Youth Programs

Winter/Spring 2015 Youth Classes

ACT PREP CLASS

 

Attention: High School Students!! Nail the ACT!
Your ACT score is too important for you to walk into the test unprepared! Learn strategies for test taking; solving math problems in algebra, geometry and trigonometry; proper use of English; and analysis and interpretation of scientific research summaries. Master basic concepts, strategies and reasoning skills and then practice the skills under “real” test conditions. All areas covered will include both content and test taking strategies. You will learn from top-notch instructors in Math, Science, English and ACT preparation.
Enrollment is limited!

Saturday, February 21 • 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Aural Umhoefer Classroom Building
Fee: $59, includes practice materials

 

Playwriting for Middle School Students

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Middle school students will learn crucial elements of playwriting, including  character development, dialogue, conflict, theme, and setting, and will write a short play themselves, which will be workshopped in a supportive and stimulating environment.  The class will end in a staged reading for friends and family (and may be performed at a later date through CAB Theatre). Class will be led by longtime writing instructor, award-winning author, and CAB Theatre member of board of directors Kelly Dwyer. Open to students in grades 6 through 8.

Mondays, April 6-May 18th • 3:45-5:30 pm 

Staged reading for friends & family at 5:30pm on May 18th

Fee: $99

 

BOO U AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASS

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Students ages 10-14 are invited to join a 2D art class with instructor Sarah Higley.  During this course, students will develop their drawing and painting skills through a variety of projects.  Students will have the opportunity to explore watercolor paints, acrylic paints, and various drawing materials. This is a great place to make new friends, experiment with new art

materials and techniques, and continue to develop your art skills.

Class size is limited, so register early!

Tuesdays, February 10-March 17th • 4:00-5:30 pm

Art Studio, Fine Arts Building

Fee: $89, includes art supplies

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT HISTORY EXAM PREP CLASS

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Instructor: Dr. Mike Jacobs, UW-BSC History Professor

Give yourself the best chance for a great exam score by learning key points test examiners look for as they grade the tests. High School AP History class teachers cover the course materials and give you the history material that is important for you to know. Dr. Mike Jacobs will add to this by sharing his knowledge of the testing process that he gained from the past nine years as a AP US History and World History test grader as well as a reviewer for course syllabus of AP US History and European History. Dr. Jacobs will help you to practice the way you organize your answers to essay questions to help increase your scores.

Monday, April 27 • 6:00-8:30 pm

A-154, Aural Umhoefer Classroom Building

Fee: $15, includes practice materials

 

SONGWRITING WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH

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Instructor:  Shawndell Marks

Singer/Songwriter/Pianist, keyboard instructor & band coach for Girls Rock Camp, Madison

This will be a dynamic workshop for youth grades 5-8 interested in the art of song craft.  

The class will cover:

• The importance of creativity 

• Song structure

• Writing prompts

• Basic rhyme schemes

• How to make lyric writing more accessible

• One-on-one songwriting guidance

No prior songwriting experience necessary.  All levels welcome.

Saturday, May 2nd • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Band and Choir Rehearsal Hall & Keyboard Lab; Fine Arts Building

Fee: $49

 

POP PIANO INSTRUCTION FOR YOUTH

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Instructor:  Shawndell Marks

Singer/Songwriter/Pianist, keyboard instructor & band coach for Girls Rock Camp, Madison.

This is a fun, light-hearted introduction to basic piano chords and pop piano technique for students grades 5-8.

This class will cover:

• Basic Music Theory and how it relates to pop music

• How to create a chord progression suitable for lyrics

• The art of improvising

• How to create a musical "hook"

• Various rhythmic patterns

All piano experience levels welcome.  

Saturday, May 16th •   9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Band and Choir Rehearsal Hall & Keyboard Lab; Fine Arts Building

Fee: $49

 

COW-ONOMICS COMES TO SAUK CITY

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“In all of history, no children have had more money of their own, have had more

pressure to spend it, and have needed more guidance on how to do it than the kids

of the 21st century."

– Knight A. Kiplinger

Cow-onomics, adapted from Northern Michigan University’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, introduces students in grades 3-5 to economics and entrepreneurship with fun, hands-on learning activities. With the collaborative efforts of UW-Baraboo/Sauk County and the Sauk County UW-Extension staff, students will learn about productive resources, marketing, opportunity costs, saving, earning, spending, investing and more. Students will

focus on the dairy industry as they meet a real calf, produce ice cream, design creatures out of cheese and participate in small marketing groups to create ideas and problem solve in the world of an entrepreneur. This fun, summer, hands on learning opportunity will be offered:

Monday-Friday, June 22-26th • 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Classes will be held at McFarlanes’

780 Carolina Street in Sauk City

Due to special collaborative efforts, volunteer involvement, and donations, the cost for this program will be only $25 per student. Enrollment is limited, so register online today at www.baraboo.uwc.edu, or by calling UW-BSC Continuing Education at

(608) 355-5220

 

UW-BSC'S AMAZING ROBOTICS CHALLENGE

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Instructor: Mike Pullen

Computer Guy, Baraboo School District

This popular program returns to campus with a new showcase competition, and improved software and robot design. This is an intense 4-day robotics program for ages 10-13. Each student will build a robot that will compete against other students’ robots! Robots will be built with interchangeable parts, and will be fully programmable by a personal computer. Flashing lights, moving motors, wheels, levers and arms will be at your command. Innovation and creativity are required. Students will learn about electronics, physics, computer programming, and maybe how what you learn in math class helps you build a robot!

Monday-Thursday, June 29-July 2nd • 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Fee: $99

 

Sherlock Holmes!​

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Instructor: Marc Seals

This week long summer class is for middle school age students who love to read. Join Dr. Seals as he--along with Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes himself--takes us on a journey through the foggy streets of Victorian London solving mysteries.  The game is afoot!

Monday-Friday, July 6-10th • 1:00-4:00 pm

Aural Umhoefer Classroom Building

Fee: $89 (includes materials)

 

Boo U Glee Returns

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Musical Directors: Katie James and Michael Etzwiler

Do you love Glee on TV? We will make it a reality! Come join us for a week of music and movement culminating with a live performance starring YOU! We are looking for 5-8th graders who love to sing and dance and generally enjoy music. This summer at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County you can be a part of the third annual middle school show choir arts camp. You will spend a week of afternoons singing, dancing and putting together a performance for a showcase appearance at the Summerset Festival of the Arts the weekend of August 2 and 3 at the UW-BSC campus as well as a preview performance for Thursday evening July 30 before Baraboo’s evening downtown Concert on the Square.  It is important that Glee workshop participants are available for both performances.

Monday-Friday, July 27-31st • 1:00-4:00 pm

Fee: $125 (includes materials)