9.05.2017

Month of September 2017

We are continuing to brainstorm and plan for the new school year.  I met with all the students last week and caught up on their summer activities.  We will be working together to plan out our year. 

Please take some time to think about possible projects, activities, field trips, etc. that might be of interest the group.

I will update with details as soon as we finalize some of our activities.  As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.



8.28.2017

Week of August 28th to September 1st

Welcome Back!!!!

I will be meeting with all of the students this week to touch base and catch up on all they did this summer.

Please take some time to think about possible projects, activities, field trips, etc. that might be of interest the group.


I am very excited to get started.  I hope you are too!!!

5.19.2017

Week of May 22nd to May 26th

It was wonderful to see so many parents and family members attend the Gifted Parents’ Advisory Committee meeting last week.  The students have done some wonderful things this year, and I was so glad to be a small part of their experience.  I hope you enjoyed the evening and took away some understanding of the projects and activities students worked on this year.  It was a fun way to wrap things up and set our sights on next year!

This week we will be taking apart our K’Nex amusement park and organizing our things so we are ready to hit the ground running in the fall.  I wish everyone a happy and healthy summer vacation.  I can’t wait to hear about everyone’s experiences when we return in the fall.

I would like to give a special ‘shout out’ to this year’s sixth graders who were excellent role models for the younger students and who really gave it their all on many of our projects this year.  I would like to wish each of you a successful academic career at the high school and happiness in all your future endeavors!!!


Please contact me with any questions or concerns at (570) 874-3661 Ext. 3132 or at nnestor@northschuylkill.net. 

5.12.2017

Week of May 15th to May 19th

We are excited about seeing many parents at the advisory committee meeting on Tuesday night at 5:30 at the high school LGI (large group instruction) Room.  Be sure to attend as we will be showcasing some of the projects and activities students worked on this year including our K’Nex theme park attractions.  It will be a great way for parents to see exactly what we’ve been doing, wrap up the year, and set our sights on next year!

The sixth grade students made their final trip of the year the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit Maker Space this past Wednesday.  They learned about coding and robotics completing tasks using Sphero and OZMO and were able to use what they learned to maneuver the Sphero through an obstacle course.  The 3rd through 5th grade students will be going this Friday, May 19th and completing similar activities.


Please contact me with any questions or concerns at (570) 874-3661 Ext. 3132 or at nnestor@northschuylkill.net. 

5.05.2017

Week of May 8th to May 12th

We are continuing to prepare for the Gifted Parent Advisory Committee meeting.  We are gathering projects and preparing a presentation for parents to see the great things we have accomplished this year.

Some of our fifth grade gifted support students will be participating in the Math 24 tournament at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit.  The team from the high school invited us to help them and to get a taste of what the tournament is all about. 

Our second trip to the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit Maker Space start this week.  The 6th grade students will be going on May 10th.  The 3rd through 5th grade students will be going on May 19th.  We had a blast on our first visit exploring 3D printing with Leopoly and the zSpace, and using Makey Makey to turn everyday objects (like bananas and marshmallows) into the controllers for playing games and music.  This visit will be working with coding and robotics completing tasks using Sphero and OZMO.

The Gifted Parent Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at 5:30 pm.  Be sure to attend as we will be showcasing some of the projects and activities students worked on this year including our K’Nex theme park attractions.  Save the date!  I am hoping to see many parents and students at the meeting.  It will be a great way for parents to see exactly what we’re doing, wrap up the year, and set our sights on next year!

Please contact me with any questions or concerns at (570) 874-3661 Ext. 3132 or at nnestor@northschuylkill.net. 

4.28.2017

Week of May 1st to May 5th

The next round of PSSA testing will be held this week.  Students in 4th grade will take the Science portion on Tuesday & Wednesday.  I know they will do a great job!!!

This week we will be preparing for the Gifted Parent Advisory Committee meeting.  We will be gathering projects and preparing a presentation for parents to see the great things we have accomplished this year.

Another trip to the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit Maker Space is confirmed.  Permission slips have gone home so be sure to return it.  The 6th grade students will be going on May 10th, and the 3rd through 5th grade students will be going on May 19th.  We had a blast on our first visit exploring 3D printing with Leopoly and the zSpace, and using Makey Makey to turn everyday objects (like bananas and marshmallows) into the controllers for playing games and music.  This visit will be working with coding and robotics completing tasks using Sphero and OZMO.

The Gifted Parent Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16th.  Be sure to attend as we will be showcasing some of the projects and activities students worked on this year including our K’Nex theme park attractions.  Save the date!  I am hoping to see many parents and students at the meeting.  It will be a great way for parents to see exactly what we’re doing, wrap up the year, and set our sights on next year!

Please contact me with any questions or concerns at (570) 874-3661 Ext. 3132 or at nnestor@northschuylkill.net. 

4.24.2017

Week of April 24th to April 28th

The next round of PSSA testing will be held this week.  Students will take the Math portion on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  I know they will do a great job!!!

We conducted a STEM experiment last week – building rafts to keep marshmallow peeps safe and dry.  The students had a lot of fun and came up with some ingenious designs!

Another trip to the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit Maker Space is in the works.  We had a blast on our first visit exploring 3D printing with Leopoly and the zSpace, and using Makey Makey to turn everyday objects (like bananas and marshmallows) into the controllers for playing games and music.

The next Gifted Parent Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16th.  We are planning to have students showcase some of the projects and activities they worked on this year including our K’Nex theme park attractions.  Save the date!  I am hoping to see many of you and your students at the meeting.  It should be a great way to show parents exactly what we’re doing, wrap up the year, and set our sights on next year!

Please contact me with any questions or concerns at (570) 874-3661 Ext. 3132 or at nnestor@northschuylkill.net.