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CONTENTS COMMUNITY EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14

Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Crafts & Hobbies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Culinary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Employment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Farm & Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Financial Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8- 9 Golf & Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10 Martial Arts & Self-Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Mind & Body. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14 Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Summers are special

with Whiz Kids

WHIZ KIDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-26

For as long as Kristin Strey and Colleen (Strey) Rittmeyer can remember, the Rock Valley College Whiz Kids program has been an important part of their summers. That’s because their mom, Elizabeth Strey, has been teaching Whiz Kids classes since 1988, and as soon as they were old enough to enroll, Kristin and Colleen were taking classes and helping mom with hers. “Each year [Kristin and Colleen] would take a few classes while I was teaching. The girls would then spend the rest of the day helping in my classes,” says Elizabeth. “We still have their certificates, showing all of the classes they took. Those were special summers for all of us.”

Left to Right: Kristin Strey, Elizabeth Strey (mother), Colleen (Strey) Rittmeyer Photo by Laura Rittmeyer

literary courses like Short Stories (page 23) and Poetry (page 23) this summer Kristin will also teach Trivia Time (page 21), a survey course of academic topics that often come up in academic competitions like quiz bowl. It’s a sensible fit, considering her job is to write questions for academic competitions with National Academic Quiz Tournaments. She’s also an assistant scholastic bowl coach at the Illinois Math and Science Academy.

Those special summers continued throughout the years, and now all three are teaching Whiz Kids courses. Elizabeth is teaching numerous classes this summer, everything from Abracadabra! It’s Magic (page 22) to Zoinks! It’s a Mystery! (page 22). It’s a busy summer of teaching for someone whose “day job” is teaching second Whiz Kids expands grade at Rolling Green School in Rockford. Elizabeth just loves children ’s thinking, teaching; it’s as simple as that. develops their backColleen describes it differently.

“My mom has what I call ‘the teaching disease’ and I have learned a lot just from watching how much she loves what she does, and how much she truly cares about the kids involved,” says Colleen. “She really makes learning fun.”

ground information on a variety of topics, and helps them express their creativity.

“My mom’s influence was probably my greatest incentive for teaching Whiz Kids,” says Kristin. “Her inspiration and creativity are always flowing. Colleen is the same way, and that’s something I admire greatly about them both.” Elizabeth is proud to see her daughters following in her footsteps and contributing in their own special ways to a program that has meant so much to her for so many years.

- Elizabeth Strey

Influenced by her mom, Colleen took to teaching as well. She currently teaches at the International Montessori Academy, a private school in Sycamore. This summer she will teach several Whiz Kids courses, including a new one called Get a Clue (page 22), which she will be teaming up to teach with her sister, Kristin. In addition to teaching Get a Clue with Colleen, and some

“I marvel at the eloquence of their class descriptions, and I am impressed with the classes that they create,” says Elizabeth, noting she would love to sign up for Get a Clue if only she could. If she were to sign up for her daughters’ course, the Whiz Kids family experience would come full circle. Maybe she could even pitch in and help just as her daughters did in her classes many years ago. It would be yet another special summer.

Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16 Character Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Down on the Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Exploration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Guitar & Piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Hobbies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Legos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Mystery & Mayhem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Photos & Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Readin’, Ritin’ & ‘Rithmatic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Science & Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Sports & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Sweet Decorating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Whiz Kids Faculty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

CONTINUING EDUCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-42

Business Careers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Computer Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-32 Construction/Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Distance On-Line Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Education Careers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Emergency/Security Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Health Careers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-38 Hospitality/Food Service Certification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Language For The Workplace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-40 Manufacturing/Workforce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-42 Sustainable “Green” Technologies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

GED/ESL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 REGISTRATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45 STARLIGHT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 CAMPUS MAP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION Rock Valley College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, marital status or sexual orientation in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Rock Valley College also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinators. Title IX and Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer – Employees Ms. Jessica Jones, Managing Director of Human Resources (815) 921-4755 . j.jones@rockvalleycollege.edu Title IX and ADA Compliance Officer – Students Ms. Lynn Perkins, Director, Enrollment Management and Judicial Affairs (815) 921-4268 . g.perkins@rockvalleycollege.edu Section 504 Coordinator – Students Ms. Lynn Shattuck, Coordinator of Disability Services (815) 921-2356 . l.shattuck@rockvalleycollege.edu Title IX Coordinator – Athletics Ms. Misty Opat, Athletic Director (815) 921-3807 . m.opat@rockvalleycollege.edu This notice is available from Rock Valley College in additional alternative formats upon request.

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Challenging minds since 1980! SUMMER 2012 CONTENTS

Community leader Jon Lundin began Rock Valley College Whiz Kids, as a summer enrichment program intended for students with high abilities and high interests in special academic areas. Now, Rock Valley College Whiz Kids continues to provide students in K-8th grade with a variety of academic enrichment opportunities. Through creative teaching strategies, materials, and curricula, Rock Valley College Whiz Kids offers unique, hands-on activities with inventive modes of participation. Rock Valley College Whiz Kids classes are designed to: • Challenge students to learn new material quickly • Explore subjects more intensely than in their current grade-level curriculum • Offer opportunities for students to become acquainted with other students who have similar academic interests • Introduce children to a college environment without the pressure of earning a grade • Provide a supportive environment where students “learn by doing” • Encourage students to apply critical and creative thinking skills to numerous areas of study • Offer a variety of instructional methods to stimulate and challenge students’ interests Students have fun using their imaginations, perfecting their talents, and gaining confidence in academic areas. Parents like this program because it provides a positive and stimulating environment for their children. We like it because we enjoy the kids & love to see learning in action!

ART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 15-16 CHARACTER CREATIONS . . . . . . . . pg 17 CRAFTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 17 DANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 18 DOWN ON THE FARM . . . . . . . . . pg 18 EXPLORATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 19 GUITAR & PIANO . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 20 HOBBIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 20-21 LANGUAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 21 LEGOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 21 MARTIAL ARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 22 MYSTERY & MAYHEM . . . . . . . . . pg 22 NATURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 PHOTO & FILM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 READIN’ RITIN’ & ‘RITHMATIC . . . . pg 23 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY . . . . . . . pg 24 SPORTS & RECREATION . . . . . . . . pg 25 SWEET DECORATING . . . . . . . . . pg 25 WHIZ KIDS FACULTY . . . . . . . . . . pg 26

Art Action Art

Watercolor Painting for Kids

(Grades 4-8) Love art classes at school? Keep your Imagination flowing with this fun-filled summer class. We will explore a variety of materials to draw, paint, sculpt, design, and more. Wear old clothes to this class because we will definitely get messy and have fun doing it! WIZ 801 BLL Jennifer Hillistad 6/18-6/22 MTWTHF 9:00 am–Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$116 5 Sessions Room 007

I Like the Layered Look (Ages 6-10) Students will create beautiful works of art through the printmaking technique of Collagraph. Let’s explore color, textures and shapes to make beautiful pictures, inspired by favorite stories, or memories. Check out what an end result can look like in the children’s book “The Frog House” illustrated by Barbara Garrison. WIZ 801 RV12 Kim Zierke 6/18-6/21 MTWTh 9:00 -10:00 am RVC CL II

$57 4 Sessions Room 220B

Drip, Splatter, Swish (Ages 6-10) Love to paint and experiment with color? I do too! Let’s have hours of fun, creating beautiful paintings, learning new techniques and understanding how color works. WIZ 801 RV14 Kim Zierke 7/9-7/12 MTWTh 9:00 -10:00 am RVC CL II

(Grades 2-4 & 3-8) Individual course times marked accordingly) This watercolor painting class introduces children to the basic techniques and fundamentals of this medium. Students learn how to paint while having fun and being creative. All ages & levels welcome.

$57 4 Sessions Room 220B

Grades 2-4 WIZ 801 RV6 Kathy Lyon 6/18-6/21 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm RVC WTC

A Masterpiece – Naturally (Ages 6-10) Work with natural materials, as well as man-made objects to create beautiful paintings, prints and collages. You will be “tree-rific” at this, when you “leaf” it to your imagination! WIZ 801 RV13 Kim Zierke 6/18-6/21 MTWTh 10:15 -11:15 am RVC CL II

$57 4 Sessions Room 220B

Drawing with Colored Pencils & Oil Pastels (Grades 3-8) Subject matter will include landscape, still life, and abstract work. If possible the RVC campus will be used as a model. WIZ 801 RV11 Kathy Lyon 7/30-8/2 MTWTh 1:00-3:00 pm RVC CL I

$70 4 Sessions Room 125

$96 4 Sessions Room 121

Grades 3-8 WIZ 801 RV10 Kathy Lyon 7/23-7/26 MTWTh 1:00 -3:00 pm RVC WTC

$70 4 Sessions Room 121

WIZ 801 RV11 Kathy Lyon 7/30-8/2 MTWTh 1:00 -3:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$70 4 Sessions Room 004

Acrylic Painting (Grades 2-8) Students will use the three primary colors plus black and white to mix their own secondary colors. The student’s paintings will include landscapes, still life, and abstract work. WIZ 801 RV9 Kathy Lyon 7/16-7/19 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm RVC WTC

$96 4 Sessions Room 121


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Art continued Cool Collages

Drawing is Fun

Art with Acrylics

(Grades 5-8) Think you’re not an artist? Anyone can create a perfect collage! We will explore a variety of materials including paper, paint, fabric, fiber, wire, junk and more to create beautiful collages any artist would be proud to show off! Did we mention it will be fun too!? Bring in cool “junk” from home to incorporate into your collage.

(Grades 5-8) Everyone can draw and have fun doing it! Learn to “see” and draw things as they really are. We will use a variety of techniques including blind contour, continuous line, gesture, and more to enhance your drawing skills. It’ll be fun, you will “see”!

