STEM Middle School

The STEM Middle School Enrichment Summer Academy

Online Enrollment Now OPEN!

Enrollment in the middle school summer program has grown tremendously in the last three years and our course offerings continue to expand this year.  439 Dublin students in Grades 6 - 8 enrolled in last summer's program and this year, DPIE will offer more enrichment course options than ever before.

The STEM Middle School Academy offers intense 3 and 6 week courses designed to enrich student interest in high school STEM and STEAM courses.  The STEM Academy was developed for students who are entering Grades 6 - 8 in the Fall of 2020.  DPIE offers a wide variety of technology, math, science, writing, performing arts, sports and leadership courses for students to choose fro and all courses are taught by experienced teachers, most of whom work in the Dublin Unified School District.

We recommend you select your classes early and take adantage of early bird pricing to ensure your seat in the class of your choice and avoid disappointment.

UPDATE: SUMMER MATH 3 COURSE as at 02/25/2020

All students who meet the enrollment criteria (available 02/26/2020) will need to submit a request for approval from Dublin Unified School District. The approval link can be found below - Click Here. Families who enroll their children in Math Course 3 without having received approval from DUSD staff risk losing their DPIE enrollment fees.

The Math Course 3 Approval link will go live at 9:30 am on Friday, February 28th which is the day after the final Middle School Math Information Night.  DUSD staff will begin notifying families of approvals via email beginning on Tuesday, March 3.  You will receive an email from DUSD letting you know whether or not your child is approved to take Math Course 3 with DPIE in the summer.

DUSD MATH MEETING SCHEDULE

Current 5th Graders
- Tuesday, February 18th, 5:30pm to 6:30pm - Cottonwood Creek MPR
- Wednesday, February 26th, 5:30pm to 6:30pm - Wells Lunch Pavilion
- Wednesday, February 26th, 6:00pm to 7:00pm - Fallon MPR

Current 6th and 7th Graders
- Tuesday, February 18th, 6:30 to 7:30pm - Cottonwood Creek MPR
- Thursday, February 27th, 5:30 - 6:30pm - Wells Lunch Pavilion
- Thursday, February 27th, 6:00pm to 7:00pm - Fallon MPR

Summer Program Location, Dates & Times

Location

  • Fallon Middle School
    3601 Kohnen Way
    Dublin, CA 94568

Dates

  • Session 1  - Wednesday, June 3 – Friday, June 19 (13 days)
  • Session 2  - Monday, June 22 – Thursday, July 9 (13 days, No class on Friday July 3)
  • Math Course 3 - Wednesday, June 3 - Thursday, July 9 
  • Actors Class - Wednesday, June 3 - Thursday, July 9


Class Times/Schedule for most classes

  • 8:00am – 10:20am             - EARLY morning class
  • 10.20am to 10.40am         - BREAK
  • 10.40am to 1pm                 - LATE morning class

Actors Workshop - Six Week Course
- 8:40 am – 1:00 pm - 4 hours daily, 20 minute break during class session

Math Course 3 - Six Week Course
- 8:00am - 1:00pm - 5 hours daily, 20 minute break during class session

Cost of Middle School Courses – Enroll Early and Save!

Most Three Week Courses

  • $375 – February 1 – March 31
  • $400 – April 1 – May 17
  • $425 – May 18 – June 3 for Session 1
  • $425 – May 18 - June 22 for Session 2

 

Actors Workshop

  • $750 – February 1 – March 31
  • $775 – April 1 – May 17
  • $800 – May 18 – June 3


Math Course 3

  • $980 – February 1 - February 29th
  • $1,030 – March 1 - March 31
  • $1,080 – April 1- June 3

Who Can Enroll in the DPIE STEM Middle School Summer Academy?

Enrollment is open to Dublin students and anyone from surrounding districts can choose to enroll in courses that are of interest to them.

How many courses may a student take in the DPIE STEM Middle School Summer Academy?

