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Summer 2022 Learning Opportunities

May 19, 2022

What is SGF Summer Learning for Students?
This summer the South Glens Falls CSD will again offer a variety of programs for students of all ages. We began this programming in the summer of 2021 in response to a school year where students missed out on many of the extracurricular activities that are typically offered. We are excited to provide an opportunity for students to enjoy some of these activities once again.

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The format of the programs are listed by subject area. Email the listed contacted person under each offering to sign up. All programs this year are free to students! 

 

This summer, students will again have the opportunity to participate in a number of free athletic clinics.

Click on this link to access the athletics document that outlines all of our offerings in July and August by season with dates, times, and registration contacts. If you are a student athlete, we hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE: Grades 7-12

Spend three weeks putting together a full musical production. Open to performers and technical crew members!

Show: Disney’s High School Musical
Location: High School Auditorium, Library, Cafeteria, Room 165, Room 166
Minimum Number of Students: 20 Maximum Number of Students: 50
Faculty Instructors: Mrs. Geer, Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Stambach-Fuller, Mr. Stark, Mrs. Tooley
Dates and Times: Auditions – Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 3 -5 p.m. 

  • Week 1 (7/11-7/14)  Monday – Thursday – 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Week 2 (7/18 – 7/21) Monday – Thursday – 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Week 3 (7/25 – 7/28) Monday – Thursday – 9:30 AM – 3 p.m.
  • Performances: Thursday, 7/28/22 at 7 p.m.; Friday, 7/29/22 at 7 p.m.

Contact: Sgfstage42@sgfcsd.org

 

SUMMER MUSIC ACADEMY – Grades 4-8

Musical Theatre Revue: Grade 4, 5, and 6 Program
Musical Revue “Broadway Beat” by J. Higgins, C. Miller, T. Anderson & J. Jacobson
There will be singing, choreography, and drama aspects involved.
Teacher(s): Mrs. Geer and Mrs. Tooley
Grade: Students entering grades 4, 5, & 6 this Fall
Max number of students: 40
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (3 hours/day)
Dates: July 5-8 and July 11-15
Place: OWWMS LGI
Contact: geerk@sgfcsd.org

 

INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS: ANY ENTERING GRADE 6-8 STUDENT INTERESTED IN BAND


Instrumental Lessons in Small Groups or Individuals for Students New to Band
Teacher(s): Mr. Boyd
Max number of students: 60
Time: Thursday (up to 6 hours/day)
Dates: July 14, 21, 28 and August 4 and 11
Place: OWWMS LGI
Contact: boyds@sgfcsd.org

 

ELEMENTARY ART

Students will have the opportunity to create a landscape painting using oil pastels and watercolors and build a 3-D art project. This is a one day art enrichment opportunity for students to create under the guidance of two art teachers. Bring a labeled water bottle.

Teacher: Ms. Heath & Mrs. Edson
Grade: Any student entering grades 4 or 5
Max number of students: 20 per day
Time: 9:15 -11: 30 a.m.
Dates: 6 Individual Sessions – August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Number of sessions: Each day is the same lesson. Sign up only for one day.
Place: Moreau Elementary – Art Room
Contact: heathj@sgfcsd.org

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) – Grades 4 through 8

Elementary STEM – Grades 4 & 5

  • Environmental Engineering
    Teacher: Mrs. Quick
    Grade: Any student entering grades 4 or 5 that is interested in a hands-on experience helping to design, create, and test solutions to environmental issues.
    Max number of students: 20
    Day / Time: Wednesdays and Fridays 8 -9 a.m.
    Dates: July 13 – August 12
    Number of sessions: 10 sessions over the course of 5 weeks
    Place: Harrison Ave. Elementary – Room 7
    Contact: quickk@sgfcsd.org

 

  • Robotics
    Teacher: Mrs. Quick
    Grade: Any student entering grades 4 or 5 that is interested in a hands-on experience learning about how our robots work, how to code them for the desired output, and how robots positively affect our world.
    Max number of students: 20
    Day / Time: Wednesdays 9 -10 a.m.
    Dates: July 13 – August 12
    Number of sessions: 5 sessions over the course of 5 weeks
    Place: Harrison Ave. Elementary – Room 7
    Contact: quickk@sgfcsd.org

 

