Grades 6, 7 and 8

For students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grades. Students may take one, two or three classes. *There are no eligibility requirements for WOW 2021.

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Fun with Finances – Class 1601 (Evan Moore)

Success is never earned - it is rented, and the rent is due every day! Learn how to budget money, create spreadsheets, formulate a plan, and start saving money for your own success as you continue to grow and succeed in your life! Using simple tools and taking the time to plan for your future will undoubtedly give you a healthier outlook on life, and prepare you to live your life to the fullest. Come along on this journey to riches!

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Influential Mathematicians: The Voices Often Left Out – Class 1602 (Anni Reinking)

Math is in every part of our life from the Pythagorean Theorem to Fibonacci Numbers. Math has been a language learned and passed on for thousands of years. However, many times voices that made math what it is today have been left out. Therefore, we will explore the history of math, the voices of historically marginalized groups of people that have been left out of the conversation, and create information to share about the impact many silenced voices have had in what we know of math today. We’ll spend the week discovering our research and writing skills on a topic that touches us every day – math.

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Story Creators – Class 1603 (Carolyn Sutton)

In this class we will learn to be better storytellers and writers. We will examine various types of traditional and nontraditional storytelling. We will also learn about fundamental story writing components and techniques used in mythology, classic story books, and modern media. Throughout the week we will be working on a collection of short stories as well as one longer story as we try out these new storytelling devices.