Walter Payton College Prep
Seminar Menu

Fall 2019

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
0 0 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
0 0 AP Physics Mechanics Supplement Available only to current AP Physics students. I will supplement the learning taking place in the classroom with targeted discussions and lectures. The goal is deepen your understanding of the core ideas and prepare for the assessments . Silvia

First Session
0 0 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
0 0 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
0 0 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
0 0 Classic "Beverly Hills 90210" Excited about the Beverly Hills 90210 reboot, come get caught up on the original seasons before the reboot hits. Annunzio

First Session
0 0 Climb On! Climb On! You know that climbing wall in the gym--the one that looks impressive but you never see anyone climbing on?--well, 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 n00bs who are excited to learn, all the way 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. Here you will have a good time exercising while also pushing past your perceived limits. Mr. Walker fell in love with climbing during his time living and teaching in Estes Park, CO, and he is looking forward to sharing his love of the sport with you. Climb On! Ang
Walker
First Session
0 0 Cult Classics Do you love a classic? If you answered ‘yes’, consider joining us in this Cult/Indie Film seminar. Various indie and cult films often go unrecognized by general audiences but tend to be appreciated by smaller groups of critics and audiences over time. In this seminar, we'll gather together to view, discuss, and analyze a variety of these films, including but not limited to the following: Donnie Darko (2001), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Heathers (1988), Amelie (2002), Juno (2007), Sing Street (2016), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), and so many more. No previous knowledge or exposure is required—just a desire to consider what makes these classics classic! (Please note: Some of these films are rated R, so a permission slip will be required for viewing.) Gillick

First Session
0 0 D&D Seminar Dedicated time to play D&D campaigns for students that attend the weekly enrichment. Baldwin
Frost
First Session
0 0 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
0 0 Economics and Investment Team Sign-up only seminar for team members - focus on current events, macroeconomic theory and applied economics Person

First Session
0 0 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? Stock and mutual fund 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
0 0 Game of Thrones This is not open to freshmen. 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
0 0 Girls Who Code Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Come for the sisterhood...stay for the awesome field trips! Tani

First Session
0 0 In the Works Are you in the middle of a passion project? Do you have an interest in creating, but haven’t found enough time to do so? "In the Works" is a seminar where students can work on their own experimental projects, whether that be film, music, photography or anything else! Our goal is to foster a space in which students are given a chance to share their creative projects and collaborate with peers to help their passions grow. Mowery

First Session
0 0 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 and teens. Pavlik

First Session
0 0 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
0 0 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 the 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. PLEASE DO NOT PUT THIS SEMINAR ON YOUR LIST IF YOU CANNOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS. Greer

First Session
0 0 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
0 0 Musicals Make Me Happy: Part Deux There's no business like show business! Let's continue to enjoy some classic and modern musicals together, read reviews, go the behind the scenes, and discuss how musicals have changed over the years. From Singin' in the Rain to The Lion King, we'll explore the history and soak in the majesty of the American musical. Lewis

First Session
0 0 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
0 0 PoP Payton`s treble voices a capella ensemble rehearsal time. Members only. Roster will be provided. Johnston

First Session
0 0 Portfolio Building Create an art portfolio for university applications. Designed for advanced and dedicated art students. Guizzetti

First Session
0 0 Programming with Python Python is one of the world`s most popular, versatile and intuitive programming languages available today. We will develop programming fundamentals, learn how to break down complex tasks into manageable steps, and ultimately build our own fully functional program. print( Espinoza

First Session
0 0 REELiNG Film Festival WPCP REELiNG Film Festival 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.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
0 0 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
0 0 Skateboard Spruce Up 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! Finished skateboard decks will be displayed in an art show:) This seminar requires that you have a desire to draw and paint. Picard

First Session
0 0 SOS This seminar is for students who have auditioned into Payton's extra-curricular men's a Capella ensemble. Johnston

First Session
0 0 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
0 0 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

