SoWashCo Young Scholars

Nurturing Potential, Sustaining Support

April 2022

Happy April!

This month's newsletter is the fourth in our series exploring simple ways to help your Young Scholar grow and stretch their brains by learning more about the types of thinking used in Young Scholar lessons.

We will once again be looking at characteristics as well as questions and resources to help guide and encourage your Young Scholar to use their brain in new ways.

So, whether you are familiar with these different thinking styles or just getting started, the activities and resources below include quick and easy at-home ideas to help your Young Scholar grow their thinking and build on their strengths.

Our April focus will be Evaluative Thinking.

This Month in Young Scholars

  • Building Your Young Scholar's Evaluative Thinking Skills

  • Books for Building Evaluative Thinking

  • You're Invited! Young Scholar Family Night Coming Soon!!

  • Summer Camp Opportunities to Explore

Building your Young Scholar's Evaluative Thinking Skills

Books for Building Evaluative Thinking

The topics and characters in the following books pair nicely with the Evaluative Thinking conversation starters above.

Each of the books below is available for checkout at Washington County Libraries.

Young Scholar Family Night Coming Soon!

Come join other Young Scholars’ families for a fun night of

hands-on family engineering activities from

The Works Museum plus a delicious dinner from Native Food Perspectives.

There is no charge to attend this event.

All family members are welcome!

Click on your school's logo below to learn more!

Summer Camp Opportunities to Explore

Summer will be here before we know it. If you're looking for ideas to keep your Young Scholar busy and learning this summer, check out some of the opportunities below.

Young Scholars works with students, families and schools to increase...

Looking for More?

Click on the image below to access online copies of

previous SoWashCo Young Scholar Parent Newsletters.

About Me


My name is Colleen Redmond, and I am honored to work as Coordinator for SoWashCo Young Scholars.

I'm a mom, a wife, small business owner, avid biker (the pedal kind), book enthusiast, and beekeeper.

I've been lucky enough to teach in South Washington County Schools for over twenty-five years and have had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the lives of so many students and families over the years.

Now, as part of Young Scholars, I have the honor of working with the amazing staff, students, and families throughout SoWashCo to implement and grow the Young Scholars program.

I am so very excited to work with and support you and your Young Scholar. I can't wait to see where the journey takes us!

Contact Information

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, thoughts, or needs!

Colleen Redmond