MI 2017 Courses: Full-day
ALL COURSES - HALF-DAY (AM) - HALF-DAY (PM) - FULL-DAY - TRAVEL

The Courses


Advanced Raptor Program at VINS All About Food:From Truck to Table Back to RMS Bead Jewelry and Beyond Cakes Galore Clay, Metal, Fire! Comfort Food & Great Books The Coolest Game on Ice COVER Construction Heroes Dungeons, Dragons, and Six Smokin’ Dice Geometrical Drawing Gladiator Style: The Arms, Armor, and Technique of Ancient Roman Gladiators The Haven: What, Where, Who, and Why? Horsing Around at High Horses If You Build It...! Introduction to Polo Lifeguard Certification Course Longboard Collective “Keep it tight while hanging loose” Making Comics/Graphic Novels Maple Sugaring March Intensive Independent Study Option (MI-ISO) Mind Your Own Business Picaboo. Creating and Publishing Books in the 21st Century Quilting for Disaster Relief Running the Show Situation Rooms Spoons and Soups Squash Straight to Hollywood Things That Go Bump in the Night: The Psychology and Art of Horror Tools of the Trade: Real World Skills for the Future The Well-Oiled Life: Living Well with Essential Oils

Please note: Grayed out courses are at full enrollment and are not accepting any more registrations.



COURSE

Advanced Raptor Program at VINS

INSTRUCTOR(S)

VINS Staff, Jessica Eakin, and TBD (cm)

LOCATION

VINS

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

12

STUDENT COST

$155

At this four-day program at VINS, you will learn about wildlife rehabilitation, raptor anatomy and physiology, and bird training techniques. Bring along a camera and sketchbook to capture the beauty of these remarkable birds.


COURSE

All About Food: From Truck to Table

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Ellen Clattenburg and Amy Good

LOCATION

HHS, Co-op Culinary Learning Center, King Arthur Flour

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

14

STUDENT COST

$160

Do you consider yourself a foodie? Want to learn basic cooking and bread baking skills? Want to better understand a grocery store and learn how to shop for the perfect ingredients? We will spend three days at the Lebanon Co-op working in the Culinary Learning Center on basic cooking skills and in the store job shadowing in various departments and learning what goes into providing high quality products. Other topics we may cover include sustainability, food safety, and Fair Trade. Each day we will eat lunch together to share the fruits of your labor. Our final day will be spent at King Arthur where we will take a morning class to learn how to make Middle Eastern Breads.


COURSE

Back to RMS

INSTRUCTOR(S)

John Lacrosse (cm) and Swati Jogdand

LOCATION

RMS

READING(S)

Selected articles from Middle School Journal

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

15

STUDENT COST

$0

Do you enjoy working with kids? Are you interested in teaching? Would you like to see (and work with) some of your old teachers from middle/elementary school? If so, this might be the March Intensive for you. During this March Intensive you will have the opportunity to spend the week working at the Richmond Middle School. You can expect to do some direct work with students, assist in the teaching of lessons in class (variety of grades) and running some activities. Classes that you work with will depend on your skill set and interest. In addition to spots at the Richmond School there are a few spaces for students interested in spending the week at Marion Cross and the Lyme School. This March Intensive is supervised by Mr. LaCrosse at the Richmond School and is open to students in grades 10-12.


COURSE

Bead Jewelry and Beyond

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Cindy Geilich

LOCATION

Academic Resource Center

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

8

STUDENT COST

$0

Beadweaving is not just for jewelry! On the first day of this MI, you will learn the traditional beadweaving technique called the “gourd” stitch to make bracelets and necklaces. Then, on the second day, you will apply what you've learned to create a one-of-a-kind cell phone case decorated with fringe, maybe a jump ring (chain mail) strap or maybe some beaded embellishment.  On the third day, you will stitch a foundation for a belt.  Once you've crafted the base, you will learn how to combine the foundation with leather for a traditional look or experiment with some bead netting (and maybe even some jump rings and chain maille) to create a totally original and unique design!  The cost of this MI covers all materials as well as 2 days of instruction from a master beader.



COURSE

Cakes Galore

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Melissa Smith and Randi Hallarman

LOCATION

HHS Staff lounge, off-site (1-2 days)

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

12

STUDENT COST

$0

Join us for an amazing week in the world of cake! In this full-day course, you will learn popular cake-baking and decorating techniques. Guest instructors will inspire you to perfect your skills and create delightful baked goods that will tempt the tastebuds as well as the eyes! Students will have no shortage of cakes to take home! You’ll come away with the knowledge and skills to become an expert cake baker and decorator!


