Virtual Online Mini-Course Offerings

Kellenberg Memorial is excited to announce we will be offering free mini courses both in July and August.  The July session will begin on Monday July 6th and end on July 24th running Monday – Friday.  The August session will begin on Monday August 3rd and end on August 21st running Monday – Friday.  
 
Below you will see the link to our 2020 Summer Mini Course Directory.  Please familiarize yourself with the course offering, the days and times it meets and the grade (s) the course is specific to.  Please share with your child / children the many free opportunities available to them over the course of the summer.  
 
Registration will open on Wednesday, June 17th.  We will communicate directions to register at that time.  
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Robert York Assistant Principal for Personnel & Communications at 516-292-0200 x282 or mryork@kellenberg.org

July 6 – 24

Registration for the July Mini-courses has ended. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Robert York at MrYork@kellenberg.org

Academic – Art: Drawing

Monday & Friday • 11:00–12:00 • All Grades

Miss Panasci

This mini-course is about having a little fun with drawing, playing with color, and being very imaginative!  You will need the basic materials to enjoy the adventure:  Paper, pencils, color pencils, markers, fine line markers, a watercolor set with brushes and a water receptacle, paper towel, and an eraser – plus any extras you might have handy (like brush pens and gel pens).  You want to be able to draw and color and paper!

 

Academic – Art: Painting

Monday • 1:00–2:30 • 6th – 8th

Mrs. Rodney

This mini painting course is designed specifically for Middle School students using a step-by-step teacher-led painting project on a canvas.  The painting will be pre-displayed for students to decide if they would like to sign up/participate.  Supply list will include acrylic paint, (colors TBD depending on the project), canvas, paint brushes, water cup, paper plate, and paper towels.  The step-by-step tutorial will leave students with a final painting at the end of each 1-hour and a half long course. There will be 3 different painting options available- One project per week for a duration of 3 weeks.  You can participate in as many courses as you would like!

 

Academic – Art: Painting

Tuesday • 11:00–12:30 • 9th – 12th  

Mrs. Rodney

Similar to a paint night, this mini painting course is designed specifically for High School students using a step-by-step teacher-led painting project on a canvas.  The painting will be pre-displayed for students to decide if they would like to sign up/participate.  Supply list will include acrylic paint, (colors TBD depending on project), canvas, paint brushes, water cup, paper plate and paper towels.  The step-by-step tutorial will leave students with a final painting at the end of each 1-hour and a half long course. There will be 3 different painting options available- One project per week for a duration of 3 weeks.  You can participate in as many courses as you would like!

 

Academic – Art: Anime in Film

Tuesday & Wednesday • 1:00–2:00 • All Grades

Mr. Codling, Mr. Kahn, Mr. Walsh 

We will watch an animated series together and discuss themes that pertain to the real world. It is a course intended for those who are interested in storytelling, literary analysis and animation!

 

Academic – Computer: Getting to Know the Raspberry Pi

Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades

Mr. Campbell

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny and inexpensive desktop computer that provides an excellent environment for makers, those who want to learn programming, or build servers. This course will take the student from unboxing the device through basics of programming to building a web server. Students will need a Raspberry Pi 4 and necessary components to participate in this. Please see http://CS.Kellenberg.org for details.

           

Academic – English: Grammar Boot Camp

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • Incoming 9th

Mr. Beyrouty & Mr. Huggard

The course seeks to introduce the students to basic principles of grammar and writing and provide an understanding of what a student can expect regarding these principles at Kellenberg Memorial.

 

Academic – English: Authors of New York State

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 10th – 12th

Mr. Doran & Mr. Dugal

This course will explore the lives and works of New York’s famous writers.  We will preview works and movie clips and share discussions on Walt Whitman, Friday. Scott Fitzgerald, and Washington Irving.

 

 

Academic – English: Summer Reading

Monday-Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • Incoming 6th

Mrs. Page

Students will explore annotating, investigate the elements of fiction, and survey the nine available novels for their summer reading assignments via music, art, and readings of the initial chapters of each title.

 

Academic – English: Summer Reading

Monday-Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 8th Grade

Mrs. Page

This course will enable students to explore the summer reading novels via music, art, and readings of the initial chapters of each novel.

