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Intersession Weeks at OPS

We're excited to offer two weeks during the year that are dedicated to academic support and enrichment for our students. The first Intersession Week will be October 21-25; the second is February 17-21.

Enrichment

Take this time off to learn something new! Otsego has planned several enrichment mini camps for our students K-12 geared toward activities they enjoy! 

Elementary Enrichment Descriptions

Each day, Monday - Thursday, students in grades K-5 can take part in a different activity! They'll enjoy an art class, trip to a pumpkin patch, a sports day and a STEM day! It's just $40 for the week per session. Sessions will be held both in the morning and afternoon. 

Middle School Enrichment Camp Descriptions

Art & Design - Creative Thinking
Students will learn how Art and Design are essential to a vast number of career fields and will be challenged as “Creative Problem Solvers” with a small series of art projects.Professional artists quickly learn that versatility is an essential factor when choosing the best way to approach creative solutions. Students will use techniques in drawing, sketching, graphic design, color, and contrast to communicate their ideas and express thoughts using analog capabilities, apart from software and technology. Students will discover how so many professionals make ART and DESIGN a sustainable career, by cultivating their JOY of creativity. Instructors are from Design Street in Plainwell. This class is offered in the AM session only. Cost if $40. Class minimum is 10, maximum is 30 so don't delay!
 
Action! Theatre Camp
AM Session - Learn about what it takes to be on stage! Learn about the audition process, dancing, monologues, stage presence, acting & vocal skills. 
PM Session - Learn about how a show comes together behind the scenes! Learn about directing, stage management, lighting, sound, scene design, prop design and building sets.
Rachel Piper, Otsego grad and local actress will be instructing this course. Cost is $40 per student per session. Minimum of 10 students, maximum is 25.
 
Life Skills / Home Economics
Lindsey Pompileo is a favorite during WIN sessions, now spend a morning or afternoon with her learning about life skills and creating fun projects! From navigating the kitchen to creating homemade gifts, applying for a job or babysitting and self care, this class will give students a variety of essential life skills. Cost is $40 per student per session. Minimum of 10 students is needed to run this course, maximum is 30.

High School Enrichment Camp Descriptions

Art & Design for Creating Thinking
Students will learn how Art and Design are essential to a vast number of career fields and will be challenged as “Creative Problem Solvers” with a small series of art projects.Professional artists quickly learn that versatility is an essential factor when choosing the best way to approach creative solutions. Students will use techniques in drawing, sketching, graphic design, color, and contrast to communicate their ideas and express thoughts using analog capabilities, apart from software and technology. Students will discover how so many professionals make ART and DESIGN a sustainable career, by cultivating their JOY of creativity. Instructors are from Design Street in Plainwell. This class is offered in the AM session only. Cost if $40. Class minimum is 10, maximum is 30 so don't delay!
 
E-Sports Camp at WMU (transportation provided to and from OHS)
Attend the WMU E-Sports camp created just for you! This camp allows gamers to organize teams, train and compete; meet and socialize in a competitive atmosphere. Cost: $125. Camp is 8:30-11:30am. Buses leave at 8am. Minimum of 6 is needed, maximum is 24.
 
College Visits - $10 per person per visit
Take this time off from school to check out colleges! We'll take a campus tour and enjoy lunch. All tours are from 10am-1pm. Departure time from OHS will vary depending on the destination.
  • Tuesday, October 22nd - Michigan State University (8am departure from OHS)
  • Wednesday, October 23rd - Ferris State University (8am departure from OHS)
  • Thursday, October 24th - Grand Valley State University (8:30am departure from OHS)
 
Lifeguard Certification
Earn your lifeguarding certification in just two days! Through classroom activities, group discussion, online e-learning, and hands-on practice, earn your Lifeguard Certification. Cost: $200. Class is Monday & Tuesday, 8:30am - 3:30pm. See full details in the information sheet below.

Academic Support

The two Intersession Weeks are similar to summer school in that they offer opportunities for students who might be struggling in a particular subject to get individualized help. Having them during the school year, before the trimester is over, will offer them the opportunity to get caught up earlier before falling further behind and waiting for summer. 
 
*Students will be notified by their school at the end of September. It will be by invitation and based upon fall assessments in reading at the elementary level and math at the secondary level.