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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: 2018-2019

Academic Enrichment for Gifted/Talented in Summer (AEGIS)  2019  (See 2018 AEGIS Flyer in sidebar.)

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.

 

 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 Ocean’s this school year.  Disciplines will cover Geography and Science, however, all disciplines will be covered during the year.

Geography has many meanings; it’s a wide discipline whose biggest asset is the ability to connect people and places, societies and environments. If all children were lucky enough to learn geography and to fall in love with what it means, the world would be a better place.

Students will learn how the Ocean defines and dominates everything about our planet. It covers most of our planet, is home to most of the life on Earth, regulates our weather and climate, provides most of our oxygen, and feeds much of the human population.

By understanding how everything is connected in the ocean and how we interact with it as humans, students will learn to care and protect the ocean because they will want it to be a better place – not just for the fish, but for them too.

Students will also learn how Oceans control the Earth's weather as they heat and cool, humidify and dry the air and control wind speed and direction. And why the weather determines not just what you'll wear to school in the week ahead--but also whether the wheat crop in Nebraska will get enough rain to mature, whether the snow pack in the Sierras will be adequate to satisfy the needs of water southern California, whether the hurricane season in the Atlantic will be feeble of fierce, or whether El Niño will impact the eastern Pacific anchovy fisheries.  Students will learn how long-term weather patterns influence water supply, food supply, trade shipments, and property values. They can even foster the growth of civilizations, or kill them off. Students will learn they can't escape the weather, or even change it--but being able to predict its caprice makes its impact manageable. And only by understanding the dynamics of the oceans can we begin to predict its impacts on our societies

 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