 

Academic – English: The Heroic Tradition

Wednesday & Friday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 11th – 12th

Mrs. vonSchoenermarck & Mrs. White

Why are we so drawn to stories about heroes? Using Joseph Campbell’s monomyth of the hero’s journey as a guide, we will explore the heroic tradition as it appears in mythology, film, and pop culture.

 

Academic – English: Journalism & Reporting

Wednesday & Friday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 6th – 8th

Mrs. Villani

Learn and enjoy using your expressive writing skills to write a chilling mystery story, be a food or movie critic, create your own fairy tale or superhero, and have fun demonstrating your talents in writing. We will also experiment in making our own newspaper by becoming reporters, photographers, editors, and even cartoonists. If you have a flair for writing and wish to be creative, join us this summer in an exciting writing mini-course.

 

Academic – English: Intro to the College Essay Process

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 12th Grade

Mr. Flood

This mini-course will guide Seniors through a very challenging and stressful element of the college application process. Students will be guided in their consideration of topics and openings as a means of helping to alleviate stress by simply breaking the ice and getting the process moving very early in the application “season”.

 

Academic – History: America’s Got History

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 6th – 8th

Mr. Duffy, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Miles & Mr. Fiore

This course is designed to show the growth of the United States and how past traditions have influenced the formation of this country.  We will take a closer look at some of the most important men, women and events that helped to create the United States of America.

 

Academic – History: International Studies / Model UN

Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 8th – 12th

Mr. Farrell, Mr. Kennedy & Mrs. Riiska

During the course, students will be introduced to the basics of the role of a Model United Nations delegate. The course will focus on global issues and take steps to resolve them through student-led activities.

 

Academic – History: Virtual History Camp

Monday & Wednesday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 9th – 12th

Mr. Bursig, Mr. Cioffi, & Mr. A’Hearn

Utilizing websites and digital media, this course will take a virtual tour of some of America’s museums, landmarks, battlefields, and historic sites. Students will be able to view free online collections, take virtual tours, conference with a National Park Ranger, and discuss the importance of historic sites.

 

Academic – Interdisciplinary: Escape Room & Literature

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 6th – 8th

Mrs. Agulles & Mrs. Riker

Calling all 6th-8th grade students.  Do you like to discover clues, and work together to solve puzzles?  Invite a friend or two or make new friends as you try different virtual escape rooms

 

Academic – Interdisciplinary: Superhero Scholastics

Monday & Friday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 9th – 12th

Mr. Codling, Mr. Heitner, Mr. Walsh

Do you want the intelligence of Iron Man, the courage of Batman, or the strength of the Hulk?! This mini-course will take a look at superheroes from several academic lenses – history, literature, STEM, and philosophy. We will read excerpts from superhero reading materials, watch movie clips, and engage in discussions about the real-world impact of superheroes in our everyday lives!

           

Academic – Interdisciplinary: Criminalistics & Forensic Science

Wednesday & Friday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 8th – 12th

Mr. Cartier & Mrs. Graziano

This course will introduce students to the application of science to criminal and civil law. The course will cover the basics of how to collect, preserve and examine physical evidence for the purpose of criminal or civil investigation. It will delve into the nuts and bolts of trials, including expert testimony and burdens of proof, fingerprinting, handwriting analysis, DNA evidence, and impression evidence, among other topics.

 

Academic – Interdisciplinary: The Harmony of Poetry & Music

Monday & Wednesday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 9th – 12th

Mr. Blanton & Mr. Brown

This class will explore the combining of the two powerful art forms of poetry and music throughout history. Poetic text ranging from Biblical passages to Edgar Allen Poe, from Walt Whitman to Langston Hughes and from Goethe to Robert Frost will be discussed. The musical implications and adaptations of each poem will also be presented and discussed and will range from classical composers like Schubert and Randall Thompson to modern songwriters like Paul Simon and Hip-Hop artists like MC Lars and others. Students will be encouraged to explore their own musical and poetic creativity through listening, discussing and performing.

