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       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

STEARNS SCHOOL EVENTS

Freshman Class Bottle Drive
February 22, 2020
Save your recyclables!
10:00 - 12:30

GEOGRAPHY BEE GRADE 6 - 8

SPELLING BEE GRADES 6 - 8

ALEX MCKINNEY
SCHOOL CHAMPION!
VICTORIA GOODWIN 
SCHOOL
CHAMPION!

Why Is It Called a ‘Spelling Bee’?

The origin of the word “bee” is still up for debate. It might come from the name of the insect, or it might come from a Middle English word for volunteering, but either way, it goes back to old-time social gatherings.

By Mignon Fogarty 

Grammar Girl

June 7, 2018

MORE INFORMATION TO COME

DAY: FRIDAY

TIME: 2:00 - 3:00

ROOM: 202

COMPETITION: MARCH 21, 2020 

LOCATION: BANGOR HIGH SCHOOL

TIME: 8:00 - 5:00

 Google Map

FIRST MEETING: 3/22

DATES: 3/11 - 6/10

DAY: WEDNESDAYS

LOCATION: ROOM 202

TIME: 2:00 - 3:00

FIRST MEETING!

DATE: MARCH 13, 2020

DAY: FRIDAYS

TIME: 1:30 - 2:00 

ROOM: 202

FIFTH MEETING!

DATE: MARCH 11, 2020

DAY: WEDNESDAY

TIME: 1:30 - 2:00 

ROOM: 202

DATES: 1/13 - 3/19

DAYS: MONDAY & THURSDAY

TIME SESSION ONE: 7:50 - 8:40

TIME SESSION TWO: 9:00 - 9:55

ROOM: 203

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