Walter Payton College Prep
Seminar Menu

Fall 2018

Please peruse the seminar menu before making your selections.
Note: If you have been accepted into one or more sign-up seminars, you must make seminar selections anyway! Your choices may be necessary in the event of program changes.

ID Code Title Description Teachers Session
1 1001 Chicago Mobile Makers Be a maker! Through hands-on construction and analyzing our own city, we`ll learn about design, architecture, digital fabrication, basic construction techniques and place-making in Chicago communities. Instructed by Maya Bird-Murphy, an architectural designer and founder of the non-profit. More at www.chicagomobilemakers.org Person

Both Sessions
6 3006 Dystopian film festival (Double seminar) This seminar will take a look at a variety of different ways that Hollywood has predicted our society will crumble. Films watched and discussed may include: A Clockwork Orange, Brazil, Gattaca, Minority Report, V for Vendetta, Children of Men, Snowpiercer, and more. Parent/guardian permission and signature required. Lee

Double Period
7 3007 Animal Volunteering - Anti-Cruelty Society Are you interested in helping homeless animals? Do you believe in the mission of local animal shelters? If yes, then consider joining the Animal Volunteering Seminar. This double seminar promotes and assists in the work done by the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago. For the majority of our seminar sessions, we will journey to their location on Grand and LaSalle to assist in tasks around the shelter, interact with the animals, and craft toys, blankets & treats for the homeless pets. We will also partake in five workshops pertaining to the following topics: pet care law, reading cat/dog body language and training pets, the pet human bond, animal advocacy, and conscientious consumption. For the other sessions, we will remain on-site at Payton and will work on developing a program that aims at educating our community regarding the focus of the workshop sessions. Gillick

Double Period
8 3008 History Fair Get ready to do the work of historians! Decide what you`re passionate about, frame strong questions, and then start investigating! This seminar will help you develop a topic and begin the research process by going right to the (primary) source as we take field trips to some of the great research venues in the city. Weiss
Vinluan
Double Period
9 3009 Photo Trippin` If you like photo, explore the city with us: looking at photos in galleries and museums and taking our own photos along the way. Join AP Photo III students and our guest artist, Stephen Murphy, internationally exhibited photographer and teacher. Come! Build your AP Photo portfolio, create a body of work for college applications, or just jazz up your Instagram page. Photo? Fun! Sulisz

Double Period
10 3010 The New Explorers Wander into the city and beyond to see what there is to see. Sign up for The New Explorers. Visit the only coal mine in the city or try to get a butterfly to land on you. Get up close and personal with a beluga or feel the breeze on your face as you cruise down the Chicago River or bike along the lakefront. Discover the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and revel in the scenery of a botanic garden. Enjoy the company of some of your favorite teachers and just the fact that you are in school but not at school all while you explore our great city of Chicago. Tolias
Cristiano
Double Period
11 1011 A Seminar About Nothing SEINFELD was the most popular sitcom of the 1990's, and frequently referred to as a "show about nothing." But does SEINFELD reveal anything significant about the human experience? In many ways, the show's glib exterior belies a profound philosophical conversation, exploring the metaphysics of Nothingness, the absurd, the "moral life," and the "eternal return." Using basic philosophical concepts, we will evaluate the stories, characters, and jokes of SEINFELD. A delight for any SEINFELD fan, even one with no interest in philosophy...not that there's anything wrong with that. Wasielewski

First Session
12 1012 An Introduction to Game Theory (Frogs, Scorpions and Prisoners, Oh My!) If you`re interested in learning about game theory, and how its strategic-thinking concepts can help you analyze and excel in competitive situations, this is the seminar for you. Our goal is to provide an introduction to the topic in a generally non-mathematical, interactive and fun and engaging manner. We will examine games with colorful names like The Prisoner`s Dilemma, The Frog and the Scorpion, The Caterpillar Game and Dividing the Dollar, exploring examples of these situations in everyday life and popular culture, and discussing how game theory can help inform our decision-making. By the end of the seminar, you will be able to identify and model real-world strategic situations and analyze them using basic game theory tools and concepts. [This seminar will be principally led by outside presenters with backgrounds in consulting and law.] Heiberger

First Session
13 1013 Belly Dancing Learn about Middle-Eastern culture while practicing one of its most ancient and traditional dances, with Ms. Lori Murphy, guest instructor and professional belly dancer. Imrem

