Monday, May 20, 2019

Summer Enrichment at William & Mary

Summer SEP
We are still accepting new applications!

Join us this summer for our fun enrichment classes! Classes run from 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm, Monday - Friday each week. Classes are $350 each with a $50 deposit due with application. See detailed information at: https://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/precollegiate/sep/
Summer SEP
We are still accepting new applications!

Join us this summer for our fun enrichment classes! Classes run from 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm, Monday - Friday each week. Classes are $350 each with a $50 deposit due with application.  The deadline to apply is June 1, 2019.

Note: Grades listed in our Summer 2019 packet are for rising grades

Session 1: June 24-28, 2019
  • My Amazing Body! | Grades K-2
  • All the World's Stage | Grades K-5
  • Beautiful Math | Grades 1-3
  • LEGO WeDo | Grades 1-3
  • The Art & Science of Optics | Grades 1-3
  • Fun with Math! | Grades 2-3
  • Elementary Engineering | Grades 3-5
  • Charged Up! | Grades 3-5
  • LEGO Robotics I | Grades 3-6
  • LEGO Robotics II | Grades 3-6 *(must have completed LEGO Robotics I)
  • Stop the Presses! | Grades 4-6
  • Engineering with Robots | Grades 4-6
  • Book It! Create your own Secret Library | Grades 5-7
  • Pre-Med I: So you Want to be a Doctor | Grades 5-7
  • Pre-Med II: The Anatomy of a Med Student | Grades 6-8
  • Capturing American History through your Digital Camera | Grades 6-8
  • The Poetry Place | Grades 6-8
  • It's Debatable | Grades 6-8

Session 2: July 8-12, 2019
  • My Amazing Body! | Grades K-2
  • LEGO WeDo | Grades 1-3
  • The Renaissance | Grades 2-3
  • Fun with Math! | Grades 2-3
  • Chemistry in the Kitchen | Grades 2-3
  • Elementary Engineering | Grades 3-5
  • LEGO Robotics I | Grades 3-6
  • LEGO Robotics II | Grades 3-6 *(must have completed LEGO Robotics I)
  • Engineering with Robots | Grades 4-6
  • Stop the Presses! | Grades 4-6
  • Psyched about Psychology! | Grades 5-7
  • Capturing American History through your Digital Camera | Grades 6-8
  • It's Debatable! | Grades 6-8
  • Pre-Med III: Debating Contemporary Issues in Medicine | Grades 7-9
  • Pre-MED IV: MCAT Magic | Grades 7-10

Monday, May 13, 2019

Gifted Advisory Meeting

The next Gifted Advisory meeting will take place on May 21.  This meeting will feature the Elementary Focus Night.  In addition to giving an overview of gifted services throughout the division, the elementary resource teachers will provide important information about gifted students and their education.  What is more, students in attendance will have an opportunity to participate in a STEM challenge.  It will be a great GAC meeting that you do not want to miss!  All meetings take place at 6:00 pm in the Technical Center AV Room.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Gifted Advisory Meeting


Happy New Year and welcome back to school.  I every one of you had a great holiday season with your family and friends.  The next Gifted Advisory meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 30.  This will be the Middle School Focus Night.  The Middle School resource teachers have planned a special evening where attendees will be able to rotate through a variety of student presentations.  The purpose of the event is for younger students to speak with current middle school students about their experience in the gifted program.  Please note that his event will take place in the High School Media Center at 6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Let's Innovate Student Conference at the MSiC, 6-8


The Math Science Innovation Center will hold its 6-8 Let's Innovate Conference this January.  Math, science, and art come together in this creative conference to find innovative ways to understand and describe the world around us.
Discover how to express and explain nature through different media, including archaeology, fractal patterns, music, paper making, plant pigments, and much more!  All participants will create an origami microscope called a Foldscope® to visualize the microscopic world!


  
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: MathScience Innovation Center, 2401 Hartman Street, Richmond, VA 23223
Cost: $20 per student for materials 
Transportation: Buses will be available
Lunch: Provided for all students

For additional information, please contact the MathScience Innovation Center at (804)343-6525
Registration information is available at: https://www.mymsic.org/6-8-conference

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Gifted Advisory Dates

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year.  I look forward to another exciting year doing great things for kids.  As many of you know, the Gifted Advisory Committee changed its meeting time last year.  All meetings will now take place at 6:00 pm in the Colonial Heights Technical Center.  Please see the 2018-19 dates below.

  • Wednesday, October 17: High School Focus Night
  • Wednesday, January 30: Middle School Focus Night
  • March TBD
  • Tuesday, April 30: Elementary Focus Night

Friday, January 19, 2018

Colonial Heights Gifted Advisory

Happy New Year! The next Gifted Advisory meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 30.  This will be the High School Focus Night.  All meetings start at 7:00 pm and take place in the AV Room located in the Technical Center.

Monday, October 30, 2017

NASA-Related Programs for High School Students

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium would like to share the following information about the following FREE NASA-related programs for Virginia's high school students interested in STEM.
For 11th and 12th grade students, Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) and Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) programs are offered.
For 10th grade students, Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) program is offered.

For High School juniors and seniorsVirginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is an interactive online learning course with a space mission design and human space flight theme, culminating in a one-week residential Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton for those students who qualify.  Offered at no cost to the student, VASTS consists of seven modules and a final project to be completed from November 2017 through May 2018 under the guidance of licensed master educators.  Based on success in the online coursework, students may be selected to attend a Summer Academy where they interact with NASA scientists, engineers and technologists to design a human mission to Mars.   Students who successfully participate in VASTS can apply to earn 2 college credits for the online course and 2 additional credits for the Summer Academy
Please direct students or other faculty to the website for program information and application, http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/   The deadline for student applications is November 12th, 2017.
For more information on this program, please contact:
Ian Cawthray
VASTS Education Program Coordinator
ian.m.cawthray@nasa.gov
Or visit: http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS


For High School juniors and seniorsVirginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The course is offered for dual enrollment college credit (statewide through TNCC) for high school juniors and seniors in the Spring semester 2018. 
By combining detailed Earth System Science content with real world data analysis, students will be exposed to a rigorous course that will work across science disciplines to cultivate 21st Century Learning Skills.  The program will focus on preparing students for the rigors of college and careers while allowing them to develop strong science-based skills such as critical thinking and inquiry-based problem solving.  VESSS will have two components.  The first component is an online sixteen-week course running from December through April. The second component is a residential NASA Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center for students who perform well in the course. Students who successfully participate in VESSS can apply to earn 3 college credits for the online course and 1 additional credit for the Summer Academy
Please direct students or other faculty to the website for program information and application, http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS/  .  The deadline for student applications is November 12th, 2017.
For more information on this program, please contact:
Joyce Corriere
VESSS Education Program Coordinator
Joyce.H.Corriere@nasa.gov
Or visit:   http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS/