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    PLEASE JOIN US IN RE-ESTABLISHING THE MADISON COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR GIFTED CHILDREN,

    A PARENT ADVOCACY GROUP FOR PATHWAYS STUDENTS

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020 6:00 P.M.. MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY

    PLEASE CONTACT JENNY CULVER FOR MORE INFORMATION. JCULVER@MADISON-SCHOOLS.COM

     

     

    Germantown Junction 2020

     Dear Parents,

    Germantown Junction is a fundraiser. It an activity in our Economics and Finance units. Students will use LARGE boxes to construct a business and then operate it.  The funds will be used to cover transportation and registration costs for our students who qualify for State and International competitions. We will be sending more details in January. For now, this is what we need you to do over Christmas break.

                The Christmas break is quickly upon us and once we return in January, the students will dive right into preparations for Germantown Junction. It is important that we are thinking about our boxes in advance, so no one is scrambling last minute.

                Over Christmas, go ahead and searching for a large box so we will have them when we return from the break. Each team will need one box. These need to be refrigerator size boxes, at least 6 foot tall. Attaching two smaller boxes does not work as well.

                Go ahead and start calling businesses to see if they can save some for you, this is the perfect time of year for them to have ample amounts.

    A couple of notes for this year:

    ·      We will not have any raffle drawings

    ·      Any game booths need to be fun but simple, you will not have much time to explain a game to students before they lose interest.

    ·      Students need to be thinking, in advance, about what they want to sell at their booth and looking into the cost.

    ·      All inventory MUST be approved by the PA teacher.

    Thank you for all you do. 

     

    Wishing each of you a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

     

    Sincerely,

    Deb Morali

    Rachel Holloway

    Jennifer Sprayberry


     

    *Check out the following site regarding the Saturday Gifted Studies Program at U.S.M.

     

    Saturday Gifted Studies Program at U.S.M. link

     

     

    Use the following code to join our class Remind 101 page 

    @73446ah

     

    Outcomes and Standards

    Meeting the needs of the intellectually gifted learner requires differential treatments both in curriculum and in instructional patterns of delivery. Because the intellectually gifted learner has special needs in both cognitive and affective areas, the curriculum focuses on both these areas. In working with both the Mississippi Department of Education's Suggested Outcomes for Intellectually Gifted; The Mississippi Gifted Education Programs Program Standards; and the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children's Recommended Curricular Elements, the PAthways Program will implement the following framework:

    1. THINKING SKILLS (TS)

    2. CREATIVITY (C)

    3. INFORMATION LITERACY (IL)

    4. SUCCESS SKILLS (SS)

    5. AFFECTIVE (SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL) SKILLS (AS)

    6. COMMUNICATION SKILLS (CM)

     

     

    "PAthways" is Madison County School District's program for intellectually gifted students in grades 2-8. It is a state-mandated program which provides a differentiated curriculum to those students identified as intellectually gifted. Students attend PAthways for a minimum of five hours each week. Middle school students who qualify may select PAthways as an elective.

     

    Program Goals

    To provide students with those activities which emphasize the process of learning rather than content; divergent thinking rather than convergent; exploration of ideas through creative problem solving; and reasoning skills To provide students with a diversity of learning experiences, including instructional methods, materials, and activities To provide opportunities for the students to grow in their understanding of themselves and others.

     

    Classroom Supplies

    Students will need a composition notebook to keep in the classroom. They should always have a pencil and paper with them.

     

    Supply Wish List:

    ----paper towels

    ----hot glue sticks

    ----Antibacterial wipes

    ----markers

    ----tissues

    ----white and colored cardstock

    ----paint brushes (1 inch or larger) and small rollers

    Magazines and Bottle Caps

     

    PA Fee

    There is $20 PA fee each year. There is also a $15 t-shirt Fee. You may put these amounts together unless your child is not interested in getting a shirt. Please make the check payable to GMS PA.

     

    Grades

    PA is a graded class in middle school. Depending on our projects, I will enter a minimum of two grade per week.  

     

    Behavior Expectations

    Be prepared for class each day.

    Participate in all assignments.Lessons are designed to build your skills and to meet the expected gifted outcomes.

    Have a positive attitude.

    Get along with others.

    Do not interrupt the teacher or your peers.

    Sit! You will be allowed to move about some, but please stay seated until it is appropriate to move about.

    Control your volume. You will usually be allowed to talk in PA, but you must be considerate of other classes.

    Bullying will not be tolerated

    Practice your emotional and social growth skills daily.

    We write. We read. We research. We use technology. We question. We think. We practice. We create. We do!

     

    Consequences:

    1 - Verbal Warning

    2 - Minor Form Warning

    3 - 3 Minor forms = 1 Major Form and Office Referral - Become ineligible to attend PBIS events or off-campus trips.