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UT Martin Kid College

Kid College has been a successful summer program for children in West Tennessee for twenty-five years and continues to be an exciting adventure for children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

Whatever interest a child may have, they will find something fun and educational to do at UT Martin's Kid College.

 

 

UT Martin’s Kid College

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kid College 2020 has been canceled.

 

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Parent Information

What is Kid College?

Kid College is a 5-day program for children who will attend Kindergarten in 2020 through 5th grade. Our goal for Kid College is to provide your child an opportunity to have a fun, learning experience. We have many interesting and exciting courses. You and your child may review the course descriptions and select the course(s) they wish to take based on their interest and the appropriate grade level. Children may register for one to five courses.

 

Prior to Kid College:

  • Register your child in advance
  • Registration fee: $30 per class, includes T-shirt. Payment is due when you register your child.

Outside Classes:

Many of our classes are held outside--including but not limited to: Cheerleading, Baseball, Basketball, Baton, and Volleyball.

 

Emails with your child’s schedule, supply fees and other important information will be sent on Wednesday before Kid College.

June 8 – First Day:

  • Arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior to your child’s first class to pick up his/her nametag and t-shirt.
  • After the first day, arrive 10 minutes before first class.

Supply Fee:

This is to be paid directly to the instructor. Please send the money in an envelope on the first day of Kid College. Write your child’s name and either the name of the class or the instructor’s name on the outside of the envelope. Send exact cash or make a check payable to the instructor. A few classes list things the children can bring from home.

Nametags should be worn daily.

Clothing – Students are encouraged to wear play clothes and tennis shoes – No flip flops or backless shoes.
Backpack - Provide a backpack for supplies. Label everything!
Children will be supervised at all times, including lunch. They will be escorted to and from class at each period and class rolls are checked hourly. Teachers will meet your child for each class in the Gooch Lobby or Auditorium.

Lunch – If your child will have lunch at Kid College, send their lunch and a drink. Lunch periods are available at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm. Children who are here all day, 9:00 am – 2:50 pm are required to schedule a lunch.

Snacks – Please do not send snacks for your child to eat between classes. Time does not permit them to eat a snack.

No child will be allowed to leave without an adult escort.

Drop-Off Instructions

Park and walk child(ren) to Gooch Hall – To the front of Gooch that faces the QUAD (inside of campus).

Pick-Up Instructions

Return to Gooch Hall to the Drop-Off location for pick-up.

Parking Options:

  • Behind the Business Administration Bldg. off Lovelace Avenue
  • Across University Street by the Football Field or
  • Across from the Hall-Moody Administration Bldg.

The small parking lot beside Gooch Hall is not available for Drop-Off or Pick-Up.

RAIN POLICY:

If it is raining at pick-up time, for the safety of the children, they will be in the Gooch Auditorium. Please park in a designated parking space and come to Gooch Hall to pick up your child(ren).

Picture Day

Wednesday is picture day – Everyone wear their Kid College t-shirt.

Open House:

Kid College Open House is Friday evening, June 12, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. All parents, family and friends are invited to drop by and meet the teachers, view displays and watch demonstrations. Refreshments will be served.

 

We look forward to having your child in Kid College. If you have any questions, please call our office at (731)881-7082 or (731)881-7081.

 

Debbie Mount, Director
Melissa Merritt, Co-Coordinator

 

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Change

The construction of the new Engineering and Science Building requires us to change Kid College Pick-Up & Drop-Off.

Drop-Off Instructions

Park and walk child(ren) to Gooch Hall – To the front of Gooch that faces the QUAD (inside of campus).

Pick-Up Instructions

Return to Gooch Hall to the Drop-Off location for pick-up.

Parking Options:

  • Behind the Business Administration Bldg. off Lovelace Avenue
  • Across University Street by the Football Field or
  • Across from the Hall-Moody Administration Bldg.

The small parking lot beside Gooch Hall is not available for Drop-Off or Pick-Up.

 

We will keep you posted if this changes. Please watch for e-mails the week prior to Kid College.

 

Registration Reminders

 

  • Register your child based on the grade your student will be in Fall 2020.
  • Visa, MasterCard or Discover card needed for payment.
  • The dollar amount in parenthesis by the course title is the supply fee for the class. This is paid the first day of Kid College.
  • A selection has to be made at each hour:
    • Child is not taking a class, Select: No Class at this time – Student will be picked up.
    • Child leaving, Select: No Class at this time – Student will be picked up.
    • Lunch Periods available at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm. If the child will be here all day (9:00 am - 2:50 pm), you must select a lunch period for them. Students bring their lunch & drink. Staff supervises the children during the lunch hour – No charge.
  • Snacks – Do not send snacks for children to eat between classes. There is no time between classes for a snack.
  • Classes held outside: Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Cheerleading and Baton.

