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 breakfast (8:30-9:00) and lunch, and free early morning child care will be provided. All classes will be held at Gallatin 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- 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. Your child will explore literature using second grade Balanced Literacy strategies. Students will work on Cognitively Guided Instrustion strategies within small and large group activities.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    500100.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    1st-2nd / Art Extravangza

    Join us for a four-week drawing, painting and 3-D extravaganza. Every day will include creating original works of art inspired by famous artists and art methods. Inspired by the elements of art and principles of design. These young artists will gain a wealth of knowledge to create their own masterpieces.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    500300.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    1st-2nd / Math Camp

    This fun, learning class is designed with our young mathematicians in mind. Word problems, counting collections, are all part of this cognitively guided instruction (CGI) 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
    501600.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    1st-2nd / Reading "Fun"damentals

    Many students continue to struggle with acquiring the necessary skills to become successful readers. Learn different comprehension strategies, while reading non-fiction, fiction, poetry and short stories. Students will focus on two different key standards a week. The teacher will introduce the key reading standard to the whole class and continue the reading in small group instruction. Students will improve fluency by taking a balanced literacy approach to reading.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    500600.05 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    500600.06 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    1st-2nd / Scientists in the Making

    Come and join in on the fun as students are introduced to basic science concepts and how it relates to our world. This is an interactive class where the students will work on reading, writing, fun science experiments and make collaborative projects. They will learn the importance of scientific observation through experiences and writing. Topics include the water cycle, plants, butterflies and much more! Put on your lab coats and get ready to have FUN!

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    501300.04 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    501300.04 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-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
    501200.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    1st-2nd/ Destination Reading

    Get your reading passports ready and let the journey begin! This global expedition will lead the class to learn about world cultures. Reading practice will focus on folktales, fables, and fairy tales from around the world. They will create and utilize graphic organizers for best practices. Students will create handmade and digital books to demonstrate their comprehension skills.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    501800.01 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    1st-2nd/ Sports, Fitness and Fun!

    Students will participate in sports that promote teamwork, balance, coordination and fun learning experiences. There will be a focus on sportsmanship and team building.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    500800.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    500800.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    2nd- Second Grade Academy

    This course will focus on getting students ready for the challenge of second grade Common Core State Standards. Students will be introduced to many of the second grade language arts and math key standards. Your child will explore literature using second grade Balanced Literacy strategies. Students will get the opportunity to investigate basic operation skills, using Cognitively Guided Instruction strategies. This class is designed to give students the confidence and preparation for second grade.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    500200.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu10:35am-12pm 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
    530200.04 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    530200.05 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Destination Reading

    New for 2019! Get your reading passports ready and let the journey begin! This global expedition will lead the class to learn about world cultures. Reading practice will focus on folktales, fables and fairy tales from around the world. They will create and utilize graphic organizers for best practices. Students will create handmade and digital books to demonstrate their comprehension skills.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    550500.01 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / 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
    530500.04 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    530500.04 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu10:35am-12pm 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
    540200.04 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Math -Easy as PI!

    Students will study fractions, decimals, percents, positive and negative integers and rational numbers. This class is a great introduction for the concepts that students will come across in middle school. They will be exposed to ratios and proportions that will prepare them for solving algebraic equations. Students will be engaged through fun, yet challenging activities, and games based on math concepts.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    550600.01 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Math + Art = Fun

    Math + Art = Fun! is an arts-integrated mathematics Common Core curriculum. The purpose of Math + Art is to introduce, reinforce, or expand upon the key math standards students are required to learn. Combine origami and tessellations, prisms and pyramids, area and symmetry with drawing, painting and three-dimensional design. Join us this summer as we stretch your right brain in mathematics and your left-brain in the creative arts. Math + Art =Fun is a daily integration of the art and math in a fun environment where learning is key.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    550150.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    550150.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Musical Showcase

    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 perform on the stage and families will be invited to attend the show. Stay tuned…

