3.07.2019

Month of March 2019


Individual grade levels are beginning new projects the week of March 18th.  Ask your student to share what he or she is working on.

The next Gifted Parent Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on April 8th at 5:30 pm at the high school LGI room.  If you need more information, please contact me.

The NSE Math 24 Tournament was held on February 25th.  The top ten from our tournament will continue practicing to compete in the Schuylkill IU 29 tournament on May 9th.  Students who qualified will be bringing home more information. 

The fifth grade K’Nex team is continuing to work on the 2019 K’Nex STEM Challenge. Our team is building a crane that can pick up and move three different objects at least six inches and put them back down.  Students who are part of the team will be bringing home more information.

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. 



2.06.2019

Month of February 2019


Each grade level is finishing up work on their current group or individual enrichment assignment. We will be starting new activities in the middle of this month if the weather doesn’t delay things.

The fifth grade K’Nex team is continuing to work on the 2019 K’Nex STEM Challenge. Our team is building a crane that can pick up and move three different objects at least six inches and put them back down.

Our annual trip to the high school is on February 7th.  We will be visiting the following classes:

-     Advanced Placement English
-     Advanced Placement Calculus
-     Human Physiology
-     Library
-     Art (Drawing)
-     Newcast

Be sure to ask your student about their visit.

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. 



1.09.2019

Month of January 2019


Each grade level is continuing work on a group or individual enrichment assignment.

Our trip to local businesses, Solar Innovations (Pine Grove) and Ashland Technologies (Hegins) was a great success.  The students learned so much and enjoyed a very interesting and informative day!

The fifth grade K’Nex team is continuing to work on the 2019 K’Nex STEM Challenge. Our team will be building a crane that can pick up and move three different objects at least six inches and put them back down.

I am in the beginning stages of planning our annual trip to the high school.  I will be posting more information as details are decided.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas break.  I look forward to finishing up a great academic year!

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. 

11.29.2018

Month of December 2018


Each grade level is continuing work on a group or individual enrichment assignment.

We are set for our career exploration visit to some local businesses.  This trip will be held on December 14th and will include visits to Ashland Technologies and Solar Innovations.  Permission slips along with informational handouts were sent home before Thanksgiving. Students can ride to and from school on their normal transportation.

We received our information for the K’Nex Challenge. Our team will be building a crane that can pick up and move three different objects at least six inches and put them back down.

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. 

11.02.2018

Month of November 2018


Each grade level has begun work on a group or individual enrichment project.

I have made tentative plans to take the students on a career exploration visit to some local businesses.  This trip is currently planned for December 14th and will include visits to Ashland Technologies and Solar Innovations.  I will send home more information in the near future.

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. 



10.01.2018

Month of October 2018


Students will be choosing their independent activity for this school year in the coming weeks.  I am encouraging students to choose an activity that they feel passionate about.  I will help them brainstorm possible options as we continue to meet.

Students should take some time to think about possible projects, activities, field trips, etc. that might be of interest them individually or to the whole group.

Don’t forget the first Gifted Parent Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30 pm.

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



9.07.2018

Month of September 2018


I have held a few student meetings and will see everyone else during the week of September 10th.  We will be brainstorming and planning our activities for the new school year.  Sixth Grade Chess Club will begin on Day 8 during recess starting on Thursday, September 27th. 

Students should take some time to think about possible projects, activities, field trips, etc. that might be of interest them individually or to the whole group.

Don’t forget the first Gifted Parent Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30 pm.

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