 

Academic – Interdisciplinary: Music of the Beatles

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 8th – 12th

Mr. Bursig & Mr. Collins

In this course, we will explore the history of the Beatles and their music.  We will examine their musical influences and how they formed and developed as a band.  Specific topics for discussion will include their albums, growth as songwriters, performances, innovations in the recording studio, musical and cultural impact, etc.

 

Academic – Interdisciplinary: Star Trek – Lessons from Science Fiction

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • All Grades 

Mr. Doran, Mr. Dugal & Mrs. Dugal

This course would share clips from the famous Star Trek Series and offer discussion about the life lessons being taught, and the values being supported through the series. 

 

Academic – Mathematics: Math is Everywhere

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 6th – 8th

Mr. Estrella, Miss Joyce, Mrs. Neeson, Mrs. Vanderberg

This mini-course will focus on mathematical concepts found in real life. We will examine how many professionals such as stockbrokers, pastry chefs and real estate agents use a variety of math skills to perform their jobs well. We will also explore where math is found in nature, photography and puzzles.

 

Academic – Mathematics: SAT Strategies

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 12th Grade

Mrs. Accardi 

This mini-course will enhance the mathematics learned during the 11th Grade SAT Prep course and incorporate test preparations and strategies taking the SAT exam in your senior year.  

 

Academic – Music: Music: Soundtrack of Our Life                      

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • All Grades

Mr. Vegas

Examine the many roles that music plays within TV and film music.  Go behind the scenes to discover its evolution, the many jobs it takes to create the product, explore segments of modern-day greats of the film composing industry and learn how music manipulates our perceptions.  Movie/TV these trivia rounds are held each class and you will have the ability to pair your own soundtrack and sound effects with famous scenes during our exploration!

 

 

Academic – Music: Performing Ensembles                                   

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday • 1:00 – 2:00 • All Grades

Mr. Vegas & Mrs. Zider

During this mini-course students will explore the techniques of music performance from the perspective of a singer and an instrumentalist.  Students will learn the function of each role during this group instruction.  Various guests working in the field will join us virtually in providing the students with practical content, equipping students to succeed as performers.

 

Academic – Science: Sustainability & Growth of Plants                  

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • All Grades  

Mrs. Mulligan, Miss Sindone, Miss Vigario

Students would be shown how to successfully grow something all while giving them ways to do so in a sustainable manner. We would show them the science behind certain methods of growing and incorporate the resources they already have. (Rainwater and composite)

 

Academic – Science: Science Around the Home                              

Tuesday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 6th – 7th

Mrs. Carman & Mrs. Kenefick

Science around the home would explore the world of science from home. It would include chemistry and physics demonstrations using everyday materials and substances. There would be life science topics covered from the outdoor environment. A combination of kitchen chemistry and backyard science.

 

Academic – World Language:  Conversational Spanish

Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 6th – 8th

Mrs. Arias, Mrs. Borruso, Mrs. Fiore

This course will concentrate on introducing students to the Spanish language and culture through basic conversational skills.  The topics will include greetings, basic vocabulary, personal descriptions, hobbies, interests, and food.

 

Academic – World Language:  Conversational Spanish

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 9th – 12th

Mrs. Arias, Mrs. Borruso, Mrs. Fiore

This course will concentrate on furthering Spanish speaking abilities.  The topics to be discussed will be art, poetry, cuisine, careers, newspaper/magazine articles, different dialects and expressions.

 

Academic – World Language:  French Experience

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 9th – 12th

Mrs. Delbrune

This course continues to develop the student’s ability to speak, read, write and comprehend French. A special emphasis is placed on music, arts, French cuisine, and culture.

Academic – World Language: Introduction to Latin

Monday & Wednesday • 1:00 – 2:00 • All Grades

Mrs. Cameron

This survey course will cover the culture, history, and language of the Ancient Romans.  It’s open to students who have never studied the language as well as older students who would like to brush up!  

 

Activity – Business: Entrepreneurship: Idea to Implementation

Monday & Wednesday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 8th – 12th

Mr. Barbier, Mrs. Mooney, Mrs. York

This mini-course will teach you how to formulate a business hypothesis and walk you through the initial steps to explore your business model and determine the available market opportunities for your business idea.  Any idea is welcome!

