Summer EXPLORE! 2015

Summer EXPLORE! provides learning and social opportunities for boys from all schools entering grades 5 - 9. A variety of programs are offered in Computer Science, History, Science, German, Forensics, and Sports. Summer EXPLORE! programs are taught by current faculty, moderators and coaches with the same excellence that is the hallmark of a Marquette High education. This is an ideal time for your student to make new friends, meet teachers and coaches, and experience the Marquette High community.

Check out the Summer EXPLORE! programs by clicking on the links below.

Multi-discipline Program

AAA Program - Academics, Arts and Athletics: July 13-17

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

The AAA Program ("Triple A Program") stands for the three components of the program: Academics, Arts and Athletics. Each of these three components will be incorporated into daily activities to build relationships, practice skills, and prepare students for a Marquette High environment. The AAA Program captures a central priority of a Marquette High education: forming the whole person. In an active, fun, engaging learning environment, students will gain a small glimpse of life at Marquette High.

In the classroom, students will encounter lessons in mathematics, science, history, and creative writing, each taught by MUHS faculty. Fun and challenging lessons will prepare students for the active learning environment at MUHS. In artistic fields, students will engage in music and theater activities, and try their hand at robotics, drawing or other art ventures. In athletics, students will participate in team sports such as soccer, flag football, kickball or ultimate frisbee. Current students will assist MUHS Faculty throughout the program.

July 13 – 17 (Monday – Friday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructors: Program Lead - Mr. Carl Keiser, Science; MUHS Faculty - Science, Art, Math, History, Theology; MUHS Student Leaders
Minimum enrollment – 20; Maximum enrollment – 40 



Computer Science

Hour of Code - Introduction to Computer Science: June 27

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Students will explore computer programming through a variety of game activities. Topics such as loops and conditional (if-then) statements will be explored. Students will also be equipped to continue their learning independently after the workshop is completed.

June 27 (Saturday)
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Fee: $20
Instructor: Mr. Chris Reis, MUHS Faculty – Math and Computer Science
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 20

3-D Design and Animation: July 6-9 CAMP FULL - WAIT LIST

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8

CAMP IS FULL. Please contact JoAnn Cekanor at cekanor@muhs.edu or 414-933-7220 to be placed on the waiting list.

From Toy Story and Despicable Me to product design and architecture, 3-D design and animation has transformed the way we work and dream. This course will give students the tools they need to join this creative force. Students will explore Blender 3-D, a free 3-D design and animation program. Topics will include modeling (making the shape), textures and materials (covering the shape), lighting, animation (moving the object) and publishing (making the movie available to others). At the end of the course, students will know enough to continue their education on their own. Note: Students must have access to a computer at home and be able to install provided (free) software.

July 6 - 9  (Monday - Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $120
Instructor: Mr. Joe Cavanaugh, MUHS Faculty – Instructional Technology Specialist
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 25

3-D Design and Animation: June 22-25 NEW SESSION

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8

NEW SESSION

From Toy Story and Despicable Me to product design and architecture, 3-D design and animation has transformed the way we work and dream. This course will give students the tools they need to join this creative force. Students will explore Blender 3-D, a free 3-D design and animation program. Topics will include modeling (making the shape), textures and materials (covering the shape), lighting, animation (moving the object) and publishing (making the movie available to others). At the end of the course, students will know enough to continue their education on their own. Note: Students must have access to a computer at home and be able to install provided (free) software.

June 22 - 25 (Monday - Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $120
Instructor: Mr. Joe Cavanaugh, MUHS Faculty – Instructional Technology Specialist
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 25

Advanced 3-D Design and Animation: July 13-16

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9  

Prerequisite - 3-D Design and Animation or approval from instructor.
The advanced course will build on the knowledge from the introductory course. Topics will include Blender's particle engine (useful in animating elements like smoke, fireworks, or grass), physics controls (making an object fall, bounce or slide), and game engine (making basic games). Note: Students must have access to a computer at home and be able to install provided (free) software.

July 13 - 16  (Monday - Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $120
Instructor: Mr. Joe Cavanaugh, MUHS Faculty – Instructional Technology Specialist
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 25


History

Towers, Tunnels and Canals: Engineering History of a Fresh Water Metropolis: June 15-16

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8

This two half-day immersion experience will explain how Milwaukee's settlement and growth depended on its use of Lake Michigan and local rivers. Participants can expect classroom activities along with site visits to include the Water Tower Reservoir, Light House, and Milwaukee River Flushing Station along with other possible sites. Students who are interested in local history, civil engineering and fresh water studies should join us!

June 15 – 16 (Monday – Tuesday)

9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $60

Instructors: Mr. Chris Lese, Mr. Jon Parsons - Social Studies

Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 12

Civil War Institute: June 15-18

UPDATED COURSE DESCRIPTION
(posted 3-17-15)

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8

Join us for an exciting adventure through Civil War history with a special emphasis on Milwaukee and children’s experiences during the war. Hands on activities taught by Art and Physics teachers are a few fun and unique ways history enthusiasts will learn more about the war. Authors of "Hatties War," a historical novel about Milwaukee between 1864-65, will give a workshop on writing historical fiction and the important roles women provided on Wisconsin’s Home Front. Local and nationally acclaimed historians will share their expertise in person and Skype. We will also walk through local Civil War landmarks like the Milwaukee Soldiers Home historic site near Miller Park. History will come alive for you over these four days!