  • Coding Club
    Teacher: Mrs. Quick
    Grade: Any student entering grades 4 or 5 that is interested in a hands-on experience learning more about using coding to create art, games, and more!
    Max number of students: 20
    Day / Time: Fridays 9 -10 a.m.
    Dates: July 13 – August 12
    Number of sessions: 5 sessions over the course of 5 weeks
    Place: Harrison Ave. Elementary – Room 7
    Contact: quickk@sgfcsd.org 

 

  • Team Engineering Challenges
    Teacher: Mrs. Quick
    Grade: Any student entering grades 4 or 5 that is interested in a hands-on experience working in groups to compete using our engineering skills!
    Max number of students: 20
    Day / Time: Wednesdays 10 -11 a.m.
    Dates: July 13 – August 12
    Number of sessions: 5 sessions over the course of 5 weeks
    Place: Harrison Ave. Elementary – Room 7
    Contact: quickk@sgfcsd.org 

 

  • Breakout Camp
    Teacher: Mrs. Quick
    Grade: Any student entering grades 4 or 5 that is interested in a hands-on experience working with groups to use digital skills to create a breakout room! We will complete digital breakout rooms together to learn more about different locks and scenarios we can create!
    Max number of students: 20
    Day / Time: Fridays 10-11 a.m.
    Dates: July 13 – August 12
    Number of sessions: 5 sessions over the course of 5 weeks
    Place: Harrison Ave. Elementary – Room 7
    Contact: quickk@sgfcsd.org 

 

  • Passion Project
    Teacher: Mrs. Quick
    Grade: Any student entering grades 4 or 5 that is interested in a hands-on experience researching, planning, and creating a project about a topic that interests them!
    Max number of students: 20
    Day / Time: Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
    Dates: July 13 – August 12
    Number of sessions: 10 sessions over the course of 5 weeks
    Place: Harrison Ave. Elementary – Room 7
    Contact: quickk@sgfcsd.org 

 

  • The Science of Invention – Grades 6 – 8
    Teacher: Mrs. Harrison
    Grade: students entering grades 6 through 8 – We will be exploring inventions through time, working with scientific tools, and creating inventions of our own! A bus trip to the miSciPlanetarium in Schenectady is included!
    Max number of students: 15
    Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (bag lunch required daily)
    Dates: Week of July 18 – 22
    Place: Oliver W. Winch Middle School
    Contact: harrisonm@sgfcsd.org 

 

ELEMENTARY VIRTUAL MATH SKILL BUILDING

Dates: July 11-29
Times: Grades 1/2 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (30 minute sessions with Mrs. Abrams)
            Grades 3/4 8:30-11:30 a.m. (30 minute sessions with Mrs. Whitney)
            Grades 5/6 12:30-3:30 p.m. (30 minute sessions with Mrs. Quick)
Target Audience: K-5 students

The South Glens Falls Central School District is offering virtual math review sessions for students in kindergarten through grade 5. Virtual sessions will be for 30 minutes, two-four times a week as scheduled by the teacher. Each 30 minute session will be capped at 4 students. Learners selected for this program will receive targeted instruction from a teacher focusing on math. The goal of this program is to support students and strengthen foundational skills throughout the summer to prepare them for the 2022-23 school year.  

Family and Student Commitments and Expectations
Expectations for students enrolling:

  • Learners will commit to attend and participate during their assigned virtual time slot. 
  • Families will need to support their children’s active participation in all online learning, especially at the younger grades.
  • Learners need a quiet learning space without distractions of daily home activities (i.e. siblings, pets, background TV, etc.) during their virtual session.  
  • Learners will be expected to dress appropriately when attending virtual summer success on Google Meet. 
  • Learners will use a school-issued Chromebook for virtual instruction.  
  • Learners will have access to a dependable internet. All sessions will be on the Google Meet video conferencing platform.

Please direct any questions to Marianne Seelye – seelyem@sgfcsd.org

 

BULLDOG BOOK BUS SUMMER 2022  

Dates: July 11-Aug. 19
Times: Tuesdays, Thursdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Target Audience: K-8 students

The Bulldog Book Bus will be circulating on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and making 3 stops at predetermined locations. The Tuesday route will cover the northern part of the school district and the Thursday route will cover the southern part of the school district. Students will be able to enter the library bus and choose books to check out for the week. There will be two teachers/librarians on the bus each day and one volunteer. 

