MCMS Summer School 2017
For Students in Grades 6-8 as of school year 2017-18
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MCMS Summer School Rosters – Coming May 26th
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MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER CALENDAR:
We are offering 2 sessions this summer at Medea Creek (Grades 6-8):
Tuesday, May 30th – Friday, June 23rd
Remediation Classes – Tuesday, May 30th – Friday, June 23rd:
This 4-week Session will be for students recommended by teachers as needing skill building in math and language arts.
Enrichment Classes – Tuesday, May 30th – Friday June 23rd:
This 4-week Session offers a variety of opportunities for students to enrich their learning.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER COURSE OFFERINGS:
NOTE: The following classes are being offered, but may be cancelled or changed based on enrollment and teacher availability. Classes are also subject to change from one period to the other.
Courses denoted with a number are for students who are in that grade in the current school year (e.g. Math 5 is for students currently in 5th grade).
Four-Week Remediation Session
May 30 – June 23
Period 1 | 8:15am-10:10am
- Math Skills 5: Designed to remediate for current 5th graders
- Math Skills 6: Designed to remediate for current 6th graders
- Math Skills 7: Designed to remediate for current 7th graders
Period 2 | 10:20am-12:15am
Four-Week Enrichment Session
May 30 – June 23
Period 1 | 8:15am-10:10am
- Keys to Middle School 5
- Preparation for Pre-Algebra 6
- Drama 5-7
- Art 5-7
- IPADS for the Imagination 5-7
Period 2 | 10:20am-12:15pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS SCHEDULES:
- Period 1 – 8:15am – 10:10am
- Nutrition – 10:10am – 10:20am (no food service is offered by the school)
- Period 2 – 10:20am – 12:15pm
Students may register for two courses for the session. It is permissible to take only one course if desired.
- 1 one-period 4-week class: $240
- 2 one-period 4-week classes: $480
MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION OPTIONS:
OPTION # 1 – MAIL-IN REGISTRATION:
Students who are interested in registering by mail will need to download the Registration & Course Request forms from above.
Completed registration forms, including any required signatures and a check for the full tuition and applicable materials fees mailed to:FRIENDS OF OAK PARK SCHOOLS
Middle School Summer School 2017
5801 E. Conifer St.
Oak Park, CA 91377
Items postmarked after Friday, May 12th will not be included in the initial registration, but will be added to classes, as space is available.
Please review the course descriptions in the Course Brochure for details on each class.
Incomplete registration forms (missing information, signatures, documentation, and/or full tuition/materials fees) will not be included in the class lists for mail-in registration.
NOTE: This mail-in registration period is for all students interested in any class. This includes district of choice students.
Friday, May 19th: Preliminary class lists will be posted above for all students who have registered during the mail-in registration period.
OPTION # 2 – WALK-UP REGISTRATION:
Saturday, May 6th from 9am to 11am at the Medea Creek Middle School Gym (map)
Registration will be held on a first-come basis for all classes that have openings. Students who are not currently attending an OPUSD school (or who will not be attending an OPUSD school next year) are welcome to register for any of our summer classes at this time.
Saturday afternoon, May 27th: Class lists for all registered students will be posted above
OPTION # 3 – LAST CHANCE REGISTRATION:
Tuesday, May 30th: First Day of Summer School, (7:30 am in front of the MCMS office).
This will be the final opportunity to register for any classes with openings. Registration will be on a first-come basis.
CALL-IN PROCEDURE FOR ABSENCES:
If a student will be absent at any level or for any course, the parent is required to call the school on the morning of the absence between 7:45am – 8:30am to report it. All absences must be accounted for and verified. This means that if parents don’t call the school, we will be required to call the parents. Please help by calling in all absences, just as you would during the regular school year. That phone number beginning 5/30/17, the first day of summer school, will be: 818-597-4261. For all other inquiries, the regular school number will remain: 818-707-7922.
CLASS LISTS AND WAIT-LISTS:
Class lists for all levels and courses for students who have pre-registered will be posted above by Saturday afternoon, May 28th.
