PURCELL MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL INTERSESSION 2010 MARCH 8-12, 2010 COURSE CATALOGUE Homeroom _________________________ Date ______________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ PHILOSOPHY Please list three courses in order of preference, as Intersession is a required school activity. School is an experience, not a place. Parent/Guardian Signature__________________________________________________ The Purcell Marian Intersession is designed to complement the Please return this form to your homeroom teacher by Friday, January 8, 2010 regular school program in three ways: 1. Intersession experiences will provide students with opportunities to clarify connections between formal classroom instruction and real world learning. INTERSESSION 2010 REGISTRATION FORM 2. Student engagement in their own learning depends, to a great extent, on the level of personal importance they experience. Intersession courses allow students to choose not only the content, but also the context of their learning. These courses offer a Detach below the line. structured approach to the study of a more narrowly focused body of knowledge. Title 3. Students will have an opportunity to engage in types of learning Year in School ________________________________ Name _______________________________________ that do not “fit” a multiple period day within the confines of the Purcell Marian Campus. Purcell Marian High School is committed to innovative education of the whole person. We are confident the Intersession Experience will encourage the implementation of creative teaching strategies and will allow the students to learn as spiritual, intellectual, and social persons. Course number ____________ ____________ ____________ OUTSTANDING AMONG ALL 1. 2. 3. INTERSESSION 2010 COURSE OFFERINGS 43 LEADERSHIP ADVENTURE AT CAMP KERN 40 CLIFF HANGER Mr. Marques, Mr. Laake Mr. Dougherty, Ms. Romer Minimum 20 students, Maximum 30 students 30 students, Minimum 20 students Cost: $100 or less Cost: Approximately $200 Prerequisites: Students should have a positive attitude and This experience will bring together a diverse group of students who will be encouraged and challenged to develop their potential for positive leadership. willingness to test themselves physically and mentally. Some Students will work together to help each other rock climb, repel, and level of physical stamina is required. complete both low and high ropes courses. Students will also take a trail ride Students will participate in a week of rock climbing at RockQuest Climbing on horseback and go canoeing on a picturesque lake. One night we will Center. The course includes basic belay and safety training. The course will spend the night and activities will continue into the evening. There is true challenge students to work together, communicate well, and trust their peers growth potential for students who want to challenge themselves in a variety as well as encourage and support each others efforts. Finally, students will of indoor and outdoor activities that are geared toward learning leadership develop the ability to believe in others and enjoy the benefits of commitment skills that will last a lifetime. Cost for all activities includes the Program that can lead to success in life. Fee, a hot lunch each day, dinner and breakfast the night and morning of the overnight and transportation to and from Camp Kern. 41 GARDEN IMPROVEMENT & COMMUNITY SERVICE 44 ART AND SOUL Mr. Hague Mrs. Moran, Mrs. Koch Maximum 15 students Minimum 5 students, Maximum 15 students Cost: none Cost: $200 Students will work on the Purcell Marian Community Garden, cleaning beds Prerequisites: Students must be able to provide their own and preparing for Spring planting, laying down weed barriers between the transportation. We will be off campus several days. raised beds, building some new raised beds, working on the fence-line, and Students will explore several different artistic media including jewelry picking up in the vicinity. In addition, we may volunteer a day or two of making, scrap booking, card making, soap making and decorating pottery. labor through the “Giving Back to Community.” If it rains we will visit the During each session, the students will develop skills to create an original Conservatory and perhaps a program at the Civic Garden Center. There may work which will then serve as their assessment. be a few readings for study and discussion, also dependent on the weather. 