(Grades 5-8) Acrylics aren’t just for experienced painters! We will experiment with a variety of styles and materials to create awesome 2 dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art. Be sure to wear old clothes and be prepared for some messy summer fun!

WIZ 801 RV2 Jennifer Hillistad 7/30-8/3 MTWThF 9:00 am-Noon RVC CL II

WIZ 801 RV3 Jennifer Hillistad 8/6-8/10 MTWThF 9:00 am-Noon RVC CL II

WIZ 801 BLL3 Jennifer Hillistad 7/23-7/27 MTWThF 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$116 5 Sessions Room 001

$92 5 Sessions Room 125

$111 5 Sessions Room 224

Young Artist Series: with Kathy Lyon These skill-building classes are designed for the younger artist: encouraging and shaping early visual and clay techniques. Each session builds on the skills learned as your child works their ideas into finished pieces of fantastic artwork!

Exploration of Art

Clayworks for Kids

Construction Paper

(Grades 1-2) Children will use painting, sculpture to explore media such as watercolor paint, finger painting, construction paper and clay. This is a fun messy class! Snack will be provided.

(Grades 1-2) We will work with hand building clay, slabs, pinch forms and coils to make sculpture and useful objects. Some of the projects include faces, turtles, mugs and dishes, all to be made with the students’ personal style and input. Individuality is stressed. No two pieces are alike. Fun for all!

(Grades 3-8) Make an original place mat weaving using construction paper and other materials. Make scenic, geometrical, floral, and transportation picture appliqué’s using decorative papers and markers. Come and enjoy your creative side! BRING: scissors and glue.

WIZ 801 RV4 Kathy Lyon 6/11-6/14 MTWTh 10:00 am-Noon RVC CL I

$70 4 Sessions Room 125

WIZ 801 RV8 Kathy Lyon 7/9-7/12 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC WTC

$96 4 Sessions Room 121

WIZ 801 RV5 Kathy Lyon 6/11-6/14 MTWTh 1:00-3:00 pm RVC CL I

$70 4 Sessions Room 125

WIZ 804 RV8 Kathy Lyon 7/9-7/12 MTWTh 1:00-3:00 pm RVC WTC

$70 4 Sessions Room 121

WIZ 801 RV7 Kathy Lyon 6/25-6/28 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm RVC WTC

$96 4 Sessions Room 121

Made in America

(Ages 7-10) What makes our country so great? Join local artist and art teacher Kara Rehfeldt to explore the artists and the techniques used in America from the good ol’ days to the present. You’ll have a great time using these techniques to make your own one-of-a-kind works of art! All supplies included.

ARTrageous Pen & Ink (Ages 7-12) Bet you never thought you could create a totally unique piece of art with a sopping wet piece of paper! Working with local artist Norm Knott, you will start by drawing a composition with ink onto a wet piece of paper and watch as the ink flows into an organic shape. Get more detailed by using watercolors, ink and collage to fill in your drawing and make it you own. The ambitious might even complete more than one piece!

WIZ 801 RAM Kara Rehfeldt $45 6/16-7/7 Sa 11:00 am-Noon 4 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, 711 N. Main Street, Rkfd. Studio A

It’s Elementary, My Dear (Ages 3-6) Kids love art! This beginning class introduces children to the elements of art: shapes, color & texture. Explore these elements through drawing, painting, & other media. Learn how to incorporate each technique into your own masterpiece! Each child must be accompanied by an adult (register child only) All supplies included. ART 804 RAM Kara Rehfeldt $45 6/16-7/7 Sa 9:30 am -10:30 am 4 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, 711 N. Main Street, Rkfd. Studio A

Fabric Fun (Ages 7-9) Fabric design and the Batik process have an interesting history. Join local artist and art teacher Corina McCulloh to learn about both as you enjoy an introduction to fiber arts. Create a colorful and unique cloth design using a simplified batiking process. You may choose from a variety of ways to display or use your finished artwork. All supplies will be included. WIZ 801 RAM2 Corina McCulloh $55 6/18-6/22 MTWThF 10:00-11:00 am 5 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, 711 N. Main Street, Rkfd. Art Annex

WIZ 801 RAM6 Norm Knott $35 7/28 Sa 9:30 am-Noon 1 Session ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, 711 N. Main Street, Rkfd. Art Annex

Adventures in Drawing (Ages 6-12) Learn to draw or improve your drawing skills. Work with different materials, including drawing pencils, colored pencils, charcoal and pastels. Subjects for drawings come from the imagination and from real objects too! All supplies included. WIZ 801 RAM3 Lew Riley $45 6/25-6/29 MTWThF 9:30-10:30 am 5 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, 711 N. Main Street, Rkfd. Art Annex

Recycled Vases for the Masses

Wacky Wax (Ages 10-12) Discover the ancient and lost art of Encaustic painting. Using modern, more simplified techniques, create your own unique embossed metal and colored wax design. Have fun and let your creativity shine as you melt and move colored wax to form a one of a kind work of art, suitable for display. All supplies will be included. WIZ 801 RAM5 Corina McCulloh $55 7/16-7/20 MTWThF 10:00-11:00 am 5 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, 711 N. Main Street, Rkfd. Art Annex

Past & Present: Andy Warhol

(Ages 8-12) Take everyday objects like plastic jars, containers, and plastic water bottles and turn them in to something beautiful! Work with local artist Norm Knott to collage the outside of your container with a variety of materials, then paint and decorate until your finished vase emerges. All supplies included.

(Ages 10-12) Did you ever wish you could create a masterpiece? Join local artist and art teacher Corina McCulloh as you learn about the life and techniques of the great artists, Andy Warhol. Create your own masterpieces using similar techniques and styles. Be prepared to question ‘the artist from the past himself’ during a surprise visit! All supplies included.

WIZ 801 RAM4 Norm Knott $45 6/30 Sa 10:00-Noon 1 Session ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, 711 N. Main Street, Rkfd. Art Annex

WIZ 801 RAM7 Corina McCulloh $55 8/6-8/10 MTWThF 10:00-11:00 am 5 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, 711 N. Main Street, Rkfd. Art Annex


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Character Creations Vikings & Pirates (Grades 1-3) Ahoy! Get on board with the fearsome sailors of the ancient seas. Learn about Viking society. Make a Viking lucky charm, a drinking horn, a rune stone, a Viking ship, and a Hnefatfl game (a Viking board game). Then explore the sailing ships of the pirates. Design a pirate flag, create a treasure map, and decorate a treasure box. We will search for the famous “Treasure of the Eagle’s Eye” hidden on campus! WIZ 811 BLL2 Elizabeth Strey 6/18-6/21 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$96 4 Sessions Room 004

Do you Believe in Fairies?

(Grades 1-3) Learn about fairies through stories, poems, and the Tinkerbell videos! Then make a doll house for your fairy! We will design and decorate the rooms with furniture and dishes! After the fairy house is made, we will make a pretty fairy that can live in it! WIZ 821 BLL2 Elizabeth Strey 6/25-6/28 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$96 4 Sessions Room 004

Knights & Dragons, Castles & Crowns (Grades 1-3) Explore the world of fairy tales and medieval times. We will read stories, design castles, create dragon puppets, and make shields. Learn about famous knights, ladies of medieval times, and wizards. We will create a crystal ball, and even have a small medieval ‘feast.’ Knights, dragons, princesses, and wizards all come to life. Join the learning adventure!

Pretty, Pretty, Princess

(Grades 1-3) Learn about DC and Marvel Super Heroes: their secret identities, their super powers, and their arch enemies! We will read about Super Heroes, watch cartoons of them on DVD, and create craft projects. Develop your own Super Hero identity! If you are ready to help save the world, then this is the class for you! (Bring a plain colored t-shirt to the first class.)

(Grades 1-3) Have you ever wanted to be a princess? Learn about real princesses and queens who have made a difference. Step back in time to learn about historical princesses such as Cleopatra, Anastasia, Marie Antoinette and Pocahontas. Then find out about modern princesses like Grace of Monaco and Princess Diana. Create your own princess crown and your own princess game! Through fun crafts, movies, and activities, learn about real women who have been pretty princesses!

WIZ 819 BLL3 Elizabeth Strey 7/9-7/12 MTWTh 9:00 am -Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

WIZ 813 BLL Colleen Rittmeyer 7/16-7/19 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC CL II

WIZ 811 BLL3 Elizabeth Strey 6/25-6/28 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$ 96 4 Sessions Room 004

Super Heroes

$96 4 Sessions Room 004

$96 4 Sessions Room 121

Crafts It’s All About Chocolate! (Grades 1-3) Explore the history of chocolate from the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations to today. Learn about the life-cycle of a cacao tree. Find out how chocolate is made and learn about famous chocolate producing companies. Make craft projects and taste different kinds of chocolate. If you like chocolate, then this is the class for you! (Please give the instructor written information explaining your child’s food allergies.) (Bring a plain colored t-shirt to the first class.) WIZ 811 BLL Elizabeth Strey 6/11-6/14 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$96 4 Sessions Room 004

Wood Art

(Grades 5-8) This new class is all about using the imagination to make cool art out of wood pieces. The processes of planning, constructing, and finishing are designed to encourage creative thinking. WIZ 801 RV Jennifer Hillistad $111 7/9-7/13 MTWThF 9:00 am-Noon 5 Sessions RVC CL II Room 224

Small Hands Big Art (Grades K-2) If you can imagine it, you can create it! Join your friends and have an amazing time being creative. Go beyond color, cut, and paste activities to create works of art using various materials. WIZ 804 RV9 Hilde Wear $70 6/18-6/28 MTWTh 11:15 am-12:15 pm 8 Sessions RVC SC Room 1222

Yarn & Paper Craft Projects (Grades 3 & Up) Put some pizzazz in your scrapbook, make your own cards and crafts, or just create something new! Learn basic calligraphy, the art of Origami paper folding and finger weaving with yarn. Choose one, two or do all three! WIZ 804 BLL8 Kim Shrader 6/15 F 1:00-4:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$48 1 Session Room 007

WIZ 804 BLL9 Kim Shrader 7/27 F 1:00-4:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$48 1 Session Room 007

Crafty Creations (Grades 5-8) This class is designed to enhance interest in art and creativity. Make cool crafts using ordinary items found in the home. New creations will be taken home every day. Let’s get crafty and have some fun! WIZ 801 BLL4 Jennifer Hillistad $116 8/13-8/17 MTWThF 9:00 am-Noon 5 Sessions RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR Room 007

Paper Crafts for Kids (Grades K-2) Join the fun as we experience the world of craft making. Work with various paper fibers, decorate your own projects, and have fun making items for yourself and others!