First Session
14 1014 Board Games Come De-stress and hang out and play different board games. Get to know your peers by having fun, de-stressing and coming up with different strategy for Monopoly or Connect 4 to name a couple games or bring in your favorite game and or learn a new one. Bertoni-Mancine

First Session
15 1015 Bridge Building Imagine building a structure that supports a mass 2000 times its own weight. For the past 10 years, students from Payton have competed at the state and international level of model bridge building. This seminar will support those students who wish to continue this tradition. Students will construct bridges that meet the specifications set forth by the IIT Bridge Building committee and then test the bridges by hanging massess from the bridges until they break. The top four students from the school will then compete in the statewide competition hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology in February. Kinderman

First Session
16 1016 Building iPhone Apps with Xcode Learn how to use Xcode to create apps that will run on your iPhone! No previous coding experience necessary, though it would make getting over the learning curve a bit easier. Because Xcode is necessary to build iPhone apps, a MacBook is all but required. (Don`t own a MacBook? Me either. Perhaps borrow a friend`s or relative`s?) Espinoza

First Session
18 1018 Climb On! Learn how to rock climb! Walker
Ang
First Session
19 1019 College Portfolio Building For students interested in building a portfolio to complement their college application. Picard

First Session
20 1020 Disney for Dummies Have you never seen a Disney movie before? Do you love Disney movies? Let’s explore the hidden awesomeness of Disney movies that you really don’t notice until you’re a little more mature. Jackson

First Session
21 1021 Diversity Matters: An Exploration of Media Written or Directed by People from Underrepresented Groups Despite the emergence of film and television series heralded for their diversity (Jane the Virgin, Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, Coco) little has changed both in front of and behind the camera. In this seminar we will explore media written and/or directed by people representing minority groups. Ingham

First Session
22 1022 Dot Journals Do you like drawing or coloring? Does organizing your life make you happy? Do you enjoy jazzing things up with stickers, doodles, and other decorations? Do you ever find yourself making endless to-do lists? Do you enjoy mindfulness and reflection? If you said yes to any of the above, or if you`re wondering what these things have to do with each other, then this seminar is for you! In this seminar we`ll get artsy creating and decorating our own Dot Journals. Come learn what Dot Journals are all about and be ready to be inspired! Roach

First Session
23 1023 Environmental Justice I know you won`t believe it, but Chicago used to be below the equator in a shallow tropical sea covered by coral reefs. The remnants of Chicago`s tropics exist in Morgan Shoal, a compressed coral reef just off the shore of Lake Michigan at 48th street. Take this seminar to learn about climate change and the impacts of climate change on our environment here in Chicago and the Midwest, including the disparate impacts of changes in our climate on different groups of people. We will learn about tools like environmental mapping that are used in the field of environmental justice to help you communiciate your message. You will take field trips to various sites around the area to participate in hand on experiences in learning about and in improving our environment (we`re going to the beeeeaaaacccchhhh!!!). No particular knowledge or expertise required but a willingness to learn and experience new things necessary. Russell

First Session
24 1024 FASHION DIY Join this seminar to create new and recycled garments and excessories! Student leaders will offer tips and skills, and welcome your ideas and contributions.All you`ll need to bring is a flair for fashion and a creative mind! Guizzetti

First Session
25 1025 Feminist Films Films that empower women, show a history of the Women`s Rights Movement, portray strong female characters and promote strength in women. Annunzio

First Session
26 1026 Financial Investment - Morningstar Market Prep What is a stock or a bond? How do people invest their money in companies, and how do they choose the companies in which to invest? Real analysts from global investment research firm, Morningstar, Inc., will teach you the how to become a savvy investor through in-class activities, a simulated stock market game, and a day of shadowing at their corporate office in the Loop. Galson

First Session
27 1027 Game of Thrones Do you want to critically analyze the most popular series? Analysis will range from cinematography, and authenticity to character development, genre and plots. The violent and obscene scenes have already been timed and are omitted when viewing the episodes. Parents STILL must approve the viewing of this mature series... Come, brave the cold. Winter`s coming. Srivastava

First Session
28 1028 Girls Who Code Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Girls Who Code has developed a new model for computer science education, pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship and exposure led by the industry’s top female engineers and entrepreneurs. The curriculum includes monthly project-based activities, the opportunity to build real-world software, and a final project that impacts your community. Tani

