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Welcome! 

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 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: 

We are  finishing up the 2nd 9 weeks and students have been working so hard!  They have completed their ocean research and prepared presentations about all they have learned!  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

 Students have also selected their long term project!  Our first grade students will be working on month long projects that will require them to use the scientific method and experiment, while incorporating literature as well!    In November, 1st grade did Mayflower research and built their own floating Mayflower!  They also applied knowledge to make real butter!  Yum!  

Our 2nd and 3rd grade students have all selected a video production project and are working hard on their projects!  2nd Grade is in the editing phase of their first video and are talking about adding a second video!  3rd graders are in the filming/recording phase of their projects!

For the month of November, 2nd and 3rd grade also did research on Plymouth and the Mayflower and took a Virtual Field Trip to Plimoth, MA!

In December, 1st grade engineered and elf trap and 2nd and 3rd grade completed a Christmas Shopping Webquest complete with their own budget!

 

Be on the look for our monthly newsletter.  Our newsletter always recaps what the classes have done during that month and are posted on the web site as PDF files at the end of each month.  (Please see below) 

 

Middle School:

We will be meeting with Middle School Gifted Classes on Mondays 2nd, 3rd, or 4th periods.  Middle School Gifted students should have received an index card with their class period.  I have also notified the teachers.  Please contact me if you have any questions!

Middle School Students have completed their Stock Market Challenge!  Some of us made money and some of us lost money, but we all gained valuable knowledge about the stock market and how we can make it work for us!

Over the next several weeks, we will be doing mini STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).  Be on the lookout for our new semester long project when we return from Winter Break!

 

 

 

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 -
August 2014 Newsletter -
Class Expectations -
Gifted Behavior Plan -
Gifted Newsletter- December -
Gifted November Newsletter -
Gifted Schedule 2014-2015 -
October Newsletter -
September Newsletter -
TVCS Academic Pathways - Learn about the TVCS Accelerated Program

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