HAL

HAL Facilitator - Katie Lethcoe

kjlethcoe@mpsomaha.org

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 second 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.

Hot Shops Art Center

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade HAL students took a field trip to the Hot Shops Art Center on January 24th! They saw a glass blowing demonstration and learned about how math and science help make art happen. The students then saw a pottery demonstration and participated in making their own pottery! Their pottery will come home soon after we finish up with a writing activity here at school. See more pictures below from our trip!

National Geography Bee

HAL students participated in the National Geography Bee. This was 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 were three levels of competition: School, State, and National. The winning student at Montclair took 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.

Montclair's First Place Winner was: Aadhi Vel

Montclair Second Place Winner was: Corgan Perry

The students did a fantastic job and we are so proud of them for their hard work!