First Session
29 1029 Ishti: Indian Dance Using classical, folk, and contemporary Indian dance, Ishti Dance created a piece around the topics of resilience and perseverance. Join us to discover this great dance work, explore journaling, meditation, yoga, and create your very own piece. Lewis

First Session
30 1030 Jazz Dance Interested in Jazz Dance? Have no formal dance experience? No worries – come and learn the basic Jazz Dance moves from a professional dancer from Joel Hall. Ofori-Amoah

First Session
31 1031 Jazz Improvisation Students will explore the art of improvising jazz. Practical choral theory and scales along with the various styles of jazz and blues will be presented. Students should have at least one year experience on their particular instrument. Rode

First Session
32 1032 Kids Advisory Board Program The Chicago Kids Advisory Board is sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Research Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The KIDS program is for youth who are interested in healthcare and health research professions, who will focus on understanding, communicating and improving health, medicine, research, and innovation for children. The goal for the upcoming year will be to give students an opportunity to visit the medical campus, research labs and Lurie Hospital. The program consist of two phases: for the first semester seminar sessions the goal will be to provide the students relevant information about conducting medical research on children and then for the second seminar sessions the goal will be to have the students assist in the planning and implementation of medical research. Therefore, for students who would like to get involved, we expect a full year commit to this seminar. Pavlik

First Session
33 1033 Lacrosse for Beginners Come learn how to play one of the fastest-growing girls sports around! Have fun picking up the basic skills of the game and putting them to the test with scrimmages and other cool activities! All skill levels are welcome; prior experience is not required. Important: if you are interested in joining the Girls Lacrosse Team this spring, participation in this seminar is strongly encouraged! Block

First Session
34 1034 League of Legends Come learn and improve at League of Legends. We will analyze streams, professional games, and educational content. There will be enough time to play at least 1-2 games per session with the opportunity to build teams and try out strategies from the LCS. It is highly recommended that you have some level of experience playing League of Legends, as most of our time will not be dedicated to learning tutorial-level skills. However, we welcome both beginner and veteran players. Student-led seminar. Figenshu

First Session
35 1035 Let`s Talk About It: Mental Health at Payton Let`s work together to humanize and destigmatize the experience of dealing with mental health illness in the Payton community. This seminar is going to be student led by a team of seniors working to bring attention to this topic throughout the year through events such as town hall meetings, collaborations with counselors, and guest speakers. Please consider joining this seminar if: you want to learn more about mental health and its role in the Payton community; you want to help facilitate dialogue about your own personal experiences or those of your peers; you’re interested in helping plan the upcoming events for the larger Payton community. Please only sign up for this if you are passionate and curious and willing to help!! Paulsen

First Session
36 1036 Manga and Anime Manga refers to the paper comics created in Japan and Anime is essentially manga in motions, usually presented as drama series. In Japan, people of all ages read Manga. Topics of Manga cover a variety of themes from history, adventure, science and so on. If you enjoy watching anime, or reading manga, or would like to make new friends with those who love manga and anime, or just simply want to improve your Japanese skills, then join us. Xu

First Session
37 1037 Mural Painting Seminar Calling all artists… Did you know that art and creative spaces can help alleviate stress as well as provide healthier learning environments for students? In addition there are many connections between the creative process of art making and personal happiness. This student led seminar takes advantage of the creative and interactive effects that art can have on people. The creation of art in our seminar would provide happiness to all those that want to participate in it, as well as create unique positive learning environments within Payton. In a high-stress environment like Payton, it is very important to take advantage of everything that you can to decrease stress levels and provide healthy learning environments. Overall, this seminar would help promote a positive learning environment for students, decrease stress levels, and help create an inspirational environment. Ashley

First Session
38 1038 Northwestern University Neuroscience Seminar EXCITING NEWS! WPCP has partnered with Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach (NUBAO) organization to offer Payton students who are interested in the field of neuroscience the opportunity to learn from graduate students about many exciting and interesting neuroscience topics, current research conducted by graduates themselves at NU, and hands-on activities that will develop your neuroscience knowledge and skills. Torres

First Session
39 1039 Payton on Point: Lifestyle and trend blogging Research current beauty, fashion and lifestyle trends in Payton and society to create a blog/digital publication with photos, video and text. Students will try out trends themselves, interview other students and highlight tips for self care for young people. Elements of photography, journalism/blogging and digital literacy will be demonstrated and taught in order to help students achieve their publication goals. The seminar will create a Google Site to be featured on the school website and hopes to also share their work on the announcements and in school newspaper. Khan

