Putting It All Together – The Great Sorting Game of College Admissions
The Great Sorting Game engages students and parents in an enjoyable mock-admission simulation. The purpose is to help students and parents understand the many factors that are weighted in admissions decisions.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 10am
Dr. Mark McDonald
Superintendent, CSD 99
Gifted Students and District 99
My reflections on being the parent of a gifted student and the opportunities that he had in District 99.
Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 9am
Dr. Kari Cremascoli, Superintendent of DG58 and
Dr. Matt Rich, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, DG 58
Supporting Student Learning – Directions and Supports in District 58
Dr. Kari Cremascoli and Dr. Matt Rich will present on strategies for growth and improvement in District 58 during the 2014-15 school year. This will include an overview of the districts’ goals and action plans as well as a look at the resources available to support high achievers and gifted students within the core learning experiences.
All talks are held at O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove. For more information or to RSVP for any of the speaker events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your senator asap if you support funding programs for gifted students
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that handles Labor, HHS, & Education spending will be ‘marking up’ the fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill TOMORROW (Tuesday, June 10).
It is important that the members of the subcommittee hear from constituents TODAY and TOMORROW MORNING about funding for the Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act.
Illinois Senators are members of the Subcommittee ; please contact their offices and urge the Senators to provide $15 million for the Javits Gifted Students Act for fiscal year 2015 in the Labor-HHS subcommittee markup. Calls and emails must get to the office by NOON tomorrow(Tuesday). The markup is scheduled for 2:30.
Richard J. Durbin Illinois
Mark Kirk Illinois
Email and phone #s are below:
Dick Durbin (D)
711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Mark Kirk (R)
524 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Thank you for acting on such short notice.
For more information about the funding history of the Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act, please see:
Use Screen Free Week as a great excuse to break out some of those board games which have been feeling lonely in the closet. Looking for some different games? Why not head on down to Fair Game (http://fairgamestore.com/2014/04/turn-off-your-tv-and-turn-on-your-brain/) in Downers Grove and try out something new from their wide variety of demo games. Drop in, grab a game, sit down, and reconnect with your family while disconnecting from tech.
Have other suggestions for screen free week activities? Drop us a line at email@example.com.
Fellow FrOGgers – I am leading a site for Chicago River Day and was hoping you and your families can join me!
Saganashkee Slough (Palos) SITE CAPTAIN: Jeanne Eberhardt
Join us for an exciting morning along the banks of the Chicago River. Volunteers will work side-by-side collect garbage and sort for recycling, remove invasive vegetation, spruce up river-edge trails, plant native seedlings and more.
Illinois Space Day is a free event hosted by the Illinois Space Society for students in grades K-12 to spark an interest in space, science, and exploration! Activities will include science demonstrations, hands-on projects, campus tours, technical presentations, lunch, and a talk given by UIUC alumnus Craig McGrath.
To register, go to tinyurl.com/isd2014
Questions? Email Kelsey White ISS Educational Outreach Director (and DG99 & DG58 alumna) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brayer Teague and the DGN Fine Arts Department, in conjunction with Jon Belonio of DG58, put on an amazingly creative show for local elementary school kids. The show incorporated technology, music and visual arts
Please check out the link below if you’d like to see it: