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There will be a 2-Hour Late Start on Tuesday, January 17. No morning activities.
MS Talented & Gifted (TAG)
Teacher: Mrs. Melissa Jensen firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Trip to Kansas City
The 8th grade talented and gifted students traveled to Kansas City, Missouri for their educational field trip on April 7 and 8, 2016. The students raised funds for their trip by holding a soup supper, a bake sale and a gift basket chance booth. The students researched and planned their trip. They visited the Science City Museum in Union Station, National WWI Museum of Art. On Thursday, the students toured the National World War I Museum and Liberty Tower. They also took part in many exhibits and explorations at Science City. The students were then challenged to use clues and codes to break out of the Escape Room in 60 minutes or less. One Friday, the students took a class at the Arrowhead Sports Lab Education Center and took an extensive tour of Arrowhead Stadium. They finished the field trip by visiting the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. This was an outstanding leaning experience for the 8th graders.
On Tuesday, March 8 the Odebolt-Arthur Elementary and OA-BCIG Middle School Talented and Gifted Program hosted a "Family Challenge Night." The 3rd-8th grade talented and gifted students each shared an activity or project they worked on during the 2015-2016 school year. The 8th grade students then presented two STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) challenges and a trivia game. The families were challenged to build a device to protect an egg from cracking when dropped from a distance of 4 feet. The second challenge was to build a glider. The families were led through the engineering design process. Each family followed a series of steps to come up with a solution to accomplish their goal. Over 50 families had fun participating in the family challenge night. The 8th graders did an outstanding job making sure the night ran smoothly. Mrs. Jensen, the K-8th grade Talented and Gifted, teacher. organized the event.
The 8th grade TAG students have been busy with small group projects. Four OA-BCIG Middle School talented and gifted students presented their LEGO robot projects to the BCIG 4th & 5th grade TAG students on February 19. Sam Devitt, Corin Bower and Abby Bender modeled how to program a LEGO robot through a maze. The 8th grade talented and gifted students have been building and programming the robots for a month. It was a great experience to teach and challenge younger students. Later that day Nicole Lozier, Jennifer Godbersen, Danielle Lozier and Amber Lozier visited the Odebolt Nursing Home. These four students were able to interview residents. The students asked about their life and enjoyed hearing advice and stories from the past. After the interview, the students volunteered by helping at BINGO and socializing with the residents.
Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Competition
On November 9, the OA-BCIG 6th grade and OA 5th grade TAG students participated in the “Iowa 5th/6th Grade Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl” competition. The students were challenged while doing a scholastic, online team competition. The test was self-scoring and consisted of 100 multiple-choice questions. Areas covered included math, geography, sports, spelling, science, literature, English, and general information. This was a team activity with all participants around one computer. Two chances were given to answer correctly. Points were awarded based on how fast they answered as well as accuracy. The TAG teacher, Mrs. Jensen, was the monitor, but no adult help could be given. The Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl is open to all 5th and 6th graders in Iowa. Congratulations to the participants!
The OA 5th grade team finished with 84% and placed 9th against other 5th grade teams in Iowa.
Members of the OA 5th grade team were: Griffin Diersen, Keith Hausman, Vince Hoefling, Jordyn Loger, Kaylee Oxendale, Joshua Peters and Krista Sibenaller.
The 6th grade Challenger Team finished with 85% and placed 26th. The members were: Aidan Bower, Mary Carlson, Jackson Godbersen, Zach Hemer, Caleigh Loger and Alexis Ulrich.
The 6th grade Discovery Team finished with 82% and placed 37th. The members were: Jaxson Claussen, Melissa Hewitt, Nick Larson, Anna Mogensen, Abby Nichols, Nainoa O’Brien and Meadow Olson.
- CONTACT INFO -
Mr. Doug Mogensen, Principal
600 South Maple Street
Odebolt, IA 51458