MHASD Advanced Learning News
This summer a group of educators, parents and a high school students teamed up as the Gifted and Talented District Work Group. We started with a survey to the families of the identified advanced learners to see what went well with virtual learning in the spring, and what needs we could address this school year. We decided to increase standard communication to parents (with newsletters like these!), continue to offer our extension and enrichment programs that have historically been in place, and find ways to do even more to support our advanced learners in the upcoming school year. A special thank you to our work group members for their continued support for our programs.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns as the year gets started. We're all in this together and we want to work as a team to support our students.
MHASD Advanced Learning Webpage
For more information about programming and helpful links/resources check out the advanced learning webpage.https://www.mounthorebschools.org/district/advanced-learning.cfm
Congratulations also goes to our 6th grade FPS team who took 4th place in the junior division of the Wisconsin State Bowl. The team was made up of members Eli Dinh, Hannah Kempf, and Laurel Aquino. An oustanding accomplishment for their first year in FPS!
High School Highlights
The deadlines for Start College Now are October 1 and March 1!
Student Program Support Leaders
If you/ your middle or high school child is interested in helping in this way, please complete this form https://forms.gle/itgzxYZ6mCJqKJrS6
Hands On, Minds On- Now More Than Ever! WATG Virtual Conference Oct 18-20
WATG is an organization dedicating to supporting and advocating for advanced learners. Check out their website for tons of resources and ways to get involved.
NUMATS out of level testing
*The 2020-2021 testing schedule is set to open in September, however, due to COVID 19, things subject to change in response to ever changing safety guidelines.
CTD, Center for Talent Development through Northwestern also offers several programs for gifted students including weekend, summer, online, and service learning programming.
Kindness Courage Respect Writing Contest 2020
6th grade Nonfiction Winner
Tyler Jou- The Slope of Kindness
8th grade Poetry Winner
Kaitlyn Farr- Friday Night
5th grade Poetry Winner
Lorelei Lawry- A Musical
Social Emotional Needs, resources for parents
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.
Challenge Math At Home
Promo code XL202 will provide a 20% discount by Sept 4.