Come and join our DUSD summer enrichment program for students entering 1st through 8th grade. We offer fun and interesting courses to enhance your child’s learning. All classes are taught by DUSD credentialed teachers. Free lunch and free early morning child care will be provided. All classes will be held at Griffiths Middle School.

*Children must be registered in two (2) classes in order to participate in the program.   (Choose 1 class from 9:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.  AND choose 1 class from 10:35 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

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    1st-2nd / Art Extravangza

    This course will focus on getting students ready for the challenge of second grade Common Core State Standards. The program is designed to meet each student’s needs to become prepared for the second grade. Students will be introduced to many of the second grade language arts and math standards.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    500300.02 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    1st-2nd / CGI Math Class

    This class is designed with our young mathematicians in mind. Word problems, counting collections, are all part of this cognitively guided instruction math class. Students will practice a variety of strategies to use in order to solve common core math problems. 

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    501600.01 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    501600.02 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    1st-2nd / Creating Better, Stronger Readers

    This class was developed to help students that continue to struggle with acquiring the necessary skills to become successful readers. Students will learn different reading comprehension strategies while reading a variety of texts. Students will have access to Balanced Literacy components in small group and whole class activities. 

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    500600.03 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    500600.04 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    1st-2nd / First Grade Academy

    This course will focus on getting students ready for the challenge of the first grade Common Core State Standards. The program is designed to meet each student’s needs to become first grade prepared. Students will be introduced to many of the first grade language arts and math standards.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    500100.02 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    1st-2nd / Mad Scientists in the Making

    Ever wonder what happens when Diet Coke and Mentos are mixed together? Come and join in on the fun as students are introduced to basic science concepts and how it relates to our world. Mad Scientists in the Making is an interactive class where the students will work on fun science experiments and make collaborative projects. Come on all you Mad Scientists! Put on your lab coats and get ready to HAVE FUN!

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    501300.01 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    501300.03 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    1st-2nd / Second Grade Academy

    This course will focus on getting students ready for the challenge of second grade Common Core State Standards. The program is designed to meet each student’s needs to become prepared for the second grade. Students will be introduced to many of the second grade language arts and math standards.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    500200.02 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    1st-2nd / Under the Deep Blue Sea

    Virtually explore shallow tide pools, the depths of the ocean where the largest creatures on Earth (blue whales) take their deep dives, and the spaces- and creatures- in between. You will peek into the underwater environment and discover the life it holds. We will creatively integrate Science, the Arts and Music to bring our new knowledge of life Under the Deep Blue Sea.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    501200.02 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Build it, Break it, Boom!

    A new class for 2018 will allow students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade to practice STEAM concepts and the Engineering Design process. This four week class will enable students to collaborate and think critically to solve problems in the fields of architecture, transportation, energy and construction

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    550100.01 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Codes, Cubes & Crafts

    Jump in the sandbox with us to craft whole new worlds based on cubes and coding. Design, imagine, build, and challenge yourself using some of the latest and greatest video game software. You will be challenged in areas of social studies, design and mathematics in teams and as individuals through games of survival, creation or adventure.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    530200.02 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    530200.03 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Creating Better, Stronger Readers

    This class was developed to help students that continue to struggle with acquiring the necessary skills to become successful readers. Students will learn different reading comprehension strategies while reading a variety of texts. Students will have access to Balanced Literacy components in small group and whole class activities.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    530400.03 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    530400.04 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Globe Trekker

    This class will give students an opportunity EACH week to visit a new place in the world through hands-on activities like cooking, art, music and language. Come along for a chance to see the world this summer and learn something NEW!

