partnership between the Young Writers Institute (YWI) and the Western PA Writing Project (WPWP).  

Do you want to develop your unique writing voice?  Do you want to try different techniques and types of writing to stretch your writing muscle?  Do you want time to conference with teachers and your peers to receive great suggestions on ways to improve your writing pieces?  Do you want to become a published writer with a wide audience for your stories and poems?  If you answered, “Yes!” to any of these questions, then the YWI is for you!

The YWI is a two week summer writing camp that follows a workshop format and helps students develop, compose, revise and select original writing pieces for publication in our online anthology.  A visiting writer and walking field trips provide additional inspiration and fun.  Young writers can showcase their writing to an audience of family and friends as they read selections of their writing at the Celebration of Writing on the last day of camp.

Instructors:Sarah Falbo, Georgia Miller, Kristin Hertzog

Fee: $180 (two week session)

Room: High School - Room TBA - enter through B9

#017 Makers, take the Stage! (I)

In this course, students will hone their creativity, teamwork, acting, and STEM skills through Odyssey of the Mind-related problem solving. Participants will be divided into small teams, each led by an experienced rising eighth grader. Over the course of the session, teams will create an original skit -- props, scenery, costumes, and all -- that will meet certain criteria provided to them. The team-created skits will be presented on the last day to friends and family members and scored according to criteria. Each day will also include team-building and problem-solving activities, including improvisational acting and on-the-spot building and engineering. Though seasoned “OM-ers” are welcome, previous Odyssey experience is not required. Open to rising 4th-6th graders. If you have questions, please contact the course instructor at LeboOdyssey@gmail.com.

Instructor: Kerry McGee

Fee:$85

Room: High School - Room TBA - Enter through B9

Grades: current 3-5th graders (in 2016-17 school year)



Programs
Name Dates Price Registration
2017 Summer Enrichment Session III - (July 3, 5, 6) Jul 03, 2017 - Jul 06, 2017 $85 - $95 Open
2017 Summer Enrichment Session II - (June 26- June 29) Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017 $85 - $95 Open
2017 Summer Enrichment Session I - (June 19- June 22) Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 $85 - $95 Open
2017 Summer Enrichment Session IV - (July 10-July 13) Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 $85 - $95 Open
YOUNG WRITERS' CAMP 2017 (Two-week session) - July 3,5,6 & July 10-13 Jul 03, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 $180 Open
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