Summer EXPLORE! 2017

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, Visual Arts, Music, Forensics, and Sports. Summer EXPLORE! programs are taught by current faculty, staff 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.

Classes by Grade Level Entering Fall 2017:

Grade 5

Classes for boys entering grade 5

Hour of Code - Intro to Computer Science: June 24 (Grades 5-9)

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. This course is for students who have not previously taken Hour of Code.

June 24 (Saturday)
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $20
Instructor: Mr. Chris Reis – Math and Computer Science
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 20

Intro to Google Apps - What Every Student Should Know: July 17-20 (Grades 5-9)

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

No experience necessary! Set up folders and organize files in a Google drive account. Learn how to make creative word documents and use Google’s research tools. Develop and animate a slideshow using Google presentation. Investigate and use spreadsheets and Google survey forms including how to design and insert charts and graphs from your data. Learn how to use Google apps to share ideas and collaborate with classmates and friends.

After a brief demonstration and a look at best samples of each type of file, you will work at your own pace using video tutorial lessons and teacher coaching to learn some basics. Then you can proceed to experiment and design your own projects. Students will work on MUHS provided desktop computers. (Optionally, students may bring their own laptops, but no hardware or software is required for this course.)

July 17 – 20 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructor: Ms. Carol Hardtke – Math and Computer Science
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 24

Learning with Legos - Simple Machines: July 10-13, 9 a.m. - Noon (Grades 5-6)

For boys entering grades 5, 6

Design and build powered Lego creations to compete with other students. Models will be built using the Lego Education Simple Machine Kits and will explain the engineering concepts of torque, motion, energy and measurement. Tasks will be assigned to students and models must be built to meet the requirements of each competition. Students will work in pairs to foster collaboration and communication. As a bonus, students will be able to keep one of their Lego creations to bring home and share with his family. Two sessions of the same class are being offered.

July 10 – 13 (Monday – Thursday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $150
Instructor: Mr. Paul Fleisch – Science
Minimum enrollment – 12; Maximum enrollment – 24

Learning with Legos - Simple Machines: July 10-13, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Grades 5-6)

For boys entering grades 5, 6

Design and build powered Lego creations to compete with other students. Models will be built using the Lego Education Simple Machine Kits and will explain the engineering concepts of torque, motion, energy and measurement. Tasks will be assigned to students and models must be built to meet the requirements of each competition. Students will work in pairs to foster collaboration and communication. As a bonus, students will be able to keep one of their Lego creations to bring home and share with his family. Two sessions of the same class are being offered.

July 10 – 13 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $150
Instructor: Mr. Paul Fleisch – Science
Minimum enrollment – 12; Maximum enrollment – 24

Hidden History of Milwaukee: June 21-22 (Grades 5-8)

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8

Come join two MUHS History teachers as they explore the forgotten history of our hometown. Class time each day will be spent visiting some of the sites that were most crucial in shaping the Milwaukee we know today. Discussions will focus on the impact of geography, technology, and economics in how our city developed. If you’re the kind of student that looks around and says, “I wonder what it was like here a hundred years ago,” this class is for you!

June 21 – 22 (Wednesday – Thursday)
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Fee: $100
Instructors: Mr. Chris Lese and Mr. Jon Parsons – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 12

Civil War Institute: June 26-28 (Grades 5-9)

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

Answer the call for Civil War and military history enthusiasts! Participants will immerse themselves into the daily lives of soldiers with a reenactor presentation with full gear, drilling in depth discussions of the war’s important battles. This will be a highly interactive experience. Students will spend one day at MUHS, the Milwaukee War Memorial Center and a special tour of the Kenosha Civil War Museum’s current exhibit.

