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Welcome! 

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BREAKING NEWS!!!!

THE RESULTS ARE IN….

We were just notified of the District level results of the FAME – Jim Harbin Student Media Festival.  We entered 10 videos and 9 have advanced to the Regional level!!!!!  Please see the list below.  Judging for the Regional competition takes place in June and Regional winners will advance to the State competition.  Congratulations to all the students!

GRADE

CATEGORY

TITLE

2

Comedy K-2

Parent-isms

3

Drama 3-5

Magical Mess

3

Documentary 3-5

Seven Natural Wonders

4

Public Service Video 3-5

I Love Reading

4

Animation 3-5

War of the Foods

5

Comedy 3-5

F.U.N. News

5

Instructional 3-5

Wishing Well

5

Music Video 3-5

Cats and Dogs

5

PSA 3-5

Germ Cops

                                                                  Click on this link to view the winning videos.  http://www.floridamedia.org/page/EduVisionminisite/ 

It's hard to believe the school year is over.  I have enjoyed working with each and every child.   

It has been a wonderful year!

Below are links to on-line resources full of great ideas and activities to help keep your gifted child busy over the summer.

Have a great summer!

 

 

 

 

 

Summer is Here!  I have so enjoyed teaching each child this year and thank you for entrusting your child to me!

Below are a few links and resources to help cure summer boredom!

 

 Gifted Homeschoolers Forum- Favorite Things Link

http://giftedhomeschoolers.org/resources/favorite-things/

100s of Links to Enrichment Opportunities in all subjects

 

Art of Problem Solving

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/index.php?mode=interactive

Art of Problem Solving's offers students a customized learning experience, adjusting to student performance to deliver appropriate problems and lessons. Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with challenging problems appropriate to their abilities.  Over 9000 problems with solutions, including many taken from national math competitions

An intelligent learning system that automatically provides problems of appropriate difficulty.

Detailed progress reports so students can track their performance

FREE!

Khan Academy

www.khanacademy.org

A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere

 

*Also, see the PDF below:  Summer Activities for Gifted Students

 

Be on the lookout for the Jim Harbin Media FAME results for our video production projects!!!  Results coming soon!!!!

 

Exciting News at The Villages Charter School!  Our Accelerated Program, Academic Pathways, has officially launched!  Please review the brochure attached below that explains all about the Pathway options for students!  As always, please contact me if you have any questions! 

Elementary School: 

Some of our 3rd grade students created videos about their ocean animal research, posted below!  They couldn't wait to share!! 

 Sea Urchins- Audrey and Brianna

http://tinyurl.com/nan86g4

 

 Orcas- Anneliese, Leighton, and Sam

 http://tinyurl.com/oqfxt3p

 

  Black Dragon fish-Cliff and Parker

  http://tinyurl.com/k78zeup

 

 Sea Lions- Hanna and Joey

 http://tinyurl.com/n5jjf63

 

Manta Rays- Kyle and Sydney

 

 

 

Middle School: 

Middle School Gifted Classes meet on Mondays during 2nd, 3rd, or 4th period.

 

Congratulations!  Congratulations!

Tyler Krebs and Matthew Loza earned 2nd place for the District in the Stock Market Challenge we participated in!  They will be receiving certificates and a Papa John's gift card from the Florida Council on Economic Education!

Kayla Tassone and Hayden Muecke entered a calendar contest on Economic Concepts, also sponsored by the Florida Council on Economic Education, and had their project published in the council's 2015 calendar!

Congratulations to theses students on their hard work!

 

 

 

VCS Academies 

It is never too early to start thinking about the future!  Here is a link to explore more about the exciting academies offered at The Villages Charter High School:

http://academy.tvcs.org/

                                                                                   

 

Contact: Virginia.Rice@tvcs.org

PDF documents
2014-15 Gifted Supplies -
April/May Newsletter -
August 2014 Newsletter -
Class Expectations -
EOY Gifted Program Information -
Gifted Behavior Plan -
Gifted March Newsletter -
Gifted Newsletter- December -
Gifted November Newsletter -
Gifted Schedule 2014-2015 -
January Newsletter -
October Newsletter -
September Newsletter -
Summer Activities for Gifted Students - Great summer activities recommended by MENSA!
TVCS Academic Pathways - Learn about the TVCS Accelerated Program

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