Xaverian is excited to offer a menu of free summer workshops to keep our students engaged and to offer them an opportunity to continue to stay connected with their Xaverian family. Some workshops are specific to our Genesis middle school students, including our incoming 6th graders; some are specific to our high school students, including our incoming 9th graders; and a select few are open to students in grades 6-12. Students may participate in multiple workshops. To experience the full effect of the workshop, students are strongly encouraged to participate in the workshop in its entirety. 
 
As a courtesy to our teacher-facilitators, we request that students email the teachers to inform them that they plan to join the workshop. Email addresses are provided below. This will allow the teacher to plan for the session accordingly. For some workshops, teachers may provide you with video tutorials, resources, or a list of basic supplies (and ingredients, if you are joining the Cooking Club) in preparation for certain tasks and activities. 
 
Workshops will take place on Zoom.

FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: The teacher will provide you with the Zoom invitation information. Please email them for the information you need!

FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: The Zoom links are on the Student Announcements pages on the Harbor. Please sign in to access schedule and invitation information. 
 

Genesis Summer Workshops

List of 10 items.

  • #ClippersTogether

    The focus of this problem-solving workshop is on the social-emotional aspects of student life and how to handle issues that students may face (i.e. friends, balancing school work, etc). We will use games, scenarios, and examples from movies and books to facilitate a discussion about how to handle such issues. We will also focus on time management and organizational skills that will help students during the school year. We will create a place where students can get to know one another and make new friends.


    Mondays 

    July 13, 20, 27
    August 3, 10, 17

    11:00-11:45am
  • Art

    Participants will get the opportunity to learn new art techniques such as drawing, painting, doodling, arts & crafts,but mostly to spend time together.
     

    Wednesdays 

    July: 15, 22, 29
    August: 5, 12, 19

    11:00am-12:00pm
  • Backyard Science/STEM

    Use materials from around your home to model an exciting science experiment -- or even a piece of art. We will explore what makes fingerprints so unique, recreate tornadoes, build bridges, and even make leaf-art! Watch my videos on YouTube and let me know how your work turns out!

    Thursdays

    July: 16, 30
    August: 6, 13, 20

    11:00am-12:00pm
  • Book Club

    If one of your favorite summer activities is traveling, this is the club for you! While we cannot travel around the world in person right now, we can still do so through books. Join our book club to reconnect with friends, meet new people, and share ideas and common interests - the hallmarks of travel!


    Thursdays

    July 16, 23, 30
    August 6, 13, 20

    12:00-1:00 pm
  • Cheer

    Warm up, learn a cheer, or dance via Zoom. With the help of some of our high school cheerleaders, we will learn some basic cheer routines!

    Wednesdays

    July: 15, 22, 29
    August: 5, 12, 19

    10:00-11:00am

    Ms. Richroath

     
  • Cooking Club

    Since most people are not going out to eat, why not learn how to cook at home with other members of the Xaverian Community. 

    This workshop is also open to our students in the high school (grades 9-12). 

    Workshop Schedule 
    Thursday, July 16
    Wednesday July 22
    Thursday, July 30 
    Thursday, August: 6
    Thursday, August 13
    Thursday, August 20

    4:00-5:00pm
  • Investigations into History and Geography

    Investigating time periods and places, participants will increase their geographic map skills, as well as have the chance to more fully discover areas of history that are overlooked in history class. A few areas to explore would be the Colonization of America, World War I, and World War II. 
     
    Mondays and Wednesdays 

    July 13, 15, 20, 22
    August 3, 5, 10, 12,  

    9:00-10:00 am
  • Key Club

    Sponsored by the Kimanis Club, the Key Club, a community partnership organization led by students for the purpose of service and leadership, will be participating in virtual community work and fundraisers, as well as planning for events in the fall. 

    This workshop is also open to students in our high school (grades 9-12).

    Thursdays

    July 23
    August 13, 20


    3:00-4:00pm
  • Robotics

    Students can, on their own time, use the CoderZ robotics simulator and complete the pre-structured lessons, as well as use the open sandbox mode to come up with our own objectives. During the workshop, students can share their progress and choose new lessons or challenges.  We may also watch the same robotics-related webinars or livestreams and discuss them. 