 

Activity – Communication: Sports Talk Radio

Monday & Wednesday • 11:00 – 12:00 • All Grades

Mr. Beyrouty & Mr. White

The Sports Chat mini-course encourages students to raise questions and listen to perspectives of fellow students and moderators regarding the present-day world of sports. The mini course would take the form of a “call-in” sports talk show, where the students are “callers” and the moderators are hosts. The course would also allow for professional and college athletes and coaches to be “guests” on the “program”

 

Activity – Culinary: Cooking Course

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • All Grades  

Mrs. Gaspe & Ms. Meyers

This course will focus on making meals as well as desserts to have after the meal. It will also provide some fun tips during meal preparation.

 

Activity – Design: How to use the Cricut Machine

Monday & Wednesday • 12:00 – 1:00 • All Grades

Mrs. Finn

This course will be an introduction to the popular Cricut machine.  The device and software would be necessary for this course and users will learn how to create items like t-shirts to lawn signs, to designs like birthday cards and plastic cups. 

 

Activity – Drama: Theater Backstage and Onstage

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades  

Mrs. Farrell & Mr. Murphy

The course will cover all technical aspects of theatre as well as improvisation, monologues, auditioning, scene study.

 

Activity – Film: The Great Movie Ride

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 9th – 12th

Mr. Cioffi & Mr. White

The Great Movie Ride- Calling all movie fans, we have a summer course for you! In this course, we will be talking about your favorite movies. Each day will feature a new topic, and all are encouraged to sign up.

 

Activity – Film: Women of Inspiration and Courage

Monday & Wednesday • 11:00 – 12:00 • All Grades

Mrs. Egan & Mrs. Willi

This course will consider examples of courageous women who inspire us.  We will view the films Hidden Figures and Disney’s Mulan, with follow up activities and discussion groups sharing our admiration for these positive examples of feminine strength, wisdom, and faith.

 

Activity – Game Playing: Game Show Challenge

Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades

Mrs. Curley & Mrs. Klein

The Game Show Challenge will test students’ knowledge on a variety of pop culture topics and current events. Students will play games such as name that tune, trivia, and online escape rooms.

 

Activity – Music: Instructional Orchestra

Monday & Wednesday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 7th – 10th

Mrs. Burke & Mr. Collins

This course is for students who participated in the Instructional Orchestra during the 2019-2020 school year and would like to continue learning their instruments over the summer.

 

Activity – Science Olympiad High School

Monday & Wednesday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 9th – 12th

Brother Nigel Pratt

This mini-course explores the training and preparation involved to be a member of the competitive and successful Science Olympiad program.  Categories such as Astronomy, musical instrument design, and machine design will be covered as you prepare for the 2020-2021 season. 

 

Apostolic – Phoenix Rising: Praying the Rosary with Faculty

All Weeks, Monday-Friday • 9:15 – 9:45 • All Grades

Mrs. Dugal, Mrs. Gaspe, Mrs. Page

Begin your mini-course day with a recitation of the Rosary with members of the Kellenberg faculty.  You can join each and every day during either the July and/or August session.

 

Apostolic – Phoenix Rising: Blessed Are They

Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades

Mr. Huggard, Mr. Krug, Mr. Ruhl

This course will investigate the lesser-known saints of the Catholic Church.  We will share their stories, their miracles and also reflect on holy places throughout the world they have inspired.

 

Apostolic – Phoenix Rising: A Retreat Is an Experience of God

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades

Mr. Basile, Mr. Brennan, Brother Patrick Cahill, Fr. Tom Cardone, Mr. Finn,  Fr. Daniel Griffin, Mr. Moran, Mr. James O’Brien, Brother Peter Sennert, Mrs. York, Bro. Michael Gillen

This course will examine a day in the life of a Kellenberg retreat participant.  It will include virtual trips to Churches, Stella Maris, and the life of the Marianist community. It will focus on prayer, service, camaraderie, and community.

 

Apostolic – Phoenix Rising: New Media & The Catholic Church

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • All Grades  

Mr. Harnisch & Mr. York

Evangelization has involved personal experience and communication since the time of the Apostles. From the dawn of modern technology, the Catholic Church has used cutting edge communication methods in her ministry. This mini-course will cover the last 125 years of how the Church uses new media methods to bring the Gospel to the world.

