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High School Summer Intensive Program

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Eugene School District 4J’s summer intensive program provides students coming into grades 9–12 an opportunity to extend their learning into the summer months and earn credit at the same time. 4J teachers lead the courses, which are designed to engage students in innovative learning that includes meaningful experiences outside of a traditional classroom setting.

Students may enroll in courses at any location, regardless of the high school they attend.

Students are now allowed to sign up for multiple courses. 

Courses will meet Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted in the dates and times listed below. All courses are offered in-person, except where noted otherwise.

Questions? Please email Ed Mendelssohn, mendelssohn_e@4j.lane.edu.

COURSE GRADE LEVEL
(Fall 2021)
DATES
(M–F, unless noted)
TIMES
LINK TO REGISTER
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SPORTS PROGRAMS Summer Sports Page
Marching Band 9-12 Week 1: August 16-20 & Week 2: August 23-27 Week 1: 9am-5pm (lunch 12:00-1:30pm), Week 2: 9am-8pm (Lunch 12-1pm & Dinner 4:00-5:30pm) Register
 Art Boot Camp
9 – 12 July 19 – 27 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Japanese Culture 101
9 – 12 July 20 – 30 (Tues. – Fri.) 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
 Screen Printing Shirts & Posters
9 – 12 August 9 – 13 FULL 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Registration Closed
Anatomy & Physiology
9 – 12 July 26 – 30 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Register
Physical Science Lab
10-11 July 26 – 30 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Register
Running & Leadership 9 – 12 July 12 – 22  (Mon. – Thurs.) 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Beginning Practical Piano
9 – 12 August 2 – 13 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Register
Technical Theatre & Stagecraft 9 – 12 August 9 – 20 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Register
Intermediate Algebra 1A Projects 10 & 11 July 5 – July 29 CHS  8:30–11:30 a.m.
Introduction to Chinese Culture 9 – 12 August 2 – 6
8:30–11:30 a.m.
Register
Exploring Childhood 10 – 12 August 23 – 27
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Register
Basic Bicycle  Maintenance  9-12 July 26-30,  12:30–3:30 pm Registration Closed
LGTBQ+ in Science and Lit
10 – 12 July 8 – 16 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Strength, Conditioning & Pickleball
9 – 12 July 26 – Aug. 6 8:00–10:00 a.m. Register
Drone Week! Like Shark Week!, only better!
9 – 12 July 6 – 9 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Sheltered LA for Multilinguals
9 – 12 July 19 – 30 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Español en el Verano: Aprendizaje Extendida 9 – 12  (pre-req SP 1A and 1B) July 19 – 30 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
World Dance Fitness and LA 9-12 July 19 – 30 8:30–9:30 a.m. + 1 hour asynchronous
NEW! Cricut Crafts and Terrariums
9 – 12 Aug 2-6 9:30–11:30 a.m. Register
Adv. Theatrical Lighting
9 – 12 Aug. 9–20   (Mon–Thu.) 1:00–4:00 p.m. Register
Shamrock Yearbook Camp
9 – 12 July 7–9 & Aug. 2 – 3 varying, see description below
Marine Ecology
9 – 12 Aug. 9–20 FULL 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Register
UAVs & Drones
9-12 Aug. 9–20 FULL 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Register
Robotics with VEX V5
9 – 12 Aug. 9–20 1:00–3:00 p.m. Register
Breathe, Eat, Walk
9 – 12 July 19–30 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
IBDP EE & CAS Kickstarter
12 July 13–15, 21, 28 & Aug. 4 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Fantasy Literature & Film
11 & 12 July 12–Aug. 6 (Mon.–Thu.) 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
College Apps. It’s a Wrap 12 August 9 – 13 FULL 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Registration Closed
DIY Arcade Console
9-12 July 12–30 FULL 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Basketball Strength & Conditioning 9–12 July 19–Aug. 20. FULL 12:30–2:30 p.m., week of August 2: 3:30–5:30
The Human Body: Labs & Hands On Activities 9–12 July 26–30 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Register
Financial Literacy for the Adult World: Investing in Your Future 10–12 July 12–23
(Mon.–Thurs.)
FULL 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Exploring Native American Art & Culture 9–12 July 12–23 FULL 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
High School Summer Jazz Band 9–12 July 12–Aug. 6
(Mon. & Wed.)
4–6 p.m. Register
High School Summer Band 9–12 July 26–30 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Register
Street Law 11–12 Aug. 9–19  (Mon.–Thu.) 8:30–11:30 a.m. Register
Intro to Tap 9–12 Aug. 9–20 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Register
Engineering Design 9–12 July 19–Aug. 13
(Mon.–Thu.)
FULL 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Geometry from Scratch 9–12 July 19–Aug. 13
(Mon.–Thu.)
9 a.m.–noon
Inequities in Lending 9–12 July 19–Aug. 13
(Mon.–Thu.)
8:30–11:30 a.m.
Nature of Light, Particles, Waves and Exoplanets 10–12 Aug 2–Aug 13 FULL 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Register
Stop Motion Animation
(part in-person and part online)
9–12 July  19–30 FULL  9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Digital Media Marketing 9–12 July 26–Aug. 6
(Mon.–Thu.)
8:30 –11:30 a.m. Register
Personal Finance 9–12 July  26–Aug. 6
(Mon.–Thu.)
FULL 12:30 –3:30 p.m. Waitlist
Symbolism in Poetry, Art, and Video Performance 9–12 July 26–Aug. 6
(Mon.–Thu.)
FULL  10 a.m.–1 p.m. Waitlist
Watercolor Painting
(all online)
9–12 July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
(Fridays only)
FULL 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
& 1–4 p.m.
Decision Quality 9–12 July 26–Aug. 6 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Register
Beekeeping Basics 9-12 Option 1 June 28–July 2 (CLOSED)

Option 2 July 6–July 12

9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Math Essential Skill – Work Sample 12 July 5–July 30 9:00–11:00 a.m.

