Walter Payton College Prep
Seminar Menu

Spring 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
13 3013 American History Movies Can we learn any history from movies, or are they just great entertainment? Each week we will watch a great movie, discuss it, and read an article or research the accuracy. Movies will range from Casablanca and High Noon to Iron Man and The Dark Knight. These movies will be our lens into both the past time period and arguments historians (and film makers) are making about the past. (No repeat students please. Leave room for people who haven`t taken the seminar.) Weiss

Double Period
14 3014 Animal Volunteering 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 half of our seminar sessions, we will journey to their location on Grand and LaSalle to assist in tasks around the shelter, interact with some of the animals, and craft toys, blankets & treats for the homeless pets. For the other sessions, we will remain on-site at Payton and will work on developing a program that aims at educating our community about the dangers of animal neglect and mistreatment and promotes the adoption services provided by local shelters. We will also organize a pet food donation drive. Gillick

Double Period
15 3015 Photo Trippin' Interested in the art of photography? View photos on exhibit in Chicago galleries and museums. And, take your own photos along the way! Explore the city through photography with AP Photo III students and our guest artist, Stephen Murphy, internationally exhibited photographer and teacher. Gather ideas for your AP Photo portfolio, create a body of work for college applications, or just jazz up your Instagram page. Take your photos to the next level! Catlin

Double Period
16 3016 Sprucing Up Old Skateboards Bring in an old skateboard deck, remove the old graphics, and replace it with your own original design and make them look cooler than new! Picard

Double Period
17 3017 Strategic Board Games Are you looking for something better than the average board game? Do you want the chance to exercise your intellect and develop strategies in the pursuit of victory? If so, this seminar is for you! In Strategic Board Games, you will get the chance to play a variety of fun, strategy-based games such as: Settlers of Catan, Power Grid, Puerto Rico, Pandemic, Diplomacy, and others. Ultimately, you will either reflect upon your experiences or create your own game! So join us and get ready to play. Strategic Board Games: these aren`t the games you played as a kid. Caines

Double Period
18 3018 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
19 3019 Inside the Culinary Industry: Eating and Writing Are you as interested in food and food culture as Mr. Newton? Do you love Anthony Bourdain? Do you like to eat? Do you like to write? We will focus on understanding food, food culture, and food writing by reaching out into the various neighborhoods in Chicago and speaking with industry experts, grabbing late breakfasts and early lunches, and writing about our experiences. Must be adventurous with foood. We will eat various international cuisines. Upperclassmen (juniors & seniors only) Please bring $15 per seminar and your ventra card to cover cost of food and transportation for the week. Funds will be provided for students on free and reduced lunch. Newton

Double Period
20 1020 A Payton Horror Story Do you like watching horror movies?! We will watch a range of horror movies from classics to modern and look at the similarities and differences between the movies. How have horror movies changes through the years? How have they stayed the same? We will answer these questions as our hearts race! Ingham

First Session
21 1021 App Building with Swift Learn how to use Swift to create apps that will run on your iPhone! No previous experience necessary. MacBooks preferred, but not required. Please note that you will be expected to complete some work outside of class time. Espinoza

First Session
22 1022 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
23 1023 Black Cinema: Doing It for the Culture Experience black history and culture throughout the diaspora in film. We will watch movies that chronicle experiences of blackness both within and outside of the United States, movies like Sarafina, The Loving Story, The Great Debaters, Belle, and The Color Purple. If you are interested in watching and discussing great films, this seminar is for you. Russell

First Session
24 1024 Board Games - Bertoni-Mancine 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
25 1025 Board Games - Vinluan Are you interested in expanding your mind in fun and creative ways? Do you enjoy playing games like Scrabble, Chess, Taboo, or Scattegories? sign up! Vinluan

