Online Eagle Pride MagazineOnline Eagle Pride MagazineAthletics CalendarEDS Store

Rising Eagles

Each week, our Rising Eagles will have "Traveling Tuesday," where we visit a local attraction related to the week's theme. We also feature daily specialty classes for added fun!


Week 1: STEM-sational - CANCELLED Due to COVID-19

June 1-5

Katie Bockting, Marisa Jones, Ashely Swinford

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math - so many amazing things to explore and create! Challenge your brain and dust off your tinkering skills to invent something the world has never seen. Use your imaginations to create, fail, collaborate, try again, and make it better. Whatever the project, you can be sure there will be lots of hands-on fun with STEM this week!


Week 2: Movie Mania - CANCELLED Due to COVID-19

June 8-12

Katie Bockting, Marisa Jones, Tia Rogers

Hooray for Hollywood! Throughout the week, we will explore various aspects of the film industry and learn how movies come to life. Whether you just love to watch movies, or you are an aspiring actor or director, you’ll have a great time collaborating with friends to enjoy all things Hollywood. 


Week 3: Robotics & Coding - CANCELLED Due to COVID-19

June 15-19

Eric Sogard, Ashely Swinford, Emily Zinn

It’s never too early to start learning the fundamentals of robotics and coding! Participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) activities and build a foundation for learning how to code. Research the uses and benefits of robots, then create maze challenges, and try your hand at the controls of real robots!


Week 4: Natural Wonders - CANCELLED Due to COVID-19

June 22-26

Sarah Brooks, Gena Garrett, Emily Zinn

Experience nature in new and exciting ways! Explore in our own backyard and learn about natural wonders in other parts of the world. Visit animals, watch for birds, and interact with insects. It takes all kinds of plants and creatures to make the Earth an amazing place for humans to live!


Week 5: Chef’s Academy - CANCELLED Due to COVID-19

June 29 - July 2*

Sarah Brooks, Jordyn Meyer, Tia Rogers

Calling all foodies! Are you a budding chef, or are looking for a way to learn kitchen techniques? Chef’s Academy gets kids cooking each day! There are many great lessons to be learned in the Summer Academy kitchen - measuring, teamwork, creativity, culture, and trying new things! In addition, we’ll learn about our food and explore healthy options.  

*Summer Academy is closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.


Week 6: Around the World in 5 Days - CANCELLED Due to COVID-19

July 6-10

Karen Meacham, Tia Rogers, Soi Powell

Pack your bags and remember your passports: We are off on a weeklong virtual adventure across the globe. Asia, Europe, North and South America - there are so many exciting places to explore! Use all of your senses to learn about people, places, and cultures around the world with art, food, music, and more. Where will you be inspired to travel?


Week 7: Magical Muggles - CANCELLED Due to COVID-19

July 13-17

Gena Garrett, Betsy Gladding, Karen Meacham

Grab your wands and meet us on Platform 9 ¾! Practice the art of making potions, test your athletic abilities in the Triwizard tournament, learn about Herbology, and discover what house the sorting hat will choose for you. You will have a wizarding time, but remember... never to mention He Who Must Not Be Named!


Week 8: Game On! - CANCELLED Due to COVID-19

July 20-24

Christina Gilliam, Tia Rogers, Eric Sogard

It’s time to put on your game face! Play some of the classics and even create your own games during this popular Summer Academy week. Test your skills and compete in Minute-To-Win-It, relay races, brainteasers, and board games - if it’s a game, it’s ON!


Week 9: Summer (Academy) Olympics - CANCELLED Due to COVID-19

July 27-31

Tia Rogers, Eric Sogard, Karen Meacham

We are so excited to have an extra week of Summer Academy this year to celebrate the 2020 Summer Olympics! Junior athletes and Olympic fans can unite together for a fun-filled week of all things Olympics. Learn about Olympic events and sports, cheer on your favorite countries during the games, and try your hand at our very own Summer (Academy) Olympic challenges. Will you bring home a medal?!