HTSD Summer Program thrills, entertains young minds

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 11:15 AM


Summertime is never a boring time for students enrolled in the HTSD Summer Program.

Students enrolled in the program were able to explore their artistic side with a variety of art classes and summer theater. The two-week summer theater students produced and performed “Melissa and Kristen’s Excellent Musical Adventure,” featuring favorites such as “76 Trombones” from “The Music Man Jr.” and “Hard Knock Life” from “Annie Jr.”  Students in the art exploration programs class experienced a number of art mediums.

A variety of robotics and computer programming classes also were available, including littleBits™, which allowed students to invent and code their own projects using littleBits™ electronic bricks. The Exploring Micro:bit course introduced students to coding a BBC micro:bit using programming languages such as Blocks, JavaScript and Python.

Students also had the option to enroll in the weeklong Camp Invention program, held at Wyland Elementary in July. The full-day program offered students the ability to collaborate to building prototypes, complete hands-on challenges inspired by real inventors and to design their own remote-controlled robot.

The HTSD summer program is offered each summer, with two weeks of half-day options in June, and the weeklong, full-day Camp Invention program in July. Registration for the program begins in March each year. Learn more at ht-sd.org under Community/HTSD Summer Program.