COURSE INFORMATION

Marching Band

Teacher: Julie Bounds
Entering Grades: 9 – 12
Dates: Week 1: August 16-20 & Week 2: August 23-27
Times: Week 1: 9am-5pm (lunch 12:00-1:30pm), Week 2: 9am-8pm (Lunch 12-1pm & Dinner 4:00-5:30pm)
Location: Sheldon High School

The Summer Marching Band Intensive will develop the participants’ music learning and marching skills needed to learn how to march in a parade and perform a half time style field show performance. Color Guard members will learn dance and equipment fundamentals needed to learn the choreography that the color guard members learn to perform with the band in parade and field show. 

**The Summer Marching Band Intensive will be held in accordance with 4J School District COVID safety protocols specific to music education. Including the practice of social distancing and required PPE.**

Registration


Art Boot Camp

Teacher: Anne Dorsey
Entering Grades: 9 – 12
Dates: July 19 – 27
Times: 9:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: North Eugene High School

This course will be an intensive course aimed at beginning artists. It will cover three basic clay hand building techniques and a demonstration of the potters wheel in the mornings from 9 to 12. Students will make at least three ceramic projects. I will fire them and they can pick them up in the fall. The afternoons will include learning basic drawing skills which will include outside sketch trips to the Delta Ponds and the river. Students will use drawing pencils, colored pencils and pastels. Basic water color techniques will also be covered.

Credit: 0.50 Fine & Applied Art HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework and the capstone project.  20 students maximum enrollment


Japanese Culture 101

Teacher: Miiko Suzuki
Entering Grades: 9 – 12
Dates: July 20 – 30  Tuesday – Friday
Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Churchill High School

Students will learn different aspects of Japanese culture in this course. The course will cover both traditional and contemporary Japanese cultures. The tentative course topics include Japanese calligraphy, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Traditional Japanese Games, Seasonal Traditional Customs, Japanese Arts and Japanese Cuisine. Japanese Language Skills are not required.

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework and the capstone project.  20 students maximum enrollment


Screen printing Shirts & Posters

Teacher: Greg Cantwell
Entering Grades: 9 – 12
Dates: August 9 – 13
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

Students create designs and screen print them on shirts and posters. All materials are provided including shirts. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive their own free screen printing kit to continue screen printing at home for fun. Lunch and snacks are provided.

Credit: 0.50 Fine & Applied Art HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework and the capstone project. 25 students maximum enrollment
Registration Closed


Physical Science Lab

Teacher: Holly Lynn
Entering Grades: 10-11
Dates: July 26 – 30
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: South Eugene HS

Learn and earn physical science credit with hands on lab activities demonstrating the topics covered in Matter and Energy.  (This course may not be taken in lieu of PS Matter or Energy)

Credit: 0.25 Science HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework and the capstone project. 20 students maximum enrollment
Registration


Anatomy and Physiology

Teacher: Kay Graham
Entering Grades: 9-12
Dates: July 26 – 30
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Sheldon HS

Human Anatomy and Physiology explores the inner workings of the human body and focuses on anatomical and medical terminology. This course is the perfect foundation for students wanting to expand their vocabularies and learn about the body and its levels of organization, as well as the cooperation required between those levels. This summer class will use “Maniken” clay models to physically create various body systems including skeletal, muscular, and cardiovascular systems. Additionally the students will have daily, hands on labs, that reinforce direct instruction learning related to the human body systems and how they work and interface with each other.

Credit: 0.25 Science HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework and the capstone project. 20 students maximum enrollment
Registration


Running & Leadership

Teacher: Hillary Halfmann
Entering Grades: 9-12
Dates: July 12 – 22
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: North Eugene HS

This aerobic conditioning and leadership class will provide a curriculum that focuses on developing and improving health-related fitness which includes cardiovascular endurance, and leadership. The class will have an emphasis on aerobic fitness and leadership development. We will incorporate endurance workouts, strength exercises, plyometric training, and speed development. A weekly schedule would be 2 – 3 days of endurance runs and 2 days of strength and speed development. Every day will incorporate leadership development and planning time for a community service project. This will be a 2-week course that will run Monday – Thursday for 3 hours a day. At the end of the 2-week course, students will have gained aerobic fitness and and completed a community service project as a leadership team.

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework and the capstone project. 20 students maximum enrollment


Beginning Practical Piano

Teacher: Chris Dobson
Entering Grades: 9-12
Dates: August 2- 13  Mon. – Fri.
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: South Eugene HS

Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano, but felt intimidated? Maybe you can’t afford piano lessons? The group-piano model has worked in top music colleges and universities for decades, and now it will be offered to 4J high schoolers this summer! This two-week course explores the fundamentals of piano technique from a practical perspective. We will work to develop skills that will prepare you to be a lifelong music maker. This course will balance practical skills with music theory and aural skills, presented in a fun, supportive, game-like way. Students will receive group instruction, with time set aside each day for individual support. Participants will engage in projects to learn to play solo piano, accompaniment, and ensemble pieces. We will explore materials and resources for continued success at the conclusion of the course. Students will demonstrate their learning at the end of the course with a recorded collaborative showcase of the skills they have developed in class. No experience or prior music course enrollment is necessary.

Credit: 0.25 Fine & Applied Art HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework and the capstone project. 20 students maximum enrollment

Registration


Technical Theater & Stagecraft

Teacher: Aaron Thomas
Entering Grades: 9-12
Dates: August 9 – 20
Times: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: North Eugene HS

In this course, students will learn the artistic aspects of stagecraft, including lighting, audio, theatrical projection, set design and construction, set painting, and furnishing.

On the technical side, students will work with lighting, using a light board, lighting equipment, and rigging to create dynamic visuals on stage. Students will also work with audio, practicing with lapel mics and sound effects run though a theater-quality sound board. In addition, students will get hands-on experience using a state-of-the-art 10k lumen projector to explore how projection enhances set design.