Students may enroll in as few as one class per session and as many as two classes in each session.  If a student participates in both sessions 1 and 2, they could feasibly enroll in up to four classes in total.

Actors' Workshop - 6 Week Course

Instructor:    Ms. Katt DeLapp, Drama Teacher from Dublin High School
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th Graders
Time:              8.40am – 1.00pm

PURPOSE: To expose students to high school level acting skills and activities. To excite them about the high school level drama course offerings. To prepare them with audition, professionalism, and scene work skills necessary to advance in their artistry. To afford Dublin students the opportunity to audition for Drama 2, bypassing the prerequisite course of Drama 1 at Dublin High School in the fall.

During this six-week course actors will work on communication, improvisation, physical storytelling skills, memorization techniques, script analysis, performance and audition skills, and rehearsal techniques for scene work and monologues. They will have two formal performances by the conclusion of the course. See below for a week by week course breakdown.

WK 1 = Welcome, Ensemble Building, Communication, Improvisation Skills, Physical Theatre
WK 2 = Script Analysis, Characterization, Memorization Techniques, Blocking a Scene
WK 3 = Rehearse Behaviors/ Techniques, Listening & Responding
WK 4 = Peer Critiquing, Scene Performances, Monologue Selection, Scoring a Script
WK 5 = Memorization, Emotional Work, Peer Rehearsal and FeedbackWK 6 = Audition Skills, Workshop Monologues, Final Performances

Enrollment Open

Session 1 - ARCHERY For Everyone!

Instructor:    Mr. Eric Lamonica, Fallon Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Time:             10.40am – 1pm

Come try archery!  This sport is a great activity that doesn’t discriminate based size, gender, athletic skills, popularity or academic ability.

In Archery your child will participate in a fun and fast-growing sport, develop strong problem solving skills, increase focus and determination, learn goal setting, build confidence and discipline and create friendships that will last a lifetime. Whether your child's interest is purely recreational or has Olympic, Paralympic or World Championship dreams, this class is tailored to help the young archer achieve their goals. 

In this class students will learn the basic equipment used for archery, practice components for nocking, drawing, aiming and shooting on targets, practice scoring and retrieving arrows. learn basic rules and etiquette of target archery, practice stretching and warming up specifically for archery and be encouraged to continue participation in Archery for its recreational, health, fitness and social benefits. It’s a great way to try out this fun and exciting sport.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 1 - Automation & Robotics

Instructor:   Mr. Jim Parsons, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            8am – 10.20am

Students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics as they learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students use the VEX Robotics® platform to design, build, and program real-world objects such as traffic lights, toll booths, and robotic arms.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 1 - Beginning Your Writing Journey

Instructor:   Ms Sara Quintero, Wells English Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            10.40am – 1pm

In this summer writing course, you will be exploring different genres of writing, through both reading and writing, as well as the other necessary elements needed to improve your writing and composition skills. Genres to be studied include Memoirs, Poetry, Fictional Narratives, and Argumentative writing. The course will also cover techniques to become a better writer including word choice, dialogue, sensory language, sentence structure, and editing and revising. Through this course’s writing, thinking, and discussion, you will become a better reader, writer, and thinker.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 1 - Computer Science for Innovators and Makers

Instructor:     Mr. Kyle Voeller, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              8am – 10.20am

This unit will allow students to discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects. Throughout the unit, students will learn about programming for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development. They will design and develop a physical computing device, interactive art installation, or wearable, and plan and develop code for microcontrollers that bring their physical designs to life. Physical computing projects will promote student awareness of interactive systems, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and broaden their understanding of abstract computer science concepts through meaningful and authentic applications.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 1 - Computer Science for Innovators and Makers

Instructor:     Mr. Kyle Voeller, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              10.40am – 1pm

