Enrichment Opportunities

Destination Imagination Gr. K - 12     http://ohdixiv.org/

This is a performance-based competition which links problem-solving, drama, engineering, math skills, and more; available for all Talawanda students in grades K-12.  Destination ImagiNatiOn is an innovative creative problem-solving program for participants from kindergarten through high school.  Teams of 5 to 7 participants are challenged to solve one of five unique Team Challenges and an Instant Challenge with no adult assistance.  Each of the five Challenges offers participants an opportunity to explore art, literature, drama, engineering, architecture, and improvisation.

Teams forming will require a parent or other adult that is willing to volunteer their time to be a team manager.  

After School Foreign Language Gr. 1 - 5 
Each year, students in grades 1 through 5 have a wonderful opportunity to get a "taste" of a language. In this nine to ten week program, Miami student volunteers teach various languages including Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Latin, American Sign Language, Japanese, etc. Applications for Kramer, Marshall, and Bogan students are posted in each school newsletter in Oct./Nov. or are available by clicking on the appropriate student registration below. This after-school program runs from the end of January to the beginning of April.  

check below for registration form

Power of the Pen Gr. 6 - 8 
Power of the Pen is a creative writing competition for 7th & 8th grade students at TMS. Although 6th graders are not allowed to compete, they are allowed to join and participate in a non-competitive manner. 

Super Saturday Program - Pre-K to 8 
The Super Saturday Program is presented by PAGE (Parent Association for Gifted Education, Inc.), a non-profit 501(c)(3) program that offers courses to gifted preschool through eighth grade students who have shown evidence of outstanding achievement and/or potential, and who could benefit from an accelerated enrichment program. Courses provide wonderful opportunities for the children to explore new areas of interest or expand their horizons in established areas.  Children thrive on the exciting and unique educational experiences Super Saturday has to offer. It not only provides a wonderful educational opportunity, but it also allows children to interact with their gifted peers and make new friends. 
The Super Saturday Program's Winter brochure (also below) is now available online at http://www.supersaturday.org    Registration forms and professional recommendation forms are also available online. 

Davidson THINK Summer Institute - An academic summer program for gifted 13-16 year olds.  www.DavidsonGifted.org/THINK     

Students earn 6 college credits in 3 weeks.  Experience college life while living on campus.  Build friendships with like-minded peers from all over the country.  Work closely with university faculty in small classes.  Several courses to choose from.  

WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium.  Excite, Engage & Educate our community about the welfare of aquatic life and the importance of conservation.  www.wavefoundation.org

Cincinnati Museum Center - Museum Camp - Camps for students K-8.  www.cincymuseum.org

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