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Middle school students need an exploratory and challenging activity which integrates our curriculum.
Sensations-XD is a unique extra-curricular activity which focuses on promoting:
effective communication skills
problem solving skills
Furthermore, students will expand their knowledge in geography, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Sensations-XD, at the conclusion of the nine (9) Sensational Saturday Enrichment Classes, puts into practice the knowledge and skills gained through a field experience to the Walt Disney World Resort and participating in a Digital/Cultural Scavenger Hunt, Youth Education Series Class focusing on Physics and unique group activities clustered around the Indiana State Standards.
Walt Disney’s vision was to educate people about the world around them. The Walt Disney World Resorts offer a vast creative, natural, scientific, and cultural resource that makes it a unique field experience destination:
•visit 11 countries in one day
see all the Presidents of the United States come to life
walk through a tropical rainforest
take an up-close look at the fascinating world of marine environments.
learn about the world of science, social studies, language arts and mathematics through informative, idea-sparking, facilitated field experiences.
•Y.E.S. takes students on an academic journey through utilization of thought-provoking information, hands-on experiences, that involve students in the learning process.
This multi-curriculum learning adventure allows our students to understand that our constantly changing universe is defined by the past, influenced by our relationships with other cultures and creatures, and transformed by technologies.
•This field experience will transform words, pictures, and formulas from our classrooms into unforgettable experiences that will spark new directions of thinking and ignite the imagination of our students.
During the 2017-2018 school year any student in Grade 8 will is eligible if they meet the following conditions:
–Express a SINCERE interest in learning: Therefore,
Must be passing all classes with at least C- or better for all classes during the 2018-2019 school year. An F in any class with result in automatic removal from Sensations-XD.
Have no unexcused full-day or half-day absences, and less than 5 total tardies for the 1st-4th Quarters combined
–Can RAISE the full amount of their field experience through fund raising or other means.
–Are NOT a behavior problem.
All current students must be signed up no later than May 25, 2018. NO one, currently enrolled at WTMS after May 25, 2018, will be allowed to sign up after this date for the 2018-2019 Field Experience.
Each member of Sensations-XD will enter into a behavior contract. Discipline problemsWILL NOT be allowed to participate in the enrichment classes nor the on field experience. The behavior contract begins on March 13, 2018, and runs through May 14, 2019. Members may obtain only one (1) detention: lunch, after-school or computer infraction. On the second detention, the member is automatically removed from all Sensations-XD activities and experiences. If a member receives either a Friday School or is suspended for any reason, they too are automatically removed from all Sensations-XD activities and experiences.
Each member is expected to be at all meetings. If a member is unexcused from a meeting or event, they are placed on probation. Upon the members second unexcused absences from a meeting or event they are removed from all Sensations-XD activities and experiences.
The cost of the 2018-2019 field experience is expected to be $1,200. This price includes:
Round Trip Air
All Ground Transportation to and from Airport and at Disney
5 Nights / 5 Days at Disney's Pop Century Resort
5-Day Park Ticket and Y.E.S. Class
8 Sensational Saturday Enrichment Classes
Over 70 Hours of Educational Activities Outside of Normal School Day
Memories to Last a Life-Time
Each member participating in Sensations-XD must be covered by an insurance policy. This is an EPCSC requirement. If a member does not have health insurance, EPCSC does provide a program at a nominal cost to the parents. This insurance program is the same price regardless of purchase date of the policy. All members must have their policies by the last week in January.
Each member participation in Sensations-XD is required to have a valid State of Indiana Secure Identification Card. These can be obtained at the License Branch and must be turned in to the Sponsor no later than Friday, November 16, 2018. The cost of the card is $19 and members must bring with them the following forms of identification:
Birth Certificate (This is not the hospital version)
Social Security Card
Photo ID (School lunch card works if it has their photo on it.)
Prior to the Field Experience, fingerprints and a current photo will be taken of each member. This is for precautionary measures only, but it is required of each member. The fingerprints and photo will be administered by a local law enforcement agency (Indiana State Police, Porter County Sheriff or School Resource Officer.)
The main fundraiser for all students are Entertainment Book Sales. Sales of these books go directly towards each members individual trips. These sales begin when school begins and conclude in the mid-September.
In accordance with Indiana State Board of Accounts, any monies fundraised cannot be returned to the individual member. If a member is removed from Sensations XD for any reason, no monies fundraised CANNOT be returned.
2018 – 2019 DATES TO REMEMBER
|MARCH 13, 2018||BEHAVIOR CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT BEGINS||ONCE ON SCHOOL GROUNDS OR TRANSPORTATION|
|MAY 25, 2018||$150 TRIP DEPOSIT DUE||BY END OF DAY|
|AUGUST 13, 2018||
ATTENDENCE POLICY ENFORCEMENT BEGINS
GRADING POLICY IS ENFORCED
|STARTING AT 7:45 AM|
|TBA||ENTERTAINMENT BOOK SALES BEGIN||PICK UP DURING LUNCH|
|TBA||ENTERTAINMENT BOOK SALES END||TURN IN ALL MONIES TO MR ATWOOD BY 2:45 PM|
|OCTOBER 13, 2018||SUPER SATURDAY ENRICHMENT CLASS||7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM|
|NOVEMBER 10, 2018||SUPER SATURDAY ENRICHMENT CLASS||7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM|
|DECEMBER 15, 2018||SUPER SATURDAY ENRICHMENT CLASS||7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM|
|JANUARY 11, 2019||PAYMENT 1 DUE||BY END OF DAY|
|JANUARY 26, 2019||SUPER SATURDAY ENRICHMENT CLASS||7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM|
|FEBRUARY 8, 2019||PAYMENT 2 DUE||BY END OF DAY|
|FEBRUARY 9, 2019||SUPER SATURDAY ENRICHMENT CLASS||7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM|
|MARCH 8, 2019||PAYMENT 3 DUE||BY END OF DAY|
|MARCH 9, 2019||SUPER SATURDAY ENRICHMENT CLASS||7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM|
|APRIL 13, 2019||SUPER SATURDAY ENRICHMENT CLASS||7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM|
|APRIL 16, 2019||PARENT MEETING FINALIZATION OF TRIP||
ATTEND ONE ONLY
|APRIL 17, 2019||PARENT MEETING FINALIZATION OF TRIP||
ATTEND ONE ONLY
|MAY 2, 2019||SUPER THURSDAY ENRICHMENT CLASS||
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
DINNER WILL BE SERVED
|MAY 7, 2019||SENSATIONS XD TRIP DEPARTURE||TBD|
|MAY 13, 2019||SENSATIONS XD TRIP RETURNS||TBD|