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Friday Enrichment Opportunities

Fall 2011

Winter 2010

After School Activities

Offered by the Neighborhood Center for Skinner Middle School

Activity Description
Pre-Collegiate Program This program is designed to prepare students for college beyond high school. As a leadership program, the students will visit all colleges in the Denver-metro area to explore the various careers by participating in monthly College Visitation Academy’s. The students meet every Friday for 1.5 hours to “fine tune” their study and academic skills, careers, and prepare for their upcoming College Visitations.
Creative Cooking – Cultures Around the World
Computers Students learn the “ins and outs” of computer technology and learn how to repair mild to moderate computer problems. Students will refurbish their own donated computer. This is a “Learn and Earn” and Publisher) program so–upon completion of the program the students can take their computer home with them.
Kickball A sports program designed to teach students about following rules and being a team player. Students will compete with other peer DPS middle schools and learn valuable skills (e.g., good sportsmanship, and working to complete a defined goal with other team members.)
Cinema – Film Making A program that teaches students the fine art of film. Learning to write a script, acting, pre-production, post-production, editing, and directing. Students will make a film and showcase it throughout the year.
B.U.G. – Tutoring B.U.G. (Bringing Up Grades) offers students an opportunity to sharpen their academic skills with qualified instructors in a learning-friendly environment. Students work on their homework, participate in math games, or formalize their writing skills by contributing to a monthly NC@S publication.
Student Council Learn how to put your ideas into motion. Students can use their voice to help their peers, school, and community be better. Students will provide leadership and guidance for those that may need it most.
R.A.P. – Tutoring R.A.P. (Read, Achieve, Perform) are specialized tutoring sessions that focus on the literacy and math components of education. Taught by Skinner day faculty, the participating students will benefit from small classes and an interactive curriculum.
Scorpion Splash A recreational program that allows students to swim in a controlled environment. With a lifeguard on duty at all times, everyone will be safe and have a great time in this program.
DPS Success This tutoring class focuses on aligning Skinner homework assignments with student learning. Communications between Skinner faculty and parent is an essential and key component of this program.
Teen Tycoons Learn how to “bring home the bacon.” Students will use critical thinking skills to explore potential money making opportunities to develop new business ideas. Creative problem-solving will be a major focus as students develop their own event concession stand and develop other sales products.
Flow Zone – Keyboards and Percussion Instruction Introduces students to the various elements of a story, including character, and where music and narrative can come together. Members of the infamous Flobots help students learn to fuse keyboard and percussion (drum) instruction with elements of storytelling.

Fall 2010 – For Youth
Offered by the Neighborhood Center for Skinner Middle School

Activity Description
ART / Sculpting Students are taught the basics of art including making art from trash and making sculptures.  Students will use a variety of skills and learn new ones in this fun art class.
College 4 Y.O.U. This program is designed to prepare students for college.  As a leadership program, the students will
Pre-Collegiate Program visit colleges in the Denver-metro area to explore the various careers by participating in monthlySaturday Academies.  The students meet every Friday for an hour and a half to work on study andacademic skills, careers, and prepare for their upcoming Saturday Academy.
Cooking (Beginning) Students will learn how to prepare meals, read, and understand recipes, understand kitchen safety and clean up.  Students learn how to cook nutritional dishes, bake, and set a proper table.
Dell TechKnow Students learn the ins and outs of computer technology and learn how to repair mild to moderatecomputer problems.  Students will refurbish their own donated computer.  This is a “Learn and Earn” program so upon completion of the program the students can take their computer home with them.
Dodgeball A sports program designed to teach students about following rules and being part of a team.Students will compete with other DPS peer middle schools and learn skills such as good sportsmanship, and working to complete a goal with others.
Drill Team / Step A Step / Dance program that will teach students how to follow a routine, being part of a team and then display their skills for  school-wide and community performances.
Drop In Recreational program designed to allow students to bond w/peer students & participate in fun activities.
Film Making A program that teaches students the art of film.  Learning to write a script, acting, pre-production, post-production, and directing.  Students will make a film and showcase it throught the year.
Homework Help This program offers students the opportunity to receive assistance with their homework.
B.U.G. (Tutoring) This program is offered Monday through Thursday in an attempt to meet Skinner students academic needs with their class assignments.  Bringing Up Grades (B.U.G.)  is the motto of this class.
Intramural Sports Athletic program teaching teamwork, competition skills, and good sportsmanship.
Student Council Designed to allow the Skinner students a voice in Skinner student decisions and how to effectivelyuse that voice to effect positive change within Skinner on behalf of their peers.
Supplemental Services A tutorial program designed to help at-risk students with their homework and in academic areas where they may be having difficulty.  Designed to increase motivation and self-esteem.
Swimming A recreational program that allows students to swim in a controlled environment.  With a lifeguard on  duty everyone is safe and will has a good time in this program.
Tennis (In collaboration withNet Results) An academic program that teaches the fundamentals of tennis, scoring, teamwork, and match play including doubles and competition with other peer DPS middle schools.


For Adults

ABE (Adult Basic Education) Remedial education for adult students who are below literacy levels and have been termed as functional illiterates.  This program helps them become functional in today’s world as contributing members of society.
Beginning English Adult learners at this stage have just begun to read, write, and speak English
Beginning Computers Adult learners will learn basic computer skills in Microsoft Word Excel, and PowerPoint
Conversational English Adult learners will start at a beginning level to read, write, and speak English they will practice conversing in a setting with other students and a teacher.
Family Cooking A program designed for families to learn about nutrition and have a fun cooking experience together.

 

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