 

Grades K-2 Schedule

9:00 AM

Apollo Moon Adventure - $10

Diane Bell and McKenzie Baker

Over 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon. NASA is ready for the next group of astronauts to go to the Moon, and they want YOU. The ultimate space adventure is here for you as you train like a real NASA astronaut and ‘fly’ to the Moon. Did you know that there are cars, called lunar rovers that you can drive on the Moon? You will also have a once in a lifetime opportunity to see real moon rocks brought to Earth from NASA astronauts. Will your crew win the teamwork award on the last day? Look up at the Moon tonight and start dreaming about your adventure! This class qualifies you to compete for you own Astronaut Flight Suit. Supply Fee: $10

 

Build, Create, and Experiment - $2

Elisabeth Tompkins

Calling all builders, inventors, and scientists! This class is filled with hands-on activities. You will use your hands to build various STEM activities. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Supply Fee: $2

 

Creative Movement with Dance

Emily Wilkes

Enjoy a fun and upbeat class featuring songs with dance moves. Learn to dance to the beat of music.

 

Dirty Hands, Green Thumbs! - $10

Kristy Shumake

Ready to get your hands dirty? From dirt to the table, we will explore how a garden works! Digging, planting, and growing, you will be transformed into a green thumb! So get ready to dig in the dirt for week of fun in the beginning of your very own garden. Please bring a large shirt to cover your clothes while we dig in the dirt. Supply Fee $10

 

Trash To Treasure - $10

Pearlie Sowell

Everything Is Beautiful.

Yes, even trash! So let’s have fun finding new, ways of turning trash into beautiful priceless treasures. Supplies Fee: $10.00

 

Volleyball – Skyhawks and Sunshine

Julia Noe and Jamie Rys

Skyhawk volleyball coaches use their knowledge of this exciting and fun sport and turn it into educational, entertaining games for you. Learn the basic skills of the sport, such as passing, serving, attacking and many more. And we will build friendships and create memories to take home. Make sure to reserve your spot on the court! Outside class.

10:00 AM

Action Packed Art - $7

Hilary Webb

Awaken your senses as you find your inner artist! For the creative kid that wants to try a little bit of everything. Let your imagination fly and your creativity shine through as you experiment with crafts, paint, pastels, printmaking, collage, and more. Action-packed art projects are the name of this game! Supply fee covers art supplies. Supply Fee: $7

 

Baseball Fun

JB Suiter

Come throw, field and hit! You will learn the basics of baseball with this class. You will also get to play games while learning how to compete. Come ready to work hard, learn some baseball and have fun! Bring a glove and bat if you have one. Outside class.

 

“Cheer-Tastic” - $4

Audri Hill

Go! Fight! Win! Do you want to learn how to be a “cheer-tastic” cheerleader? Come join our class to learn basic cheer motions and jumps. You will also learn chants, cheers, and even a super fun dance! Come jump into the world of CHEER! Go, Go, G-O, Go Cheerleaders, Go! Outside class. Supply Fee: $4

 

Children’s Creative Crafts - $2

Elisabeth Tompkins

Do you enjoy creating crafts? If you answered yes, then this is the class for you! We will explore several interactive read aloud and make them come to life with a hands-on craft. Get ready to get creative! Supply Fee: $2

 

Extreme Space Race - $10

Diane Bell and McKenzie Baker

Are you ready to win the Space Race? NASA is ready for a new group of trainees to do a BRAND NEW competition. Each day, your crew will discover new things about space, flying, science, and the planets. Then, the real fun begins as you compete with the other crews in fun, exciting, and messy games to win the daily NASA award. Teamwork will help you take the victory as you learn about the amazing galaxy around us. If your crew works as a team, you might even win the extreme space race championship on the last day. And of course, there are great prizes as we take space exploration to the extreme! This class qualifies you to compete for you own Astronaut Flight Suit. Supply Fee: $10

 

Messy Mayhem – Science Investigation - $8

Sheena Scott

Mixing, separating, dissolving, melting, and more! Does this sound like fun to you? It’s time to get creative and embrace the mess! Put on your lab coat and come to Messy Mayhem! Mix a few everyday ingredients to create surprising solutions and mad mixtures! Get ready for some mixing science you will never forget. Please bring a large shirt to use as a science lab coat to protect your clothing. Supply Fee: $8

11:00 AM

All-Around Animal Agriculture - $5

Emalee Buttrey

Cows and crayons, pigs and paintbrushes, sheep and sweaters! What do farm animals have to do with everyday objects? You'll learn how animal agriculture is used to feed the world and contribute to daily life! We will discuss how a variety of species including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep and goats, chickens and turkeys are raised, cared for, and humanely harvested (in an age-appropriate manner), and how their products enrich our everyday lives. Parents – Class includes discussion of life/birth and death (age-appropriate, of course). Supply Fee: $5