Clayworks for Kids

(Grades 4-8) Do you like to get messy and have fun? Then this is the perfect class for you. Construct a large form using a variety of recycled materials and covering it with paper Mache. We will paint and decorate to finish. It could be an animal, a monster, or an abstract sculpture. The possibilities are endless! All materials are provided, just bring your imagination. WIZ 801 RV1 Jennifer Hillistad $92 7/16-7/20 MTWThF 9:00 am-Noon 5 Sessions RVC CL II Room 224

(Grades 2-4 & 4-8) We will work with hand building clay, slabs, pinch forms and coils to make sculpture and useful objects. Some of the projects include faces, turtles, mugs and dishes, all to be made with the students’ personal style and input. Individuality is stressed. No two pieces are alike. Fun for all! Grades 2-4 WIZ 804 RV7 Kathy Lyon $96 6/18-6/21 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon 4 Sessions RVC WTC Room 121 WIZ 804 RV6 Kathy Lyon $96 7/16-7/19 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon 4 Sessions RVC WTC Room 121 Grades 4-8 WIZ 804 RV5 Kathy Lyon $96 6/25-6/28 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon 4 Sessions RVC WTC Room 121

Origami Creations

Fun with Clay!

WIZ 804 RV10 Hilde Wear 6/18-6/28 MTWTh 10:00 -11:00 am RVC SC

$70 8 Sessions Room 1222

Crazy for Paper Mache

(Grades 1-3) Experience the ancient art of paper-folding! Whether you’re interested in Asian culture, art improving your paper-folding skills or just like to create things, this class is for you! Learn about the major Asian countries that use origami, and make traditional origami from each. You will also sample snacks from various Asian countries that make origami. Find out about the major types of origami, basic folds and techniques. WIZ 804 BLL7 Colleen Rittmeyer $70 7/23-7/26 MTWTh 10:00 am-Noon 4 Sessions RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR Room 007

Beads, Spangles & Glitter

(Grades 3-8) We will use sparkly things and markers to decorate small boxes, ornaments. Students should bring scissors and glue to class. WIZ 804 RV4 Kathy Lyon $96 7/30-8/2 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon 4 Sessions RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR Room 004

(Grades 5-8) If you’ve never played with clay, this is your chance to learn and have some fun doing it! In this beginning ceramics class, you will learn the basic hand-building techniques used to create unique art with clay. All work will be fired and picked up when complete. WIZ 801 BLL2 Jennifer Hillistad 6/25-6/29 MTWThF 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$116 5 Sessions Room 007

Southwest Indian Pottery

(Grades 4-8) Make pots and jewelry like those from south of the U.S. border. Decorate pots with animal, sun and geometric symbols. The jewelry will be made from beads and sun figures. Have fun while exploring the pottery of neighboring peoples. WIZ 804 RV3 Kathy Lyon 7/23-7/26 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC WTC

$96 4 Sessions Room 121


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Dance All About Dance – Dance Camp (Ages 8-12) This dance camp is designed for kids who love to dance and create dances. Campers will embark on an exploration of the elements of dance as well as ballet, modern, and jazz techniques. Students learn the techniques used by choreographers (dance maker) creating dances of their own. No dance is complete without costumes and makeup and the appropriate music. So, be prepared with your ideas, both in mind and in body. The final day of camp will include a presentation of what you have learned. Wear dance clothes that you can move around in comfortably. BRING daily healthy snack. WIZ 805 RDC11 RDC Staff 6/25-6/29 MTWThF 9:00 am -5:00 pm ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY, 711 N. Main St, Rkfd.

$275 5 Sessions

Ballet Themed Dance Camps (Ages 3-6) Young dancers will experience the joy of dance through famous story ballets! Ballet, folk, and creative dance movements are combined with games, crafts, and select dance media! Dancers will make their own tiara (or crown) and get to perform a special princess(or Prince) dance at the end of the week. Girls should wear a leotard, tights and ballet shoes. Boys should wear comfortable play clothes and ballet slippers or non-slip socks. BRING daily healthy snack. WIZ 805 RDC12 RDC Staff 6/25-6/29 MTWThF 9:30 -11:30 am ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY, 711 N. Main St, Rkfd.

$86 5 Sessions

Down On The Farm Farm Leadership Camp (Ages 12-15) Come learn to make ice cream, pizza and more using eggs and milk from our favorite farm animals, while helping to take care of the animals and tending the vegetables on our organic farm. Bring your appetites, your imaginations, and let’s get ready to cook! GAN 817 BE5 Angelic Staff $ 170 6/11-6/14 MTWTh 1:00 am-6:00 pm 4 Sessions ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR., 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Fun with Farm Animals (Ages 4-7) Get down & dirty with your favorite farm animals! Work in the barnyard, do chores alongside the crew, groom the horse, milk the goats, & learn all about the roles of our livestock on the farm through games & hands-on work. BRING snack daily. WIZ 809 BE6 Angelic Staff $ 75 6/18-6/20 MTW 9:00 am-Noon pm 3 Sessions ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR., 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Farm Adventure Day Camp (Ages 9-12) Join us for an exciting week of farm challenges, including a building project, a quest in the farm’s woods, cooking from scratch, and an entrepreneurial venture. BRING sack lunch & snacks daily. WIZ 809 BE5 Angelic Staff $ 170 6/25-6/28 MTWTh 9:00 am-3:00 pm 4 Sessions ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR., 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Amazing Farm Animals Day Camp (Ages 6-12) Get down & dirty with your favorite farm animals! Work in the barnyard, do chores alongside the crew, groom the horse, milk the goats, & learn all about the roles of our livestock on the farm through games & hands-on work. BRING: sack lunch & snacks daily. WIZ 809 BE3 Angelic Staff $ 170 7/16-7/19 MTWTh 9:00 am-3:00 pm 4 Sessions ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR., 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

What’s Cookin’ on the Farm

Playing with Your Food – Farm Day Camp

(Ages 6-12) Come learn to make ice cream, pizza & more using eggs & milk from our favorite farm animals. Help to take care of the animals & tend to the vegetables. Bring your appetites, your imaginations, and let’s get ready to cook! BRING: sack lunch & snacks daily.

(Ages 6-12) Explore the whole farm from the creek to the barnyard, playing games along the way. On the farm, ice cream starts in the hay fields, the sprinkler is truly awesome, and your friends have four legs as well as two! BRING: sack lunch & snacks daily.

WIZ 809 BE4 Angelic Staff $ 170 7/30-8/2 MTWTh 9:00 am-3:00 pm 4 Sessions ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR., 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

WIZ 809 BE2 Angelic Staff $ 170 8/6-8/9 MTWTh 9:00 am-3:00 pm 4 Sessions ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR., 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia


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Exploration Burpee Adventurers Series For Ages 9-12 Burpee Adventurers: Burpee Adventurers: Becoming a Paleontologist The Exploding, Flowing Earth

Burpee Adventurers: Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? Is it a Dinosaur?

(Ages 6-8) So, you like fossils and dinosaurs? Learn what a paleontologist does and see up close the work going on in Burpee’s prep lab. You will get the necessary background information to prepare your own fossil.

(Ages 6-8) We think the earth is solid and hard as rock. Discover through experiments how energy makes the earth flow and explode, shaping the earth we see today.

(Ages 6-8) What can we learn from studying fossils of the first bird? Have fun finding out about those crazy tiny dinosaurs from Mongolia and China and make your own feathered creature.

WIZ 811 BMU7 Burpee Staff 6/21 Th 10:00 am-Noon BURPEE MUSEUM, 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.

WIZ 811 BMU9 Burpee Staff 7/5 Th 10:00 am-Noon BURPEE MUSEUM, 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.

WIZ 811 BMU11 Burpee Staff 7/19 Th 10:00 am-Noon BURPEE MUSEUM, 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.

$12 1 Session

Burpee Adventurers: Mysterious Fossils (Ages 6-8) What was it? What did it look like? How did it live? These are some of the mysteries fossils bring. Let’s explore their stories and find the answers. If you have any fossils you can bring them and we’ll figure out what they are – you might even get some new ones to add to your collection. WIZ 811 BMU8 Burpee Staff 6/28 Th 10:00 am-Noon BURPEE MUSEUM, 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.

$12 1 Session

$12 1 Session

Burpee Adventurers: Water Wonders

Burpee Adventurers: Terrific Trees

(Ages 6-8) Let’s meet down by the river and explore what lives there and who eats who! We’ll take an incredible journey to discover where water goes and where it comes from, and make a water related craft to take home.

(Ages 6-8) Use tree “cookies” to look into the life of a tree, play games with leaves, explore the trees on the Burpee grounds and make a wooded toy to take home. This hands-on and interactive program will awaken a sense of wonder of trees.

WIZ 811 BMU10 Burpee Staff 7/12 Th 10:00 am-Noon BURPEE MUSEUM, 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.

