2019 course planning night

WJCC Hosts 2019-20 Course Planning Night & Curriculum Fair

2019-20 Course Planning Night & Curriculum Fairs (formerly Parent Information Nights)

Incoming or Current Middle & High School Families

Learn first-hand information about the upcoming academic year, speak to representatives from each subject area, and get a jumpstart on the student course selection/registration process!

Middle School Course Planning Night & Curriculum Fair

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at the Williamsburg Community Chapel

  • Curriculum Fair 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Rising 6th grade session: 5:30 pm
  • Rising 7-8th grade session: 6:30 pm

High School Course Planning Night & Curriculum Fair

Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at the Williamsburg Community Chapel

  • Curriculum Fair: 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Rising 9-10th grade session: 5:30 pm
  • Rising 11-12th grade session: 6:30 pm

You don’t want to miss this opportunity, so please contact your school counselor with any questions!

GEMS Jr Club Builds a Bridge from The Three Billy Goats Gruff

This month the girls in the Norge GEMS Junior club were challenged to build a bridge from the book The Three Billy Goats Gruff.  Each team was given the same materials and then the bridge was tested to see if it could hold the three goats (large marshmallows) for at least 30 seconds without breaking.

Want more information on the GEMS Junior challenges so you can recreate them at home?  Just contact one of the staff sponsors: Rachael Davis, Christine Koenig, or Cindy Cattell.

Screening for Gifted Services

Screening for Gifted Services
Referral Deadline: February 1, 2019

The Williamsburg-James City County Program for Gifted Students is currently accepting referrals for the following students:

  • Initial referrals for current K-4th grade enrichment;
  • Initial referrals for current 4th grade students for 5th grade specific academic classes (language arts and/or mathematics);
  • Retesting referrals for students who have not been tested within one year.

Parents or teachers are welcome to refer a student. Screenings will begin in March. If you are interested in learning more about this program or would like to know if your child is a candidate for screening for gifted services, please contact your child’s teachers or Mrs. Collins, the gifted resource teacher, at jamie.collins@wjccschools.org or 564-3372, ext. 47405.

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Norge GEMS Fly a Drone

The Norge GEMS take turns flying drones!  GEMS is a math, science, and engineering club for girls in fourth and fifth grade.

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MAD Science Comes to Norge 5th Grade

Norge fifth graders participated in MAD Science workshops on January 10-11, 2019.  Cosmo Chelsea came in to each fifth grade classroom to do a hands-on lesson on atoms, elements, molecules and compounds with the students. She also reinforced the concepts of physical versus chemical change, and the kids had so much fun!  A huge thank you goes out to our PTA for fully funding this experience for our fifth grade students!

Find out more about MAD Science: https://hamptonroads.madscience.org/

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Fact Families in Third Grade

Third grade students in Mrs. Davis’s class rolled two dice.  Then they used those numbers to create a fact family.  Students wrote out the whole fact family and then generated multiplication and division word problems from those facts.

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Students Design Chairs with Makerspace Materials in the Library

Students in kindergarten, first and second grade began reading stories from the Virginia Reader’s Choice program in the library this week.  After reading the first story, I Am Not a Chair by Ross Burach, students were asked to design a chair for a giraffe using Makerspace building materials.

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Soil Investigation in Third Grade

Mrs. Coblentz’s third grade class participated in a soil investigation in science. Students brought in their own soil samples from their yard and the class made observations together to classify the soil.  They also separated items into 3 categories: living, once living, and nonliving. Students viewed items with a magnifying glass and some items with a microscope (i.e. roots, sand, worm,  and spider leg).

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Ms. Coggin’s Class Pops Popcorn on the Floor

Ms. Coggin’s class enjoyed her annual and exciting tradition of popping popcorn on the floor!  Students were thrilled to wear pajamas, slippers, and have fun on Fortnite/Flashlight Friday as a reward for earning 25 class TRACKS for the second time this year.  They enjoyed their popcorn while getting cozy during a viewing of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” as they begin the weather unit in science. Students also took home a bottle of bubbles as a prize for meeting a challenge Ms. Coggin gave them. Overall, it was a super day for super kids!

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