Students will also learn the artistic aspects of stagecraft, which including set design and construction, set painting, and furnishing. Here students will learn how to safely use tools to create a working set, including stage flats, walls, and other essential elements.

This course is meant to establish a tech crew for future high school productions, and students can earn further credit by logging hours working tech. Students who are not interested in working tech for high school shows will still benefit from learning about the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into theatrical productions.

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework and the capstone project. 20 students maximum enrollment

Registration

 


Introduction to Chinese Culture & Language

Teacher: Jen-Jen Hwang-Shum
Entering Grades: 9-12
Dates: Aug 2 – 6
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: South Eugene HS

This course provides a brief introduction of Chinese language and learn some simple conversation. In this course students will understand the community of Chinese immigrants, and learn to write some Chinese characters by using pen and brush. Get a taste of Chinese brush painting.

Chinese calligraphy and brush painting will help students to learn how to focus. This course will cultivate students to have patience and learn how to write the characters in the correct stroke order. Students will also appreciate the beauty of the Chinese art.

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework and the capstone project. 20 students maximum enrollment
Registration


Yoga & Mindfulness

Teacher: Jennifer Garland-Warren
Entering Grades: 9 – 12
Dates: July 19 – 29
Times: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: South Eugene HS

This course will offer students a variety of approaches to mindfulness with a focus on yoga and yoga fitness modalities. Students will learn some basic anatomy & physiology of the nervous system and how it applies to mindfulness, along with physical and emotional benefits of yoga and mindfulness. They will also learn some basic yoga anatomy. Learning objectives also include: Vinyasa flow yoga, Fitness yoga, relaxation breathing, applying mindfulness techniques to daily life as well as applying yoga to both physical and emotional health. Students will do mindfulness journaling to reflect on their experience and create their own mindfulness routines that they can follow.

Credit: 0.25 P.E. or Health credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project. Maximum enrollment 25 student

 


Exploring Childhood

Teacher: Delia Wenrich
Entering Grades: 10 – 12
Dates: August 23 – 27
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Sheldon HS

We will study the health and safety as well as the developmental aspects of young children from birth to age six. Creative activities for young children will be explored; first aid techniques important for child care providers will be taught as well.

Students will do observations of children in various places such as home, grocery stores, parks, and child development centers, etc. to help them understand what we are learning in our class and see the theories in practice as they learn about child development. They will also be able to practice some first aid techniques in our classroom in order to put into practice what we learn about safety and children’s health.

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project. Maximum enrollment 25 student

Registration


Basic Bicycle  Maintenance            REGISTRATION CLOSED

Teacher: Kwasi Diehl
Entering Grades: 9-12
Dates: July 26 – 30
Times: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

This course is designed for those interested in basic bike maintenance. We will cover inspection, cleaning, adjusting and care of all the main components of a standard road bike. We will be sure to start with the very basics, like using a pump, what the names of the parts and tools are, how to use the tools properly, and bike safety. At the end of the week, students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have gained by doing a bike inspection, basic adjustments, cleaning and lubrication, and an oral or written assessment of bike safety.

There will be breaks for active leisure such as tennis, soccer and basketball as well as snack breaks. Students may bring their own bikes and helmets, but they are not required. Students may bring their own snacks, but plenty of snacks will be provided. Please let us know if a student has any allergies or health protocols. Staffing will be approximately 1 staff per three students.

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.

Maximum enrollment 18 students

Registration


LGTBQ+ in Science and Literature

Teacher: Cory Fields & Kate Tierney
Entering grades:  10 – 12
Dates: July 8 – 16
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

This team-taught course offers an exploration of LGBT+ issues and identities as they are constructed and defined in both science and literature. We will study the biological influences on sexuality and gender identity by looking at published studies that seek to explain the connection between human genetics, hormone expression, and sexual behavior. Intertwined with this exploration will be an introduction to literary theory with a primary focus on queer theory as well as the construction of queer identities in some classic works of American literature. This course is offered for ELA credit and Science credit; students may elect to complete either or both capstone projects for credit in either or both subjects.

Credit: 0.25 Language Arts and/or Science Credit HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                         Maximum Enrollment: 30 Students


Strength, Conditioning & Pickleball

Teacher: Ron Lampe & Michelle Lampe
Entering grades:  9 – 12
Dates: July 26 – Aug. 6
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

Strength & Conditioning: Students learn proper techniques and fundamentals of resistance training and a variety of conditioning activities that they will use throughout their lifetime. Students will design their own individualized fitness programs. This class will be an abbreviation of what I teach at Sheldon. We will use our weight room at Sheldon to teach this class.

Pickleball: This class will be an introduction to one of the most popular lifetime fitness activities that can be played indoors or outdoors. Equipment will be provided with emphasis on basic fundamentals and game play. This class will be taught in our main gym and possible outside on our tennis courts.

Each student will receive resistance bands and a set of pickleball paddles and pickle balls upon successful completion of the course.

Credit: 0.25 PE Credit HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                                                            Maximum Enrollment: 30 Students

REGISTRATION


NEW COURSE! Drone Week!  Like Shark Week!, only better!              

Teacher: Lallie McKenzie
Entering grades:  9 – 12
Dates: July 6 – 9
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: South Eugene High School

Students will learn drone-piloting skills and the engineering fundamentals that make flight possible. The course will include hands-on labs that focus on the forces of flight, safety protocols, engineering and design, and videography. Students will gain experience flying a variety of UAS including Tello, AcroBee, and DJI Mavic Air. Come fly with us!

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects Credit HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                             Maximum Enrollment: 15 Students


Sheltered LA for Multilinguals

Teacher: Lisa Gilliam
Entering grades:  9 – 12
Dates: July 19 – 30
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: North Eugene High School

For ELL Students Only

Students will improve their English by focusing on language structures, forms and functions by reading, writing, speaking and listening through a variety of topics, online curriculum and activities. Students will read short articles of high interest and practice getting the gist, using textual evidence and interpreting meaning by relating it to their lives.