 

Build, Create, and Experiment - $2

Elisabeth Tompkins

Calling all builders, inventors, and scientists! This class is filled with hands-on activities. You will use your hands to build various STEM activities. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Supply Fee: $2

 

Candy Crafters - $5

Allie Baker

C-A-N-D-Y…Let’s make some candy! You will spend the week learning to craft many tasty candies including rock candy, lollipops, and much more. This class will be full of sweet, sour, and ooey-gooey treats that you are sure to love! You won’t want to miss out on this “SWEET” class! Supply Fee: $5

 

Eco Warriors-to Discover and Defend! - $10

Kristy Shumake

Want to be a Mother Nature Superhero? Take a walk on the wild side as we explore nature! Investigate nature and how it works and learn how to help our environment. Discover native plants, insects, and animals that support our ecosystem by playing games, taking nature walks and creating a bug hotel! Supply Fee: $10

 

Glitter Glamour Spa - $10

Pearlie Sowell

Let’s sparkle and shine with Glitter and Glam. Have fun making homemade facial mask and painting glossy nail, mixing lip gloss. Come enjoy the week of sparkling fun. Supply Fee: $10.00

 

Painting Corner - $10

Hilary Webb

Do you love to paint? Enter the painting studio and create masterpieces of your own using a variety of paints, styles and techniques. Surprise yourself with what you can do with paint! Supply fee covers canvas, quality paper, paints and supplies. Supply Fee: $10

 

LUNCH

12:00 PM

All-Around Animal Agriculture - $5

Emalee Buttrey

Cows and crayons, pigs and paintbrushes, sheep and sweaters! What do farm animals have to do with everyday objects? You'll learn how animal agriculture is used to feed the world and contribute to daily life! We will discuss how a variety of species including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep and goats, chickens and turkeys are raised, cared for, and humanely harvested (in an age-appropriate manner), and how their products enrich our everyday lives. Parents – Class includes discussion of life/birth and death (age-appropriate, of course). Supply Fee: $5

 

Bowling - $5

Earl Bell and Chris Baker

Who is ready to get a spare, strike, or even a turkey!? Bowling is a fun sport that anyone can enjoy. After you take this class, you will be able to show your friends and family how to roll the ball down the lanes without even using bumpers! We can’t wait to see you get a strike for the first time. You will get a certificate for a free bowling game on the last day so you can show your new bowling skills. Real pins, lanes, and bowling balls will teach you how to bowl so you can have the best game ever! We will bowl in this class every day, and we will even have our own tournament on the last day. See you on the lanes! Supply Fee: $5

 

BucketBeatz!

Eric Lipford

Who's got the beat? This is a great class full of rhythm and music. You are sure to love this loud, bucket-beating class!

 

Chemical Reaction - $10

Brenda Black

This is your chance to become a science wizard. Using fun, safe scientific experiment Kids can perform. Supply Fee: $10

 

Math in Our World

JB Suiter

Come play math games and have fun while you learn! Come have fun with math! You will learn some of the basics of math and see how it used in our world including nature and different cultures while playing some fun math games!

 

1:00 PM

American Girl Slumber Party - $5

Audrey Waterfield

It is time for a slumber party! Your American Girl Doll will be ready for her Birthday Slumber Party with a new sleeping bag, party hat, and sweat treats. Come join me in creating the best Birthday Party for your doll. You may bring your American Girl Doll or any 18” doll. Supply Fee $5

 

Grossology 101 - $8

Carrie Autry

Sometimes it’s stinky, sometimes it’s crusty, and sometimes it’s slimey. BUT HEY, it’s your body! Do you find nasty smells, gooey scabs, smelly poop disgusting and really gross?!?! Then you’re in the right place!! Do you want to know why our bodies do really gross stuff like barf, belch, snot, make ear wax, grow puss filled zits, and….yes….fart? Join us in Grossology 101 for some really nasty, gross, disgusting fun and find out why! We will make edible barf and diarrhea, have a belching contest, a poop race, and so much more!!! Supply Fee: $8

 

Junior Space Camp - $10

Diane Bell and McKenzie Baker

Welcome astronaut trainees! Adventure is ready for you at NASA as you prepare for your mission to space and the International Space Station. Brave astronaut trainees will discover all about life in space as we explore what to eat and drink, how to sleep, and even how to go to the bathroom in space. You will ‘fly’ to space and conduct fun (and messy) experiments on the Space Station. Does your crew have what it takes to win the Best Flight award on the last day of class? Hold on to your seats; it’s going to be an amazing ride! 3…2….1 LIFTOFF! This class qualifies you to compete for you own Astronaut Flight Suit. Supply Fee: $10

 

Kids Yoga

Angelina MacKewn

This playful yoga class encourages self-expression as well as building social skills. Children will strengthen their bodies as they learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques. Kids will move, dance, and play yoga in this energy releasing class. You can bring your own yoga mat and eye pillow or one will be provided for you. If you want a towel you can bring one. You can practice in your bare feet or you can wear socks.

