Gifted & Talented
What did we do this week?
National PTA Reflections Program - ALL GRADES
PBS Learning 50 for 50 Contest 6th-12th Grade
Battle of the Books - 4th & 5th Grade
America's Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd thru 12th grades. Our local competition is only for 4th and 5th graders. The students read books and come together usually in groups (We will be competing against Franklin County Schools) to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The student competitions are usually similar to the TV series Family Feud or Whiz Kids styles of competitions. However, the structure, format, and rules of the competitions may vary depending on the educational goals, student needs, local resources, and personal preferences at various school sites, school districts, county libraries, or offices of education.
Find the 4th Grade reading List here!
Find the 5th Grade reading list here!
Future City Competition 6th-8th Grades
Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. Past topics include stormwater management, urban agriculture, and green energy. The 2016-2017 topic is the Power of Public Space.
Students present their solutions via a virtual city design (using SimCity); a 1,500-word city essay; a scale model; a project plan, and a presentation to judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC in February. After the competition is over, student participants are not only prepared to be citizens of today’s complex and technical world, they are poised to become the drivers of tomorrow. - http://futurecity.org/about