First Session
0 0 The Diplomacy Seminar What would risk be like without dice? One answer is "a lot better". The other answer is "like Diplomacy". Diplomacy is a game like chess, without luck, but also incorporates negotiation, multiplayer strategy, and conquest, like risk. It combines the best aspects of several well-known classics into a thrilling game filled with surprises, hesitant trust, and remorseless backstabbing. Be ready to think strategically on another level, develop resilient long-term plans, handle continuous setbacks, and have a great time. The first session will be dedicated to mastering the rules. The rest of the sessions will be dedicated to gameplay. All participants are expected to learn the rules and play to the best of their ability. Members are also encouraged to attend the enrichment club. Have fun, and watch your back. Figenshu

First Session
0 0 The Man in the High Castle This seminar will center around watching season 1 of “The Man In the High Castle,” a thrilling dystopia that imagines an alternate history in which the U.S. lost WWII. We will also do some short readings and discussions about real 20th century history and totalitarian governments. Weiss

First Session
0 0 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
0 0 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
0 0 Browncoats Unite What happens when Joss Whedon mixes equal parts "Star Wars", "True Grit", and "Ocean's Eleven"? You get one of the best (and sadly shortest-lived) cross-genre television shows ever made: "Firefly." Come and experience this show in its entire run. TLDR: Cowboy-Space-Pirates by the director of "The Avengers" and the creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Lee

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0 0 Dungeons & Dragons Come play the 5th edition version of Dungeons & Dragons. We'll offer the opportunity for both new players as well as those already familiar with the game. Be prepared to create your own hero or villain for your adventure! Frost
Baldwin
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0 0 Exploring Robotics Come to this seminar to explore robotics with us! The seminar will be student led and will compose of a brief mini lesson relating to STEM, and your choice of a planned activity, independent research, or robotics team work time. All and any students of all levels of experience are welcome! Lee

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0 0 Forest Bathing Every week we shall journey to Palos Forest. 15,000 acres of forest just half an hour from school. We will walk and run and explore in the trees. Forest bathing is a practice developed in Japan, to encourage spending peaceful time in beautiful quiet nature, boosting mental and physical health. No prior experience of forests or running necessary. Judge

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0 0 Guided Meditation Meditation is the practice of being present. Students will practice guided meditation with some movement to identify emotions, still the mind, and recognize and release tensions in the body. Small movement will be included to help connect the mind and body and a focus will be on breathing practices. Tysiak

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0 0 I Love the 90's Let's watch some classic television and movie shows from the 90's! Ofori-Amoah

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0 0 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

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0 0 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

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0 0 Painting and Poetry Do you like poetry? Do you like art? If you answered yes to both of these questions then this is the seminar for you! Each Seminar day, we will collectively read a poem and create an art piece based on our interpretation of the poem. Materials will vary. Can`t wait to see what all you amazing artists come up with! Guizzetti

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0 0 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

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0 0 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. 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
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0 0 United Payton We hope you will join us in continuing the struggle against oppression and white dominant culture by joining our United Payton peer mediation council. We will be working on a community building and allyship throughout Payton. Ofori-Amoah
Ortiz
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0 0 Volunteer Around Chicago Give back to the community through a variety of volunteer opportunities. Block

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0 0 ¡Vamos a Sevilla! Spain Trip (2019-2020) Restricted (and mandatory) for students who were approved for travel to Sevilla, 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
Khan
Ortiz
Second Session
0 0 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: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, 85 Bears, You Don`t Know Bo, Without Bias/Silly Little Game, The Two Escobars, Fernando Nation, Once Brothers, Survive and Advance, I Hate Christian Laettner, Ghosts of Ole Miss, Bad Boys Menacho

Second Session
0 0 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
0 0 Belize Trip 2020 For students selected to go on the Belize 2020 trip only Ang
Vinluan
Second Session
0 0 Circuit Builders Transistors, capacitors, Arduinos .... OH MY! Build something...help each other learn, and have fun! We will try to learn some new electronics skills including soldering, programing a micro-controller (arduino or similar). You should be self motivated to learn and get started. BargeN

Second Session
0 0 Cold War films Curious about the Cold War? Did you check out Comrade Detective? Let`s watch some propaganda films from both sides of the ocean. Thinking Red Dawn, Hunt for Red October, Deutschland 83, and more. You should be okay with subtitles for a few of the days. Person

