Items tagged with Grade8

Countdown to College: Making the Most of Your Summer

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Note: this program was re-scheduled from May 15.

Andrea Graziano, Director of College Advising at International College Counselors, discusses summer activities that admissions officers want to see on your application and summer is a great time to get a jump start on that college planning. Understand the benefits, opportunities and differences of paid jobs, internships, volunteer work, summer school and other summer activities and find out which are the most advantageous. Whether you’re just starting your college journey or you’re applying in the fall, this program will have you covered.

Andrea Graziano is a Director of College Advising at International College Counselors in Connecticut. She graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received a Master’s Degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is an award-winning reporter, writer and editor. Ms. Graziano has spent several years working with high school students brainstorming, crafting and editing their college admissions essays, making them one of the strongest components of their college applications. Before joining International College Counselors, Ms. Graziano was the Chief Content Officer for Daily Voice, a network of hyper local news sites covering New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. She was also a trainer and consultant for TAPInto, working closely with young writers to help them improve their skills.
 

The Westport Library strives to help students meet their goals as they prepare for college. This series, Countdown to College, aims to provide resources for students and parents to help students to prepare academically, socially and emotionally for college.
Link to resource guide on these topics.

Teen, Talks & Readings
High School, Grade 9, Grade 8
Grade10, Grade8, Grade9

LEGO EV3 TinkerShops : Grades 6-8

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For students entering Grades 6-8 in fall 2018. Build and program robots with Lego EV3 kits. Projects may include: a music box, silly walk robot, cars, drawing ‘bots, and toys/animals. Participants should bring iphones or android phones to the TinkerShop to control their robots. Grades 6-8.

Register online.

TinkerShop for Grades 4-5 link.

This is a free program for those who attend. Because we are able to admit only a limited number of students, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org by Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and we can fill your spot. 

Program Room
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

"Out with the Old" Take-It-Apart Workshop

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Back by popular demand! Take apart the MakerSpace's old or broken electronics and see how they work. Join inventor Mike Altis to explore the insides of machines, learn about tools and possibly create your own machine. 
Ages 10 through adult
Free; just drop in.

 

Maker Movement
Maker

Countdown to College Camp

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Spend a week learning about the college application experience, including preparing for campus visits, interviews, and tips on writing your college essay. Also, prepare and learn tips and tricks for the ACT and SAT, as well as take practice tests. Speakers include Bobbi Crocker of Crocker College Consulting, Nancy Arseneault of C2 Education and Leona Peiffer of College Nannies & Tutors.
 Snacks will be provided. $50 materials fee.Snacks will be provided. Register online; $50 materials fee. 

Location: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East

Co-partners: Toquet Hall, C2 Education, Crocker College Consulting, College Nannies & Tutors

The Westport Library strives to help students meet their goals as they prepare for college. This series, Countdown to College, aims to provide resources for students and parents to help students to prepare academically, socially and emotionally for college.
Link to resource guide on these topics.

Bobbi Crocker is an independent educational consultant specializing in the college admissions selection and application process. She a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). She conducts many college visits annually and has an in-depth knowledge of the college admissions process. Bobbi worked as a Admissions Reader and member of the admissions committee for Wheaton College. She is an alumni interviewer for Bowdoin College and former chairperson for the Fairfield County Bowdoin Alumni Schools and Interviewing Committee. Prior to consulting, she worked in product marketing and new business development for over twenty years for a Fortune 500 company. Bobbi serves as a member and Co-Chairperson of the Westport Youth Commission. As a mother of two sons who have gone through the college selection process, she personally understands the challenges facing families during this time period.

Nancy Arseneault is the center director at C2 Education of Westport.

