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University School of Milwaukee provides an exceptional PK–12 independent school education in a supportive, inclusive community built on the foundation of our Common Trust. By igniting a passion for learning, leadership, and service, the school prepares each student— as an individual—for success in higher education and a life of purpose. USM embraces a tradition of superior academic achievement through a commitment to expertise and innovation in our school. For more information and to register for summer programs, visit www.usmk12.org/ideas

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Booklet design by Stockton Designs (davemstockton.com) Photography by Brooke Welsh '17 and Duncan Petrie '19


Welcome

Important Dates

Dear Summer I.D.E.A.S. Families, Since 1992, families in the greater Milwaukee area have chosen Summer I.D.E.A.S. for the enrichment, academic, and athletic opportunities we offer children in PK (age 3) through grade 12. Children love developing new skills and making new friends while enjoying all the fun and excitement that summer promises. Families appreciate our outstanding faculty composed of USM and other highly qualified instructors and the flexibility in scheduling that our programs allow. We are thrilled to present to you our 2020 Summer I.D.E.A.S. offerings. You’ll notice some exciting changes to our programs this year. From full-day options for prekindergarten to the unique class offerings for our 1st through 3rd graders, there is something for everyone! With thoughtful consideration and careful planning, our programs promise to encourage all of our students to Investigate, Discover and Explore Academics, Arts, and Sports in Summer I.D.E.A.S. Warm regards,

May 1

Early registration deadline

June 15–19

Specialty Week 1 (gr. 4–12)

June 17–19

Specialty Week 1 (gr. JK–3)

June 22–July 31

Discovery Camp (gr. PK–3)

June 22–July 2*

Workshops Session A (gr. 4–12)

July 6–17

Workshops Session B (gr. 4–12)

July 20–31

Workshops Session C (gr. 4–12)

August 3–7

Specialty Week 2 (gr. JK–12)

August 10–14

Specialty Week 3 (gr. JK–12)

August 17–24

Ready! Set! Go! & Upper School Prep

*closed July 3

Contacts Summer Programs Office Website Email Director

Avis Leverett, Ph.D. Director of Summer and Special Programs

Associate Director Registrar

Table of Contents General Information New This Year

414.540.3350

www.usmk12.org/IDEAS IDEAS@usmk12.org Dr. Avis Leverett aleverett@usmk12.org Ms. Claudia Fritz cfritz@usmk12.org Ms. Sue Hausz shausz@umk12.org

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Children's Program Overview Specialty Week #1 Discovery Camp AM Discovery Camp PM Specialty Week #2 Specialty Week #3 Additional Programs

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Middle School and Upper School Programs Overview Specialty Week #1 Grade 4–12 Workshop Sessions Specialty Weeks #2 and #3 Additional Programs Summer Institute for Academic Advancement Workshop Descriptions

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General Information Attendance Please report absences to the Summer I.D.E.A.S. office by calling 414.540.3355. Families of students who are absent at the time attendance is taken will be contacted by the Summer I.D.E.A.S. office. Students in the Summer Institute for Academic Advancement are expected to attend each class session on time. Students arriving five minutes late will be marked as tardy. Two tardies in a course will be considered an absence. Students are allowed one excused absence in the event of an emergency. Additional absences may result in an incomplete and no refund will be issued.

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Behavior When attending a camp or class at USM or at a partner location, we expect that members of our community relate to one another with respect, trust, honesty, fairness, and kindness. If a child’s behavior makes it difficult for others to learn or to enjoy their experiences, the Director of Summer Programs reserves the right to discuss the situation with the student and parents. For repeated or severe offenses, the director will determine appropriate consequences up to and including removal from the program without a refund.


Illness USM has a nurse available during the regular summer program hours. If a student is ill or requires medical attention, a parent/caregiver may be required to pick up their child from the program. Parents are asked to keep students at home when they are experiencing a fever, diarrhea, vomiting or other communicable diseases.

Fees Payment in full by May 1, 2020 will qualify registrants in both Summer I.D.E.A.S. and the Summer Institute for Academic Advancement for an early registration discount. Regular fees will be charged after May 1. Students will not be permitted to attend programs without tuition paid in full. Every attempt will be made to cancel classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment requirements within 14 days of the start of the class. Participants will be invited to select a replacement program or to receive a full refund.

Extended Time Care (E.T.C.) For families whose schedules require their children to arrive at USM prior to the morning program or to stay after dismissal, E.T.C. offers a well-supervised extension of the day. Registration is required in advance for each camp session.

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Lunch & Snacks USM is a nut-free facility. Parents are reminded to check all food products to ensure that no nut-products are brought to campus. Any items in violation of this policy will be sent home with the student. Snacks are provided to students in our PK, JK and K programs. All other students should bring a healthy nut-free snack and water bottle from home each day. Discovery Camp PM students must bring a cold, nut-free lunch from home each day. Lunches will be refrigerated in our Lower School kitchen. Students in grades 4–12 who are attending workshops can either bring a cold, nut-free lunch from home or purchase lunch and/or snacks from Willie’s Corner.

Refund Policy After May 1, there are no refunds for Summer Institute for Academic Advancement courses. For all other Summer I.D.E.A.S. programs, after May 1 a refund will be provided less a $10 cancellation fee for each workshop or session/week of camp for cancellations made at least 15 calendar days prior to the start of the program. If notice is received fewer than 15 calendar days prior to the start of the program, no refunds will be given. A credit will be applied toward additional programming for that student or a sibling in the same household during the current summer. Changes to camper weeks or to workshops may be assessed a $5 administrative fee per change. In the event that USM cancels a program, a full refund will be provided.

Registration Registration can be completed online at www.usmk12.org/ideas. Alternatively, families can register in-person in the Summer I.D.E.A.S. office. Early registration is encouraged to ensure a spot in your desired programs and all fees must be paid in full by the posted dates to ensure your child’s enrollment. There are no pro-rated adjustments of fees for any programs.

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New This Year Transportation Morning busing is available from June 22–July 31. The bus will pick up children each morning in Milwaukee’s Lake Park between Lake Park Bistro and the 3-par golf course. Fee | $20 per week

Children’s Programs • Optional full-day PK (age 3) program • New specialty week schedules • Combined PK (age 3) and JK (age 4) afternoon programs during the six-week main program • More than 50 class options in Discovery Camp AM for 1st–3rd graders • New partner programs • MKE Fashion Incubator • First Stage • Milwaukee Public Museum

Middle School / Upper School Programs • New class options including Robotics, Outdoor Pursuits, Coding, Ice Skating, Musical Theatre Intensive • New partner programs • Easy Method Driving School • Ethical Leadership Program • Fleming Tech Camps • MKE Fashion Incubator • Milwaukee Community Sailing Center

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register online at www.usmk12.org/ideas

Children’s Programs Overview Entering PK (age 3)–Grade 3 Week

Morning Camp

June 17–19

Specialty Week 1 (JK–3)

June 22–26

Discovery Camp AM

Discovery Camp PM

June 29–July 2 (closed July 3)

Discovery Camp AM

Discovery Camp PM

July 6–July 10

Discovery Camp AM

Discovery Camp PM

July 13–17

Discovery Camp AM

Discovery Camp PM

July 20–24

Discovery Camp AM

Discovery Camp PM

July 27–31

Discovery Camp AM

Discovery Camp PM

August 3–7

Specialty Week 2 (JK–3)

August 10–14

Specialty Week 3 (JK–3) Ready! Set! Go! (for USM Students)

Children’s Programs Overview

August 17–21

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Afternoon Camp

Sample Schedule PK/JK/K

Sample Schedule Grades 1–3

7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Optional E.T.C.

7:30 a.m–9:00 a.m.

Optional E.T.C.

9:00 a.m.–9:20 a.m.

Arrival & free choice

9:00 a.m.–10:20 a.m.

Class #1

9:20 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

Morning meeting

10:25 a.m.–10:35 a.m.

Snack break

9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Thematic activities

10:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Class #2

10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Snack and outdoor play

12:00 p.m.

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Thematic activities

Dismissal to home or Discovery Camp PM

12:00 p.m.

Dismissal to home or Discovery Camp PM


Specialty Weeks

6/17–6/19, 8/3–8/7, 8/10–8/14 | 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Summers begin and end with our specialty camps, designed specifically for children in JK (age 4) through grade 3. During specialty weeks, campers can select half-day or full-day options. The day is spent rotating through a variety of classes that help campers build and reinforce academic skills in addition to classes focusing on nature, music, athletics, arts & crafts and more.

Discovery Camp AM 6/22–7/31 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Discovery Camp AM provides children in PK (age 3) through grade 3 an enriching and nurturing environment where campers have fun in the summer while reinforcing the skills learned during the school year. For our youngest campers, weekly themes are explored using the arts, music, reading and lots of outdoor play! New for 2020, rising 1st through 3rd graders will select two classes per week to explore new areas of interest or review core academic subjects. Families can sign up for one to six weeks of camp. Extended Time Care is available each morning beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Discovery Camp PM 6/22–7/31 | 12:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Discovery Camp PM provides children in PK (age 3) through grade 3 a dynamic mix of child-centered experiences and recreational opportunities. New this year, children in PK and JK will enjoy lunch together then transition to rest time. In the afternoons, our youngest campers will enjoy time with our Preschool teachers learning through play while exploring the outdoors. Campers in K through grade 3 will use their imaginations as they explore two themes throughout the summer. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, campers, K–3rd grade, will remain on campus and engage in activities that explore our two summer themes. Campers will also have tennis lessons on our USM tennis courts. On Tuesdays and Fridays, campers will unite for fun while visiting area pools, parks and places! Families can sign up for one to six weeks of camp. Extended Time Care is available each afternoon from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Ready! Set! Go!

8/17–8/21 | 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Students work on literacy, math, and social skills and get a preview of the year ahead in Ready! Set! Go! This program is for USM students only and is strongly recommended for both new and returning students.

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Specialty Week 1 (3–day program) Entering JK–Grade 3 | June 17–June 19 JK / K 9:00 a.m.– 10:15 a.m.

Outdoor Education with Mrs. Emily Vertacnik** Fee $50 | $40 by May 1

Explore the wonders of the woods and fields at USM. Learn more about the plants and animals who call our campus home.

10:15 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.– 11:45 a.m.

Storybook Arts & Crafts with Mrs. Kelly Strains** Fee $55 | $45 by May 1

Dive into some great storybooks! In this class, we'll explore stories by reading, reenacting, and creating art projects.

Dive into some great storybooks! In this class, we'll explore stories by reading, reenacting, and creating art projects.

Outdoor Education with Mrs. Emily Vertacnik** Fee $50 | $40 by May 1

Explore the wonders of the woods and fields at USM. Learn more about the plants and animals who call our campus home.

Lunch & Outdoor Play Helping Hands with Mrs. Kelly Strains** Fee $55 | $45 by May 1

Kindness counts! We'll work together to design projects to help someone in need. Join the fun and put others first.

2:00 p.m.– 2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.

Storybook Arts & Crafts with Mrs. Kelly Strains** Fee $55 | $45 by May 1

Transition Time

11:45 a.m.– 12:45 p.m.

12:45 p.m.– 2 :00 p.m.

1st–3rd Grade

Ice Skating with Mrs. Jill Herbst** Fee $100 | $90 by May 1

Lace up your skates and take a break from the summer heat. Learn, improve, perfect—all skating levels welcome.

Transition Time Ice Skating with Mrs. Jill Herbst** Fee $100 | $90 by May 1

Lace up your skates and take a break from the summer heat. Learn, improve, perfect—all skating levels welcome.

Helping Hands with Mrs. Kelly Strains** Fee $55 | $45 by May 1

Kindness counts! We'll work together to design projects to help someone in need. Join the fun and put others first.

** indicates current or former USM faculty/staff

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Discovery Camp AM (9 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) PK, JK, K | June 22–July 31

Children will explore weekly themes with our faculty through the use of arts, music, literacy and play! Note: Children must be toilet-trained to attend. USM considers children to be toilet-trained when they no longer wear training pants/pullups while awake or asleep (with the exception of medical conditions), use the toilet regularly, and inform caregivers of the need to use the toilet as necessary.

