8th GRADE

FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 8TH GRADE IN THE FALL

Acting and Improvisation

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Periods: 2

Class Fee $10.00

Come join the fun in a student appropriate improvisational acting class. Get out of your shell and get ready to laugh while you develop your acting abilities. Students will learn improvisational techniques, then put them to the test in improvisational games such as “party quirks,” “the cooking show” and “babble talk murder mystery.”

Art Explorers

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in Fall of 2022

Periods: 3

Class Fee $15.00

Using a variety of materials and interesting hands-on techniques, students will explore the wide world of art. Artists of all abilities will have the opportunity to let their imaginations run free in an atmosphere that focuses on creativity and most of all fun!

Baking Bootcamp - FULL

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 6th-8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Periods: 1

Class Fee $20

Do you have what it bakes? This summer, we will be real whisk-takers as we whip up some masterpieces in the kitchen together! We will follow various recipes, practice classic baking and pastry techniques, all while exploring new desserts and flavors! If you want to be a legend in baking, then this class is all you knead! 

Beginner Guitar

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Period: 3

Class Fee $18.00

Want to learn how to play guitar? Join our Group Guitar Class. No prior experience needed! Students will learn the basics of both fingerpicking and chord playing on acoustic guitars in this course. Students are welcome to borrow a guitar while at summer school, or may bring their own from home. (Please no electrified instruments) Open to students grades 4-8.

Build Your Own Country

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Period: 1

Class Fee $8.00

Have you ever wanted to be in charge of your own country? Well, in this class you're the boss! You'll use your creativity to create and design all the different parts of your country. This includes writing laws, designing a flag, composing a national anthem, describing the landscape, and so much more! The possibilities are endless!

Drama Club

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Period: 1

Class Fee $10.00

In this club you will experience the challenge of acting out different parts of a real play. We will also engage in different dramatic and fun games along the way to prepare for our final project. This project will be to perform a fun play in front of an audience of parents and peers.

Game Challenge

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Period: 2, 3

Class Fee $5.00

Games! Games! Games! In this class, students will discover game strategies using math, logic, and problem-solving skills all while having fun playing both new and old board games. Students will dive into economics while spending a week cruising around the Monopoly board. Sign up today and see how good your gaming skills really are!

Graphic Novel Creation

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 6th,7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Periods: 1

Class Fee $20.00

Do you enjoy reading Graphic Novels? Are you ready to create your own? In this course you will be creating your own story in graphic novel form. Will your character be a superhero or a teenager in love? Will the villain be a bank robber or just a mean girl at lunch? Students will be able to create exciting characters and settings in their very own graphic novel!

Gym Games Galore

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Period: 2

Class Fee $5.00

Gym Games Galore offers students entering 3rd grade through 5th grade an awesome opportunity to participate in various indoor sports and activities. Activities and sports include the following: Pirate Ball, Floor Hockey, Kick Ball, Basketball, Dodgeball, Indoor Soccer, Matball, Handball, Capture the Flag, and Speedball.

Historical Fiction Book Club

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Period: 1

Class Fee $15.00

Calling all book lovers! Do you love to read and enjoy talking about it with your peers? In this course, students will learn how to make meaningful notes using key reading strategies and actively contribute to group discussions using those notes. This reading enrichment course/club coaches students to organically discuss choice reading texts and make meaning for themselves. Discussion of choice texts helps children grow as people while strengthening reading, critical thinking and discussion skills.

Journal Sparks

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Periods: 2

Class Fee $25.00

Fire up your creativity with spontaneous art, wild writing, and inventive thinking! Artists in this class will create handmade books, experience artistic journaling, and have fun with collage! (Based on the book by Emily Neuburger)

Living Math

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Period: 2, 3

Class Fee $25.00

In this engaging and hands on math course, students will brush up on their math skills while having fun! Students will engage in a variety of middle school math projects that engage their senses and allow them to stretch their imagination while practicing their math skills. Projects such as designing their dream home, M&M math, and playing chess to practice math skills will all be a part of this math program.

Love to Dance

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Periods: 3

Class Fee $5.00

In this course, students will explore different dance styles and movements. Dancers will learn dance routines that support artistic expression and fun! Dancers will participate in games and activities to encourage confidence and teamwork as dancers. There will also be an opportunity for dancers to choreograph their own short dance routines!