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    550300.02 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    55300.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th / Reading "Fun"damentals

    Many students continue to struggle with acquiring the necessary skills to become successful readers. Learn different comprehension strategies, while reading non-fiction, fiction, poetry and short stories. Students will focus on two different key standards a week. The teacher will introduce the key reading standard in small group instruction. Students will improve fluency by taking a balanced literacy approach to reading.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    530400.07 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    530400.08 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 10:35am-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

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    530800.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th/ Lights, Circuits and Imaginiation

    *New for 2019! In this intro to circuits class, we will take our creative art pieces and embed LED’s to create a vivid illuminated art masterpiece. We will learn what is a circuit and how to create our own circuit. Students will learn about engineering and science while having a blast! We will create amazing projects like a stuffed animal with LED’s, greeting cards with LED’s, canvas paitings with LED’s and much more!

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    550700.01 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th/ Scientist in the Making

    Come and join in on the fun as students are introduced to basic science concepts and how it relates to our world. This is an interactive class where the students will work on reading, writing, fun science experiments and make collaborative projects. They will learn the importance of scientific observation through experiences and writing. Topics include the water cycle, plants, butterflies and much more! Put on your lab coats and get ready to have FUN!

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    540300.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th/ Spooktacular 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 dirt

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    550250.02 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd-4th-5th/ Sports, Fitness and Fun!

    Students will participate in sports that promote teamwork, balance, coordination and fun learning experiences. There will be a focus on sportsmanship and team building.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    530600.05 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    530600.06 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    3rd, 4th & 5th/ 101 Live!

    Learn the ins-and-outs of a broadcast news program from video recording to anchoring live on-screen 2 running the camera behind the scenes. Each day a broadcast news program will be presented over the TVs for everyone to enjoy called 101 Live.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    550400.01 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th / Creative Writing

    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
    570500.01 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu10:35am-12pm 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
    560300.05 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th / Rockets & Robotics

    This is an implementation to structural engineering, robotics, math, science and technology. Students will learn the basics of Next Generation Science Standards of structural engineering in order to build plastic, straw, and balsa wood structures that can hold a certain amount of weight. Movable giant-sized robots will be built from materials. On the final week of class, each student will create and launch their completed rocket and watch it WHOOOSH up into the sky, then drift down ready for another flight. Modeled after Project Lead the Way.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    570200.04 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th / Special Effects Make-up

    Ever wonder how actors bleed and look cut-up in a movie? How do you make a black eye? Learn in a hands-on-experience from a true Hollywood make-up artist. You will learn tops and techniques just like you would if you were working at a big Hollywood movie studio! Lights, camera, make-up!

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    560900.04 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th / Sports, Fitness and Fun!

    Students will participate in sports that promote teamwork, balance, coordination and fun learning experiences. There will be a focus on sportsmanship and team building.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    560400.05 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    560400.06 6/10/19- 7/3/19 M-Thu 10:35am-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th /Reading "Fun"damentals

    Many students continue to struggle with acquiring the necessary skills to become successful readers. Learn different comprehension strategies, while reading non-fiction, fiction, poetry and short stories. Students will focus on two different key standards

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    560100.04 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 9am-12:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    560100.05 6/10-7/3/19 M-Thu10:35a-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th/ 101 Live

    Learn the ins-and-outs of a broadcast news program from video recording to anchoring live on-screen 2 running the camera behind the scenes. Each day a broadcast news program will be presented over the TVs for everyone to enjoy called 101 Live.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    570400.01 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu9am-10:25am TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th/ Codes, Cubes and 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 mathem

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    570300.03 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 9am-10:25 TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    570300.04 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 10:35-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register
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    6th-7th-8th/ Musical Showcase

    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 wh

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    570100.04 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 9am-10:25 TBA TBA $179.50 Register
    570100.05 6/10/19-7/3/19 M-Thu 10:35-12pm TBA TBA $179.50 Register

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April 22 – April 26
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7:30 am - 4:30 pm