An Evening of Excellence

The 2017 Burleigh Manor Middle School G/T Enrichment Fair

Thursday, May 25, 2017

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

An Overview of the Evening

Welcome to the 2017 Burleigh Manor Middle School G/T Enrichment Fair! Our students will shine as they share their outstanding academic accomplishments with you tonight. Tonight’s Interactive Presentations represent a wide range of student achievement from class projects to G/T Instructional Seminars. At 6:30 our first session of Interactive Presentations will begin in various locations in the building, starting with a live Channel 25 Bobcat News broadcast. The second session of Interactive Presentations begins at 6:55, the third session of Interactive Presentations begins at 7:18, and the fourth session at 7:40. Room locations and presentation descriptions for these sessions can be found below.


As the name implies, tonight’s Interactive Presentations are meant to be just that – interactive! Please participate in the student-led activities and take time to ask the students questions about their projects. The presentations you’ll see tonight are the result of hours of hard work and preparation; your undivided attention and thoughtful questions will be appreciated.


Thank you for coming tonight to support our students, teachers, and the G/T program.


Enjoy!

Robyn Page

G/T Resource Teacher

Session 1: 6:30 - 6:51 p.m.

LIVE! Channel 25 Bobcat News School-wide Broadcast from 6:30 - 6:38

Tune in and watch our Bobcat News anchors kick off the Enrichment Fair with a live broadcast from our Channel 25 studio!


CONTENT CLASS PRESENTATIONS

6th Grade Science Oyster Reef Ball Project - Media Center

- Our 6th graders constructed habitats for oysters. Learn about these fascinating filter feeders and their vital role in the Chesapeake Bay.

6th Grade G/T Research Investigations – Computer Lab

- Ms. Page’s G/T Research students will share the results of their research investigations.

6th Grade Social Studies - Media Center Computers

- Join Mrs. Berkeley's students on their African adventures!

7th Grade G/T Social Studies: National History Day Projects - Room 108

- Students will share their 2017 National History Day Projects.

EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAM PRESENTATION
weSTEM - Media Center
- Students from the weSTEM computer coding extracurricular program will share their Scratch games.

Session 2: 6:55 - 7:14 p.m.

INSTRUCTIONAL SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Debate - Room 130

- Should the HCPSS ban homework? Our debate team members will share their arguments for and against this hot topic.

FLL Robotics "Buzzbots" Project Presentation - Room 142

- The BMMS Buzzbots - one of our FIRST Lego League Robotics teams - will present their innovative solution to the honey bee crisis.


CONTENT CLASS PRESENTATIONS

6th Grade G/T Research Investigations – Computer Lab

- Ms. Page’s G/T Research students will share the results of their research investigations.

6th Grade Social Studies - Media Center Computers

- Join Mrs. Berkeley's students on their African adventures!

7th Grade G/T Social Studies: National History Day Projects - Room 108

- Students will share their 2017 National History Day Projects.

Creative Writing - Room 125

- Hear talented young authors read their favorite poems and stories from this year.

Session 3: 7:18 - 7:36 p.m.

INSTRUCTIONAL SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Robotics: Teams A, B, and C - Room 142

- Robotics students will demonstrate their engineering and programming achievements.

Model United Nations - Room 130 (Note: This session will continue in Session 4.)

- BMMS delegates will involve the audience in a mini-conference on climate change.

Shakespeare Troupe - Cafeteria

- Scenes from "Much Ado About Nothing" will be performed.


CONTENT CLASS PRESENTATIONS

6th Grade G/T Research Investigations – Computer Lab

- Ms. Page’s G/T Research students will share the results of their research investigations.

6th Grade Social Studies - Media Center Computers

- Join Mrs. Berkeley's students on their African adventures!

7th Grade G/T ELA - Room 125

- The prosecution and defense teams of Ms. Pierantozzi's ELA classes will present the murder trial of Mary Malone from "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl.

Session 4: 7:40 - 7:58

INSTRUCTIONAL SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Film Production – Room 101

- Lights! Camera! Action! See examples of this year’s student-made movies.

Model United Nations - Room 130

- BMMS delegates will involve the audience in a mini-conference on climate change.


CONTENT CLASS PRESENTATIONS

8th Grade English - Cafeteria

- Scenes from "Romeo and Juliet" will be performed.

Makerpace Tours

A team of students and teachers at Burleigh Manor have transformed an area behind the media center into a full-service makerspace for all students. Students may use the makerspace to create, innovate, design, and tinker. The goal is to provide an area within the school that promotes experimentation, risk-taking, creativity and sparks an interest in hands-on learning through technology and the arts. Come tour our space and learn more about making!

On Display

Global Equality Now! Instructional Seminar - Media Center
- Meet with a representative from our Global Equality Now Seminar to learn more about the social justice issues for which they are advocating this year.
Outstanding Artwork - Media Center
- Student artwork from all three grade levels will be on display.

6th Grade G/T ELA Shields - Hallway Outside of the Computer Lab

- As part of the study of THE SWORD IN THE STONE by T. H. White, which is the story of the young King Arthur (Wart) being educated by the wizard Merlyn, the students in sixth grade created shields in the style of the Knights of the Round Table.

7th Grade G/T ELA Upon The Head of the Goat Quote Projects - Hallway Outside of Room 130

- 7th grade GT ELA students read the memoir, Upon the Head of the Goat by Aranka Siegal. After reading, each student found a quote in the book that they felt demonstrated the theme of facing injustice. Students also worked individually or in groups to complete one of three other projects: a sociogram - a diagram representing the relationships between individuals in a group; a theme poster; or setting illustrations and letters between characters in the memoir.

7th Grade Spanish "Yo soy lo que como." Foodie Figures - Media Center

- Ms. Valance's 7th grade Spanish students' "Yo soy lo que como" (I am what I eat) Foodie Figures will be on display.
8th Grade G/T ELA - Room 101 (Sessions 1 -2)
- A special encore of students' wax museum presentations and Frankenstein projects will be on display.

Thank You!

A huge thank you to the heart and soul of Burleigh Manor Middle School: our students. You have worked so diligently and enthusiastically this year; you inspire me every day! Also, thank you to the wonderful staff, administrators, and parents at BMMS. Your commitment to the students’ success has resulted in tonight’s celebration of outstanding academics. Finally, this evening would not be possible without the cooperation and flexibility of our custodians.


Sincerely,

Robyn Page

G/T Resource Teacher