The Edmond Sun

Education

June 7, 2013

Francis Tuttle teachers welcome students to Summer Quest

EDMOND — Summer Quest at Francis Tuttle Technology Center on Rockwell offers fifth through eighth graders the opportunity to take classes that are exciting as well as fun during June.

Students may choose between the a.m. session from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or the p.m. session 12-3 p.m. or both.

Eight hundred forty two students primarily from north Oklahoma City, Deer Creek and Edmond are flooding the campus this month to take part in programs that interest them.

Eighteen classes range from Art Studio 101 and 102 to A Beautiful Look to  Baby-sitter Boot Camp I, II, or III.

“Baby-sitter Boot Camp has turned into a very popular class where the students learn storytelling, songs, games and arts and crafts as well as basic first aid and CPR skills, depending on the class,” said Jessica Bullock, spokesperson for Francis Tuttle’s Rockwell campus.

Also offered are CAD I where students dive into the world of computer aided drafting and CAD II where they learn how to create a miniature race car using software. Camp Scrubs allows students to explore the areas of health from lungs breathing to the heart beating and will earn their American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and First Aid training card, In Camp Scrubs II students will explore healthy living and eating and patient care.

Students in Creative Web Designer will learn to build an interactive web site. For students who like ‘Whodunits’ the CSI class is filled with science and sleuthing and students will be able to figure out what they are talking about on all those forensic shows.

Classes from Digital Designer to Engineering Adventure to Junior Chef and Senior Chef, offer something for everyone. Flash Animation to Robotics in four levels to Sweet Creations I and II where students learn to bake and decorate cakes with a variety of techniques including flowers and borders using royal icing, fondant and gum paste.

Friday, students in the Tricopter class were going outside with their tricoptors for a test flight. Students use basic electronics and minor programming to adjust and control the motors.

“Although most of the classes have filled,” Bullock said, “We have a few places open throughout the month.”

For more information about the classes or to enroll go to francistuttle.edu/summer.

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