COURSE

Clay, Metal, Fire!

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Yuliya Ballou and League of NH Craftsmen Staff (Deb Churchill, cm)

LOCATION

League of NH Craftsmen (Hanover NH)

READING(S)

Review of information on creation of kinetic sculpture and sound sculpture to gain an understanding of underlying principles and acquire the skill to design one.

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

9

STUDENT COST

$350

All metal and clay experience levels welcome. Have fun in both the metals and clay studios at the League of NH Craftsmen. Combining metal and clay you will build a sculptural object that creates movement and/or sound through form and balance. Clay pieces will be hand-built. You will learn how to construct the forms in metal and clay to make different sounds and to create movement, and how to integrate these two materials into one piece of art. Projects previously made by students are fountains, rain chains, wind chimes and balancing kinetic sculptures. But … you are not limited to these. If you can design it, you can try to make it! The process is the fun part. This March Intensive requires participation Monday through Friday to complete projects.


COURSE

Comfort Food & Great Books

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Sharen Conner and Jane Henry

LOCATION

Off-site at Mrs. Henry's house (walking distance from school)

READING(S)

One of 3 offered novels

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

10

STUDENT COST

$50

Breakfast, coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be provided while we spend the morning learning to make comfort food, such as: Chicken Pot Pie, Beef or Oyster Stew, Pasta Bolognese with Lamb, Bacon wrapped Turkey breast, Shepherd’s Pie, or student-suggested items. Side salad will accompany all lunches. Students will choose which recipes we will make by vote, walk to the CoOp to purchase ingredients, then cook and eat your culinary efforts for lunch. Take a brisk walk (weather permitting), and then spend the afternoon reading your choice of one of the following sci-fi or fantasy novels: Dies The Fire, by S.M.Stirling, Foreigner by C.J.Cherryh, or On Basilisk Station, by David Weber. Each student will receive a pamphlet of the recipes we made with photos of our results. Each student will create a brief book review of their reading selection.


COURSE

Comics/Graphic Novels

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Neve Monroe-Anderson (s), Danny Rorke (s), Nathalie Simon (s), Willie Johnson, and Diane Guarino

LOCATION

Art room (R08), digital arts lab

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

16

STUDENT COST

$50

This intensive will explore the concepts and skills of creating story through the style of comic. The processes of writing, sketching, inking, and coloring will be explored and developed to give students those skills. Students will be allowed to work as far as they want, either to many pages of sketches or several completed pages. A guest artist is planned.


COURSE

The Coolest Game on Ice

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Marie D'Amato, Lynn Ceplikas, and Todd Bebeau

LOCATION

HHS Classrooms (101 and 107) and Thompson Arena

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

30

STUDENT COST

$150

Do you love hockey but have never played on a competitive team? Do you know how to skate but have never played hockey on anything other than a pond? We're looking for girls and guys who know how to skate and want to learn to play the world's greatest sport while immersing themselves in all things hockey during March Intensive week. The week will consist of 2-3 hours of ice time a day. On-ice activities will include drills for skating, shooting and game situations, and we will scrimmage as well. Afternoon activities may include, but are not limited to, the following: knee hockey, pond hockey (weather dependent), watching inspiring hockey movies, talking NHL rivalries, touring Thompson Rink, shooting competitions, and meeting the Ice Vets, local sled hockey players, as well as trying out the sleds yourself! On the ice, we will provide a March Intensive team jersey, and you must wear the following equipment: hockey skates, a hockey helmet with mask or cage (other sport helmets are not ok), padded gloves, and hockey shin guards. We have access to hockey equipment that students may borrow, even full goalie pads! (Please Note: 1. If you are on the Hanover JV or Varsity team or are playing on a youth hockey team, you are not eligible for this MI. 2.This is not a learn-to-skate program.)


