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Mrs. Cook now has an office at the High School.  Office hours are M-W-F 1:00-2:00.  If you would like to talk to me just e-mail or call.  

helen.cook@ouachitasd.org        phone#  w 501-384-2341  c 870-403-2085   

 

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Calendar of events: 2019-2020

Academic Enrichment for Gifted/Talented in Summer (AEGIS)  2019  (See 2018 AEGIS Flyer in sidebar.)  To be updated when information becomes avaliable to me.

Academic Enrichment for Gifted/Talented in Summer programs are educational experiences for gifted students in Arkansas at no cost to families.  Students entering grades 7-12 may apply to various programs, both residential and commuter, offered around the state.  Programs lasting from one to two weeks in the subject areas of science, mathematics, literature and communications, social studies, computer science, arts and music, and foreign languages are available. Proposals for enrichment programs are accepted and reviewed each year. 

If you are interested, see Mrs Cook or Mrs. Amy Fulmer\

Arkansas Governors School information is avaliable on this site:     https://www.atu.edu/ags/

Student nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Arkansas Governor’s School (AGS) to be held at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas from July 7, 2019 through August 3, 2019. The Arkansas Governor's School (AGS) is a four-week summer residential program for rising high school seniors. The AGS is operated by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) through a grant to Arkansas Tech University and is supervised by the ADE Office of Gifted and Talented Education. Governor’s School information to be updated when info becomes avaliable to me for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

 AGS is designed to give gifted students the opportunity to develop and expand their powers to conceptualize, to theorize, and to explore the latest progress and problems of various academic and artistic fields. The curriculum focuses on contemporary topics and issues and encourages curiosity and a spirit of inquiry. Tuition, room, board, books, and instructional supplies are furnished for students from funds appropriated by the Arkansas General Assembly. Students are responsible for travel to and from Russellville and for any personal expenses.

Detailed instructions on the nomination process and nomination forms for the 2019 Arkansas Governor’s School can be found at http://www.atu.edu/ags. All nomination forms and related materials must be submitted no later than Thursday, January 31, 2019.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

 

 

More information to come.

If you have any questions please feel free to call Mrs. Cook at

W: 501-384-2341, C:870-403-2085

 

Elementary School News

4th, 5th, and 6th grade G/T students will be introduced to the theme of Democracy, Justice, and Law this school year.  Disciplines will cover History and Political Science, and Social Studies, however, all disciplines will be covered during the year.

Democracy, law, and justice touches our lives from the beginning to the end of our lives.  Students will learn the importance of laws, and how those laws are created.  Students will learn that law forms the foundation of our civilization and the premises of justice and faireness of those laws.  Laws reflect and codify society’s beliefs and has allowed civilization to progress socialluy and technologically.  Students will learn that with citizenship comes responsibilities.  It is one of my task as a teacher to teach students to appreciate their freedoms and in doing so I must also teach them that the real voice of democracy comes from the people themselves.  This unit presents material in a number of specialized disciplines within the social studies frameworks.  The study will enrich and will require a more in-depth study of the shaping of America from about 1750 to present day.  We will have mock trials, learn symbols and monuments and learn that we all have individual responsibilities in our democracy through analysis, synthesis, and  evaluation activities throughout the school year.

 At the beginning of the year they will also discover their mode of intelligence by taking the Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence test. 

Howard Gardner of Harvard has identified seven distinct intelligences. According to this theory, "we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, and an understanding of ourselves.

If you have any questions please feel free to call Mrs. Cook at

W: 501-384-2341, C:870-403-2085