Week

Dates

Week 1

June 22–26

Week 2

June 29–July 2

*closed July 3

Week 3

July 6–10

Week 4

July 13–17

Week 5

July 20–24

Week 6

July 27–31

Theme

Price

Welcome to the Neighborhood

$195

Celebrations

$156

I’m an Artist

$195

Bug’s Life

$195

Backyard Science

$195

Olympic Adventures

$195

It’s always a beautiful day in our neighborhood! Join us for a week filled with activities to build friendships and to learn about our community! We look forward to welcoming the summer with all of you!

Campers will celebrate Independence Day with crafts and games. We’ll go outside to enjoy the summer sunshine and nature! We’ll make great memories with their friends in a fun and festive way!

Dream – Play – Make – Explore – Discover We’ll learn to use various mediums and will have fun exploring art throughout the week. We look forward to creating our very own art gallery in the halls of USM.

A young bug enthusiast’s dream come true! Satisfy your curiosity as we learn about, read about, look for, and enjoy the wonderful world of bugs!

Campers will get up close and personal with nature right in our own backyard. There are all sorts of things to discover on our school campus and in your own yard and we look forward to spending our days outside in nature with you.

We’ll experience the Olympics through crafts and activities all week. Make your own flag, play games from around the world, and work together as teammates! We look forward to hosting our very own Olympic events throughout the week.

($185 by May 1)

($146 by May 1)

($185 by May 1)

($185 by May 1)

($185 by May 1)

($185 by May 1)

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Discovery Camp AM–Week 1

Grades 1–3 | June 22–26 • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. • Fee $195 | $185 before May 1 Rising 1st through 3rd graders choose two classes per week for the morning session to explore new areas of interest, participate in fun adventures and games or to review core academic subjects. Choose one to six weeks for this half-day program. For the most up-to-date information on classes and to register, visit www.usmk12.org/ideas.

Block 1: 9:00 a.m.– 10:15 a.m.

Grade 1

Grade 2

Ceramics *students must enroll in weeks 1 & 2

Grade 3

LEGO® Robotics *students must enroll in weeks 1 & 2

Experiments Galore

Sew Easy, Sew Fun

Who Stole the Cookie?

Little Chefs: Prep, Dips, and Dressings

World Dance Party

Pirate Adventures Ceramics *students must enroll in weeks 1 & 2

Block 2: 10:40 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Who Stole the Cookie?

World Dance Party

Experiments Galore

Little Chefs: Breakfast Bites

Sew Easy, Sew Fun

Mystery Adventures LEGO® Robotics *students must enroll in weeks 1 & 2 Ice Skating

Ceramics with Mrs. Dresang** This class will introduce students to building with clay. Emphasis will be placed on the design elements: line, shape, texture, and color. Focus will be on hand-building techniques and a variety of glaze and decoration options for finishing work will be introduced.

Experiments Galore with Ms. Coleman Messy and fun is the best way to learn! Join friends as you ask and answer a variety of questions using everyday items to conduct science experiments.

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Ice Skating with Mrs. Herbst Beginner, advanced, or expert—it matters not. Lace up your skates and hop on the ice where pros will meet you where you are, and get you where you want to go. If you have never laced up skates, or you skate weekly, this opportunity is for you.

LEGO® Robotics with Mrs. Ptak** First Lego League Jr. Boomtown Build: What if you could BUILD a better world? Create a motorized crane, Spybot, earthquake simulator, and more using LEGOs. Learn the three basic principles of architecture and how to program with LEGO Education WeDo 2.0. The students will solve a real-world challenge and share their learning at the end of the two-week session.

Little Chefs: Preps, Dips, and Dressings with Chef Hoye**

Little Chefs: Breakfast Bites with Chef Hoye**

Mystery Adventures with Mrs. Matteucci

Solidify your skills in the kitchen including measuring, stirring, squeezing and rolling. You’ll learn to make soba noodles with dipping sauce, as well as homemade ranch, and much more. Who doesn’t like to dip?!

A perfect class for picky eaters! Children are more likely to try new foods if they have been involved in the cooking! In addition to some basic cooking skills, kids will have the chance to broaden their horizons of breakfast foods.

Learn about the components of mystery stories—read and write your own. Encyclopedia Brown and Cam Jansen are waiting to meet you!

Pirate Adventures with Mrs. Matteucci Set sail in search of fun! Build your own (marshmallow) catapult, pick your pirate name and design and create your own ship. Ahoy!

Sew Easy, Sew Fun with MKE Fashion Incubator Join Gretchen Robers for a class filled with creativity as you learn basic sewing skills. Together we will work on hand and machine sewing skills to complete a project. Projects may include tote bags, pillows, snack bags, plushies or a coin purse. Small class sizes allow for beginners to move at an appropriate pace.

Who Stole the Cookie? with Ms. Woods** Missing supplies, a deflated kickball, and the hamster cage was left open? Join friends to solve a series of whodunits using literary and scientific clues.

World Dance Party with Mrs. Deveaux** Move and shake to some international beats while we learn about how kids dance around the world. We'll start with warming up and learn about our bodies and move on to learning a dance from another country. Ultimately, we will end with a big dance party.

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Discovery Camp AM–Week 2

Grades 1–3 | June 29–July 2 • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. • Fee $156 | $146 before May 1

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Block 1: 9:00 a.m.– 10:15 a.m.

Makerspace

Block 2: 10:40 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Grade 1

Call of the Wild

National Treasure

Sew Easy, Sew Fun

Kid Fit Dance Fusion Little Chefs: Prep, Dips, and Dressing

Grade 2

Grade 3 Call of the Wild

Kid Fit Dance Fusion

Little Chefs: Prep, Dips, and Dressing

National Treasure

Sew Easy, Sew Fun

Makerspace


Call of the Wild with Mrs. Matteucci Get to know the ecosystems around the meadows, wooded areas, and wetlands on campus. Create sundials, study leaves and trees, and sink into nature.

Kid Fit Dance Fusion with Mrs. Deveaux** 5, 6, 7, 8... Dancers will increase strength, flexibility and coordination while finding their own personal style. We will move through many dance styles such as hip hop, African and popular dance. After learning all the fun and funky dance styles, students can create a dance solo of their own which they can keep in their pocket or bust out at the next birthday party.

Little Chefs: Prep, Dips, and Dressings with Chef Hoye** Solidify your skills in the kitchen including measuring, stirring, squeezing and rolling. You’ll learn to make soba noodles with dipping sauce, as well as homemade ranch, and much more. Who doesn’t like to dip?!

Makerspace with Mr. Mussoline** During our makerspace class you will have the opportunity to work with different materials such as acrylic, wood and vinyl. In addition, we will work with our 3D printers in our makerspace lab, Nerdvana. We will make useful items that you will be able to take home when our class is over.

National Treasure with Ms. Coleman

Sew Easy, Sew Fun with MKE Fashion Incubator

Unravel mysteries, crack clues, and decode cyphers to unlock the secrets to our nation’s history. Learn to solve a variety of puzzles as you explore landmarks and artifacts from U.S. history. Who will be the first to claim the treasure?

Join Gretchen Robers for a class filled with creativity as you learn basic sewing skills. Together we will work on hand and machine sewing skills to complete a project. Projects may include tote bags, pillows, snack bags, plushies or a coin purse. Small class sizes allow for beginners to move at an appropriate pace.

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Discovery Camp AM–Week 3

Grades 1–3 | July 6–July 10 • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. • Fee $195 | $185 before May 1

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Grade 3

Block 1: 9:00 a.m.– 10:15 a.m.

Grade 2

MakeyMakey and micro:Bit

Naturenauts

Ukulele

Block 2: 10:40 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Grade 1

Book-a-Day

MakeyMakey and micro:Bit

Coding & Gaming

Magic Carpet Ride

Reading Refresher

Gooey Science

Naturenauts

Math Refresher

Artful Antics


Artful Antics with Mrs. Matteucci

Book-a-Day with Mrs. Lee**

Coding & Gaming with Mrs. Matteucci

Using your imagination as your guide, learn about quirky famous artists and explore a variety of art materials. We’ll get our inspiration from the masters as we try our hands at creating our own masterpieces!

Dive into a book-a-day! We will celebrate our love of literature by reading a favorite children’s book, learning about the author, and doing a craft each day. This class is for anyone who is learning to read or already loves reading independently. Come celebrate reading with us!

Ever wonder how your favorite video game is made? Look behind the curtain and get hands-on experience with coding and game creation. Develop and play games to be played in real-life (IRL) and in virtual reality (VR).

Gooey Science with Ms. Coleman Try your hand at gooey science: chemical reactions, amazing bubbles experiments and more. The messier the better!

Magic Carpet Ride with Ms. Coleman Board a virtual flight to a new country every day and learn how kids your age live, learn, and play. Food, landmarks, and language will be explored in this global adventure.

MakeyMakey and micro:Bit with Mr. Mussoline** Have you ever wanted to turn a piece of fruit into a musical instrument? With MakeyMakey, you can do just that! Along with MakeyMakey you will have the ability to create a game that you and a partner will be able to code, build and play using a small computer board called a Micro:bit. Please bring your creativity and an open mind!

Math Refresher with Mrs. Ptak** Review important math concepts, practice math facts, and play games to solidify number sense. Each day, the class will work together to solve a puzzle or find a clue. When the students complete all five for the week, they will be able to open the locked BREAKOUT box, which will hold a fun surprise.

Naturenauts with Mrs. Melick** Let’s spend time in everyone’s favorite science lab—nature! We will explore our trails, wetlands and forest while stopping to observe, experiment, and build along the way. We will plan to wade in water, play in the dirt, and discover what the outdoors has to offer. Rain or shine, be prepared to explore the outdoors!

Reading Refresher with Mrs. Ptak** Play games, utilize movement, and read great literature while reviewing spelling skills and reading strategies. Each day, the class will work together to solve a puzzle or find a clue. When the students complete all five for the week, they will be able to open the locked BREAKOUT box, which will hold a fun surprise.

Ukulele with Mrs. Lee** The ukulele is becoming very popular lately, as it provides a happy sound in a small size. This class will teach you the basic chords to make beautiful music that will remind you of a tropical place. No previous musical experience is needed. We'll supply the ukulele, you bring the tapping toes!

** indicates current or former USM faculty/staff

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Discovery Camp AM–Week 4

Grades 1–3 | July 13 –July 17 • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. • Fee $195 | $185 before May 1

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Grade 3

Block 1: 9:00 a.m.– 10:15 a.m.

Grade 2

Building Bonanza

Artful Antics

Reading Refresher

Be an Author

Block 2: 10:40 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Grade 1

Buggin’ Out

Buggin’ Out

Makerspace

Makerspace

Building Bonanza

Mystery Adventures

Math Refresher

Games Around the World


Artful Antics with Mrs. Matteucci Using your imagination as your guide, learn about quirky famous artists and explore a variety of art materials. We’ll get our inspiration from the masters as we try our hands at creating our own masterpieces!

Be an Author with Mrs. Melick** Let your creativity shine! We will spend time listening to authorities on literature—poems by Shel Silverstein, stories by Judith Viorst, Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers, and many more. We will craft our own stories, poems and letters and use the app “Book Creator” to turn our work into masterpieces!

Buggin’ Out with Ms. Hill

Building Bonanza with Ms. Coleman

Explore a variety of insects up close and personal. Create habitats and observe the stages of metamorphosis.

Immerse yourself in an environment where creativity and imagination rules the day! Move beyond pre-formed products like Duplos and LEGO and take your creations to the next level.

Games Around the World with Mrs. Melick Checkers, Freeze Tag, and Ring around the Rosy are all American Classics but what about Oonch Neech, Skippyroo Kangaroo, and Mancala? There are so many games to be explored from different countries, why stick to the ones we know? Join us for an exploration of games beyond our borders.

Makerspace with Mr. Mussoline** During our makerspace class you will have the opportunity to work with different materials such as acrylic, wood and vinyl. In addition, we will work with our 3D printers in our makerspace lab, Nerdvana. We will make useful items that you will be able to take home when our class is over.

