Friday, November 12

FRIDAY FOLDER mable campus november 12

Fairmont Students Earn 64 Awards in Johns Hopkins Talented Youth Event
On October 2, 2010, 37 students from Fairmont Private School campuses were honored at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) 2010 awards ceremony held on the campus of Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona.   Fairmont students took home a total of 64 awards based upon their performance on tests taken last academic year, including two Top in Country awards and three Top in State awards.  Sixth grader Ejay Cho placed first in the nation in the SCAT Quantitative category for fifth grade.  Ninth grader Winston Lee placed first in the nation for eighth grade in the SAT Math category.
The awards ceremony honors students according to their exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second through eighth grade CTY Talent Search participants. Seventh and eighth graders take the SAT or ACT, the same tests used for college admissions. Second through sixth graders take the SCAT, an above-level test scaled for younger students.

The results of these tests give families a better idea of a child's academic strengths, particularly in comparison to the thousands of other academically talented students in the Talent Search. Students can also earn recognition at CTY's awards ceremonies, and their test scores may qualify them for CTY's summer programs and distance education courses.

In 2009-10 alone, over 53,000 students from 21 states and the District of Columbia participated in the Talent Searches offered through CTY. About 30 percent of the second and sixth graders who tested this past winter earned an invitation to CTY's awards ceremony, and about 25 percent of the seventh and eighth grade testers earned an invitation to an awards ceremony.

Last year, The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth worked directly with the Mable Campus to promote the program to our students.  It's an honor to be recognized as a top local school and a thrill to see so many of our students receive awards in this prestigious program.

Fairmont Private Schools and CTY share a commitment to challenge students to realize their full academic potential.  "Parents who support and encourage their children, and teachers who inspire through their knowledge and passion for a subject, create engaged young people who are well prepared to lead and shape tomorrow's world," said CTY executive director, Lea Ybarra. 
About The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
CTY conducts the nation's oldest and most extensive academic talent search and offers educational programming for students with exceptionally high academic ability. CTY parallels, and complements, a gifted child's regular school experience. CTY's programs and students have been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and other premier American publications. Other information:
• CTY is a nonprofit center at The Johns Hopkins University.
• CTY draws students from 50 states and DC, as well as students from almost 120 countries.
• 2009-10 saw over 57,000 second- through eighth graders worldwide participate in CTY's Talent Searches.
• CTY provided over $5 million in financial aid to over 9,000 students in 2009-10.
• In the 2009-10 CTY Talent Search, over 15% of students were identified as underrepresented.
• Gifted students qualifying for the federal free or reduced-price lunch program may join the Talent Search virtually for free.

Article contributor: Danyelle Knight-Woodley

Mable 4th Graders Step Back in Time
The fourth graders at Mable Elementary recently participated in the Time Capsule Study Program sponsored by the Ocean Institute in Dana Point.  We became pioneers for two days at the Lazy W Ranch near San Juan Capistrano.  California history came alive with many hands-on experiences.  We also learned to appreciate the resourcefulness of our early ancestors.
Our day began with a tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano.  The students had an opportunity to experience the daily operation of life on one of the twenty-one California missions.  After visiting the mission, we journeyed a few miles to the Lazy W Ranch. We participated in various activities such as making bricks from mud and straw and grinding corn to make tortillas.  Fourth grade pioneers built a dwelling from tree branches as the Native Americans would have done. They also practiced archaeology by excavating fossils and learned which herbs to use for medicinal purposes.   We spent the evening making candles and weaving headbands and ended the day with a lively fiesta, complete with a piƱata.    
The next morning brought a few more activities before heading home.  We had an opportunity to journey to the gold fields after buying supplies at Sam Brennan's store.  We also learned to construct modern conveniences such as showers and light bulbs.   While no one struck it rich in gold, we found wealth in our experiences and appreciation for early California life.

Article contributor: Mrs. Susan Schoening, 4th grade teacher

Miss Nelson is Missing!
After weeks of anticipation, the first graders went on their first field trip on October 26th.  They attended the play "Miss Nelson is Missing," based on the book Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard.   The students were excited as they rode in the buses to the Ebell Theatre in Santa Ana.
For many of the students, this was their first time seeing a play.  All of the students and parent chaperones enjoyed themselves. After the play was over, the students had the opportunity to ask the cast questions.  On the way back to school, we stopped at a nearby park.  At the park, the students ate their lunches and played.  It was a great end to a fun day.

Article contributor: Mrs. Shelby Wagner, 1st grade teacher


Monday, November 15th
STAR Math Testing begins

Tuesday, November 16th
CHOC Toy Drive begins

Johns Hopkins Talent Search Presentation
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Mable Campus Cafeteria Stage

Thursday, November 18th
Zumba Class for Parents
Junior High Stage Area

Friday, November 19th
1st Grade Santa Photos
Junior High Stage Area

Tuesday, November 23rd
Thanksgiving Feast
Mable Cafeteria

Wednesday, November 24th - Friday, November 26th

NO SCHOOL - Teacher In-Service and Thanksgiving Holiday

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus

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