COURSE

COVER Construction Heroes

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Eric Richardson, Alan Haehnel, and COVER staff (cm)

LOCATION

Somewhere in the Upper Valley

READING(S)

(1) Wendell Berry’s 17 Rules For A Sustainable Economy – Mendo Island Transition and (2) Nashua Telegraph article: Program Helps Elderly, Disabled with Repairs

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

12

STUDENT COST

$0

This home repair activity will give you the opportunity to get your hands dirty and help a needy person in the Upper Valley. COVER Home Repair is a local service organization with the following mission: To build community and foster hope through cooperation and fellowship among all home repair participants. In addition to learning basic home repair skills, you will meet and develop an understanding of someone in the Upper Valley who experiences poverty on a regular basis and work with a team toward a common goal. Carpentry expertise is not required. Students must be 14 years old as of March 14, 2017 in order to participate and 18 years old to use a power saw. Please sign up for this activity only if you are able to attend for all four days.


COURSE

Dungeons, Dragons, and Six Smokin’ Dice

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Dotty Adams (am), TBD (am), Cynthia Sanschagrin (pm), and Eve Ermer (pm) with JC Napier (s), Brendan Dufty (s), Jake Licht (s), and Brackon McMahon (s)

LOCATION

HHS 308, 310, MRC

READING(S)

Excerpts from Of Dice and Men and The Player’s Handbook (5th Ed.)

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

24

STUDENT COST

$0

Have you ever read a fantasy book and thought it might be fun to live in that world? Have you ever wanted to become someone you're not? Have you ever dreamt of being a hero or heroine? If so, this is the March Intensive for you. Some of you may have never heard of an RPG while others may have been playing for ages. No matter your experience level, we will have a game for you. Our Game Masters will craft three separate adventures: one for beginners, one for intermediate players, and a third for advanced campaigners. Whether you are slaying a dragon or negotiating high society politics, be prepared to have fun!


COURSE

Geometrical Drawing

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Amy Kono

LOCATION

HHS 313

READING(S)

Will be provided

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

10

STUDENT COST

$0

We will study and explore geometric forms, and then construct them. Time permitting, we will build models of the Platonic solids and create string design sculptures.  We will allow infinity to enter the picture and discuss the underlying concepts of Projective Geometry.  It will be a week of beauty!



COURSE

Gladiator Style: The Arms, Armor, & Technique of Ancient Roman Gladiators

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Brady Eskilson and Julia Gartner

LOCATION

HHS Classroom 210

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

16

STUDENT COST

$0

In the mornings, we learn all about the gladiators of ancient Rome and create solid-but-safe swords and shields out of materials like PVC, foam insulation, and duct tape. Each student creates and assumes the identity of a gladiator character from somewhere in the Roman empire. In the afternoons, we watch gladiator-themed films. On the final two days, we learn to fight with the equipment we've made, and on the last day all students compete in a combat tournament with singles, doubles, and free-for-all rounds.


COURSE

The Haven: What, Where, Who, and Why?

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Sally Hair and Bill Chappelle

LOCATION

HHS Classroom 233 and Upper Valley Haven

READING(S)

The Haven Herald, Fall/Winter 2013: Local writers on poverty and homelessness; Haven Website and Newsletters, Valley News articles on poverty and ability to think, minimum wage, profiles of struggling Upper Valley residents. Film excerpts from People Like Us: Social Class in America.

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

14

STUDENT COST

$0

You have heard of the Upper Valley Haven, but what is it and how does it work? In this course you will visit the Haven each day to volunteer and learn about the services the Haven provides to our wider community. We will learn about the Haven’s food shelf and work to stock the shelves and manage the flow of food that comes in by donations and goes out to those who need it. You will interview staff and Haven guests to learn about the service coordination that the Haven provides to help Haven guests break out of poverty and become self-reliant. We will learn about children’s programs and volunteer by preparing food for the Haven After School program. You will tour the Haven’s two homeless shelters and cook in the shelter kitchen, making meals for guests who are living at the Haven and for our group, using food donated to the Haven. Finally, the group will explore the roots and consequences of poverty in the Upper Valley through readings, short films, and discussion. You will explore the resources required to support daily life and what happens when traditional safety nets of family and friends are gone. Students will keep personal journals and will summarize their week in a final product of their choice. You can choose to write a reflection, prepare a photo essay, make an infographic, or produce a video to summarize your experience. Nutritious snacks will be provided each day. Students will be encouraged to donate children's books and to bring a nonperishable food item or personal care product to the Food Shelf.