First Session
26 1026 Climb On! You know that climbing wall in the West Gym--the one that looks impressive but you never see anyone climbing on? That wall is a hidden gem, and it’s waiting for you to unearth the joy and the challenge of climbing. Climb On is a course that welcomes everyone, from total novices who are excited to learn, up to beta-spraying big-wall-sending veterans. You will be part of a fun and enthusiastic team of learners who master the fundamentals of rock climbing movements, belaying, and top-roping. The seminar is meant to be physically and mentally challenging and gives you opportunities to push past your perceived limits. Walker
Ang
First Session
27 1027 College Pioneers *FOR JUNIOR STUDENTS ONLY* You will be a first generation college student(means that neither of your parents earned a four year college degree.) College may seem far away. You might feel uncertain about how and when to start thinking about college. Undergraduate? Small liberal arts? Majors? Greek life? What do all those college terms mean, anyway? How do you know if a college is a good fit? Should you already know what you want to major in? Get the answers to these and all of your other questions. Learn how to research the academic, social and financial aspects of a college. Familiarize yourself with important resources that will support your post secondary planning. Local college visits and guest speakers will be included in this seminar. Greer
Ortiz
First Session
28 1028 Cryptology For centuries the ability to keep secrets has determined the fate of kingdoms. Come learn the mathematical techniques behind making and breaking secret codes. Half science and half art form, this is a rich field that forms the basis of much of our digital world. Lee

First Session
29 1029 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
30 1030 Eco-Furniture There is no new matter- only old matter made new. take two broken chairs and make a new one. turn recycled paper into a couch. Make a guitar out of an empty can. Reduce, Reuse, UPCYCLE! Guizzetti

First Session
31 1031 Electronic Music Production Come learn about the basics of electronic music production, performance, and songwriting. No experience necessary -- just an open mind. Mowery

First Session
32 1032 Faraway places Do you find yourself binge watching travel shows or dreaming about where you`ll study abroad in college? Want to know more about culture and conflict? Do you pride yourself on knowing international geography? We`ll watch travel shows, quiz ourselves on maps, and plan a mock trip. Person

First Session
33 1033 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
34 1034 Futsal Like soccer, but want to try something different? Then try Brazilian street soccer, Futsal. Fitness for soccer players will be part of the seminar. JOGA BONITO! Kuchii
Escobar
First Session
35 1035 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
36 1036 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
37 2037 Greenhouse and Gardening Love the plant world? Want to learn some basic botany? Seminar will expose you to gardening techniques, plant biology, greenhouse practices, and horticulture. We maintain the Payton greenhouse and garden on Wells. Chau

Second Session
38 1038 I Claudius Did Caligula really make his horse a senator, marry his sister and make himself a god? Did Livia, Augustus` wife, really murder her entire family? Was Claudius really poisoned by his wife to make Nero emperor? In this excellent mini-series we will learn the absurd details of the first four Julio-Claidian Emperors. Gemskie

First Session
39 1039 Investigating the Cinema Juniors and Seniors only. A critical and in depth look at what makes a great film. Focus will include character development, cinematography, and plot twists. Parents must approve the viewing of mature films. Kinderman

First Session
40 1040 Jazz Dance with Joel Hall Kick, turn, jump! Take a basic jazz dance class with a professional dancer from Joel Hall. No experience necessary! Lewis

First Session
41 1041 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 and be able to read notation. Rode

First Session
43 1043 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
44 1044 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

First Session
45 1045 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
46 1046 MathematiGals MathematiGals is a club for girls interested in math and teaching kids! Once a week, those of you in this seminar will visit an elementary school to do fun, collaborative, and challenging math with 3rd and 4th grade girls! During first seminar, we will prepare/ discuss lessons as well as how we can best work with the young girls. THIS SEMINAR REQUIRES A ONCE A WEEK AFTER SCHOOL COMMITMENT, THAT YOU ENJOY MATH, AND THAT YOU ARE FEMALE. Jackson

First Session
47 1047 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
48 1048 Northwestern University Neuroscience Summer Research WPCP has developed a partnership with Northwestern University Brain Awareness Organization (NUBAO), a graduate student-led public outreach initiative dedicated to educating, exciting, and inspiring the Chicago community about the brain, and by extension with an innovative company called EMOTIV, a bioinformatics company advancing understanding of the human brain using electroencephalography (EEG), to develop a research opportunity for our Payton students to use EMOTIV’s amazing technology to conduct neuroscience research developed by Payton students for the summer of 2018. The students who have been selected by Mr. Torres for the program will be admitted to this seminar. Torres