 

Apostolic – Phoenix Rising: High School Girls Bible Study

Wednesday & Friday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 9th – 12th

Mrs. Harnisch

The High School Girls Bible Study introduces students to different books of the Bible to help them discern what Scripture means for their lives today. We will begin with a clear explanation of Biblical text, group discussion questions to encourage faith sharing, opportunities for prayer and bible journaling, and a means to enter into conversation with God.

 

Athletic – Health/Fitness: CPR Training and Education

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 10th – 12th

Mrs. Meisse & Mrs. Sluka

Students will learn and have a basic understanding of CPR skills. Students will also receive instruction on how to respond to first aid emergencies.

 

Athletic – Health/Fitness: Firebird Fit                                                

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • All Grades

Mrs. Ceasar & Mrs. Simonelli

Firebird Fit will include various disciplines and styles of exercise including Zumba, yoga, cardio kickboxing, and strength training (a light set of weights is recommended but not necessary). Workout sessions are 1 hour each, twice a week, for three weeks.

 

Athletic – Health/Fitness: Strength & Conditioning / Cross Fit

Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades

Mr. Graham & Mr. Meisse

Students will be guided through a workout, which will include a warmup and scaling options for all fitness levels. Each class will last about 1 hour, and proper movement and range of motion will be demonstrated and monitored throughout the workout.

 

Athletic – Health/Fitness: Managing Stress

Monday & Wednesday • 11:00 – 12:00 • All Grades

Mrs. Dugal

Tips and discussions on how food, music aromatherapy, nature and prayer can help alleviate stress and promote well-being. Simple pragmatic wells to increase a sense of well-being and happiness.

 

Athletic – Health/Fitness: Exercise Science

Monday & Wednesday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 9th – 12th

Mr. Codling, Mr. Kevin Fechtmann, Mr. Healy

The Exercise Science Mini-Course allows for the discussion on the integral functions of the muscular and skeletal system as it relates to daily exercise. This mini-course would be a great choice for those students grades 9-12 interested in learning the benefits of different types of exercise and the relation to the human body.

 

Athletic – Team Sports: Boys Basketball

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades

Mr. Lyons, Mr. Masulis, Mr. McCutcheon, Mr. Conor O’Brien

The Boys Basketball Mini-Course will include instructions on the fundamentals of basketball, live webcam drills, video sessions and guest speakers. Coaches from every level of the program look forward to helping the participants improve their game while we virtually

interact with one another.

 

Athletic – Team Sports: Dance Choreography

Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 9th – 12th

Miss Forbes & Miss Schwartz

This course will focus on dance techniques and learning the choreography of a routine.  The course will feature light stretching and conditioning followed by choreography. Choreography will be taught in parts to complete a dance routine.

 

Athletic – Team Sports: Girls Lacrosse

Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades

Mrs. Leach, Mrs. Masiulis, Mrs. Sluka, Miss Westerman

This mini-course will offer young ladies the opportunity to participate in lacrosse drills that are focused on fitness, stick skills and strength.  The course will also have a few guest speakers and players will have the opportunity to ask questions to help expand their knowledge and prepare for the next level of play!

 

Athletic – Team Sports: Girls Volleyball

Monday & Wednesday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 6th – 10th

Mrs. Strauss

Athletes will be introduced to various individual skills and team concepts. Drills specifically designed for practice at home will be implemented so that our student-athletes will have the ability to get the most out of individual sessions. Visits from alumni will also be a part of the experience with motivational talks and personal experiences shared.

 

Athletic – Team Sports: Boys Lacrosse

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • All Grades

Mr. Graham, Mr. Kevin Fechtmann, Mr. Moran, Mr. Tahany

To engage current and new students who are interested in the game of lacrosse. The course will consist of physical workout routines for strength building, stick instructions, footwork drills, shooting instructions, and whiteboard sessions to explain offensive and defensive schemes. There will be instructions for all positions so that student-athletes may grow their knowledge of the game as well as their skill work

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Athletic – Team Sports: Boys & Girls Soccer

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades

Mr. Graham, Mr. Kahn, Mr. Masiulis, Mr. Conor O’Brien, Mrs. Sluka

Kellenberg Virtual Soccer Training – Sessions are fun, fast, and packed with lots of touches. Different training modules focused on ball manipulation, moves and turns, speed and quickness, skill and freestyle challenges. Water, ball, minimal space at home, cones (socks if you do not have cones) and a positive attitude!