WIZ 811 BMU12 Burpee Staff 7/26 Th 10:00 am-Noon BURPEE MUSEUM, 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.

$12 1 Session

Escape to Burpee Series For Ages 9-12 Escape to Burpee: Escape to Burpee: Paleontology 101 Where the Earth Flows (Ages 9-12) Here is a class with actual hands-on experience in paleontology. Learn what Burpee is doing at its dig sites and the background basics which a paleontologist needs to know. Spend some time in Burpee’s prep lab and work with a variety of tools to prepare a fossil. WIZ 811 BMU Burpee Staff 6/19 T 1:00 -3:00 pm BURPEE MUSEUM, 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.

$12 1 Session

Escape to Burpee: Fossil Mysteries (Ages 9-12) What was it? What did it look like? How did it live? These are some of the mysteries fossils bring. Let’s explore their stories and find the answers. If you have any fossils you can bring them and we’ll figure out what they are – you might even get some new ones to add to your collection. WIZ 811 BMU2 Burpee Staff 6/26 T 1:00 -3:00 pm BURPEE MUSEUM, 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.

$12 1 Session

$12 1 Session

$12 1 Session

Escape to Burpee: When Birds Had Teeth

(Ages 9-12) Explore the energy that moves earth! Make gak to discover a solid that flows like liquid and set off outdoor explosions to see how gasses affect solids.

(Ages 9-12) Where have all the dinosaurs gone? Explore the disappearance of dinosaurs. Get up close to Archaeopteryx and other feathered creatures of the Cretaceous, and build your own specimen.

WIZ 811 BMU3 Burpee Staff 7/3 T 1:00 -3:00 pm BURPEE MUSEUM, 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.

WIZ 811 BMU5 Burpee Staff 7/17 T 1:00 -3:00 pm BURPEE MUSEUM, 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.

$12 1 Session

$12 1 Session

Escape to Burpee: The Wonderful World of Water

Escape to Burpee: The Secret Life of Trees

(Ages 9-12) Let’s meet down by the river and explore what lives there and who eats who! We’ll take an incredible journey to discover where water goes and where it comes from, and make a water related craft to take home.

(Ages 9-12) Use tree “cookies” to look into the life of a tree, play games with leaves, explore the trees on the Burpee grounds and make a wooded toy to take home. This hands on and interactive program will awaken a sense of wonder of trees.

WIZ 811 BMU4 Burpee Staff 7/10 T 1:00 -3:00 pm BURPEE MUSEUM, 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.

WIZ 811 BMU6 Burpee Staff 7/24 T 1:00 -3:00 pm BURPEE MUSEUM, 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.

$12 1 Session

$12 1 Session


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Guitar&Piano Learn the Blues with “Wheatbread Johnson”

Hobbies RVC Piano Classes with Inger Langsholt • Choose appropriate age/skill level: attend the first class. • Register & pay at first class (check or credit/debit card please). • A piano or keyboard with standard size keys needed for home preparation of assignments. • Dates/times and class level assignments subject to change at instructor’s discretion.

$57 2 Sessions Room 222

Piano Classes for NEW (inexperienced) Students

WIZ 819 RV2 Kim Shrader 7/24 –7/26 TTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC CL II

$57 2 Sessions Room 126

Classes designed for beginning level students. No experience required!

Introduction to Chess

(Ages 4-8) 6/12-8/14 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt T 11:45 -1:00 pm Piano Lab

Preparatory Piano I (Ages 4-8) 6/13-8/15 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt W 2:15 -3:30 pm Piano Lab

Preparatory Piano I (Ages 12 & Up) Learn blues guitar or bass with Chicago’s own Wheatbread Johnson. Beginning guitar and bass skills will be presented in the entertaining framework of learning the Blues form. Instruction includes music notation, sight-reading and ensemble playing with detailed instruction on technique by physical example and printed materials. Stylistic examples provided by instructor and by recordings. Because the Blues is the foundation of American Jazz, Rock and Ethnic forms, skills acquired in this class will provide students with a foundation for further study. No experience required. Bring electric, acoustic or bass guitar to class. Class may be repeated with new songs each semester. MUS 802 RV 6/2-8/11 RVC CL II

Wheatbread Johnson $89 Sa 9:00 -11:00 am 10 Sessions Room 123 NO CLASS 7/7

Intermediate Blues Guitar & Bass (Ages 12 & Up) Learn Blues history and intermediate guitar or bass skills with Chicago’s own Wheatbread Johnson. Build on what you’ve learned in “Beginning Blues Guitar and Bass while learning the blues from its’ Mississippi roots to modern Chicago Blues. This is also a great course for anyone with a few guitar lessons under their belt. Learn some fundamental music theory, ensemble playing improvisation and sight-reading at the same time. Bring electric, acoustic or bass guitar to class. Class may be repeated with new songs each semester. PREREQUISITE: Beginning Blues Guitar & Bass or instructor consent. MUS 802 RV2 6/2-8/11 RVC CL II

Wheatbread Johnson $89 Sa 11:15 am-1:15 pm 10 Sessions Room 123 NO CLASS 7/7

Advanced Blues Guitar & Bass PREREQUISITE: Beginning Blues Guitar & Bass and Intermediate Blues Guitar & Bass or instructor consent. MUS 802 RV3 6/5-8/14 RVC CL II

Wheatbread Johnson $89 T 6:30-8:30 pm 10 Sessions Room 123 NO CLASS 7/ 3

(Grades 6-8) Learn how to successfully care for various ages of children with some hands-on experience! First aide, safety for you and the kids, diaper changing, games and entertaining, and even promoting your business will be discussed and practiced. WIZ 819 RV Kim Shrader 6/12 –6/14 TTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC CL I

Preparatory Piano I

Beginning Blues Guitar & Bass

Babysitting ABC’s

(Ages 4-8) 6/14-8/16 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt Th 10:30 -11:45 am Piano Lab

Elementary Piano I (Ages 9-12) 6/13-8/15 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt W 4:45 -6:00 pm Piano Lab

Elementary Piano I (Ages 9-12) 6/14-8/16 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt Th 12:45 -2:00 pm Piano Lab

$81 9 Sessions NO CLASS 7/3

(Grades K-8) For those that have never played the game. Learn the names of pieces, how they move & basic rules of chess. WIZ 804 BLL Randy Podeszwa 6/13-6/15 WThF 3:30 -4:30 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$81 9 Sessions NO CLASS 7/4

$81 9 Sessions NO CLASS 7/5

$81 9 Sessions NO CLASS 7/4

$81 9 Sessions NO CLASS 7/5

Piano Classes for Current & Experienced Students

Chess for Beginners (Grades K-8) For those that know how the chessmen move and capture. Build on the most basic knowledge of chess, learning chess rules and game strategy. PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of names of chessmen and how they move.

Classes designed for students who have previously attended piano classes or have past experience.

WIZ 804 BLL2 Randy Podeszwa 6/16-8/11 Sa 10:00 -11:30 am RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR NO CLASS 7/7

Preparatory Piano II & III

Intermediate Chess

PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano I. (Ages 5-8) Inger Langsholt 6/12-8/14 T 1:00-2:15 pm RVC Bldg. G Piano Lab

$81 9 Sessions NO CLASS 7/3

Preparatory Piano II &III PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano I. (Ages 5-8) Inger Langsholt 6/13 -8/15 W 3:30 -4:45 pm RVC Bldg. G Piano Lab

$81 9 Sessions NO CLASS 7/4

Elementary Piano II & III PREREQUISITE: Elementary Piano I. (Ages 9-12) Inger Langsholt 6/14-8/16 Th 9:15 -10:35 pm RVC Bldg. G Piano Lab

$81 9 Sessions NO CLASS 7/5

Elementary Piano II &III PREREQUISITE: preparatory Piano I. (Ages 5-8) 6/12 -8/14 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt

T 5:30 -6:45 pm Piano Lab

$16 3 Sessions Room 001

$81

9 Sessions

NO CLASS 7/3

$41 8 Sessions Room 001

(Grades K-8) For those that want to play tournament chess. Skills needed to play in tournaments, including notation and use of chess clocks. NOTE: tournament-experienced players welcome. (May find instruction purely review, but provides competitive play.) PREREQUISITE: Beginners knowledge and basic understanding of rules and strategies. WIZ 804 BLL10 Randy Podeszwa 6/16-8/11 Sa Noon -1:30 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR NO CLASS 7/7

$41 8 Sessions Room 001

Chess & a Movie (All Levels welcome) Spend a summer morning playing chess and watching the movie “Searching for Bobby Fischer” based on the true story of Whiz Kid national chess champion, Joshua Waitzkin. WIZ 804 MOV Randy Podeszwa 8/18 Sa 10:00 am-Noon RVC WTC

$5 1 Session Room 121


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Hobbies continued

Language

Hello!

