MHASD Advanced Learning News


Welcome Back!

This week completes the roll out of the virtual/hybrid schedules for all of our K-12 students. Welcome back to school for those attending on a hybrid schedule. For middle and high school virutal students, we hope the new class schedule proves to be a positive transition for you as well!
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Black History Month

February marks the annual observance of Black History Month, a time to honor the achievements and contributions of African Americans to our history as a country and society.

Do you know who the first black lawyer in the US was? What about the first self-made millionaire? Do you know about the scientist who derived over 100 notable products from the peanut? Check out this link for more information on these people influenced our history! Inventors are always seeking ways to improve our world and the inventors we learn about in this link have made quite an impact on things that help us in our every day lives! A few ideas on why it is important to celebrate Black History Month are included in this link as well as some great ways to celebrate and learn with your children at home.

Badger PreCollege Online Courses for Grades 1-12- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Badger Precollege is pleased to offer engaging summer online courses to students in grades 1-12. Each live online course meets for one to two weeks and includes high-quality educational and social content to help prepare students for the college experience — all backed by the academic reputation of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Classes are offered synchronously, meaning that students are together in the same virtual classroom at the same time. Along with synchronous instruction, courses include homework to be completed outside of class. These courses are offered at various times throughout the summer. To learn more, follow this link for details about how to apply, scholarships, and more.

Registration is NOW open for all programs!

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Summer Music Clinics- Badger Pre-College Options

Registration for intensive music opportunities for students in 6th-12th grade is now open! Click here to learn more about the sessions, registration process, financial aid options and more.

Contact Mr. Janssen if you are interested in attending as he may have more information about scholarship funds available for these clinics!

Mt. Horeb Music Opportunities

Please also check out the Mt. Horeb Music Boosters page for local music information!

More Summer Programs

Here is a comprehensive list of summer programs offered in the greater Madison area. Summer 2021.
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Scholarships for Summer Activities

Each year WATG (Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted) awards scholarships for students across Wisconsin to participate in summer camps, courses, and enrichment programs. See their website for the scholarship application and details. The scholarship application deadline is April 15.


The week of February 14-20 is known as Random Acts of Kindess week, with Wednesday the 17th being the official RAK day! The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has developed a site with more information about the RAK movement. There is a wealth of information including ways to incorporate RAK into our daily lives, activities, calendars and more. What a great way to spread kindness and teach our children the value of KINDNESS!

Camp Invention Mt. Horeb

Camp Invention will continue in Mt. Horeb this summer. We are finalizing some details before registration opens. If your child was registered last year and chose to save your spot rather than participate in Camp Invention Connect, we hope you can join us this summer. We are hoping to be able to offer the camp method that fits your family best- at home or in person. Watch for more details in the coming weeks!

We will be looking for high school age Leadership Interns (students who have completed 9th grade and up)- this volunteer opportunity can earn up to 40 silver cord hours!

MHASD Advanced Learning Webpage

For more information about programming and helpful links/resources check out the advanced learning webpage.

Social Emotional Needs, resources for parents

Mental health and meeting the social emotional needs of our kids it a top priority.

An excellent resource for families of gifted students is SENG. Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted is an organization that provides support through resources, articles, webinars, connections to mental health professionals, parent groups, online support groups and more. Kids who are gifted can often deal with unique issues including perfectionism, underachievement, anxiety, intensities, difficulty connecting to age group peers because of different interests or abilities, concerns with identity or fitting in. SENG offers resources and support to help navigate these concerns.

Another resource for parents is the NAGC- National Association for Gifted Children.

Did you know there is a Gifted Children's Bill of Rights?