GEMS-GISE-STEM Academy (Rising Gr 1-8) & Middle School Summer Session
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GEMS - GISE K-8 STEM Academy

GEMS - GISE K-8 STEM Academy

FOR INFORMATION IN:       HMONG       SOMALI        SPANISH

 

GEMS/GISE/STEM:   This program is for MPS Little GEMS/Junior GISE and GEMS/GISE students in rising grades 1st through 8th.   The program focuses on STEM learning, in a project / problem based curriculum and instructional approach. Contact Melinda Stapley at melinda.stapley@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612.668.1207 with any questions.

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TO COMPLETE YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION, CLICK ON THE CORRECT LOCATION FOR YOUR CHILD BELOW.   Summer session is June 15, 2020 - July 23, 2020, Monday through Thursday.  

TO RECEIVE TRANSPORTATION FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER SCHOOL, YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED (NOT POSTMARKED) BY FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH.   THE IDEAL SITUATION IS FOR YOUR TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE (BELOW):

Student’s Current School Location

Will attend the Rising 1st through 5th Grade GEMS/GISE/STEM Summer Session School Location Below

Andersen, Anishinabe, Bancroft, Dowling, Folwell, Hiawatha, Howe, Lake Nokomis Keewaydin, Lake Nokomis Wenonah, Marcy, Northrop, Pillsbury, Pratt, Seward, Sheridan, Sullivan, Waite Park, Webster. 

If your child attends a Magnet school or another MPS school through open-enrollment, those attending Pillsbury must reside east of Hwy 94/35W.

 

PILLSBURY (English)

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Hmong Application

Somali Application

Spanish Application

Armatage, Barton, Bethune, Bryn Mawr, Burroughs, Cityview, Emerson, Green, Hale, Hall, Hmong, Jefferson, Jenny Lind, Kenny, Kenwood, Lake Harriet Lower, Lake Harriet Upper, Loring, Lucy Laney, Lyndale, Nellie Stone Johnson, Whittier, Windom.

If your child attends a Magnet school or another MPS school through open-enrollment, those attending Hmong International must reside west of Hwy 94/35W.

 

HMONG INTERNATIONAL  (English)

9:15 AM - 3:45 PM

Hmong Application

Somali Application

Spanish Application

 

Student’s Current School Location

Will attend the Rising 6th through 8th Grade GEMS/GISE/STEM Summer Session School Location Below

Anwatin, Bethune, Bryn Mawr, Cityview, Franklin, Hall, Heritage, Hmong International, Jenny Lind, Loring, Lucy Laney, Marcy, Nellie Stone, Northeast, Olson, Pillsbury, Sheridan, Waite Park

If your child attends a Magnet school or another MPS school through open-enrollment, those attending Northeast must reside north of Hwy 394/94.

 

NORTHEAST  (English)

9:15 AM - 3:45 PM

Hmong Application

Somali Application

Spanish Application

Andersen, Anishinabe, Anthony Armatage, Bancroft, Barton, Burroughs, Dowling, Emerson, Field, Folwell, Green, Howe, Jefferson, Justice Page, Kenny, Kenwood, Lake Harriet Upper, Lake Nokomis Keewaydin, Lyndale, Northrop, Pratt, Sanford, Seward, Sullivan, Whittier, Windom

If your child attends a Magnet school or another MPS school through open-enrollment, those attending Sanford must reside south of Hwy 394/94.

 

SANFORD  (English) 

9:15 AM - 3:45 PM

 

GEMS/GISE/STEM AT PILLSBURY OR HIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, RISING GRADES 1-5
 
Course Descriptions
 
Amazing Structures: Bridges & Towers
Design and construct a variety of bridges and towers while exploring force.
 
Drumming and Guitar
Designing and building musical instruments plus an introduction to playing percussion and strings is another note on our STEM scale.
 
Engineering the Ride
Explore Minneapolis’ many bike trails and learn about the simple machines and mechanisms that make our bikes work.
 
Studio
Writing and composing music using electronic keyboards and computer programming with Garage Band is the key to this music exploration.
 
Robotics Design
Construct and program Lego robots to do things autonomously.
 
STEM in the Gym
A kinesthetic and active way to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while building teamwork skills in the gym.
 
SOAR/ History of Flight
The sky is the limit as we explore the principles of flight while building things that SOAR.
 
Art by Design
Weebly Animation, animatronics with Rob Ives and Claymation bring design and art to life.
 
Tech 4 Boyz / Tech 4 Girlz
Movie making, LEGO Story Starters, Hue Animation and coding (using Scratch & Scratch Jr.) support student’s computational thinking and creative
 
GEMS/GISE/STEM AT NORTHEAST AND SANFORD MIDDLE SCHOOLS,
RISING GRADES 6-8
 
Example of Course Descriptions
 
Amazing Structures: Bridges & Towers
Students will investigate tower and bridge designs, the forces that act on them, and the materials that can withstand those forces.
 
Cooking by Design
This design-based integrated STEM – Nutrition class engages students in using a variety of creativity and idea generation tools.
 
Drumline or Guitar
Develop performance skills, rehearse music and choreography, and create a composition and arrangement.
 
Engineering the Ride
Explore the mechanics of the standard road bike while riding through the urban parks and streets of Minneapolis.
 
Expedition Minneapolis
Engage in a wide variety of environmental field experiences through the use of scientific inquiry, while learning to use the tools of a naturalist.
 
Explore Robotics
Students will utilize their prototypes and programming skills to solve design challenges using the LEGO Mindstorms Robotic System.
 
STEM Gear by Style Engineers
Activities are designed to explore the science and technology of fashion.
Game On! Recreational Sports & Activities
Learn and practice the skills of Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball and Rugby.
 
SOAR
The sky is the limit in this course that focuses on aerospace engineering.
 
Theatre or Dance
Design and perform while learning the technical elements of theatre or dance.
 
Design Art Meets Engineering
Students will work on various Art Engineering Design Challenges.
 
Urban Boatbuilding & Exploration
Design and construct wooden boats, canoe waterways and improve swimming.
 

INTERESTED IN OTHER COMMUNITY EDUCATION SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES?  Please see the PDF below, or go to this link:  https://youth.mpls.k12.mn.us/summer   IN ADDITION, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THERE WILL BE A "CAMP ANDERSEN" (LIKE LAST YEAR) AFTER CARE PROGRAM AT HMONG INTERNATIONAL ONLY.  THIS HAS NOT YET BEEN APPROVED AND MAY NOT OCCUR.  MINNEAPOLIS KIDS MAY BE YOUR ONLY OPTION THIS YEAR.  STAY TUNED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BEFORE OR AFTER CARE THROUGH MINNEAPOLIS KIDS, go this link: https://mplskids.mpls.k12.mn.us/summer