Quantcast

Thomas Jefferson brings Saturday gifted program to Four-States f - KOAM TV 7

Thomas Jefferson brings Saturday gifted program to Four-States for 5th and 6th graders

Updated:
NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THOMAS JEFFERSON INDEPENDENT DAY SCHOOL

Thomas Jefferson brings Saturday gifted program to Four-States for 5th and 6th graders

Join us in the greatest adventure — Duke TIP Academic Adventures.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

Duke University’s DukeTIP Academic Adventures are open to students in 5th and 6th grades, and are comprised of one full day of intensive academic study, where students choose a topic not typically covered in school. The program offers hands-on learning experiences with motivated peers in an environment where creativity and critical thinking meet. Through a partnership between Duke TIP and Thomas Jefferson, your child has the opportunity to participate in a fascinating Academic Adventures on Saturdays throughout the year. Academic Adventures classes are designed to be true adventures, where students engage in learning, thinking, and creating. This enrichment program offers challenge and excitement for gifted students. This opportunity is open to all current participants in the Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search (currently enrolled in the 5th or 6th grade).

Our Winter Academic Adventures Course Offerings:

Robotics Academy

Learn about science and technology by building real-world models and programming them to automatically carry out life-like commands. After reviewing the six classical “simple machines,” you will build, program, and test complex robots based on the Lego Mindstorm NXT system. This robotics course is an excellent way to develop math, engineering, programming, and motor skills while building exciting, complex machines. Plan, program, test, and troubleshoot your robot’s automation commands using the NXT-G programming interface, and then use ultrasonic, light, sound, and touch sensors to program the robots to interact with their environment while executing programmed instructions.

Creating a Comic Book

Have you ever been reading your favorite comic book and had dreams of making your own? Well in this class, not only will we look at some of the basics of how to create your own comic, but we will also look into the history of comic books and discuss why they were important to the United States culture at the time. The students will brainstorm ideas, coming up with a character, plot and setting. Story boarding will add the story outline, dialogue and pictures. The final layout will be a comic book, with ink and marker drawings. The students will leave with the skills to continue the comic story, or create a sequel.

Exploring Ancient Egypt

What do sundials, eye makeup, bowling, and breath mints have in common? These were all first used by ancient Egyptians! Lasting from about 3000 to 700 BC, ancient Egyptian culture is one of the longest standing in human history. In this class, students will learn about ancient Egyptian culture, practices, and religion. They will look at various types of architecture from different dynasties, discover ancient Egyptian technologies, and even chisel out some of their own hieroglyphics.

For more information, and to register, visit www.tjeffschool.org/duketip

# # #

  • NewsMore>>

  • Missing Person: Carl Junction Police Ask for Public's Help

    Missing Person: Carl Junction Police Ask for Public's Help

    Monday, August 20 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-08-20 23:09:53 GMT
    The Carl Junction, Missouri Police Department is searching for a 31-year-old they say is missing and "at risk." Authorities say Taneal Erickson (female, white, 5"07, 150lbs) was last seen in Carl Junction at 8:00 p.m. on August 17th, 2018. She could possibly be in the Pittsburg, KS area. Police say she's considered "at risk" because they're unsure she went with her associates voluntarily. Police say she has a medical condition that could also impact he...More >>
    The Carl Junction, Missouri Police Department is searching for a 31-year-old they say is missing and "at risk." Authorities say Taneal Erickson (female, white, 5"07, 150lbs) was last seen in Carl Junction at 8:00 p.m. on August 17th, 2018. She could possibly be in the Pittsburg, KS area. Police say she's considered "at risk" because they're unsure she went with her associates voluntarily. Police say she has a medical condition that could also impact he...More >>
  • A Pittsburg Man is Killed in a Fatal Crash on U69

    A Pittsburg Man is Killed in a Fatal Crash on U69

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:02:23 GMT

    The Kansas Highway Patrol says one man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on U69 about two miles south of Pittsburg. It happened on August 20th, 2018 around 9:10 a.m. Authorities say 70-year-old Stephen Hite was driving a Ford Ranger south on U69. He was slowing to turn onto E. 510 Ave. and was rear-ended by a Chevy Malibu. Hite's truck overturned onto its roof. Both vehicles came to rest in the east ditch. Hite died at the scene. The driver of the Malibu was injured and taken to...

    More >>

    The Kansas Highway Patrol says one man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on U69 about two miles south of Pittsburg. It happened on August 20th, 2018 around 9:10 a.m. Authorities say 70-year-old Stephen Hite was driving a Ford Ranger south on U69. He was slowing to turn onto E. 510 Ave. and was rear-ended by a Chevy Malibu. Hite's truck overturned onto its roof. Both vehicles came to rest in the east ditch. Hite died at the scene. The driver of the Malibu was injured and taken to...

    More >>
  • AbbVie $100 Million National Donation Benefits Ronald McDonald House System

    AbbVie $100 Million National Donation Benefits Ronald McDonald House System

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-08-20 22:47:31 GMT

      The Joplin Ronald McDonald House is one of thirty-two in the country that will benefit from a $100 million donation from drug-maker AbbVie.

    More >>

      The Joplin Ronald McDonald House is one of thirty-two in the country that will benefit from a $100 million donation from drug-maker AbbVie.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.