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Announcement from UVA about their Saturday Enrichment Program for 2017

posted Oct 12, 2016, 10:20 AM by Ross Miller

See the announcement below:


The University of Virginia is pleased to announce the Saturday Enrichment Program for 2017. In coordination with the Curry School of Education Gifted Department, we are offering enrichment courses for gifted or high-ability, high-interest students in kindergarten through grade five. For close to 40 years, we have offered courses which we hope your students will find truly engaging, challenging, and stimulating – courses which will broaden their academic interests and personal horizons by introducing them to topics and professional fields they may never have known about. Applications are posted online every year on October 15 at http://curry.sites.virginia.edu and are due by December 1, 2016Copies of a flyer are attached. Please note that we offer reduced tuition to any student qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch.

 

Our teachers receive training in best practice curriculum writing, the latest thoughts in gifted education, and expert assistance in preparing curricula and lesson plans. In fact, we have a dual mission in offering excellent enrichment programs for children and supporting teacher development.  Our classes are held on Grounds at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. I have attached a copy of the paper application, though it is easier for the student to apply online at our website. We have had families travel to our programs from as far away as Highland, Westmoreland, Clarke, and Chesterfield counties. It is humbling, and inspires us to offer the very best programming we are able to every year. If a child is willing to travel this great distance, we absolutely cannot disappoint him or her! This year we have a trio of classes on Disease/Immunology/Nutrition/Metabolism, one at each grade level. We have a class on the science of the Chesapeake Bay, and also classes in architecture, journalism, film making, physics, music history, and much more. The full list can be seen in the application attached to this announcement. We aim for a wide variety of topics in an attempt to appeal to the range of interests we know exist in this population.

William and Mary Saturday Enrichment Program

posted Sep 30, 2016, 9:12 AM by Ross Miller

The Center for Gifted Education is accepting registrations for the Fall 2016 Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP). The 2016 Fall program will begin on Saturday, October 29 to December 3 (no class during Thanksgiving week) in Richmond, consisting of 5 Saturday sessions.

 SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students enrolled in grades K–9. It is not meant to supplant the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able students to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts.

The program’s brochure is accessible through the Center’s website at http://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/precollegiate/sep/index.php. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CFGE office at (757) 221-2166 or sep@wm.edu.

Gifted Advisory End of Year Parent Survey 2016

posted Jun 2, 2016, 1:07 PM by Ross Miller

Please find below a link to the end of year parent survey.  We would love it if everyone would provide feedback on how your child's year has gone.


William and Mary Spring Enrichment Program

posted Jan 27, 2016, 9:22 AM by Ross Miller

Please find attached the brochure for the William and Mary Spring Enrichment Program.  This is a Saturday enrichment opportunity for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th.

These materials, and the activity described herein, are not sponsored or endorsed by the New Kent County School Board.

UVA Summer Enrichment Programs

posted Jan 6, 2016, 8:51 AM by Ross Miller

Please see the information below that was sent out to gifted coordinators regarding the UVA Summer Enrichment Programs:

This program is a residential summer camp on the grounds of the University of Virginia, serving students currently in grades 4 through 10. The flyer for the program is attached below along with the applications which include course descriptions and the writing prompt.  Applications for the Summer program are due February 15, 2016, by midnight.

 

These materials, and the activity described herein, are not sponsored or endorsed by the New Kent County School Board.

Tuesday, 11/3/15 12-7pm NKCPS Parent Conference Day

posted Oct 29, 2015, 7:17 AM by Deborah Fox-Valdez   [ updated Oct 29, 2015, 7:17 AM ]

Next week Election Day is Parent Conference Day at NKCPS.  (Tuesday, 11/3/15 12-7pm)  If you would like a conference with one or more of the ACE teachers, please email us to schedule a time.

William and Mary Fall Saturday Enrichment Program

posted Sep 18, 2015, 3:55 AM by Ross Miller   [ updated Sep 18, 2015, 3:56 AM ]

The College of William and Mary’s Center for Gifted Education will soon be holding its yearly Saturday Enrichment Program. The program will be held on November 7th, 14th, 21st and December 5th and 12th at St. Mary's Catholic School in Richmond.  A flyer with more information and the application are attached.

This program is not sponsored nor endorsed by New Kent County Public Schools. 

VAG/Region III Mini-Seminar

posted Mar 2, 2015, 1:38 PM by Ross Miller   [ updated Mar 2, 2015, 1:43 PM ]

On March 21st, Virginia Association for the Gifted in collaboration with Region III will be hosting a seminar for teachers and parents of gifted students.  The seminar will be held at Essex High School beginning with registration at 8:30am.  There will be a variety of sessions with information for both teachers and parents.  More information may be found on this flyer or by visiting http://vagifted.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=605081

Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Science Day

posted Feb 10, 2015, 10:24 AM by Ross Miller   [ updated Feb 10, 2015, 10:24 AM ]

On Saturday, March 28th, the Science National Honor Society will be putting on a science day for 6th and 7th grade students.  The students will be take part in modules designed to expose them to a variety of science topics.  In the past these topics have included the following: robotics, pyrotechnics, EMS techniques, the physics of egg drops, and the thermodynamics of making ice cream.  The modules are designed to be hands-on and allow the student experience the science.  

The cost per student for the program is $5. Arrangements can be made should this pose a hardship to any student. Check-in for the occasion will begin as early as 9:00 AM with the program starting at 9:30 AM. The students will remain on the school premises until closing at 3:00 PM. The day will consist of an opening ceremony followed by four different, randomly selected, activities broken up by lunch and finishing with a closing ceremony. Lunch will be provided by SNHS, but transportation will not be. 

Registration forms for Science Day are available on the school’s website, mlwgs.com . In order to complete the registration form, the following information should be included: (1) number of students attending, (2) names of students attending, and (3) contact information for a parent. The completed registration form may be faxed to the governor's school to the attention of the SNHS sponsor, Anna Shore. The fax number is 354-6939 or contact Mrs. Shore directly at (804) 354-6800 ext. 3067. Spaces are limited and availability is on a first come basis.  The deadline to receive all forms has been extended to Monday,March 9, 2015.  Students may be accepted after the deadline, but only if space is available.

Chesapeake Bay Governor's School Admissions

posted Nov 25, 2014, 8:39 AM by Ross Miller   [ updated Dec 5, 2014, 1:05 PM ]

On December 9th, New Kent High School will be holding a meeting for 9th grade students interested in applying to attend Chesapeake Bay Governor's School.  The meeting will take place in the library at 7:00 pm.  Representatives from the governor's school will be present to talk about the program and the admissions process will be explained.

The application for Chesapeake Bay Governor's School is available at this time on the school website.

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