 

Snack Attack! - $5

Allie Baker

Is snack time your favorite time of the day? Get ready for a fun week in the kitchen while leaning to make tasty snacks. In this class, you will create a new snack each day that is sure to attack your growling tummy. You will even get to add these recipes to your very own cookbook! Supply Fee: $5

 

LUNCH

2:00 PM

Drawing Corner - $5

Hilary Webb

Do you like to draw? Enter the studio and stretch your drawing skills using the tricks of line, shape, form, space, texture, shading, color, perspective and proportion to create drawings that explode off the page. Everyone can draw better with just a few tips and some practice. Supply fee covers a variety of drawing supplies and quality papers. Supply Fee $5

 

Extreme Planet Earth - $10

Sheena Scott

What’s that? Look out!!! Large rotating storm with wind at least 74 mph, chunks of ice falling from the sky, opening in the earth erupting lava, rock fragments, and hot gases…. From hail to hurricanes and tornadoes to volcanoes, join Extreme Planet Earth for a storm chasing adventure guaranteed to get you excited about some forces on Earth! We will explore nature’s super forces and weather wonders during this journey creating snow globes, rain clouds, volcanoes and more! Supply Fee: $10

 

Magnificent Mad Scientist - $10

Brenda Black

Let’s all become a mad scientist.

We will put together dinosaur bones, make our own rockets and blast off, and mix up a scientific treat Yum! Yum! Supply Fee: $10

 

Once Upon a Time! (Acting)

Melanie Hollis

Theatre staff of Vanguard Theatre

Using games and improvisations, you will work on a children’s story to perform! You will learn how to use your voice to tell a story, create characters with your body and use your imagination to work together as a team to put on a show! Come activate your imagination and share your ideas!

 

Rainy Day Fun - $10

Pearlie Sowell

Let’s enjoy a week of creating healthy treats and inside activities that we can turn your rainy days into Summer time fun. Supply Fee: $10.00

 

Grades 3rd – 5th Schedule

9:00 AM

Action Packed Art - $7

Hilary Webb

Awaken your senses as you find your inner artist! For the creative kid that wants to try a little bit of everything. Let your imagination fly and your creativity shine through as you experiment with crafts, paint, pastels, printmaking, collage, and more. Action-packed art projects are the name of this game! Supply fee covers art supplies. Supply Fee: $7

 

Baseball Fun

JB Suiter

Come throw, field and hit! You will learn the basics of baseball with this class. You will also get to play games, while learning how to compete and scrimmage. Come ready to work hard, learn some baseball and have fun! Bring a glove and bat if you have one. Outside class.

 

“Cheerleader from Bow To Toe” - $4

Audri Hill

Hey Fans in the Stands! If you are, or have always wanted to be a cheerleader from “bow to toe”, this is the class for you!! You will learn how to sharpen up your motions and jumps, while also learning new chants, cheers, and a super fun dance! If you just want to perfect the skills you already have, or if you’re learning for the first time, get your “SPIRIT FINGERS” ready. because you will love this class!! WE’VE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO! WE’VE GOT SPIRIT, HOW ‘BOUT YOU? Outside class. Supply Fee: $4

 

Creative Cuties - $5

Allie Baker

Hey Cuties, bring your creativity to this crafting class! You will spend the week learning how to make fun crafts including scrunchies, bath bombs, and much more. The fun doesn’t stop there! Join us for a week full of crafting! Supply Fee: $5

 

Hot Wheels Extravaganza - $10

Carrie Autry

Do you have a need for speed? The AMAZING HOT WHEELS EXTRAVAGANZA is where you want to be! There will be Loops, Jumps, Turns, and Thrills! Kids can roll cars down different tracks and race their way to the winner’s circle!! So rev up your engines and join in the amazing Hot Wheel Extravaganza!! Supply Fee: $10

 

Messy Mayhem – Science Investigation - $8

Sheena Scott

Mixing, separating, dissolving, melting, and more! Does this sound like fun to you? It’s time to get creative and embrace the mess! Put on your lab coat and come to Messy Mayhem! Mix a few everyday ingredients to create surprising solutions and mad mixtures! Get ready for some mixing science you will never forget. Please bring a large shirt to use as a science lab coat to protect your clothing. Supply Fee: $8

 

Phun with Physics - $2

Jason Alexander

Want to learn about how stuff around and inside you works and build some cool stuff at the same time? From lightning bolts to laser beams, you will discover what happens when you take ordinary things like your favorite cereal box, old dvds, wiggly jello, and fuzzy socks and do some awesome science with it. Supply Fee: $2

