Guided Discovery Update

October 2015

Battle of the Brains Mentor Visit

Our Burns & McDonnell engineering mentor and former PSMS graduate met with us last month, and will visit with us again after school on Wednesday, October 14th in Room 40 from 2:50 - 4:00.


We have four teams working on Battle of the Brains competition submissions for the Burns and McDonnell and Union Station new "outdoor" exhibit. The "BIG" science concepts the groups have selected include: biomes, environment, gravity, and physics. The due date for the submissions is 5:00 on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (since I will be out of the building on Wednesday, October 21st).


Some students have requested to stay after school to work on their submissions and I have agreed to stay until 4:00 if they want to meet in my room. Love that work ethic!!

AMC8 Math Competition

Friday, October 9th is the last day to sign-up for the November 19th AMC8 Math competition. Information about the competition and a sign-up form are located outside Room 40.


To learn more about the competition:

http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-contests/amc-8

Practice tests and solutions: http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/AMC_8_Problems_and_Solutions

Scheduling Gifted IEP Meetings on Tuesdays and Fridays Now

At Back to School night, I told you that our gifted IEP meetings were scheduled primarily on Mondays and Fridays. Since then, the administration has asked me to try and schedule our gifted IEP meetings on Tuesdays and Fridays when possible, and on Mondays as a last resort. Thank you for your flexibility!

End of First Quarter - October 16

Grade cards and Gifted Progress Reports will available to view on October 16th on Parent Vue.


Accessing IEP Progress Reports via Parent Vue

Please follow these directions to access the most recent IEP progress report via ParentVue in Synergy.

1. Log in to ParentVue as you normally do.

2. Click on the Special Education link on the left side of the screen.

You can then click on the date that appears under the IEP progress report area in order to view the PDF document

Resources:

Engineer Girl: What do engineers do? Explore different types of engineer careers using the "Try on a Career" videos, check out competition options, and more!


http://www.engineergirl.org/


PSAT 8/9 Explanation, resources, and Information:


https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9