PRESS RELEASE


March 21, 2018

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Summer STEMology Camps Available from TISD

Texarkana, TX – Texarkana Independent School District will offer twelve Summer STEMology camps for incoming students in Kindergarten through 9th Grade. Participants will enjoy exploring fun and educational subjects while learning an assortment of skills. From Science to Technology and Engineering to Math – there is something for everyone. A limited number of spots are available for each camp and early registration is encouraged. Registration is available online at www.txkisd.net.

For more information on Summer STEMology @ TISD, contact: Jennell Ingram, Coordinator of Academic Services, at 903.793.7561 ext. 1306.

Circuit Camp will be June 4-8 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Morriss Elementary School, 4826 University Park. This camp will entertain, educate and expand students’ knowledge through hands-on activities in science, fine arts and technology. The camp is open to incoming 3rd – 5th Grade students with only 45 spots available. Breakfast & Lunch will be served. Cost is $75 per student.


Coding Camp will be June 4-8 from 8:30 a.m. – Noon in the Texas Middle School Library, 2100 College Drive. Students will learn the basics of coding and how to structure a program using Scratch, Touch Develop and other game-based learning environments. The camp is open to incoming 7th – 9th Grade students with only 15 spots available. Breakfast will be served. Cost is $50 per student.


Drone Camp will offer two sessions from June 4-8. Session I will be from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and Session II is from Noon – 3:30 p.m. Both events are at Texas Middle School, 2100 College Drive. Flight skills meet real world problems in our quest to conquer the sky. Students will experience lifelike simulators and learn how drones are impacting the world around us. The camp is open to incoming 6th – 8th Grade students with only 10 spots available per session. Cost is $50 per student.


Google Coding 4 Middle School will offer two sessions from June 4-8. Session I will be from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. and is open to incoming 5th – 6th Grade students. Session II is from Noon – 3:00 p.m. and is open to incoming 7th – 9th Grade students. Both events will be held at Texas Middle School, 2100 College Drive, Room 309. Students will use code to communicate their ideas with a program so they can be brought to life in bigger and more creative ways. There are only 20 spots available per session. Breakfast & Lunch will be served. Cost is $50 per student.


Mindstorms Robotics will offer two sessions from June 4-8 and June 11-15. Session I will be from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and is open to incoming 2nd – 5th Grade students. Session II is from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. and is open to incoming 6th – 8th Grade students. Both events will be held at Texas Middle School, 2100 College Drive, Rooms 619/620. Lego Mindstorms Robotics allows students to design, build and program robots using technologies that will inspire participation in science, technology, engineering and math. There are only 25 spots available per session. Breakfast & Lunch will be served. Cost is $50 per student.


Raspberry Pi will be June 11-15 from 8:30 a.m. – Noon at Texas High School, 4001 Summerhill Road, Room 3. Students will learn to install and use the Raspbian operating system and develop a basic understanding of scripting through the use of the Scratch game development software. The camp is open to incoming 7th – 9th Grade students with only 24 spots available. Breakfast will be served. Cost is $50 per student.


Mad Scientist Club will be June 11-15 from 8:30 a.m. – Noon at Texas High School, 4001 Summerhill Road. In this CSI-style science camp, students will explore the chemistry of acids and bases. Through this effort they will learn why we have seasons, how to use chemistry to solve crimes and how you can detect aliens in space. The camp is open to incoming 5th – 8th Grade students with only 25 spots available. Cost is $50 per student.


Dash & Dot Coding Adventure will be June 18-19 from 8:00 a.m. – Noon at Nash Elementary School, 100 Burton. Students will learn how to code the robots, Dash & Dot, to go on adventures or complete silly tasks. The camp is open to incoming Kindergarten – 5th Grade students with only 25 spots available. Cost is $50 per student.


NASA Adventures will be June 18-22 from 8:30 a.m. – Noon at Texas Middle School, 2100 College Drive. Join a team of NASA-trained engineering and science teachers for an out-of-this world summer adventure. From designing rockets and blimps to creating universes and clocks, students will be engaged the entire time. The camp is open to incoming 3rd - 5th Grade students with only 24 spots available. Cost is $50 per student.


Robotics Coding WeDo will be June 18-22 from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Texas Middle School, 2100 College Drive, Room 619. During Robotics Coding, participants will be involved in challenges which provide engaging learning experiences using tools such as a LEGO Education WeDo hardware and software and simple programming tools. The camp is open to incoming Kindergarten – 2nd Grade students with only 20 spots available. Breakfast will be served. Cost is $50 per student.


STEM Social Studies Camp will be June 18-22 from 8:30 a.m. - Noon at Texas Middle School, 2100 College Drive. Campers will use science, technology, engineering and math to design and recreate different pieces of history. Students will explore history through engineering challenges and other fun activities in order to experience firsthand how STEM affects the past. The camp is open to incoming 4th – 6th Grade students with only 25 spots available. Cost is $50 per student.


Video Game Design will be June 19-21 from 8:00 a.m. - Noon at Texas Middle School, 2100 College Drive. This camp is designed to teach students the concepts and basics of programming and coding. Students will use their creativity and logic to create a game of their own choosing. The camp is open to incoming 5th – 9th Grade students with only 20 spots available. Breakfast will be served. Cost is $50 per student.

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PHOTO, FILM AND STORY OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL CAMPS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT TINA VEAL-GOOCH,
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AT 903.794.3651 EXT.

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