Mark Your Calendars! LC PAGE – Super Saturday

What is Super Saturday?

Super Saturday is Lancaster Partners for Gifted Education’s signature event, designed to excite children’s interest in learning.

Participants choose three 45-minute kid-sized seminars from a diverse
selection of topics. Past programs have included robotics, animation, theatre, Chinese language, reptiles, creative writing, LEGO machines, the
cardiovascular system, and electricity, to name but a few. There is something for everyone. A parent presentation is also offered.

A nominal fee is charged to cover expenses and help fund future LC PAGE

Check out this article from LNP about our 2013 event:
In 2017, nearly 300 gifted elementary students from Lancaster County and the surrounding area attended Super Saturday. The event filled in less than a week.

The next Super Saturday will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9 am to noon at Franklin & Marshall College.

Details, including online registration information, will be posted in early
January at and on Facebook at

For more information, email

STEM Sisters Launch Party at Rock Lititz

STEM Sisters Launch Party at Rock Lititz

October 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the start of the 2017-2018 STEM Sisters programming year at the STEM Sisters Launch Party at Rock Lititz Pod 2 (100 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz, PA 17543).  Girls in grades 6-12, their parents/guardians, and female STEM professionals are welcome to join us in the unveiling of new program opportunities and the discovery of STEM all around us in Lancaster!

Activities at the Launch Party include:

  • Navigate Rock Lititz Pod 2 with a STEM scavenger hunt
  • Explore STEM professions through hands-on activities
  • Learn about the 2017-2018 STEM Sisters events
  • STEM Education presentations for parents
  • Enjoy light snacks and drinks provided

Participating Organizations:

  • Land Studies will be giving tours of Floodplain Restoration surrounding Rock Lititz
  • Make slime with Elizabethtown College
  • Screen print your event t-shirt with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
  • Operate robotics with the Girl Scout STEM Mobile
  • Learn about Pyrotek Live Events Special Effects
  • Participate in an event design activity with Atomic
  • Engage in demonstrations with DuPont Pioneering
  • Lancaster Farmland Trust will be presenting a GIS demonstration, including drone monitoring of farmland
  • Visit PPL Electric Utilities electricity module
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Lancaster Conservancy
  • Johnson & Johnson
Free for girls 6th-12th grade, parents and STEM Sisters Mentors

Register for the Launch Party 

What is STEM Sisters?

The North Museum’s STEM Sisters program inspires, empowers, and ignites young women’s passion for STEM Careers. Through engaging programs, activities, and industry site visits, the STEM Sisters program offers young girls an opportunity to meet professional women in  STEM fields and discover new potential career paths.  All STEM Sisters events are provided at no cost to the mentors, parents and girls in grades 6-12.

Visit our STEM Sisters webpage!

October LC PAGE Events

There are two events this month for LC PAGE:

Parent Presentation:   

Screenmasters Guild: How Families Can Best Manage Today’s Digital World”

Do you worry that virtual reality is becoming your child’s reality? Do you struggle to balance your children’s desire to play video games with other pursuits? How much is too much? This session shares a close-up view of what the research is telling us about best practices for families in the digital age. You’ll learn the tips and strategies you need to hack parenting the digital native.

LC PAGE is pleased to present nationally-known gifted education speaker, Lisa Van Gemert, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7 pm at Lancaster-Lebanon IU13,1020 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601.

The program is free but space is limited. Registration is requested.  Register here:

From her website,

Who is the Gifted Guru?

My real name is Lisa Van Gemert (pronounced “gammert”). I’m an educator by training, and I’m a Giftedland native – I was a gifted student, I’ve raised three gifted kids, and I’ve taught gifted students. The gifted trifecta! I’ve been a teacher, a school administrator, a homeschooling mom, a paralegal, an Army Intelligence Analyst (yep), and a cheerleader. Not in that order.