This unit will allow students to discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects. Throughout the unit, students will learn about programming for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development. They will design and develop a physical computing device, interactive art installation, or wearable, and plan and develop code for microcontrollers that bring their physical designs to life. Physical computing projects will promote student awareness of interactive systems, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and broaden their understanding of abstract computer science concepts through meaningful and authentic applications.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 1 - Design & Modeling

Instructor:     Ms. Karen Brown, Fallon Science & Technology Teacher
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              10.40am – 1pm

In the Design and Modeling (DM) unit, students begin to recognize the value of an engineering notebook to document and capture their ideas. They are introduced to and use the design process to solve problems and understand the influence that creative and innovative design has on our lives. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to create a virtual image of their designs and procedure a portfolio to showcase their creative solutions. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design several prototypes that include a balloon powered toy car and a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy. 

Enrollment Open

SESSION 1 - Introduction to App Design

Instructor:    Mr Jim Parsons, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            10.40am – 1pm 

Students will learn foundational computer science concepts through writing apps for phones and tablets. We'll use MIT App Inventor's coding environment and Android tablets to create a variety of games, with plenty of room for student creativity! Prior programming experience is not necessary.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 1 - The Science of Forensics using Physics, Chemisty and Biology

Instructor:    Ms. Karen Brown, Fallon Science & Technology Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:             8am – 10.20am

There’s a lot of science to solving crimes.  Under the direction of Fallon Science Teacher, Karen Brown, students will learn how to use physics, chemistry, and biology to investigate the clues left behind to solve the mysteries and puzzles of crime scenes.  Be prepared for teamwork, creative thinking, labs, and lots of fun in this quick-paced crime-solving course. Students will come to learn how using science and the scientific method will help them solve real world mysteries.

Enrollment Open

Session 1 - Introduction to Video Production

Instructor:    Ms Christina De Melo – Fallon Language Arts, History & Technology Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Time:             8am – 10.20am

This introductory class is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of multimedia and video.  Students are engaged in hands-on experiences, use communications skills, and develop strategies to learn the basics of video pre-production, production, and post-production. Additionally, students will learn how to use the green screen, create a commercial and father's day project for the special male role model in the students' life. 

Enrollment Open

Session 1 - Introduction to Video Production

Instructor:    Ms Christina De Melo – Fallon Language Arts, History & Technology Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Time:             10.40am – 1pm

This introductory class is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of multimedia and video.  Students are engaged in hands-on experiences, use communications skills, and develop strategies to learn the basics of video pre-production, production, and post-production. Additionally, students will learn how to use the green screen, create a commercial and father's day project for the special male role model in the students' life. 

Enrollment Open

Session 1 - Let’s Play CRICKET!

Instructor:    Mr. Eric Lamonica, Fallon Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Time:             8am – 10.20am

Come play Cricket! Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world and the fastest growing sport in the Bay Area. This class will introduce students to a wide range of skills including bowling, fielding and batting. In this class students will develop an understanding of these batting and fielding skills, and be encouraged to implement these skills into realistic scrimmages and game-play situations.  Each day ends with small-sided games where the coaches encourage good sportsmanship and teamwork.

The class is appropriate for players ranging from beginners, to those already well versed in the sport of cricket. It’s a great way to try this fun and exciting sport while ensuring all players flourish in a positive learning environment while having a great time!

Enrollment Open

Math Course 3

Instructor:    Ms. Ashley Courtney
Grade:           Successfully complete Grade 6 or 7 and complete Math Course 2 with a Grade of B+ (86.5% or higher) each term
Time:             8.00am – 1.00pm

Math Course 3 focuses on the California Common Core Standards for Mathematics in grade 8. Topics taught in this course include: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Enrollment Opens March 4 @ 9.30am

SESSION 1 - Minecraft Modding and Game Design

Instructor:     Code to the Future Company
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              10.40am – 1pm 

Anyone can develop their computer coding skills in this exhilarating class! Begin your coding journey with a crash course in Scratch, a block-based program developed at MIT that opens the door for endless possibilities in programming! Complete projects like video games and digital stories, from beginner-level to advanced, and choose your own theme – from Luke in Star Wars to the voyager Moana! Students will also take time to step away from the screen and engage in “unplugged” activities like Crack the Code and Robot Commander to further enhance their computational thinking skills. Finally, after getting familiar with Scratch you will transition to learning the most in-demand programming language, Java, through Minecraft!  Design and add your own sword, pickaxe, and armor to the game while learning about packages, class files, and the syntax needed to build your awesome mod!