Math Refresher with Mrs. Ptak** Review important math concepts, practice math facts, and play games to solidify number sense. Each day, the class will work together to solve a puzzle or find a clue. When the students complete all five for the week, they will be able to open the locked BREAKOUT box, which will hold a fun surprise.

Mystery Adventures with Mrs. Matteucci Learn about the components of mystery stories—read and write your own. Encyclopedia Brown and Cam Jansen are waiting to meet you!

Reading Refresher with Mrs. Ptak** Play games, utilize movement, and read great literature while reviewing spelling skills and reading strategies. Each day, the class will work together to solve a puzzle or find a clue. When the students complete all five for the week, they will be able to open the locked BREAKOUT box, which will hold a fun surprise.

** indicates current or former USM faculty/staff

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Discovery Camp AM–Week 5

Grades 1–3 | July 20–July 24 • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. • Fee $195 | $185 before May 1

Block 2: 10:40 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Block 1: 9:00 a.m.– 10:15 a.m.

Grade 1

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Grade 2

Little Chefs: Lunch from the Garden Kids on Broadway

Ready! Set! Code!

Adventures in S.T.E.A.M.

Show Me the Money!

Ready! Set! Code!

Adventures in S.T.E.A.M.

Tennis

Grade 3

Kids...Camera...Action!

Little Chefs: Lunch from the Garden

Out of this World

Musical Theatre Workshop


Adventures in S.T.E.A.M. with Mrs. Frank STEAM activities encourage problem-solving as a team, critical thinking, risk-taking and perseverance through project-based learning. Work with friends to take on exciting challenges rooted in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

Kids...Camera...Action with Ms. Hill

Kids on Broadway with Mrs. Leib

This course is designed to give students a better understanding of how they can get the best out of their iPad for making home and school movies with family and friends. Fun and educational movies will be made, giving everyone a chance to explore a variety of topics.

Join in as we learn songs and dances from famous Broadway musicals. No previous stage experience required. This fun is for everyone!

Little Chefs: Lunch from the Garden with Chef Hoye** In addition to focusing on safety in the kitchen, learn the farm to table process utilizing our USM gardens.

Musical Theatre Workshop with Mrs. Leib Hakuna Matata! Explore the Broadway musical "The Lion King" with interactive experiences including drumming, mask making, videos from the show and scene work.

Out of this World with Ms. Hill 3...2...1...blastoff! Hop aboard your rover bound for outer space. Investigate our solar system and its unique features, including planets, satellites and the milky way.

Ready! Set! Code! with Ms. Woods** Develop your computational thinking skills and build your first programs all while having fun with friends. Students will be introduced to basic coding with simple tasks to accomplish.

Show Me the Money with Ms. Coleman Money sense isn't just for adults. Learn the basics of finance, including needs and wants, saving, and what those coins you save are all about!

Tennis with Ms. Coleman We welcome players of all levels to the courts. Learn or review basic strokes, practice footwork, and increase control with a partner. Games and fun drills will be set-up to ensure all players can practice what they learn.

** indicates current or former USM faculty/staff

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Discovery Camp AM–Week 6

Grades 1–3 | July 27–July 31 • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. • Fee $195 | $185 before May 1

Block 2: 10:40 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Block 1: 9:00 a.m.– 10:15 a.m.

Grade 1

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Science and Sport of the Olympics™ S.T.E.M. Olympics™

Shark Week

Amazing Race

Grade 2

Grade 3 Amazing Race

Little Chefs: Food of the Olympic Games™

Olympic Breakout EDU

Science and Sport of the Olympics™

Little Chefs: Food of the Olympic Games™

S.T.E.M. Olympics™

Olympic Breakout EDU

Shark Week


Amazing Race with Ms. Frank

Little Chefs: Food of the Olympic Games™ with Chef Hoye**

Have fun learning about various countries, cultures and traditions. Work together as a team to solve puzzles and accomplish tasks as you zip around the globe!

Japan will host the Olympic Games later this summer. Join your chef on a tour of Japan...traveling with only your taste buds!

Olympic Breakout™ EDU with Ms. Nosbusch

Science and Sport of the Olympics™ with Ms. Woods**

With inspiration from the Olympic games, join your friends to solve puzzles and crack clues similar to escape room challenges.

Pole vault? High dives? Hammer throw? Students will collaborate to unravel the science, technology, engineering and math behind the Olympic games.

S.T.E.M. Olympics™ with Ms. Hill

Shark Week with Ms. Coleman

Compete against your classmates in S.T.E.M. games and challenges. Design, build, modify, and test a variety of materials and creations as you reach for the gold.

Did you know that some species of sharks can fit through the bars of a diver’s shark cage? Or that the Great White shark can never stop swimming or they will drown? Sharks are fascinating animals, and we know so little. Don't worry, your campers will be able to teach you all you need to know after they take a bite out of this class!

** indicates current or former USM faculty/staff

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Discovery Camp PM (12 p.m.–3:30 p.m.) PK & JK | June 22–July 31

After lunch and rest time, children in the combined PK/JK Discovery Camp PM program will enjoy time with our preschool teachers using play to explore the daily themes. Sign up for one to six weeks of this program to create a full-day schedule when combined with Discovery Camp AM.

Week

Dates

Theme

Week 1

June 22–26

Week 2

June 29–July 2

Week 3

July 6–10

Week 4

July 13–17

Mindful Mondays, Tinker

Week 5

July 20–24

Theater Thursdays, and Sing

Week 6

July 27–31

Each weekday, children will explore a daily theme through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Children will enjoy Tuesdays, Water Wednesdays, Along Fridays.

Price $195

$185 by May 1

$156

$146 by May 1

$195

$185 by May 1

$195

$185 by May 1

$195

$185 by May 1

$195

$185 by May 1

Daily Schedule

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12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.

Lunch

12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Story & Rest Time

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Themed Activities

3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Dismissal or optional extended time care (E.T.C.)


Discovery Camp PM (12 p.m.–3:30 p.m.) Grades K–3 | June 22–July 31

Campers in K through grade 3 will use their imaginations as they explore two themes this summer. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, campers will participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities related to the theme and enjoy tennis lessons on campus. On Tuesdays and Fridays, campers will venture off campus for fun at area pools, parks, and places! Families can sign up for one to six weeks of Discovery Camp PM.

Week

Dates

Theme

Price

Week 1

June 22–26

Prehistoric Times

$195

Week 2

June 29–July 2

Week 3

July 6–10

Week 4

July 13–17

Week 5

July 20–24

Week 6

July 27–31

Travel back in time and explore the prehistoric world. Learn about volcanoes, dinosaurs and the ice age through fun games, activities, and crafts. Our trips to area locations will help bring our learning to life!

Olympics Fun Let the games begin! Join in the fun while learning about the history of the Olympics. Will you go for the gold? Test your skills in our fun activities and events both on-campus and in the community!

$185 by May 1

$156

$146 by May 1

$195

$185 by May 1

$195

$185 by May 1

$195

$185 by May 1

$195

$185 by May 1

Daily Schedule 12:00 p.m.

Arrive at Discovery Camp PM Headquarters

12:15 p.m.

Lunch on campus M, W, Th or picnic lunch at area locations on T & F

12:45–3:30 p.m.

Themed Activities/Tennis instruction M, W, Th or pools, parks & places on T & F

3:30–5:30 p.m.

Dismissal or optional extended time care (E.T.C.)

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Specialty Week 2

Entering JK–Grade 3 | August 3–7 JK / K

9:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.

Fit Where You Live: Animal Adaptations with Mr. David Stokes Fee $112 | $102 by May 1

Join David Stokes for a week of animal encounters both inside and out. We will experience up close live frogs, turtles, snakes and a few surprises.

10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

The World of Eric Carle with Ms. Emily Bach Fee $77 | $67 by May 1

At the intersection of art and Eric Carle is an exciting adventure. Create projects inspired by his work and read a new book every day.

Fit Where You Live: Animal Adaptations with Mr. David Stokes Fee $112 | $102 by May 1

Join David Stokes for a week of animal encounters both inside and out. We will experience up close live frogs, turtles, snakes and a few surprises.

Academy of Future Space Explorers with Mad Science Fee $105 | $95 by May 1

Busy Builders is a camp of fun-filled LEGO activities for kids who like to mix it up. Kids will learn to measure DUPLO Bricks, trace and color structures, build and play LEGO games. Through these games, kids will also be introduced to American Sign Language (ASL).

2:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m.

Take a voyage of discovery into the atmosphere and beyond as we explore planets, moons, and other space phenomena in our solar system. Kids will get a firsthand experience of the challenges of living in space as they try to assemble a satellite while training to be an astronaut. We’ll learn about the various technologies that make space exploration possible while bouncing lasers around the room! Kids will love to participate in a real “NASA”-style rocket launch.

Transition Time

Academy of Future Space Explorers with Mad Science Fee $105 | $95 by May 1

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Study a new artist every day and create a project inspired by their style. Kids will have the chance to use a variety of art materials and experiment!

Lunch & Outdoor Play

Busy Builders with Bricks 4 Kidz Fee $85 | $75 by May 1

2:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Mini Masters with Ms. Emily Bach Fee $77 | $67 by May 1

Transition Time

11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m.

12:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

1st–3rd Grade

Take a voyage of discovery into the atmosphere and beyond as we explore planets, moons, and other space phenomena in our solar system. Kids will get a firsthand experience of the challenges of living in space as they try to assemble a satellite while training to be an astronaut. We’ll learn about the various technologies that make space exploration possible while bouncing lasers around the room! Kids will love to participate in a real “NASA”-style rocket launch.

Remote Control Mania with Bricks 4 Kidz Fee $105 | $95 by May 1

Making it move is the name of the game at this exciting camp. Each day, campers will use fascinating and challenging LEGO components to create dynamic vehicles, inventions, machines, and more. Campers will also learn how to magnify, diminish, and redirect force to move objects at different speeds and in different directions.


Specialty Week 3

Entering JK–Grade 3 | August 10–14 JK / K

1st–3rd Grade

Secrets of the Museum with the Milwaukee Public Museum Fee $90 | $80 by May 1

9:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.

Join the Milwaukee Public Museum for a week of wonder, fun and learning! Campers will have a chance to explore the world as a paleontologist, geologist, archaeologist, and historian, and will get hands-on experience with real specimens and artifacts. Each camper will also have a chance to make their own take-home exhibit!

10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m.

2:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m.

Secrets of the Museum with the Milwaukee Public Museum Fee $90 | $80 by May 1

Soccer for Kids, Jr. Summer Faculty Fee $50 | $40 by May 1

Through games and drills, improve your soccer skills. Learn a new trick or improve your game, all while having fun!

Join the Milwaukee Public Museum for a week of wonder, fun and learning! Campers will have a chance to explore the world as a paleontologist, geologist, archaeologist, and historian, and will get hands-on experience with real specimens and artifacts. Each camper will also have a chance to make their own take-home exhibit!

Lunch & Outdoor Play

Using stories as the springboard for learning, students will engage in drama-based activities such as imaginary play, song and dance, artwork, and role play. All participants will be actively immersed in the telling of simple and well-loved stories.

Energy, Robots, & Beasts with Mad Science Fee $105 | $95 by May 1

Wonder why polar bears have white fur? How energy works? How many types of robots there are? Take a trip under the sea and learn about the ecosystem and how some animals survive the deep, dark waters. Create a battery out of ordinary items. Campers will receive many cool take-home items to continue their learning at home!

Transition Time

Energy, Robots, & Beasts with Mad Science Fee $105 | $95 by May 1 2:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Through games and drills, improve your soccer skills. Learn a new trick or improve your game, all while having fun!

Transition Time

Creative Story Drama with First Stage Fee $120 | $110 by May 1 12:45 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Soccer for Kids Summer Faculty Fee $50 | $40 by May 1

Wonder why polar bears have white fur? How energy works? How many types of robots there are? Take a trip under the sea and learn about the ecosystem and how some animals survive the deep, dark waters. Create a battery out of ordinary items. Campers will receive many cool take-home items to continue their learning at home!

Playmakers with First Stage Fee $120 | $110 by May 1

Young performers will further develop beginning acting skills as they pull inspiration from stories and use improvisation techniques to create their own characters and adventures.

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Additional Programs Ready! Set! Go!