COURSE

Horsing Around at High Horses

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Nicole Jorgensen (cm), Sue Miller (cm), Ellen Zaika (cm), Amanda Lamoureux (cm), Payton Stearns (s), Josh Pauly, and Linda Bryant

LOCATION

138 Horse Farm Road, Sharon, VT - High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

8

STUDENT COST

$0

Do you have a love for animals and working with people? Learn what therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy are and why they are so valuable to the special needs community. You will learn what it takes to run a horse farm, care for horses, and operate as a non-profit. You will even have a chance to see what it is like to get on a horse and take a lesson like this. Dress appropriately for weather and working for horses. Closed-toe shoes are a must.


COURSE

If You Build It...!

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Casey Milender and Dagmar Kuehlert

LOCATION

HHS Classroom & Campus

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

12

STUDENT COST

$0

Are you interested in designing, building and planting a vertical garden (living wall) at HHS? This garden will help clean the air and look great while doing so!  Would you like to make S'mores and homemade pizza here at school? You will instantly become a superhero to your Common Ground!  Join us for four days of fun while also designing and building portable solar cookers and a pizza oven to have here on campus!  The testing phase of these two projects will be a gustatory delight!  These three fabulous projects will engage your hearts, minds, and voices as well as your spirit  No experience necessary and space is limited to 12, so choose your MI wisely!


COURSE

Introduction to Polo

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Charlie Hutchinson (cm) and Brent Concilio

LOCATION

Heritage Polo Club, Canaan NH

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

6

STUDENT COST

$375

The four day course will introduce students who are already experienced riders to the rudiments of polo. They will learn the basic shots, practice riding techniques essential to the game, and scrimmage against one another in an indoor arena. Note: Any student signing up for this program must have at least three years of riding experience and be comfortable at both the canter and the gallop.


COURSE

Lifeguard Certification Course

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Chris Hamilton (cm) and Sam Smedinghoff

LOCATION

Dartmouth Pool

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

25

STUDENT COST

$180

Earn your Lifeguard Certification in one week. Dartmouth Diving Coach Chris Hamilton will teach a Lifeguard Certification Course in the Dartmouth Gym pool. This will provide you with lifelong safety skills, and upon passing, the qualifications to seek a summer job as a lifeguard. Note: Participants must be at least 15-years-old.


COURSE

Longboard Collective “Keep it tight while hanging loose”

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Kevin Lavigne

LOCATION

Design Lab (former Industrial Tech Area)

READING(S)

Concrete Wave

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

18

STUDENT COST

$300

This MI course is designed to bring together people with a common interest in exploring longboarding in a hands-on workshop. All participants will start with a 12" x 48" blank that they can design, cut, and sand into an amazing, original ride. We have tricked out the course for this year with some new additions. First, we will be outfitting out trucks with, butter smooth 8mm bushings, and ride floating Freeride wheels (70mm 83a) on all of our boards. Second, everyone will have a chance to design their own graphics for their board. Third...well, that is a surprise! You'll just have to sign up to find out. Things that are NOT changing: everyone will receive a helmet and the famous Longboard Collective schwag box containing an original course t-shirt and other goodies. As always, no previous longboarding experience is necessary for this course. For more about the Longboarding Collective and Hanover Longboard Club check out our blog: longboardcollective.blogspot.com - enjoy the ride. **Your payment for the course must be turned in by Dec 1. After Dec 1 anyone who has not paid will be removed from the course.


COURSE

Maple Sugaring

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Kara Waters and Amy Carney

LOCATION

Photo Room, HHS grounds, and off-site

READING(S)

Maple Sugar: From Sap to Syrup: The History, Lore, and How-To Behind This Sweet Treat by Tim Herd

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

10

STUDENT COST

$0

Make your own maple syrup while exploring the history and techniques behind this New England tradition. Learn how to identify and tap sugar maples, collect sap, and boil it down to delicious syrup.


COURSE

March Intensive Independent Study Option (MI-ISO)

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Ford Daley

LOCATION

Various Locations

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

20

STUDENT COST

$0

Projects undertaken should be large scale, involve adult advisors, activities in the community, and in the larger world. Planning and preparation should start in the winter and continue up to March Intensive week. There will be weekly check-in meetings with the MI-ISO advisor and also work in learning established project management skills. Presentations will be required at the end of the project. All project proposals must be submitted in advance, and you should plan to show it to the MI-ISO advisor - Ford Daley - before submission. The Dresden School District and the New Hampshire Department of Education both have guidelines and criteria about independent study which we will be following. A summary evaluative letter about your efforts will be written as part of your record. It is to be clear that MI-ISO is a real challenge, not for everyone, but an outstanding opportunity to be involved one the most memorable experiences you will have at Hanover High.