Enrollment Open

SESSION 1 - Writing is an Exploration

Instructor:   Ms Sara Quintero, Wells English Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            8am – 10.20am

"Writing is an Exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” –E. L. Doctorow.

In this summer writing course, you will be exploring different genres of writing, through both reading and writing, as well as the other necessary elements needed to improve your writing and composition skills. Genres to be studied will include Memoirs, Poetry, Mysteries, Fairy Tales, Journalism, etc. The course will also cover techniques to become a better writer including word choice, dialogue, sensory language, sentence structure, and editing and revising. Through this course’s writing, thinking, and discussion, you will become a better reader, writer, and thinker.

Enrollment Open

Session 2 - ARCHERY For Everyone!

Instructor:    Mr. Eric Lamonica, Fallon Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Time:             10.40am – 1pm

Come try archery!  This sport is a great activity that doesn’t discriminate based size, gender, athletic skills, popularity or academic ability.

In Archery your child will participate in a fun and fast-growing sport, develop strong problem solving skills, increase focus and determination, learn goal setting, build confidence and discipline and create friendships that will last a lifetime. Whether your child's interest is purely recreational or has Olympic, Paralympic or World Championship dreams, this class is tailored to help the young archer achieve their goals. 

In this class students will learn the basic equipment used for archery, practice components for nocking, drawing, aiming and shooting on targets, practice scoring and retrieving arrows. learn basic rules and etiquette of target archery, practice stretching and warming up specifically for archery and be encouraged to continue participation in Archery for its recreational, health, fitness and social benefits. It’s a great way to try out this fun and exciting sport.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Automation & Robotics

Instructor:   Mr. Jim Parsons, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            10.40am – 1pm

Students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics as they learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students use the VEX Robotics® platform to design, build, and program real-world objects such as traffic lights, toll booths, and robotic arms.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Beginning Your Writing Journey

Instructor:   Ms Sara Quintero, Wells English Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            8am – 10.20am

In this summer writing course, you will be exploring different genres of writing, through both reading and writing, as well as the other necessary elements needed to improve your writing and composition skills. Genres to be studied include Memoirs, Poetry, Fictional Narratives, and Argumentative writing. The course will also cover techniques to become a better writer including word choice, dialogue, sensory language, sentence structure, and editing and revising. Through this course’s writing, thinking, and discussion, you will become a better reader, writer, and thinker.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Design & Modeling

Instructor:     Mr. Gabe Manalac, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              8am – 10.20am

In the Design and Modeling (DM) unit, students begin to recognize the value of an engineering notebook to document and capture their ideas. They are introduced to and use the design process to solve problems and understand the influence that creative and innovative design has on our lives. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to create a virtual image of their designs and procedure a portfolio to showcase their creative solutions. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design several prototypes that include a balloon powered toy car and a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy. 

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Design & Modeling

Instructor:     Mr. Gabe Manalac, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              10.40am – 1pm

In the Design and Modeling (DM) unit, students begin to recognize the value of an engineering notebook to document and capture their ideas. They are introduced to and use the design process to solve problems and understand the influence that creative and innovative design has on our lives. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to create a virtual image of their designs and procedure a portfolio to showcase their creative solutions. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design several prototypes that include a balloon powered toy car and a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy. 