Second Session
0 0 Concert Choir China 2020 For Concert Choir members traveling to China in March of 2020 Johnston

Second Session
0 0 Costa Rica Ecology Science Trip The seminar is intended for those students who have been selected to attend the Costa Rica Science Trip for 2020. 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
0 0 Creole Louisiana Trip Required seminar for students going on the Creole Louisiana Trip in 2020 Russell
Wiggins
Picard
Second Session
0 0 Devised Theatre Studio Black box rehearsal space? Check. A group of committed, passionate theatre practitioners? Check. We have the makings for a devised theatre studio! As an ensemble, we`ll spend time devising entirely new works utilizing a wide spectrum of techniques with a heavy focus on the practices of honesty, rigor, and compassion in a room that simulates a professional Chicago theatre atmosphere. This seminar will culminate in a performance mosaic of two minute devised works surrounding themes of identity and self. Co-taught with a local Chicago playwright, actor, and producer. We will write, act, perform, and explore. Everyday. Wasielewski

Second Session
0 0 DIY Beauty Want to learn how to make some of your own beauty products with stuff you have at home. Well then this is your seminar. This is an extension of the DIY beauty enrichment. Jauna will be leading the enrichment. We will make beauty products and we will also spend some time working on making labels and the list of ingredients on the the products as well. We will make everything from Lip Gloss to an eye shadow promenade. Bertoni-Mancine

Second Session
0 0 Full Dome Astronomy Interested in Astronomy? Interested in making a planetarium show to run in the planetarium? This seminar is for those interested in astronomy and computers. We will attempt to make full dome video shorts and automated scripts that can be played in our planetarium. This is new technology and interested students should be independent learners, willing to be frustrated, creative, persistent, interested in learning to write code for scripts using the planetarium software and learning to manipulate images for a full dome environment. An interest in astronomy is also crucial. Students must also be willing to download specific free software on their computers that they bring to class. Questions? See Ms. Barge. BargeJ

Second Session
0 0 Goaltimate! Like Ultimate Frisbee, but with a twist: instead of scoring by getting the disk into an endzone, you score by getting it in a goal. Also: fewer people on the field means more chances to touch the disk! Come ready to play! Pavlik

Second Session
0 0 Interrogating White Privilege tbd Spooner
Weiss
Picard
Second Session
0 0 JADE Come experience one of the most beautiful and elegant facets of Chinese culture with JADE! We hope that you too will come join us in our venture to learn more about our Chinese culture and how it has evolved throughout the years. This year we will attempt to tackle two dances: a fan dance and an umbrella one!" Xu

Second Session
0 0 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 Judo to sighted and visually impaired athletes. All participants will be provided with Gis (traditional Judo uniform)to wear during class. All interested students are welcome! No experience is necessary. Repeat participants are welcome. Wynn

Second Session
0 0 Knitting, Crocheting, Cross Stitching and Embroidery for All Levels Knitting, crocheting, and needlework is a great way to relax and be creative at the same time. You can work off a pattern or design your own piece to reflect your personality. Whether you`re a seasoned expert or just trying it out for the first time, join us! Heiberger
Figenshu
Second Session
0 0 Lifetime Movie Madness Come watch some of the cheesiest movies with the best/worst acting you`ve seen yet! Robinson
Zacher
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0 0 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
0 0 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
0 0 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. Najera

Second Session
0 0 Melbourne Exchange 2019-20 ** For students already selected for this Exchange** We will learn about the country of Australia, develop our service project, and work on fundraising. Batiste-Gilmore
Gonzalez
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0 0 Netflix and Phil Are you interested in embarking on a culinary journey around the globe? In this seminar, we will join writer and comedian Phil Rosenthal (creator of the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond”) as he indulges on an eating tour of the world. As he journeys to cities such as Lisbon, Bangkok, New Orleans, Mexico City, and Tel Aviv, we will learn about the cuisines and cultures of these locales. As a part of this seminar, we will consider where Phil might feast if he were to visit Chicago. The seminar may include possible field trips during which we will create our own “I’ll Have What the Grizzlies are Having”. We’ll collect video footage of our culinary explorations to share with our community, and possibly, Phil! (Please note: We will journey to locations accessible via the Red Line; therefore, students must have access and permission to ride the train to various neighborhoods throughout the city.) Gillick