Entering K–Grade 3 | August 17–21 | 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | Fee $190 | $180 by May 1 Students work on literacy, math, and social skills and get a preview of the year ahead in Ready! Set! Go! This program is for USM students only and is strongly recommended for both new and returning students.

Skating School Summer Skate: Keep Kool! Tuesdays & Thursdays June 30–July 31 Fee: $175 | $165 before May 1 Session I: 3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Session II: 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Keep Kool offers children, ages 4–12, the chance to work on new and developing skills from “Snow Plow Sam” through Bridge Program levels. The camp is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays and fees include a daily snack and shirt.

LTS/Bridge I

Prerequisite: Backwards Skating Ability Fee: $318 | $308 before May 1 Session I: August 10–14 2:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Session II: August 17–21 2:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

Enjoy ice skating in the summer! Beginning and advanced skaters, ages 4–14, increase speed, endurance, and agility. Young skaters play games and relays while learning to skate. More advanced skaters work on choreography.

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Hockey Tots I

Prerequisite: Backwards Skating Ability Fee: $318 | $308 before May 1 Session I: August 10–14 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Session II: August 17–21 11:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Skaters, ages 4–7, concentrate on stick handling, fundamental hockey moves, backwards skating skills, speed, form, and endurance through creative games and activities.

Power Hockey

Fee: $256 | $206 before May 1 9 a.m.–10 a.m. 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Atoms (ages 4–6) Mites (ages 7–9) Squirts (ages 10–12)

Skaters will work on increasing power, quickness, edge control and extension by reinforcing proper technique and using repetition to improve upon edge work. *Skaters should register for their level of play for the 2020-21 season.


Use the grid below to help plan your summer! Week

June 17–19

Name

Name

Name

AM PM

June 22–26

AM PM

June 29–July 2 (closed July 3)

AM PM

July 6–10

AM PM

July 13–17

AM PM

July 20–24

AM PM

July 27–31

AM PM

August 3–7

AM PM

August 10–14

AM PM

August 17–21 Ready! Set! Go! (for USM students)

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register online at www.usmk12.org/ideas

Middle And Upper School Programs Overview

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Middle And Upper School Programs Overview Entering Grades 4–12 Week June 15–19

Morning Camp

Afternoon Camp Specialty Week 1

June 22–July 2 (closed July 3)

Workshops Session A

July 6–17

Workshops Session B

July 20–31

Workshops Session C

August 3–7

Specialty Week 2

August 10–14

Specialty Week 3

August 17–21

Ready! Set! Go! (for USM Students) Upper School Prep (for USM Students)


Extended Time Care (E.T.C.)

6/15–8/14 | 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

E.T.C. AM and PM offers parents the option to drop off children before the morning session begins or to extend the regular day. Advanced registration is required.

Specialty Weeks

6/15–6/19, 8/3–8/7, 8/10–8/14 | dates & times vary

Summers begin and end with our specialty camps designed specifically for middle school and high school-aged students to learn new skills and perfect existing techniques. Half-day and full-day options are available.

Summer Institute for Academic Advancement 6/10–8/7 | dates & times vary

All for-credit and Advanced Placement courses are open to USM and non-USM students. Some courses have prerequisites and/or assignments due on the first day of class which will be provided to students in May.

Workshops

Session A: 6/22–7/2 Session B: 7/6–7/17 Session C: 7/20–7/31

Students choose up to four workshops per two-week session. Workshops invite students to explore various topics of interest, review or learn core academic subjects and skills, play sports or participate in fun games and adventures.

Ready! Set! Go!

8/17–8/21 | 9:00 AM–11:30 AM

Students work on literacy, math, and social skills and get a preview of the year ahead in Ready! Set! Go! This program is for USM students only in grades 4–8.

Upper School Prep 8/17–8/21 | times vary

Students develop skills to prepare them for courses in English 9 and study skills. This program is for USM students only.

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Specialty Week 1 Grades 4–12 | June 15–June 19 4th

5th

7th

8th

9th

10th

Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, AED

Art Camp

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Babysitting

6th

Ice Skating Camp

Sailing Camp-Prams

Sailing Camp-Youth Science of Roller Coasters with Minecraft

Wildcat Boys Basketball

11th

12th

Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, AED | Grades 7–10 | June 17–18 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. with Ms. Susan Dankert, LifeSaver CPR and First Aid Fee $155 | $145 by May 1

Earn your Red Cross certification as you learn about and practice basic first aid and dealing with what could be heart, breathing, and seizure emergencies. Be prepared to act safely and effectively.

Art Camp | Grades 7–10 | June 15–19 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. with Ms. Sally Duback Fee $180 | $170 by May 1

Join a professional artist and try your hand at a variety of mediums and create projects at this art camp. You'll work on a plan for the week, allowing you to take on new challenges.

Babysitting | Grades 6–8 | June 15–16 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. with Ms. Susan Dankert, LifeSaver CPR and First Aid Fee $140 | $130 by May 1

Prepare yourself to take care of children, recognize, and respond to dangerous situations. Take the Red Cross babysitting course and earn your babysitting certification. The course fee includes Red Cross materials and supplies.

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Ice Skating Camp | Grades 4–12 | June 15–19 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. with Mrs. Jill Herbst** Fee $225 | $215 by May 1

Think ice skating is a winter sport? Think again! Lace up your skates and take a break from the summer heat. Learn, improve, perfect! All skating levels are welcome.

Sailing Camp-Prams | Grades 4–6 | June 15–19 | 8:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. with Milwaukee Community Sailing Center Fee $250 | $240 by May 1

MCSC’s nationally recognized “Prams in the Park” program introduces sailing and water safety to children in the Discovery World lagoon. Students learn water safety‚ rigging‚ sail theory‚ basic maneuvers and practice a capsize recovery drill under the watchful supervision of MCSC instructors. Students are required to pass a 25-yard swim check in order to participate.

Sailing Camp-Youth | Grades 7–12 | June 15–19 | 8:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. with Milwaukee Community Sailing Center Fee $250 | $240 by May 1

This popular, hands-on course introduces the basics of sailing and water safety. Students learn and practice tacking, jibing, docking and sail theory. Rules of the Road, capsize drills and crew overboard skills are also covered. Instructors sail with students in introductory courses for added safety and individualized instruction. Students must have a certified swim-check of 75 yards on file before being able to participate.

Science of Roller Coasters with Minecraft | Grades 4–9 | June 15–19 | 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. with Fleming Camps Fee $235 | $225 by May 1

Learn about the physics of roller coasters while exploring kinetic and potential energy and centripetal force. You’ll build and test physical and “virtual” roller coaster models. Using various computer programs, including Minecraft, you will create virtual roller coasters, build scale models with K’NEX and experience the thrill of the turns, loops and drops! We’ll spend most of the day working on the science and engineering of roller coasters and the last part of the day will be dedicated to working with Minecraft. No prior experience is necessary and all skill levels are welcome.

Wildcat Boys Basketball | Grades 4–8 | June 17–June 19 | 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. with Coach Sylvester Cutler** Fee $85 | $75 by May 1

Join Coach Cutler and a staff of current USM basketball players in a camp devoted to improving participants’ basketball shooting skills. Learn technique and form to develop a consistent shot, quick release, create space away from the ball, and shoot off the dribble.

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Workshop Session A Session A | June 22–July 2

9–10:25 a.m.

4th–6th Grade

7th–9th Grade

Forensics: Take Center Stage

Games Around the World (7th–8th)

Games Around the World (6th)

Interior Design

Knitting: You CAN do it!

Knitting: You CAN do it!

LEGO® Robotics

Meet Rube Goldberg (7th–8th)

Meet Rube Goldberg (6th)

Page to Stage

10th–12th Grade

ACT/SAT Writing Prep

Ooey Gooey Science Sport-A-Day

2 - 3:30 p.m.

12:30–1:55 p.m.

10:30 a.m.– 12 p.m.

Theatre Dance

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Everyday Math Review

Board Games

ACT Prep: English, Reading, Math & Science

Games Around the World

Fashion Design

Workshop for Singers and Songwriters

Jewelry Making

Forensics: Take Center Stage

Outdoor Pursuits

Spark Fun with Arduino

Take it Apart, Turn it Inside Out

Workshop for Singers and Songwriters

Ceramics

Drawing and Painting

Creative Writing

Essay Writing for Tests & Papers Fantasy Baseball (10th)

Fantasy Baseball (6th)

Fantasy Baseball

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Filmmaking

Tennis for Beginners

Physics with Toys

Ice Skating

Pizza Pizazz

Makerspace

Tennis for Beginners

Tennis for Beginners

Adventures with Harry Potter

Algebra I Survey (8th-9th)

Algebra I Survey (10th)

Drawing and Painting

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Pinterest

Tennis for Inter./Adv. Players

It’s Debatable! (5th-6th)

Pizza Pizazz

Makerspace

Tennis for Inter./Adv. Players

Pinterest

Vocab Explosion through Word Games

Tennis for Inter./Adv. Players

ACT/SAT Math Extended Prep


Workshop Session B

12:30–1:55 p.m.

10:30 a.m.– 12 p.m.

9–10:25 a.m.

4th–6th Grade

Session B | July 6–17 7th–9th Grade

Biking (5th–6th)

3D Printing

Fiber Arts

All Rise: Bread is in Session

Minecraft

Biking

Science in the Outdoors

Writing and Research: Keys to High School Success (9th)

10th–12th Grade

Writing and Research: Keys to High School Success (10th-11th)

Theatre Games and Improv ACT Prep: English, Reading, Math & Science

Cakes, Cookies, and Cupcakes

Coding

iCivics

Essay Writing for Tests & Papers

Kickball

Kickball (7th)

Meet Rube Goldberg (6th)

Meet Rube Goldberg (7th–8th)

Outdoor Pursuits

Drawing & Painting

Beginning Rocketry

Chess: Make Your Move

ACT/SAT Math Extended Prep

Chess: Make Your Move

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

Chess: Make Your Move

Cooking Around the World

Critical Thinking: A Key to High School Success

Critical Thinking: A Key to High School Success (10th)

Makerspace

LEGO®: Past and Present

Tennis for Beginners

Paper Mache Sculptures

Tennis for Beginners

Tennis for Beginners

Writing with a Digital Twist (7th–8th)

2–3:30 p.m.

Writing with a Digital Twist (5th–6th) Cakes, Cookies, and Cupcakes

Algebra II Survey (9th)

Algebra II Survey (10th–11th)

Maker Space/Passion Project

Paper Mache Sculptures

Tennis for Inter./Adv. Players

Star Wars™: May the Force Be With Power of Words You (5th–6th)

Tennis for Inter./Adv. Players

Robotics Star Wars™: May the Force Be With You (7th–8th)

Tennis for Inter./Adv. Players

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Workshop Session C Session C | July 20–31

10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

9–10:25 a.m.

4th–6th Grade

7th–9th Grade

Art From Many Lands

3D Printing

Golfing the Greens (6th)

Golfing the Greens

Jewelry Making

Jewelry Making (7th–8th)

Scrambled Legs: Let’s Run!

Scrambled Legs: Let’s Run! (7th)

10th–12th Grade

ACT/SAT Writing Prep

Vocab Explosion Through Word Games

Clay Around

Art Journaling

Golfing the Greens (6th)

Coding

Itching to Stitch

Creative Writing

Speed, Strength, & Agility (6th)

ACT Prep: English, Reading, Math, and Science

Debate: Make Your Point Golfing the Greens Itching to Stitch

2–3:30 p.m.

12:30–1:55 p.m.

Speed, Strength, and Agility

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Bowling

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

ACT/SAT Math Extended Prep

Food of the Olympic Games

Artist Exploration

Tennis for Beginners

Draw and Doodle

Bowling

Forensics: Take Center Stage

Tennis for Beginners

STEM Arcade Tennis for Beginners

Food of the Olympic Games™

Power of Words

Forensics: Take Center Stage

Pre-Algebra Review: Fill the Gaps

STEM Olympics™

Robotics

Tennis for Inter./Adv. Players

Tennis for Inter./Adv. Players

Tennis for Inter./Adv. Players


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Specialty Week 2 Grades 4–12 | August 3–7 4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

Black Diamond Builder

Digital Video

Game Design 101 - Platform Games

Sailing Camp-Youth Sew Easy, Sew Fun!

