Summer Programs for Lauralton Students
Exciting new programs offered in summer 2014
We are pleased to announce our 2014 expanded summer program offerings for Lauralton students! Please download the 2014 summer program schedule for an overview by date of all programs. For students who wish to enroll in more than one program in a session, time for a brown bag lunch has been built in to the schedule.
Programs for Freshmen
Physics FUNdamentals is a short, interactive summer program meant to serve as an introduction to or review of the necessary mathematical background and laboratory skills required of incoming Lauralton students. The program covers order of operations, unit conversions, and algebraic manipulation. Students get hands-on experience in proper laboratory technique and formal laboratory writing, including use of the required TI-84C Silver calculator and Microsoft Excel ® software used for graphical representation of data. This course offers a FUN learning experience that encourages trial and error, peer mentorship, and collaboration and personalized instruction. Download the Physics FUNdamentals overview to read more about this summer program and use the Physics FUNdamentals registration form to sign up now!
The Grammar Zone
The Grammar Zone is a one week summer seminar for incoming freshmen. Taught by a senior member of the Lauralton Hall English Department, The Grammar Zone reintroduces the basic rules of grammar, syntax, and mechanics in a fast-paced, fun, and innovative format. Detailed information is included in the program overview. Please use The Grammar Zone registration form to reserve your place. Please note: Session 2 (August 4 - 8, noon to 2 pm) is closed.
Programs for Freshmen and Sophomores
Introduction to Technology
This program provides an introduction to or review of the necessary technology skills required of incoming freshmen and rising sophomores. We cover digital citizenship, academic internet research, website design and a variety of presentation formats. Students get hands-on experience in proper research techniques and presenting in front of their peers and teachers. Finally, this course offers a FUN learning experience that encourages trial and error, peer mentorship and collaboration and personalized instruction. Download the program overview for more information and use the registration form to sign up now!
The Lauralton Leadership Workshop is focused on identifying key tasks required of people in leadership roles, both within the LH community and beyond. Students are taught strategies to improve and perfect communication skills including public speaking, audience identification, persuasion, peer mentorship and mediation and group facilitation. In addition, we stress accountability, reliability and character development. We will discuss how to incorporate our Mercy Core Values in all that we do. Students do all this in a fun and comfortable atmosphere among friends. Download the program overview for more information and use the registration form to sign up now!
This program is designed for freshmen and sophomores who wish to strengthen their critical writing skills. Students practice asserting main ideas and substantiating claims while creating a paragraph that has both unity and coherence. Additionally, the class discusses strategies on crafting topic sentences, elaborating on main ideas and opening/concluding paragraphs, and using effective organizational patterns. Download the program overview for more information and use the registration form to sign up.
Summer Smarts – a study skills workshop
This comprehensive workshop guides freshmen and sophomores in discovering their own learning style, study strategies and organizational techniques. These skills, along with activities and small projects, help each student build confidence in her academic ability. Summer Smarts is fun and interactive, and each student leaves with a personal guide to help her achieve academic success. Download the program overview for more information and use the registration form to sign up now.
Programs for Juniors and Seniors
Advanced Technology Skills
This program offers a review of the necessary technology skills required of college-bound students. We cover professional netiquette, advanced academic internet research, website design and practice using a variety of presentation formats. Students get hands-on experience in professional research techniques and presenting both online and in front of their peers and teachers. Finally, this course offers a FUN learning experience that encourages trial and error, peer mentorship and collaboration and personalized instruction. Download the program overview for more information and use the registration form to sign up now!
SAT Vocab Prep
This program is designed to help students strengthen existing vocabulary know-how while learning new words through fun, creative, vocabulary-building activities. Students develop strategies for identifying unfamiliar words through verbal patterns and clues. Workshop activities challenge students to find meaning in context, and help build individual confidence in pronunciation and usage. Dialogue, creative written expression and word games will provide workshop participants with a wide array of academic and SAT vocabulary. Download the program overview for more information and use the registration form to sign up.
Programs for Seniors
Summer Writing Workshop - Taking the Stress Out of the Personal Essay
Applying for college can be overwhelming; writing the application essay stressful. How do you let the admissions officer see who you are, set yourself apart, and do it all with flawless grammar and perfect sentence structure? The Summer Writing Workshop helps Lauralton students write captivating personal essays. Offered the summer before senior year, each workshop meets three hours a day, Monday through Friday. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions are available, each with a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 15 students. The summer writing workshop registration form provides additional details. Please note: Session 1 (June 16 - 20, 9 a.m. to noon) is closed.
Programs for Students in All Grades
This week-long program provides 90 minutes daily of mind, body and spirit invigoration that is sure to energize and inspire. Hatha yoga offers techniques that enhance the spirit through purification of the mind and body. Open to Lauralton students in all grades, this yoga program helps students stretch body and strengthen mind. Download the program overview for more information and use the registration form to sign up now!
Dean of Student Development
203.877.2786, ext. 123