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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Forensics Events Overview
The upcoming middle school forensic tournament to be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Technical College High School - Brandywine Campus, Boot Road, Downingtown, PA.
Umbrella topic: Martin Luther King's Legacy - 50th Anniversary. All pieces should have some connection to themes that MLK espoused, such as violence/guns, economic disparity, freedom of speech, affirmative action, civil disobedience, police misconduct.
(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: Resolved: Affirmative action programs to remedy effects of discrimination are justified.
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: Violent protest is more effective in achieving social change than nonviolent protest.
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 MLK related issues.
NEW EVENT: Duo Interpretation: 2 person team memorize a scriptfrom plays, movie scripts, short stories or novels.
Congratulations to the team of Eric Steuber, Aryan Abbaraju, Josh Vallabhaneni and Akash Patel who represented Patton Middle School in the Chester County STEM Challenge. They came away with a 2nd Place award.
Congratulations to the 30+ Patton Middle School students who qualified to participate in the National Geographic School Bee. The School Champion was Arnab Sircar (3 years in a row) who represented Patton Middle School in the State Bee - Arnab took 1st place and will be representing the state of Pennsylvania in Washington DC this May!
Congratulations to the following students who represented Patton Middle School at the Chester County Science Research Competition: Saanvi Garg, Arnab Sircar, Chirag Choudhary, Marissa Lux, Kristian Tolbert, Hilary Knipe, Sree Yedida, Claire Rawlins, Teddy Eskander, Roshni Singh, and Ria Saxena .
Saanvi Garg, Arnab Sircar, Chirag Choudhary, Marissa Lux and Sree Yedida all qualified to continue on to the DelVal Science Research competition. Many came away with special awards.
Congratulations to the following students who represented Patton Middle School in the Chester County Computer Fair on April 6, 2018: Xander Wunsch, Allison Van, Grace Zou, Ryan Zhuge, Erik Chou, Arnab Sircar, and Aria Zutshi.
Aria will continue on to the PA State Computer Fair in May 2018.
2018 Science Fair Forms - will be published once I have a new link
Any questions, see Mrs. Knauer in room 218.
Approvals are needed if you are working with any human subjects or with animals. PAPERWORK NEEDED BY
Approvals are also needed if you are utilizing microorganisms with the study of bacteria, viruses, viroids, prions, rickettsia, fungi and parasites or if your project involves Recombinant DNA, human and vertebrate animal fresh tissues, blood and bodily fluids or any potentially hazardous biological agents MUST HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL!!!! PAPERWORK NEEDED
Make sure you keep a hand written log of all your activity.
The top projects from each grade will participate in the Chester County Science Fair in March 2018. Any questions, please see Mrs. Knauer in room 218.
Necessary Forms: All students who are participating in the school fair MUST complete forms 1, 1A, 1B and a Research Plan. (See attachments below).
The Academically Talented Program at Charles F. Patton Middle School. . . where minds explore and soar
TANGRAM CHALLENGE: November 16, period 2 or November 17, period 10.
Newton's Law of Physics: February 16th (F day) periods 1 & 2, February 20th (A day) periods 5/7 & 8/9