Search students and their families are invited to Lewis and Clark Elementary for a family challenge! Each family will work together to complete a design challenge similar to those completed in class. Will your family be able to design and use a successful apple picker? Come put your smarts to the test!
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
When: Thursday, November 13
Where: Lewis and Clark Elementary School Cafeteria
November Search Family Night
Fourth grade Search students will be visiting Engineering for Kids in Richmond on Friday, November 14. We will be participating in an Aerospace Engineering class followed by a pizza lunch. The cost of this trip is $20 and is due no later than Friday, November 7th.
Search Field Trip Engineering for Kids November
This year I will be sending out a Search newsletter with students. This will keep families up to date of current activities and enrichment opportunities. Check out the October paper!
Search Today Newsletter October 2014
The University of Virginia is offering a fabulous enrichment program on Saturdays beginning in January 2015. The program consists of five sessions on the campus with a variety of classes offered.
- Cell Biology
- Creating a Mobile Phone App
- Greek Theater
- Abstract Art
- Fluid Mechanics
- January 24
- January 31
- February 7
- February 14
- February 21
- *February 28 (snow make-up day)
Applications are available online from October 15th to December 1st. If you are interested in this program and would like to carpool with another family, please let me know. I would be happy to help make participating in this amazing program easier for our families!
For more information, visit the SEP link. <—— CLICK!!
Last year we offered a Search night for students in our gifted program to participate with their families in a STEM building challenge. It was a such a success last year that we are doing it again… x3! Each elementary school will host a Search Night. Save the dates!
- November 13, 2014 – Family Challenge Night (LCES)
- January 22, 2015 – Spontaneous Problem Night (BGE)
- March 19, 2015 – Family Challenge Night (MES)
Teachers from CMS, LCES, and MES came together for STEM training. Building competitions were fierce, but teachers came back with innovate ideas to implement in the classroom!
During our fifth grade unit, ‘Structures’, students were challenged to design a roller coaster for a marble. This STEM activity was definitely a challenge, but the students were very successful!
Summer Enrichment Program:
The Summer program is a 2-week residential camp at UVa. Students apply to attend one of three Sessions each summer. 2014 Summer session dates are:
Session I – June 15 – 26, 2014
Session II – June 29 – July 10, 2014
Session III – July 13 – 24, 2014
Summer applications are now available, and are due by midnight on February 14th, 2014.
Our gifted classrooms are in need of the following items for Search class this year:
- glue sticks
- colored pencils
- index cards
- Expo markers
- Ziplock bags (gallon / quart)
- cleaning wipes (ex. Clorox / Lysol)
All Search referrals are due on or before Friday, March 28, 2014. If you would like your child to be recommended for gifted testing, please print a referral packet or contact your child’s teacher for a form. Spring testing will be held during March-April.
SEARCH referral form