Mission Statement: To meet the needs of each gifted student through an enrichment program that will provide challenging learning opportunities. As advocates for our students, we emphasize the encouragement of self awareness, self motivation and life long learning in a nurturing environment.
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AT - 7th Grade - Summer Reading
7th Grade AT students are asked to choose two mystery books as part of their summer reading. One of them needs to be an Agatha Christie Mystery, the other is your choice - but it must be a mystery and must be something other than an Agatha Christie! These are instead of other books, not in addition to.
We will be doing several activities with the mystery books next year - you will need to be pulling information from the books, so read carefully and thoughtfully.
Have a fun summer!!
Miss Peregrine’s Series by Ranson Riggs
Kingdom Keepers - Disney at Dawn series
The Blackthorn Key series by Kevin Sands
Serefina & The Black Cloak by Beatty
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Other mystery writers: John Grisham, Stephanie Oaks, Gennifer Choldenko, MT Anderson, April Henry and Karen McManus
You can also check out the CFPMS Library web page - under books by category there is a link to Mystery Books.
2022 Science Fair Forms: All projects require Form #1, #1A, #1B and #3 if needed. You also need to submit a Research Plan and an Abstract
Form #1 - Checklist for Adult Sponsor
Form #1A - Student Checklist - Research Plan
Form #1B - Approval Form
Form #1C - Regulated Research Institutional/Industrial Setting Form
Form #2 - Qualified Scientist Form
Form #3 - Risk Assessment Form
Form #4 - Human Participants Form
Form #4 - Human Informed Consent Form
Form #5A - Vertebrate Animal Form
Form #5B - Vertebrate Animal
Form #6 - Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents
Form #6B - Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form
Form #7 - Continuation
Any questions, see Mrs. Knauer in room 218.
Make sure you keep a written log of all your activity.
The top projects from each grade will participate virtually in the Chester County Science Fair in March 2022. Any questions, please see Mrs. Knauer in room 218.
Forensics Events Overview
Umbrella topic: Check back - topic will be announced soon
(All events must pertain to the umbrella topic)
Debate: OPEN ONLY TO 7TH & 8TH GRADE STUDENTS: Public Forum Style, 2 person teams. Involves lots of research. Need to be organized. Requires the ability to present speeches on specific topics, ask questions, think and respond spontaneously. Must be very well prepared.
Debate topic: The US Federal Government should increase it's quota of H1B Visas. See link for more information.
Discussion: Individual event. Involves research and organizing information. Present ideas, and facts to back up ideas, on a specific topic among a group of students.
Discussion topic: Building the Wall on the southern US border will do more harm than good.
Original Prose or Poetry: Present original work incorporating facial and voice expression, as well as hand gestures. (minimum 5 minutes in length - may not exceed 8 minutes).
Oral Interpretation of Poetry: Present poetry, incorporating facial and voice expression, as well as hand gestures. (minimum 5 minutes in length - may not exceed 8 minutes).
Oral Interpretation of Prose: Present literary works, other than poetry, incorporating facial and voice expression, as well as hand gestures. (minimum 5 minutes in length - may not exceed 8 minutes).
Declamation: Memorize and present a speech written by a famous person, incorporating facial and voice expression, as well as hand gestures. (minimum 5 minutes in length - may not exceed 8 minutes).
Original Oratory: Write and present your own speech, incorporating facial and voice expression, as well as hand gestures. Must pertain to the umbrella topic (minimum 5 minutes in length - may not exceed 8 minutes).
Impromptu: Individual event. Involves speaking about a randomly selected topic. Need to be organized and have the ability to write and present a speech “on the spot”. (may not exceed 5 minutes).
Areas that the impromptu topics will be related issues.
NEW EVENT: Duo Interpretation: 2 person team memorize a script from plays, movie scripts, short stories or novels.
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