First Session
40 1040 Payton360: Filming, Editing, and Directing What is Payton really like? Film, direct, and edit a video to be shown to prospective students and used for publicity. Mowery

First Session
41 1041 Pep Band Do you play a brass instrument and wish Payton had a Pep Band? Well, your dreams have come true. Be a part of Payton's first ever Pep Band and perform at Payton football and basketball games! Students in this seminar will also be scheduled into a weekly enrichment. Judge

First Session
42 1042 Podcasts: Sharing Stories We will explore a variety of topics by listening to podcasts and having discussions. Some samples include Radiolab, This American Life, and Revisionist History. These podcasts can help us explore the world around us and connect through story-telling. Students will have opportunities to suggest podcasts before the next class and are welcome to do other relaxing activities while listening. Tysiak

First Session
43 1043 Poetic Justice Explore the relationship between poetry and protest by reading, hearing, and seeing the work of artists and movements - contemporary and historical - articulating the political in verse. Challenged and inspired by these sources, you will compose and share original poetry about the issues that matter most to you. Parlor

First Session
44 1044 Promoting Seussical the Musical Learn by doing! Join this seminar to learn the steps of promoting a musical theater production. Students will create advertising materials, visit satellite locations to promote the show, share Dr. Seuss books with elementary students in a variety of languages, and assist with the event. This is not a seminar for rehearsing the show but rather a seminar that allows students to learn behind the scenes planning and strategy for promoting a public event. Johnston

First Session
45 1045 Queer Film Seminar Queer Film Seminar will explore how film has been used to bring visibility to LGBTQ identities, lives, and communities. In our discussions, we will pay particular attention to the normalization of LGBTQ identities in the media and spark conversations about what it means to be queer in both the United States and around the world. Furthermore, due to the mature nature of some films (unrated, PG-13, or R ), this seminar is open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Participants will need to have a film permission slip signed by parents/guardians before the first seminar. Please click here for form: https://goo.gl/1eP4m5 Najera

First Session
46 1046 School of Rock Seminar If you are a skilled musician who is looking to play with other skilled musicians, you’ve come to the right place! Join the School of Rock Seminar and work on covers and originals with fellow artists. Each session ends with a performance by your group. You MUST know how to play an instrument or sing. You will also have the chance to perform during school events such as International Night or Field Day. Wu

First Session
47 1047 Show Me the Riffs! A great guitar riff will give you goosebumps and cause the hairs on the back of your neck to tingle. They`re loud, abrasive, memorable, and scary at times. Guitar riffs are the backbone of the blues, rock `n` roll, and metal. Each week will be dedicated to learning a new song with iconic/awesome riffs. From the blues to Black Sabbath, from the Kinks to Nirvana, the riffs will be strong in this seminar. Must have experience reading tablature and chord boxes. Baldwin

First Session
48 1048 Special Olympic Coaching & Unified sports Seminar Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and nearly 20,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. Special Olympics began here in Chicago, Illinois with the first games at Soldier Field in July 1968 thanks to the efforts of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her peers. There are now more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries. This seminar seeks to find students who will become dedicated class A volunteers, student coaches and inclusive competitors for unified sports competition. Students are needed to help train along side the Payton students who are registered Special Olympics athletes. Training will include but not be limited to: bocce ball, flag football skills, soccer skills & teams, bowling, basketball skills, track and field, developmental swimming, gymnastics, floor hockey, baseball and more. This seminar is for the active student who has strengths in leadership and a desire to serve others in the spirit of inclusion. Become a part providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Kuchii
Spencer
Escobar
First Session
49 1049 Sustained Silent Reading Pick your own book and engage in silent reading every other week. Silvia

First Session
50 1050 Two Elizabeths. Two Queens. Dozens of films have been made about Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland from November 17, 1558 until her death on March 24, 1603. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the last monarch of the House of Tudor. 350 years later, on June 2 1953, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was crowned Elizabeth II. At 92 years old, Elizabeth II is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch. The queen of 65 years has been portrayed as a character in roughly 100 films and TV shows, IMDb records show. Films about Elizabeth I include: The Golden Age, Elizabeth I, The Virgin Queen. Films and TV shows about Elizabeth II include: The Queen, A Royal Night Out, The Crown. In this seminar, we will watch some of these films and talk about the actors and actresses who have played the queens. Do you know what actor played both queens? In what spy spoof is Elizabeth II portrayed? Do you know what cartoon she appears in? Catlin