Spanish Adventures Discover fun & exciting ways to learn Spanish! Sing songs, play Spanish games, dance the Macarena & much more! WIZ 814 RV 6/11-6/14 RVC CL II

Kim Shrader MTWTh 1:00 -3:00 pm

$70 4 Sessions Room 126

WIZ 814 RV2 7/23-7/26 RVC CL II

Kim Shrader MTWTh 1:00 -3:00 pm

$70 4 Sessions Room 126

Sign Language I

Sewing I (Ages 9-14) Learn to sew simple garments and read and follow a pattern guide. You can use your own sewing machine or use one that is provided for you. Learn easy ways to hem, put in zippers, sleeves and much more by the end of the class. Note: For those adults who want to take this great class with your child/grandchild. Both adult and child must register (although strongly suggested, class does not require an adult to attend with child). First class, students will meet at classroom, then we’ll travel to local fabric store to make supply purchases. CAH 811 BLL Mary Foreman 6/16-8/18 Sa 9:00-11:30 am RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR NO CLASS 7/7

$124 9 Sessions Room 002

Girls Only! (Ages 11-15) Make your Bedroom Fun! Have your own room or part of a room and you want to make it your own? Learn how to use color, imagination and just about everything else to leave your mark on your space. Crafting to make your bedroom fun and personal. WIZ 801 RV15 Kim Zierke $87 7/9-7/12 MTWTh 10:30 am-12:30 pm 4 Sessions RVC CL II Room 220B

Trivia Time (Grades 6-8) Explore the world of quiz shows in this crash course in trivia! Students will explore the fields of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literature and will go head-to-head in a quiz tournament at the end of the class. Great for anyone interested in academic competition or the pursuit of learning. WIZ 819 BLL Kristin Strey 7/16-7/19 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$96 4 Sessions Room 004

WIZ 819 BLL2 Kristin Strey 7/23-7/26 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$96 4 Sessions Room 004

Totally Tie-Dye Workshop (Grades 3 & Up) Create totally groovy Tie-Dyes. Practice creating the same effects seen at street fairs and rock concerts! You may want to bring your own 100% white cotton t-shirts or other all cotton items for decorating. T-shirts, bandanas and pillow cases will be provided.

(Ages 5 and up) Learn family signs, ABC’s, finger spelling, seasons of the year, holidays, colors, weather, and much more! This unique class is led by a deaf teacher who uses ASL as her primary language. Optional book can be purchased at the Center for Sight & Hearing. WIZ 814 CSH Center Staff $46 6/18-8/6 M 1:30 -3:00 pm 8 Sessions CENTER FOR SIGHT & HEARING, 8038 MacIntosh Ln., Rkfd. WIZ 814 CSH2 Center Staff $46 6/18-8/6 M 6:00 -7:30 pm 8 Sessions CENTER FOR SIGHT & HEARING, 8038 MacIntosh Ln., Rkfd.

Chinese Made Easy (Ages 6-12) Beginning level Reading, Speaking and Writing, designed for U.S. students, learning Chinese as a 2nd language. Covered topics: Greetings and family member, Personal introduction, numbers, dates, countries and languages and occupations. Purchase text at the RVC Bookstore. WIZ 814 RV3 6/9-8/11 RVC WTC

Susan Zhang Sa 2:00 -4:00 pm

$135 10 Sessions Room 210

Chinese Made Easy (Ages 12 -18) Beginning level Reading, Speaking and Writing, designed for U.S. students, learning Chinese as a 2nd language. Covered topics: Greetings and family member, Personal introduction, numbers, dates, countries and languages and occupations. Purchase text at the RVC Bookstore. LAN 814 RV5 6/9-8/11 RVC WTC

Susan Zhang Sa 4:00 -6:00 pm

$135 10 Sessions Room 210

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Chinese Language & Culture Summer Camp Rock Valley Community Education and Keith Country Day School are offering this 1-week Chinese camp to 1st-12th grade students in the Rockford area. This summer camp is for children and adolescents who are interested in learning Chinese language, practicing Chinese art and handicrafts, experiencing Chinese culture and tradition, and making friends from different cultural backgrounds. No previous exposure to the Chinese language is needed. Through the camps, students increase their multicultural competence by engaging in interactive, fun, and educational activities provided by professional and high-quality camp teachers. Camps are offered at two different levels: 1st-5th grade and 6th-12th grade. During the camps, students have the opportunity to engage in activities tailored for each level of group. Engaging Camp Activities 1st-5th grade group: Students learn useful Chinese expressions and Chinese characters; do interesting Chinese handicrafts such as paper lantern making, cuts and origami (paper folding); learn Chinese songs, dance and games, and get to hear Chinese folklore. 6th-12th grade group: Students spend their time learning Chinese language and writing; participating in activities (such as calligraphy, cooking and eating techniques); discussions over cross-cultural differences in pop culture music. LAN 814 KCDS Tracey Cannell $125 6/11-6/15 MTWThF 9:00 am-Noon 5 Sessions KEITH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, 1 Jacoby Place, Rkfd. Room TBA Note: Additional $10 fee for Great Wall Restaurant. More information given at camp.

Legos Legos (Grades K-12) Engineering and technological principles are presented as you become a LEGO inventor. Explore simple, real life machines and use the ideas to build similar machines from LEGOS. Create and build realistic, working models based on problem-solving situations. Appropriate for Level I and Level II students. Instructor will assign kits accordingly. WIZ 820 BLL Jacob Koehler 6/11-6/14 MTWTh 8:00 -11:00 am RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$129 4 Sessions Room 001

WIZ 820 BLL2 Jacob Koehler 6/11-6/14 MTWTh Noon -3:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$129 4 Sessions Room 001

WIZ 804 RV2 7/25 RVC CL II

Kim Shrader W 9:00 am-Noon

$48 1 Session Room 220B

WIZ 820 BLL3 Jacob Koehler 6/18-6/21 MTWTh 8:00 -11:00 am RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$129 4 Sessions Room 001

WIZ 804 RV 6/13 RVC CL I

Kim Shrader W 9:00 am-Noon

$48 1 Session Room 222

WIZ 820 BLL4 Jacob Koehler 6/18-6/21 MTWTh Noon -3:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$129 4 Sessions Room 001

WIZ 820 BLL5 Jacob Koehler 6/25-6/28 MTWTh 8:00 -11:00 am RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$129 4 Sessions Room 001

WIZ 820 BLL6 Jacob Koehler 6/25-6/28 MTWTh Noon -3:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$129 4 Sessions Room 001

WIZ 820 BLL7 Jacob Koehler 7/9-7/12 MTWTh 8:00 -11:00 am RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$129 4 Sessions Room 001

WIZ 820 BLL8 Jacob Koehler 7/9-7/12 MTWTh Noon -3:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$129 4 Sessions Room 001

WIZ 820 BLL9 Jacob Koehler 7/16-7/19 MTWTh 8:00 -11:00 am RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$129 4 Sessions Room 001

WIZ 820 BLL10 Jacob Koehler 7/16-7/19 MTWTh Noon -3:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$129 4 Sessions Room 001


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MartialArts Little Kickers

Tiny Lions Focus

Tae Kwon Do Basics

(Ages 4-6) Is your child interested in martial arts? Little Kickers is the perfect start! Develop attention span, focus, and coordination in a safe and fun environment. Once registered, call No Joke at (815) 986-KICK to select the days/time to fit your schedule.

(Ages 3-6) Help your child establish good habits that will last a lifetime. Though mind and body health are important at every age, children are much more receptive to learning and discipline at a young age. This ability lessens as they get older and teachings become more difficult to instill. Ha’s Programs are dedicated to individualized instruction designed to both develop and challenge. Purchase uniform at first class for $50. Two Sessions to choose from call the studio for day/time to fit your schedule.

(Youth-Adult) Our family class emphasizes self confidence, self defense, perseverance, and physical/mental strength. Through Tae Kwon Do, students learn self discipline while improving their health and flexibility. A great way for families to spend time together! Classes offered throughout semester– call studio to select a session (815) 544-3222.

WIZ 817 NJ3 No Joke Staff $38 6/1-7/28 Call for times 6 Sessions NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS, 6358 Daytona Dr., Loves Park

Children’s Mixed Martial Arts (Ages 7-11) Is your child the victim of bullying? Or are you worried your child might be bullying others? Children’s Mixed Martial Arts will teach your child proper bully defense and give them the self confidence they need while teaching them the humility and responsibility that comes with being a martial artist. Once registered, call No Joke at (815) 986-KICK to select the days/time to fit your schedule. WIZ 817 NJ2 No Joke Staff $38 6/11-7/28 Call for times 6 Sessions NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS, 6358 Daytona Dr., Loves Park

FIT 804 HA Ha’s Studio Staff $99 611-8/31 Call for times (815) 282-4028 HA’S TAE KWON DO STUDIO, 4150 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park

Star Wars Camp (Ages 6-11) Want to be a Jedi Knight? Discover the force behind Kum Do, the traditional Korean Sword art that teaches self defense through techniques used by ancient Korean warriors. This course emphasizes a child’s ability to focus, increased coordination, and self-discipline. This program can be highly beneficial for ADD and ADHD children. Purchase uniform, $50 at first class. Two Sessions to choose from call the studio for day/time to fit your schedule. WIZ 808 HA2 Ha’s Studio Staff $59 6/11-8/31 Call for times (815) 282-4028 HA’S TAE KWON DO STUDIO, 4150 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park

FIT 805 BE Jung’s Academy staff $49 6/4-8/31 6 Sessions Choose to attend either T or Thu, 5:00; 5:45 or 6:30 pm. JUNG’S TAE KWON DO ACADEMY, 2241 Anderson Dr., Belvidere

Tiny Tigers Tae Kwon Do (Ages 3-6) Geared toward our younger kids, emphasis on self confidence, self defense, perseverance, and physical/mental strength. Through Tae Kwon Do, you’ll learn self discipline while improving their health and flexibility. Classes offered throughout semester – call studio at (815) 544-3222 to select a session. WIZ 817 BE Jung’s Academy staff $49 6/4-8/31 6 Sessions Choose to attend either T or Th, at 4:20 pm JUNG’S TAE KWON DO ACADEMY, 2241 Anderson Dr., Belvidere

Mystery & Mayhem Abracadabra! It’s Magic! (Grades 1-3) Find out about famous magicians like Harry Houdini, the Masked Magician, and Lance Burton. Learn the secrets of magic coin tricks and other illusions. Make magic tricks to use at home. On the last day of class we will put on a magic show for your family. Amaze and amuse your friends with your new magic skills! WIZ 819 BLL4 Elizabeth Strey 7/9-7/12 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 PM RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$96 4 Sessions Room 004