10:00 AM

Advanced Phun with Physics - $2

Jason Alexander

Scientists and engineers explore the universe by making observations. This takes things like telescopes, microscopes, and spectrometers. These are all types of things called instruments. In advanced Phun with Physics we will build our very own real instruments and then be able to take them home to continue exploring. We may also get to do some experiments with small programmable computers and sensors, just like university science students. Supply Fee: $2

 

Beginner Karate

Rick Conger

Want your child to develop self-confidence and self-discipline while learning the exciting skills of traditional karate? The physical skills of karate include stretching, coordination, balance, and reactions. The karate student learns stances, blocking, punching and kicking along will putting these skills together into preset routines. This is a fun and energetic class that challenges both the mind and body.

 

Dirty Hands, Green Thumbs! - $10

Kristy Shumake

Ready to get your hands dirty? From dirt to the table, we will explore how a garden works! Digging, planting, and growing, you will be transformed into a green thumb! So get ready to dig in the dirt for week of fun in the beginning of your very own garden. Please bring a large shirt to cover your clothes while we dig in the dirt. Supply Fee: $10

 

Just Dance Fun

Emily Wilkes

Everyone loves to listen to Today’s Hits. Why not learn some cool dance moves to them? Kids will learn a short dance routine in class.

 

Rainy Day Fun - $10

Pearlie Sowell

Who said rainy day are gloomy days? Not here. Let enjoy a week of inside summer fun with healthy treats that will turn your rainy day into sunny inside fun. Supply Fee: $10.00

 

Volleyball – Skyhawks and Sunshine

Julia Noe and Jamie Potter

Skyhawk volleyball coaches use their knowledge of this exciting and fun sport and turn it into educational, entertaining games for you. Learn the basic skills of the sport, such as passing, serving, attacking and many more. And we will build friendships and create memories to take home. Make sure to reserve your spot on the court! Outside class.

11:00 AM

Advanced Karate

Rick Conger

Want your child to continue learning the exciting skills of traditional karate? This class is designed for the student that has had basic Karate at Kid College or has had some martial art experience. The physical skills of karate include stretching, coordination, balance, and reactions. The advanced karate student learns advanced stances, blocking, punching and kicking along will putting these skills together into preset routines that helps the student develop the fundamentals of traditional karate.

 

BucketBeatz!

Eric Lipford

Who's got the beat? This is a great class full of rhythm and music. You are sure to love this loud, bucket-beating class!

 

Chemical Reaction - $10

Brenda Black

This is your chance to become a science wizard. Using fun, safe scientific experiment Kids can perform. Supply Fee: $10

 

Etiquette and Manners - $8

Carrie Autry

Etiquette is the set of conventional rules of personal behavior in polite society. Learn how to be a model of good etiquette and polite social manners. The basic rules of etiquette are pretty simple. It’s the culture of speech, common courtesy, neat appearance, and control over your emotions. Etiquette matters. So please come and join us in “Etiquette and Manners” where you will learn how to set a proper table, write proper note cards, how a gentleman should treat a lady and how a lady should conduct herself in public. Supply Fee: $8

 

Ultimate Space Race - $10

Diane Bell and McKenzie Baker

Ready, set, go on this BRAND NEW ultimate space competition. Each day, you will work and learn with your crew about the solar system, science, astronauts, or flying. Then, the crews will compete in fun, exciting, and messy games. Space Jeopardy is my favorite! The daily space race winner will receive the NASA award. Discovering new things has never been as fun as the space race. The universe is full of wonder, and we will explore it all and win prizes along the way. If you work hard with your crew, you might even be named the Ultimate Space Race Champion on the last day! This class qualifies you to compete for you own Astronaut Flight Suit or the Huntsville Space Camp scholarship. Supply Fee: $10

 

LUNCH

12:00 PM

Advanced Apollo Moon Mission - $10

Diane Bell and McKenzie Baker

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” These words were said by Neil Armstrong as he became the first man to walk on the Moon. Over 50 years later, NASA is ready to go back to the Moon and send you! Crew training will prepare you for the long journey to the Moon. Are you ready to bounce around the Moon in the lunar rover? Are you ready to play golf or basketball on the Moon? You will even get to see REAL moon rocks brought back from actual Apollo missions. You might even be named the Superior Trainee in your crew if you successfully complete your training. So, let’s ride a rocket to the Moon and back! This class qualifies you to compete for you own Astronaut Flight Suit or the Huntsville Space Camp scholarship. Supply Fee: $10

 

American Girl Slumber Party - $5

Audrey Waterfield

It is time for a slumber party! Your American Girl Doll will be ready for her Birthday Slumber Party with a new sleeping bag, party hat, and sweat treats. Come join me in creating the best Birthday Party for your doll. You may bring your American Girl Doll or any 18” doll. Supply Fee: $5