First Session
51 1051 Volunteerism at Salazar Make a difference in the life of a child! Engage in this 20+ service project as a teacher or school aide across the street at Salazar Elementary school. Quintero

First Session
52 1052 What`s Fair? How do we divide goods fairly in real-world situations? What should we do in scenarios in which our decisions affect others and their decisions affect us? What principles should be followed in the development of a fair society? In the “What’s Fair?” seminar, we explore social justice through the lens of mathematics. We will consider various methods of fair division, explore what game theory has to tell us about decision making, and see the (sometimes unintended) consequences with the way that a society distributes its resources. Ultimately, you can begin to develop your own model of an ideal society. Caines

First Session
53 1053 Why Read Novels? Many of us enjoy reading a good novel for pleasure, but the demands of school, home, work, etc., do not leave us time to sit down and get through a book that commands attention. Each seminar session will be spent reading a novel of your choice, with occasional discussions of what we are reading and why we enjoy it (or not), literature generally, or what the activity of reading means to us. Menacho

First Session
54 1054 Women in Film For years, women have been portrayed as weak characters in films. We always see them as the girlfriend or mother of the male protagonist. This seminar explores films where women are depicted as strong, well-written, and well-developed characters. Join this seminar if you want to be entertained and watch women in film! Batiste-Gilmore

First Session
55 1055 YuRock Radio- Tell Em` How You Feel! YuRock Radio will be a podcast co-sponsored by Ms. Rahman where students are provided a safe space to talk about and take ownership of their innate awesomeness; where students can explore various topics that relate to being well on all levels, from mental health, to physical, from spiritual to emotional and how it relates to and effect their self-worth. Worth is not defined by ACT scores and college acceptance letters, by looks or likes on Instagram. #YuRockRegardless. This is not to take away from hard earned accomplishments, which demonstrate an ability and willingness to work hard and should be acknowledged. However, a measure of worth it is not. YuRock Radio will also provide an opportunity for a student or students interested in broadcasting and radio to help produce, edit, and publish the podcast and create a platform where other students can listen in and find connection, all approved by me before posting. Bauer

First Session
57 2057 10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America Can you image waking up to flames all around you and trying to escape only to have a hatchet come crashing down on you? Or reaching out your arm to shake the hand of the President of the United States and have him drop dead at your feet as you hear two shots? Would you be brave enough to sit down at a restaurant knowing you will probably be beaten to a bloody pulp and you can`t retaliate? Join me in exploring documentaries of 10 events in the history of the US that few people know about but that had a profound impact on our country. BargeJ

Second Session
58 2058 30 for 30 30 for 30 is an Emmy-nominated series of documentary films from ESPN. The series highlights important people and events in sports history. A discussion will follow the viewing of each documentary. We will watch the following documentaries: Silly Little Game Four Days in October The U No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson 85 Bears You Don`t Know Bo Without Bias The Two Escobars Fernando Nation Once Brothers Menacho

Second Session
59 2059 An Englishman moves to Chicago I am Mr Judge. I love Math, running, swimming, and music. I am English. I have never had tea with the Queen, but I have shouted and waved at her from a boat on the River Thames. A week before school started, I moved to Chicago. I want to learn more about the city in which I now live. In particular, I want to see the city as you see it - the weird, wonderful, surprising parts of the city. I don’t just want to see the bits that tourists see, I want to learn about diverse neighborhoods and diverse people. Each seminar, a different student will choose a particular part of the city, and lead the group on a tour there. They will be the expert, and we will all learn to see familiar and unfamiliar spaces in a new way. Judge

Second Session
61 2061 Badminton Learn the fundamentals and etiquette of badminton and rally around. Badminton is a great way to stay active and make new friendships! Both boys and girls are welcome. No previous experience necessary. Khan

Second Session
62 2062 Basketball For Fun Do you enjoy playing basketball? You found the right place! This seminar is for those that love to play basketball regardless of skill level. Sign-up if you enjoy hoops, don`t mind working up a sweat, and are looking for a great way to blow off some steam! Paulsen

