McKinney ISD Scholars Camp

Because brains don't take vacations.

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Announcing...

We are excited to announce SCOPE: McKinney ISD's second annual Scholars Camp. Scholars Camp is designed for advanced learners who love to continue to challenge their brains, even during the summer months...because brains don't take vacations.

Registration Information Night

Please join us at Cockrill Middle School library on Monday, March 20, from 6:00-7:00 to learn more about the sessions being offered and how you can enroll your child in SCOPE.

Camp Sessions

3rd Grade Camp Sessions

This is for campers entering third grade. Campers may choose 2 sessions.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2mG1Ad1

Games, Games, Games! (3rd)

Teacher: Lisa Sutton


Inspired by Caine's Arcade www.cainesarcade.com

Do you love making and playing games?

Come and use your imagination and cardboard to create something exciting!

We will explore physics, game development and engineering through creating cardboard arcade games.

The 21st Century skills that you will be using are critical thinking, design thinking, creativity and collaboration.

Don't miss out on the fun of making and taking home your own game for you and other's to play.

Games, Games, Games! (3rd)

Teacher: Lisa Crates

Inspired by Caine's Arcade www.cainesarcade.com

Do you love making and playing games?

Come and use your imagination and cardboard to create something exciting!

We will explore physics, game development and engineering through creating cardboard arcade games.

The 21st Century skills that you will be using are critical thinking, design thinking, creativity and collaboration.

Don't miss out on the fun of making and taking home your own game for you and other's to play.

How Does Your Garden Grow? (3rd & 4th)

Teacher: Hayde Blando

Your child will develop a Growth Mindset in this unique science course that provides them with the opportunity to create and harvest their very own take away garden that can be enjoyed and cultivated for years to come!

That Does Something! (3rd & 4th)

Teacher: Cindy Bolton

Learn the basics of how we make technology do what we want it to do through coding! Campers will learn coding in a fun and engaging way! They will usethe knowledge to build and program Lego Robots!

Make It @ Makerspace (3rd & 4th)

Teacher: Audrey Colwell

Get creative and inventive! Find your passion! Campers will be the leaders of their learning in this session as they build, experiment, explore and create!

DIY: Movie Making (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Teacher: Amanda Hamilton

Perfect for budding filmmakers, learn how to create a video in iMovie. Students will storyboard ideas, record footage and edit videos with sound. Learn to bring your ideas to the small screen with all the do-it-yourself tips and tricks to create quality videos!

BreakOUT! (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Teacher:

Ashley Williams

Campers will discover the art of problem solving, critical thinkng and teamwork to complete challenges! No need to PANIC! This will be a fun and exciting session!

Ready...Set...Build! (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Teacher: Cindi Bolton

Do you like to build things? Camper will be up to their elbows designing and building their own cool contraptions in this hands-on session! This session is full of fun structure building challenges, Legos, K'Nx, Magformers, Marble Runs, Magnets, Blocks and Tiles!

Kids Can Code! (3rd & 4th)

Teacher: Audrey Colwell

Early coders will learn the basics of programming using computers, iPads and robots! This is an exciting hands-on session your camper will build creative and critical thinking skills!

The Magic of Science and Math! (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Teacher: Frinchie Collins

Explore science and math using magic tricks! Student practice their reading, math and science skills using experiments and magic!

Awesome Math Tips and Tricks! (3rd & 4th)

Teacher: Bertha Burns

Campers will stay engaged as they learn cool and amazing tricks that will help speed up calculating and amaze their friends and family!

GUARANTEED TO BE CHALLENGING AND FUN!

4th and 5th Grade Camp Sessions

This is for campers entering fourth and fifth grades. Campers may choose 2 sessions.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2mG1Ad1

That Does Something! (3rd & 4th)

Teacher: Cindy Bolton

Learn the basics of how we make technology do what we want it to do through coding! Campers will learn coding in a fun and engaging way! They will usethe knowledge to build and program Lego Robots!

Make It @ Makerspace! (3rd & 4th)

Teacher: Audrey Colwell

Get creative and inventive! Find your passion! Campers will be the leaders of their learning in this session as they build, experiment, explore and create!