June 26 – 28 (Monday – Wednesday)

June 26 9 a.m. – Noon at MUHS
June 27 9 a.m. – Noon at Milwaukee War Memorial Center
June 28 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Kenosha Civil War Museum

Fee: $125
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 4; Maximum enrollment – 30

War Stories - The Tales of Living War Heroes: June 19-20 (Grades 5-9)

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

Take part in a rare opportunity to discuss war experiences with veterans from World War II, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Participants will spend one half day in an interactive MUHS classroom to learn about these wars and battles and develop questions when they meet the veterans. The second full day will be spent at the Milwaukee War Memorial Center listening and talking with these living heroes.

June 19 – 20 (Monday – Tuesday)

June 19 9 a.m. – Noon
June 20 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 5; Maximum enrollment – 30

Deutschplatz - German Language Camp: July 18-21 (Grades 5-9)

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 four exciting days of Aktivitäten und Spiele meant to introduce campers to learning German in natural daily settings. No prior German knowledge is necessary. For four days let the German language and culture be your Fokus!

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

July 18 – 21 (Monday – Thursday)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fee: $180
Instructor: Mr. Ryan Grusenski – German
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 30

Grade 6

Classes for boys entering grade 6

AAA Program - Academics, Arts & Athletics: June 26-30 (Grades 6-8)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8

The AAA Program stands for the three components of the program: Academics, Arts and Athletics. Each of these 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 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.

June 26 – 30 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $150
Instructor: Program Lead – Mr. Erik Anderson and Mr. Phil Koski – Theology
Minimum enrollment – 20; Maximum enrollment – 30

Hour of Code - Intro to Computer Science: June 24 (Grades 5-9)

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. This course is for students who have not previously taken Hour of Code.

June 24 (Saturday)
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $20
Instructor: Mr. Chris Reis – Math and Computer Science
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 20

3-D Design and Animation: July 24-27 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

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.

July 24 – 27 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructor: Mr. Joe Cavanaugh – Instructional Technology Specialist
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 25

Intro to Google Apps - What Every Student Should Know: July 17-20 (Grades 5-9)

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

No experience necessary! Set up folders and organize files in a Google drive account. Learn how to make creative word documents and use Google’s research tools. Develop and animate a slideshow using Google presentation. Investigate and use spreadsheets and Google survey forms including how to design and insert charts and graphs from your data. Learn how to use Google apps to share ideas and collaborate with classmates and friends.

After a brief demonstration and a look at best samples of each type of file, you will work at your own pace using video tutorial lessons and teacher coaching to learn some basics. Then you can proceed to experiment and design your own projects. Students will work on MUHS provided desktop computers. (Optionally, students may bring their own laptops, but no hardware or software is required for this course.)

July 17 – 20 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructor: Ms. Carol Hardtke – Math and Computer Science
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 24

Learning with Legos - Simple Machines: July 10-13, 9 a.m. - Noon (Grades 5-6)

For boys entering grades 5, 6

Design and build powered Lego creations to compete with other students. Models will be built using the Lego Education Simple Machine Kits and will explain the engineering concepts of torque, motion, energy and measurement. Tasks will be assigned to students and models must be built to meet the requirements of each competition. Students will work in pairs to foster collaboration and communication. As a bonus, students will be able to keep one of their Lego creations to bring home and share with his family. Two sessions of the same class are being offered.

July 10 – 13 (Monday – Thursday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $150
Instructor: Mr. Paul Fleisch – Science
Minimum enrollment – 12; Maximum enrollment – 24

Learning with Legos - Simple Machines: July 10-13, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Grades 5-6)

For boys entering grades 5, 6

Design and build powered Lego creations to compete with other students. Models will be built using the Lego Education Simple Machine Kits and will explain the engineering concepts of torque, motion, energy and measurement. Tasks will be assigned to students and models must be built to meet the requirements of each competition. Students will work in pairs to foster collaboration and communication. As a bonus, students will be able to keep one of their Lego creations to bring home and share with his family. Two sessions of the same class are being offered.

