MHASD Advanced Learning News
The Gift of Gratitude
These articles and blog posts give us even more to think about when we talk about Gratefulness and Giftedness:
- Great Gains through Gratitude: 7 Creative Ways Gifted Students Can Understand, Show, and Embrace Appreciation
- Gifted Gratitude
- The Surprising Gift of Gratitude
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your kids! What are you grateful for?
Poetry Contest~ Poems must be submitted by November 20~
Appelley Publishing is hosting a poetry writing contest for students in grades 3-12. Any student is welcome to submit a poem. Go to https://www.appelley.org/ to learn more about how to enter. The contest rules, frequently asked questions and directions for submissions are all on the website!
If you are mailing your entry, it must be postmarked by the deadline of November 12, 2020.
If you're submitting your entry online, the deadline is November 20, 2020.
*You may only submit 1 poem per person.
This is a FREE contest. Winners will be notified on the Appelley website on April 9, 2021. Prize winners will be notified by email.
- Over $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded through random drawings.
- $500 prize for place in each grade division: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Gifts for the Gifted!
Check out their page full of ideas from humanitarian gifts, books, musical gifts, software, smart toys, games, magazine subscriptions and even nerd shirts!
Here are some links to book lists for advanced learners:
Reading Beyond Lists- lists curated by librarians and adults to recommend age-appropriate titles that will challenge advanced readers.
Teacher and Parent Created List this includes book lists for students K-12 and beyond, it is a google sheet with many pages and tabs, so make sure to wait for it to load to get the full list.
Enrichment Resources- When you hear "I'm bored" check out this list!
Growing Early Minds grades 2-4
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
NUMATS out of level testing
*The PSAT 8/9 for students in grades 3-6 has been canceled this year.
*The 2020-2021 testing schedule is now OPEN, however, due to COVID 19, things subject to change in response to ever changing safety guidelines. Testing locations are limited, please reach out if you need help navigating the site or if you have questions.
Contact Mrs. Parmley with any questions regarding out of level testing through NUMATS.
CTD, Center for Talent Development through Northwestern also offers several programs for gifted students including weekend, summer, online, and service learning programming.
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.