There is no need to register for this activity! Please see the schedule below and your child can come to any location! Questions about the Bulldog Book Bus can be directed to Harrison Avenue Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Alden – aldenl@sgfcsd.org.

 

Stop #1

9:00-9:45 a.m.

Stop #2

10:00-10:45 a.m.

Stop #3

11:00-11:45 a.m.

Tuesday-Northern  Tanglewood Elementary School parking lot Harrison Avenue Elementary School parking lot Moreau Elementary School parking lot
Thursday-Southern  Adirondack Estates off of Gordon Lane behind Alpin Haus Wilton Town Municipality Center near Stewarts off of Ballard Road Gansevoort Town park on Railroad Avenue across from the Gansevoort Stewarts

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL AND WELLNESS PROGRAMMING

  • Connections to School Program K-8
    Goal: Connecting students to school through fun activities that support positive school relationships and social interactions.
    Objectives:
    1. Increase student engagement and attendance
    2. Increase resilience and social connections
    3. Establish and maintain emotional regulation skills
    4. Familiarizing supports in building (counseling office, main office, nurse’s office, etc.)
      Dates: Summer 2022. Dates will be finalized after enrollment.
      Format: The program will include two half days in the building and one full day (off-site). It will be led by faculty and staff engaging in a variety of activities to help students manage and identify anxieties, maintain relationships, establish connections and build community.
      Registration: Letter will be sent to families in June with a google form to sign up for their building’s program.
      Contact: Janelle Sipowicz, Director of K-12 Counseling/SEL, sipowiczj@sgfcsd.org

 

  • Virtual Summer Connections K-8
    Goal: The goal of this program is to maintain connection and engagement with students by providing either individual or small group counseling and social emotional support over the summer.
    Dates: Throughout July & August
    Format: 30-minute virtual sessions, once a week, either individually or in small groups with one of the district’s mental health providers. This may be a school psychologist, school social worker or school counselor. It is possible that the provider may not be from your student’s home school, but every effort will be made to to pair them with the most appropriate provider.
    Once enrolled, you will be contacted by the provider with the day and time of your student’s session.
    Expectations for students enrolling in Virtual Summer Connections:

    • Students will commit to attend and participate during their assigned virtual summer connections time slot. 
    • Students will use a school issued Chromebook for virtual sessions. (Elementary students will be issued a device to use over the summer.) 
    • Students will have access to a dependable internet. All sessions will be on the Google Meet video conferencing platform.

Contact: K-5 – Social Worker in your child’s building or 6-8 School Counselor

 

  • Introductory Yoga
    Teacher: Mrs. Ross-Hills
    Description: This is a great opportunity to learn about yoga and how to improve your emotional wellbeing.  We will be focusing on activities to help us ground and center ourselves, learn to breathe more effectively to help regulate our bodies, learn some mindfulness tools, and yes we will also be doing some YOGA! Mrs. Ross-Hills is a Middle School special education teacher in SGF.  She holds certifications in Mindfulness, Meditation and Mental Health from New Skills Academy, and is a 500 hour certified Yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance. Mrs. Ross-Hills teaches Vinyasa Yoga locally.
    Max number of students: 10 per 3-day session
    Time: 9 -10:30 a.m.- Grades 2-5
              10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. – Grades 6-8
    Dates: July 12-14, 19-21
    Place: Oliver W. Winch Middle School
    Contact: hillsl@sgfcsd.org

*Yoga mats will be provided for student use. 

 

  • Future Exploration Program
    Goal: The goal of this program explores college and careers through a local college/university visit, along with support in the college application process.
    Dates:  August TBD – A sign up form for the event will be sent out through email and google classrooms for students.
    Format: The designated day will be split up by attending a college visit during the morning and a college application workshop in the afternoon. Attendance can be for both the AM and PM sessions or just one.
    Expectations for students:

    • Students will have the opportunity to explore a college campus and become familiar with what to expect during college visits and tours.
    • Students will gain a headstart on completing their college applications through a variety of platforms such as the commonapp.org, SUNY and college specific applications.
    • Students will utilize the High School Guidance & Counseling Department as a resource in their post-secondary planning.

Contact: Janelle Sipowicz, K-12 Director of Counseling/SEL sipowiczj@sgfcsd.org

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