July 10 – 13 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $150
Instructor: Mr. Paul Fleisch – Science
Minimum enrollment – 12; Maximum enrollment – 24

Do You Heart Science?: July 31 - August 3 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

If you love science and are interested in getting a hands-on view of the heart, this new class is for you. Students will investigate the human circulatory system through manipulation and development of models. By conducting a dissection on a sheep heart, students will identify structures important to circulation within the heart. Using their understanding of the circulatory system, students will design an experiment investigating factors that could impact heart performance.

July 31 – August 3 (Monday – Thursday)
8:30 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $150
Instructor: Mr. Russell Craze – Science
Minimum enrollment – 12; Maximum enrollment – 24

Hidden History of Milwaukee: June 21-22 (Grades 5-8)

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8

Come join two MUHS History teachers as they explore the forgotten history of our hometown. Class time each day will be spent visiting some of the sites that were most crucial in shaping the Milwaukee we know today. Discussions will focus on the impact of geography, technology, and economics in how our city developed. If you’re the kind of student that looks around and says, “I wonder what it was like here a hundred years ago,” this class is for you!

June 21 – 22 (Wednesday – Thursday)
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Fee: $100
Instructors: Mr. Chris Lese and Mr. Jon Parsons – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 12

Civil War Institute: June 26-28 (Grades 5-9)

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

Answer the call for Civil War and military history enthusiasts! Participants will immerse themselves into the daily lives of soldiers with a reenactor presentation with full gear, drilling in depth discussions of the war’s important battles. This will be a highly interactive experience. Students will spend one day at MUHS, the Milwaukee War Memorial Center and a special tour of the Kenosha Civil War Museum’s current exhibit.

June 26 – 28 (Monday – Wednesday)

June 26 9 a.m. – Noon at MUHS
June 27 9 a.m. – Noon at Milwaukee War Memorial Center
June 28 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Kenosha Civil War Museum

Fee: $125
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 4; Maximum enrollment – 30

War Stories - The Tales of Living War Heroes: June 19-20 (Grades 5-9)

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

Take part in a rare opportunity to discuss war experiences with veterans from World War II, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Participants will spend one half day in an interactive MUHS classroom to learn about these wars and battles and develop questions when they meet the veterans. The second full day will be spent at the Milwaukee War Memorial Center listening and talking with these living heroes.

June 19 – 20 (Monday – Tuesday)

June 19 9 a.m. – Noon
June 20 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 5; Maximum enrollment – 30

Deutschplatz - German Language Camp: July 18-21 (Grades 5-9)

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 four exciting days of Aktivitäten und Spiele meant to introduce campers to learning German in natural daily settings. No prior German knowledge is necessary. For four days let the German language and culture be your Fokus!

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

July 18 – 21 (Monday – Thursday)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fee: $180
Instructor: Mr. Ryan Grusenski – German
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 30

Movie Making: July 10-14 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

This class will immerse students in the process of creative video production. The class will introduce students to the full filmmaking process from initial collaboration on creating an idea, to filming, acting, and directing, and through editing and final presentation. Parents will be invited to the final class for the students’ very own Film Festival showcasing the creative work of the student groups. Equipment will be provided for use during the class.

July 10 – 14 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $200
Instructors: Mr. Joseph Sliker – Digital Communication Specialist and Mr. Joseph Wilinski
Minimum enrollment – 12; Maximum enrollment – 18

Playin' the Blues: July 17-21 (Grades 6-8)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8 (with prior experience playing saxophone, trumpet or trombone)

Introductory level workshop introducing young musicians to the 12-Bar Blues. Students will learn to improvise while playing in a jazz combo. Available for the following instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone. Instruments need to be provided by the student. Prerequisite: minimum of one year of performance experience (band, lessons, etc.).

July 17 – 21 (Monday – Friday)
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Randy Skowronski – Instrumental Music Instructor
Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 24

Grade 7

Classes for boys entering grade 7

AAA Program - Academics, Arts & Athletics: June 26-30 (Grades 6-8)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8

The AAA Program stands for the three components of the program: Academics, Arts and Athletics. Each of these 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 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.

