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  • Camp Invention

    Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward!  Campers in grades K-6 experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork – all while having FUN. This year, campers will bring their “smart” home to life with smart furniture and eco-smart energy, design a robotic dog and diagnose puppy problems, explore sensors by designing tracks for an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces, and build Cake Catapults. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up! Who: Students entering grades 1-6, fall of 2018 Date: July 9-13 Time: 9 am - 3:30 pm Location: Sandburg Learning Center, 2400 Sandburg Lane, Golden Valley MNEarly registration discounts are available, so don’t delay. Use promo code Ideas25 to save $25 (expires 3/23) and Ideas15 to save $15 (expires 5/4).YOU DO NOT register on this site. Register at www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332.
  • 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. 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 cost of $49 for students. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch through District 281 will pay $25.  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 or Armstrong High School. Instructor Ben Drexler at Cooper Tuesdays, June 12-August 7 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 Instructor Lorraine Meredith at Cooper Wednesdays, June 13-August 8 Geometry: 8:30-9:30 am Algebra II: 9:30-10:30 am Pre-Calc: 10:30-11:30 am Instructor Katherine Opel at Armstrong Wednesdays, June 13-August 8 Geometry/Squeeze: 9:00 -10:30 am Algebra II/Pre-Calc: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 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. Teachers will contact school counselors 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. TRANSPORTATION There is no transportation offered for the Math Boost program. 

    Free Summer Fun!Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education is bringing the summer fun to you. Join us for THRIVE - a youth enrichment program located at a school near you.Area schools will be hosting grade school and middle school youth for fun games and engaging projects. Community Ed staff will lead activities like capture the flag, rocket building, and tie dying. You don’t need to go to a particular school to participate.Move your bodies, stretch your minds, make new friends, and have a lot of FUN!