COURSE

Mind Your Own Business

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Joseph Stallsmith, Chris Seibel, and the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (cm)

LOCATION

off-site

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

14

STUDENT COST

$0

Have you ever thought you might be the one to start and grow your own business? This MI will explore the methodology to do so. We will hear from the educators (Tuck School) who nurture business startup and consultation. We will also visit with local community entrepreneurs from selected areas of business -- hear their stories and how they made it all work. Along the way, you will acquire tools to further explore a business start up and a sole proprietorship of your own.


COURSE

Picaboo. Creating and Publishing Books in the 21st Century

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Ann Downey (cm), Bill Miles (cm), and Elizabeth Greene

LOCATION

Picaboo office, downtown Hanover

READING(S)

Picaboo guidebook, TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

8

STUDENT COST

$0

This course will take students to Picaboo Corporation’s downtown Hanover office for 4 days. Students will create, design, layout and publish a 20-page book. The book content is up to the individual. Students will learn the Picaboo program for creating books - ladders, uploading imagery, choosing text, layouts, design, covers, etc. Possible themes for your book include: documenting travel, family history, instructional “how to” books, cookbooks, my favorite pets, art portfolios, celebrations (wedding, anniversary), memorials, children’s books, poetry…. Each student will receive three copies of their book. The book can be put on a website for sale in case you (or your grandparents!) need more copies. If you have an idea and you want to see it in book form this is your chance! Come to the first meeting with some ideas for your book. We will start thinking about ladders and spreads. Requirements: Bring your own computer (does not work with Chromebooks).


COURSE

Quilting for Disaster Relief

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Martha Cassidy and Jeanine King

LOCATION

Our Savior Lutheran Church, Summer Street

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

12

STUDENT COST

$0

This course will work with the Disaster Relief Quilting group to create several quilts for worldwide distribution to refugees and disaster victims. No experience is needed. We will learn basic sewing machine skills, fabric cutting, quilt design, and finishing techniques. The course will meet at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Summer Street (1 minute from HHS), where there are tables, sewing machines, fabric, and all supplies needed. HHS students may also work on making drawstring backpacks for school kits.


COURSE

Running the Show

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Town of Hanover Officials + HHS Staff (TBD)

LOCATION

Hanover: Department of Public Works, Water Treatment Facility, Police Station, Fire Department

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

16

STUDENT COST

$0

The course is designed to give students an in-depth view of the breadth of local government, through a combination of in-department views of operations, use of case studies, and field trips. Student will spend one day with each of the following departments: Public Works, Police, Fire, and Administration. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided.


COURSE

Situation Rooms

INSTRUCTOR(S)

James Mills and Jane Soderquist

LOCATION

HHS Classrooms (2 rooms)

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

25

STUDENT COST

$0

This MI will give students a chance to study as well as simulate both real and fictional crisis situations throughout time. The aim is to give students a better insight into the extreme challenges that decision makers face when presented with complex emergencies by assuming the positions of the people who actually lived through some of recent history’s greatest crises and then searching for their own solutions. Our list of crises may include the First World War, the Russian Revolution, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam in 1968, the Yom Kippur war of 1973, the Falklands War, the Gulf War (1990-1991), 9/11, Ebola, and ISIS/Syria. Student suggestions of crises outside of this list will also be considered! Regardless of the crisis, we will follow a similar pattern each day: (1) introducing the crisis and its background by a mixture of in-class video, reading and discussion; (2) assigning roles (leaders, key advisors and relevant office holders) for the simulation and preparing briefing papers on the looming crisis; (3) engaging in a teacher-moderated crisis simulation, sometimes with opposing sides; (4) debating the issue together or responding to each other from separate rooms as appropriate, in the hope of producing a ‘better’ outcome than the actual leaders did in history; (5) assessing our outcome and that of the real crisis; (6) watching a film (documentary or feature) based around the crisis in the afternoon; and (7) participating in some evening journal reflective writing or an online discussion on Schoology. Possible films include The Guns of August (1965), Battleship Potemkin (1925), Thirteen Days (2000), Path to War (2002), Lemon Tree (2008), The Gulf War- BBC Documentary (1996), The West Wing (1999-2004), The Falklands Play (2002), and Contagion (2011).