Second Session
63 2063 Computer Programming for (very) Beginners Computer Programming is a topic that I have been interested in learning about for some time. If you want to join me in this pursuit, sign up! There are some good online resources to help us learn. We will use these resources (Code Academy, Udacity, Online courses from universities, etc.) If you know anything about programming, its probably more than I know, but feel free to sign up and offer your expertise. BargeN

Second Session
64 2064 CONSENT: Building Curriculum This is a seminar in which teachers and students will build curriculum to denormalize rape culture and increase student awareness about consent. Spooner
Annunzio
Bertoni-Mancine
Second Session
65 2065 Debate Debate team members, this is the space you need to perfect your work! Meet, collaborate, and get feedback from team members. If you are new/interested in joining debate, this is the perfect opportunity for you to sit in, help out, and work with some of our incredible debaters. Ofori-Amoah

Second Session
66 2066 Edible Science Do you love food? Do you love science? Join this seminar for a hands on experience involving science and food! In this seminar we will be looking into how science connects to what we eat. We will be making foods such as bread, candy crystals, homemade ice cream, and will explore the science it takes to make them. Pavlik

Second Session
67 2067 FOCUS - Freshmen of Color United as Students For most freshmen students, Payton is one of the most diverse environments you`ve ever experienced. Due to the pervasive inequities throughout the city, coupled with the demographics of our school community, FOCUS is a space for freshmen students of color to engage in real talk, receive mentorship, and build community. This seminar is lead by upperclassmen students of color at Payton and facilitated by Dr. Bauer. [This seminar is for freshmen students of color only.] Bauer
Najera
Second Session
68 2068 Freaks and Geeks The social problems and anxieties of high school have not changed. The only thing that has are the hairstyles, fashion, and music. This seminar will view a lovable bunch of misfits as they deal with high school life in Michigan in the early 80`s. Be prepared to relate your own high school experiences to the characters in this great series. See where Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel, Busy Philips, and Linda Cardellini made their acting breakthroughs. Baldwin

Second Session
69 2069 Grizzly Gains: CrossFit Seminar What do Walker, Roach, Caines, Ingham and Potter all have in common? They love working out, they love being healthy, and they love CrossFit! Ms. Roach and Mr. Walker have partnered with a nearby Crossfit gym and expert coaches to create a seminar where students can be introduced to the sport of CrossFit in a gym setting. If you enjoy pushing yourself, challenging your limits, and being part of a team, then this seminar is for you! During our time together, we will learn fundamental CrossFit movements, complete challenging workouts, and build community through fitness. This seminar is open to ALL students, regardless of fitness level, and we will work to make sure all students feel a part of the team. This seminar will be physically and mentally taxing, but also extremely rewarding. Roach and Walker are really looking forward to sharing this passion of theirs with you. Join us! Roach
Walker
Second Session
70 2070 Guided Meditation Each class includes a guided meditation or relaxation (in the style of Yoga Nidra), followed by journaling or creative expression and Share Circle. The intention for class is to offer students an approachable way to learn to relax and meditate, skills that offer immense benefits to healthy brain development and emotional stability. Tysiak

Second Session
71 2071 Hip Hop Learn fly Hip Hop moves from a professional Joel Hall dancer! Tani

Second Session
72 2072 Intro to Concert Band Aimed at easing the transition of the music student from grade school to a college prep music curriculum; topics will include breathing, establishing beneficial practice techniques, instrument maintenance, theory and ear training. Rode

Second Session
73 2073 Judo Learn the Japanese martial art of Judo under the guidance of Sensei Brett Wolf. Judo, which translates into “The Gentle Way”, has been part of the Olympics since 1964. Sensei Wolf has been head instructor of the Menomonee Judo Club since 1998 and is certified to teach visually impaired athletes Judo. Payton students with visual disabilities will work alongside sighted students in this seminar. All participants will be provided with Gis (traditional Judo uniform)to wear during class. All interested students are welcome! No experience is necessary. Wynn

