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May 2013

The Constitution, Founding Fathers and Junior ROTC on Tap at Rose State’s “Kids College”

Student archer at the Rose State College Kids College.

A student archer takes aim at Rose State College’s 2012 Kids College. Archery classes will return for 2013.

Innovative learning for all youth is created equal at the 2013 Kids College, which is now enrolling for the summer.

Among the offerings for this year are several exploring the origins of the American experiment with classes on the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers, and on the basics of national defense with Junior ROTC.

“Constitution Avengers” promises to “Make learning about the Constitution and our rights as American Citizens fun.” Students will create a collage of the Preamble to the Constitution, make the Liberty Bell out of clay, and design a “favorite freedom” poster along with other fun, informational activities. How about “Patriot Pride?” Students can “step back in time as you experience life as our colonial forefathers knew it,” with learning about colonial games and dances, colonial archaeology, or colonial writing with a hornbook and quill pens. With Junior ROTC, students participate in activities designed to promote citizenship, patriotism, and team building skills. In addition to developing an appreciation for the importance of physical fitness, overcoming obstacles, and fair competition, the program helps students become familiar with the military services, college opportunities, and careers that can be established through the military. Basic military skills, marching, and drills will also be taught.

In addition, Kids College will have a host of other classes in archery, entrepreneurship, rocketry, math skills, robotics, science, art and many other activities.

Enrollment for Kids College by phone or in person is under way at The Community Learning Center in the Tom Steed building on the Rose State College Campus in Midwest City, just off Interstate 40 and Hudiburg Drive. Enrollment may be made in person from Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., or on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cash, check, or credit card enrollments accepted. To enroll by phone, or for more information, call 405-733-7392, or visit on the web at www.rose.edu/kids.

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