Egyptology (Grades 1-3) Enter the world of ancient Egypt in this class! Learn about many different aspects of this civilization, including religion, pharaohs, mummies, and pyramids. Learn to write in hieroglyphics, make Egyptian clothes and jewelry, and more! You’ll even make your own model pyramid! Walk like an Egyptian to this fun class! WIZ 811 BLL6 Colleen Rittmeyer 7/16-7/19 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm RVC CL II

$96 4 Sessions Room 121

Greeks & Gladiators (Grades 1-3) Experience the world of the ancient Greeks and Romans in this fun class! Start with the Greeks and learn about important things that they invented, and how those inventions affect us today. Then learn about the ancient Romans important leaders, developments, and more come alive as you explore the Roman world. Also find out about Greek and Roman warfare. Create your own Roman shield, a model of the Coliseum, and participate in the Greek Olympics. Have a blast from the past as you discover the world of the Greeks and Romans. WIZ 811 BLL4 Colleen Rittmeyer 7/9-7/12 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm RVC CL II

$96 4 Sessions Room 121

Shark Week

Zoinks! It’s a Mystery

(Grades 1-3) Discover the world of this amazing ocean creature during a week long class all about sharks! Learn the truth--and the myths--about these feared animals as you find out about their diet, lives, bodies, and more. Make fun projects, like shark tooth necklaces, to enhance your learning experience. Sink your teeth into a fun week of learning about sharks! WIZ 800 BLL2 Colleen Rittmeyer 7/30-8/2 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

(Grades 1-3) We will enjoy Scooby Doo literature, solve mini-mysteries and brain teasers, and write secret messages. Then we will outfit ourselves to solve a mystery in “Scooby-Style.” We will decorate t-shirts, hats, and smiley face pendants. (Bring a plain white t-shirt to the first class.) $96 4 Sessions Room 007

The Patriotic Past (Grades 1-3) Do you want to know more about America’s history? Take a trip back in time to learn about four major American wars; the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Participate in fun activities to learn about American history. Experience different aspects of colonial life; see an engaging presentation from the Midwest Museum on the Civil War; and create a fun game for the World Wars! Through videos, activities and presentations, history will come alive! WIZ 811 BLL5 Colleen Rittmeyer 7/9-7/12 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC CL II

$96 4 Sessions Room 121

WIZ 821 BLL Elizabeth Strey 6/18-6/21 MTWTh 9:00 am -Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$96 4 Sessions Room 004

Get a Clue! (Grades 5-8) You are cordially invited to a murder at the home of Lady Julia Pinkerton. Guests will spend 4 days making costumes and acting out this tantalizing mystery game. We will solve a baffling mystery and explore the historical circumstances surrounding its setting in the 1920s. On the last day, parents can join us as we act out our exciting mystery for them. But don’t let your guard down…there are surprises up until the end of this mystery! WIZ 806 BLL3 C.Rittmeyer and K.Strey 8/6-8/9 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$ 129 4 Sessions Room 007


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Nature

Be an Earth Detective

Grandparents & Kid’s Camp

Nature Play for Little Kids #1

(Ages 5-12 w/Grandparent) Come One, Come All, Young and Young at Heart. “There is no such thing as a grown up person.” Spend two fabulous mornings with your grandchild(ren) enjoying the out-of-doors. Offers a variety of activities to complement differing levels of ability. No need to be an expert…just come and have fun. “It is not half so important to know as to feel when introducing a young child to the natural world.” – Rachel Carson. Note: Register child(ren) only.

(Ages 4-6) Designed just for the younger explorers. Fun! Mud! Water! Bugs! Outdoors! “Nature play strengthens children’s self-confidence and arouses their senses, their awareness of the world and all that moves in it, seen and unseen.”

GAN 813 SD Severson Dells 6/21-6/22 ThF 9:00 -11:30 am SEVERSON DELLS, 8786 Montague Rd., Rkfd.

Adventure Quest

$45 2 Sessions

Camp Peek-Into-Creek #1 (Grades 2-5) Dive into ecology of stream life; whet your appetite and wet your feet. Take part in the A, B, Sees (appreciation, biology, and silliness) of this watery world. Explore the creeks located at Severson Dells Forest Preserve and Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve. (Campers will be expected to be dropped-off and picked-up at the appropriate scheduled locations.) The camp will end with the legendary creek slosh through the dells in the beautiful Hall Creek of Severson Dells. WIZ 809 SD Severson Dells 6/26-6/28 TWTh 9:00 am- 3:00 pm SEVERSON DELLS, 8786 Montague Rd., Rkfd.

$75 3 Sessions

WIZ 809 SD2 Severson Dells 7/11-7/13 WThF 9:00 -11:30 am SEVERSON DELLS, 8786 Montague Rd., Rkfd.

$35 3 Sessions

African Animal Safari (Grades 1-3) Lions and cheetahs and hyenas, oh my! Come on a week-long safari to discover what you don’t know about African animals! Learn exciting facts through movies, reading, art, and activities. Join a safari and explore your wild side as you learn about African animals! WIZ 800 BLL Colleen Rittmeyer $35 7/23-7/26 WThF 1:00 -4:00 pm 4 Sessions RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR Room 007

(Grades 6-9) It’s fun! You won’t want to miss it! These three days are for students who want to experience some exciting places and learn hands-on while exploring the natural world. GAN 813 SD2 Severson Dells 7/24-7/26 T 9:00 am-3:00 pm WTh 8:00 am-4:30 pm SEVERSON DELLS, 8786 Montague Rd., Rkfd.

(Grades 1-5) Learn about the Earth in a fast-paced class. Talk about weather, make some simple weather instruments, learn about ecosystems, and taking care of our planet. Make and take home a mini-recycle compost bin complete with live worms. WIZ 818 RV2 Ruth Filz $126 6/25-6/28 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon 4 Sessions RVC CL II Room 007

Slithery Snakes $130 3 Sessions

(Grades 1-3) Sssslide into learning about snakes in this sssstimulating class. Learn all about different types of snakes habitats, diet, body parts, and more! Through videos, crafts, books and more find out all you don’t know about slithery snakes. WIZ 809 BLL Colleen Rittmeyer $96 7/30-8/2 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm 4 Sessions RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR Room 007

Photo & Film Beginning Digital Filmmaking Advanced Digital (Grades 4-8) Interested in learning about and creating television, working in movies, TV and commercials? Acting, modeling and Photography Workshop improving communication, leadership, creativity, self-confidence and discipline sound interesting? Then this is the program for you! Combines various skills to give you on/off camera experience and to produce shorts about subjects of interest. WIZ 806 BLL Fathead Films 7/9-8/13 M 7:30-9:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$77 6 Sessions Room 013

Digital Photography Camp - with Chicago Photo Safari’s coming soon. For 8th grade graduates - 12th Grade only. Information located in the Community and Continuing Ed Schedule.

Acting I (Grades 4-8) Learn to act for the camera and prepare for work in films, television and commercials. Classic performances in film will be watched, studied, and discussed throughout this intensive class. Learn cold reads, preparation for scenes, internal dialogue, monologues - culminating into scene work with others. Opportunity for instructor edited short scene shot, as sample reel in submission to student and independent films, or large productions. Guest actors and directors will visit to workshop with students.

(Grades 4-8) Grab your digital camera and owner’s manual. We will experiment with all those other buttons and settings on your camera to create special effects and unique photos. Basic photography skills will also be covered, but students will need to know how to take photos on their own camera. Bring camera to class. WIZ 816 RV Kim Shrader $48 6/11 M 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session RVC CL I Room 222 WIZ 816 RV3 Kim Shrader $48 7/23 M 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session RVC CL II Room 126

WIZ 806 BLL2 Fathead Films 7/9-8/13 M 6:00-7:30 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$77 6 Sessions Room 003

Readin’ Ritin’&‘Rithmatic Math Fact Fun

Poetry

Linking Blocks – Level I

(Grades 1-3) Help your child get prepared for school with a review of old math facts, or an introduction to new ones! Learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or a combination of facts based on individual needs and abilities. Give your child the skills they need to succeed, while having fun! WIZ 807 BLL Colleen Rittmeyer $96 8/6-8/9 MTWTh 9:00 am -Noon 4 Sessions RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR Room 007

(Grades 5-8) Expand your knowledge and your writing experience as we read and write poetry together. Students will explore traditional poetry, investigate the new styles that are arising every day, and compose original poetry in a variety of poetic forms.

Let’s Write a Story

Short Stories

(Grades 1-5) Do you like animals and dragons, folk tales and fables? If you like to write and draw, then his class is for you. Each child will create a story in the Kamishibai style (Japanese story cards), what a great way to sharpen your writing organizational skills. WIZ 821 RV Ruth Filz $96 6/18-6/21 MTWTh 9:00 am -Noon 4 Sessions RVC CL II Room 126

WIZ 821 BLL3 Kristin Strey 7/16-7/19 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$96 4 Sessions Room 004

GRADES 4-6

WIZ 821 RV2 6/19-7/12 RVC CL II GRADES 6-8

(Grades 5-8) Explore short fiction in this interactive course. We’ll read short stories written by masters of fiction in genres ranging from horror to romance to sci-fi. Students will learn to recognize and use various writing styles and themes as we discuss the components of short fiction and write our own stories together. WIZ 821 BLL4 Kristin Strey 7/23-7/26 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

Learn to write sentences that sparkle with color! Maneuver colored blocks to learn how parts of speech such as nouns and verbs fit together to make great sentences. Add colorful description to your sentences with awesome adjectives and adverbs. Have fun sharing your colorful sentences and paragraphs with others. Purchase textbook at Rock Valley College Bookstore.

