Mrs. McNett, Advance Learning Specialist - Advancing Learning at Skyline


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Possible Opportunities for Learning

JMU's Free shows at the Well's Planetarium on Saturday's at 2:30 (younger audience) and 3:30 (middle school and up).

Skyline's Ballet Club 

College of Science at Virginia Tech is hosting a Nano Camp for rising 9th through 12th graders in early August. The cost of the camp is $200 (with assistance available if necessary) for the three-day, two-night camp and will include all meals and snacks, a t-shirt, supplies for all activities, a backpack, and a water bottle.  For your reference, here is the website for more information, including the schedule and registration link:

Computer Camps at William and Mary In 1999, our independent family company set out to reinvent “camp” for the 21st century. Today, we’re the number #1 tech camp on the planet. Our summer technology programs for kids and teens are held at over 80 prestigious universities throughout the U.S., including the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. For teens ages 13-18, we also offer intensive 2-week, pre-college iD Tech Academies at select universities.  We guarantee a maximum of 8 students per instructor for personalized learning, and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe®, Apple®, Autodesk®, Google, and Microsoft®. Innovative courses. Your pace. Your internalDrive.  visit site

Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp  Students applying to FCSEC should meet the following criteria: ages 9-13 before August 1, 2017, enjoy learning, A/B students interested in creative, hands-on, interactive learning, and well-behaved in classroom settings.

2017 Young Scientist Challenge grades 5-8 1st identify a real-world problem, 2nd brainstorm a solution, 3rd film a 1-2minute video and submit it by April 19th.  Ten Finalists = $1,000 plus trip to MN; Winner = $25,000 plus trip to Costa Rica

SKMS Science Club meets on Tuesdsays 3:20-4:50 (Jan. 31, Feb 14,21,28, March 14,21,28, April 4,18). FREE   JMU students and faculty will help us develop solutions for real world challenges.  

UVA SEAS Academy  summer camp for rising 6th -8th Participants will enjoy one week of interactive activities and classes with UVA's professors and graduate students from the School of Engineering, who will introduce them to various disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer science, electrical, environmental, materials, and mechanical engineering.

Virginia Space Flight Academy  If you are 11-15 years old, interested in robotics, rockets and assembly and launching, and weather, then Space Flight Adventure Camp is the place to be this summer!  visit site

JMU Band Camp Wednesday, July 5th - Sunday, July 9th $385 overnights Marching Band, Concert Band, Drumline or Color Guard and Weapons

Space Camp-  Full day camp July 10th–14th for rising 5th/6th/7th/8th graders ($250).  Residential (overnight) camp for rising 8th/9th/10th graders July 23rd-29th ($750).  Questions

Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth  Register for information

Lego-Robotics- grades 5-8 teams of 4-8  form each September for November competitions.

Kid Wind Challenge - plan, build, & test with a team; Challenge Day in March  

Destination Imagination - teams form each September  for K-12th graders.

Scripps National Spelling Bee  free Word Club and other resources. Rockingham Regional Ruritan Spelling Bee is  scheduled March 11, 2017.  Harrisonburg City Public School’s District Spelling Bee is scheduled for February 2nd at 7pm.  Grade level Bees were January 13th.

National Geographic Society’s Geography Bee- State Competition = March 31st

American Math Contest - during math class each November for grade 8

Math Olympiad - during math class November through March in grades 5-8

Virginia Math League - during math class each February

National History Fair  - Saturday, March 25th 10am-4pm @ UVA’s Curry School of Education

jCamp  June 16-20, 2017  Information about this journalism camp was given to gifted 7th & 8th graders on 3/13/17. FREE

BLAST Camp - Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology    Rising 9th and 10th graders attend UVA, VT, or Old Dominion each summer. FREE

HCPS Summer Enrichment Week - grades K-8 July 17-21, 2017