SoWashCo Young Scholars

Nurturing Potential, Sustaining Support

March 2022

Happy March!

This month's newsletter is the third 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 March focus will be Convergent Thinking.

This Month in Young Scholars

  • Building Your Young Scholar's Convergent Thinking Skills

  • Books for Building Convergent Thinking

  • Upcoming Parent Education Opportunity

  • Summer STEM Camp - Scholarship Opportunity

  • Online Enrichment Resources

Building your Young Scholar's Convergent Thinking Skills

Books for Building Convergent Thinking

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

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

Upcoming Parent Education Opportunity

Young Scholar Speaker Series

Please join us for this FREE event as we wrap up our 2021-22 parent speaker series with Dr. Javetta Jones Roberson, one of the country’s leading voices in supporting diverse talented learners.

You can register on the Community Ed website or click on the image below for the direct Zoom link. I hope to see you there!

Summer STEM Camp - Scholarship Opportunity

Click on the image below for more information or to register for Camp Invention.

Contact Colleen Redmond at if you would like to learn more about scholarship opportunities available for Young Scholar students.

Online Enrichment Resources

Click on the image below to access family resources and enrichments now available on SoWashCo Schools website.

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