June 26 – 30 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $150
Instructor: Program Lead – Mr. Erik Anderson and Mr. Phil Koski – Theology
Minimum enrollment – 20; Maximum enrollment – 30

Hour of Code - Intro to Computer Science: June 24 (Grades 5-9)

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. This course is for students who have not previously taken Hour of Code.

June 24 (Saturday)
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $20
Instructor: Mr. Chris Reis – Math and Computer Science
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 20

3-D Design and Animation: July 24-27 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

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.

July 24 – 27 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructor: Mr. Joe Cavanaugh – Instructional Technology Specialist
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 25

Intro to Google Apps - What Every Student Should Know: July 17-20 (Grades 5-9)

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

No experience necessary! Set up folders and organize files in a Google drive account. Learn how to make creative word documents and use Google’s research tools. Develop and animate a slideshow using Google presentation. Investigate and use spreadsheets and Google survey forms including how to design and insert charts and graphs from your data. Learn how to use Google apps to share ideas and collaborate with classmates and friends.

After a brief demonstration and a look at best samples of each type of file, you will work at your own pace using video tutorial lessons and teacher coaching to learn some basics. Then you can proceed to experiment and design your own projects. Students will work on MUHS provided desktop computers. (Optionally, students may bring their own laptops, but no hardware or software is required for this course.)

July 17 – 20 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructor: Ms. Carol Hardtke – Math and Computer Science
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 24

Do You Heart Science?: July 31 - August 3 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

If you love science and are interested in getting a hands-on view of the heart, this new class is for you. Students will investigate the human circulatory system through manipulation and development of models. By conducting a dissection on a sheep heart, students will identify structures important to circulation within the heart. Using their understanding of the circulatory system, students will design an experiment investigating factors that could impact heart performance.

July 31 – August 3 (Monday – Thursday)
8:30 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $150
Instructor: Mr. Russell Craze – Science
Minimum enrollment – 12; Maximum enrollment – 24

Hidden History of Milwaukee: June 21-22 (Grades 5-8)

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8

Come join two MUHS History teachers as they explore the forgotten history of our hometown. Class time each day will be spent visiting some of the sites that were most crucial in shaping the Milwaukee we know today. Discussions will focus on the impact of geography, technology, and economics in how our city developed. If you’re the kind of student that looks around and says, “I wonder what it was like here a hundred years ago,” this class is for you!

June 21 – 22 (Wednesday – Thursday)
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Fee: $100
Instructors: Mr. Chris Lese and Mr. Jon Parsons – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 12

Civil War Institute: June 26-28 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

Answer the call for Civil War and military history enthusiasts! Participants will immerse themselves into the daily lives of soldiers with a reenactor presentation with full gear, drilling in depth discussions of the war’s important battles. This will be a highly interactive experience. Students will spend one day at MUHS, the Milwaukee War Memorial Center and a special tour of the Kenosha Civil War Museum’s current exhibit.

June 26 – 28 (Monday – Wednesday)

June 26 9 a.m. – Noon at MUHS
June 27 9 a.m. – Noon at Milwaukee War Memorial Center
June 28 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Kenosha Civil War Museum

Fee: $125
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 4; Maximum enrollment – 30

War Stories - The Tales of Living War Heroes: June 19-20 (Grades 5-9)

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

Take part in a rare opportunity to discuss war experiences with veterans from World War II, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Participants will spend one half day in an interactive MUHS classroom to learn about these wars and battles and develop questions when they meet the veterans. The second full day will be spent at the Milwaukee War Memorial Center listening and talking with these living heroes.

June 19 – 20 (Monday – Tuesday)

June 19 9 a.m. – Noon
June 20 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 5; Maximum enrollment – 30

Deutschplatz - German Language Camp: July 18-21 (Grades 5-9)

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 four exciting days of Aktivitäten und Spiele meant to introduce campers to learning German in natural daily settings. No prior German knowledge is necessary. For four days let the German language and culture be your Fokus!