Second Session
0 0 Painting and Poetry Do you like poetry? Do you like art? If you answered yes to both of these questions then this is the seminar for you! Each Seminar day, we will collectively read a poem and create an art piece based on our interpretation of the poem. Materials will vary. Can`t wait to see what all you amazing artists come up with! Guizzetti

Second Session
0 0 R.A.D. Self Defense for Women The goal of R.A.D. Self defense system is to develop and enhance the options of self defense so they may be viable considerations to the woman who is attacked. This is a basic self-defense course and will teach the female participants stances, diffusion techniques, awareness techniques, striking and kicking and other options for defense. Annunzio

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0 0 Riding the Hallyu Wave Hallyu; noun, the global popularity of South Korea’s cultural economy exporting pop culture, entertainment, music, TV dramas, and movies. With the help of globalization and digitalization, aspects of South Korean culture like kpop and food has disseminated into mainstream America. This seminar will deepen your cursory knowledge of South Korea and correct misconceptions by exploring Korean contemporary life, values, and history through films, variety shows, music, and dramas. So join us in riding the hallyu wave - we welcome koreaboos, casuals, and confused people who show up to the seminar! Baldwin

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0 0 Rome Trip Seminar Students who are enrolled in the Rome Trip 2020 should join this seminar. Block
Parlor
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0 0 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
Cherry
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0 0 Spikeball "Some say that if volleyball and foursquare had a baby it’d be named Spikeball." If you're a beginner, a natural or even if you've never heard of it, come join your peers and me in the fun-filled game (Yes, I'll be playing!). We'll be playing in the gym and/or atrium and, if weather permits, will definitely be playing outside! Still have questions? Google search: Spikeball! See you there! Srivastava

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0 0 Star Wars Seminar In a classroom (not so) far, far away, we will be diving into all things Star Wars. Students will learn through research, discussion, and discover decades’ worth of graphic novels, fan fictions, games, merchandise, and of course, films in the vast Star Wars galaxy. Become a true Jedi in your knowledge of this beloved franchise and may the force be with you. Nerf Herders and Padawans welcome. Wu

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0 0 The Automobile Addiction: Car Culture Past, Present, and Future We will explore a host of psychological, social, political, economic, and ecological issues related to cars and car-related phenomena. Sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride! You’ll never think about cars in same way again. We will explore some of the following questions: Why do we love cars, car racing, road movies, and road trips? How has the car become a source of identity, freedom, and status for so many people? What kind of a public space is the highway? Is “road rage” a serious social and ethical problem? Should cars be designed to get better gas mileage or use alternative fuels at the expense of performance? How does our extensive use of automobiles relate to other issues, such as U.S. dependence on foreign oil supplies, land use/sprawl, pollution, and climate change? Should the government play a role in car design? Do we really want autonomous cars? Are electric cars only for the rich? Highlights of the seminar will include a visit to the annual Chicago Auto Show and possibly a Tesla dealership to learn about the technology behind electric cars. Chau

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0 0 twining knitting crocheting weaving and other cool textile projects. For seasoned knitters as well as first timer weavers this seminar will offer a peaceful space to create. Perhaps you will learn to crochet mats for the homeless out of plarn (plastic yarn) or finger knit on your hand. Some students may learn to re-purpose old sheets and transform them into beautiful rag rugs. If it can be made with textiles let's do it. These activities allow participants to relax and unwind. We will provide hot tea and encourage thoughtful conversations while we work. Please bring supplies if you are able. Spencer

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Sign-Up Seminar Menu

ID Code Title Description Teachers Session
0 0 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
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0 0 Volleyball Condition, play, develop or maintain your skills. This seminar is only for members of the Payton volleyball program. Chau

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0 0 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
Tani
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