Smartest Artists

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Periods: 1

Class Fee $25.00

Dive into the lives of famous artists and then get creative! In this class you will use a variety of materials to create your own unique artwork inspired by a diverse group of artists! A great choice for budding artists! Drawing and painting.

Special Education Reading and Math

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 1st-8th Grade in Fall of 2022

Period: 2 

Class Fee $5.00

Students enrolled are recommended by their special education teacher. Small group instruction that targets IEP goals in reading and math is meant to maintain skills gained during the school year. Some support is available for general education classes.

Summer Band

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Periods: 1

Class Fee $5 (Students will need to have his/her own instrument and needed supplies (reeds, valve oil, etc) just as they had during the school year. Percussionists are expected to have his/her own drum sticks and bell mallets.)

Don’t let that instrument collect dust this summer! Middle School Summer Band is a wonderful chance to play fun music with your friends and keep your band skills fresh for next year! Students will play a variety of music from movies, video games, musicals and more! All students with at least 6 months experience on their instrument (5-8) welcome.

Summer Choir

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Periods: 2

Class Fee $5

Do you like to sing?  Do you want to learn how to be a performer in a comfortable group setting with an experienced and energetic middle school choir director?  Do you want to meet other kids who like singing, too?  Come and be a part of our Summer Choir!  We'll sing different styles of music, including pop music from today as well as play fun musical games!  All experience levels are welcome.  Singing in a choir is a great way to build friendships, to be part of a team, and have fun learning a different way to express yourself.  We're waiting for you - come and join our team!

Tech Free Fun!

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Periods: 3

Class Fee $25.00

Is technology a major part of your life? Are you parents always telling you to find other things to do? This class can help with that! This class will focus on arts and crafts and puzzles. Things to do when you can’t have technology. We can make friendship bracelets, slime, scrapbooks or color by number. We will also spend time working on puzzles and logic problems to stimulate our brains. The activities chosen to complete will be determined by the wants of the students of this course.

Volleyball 2

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 7th-8th Grade in Fall of 2022

Periods: 2

Class Fee $3.00

One of the most challenging sports that you can enjoy for along time is volleyball. If you’re in seventh or eighth grade and want to learn more and improve your volleyball skills then this is the class for you. We will learn the basics, scrimmage, and have fun.

Watercolor Studio

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Period: 3

Class Fee $25.00

Do you love to paint? Get inspired and learn the basics of watercolor painting with us! Learn fun watercolor techniques: painting with ink, liquid watercolor, watercolor pencils, watercolor in nature illustrations.

Wonderful World of Wizards

GRADE LEVEL: Students entering 6th, 7th, 8th Grade in the Fall of 2022

Period: 1, 3

Class Fee $10.00

Welcome to the magical world of wizards! This class is for the super fans, the out of box thinkers, the readers, and explorers! Students will be choosing to read either for the first time or the 100th time, their favorite Harry Potter book. Students will then create an object that helps them to describe what their favorite book is about. They will then support that image with a written piece and presentation to show all their hard work over the course of their time together.

CLASS OPTIONS:

FIRST PERIOD-Classes full

8:00AM-9:20AM

5-8 Drama Club

5-8 Summer Band

5-8 Build Your Own Country

6-8 Smartest Artists

6-8 Historical Fiction Book Club

6-8 Graphic Novel Creations

6-8 Wonderful World of Wizards

6-8 Baking Bootcamp - FULL

SECOND PERIOD-Classes full

9:20AM-10:40AM

5-8 Living Math

5-8 Acting and Improvisation

6-8 Game Challenge

6-8 Gym Games Galore

6-8 Journal Sparks

7-8 Volleyball 2

5-8 Summer Choir

1-8 Special Education Reading and Math

THIRD PERIOD-Classes full

10:40AM-12NOON

4-8 Beginner Guitar

5-8 The Wonderful World of Wizards

5-8 Living Math

5-8 Tech Free Fun!

6-8 Watercolor Studio

6-8 Love to Dance

6-8 Game Challenge

6-8 Art Explorers

SUMMER

SCHOOL

JUNE 20-JULY 15, 2022

8:00 AM-NOON

No classes on July 4, 5

at NORTH LAKE SCHOOL