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Summer Math Fun (In-Person)

Teacher: Daniel Essex
Dates: July 19 - July 29; Monday through Thursday; 9:00 a.m. -  10:30 a.m.
Cost: $ 180 FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For students in 5th and 6th grade

Join your classmates in learning some of the fundamentals of Pre-Algebra. Every day in this short summer course, students will practice key math skills through games and have the opportunity to receive support from one another and from Tr. Dan on their summer math packets.

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Manners and More for Elementary Students (In-Person)

Teacher: Dorlisa Young
Dates: June 22 - June 24; 1:00 p.m. -  2:30 p.m.
Cost: $ 120; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For students in 1st through 4th grade

Do you know which fork to use during a meal? Do you wonder how many sentences you should write in a thank-you note? Can you hold a conversation with others? Participates will learn essential social and dining skills with a certified etiquette professional.

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Intro to Algebra I in Spanish

Teacher: Satoia Wright
Dates: July 26 - August 13 Monday through Thursday; 8:00 a.m. -  11:30 a.m.
Cost: Pay what you can FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For middle school students

Este curso será enseñado exclusivamente en español y fue diseñado para apoyar a los estudiantes y familias de habla hispana. Este curso repasará los temas que los estudiantes necesitan para tener éxito al ingresar a su curso de Álgebra. Además de repasar temas esenciales de pre álgebra como porcentajes, expresiones, ecuaciones de varios pasos y desigualdades, los estudiantes también estudiarán múltiples representaciones de funciones lineales y no lineales. Los estudiantes analizarán y aplicarán datos del mundo, usarán materiales prácticos y calculadoras cuando sea necesario.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Intro to Video Production (In-Person) - FULL

Teacher: Zoë Blatt
Dates: July 5 - July 9; 12:30 p.m. -  3:00 p.m.
Cost: $ 180; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For middle school and upper school students

In this class, you will learn the basics of video production: storyboarding, shooting, and editing. You will work in teams to create short films on a variety of subjects. No equipment is needed for this course, but a computer is required.

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Diving into DSLR Photography (In-Person)

Teacher: Zoë Blatt
Dates: July 5 - July 9; 9:30 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.
Cost: $ 180; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For middle school and upper school students

In this workshop, you will learn the ins and outs of manual photography using a DSLR or Mirorless Camera. You will experiment with exposure, shutter speed, aperture, a variety of lenses, and studio lighting as you explore portraiture, cityscape, macro, and abstraction. You will leave this course with a collection of thoughtfully composed and edited digital photographs. Cameras will be provided, but a computer is required. No experience necessary.

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Entrepreneurship (In-Person)

Teacher: Maurice Williams
Dates: August 9 - August 13; 9:30 a.m. -  11:00 a.m.
Cost: $ 120; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For students in 3rd through 5th grade

A dream attached to strategic principles to manifest that dream does not require an age, but a decision to achieve that which they are passionate about. The program will allow for youth to envision themselves as successful business owners. The program will introduce start-up business concepts for youth to easily implement right now. From this class, participants will be able to identify their passions and understand simple strategies to transition those passions into profit
 

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Public Speaking (In-Person)

Teacher: Maurice Williams
Dates: August 2 - August 6; 9:30 a.m. -  11:00 a.m.
Cost: $ 120; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For students in 4th through 8th grade

Participants will develop the confidence and skills to speak publicly with power and authority over one’s own opinion. Beyond making presentations and public addresses, participants will, without conviction, be able to advocate for themselves and understand that their voice has power. WIth the right practice, tools, and guidance, there is a public speaker in everyone.
 

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Creative Writing (In-Person)

Teacher: Maurice Williams
Dates: July 26 - July 30; 9:30 a.m. -  11:00 a.m.
Cost: $ 120; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For students in 1st and 2nd grade

Writing that will that will engage, enrich and empower in a creative way. Through the writing prompts we will strengthen community and encourage ourselves through inspirational and explorative activities.

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Creating Animations and Games in Scratch (In-Person) - FULL

Teacher: Mary Beth Hertz & Colleen Law
Dates: July 13 - July 16; 10:00 a.m. -  11:30 a.m.
Cost: $ 120; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For students in kindergarten to 2nd grade

Participants will explore creating animations and games using MIT's drag and drop coding tool, Scratch. The first day will consist of a basic overview of Scratch and learning how to use the tool. On days two & three, participants will plan build their projects and on day four they will present their projects. Class size set to 16 students.

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Formal Writing and the 5-Paragraph Essay (Virtual)

Teacher: Matthew Rosen
Dates: June 28 - July 2; 9:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.
Cost: $ 120; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For rising 9th and 10th graders only

This class reviews the elements of the formal writing process, with special emphasis on crafting the five-paragraph essay. Over the course of one week, students will read a short story, generate an original thesis statement, then review how to defend their thesis with supportive body paragraphs. Students will craft a 5-paragraph essay. Special attention will be paid to body-paragraph construction; we will spend time developing strong analytical paragraphs that are well-supported with textual evidence and critical analysis. This class is ideal for rising ninth and tenth graders who want to review and practice expository writing.

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Getting Ready for Upper School (In-Person)

Teacher: Chris Singler, Erin Pratt, Norman Bayard
Dates: August 23 - August 25; 9:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.
Cost: $ 120; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For rising 9th graders only

This three day course will cover a variety of topics to get a rising ninth grader ready for high school at Friends Select School. Topics will include: academic readiness, athletics, rites of passage, goal setting, technology, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and more.

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Project Based Learning Workshop (Blended)

Teacher: Mary Beth Hertz
Dates: July 19 & 20 In person from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Virtual from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $180; FREE TO FSS EMPLOYEES
Prerequisite: For educators

This would be a 2 day course guiding teachers through the basics of project/problem/inquiry based learning including what it is, how it works and the basics of unit planning and assessment. On the 2nd day teachers would dive into building a unit plan and assessment (project) through individual work, collaborative workshopping and presenting their plans.

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Embedding Media Literacy Across the Curriculum (Blended)

Teacher: Mary Beth Hertz
Dates: July 21  -  July 22 In-Person from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Virtual  from 1:00 p.m. -  3:00 p.m.
Cost: $120; FREE TO FSS EMPLOYEES
Prerequisite: For educators

Teachers will learn how to incorporate media literacy (i.e. analyzing digital sources for accuracy and bias) skills across various content areas and grade levels including specific ways to guide students through their own media creation

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Fun with Fabulous Fibers (In-Person)

Teacher: Kellie Bowker and Amy Danford
Dates: June 28 - July 2; 9:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.
Cost: $ 245; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

Do you like creating? Do you enjoy working with your hands? How about learning new things? This week will be spent dying yarn, make fabric, sewing, weaving etc. And there will be snacks! Join Teacher Kellie and Teacher Amy for a fun, hands-on week of creativity!

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Let's Write Until It's Right (In-Person)

Teacher: Dorlisa Young
Dates: July 19 - July 23; 10:00 a.m. -  11:15 a.m.
Cost: $ 120; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For middle school students

Middle School, let’s elevate your writing skills with a focus on how to convert your ideas, outlines, and rough drafts into quality paragraphs, essays, book reports, and research papers. We want your papers to shine in your middle school classes.

During the 75-minute sessions, you will learn techniques that will take the stress out of writing a variety of papers you will encounter during middle school.

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