Show-in-Two-Weeks: Disney’s Aladdin KIDS

Wildcat Girls Basketball

11th

12th

Black Diamond Builder | Grades 4–10 | August 3–7 | 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. with Bricks 4 Kidz Fee $185 | $175 by May 1

Learn basic S.T.E.M. principles by problem solving and thinking beyond the scope of traditional building plans. Build the most difficult “black diamond” LEGO® models and program them to do fun things with the WeDO software.

Digital Video | Grades 4–9 | August 3–7 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. with Fleming Camps Fee $ 235 | $225 by May 1

Learn the ins-and-outs of producing video content that is appropriate for showcasing on the internet. Create a short movie or create videos such as Let's Play, package openings, pop culture reviews and interviews. Learn how to shoot and capture video, as well as write editorial copy and edit your work.

Game Design 101–Platform Games | Grades 4–9 | August 3–August 7 | 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. with Fleming Camps Fee $ 235 | $225 by May 1

Calling all future game developers! Bring your video game ideas to life as you learn the ins-and-outs of how video games are designed and produced. You will learn how to use a number of software design tools to create Mariolike, platform-style video games. Highlights include informational lectures, as well as the use of a hands-on game design lab where you design, customize, construct and test their creations.

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Sailing Camp-Youth | Grades 7–12 | August 3–7 | 8:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. with Milwaukee Community Sailing Center Fee $250 | $240 by May 1

These popular, hands-on courses introduce the basics of sailing and water safety. Students learn and practice tacking, jibing, docking and sail theory. Rules of the Road, capsize drills and crew overboard skills are also covered. Instructors sail with students in introductory courses for added safety and individualized instruction. Students must have a certified swim-check of 75 yards on file before being able to participate.

Sew Easy, Sew Fun! | Grades 4–12 | August 3-7 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m. with Gretchen Robers and Milwaukee Fashion Incubator Fee $250 | $240 by May 1

Join us for a class filled with creativity as you learn basic sewing skills. Together we will learn hand and machine sewing skills to complete a project. Examples include tote bags, pillows, snack bags, plushies or a coin purse. Small class sizes allow for participants at levels beginner through advanced to move at their own pace.

Show-in-Two-Weeks: Disney’s Aladdin KIDS | Grades 4–5 | August 3–14| 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. with Mrs. Felice Leib Fee $355 | $345 by May 1

When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Note: students must attend both weeks of this program.

Wildcat Girls Basketball | Grades 4–9 | August 3–7 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. with Coach Jason Strains** Fee $135 | $125 by May 1

Develop your shooting, ball-handling, and finishing moves through exciting competitive drills taught by experienced USM coaches. This camp is designed for the athlete who wants to become a more complete basketball player. Plan to work hard, compete, and improve your game!

** indicates current or former USM faculty/staff

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Specialty Week 3 Grades 4–12 | August 10–14 4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

Fishing Camp

Robotics 101

Show-in-Two-Weeks: Disney’s Aladdin KIDS

Sports and Leadership

Volleyball Camp for Middle School

Volleyball Camp for Upper School

10th

11th

12th

Fishing Camp | Grades 4–6 | August 10–14 | 9:00 a.m.–12 p.m. with Mr. Evan Burlew** Fee $220 | $210 by May 1

Enjoy this intro to fishing. Learn how to identify species of fish, cast, apply bait, and more! Take daily trips to favorite fishing holes. Bring your fishing pole, hooks, bobbers, and sunscreen.

Robotics 101 | Grades 4–9 | August 10–14 | 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. with Fleming Camps Fee $460 | $450 by May1

Explore the exciting world of Robotics! Working in small teams, learn how to design and build a robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. Program your robot to perform project-oriented tasks and challenges. For novices, start with the basics of construction and programming. For the more experienced, develop sophisticated programming and engineering skills. No prior experience with LEGO® Mindstorms necessary. All skill levels welcome.

Show-in-Two-Weeks: Disney’s Aladdin KIDS | Grades 4–5 | August 3–14| 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. with Mrs. Felice Leib Fee $355 | $345 by May 1

(continued from Specialty Week 2) When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Note: students must attend both weeks of this program.

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Volleyball Camp for Middle School | Grades 5–8 | August 10–14 | 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. with Ms. Amber Baker Fee $102 | $92 by May 1

This preseason camp will help establish and build upon critical skills for a successful season. Drills and smallsided games will help emphasize offensive and defensive strategies.

Volleyball Camp for Upper School | Grades 9–12 | August 10–14 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m. with Mr. Mark Baker Fee $160 | $150 by May 1

Get ready for volleyball with this one week preseason camp. Focus on building skills, as well as offensive and defensive strategies. Get ready to help your team kick off a winning season!

Ready! Set! Go! Grades 4–8 | August 17–21 Grade 4 | 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Grades 5–8 | 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

with USM Faculty Fee $190 | $180 by May 1

with USM Faculty Fee $190 | $180 by May 1

Students work on literacy, math, and social skills and get a preview of the year ahead in Ready! Set! Go! This program is for USM students only and is strongly recommended for both new and returning students.

Students in grades 5-8 brush up on reading, writing, and math skills before the school year begins. Work with one teacher for half the morning schedule, take a break, and join another teacher for a different subject. This program is for USM students only and is strongly recommended for both new and returning students.

Upper School Prep Grades 9–10 | August 17–21

English 9 | Grade 9 | 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Study Skills | Grade 9–10 | 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Review important literary concepts while learning about the expectations for student engagement and writing in your English 9 class. This course is for USM students only.

Get acquainted with the upper school while learning important study skills for a successful transition to USM. This course is for USM students only.

with Mr. Charlie Housiaux** Fee $120 | $110 by May 1

with Mr. Charlie Housiaux** Fee $120 | $110 by May 1

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Additional Programs Driver's Education Driver’s Education | Grades 10–12 | June 29–July 20 | 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. with Easy Method Driving School Fee $450 | $440 before May 1

Easy Method Driving School will provide 30-hours of classroom instruction and 12- hours of behind-thewheel driving and observation experience. The driving school will work with students and parents to schedule the appointments for behind-the-wheel instruction. Students will be picked up at USM. There is no class on Friday, July 3.

Ethical Leadership Program The DNC and Me | Grades 5–9 | July 6–10, 9:00 a.m–12:00 p.m. | July 13–17, 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Faculty: Ms. Kate Gay** and Mr. Chuck Taft** Fee: $475 | $465 before May 1

Join USM English and history teachers Ms. Gay and Mr. Taft as you learn about our democracy by meeting with politicians from all parties as you experience the Democratic National Convention. This program will include walking tours of Milwaukee, visits with Republican and Democratic leaders and a host of other experiences to accompany this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Week one is a half-day program and week two is a full-day program with frequent trips to experience the Democratic National Convention.

Leadership 101 | Grades 5–9 | June 29–July 2 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Faculty: Mrs. Jennifer Mielke** and Ms. Katherine Zilka** Fee: $156 | $146 before May 1

Learn about leadership by learning about yourself and those in your community. We’ll talk to leaders on our campus and in our community to learn what makes an effective leader and why it’s important to be an ethical leader.

Sports and Leadership for Girls | Grades 5–8 | August 10–August 14 | 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Faculty: Mrs. Erin Cermak** and Ms. Morgan Woods** Fee: $195 | $185 before May 1

Learn how to be a leader on and off the court and field. Using lacrosse and basketball our USM coaches will help young women learn about self-awareness and team building while putting skills to use in sports. No experience with sports are needed, but girls must wear gym shoes and have lacrosse gear (goggles, mouthguard and lacrosse stick).

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Theatre Workshop Summer Theatre Intensive | Grades 5 – 8 | July 6–July 24 | 9:00 a.m–3:30 p.m.

Faculty: Ms. Katie Gonring** Fee: $525 | $515 before May 1

Students will work with Ms. Gonring and her staff to write, choreograph, design and direct a musical revue. Students will participate in all day rehearsals and workshops and be provided with training in comprehensive acting, musical, scene work, technical theatre and dance skills. The final performance will be held on July 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the Virginia Henes Young Theatre.

Skating School Summer Skate: Keep Kool! Tuesdays & Thursdays

June 30–July 31 | Faculty: USM Skating School Staff** Fee: $175 | $165 before May 1 Session I: 3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Session II: 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Keep Kool offers children, ages 4-12, the chance to work on new and developing skills from “Snow Plow Sam” through Bridge Program levels. The camp is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays and fees include a daily snack and shirt.

LTS/Bridge I

Prerequisite: Backwards Skating Ability Faculty: USM Skating School Staff** Fee: $318 | $308 before May 1 Session I: August 10–14 2:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Session II: August 17–21 2:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

Enjoy ice skating in the summer! Beginning and advanced skaters, ages 4-14, increase speed, endurance, and agility. Young skaters play games and relays while learning to skate. More advanced skaters work on choreography.

Hockey Tots I

Prerequisite: Backwards Skating Ability Faculty: USM Skating School Staff** Fee: $318 | $308 before May 1 Session I: August 10–14 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Session II: August 17–21 11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Skaters, ages 4-7, concentrate on stick handling, fundamental hockey moves, backwards skating skills, speed, form, and endurance through creative games.

Power Hockey

Faculty: USM Skating School Staff** Fee: $256| $206 before May 1 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Atoms (ages 4–6) 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Mites (ages 7–9) 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Squirts (ages 10–12)

Skaters ages will work on increasing power, quickness, edge control and extension by reinforcing proper technique and using repetition to improve upon edge work.

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Summer Institute for Academic Advancement Students entering grades 9–12 can extend their learning with a condensed summer program. These credit-bearing courses provide a great way to earn a required or elective course, or pursue an area of interest. These courses are open to all students.

Sciences AP® Biology with Mr. Robert Heun**

June 22–July 31, 2020 (no class July 3) | 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. USM 1 science credit; students from other schools are welcome. Prerequisites​for this course are Biology or Biology-Honors. Eligible students​are entering grade 10–12 and planning to take the AP Biology exam in May 2021. Fee:​$1545 | $1645 after May 1, 2020 Includes review sessions prior to the AP exam in May 2021. This six-week course will provide a solid foundation and help students build a conceptual framework for understanding modern biology. Students will conduct a minimum of eight inquiry-based investigations (two per Big Idea). Additional labs will be conducted to deepen students’ conceptual understanding and to reinforce the application of science practices with a hands-on, discovery-based environment. This course is structured around four Big Ideas: 1. The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life. 2. Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce and to maintain dynamic homeostasis. 3. Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes. 4. Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.

English Public Speaking with Ms. Emily Ihrke** and Ms. Katherine Zilka**

Two sessions available: Session A: June 22–July 10 (no class July 3) | 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Ms. Emily Ihrke** Session B: July 13–31 | 8:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m. | Ms. Katherine Zilka** USM 1/2 English credit; students from other schools welcome. Eligible students​ are entering grade 9. Fee:​ $747 | $847 after May 1, 2020 During this three-week course, students will gain experience and confidence in public speaking through the preparation and presentation of a variety of speeches, including impromptu speeches, presentation speeches with slideshows, and persuasive speeches. Vocal delivery, organization, and eye contact are among the skills that will improve as students become more experienced speakers. Class discussion will include not only aspects of public speaking, but also other issues in oral communication, such as nonverbal communication and listening.

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History AP® Microeconomics with Dr. Henry Wend** July 20–August 7, 2020

USM 1/2 history credit; students from other schools are welcome. Eligible students​are entering grade 11–12 and planning to take the AP Microeconomics exam in May 2021. Fee: $799 | $899 after May 1, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Includes review sessions prior to the AP exam in May 2021. Microeconomics is the study of the economic decision-making of individuals and firms. This threeweek course serves as both an introduction to the fundamental understandings of economic decisionmaking, but also as a means to prepare for the Advanced Placement Microeconomics exam that will be administered in May 2021. This course is divided into four units: Basic Economic Concepts, Product Markets, Factor Markets, Market Failure and the Role of Government. A major component of this class will be modeling economic decision-making by way of a small business simulation. For this, students will develop a business plan to design, launch, and manage a start-up business modeled on an existing local business. Students will need to research their businesses and adapt their strategy using real-time economic data and react to scenarios developed to have them illustrate core microeconomic concepts. At every turn, students will have to show mastery of the fundamental concepts of microeconomics as well as adapt their business plans to new conditions.