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Introduction to App Design

Instructor:   Mr Jim Parsons, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:             8am  – 10.20am 

Students will learn foundational computer science concepts through writing apps for phones and tablets. We'll use MIT App Inventor's coding environment and Android tablets to create a variety of games, with plenty of room for student creativity! Prior programming experience is not necessary.

Enrollment Open

Session 2 - Let’s Play CRICKET!

Instructor:    Mr. Eric Lamonica, Fallon Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Time:             8am – 10.20am

Come play Cricket! Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world and the fastest growing sport in the Bay Area. This class will introduce students to a wide range of skills including bowling, fielding and batting. In this class students will develop an understanding of these batting and fielding skills, and be encouraged to implement these skills into realistic scrimmages and game-play situations.  Each day ends with small-sided games where the coaches encourage good sportsmanship and teamwork.

The class is appropriate for players ranging from beginners, to those already well versed in the sport of cricket. It’s a great way to try this fun and exciting sport while ensuring all players flourish in a positive learning environment while having a great time!

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Medical Detectives

Instructor:    Ms. Karen Brown, Fallon Science & Technology Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:             8am – 10.20am

Have you noticed how your heart rate and breathing rate work together?  Do you wonder how doctors diagnose illnesses or how scientists pinpoint the cause of food poisoning?  During this course, we will explore these ideas and more as we play the role of medical detectives to collect and analyze medical data to study and diagnose diseases.  Through labs and projects, we will measure vital signs, examine the nervous system structure and function, study patterns of genetic diseases and inheritance, and investigate disease outbreaks.    

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Minecraft Modding and Game Design

Instructor:     Code to the Future Company
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              10.40am – 1pm 

Anyone can develop their computer coding skills in this exhilarating class! Begin your coding journey with a crash course in Scratch, a block-based program developed at MIT that opens the door for endless possibilities in programming! Complete projects like video games and digital stories, from beginner-level to advanced, and choose your own theme – from Luke in Star Wars to the voyager Moana! Students will also take time to step away from the screen and engage in “unplugged” activities like Crack the Code and Robot Commander to further enhance their computational thinking skills. Finally, after getting familiar with Scratch you will transition to learning the most in-demand programming language, Java, through Minecraft!  Design and add your own sword, pickaxe, and armor to the game while learning about packages, class files, and the syntax needed to build your awesome mod!

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - The Science of Forensics using Physics, Chemisty and Biology

Instructor:    Ms. Karen Brown, Fallon Science & Technology Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:             10.40am – 1pm

There’s a lot of science to solving crimes.  Under the direction of Fallon Science Teacher, Karen Brown, students will learn how to use physics, chemistry, and biology to investigate the clues left behind to solve the mysteries and puzzles of crime scenes.  Be prepared for teamwork, creative thinking, labs, and lots of fun in this quick-paced crime-solving course. Students will come to learn how using science and the scientific method will help them solve real world mysteries.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Writing is an Exploration

Instructor:   Ms Sara Quintero, Wells English Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            10.40am – 1pm

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” –E. L. Doctorow.

In this summer writing course, you will be exploring different genres of writing, through both reading and writing, as well as the other necessary elements needed to improve your writing and composition skills. Genres to be studied will include Memoirs, Poetry, Mysteries, Fairy Tales, Journalism, etc. The course will also cover techniques to become a better writer including word choice, dialogue, sensory language, sentence structure, and editing and revising. Through this course’s writing, thinking, and discussion, you will become a better reader, writer, and thinker.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Project Based Math – Hands On Math

Instructor:   Ms. Megan Wasson, Fallon Math Teacher  
Grade:          Rising 6th & 7th Graders
Time:            8.30am – 10.45am

When is the last time you baked a dessert or painted a picture?  Have you ever played a game of chance? Do you enjoy watching or playing sports?  Everyday math is used in the real-world to accomplish a task. For example, cooking and baking requires understanding of fractions and conversions; many games require an understanding of probability; sports’ players are constantly having their statistics analyzed through percentages and averages; and even the creation of a painting or beautiful piece of artwork can require the use of ratios, scale, or geometric figures.  