All The World's A Stage! (4th & 5th)

Teacher: Nikki Dressel

Welcome to the world of theatre! This class will introduce students to the beginnings of drama and theatre as well as allow campers the opportunity to put on a play.

DIY Movie Making (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Teacher: Amanda Hamilton

Perfect for budding filmmakers, learn how to create a video in iMovie. Students will storyboard ideas, record footage and edit videos with sound. Learn to bring your ideas to the small screen with all the do-it-yourself tips and tricks to create quality videos!

BreakOUT (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Teacher:

Ashley Williams

Campers will discover the art of problem solving, critical thinkng and teamwork to complete challenges! No need to PANIC! This will be a fun and exciting session!

Coding Campout (4th & 5th)

Teacher: Theresa Horvath
Campers will learn to code using various online programming software such as Scratch and Penjee. They will use Snap to control Finch robots and write Python code to create 3D models to print on a 3D printer!

How Does Your Garden Grow? (3rd & 4th)

Teacher: Hayde Blando

Your child will develop a Growth Mindset in this unique science course that provides them with the opportunity to create and harvest their very own take away garden that can be enjoyed and cultivated for years to come!

Math Maniacs (5th)

Teacher: Glynn Smith

Come see how learning about marth can be wet, wild and fun! Launching water balloons, creating chalk shapes and making ice cream can help strengthen foundational mathmatics, while helping us remember that it's camp...and camp should be FUN!

The Magic of Science and Math! (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Teacher: Frinchie Collins

Explore science and math using magic tricks! Student practice their reading, math and science skills using experiments and magic!

Groups, Games and Gear! (4th, 5th & 6th)

Teacher: Frinchie Collins

Complete your camping experience playing chess, solving the Rubix's Cube or playing your favorite board games! Learn new games and improve your strategies!

Ready...Set...Build! (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Teacher: Cindi Bolton

Do you like to build things? Camper will be up to their elbows designing and building their own cool contraptions in this hands-on session! This session is full of fun structure building challenges, Legos, K'Nx, Magformers, Marble Runs, Magnets, Blocks and Tiles!

Kids Can Code (3rd & 4th)

Teacher:Audrey Colwell

Early coders will learn the basics of programming using computers, iPads and robots! This is an exciting hands-on session your camper will build creative and critical thinking skills!

DIY Movie Making (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Teacher: Amanda Hamilton

Perfect for budding filmmakers who will learn how to create a video in iMovie. Campers will storyboard ideas, record footage and edit videos with sound! Learn to bring your ideas to the small screen with all the do-it-yourself tips and tricks to create a quality video!

BreakOUT (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Teacher:

Ashley Williams

Campers will discover the art of problem solving, critical thinkng and teamwork to complete challenges! No need to PANIC! This will be a fun and exciting session!

Awesome Math Tips and Tricks! (3rd & 4th)

Teacher: Bertha Burns

Campers will stay engaged as they learn cool and amazing tricks that will help speed up calculating and amaze their friends and family!

6th, 7th, 8th & 9th Grade Camp Sessions

Register here: http://bit.ly/2mG1Ad1

Order in the Court: Mock Trial (6th-8th)

Teacher: Melanie Meyer

This session will introduce middle school students to the trial process and the rules of evidence. Campers will prepare and presenta criminal trial! Roles include prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, witnesses and case managers!

Math Maniacs (6th)

Teacher: Glynn Smith

Come see how learning about marth can be wet, wild and fun! Launching water balloons, creating chalk shapes and making ice cream can help strengthen foundational mathmatics, while helping us remember that it's camp...and camp should be FUN!

Writers Unblocked (7th, 8th & 9th)

Teacher: Debbie Bennett

This creative writing course will focus on developing writers though various genres of writing. This is NOT formulaic, nor prompt writing. We will grow our skills through imagination, intuition, sharing our craft and perspective. This is a FUN class for kids who LOVE to write and want a chance to develop their voice!

Groups, Games and Gear! (6th)

Teacher: Frinchie Collins

Complete your camping experience playing chess, solving the Rubix's Cube or playing your favorite board games! Learn new games and improve your strategies!

Coding Campout (6th & 7th)

Teacher: Theresa Horvath

Campers will learn to code various online programming software such as Scratch and Penjee. they will use Snapto control Finch robots and write Python code to create 3D models to print on a 3D printer!

