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May 6, 2014

Blinn offers registration for sixth annual Kids College

Program teaches students hands-on science, math, technology and leadership skills

Kids CollegeStudents entering grades 4-8 will have the opportunity to showcase their detective skills June 23-27 at the Blinn College – Schulenburg campus’s sixth annual Kids College.

This year’s theme is CSI: Kids College, and attendees will receive hands-on learning in areas of math, science, technology and leadership. The five-day event will be held on the College’s Schulenburg campus from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is limited to the first 80 students and the cost is $49 per student.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Schulenburg campus located at 100 Ranger Drive and online at www.blinn.edu/schulenburg/.

Blinn College and SWIFT AmeriCorps partner to host the annual program, which provides a fun, hands-on summer learning environment. SWIFT is a community-based non-profit organization improving the quality of life in the community by providing educational assistance and working with youths.

In addition to the students’ camp, the College is offering its first parents camp. For $20, “Getting Savvy With Technology” will teach parents and caregivers about cyber safety, navigating their child’s school website and the ins-and-outs of using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Blinn is also inviting all Bishop Forest High School alumni who might have information on time capsules to contact Loraine Orellana at 979-743-5237 or loraine.orellana@blinn.edu.  A meeting regarding the time capsules will be set at a later date, and any capsules found will be donated to the Bishop Forest Museum, which will begin construction in the College’s gym this summer.

Blinn – Schulenburg offers a variety of academic transfer, workforce training and continuing education classes to fit the needs of any student. For information on course offerings and student registration, visit: www.blinn.edu/schulenburg or call 979-743-5200.