Announcing the 2017 Academic Enrichment for Gifted/Talented in Summer (AEGIS) Programs
The following six programs have received grant funding from the Arkansas Department of Education to provide enrichment for Arkansas students. Additional information can be found at each program’s website. Apply for your favorite!
Webpage address: https://sites.google.com/deer.k12.ar.us/projectcaves/home
Webpage address: https://www.arsummerstage.org/
Webpage address: http://ualr.edu/gifted/mt-stage-the-hamilton-experience/
Webpage address: http://www.edline.net/pages/Alma_District/Support_Services/Gifted
****Arkansas students may only participate in one ADE funded program per summer including Arkansas Governor’s School and AEGIS programs.
Below the dotted line you will find things that were offered before the 2016 school year.
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https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/575/aeigs_summer_offerings.pdfStem Competition at Paris
Ropes Challenge Course 6/7
Liability Consent form for Ropes Course 6/7
Hour Glass Escape Room 8-12th
Greenwood Chess Tournament 3-6th
GT grade 5-8th will have the opportunity to compete in the You Be The Chemist Challege. Top 7 from the Challenge Qualifier test will get to go to the local Challenge at Clarksville.
The You Be The Chemist Challenge® is an interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5-8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for a variety of individuals and organizations—including schools, members of the chemical industry, educators, and other community partners—to come together and show their support for STEM education.
The Challenge is an individual competition that starts at the school level and continues with Local, State, and National Challenge competitions. CEF relies on volunteers, our Challenge Organizers, to coordinate school participation and plan the Local & State Challenge competitions.
The Challenge begins with students completing the Challenge Qualifier, a short multiple choice test provided by CEF and administered by educators and/or Organizers. Based on student participation in a Local Challenge site and/or state, a select number of students will advance to the next level of competition.
Local and State Challenge competitions operate in a quiz bowl format with several rounds of multiple choice questions. Questions are displayed to both the participants and audience on a screen, then students use electronic response devices to indicate their answers. The students who score the highest will move on to the next level of competition (as noted in the chart above). The top participant from each state then advances to the National Challenge in June!
Your child may try out for the Elementary, Junior High, or Senior High Chess Team. We will practice in class some, but they will also need to practice on their own. Sometime in November, if needed (depending on number of students trying out) there will be a tournament in the classroom, to determine the top 10 players in each division. The top 10 players in each division will then play in a Coop tournament in December.
Tentative Coop Tournament dates:
12.2.15 - Third and Fourth Grades (Team of 10)
12.3.15 - Fifth and Sixth Grades (Team of 10)
12.4.15 - JR. and SR. High Teams (Team of 10)
Your child may try out for the 4th, 5th , 6th, Junior High and Senior High Quiz Bowl Team. These teams consists of 4-6 players for each division. Depending on the number of students who try out a team may or may not be formed for the 2015-2016 school year. As teams make more information will be provided.
If you're a teacher or parent with a child in grades 3rd-8th, enter them in the 8th annual Children's Poetry Contest for a chance to win:
- A $1,000 scholarship for each winning student's classroom
- A $250 gift certificate for pet products
- A "by-line" in a nationally circulated magazine or online outlet
Six students nationwide will win and we have made it as easy as possible to enter! Kids simply need to write a poem about a pet and the joys they bring, and post it online at PetsAddLife.org (mailed in entries are also accepted). The deadline to enter is January 31, 2016.