 

Beginner Baton - $5

Emily Wilkes

Learn basic baton twirls and tricks. Kids will learn a short routine set to music. Outside class. Supply Fee: $5

 

Eco Warriors-to Discover and Defend! - $10

Kristy Shumake

Want to be a Mother Nature Superhero? Take a walk on the wild side as we explore nature! Investigate nature and how it works and learn how to help our environment. Discover native plants, insects, and animals that support our ecosystem by playing games, taking nature walks and creating a bug hotel! Supply Fee: $10

 

Ingenious Engineers - $10

Sheena Scott

Engineers, we have a problem here!! Put your problem solving skills to the test and see which solution works best. If you love to build or design, unleash your creative side and join Ingenious Engineers! Begin your adventure here with hands on project experience building and designing. No engineering experience needed! Explore endless possibilities by creating your own unique structures, toys, and other crazy contraptions. So get your thinking caps on and build something to remember! Supply Fee: $10

 

Painting Corner - $10

Hilary Webb

Do you love to paint? Enter the painting studio and create masterpieces of your own using a variety of paints, styles and techniques. Surprise yourself with what you can do with paint! Supply fee covers canvas, quality paper, paints and supplies. Supply Fee: $10

 

Trash To Treasure - $10

Pearlie Sowell

Everything Is Beautiful.

Yes, even trash! So let’s have fun finding new, ways of turning trash into beautiful priceless treasures. Supply Fee: $10

 

1:00 PM

All-Around Animal Agriculture - $5

Emalee Buttrey

Cows and crayons, pigs and paintbrushes, sheep and sweaters! What do farm animals have to do with everyday objects? You'll learn how animal agriculture is used to feed the world and contribute to daily life! We will discuss how a variety of species including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep and goats, chickens and turkeys are raised, cared for, and humanely harvested (in an age-appropriate manner), and how their products enrich our everyday lives. Parents – Class includes discussion of life/birth and death (age-appropriate, of course). Supply Fee: $5

 

Bowling - $5

Earl Bell and Chris Baker

Are you ready for a new high game score? Bowling is a great sport that anyone can participate in. It is good exercise, and many colleges offer scholarships for bowling. We will show you how to roll the ball, pick up spares, and even throw strikes. You will also understand how to keep score the next time you hit the lanes. Real balls, pins, and lanes will be used for us to bowl in this class, and we will have a tournament on the last day. You will even get a certificate for a free game of bowling. Get ready for fun on the lanes…no bumpers allowed! Supply Fee: $5

 

Drawing Corner - $5

Hilary Webb

Do you like to draw? Enter the studio and stretch your drawing skills using the tricks of line, shape, form, space, texture, shading, color, perspective and proportion to create drawings that explode off the page. Everyone can draw better with just a few tips and some practice. Supply fee covers a variety of drawing supplies and quality papers. Supply Fee: $5

 

Extreme Planet Earth - $10

Sheena Scott

What’s that? Look out!!! Large rotating storm with wind at least 74 mph, chunks of ice falling from the sky, opening in the earth erupting lava, rock fragments, and hot gases…. From hail to hurricanes and tornadoes to volcanoes, join Extreme Planet Earth for a storm chasing adventure guaranteed to get you excited about some forces on Earth! We will explore nature’s super forces and weather wonders during this journey creating snow globes, rain clouds, volcanoes and more! Supply Fee: $10

 

Glitter Glamour Spa - $10

Pearlie Sowell

Time to Sparkle! Let’s sparkle and shine, with Glitter and Glam. Have fun making homemade facial mask, painting glossy nails, creating glittery jewelry and mixing up shiny lip gloss. Come enjoy a fun week of sparkling fun. Supply Fee: $10

 

Let Me Entertain You! (Acting)

Melanie Hollis

Theatre staff of Vanguard Theatre

Learn to be an actor! In class, you will discover the importance of ensemble, beginning acting and movement technique and play theatre games which ignite creativity and imagination! We will discuss costuming and makeup and how to make props! You will work as a team to perform a short theatre play.

 

Magnificent Mad Scientist - $10

Brenda Black

Let’s all become a mad scientist.