August 3 – 21

Academic – Interdisciplinary: Catholic Symbolism in Harry Potter

Monday & Wednesday • 11:00 – 12:00 • All Grades

Mr. Healy, Mr. Kennedy & Mr. Sorkin

Students will explore the Catholic Symbolism found in the works of J.K. Rowling and the famous Harry Potter film series which these works inspired.

 

Academic – Interdisciplinary: Literature of the Apocalypse

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 11th – 12th  

Mr. Flood

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the Revelation of John, the Apocalypse has captured the human imagination. While End Times are full of fear, in every component of cataclysm stories there lies an unshakeable element of hope. In this Mini-Course students will journey through stories of the Apocalypse to discover what they have in common and to discover what those commonalities say about the undying human spirit, the assured regeneration of the Earth, and the boundlessness of human hope.

 

Academic – Interdisciplinary: Tolkien & Lord of the Rings

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 9th – 12th

Mr. Cummings, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Sorkin

Tolkien: Explore the world JRR Tolkien created in the Lord of the Rings Series. Learn about the material that influenced Tolkien’s work, and enter into the culture and myth of Middle Earth.

 

Academic – Interdisciplinary: History of Political Debate

Monday & Wednesday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 9th – 12th

Mr. Cartier & Mr. Cummings

History of American Political Debate: Chart the history of political debate in America from the Constitutional Convention to the 2020 Election. Use primary sources, political cartoons, and video to see how ideas clashed, and learn to hone your own political debating skills.

 

Academic – Interdisciplinary: Math & Science in Sports

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades

Mrs. Brennan, Miss Frisina, Mr. Healy

Are you a sports fanatic but also love math and science well the Math and Science in Sports is a course designed to give students different scenarios and situations that math and science could be used in various sports? Through this course, we will focus on distance, velocity, speed, angles, statistics, and ratios just to name a few to help us explore the fun world of sports. Who knew so much math and science went into a game like Baseball or Football or Basketball!

 

Academic – Interdisciplinary: Firebird Flicks: One Movie Many Thoughts

Wednesday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 8th – 12th

Mrs. Frem, Mrs. Marconi, Mrs. Riiska, Mr. Walsh, Mrs. York, Mr. Murphy

This course will introduce one movie a week from various genres which participants will watch independently. A discussion of the movie will follow and feature teachers from different academic disciplines who will focus on specific aspects of the movie germane to his / her field of study. The course will be discussion oriented and evaluate cinema’s impact on our culture and our imaginations.

 

Academic – Interdisciplinary: Social & Political Philosophy

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 9th – 12th

Mrs. Strauss & Mr. Walsh

This course is designed to introduce students to critical thinking with regard to societal and political issues. The goal is for students to learn what social and political philosophy is- attempting to answer questions on morality, war, gender, oppression, government, economics, fairness, and religion. How do these issues influence our culture? How do ideologies arise? A pinnacle group effort that underpins the course will be the creation of a new society from scratch based on our studies.

 

Academic – Mathematics: Math Fun Days

Monday & Wednesday • 11:00 – 12:00 • All Grades

Mrs. Bernardini & Mrs. Prosceo

Do you like puzzles, riddles, mind benders, statistics, and more?  Then join us for this mini-course where we will explore fun math facts through nature, cooking, baking, and other avenues of everyday life.

 

Academic – Mathematics: Graphing Calculator Course

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 10th – 11th

Mr. Casalinuovo

TI-84 Graphing Calculator Mini-course This course is designed for our current sophomores and juniors to help improve their proficiency with the graphing calculator. We will focus on tasks especially designed for the junior and senior math courses at Kellenberg. In addition, SAT uses of the graphing calculator will be demonstrated. Finally, we will learn some of the “fun features” of the calculator as well. Students will need any Tuesday.I.-84 graphing calculator for the course.