First Session
49 1049 Ode to Fury Poetry Workshop During this seminar led by published poet, Jennifer Roche, you will cut, chop, circle, white-out and erase existing texts as you discover new ideas within them. Through chance, serendipity and your own poetic and aesthetic choices, you will discover new poems that have been waiting for you to set them free. Participants will be given an opportunity to participate in an Exquisite Corpse, which is a writing technique first used by surrealists around 1920. Then, we will move on to experimenting with various erasure techniques such as mixing and black-out poems. Najera

First Session
50 1050 Oscar Seminar Can you select the next Oscar winning film/actor? This seminar will create criteria for, vote based on our criteria, and engage in healthy criticism of the previous year’s Academy Award nominated films. Let’s see if we can do better than The Academy! Batiste-Gilmore

First Session
51 1051 Payton Players: Adapting a Play Collaborate with fellow theatre-lovers to scour stories in order to adapt a full-length play for Payton`s mainstage. Wasielewski

First Session
52 1052 Pickup Basketball 4-on-4 intramural basketball league! Teams will complete in league play leading up to a playoff. Teams to be selected by the seminar leaders. More details will be provided at the first seminar. Silvia

First Session
53 1053 PNC: Financial Skills For Teenagers Initiative Learn financial skills and receive an education in economics from a range of professionals from the banking world! We`ll explore budgeting, saving, and investing, to better prepare you for economic independence. Different people throughout the PNC bank organization will come and give lectures and lead activities every seminar allowing students to learn from a variety of professionals. Valuable financial skills aren’t taught in school, so come take advantage of this great opportunity to learn some. Sulisz

First Session
54 1054 Rick and Morty: The Seminar Do you ever think about existence at broad universal scales? Where do you as an individual fit into the cosmos? Come think through these existential questions by watching Rick and Morty seasons 1-3 over the course of the second semester. The seminar will also include discussions about the show, the human condition, science fiction, and understanding the plot and all of its crazy elements Wiggins

First Session
55 1055 School of Rock MUST play an instrument (or sing). Create your own rock band. Wu

First Session
56 1056 Selected Works of Errol Morris Errol Morris is one of the most acclaimed documentarians of all time, winning numerous awards for his works and influencing the style and subject matter of many documentarians over the past several decades. Together we will watch and discuss his films, analyzing both their effect on American society and film making. The films we will view will likely include, but are not limited to, Gates of Heaven (1978, one of Roger Ebert’s “Ten Best Movies of All Time”), The Thin Blue Line (1988, the original “True Crime”) The Fog of War (2004, Academy Award winner) and Wormwood (2017, Netflix mini-series about CIA). Heiberger

First Session
57 1057 Service Project at Salazar Make a difference in the life of a child! Engage in this 20+ service-hour project as a teacher or school aide across the street at Salazar Elementary School. Gonzalez

First Session
58 1058 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. For intermediate and advanced guitarists only. Students must be able to read tablature and chord charts. Open to bassists as well. Baldwin

First Session
59 1059 Sports Medicine This seminar will be taught by our athletic trainer, Jen Elgin. Students will explore different career paths in sports medicine and learn the basics in how to evaluate and rehabilitate injuries. Student will also learn the human anatomy that is most connected to injuries incurred while playing sports. Annunzio
Elgin
First Session
60 1060 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
61 2061 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. Menacho

Second Session
62 2062 Beginning Acoustic Guitar How could you pass up the opportunity to learn how to play the acoustic guitar from Mr. Adamji? Mr. Adamji promises that you will become a proficient beginning guitarist as long as you practice between sessions. Can't pass this up! Adamji

Second Session
63 2063 Beginning Improv Learn the basics of being in improvised (comedic) scenes. Push yourself to be in the present moment and connect with others. Improv training also helps build confidence and communication skills. No experience necessary! Tani

Second Session
64 2064 Code Blue🚨 Are you interested in becoming a physician? Come learn about unique and innovative medical procedures in this seminar, where we will watch episodes of Grey`s Anatomy and do related activities and/or discussions. Activities will range from investigating diseases, surgeries and even practicing suturing to visiting the SIM lab at Evanston Hospital. Srivastava