Second Session
74 2074 Knitting and Crocheting Not just for grandmothers anymore! Knitting and Crocheting allows you to create (and donate!) hats, blankets, scarves, purses, mittens and garments of all types. You will complete at least one project during the semester. All levels of experience and gender identities are welcome. Imrem
Heiberger
Second Session
75 2075 Latin American Film and Culture Latin American Film Seminar will explore the unique and diverse cultural perspectives, politics and history through the narrative of Latin American Film. Film enthusiasts in this seminar will have the opportunity to view and discuss authentic Hispanic films that were produced in Spanish-speaking countries. Although the vast majority of the films have English subtitles, some knowledge of the Spanish language would be useful but is not required. During the Spring session, we will explore the cultures of Brazil, Spain, Cuba, Colombia and Mexico Students may also recommend other countries of interest. The seminar may include potential cultural excursions. Furthermore, due to the mature nature of some films (unrated, PG, PG-13, or R ), this seminar is open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Participants will need to have a film permission slip signed by parents before the first seminar. Please click here for form: https://drive.google.com/a/cps.edu/file/d/0B2Nr2F00fm_yU2k2V0pBNXhCeE0/view?usp=sharing Quintero

Second Session
76 2076 Long Distance Running Improve your mind, body, and spirit through long distance running. Students will run, and run, and then run more. Our goal is to train students to participate in a sanctioned 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon, or even a marathon. Focus will include improving your stamina through distance and your time per mile. Students must have proper attire and running shoes. Dress appropriately, we run outside regardless of the weather. Kinderman
Galson
Second Session
77 2077 Math Team Plus Are you looking for a challenge? Do you want to solve some of the toughest math contest problems out there? Are you ready to learn and grow as a problem solver? If so, this seminar is for you! We will work on math problems from some of more difficult contests, such as ARML and AMC. You don’t have to be on the math team to participate, but you do have to be willing to struggle (productively) on math problems. (Conversely, you don’t have to participate in this seminar to be on the math team, but it helps.) So If you are up for it, let’s get to solving! Note: successful completion of this seminar requires that you take at least one of the AMC contests during the year. Caines

Second Session
78 2078 Moo Do Tae Kwon Do Strengthen your mind and body, practice self-defense, and get a workout. Learn some basic techniques in a non-competitive, self-paced environment. Espinoza

Second Session
79 2079 Mural Painting Seminar Calling all artists… Did you know that art and creative spaces can help alleviate stress as well as provide healthier learning environments for students? In addition there are many connections between the creative process of art making and personal happiness. This student led seminar takes advantage of the creative and interactive effects that art can have on people. The creation of art in our seminar would provide happiness to all those that want to participate in it, as well as create unique positive learning environments within Payton. In a high-stress environment like Payton, it is very important to take advantage of everything that you can to decrease stress levels and provide healthy learning environments. Overall, this seminar would help promote a positive learning environment for students, decrease stress levels, and help create an inspirational environment. Ashley
Cherry
Second Session
80 2080 Open Mic This seminar allows you the freedom to express your unique (and maybe hidden) ability with your fellow classmates. We’ll have performances at each meeting, and in order to pass the seminar, two live performances are required from each student. If you’re experienced or wishing to fight the fear of public expression, we’ll welcome you with open arms... but bring your open mind and open ears! Frost

Second Session
81 2081 Overcoming Stage Fright Ever sang a song in shower? Love belting your favorite song out in the car, but wouldn’t dream of standing in front of an audience. Tried picturing an empty room or everyone in their undies. Come belt your favorite tunes with no judgement and enjoy the sing-along nature of karaoke! Jackson

Second Session
82 2082 Paper Crafts Learn various ways to use paper to create beautiful and intricate art. We will explore a diverse array of paper crafts including, but not limited to, origami, paper curling, and more! Srivastava

Second Session
83 2083 Pixar Seminar Simple and straight to the story. Best of the best Pixar movies will be shown in this seminar, which is no easy task to narrow down with 20 feature films to date, but we will try. Short films made by Pixar will also be shown. There will also be discussion, trivia and prizes! Come join the fun and sign up today. To infinity...and BEYOND! Wu

Second Session
84 2084 screen printing stencils,posters, t-shirts and more. Learn the art of silkscreen printing. Guizzetti

Second Session
85 2085 Stage Combat: Small Sword Introduction An elegant weapon, the smallsword requires precision, a quick hand, and a light touch. Join us as we explore the stage combat basics - the artful bladeplay and footwork - of what is commonly called the gentleman`s blade. We will move through fundamental techniques required for simple stage choreography, culminating in a choreographed piece of stage combat. Wasielewski

Second Session
86 2086 Tai Chi Imagine being able to melt stress away in minutes. Tai Chi can help you do just that. It looks gentle, but packs a big punch as “the ultimate martial art. The focus of this seminar class is on the health and relaxation benefits of Tai Chi — to help you manage your stress and increase your sense of well-being. To do that, you’ll learn an adapted Sun ("soon") style form of tai chi with slow moving, simple steps; and you’ll quickly be able to relax and feel your internal energy or qi ("chee"). Parlor