June 15 – 18 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $125

Instructors: Mr. Chris Lese, Program Lead; Additional MUHS Faculty

Minimum enrollment – 22; Maximum enrollment – 50

Science

Molecules, Matter and Energy: An experience in Chemistry, Physics and Molecular Biology: June 15-18

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8,

            
Through this hands-on, laboratory learning experience, students will explore the wonders of the atom, the physics of energy, the mystery of our genetic code and the marvels of molecular engineering. 

June 15 – 18 (Monday – Thursday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $100
Instructor: MUHS Science Faculty – Mr. John Azpell, Mr. J.R. Collier, Mr. Carl Kaiser, Mr. Keith Klestinski
Minimum enrollment – 14; Maximum enrollment – 24


World Language

Deutschplatz - German Language Camp: July 20-22

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Join the Marquette High German department in a fast-paced, activity-based immersion style program where campers will learn how to communicate auf Deutsch! Campers are placed in small "Familien" and are guided by upperclassmen of Marquette High's German program over three exciting days of Aktivitaten und Spiele meant to introduce campers to learning German in natural daily settings. No prior German knowledge is necessary. For three days let the German language and culture be your Fokus!

Students will need to bring their own lunch/snack/beverage each day.

July 20 – 22 (Monday – Wednesday)
9 a.m. – 2 pm.
Fee: $135
Instructor: Mr. Ryan Grusenski, MUHS Faculty – German; Upper classmen of MUHS German program
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 30


Forensics

Forensics Day Camp - Coed Program: August 3-14

For boys and girls entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or brand new to forensics, we will help you reach your goals and be ready for the 2015-16 forensics season. In a collaborative, non-competitive environment, campers will hone their communication skills, learn the art of effective delivery, and develop self-confidence and poise. Other areas of focus will include voice and breath control, peer coaching and teamwork. This year’s camp will be led by the MUHS forensics coaching staff, assisted by members of the award-winning Marquette University High School team. Students will receive intensive personalized coaching as well as team-oriented training in a fun, cooperative atmosphere.

August 3 – 14 (Monday – Friday)
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee: $200
Instructors: Ms. Amy Geyser, MUHS Director of Forensics; Members of the MUHS Forensics Team
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 20


Music

Drum Set/Percussion Camp: July 13-17 (For Boys Completing Grades 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

For boys completing grades 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

This camp is intended to develop both drum set and percussion skills for those student musicians who have previous experience as either a percussionist or a drummer. Topics will range from the drumming styles of Samba, Bossa Nova, Latin-Rock, African marimba, Afro-Cuban hand percussion, as well as tuning and care of the drum set. Drums and percussion instrument will be provided.

July 13 – 17 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – Noon Fee: $150
Instructors: Mr. Dave Bayles (Drum Set, Percussion), faculty member at WI Conservatory of Music, UWM, and UW-P; Ms. Bony Plog-Benavides (World Percussion), WI Conservatory of Music faculty member; Mr. Randy Skowronski, MUHS Faculty (Instrumental music instructor)

Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 16



Sport Camps

Sport Camps

Detailed information and registration forms for individual sport camps are available on the Marquette High website at www.muhs.edu/sportcamps.

Camps are available for the following sports:

Basketball

Open to boys entering 4th - 7th grade in the fall of 2015
June 23 - July 2 (Tuesday - Thursday)
Time varies depending on grade

Open to boys entering 8th - 9th grade in the fall of 2015
June 16 - July 2 (Tuesday - Thursday)
Time varies depending on grade

Football
Open to boys entering 5th - 8th grade in the fall of 2015
June 15 - 18 (Monday - Thursday)
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Information for the 2015 Incoming MUHS Freshman Football Camp to be posted soon

Hockey
Open to boys entering 9th - 12th grade eligible for MUHS hockey
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Tuesday)
7:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Soccer
Open to boys entering 6th - 9th grade in the fall of 2015
July 27 - July 31 (Monday - Friday)
8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Volleyball
Open to boys entering 5th - 7th grade in the fall of 2015
July 13 - 16 (Monday - Thursday)
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Open to boys entering 8th - 9th grade in the fall of 2015
July 20 - 23 (Monday - Thursday)
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Wrestling

Information for the 2015 Wrestling Camp to be posted soon


Hilltopper Performance Camps

These camps provide incoming MUHS freshmen an opportunity to receive an orientation to the Noack Strength & Fitness Center and meet other freshmen.

Strength & Conditioning Camp, June 15 - 25
Speed & Agility Camp, June 30 - July 23
Powerlifting Camp, June 29 - July 16

 

 

Program Information

Summer EXPLORE! 2015 Program Information.pdf
   
Above PDF document includes the following information:
- Registration Procedures
- Program Cancellation/Refund Policy
- First Day Procedures
- Dress Code
- Student Behavior
- Illness
- Insurance

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