The DPIE course “Math in the Real World” allows students to apply foundational math skills to real-world activities. Students will be practicing major foundational skills like fraction and decimal operations, portion conversions, and other mathematical skills that are necessary for success in middle school math courses. This is not a traditional math class. Instead, we have designed a project-based course that requires students to collaborate and communicate with each other in order to produce a product or complete an activity.  Overall, “Math in the Real World” is an opportunity for your student to apply both important math concepts and 21st century skills in an engaging way.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Project Based Math – Hands On Math

Instructor:   Ms. Megan Wasson, Fallon Math Teacher  
Grade:          Rising 6th & 7th Graders
Time:            11am – 1.15pm

When is the last time you baked a dessert or painted a picture?  Have you ever played a game of chance? Do you enjoy watching or playing sports?  Everyday math is used in the real-world to accomplish a task. For example, cooking and baking requires understanding of fractions and conversions; many games require an understanding of probability; sports’ players are constantly having their statistics analyzed through percentages and averages; and even the creation of a painting or beautiful piece of artwork can require the use of ratios, scale, or geometric figures.  

The DPIE course “Math in the Real World” allows students to apply foundational math skills to real-world activities. Students will be practicing major foundational skills like fraction and decimal operations, portion conversions, and other mathematical skills that are necessary for success in middle school math courses. This is not a traditional math class. Instead, we have designed a project-based course that requires students to collaborate and communicate with each other in order to produce a product or complete an activity.  Overall, “Math in the Real World” is an opportunity for your student to apply both important math concepts and 21st century skills in an engaging way.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - The Science of Forensics using Physics, Chemisty and Biology

Instructor:    Ms. Karen Brown, Fallon Science & Technology Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:             8.30am – 10.45am

There’s a lot of science to solving crimes.  Under the direction of Fallon Science Teacher, Karen Brown, students will learn how to use physics, chemistry, and biology to investigate the clues left behind to solve the mysteries and puzzles of crime scenes.  Be prepared for teamwork, creative thinking, labs, and lots of fun in this quick-paced crime-solving course. Students will come to learn how using science and the scientific method will help them solve real world mysteries.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Beginning Dance Intensive

Instructor:   Ms. Sharlene Sabonis, Dance Teacher at Dublin High School
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            11am – 1.15pm 

PURPOSE: To expose students to beginning level Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop technique.To excite them about the high school level dance course offerings.

Students will learn the basic fundamentals of dance. Students will increase their range of flexibility and learn the fundamental technique of ballet, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop.  Students will learn the basic vocabulary of dance. Class will include a detailed warm-up, conditioning exercises for dancers, technique across the floor, and choreography.

INSTRUCTOR: Dublin High Dance Teacher, Ms. Sharlene Sabonis - Ms. Sabonis is a member of the National Dance Education Association and California Dance Education Association and brings 16 years of professional dance experience into her classroom. She teaches and choreographs a variety of dancing styles including Jazz, Hip Hop & Visual Rhythm.

MATERIALS: Dance or Athletic attire, dance shoes/bare feet, Water Bottle

Enrollment Open

Session 2 - Mindful Movement – Yoga for Middle School

Instructor:     Ms. Sharlene Sabonis, Dublin High Dance & Yoga Teacher
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Time:              8.30am – 10.45am 

In this class, students will utilize yoga practices to become more physically, mentally, energetically, and emotionally fit. Yoga means union, and refers to the union of the body, mind, and breath as well as connecting to the community. The emphasis in this class will be Asana practice which refers to poses and postures designed to develop flexibility, muscular strength and endurance. Emphasis will be placed on correct alignment and safe practice. Yoga students will learn concepts of physical fitness, identify stress reduction techniques through meditation and Pranayama (breathing techniques).