42 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE 45 WASHINGTON, D.C. TRIP Mrs. Mullholand, Mrs. Lively 20 students Mr. Geraci, Mr. Leurck Cost: $100 ($130 if student would like to purchase mixed martial arts 48 students gloves) Cost: $430 plus lunch, dinner, and incidentals Students will participate in a week long experience of mixed martial arts and Prerequisite: junior or senior, $100 deposit self defense. Melanie (Brown) Gregory, class of 1991, owns a martial arts Highlights of this trip include: a White House tour, a visit to the Capitol and school and will be visiting PMHS to teach students the ins and outs of the House of Representatives, Ford’s Theater, the Lincoln Memorial, the martial arts. Lessons will include the history of martial arts and an Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam explanation & demonstration of techniques. Students will actively Memorial, the Smithsonian, the Holocaust Museum, and a night trip to participate in karate, mixed martial arts, and self defense. Baltimore. Transportation will be by motor coach, leaving school on Monday, March 3 and returning on Friday, March 7. This trip will be open 48 HISTORY & HOLLYWOOD based on the following priority: 1) seniors who did not go last year, 2) Mr. Duggan juniors who did not go last year, and 3) seniors who did go last year. There 15 students is a non-refundable deposit of $100 due on Monday, December 10, 2009 Cost: none (guarantees a spot on the bus). The remaining balance of $280 will be due on We will examine different time periods of history stressing wars, times of Monday, January 25, 2010. All money or checks should be turned into Mr. crisis and times of change. In order for us to get a full view of the truth or Geraci in Room 37. fiction of Hollywood’s depiction of history, we will be viewing movies and television programs. To ensure a complete and accurate picture of these historical events we will be participating in discussions, viewing documentaries, creating presentations, researching specific historical events 46 GOIN GOLFIN and time periods along with other activities. Here are just a few of the topics we will examine during the week: Civil War, WWI, WWII, Cold War, Vietnam War, Civil Rights, genocide, etc… Miss Matthews, Mr. Singleton While there is no cost for the course, students will have the option on 22 students two days to order lunch from a local restaurant and on Friday we will Cost: $135 order pizza from LaRosa’s. Students will learn or enhance their basic skills in the game of golf. The course will include golf etiquette, golf rules, and instruction from some Cincinnati Area PGA Gold Professionals. You will have the chance to play 49 HISTORY OF in the sand and learn to stay out of the water. You will receive group and SOUTHWEST OHIO THROUGH A FOOTBALL PERSPECTIVE individual instruction and have the chance to play the course and show your skills. This course is open to all students who have an interest in learning the Mr. Sayer, Mr. Tobin game and the patience to chase a little, white ball around the course. Minimum 15 students, Maximum 30 students Students must provide their own transportation to Little Miami Golf Cost: $100 Course. Students taking this course will tour various campuses in Southwest Ohio, including but not limited to the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, Ironton High School, the College of Mount Saint Joseph, and Paul Brown Stadium. Students will use the information they learn to gain a 47 INDEPENDENT STUDY- MUSIC better understanding of the history of Southwest Ohio. Mr. Boliske 10 students Cost: students should supply their own USB flash drive for saving work 50 SKI/SNOWBOARDING TRIP Prerequisite: Students must be able to perform on a musical instrument (not drums) or sing and be comfortable creating musical thought and Mrs. Nunery, Mr. Schomaker ideas 15 students This is an independent study in music performance or production. Students Cost: $600 (estimated cost-may change according to location) interested should submit a proposal to Mr. Boliske for approval as well as be Dates: Monday- Friday able to demonstrate their abilities as a performer or in music production. The Students will travel to a Ski Resort. We will ski and snowboard the slopes proposal should state clearly the student’s creative goal, the process for for 3 days. During the evenings we will go tubing, swimming and visit the achieving those goals, and a means of evaluating the work. village. Cost includes travel, lodging, lift passes and ski/snowboard rentals. Food will be an additional cost. All students with prior skiing experience are welcome. Priority will be given to students in the Purcell Marian Ski/Snowboard Club budget since they already have a starter kit), transportation, and food (lunch 51 CYBER-CITIZENSHIP will be provided Monday). You will also receive a 20% discount card for the week to use on any items you wish to purchase beyond your store budget. At Mr. Strotman, Mrs. Waldfogle the end of intercession, you will have started and possibly completed your 18 students own scrapbook. Course is limited to 8. Participants are accepted on a first Cost: none come first serve basis. Students will need to bring 50-100 photos. 