 

Academic – Music: Garage Band 101

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • All Grades

Mr. Narell

An introductory course to recording and working in Garage Band. Students will cover topics such as recording live sound, recording using MIDI, multi-track recording, as well as mixing and sound editing. Students will need either a MacBook or iPad running the latest version of GarageBand.

  

Academic – Quiz Bowl: Summer Quiz Bowl

Monday & Wednesday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 9th – 12th

Miss LaMonica & Brother Nigel Pratt

This course would offer both to new students and current students a look at the successful Academic Quiz Bowl Team at Kellenberg.  Each class would focus on a different topic that frequently comes up in competitions (fine arts, history, literature, science etc.).  Practice games could also be played during the course. 

 

Academic – Science: Environmental Studies

Monday & Wednesday • 1:00 – 2:00 • All Grades

Mr. Wevers

Sustainability and Global Warming Course will investigate issues of food production, land use, recycling, spread of disease, resource management, and sea-level rise. Each session will focus on real-time facts and data analysis to broaden each student’s understanding of the critical issues. Journal articles and primary source documents will be distributed for guided self-study.

 

Academic – Science: Physics the Science Behind Everyday Life

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 12th Grade

Mr. Ditrano

Utilizing some of the scientific knowledge and principles learned in Earth Science, Biology and Chemistry along with the student’s observations of everyday life the mini-course will seek to identify and explain some of the many things they encounter each day that are actually tangible examples of the Laws and Principles of Physics. Each day will focus on either a single principle or common device, process or activity. At the end, students will be more active observers of the laws and principles of science (Physics) that are a part of 21st Century life.

 

Academic – Science: Introduction to Gardening

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 9th – 12th

Mr. Sica

Why garden?  If you’ve never tasted garden-fresh fruits and vegetables, you will be amazed by the sweet, juicy flavors and vibrant textures.  There’s absolutely nothing quite like fresh veggies, and the satisfaction of growing them yourself – which you can!  In this course, we’ll highlight the basics of fruit and vegetable gardening and planning: how to pick the right site for your garden, how to create the right size garden, and how to select which items to grow.

 

Academic – World Language  Greek & Roman Mythology

Monday & Wednesday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 6th – 8th

Miss Fiore & Miss LaMonica

In this course, we will talk about the Greek and Roman gods. We will read many myths including the birth of the gods, the creation of human beings, Pandora’s box, and many more. We will also explore how authors such as J.K. Rowling and Rick Riordan incorporated these myths into their own stories.

 

Academic – World Language  Greek & Roman Mythology

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 9th – 12th

Miss Fiore & Miss LaMonica

This course will discuss the Greek and Roman gods as well as some famous heroes. We will read English translations of primary sources and discuss how the themes found in these myths are still used in modern culture today.

 

Activity – Civics: Law/Trial Advocacy

Monday & Wednesday & Friday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 9th – 12th

Mr. Cartier, Mr. & Mrs. Sluka

The course will provide instructions to students on the law, specifically focusing on effective trial advocacy in civil and criminal matters. Students will learn how to deliver effective opening statements and closing arguments, how to conduct direct and cross-examination, and how to develop a persuasive case theory.  Attorneys from the law firm Farrell Fritz will be guest presenters. 

 

Activity – Culinary: Beginners Baking Course

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • All Grades

Mrs. Kennedy & Mrs. Riiska

This is a beginner baking course – no experience required! We will learn how to bake and decorate cookies, cupcakes, and cakes! If you love the British Baking Show, this course is for you!

 

Activity – College Search: The College Application Process

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 12th Grade

Ms. Gulmi & Miss Ronan

Rising seniors will have the opportunity to begin navigating through the college process by starting a Common Application, how to pick an essay topic, mock interviews, scholarship information, and the best practices to sell yourself on an application. The course will provide you with guidance and helpful tricks for submitting an application you feel proud of.

 

Activity – Communication: New York Sports Talk

Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades

Mr. Kirk & Mr. Miles

The New York Sports Talk mini-course will give students a chance to discuss all things New York Sports with Kellenberg faculty!   Students will ask questions, discuss strategies and trade talk, or propose ideas about their favorite New York sports teams!

