Literacy Enrichment Group

Hi all … this is the last group of the year sponsored by us:). I think it’s going to be awesome (not just because I arranged it). If you child is interested in learning about the fiction writing process it will be right up their alley!!

Literacy Workshop: Enrichment Opportunity for Highly Capable Learners Grades 6-12: Wednesday, May 12, 1 to 2 p.m. Sign up for Literacy Workshop by Wednesday, May 5

Do you like thinking up stories? Do you like writing stories? How do you make that leap from thinking them up to writing them down? Royce Buckingham has been writing down the stories in his head for more than 20 years, and he has published thirteen books, including the German bestselling monster tale “Demonkeeper,” the young adult thriller “The Terminals”, and the Washington Sasquatch Award-winning ghost story “The Dead Boys.” In this interactive presentation, Royce will show you how first to explore your imagination to find conflict and characters and then how to corral those story elements and wrangle them into a word doc in the form of a synopsis you can use to write your own tale.

Please sign up for Literacy Workshop by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5. A zoom link and introduction message will be sent the following week to registered participants. Join him for an hour of fun and advice and help make up some stuff!

Upcoming Meetings

There are two meetings next week:

Wednesday May 5, 11:00AM – 12:30PM – HCL Parent Advisory Meeting
Topics covered will include an update on the program, high school options, CTE program, and district math

Thursday May 6, 7:00-8:30PM – HCL Parent Association
Topics covered will include an update on the district HCL Parent Advisory Meeting, updates on the enrichment opportunities that have been updated thus far, and an opportunity to ask questions of district personnel.

We hope to see you there!

Meeting Tonight – April 1

Hello everyone!! My apologies for failing to update this site with the current information. I’ve been good about updating Facebook but sometimes forget to update the blog. We have an HCL Parent Association meeting tonight at 7. District staff will be there for the first 30-45 minutes and then the remainder of the meeting will be talking and planning the enrichment activities that are planned for the remainder of the year. We hope that you can join us tonight.

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Also … please consider joining us on Facebook. There are lots of excellent resources and events being posted there on a regular basis.

Thank you and I hope to see you all tonight!

Reminder of Parent Association Meeting

Hi all … just a reminder that we have a meeting tomorrow at 7. Agenda items will be as follows:

  1. Discussion of plans for the math pathway with information from district staff and assistant superintendent, Mike Copland.
  2. Discussion of district wide math and reading groups.
  3. Seeking assistant to organize and find facilitators for reading groups.
  4. Potential approval of using funding to pay facilitators for literacy groups.

Please let me know if you have any other items you’d like on the agenda. Zoom link is on the main blog page. Hope to see you there!

Meeting Minutes Posted and Next Meeting Scheduled!

Hi everyone!! Notes from last night’s meeting are posted on the meeting minutes page. We are looking for volunteers from this group to help get math circles/literacy groups going. If you are interested please comment below or email me directly at!!! The district is wanting to meet next week about this, so the sooner the better. Also … stay tuned today or Tuesday for more information about the Promise Tomorrow Initiative and AMC 10/12. Our next meeting will be 2/25 at 7:00. Hope to see you all there.

HCL Parent Advisory Meeting Postponed

Because of a conflict with the general PACS meeting and both staff and parents that will want to attend both, the district HCL Parent Advisory meeting will be postponed likely until 12/14. I have changed the date for the event but it’s only a place holder at this point in time. When I have the updated information I will update the event on this page too. Thanks everyone and have a wonderful weekend!!