We may move students between classes as necessary to balance classes at any time.
All students MUST be in class on the first day of summer school to secure their seat in the class. Failure to attend on the first day will result in the student being dropped. If there is a valid excuse for an absence, parents must call-in the morning of the first day of summer school to the school office so that the space is held for that student.
Students on a wait-list should come to summer school on the first day in order to hold their place on the wait-list. If there is still no space available after attendance has been verified, then the wait-listed students should contact the school on the second day to see if space has become available. Any student with an unverified absence on the first day will be dropped and the space offered to a wait-listed student.
We may be forced to cancel a class for a variety of reasons. We will contact all registrants involved if we cancel a course. FULL refunds will be issued if we cannot accommodate these students in another class.
Refunds (minus a $50 administrative fee) are available for any reason, providing the written request is received prior to 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26th, 2017.
Accompanied with a self-addressed stamped envelope, such requests must be mailed to:FRIENDS OF OAK PARK SCHOOLS
Middle School Summer School 2017
5801 E. Conifer St.
Oak Park, CA 91377
NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED – FOR ANY REASON – BASED ON REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DEADLINE.
All students in summer school will receive a final report of progress at the end of the summer session for each enrolled class. In addition, students will receive a mid-session progress report if the student demonstrates a need for improvement in any areas.
Questions related to specific middle school courses, including whether or not a student should take a course should be directed to your student’s school counselor or core (Language Arts/Social Studies) teachers.
If you have other questions that have not been answered in this brochure, please email Ms. Samantha Senkiw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mr. Tim Chevalier
MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Ms. Samantha Senkiw
LOCATION: Medea Creek Middle School
The State of California no longer provides funding to any school district for Summer School classes. For the 6th year, the Oak Park Education Foundation (FRIENDS), a private foundation has agreed to help keep the tradition of a high quality summer school program in Oak Park and to continue as administrators of the program. The classes offered by the Oak Park Education Foundation summer program adhere to the same curriculum and receive the same credit as those offered by the Oak Park Unified School District during the regular school year.
FRIENDS must charge students who attend Summer School to cover teacher and staff salaries, plus the additional mandatory employer costs, rental of the facilities, insurance requirements, utility charges, and materials fees.
Preparation for Pre-Algebra 6 / 4-WEEK SUPPLEMENTAL ENRICHMENT COURSE
Designed for current 6th graders to preview 7th grade pre-algebra
This class is designed for students that have an interest in preparing for the rigors of their 2017-18 Pre-Algebra course. This course will address the skills needed for success in their future math classes. Students will receive an overview of the Pre-Algebra curriculum as well as an introduction to some of the key concepts in the 2017-2018 Pre-Algebra course. A diagnostic test will be given to pinpoint areas of need, which will be strengthened with practice at home.
Preparation for Algebra 7 / 4-WEEK SUPPLEMENTAL ENRICHMENT COURSE
Designed for current 7th graders to preview 8th grade algebra
This class is designed for students who have an interest in preparing for the rigors of their 2017-18 Algebra course (either Algebra 1A/1B or Algebra 1). This course will address the skills needed for success in Algebra. Students will receive an overview of the Algebra curriculum as well as an introduction to some of the key concepts in the 2017-2018 Algebra course. A diagnostic test will be given to pinpoint areas of need, which will be strengthened with practice at home.
Keys to Middle School / 4-WEEK ENRICHMENT COURSE
This course is designed for incoming 6th graders. The primary focus is to prepare them for the many challenges that they will encounter as a middle-school student. Developing study, social, and life skills are all part of this course. In addition, students will learn skills for conflict resolution, which are important elements of the social and emotional needs of all students. Creative writing, word processing, and art complement the artistic side that is inherent in all of us, allowing students to explore their multiple intelligences and become successful students. Students will also learn to navigate important campus areas, such as lockers, the office, and the library.
Art 5-7 / 4-WEEK ENRICHMENT COURSE
Materials Fee $40
This course is designed for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. A primary goal of the summer art program is to enable students to produce creative pieces that stand on their own as “fine art.” This is a perfect class for a summer morning, where students’ creative abilities will be enhanced through the study of the elements of design. Art experiences may include: Painting, sculpture, collage, mosaics, enameling, and art history.