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    550200.01 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Hanging with the Masters

    Join Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Schultz, Piet Mondrian and many more on a journey of drawing, painting, cartooning, and sculpture.Students will learn to be creative in styles made famous by some of the well-known Masters of Art.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    540200.03 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Healthy Kids

    Standing on the podium of wellness by focusing on health,physical fitness and nutrition. Students will participate in sports that promote teamwork, balance, coordination and fun learning experiences. Additionally, students will participate in a nutrition unit called “My Plate” – which helps them make healthy choices when eating, reading food labels and understanding what they mean.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    530600.03 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    530600.04 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Math + Art = Fun

    What does math have to do with art? Well, everything! This engaging class will look at the relationship with math concepts and the elements of art. Join us in the artistically mathematical voyage

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    550150.01 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Monster Make-Up

    Ever wonder how actors bleed and look cut-up in a movie? How do you make a black eye? Scare your friends with bloody fingers and make-up your friends for Halloween. Learn in a hands-on experience from a true Hollywood make-up artist. Get ready to get dirty, bloody and scared!

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    550250.01 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Musical Theatre

    Are you a student that enjoys singing, acting or talking into a microphone? Then this class is for you! Musical plays spark the learning process by connecting art, speech, movement, music, and singing. Putting on a show builds teamwork and co-operation while allowing students to be a part of a truly fun and creative experience they will never forget. – Students will learn through traditional fairy tales and silly jokes, the importance of being polite, never giving up, taking care of the environment, working out differences, and the Golden Rule! – Students will perform on the stage and families will be invited to attend the show. Stay tuned…

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    550300.01 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / The Write Stuff

    Do you have an inner author in you? In this fun and creative writing class, students will explore their imagination as they work through a variety of genres, such as Myth, Fairy Tale, and Science Fiction. This class will encourage young authors to explore their own artistic ability, while offering a supportive way to comfortably work through the writing process.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    530800.02 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th / Creating Better, Stronger Readers

    This class was developed to help students that continue to struggle with acquiring the necessary skills to become successful readers. Students will learn different reading comprehension strategies while reading a variety of texts. Students will have access to Balances Literacy components in small group and whole class activities.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    560100.03 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu10:35a-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th / Full Steam Ahead

    Jump into the world of Engineering to explore the concepts of flight, architecture, computer design and aerodynamics. Students will be using hands-on creativity and the Arts while collaborating in small group and whole class activities.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    560200.02 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th / Fun with Algebra

    Who says algebra has to be boring? In this course, we will have “fun” integers, world problems, graphs and those pesky equations. This course will review some of the problem solving math skills you need in school, and then get you up to speed on the basic concepts of Algebra. We will provide a strong foundation in math that will stay with you throughout High School and have fun too!

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    560300.03 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th / Healthy Kids

    Standing on the podium of wellness by focusing on health, physical fitness and nutrition. Students will participate in sports that promote teamwork, balance, coordination and fun learning experiences. Additionally, students will participate in a nutrition unit called My Plate – which helps them  make healthy choices when eating, reading food labels and understanding what they mean.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    560400.03 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    560400.04 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th / Monster Make-up

    Ever wonder how actors bleed and look cut-up in a movie? How do you make a black eye? Scare your friends with bloody fingers and make-up your friends for Halloween. Learn in a hands-on experience from a true Hollywood make-up artist. Get ready to get dirty, bloody, and scared!

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    560900.03 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu10:35a-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th / Oh, What Drama!

    In Oh, What Drama! students will explore the world of acting. We will cover all of the acting basics through series of theater games and will develop acting skills by practicing various scenes and monologues. Students will also have the opportunity to write and perform short skits, learn about prompts, set designs and creating costumes. Ready, Set, Action!

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    570100.03 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu10:35a-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th / Rockets & Robotics

    Inspired by Project Lead the Way students will work in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Flight, Space and Robotic principles are highlighted through demonstrations and construction. Students will use the Engineering Design Process to create a variety of models that can be tested, evaluated and modified.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    570200.03 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu10:35a-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th / Writer's Workshop

    The Wonder of Words was developed to provide students with creative ideas and practical tools to inspire and equip their young writers. The goal of the program is to have students come to value writing as a powerful means of expressing their ideas. Students will work on personal narratives, short stories, persuasive pieces, autobiographies, and become editors. Future authors here we come!

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    560600.02 6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018 M/Tue/W/Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register

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