Fine Arts Innovation & Design with Ms. Jessica Michels** and Mr. David Anderson** June 22–July 2 | 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (includes a 30 minute lunch break).

USM 1/2 fine arts credit,Kramlich Innovation Distinction; students from other schools welcome. Eligible students​are entering grades 9–12. Fee: $799 | $899 after May 1, 2020 This two-week course will introduce students to the design-thinking process, allowing them to develop their creativity and mastery of maker tools. The first part of the course will focus on learning the basics of the following rapid prototyping skills: 3D design and printing, vector design creation and laser cutting, simple circuits for adding LED lights to objects, vinyl sticker creation and woodworking. In the next part of the course, students will identify a problem to examine through multiple lenses and craft a solution. Most importantly, students will evaluate and test their solutions to understand the value of the process of ideation and prototyping. This course will give students a strong orientation in how to use essential maker tools and transform ideas into reality. To meet the course requirements, students are expected to do research and design work each night in preparation for creation work that will take place during class time.

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Summer Institute for Academic Advancement Fine Arts cont. Painting I with Mrs. Priscilla Woods**

June 15–June 26 | 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (includes a 30 minute lunch break). USM 1/2 fine arts credit; students from other schools welcome.

Eligible students​are entering grades 9–12. Fee:​ $747 | $847 after May 1, 2020 This two-week course explores the paint media utilizing drawing skills and the elements and principles of art. While the curriculum is condensed, students will be guided through the process to create a successful painting at a comfortable pace. Students will learn about color mixing, color theory, creating volume and texture, and how to compose a piece. Students will also learn to create original paintings based on composition and a balance between technique and personal expression. Students will work with acrylic, oil paint, and a variety of surface materials to create the assignments.

Theatre I with Mr. Mark Edwards**

June 15–June 26 | 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (including a 30 minute lunch break). USM 1/2 fine arts credit; students from other schools welcome.

Eligible students​ are entering grades 9–12. Fee:​ $747 | $847 after May 1, 2020 This two-week hands-on course will explore what it takes to produce a play. Students will study many facets of theatre: acting, design, script and character analysis, theatre history, and the basics of stagecraft. The class will also focus on the essentials of the actor’s craft. Students will develop vocal and physical techniques and engage in exercises that develop imagination and characterization skills. They will apply this groundwork to short scenes, monologues, and other performances. Students will have the opportunity to investigate various aspects of technical theatre, from makeup to scenic painting to lighting. On a daily basis, students will be encouraged to develop their minds, bodies and voices; build up their courage to take risks; collaborate as members of an ensemble; empathize with other individuals by creating characters; use theatre vocabulary; and appreciate the performance of their work and the work of others.

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Workshops: Grades 4–12 Students entering grades 4–12 can extend their learning with a condensed summer program. These credit-bearing courses provide a great way to earn a required or elective course, or pursue an area of interest. These courses are open to all students. 3D Printing | Grades 7–9 with Mr. David Anderson** Fee $177 | $167 by May 1 Learn and experience the technology that makes 3D printing possible. Use computer-aided design software and learn the many applications of 3D printing in our world today. ACT/SAT Math Extended Prep | Grades 10–12 with Mr. Don Osborne Fee $249 | $239 by May 1 (Session A) Fee $275 | $136 by May 1 (Session B & C) Prepare for the math section of the ACT/SAT with a comprehensive review of the concepts and testtaking strategies needed for success. This session is for students who would like an in-depth review. Students will have opportunities to work at their own pace and can also conference individually with the instructor. Students must bring their own graphing calculator. ACT Prep: English, Reading, Math, and Science | Grades 10–12 with Mr. Fred Silver, owner, North Shore Tutoring Fee $275 | $265 by May 1 Gain direct experience with all four multiplechoice sections on the ACT. Become familiar with the types of questions you will encounter as well as learn a variety of strategies to attack these questions. Fred Silver has designed this in-depth workshop based on 20+ years of experience successfully preparing students to take the ACT.

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ACT/SAT Writing Prep | Grades 10–12 with Mr. Brian Marks Fee $249 | $239 by May 1 (Session A) Fee $275 | $265 by May 1 (Sessions C) Focus on the writing section of the ACT and SAT. Learn how to plan and organize your impromptu or argumentative essays as well as what traps to avoid. Become familiar with the qualities scorers use when evaluating essays.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, AED | Grades 6–8 with Ms. Susan Dankert, American Red Cross Fee $155 | $145 by May 1 Earn your Red Cross certification as you learn about and practice basic first aid and dealing with what could be heart, breathing, and seizure emergencies. Be prepared to act safely and effectively. Adventures with Harry Potter | Grades 4–6 with Mr. Will Piper** Fee $135 | $125 by May 1 Join Harry Potter and the Hogwarts in fun and magical adventures. Make your own custom wands, write spells, create and battle fantastic beasts, make “moving pictures,” try your hand at quidditch, and much more. Algebra I Survey | Grades 8–10 with Mr. Don Osborne Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 Reinforce and solidify what you learned in Algebra I and gain an introduction of concepts that will be introduced in Algebra II: matrices, logarithms, and trigonometry, etc.. Bring a calculator. Prerequisite: Algebra I Algebra II Survey | Grades 9–11 with Mr. Don Osborne Fee: 146 | $136 by May 1 Review and solidify skills and concepts you studied in Algebra II. You will work collaboratively and independently on matrices, logarithms, and trigonometry and increasing complex problems. Bring a calculator. Prerequisite: Algebra II


All Rise: Bread is in Session | Grades 7–9 with Chef Heidi Hoye** Fee $173 | $163 by May 1 Bread can be finicky, but once you have your kitchen skills set, you won't knead to worry! Art Camp | Grades 7–10 with Ms. Sally Duback Fee $180 | $170 by May 1 Join a professional artist and try your hand at a variety of mediums, creating projects at this art camp. You'll work on a plan for the week, allowing you to take on new challenges. Art From Many Lands | Grades 4–6 with Ms. Vicki Samolyk Fee $154 | $144 by May 1 Get ready to travel! Enjoy craft projects using a variety of materials inspired by art from Mexico, Peru, Egypt, Africa, Japan, and more! Make your “art passport” to stamp as you go. Art Journaling | Grades 7–9 with Mrs. Barb Balistreri Fee $154 | $144 by May 1 Use paper making techniques to make your own sketchbook, then learn how to reflect on your art. Learn or practice new techniques in drawing, collage, painting, printmaking, and more. Artist Exploration | Grades 7–9 with Mrs. Barb Balistreri Fee $154 | $144 by May 1 Every artist has their own technique and style, including YOU! Study prominent and lesser-known artists while developing your own techniques. Campers will have access to a wide variety of materials and ample time to create and reflect. Babysitting | Grades 6–8 with Ms. Susan Dankert, American Red Cross Fee $140 | $130 by May 1 Prepare yourself to take care of children, recognize, and respond to dangerous situations. Take the Red Cross babysitting course and earn your babysitting certification. The course fee includes Red Cross materials and supplies.

Beginning Rocketry| Grades 4–6 with Mr. Don Byrne Fee $154 | $144 by May 1 Find out about the aerodynamics of flying objects, make chemical rockets, launch real rockets, and more. This will be a blast! Fee includes three engines (for three launches) and a rocket kit. Biking | Grades 5–9 with Mrs. Erin Cermak** Fee $154 | $144 by May 1 Learn the basics of bike maintenance and how to ride safely in the community. Students will ride to various locations near the school. Students must know how to ride a bike safely and need to bring a helmet. Students are encouraged to bring their own bikes. There is a storage area if they want to leave their bikes for the week. Also, there will be some bikes available at the school. Black Diamond Builders | Grades 4–10 with Brick 4 Kidz Fee $185 | $175 by May 1 Learn basic S.T.E.M. principles by problem solving and thinking beyond the scope of traditional building plans. Build the most difficult “black diamond” LEGO® models and program them to do fun things with the WeDO software. Board Games | Grades 7–9 with Mr. Bob Goodmann Fee $133 | $123 before May 1 Do you love to play board games? Are you always the banker in Monopoly? The clue reader in Trivial Pursuit? The buzzer-pusher in Taboo? Well, you've found your people! Join friends old and new when you choose from a variety of board games to play. Learn strategies, play familiar and new games, and even make your own game to add to your collection.

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Bowling | Grades 4–9 with Mr. Tim Bartz** Fee $245 | $235 by May 1 Learn basic bowling fundamentals including ball selection, grip, approach, spot bowling, and scoring at Brown Deer Lanes. Shoes, balls, lines, and transportation charges are included in your fee..

Coding | Grades 7–9 with Mr. David Anderson** Fee $177 | $167 by May 1 Learn and practice the basic skills of computer programming. Use modern programming languages (Sketch, Java, Python, etc.) to complete various programming tasks.

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) | Grades 7–9 with Mr. David Anderson** Fee $177 | $167 by May 1 Learn and practice the basic skills of ComputerAided Design (CAD). Use professional software from Autodesk to design and manufacture realworld functional rapid prototypes based on your own ideas.

Cooking Around the World | Grades 4–6 with Chef Heidi Hoye** Fee $173 | $163 by May 1 Experiment with cuisines from different countries. Try new tastes. Learn about different styles of cooking. You might prepare dishes from Japan, Brazil, Italy, Germany, and South America. Let your taste buds and interests help plan what your palette will enjoy. Try it……you’ll like it!

Cakes, Cookies, and Cupcakes | Grades 4–6 with Chef Heidi Hoye** Fee $173 | $163 by May 1 Bake cookies, brownies, cakes, and cupcakes. Learn baking techniques and try your hand at decorating your cupcakes and cakes! (Returning participants will find some new treats!) Ceramics | Grades 4–6 with Mrs. Christina Dresang** Fee $145 | $135 by May 1 This class will introduce students to building with clay. Emphasis will be placed on the design elements: line, shape, texture, and color. We will focus will be on hand building techniques but will also explore the craft of wheel thrown pottery. A variety of glaze and decoration techniques for finishing your work will be introduced as well. Clay Around | Grades 4–6 with Ms. Vicki Samolyk Fee $154 | $144 by May 1 Explore the power of clay through hand-building and create bowls, mugs, tiles, gargoyle figures, and more. Students will work through guided projects, and have time for free-creation.

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Creative Writing | Grades 4–6 with Mrs. Charise Dawson-Rave Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 (Session A) Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 (Sessions C) Experiment with many forms of writing: poetry, short stories, plays, and more. Craft a screenplay or even an ad. It’s up to you in this creative writing workshop. Debate | Grades 7–9 with Mr. Brian Marks Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 Argue the pros and cons of issues that interest you. Learn how to think through an issue logically and to use words and body language to win an argument and defend a position. Practice the art of remaining composed and relaxed in front of an audience. These skills will serve you well! Digital Video | Grades 4–9 with Fleming Camps Fee $235 | $225 by May 1 Learn the ins-and-outs of producing video content that is appropriate for showcasing on the internet. Create a short movie or create videos such as Let's Play, package openings, pop culture reviews and interviews. Learn how to shoot and capture video, as well as write editorial copy and edit your work.


The DNC & Me | Grades 5–12 with Mrs. Kate Gay and Mr. Chuck Taft Fee $475 | $465 by May 1 Experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close & personal with DNC Milwaukee 2020! Learn about the process of making democracy happen, with expert faculty to guide you. Experiential learning will be a key part of this program; trips could include opportunities in the Deer District, visits with Republican and Democratic leaders, and walking tours of Milwaukee. Draw and Doodle | Grades 4–6 with Ms. Vicki Samolyk Fee $154 | $144 by May 1 Put technique into your drawings, and turn your doodles into artwork! Creating art, especially doodling, increases blood flow to the prefrontal cortex. Explore new ways to get down what you want on your paper and acquire new tools for sharpening things up. Drawing and Painting | Grades 4–9 with Mrs. Barb Balistreri Fee $140 | $130 by May 1 (Session A) Fee $154 | $144 by May 1 (Session B) Work with a variety of media, practice contour art techniques for drawing real life objects, learn skills and tips for bringing your drawing and painting to life. Driver’s Education | Grades 9–12 with Easy Driving School Fee $450 | $440 before May 1 Easy Method Driving School will provide 30 hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of behindthe-wheel driving and observation experience. The driving school will work with students and parents to schedule appointments for behind-thewheel instruction. Students will be picked up at USM.

Essay Writing for Tests and Papers | Grades 7–9 with Mr. Brian Marks Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 (Session A) Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 (Session B) Learn how to effectively draft an intro, body paragraph, and conclusion, as well as how to structure a paper in order to best meet the needs of your audience. Additionally, learn how to compose strong responses to short answer questions on tests. Everyday Math Review | Grades 4–6 with Ms. Morgan Woods** Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 A little wobbly in the 23 Everyday Math skills? Here’s your chance to tighten them up. Morgan Woods from the USM faculty will lead an engaging course offering students the chance to practice, review, succeed! Fantasy Baseball | Grades 6–10 with Mr. Will Piper** Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 Draft your own team of big league baseball players. Manage your team over the course of a two-week season. Make trades, acquire free agents, and play the roles of owner, general manager, and manager of your team. Fashion Design | Grades 7–9 with Mrs. Barb Balistreri Fee $140 | $130 by May 1 Develop a line of fashion designs based on a theme. Explore elements of fashion design such as proportion, texture, visual weight, line, and color. For your final project, create a fashion board to showcase your collection. For novices and advanced designers. Fiber Arts | Grades 4–6 with Mrs. Barb Balistreri Fee $154 | $144 by May 1 Create art pieces with fabric collage, yarns, and natural materials using various weaving and sewing techniques.

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Filmmaking | Grades 7–9 with Ms. Katherine Zilka** Fee $140 | $130 by May 1 Try your hand at the five-shot film project. You will both direct and act as you learn about the basics of the craft, including storyboarding, angles, shots, and editing. Fishing Camp | Grades 4–6 with Evan Burlew** Fee $220 | $210 by May 1 Enjoy this intro to fishing. Learn how to identify species of fish, cast, apply bait, and more! Take daily trips to favorite fishing holes. Bring your fishing pole, hooks, bobbers, and sunscreen. Foods of the Olympic Games | Grades 4–6 with Chef Heidi Hoye** Fee $173 | $163 by May 1 Japan will host the Olympic Games later this summer. Join your chef on a tour of Japan... traveling with only your taste buds! Forensics: Take Center Stage | Grades 4–9 with Mrs. Charise Dawson-Rave Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 (Session A) Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 (Sessions C) Develop your creativity and speaking skills as you practice the art of storytelling to teach, explain, and entertain. Bring your stories and messages to life through a variety of enjoyable and engaging activities while practicing forensic categories. Games Design 101: Platform Games | Grades 4–9 with Fleming Camps Fee $235 | $225 by May 1 Calling all future game developers! Bring your video game ideas to life as you learn the insand-outs of how video games are designed and produced. You will learn how to use a number of software design tools to create Mariolike, platform-style video games. Highlights include informational lectures, as well as the use of a hands-on game design lab where campers design, customize, construct and test their creations.

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Games Around the World | Grades 4–8 with Mr. Will Piper** Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 Travel to Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America exploring games and sports from different cultures. Focus on both active games like tchoukball from Switzerland, cricket from Great Britain, and pateca from Brazil, as well as strategy games and activities. USM World Geography teacher Will Piper is back to lead this popular summer course. Golf the Greens | Grades 6–9 | with Mr. Tim Bartz** Fee $335 | $325 by May 1 Travel to par 3 courses around Milwaukee's North Shore and play nine holes a day. Challenge yourself, improve your short game, gain an appreciation of the game of golf, and have fun! Guidance will be provided, but students will also have time to work independently. Includes greens fees and transportation and overnight golf club storage is available. Ice Skating Camp | Grades 4–12 with Mrs. Jill Herbst** Fee $140 | $130 by May 1 Think ice skating is a winter sport? Think again! Lace up your skates and take a break from the summer heat. Learn, improve, perfect! All skating levels are welcome. iCivics | Grades 4–6 with Mr. Bob Goodmann Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 Former Supreme Court Justice O'Connor, concerned about the growing lack of understanding of, and disengagement from, government, developed iCivics. This course, led by veteran teacher Bob Goodmann, will have participants considering, researching, and questioning, all while engaged in interactive games and activities. Ahead of the 2020 election, students can increase knowledge of all branches of government, and have lots of fun doing it!


Interior Design | Grades 7–9 with Mrs. Barbara Balistreri Fee $140 | $130 by May 1 Learn the principles of interior design and create an interior space concept with attention to harmony, balance, texture, contrast, focal point, and unity. Select finishes, textures, and complementary colors in your room designs. It’s Debatable! | Grades 5–6 with Ms. Katherine Zilka** Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 Argue the pros and cons of issues that interest you. Learn how to think through an issue logically and to use words and body language to win an argument and defend a position. Practice the art of remaining composed and relaxed in front of an audience. These skills will serve you well! Itching to Stitch | Grades 4–9 with Ms. Bev Pilarzyk** Fee $154 | $144 by May 1 Learn to knit, or build on your current skills and, better yet, help others. Through your work in this class, you'll create items to donate to others in need. Jewelry Making | Grades 4–8 with Ms. Bev Pilarzyk** Fee $140 | $130 by May 1 (Session A) Fee $154 | $144 by May 1 (Sessions C) With wire, beads, and other items, fashion jewelry that you will be proud to wear and give as a gift. Make bracelets, necklaces, pins, and earrings. Learn a variety of techniques so you can continue creating long after the course is complete. Kickball | Grades 4–7 with Mr. Will Piper** Fee $120 | $110 by May 1 Some call it the greatest game on earth and some call it a pastime. Kickball is the perfect blend of baseball and soccer and our campers cannot get enough! Join friends on the field for what promises to be a kickin' good time.

Knitting: You CAN do it! | Grades 4–9 with Ms. Bev Pilarzyk** Fee $140 | $130 by May 1 Learn the “bear necessities” of knitting: cast on, knit, purl, decrease, increase, and bind off. Make a hat, scarf, sweater, and more for a 12” bear (supplied). More advanced students may try other projects and learn new techniques. Return knitters are always welcome! Leadership 101 | Grades 5–10 with Mrs. Jennifer Mielke and Ms. Katherine Zilka Fee $156 | $146 by May 1 Some of the best leadership lessons are often learned through interaction and experience, and this week will be no exception. Field trips, guest speakers, large and small group activities, and round table discussions will all help students answer the questions, “ How am I a leader, and how can I help to positively influence my community?” Students will leave this class with a better understanding of themselves as leaders, and what role they can play in moving their communities forward. LEGO® Robotics | Grades 4–6 with Mrs. Nicola DeTorre** Fee $160 | $150 by May 1 Construct a LEGO® Mindstorms bot and program it to overcome challenges. Participants will need a computer or iPad to program and to access various building instructions. We will use the First LEGO® League competition mats as well as other small obstacles. Bots are programmed using block coding for basic movements as well as the use of sensors. Numerous paths and various codes can lead to success. At the end of the session, we will hold a mock FLL competition to highlight accomplishments and have some fun. Nicola DeTorre, 8th grade USM science faculty and LEGO® Robotics Team coach.

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LEGO®: Past and Present | Grade 7–9 with Mr. Bob Goodmann Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 Build, rebuild, test, build again. Open LEGO studio, as well as guided activities, make this course a must for anyone interested in LEGO, whether a beginner, or a seasoned veteran. Build motorized cars and machines with the LEGO ® Dacta II kits while exploring the workings of gear ratios, differential gears, pulleys, and more.

Musical Theatre Intensive | Grades 5–8 with Ms. Katie Gonring** Fee $525 | $515 by May 1

Maker Space | Grades 4–9 with Mr. Tom Mussoline** Fee $160 | $150 by May 1 (Session A) Fee $177 | $167 by May 1 (Sessions B) Spend time in Nerdvana, our dedicated makerspace. Students will be introduced to a variety of hand tools, electronic resources, and other means for creative outlet. Students will develop an idea and create a prototype or artifact by asking genuine questions, researching, reflecting and adapting, as necessary. It can be a lot of fun when things go very wrong!

Ooey Gooey Science | Grades 4–6 with Mr. Bob Goodmann Fee $140 | $130 by May 1 For the home-grown scientist in all of us. Try your hand at this messy science course which will include chemical reactions, home-made volcanoes, amazing bubbles experiments and much more. Learn safe ways to explore your environment through the wonderful world of chemistry!

Meet Rube Goldberg | Grades 6–8 with Mr. Don Byrne Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 (Session A) Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 (Sessions B) Create the craziest of contraptions to accomplish the simplest of tasks. Design a system of simple machines that work together in order to break an egg or pop a balloon. Study principles of science and engineering to build a machine of madness that will "wow” yourself and others. Minecraft: Local and Global Challenges | Grades 4–6 with Mr. Will Piper** Fee $150 | $140 by May 1 Use Minecraft® to learn about adventure game design and focus on making your own game levels. You’ll use your creativity and fine-tune your problem-solving skills as you navigate the various construction challenges working with Minecraft EDU. All Minecraft skill levels are welcome.

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**Note, this class runs three weeks, July 6–July 24**

Students will work to write, choreograph, design and direct a musical revue. Students will participate in all-day rehearsals and workshops and be provided with training in comprehensive acting, musical, scene work, technical theatre and dance skills.

Outdoor Pursuits | Grades 4–6 with Mrs. Erin Cermak** Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 Learn principles of responsible land usage, survival techniques and take an in-depth look at our campus ecosystem. You will also have the chance to explore the connection between visual art and the natural world with a photojournalistic study. Page to Stage | Grades 7–9 with Ms. Shannon Sloane-Spice Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 This is the intersection of writing and performance. Students will work through the process of capturing ideas, writing them down, and getting them to the stage as performance. If you enjoy writing, and a bit of acting, this course is for you. Paper Mache Sculptures | Grades Grades 4–9 with Mrs. Barb Balistreri Fee $154 | $144 by May 1 Use paper mache to create anything you can imagine: sculptures, bowls and even jewelry with just paper and paste.


Physics with Toys | Grades 4–6 with Mr. Don Byrne Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 Make and use vehicles, tops and other spinners, magnets, marbles and balls, elastic bands and other toys to learn about the principles of physics including forces, momentum, and Newton’s laws of motion. This is a great opportunity to form a basic understanding of physics through trial and error. Pinterest | Grades 4–9 with Ms. Lisa Drost** Fee $140 | $130 by May 1 Make your own DIY projects with inspiration from Pinterest and learn how to organize your favorite projects in Pinterest along the way. We'll explore new trends and old favorites to keep everyone pinterested! Pizza Pizazz | Grades 4–9 with Chef Heidi Hoye** Fee $157 | $147 by May 1 There's a lot more to pizza than cheese, sauce and crust! Experiment with veggie-based crusts, new cheeses and cooking techniques. Power of Words | Grades 7–9 with Mr. Brian Marks Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 Strengthen your vocabulary and remember learning new words does not have to be boring. Play fun, interactive word games to expand your use of powerful new words. Improve your reading, writing, speaking, and understanding. Pre-Algebra Review: Fill the Gaps | Grades 7–9 with Mr. Donald Osborne Fee: $146 | $136 by May 1 Solidify the basic pre-algebra skills required for success in algebra. Work with positive and negative integers, exponents, fractions, decimals, percents, and more. Master basic equations, ordered pairs and graphing.

