Enrichment Opportunities for Students

 

Enrichment Opportunities!

 

Additional opportunities found at https://www.synergyexchange.org/Synergy/media/Reach/2019/reach2019.pdf

Check with Ms. Henry for more information about any of these programs.


Academics:

1)  MathCEP - Saturday Morning Math Enrichment

  • Series of 4 Saturday morning sessions focused on fun and challenging topics in math.

  • 1 session - 9:30 - 12:00 - per month in November, December, February, and March. 

  • Held at the University of Minnesota. 

  • Open to students in grades 6-7. There is a cost, but students may apply for a scholarship. Families must arrange their own transportation.

  • http://www.mathcep.umn.edu


2)  NCTE Promising Young Writers Program

 

3)  Spelling Bee

  • Open to students in all grades. 

  • Will be held in the winter - exact date TBD.

  • The winner from Olson will advance to the district spelling bee, with the possibility of advancing further!

  • Students will learn more about this opportunity in their ELA classes.

  • http://spellingbee.com

 

4)  Geography Bee

  • Open to students in all grades. 

  • Will be held in the winter - exact date TBD.

  • The winner from Olson will take an online test to qualify for the state bee, 

with the possibility of advancing further!





 

Arts:

1)  Juxtaposition Arts

  • Arts-based organization based in North Minneapolis that provides a variety of classes and camps for students.

  • Juxtapositionarts.org

 

2)  Project Success - Theater Experiences

  • Provides free tickets to local theater productions for students and their families. Also provides transportation and childcare if needed.

  • Open to all grade levels. Students will receive more information in their ELA class during monthly Project Success lesson.

  • Projectsuccess.org



Summer:

1)  LearningWorks

  • Summer and school-year enrichment program for academically motivated students. Includes classes, advising, field trips, and college visits. 

  • Students apply in winter of 6th-grade and continue with the program for 2 years. 

  • Free. Transportation provided. Held at the Blake School near Downtown Minneapolis. 

  • 6th-grade students will receive more information in their Minnesota Studies class in early 2020.



2)  Project Success - Boundary Waters

  • Week-long outdoor trip to the Boundary Waters in Northern MN with small group of other MPS middle-school students and experienced staff. 

  • Held 3 consecutive weeks in June immediately after school ends. (Students pick one week).  

  • There is a cost, but students may apply for a partial or full scholarship.

  • All students will receive more information in their ELA class during monthly Project Success lesson.

  • projectsuccess.org