$96 4 Sessions Room 004

WIZ 821 RV3 6/18-7/11 RVC CL II

John Menken TTh 10:00 AM-Noon NO CLASS July 3 & 5

$129 6 Sessions Room 128

John Menken MW 10:00 AM-Noon NO CLASS July 2 & 4

$129 6 Sessions Room 128

Linking Blocks – Level II

Take colorful writing to the next level with prepositional phrases, direct objects, and indirect objects. PREREQUISITE: Linking Blocks Level I BRING: Textbook from Level I class. GRADES 4-8

WIZ 821 RV4 7/16-8/1 RVC CL II

John Menken MW 10:00 AM-Noon NO CLASS July 2 & 4

$129 6 Sessions Room 128


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Science & Technology Civil Air Patrol Opportunity

Sparklemania! (Grades 1-3) Science “ROCKS!” Learn about rocks, crystals, gemstones, gold, and silver. Projects include panning for gold, designing crafts with ‘crystals’, and starting a rock collection. Put some sparkle into your life with Sparklemania! WIZ 818 BLL Elizabeth Strey 6/11-6/14 MTWTh 1:00-3:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, offers the Aerospace Education Excellence (AEX) program, which is designed to provide participants with meaningful cross-curricular, hands-on aerospace activities that support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The AEX program is administered by a member of CAP, and the program can be a unique experience each time based on the instructor’s selection of activities. Students will participate in at least six aerospace education activities along with a two-hour activity (or additional activities totaling two hours). Ultimately, the AEX program serves to educate, motivate, and engage students through the theme of aerospace, with the goal of inspiring the aerospace workforce of the next generation.

Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Excellence (AEX) Program (Grades 4-8) Gain a better understanding of the history of human flight, the principals and laws important to human flight, NASA, and our solar system through hands-on activities. When you complete the course, you will earn an Aerospace Education Excellence certificate from the Civil Air Patrol. WIZ 818 BLL5 Michelle Szybowicz $129 7/23-7/26 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm 4 Sessions RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR Room 001

ABOUT THE CIVIL AIR PATROL

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 54 lives in fiscal year 2011. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 70 years. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.

$70 4 Sessions Room 004

Science Fun with Everyday Things (Grades 1-5) Things will fizz, foam, pop and change. Learn about suspensions and solutions, actions and reactions. Learn about inertia and find electricity in strange places. Learn about gravity and magnets. We will do all this and much more. WIZ 818 RV Ruth Filz 6/11-6/14 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC CL II

$96 4 Sessions Room 126

Harry Potter Join Our Magical Mystery Tour (Ages 6-11) All aboard for lots of hands-on fun. Join in the escapades of Harry and his friends. Play quid ditch. Make an edible wand. We will brew some fantastic potions to drink. Let’s create and watch some amazing chemical reactions. Watch a mirage appear. You won’t believe it! Wonder where the sorting hat will place you? Make cool crystals. Come join us where the magic of science, art, and literature meet. Harry, Ron, and Hermoine are waiting for your arrival! WIZ 818 BLL4 Sciensational Staff 7/9-7/13 MTWThF 12:45 -3:45 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$151 5 Sessions Room 007

Hover Craft - Design Your Own Vehicle - Egg Drop Car

Can You Make it Fly? (Grades 1-5) Love things that fly, then this class is for you! Make a different style of paper airplane each day. Learn about symmetry, elevators and ailerons. We will also fly several types of gliders and balloons. Each child will make and bring home a white wing glider. Weather permitting; we will test all planes outside. WIZ 818 RV4 Ruth Filz 7/9-7/12 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC CL II

$96 4 Sessions Room 126

WIZ 818 RV5 Ruth Filz 7/16-7/19 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC CL II

$96 4 Sessions Room 126

Egyptian Dig Buried Treasure Digs (Ages 6-11) Discover the amazing science of Archaeology as you uncover ancient artifacts. In doing this, we will learn about Egyptian life. We will excavate with tools like a real archaeologist uses. We will find the following artifacts as we excavate a scarab (what’s that?), Hieroglyphic tablet, ankh symbol and a jackal. You will learn about this and even take home a booklet. The artifacts are yours to keep. We will wet the sand that we dig into and create one of two sand sculptures for display. You can make a pyramid as well as a sphinx. Let’s go back in time with a hands on archaeological experience! WIZ 818 BLL3 Sciensational Staff $151 7/16-7/20 MTWThF 12:45 -3:45 pm 5 Sessions RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR Room 007

(Ages 6-11) Do you want to design and build things that you create- not just a model you purchase? Well this is the place for you! Build and keep an air powered Hover Craft. You make it defy gravity. Once it’s up and moving, then using your creativity, control its direction. Build and take home your own car. The purpose is to build a super car powered by more than one source of energy. This can be one crazy looking vehicle! We provide you with many materials for that dynamic vehicle that you will build. Also get to build an Egg Drop Car. The purpose is to build a gravity vehicle that can cushion a raw egg as the car holding the egg is dropped from a high height. We provide you with the material to cushion the fall. You have to be creative. In these three challenges in one workshop, you will learn about Laws of Motion, Energy, Air Pressure, Friction, Lift, Speed and Acceleration. You are never too young to learn and have fun in a Sciensational hands on way. WIZ 818 BLL2 Sciensational Staff 7/9-7/13 MTWThF 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$151 5 Sessions Room 007

Advanced Robotics The Ultimate Experience (Ages 7-12) In this workshop you’ll be building and taking home the Jungle Robot, an advanced level robot. There are many steps in the assembly process, one of which is the gear box. You’ll get to see and learn how different types of gears mesh and are driven by a motor. You’ll connect the motor, battery and microphone to a circuit board, which will program your sound activated (clap of the hand) robot. There will be time set aside in this workshop, to put your imagination and skills to the challenge. Working in small groups, you’ll build different robotic creatures and vehicles. They will eventually be tested for speed, strength and endurance. The robots built in this section of the workshop are not taken home. They are taken apart and the parts are reused to build yet another robotic creation. Tires, motors, gears, wires and controllers are used to move these robots across the floor. After making trial runs, you can modify your designs to increase your robot’s level of speed and/or strength, to meet the testing challenge. Your robotic creations will be tested in Sumo battles, tugs- of-war and vehicle distance timings, etc. WIZ 820 BLL12 Sciensational Staff 7/16-7/20 MTWThF 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$151 5 Sessions Room 007


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Sports & Recreation

Tumbling

Soccer Camp (Grades 7-10) Open to students who are going into 7th grade through those having finished 10th grade. Participate in the Greatest Sport in the world! This camp will help players develop their soccer skills and abilities through a variety of drills, activities and games. Participants will be working on passing, dribbling and shooting, as well as other fundamentals of the game. Students will be required to bring the following: A positive attitude!, soccer cleats, shin guards, soccer socks, a ball and a 3” x 5” note card with their name, emergency contact name and phone number. Water will be provided. SCA 826 WNDS Ross Fulton 7/30-8/3 MTWThF 9:00 -11:00 am WINDSOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 935 Windsor Rd., Loves Park

$43 5 Sessions

SCA 826 WNDS 2 Ross Fulton 8/6-8/10 MTWThF 9:00 -11:00 am WINDSOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 935 Windsor Rd., Loves Park

$43 5 Sessions

Soccer Field

Soccer Field

(All Ages) Learn the fundamentals of coordination and basic tumbling. Once registered, call the Fitness Zone at (815) 624-7663 to schedule your class time. BEGINNER WIZ 808 FZ3 6/12-8/21

Fitness Zone Staff T 4:30 -5:30 pm

$66 11 Sessions

INTERMEDIATE WIZ 808 FZ4 Fitness Zone Staff 6/12-8/21 Th 4:45 -5:45 pm FITNESS ZONE, 807 Progressive Ln., South Beloit

Junior Golf Junior Golf is great for kids! Whether your child’s starting out or looking to turn pro, Eric’s classes combine fun with quality instruction. Students hit balls for one hour, and then play 18 holes of mini-putt! Come for a great time and learn the fundamentals. Students must provide own clubs. AGES: 4-7 PED 801 PG2 Eric Boomgarden $65 6/16-7/14 Sa 10:00-11:30 am 5 Sessions PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park AGES: 7-15 PED 801 PG3 Eric Boomgarden $65 6/12-7/10 T 3:30 -5:00 pm 5 Sessions PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park PED 801 PG Eric Boomgarden $65 6/16-7/14 Sa 11:30 am-1:00 pm 5 Sessions PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park

$66 11 Sessions

Activity Gym (Ages 2-4) More than just tumbling! Songs, shapes, balance, colors, coordination and games to help little ones learn and have fun. Choose to attend Mon OR Wed, 9:45-10:30 am. Once registered call the Fitness Zone at (815) 624-7663 to select day that fits your schedule. WIZ 808 FZ Fitness Zone Staff 6/13-8/15 T or W 9:45 -10:45 am FITNESS ZONE, 807 Progressive Ln., South Beloit

$50 9 Sessions NO CLASS 7/4

Dance Sport (Boys ages 6-10) This class will promote flexibility, stamina, strength, balance, and high flying jumps! Learn techniques that will help with football, basketball, and soccer. WIZ 805 RDC13 RDC Staff $85 7/30-8/3 MTWThF 9:30 -11:30 am 5 Sessions ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY, 711 N. Main St., Rkfd.