Second Session
65 2065 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
67 2067 Genealogy Do you know the name of your maternal fifth great-grandfather or the birthplace of your paternal seventh great-grandmother? Learn all about genealogy in this seminar as we learn the fundamentals of genealogy research and apply our learning to our own family histories. We will spend most seminar sessions at Chicago`s very own family history library, the Newberry Library, so this seminar will involve walking to the Newberry most seminar days. Russell

Second Session
68 2068 Girls Ultimate Frisbee If you are a girl who wants to pick up a new, cool sport, this seminar is for you! Payton's girls ultimate frisbee team will host this enrichment and there are a few spots available for any girls not on the tam but who wants to learn the sport. Not only will playing ultimate get you in great shape, but it will help release some competitive juices! Pavlik

Second Session
69 2069 Global Capital Markets Are you curious about how the global financial markets work? We will look into the Equity(stock), Fixed Income(bond), Currency, and Commodity (precious metals, energy, and agricultural) markets, and how they work and move due to underlying fundamentals. The seminar will be taught using real examples from the trading desks by a current trader and money manager for the past 25+ years. No market understanding is required but this seminar will appeal to those who want to go into more depth. Person

Second Session
70 2070 Good Reads at WPCP Do you love reading? Do you ever wish you could tell the whole world to read the book you just finished, because it was just that good? Or, have you thought about reviewing books online and wondered how to go about it? Join us as we read for pleasure and begin to recommend our "seminar favorites" in the library. Seminar requirements are that you write 2 reviews for books in our library by the end of the year. Spooner

Second Session
71 2071 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
72 2072 Improv with Second City Do you like improv comedy? If so, come learn from a visiting artist from the nation's foremost improv training company, Second City! Lee

Second Session
73 2073 International kitchen International Kitchen is just that. Students will be working along side 12 peers from best buddies as we explore the many cuisines of the world. Due to safety and space limitations this is only open to maximum 12 students. Time is critical. Preparedness and promptness is necessary. We only have 90 minutes to prepare, sample and discuss the meals. The classroom in 146 is retrofitted with a full kitchen. Student buddies are learning to cook and bake safely, your task will be to learn and assist along side them. This course is about learning to prepare different foods from various cultures and then socializing with the buddies as the food is sampled. Spencer

Second Session
74 2074 Introduction to Archery Introduction to Olympic Recurve Archery: Learn the foundational techniques and approach to archery. Students will learn some history of the sport. No prior experience needed. Ortiz
Bertoni-Mancine
Second Session
75 2075 Joel Hall Hip Hop Dance Come learn some awesome hip hop dance moves taught by a guest instructor from our Joel Hall Dance Company. No prior dance experience necessary, and it's a great way to get some good exercise on a seminar day! Driver

Second Session
76 2076 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. All participants will be provided with Gis (traditional Judo uniform)to wear during class. All interested students are welcome! No experience is necessary. Mowery

Second Session
77 2077 Latin Dancing (Beginners ONLY) Ever heard a song that makes you want to move but you just don`t know how. Ever gone to a party and feel the need to leave the dance floor because you don`t know how to move your feet to the latin beat. Join us in this beginners` lesson for latin dancing. We`ll be learning the basic steps and turns to salsa, merengue, bachata, and cumbia. If you have never even heard these names before, this is the class for you. Jackson

Second Session
78 2078 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. Kinderman
Galson
Second Session
79 2079 Magnetar Academy: Univ. of Chicago Financial Education Initiative Curious about money and how to manage it? In this interactive seminar, students will learn about budgeting, investing, paying for college, using banks and other financial institutions, credit reports and scores, credit cards, many other financial topics. More info at... https://financialeducation.uchicago.edu/ Paulsen

Second Session
80 2080 Make a Professional Film about Payton! Are you into making movies/documentaries? Do you want to take your movie-making skills to a whole new level? If so, be sure to sign up for this seminar which will be directed by professional filmmaker Rich Christian, from Sedgwick Film Productions. Through their creation of a professional documentary film about Payton, students will hone and elevate their filmmaking skills. Wiggins