2nd timers Prerequisite: A desire to learn more about computer skills. please bring your tools and any supplies that you already have that you wish Learn how to find the on-ramp to the information superhighway! In this to use. Bring a few that didn’t turn out so you can practice using shape intercession you will: learn how to establish and maintain a presence on the cutters. Scraps Etc. is working up a Purcell Marian page, one for family and internet and acquire the skills you need to use technology to your advantage one for friends. We will have a secure place to leave your scrap booking in school as well as in your personal life. This intersession will be tailored to supplies if you wish. YOUR skill level and YOUR goals for technology use. 54 COMEDY THROUGH THE DECADES Miss Rysiewicz 15 students 52 BREAD FOR THE WORLD Cost: none Comedy has been around since the ancient Greeks and Shakespeare. This Mr. DiCristoforo, Mrs. Canarie intercession will use comedy movies to examine how what we think is 20 students funny changes and stays the same with times. We won’t read Cost: $15 Shakespeare, but we will watch one of his many comedies. Classic silent There are over 830 people living on less than $1.00 a day. Fortunately, we films starring Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and the Keystone Kops are can do something about this. Participants in this intersession will participate a great way to begin our look at American film comedy. The zany Marx in a hunger retreat/fast, demonstrate to Junior High classes how they can join Brothers from the 1930’s are still very funny today and deserve their cult the anti-hunger effort, organize a letter writing campaign, and meet with following. The genre of Romantic Comedy (boy-meets-girl, boy-looses- local congressional representatives/staff. Overall, an exciting, fun, life girl, boy-gets-girl-back) has been around since the beginning of films. changing experience that fosters leadership and the skills of how to advocate There are plenty of great Romantic Comedies for us to enjoy. Whether for change. old or new, these films will entertain you and show you that comedy has many timeless stock characteristics. People have always and will always 53 SCRAP BOOKING laugh when someone falls down or gets that pie in the face! Spend your Ms. Lukjan Intercession week learning and laughing. 8 students Cost: first timers $160 second timers $80 55 BECOMING THE SOLUTION You will take a class covering general scrap booking ranging from the Sr. Janet, Ms. Wilke basics, to layout, to color, to journaling, etc. The course will be held at 20 students Scraps Etc., on Beechmont Ave, the first day of intercession. The remainder Cost: none of the week, you will work on creating your own scrapbook, using Make a difference in our community! Students will learn about issues of techniques learned in the course. Later in the week, we will take a trip back justice and have an opportunity to serve in the community. We will visit and to Scraps Etc., or to scrapbooking supply stores, to shop for any items we work with agencies in the community that serve children and the elderly. We might need to make the best of our scrapbook pages. Included in the price of will meet people who are working to make a change in our community and the intercession is the cost of the course, a starter kit (first-timers only) join them in some of their work. We are looking for students who have a consisting of a cutter, pen, bag, marker, adhesive, scissors, selecting desire to serve and a willingness to share their gifts and talents. scrapbook, and small store budget (second-timers will have a larger store 56 LEADERSHIP LUAU 59 MARKETING AND MEDIA RELATIONS Miss Johnson, Mr. Key Maximum 16 students Mrs. Reasoner, Mrs. Rupp Cost: $1675 Minimum 6 students, Maximum 12 students Leadership Luau is a trip for senior and junior students that are considered Cost: $40 leaders at school and in the community. This intercession will include visits Prerequisites: Must be able to show proficiency in writing; open to CP to most of Hawaii’s landmarks and several days of experiencing the & AP English students only; must have genuine interest in journalism, Hawaiian Marianist/ Catholic education at both St. Louis High School and media relations, broadcasting Chaminade University. Students will visit local television and radio stations and/or newspapers, and then collaborate to develop their own publicity project. Student will write press releases, research contact information and make direct contact with media outlets in order to secure a story in the local media. Each student will 57 OGT PREPARATION CLASS leave with the beginnings of his or her own professional portfolio. Fr. Cross,Bro. Politi 15 students 60 Trip to Rome & Pompeii / 3/3-3/10/08 Cost: none This course is intended to help current sophomores prepare for the March Mr. Hamm, Mr. Veeneman 2010 OGT test and also to serve as remediation for seniors who still need to 37 students/ FILLED pass one or more sections of the test before May. Cost: $1,485 Any senior who has not yet passed all five sections of the OGT will be There will be 25 Latin students and 17 adults leaving Cincinnati airport on required to take this course, but sophomores and juniors are also welcome March 7d for the trip of