We will put together dinosaur bones, make our own rockets and blast off, and mix up a scientific treat Yum! Yum! Supply Fee: $10

 

LUNCH

2:00 PM

Advanced Space Camp - $10

Diane Bell and McKenzie Baker

Did you know that there are astronauts in space right now? They are working, eating, sleeping, and living in space on the International Space Station. Now it is your turn to train like a real NASA astronaut and ‘fly’ a mission to the International Space Station. Your crew will work together to solve problems and make scientific discoveries as you work in space. Fun and messy experiments are waiting for you. Maybe you will even have what it takes to win the Right Stuff award on the last day of class. The Space Station is ready for its newest astronaut…YOU! This class qualifies you to compete for you own Astronaut Flight Suit or the Huntsville Space Camp scholarship. Supply Fee: $10

 

All-Around Animal Agriculture - $5

Emalee Buttrey

Cows and crayons, pigs and paintbrushes, sheep and sweaters! What do farm animals have to do with everyday objects? You'll learn how animal agriculture is used to feed the world and contribute to daily life! We will discuss how a variety of species including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep and goats, chickens and turkeys are raised, cared for, and humanely harvested (in an age-appropriate manner), and how their products enrich our everyday lives. Parents – Class includes discussion of life/birth and death (age-appropriate, of course). Supply Fee: $5

 

Basketball 102 - $2

Natalie Brent

Dribble, Pass, Shoot!! You will improve all fundamentals of basketball with this class. You will also get to play games such as Gotcha! and will get to do scrimmaging as well. Come ready to work hard and have fun!! This class is held outside. Supply Fee: $2

 

Kids College Booms/Sings!

Eric Lipford

Interested in learning to play an instrument? Interested in learning to sing? This exciting class will explore Boomwhackers while singing. These instruments are plastic tubes that range in tone. You will learn songs from some of your favorite cartoon TV shows as well as others.

 

Kids Yoga

Angelina MacKewn

In this class, strength, community, and self-expression are the framework. Through strengthening yoga poses, visual meditations, and breathing techniques, children will explore yoga and mindfulness in a positive and welcoming space. You can bring your own yoga mat and eye pillow or one will be provided for you. If you want a towel you can bring one. You can practice in your bare feet or you can wear socks.

 

Math in Our World

JB Suiter

Come play math games and have fun while you learn! Come have fun with math! You will learn some of the basics of math and see how it used in our world including nature and different cultures while playing some fun math games!

 

Space Camp Scholarship Information and Past Winners

Space Camp Scholarship

How would you like to experience a week of Astronaut training at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama?? You could be the lucky student to receive a scholarship to do just that! The scholarship is worth about $1000.00 and will be awarded during Kid College Open House on June 15th.

 

To participle in the opportunity:

  1. Enroll in any of Diane Bell’s “space Classes”
  2. Be at least 9 years of age
  3. Present the required “space Project” (details will be presented in class.

Due to age restrictions for Space Camp, all of my students that are too young to participate in the scholarship or would prefer the alternate prize will have the opportunity to win an Astronaut Flight Suit by turning in the required project.

 

A very special THANK YOU goes to the following sponsors for helping fund the Space Camp Scholarship:

 

First Citizens Bank

Joey Hays Food Rite Grocery Stores

Earl and Diane Bell

Past Space Camp Scholarship Winners

  • 1992 Bryan Phelps
  • 1993 Zac Wright
  • 1994 Maggie Goodman
  • 1995 Ron Peckham
  • 1996 Jake Graves
  • 1997 Christopher Mullins
  • 1998 Andrew Moore
  • 1999 Ryan Nanney
  • 2000 Brandt Sisson
  • 2001 Matthew Moore
  • 2002 Kristen Garcia
  • 2003 Skye Gifford
  • 2004 Jesse Parrish
  • 2005 Maggie Watson
  • 2006 Jordan Long
  • 2007 Nicholas Eaves
  • 2008 Erin Bell
  • 2009 Ainsley Freed
  • 2010 Donovan Davis
  • 2011 Joseph Pelren
  • 2012 Sam Garrard
  • 2013 Katie Reeves
  • 2014 Grant Smith
  • 2015 Emmy Cameron
  • 2016 Riley Light
  • 2017 Mary Peacock
  • 2018 Dylan Cornette
  • 2019 Chloe Cameron

Space Camp Sponsers

Thank you to the following sponsors of the Space Camp Scholarship:
Commercial Bank
First Citizens Bank
Joey Hays: Food Rite Grocery Stores
Earl and Diane Bell
Commercial Bank and Trust

 

A letter from Jason Kelley, Marshall Ground Control

Jason Kelley in Kid College

As an Alumnus of the Kid College program, I wanted to say thank you for this program that has continually been provided to children over many years. In 1992 I attended my first Kid College and because I attended I was set upon a great adventure. As you may have noticed my email address from NASA, you might be able to guess what class a enjoyed at Kid College. Walking into Diane Bell’s Space Camp class was an experience that I will never forget, my world was transformed forever. I quickly realized in that moment what I wanted I wanted to do when I grew up. A career in space exploration was my new goal in life and because of Diane I was able to achieve that goal.

