Myths and Facts

MYTH: Gifted Students Don’t Need Help; They’ll Do Fine On Their Own
TRUTH: Would you send a star athlete to train for the Olympics without a coach? Gifted students need guidance from well-trained teachers who challenge and support them in order to fully develop their abilities. Many gifted students may be so far ahead of their same-age peers that they know more than half of the grade-level curriculum before the school year begins. Their resulting boredom and frustration can lead to low achievement, despondency, or unhealthy work habits. The role of the teacher is crucial for spotting and nurturing talents in schooll. 3

3 Farkas, S. & Duffet, A. (2008). Results from a national teacher survey. In Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Highachievement students in the era of NCLB (p. 78). Washington, DC: Author. http://www.edexcellence.net/publications/high-achieving-students-in.html

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Future City Engineering 2021 Second Place Regional
                           and Best Model WINNERS!
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Top Row from left - Andrew Hallett, Sean Scrooc, Emma Ayotte, Eva Blanchette,

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Bottom row from left - Grayson Cregg, Madison Carr, and Vanessa

2020 SEVENTH GRADE THROW- BACK
How could the seventh-grade class have predicted what was soon to be thrust upon them? Please take a moment to read their thoughts and words of wisdom in their newsletter The Middle Star.
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2020 EIGHTH GRADE THROWBACK

Journey back with last year's eighth-grade through the eyes of their last newsletter as they prepared to leave middle school.  A profound, honest look at a world on the brink of isolation.
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Stearns Wins Again!
Amber- Rose Parent takes FIRST PLACE in the Middle School Law Day Art Contest and Winter Buzby's High School Essay is honored as the FIRST PLACE, RUNNER-UP AWARD!

EIGHTH GRADE AND HIGH SCHOOL COMPETES IN PROJECT CITIZEN!

Project Citizen provides a practical first-hand approach to learning about our complex system of government and how to monitor and influence it. Through our Curriculum, students will work together to research their community to discover problems and then identify solutions in the form of policy that require government involvement. Students also have the opportunity to display their research and policy suggestions through Showcases, a way for students to display their research and present their policy solutions to their classroom and/or community. Showcases are also held at the state and national levels, where classes have the opportunity to participate and share their work with other classes from across their state or nation. 

      A New Gifted & Talented/Enrichment Vision

Talent development should be for everyone. Wouldn't it be more equitable if there was an approach that delivered four levels of services that provided opportunities for all students? There is such an approach! It is called the Levels of Service Approach - LoS!

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Enrichment vs. Acceleration what is the hype?

To learn more please click on the below Prezi

 

CAMP INVENTION (REMOTE)! FULL!

August 24th - 28th (Grades 1 - 6)

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Invention Remote Camp was AWESOME!

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~2020 - 2021 PROGRAMMING~
~HS Mock Trial Program
~HS/MS Debating 
~Middle School Destination Imagination (Fall 2021)
 
~Future City Engineering Competition MS
~Journalism MS 
~NEW! Middle School Store Marketing Program (Fall 2021) 
~NEW! Rube Goldberg Competition
~Middle School Chess
~Math Video Contest
~NEW! History Day Competition (Fall 2021)
~HS Stock Market Game
~National Junior Honor Society Fall 2021

MORE INFORMATION TO COME

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