  

Activity – Journaling: Introduction to Bullet Journaling

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • All Grades

Mrs. Harnisch

Bullet Journaling for Beginners will focus on a method of journaling and note-taking that uses bullet points as the core structure. This approach to scheduling and list-keeping allows for creativity as well as structure. No specific materials are required!

 

Activity – Music: Firebird Pipe Band

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 8th – 12th

Mr. Collins & Mr. Lynch

This course would be for current students who are in the Firebird Pipe Band and want to continue working on their skills and routine with the bagpipes and drums over the summer. 

 

Activity – Nature: Explore U.S. National Parks

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00 – 12:00 • All Grades

Brother Roger Poletti, Brother Nigel Pratt, Mrs. Zabala       

This mini-course will take a virtual look at the history, geography, geology, wildlife and photography of various National Parks of the United States.

 

Activity – Science Olympiad Middle School

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • 6th – 8th

Mrs. Carman & Mr. Wevers

Calling Middle School students to experience the topics and categories familiar to the competitive and successful Science Olympiad program.  You will receive information and education on fossils and how to identify specimens/images from the Official Fossil list.  You will be coached on preparation and share discussions on types of questions asked during competitions 

 

Apostolic – Phoenix Rising: Praying the Rosary Remotely

All Weeks, Monday-Friday • 9:15-9:45 • All Grades

Mrs. Dugal, Mrs. Gaspe, Mrs. Page

Begin your mini-course day with a recitation of the Rosary with members of the Kellenberg faculty.  You can join each and every day during either the July and/or August session.

 

Apostolic – Phoenix Rising: Riding the Wave of Jesus

Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 6th – 8th

Mrs. Fraoley

This mini-course will be seeing Jesus through the storms and waves of life. Finding faith in the ripples, currents and waves of music, Scripture and Psalms.

 

Apostolic – Phoenix Rising: Firebird Faith Futures

Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • 9th – 12th

Mr. Brennan, Mr. Finn, Fr. Daniel Griffin, Mr. Moran, Brother Michael Gillen

This focuses on many KMHS students who have continued their faith journey beyond their graduation. Interviews with priests, frontline workers, teachers and other guests.

 

Apostolic – Phoenix Rising: The Laborers in the Vineyard

Tuesday & Thursday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades

Mr. Basile, Brother Patrick Cahill, Mr. O’Brien, Brother Peter Sennert, Mrs. York, Mrs. Harnisch

“Your life is not about you; it is about God working through you.” This course details the talents of many of the KMHS faculty that extend beyond the classroom. Whether it is cooking, woodworking, DJing, graphic designing, singing, we tell the stories of our experiences outside of KMHS.

  

Apostolic – Phoenix Rising: Introduction to Philosophy and Apologetics

Wednesday & Friday • 11:00 – 12:00 • 9th – 12th

Mr. Barbier & Mr. Ruhl

“What is Truth? An Introduction to Philosophy and Apologetics.” The course will survey some of the ‘big’ philosophical questions, such as truth, how we come to knowledge, the existence of God, and the philosophy behind moral questions. The goal is to teach students how to think about some of these big questions and, more importantly, how to apply them to everyday situations.

Athletic – Health/Fitness: Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Monday & Wednesday • 1:00 – 2:00 • All Grades

Mr. & Mrs. Meisse

This course would focus on the important steps to take and the routines to maintain in order to live a healthy lifestyle.  The course will look into a healthy diet, the importance of healthy water intake, your sleep habits, and the importance of daily activity. 

 

Athletic – Team Sports: Girls & Boys Track and Field

Tuesday & Thursday • 1:00 – 2:00 • All Grades

Mr. Brown, Miss Green, Mr. Moncada

This course will educate students in the history and fundamentals of track and field. We will use different forms of media as well as virtual workouts to familiarize students with the sport.

 

Athletic – Team Sports: Golf Lessons

Monday & Wednesday • 10:00 – 11:00 • All Grades

Mr. Alfalla & Mr. Graham

This mini-course will focus on techniques and the mechanics associated with the game of golf. The nature of your swing, the ability to read the course and working on both the long and short areas of the game.