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Empowering Eagles



Readers Theater (Brown)

 (6th, 7th, 8th)

Students will read and act out several scripts adapted from novels, short stories and play. The class will analyze various literary elements in conjunction with basic drama skills.


Practical Grammar (Brown)

 (6th, 7th, 8th)

Are you overwhelmed by grammar rules?  Would you like to be able to spend time on just the rules you use most often?  Would you like to be able to edit your own work because you know how to use a comma, a semicolon, or a colon?  Would you like to know whether to use the word "who" or "whom" or "I" or "me'" in a sentence?  If you would like to take steps toward conquering the comma, then this workshop is for you!

Relaxing Reading (Wolf)

  (6th, 7th, 8th)

Students will choose books from the library and/or book room to read, discuss and complete activities that revolve around character, setting, plot and theme.  Students who enjoy reading, and being exposed to new genres, will enjoy this workshop.  

Inklings (Wolf)

 (6th, 7th, 8th)

Students will hone their writing skills with the goal of entering the Inklings Writing Competition.  Students will be able to work on poetry, fiction and nonfiction stories.   

Word Games Levels 1&2 (Wolf)

 (7th /8th only)

Students will hone their language arts skills by completing challenging word game activities such as multiple meaning matchers, word pyramids, Scrabble, words within words and more.  Students can opt to participate in one or both levels of this workshop. 

Puzzlements & Mind Benders (Wolf)

 (6th, 7th, 8th)

Students will use their logic skills to work through a variety of activities including video puzzlements, mind benders, think-o-grams, logic puzzles and more.  Students can opt to participate in one or both levels of this workshop. 

Poetry Jam (Harvey)

 (6th, 7th, 8th)

Students will learn to write various forms of poetry throughout the 6 weeks.  They will be exposed to professional samples as well as a collection of student poetry from past school years.  These poems will range in a variety of topics or may follow a theme.  The poems may include: free verse, quatrains, poems for two voices, couplets, etc.  At the finale of the course, students will choose their favorite poem that they created and participate in a Poetry Jam where their poem will be read aloud. 


Popular Literature (Harvey)

(7th/8th only)

Are you currently a 7th or 8th grader?  Do you like to read?  Did you enjoy Yang’s book “suggestions” last year?  Well, this may just be the Empowering Eagles group for you!  She is hosting a book club that will offer her famous “suggestions” as well as the option to bring your own book to read.  The idea is for us all to read, discuss the awesome details, and encourage each other to read! Come join her and start reading!

Writing Lab (Koons)

 (6th, 7th, 8th)

Students will complete challenging and fun writing activities such as the emoji story starter.  Students will be given time to work on submissions for the Inklings Writing Competition and other writing competitions, or just free-writing for pleasure. 

Battle of the Books (Koons)

 (6th/7th only)

Students will read pre-selected books in order to broaden their knowledge of various kinds of text.  Students will work together to form questions from the books.  The culmination of this session will be for students to participate in an Olentangy district competition for Battle of the Books.   This workshop is for 6th & 7th graders only. 

Cursive (Byard)

(6th, 7th, 8th)

Students will learn the cursive alphabet and work on skills such as signing their name. 

Science Olympiad Roller Coasters (Neely)

 (6th, 7th, 8th)

Students will design and build a roller coaster, using spherical vehicles, to travel the track as close as possible to a target time between 20 and 45 seconds. 

STEM 101 (Neely)

 (6th, 7th, 8th)

Do you like to learn how things work?  Have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math?  In this seminar students will be actively engaged in hands-on minds-on activities through which they will realize the application and relevance of STEM.  

Learning and Exploring in the Maker Space (Neely)

 (6th, 7th, 8th)

In this workshop students will be invited to explore the many different components located within  Hyatts Makerspace. Students will design and execute a plan of their own and reflect upon their progress along the way.


Chemistry, Toys, and Accidental Inventions (Neely)

 (6th, 7th, 8th)

In this seminar students will work with reactants and products, chemical reactions, and the Law of Conservation of Matter through hands on activities and the Inquiry Learning Cycle to learn about the Chemistry of Toys.

Dissection (Stried)

 (6th, 7th, 8th )

Students will be exploring the world of dissection!  We will be dissecting frogs, starfish, and many more things to learn the techniques of dissection and anatomy of living things.

Science Fair (Stried)

 (6th, 7th, 8th )

Students will do their project step by step during this workshop.  All finished projects will be eligible for the Hyatts Science Fair.  This is the place for those who love science to shine!

Math and Magic (Helline)

 (6th, 7th, 8th)

Students will practice basic math materials for their grade level, and end each session learning a mind boggling magic trick to perform on family and friends!

Math in Motion (Burson)

 (6th, 7th, 8th)

If you love math and are interested in how it is used on a daily basis then this is the workshop for you. We are going to see how math is being utilized in sports to get an advantage over the competition and where it can be found in the world around us. 


Scratch (Burson)

 (6th, 7th, 8th )

Students will be exposed to basic coding, design and game development. 

Get Moving in the Mornings


 (6th, 7th, 8th)

Students will be provided with opportunities to be physically active in the mornings before school.  The goal of this workshop is to create enthusiasm and motivation among the students, staff/faculty, parents, and community to participate in and support physical activity year-round within our school.  

Service Club (Helline)

(6th, 7th, 8th)

Service Club is a club available to students in all grades.  The goal of this club is to create, organize and follow through with plans and ideas that will help make an impact on our community and those around us.  Our first plan will run during the first Empowering Eagles workshop and we will be making wooden pull toys to use for a large holiday time fundraiser!

Social Skills Club (Daum/Losh)

(6th, 7th, 8th)

This club helps students learn how to build friendships, works on problem-solving skills and will teach you how to understand other people's perspectives. Come join Mrs. Daum and Mrs. Losh and our friends in Room 104!! 

Woodworking (Helline)

(6th, 7th, 8th)

In order to create functional items with wood, you have to use your knowledge of mathematics to plan out and make your design.  In this session, you will create your own designs and use them to build items for around our school: benches, picnic tables and chairs.