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

July 18 – 21 (Monday – Thursday)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fee: $180
Instructor: Mr. Ryan Grusenski – German
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 30

Movie Making: July 10-14 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

This class will immerse students in the process of creative video production. The class will introduce students to the full filmmaking process from initial collaboration on creating an idea, to filming, acting, and directing, and through editing and final presentation. Parents will be invited to the final class for the students’ very own Film Festival showcasing the creative work of the student groups. Equipment will be provided for use during the class.

July 10 – 14 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $200
Instructors: Mr. Joseph Sliker – Digital Communication Specialist and Mr. Joseph Wilinski
Minimum enrollment – 12; Maximum enrollment – 18

Walking/Drawing Class: July 10-14 (Grades 7-9)

For boys entering grades 7, 8, 9

This studio art class teaches foundational drawing methods with classroom demonstrations, on-location outdoor drawing sessions as well as an introduction to digital drawing using Adobe creative software. The week begins with classroom instruction followed by walking/drawing sessions to on and off campus locations. The course culminates with an exhibition of student work and small celebration in the MUHS art department gallery space. The outdoor drawing sessions will take place rain or shine. All required drawing materials are included in the course fee.

July 10 – 14 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Peter Beck – Fine Arts
Minimum enrollment – 5; Maximum enrollment – 15

Playin' the Blues: July 17-21 (Grades 6-8)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8 (with prior experience playing saxophone, trumpet or trombone)

Introductory level workshop introducing young musicians to the 12-Bar Blues. Students will learn to improvise while playing in a jazz combo. Available for the following instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone. Instruments need to be provided by the student. Prerequisite: minimum of one year of performance experience (band, lessons, etc.).

July 17 – 21 (Monday – Friday)
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Randy Skowronski – Instrumental Music Instructor
Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 24

Grade 8

Classes for boys entering grade 8

AAA Program - Academics, Arts & Athletics: June 26-30 (Grades 6-8)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8

The AAA Program stands for the three components of the program: Academics, Arts and Athletics. Each of these 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 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.

June 26 – 30 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $150
Instructor: Program Lead – Mr. Erik Anderson and Mr. Phil Koski – Theology
Minimum enrollment – 20; Maximum enrollment – 30

Hour of Code - Intro to Computer Science: June 24 (Grades 5-9)

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. This course is for students who have not previously taken Hour of Code.

June 24 (Saturday)
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $20
Instructor: Mr. Chris Reis – Math and Computer Science
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 20

3-D Design and Animation: July 24-27 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

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.

July 24 – 27 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructor: Mr. Joe Cavanaugh – Instructional Technology Specialist
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 25

Intro to Google Apps - What Every Student Should Know: July 17-20 (Grades 5-9)

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

No experience necessary! Set up folders and organize files in a Google drive account. Learn how to make creative word documents and use Google’s research tools. Develop and animate a slideshow using Google presentation. Investigate and use spreadsheets and Google survey forms including how to design and insert charts and graphs from your data. Learn how to use Google apps to share ideas and collaborate with classmates and friends.

After a brief demonstration and a look at best samples of each type of file, you will work at your own pace using video tutorial lessons and teacher coaching to learn some basics. Then you can proceed to experiment and design your own projects. Students will work on MUHS provided desktop computers. (Optionally, students may bring their own laptops, but no hardware or software is required for this course.)

July 17 – 20 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructor: Ms. Carol Hardtke – Math and Computer Science
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 24

Do You Heart Science?: July 31 - August 3 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

If you love science and are interested in getting a hands-on view of the heart, this new class is for you. Students will investigate the human circulatory system through manipulation and development of models. By conducting a dissection on a sheep heart, students will identify structures important to circulation within the heart. Using their understanding of the circulatory system, students will design an experiment investigating factors that could impact heart performance.