The student will:

  • Participate in daily Asana and Pranayama
  • Improve physical and mental health
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve focus and school performance

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Leadership Course

Instructor:      Ms. Sara Longyear, Wells Teacher
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              8.30am – 10.45am

The DPIE STEM Enrichment Academy Leadership class is focused on preparing students for leadership in high school and leadership opportunities in the workplace.  The class will offer every student the opportunity to develop speaking and writing skills, to team-build with people of different backgrounds and attitudes, and to experience community service as they take part in interactive and critical thinking-based activities. The curriculum will challenge them to build skills through collaboration and cooperation. 

Enrollment Open

SESSION 1 - Beginning Dance Intensive

Instructor:   Ms. Sharlene Sabonis, Dance Teacher at Dublin High School
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            11am – 1.15pm 

PURPOSE: To expose students to beginning level Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop technique.To excite them about the high school level dance course offerings.

Students will learn the basic fundamentals of dance. Students will increase their range of flexibility and learn the fundamental technique of ballet, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop.  Students will learn the basic vocabulary of dance. Class will include a detailed warm-up, conditioning exercises for dancers, technique across the floor, and choreography.

INSTRUCTOR: Dublin High Dance Teacher, Ms. Sharlene Sabonis - Ms. Sabonis is a member of the National Dance Education Association and California Dance Education Association and brings 16 years of professional dance experience into her classroom. She teaches and choreographs a variety of dancing styles including Jazz, Hip Hop & Visual Rhythm.

MATERIALS: Dance or Athletic attire, dance shoes/bare feet, Water Bottle

Enrollment Open

Session 1 - Bridge to Algebra 1

Instructor:   Ms Ashley Courtney, Math Teacher, Wells Middle School
                      Ms LeeAnn Macciola, Math Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:             8.30am – 1.15pm
Grade Level: Incoming 8th grade students who have maintained an A average in Course 2.|
Prerequisite:  Completion of a year-long course covering Course 2 (having maintained an A average) or Course 2/3 standards.

Designed to fulfill an identified gap by increasing depth of understanding of critical algebraic and number sense skills as well as expose advanced Course 2 students to Course 3 standards and practices. This course targets students who have strong number sense and algebraic skills and are interested in more exposure to algebraic practices before attempting an Algebra 1 course. Students must have successfully completed a year-long math course that covers the 7th grade common core math standards (Course 2 or Course 2/3).  This course will explore linear algebra concepts through contextual means to provide students the necessary background for success in an Algebra 1 course.  The topics will cover the key standards from a year-long common core 8th grade math course with a focus on application.  These topics include simplifying complex expressions within the real number system, solving complex one-variable equations, and graphing, writing, using, and interpreting equations of a line all within the context of complex, exploratory situations.  The goal is not only to learn algebraic processes but to understand in depth when and why they are used.

Enrollment Open

BRIDGE TO ALGEBRA - Maths Placement Test
There are three dates available and it is encouraged that you register for your preferred date.
Friday, June 21st - 9am to 12 noon
Friday, July 12th - 9am to 12 noon
Tuesday, July 30th - 9am to 12 noon
Where -  All the tests will take place at Fallon Middle School in H Building.
RegisterPlease click here to register for your preferred date

Session 1 - Mindful Movement – Yoga for Middle School

Instructor:     Ms. Sharlene Sabonis, Dublin High Dance & Yoga Teacher
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Time:              8.30am – 10.45am 

In this class, students will utilize yoga practices to become more physically, mentally, energetically, and emotionally fit. Yoga means union, and refers to the union of the body, mind, and breath as well as connecting to the community. The emphasis in this class will be Asana practice which refers to poses and postures designed to develop flexibility, muscular strength and endurance. Emphasis will be placed on correct alignment and safe practice. Yoga students will learn concepts of physical fitness, identify stress reduction techniques through meditation and Pranayama (breathing techniques).