Students will enjoy the culmination of each week using their English communication skills at Portal Escape rooms.

Credit: 0.25 Language Arts Credit HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                 Maximum Enrollment: 25 Students

 


Español en el Verano: Aprendizaje Extendido, Spanish in the Summer

Teacher: Lisa Gilliam
Entering grades:  9 – 12       Pre-requisites: Spanish 1A, 1B
Dates: July 19 – 30
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: North Eugene High School

Students will enjoy eating Latin American cuisine from local restaurants 4 times throughout the two weeks!
Using the EntreCulturas curriculum, students will explore themes around health, food and culture to improve their understanding in writing, reading, speaking and listening with confidence. Embedded throughout will be themes around interculturality and linguistic variety.
Essential Questions:
How does food connect cultures, communities and families?
How can food help address health issues?
How can traditional health practices inform our modern lifestyle?
Grammar objectives:
Students can use irregular verbs in the past tense to talk about completed actions.
Students can use formal commands to give instructions for a recipe.
Students can use present tense verbs to share opinions and ask clarifying questions.

Credit: 0.25 World Language Credit HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                              Maximum Enrollment: 25 Students

 


World Dance Fitness and Language Arts

Teacher: Lisa Gilliam
Entering grades:  9 – 12
Dates: July 19 – 30
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. + 1 hour asynchronous work
Location: North Eugene High School

Students will participate in dance aerobics for one hour daily with an emphasis on world dance fitness such as: zumba, hip hop, bhangra, dancehall, reggaeton, K pop etc..

After dancing and experiencing different styles of world dance students will grow to appreciate, reflect and articulate the skill, beauty and diversity our world offers through the movement of dance. Then on their own, students will connect our movements to read about, analyze and interpret international popular dance styles and compare it to themselves and their community. The capstone project for this class includes a student choice writing work sample, using two cited pieces of textual evidence, relating to a style of world dance that allows students to explore areas of interest unique to them.

Dancers will enjoy meeting guest dance teachers from the community, and enjoy using new water bottles and fitness tracker watches.

Credit: 0.25 Language Arts Credit HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                 Maximum Enrollment: 25 Students

 


Cricut Crafts and Terrariums

Teacher: Mary Youngblood – Lee
Entering grades:  9 – 12
Dates: Aug 2-6
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

Unlock your creativity through small projects and engage your creative voice! In this class you’ll jump start your inspiration through playful crafts. Together we’ll create beautiful terrariums, fairy gardens, super-sized lollipop decorations, student designed tee-shirts, vinyl stickers, banners, or even your own BB8! If you’ve ever wanted to jump into arts and crafts or horticulture, this is a great workshop to learn new skills, make a little mess, and have some fun! All materials are provided for multiple projects. In class, you will learn how to use the Cricut Design Space, and run a Cricut (electronic cutting and printing machine) to design your own shirt. Students will develop an appreciation for hand craftsmanship by exploring the various techniques used to create projects. Hand-eye coordination skills and focus will be improved as students create a multitude of handmade items themselves. For each project, students will consider design elements and aesthetic attributes that will improve their pieces. You will learn the intricacy of the Cricut Design programs, and how to use it for a variety of craft projects.

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects Credit HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                         Maximum Enrollment: 15 Students

REGISTRATION


Advanced Theatrical Lighting

Teacher: John Monteverde
Entering grades:  9 – 12
Dates: August 9 – 20
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: South Eugene High School

One of the strongest cross-disciplinary trends is the rapidly increasing integration of technology and computer programming. Familiarity with cutting edge technology is a significant benefit to students regardless of the path they choose after high school. Unfortunately, education on these technologies has not been able to keep pace and has left many students without a background in the use of modern equipment. For those intending to pursue a related field after graduation, this training is required in order to be a competitive applicant or technician. Nearly every modern performance venue relies on these technologies and it is increasingly expected that students will have competency in them before applying for collegiate or professional opportunities.

Even for those not seeking to pursue theatre or the arts, this course will provide an excellent opportunity to reintegrate into in-person education while learning numerous valuable lessons and being able to express themselves creatively. Technical theatre can be used as a lens through which students can learn to critically analyze a problem and work collaboratively to form and implement a solution. It is also a tangible, real-world example of the effect and import of computational methods. The combination of digital and tactile experiences will be one way to ease students back into fully in-person education.

Credit: 0.25   Fine & Applied Art HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                     Maximum Enrollment: 25 Students

REGISTRATION


Shamrock Yearbook Camp

Teacher: Casey Allbritten
Entering grades:  9 – 12
Dates: July 7 – 9 & Aug. 2 – 3
Time:  July 7 & 8:       7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
July 9:               9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
August 2 & 3:   9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

Students will be participating in two camps in coordination with Herff Jones, which will expose them to experts in journalism, graphic design, photography, and everything that goes into creating a quality yearbook. Students across the district are welcomed to participate, and then take the newly acquired knowledge and skills back to their own school’s journalism classes.

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                               Maximum Enrollment: 30 Students

 


Marine Ecology

Teacher: Erin Crews
Entering grades:  9 – 12
Dates: Aug. 9 – 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Churchill High School

Marine Ecology is a two week course focusing on the marine animals and their environments of the Pacific Northwest. We will spend the morning learning about various marine animals, their adaptations and environments. We will spend the afternoon exploring those marine environments through microscope slide investigations, dissections, and a project around ocean conservation. A field trip to the Oregon Coast Aquarium will be included. Leave with all the facts and knowledge needed to identify and appreciate all the marine animals on our Oregon coast!

