HAL Facilitator - Katie Lethcoe


HAL at Montclair

District High Ability Learner Information

  • Our 5th grade students competed against Abbott and Black Elk in a Math and Visual Spatial Contest. They brought home the GOLD! Way to go!

MARRS Magnet Math contest

Montclair placed 5th in the written portion of the math contest out of 23 teams from Millard, Elkhorn, Papillion, OPS, and Gretna schools!

Word Masters

Our first Word Master's Challenge is complete. Your HAL student worked very hard on learning new words. We discussed that this is not a test, but a personal challenge to learn new words and expand their own vocabulary! I look forward to seeing how they do on their next Word Master's Challenge.


We will be taking a field trip to Hot Shops on January 24th! Mark your calendars. We will be seeing a glass blowing demonstration and learning about how math and science help make art happen. Your HAL student will then be seeing a pottery demonstration and then participating in making their own pottery! We will be leaving school at 9:00 a.m. and returning at noon!

National Geography Bee

HAL students are participating in the National Geography Bee. This is an opportunity for them to learn more about World Geography. It is a nationwide contest for fourth through eighth graders in the United States. There are three levels of competition: School, State, and National. The winning student at Montclair must take a written, multiple choice "Qualifying Test," in order to compete for advancement to the State level. The first place winner at the State level will proceed to the National level.

We will meet on November 28th, January 9th and January 23rd for the Geography Bee!! Practice sheets will be sent home each week for 6 weeks beginning on November 28th! Have fun learning about World Geography!