American Creed Youth Publishing Project

NWP FB LogoAn announcement from Writing Our Future: American Creed:

Our youth publishing website that accompanies the PBS documentary American Creed, is now live. Teachers, librarians, and youth mentors are invited to engage young people as they work towards responding to the film through writing, media, or art using any of the five invitations created by educators. Adults at schools and learning centers can create accounts for youth to publish their work to a national, or even international, audience. Continue reading

Walton Hosting Two Math Competitions – March 14 & May 12

Math SymbolsAttention middle school math teachers: Walton Middle School is hosting two math events for students in grades 5-8: the Pi Day Math Festival on March 14, and our 1st Annual Math Tournament on May 12. We’d love for your students to attend! Open the event flyer »

High school friends: No need to feel left out! We’re also looking for student and teacher volunteers to work tables or oversee fun challenges. Open the volunteer flyer »

For more information and to register, please contact Natalie Capps, Walton Gifted Resource Teacher, at ncapps@k12albemarle.org.

I’m Determined Youth & Parent Summit – Apply by Mar. 9

I'm DeterminedSpread the word! The 2018 I’m Determined Youth & Parent Summit is now accepting applications. If you know of youth, ages 13-21, who would benefit from a fun-filled, youth-led summer summit focusing on self-determination skills, please share this announcement with them. Recommendations from educators and parents help give some youth the confidence they need to apply. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 9, 2018. Continue reading

National Geographic Photographer, William Albert Allard, to Speak at Monticello High on Mar. 6

CameraTuesday, March 6 | 9:05 to 10:25 a.m. | Monticello High School

Secondary Teachers: On Tuesday, March 6, National Geographic photographer, William Albert Allard, will speak at Monticello High School from 9:05 to 10:25 a.m. (1st block) about photography and his 50-year body of work at National Geographic. If you are interested in attending this free event, please RSVP to Rob Garland (rgarland@k12albemarle.org) by February 15 and include the approximate number of students you plan to bring with you. Continue reading

Free Electronic Field Trip: African American Experiences in WWII – Feb. 22

The National WWII MuseumCelebrate Digital Learning Day and Black History Month with a dynamic and interactive webcast! On February 22, at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m., the National WWII Museum presents Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II. In this interactive cross-country journey, students in grades 6-12 learn how the pursuit for both victory and equality shaped the story of World War II and transformed the U.S. for decades to come.

Classroom participation is free, but advance registration is required. Sign up today »

Deadline for VAHPERD’s Annual Film Festival Competition Extended to Mar. 15

VAHPERD LogoThe Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (VAHPERD) has extended the due date for the 2017-18 Film/Video Competition to March 15, 2018. This competition is part of VAHPERD’s Choose Your Vibe – Arrive Alive underage drinking and impaired driving campaign funded through a highway safety alcohol grant from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The competition allows middle and high school students to develop short persuasive videos that encourage students to make safe and healthy choices, and by doing so prevent underage drinking and impaired driving. View the contest manual for more information »

Next Girls’ Geek Day: Saturday, Nov. 11, at Broadus Wood

Girls' Geek DayBroadus Wood Elementary School will host the next Girls’ Geek Day on Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Girls’ Geek Days are FREE, but registration is required and space is limited. Register for the Nov. 11 event »

Girls’ Geek Days are all about sparking elementary school-aged girls’ interest in technology and computing by providing a fun, collaborative, hands-on environment to learn new tech skills and helping them connect to other STEM programs in the community. Learn more and view the 2017-18 schedule »

Start Something Saturday Coming Up on November 11!

ReinventEDSaturday, November 11, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Murray High School

Do you know a high school student (or 8th grader) interested in starting or joining a passion project? Start Something Saturday is bringing together students in grades 8-12 from the Charlottesville-Albemarle area for a day of project brainstorming on November 11! Students are invited to bring their ideas or just their interest in creative projects, and by the end of the day, they’ll walk out with a project around something they care about. Open the event flyer »

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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History Student Writing Contest – Enter by Nov. 10

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2018The Library of Virginia, in collaboration with Dominion Energy, invites high schools students in Virginia to honor outstanding African Americans by participating in the 2018 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History student writing contest. Students should submit their 400-word essay online by midnight on Friday, November 10, 2017, for a chance to win an Apple MacBook Air and $1,000 for their school. Four winning essays will be chosen, one from each of the four regions in the state. View the essay prompt and judging criteria »

Design for Change Challenge – Submission Deadline: May 15

Design for Change USADesign for Change USA has launched their 2017-18 challenge! Design for Change is a global movement of young people who are changing the world!

How does it work? Any group of young people (K-12) with an adult mentor (teacher, parent, youth leader, or coach) dreams up and leads social change projects in their own schools or communities using the Design for Change methodology—Feel. Imagine. Do. Share. The deadline for teams to implement and submit their projects is May 15, 2018. Continue reading