Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Great Resource ... AND great gift ideas!

Can you believe it is already November? With the winter holidays and snowy weather around the corner, Hoagies can be a terrific resource for you and your gifted child. The website offers fun activities for all ages as well as a gift suggestion guide. If you haven't checked out this site recently, give it a look! The gift guide is on the lefthand side and marked "Gifts for the Gifted".
The links page for children and teens has enough activities to engage a student for a multi-day blizzard. Let's hope that's not necessary...

Monday, September 5, 2011

Welcome Back!

We are excited the new school year has arrived and look forward to sharing many resources, ideas and activities with you! Please keep checking back throughout the year for updates on gifted opportunities, college planning, summer programs and much more.

Suggestions for the blog are welcome!

Friday, June 3, 2011

PAVAN Summer Camps

Check out the link below for more information on PAVAN's summer camp offerings!

Printmaking (June 20-24)
Introduction to Animation (July 11-15)
Weaving (July 11-15)
Broadway Kids (July 18-22)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Online Mystery Challenge Game - from MIT & the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian and MIT have paired up to create an eight-week online and offline game that challenges middle school students to solve an environmental disaster mystery by gathering clues at museums near their homes and working together in online forums. The game is called "Vanished" and began last Monday. Thousands of participants have signed up and students do not have to actually visit the museums to be able to play. MIT students moderate the game, and participants work with Smithsonian scientists through video conferences. Check out the link for all the information!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Free for Girls in 7-10 Grade... at JMU!

JMU is sponsoring an Expand Your Horizons event for girls in 7th-10th grades. This free Saturday program on April 9 is designed to help area girls learn more about careers in math and science. The program is free but registration is required:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Marine Science Summer Camp - FREE

Great free summer camp opportunity for students interested in Marine Science!

The Virginia Institute for Marine Science offers the following programs to rising 1-8th graders who are interested in learning more about the Chesapeake Bay. Click below to see a full page flyer with all the details:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

International Space Olympics - go to Russia!

Rising Juniors and Seniors for the 2011-2012 school year can apply for this incredible opportunity to visit Russia and participate in this selective competition. Up to 10 Virginia students will be selected and they will each receive a $2,800 travel scholarship.

Check out all the details at:

Friday, February 18, 2011

College Scholarship Resource

Looking for college money? Here is yet another long list of scholarships, large and small, from essays on fire prevention to scholarships geared to students study agriculture or engineering. The site also has a free FAFSA completion tutorial.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

College Planning Guide - February Edition

Check out the latest links and information in this free college planning guide:
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

FREE Financial Aid (FAFSA) Workshop this Saturday, February 5

Learn more about FAFSA and get help completing it the application! Lord Fairfax Community is hosting a free financial aid "Super Saturday" on February 5 from 10 am - 2 pm at the Middletown campus. All parents and students interested learning more about financial aid for college are encouraged to attend. Check out the link for more details: