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Experience Week Schedule (Feb 5 - Feb 8)

AM Session:
 

History of Music ( JAKE)  ART211

We will be studying the origins of Rock & Roll, Blues, Hip-Hop, and electronic music, and possibly other genres. We will learn about, listen to, share, and write about how music came to be and what it means to us.

Course counts towards ART or elective credit


Chess (Ron) ELE914

Enjoy one week of intense chess guaranteed to improve your game. This session features one on one instruction as well as individual and group work. Puzzles, tournaments, video lessons, will all be incorporated to help you elevate your game. This is for the more serious chess player who wants to improve and is willing to do the work to get there.

Course counts towards elective credit


Outdoor Photography (Jason) ART114

Students will take field trips to local areas where students can photograph nature at its finest. We’ll start with a basic introduction to photography equipment and basic photo composition, followed by two days of field trips- Finch Arboretum and Manito Park.The last day will involve learning basics of photoshop and retouching their best photos.

Course counts towards Art or elective credit



Learn to Knit (Molly) ART214

Students will learn the basics of knitting—casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, binding off.  Students will make a scarf by the end of the class.

Course counts towards ART or elective credit


Improv: Short Form Comedy (Rebecca) ART303

Students will be learning the basic skills in order to do improvisation short form comedy. Students will learn to incorporate CROW( character, relationship, objective, where) into scenes. They will learn how to use gimmicks and physical comedy to add humor. Must be willing to get up,move around, participate, and speak in front of people.

Course counts towards Art or elective credit


Structural Engineering and Design (Auna ) SCI251

Come design and build bridges, houses and your own creation using toothpicks, legos and balsa wood. We will be looking at how structures are constructed and how buildings are built. We will look at what causes stress and environmental factors such as wind, earthquakes and weather that impact how things are built. Get a quick look at engineering practices and architecture techniques used in our technologically advancing culture. Along with technological advancement comes ecological cost. We will also evaluate how to make structures more environmentally friendly and less costly for earth.

Course counts towards Science/Art or elective credit


Managing Your Money (Matt) ELE475

Students will learn basic principles that lead to careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Students will be introduced to the world of marketing including the free enterprise system. This four day course will be a great introduction into how marketing works, affects their lives, and how to use it in their everyday lives.

Course counts towards elective credit


Studio Art (Wendy) ART101

This is a studio class where the students will conduct a guided self-exploration of the elements and principles of art. Each student will be required to complete a series of small assignments pertaining to each element and principle. This will lead to a single piece of work that the student will propose at the end of day 1 and have complete by the end of day 3. Day 4 will be a Critique session where each student will explain their piece and how they incorporated different elements and principles of art into it.

Course counts towards Art or elective credit



Boot Camp (Bune) PED119

Students will be expected to wear proper clothing  to do a variety of physical activities. The activities will include Pilates, Weight lifting , Yoga, walking the trail outside regardless of the weather. Must have proper shoes to walk or jog the trail. Umbrellas will be provided if weather is rainy. Students will complete a unit on the benefits of exercises.    

Course counts towards PE/Health or elective credit


Griffin Coffee House (Cheri/Natasha) ELE201

Students will learn how to make coffee, Italian Sodas, learn about good customer service, create advertising products.

Course counts towards elective credit



Watercolors & Pastels (Kathy) ART103

The students will learn some basic art elements and watercolor techniques. Students can select what subject they would like to paint.

Course counts towards Art or elective credit


Fly Tying & Geocaching (Mike) ELE104

Students will participate in the process of creating flies used for Fly Fishing. Students will follow hands on instructions as they navigate through the steps of creating unique flies. Students will use problem-solving skills to search & locate caches throughout the community(weather permitting).

Course counts towards elective credit


Power of Persuasion (Gabe) ENG211

Eloquent speakers often seem to possess an almost magical ability to captivate and convince their audiences to support a cause. Through this class, you will learn the methods behind that magic. How do professionals write arguments that convince others?  You will choose from 5 controversial issues in our society and then read a variety persuasive of texts that offer an argument on the issue. You will choose one article to analyze in a timed essay, identifying the tools used by the author and critiquing the reasoning of claims, evidence, and analysis. You will also have the opportunity to travel to Eastern Washington University to participate in the Civic Thinkers Conference focusing on ‘Effective Argument.’