Robotics / 4-WEEK ENRICHMENT COURSE
This course is designed for incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. This class is for any student who is enthusiastic about discovery, science, and technology. Students will learn basic robotics principles, and then use their skills to design robots to collaboratively address real world issues. This class is limited in size, and there are no prerequisites; all students are welcome to sign up!
Mythology Madness / 4-WEEK ENRICHMENT COURSE
Ever wonder what the real stories were behind those Rick Riordan books – or what’s the deal with Thor’s hammer – or what is in the Egyptian Book of the Dead? Come explore the world of Mythology. We’ll be looking at Greek, Roman, Norse, & Egyptian myths and the mysteries that surround them. Explore ancient worlds and the people who ruled them, and have a little fun experiencing ancient cultures as well.
Digital Design / 4-WEEK ENRICHMENT COURSE
This course is designed for incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Students will focus on design using two software programs: Scratch and Google Sketch-Up. Scratch is an easy to learn computer programming platform for students to create games, movies, animations, and stories. Instead of traditional programming language, Scratch uses “blocks.” You can learn more at http://scratch.mit.edu/ The second program students will use is Google SketchUp. This 3-D design software allows students to easily create, share, and modify 3-D models of anything from buildings to cars to clothing. This class is limited in size, and there are no pre-requisites; all students are welcome to sign up!
Rocketry / 4-WEEK ENRICHMENT COURSE
Materials Fee is $80 and all students get to keep their rockets made in the class after the summer course has ended.
This course is designed for incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. With a truly hands-on approach, students will learn the systems and physics associated with rocket building and launching. Students will build their own rockets from scratch and will compete with one another. This course is designed for students who are interested in technology and science and how the two are interrelated. No previous experience or prerequisites are necessary to enroll in this class.
Drama 5-7 / 4-WEEK ENRICHMENT COURSE
This course is designed for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students interested in Drama. The purpose of this course is to provide a balanced theatre arts experience that will guide students to accomplish standards in the performing arts. Drama will focus on artistic interpretation and creative expression. The course will encourage understanding of cultural and historical awareness, and the interconnections of the arts and other disciplines. Students will practice the principle skills of drama, including voice, costume, improvisation, character development, the elements of storytelling, and the acting of scenes from plays. The newly constructed MCMS amphitheater provides an ideal setting for practice and performance. Acting projects will provide positive group interactions, while instruction seeks to develop language skills (both written and verbal) and appreciation of the arts through the reading, watching, creating, and performing of dramatic literature. Students will observe with detail, listen thoughtfully, speak effectually, and develop skills integral in school and beyond.
IPADs for the Imagination / 4-WEEK ENRICHMENT COURSE
With education going 21st Century and classrooms going digital – it’s time to get your tech on. Come see how iPads can be used to make school more productive and more entertaining. We will be exploring apps & sites that can help you in every class, on any project, and some just because we like them. Work collaboratively & get creative! Come see how a little bit of tech can make summer a whole lot of fun! iPads will be provided for class use.
Math Skills / 4-WEEK REMEDIAL COURSE
Designed to remediate for current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders
This class is for current 5th, 6th and 7th grade students who are not meeting standards in mathematics at the grade level and for students who would like to sharpen their math skills. There will be a review of the curriculum at that grade level with an emphasis on ensuring that all students are able to meet essential grade level math standards. This course is not recommended for students who are achieving at grade level in mathematics. Class size will be limited.
Language Arts / 4-WEEK REMEDIAL COURSE
This class is for current 5th, 6th and 7th grade students who are not meeting standards in reading and language arts including writing and spelling at the grade level and for students who would like to enhance their skills in these areas. There will be a review of the curriculum at that grade level with an emphasis on ensuring that all students are able to meet essential grade level standards in reading and language arts. This course is not recommended for students who are achieving at grade level in reading and writing. Class size will be limited.