Credit: 0.50 Science HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                               Maximum Enrollment: 25 Students

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UAVs & Drones

Teacher: Mike Bova
Entering grades:  9 – 12
Dates: Aug. 9 – 20
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

Introduces the fundamental principles and concepts of small drone (a quadcopter weighing less than 5 pounds) operation. Combines Tello drones and a library of application-based, scaffolded online. Melds computer science with drone technologies, preparing learners for the drone-filled future. Students will block code missions in DroneBlocks, test their code from anywhere in the DroneBlocks Tello Simulator and progress to line-coding in the exclusive DroneBlocks Code application. Applying algebra and geometry in flight missions to exploring Python and JavaScript programming. Includes desktop and mobile applications, mission planning and control for still image and video capture, and understanding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certificate of Authorization process.

Credit: 0.25  Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                             Maximum Enrollment: 15 Students

REGISTRATION


Robotics with VEX V5

Teacher: Mike Bova
Entering grades:  9 – 12
Dates: Aug. 9 – 20
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

In this session we will get to know the V5 system and the VEXcode development environment. Students will be able to write, compile, download and run a program on the V5. You will see how to download wired and wirelessly, be able to run a program from the computer, from the V5 brain and from the V5 remote. Finally you will be able to send information to the V5 brain.

Credit: 0.25  Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                             Maximum Enrollment: 15 Students

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Breathe, Eat, Walk

Teacher: Anne Hettick
Entering grades:  9 – 12
Dates: July 19–30
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

Happiness and Health are like a leaky tire….you have to constantly pump them up. In this course, students will learn the most basic yet most profound skills to Health: Breathing, Eating and Walking. Breathing: learn and practice some breathing techniques that have been proven to reduce anxiety and depression yet amp up feelings of calmness and well-being. Space will be made everyday for students to breathe. Yoga mats will be provided and better yet, students will get to keep them forever….so they can continue breathing. Eat: We are What We Eat. Students will learn the basics of healthy eating and get to put them to practice by cooking and eating healthy, wholesome food (chia seed pudding, green goddess salsa, home made rice and beans, etc..) Learn how to create entire meals in an instapot. Better yet….keep the instapot when you are finished, so you can continue on with nourishing yourself and your family. Walk: put the two skills of mindful breathing and walking together and learn how to mindfully walk. Two of the most simple, healthy behaviors that if done correctly and consistently, can activate the vagus nerve and induce feelings of relaxation, peacefulness and contentment. PLUS: learn the latest on why mental health matters, the incredible gut microbiome and the relationship between the two. Guaranteed, this class will teach you healthy skills that if you choose to practice, will help to keep your Happiness Tire…. pumped up.

Credit: 0.25 Health HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                                            Maximum Enrollment: 30 Students

 


IBDP EE & CAS Kickstarter

Teacher: Amary Taylor & Clair Wiles
Entering grades 12
Dates: July 13–15, 21, 28 & Aug. 4
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: North Eugene High School

Full IB Diploma candidates have Core requirements outside of other IB courses. This summer course would offer candidates a clear introduction to the expectations, as well as lessons on accessing resources, making longterm collaborative and independent plans, and developing research skills necessary to be successful as they complete this component of the IBDP.

Credit: 0.25 Language Arts HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                         Maximum Enrollment: 30 Students

 


Fantasy Literature and Film

Teacher: Golda LoBello & Rachel Brubeck
Entering grades 11–12
Dates: July 12– Aug. 6  (Monday–Thursday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: North Eugene High School

This course will explore the literary and stylistic features of fantasy literature and film, including fairy tales, action/thrillers, and fables. Possible works/authors may include original and contemporary versions of classic fairy tales; The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, The Princess Bride (film), and selected films by Tim Burton. Students will focus on improving their analytical writing and speaking skills, in addition to reading and interpreting a variety of fantasy texts.

Credit: 0.5 Language Arts HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                                Maximum Enrollment: 30 Students

 


DIY Arcade Console                 

Teacher: Jesse Sherman, Tyler Tjernlund, Anthony Harlan
Entering grades 9–12
Dates: July 12–30  (Monday–Friday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: North Eugene High School

Students will create an arcade cabinet emulator using woodworking, graphic design, and raspberry pi skills. Students don’t need any prior experience in any of these disciplines.
Week 1: Students will work in the wood shop using the CNC machine to cut and assemble the cabinetry.
Week 2: Students will work in the graphics shop to design the visual elements of the cabinet working with the laser etching and vinyl cutting machines.
Week 3: Students will set up a Raspberry Pi with an operating system and configure the cabinet to run games.
Students will receive Applied/Fine Arts credit

Credit: 0.5 Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                                Maximum Enrollment: 40 Students

 


College Apps. It’s a Wrap                 FULL

Teacher: Clair Wiles and Hillary Halfmann
Entering grade: 12
Dates: August 16 – 20  (Monday–Friday)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: North Eugene High School

Senior year can get pretty crazy. Why not get a jump on college applications and reduce the stress of senior year? The course will help you narrow down the colleges you want to apply to and understand the college and scholarship process and timeline. Rising seniors will leave the course with their Common app for college and the essays for the OSAC scholarship completed.

Credit: 0.25 OS HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                                     Maximum Enrollment: 30 Students


Basketball Strength and Conditioning

Teacher: Bill Wagner
Entering grades: 9–12
Dates: July 19–Aug. 20  (Monday–Friday)
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; week of August 2  3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: North Eugene High School

This strength and conditioning class will provide curriculum that focuses on developing and improving health related fitness which includes muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and improved body composition. The class will have an emphasis on fitness, exercise and personal development. We will incorporate weight room exercises with plyometric training. A weekly schedule would be 2 – 3 days in the weight room and 2 days of plyometrics. Both the weight room lifts and exercises and plyometrics will be focused on basketball specific movements. This will be a 5 week course that will run Monday – Friday for 2 1/2 hours a day. At the end of the 5 week course students will be able to see progress in their personal development.