July 31 – August 3 (Monday – Thursday)
8:30 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $150
Instructor: Mr. Russell Craze – Science
Minimum enrollment – 12; Maximum enrollment – 24

Hidden History of Milwaukee: June 21-22 (Grades 5-8)

For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8

Come join two MUHS History teachers as they explore the forgotten history of our hometown. Class time each day will be spent visiting some of the sites that were most crucial in shaping the Milwaukee we know today. Discussions will focus on the impact of geography, technology, and economics in how our city developed. If you’re the kind of student that looks around and says, “I wonder what it was like here a hundred years ago,” this class is for you!

June 21 – 22 (Wednesday – Thursday)
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Fee: $100
Instructors: Mr. Chris Lese and Mr. Jon Parsons – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 12

Civil War Institute: June 26-28 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

Answer the call for Civil War and military history enthusiasts! Participants will immerse themselves into the daily lives of soldiers with a reenactor presentation with full gear, drilling in depth discussions of the war’s important battles. This will be a highly interactive experience. Students will spend one day at MUHS, the Milwaukee War Memorial Center and a special tour of the Kenosha Civil War Museum’s current exhibit.

June 26 – 28 (Monday – Wednesday)

June 26 9 a.m. – Noon at MUHS
June 27 9 a.m. – Noon at Milwaukee War Memorial Center
June 28 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Kenosha Civil War Museum

Fee: $125
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 4; Maximum enrollment – 30

War Stories - The Tales of Living War Heroes: June 19-20 (Grades 5-9)

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

Take part in a rare opportunity to discuss war experiences with veterans from World War II, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Participants will spend one half day in an interactive MUHS classroom to learn about these wars and battles and develop questions when they meet the veterans. The second full day will be spent at the Milwaukee War Memorial Center listening and talking with these living heroes.

June 19 – 20 (Monday – Tuesday)

June 19 9 a.m. – Noon
June 20 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 5; Maximum enrollment – 30

Deutschplatz - German Language Camp: July 18-21 (Grades 5-9)

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 four exciting days of Aktivitäten und Spiele meant to introduce campers to learning German in natural daily settings. No prior German knowledge is necessary. For four days let the German language and culture be your Fokus!

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

July 18 – 21 (Monday – Thursday)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fee: $180
Instructor: Mr. Ryan Grusenski – German
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 30

Movie Making: July 10-14 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

This class will immerse students in the process of creative video production. The class will introduce students to the full filmmaking process from initial collaboration on creating an idea, to filming, acting, and directing, and through editing and final presentation. Parents will be invited to the final class for the students’ very own Film Festival showcasing the creative work of the student groups. Equipment will be provided for use during the class.

July 10 – 14 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $200
Instructors: Mr. Joseph Sliker – Digital Communication Specialist and Mr. Joseph Wilinski
Minimum enrollment – 12; Maximum enrollment – 18

Walking/Drawing Class: July 10-14 (Grades 7-9)

For boys entering grades 7, 8, 9

This studio art class teaches foundational drawing methods with classroom demonstrations, on-location outdoor drawing sessions as well as an introduction to digital drawing using Adobe creative software. The week begins with classroom instruction followed by walking/drawing sessions to on and off campus locations. The course culminates with an exhibition of student work and small celebration in the MUHS art department gallery space. The outdoor drawing sessions will take place rain or shine. All required drawing materials are included in the course fee.

July 10 – 14 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Peter Beck – Fine Arts
Minimum enrollment – 5; Maximum enrollment – 15

Playin' the Blues: July 17-21 (Grades 6-8)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8 (with prior experience playing saxophone, trumpet or trombone)

Introductory level workshop introducing young musicians to the 12-Bar Blues. Students will learn to improvise while playing in a jazz combo. Available for the following instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone. Instruments need to be provided by the student. Prerequisite: minimum of one year of performance experience (band, lessons, etc.).

July 17 – 21 (Monday – Friday)
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Randy Skowronski – Instrumental Music Instructor
Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 24

Drum Set and Hand Percussion Camp: July 17-21 (Grades 8-12)

For boys entering 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 17 – 21 (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, Instrumental Music Instructor)
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 16

Grade 9

Classes for boys entering grade 9

AAAA Program - Academics, Arts, Athletics & Admissions: June 26-30 (Grade 9)

For boys entering grades 9 (Class of 2021)

In addition to the AAA programming as outlined, Class of 2021 students will arrive early each morning for a light breakfast and social time with future classmates (8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.). Students will meet various staff, faculty and current students to help them navigate what life will be like as a Hilltopper when they start the school year.

