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  • Camp Invention

    Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! An exciting, week-long summer adventure awaits with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation and sharpen their 21st century STEM skills.  Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention and teamwork.Children work together to transform the terrain and ecosystem of a distant exoplanet. They take risks as budding business owners, blast rockets, air cannons and rubber chickens, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box!Local, certified educators lead a week of hands-on activities that fuel children's confidence in their natural ability to dream and create.Who: Students entering grades 1-6, fall of 2016Date: June 12-16Time: 9 am - 3:30 pmLocation: Sandburg Learning Center, 2400 Sandburg Lane, Golden Valley MN DO NOT register on this site. Register at www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332. Early registration and sibling discounts are available, see website for details. Presented in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Summer Math Boost

    Robbinsdale Area Schools is committed to providing multiple pathways for students to access high school math courses to earn college credit (i.e. AP-Calculus). Towards that end, low cost summer math “Boost” courses are an option for students entering grades 7 through 12 who want to independently cover the material in one of the courses listed below. The Summer Boost option is available for advancement or for review. Students have the opportunity to complete a full year (two semesters) during the summer. Before registering, please get approval from your current math teacher for the class you are interested in studying. To be successful, the registration deadline for Summer Math Boost is Friday, June 16. No registrations will be taken after that deadline without the approval of the class instructor. DETAILS Students who master the material are allowed to advance to the next logical math course in the fall. Students do not receive credit for the course covered. The program is offered at a low cost of $35 for students attending District 281 schools. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch through District 281 will pay $9. Non-district students are welcome in the program for a fee of $75. Students can choose to advance a grade-level in math, or review the last course they just completed. CLASS LOCATIONS, TIMES AND INSTRUCTORS All teacher-led study sessions for both middle school and high school classes will be at Cooper High School, room 293.  Middle School sessions / Instructor Ben Drexler Wednesdays, June 14-August 9  [Dates when Ben may not be available, if any, have not yet been determined.] Pre-Algebra: 8:30-9:30 am Algebra I (Linear Algebra): 9:30-10:30 am Higher Algebra (HS Algebra): 10:30-11:30 am High School sessions / Instructor Lorraine Meredith Tuesdays, June 13-August 8   [Dates when Lorraine may not be available, if any, have not yet been determined.] Geometry: 8:30-9:30 am Algebra II: 9:30-10:30 am Pre-Calc: 10:30-11:30 am RESOURCES AND SUPPORT  This program is intended for those students who can study independently. A course book is available if needed. You will need to contact the media specialist at your school prior to the end of the spring semester to obtain a book.  Teacher-led study sessions are available once a week throughout the summer. These sessions allow students to come and get their questions answered. Attendance is not mandatory, but highly recommended. Schedules of the sessions are listed above. The middle school program will be primarily a self-directed class using the online Compass Odyssey Computer Program with the once-a-week classroom support. Students can email the teacher if questions arise, at Benjamin_Drexler@rdale.org. High school students also have the support of the online Schoology Program. They may post questions on Schoology or email Lorraine Meredith for help at Lorraine_Meredith@rdale.org. SUCCESS To show mastery of the material, students must score at least an 80% on the first and second semester final exams for the course they are studying. Exams are in class, on paper. Students must have both exams completed by August 11. Teachers will contact school counselors by August 18 with the names of all students who have demonstrated mastery. Counselors will then change the fall math course in which those students are enrolled. Teachers will contact all students with their results by August 21. TRANSPORTATION There is no transportation offered for the Math Boost program.