their life. We will be spending 6 days touring Rome to join. and its many monuments, museums, piazzas and churches, such as The Coloseum, Baths of Caracella, Roman Forum, Imperial Forums, St.Peters Basilica, Vatican Museum, San Sebastian Catacombs, and a host of other exciting Roman structures these students and adults have never seen before. We will also be taking an excursion to Pompeii where the excavations depict 58 Independent Study a city with an amazing past brought to life in the 21st century. Altogether, the Mrs. Boschert: Cincinnati tourists will visit about 70 outstanding places exhibiting the 15 students Roman culture and Catholic heritage. Students return March 15. Cost: depends on student plan Registration by pre-approval of instructor. Only Latin students are invited to participate in this trip. Students may design their own intersession program for consideration. This written proposal must include: the academic goal of the endeavor, how the goal will be achieved, and assessment. The proposal must account for one week’s time. The proposal must be presented to Mrs. Boschert in Rm. 40 for her approval prior to the registration due date. Applications for this intersession will not be accepted after that date. Please Note: 61 Trip to Spain A student’s discipline record may prevent a student from being eligible for participation in intersession travel programs. Students who accumulate 13 Mr. Sanchez, demerits prior to intersession week will have their eligibility for intersession 30 students travel programs reviewed by the Dean of Students. Cost: $2,200 Students will explore the culture and rich history of this country as they INTERSESSION GUIDELINES visit Barcelona, Monserrat, the beach in Sitges, Zaragoza, Madrid, Toldeo, Avila, El Escorial, Sotillo (Mr. Sanchez’s town), and Segovia. Students will 1. Intersession is a required school activity. 2. The regular rules of discipline and attendance apply. leave on Saturday, March 6st and return on Saturday, March 13th. 3. The dress code is at the discretion of the teacher and should be appropriate to the activity of the class. 4. Any trips outside of the school, whether local or long distance, require a permission slip from a parent or guardian. 62 Appalachian Plunge 5. Permission must be obtained for student drivers and for students riding with student drivers. 6. Special care should be given to making certain that all Cavaliers working Mr. Campbell, Mr. Pulach outside of the school represent Purcell Marian in a proper manner. Minimum 8, Maximum 14 7. Those students traveling to countries that have a lower drinking age must Cost: Approx. $120 observe the legal drinking age of the United States. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores – seniors. Preparation meeting for 8. All sports and activities will maintain their usual schedules whenever students and parents before Intersession. possible. The Appalachia Retreat will allow students to spend 5-days living in 9. The hours that school is in session will remain the same; however there Christian Community learning from and with the people of Salyersville, Ky. will be no homeroom. Students will report directly to their class at the Money will pay for transportation, food, speaker, stipends, service project beginning of the school day. materials and educational experiences. 10. Grades will be assigned on a pass/fail basis, and students will earn ¼ credit. Grades will be reported to students on their fourth quarter grade reports. 11. Some of the trips are already filled, or nearly so. Students should listen for announcements of these trips next year, as they will probably require the same kind of advanced planning again. 65 Fruits of Your Labor 12. There are some courses that are free of any cost or only require a modest cost. This is clearly indicated in the descriptions. Mrs. Rosenbabuer 13. Some courses require a prerequisite or a special condition. Please check 30 students for this as you read the catalogue. Cost: 80.00 14. Three courses, in order of preference, should be selected by Friday, Every day you will take home the fruits of your labor. You will begin an January 8, 2010. The completed registration form (in the back of the herb garden for the spring. Homemade jams and salsa will taste great catalogue) should be turned in to homeroom teachers. The final course because you made them! Learn about aromatherapy and how to make a few assignment will be given to the student at the end of January. items for you to take home. You will then try your skills in the kitchen after 15. It is possible that some courses could be cancelled or adjusted. a trip to Whole Foods Market you will also substitute organic ingredients in 16. Deposits are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled. Checks should some of your favorite recipes. be made out to Purcell Marian High School. 17. Courses that cost $100 or more will not be available to students who are behind in their financial obligations to the PM business office.