COURSE

Spoons and Soups

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Tom and Amy Eberhardt

LOCATION

Off-Site

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

10

STUDENT COST

$120

This March Intensive is designed around working with our hands, eating together, and learning from discussions. We will spend the morning learning how to carve spoons, and the afternoon preparing and eating soup. Depending on the weather, we may incorporate outside time, including walking on the Appalachian Trail. The cost will include a spoon-carving knife for you to keep, breakfast, and lunch. The tangible take-away will be your own hand-carved spoon.


COURSE

Squash

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Tim Kurtz and Aggie Kurtz (cm)

LOCATION

Dartmouth

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

10

STUDENT COST

$60

All students are welcome. Instruction will be offered to all students based on their knowledge of the game. Racquets will be available. Cost covers daily fee at Dartmouth facilities and squash balls. Students are required to come with their own indoor sneakers that will not mark the floor and their own goggles. Come learn the game from a local US Squash Hall of Fame player.



COURSE

Straight to Hollywood

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Dick Lloyd and Bob Franzoni (cm)

LOCATION

CATV Studios

READING(S)

biography of famous director

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

9

STUDENT COST

$0

Students will learn video camera technique, multi-camera production, outlining, storyboarding, lighting, audio, acting, directing, interviewing and editing. Students will produce a public service announcement, music video, genre video, and news program. Productions may be entered in video competitions, which will get students one step closer to Hollywood.


COURSE

Things That Go Bump in the Night: The Psychology and Art of Horror

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Brian Glenney, Julie Stevenson, + Andrea Johnstone

LOCATION

HHS Classroom + Off-Site

READING(S)

Fiction selections from Edgar Allen Poe, Bram Stoker, Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris, and Stephen King as well as articles on the psychology and sociology of horror

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

20

STUDENT COST

$0

Why — across the globe and through the ages — are we drawn to stories that terrify us? The fear they evoke grips our hearts and turns our stomachs, but we keep reading, we keep watching, we keep coming back for more. Why? Over the course of 4 days, we will investigate this mystery together, examining both supernatural and biological interpretations of horror and, ultimately, confronting our fascination with and fear of the Other. Our exploration of the dark side of our imaginations will incorporate a study of folklore, literature, music, art, and film in order to examine the role such frightening elements play in our lives and culture. Each day will focus on a different type of horror: (1) vampires, zombies, and other forms of undead; (2) dragons/godzillas, aliens, and the monstrous beasts of fantasy and science fiction; (3) human villains, rebellious robots, and other dystopian twists on reality; and (4) ghosts, spirits, and supernatural forces from unknown realms. Whether you're only a wee bit interested in horror or if you've already sunk your teeth into this nightmare world and found it delicious, join us for a week of mind-biting, dream-scorching fang-tasmagoria. A note to students and parents: Although there is strength in numbers, this program is not suitable for the weak of stomach or the faint of heart.


COURSE

Tools of the Trade: Real World Skills for the Future

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Aron Tomlinson (cm, HACTC) and Warren Tucker

LOCATION

HACTC

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

20

STUDENT COST

$0

Students will be provided the opportunity to explore all the various programs the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center has to offer. Students will explore three new programs every day. As part of the March Intensive, the HACTC would like to offer this free opportunity to freshman through senior students. The students will be expected to participate in every program to ensure they are able to fully explore the HACTC. Each program at the HACTC has an embedded credit such as math, science and English, which students will also explore during this March Intensive. Students will be expected to keep a journal that they will complete after each program. Students will explore the following programs: AT - Automotive Technology, IMW - Industrial Mechanics and Welding, CRR - Collision Repair and Refinishing, NR - Natural Resources, BT - Building Trades, BA - Business Administration, CTA - Computer Technology Applications, DIMA - Design, Illustration & Media Arts, Cosmo - Cosmetology, AM - Allied Medical Services, CA - Culinary Arts, and HS - Human Services.


COURSE

The Well-Oiled Life: Living Well with Essential Oils

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Liz Murray and Jessica Belléy

LOCATION

HHS Classroom + Off-Site — with kitchen

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Full Day

ENROLLMENT

16

STUDENT COST

$100

Have you ever wondered how the scent of your favorite lotion makes you feel relaxed or energized? Come learn about the power of essential oils. In this four day MI we will explore the history of essential oils, everyday uses, cooking and cleaning with oils, and much more! By the end of the week you will not only have knowledge of oils and how to use them, but goodies (and their recipes!) to take home.