 

As I ponder on my first experience 25 years ago, I would have never thought I would be where I am today. Because Diane and her family helped shape my goals and dreams I was able to take part in a special moment for NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center. In April, I was the first Marshall GC (Ground Control) to operate console for payload operations for the International Space Station. When talking with Diane about this achievement and how she played a part, she humbly pointed to spot light back to me. In the same token I must return the spot light back to her, for it was her that saw something special in me and started me on this path.

 

From all of the former Kid College students that have passed thought those halls of Gooch Hall, I say Thanks! If anyone every wonders why they should continue this great program or why kids should attend, please reference this email. Many lives have been changed for the better because of the classes that have been provided, which have opened the eyes of so many.

 

Jason Kelley at his desk at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Best regards,

 

Jason Kelley

 

Marshall Ground Control (Marshall GC)

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kid College 2020 has been canceled.

 

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Parent Information

Dear Moms & Dads,

 

Kid College is a four-day program for children who will attend Kindergarten in 2020 through the 5th grade. Our goal for Kid College is to provide your child an opportunity to have a fun-learning experience. Children will be divided into small groups based on the grade they will be in Fall 2020 and will rotate through the courses each day. We have an exciting four days planned for your child. To help our program operate smoothly, we have the following reminders:

Prior To Kid College

Register your child in advance.

 

Registration fee: $95 and includes a Kid College T-Shirt and supplies.

 

Watch for e-mails with additional Kid College information sent the week prior to Kid College.

Drop Off/Pick Up

First morning – Please park and accompany your child to the Lobby to pick up their nametag and t-shirt. Following the first morning, we will have curb side drop off. Parents will pick up students in their last class of the day.

July 2 – Open House –Noon to 1:00 p.m.

All parents, family and friends are invited to drop by and meet the teachers, view displays and watch demonstrations. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to having your child in Kid College.

 

Registration and Payment Online

 

If you have any questions, please call our office at (731)881-7081.

 

Kid College Classes

Across the U.S.

Maybe we can’t take an extended vacation this summer and travel across country; however, we can explore different regions at Kid College as we travel the country. We will take virtual trips as we explore different cultures, geography, and histories together. We will assist students, embrace their inner artist, and give them a love and passion for new and exciting places and locations. Whether we are digging into a region for odd facts or simply want to instill a love for exploration and travel; we’ll cover the United States without even leaving the UT Martin Parsons Center!

Become a Healthier YOU!

Do you know what your body needs to grow big and strong? Join me as we discover the many ways we can take care of our bodies in order to live a long healthy life! You will experience hands on activities and experiments as we learn how to care for our teeth, eat healthy, and take care of those pesky germs. Come to Kid College and test your strength and ability as we have fun learning what it takes to become a healthier YOU!

ARTrageous

Doesn’t everyone love art?? For the inventive kid that wants to try a little bit of everything. Let your imagination fly and your creativity shine through as you experiment with crafts, paint, pastels, collage, and more. Action-packed art projects are the name of this game! Bring your best imagination and get ready to let your imagination run wild! Oh, yeah, we are going to get messy, but we’ll be having a blast!

Theatre Games for the Young’ns

Would your child love to try acting, but is a bit afraid to give it a try? Theatre Games for the Young’ns makes acting accessible to the child by utilizing fun, collaborative games and exercises which teach the values of working together, listening, and creating. Students should wear non-restrictive clothing in which they can easily move, and be prepared to have fun and acquire self-confidence and communication skills which will benefit them the rest of their lives.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kid College 2020 has been canceled.

Kid College

  • Five Fun-Filled Days.
  • For children who will attend Kindergarten in Fall 2020 through the 5th grade
  • Children will be divided into small groups based on their grade and rotate through the series of classes each day
  • Additional information for parents will be sent by email the week prior to Kid College
  • Questions, e-mail us at nondegree@utm.edu.

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Registration and Payment are online

Have your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover card ready. Payment is required when you register.

 

REGISTER EARLY - ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED!

Science Superheroes

Donna Burrus

Ever thought YOU would be a Superhero? Join me this summer for a science superhero adventure as we fly into the world of science. You will use your most important power - curiosity - as we discover the many wonders of the natural world. Get ready to discover the world of invention and challenge yourself in fun hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities. CURIOSITY - millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. You can too.

All aboard!!!!!

Megan Burnett

Anchors away as students set sail on a reading adventure around the world. As our sailors travel the world, we will explore different book genres and stories from different countries. Our worldly craft-ivities focus on story elements, book structure, writing, and comprehension strategies, allowing students to excel next school year. Hold on to your hats …off to great places we go!

Imagination Station

Cathy Stanz

Doesn’t everyone love ART? Bring your best imagination and get ready to paint, draw, print and weave! Oh, yeah, we are going to get messy, but we’ll be having a blast! Bring a big shirt to cover up for those messy days!

 

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