The ESU 11 Gifted Department has been implementing its website that was created over the summer. A popular activity has been creating a circle out of Pringles using math. This is possible because a Pringle is in the shape of a Hyperbolic Paraboloid. Math learning, creating, solving problems – that’s what we do in the Gifted Department. Check out our website at esu11hal.weebly.com. Here are some of the pictures of our amazing engineers.
The ESU 11 Gifted Department hosted their first Future Problem Seminar for the 19-20 school year. 85 students attended from Axtell, Alma, Southern Valley, Elwood, Franklin, and Minden. This problem’s topic was international travel: virtual vs actual. They started off the day with Rachel Jack and Wade Gibson presenting to them on both types of travel, then Bob Hays worked with the beginners to get the components of the process down. They are excited to offer this opportunity to the students and to our future.
The 28th Annual Invention Convention hosted by Educational Service Unit #11 of Holdrege, and organized by Janelle Jack, Gifted Education Coordinator, was held Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege. 146 inventors in Grades 3rd-7th participated. Participating schools included: Alma, Bertrand, Cambridge, Franklin, Holdrege, and Minden.
Students were first judged in their grade level which was divided into groups called “Inventor’s Circles”. There were 15 different Inventor’s Circles which each had a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. The judges then picked an overall winner for each Grade Level (3rd – 7th). Each student is given one vote for the Harold Warp Memorial Inventor’s Choice Award.
ESU #11 sponsored the 26th Annual Elementary Quiz Bowl at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege on Wednesday, January 9th. Teams attending were Alma, Arapahoe, Axtell, Bertrand, Cambridge, Elwood, Eustis-Farnam, Franklin, Holdrege, Loomis, Minden, Southern Valley, and Wilcox-Hildreth. Results were as follows:
All thirteen of the Quiz Bowl teams were proud to support Bertrand’s Garrett Scholz who is battling Leukemia by wearing matching Garrett’s Pack shirts. Garrett will be starting his bone marrow transplant this Friday, January 11. We will all be thinking of you Garrett!