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Cartoon Creations

$49

with Jon Belonio - Rm 125

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  3rd - 8th

In this class, students will explore the world of cartooning. Students will get to create their own unique cartoon characters and settings. Projects will involve comic strips, animation cels, working with cartooning apps on the iPad, and flipbooks. It is VERY possible that you may have the NEXT Walt Disney in your family! www.mrbelonio.weebly.com

No prerequisite – this class is for any student interested in learning cartooning.

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CNC - Wood and Plastic Carving Class (Carvey)

$53

with Elizabeth Stroud

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 5:50  Grades:  3rd - 6th

Carve out some time for this class! Students will learn how to design using Easel software.  So, put your creativity to the test and create projects such as signs or objects can then be carved out on materials such as wood or plastic. Students will be able to take home at least 2 projects.

Coding for Beginners

$45

with Robert Luciano - Rm 126

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades: 1st - 3rd

Students in this beginners coding class will learn how to understand basic code and create codes on their own. Using the apps Kodable, Osmo, and Scratch Jr. students will practice with coding challenges and begin developing codes that allow characters to move and talk. Students will also work on some unplugged activities which will consists of paper and pencil coding activities.

(Students will need to bring their 1:1 iPad device)

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Cupcake Decorating

$63

with Cathy White - Rm 139

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  3rd - 5th

Explore the world of icing decorating and fondant and have lots of fun along the way. This class will offer some super colorful, fun, and creative ways to decorate cupcakes. Your child will leave each class with 2 hand decorated cupcakes and the skills to decorate their own at home.

No previous experience required.

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Fused Glass Fanatics

$63

with Rose Jarecki - Rm 123

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  2nd - 8th, Adults

Get fired-up with all new color-infused glass art! Experience a variety of artistic techniques to create seasonal decorations, jewelry, and functional home décor. Artist grade materials; professionally kiln fired by a full-time, juried Illinois glass artist.

No prerequisites. This class is open to adults, too!

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Get Going with German

$45

with Janet Stock - 108

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades: 1st - 4th

Gummi bears… …bratwurst…Kindergarten… saying “Gesundheit” when someone sneezes…all of these things are originally German. You probably didn’t even know that you can already speak some German! Join a lively class to learn German language and culture this fall. We will learn how to introduce ourselves and to use some basic phrases, understand how the alphabet and words sound different in German, as well as learn vocabulary about weather, colors, food, sports, and holidays through games, songs, interactive items, and guided practice.

Harry Potter Potions

$74

with Alana Berke

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  K - 6th

Have you always wanted to attend The Hogwarts School of Magic? You’ll love this class! Become a science wizard as you explore the magic of chemistry in fun, educational science labs inspired by the Harry Potter books and movies!

No prerequisites.

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Introduction to Quadcopters I

$88

with Bill White - Rm Cafeteria

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades: 4th - 9th (contact instructor for exceptions)

Grade Level: 4th grade through 9th grade – contact instructor for exceptions

 Description: Quadcopters (a/k/a quadrotors) have become an inexpensive vehicle to introduce students to a variety of aeronautical and controls concepts and universities often incorporate quadcopters into their aerospace lab curriculum. This class will introduce students to quadcopter theory together with actual “hands-on” flying of quadrotors in each class session. The O’Neill cafetorium provides a large space for indoor flying with outdoor flying as weather permits.

Each student in the Intro to Quadcopters class will be given a quadrotor to take home after the last class session.

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