Second Session
87 2087 The Language of Dress Our clothes are the words we use to tell the world about ourselves. What we choose to wear each day is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves and what we want to communicate to everyone around us. This interactive seminar will use your current wardrobe, style, and fashion choices as the materials to explore your own style language and what you want to tell the world about you. Along the way, you’ll discover your "style mentors", learn a little about style theory to bring out your best, consider context when choosing what you wear and design a wardrobe that excites you and expresses who you are. Get ready to bring in your clothes and find out more! Ingham

Second Session
88 2088 True Crime Seminar Be prepared to learn about some of the most famous True Crimes in American History. We will dive into the stories surrounded around OJ Simpson, Jon Benet Ramsey, Amanda Knox, Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, etc. This isn`t for the faint hearted! Zacher
Robinson
Second Session
89 2089 Women in STEM Learn more about opportunities for women in STEM, and work to solve real world problems in various fields. Silvia

Second Session

Sign-Up Seminar Menu

ID Code Title Description Teachers Session
302 1302 Mathematigals Mathematigals Greer

First Session
290 1290 PALs This seminar is where we will prepare lesson plans for Freshmen and debrief after completed lessons. Spooner
Wiggins
Driver
First Session
291 1291 Underwater Robotics Team This is a continuation of the ROV team or underwater robotic team. Students are continuing to work on their ROV, or Remotely Operated Vehicle, to compete in the MATE competition this spring. The ROV competition is run by the Shedd Aquarium who has partnered with other companies in marine technology. This is a sign-up seminar only, so if you would like to join, see Mr Barge in 324 or Ms Barge in 322. Go underwater grizzlies. BargeJ
BargeN
First Session
292 1292 Volleyball Condition, play, develop or maintain your skills. This seminar is only for members of the Payton volleyball program. Chau

First Session
293 2293 Advanced Soccer It takes a lot to play at the next level. Through skill development , weight training, game analysis and strategy this seminar will prepare soccer players to play at the collegiate or professional level. Kuchii
Escobar
Second Session
60 2060 Applied Science Applied Science is an ACTION where you are taking your knowledge from the traditional sciences and practically applying it to authentic problems. It integrates all sciences so that the solution you come up with is viable on all levels (environmentally, socially, monetarily, etc). This seminar is meant to create a space for passionate learners to engage in different fields where science is applied. There will be more than just learning, there will also be DOING. Some topics we are hoping to look into are Neuroscience, Synthetic Biology, all forms of Engineering, Sustainable Architecture, and Materials Science. Figenshu

Second Session
294 2294 China Trip 2019 For students going on the China Trip only Ang
Xu
Second Session
295 2295 Dominican Republic Science Trip The seminar is intended for those students who have been selected to attend the Dominican Republic Science Trip for May of 2019. During the seminar days, we will focus on fundraising activities, discuss about the logistics of the trip, and learn about the Costa Rica culture. Torres
Mowery
Second Session
296 2296 Oxbridge 2019 For students traveling to the Oxford and London. Chau
Catlin
Second Session
297 2297 Paris Exchange Explore the history, culture, geography, gastronomy and architecture of Paris and France as we prepare for our exchange with students from Lycee Pierre-Giles de Gennes in Paris, France. Lewis
Gonzalez
Second Session
303 2303 POP POP Johnston

Second Session
298 2298 Prague Trip Seminar Learn about Prague and the Czech Republic, plan fundraising activities for the trip, and bond with your trip mates during this seminar. All students attending the Prague Trip should sign up for this seminar, and only students scheduled to attend the Prague Trip should choose this seminar. Russell
Picard
Wiggins
Second Session
301 2301 Rome Rome Trip Batiste-Gilmore
Block
Second Session
299 2299 Russia Exchange Trip This seminar is for students which are participating in Russia Exchange Program 2018-2019. Students will learn about Russian culture, values, and traditions. During Russia Exchange Program Payton students will participate in a community service project, welcome a Russian teen into their home, as well as travel to Russia and stay with a host family in spring 2019. Hyman
Pervushina
Second Session
300 2300 SOS This seminar is for students who have auditioned into Payton`s extra-curricular men`s a Capella ensemble. Johnston

Second Session