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Introduction to Quadcopters I *1

$88

with Bill White - Rm Cafeteria

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

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

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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Introduction to Quadcopters II *1

$88

with Bill White - Rm Cafeteria

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades: 4th - 9th

contact instructor for exceptions

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. 

Full Course

Introduction to Spanish *1

$43

with Lety Von Kerens - Rm 108

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades:  K - 5th

In this class students are introduced to Spanish: basic phrases, parts of the body, colors, numbers, family members, seasonal words and more. Students will play some Spanish games and learn to both read and speak basic words.  Parents receive materials to enable them to work with their children at home, if desired.

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Jr. Chefs I *1

$68

with Cathy Oriatti - Rm 149

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  4th - 8th

Full participation cooking class for students K-8th grade.  Recipe selections allow for students to explore essential cooking techniques using an assortment of kitchen tools and gadgets.  Individual and group recipes will be prepared.  Kitchen safety and ingredient & tool knowledge will be a part of each session.  All recipes will be nut free.  Parent participation is welcome, online sign up is available.  Students are encouraged to bring reusable containers to transport food samples home, but disposable containers will be available each week.  Students may bring an oversized T-shirt or apron to wear to protect clothing, if desired.

Jr. Chefs II *1

$68

with Cathy Oriatti - Rm 149

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades:  3rd - 5th

Full participation cooking class for students K-8th grade.  Recipe selections allow for students to explore essential cooking techniques using an assortment of kitchen tools and gadgets.  Individual and group recipes will be prepared.  Kitchen safety and ingredient & tool knowledge will be a part of each session.  All recipes will be nut free.  Parent participation is welcome, online sign up is available.  Students are encouraged to bring reusable containers to transport food samples home, but disposable containers will be available each week.  Students may bring an oversized T-shirt or apron to wear to protect clothing, if desired.

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Jr. Chefs III *1

$68

with Cathy Oriatti - Rm 149

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades:  K - 2nd

Full participation cooking class for students K-8th grade.  Recipe selections allow for students to explore essential cooking techniques using an assortment of kitchen tools and gadgets.  Individual and group recipes will be prepared.  Kitchen safety and ingredient & tool knowledge will be a part of each session.  All recipes will be nut free.  Parent participation is welcome, online sign up is available.  Students are encouraged to bring reusable containers to transport food samples home, but disposable containers will be available each week.  Students may bring an oversized T-shirt or apron to wear to protect clothing, if desired.

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Krazy Chemistry *1

$74

with Alana Berke

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades:  K - 6th

Do your kids like to get messy?  Introduce them to the science behind the mess!  This is a hands on science lab exploring chemistry with safe "kitchen chemistry" ingredients.  Students will build science vocabulary while forming hypothesis, making and recording observations, measuring, making conclusions and a lot more!

No prerequisites.

Full Course

Lego Engineering *1

$74

with Alana Berke

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades: K - 6th

Children have a blast building with Legos. Now they have an opportunity to learn about the science behind what they’re building! We’ll explore concepts such as modeling in 2 and 3 dimensions, testing and evaluating designs, meeting design constraints, conducting investigations and so much more!

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