STEM Middle School

The STEM Middle School Enrichment Summer Academy

Online Enrollment is now OPEN!

Enrollment in the middle school program has more than doubled in the last two years.  Around 400 Dublin students in Grades 6 to 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 & STEAM courses. The Academy was developed for students who are entering grades 6 to 8 in the Fall 2019. DPIE offers a wide variety of technology, math, science, writing, performing arts and leadership courses for students to choose from 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 advantage of early bird pricing to ensure your seat in the class of your choice and avoid disappointment.

NEW LOCATION FOR SUMMER 2019 - FALLON MIDDLE SCHOOL
We are happy to announce the STEM Middle School Enrichment Academy is moving to Fallon Middle School at 3601 Kohnen Way in Dublin. We are excited by this move as we feel the facility will better meet the needs of the middle school students enrolled in the program.

Summer Program Dates & Times

  • Session 1  - June 5th to June 20th
  • Session 2  - June 24th to July 11th (July 4th/5th are NO school days)

Class Times/Schedule

  • 8.30am to 10.45am  - EARLY morning class
  • 10.45 am to 11 am   - BREAK
  • 11am to 1.15pm       - LATE morning class

Bridge to Algebra 1 and the Actors' Workshop classes will run from 8.30am to 1.15pm and break will be at 10.45am for 15 minutes.

Cost of Middle School Courses – Enroll Early and Save!

Three Week Courses (8.30am to 10.45am or 11.00am to 1.15pm)

  • $360 – January 15 to February 28
  • $380 – March 1 to March 31
  • $400 – April 1 to June 5
  • $400 – April 1 to June 24 (Session 2 ONLY)

Bridge to Algebra 1 Course – Three Week Program 8.30am to 1.15pm

  • $625 – January 15 to February 28
  • $650 – March 1 to March 31
  • $675 – April 1 to June 5

Actors Workshop Course – Six Week Program 8.30am to 1.15pm

  • $900 – January 15 to February 28
  • $950 – March 1 to March 31
  • $999 – April 1 to June 5

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:              8.30am – 1.15pm

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 students the opportunity to audition for Drama 2, bypassing the prerequisite course of Drama 1.

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 Feedback
  •  WK 6 = Audition Skills, Workshop Monologues, Final Performances

Enrollment Open

Session 1 - Bridge to Algebra 1

Instructor:   Ms Ashley Courtney, Math Teacher, Wells Middle School
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

SESSION 1 - Automation & Robotics

Instructor:   Mr Jim Parsons, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:             8.30am  – 10.45am 

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 - Minecraft Modding and Game Design

Instructor:     Code to the Future Company
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              8.30am – 10.45am 

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 - Minecraft Modding and Game Design

Instructor:     Code to the Future Company
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              11am – 1.15pm 

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 - Design & Modeling

Instructor:     Ms. Karen Brown, Fallon Science & Technology Teacher
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              11am – 1.15pm

Students apply the design process to solve problems and understand the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They work in teams to design a playground and furniture, capturing research and ideas in their engineering notebooks. Using Autodesk® design software, students create a virtual image of their designs and produce a portfolio to showcase their innovative solutions.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 1 - Introduction to App Design

Instructor:    Mr Jim Parsons, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            11am – 1.15pm 

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 - 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 1 - Introduction to Video Production

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

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 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 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 - Writing is an Exploration

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

“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 1 - Writing is an Exploration

Instructor:   Ms Sara Longyear, Wells English Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            11am – 1.15pm

“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 1 - 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 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 - Project Based Math – Hands On Math

Instructor:    Megan Wasson, Fallon 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 1 - Project Based Math – Hands On Math

Instructor:    Megan Wasson, Fallon 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 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 2 - Bridge to Algebra 1

Instructor:   Ms Ashley Courtney, Math Teacher, Wells Middle School
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

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 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

SESSION 2 - Automation & Robotics

Instructor:   Mr. Jim Parsons, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            11am – 1.15pm

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 - 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 - Design & Modeling

Instructor:     Ms. Karen Brown, Fallon Science & Technology Teacher
Grade:            Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:              11am – 1.15pm

Students apply the design process to solve problems and understand the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They work in teams to design a playground and furniture, capturing research and ideas in their engineering notebooks. Using Autodesk® design software, students create a virtual image of their designs and produce a portfolio to showcase their innovative solutions.

Enrollment Open

SESSION 2 - Introduction to App Design

Instructor:    Mr Jim Parsons, Fallon Technology Teacher
Grade:           Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            8.30am – 10.45am 

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 - 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 - 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 - Writing is an Exploration

Instructor:   Ms Sara Longyear, Wells English Teacher
Grade:          Rising 6th, 7th & 8th
Time:            11am – 1.15pm

“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