Credit: 0.5 PE HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                                     Maximum Enrollment: 40 Students

 


The Human Body: Labs & Hands On Activities

Teacher: Julie Stewart
Entering grades 9–12
Dates: July 26–30
Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: South Eugene High School

We will learn about the human body through hands-on activities and labs. This class will use high-interest activities to help students understand how their bodies work and to spark enthusiasm for science and the medical field. The first two days will focus on the cardiovascular system. On Monday we will learn about blood and will do the following activities: Looking at prepared slides of human blood through the microscope, performing a blood typing lab, and doing a foam bone dissection to see where blood cells are made. On Tuesday we will learn about the heart by building a functional model using tubing and one-way valves. We will also learn about blood circulation by learning to measure blood pressure and through a peripheral blood flow lab. On Wednesday we will move to the nervous system. We will build a foam model of a neuron and sculpt the brain out of clay. Then we will do a series of lab activities that allow the students to test their senses and their reaction times. On Thursday we will learn about the digestive system by building a life-size model, doing a lab activity showing the process of digestion, and learning about enzymes through manipulatives. On Friday we will synthesize our learning by dissecting fetal pigs, which will allow students to see all the body systems working together.

Credit: 0.25  Science HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                                         Maximum enrollment: 25 students

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Financial Literacy for the Adult World: Investing in Your Future 

Teacher: Jenn Scott
Entering grades 10–12
Dates: July 12–23 (Monday–Thursday)
Time: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: South Eugene High School

Ever wonder how to invest your money wisely? Do you want to learn how to balance your finances, how much it costs to live on your own, or plan NOW for a comfortable retirement? What IS a credit score, and how do you manage credit? Want to learn about the mysterious world of taxes? How do you rent a home or an apartment? What are the financial benefits of going to college versus working straight out of high school? Learn the answers to these questions and more!

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                         Maximum enrollment: 25 students


Exploring Native American Art & Culture

Teachers: Brenda Brainard and Julie Bounds
Entering grades 9–12
Dates: July 12–July 23
Time: 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: NATIVES Program, former Bailey Hill School, 2295 Four Oaks Grange Road in Eugene

This course will focus on totem pole design and Oregon Indians and their history. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Pacific Northwest totem poles and then design a totem image on wood for themselves. Students will keep the design and artwork that they complete. In addition to native art, students will be introduced to native music. The course also will explore Oregon Indians, including historic and contemporary tribes and issues. Students will have the opportunity to learn about local history and appreciate Oregon’s unique experiences with its Indian tribes.

Credit: 0.5 Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.


Maximum enrollment: 15 students


High School Summer Jazz Band

Teacher: Julie Bounds
Entering grades 9–12
Dates: July 12–Aug. 6 (Mondays & Wednesdays)
Time: 4–6 p.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

The course will explore musicianship skills, including music literacy, improvisation, performance and listening skills in a variety of jazz styles. Emphasis will be placed on sharing musical examples and learning repertoire from under-represented performers and composers of jazz music. The capstone project for this course includes a concert at the end of our term, as well as a student choice project relating to an artist, time period, or genre of jazz to allow students to explore areas of interest unique to them. The course will be held in accordance with 4J’s COVID-19 safety protocols specific to music education, including social distancing and wearing required personal protective equipment.

Required prerequisite: Participation in a 4J music program or summer jazz band teacher consent. This ensemble is open to students on any instrument and experience level, but basic knowledge of instrument fundamentals and music reading is required for participation. Students who enroll in this course are eligible to enroll in other summer music courses.

Credit: 0.50 HS Fine and Applied Art credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.

 


Street Law

Teacher: Michael Washburn
Entering grades 11–12
Dates:  Aug. 9 – 19     Mon – Thurs.
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

Street Law is an introductory course to law and legal systems in the United States. Units will include…

Introduction to Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice Process
Civil Law (Torts, Contracts and Family Law)

Like any introductory course, Street Law is a survey class. We will touch on broad and specific legal topics to give students a better understanding of law and how it affects you in real life. We will use case studies, individual research, group discussion / debate, guest speakers and mock trials throughout the course in order to reach our goal. We will also venture out into the Eugene legal community to see law in action. Lively debate should be the norm in this course making the class fun, enriching and meaningful.

Credit: 0.25 Social Studies HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.

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Maximum enrollment: 30 students


Intro to Tap

Teacher: John Monteverde
Entering grades 9–12
Dates: Aug. 9 – 19. Mon. – Thurs.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: South Eugene High School

Tap dance is a percussive style of dance that originated in the United States in the 1700s and is practiced using shoes with metal plates to create sound. Our tap classes draw from both Broadway and contemporary Rhythm-Tap styles and emphasize precision and musicality. Classes begin with foot isolating warm-ups, progress to rhythm and step-based skill building in the center of the room, and end with traveling across the floor. Students will also learn choreography and practice improvisation. Course will be co-taught with regular SET Guest Artist Adam Kelly

Credit: 0.25 Fine & Applied Arts HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.                                                                     Maximum Enrollment: 25 students

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Digital Media Marketing

Teacher: Les Phillipo
Entering grades 9–12
Dates: July 26–Aug (Mondays–Thursdays)
Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

Digital media is a necessary component of marketing in today’s businesses and non-profit organizations. The digital media industry is changing rapidly and transforming the way businesses connect and communicate with their customers. The number of digital marketing platforms, their strengths, weaknesses, and diversity of delivery make digital marketing an exciting opportunity. This course examines digital marketing, implementation considerations, influencers, and ethics.

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and the successful completion of coursework and the capstone project. 

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Maximum enrollment: 25 students


Engineering Design

Teacher: Bill Krei
Entering grades 9–12
Dates: July 19–Aug. 13 (Monday–Thursday)
Time: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Churchill High School

Students will use applied geometry to build a project using state-of-the-art and industry-recommended Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software. They then will create their product with a CNC router and 3D printer. The course will expose the students to both the additive and subtractive manufacturing processes. All projects are selected at the student’s ability level in a differentiated learning environment focused on the success of all students.