    This workshop is also open to students in our high school (grades 9-12).

    Mondays 

    July 13, 20, 27
    August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    2:30pm - 3:30pm
     

    Mr. Schreiner

     
  • Student Government Planning

    Are you interested in getting involved in student government? Do you want to serve as a voice in continuing to impact our Xaverian community and create further positive change? Bring your energy, enthusiasm, and ideas to our collaborative discussions and planning for the upcoming year and the future.

    Tuesdays

    July 14, 21, 28
    August 4, 11, 18

    9:00-9:30am

High School Workshops

List of 13 items.

  • #ClippersTogether

    The focus of this problem-solving workshop is on the social-emotional aspects of student life and how to handle issues that students may face (i.e. friends, balancing school work, etc). We will use games, scenarios, and examples from movies and books to facilitate a discussion about how to handle such issues. We will also focus on time management and organizational skills that will help students during the school year. We will create a place where students can get to know one another and make new friends.


    Tuesdays 

    July 14, 21, 28
    August 4, 11, 18

    11:00-11:45am
     

    Ms. Morris


    Ms. Romero

     
  • Book Club

    If one of your favorite summer activities is traveling, this is the club for you! While we cannot travel around the world in person right now, we can still do so through books. Join our book club to reconnect with friends, meet new people, and share ideas and common interests - the hallmarks of travel!


    Mondays

    July 13, 20, 27
    August 3, 10, 17

    12:00 - 1:00 pm
     

    Mrs. Scally

     
  • Computer Coding

    Coding is a fun way to learn the basics of computer programming, gain problem solving and logical thinking skills, and make friends. The purpose of this club is to build interest in coding and requires no prior coding experience. 
    This workshop is also open to students in our Genesis Middle school (grades 6-8).

    Thursdays

    July 16, 23, 30
    August 6, 13, 20

    11:00am-12:00pm
  • Cooking Club

    Since most people are not going out to eat, why not learn how to cook at home with other members of the Xaverian Community. 

    This workshop is also open to students in our Genesis Middle school (grades 6-8).

    Workshop Schedule 
    Thursday, July 16
    Wednesday July 22
    Thursday, July 30 
    Thursday, August: 6
    Thursday, August 13
    Thursday, August 20

    4:00-5:00pm
     

    Mr. Alfredo

     
     
  • Forensics Files

    Our workshop is open to high school students interested in Forensic Science. Students will gain knowledge in Forensics, create their own virtual crime scenes, share them with one another, record evidence such as persons of interest and motives, and research testing evidence and how to pinpoint who committed the crime.


    Workshop Schedule
    Mon. 7/27: 9:30-10:30am 
    Tues. 7/28: 11:00am-12:00pm 
    Wed. 7/29: 11:00am-12:00pm
    Mon. 8/3: 11:00am-12:00pm
    Tues. 8/4: 11:00am-12:00pm
    Wed. 8/5: 9:30-10:30am 
    Thurs. 8/6: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Key Club

    Sponsored by the Kimanis Club, the Key Club, a community partnership organization led by students for the purpose of service and leadership, will be participating in virtual community work and fundraisers, as well as planning for events in the fall. 

    This workshop is also open to students in our Genesis Middle school (grades 6-8).

    Thursdays

    July 16, 23, 30
    August 6, 13, 20

    3:00-4:00pm
     

    Ms. Teta 

     
     
  • Meditation and Mindfulness

    Research shows that meditating on a regular basis not only helps relieve all types of anxiety disorders but can also help students handle stress during the school year and even help them improve their academic performance. Under the guidance of a certified teacher of meditation in Mindfulness in the Classroom, students will learn strategies and techniques they can practice on a regular basis to relax, center themselves, and focus more.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays

    July 14, 16
    July 21, 23
    July 28, 30
    August 4, 6
    August 11, 13

    4:30-5:00pm
     

    Ms. Hilbert

     

  • Navigating History

    Participants will explore the various intersections of cultural and political history.  Driven by the students' ideas, our past excursions include touring the Vatican virtually, learning about the history of Xaverian's Pipe & Drum Corp, meditating and discussing Buddhism, and examining the significance of poetry.  Potential summer adventures include watching the Disney release of Hamilton and discussing its portrayal of United States History, discussing the history of American protest music, and discussing the significance of baseball in the cultural history of Brooklyn.

