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Mount Olive School District Launches Exciting Summer STEAM Camp for 2024

Mount Olive, April 2024 - As summer approaches, Mount Olive School District is gearing up to ignite young minds with its much-anticipated 2024 Summer STEAM Camp. With registration now open, parents are encouraged to secure a spot for their children in this enriching educational experience.

Running from July 15th to July 19th, 2024, and continuing from July 22nd to July 26th, 2024, the camp offers flexibility for parents, who can choose to enroll their children for one week or both.

With a dedicated team of educators and industry professionals leading the way, the 2024 Summer STEAM Camp at Mount Olive School District promises to be an unforgettable learning experience for young learners.

Don't miss this opportunity to ignite your child's passion for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) this summer at Mount Olive School District. Enroll today and watch your child soar to new heights!

This year's camp promises an array of stimulating topics designed to foster creativity, critical thinking, and innovation in participants. Here's a glimpse of what's in store:

The Art of Steam–Grade Levels 1-3, 4-5

The Science of Art. The Art of Science.  Get ready to create exciting projects by integrating art with scientific discoveries, technology, engineering and math! Student-campers will learn the mysterious science of illusions, understand the math behind kaleidoscopes and create their own, investigate the elements of gravity through a variety of art projects, and culminate with engineering skills to create Lego projects! 


Drones–Grade Levels 4-5, 6-7

Enter the Drone Zone!  Student-campers will gain valuable drone flight skills utilizing their imagination and eye-hand coordination.


Vex–Grade Levels 4-5, 6-7

Designing tomorrow, today!  Student-campers will assemble and modify Vex Robots in a lightly competitive environment in order to complete a task in the most efficient way possible.


Rock ‘n Roll Academy--Grade Levels 5-6-7-8

Are you ready to rock?! Then Rock ‘n Roll Academy is for you!  Student-campers will be working in the MOHS Recording Studio on learning how to play in a rock band, and preparing for a performance at the end of the week! Student-campers can choose between playing guitar, bass guitar, piano, drumset or singing.  Great for beginners, or for student-campers who want more experience performing! 


3-D Printing–Grade Levels 1-3, 4-5, 6-7

Welcome to the World of 3D Printing!  Student-campers will explore their own interests and become familiar with modeling programs as they learn about 3D design.


Introduction to STEAM–Grade Levels 1-3, 4-5

The Power of Creativity!  Each day, we will explore one of the 5 components of STEAM–Science, Technology, Engineering & Design, Art and Math to inspire inquiry and curiosity and promote creativity and exploration, and work on projects and activities related to the day’s featured component.


Pinewood Derby, Woods and More!–Grade Levels 6-7

Racers, Start Your Engines!  This class will teach student-campers how to build and race their own gravity-powered car and experience a true sense of accomplishment and the thrill of friendly competition.  In addition, if time allows, student-campers may also work on other wood-working projects.


High Ropes Challenge–Grade Levels 6-7

Adventure Awaits!  Student-campers will join our experienced PE instructors for an education in climbing, swinging, belaying off walls, and more!  They'll learn the physics of the high ropes course and the importance of teamwork!  In this course, student-campers are challenged to trust themselves and their peers, problem-solve collaboratively, build their creative drive, and encourage each other to take risks by participating in team-building activities, traversing tight ropes, climbing rock walls, jumping into space and flying across a zip line that is nearly 30 feet high!  Our instructors guide student-campers through challenges that are guaranteed to give them a great time, as well as develop their leadership and communications skills.


High Ropes Challenge (modified)--Grade Levels 4-5     

Adventure Awaits!  Student-campers will join our experienced PE instructors for an education in climbing, swinging, belaying off walls, and more!  They'll learn the physics of the high ropes course and the importance of teamwork!  In this course, student-campers are challenged to trust themselves and their peers, problem-solve collaboratively, build their creative drive, and encourage each other to take risks by participating in team-building activities, traversing tight ropes, climbing rock walls, jumping into space and flying across a zip line that is nearly 30 feet high!  Our instructors guide student-campers through challenges that are guaranteed to give them a great time, as well as develop their leadership and communications skills.


 First Lego League --Grade Level 5-6-7

FLL and the Superpowered Challenge!   From Discover to Explore and then to Challenge, student-campers will understand the basics of STEM and apply their skills, while building habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way!  This summer, student-campers will have the opportunity to participate in the 2022 Superpowered SM Challenge,  engaging in research, problem-solving, coding and engineering-building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game.  While student-campers will not be competing, they will be engaging in the process!


Space Camp--Grade Level 1-3, 4-5

Out-of-this-world!  Space Camp offers student-campers the ability to learn about our Solar System in a unique way.  Creating their very own solar system using special materials, learning about constellations, creating their very own Alien planet and diving into galaxy slime, student-campers will really be out of this world!


Engineering--Grade Level 6-7

Brain Bridge!  Design elements and learn about forces and the engineering process with amazing bridge-building challenges!


Arduino --Grade Level 4-5, 6-7

Mind-Building!  Arduino is an open-source hardware and software company, project, and user community that designs and manufactures single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices.  Student-campers will learn the different parts of the hardware and how to program using the software and Tinkercard to understand how these pieces all work together!


Music Makers --Grade Level 1-3, 4-5

Investigation to explore sound, design an instrument, create, then evaluate!  Student-campers will engage in creating sound instruments by applying an understanding of sound energy, pitch and volume.  As student campers complete sound experiments, they use the engineering design cycle to investigate, plan, create, improve, and evaluate their instruments!


To register for the camp and secure your child's spot, visit the registration information below:

Officer Bill

Our very own Officer Bill is gearing up for his annual bike ride to Washington D.C., as he participates in the Police Unity Tour. In March, the SCA organized a Rock n' Roll-a-thon to raise funds in support of Officer Bill and local Mount Olive Township officers, who are also participating in the ride. $4,800 was donated to the organization, with a mission to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum. 

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Officer Bill started riding in the Police Unity Tour in 2007 and trains year round for this event. 

On May 9th, Officer Bill will be a lead ride marshal for Chapter 1's approximately 600 riders, over the 300 mile ride from Fairfield, NJ to Washington, D.C. The ride will take 3.5 days and ends at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. 

We wish Officer Bill and our local MO officers a safe journey! 

 

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Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Lauri Stokley, CMS's Teacher of the Year!  Educational Services Professional of the Year goes to Michele Herman! 

Join us in celebrating CMS's Teacher of the Year, Janine Adams from the Kindergarten team! Our spectacular nurse, Kathleen Olup is also recognized as the Educational Services Professional of the Year.  Both of these wonderful ladies have spent years supporting and caring for the students of CMS.  Well deserved! 

Teacher and Educational Support Staff award winners with district admin