BPS Middle School HAL Services
End of the Year Updates
Many students working with Mr. Larson have been completing a Genius Hour Project. Some of you might be wondering, "What is Genius Hour?" If so, please take a moment to view this video for an explanation of Genius Hour. As we are moving toward the end of the school year, our hope is that these projects do not end. We hope that these projects will continue to be a way in which students explore an area of interest and strive to continue growing.
Mr. Larson is also working with individual students to begin thinking about how to unite their strengths, interests, and passions with possible future careers. Throughout the rest of the quarter, Mr. Larson is planning to work with students to connect interests, strengths, future coursework, and possible career paths. They will be mapping it out in a creative way.
Academic Coaching Updates
The Mission Middle and Logan Fontenelle Middle School Science Olympiad Teams will advance to Nationals this year! Congratulations!
The Lewis and Clark Stock Market Games Team finished in the top 10 of more than 90 teams! Congratulations!
As a reminder, in each middle school, there are two academic coaches. These individuals are responsible for choosing academic competitions and extended classroom experiences appropriate for their individual buildings and students. Activities in each school vary based on the strengths and interests of the students. Some activities may include, but are not limited to: curricula-based quiz bowls, UNMC Health Science tours, Educational Service Unit (ESU) #3 hosted activities designed specifically and only for students with high-ability learning needs, and several others. Academic competitions are not exclusive to high-ability learners, but for some, may provide additional challenges related to his/her area of interest.
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