After Hours at the
Lancaster Science Factory  

Wednesday, October 27
5:30 – 8 pm
(drop in)

$7.50 per person
(discounted from the regular rate, but memberships will not be honored)

Join us for an evening of hands-on science. Lancaster Science Factory volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. LC PAGE board members will have information and resources for your burning questions. Pizza available (while it lasts!)

Friends and family are welcome. Pre-registration is not necessary but helps us plan for refreshments and speeds registration.
Register here:

Elementary & Middle Schools: Summer Opportunities

Please see the Summer Camp / Summer Enrichment tab above for all of the updated information I have received so far.  I will update this throughout the Spring as I receive more information.

** There are volunteer opportunities for middle and high school students through the IU.  Please go to the IU website and scroll to the bottom.

Manor: AMC 8 Results!

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom learned skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.  In 2016, more than 130,000 students from more than 2,000 school nationwide participated.

Congratulations to our school participants and our top place finishers.

First Place and a and Honor Roll Certificate Winner for finishing in the top 5% Nationally:  Jordan Photis

Second Place: Andrew Ament

Third Place: Luke Braas, Andrew Glenn, and Colin Kligge

Other School Participants: Everett Barry, Noah Donaldson, Eleanor Helm, Gabe Hill, Tommy Hockenberry, Jace Hoffer, Adaira Hufford, Audrey Jachimowicz, Kaylee Jackson, Tebelechi Ketema, Ella Kratz, Elizabeth Lebo, Katie Mackey, Olivia Nicastro, Curtis Rabatin, Emily Riggs, Jordan Schucker, Emma Shenk, Jack Shipley, Kyler Stigelman, Gavin Switzer, and Evelyn Weaver.


STEM Sisters for Grades 6-12 girls

The North Museum’s STEM Sister program is back for girls in grades 6-12.  A little information is below as well as the link to the program.

The North Museum STEM Sisters program inspires, empowers, and ignites young women’s passion for STEM* careers.

Through engaging programs and activities, the STEM Sisters program offers young girls an opportunity to meet undergraduate and professional women in STEM fields and discover new potential career paths. The program’s ongoing events encourage and empower young women. All STEM Sisters events are provided at no cost to local girls in grades 6-12.

*Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

STEM Sisters


Girls Who Code (Girls ages 8-13)

I just found out about this opportunity:

Lancaster Science Factory Girls Code Club

The need: Only 18% of Computer Science degrees in the United States are awarded to women. Women’s involvement in computer science has plummeted. In the past 20 years it has dropped by 40%.

CoderDojo, Ladies, Technically Speaking, and the Lancaster Science Factory present Girls Code Club to address this urgent issue and inspire the next generation of female computer scientists.

Here’s the link for more information:  Girls Who Code

Shank’s Mare Field Trip

Last Friday the 6th grade Discover students to their annual trip to Shank’s Mare to celebrate both the end of the elementary years and the excitement of going to middle school in the fall. It was lovely to meet our new Manor families and give an overview of Manor Middle and how gifted support works in the middle school. As I said Friday, please email or call me with any questions you may have.

We started our day with a morning kayaking trip. The water was calm, and the scenery was gorgeous. It was fun to see so many kids who hadn’t had the opportunity to kayak before really enjoy the experience.








The trip was got very exciting for the Manor group as we were within 20 feet or so of a Bald Eagle eating his breakfast on our way back to the launch site. I had my iPhone and snapped some shots. They aren’t top quality because of the zoom, but I still got some and a video.





…and he’s off with his fish breakfast – he did not leave that behind



video of the eagle:     IMG_7271

After lunch, we were able to participate in the stream study in Fishing Creek. The kids didn’t care that it was cold (and some parents even jumped right in.).  The seine nets were a big help in trapping the macroinvertebrates.



Looking for any larvae, bugs, or crayfish that could be found.


Colin had proof that the stream was healthy.


Nigel checking out what was found.


What a fantastic group of kids.  So super excited to have this bunch next year!