Got Game? (6th-9th)

Teacher: Dot Leach

Campers will use collaboration, communication, and creativity skills to solve puzzles, play games, and use coding skills to create and share programs.

Girl Power! (7th-9th)

Teacher: Sarah Gray

Grab your BFFs or come make new ones as we learn about what gives girls their super powers! Explore leading ladies of the past while we discuss important issues and challenges facing teen girls today: peer pressure, body image, girl drama, navigating social media and more. Leave feeling lifted up and ready to tackle life's challenges!

Fast 'n Furious (7th-9th)

Teacher: Sarah Gray

Pull into the fast lane and buckle up! You don't need to write a "novel" to become a more powerful and purposeful author. Grow your writing chops with quickwrites and skills inspired by YouTube, Pixar shorts, commercials, music, photography and more. This course is perfect for reluctant writers or those looking to put a little zip into their craft!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is registration?

A: An informational meeting for parents will be held on Monday, March 20th from 6:00-7:00 in the Cockrill Middle School cafeteria. Registration details will be shared during the meeting and registration will open shortly thereafter.


** REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. http://bit.ly/2mG1Ad1

Q: Why are elementary students able to register for 2 sessions but secondary students can only sign up for one session?

A: Younger students have shorter attention spans, therefore we break up the class to allow for snack break and a transition to another session. Remember to sign up for a session 1 and a session 2 class for your campers. *These sessions should be different classes.


Secondary students are able to go into greater depth and really explore their topic at a more complex level by having one longer session.

Q: How can I pay for my child's camp tuition?

A: We are able to accept credit card payments online during registration or you may pay with a check made out to MISD. Registration must be complete and payment received prior to June 3, 2017.

Q: Where will the SCOPE Camp take place?

A: Scholar Camp will be held at Cockrill Middle School. When you register for sessions, you will need to click the drop down menu and select "Cockrill MS" as the camp location.

Q: When is the SCOPE Camp?

A: Scholar Camp will be June 12th-15th, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Q: My child takes medications during the day. Will there be a nurse available to help with this?

A: Yes, a camp nurse will be on site assisting with SCOPE as well as with other summer school classes taking place. In order to allow the nurse to dispense medication to your child, you must complete the authorization forms and provide the medication in an original container in accordance with McKinney ISD policy.

Medication forms can be obtained by visiting the MISD Health Services website:

http://www.mckinneyisd.net/departments/services/health-services/information/


Q: Will snacks be provided?

A: Yes! Each day campers will be provided with fun summery treats. We are planning to provide popsicles, popcorn, etc. If your child has dietary restrictions or simply prefers to bring his or her own snack, that is absolutely acceptable. We want all of the campers to be happy and enjoy these four days.


Q: How will session registration be confirmed?

A: Once the registration process begins, registration will occur solely online. You will be able to register and pay for your child at once, thereby guaranteeing your child's spot. We will also follow up with confirmation emails as the classes begin to fill. In this email we will let you know any course specific details that will effect your child.


Q: Are class sizes limited?

A: Yes. In order to best meet the needs of our campers and provide them with the attention they deserve, class sizes will be limited. Most classes will have 18-20 students.


Q: Will there be a waiting list?

A: Waiting lists have been automatically enabled so that once a class has reached capacity, you will have the option of being placed on the waiting list for that particular class, should a spot become available.


Q: How will drop off and pick up work?

A: More information regarding drop off and pick up will be emailed to participating families. Sessions will be slightly staggered in order to assist with the parking at Cockrill Middle School.

Q. What if I need to cancel my child’s camp registration?


A. We know schedules change and unexpected occurrences happen.

Before 5/25/17 by 12pm, please email: Karen Green (kjgreen@mckinneyisd.net) – and - Jessica Fair (jfair@mckinneyisd.net) to cancel.


***IMPORTANT – CANCELLATION FEE*** a $50.00 cancellation fee will only apply if registration is cancelled after 12pm on May 25, 2017.


Q. DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION NOT ANSWERED AS A FAQ?


A. PLEASE CONTACT:

KAREN GREEN (KJGREEN@MCKINNEYISD.NET) – AND -

JESSICA FAIR (JFAIR@MCKINNEYISD.NET)