June 26 – 30 (Monday – Friday)
8:15 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $175
Instructors: Mr. Erik Anderson and Mr. Phil Koski – Theology
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 20

Hour of Code - Intro to Computer Science: June 24 (Grades 5-9)

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. This course is for students who have not previously taken Hour of Code.

June 24 (Saturday)
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $20
Instructor: Mr. Chris Reis – Math and Computer Science
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 20

3-D Design and Animation: July 24-27 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

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.

July 24 – 27 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructor: Mr. Joe Cavanaugh – Instructional Technology Specialist
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 25

Intro to Google Apps - What Every Student Should Know: July 17-20 (Grades 5-9)

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

No experience necessary! Set up folders and organize files in a Google drive account. Learn how to make creative word documents and use Google’s research tools. Develop and animate a slideshow using Google presentation. Investigate and use spreadsheets and Google survey forms including how to design and insert charts and graphs from your data. Learn how to use Google apps to share ideas and collaborate with classmates and friends.

After a brief demonstration and a look at best samples of each type of file, you will work at your own pace using video tutorial lessons and teacher coaching to learn some basics. Then you can proceed to experiment and design your own projects. Students will work on MUHS provided desktop computers. (Optionally, students may bring their own laptops, but no hardware or software is required for this course.)

July 17 – 20 (Monday – Thursday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructor: Ms. Carol Hardtke – Math and Computer Science
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 24

Do You Heart Science?: July 31 - August 3 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

If you love science and are interested in getting a hands-on view of the heart, this new class is for you. Students will investigate the human circulatory system through manipulation and development of models. By conducting a dissection on a sheep heart, students will identify structures important to circulation within the heart. Using their understanding of the circulatory system, students will design an experiment investigating factors that could impact heart performance.

July 31 – August 3 (Monday – Thursday)
8:30 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $150
Instructor: Mr. Russell Craze – Science
Minimum enrollment – 12; Maximum enrollment – 24

Civil War Institute: June 26-28 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

Answer the call for Civil War and military history enthusiasts! Participants will immerse themselves into the daily lives of soldiers with a reenactor presentation with full gear, drilling in depth discussions of the war’s important battles. This will be a highly interactive experience. Students will spend one day at MUHS, the Milwaukee War Memorial Center and a special tour of the Kenosha Civil War Museum’s current exhibit.

June 26 – 28 (Monday – Wednesday)

June 26 9 a.m. – Noon at MUHS
June 27 9 a.m. – Noon at Milwaukee War Memorial Center
June 28 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Kenosha Civil War Museum

Fee: $125
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 4; Maximum enrollment – 30

War Stories - The Tales of Living War Heroes: June 19-20 (Grades 5-9)

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

Take part in a rare opportunity to discuss war experiences with veterans from World War II, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Participants will spend one half day in an interactive MUHS classroom to learn about these wars and battles and develop questions when they meet the veterans. The second full day will be spent at the Milwaukee War Memorial Center listening and talking with these living heroes.

June 19 – 20 (Monday – Tuesday)

June 19 9 a.m. – Noon
June 20 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies
Minimum enrollment – 5; Maximum enrollment – 30

Deutschplatz - German Language Camp: July 18-21 (Grades 5-9)

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 four exciting days of Aktivitäten und Spiele meant to introduce campers to learning German in natural daily settings. No prior German knowledge is necessary. For four days let the German language and culture be your Fokus!