Ready! Set! Go! | Grade 4 with Ms. Leann Zdrojewski Fee $190 | $180 by May 1 Students work on literacy, math and social skills and get a preview of the year ahead. Ready! Set! Go! | Grades 5–8 with USM Teachers Fee $190 | $180 by May 1 Students in grades 5–8 brush up on reading, writing, and math skills before the school year begins. Work with one teacher for half the morning schedule, take a break, and join another teacher for a different subject. Robotics 101 | Grades 4–9 with Fleming Camps Fee $460 | $450 by May1 Explore the exciting world of Robotics! Working in small teams, learn how to design and build a robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. Program your robot to perform project-oriented tasks and challenges. For novices, start with the basics of construction and programming. For the more experienced, develop sophisticated programming and engineering skills. All skill levels welcome. Robotics | Grades 7–9 with Mr. David Anderson** Fee $177 | $167 by May 1 Learn the basic skills of robot design, construction, and programming. Design and program your robot to complete basic robotic challenges in a quick and efficient manner to win various robot competitions. Sailing | Grades 4–6 | Prams with Milwaukee Community Sailing Center Fee $250 | $240 by May 1 MCSC’s nationally recognized “Prams in the Park” program introduces sailing and water safety to children in the Discovery World lagoon. Students learn water safety‚ rigging‚ sail theory‚ basic maneuvers and practice a capsize recovery drill under the watchful supervision of MCSC instructors. Students are required to pass a 25yard swim check in order to participate.

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Sailing | Grades 7–12 | Youth with Milwaukee Community Sailing Center Fee $250 | $240 by May 1 This popular, hands-on course introduce the basics of sailing and water safety. Students learn and practice tacking, jibing, docking and sail theory. Rules of the road, capsize drills and crew overboard skills are also covered. Instructors sail with students in introductory courses for added safety and individualized instruction. Students must have a certified swim-check of 75 yards on file before being able to participate. Science in the Outdoors | Grades 4–6 with Mr. Don Byrne Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 Get out and explore the vast USM grounds to learn about animals, plants, and environment and how they all work together. It’s biology, geology, hydrology, exercise, and fun. Science of Roller Coasters | Grades 4–9 with Fleming Camps Fee $235 | $225 by May 1 Learn about the physics of roller coasters while exploring kinetic and potential energy, and centripetal force. You’ll build and test physical and “virtual” roller coaster models. Using various computer programs, including Minecraft, you will create virtual roller coasters, build scale models with K’NEX and experience the thrill of the turns, loops and drops! We’ll spend most of the day working on the science and engineering of roller coasters and the last part of the day will be dedicated to working with Minecraft. No prior experience is necessary and all skill levels are welcome.

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Scrambled Legs: Let’s Run! | Grades 4–8 with Coach Ajamu “Mu” Olaniyan Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 Explore the beautiful trails and track on the USM campus as you improve your running and general fitness. Whether you are new to the sport or have found a niche in cross country running, find your stride in this exhilarating, lifetime sport.

Sew Easy, Sew Fun! | Grades 4–12 with Gretchen Robers and Milwaukee Fashion Incubator Fee $250 | $240 by May 1 Join us for a class filled with creativity as you learn basic sewing skills. Together we will learn hand and machine sewing skills to complete a project. Examples include tote bags, pillows, snack bags, plushies & a coin purse. Small class sizes allow for participants at levels beginner through advanced to move at their own pace. Show-in-Two-Weeks: Disney’s Aladdin KIDS | Grades 4–5 with Ms. Felice Leib Fee $355 | $345 by May 1 When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Skating Camp | Grades 4–12 with Mrs. Jill Herbst** Fee $295 | $285 by May 1 Beginner, advanced, or expert—it matters not. Lace up your skates and hop on the ice where pros will meet you where you are, and get you where you want to go. If you have never laced up skates, or you skate weekly, this opportunity is for you. Spark Fun with Arduino | Grades 7–9 with Mrs. Nicola DeTorre** Fee $160 | $150 by May 1 Begin your journey into electronics with the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit. Each participant will use a kit with a circuit board to connect to his/her own computer (USB connection and downloading capabilities* are necessary). The kit will explore experiments of varying difficulty to teach about embedded systems, physical computing, programming, and more! Participants will work to assemble 16 basic physical electronic circuits. No previous experience is needed!


Speed, Strength, and Agility| Grades 6–9 with Coach Ajamu “Mu” Olaniyan Fee: $146 | $136 by May 1 Whether you are looking to move faster, increase agility, or goal setting to improve in your sport, this course is for you. You'll work with an experienced track and field coach and gain knowledge about your movement, power and speed. Sport-A-Day | Grades 4–6 with Mrs. Erin Cermak** Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 Join USM physical education teacher and basketball/lacrosse coach Erin Cermak for a two-week adventure into the wide world of sports. Try something new or dig deeper into a sport you already know. Typical athletic pursuits, as well as yard sports and obscure field games will be explored. Sports and Leadership | Grades 5–8 with Mrs. Erin Cermak** and Ms. Morgan Woods** Fee $195 | $185 by May 1 This one-week course for girls will hone athletic and leadership skills. Participants can expect to learn moves on and off the court, field, and in life. All skill levels are welcome and campers should be prepared for both athletic movement and classroom games, activities and discussions. Star Wars™: May the Force Be With You | Grades 5–8 with Mr. Will Piper** Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 Calling all young Padowans: Join Jedi Master Piper on a journey throughout the Star Wars universe connecting Star Wars themed topics to educational technology and innovation. STEM Arcade | Grades 4–6 with Ms. Brianne Hill Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 Use problem-solving skills and your imagination to design an arcade out of recycled materials. We will be asking questions, creating plans, designing solutions, and making modifications to get our arcade up and running!

STEM Olympics | Grades 4–6 with Ms. Brianne Hill Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 What better way to prepare for the Olympic Games than through a series of STEM activities? Plan, design, create using the upcoming games as a source of inspiration. Take it Apart, Turn it Inside Out | Grades 4–6 with Mr. Don Byrne Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 Did you ever wonder what makes a clock tick? A phone ring? The purpose of a VCR? Learn how everyday items work by reverse engineering...take them apart! We will use whatever it takes from a screwdriver to a sledgehammer to find out. Tennis for Beginners | Grades 4–12 with Mr. Scott Ansay Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 (Session A) Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 (Sessions B & C) Small group sessions offer developmentally sound skills, instruction, and playing opportunities for beginners. You will learn the game and develop skills you can use to keep active. Tennis for Inter./Adv. Players | Grades 4–12 with Mr. Scott Ansay Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 (Session A) Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 (Sessions B & C) Small group sessions offering intermediate and advanced skills. You will learn more tennis skills and fine tune your competitive edge. Theatre Dance | Grades 4–6 with Mr. Joshua Miller** Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 5-6-7-8! Learn choreography from some of Broadway's most famous productions. From Ballroom to Rhythm, Tap and Hip Hop, explore the foundations of using movement to tell a story.

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Theatre Games and Improv | Grades 4–6 with Mrs. Shannon Sloan-Spice Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 Become a spontaneous player in the theatre. Work on the art of communicating on stage through words and pantomime while exploring your silly side. Principles of improv and presentation techniques will be explored. Vocab Explosion with Word Games | Grades 4–9 with Mrs. Charise Dawson-Rave Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 (Session A) Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 (Session C) Improve your vocabulary while playing fun, challenging word games like Balderdash, Taboo, Mad Gab, and Scattegories. Word nerds unite! Volleyball Camp | Grades 5–8 with Ms. Amber Baker Fee $102 | $92 by May 1 This preseason camp will help establish and build upon critical skills for a successful season. Drills and small-sided games will help emphasize offensive and defensive strategies. Volleyball Camp | Grades 9–12 with Mr. Mark Baker Fee $160 | $150 by May 1 Get ready for volleyball with this one week preseason camp. Focus on building skills, as well as offensive and defensive strategies. Get ready to help your team kick off a winning season! Wildcat Boys Basketball | Grades 4–8 with Coach Sylvester Cutler** Fee $85 | $75 by May 1 Join Coach Cutler and a staff of current USM basketball players in a camp devoted to improving participants’ basketball shooting skills. Learn technique and form to develop a consistent shot, quick release, create space away from the ball, and shoot off the dribble.

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Wildcat Girls Basketball Camp | Grades 4–9 with Coach Jason Strains** Fee $135 | $125 by May 1 Develop your shooting, ball-handling, and finishing moves through exciting competitive drills taught by experienced USM coaches. This camp is designed for the athlete who wants to become a more complete basketball player. Plan to work hard, compete, and improve your game! Workshop for Singers and Songwriters | Grades 7–12 with Mr. Joshua Miller** Fee $133 | $123 by May 1 Students will explore how to synthesize lyrics and music to create soundscapes for their poetry. Using in-depth study on poetic structure and musical interpretation each student will leave with not just one song, but an understanding of the structure used by many to create a multitude of pieces throughout their journey. Writing and Research: Keys to High School Success | Grades 9–11 with Mr. Brian Marks Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 Learn the rules of citation and strategies for writing an engaging report. Discover Aristotle's rhetorical situation (pathos, logos, and ethos) and incorporate these general principles into your essays. Writing with a Digital Twist | Grades 5–8 with Mr. Will Piper** Fee $146 | $136 by May 1 Expository and creative writing and technology are merged together in this workshop that will stretch your imagination and allow you to both write and create mixed-media projects. Create poems with PicCollage, use StoryJumper to write your own tales in various genres, design your own product to help in the future and create an ad.


Upper School Prep: English 9 | Grade 9 with Mr. Charlie Housiaux** Fee $120 | $110 by May 1 Review important literary concepts while learning about the expectations for student engagement and writing in your English 9 class. This course is designed for USM students only.

Upper School Prep: Study Skills | Grades 9–10 with Mr. Charlie Housiaux** Fee $120 | $110 by May 1 Get acquainted with the upper school while learning important study skills for a successful transition to USM. This course is designed for USM students only.

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USM At-a-Glance University School of Milwaukee is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school that educates students in prekindergarten (age 3) through grade 12.

Our School Founded: 1963 Campus acreage: 120 School colors: blue and gold

Our Students 1,091 students (2019-20 opening day enrollment) Preschool and Lower School (prekindergarten through grade 4): 350 Middle School (grades 5 through 8): 320 Upper School (grades 9 through 12): 421

School Leadership

Where They Live

Laura Fuller, Head of School

Milwaukee County: 51%

Gregg Bach, Assistant Head of School

Ozaukee County: 41%

Michael Tauscher, Head of Preschool & Lower School

Washington County: 1.5%

Elaine Griffin, Head of Middle School

Waukesha County: 6%

Stuart Cushman, Head of Upper School

Other: 0.5%

Our Faculty

Academics

Full-time faculty members: 115

AP (Advanced Placement) Courses Offered in

Part-time faculty members: 11

2019-20: 19

Student/faculty ratio: 10:1

Two-year school-wide AP test pass rate: 83%

Faculty with a Master’s Degree or higher: 71%

Foreign languages offered: French, Spanish,

Average teaching experience: 19.4 years

Latin (Upper School only), Mandarin Chinese

Gender balance: 70% female, 30% male

(Upper School only) National Merit Finalists in past 10 years: 86 National Intel ISEF Science Fair award winners in past 10 years: 16

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Class of 2019 Average ACT score: 29.3 (36 scale) Average SAT score: 1320 (1600 scale) National Merit Finalists: 5 Cum Laude Society inductees: 21 Percent of class attending first- or second-choice school: 87% College matriculation: 98% (additional 2% athletic commitments/anticipated college acceptances)

Arts

Athletics Nickname: Wildcats

Arts participation begins in prekindergarten and

Middle School athletic programs: 13

continues through grade 12.

Upper School athletic programs: 24 Number of state championships in past 10 years: 36 More than 85% of Upper School students play at least one sport. USM has a no-cut athletic policy.

Arts facilities: 4 art studios; ceramics studio; dance studio; rooms for band, orchestra, world drumming, and chorus; 493-seat theatre. Six drama productions (plays, musicals, and one-act performances) each year: three Middle School and three Upper School. Number of Scholastic Art & Writing Gold and

Community Service

Silver Key Awards in past 10 years: 98

Students in all grade levels participate in community service. Upper School students must complete 30

Alumni

hours of service work before graduation.

More than 5,600 alumni in nearly all 50

Finances & Financial Aid

states and more than 30 countries.

School Endowment: more than $80 million (as of June 2019) Financial aid is available for families who qualify. Total financial aid awarded for 2019-20 school year: $2.9 million Students receiving need-based aid (2019-20): 24%

Accreditations and Memberships USM is fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

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