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Kishwaukee College offers Kids College this summer

Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department is offering Kids College Academies this summer.

In the Academies, elementary- and middle school-aged kids can spend a week learning and having fun exploring a particular subject area. There also are academic preparation academies for elementary and middle school kids and high school youth. Academy participants can choose to attend all week (four days, Monday through Thursday) or select specific days and topics. It is more cost-effective to register for the full-week Academy.

The S.T.E.M. (Science – Technology – Engineering – Math) Academy is for students entering grades 7 and 8. Spend two days discovering the S.T.E.M. in the world with KC engineering instructor Steve Dunn. Participants will learn about physics while watching and participating in interactive demonstrations and projects. This Academy meets from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 17 and 19.

The Art/Science/Technology Academy (formerly Kish-U-Pick) will be held June 24 through 27 and is for students entering grades 4, 5 and 6. Students choose from a variety of short courses that are offered in morning (8:45 to 10:45 a.m.), midday (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and afternoon (1:45 to 3:45 p.m.) sessions to create a week of activities that is uniquely their own. Participants can select a few courses or an all-day schedule for the entire week. Course offerings include: Kitchen Cupboard Ka-Boom (science), Blow It Up! (rockets and science), Have a Blast with Bracelets, Green Screen (video), Make a Mural, Clay Creations, Be A Rock Star, What’s Inside?, Stop-Motion Animation, Outdoor Cooking and Design Star (architecture/design).

The Art Academy will be held July 15 through 18 and is for students entering grades 4, 5 and 6. The Art Academy meets from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Each day will focus on one art skill and activity. The four activities are: Paper Craft Pizzazz, Perspective Drawing, Clay Creations and Terrific Techniques.

The Cooking Academy will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 22 through 25 and is for students entering grades 4, 5 and 6. Each day will focus on one culinary topic, skill and activity. The four topics are: Shake It! (everything from trail mix to salad dressing!), A Week of Sundaes, Chocolate Creativity and Pizza Party.

The Learning Skills Academy will be held Aug. 5 through 8 with varying times and subjects. Jump Start Reading (entering grades 4, 5 and 6) meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Study Skills – Middle School meets from noon to 1:30 p.m.; Jump Start Middle School Math meets from noon to 1:30 p.m.; Success for Teens meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Jump Start High School Algebra meets from 10 to 11:30 p.m. and Study Skills High School meets from noon to 1:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, call 815-825-2086, ext. 2040, or visit www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/kidscollege.

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