Search Family Challenge Night

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

Launch your potential!

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.

Sample Classes:

  • Cell Biology
  • Creating a Mobile Phone App
  • Greek Theater
  • Meteorology
  • Abstract Art
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Architecture

Program Dates:

  • 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!!

Search Nights!

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)

STEMulate Your Mind!

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!

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Ready, Set, RIDE!



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!

UVA Summer Enrichment Program

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.

Application Site

Back to School Supply Request


Our gifted classrooms are in need of the following items for Search class this year:

  • pencils
  • soap
  • glue sticks
  • crayons
  • colored pencils
  • markers
  • scissors
  • index cards
  • Expo markers
  • Ziplock bags (gallon / quart)
  • cleaning wipes (ex. Clorox / Lysol)

Search Referrals

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