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Summer Programs

The academic year is over, but that doesn’t mean the learning and athletic development needs to stop. SMCS students have many opportunities to maintain and improve their skills during the summer months with a variety of offerings ranging from sports camps and active enrichment classes to exercise classes.

 

Academic Summer Programs


High School | Summer Courses for Credit

SMCHS students can enroll in a self-paced health OR personal finance class over the summer. The modular design of both courses provides flexibility for students to complete the coursework over the summer and at their own pace. SMC has joined in a partnership with a Catholic Virtual Academy. At the beginning of each module is a section dedicated to the relevant teachings of the Catholic Church. This provides students a lens or mental framework for learning.

Middle School | Summer Reading Requirement

Because we believe that strong reading and comprehension skills are essential to successful scholarship, all SMCMS students are required to read a minimum of three books during the summer months preceding sixth, seventh and eighth grade, as part of the reading/language arts curriculum.

A brief report on each book is to be prepared and handed in during the first week of school. This assignment is required and will be graded. Books are chosen from the list of recommendations based upon the student’s lexile score, as determined through MAP testing.

Middle School & Elementary School | STEM Club Fly IN

SMCS STEM Club Fly IN “Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon”

  • When: July 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: SMCS Middle School
  • Who: Students entering grades 1-8
  • Cost: $25.00 ($15.00 for additional family members)
  • Register Now!

SMCS STEM Club will host the third annual SMCS STEM Club Fly IN “Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon.”  Our aviation education event will include learning about the theory of flight as well as a variety of fun hands-on and age-focused aviation-related activities.

This year’s FLY IN will feature a variety of new hands-on flight related activities and projects the students can build and take home with them including a model rocket that they can build and launch on the “ZEPHYRS Airfield”!

There will be drones available for the students to fly and they are encouraged to bring their own if they like. We also will have flight simulators, a real ultra light aircraft on display, and much more! Refreshments and snacks will be served.  Students are encouraged to bring and wear sunglasses.

Sunscreen, water, snacks and lunch will be provided.

Middle School & Elementary School | Summer Enrichment

The fun and exciting enrichment opportunities do not stop during the summer for the SMCS Enrichment Program.

Exploring Newton’s Laws with Model Rocketry

  • When: July 12 & 13, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: SMCS STEM Education Center
  • Who: Students entering grades 4-8 (Maximum 20 students)
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Director: Greg Cheslock, [email protected] (SMCS STEM Education Mentor)
  • Register Now!

In this two-morning program, students will learn in simple terms how a model rocket and rocket motor work. Through hands-on demonstrations and building/launching their own rocket, students will learn the basic principles of rocket propulsion and the interaction of forces: weight, thrust, drag and lift. Students will also learn about the basic electric circuit by assembling an electric rocket launch control system. Students will have fun using their imagination, creativity and building skills while exploring Newton’s third law of motion as they learn about rocket propulsion. Participants may be bring a snack/water bottle.

High School, Middle School & Elementary School | Camp Invention
  • Questions? Christine Cedergren, [email protected]
    Camp Invention is a high-energy, hands-on STEM camp. Your child will love what’s in store this year:
    CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
    Children team up to rebuild ships and design underwater equipment in Deep Sea Mystery™.
    STEM APPLICATION
    In DIY Orbot™, participants explore circuit boards, motors and gears as they design a remote-control bot to take on obstacles from sports to dance.
    INNOVATION
    Children collaborate with inventor superheroes and take on the role of engineers, fabricators and innovators to conquer villains in Innovation Force™.
    CONFIDENCE
    Kids become successful entrepreneurs inFarm Tech™, as they code bots to turn a polluted wasteland into a money-making machine and create devices to save animals.
  • When: June 10-14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: SMCS STEM Education Center
  • Who: Students entering grades 1-6 and  Leaders in Training students entering grades 7-9
  • Cost: $235.00
  • Register Now!

Athletic Summer Programs


High School & Middle School | STEPS

SMCS students have the opportunity to maintain and improve their athletic skills during the summer months through the STEPS program. STEPS is offered for ¼ credit for SMCHS students. Review the 2019-20 summer program brochure for more information/paper registration.

High School, Middle School & Elementary School | Sports Camps

Students (students outside of SMCS are welcome and encouraged to participate) have the opportunity to maintain and improve their athletic skills during the summer months through our exciting summer camps.

  • Soccer Camp
  • Basketball Camp, Boys
  • Basketball Camp, Girls
  • Football Camp
  • Volleyball Camp, Girls
  • STEPS
Middle & Elementary School | Summer Skill Ball
Middle & Elementary School | Green Bay NFL Alumni Football Camp

Camps feature NFL Alumni Green Bay Packers such as s John Anderson, Kevin Barry, Johnnie Gray, Darryl Ingram, Kurt Larson, Chris Francies, Bryce Paup and Paul Rudzinski with professional coaches.  Boys and girls ages 6-14 learn to run, throw, catch and play within safe, non-contact or flag instruction.   On the field, we provide station-based training skill development, small space games, skill challenges for prizes and team tournament competition.  Kids get the opportunity and support to build confidence and have fun.   Off the field, kids are engaged and educated with programs like Eat Like a Pro ©, The Franchise, Chief Scout Draft, Rapid Fire True or False, Football, the Film Study Room and other fast-paced football, education fun.

Fine Arts Summer Programs


High School | Fine Arts

SMCS students (and even community members) have multiple opportunities to grow in their love of fine arts and develop their talents in many areas throughout the summer, ranging from instrument lessons to a community theater.

High School | Zephyrs Player Community Theater

The SMCS Fine Arts Program’s offers the opportunity for members of the SMCS community-at-large to participate in a musical. Auditions take place in early June followed by rehearsals through July and a production in early August. Students, parents, faculty & staff, alumni and community members are all welcome to participate. Actors, musicians, set builders and backstage helpers of all ages are encouraged to get involved.

Click to view our Mary Poppins info packet and the tentative rehearsal calendar.

 

Day Camp Summer Programs


Elementary School & Early Childhood |Summer Day Camp

SMCS Summer Day Camp is our faith-based program for children entering grades K-6. A variety of scheduling options are offered to provide families the flexibility to meet their individual needs. Children participate in field trips, arts and crafts, drama, music, sports, picnics, world language and many more activities linked to age-appropriate faith development. Enthusiastic teachers lead the children in a variety of activities and explorations.

2019 Program Information

  • Open to all students, entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade, new this year 3-4 year old
  • Monday thru Friday from June 10 to August 21 (closed July 4-5)
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
  • Held at St. Margaret Mary Campus, 610 Division Street, Neenah
  • Supervised by experienced teachers
  • Safe and healthy environment provided
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Daily off campus activities include: Neenah Pool, Neenah Library, local parks and field trips

Program Rates (Rates include snacks and activities)

  • $25.00 per child registration fee due at time of registration through April 30. Fee increases to $50.00 May 1 – May 15. Registration closes at midnight on May 15.
  • $24.00 ($28 for 3-4 year old) for up to 5 hours (half day)
  • $40.00 ($45 for 3-4 year old) for 8+ hours (full day)
  • $5.00/$10.00 field trip fee (Please check back later to register for field trips.)
  • $2.80 per day for lunch and milk (if taking hot lunch)
  • Neenah Pool pass and Neenah Library card are requested
  • Convenient monthly billing through the business office
  • Please print and fill out the Medication Consent form and Emergency card located to the right. These are due on the first day of attendance.