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

July 18 – 21 (Monday – Thursday)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fee: $180
Instructor: Mr. Ryan Grusenski – German
Minimum enrollment – 10; Maximum enrollment – 30

Movie Making: July 10-14 (Grades 6-9)

For boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9

This class will immerse students in the process of creative video production. The class will introduce students to the full filmmaking process from initial collaboration on creating an idea, to filming, acting, and directing, and through editing and final presentation. Parents will be invited to the final class for the students’ very own Film Festival showcasing the creative work of the student groups. Equipment will be provided for use during the class.

July 10 – 14 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $200
Instructors: Mr. Joseph Sliker – Digital Communication Specialist and Mr. Joseph Wilinski
Minimum enrollment – 12; Maximum enrollment – 18

Walking/Drawing Class: July 10-14 (Grades 7-9)

For boys entering grades 7, 8, 9

This studio art class teaches foundational drawing methods with classroom demonstrations, on-location outdoor drawing sessions as well as an introduction to digital drawing using Adobe creative software. The week begins with classroom instruction followed by walking/drawing sessions to on and off campus locations. The course culminates with an exhibition of student work and small celebration in the MUHS art department gallery space. The outdoor drawing sessions will take place rain or shine. All required drawing materials are included in the course fee.

July 10 – 14 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Peter Beck – Fine Arts
Minimum enrollment – 5; Maximum enrollment – 15

Drum Set and Hand Percussion Camp: July 17-21 (Grades 8-12)

For boys entering 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 17 – 21 (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, Instrumental Music Instructor)
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 16

Drum Camp for Grades 10-12

Drum Set and Hand Percussion Camp: July 17-21 (Grades 8-12)

For boys entering 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 17 – 21 (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, Instrumental Music Instructor)
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 16

Forensics Camps for Boys & Girls in Grades 6-9

Forensics Boot Camp - Coed Program: July 17-28 (Grades 6-8)

For boys and girls entering grades 6, 7, 8

This camp is for beginners as well as students who have competed on their middle school team. Whether you’re focused on preparing for the 2017-18 season or just wishing to build self-confidence and poise, this camp will help you achieve your goals in a noncompetitive, supportive environment. Campers will have an opportunity to try all eighteen categories in the Mid-Level Forensics Association of Wisconsin to find the best fit for them. 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.

July 17 – 28 (Monday – Friday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $200
Instructor: Ms. Amy Geyser, Director of Forensics
Minimum enrollment – 8; Maximum enrollment – 20

Advanced Forensics Day Camp - Coed Program: July 31-August 11 (Grades 7-9)

For boys and girls entering grade 9, or 7th/8th graders who attended a previous forensics camp

Suitable for seasoned competitors or beginners entering high school, this camp is designed to prepare you for the 2017-18 forensics season. In a fun, supportive atmosphere, campers will build on their strengths to refine their communication skills and learn the art of effective delivery. 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.

July 31 – August 11 (Monday – Friday)
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fee: $200
Instructor: Program Lead – Ms. Amy Geyser, Director of Forensics
Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 15

Sport Camps for Boys in Grades 4-9

Sport Camps

Brochures and online registration for sport camps are available at:www.muhs.edu/sportcamps

Basketball

Boys entering grades 4 – 5
June 12 – 29 (Tuesday – Thursday)
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Fee: $100

Boys entering grades 6 – 7
June 12 – 29 (Tuesday – Thursday)
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Fee: $100

Boys entering grade 8
June 12 – 29 (Monday – Thursday)
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Fee: $150

Boys entering grade 8 Summer League Play
June 12 – July 31 (Monday) Fee: $150

Football

Jr. Hilltopper Youth Camp
Boys entering grades 4 - 8
June 12 – 15 (Monday - Thursday)
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Fee: $125

Soccer

Boys entering grades 6 - 9
July 31 – August 4 (Monday - Friday)
8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Fee: $175

Boys entering grades 3 - 5
July 31 – August 4 (Monday - Friday)
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fee: $130

Volleyball

Boys entering grades 6 – 8
July 24 – 27 (Monday – Thursday)
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Fee: $105

Contact Information

JoAnn Cekanor
Program Coordinator
cekanor@muhs.edu
414-933-7220, Ext. 3303

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