Help Needed – Speaker Seminars

Hello, families!

I am currently looking for parents that would be willing to be a participant in our Speaker Seminars at the middle school.  Speaker Seminars allow you to share your education and journey to explain how you arrived at your current employment.  This helps students to understand that there isn’t always a direct and clear cut path to your future endeavors.

During the 60-90 minute presentation you are asked to share your education history and what your day to day responsibilities are for your job.  Then you present an activity that students could do.  This could be an activity that simulates something from your job (I will gladly help you with planning, and it doesn’t have to be complex) or you can share hands-on materials from your job.  If travel is involved, you could even bring in any photos, souvenirs or items that tie in.

I usually allot 60-90 minutes for your presentation, activity and questions + answer time.  Please email or call me if you think you might be interested.  The kids love the Speaker Seminars!

Please email or call me if you are interested or want to know more.

Thank you for considering,


Discover / Gifted Seminar

Hello, families.

We started Discover at Hambright and Gifted Seminar at Manor over the last few weeks.  Students are settled into a more structured day now that all of the Back to School information and meetings have finished.  The kids are busy meeting new friends – especially at Manor – and strengthening prior friendships.

Your child should have brought a letter home to you (yellow for Manor and green for Hambright) with a general overview of the year.  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.  Thanks to those of you who have subscribed to the blog.

Hambright is starting with the book Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun to discuss the differences in all of us and what makes each of us unique.  We’ve enjoyed some insightful conversations about why we need differences in the world.  Day B students can share more about our story and Day D students can share more after tomorrow’s classes.

The elementary kiddos have also had time to break out some of the new STEM equipment and work together to construct a new robot.

Manor has started with some team building fun!  We are working on forming strong cohorts in Gifted Seminar.  I happy to see the 7th graders expanding their friendship circles since there are four elementary schools coming to Manor Middle.  The 8th graders are also catching up with each other and forming new bonds because I mixed up their cohorts from last year.  You can see they still love to be silly together.  It’s good to have people in your tribe that understand you.

The 8th grade ladies are already checking planners to make sure they stay on top of their work.

Be on the lookout for another blog post tomorrow about our Speaker Seminars.  I would love your help!