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


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Possible Opportunities for Learning

Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony - strings and winds @ EMU Spring session begins 2/5/17

Skyline Ballet Club - Feb. 22- May 8 3:30-5pm  Performance at HHS 5/10/17.  If you are interested in receiving more information, please complete the information form and return it to Mrs. McNett by Feb 6. FREE

Massanutten Regional Library's Honored Teacher Essay Contest - due February 11th  Winners (K-2,3-5,6-8,9-12) Prizes: 125 and runner up ($75) . or get a paper entry form at school

HCPS STEM DAY @ Valley Mall - February 18th 10am-3pm FREE

Holocaust and Tolerance Education Visual Arts Contest - due 5pm 3/17  2-D and 3-D entries; grades 6-8 $500, $250, $150, $100 Your US History II or Civics teacher has more information.

Expanding Your Horizons  FREE for girls in grades 6-9  Sat. March 18th 8:15-3:15 Registration opens Feb. 24th @ 8am.

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 problems.  

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.

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 in February

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

jCamp  June 16-20, 2017  Journalism for high school students and identified gifted students in grades 7 & 8.

BLAST Camp - Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology    Rising 9th and 10th graders attend UVA, VT, or Old Dominion, summer of 2017 dates.  due 2/6/17 FREE

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