Toquet Hall Teen Center
Teen
High School, Grade 9, Grade 8
Writing
Grade10, Grade8, Grade9

Teen Writing Camp

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Learn the basics of creative writing through exploring different formats and genres, such as playwriting, graphic novels, sci fi, blogging and more. Workshops will be run by Teen Services Librarian Jaina Shaw, as well as published authors and WestportWRITES co-creators Alex Giannini and Cody Daigle-Orians. Snacks will be provided. Register online; $50 materials fee. For incoming grades 8-12

Co-sponsor & location: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East

Toquet Hall Teen Center
Teen
High School, Grade 9, Grade 8
Writing
Grade10, Grade8, Grade9

Teen Photography Exhibit

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Enjoy the results of the 6th annual teen photo contest on the theme,  “Portraits of Westport.” The winners were selected by local professional photographer Pamela Einarsen. The exhibit will be on display from July 26-September 6 at Suzuki Music School, 246 Post Road East, Westport. (Phone: 203.227.9474)

Left, Winner for 2017 by Seren Becker

 

Suzuki Music School
Teen

Awards Ceremony & Reception: Teen Photography Contest

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Enjoy the results of the 6th annual teen photo contest on the theme,  “Portraits of Westport.” The winners, who were selected by local professional photographer Pamela Einarsen, will be announced. The exhibit will be on display from July 26-September 6 at Suzuki Music School, 246 Post Road East, Westport.

Left, Winner for 2017 by Seren Becker

 

Suzuki Music School
Teen

Teen Photography Contest

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Enter the 6th annual Teen Photography Contest! This year’s theme is “Portraits of Westport.” What represents Westport to you? A picture of the Saugatuck River? An image of a tamale from the Farmer’s Market? Or maybe a photo of your grandmother? Whatever Westport means to you, capture it in a photograph and share it with us!

This contest is open to Fairfield County residents in incoming grades 6-12 (excluding recent graduates). Please fill out our submission form online and email high-resolution* jpgs to westportteenphoto [at] gmail [dot] com. Photos should be titled with "first name last name" format and numbers if submitting more than one photo. Example: "JaneDoe1.jpg.” Maximum of three photographs per student. Winners will be judged by local professional photographer Pamela Einarsen.

Submission deadline is Saturday, July 14. Winners will be notified by Tuesday, July 24 and will be featured in an art show at the Suzuki Music School. The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place at the Suzuki Music School (246 Post Road East, Westport) on Thursday, July 26 from 5-6 pm. The exhibit will be on display from July 26-September 6.

*To submit high-res images from your phone, choose “Actual Size” when emailing. For digital cameras, choose “JPEG-Large” and set the image quality at “FINE.”
 

Left, Winner for 2017 by Seren Becker

 

Other
Teen

Postponed: Countdown to College: Making the Most of Your Summer

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Program is canceled due to inclement weather. 
Program is rescheduled for Monday 5/21 at 7 pm in the Maker Space balcony.

Andrea Graziano, Director of College Advising at International College Counselors, discusses summer activities that admissions officers want to see on your application and summer is a great time to get a jump start on that college planning. Understand the benefits, opportunities and differences of paid jobs, internships, volunteer work, summer school and other summer activities and find out which are the most advantageous. Whether you’re just starting your college journey or you’re applying in the fall, this program will have you covered.

Andrea Graziano is a Director of College Advising at International College Counselors in Connecticut. She graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received a Master’s Degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is an award-winning reporter, writer and editor. Ms. Graziano has spent several years working with high school students brainstorming, crafting and editing their college admissions essays, making them one of the strongest components of their college applications. Before joining International College Counselors, Ms. Graziano was the Chief Content Officer for Daily Voice, a network of hyper local news sites covering New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. She was also a trainer and consultant for TAPInto, working closely with young writers to help them improve their skills.
 

The Westport Library strives to help students meet their goals as they prepare for college. This series, Countdown to College, aims to provide resources for students and parents to help students to prepare academically, socially and emotionally for college.
Link to resource guide on these topics.

Teen, Talks & Readings
High School, Grade 9, Grade 8
Grade9, Grade8, Grade10

Volunteer Expo for Grades 6-12

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Are you a student looking to volunteer over the summer, but don’t know where to start?  Whether you're looking to volunteer for a couple hours or on an ongoing basis, the Volunteer Expo is a great place to start. Meet representatives from organizations around town and learn how you can get involved and make a difference.

Note location: Toquet Hall Teen Center, 58 Post Road East

Organizations involved include:

Westport Center for Senior Activities

Family & Children’s Agency

Volunteer Square

Builders Beyond Borders

Wakeman Town Farm

Toquet Hall Teen Center

Circle of Friends

Homes with Hope

Friends of Sherwood Island

The Maritime Aquarium

Person-to-Person

Toquet Hall Teen Center
Teen
Grade6, Grade7, Grade8, Grade9