Sweet Decorating Fancy Food Decorating Workshop (Grades 3-8) Learn the proper way to fill and hold a pastry bag with frosting to make borders and designs like the pro’s you see on TV. Put all your new skills to the test as you frost and decorate cakes, cookies and other foods to eat in class or to take home. WIZ 803 BLL Kim Shrader 6/15 F 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$48 1 Session Room 007

WIZ 803 BLL3 Kim Shrader 7/27 F 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$48 1 Session Room 007

Kids Cake & Dessert Decorating (Ages 6-10) Learn to decorate cookies, brownies, cakes and more, butter cream icing, fondant or candy decoration. You will take home fun treats to “WOW” your family. WIZ 803 BLL2 Kathy Moe 6/11-6/14 MTWTh 9:00 -11:00 am RVC SC

$87 4 Sessions Room 1222

Parent Child Cake Decorating (Parent & Child ages 6-12) Help your child learn to decorate cakes while learning too! Basic borders and decorations for beautiful cakes. BRING: the Discovering Cake Decorating Student Kit and 10 plain, non iced cookies. Complete supply list and recipes given at 1st class. Purchase supplies at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Sweet Pans Shoppe. Includes 1 book. HMC 811 RV Kathy Moe 6/18-6/27 MW 9:00 -11:30 am RVC SC

$108 4 Sessions Room 1224

Crafts & Cooking Club (Grades K-7) All activities and projects!!! Have fun and learn too as you create hands-on creative craft and cooking creations! You will follow step-by-step recipes and directions to create mouth watering treats and craft projects you will love showing off to your friends and family. (Do not wait to sign up, as this class fills up quickly.) WIZ 804 BLL4 Jennifer Tilford 7/9-7/12 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$96 4 Sessions Room 002

WIZ 804 BLL5 Jennifer Tilford 7/16-7/19 MTWTh 1:00 -4:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$96 4 Sessions Room 002

WIZ 804 BLL6 Jennifer Tilford 7/23-7/26 MTWTh 9:00 am-Noon RVC BELL SCHOOL RD CTR

$96 4 Sessions Room 002


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Whiz Kids Faculty

JOHNSON, WHEATBREAD background covers guitar, vocals, and recording of 3 original CDs. Students will benefit from his extensive experience in guitar education and music performance. JUNG’S TAE KWON DO ACADEMY strives to teach good

ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER helps people build local food systems. The Learning Center offers opportunities to grow healthy food, connect with farmers & the land, learn agricultural & leadership skills, and gain a better quality of life. For information or to get involved, visit www.LearnGrowConnect.org. BOOMGARDEN, ERIC has been teaching for more than 10 years. Each semester, many young golfers learn proper etiquette and skills from Eric.

form, which leads to good discipline and provides parents and children with a great bonding opportunity. Master Jung was born and raised in Korea, coming to the USA in 1978, and holds a WTF coaching license from USA Taekwondo.

KOEHLER, JAKE started as a RVC Whiz Kids student, and quickly

LANGSHOLT, INGER

SCIENSATIONAL WORKSHOPS, this New Jersey based, science enrichment program for kids has been around for 30 years, providing quality programs and teachers in 19 states.

grew into the role of assisting his dad, Joel, with teaching Whiz Kids LEGO classes. Now, Jake is pleased to take over some of the classes, to show the kids (and his dad) a thing or two about engineering!

BURPEE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY began as a Works Progress Administration project of the 1930’s. Burpee is a natural history museum specializing in paleontology, geology, biology and Native American life. CANNELL, TRACY B.S. Secondary Education from University of

LYON, KATHY has been teaching for Community Education since

CENTER FOR SIGHT & HEARING has served northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since 1962 helping individuals with a vision and/or hearing loss to live more independent lives. Offering services and solutions for all levels of impairment, the Center strives to be a resource for persons and families living with these two most prevalent and least recognized disabilities in our community.

FATHEAD FILMS began with two cousins captured by the magic

and passion of movies. Keith and Justin Romine began writing and producing films as teenagers and now collaborate talent, creativity, and passion into Fathead Films. Both hold BA degrees in Film from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where they studied under some great names in film and television including, Academy Award nominated actor Tony Curtis, writer Sean Clark, and film director David Schmoeller. They currently produce short films and a feature film.

FILZ, RUTH has been teaching her love of Science for more than

30 years. She knows that children learn best by doing and puts the philosophy into practice. Sharing the attitude of “science is great,” she encourages kids to investigate their world, while ultimately encouraging them to pursue science related careers.

FITNESS ZONE managed and owned by Kevin & Brenda Burns strives to provide you with convenience, affordability, and quality. The Burns’ teach students to be healthy and active. FOREMAN, MARY has been sewing since she was 13 years of

age. During her tenure as Costumes Shop Supervisor for RVC Starlight and Studio Theatres, Mary began her teaching career. Also during this time, she has sewn for bridal parties ranging from 3 to 25 attendants, brides maids, and flower girls. For the past 6 years she has led combined level classes (no experience to advanced sewing skills).

FULTON, ROSS has been teaching Physical Education for 7 years

at Harlem Middle School. He has 8 years of coaching with experience at various levels. This will be his 5th year with this soccer camp.

HA’S TAE KWON DO AND KUM DO STUDIO

helps students gain wisdom and health through individualized martial arts classes. Master Ha is highly recognized for his continued contributions in martial arts and carries a strong set of credentials. He has taught martial arts for many years and has been recently awarded with the USA Presidential Physical Fitness Award for his outstanding contribution to the world of Taekwondo (2009).

HILLISTAD, JENNIFER

has been teaching her popular art classes at RVC, since 1996. Her fun-filled classes allow students to explore their imaginations and discover how much fun it is to create art. Working in the Information Technology field for Pecatonica School district.

SHRADER, KIM

has been teaching Whiz Kids classes in Pecatonica since 1997. She has a Master’s Degree in Spanish Language and Literature. Incorporating songs, games and fun, she spreads her love of learning in other areas such as: photography, cooking, crafts, calligraphy, scrapbooking, outdoor activities and exploration as well as imaginative play.

is a well-respected private instruction piano teacher, instrumental in developing community piano lessons in a group setting at Rock Valley College. Inger’s teaching style and classes are best described by one of her adult students: “She taught me (to play the piano) as a child. This is an easy, laid-back approach for the beginner. The student enjoys it!”

Illinois, High School Chinese teacher, awarded Fullbright Scholarship for Chinese teachers in 2011, holds American Council on Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) score of advanced, lived in Shanghai, China for 6+ years.

SEVERSON DELLS is a not-for-profit nature education center located four miles southwest of Rockford. With 369 acres of mixed woodlands, prairie, wetlands, and old field habitat, Severson Dells is an ideal setting for nature study and appreciation. The Severson Dells Nature Center is housed in a converted Deer Lodge, and the Education Center includes a library, bookstore and classroom.

1985. Kathy earned her Master of Fine Arts degree and is nearing completion of her Masters in Teaching. Since 1991 she has been a teacher within the Rockford Public Schools.

MENKEN, JOHN is a degreed English teacher (B.S. Indiana State

University). He has taught high school English has designed and taught English courses for home school students, has been a technical writer and editor, and is a published author. He is the author of the Linking Blocks program.

STREY, ELIZABETH has been a Whiz Kids instructor since 1988. Her classes are designed to help children learn more about topics that interest them, and at the same time help them create projects that are FUN! Elizabeth teaches second grade in the Rockford Public Schools. STREY, KRISTEN knows Whiz Kids. As a child, she participated

in the classes and eventually became her Mom’s (Elizabeth Strey) assistant. Following in mom Elizabeth’s footsteps, she now leads her own classroom - bringing game show atmosphere to the educational setting. After many years of scholastic competitions, Kristin founded her own business in 2007, Apex Questions, where she creates, formats and edits questions in a variety of scholastically approved formats. Kristin holds a B.A. in English and is an assistant Scholastic Bowl coach at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.

MOE, KATHY has been teaching Wilton Decorating classes for 22 years, teaching everything from cookie bouquets to advanced cake decoration. The newest classes have been fondant and advanced gum paste flowers.

SZYBOWICZ, MICHELLE

NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS is the alternative to traditional gyms and martial arts schools. Training is offered to all levels - from the fitness novice to the professional fighter.

TILFORD, JENNIFER has been teaching Whiz Kids classes for

PODESZWA, RANDY

has coached chess clubs at several schools and has tutored individual students in grades K-8 for many years. He has been at RESA since 2000 and has helped build the after school chess program and hosted weekend chess tournaments.

RITTMEYER, COLLEEN

knows Whiz Kids. As a child, she participated in the classes and eventually became her Mom’s (Elizabeth Strey) assistant. Following in mom Elizabeth’s footsteps, she now leads their own classroom. Colleen has been teaching at the International Montessori Academy in DeKalb, and brings exploration to a new level with Safaris and Origami.

ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM a Partner in Excellence of the Illinois Art Museum enriches the quality of life in the Rockford region through visual arts programs of collection, exhibition and education. Located inside Riverfront Museum Park for the Arts and Sciences (a Rockford Park District facility), RAM offers 17,000 square feet of exhibition space within its three galleries. For more information log onto: www.rockfordartmuseum.org. ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY,

in the Riverfront Museum Park, is a premier professional ballet company and resident of the Coronado Theater. The school division conducts classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip hop for preschoolers to adults, as well as offers community-based performance opportunities and education through their Dance Reach and Outreach programs.

earned a B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University, and also holds a Master Degree in Curriculum and Technology. After attending a NASA workshop in 2002, she has led several groups through the Civil Air Patrol’s ACE program.

approximately 23 years. She has been a teacher in the Rockford Public Schools for 25 years. Mrs. Tilford is a graduate of Rock Valley College and Rockford College. She earned her Master’s Degree from Louis University.

WEAR, HILDE

received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Western Illinois University, and holds an M.S. in Education. She has worked in the Rockford School District for over 30 years.

ZIERKE, KIM

has taught Art classes in the Belvidere area since 1988. She has a BS in Art Education, and currently teaches at Immanuel Lutheran School.

Whiz Kids Summer 2012 Schedule  

Whiz Kids Summer 2012 Schedule