Credit: 0.5 Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.


Geometry from Scratch

Teacher: Alpha Wilson
Entering grades 9–12
Dates: July 19–Aug. 13 (Monday–Thursday)
Time: 9 a.m.– 12 p.m.
Location: North Eugene High School

Through a blend of in-person and Zoom meetings, students will learn geometry and logic concepts while also exploring basic and intermediate computer coding using Scratch. Programming is one of the creative processes that can transform ideas into reality. The intention of this class is to highlight what artifacts can be created by using programming as a tool. Students will create projects that reflect the diversity of interests in the classroom and that are personal to individual students. For the final project, students will utilize Scratch to create interactive works of art or games.

Credit: 0.5 Math HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.


Maximum enrollment: 25 students


Inequities in Lending

Teacher: Krista Hocker
Entering grades 9–12
Dates: July 19–Aug. 13 (Mondays–Thursdays)
Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: Churchill High School

Students will explore the historical, social, and mathematical aspects of loans and lending. Industry partners from Lane County will provide workshops for students to learn more about loan applications, financial implications of loans and lending, as well as building an informative and professional presentation.  Students will choose one type of loan (credit cards, payday, car, student, home, business, community lending circles, government bonds and Certificates of Deposit) and work in teams, or individually, to create a summary project. This summary project should include examples and rates of loans available in Lane County, data visualizations of the financial impacts of loans over time, and a critical analysis of the social and historical inequities that exist within lending practices.

Some of the mathematical concepts addressed in this course include compound interest and percent change in addition to creating a function in two variables to model a given situation; interpreting key features of a function within a given context; and making predictions with exponential models using logarithms.

Students will be able to:

  • Research and present a summary of the historical and social context of a particular loan type in Lane County, Oregon, and/or the United States.
  • Identify discriminatory lending practices associated with loans and analyze the financial implications of those practices for marginalized groups.
  • Write exponential functions to model the cost of loans over time, using rates and data from at least four local institutions.
  • Use technology, such as Desmos or Google sheets, to display data and mathematical functions.
  • Use mathematics to make predictions for or recommendations to a particular audience (peers, family, government, financial institutions, etc.).
  • Choose an informative and engaging platform/structure to present findings to a particular audience.

Credit: 0.5 Math HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.


Maximum enrollment: 25 students


Nature of Light: Particles, Waves, and Exoplanets

Teacher: Christopher Doscher
Entering grades 10–12
Dates: Aug 2 – Aug 13
Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Churchill High School

This course offers a survey of classic geometric optics and light behavior with a lens (pun intended) on the habitability characteristics of other planets. Students will conduct classic experiments investigating the wave-particle duality of light while addressing the guiding question: How can we use the behavior of light to understand the most important characteristics of an inhabitable planet? Students will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about the physical science of light behavior and the social scientific ramifications of the human search for other habitable worlds.

Credit: 0.50 Science HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.

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Maximum enrollment: 20 students


Personal Finance.   FULL

Teacher: Les Phillipo
Entering grades 9–12
Dates: July 26– Aug 6 (Monday–Thursday)
Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

This course is an introduction to personal finance that emphasizes personal budgets, use consumer credit, taxes, savings, investments, and more. It is designed to provide an introduction of personal topics and the analytical tools necessary to optimize personal decision-making in the subject area. The capstone project is an interactive simulation completed online. The interactive materials really engage students and are broken down into smaller units to allow for the feeling of accomplishment. Assignments are easy to understand and allow students to apply learning to their own lives.

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.

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Maximum enrollment: 25 students


Stop Motion Animation

Teacher: Holly Albone
Entering grades 9–12
Dates: July 19–30
Time: 9:30–12:30 p.m.
Location: Churchill High School (M, W, F) & Zoom (Tu & Th)

This course will expose students to art, storytelling, filmmaking, and animation through learning about and creating stop motion animations using the iMotion app on iPads.  Students will learn to create animations in a variety of ways, including using paper, modeling clay, drawings and objects.  They will work individually and/or in small groups to create storyboards, develop characters, build sets, and create their animations.  Through this process, they will learn how to sculpt characters and design sets.  Students will also learn simple filmmaking and story development techniques by watching and analyzing clips from stop motion animations from different genres and time periods.  They will be encouraged to create films that highlight personal knowledge and experiences that promote social justice and cultural competency.  They will share their videos online and get feedback from a diverse audience, in addition to their peers and classmates.

Credit: 0.25 Fine & Applied Art HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.


Maximum enrollment: 24 students


High School Summer Band

Teacher: Julie Bounds
Entering grades 9–12
Dates: July 26–30
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Sheldon High School

The goal of the course is to empower students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to independently and collaboratively create, perform, and appreciate a wide variety of band music and its context.

Students will learn and review the following instrumental band techniques:

  • Tone
  • Rhythmic accuracy
  • Technical facility
  • Articulation
  • Intonation, blend & balance
  • Musical expression

Through a partnership with Eugene School District 4J and our Eugene music community, we will be providing students with sectional (small group) rehearsals as well as full band rehearsals. Small group instruction will help model, develop and reinforce the skills necessary to grow as a musician on each unique instrument. The course will be held in accordance with 4J’s COVID-19 safety protocols specific to music education, including social distancing and wearing required personal protective equipment. Students who enroll in this course are eligible to enroll in other summer music courses.

Prerequisite: Participation in a 4J band program, current teacher recommendation and summer band teacher consent. The course is open to all 4J high school band students who have completed grades 9-12. Band students who have completed 8th grade band can participate in this course with instructor consent.

Credit: 0.50 Fine and Applied Art HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.