Course counts towards English or elective credit

 

PM Session:

 

History of Music ( JAKE)  ART211

We will be studying the origins of Rock & Roll, Blues, Hip-Hop, and electronic music, and possibly other genres. We will learn about, listen to, share, and write about how music came to be and what it means to us.

Course counts towards ART or elective credit


Chess (Ron) ELE914

Enjoy one week of intense chess guaranteed to improve your game. This session features one on one instruction as well as individual and group work. Puzzles, tournaments, video lessons, will all be incorporated to help you elevate your game. This is for the more serious chess player who wants to improve and is willing to do the work to get there.

Course counts towards elective credit


Outdoor Photography (Jason) ART114

Students will take field trips to local areas where students can photograph nature at its finest. We’ll start with a basic introduction to photography equipment and basic photo composition, followed by two days of field trips- Finch Arboretum and Manito Park.The last day will involve learning basics of photoshop and retouching their best photos.

Course counts towards Art or elective credit


Learn to Knit (Molly) ART214

Students will learn the basics of knitting—casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, binding off.  Students will make a scarf by the end of the class.

Course counts towards ART or elective credit


Improv: Short Form Comedy (Rebecca) ART303

Students will be learning the basic skills in order to do improvisation short form comedy. Students will learn to incorporate CROW( character, relationship, objective, where) into scenes. They will learn how to use gimmicks and physical comedy to add humor. Must be willing to get up,move around, participate, and speak in front of people.

Course counts towards Art or elective credit


Structural Engineering and Design (Auna ) SCI251

Come design and build bridges, houses and your own creation using toothpicks, legos and balsa wood. We will be looking at how structures are constructed and how buildings are built. We will look at what causes stress and environmental factors such as wind, earthquakes and weather that impact how things are built. Get a quick look at engineering practices and architecture techniques used in our technologically advancing culture. Along with technological advancement comes ecological cost. We will also evaluate how to make structures more environmentally friendly and less costly for earth.

Course counts towards Science/Art or elective credit


Managing Your Money (Matt) ELE475

Students will learn basic principles that lead to careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Students will be introduced to the world of marketing including the free enterprise system. This four day course will be a great introduction into how marketing works, affects their lives, and how to use it in their everyday lives.

Course counts towards elective credit





Studio Art (Wendy) ART101

This is a studio class where the students will conduct a guided self-exploration of the elements and principles of art. Each student will be required to complete a series of small assignments pertaining to each element and principle. This will lead to a single piece of work that the student will propose at the end of day 1 and have complete by th e end of day 3. Day 4 will be a Critique session where each student will explain their piece and how they incorporated different elements and principles of art into it.

Course counts towards Art or elective credit


Boot Camp (Bune) PED119

Students will be expected to wear proper clothing  to do a variety of physical activities. The activities will include Pilates, Weight lifting , Yoga, walking the trail outside regardless of the weather. Must have proper shoes to walk or jog the trail. Umbrellas will be provided if weather is rainy. Students will complete a unit on the benefits of exercises.    

Course counts towards PE/Health or elective credit


Griffin Coffee House (Cheri/Natasha) ELE201

Students will learn how to make coffee, Italian Sodas, learn about good customer service, create advertising products.

Course counts towards elective credit


Watercolors & Pastels (Kathy) ART103

The students will learn some basic art elements and watercolor techniques. Students can select what subject they would like to paint.

Course counts towards Art or elective credit


Fly Tying & Geocaching (Mike) ELE104

Students will participate in the process of creating flies used for Fly Fishing. Students will follow hands on instructions as they navigate through the steps of creating unique flies. Students will use problem-solving skills to search & locate caches throughout the community(weather permitting).

Course counts towards elective credit


Echoes and Reflections (Gabe) SST711

This course is organized by topics that represent major themes associated with the Holocaust in an order that is roughly chronological. The integration of rich content in each Lesson helps students construct an authentic and comprehensive portrait of the past as they frame their own thoughts about what they are learning, resulting in a deeper level of interest and inquiry. This course provides an opportunity for students to discuss the value and importance of studying human catastrophes, in general, and the Holocaust, in particular.

Course counts towards Social Studies or elective credit

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