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     Summer Mentoring, Adventures and Reading Together (S.M.A.R.T)

     Recipient of the 2010 State Superintendent's

    "Standing up for Rural Communities, Libraries and Schools" Award

    SMART Field Trip to MN Zoo

    Number of Spots: 20 (La Crosse and Holmen - Mondays and Wednesdays)

                                 20 (Norwalk/Ontario/Wilton - Tuesdays and Thursdays)

    A program open to all students entering grades 1-8, this program meets for five weeks, two days a week in the afternoons. Students are provided transportation from their homes to the local library. 

    Participants will

    • Be assigned a mentor (college student) who help them with guided reading
    • Be exposed to a number of enrichment opportunities within the community
    • Learn more about public libraries and their services  

     

    SMART 2016 Dates: June 6-June 30*

    For more information, please view our S.M.A.R.T. brochure and S.M.A.R.T. flyer. To apply, please complete one of the following applications online: SMART Registration Form (English). Paper format is also available: English and Spanish.

    NOTE: If you are applying for SMART and you are going to 6th grade in the fall or you are either in middle or high school, you also need to fill out the following for SMART: DPI form (English) or DPI form (Spanish).

    Deadline to apply for S.M.A.R.T. 2016: Extended to Friday, May 13, 2016 for students going into 6-8th grade and DPI scholarship eligible.

    Space is limited. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered. Applications received after deadline will be put on waiting list.

    *Note: Change in dates.


    Mississippi River Summer Adventure – Introductory

    Number of Spots: 35

    The Mississippi River Summer Adventure – introductory Camp is a residential, week long program for students entering grades 7 through 9. 

    Participants will

    • Learn elements of math and science 
    • Develop team building, outdoor adventures, collaborative thinking, and exploration skills

    Mississippi River Summer Adventure – Advanced

    MRA Advanced Camp

    Number of Spots: 25

    The Mississippi River Summer Adventure – Advanced Camp is a residential, week long program for students entering grades 10 through 12. 

    Participants will

    • Travel to northern Wisconsin to camp, hike and/or canoe
    • Explore leadership development training and cross-cultural sharing workshops 
    • Visit a college campus

     

    MRA 2016 Dates: Introductory (July 17-22) and Advanced (July 24-29). For more information, please view our MRA brochure. To apply, please complete the MRA registration form (English) or Formularios en espanol.

    NOTE: Please include a copy of the student’s grades for the 2015-2016 school year (minimum GPA requirement is 2.5). 

    Deadline to apply for MRA 2016: Extended to Friday, May 20, 2016

    Space is limited. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered. Applications received after deadline will be put on waiting list.

    A completed application should include:

    MRA Introductory

    • Registration Form (make sure you select your t-shirt size)
    • Copy of 2015-2016 Transcript or Report Card
    • Camp/Event Consent Form
    • Participant Contract
    • Consent of Medication Administration
    • Health Questionnaire
    • DPI Scholarship Application (if family qualifies for free and reduced lunch)
    • Personal Statement

    MRA Advanced

    • Registration Form (make sure you select your t-shirt size)
    • Copy of 2015-2016 Transcript or Report Card
    • Camp/Event Consent Form
    • Participant Contract
    • Consent of Medication Administration
    • Health Questionnaire
    • DPI Scholarship Application (if family qualifies for free and reduced lunch)
    • Personal Statement
    • Physical Activity Questionnaire


    Questions can be directed to: 608.785.8225 or email Monica Yang at myang@uwlax.edu

      

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    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    Precollege Program
    1725 State Street, 1101 Centennial Hall
    La Crosse, WI 54601