    Wednesdays 

    July 15 and 29
    August 12, 19, 26

    2:45 to 3:45pm

    Ms. Postler 

     
  • Research Design/Scientific Writing and Questioning

    The purpose of this workshop is to encourage  "argument-driven inquiry.” Students will develop skills in designing a research study, which includes:
    - Learning from observations, case studies, surveys, and interviews
    - Learning to write observations and case studies
    - Getting to know "Tools and Methods" in Biomedical science
    - Becoming familiar with ethics and best practice in prevention, diagnosis, and intervention
    - Working collaboratively with each other, learning to listen, ask questions, exhibiting respect for each other's strengths and weaknesses in open-minded learning environment
     

    Mondays and Wednesdays

    July 13, July 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
    August 3, 5, 10, 12

    11:00am-12:00pm
     

    Dr. Krishnamurthy

     
  • Robotics

    Students can, on their own time, use the CoderZ robotics simulator and complete the pre-structured lessons, as well as use the open sandbox mode to come up with our own objectives. During the workshop, students can share their progress and choose new lessons or challenges.  We may also watch the same robotics-related webinars or live streams and discuss them. 
     

    Mondays 

    July 13, 20, 27
    August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Student Government Planning

    Are you interested in getting involved in student government? Do you want to serve as a voice in continuing to impact our Xaverian community and create further positive change? Bring your energy, enthusiasm, and ideas to our collaborative discussions and planning for the upcoming year and the future.

    Wednesdays

    July 15, 22, 29
    August 5, 12, 19

    9:00-9:30am

  • The Basics of Emergency Medical Technician Training

    Participants will learn the basics of EMT awareness, addressing topics such as the laws, choking, rescue breathing, CPR, bleeding control, fractures, heart attack and stroke, allergic reactions, environmental emergencies, etc.


    Workshop Schedule
    Tues. 7/28: 9:00-10:00am 
    Wed. 7/29: 9:00-10:00am 
    Thurs. 7/30: 9:00-10:00am 
    Mon. 8/3: 9:00-10:00am  
    Tues. 8/4: 9:00-10:00am
     

    Mrs. Campbell

     
  • WXBN

    WXBN-TV is Xaverian’s television network, bringing the Xaverian community school news, sports, special interest interviews, and more. It is a completely student-run network and can be viewed through our website and social media pages. If you are interested in joining our broadcast team, please email Mr. Greg DelGeorge.

    Mr. DelGeorge

    gdelgeorge@xaverian.org


    Students who are interested in becoming a part of the production team must email Mr. DelGeorge directly for information regarding the production team’s summer schedule.

Zoom Conferencing Protocol
  • RESPECT yourself, your classmates, and your teachers. In accordance with the code of conduct in our Genesis and High School Student Guides (under “Forms and Documents” on our school website), we expect our learners to speak, act, and interact with respect. 

  • Screenshots, pictures, Snapchat, etc. of the teacher or classmates and any audio or video recordings are prohibited. Teachers will inform the Assistant Principal for Discipline and Operations, Mr. Michael Wilson, of any inappropriate behavior that violates any school policy. Disciplinary sanctions will be enforced if necessary.

  • Participants must present themselves appropriately. They must sit up, have their faces in clear view, wear appropriate clothing, and be in a space with proper lighting. Distracting classmates and interfering with a teacher or peer’s presentation/question are unacceptable. 

  • Participants should remain focused, engage in the interaction, and utilize the Zoom features appropriately. Use the “raise hand” or chat feature to ask a question. “Mute” your audio if background noise on your end becomes intrusive to the conference. Only the stock virtual backgrounds may be used; do not create and use your own. Refrain from using other devices during the session. 
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