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Symbolism in Poetry, Art and Video Performance

Teacher: Jenn Scott
Entering grades 9–12
Date: July 26 – Aug. 6 (Monday–Thursday)
Time: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: South Eugene High School

Students will be introduced to the concepts of symbolism, various forms of figurative language, and theme. Students will analyze selected poems, visual art, and performance art from diverse perspectives in order to analyze the use of symbolism and how that symbolism contributes to the theme. Students will participate in whole and small-group discussions in class regarding various texts and visual media in order to interpret the implicit and explicit meaning as conveyed by symbolism, figurative language, and theme. Understanding symbolism is integral to deeper reflection on literature, art, and society; this course will help all grade levels read/watch various texts and mediums and allow them to utilize their own backgrounds and experiences in order to interpret art in its various forms. Symbolism will be drawn from other various elements, including ancient cave art, dreams, music videos, protest art, and sculpture.

Credit: 0.5 Language Arts HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.

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Maximum enrollment: 25 students


Watercolor Painting     FULL

Teacher: Kendra Brott
Entering grades 9–12
Date: Every Friday in July (July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30)
Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. & 1–4 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Topics covered in this course:

  • Introduction to materials (paper types, how watercolors are different than acrylics/latex/oil)
  • How to use certain types of watercolor paint brushes (how, why, proper use)
  • What is watercolor: introduce artists and examples
  • Color wheels
  • Monoprintings (find leaves, color wheel, make prints)
  • Cloud paintings
  • Bitty paintings: multiple 4×4 paintings of in detail done quickly
  • Grid painting (perspective)
  • Plein Air painting
  • Nature paintings
  • Painting from a photograph/picture using grid techniques
  • Salt paintings with watercolor

Most supplies will be provided. Families are asked to provide a mobile solid work surface, masking tape, and two pencils and erasers.

Credit: 0.25 Fine & Applied Art HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.

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Maximum enrollment: 25 students


Decision Skills

Teacher: Cody Gulewich
Entering grades 9–12
Date: July 26–Aug. 6
Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: North Eugene High School

Wandering down the path of life, you suddenly come to a fork in the road that splits into 1,000 different directions. Which way should you go? Which path leads to the goals you have in life? Do you have the skills to decide on the best direction? This two-week class is designed to teach you the life skill of decision-making. We face thousands of decisions every day and dozens of highly important ones each year. Having the skills to make the best decision possible gives you confidence which leads to happiness and success. Making good decisions makes you a good leader. Life does not always give you a warning when a big decision is going to need to be made. Will you be ready at 5 a.m. when a decision comes calling?

Credit: 0.25 Other Subjects HS credit for full participation and successful completion of coursework, including the capstone project.

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Maximum enrollment: 25 students


Beekeeping Basics

Teacher: Lynn Hellwege
Entering grades 9-12
Dates: Option 1, June 28 – July 2, Option 2, July 6 – July12
Time: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Location Option 1, Sheldon & online, Option 2 Online only

This class is an introduction to honeybees and the basics of beekeeping.  This will be both a theoretical and hands-on experience in beekeeping.  There will be aspects of bee biology, ecology, agriculture, pollination, genetics, hive management, woodworking, and many business aspects of honeybees, pollination, and agriculture.

This will be a 6 hour per day class.  Students in this course will meet daily from 9:00am – 11:00am at Sheldon for in-person learning. Then we will meet again on-line on zoom from 12:30pm to 1:30pm for virtual live-streaming hive inspections, as well as building their own Langstroth beehive. Students will have independent project time from 11:00am to 12:30pm, and also from 1:30pm to 3:00pm to build and decorate their own woodenware for a Langstroth bee hive, as well as complete worksheets and write short essays to express their learning. We will go on one field trip to one of my apiary sites to do a live hive inspection and experience the removal of honey supers in the bee yard.  We will provide full beekeeper suits for the field trip (Field trip day not yet determined, and may change due to weather conditions). We will then extract and bottle the honey the next day.  Students/parents will need to make arrangements to pick up materials from the back parking of Sheldon High School between 11:00am and 11:30pm on the first day of IN-PERSON class, or the first day of ON-LINE only class. More course information will be shared with you as the summer evolves.

I will be available for questions via email or Zoom. Students may choose between the IN-PERSON class and ON-LINE ONLY session:

Option 1 –  June 28(Mon)-July 2(Fri) IN-PERSON CLASS, part on-line, with field trip
Option 2 – July 6(Tues)-July 12(Mon) ON-LINE ONLY, with field trip

Credit: 0.25 HS Other Subjects credit for full participation and successful completion of the coursework and capstone project.

Maximum enrollment: 15 students per option.


Math Essential Skills – Work Samples
Teacher: Ryan Brockey
Entering grades: 12
Date: July 5 – July 30
Time: 9a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: Lane CC Downtown Center

The course is anchored to the shared purpose of getting the math credit and using that to build community within the class. Students come to class daily until they pass two work samples.

The first week will focus on what the work samples are and what is expected in order to pass. Using the rubric, we’ll review example work samples and students responses to understand how they were scored. Then we’ll work through a practice work sample together.

Subsequent weeks will focus on refining work sample response skills as well as teaching the actual math skills that will be evaluated in the various work samples (systems of equations, areas and volumes, basic data analysis, quadratics, etc). Students will have scaffolded practice opportunities for these skills as well as practice work sample questions that use those skills. Opportunities will be available each week for students to take an official work sample.

Students must meet with their High School Counselor or Administrator to register for this course


Intermediate Algebra 1A, Projects
Teacher: Casey Tiemann
Entering Grades: 10 & 11
Dates: July 5 – July 29
Time 8:30 – 11:30 Churchill

This course will focus on fundamentals of Algebra 1a to allow rising 10th graders to continue next year into Geometry and Algebra 1b. Emphasis will be on using fun and useful activities to collect data for tables, graphs, and equations of lines and curves. Resources permitting, students will be using cooking, movement, and individually selected topics to record data, analyze, interpret, and predict. Regular attendance is required to fulfill requirements of Algebra 1a.