Applications are now being accepted for identified gifted and high-ability 8th graders interested in participating in the Field Ecology Regional Governor's School hosted by Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge. They are due to Mr. Kendall by April 15.
There are two sessions to choose from, one will be a salamander study and the other a forestry study. Each session runs Monday through Thursday with overnight camping on the Appalachian Trail during each session as well as additional field trips. The program is free but LDMS is limited to two students per session.
For more information go to www.fieldecology.org
Students in grades 2 - 8 can be evaluated on an above grade level standardized test to become eligible for summer enrichment programs hosted by Johns Hopkins University. Deadlines for registration are posted on the web site - www.cty.jhu.edu
UVA runs both a Saturday Enrichment Program for students in grades K-5, and a Summer Enrichment Program, which is residential, that serves students in grades 5 - 12.
Click here for additional details on both programs - the summer application deadline is February 15, 2015.
· The University of Virginia is offering a summer academic enrichment camp. The camp is a 12-day residential experience. Students live on-grounds at UVA and attend classes at a nearby private school and take a variety of courses, including mathematics, biology, history, physics, architecture and more. The deadline to get your application in is February 15th. There is an application fee and tuition. For more information and to get an application, please see Mrs. Blackburn or Mr. Kendall.The direct link to the UVA Summer Enrichment Program website is:
E = enriched
C = compacted
PowerPoint Presentations for parents regarding Curriculum Differentiation at each school are available below."Have they ACED the Curriculum?"
A = accelerated
D = differentiated
I have started a blog on teaching with technology with local teachers who participated in my Summer Teaching Institute Class at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. If you are interested in joining our discussion click the link below:
To access Documents and Presentations related to gifted education that I have created please click here.
Residential - for students in Grades 4-7
The following program has been recommended by several Lexington parents:
Ferrum College has a week-long summer enrichment camp for students currently
in grades 4-7. Students may attend one
of two sessions:
Some of the classes offered are: Hogwart's Academy, Crime Scene Investigators, Engineering, Chess, Theater. Living 1800s Style, French, The Ferrum Challenge, and The Writer's Toolbox. Contact Mr. Kendall (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or visit this web site for course descriptions and frequently asked questions:
Virginia Consortium for Gifted Education Administrators:
See attachments for my presentation and Carol Horn's presentation about Fairfax County's curriculum model.
Let me know if you have any difficulty with the attachments.
Kevin Kendall (email@example.com)
Gifted Education Coordinator
Lexington City Schools
In coordination with the Curry School of Education, the Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) seeks to offer gifted and/or high ability students a rich and rewarding learning experience. Modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction, the SEP staff works as a community to maximize potential in each student and foster a passion for lifelong learning.
The Saturday program serves
students in kindergarten through fifth grade (the Summer residential
program hosts students in rising fifth through eleventh grade). Please
click on following link for further program and application
APPLICATIONS are available each fall after Oct. 15 and are due Dec. 1.
NOTES FROM Mr. Kendall:
The program usually runs January - March. Check web site for this year's dates after Oct. 15. Classes fill fast in this program, so apply early. I am happy to do a recommendation for your child. Give me a week to complete the form please.
If you decide to enroll your child and want to see what other parents are enrolling their children to work out car pools let me know and I will help you get in touch with one another.
There are multiple opportunities to volunteer to assist students in the gifted education program. These opportunities can be one-time events (e.g. guest speaker on historical time period, current event, etc.; lead a science experiment in your area of expertise; or teach students a unique skill), weekly work during the school day with a group of students in math, reading, writing, or technology, or special after school clubs or events.
Please e-mail Mr. Kendall (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 463-5353 ext 3129.
For a description of volunteer opportunities please click here.