Second Session
81 2081 Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Three Hello, true believers! Excelsior! Come celebrate ten years’ worth of AMAZING films that shaped what is now an immensely popular genre of superhero movies. We will learn about Marvel’s INCREDIBLE journey from comic books to television and into movie theaters around the world. We will focus on the most current phase in Marvel’s cinematic universe, with FANTASTIC films such as Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Your enthusiasm and knowledge for films and pop culture will be a MARVEL-ous addition to this UNCANNY seminar. Wu

Second Session
82 2082 Meditation Research reveals that mindfulness-based practices, such as iRest®, are analogous to neural training regimens, targeting core body, mind, and brain skills and functioning that are important for success, resiliency, and well-being in daily life. These practices are especially effective as they target brain plasticity in the areas of sensory, motor, and limbic and prefrontal cortical functioning. Thus, iRest® is an ideal intervention for reshaping neural pathways critical to fostering emotional self-regulation, ethical decision-making, resiliency, enhancement of cognitive and emotional skills, development of empathy and well-being, as well as improving overall physical and mental health. Kuchii

Second Session
83 2083 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
84 2084 Nurturing Conversation: A Women’s Interfaith Dialogue Ever noticed the lack of interfaith spaces at Payton? By discussing our experiences as women across the spectrums of faith and religion, this seminar will build Payton’s first interfaith community. We will meet with Chicago religious leaders, study texts on topics that range from spirituality to social justice, and explore the intersections between religious denominations. This seminar is open to women of any religion—Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, Christian, etc.— interested in dialogue founded on respect, wonder, and peace-building. Greer

Second Session
85 2085 Power Yoga This seminar will be led by our athletic trainer, Jen Elgin. Students will focus on strengthening students’ well-rounded yoga practice throughout the semester. The seminar will also discuss stress- reducing tips and mindful mediation. Annunzio
Elgin
Second Session
86 2086 Small Ensemble Need 1 year experience in band/orchestra. Anything from tuba duet, flute trio, clarinet choir, brass ensemble is possible.should consult with instructor before registering. Rode

Second Session
87 2087 So You Want to be a Veterinarian So you want to be a Veterinarian? Ever wonder what happens when a Llama gets a tooth ache? What about when an Iguana has a skin condition or you need to castrate a buffalo in the field? Join us for Nat Geo Wild’s reality veterinarian shows. We will view programs like; The Incredible Doctor Pol, Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet, and Dr. Susan Kelleher Exotic Vet. Please note that these shows include graphic images of surgical procedures. ***This seminar may include field trips to meet with veterinarians from The Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo as well as guest speakers from Chicago Veterinarian practices. Ashley

Second Session
88 2088 Soccer Specific Weight Training Are you looking to get bigger, faster, and stronger in the sport of soccer? This seminar is for you. You will learn the importance of Plyometrics, diet, and how incorporating lifting weights can advance your game and take you to the next level. Escobar

Second Session
89 2089 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
90 3290 The Diplomacy Seminar Come join the Diplomacy Seminar to play a deep game of strategy and negotiation! We welcome beginners as well as intermediate players. Diplomacy is best played with seven players, and takes about 5 minutes to learn. Yet, the game itself can take four hours to play and a lifetime to master. Prepare to be intellectually challenged, betrayed by friends, and have a lot of fun! You can expect to play in several full-length Diplomacy games over the course of this seminar. Student-run seminar. Figenshu

Double Period
91 2091 The Tramp Turn the clock back to 1915 and the advent of Hollywood as the center of filmmaking. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Fatty Arbuckle, Edna Purviance and the great film heroes of comedy— stars of the silent screen who were not only funny, but politically active, confrontational and critical. Learn, laugh and raise your consciousness! Guizzetti

Second Session
92 2092 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
93 2093 West African Dance Experience the spirit of Africa in this high-energy movement class as you learn traditional dances. Towards the end of semester, both the West African Drumming seminar will accompany the dancers in a performance for International Night. Heiberger

Second Session
94 2094 Women in STEM Women in STEM is a city-wide initiative developed in partnership with other high schools in Chicago to stimulate high school girls’ interest in an increasingly important field of academics, STEM. We want to combat the unrealistic expectations set at a young age for girls that say they have to stay at home and out of the lab. Some of the main initiatives will include guest lectures and panels, discussions, mentor/mentee program, and city-wide workshops. Silvia