The student will:

  • Participate in daily Asana and Pranayama
  • Improve physical and mental health
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve focus and school performance

Enrollment Open

SESSION 1 - Web Design & Effective Writing

Instructor:   Ms Amanda Werner, Fallon English & Technology Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            11am – 1.15pm 

In this course students will build their own website and publish their own outstanding writing. Students will use Weebly to publish writing that engages a real audience. Students will learn basic CSS and HTML. They will also learn crucial writing skills like generating ideas, developing a claim statement, organizing writing, formatting, elaboration, revision and editing. This course requires students to problem solve, collaborate, communicate, write a ton and have some fun.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 1 - Web Design & Effective Writing

Instructor:   Ms Amanda Werner, Fallon English & Technology Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            8.30am – 10.45am 

In this course students will build their own website and publish their own outstanding writing. Students will use Weebly to publish writing that engages a real audience. Students will learn basic CSS and HTML. They will also learn crucial writing skills like generating ideas, developing a claim statement, organizing writing, formatting, elaboration, revision and editing. This course requires students to problem solve, collaborate, communicate, write a ton and have some fun.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Introduction to Video Production

Instructor:    Ms Christina De Melo – Fallon Language Arts, History & Technology Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Time:             8.30am – 10.45am

This introductory class is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of multimedia and video.  Students are engaged in hands-on experiences, use communications skills, and develop strategies to learn the basics of video pre-production, production, and post-production.  

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Advanced Web Design & Effective Writing

Instructor:       Ms Amanda Werner, Fallon English & Technology Teacher
Grade:              Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:                11am – 1:15 pm
Prerequisite:   Successful completion of Web Design & Effective Writing class in Session 1.

Course Description: In this course students will learn how to use their website to build a business by writing and publishing an E-book on their newly created website. They will learn about the process of publishing an E-book and marketing it. Students will learn advanced CSS and HTML. They will gain crucial writing skills like developing an idea for a book, organizing a table of contents, researching, formatting, elaboration, revision, editing and writing stamina. This course requires successful completion of Web Design and Writing.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Web Design & Effective Writing

Instructor:   Ms Amanda Werner, Fallon English & Technology Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            8.30am – 10.45am 

In this course students will build their own website and publish their own outstanding writing. Students will use Weebly to publish writing that engages a real audience. Students will learn basic CSS and HTML. They will also learn crucial writing skills like generating ideas, developing a claim statement, organizing writing, formatting, elaboration, revision and editing. This course requires students to problem solve, collaborate, communicate, write a ton and have some fun.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Computer Science for Innovators and Makers

Instructor:     Mr. Kyle Voeller, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              8.30am – 10.45am

This unit will allow students to discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects. Throughout the unit, students will learn about programming for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development. They will design and develop a physical computing device, interactive art installation, or wearable, and plan and develop code for microcontrollers that bring their physical designs to life. Physical computing projects will promote student awareness of interactive systems, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and broaden their understanding of abstract computer science concepts through meaningful and authentic applications.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Computer Science for Innovators and Makers

Instructor:     Mr. Kyle Voeller, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              11am - 1.15pm

This unit will allow students to discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects. Throughout the unit, students will learn about programming for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development. They will design and develop a physical computing device, interactive art installation, or wearable, and plan and develop code for microcontrollers that bring their physical designs to life. Physical computing projects will promote student awareness of interactive systems, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and broaden their understanding of abstract computer science concepts through meaningful and authentic applications.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Advanced Video Production

Instructor:    Ms Christina De Melo – Fallon Language Arts, History & Technology Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Time:             11am – 1.15pm

Prerequisite: Enrollment Introduction to Video Production during Session 1 of the DPIE Summer program.

This course is designed for the student who has complete the Video Production class during the school year or in the first session of the DPIE Summer program. Students will learn basic composition and integrating narrative, audio, and visual elements to produce a series of production assignments. During the course of the year students will build skills in the following areas: planning and overall production process, storyboarding, script-writing, editing, critique, and animation.

Enrollment Open