at 4:03 pm on Monday, 30 November 2009
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at 9:08 am on Wednesday, 18 November 2009
IB sophomore Margie Martinez was honored by the Asian American Society of Central Virginia for her efforts. We are so proud of her! She embodies IB ideals! Read the write up in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
at 3:14 pm on Friday, 13 November 2009
Seniors were given their TOK papers to review, revise and rewrite. These are due next week in history class, Tues/Wed, November 17-18. Students will turn in 2 clean copies, (one with postits showing where revisions were made), proof of turnitin.com participation, and the original.
Power Point of Revision Tips: The TOK External Assessment – Revisions
The 2010 Topics: TOK Essay Topics 2010
at 9:36 am on Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Applications for the Summer Residential Governor’s Schools academic and mentorship programs are now available. These month-long residential programs provide intellectually challenging and enriching experiences for gifted 10th and 11th grade students. Academic programs in agriculture, humanities, and mathematics/science/technology are held at colleges throughout the Commonwealth. Mentorships in life sciences/medicine, engineering and marine science are also available. A school selection committee will determine our top two candidates to continue in the competitive selection process. Gifted students are encouraged to apply. Interested students should see Mrs. Bradford or Mrs. Lancaster in the school counseling office by December 4th to find out more.
at 10:23 am on Monday, 9 November 2009
Programs of interest to high school students:
- Project ACEe: a program sponsored by the VCU School of Medicine to expose students to the medical field. This program is conducted through a series of workshop during the student’s spring semester. The application is currently open for the month of November. Current students in grades 11 and 12 are eligible to apply.
- Dental Career Exploration: a program sponsored by the VCU School of Dentistry for high school students that are interested in exploring a career in dentistry. The program is conducted during the summer. The application for this program is scheduled to open November 15th and students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are eligible to apply.
- VCU Acceleration: For incoming VCU Freshmen students only! High school seniors who will be attending VCU in the fall of 2010 are eligible to apply for this program. The VCU Acceleration Program accepts 38 students each year into this program. The students come to VCU for 4 weeks before their first semester of their freshman year and receive preparatory courses in math and science, and also take tours and hear presentations from representatives from the various health science schools and departments at VCU. These 38 students live together during their freshman year, receiving services from the pre-health advising office, and take certain courses together. The application for the VCU Acceleration Program is scheduled to open November 15, 2009.
We do have a new website that features the VCU Pipeline Programs, and I invite you to take a look at it at your convenience. The url for the site is www.dhsd.vcu.edu.
You will see that all of the VCU Pipeline Programs are listed here, with information about the programs, how to apply, and more! This website really is a one-stop-shop for anyone wanting to learn about the VCU Pipeline Programs, and several of the programs listed on the site use the common application located right on the website.
If you have any questions about any of these programs, please do not hesitate to contact Erika Dumke, who can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (804) 628-7605.
at 9:44 am on Monday, 9 November 2009
All students will have their CAS goals returned from review before Thanksgiving. We would like a progress report on the planning and/or execution of those goals by December 4. Please see the page, “All about IB: CAS Forms” for the form.
at 9:42 am on Monday, 9 November 2009
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