Second Session
95 2095 Zero or Hero? Strange and Amazing Documentaries. The world is full of people who do strange and amazing things. Should we admire these individuals who chase their dreams or label them as misfits? This seminar will explore documentaries of everyday people who push life to its fullest. What happens when a man tries to befriend grizzly bears in Alaska? What are the trials and tribulations of a lovable Midwestern loser who tries to make his epic movie? Is Donkey Kong the hardest video game? Why did Werner Herzog eat his shoe? Strange and amazing documentaries will answer all of these questions. A parental permission form will be required for adult language. Baldwin

Second Session
96 2096 West African Drumming Come experience the power of the African drum with your own hands! Students will explore a variety of West African rhythms and develop their technique through the distinctive sound of the Djembe drum. By the end of the semester you will learn how to make your hands speak, and become acquainted with the BASS, the TONE & the SLAP! Our ultimate goal is to perform with the African Dance seminar which is also offered this semester! You don`t need to be a master drummer, but your enthusiasm is a must! This seminar will be offered during the 2nd period of seminar. Frost

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98 2098 Ping Pong Ping Pong Newcomer

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1 1201 Nano Aquatic Biotopes Biotope: an area of uniform environmental conditions providing a living place for a specific assemblage of plants and animals. A biotope is generally not considered to be a large-scale phenomenon. For example, a biotope might be a riparian park, a Midwest prairie garden, potted orchids in a greenhouse, or even a small fish tank. In other words, the biotope is not a macroscopic but a microscopic approach to preserving the ecosystem and biological diversity. Biotopes can fit into your daily activities and lives. Thus even armchair biologists and ecologists can participate in biotope creation and continuing management. In this seminar, students will be assigned a nano aquarium to create a discrete biotope. Creations can range from biotopes mimicking an African Rift Valley lake, Asian fast-flowing river, Fijian coral reef, Amazonian blackwater tributary, and so on. The options are only limited your imagination and roughly 10 gallons of water. You will learn about: • Ecology • Water chemistry • Aquarium husbandry • Environmental impact of coral reefs • Aquatic plants • Aquatic biotopes Chau

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2 1202 PALs This seminar is where we will prepare lesson plans for Freshmen and debrief after completed lessons. Spooner

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3 1203 Reflections on Iceland This is NOT a mandatory seminar. It is designed for students who traveled to Iceland with the Concert Choir who are interested in archiving the trip. We will be writing reflections, creating photo collage, and putting together a vivid recollection of the trip for future reference. This is ONLY for students who made the trip. Johnston

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4 1204 Underwater Robotics Team This is a continuation of the ROV team from 1st semester. 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. Go underwater grizzlies. BargeN
BargeJ
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5 2205 ¡Vamos a España! Spain Trip (2017-2018) Restricted (and mandatory) for students who were approved for travel to Spain as part of the Spanish cultural exchange. Students will learn about the language, architecture, gastronomy as they prepare to visit one the prized gems of the European continent, Spain. Quintero
Sulisz
Najera
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6 2206 Belize Trip Seminar For students who are going on the Belize 2018 trip only. Ang
Ingham
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7 2207 Costa Rica Science Trip The seminar is intended for those students who have been selected to attend the Costa Rica Science Trip for May of 2018. 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
Batiste-Gilmore
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8 2208 National Park Trip This seminar is for students attending the National Park Trip Spring 2018. This is a sign up only seminar. Wynn
BargeJ
Cherry
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9 2209 PoP PoP Johnston

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10 2210 Rome Seminar Here is our chance to learn more about the ancient civilization and culture of the Romans that we will be visiting in Italy before we travel there this spring. Gemskie

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11 2211 SOS This seminar is for students in Payton`s SOS a Capella ensemble Johnston

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12 2212 Strasbourg Exlplore the history, culture, geography, gastronomy and architecture of the Alsace region as we prepare for our exchange with students from Lycee Marguerite Yourcenar in Erstein, France. Imrem
Lewis
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66 2266 Debate Open to all students who are on the debate team. Seminars will be used to do research on this year`s topic and constructing arguments for both sides of the argument. In addition, students will use the time to do research on affirmative and negative arguments. Vinluan

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