Advanced Learning Extracurricular Activities for Elementary Students

To get a sense of the types of extra-curricular programs that might be offered to your elementary student — who’s been identified for advanced learning (formerly, GT) services in DMPS — in 2024-25, please check out the ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES from this past year, plus PHOTOS FROM A FEW OF THOSE EVENTS that are sure to make you smile (see calendar and photos, below)! Oh! And if you didn’t get a chance to hear, in April, which DMPS kids were named ALP ELEM SCIENCE FAIR CHAMPS FOR 2023-24, here are the names [drum roll, please…]!

ADV LEARNING ELEM SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS 2023-24 (Gr K-2)
1st place = Khai M听 听 听 听 听 听 听 听 听 听 2nd place = Lucy W & Marvin A听 听 听 听 听 听 听 听 听 3rd place = Jack C

ADV LEARNING ELEM SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS 2023-24 (Gr 3-5)
1st place =听 Annabelle D听 听 听 听Tie for 2nd place =听 Karter S,听 plus Athena B and Stella R-J

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PHOTOS FROM ELEM ADV LEARNING SHOWCASE AT CENTRAL CAMPUS IN OCT’23!

 

AND HERE’S A COLLECTION OF PIX TAKEN AT OUR FABULOUS
“21ST CENTURY SKILLS CLASSES” AT THE
SCIENCE CENTER OF IOWA!

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What are WE up to, you ask? Well, we’re coding the theme song from Harry Potter, of course!

 

Remember: This is the Advanced Learning Elementary Calendar of Enrichment Opportunities from 2023-24 (LAST YEAR).
Updated info about 2024-25 will be available in Sept’24! = )

Date Event Date Event
September 11, 2023 3rd-5th Battle of the Books begins

K-2nd Gold Star Reader begins for 1st semester

January 8, 2024 K-2nd Gold Star Reading begins for 2nd semester
September 14, 2023 *ALP Parent Meeting

6-7pm

January 30, 2024 *Creativity Night

6-7pm

October 3, 2023 *Strategic Thinking Night

6-7pm

February 1st-29th, 2024 2nd-5th Noetic Math

During ALP Group

October 23, 2023 *Showcase

6-7pm

April 2, 2024 3rd-5th Battle of the Books

40 Book Challenge

During School

November 1st-30th, 2023 2nd-5th Noetic Math Fall Contest

During ALP Group

April 4 and 5, 2024 3rd-5th Battle of the Books

Regional Competitions

During School

November 28, 2023 *Parent-Child Workshop

5:30-7:00 pm

April 11, 2024 *Science Fair

Evening hours TBD

December 15, 2023 K-2nd Gold Star Reading Logs are due for 1st semester May 3, 2024 *3rd-5th Battle of the Books

Finals

During School with Families Invited to Watch

May 17, 2024 K-2nd Gold Star Reading Logs are due for 2nd semester

*Event dates and/or times are subject to change, and in those instances, families will be notified through Snap Connect and/or e-mail.

OH…AND HERE’S SOME INFO AND PIX FROM THE ARCHIVES! = )
In other words: Enrichment Opportunities and Photos from 22-23!

Elementary Advanced Learning Program students and families participated in Strategic Game night last October. Approximately 270 students and family members played Chess, Rummikub, Othello, Scrabble, Jenga, Suduko, Cribbage, and many more board games in the Central Campus cafeteria. Many students learned new games, while others honed their skills on games they already enjoyed. 听It was a fun night and a great way to enrich learning and community.听

In January 2023, the Advanced Learning Program offered SHOWCASE! to their students and their families. This event celebrated the students’ interests and new learning for the past month. Each child created a visual display and presented what they learned to a variety of audiences. The best part of the whole night was seeing the passion in the students’ eyes when they shared their project. PRICELESS!

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Scientific thinking was abounding in March 2023, at the ALP Science Fair! Kids presented on a variety of topics — from homemade invisible ink to gummy bear osmosis to DIY fertilizers.听 One special judge was very impressed with this year’s work. Lots of fun and lots of learning!

K/1
First Place- Lucy W Findley
Second Place- Khai M Walnut St
Third Place- Charlie S/Sarah A Hanawalt
2/3
First Place- Annabelle D Wright
Second Place- Hattie F Windsor
Third Place- Kealie L River Woods
4/5
First Place- June P/Aggie G Downtown
Second Place- Cash K Hubbell
Third Place- Lidya N Perkins

Art identified students spent their last art workshop in May at the Rose Garden behind the 艾美影库 Moines Art Center drawing from observation. It was a great year!