Items tagged with Grade8

Volunteer Expo for Grades 6-12

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Are you a student who wants to volunteer during the summer, but don’t know where to begin? Whether you're looking 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. Guide to volunteer opportunities

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

Toquet Hall Teen Center
Teen

Third Annual “It’s a Drag” Show!

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It’s our thrid annual drag show just for teens! Join the Westport Library, Toquet Hall, the Triangle Community Center and the Staples High School Gender Sexualities Alliance for an exploration of gender identity, performance, and fun! The evening will feature a panel discussion and performance by local drag queens. This is a rare opportunity to attend a drag show at an all-age venue.

This event is FREE and open to all students in grades 6-12.

Clockwise from top left: Cassandra Fiore, Kiki Lucia, Rory Roux Heart and Robin Banks.

Location: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East

Toquet Hall Teen Center
Teen
Teen

Countdown to College: Applying to Ivy League and Highly Selective Colleges

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Andrea Graziano, Director of College Advising at International College Counselors, discusses ways to set yourself and your application apart from the pack and  improve the odds of admission to highly selective schools. Ivy League schools are some of the most prestigious and academically challenging colleges in the country. Getting accepted has become more and more difficult due to a rapidly growing applicant pool. Registration is required, as space is limited.

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.

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

MAKE-IT-WORKshop: Wearable Art, Grades 6-8

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Try your hand at sewing and create a simple project with LED lights.

Grades 6-8; class limited to 8; Register online; required.

(Note: This class was postponed from 1/24.)

This is a free program for those who attend. Because of the limited number of students, you will be charged $15 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org a week before your class AND we can fill your spot.

  

Program Room
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Advanced LEGO EV3/NXT Robotics Club, Grades 4-8

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Build and program robots with Lego EV3 or Lego NXT kits with staff from CompuChild. Projects may include: a music box, silly walk robot, cars, drawing ‘bots, and toys/animals.

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

Grades 4-8.

For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Limit 15; free with a $15 refundable deposit; register online. 

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 $15 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org by the Wednesday before the program and we can fill your spot.

Program Room
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

New Date: MAKE-IT-WORKshop: Ozobots Robotics, Grades 6-8

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In this monthly program of STEAM discovery, meet the library’s new pocket-sized ‘bot with an introduction to Ozobot line coding and OzoBlockly programming. Create a LEGO village and Ozo-roads to run through it.

Grades 6-8; class limited to 8; Register online, required.

This is a free program for those who attend. Because of the limited number of students, you will be charged $15 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org a week before your class AND we can fill your spot.

  

Program Room
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Postponed to 1/31: MAKE-IT-WORKshop: Wearable Art, Grades 6-8

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Postponed to 1/31. Try your hand at sewing and create a simple project with LED lights.

Grades 6-8; class limited to 8; Register online; required.

This is a free program for those who attend. Because of the limited number of students, you will be charged $15 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org a week before your class AND we can fill your spot.

  

Program Room
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Advanced LEGO EV3/NXT Robotics Club, Grades 4-8

Please see full event listing for date.

Build and program robots with Lego EV3 or Lego NXT kits with staff from CompuChild. Projects may include: a music box, silly walk robot, cars, drawing ‘bots, and toys/animals.

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

Grades 4-8.

For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Limit 15; free with a $15 refundable deposit; register online. 

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 $15 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org by the Wednesday before the program and we can fill your spot.

Program Room
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Advanced LEGO EV3/NXT Robotics Club, Grades 4-8

Please see full event listing for date.

Build and program robots with Lego EV3 or Lego NXT kits with staff from CompuChild. Projects may include: a music box, silly walk robot, cars, drawing ‘bots, and toys/animals.

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

Grades 4-8.

For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Limit 15; free with a $15 refundable deposit; register online. 

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 $15 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org by the Wednesday before the program and we can fill your spot.

Program Room
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

PLEASE REGISTER-Puppetry Tinkershop: Grades 6-8

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Join master puppeteer Karen Bruce and build a tabletop rod puppet with LED eyes. These deceptively simple puppets are versatile with a range of movement. Participants will script and perform a show by the end of the session. Every participant will take home his/her puppet.

Karen has been doing puppet focused programs and workshops for the last 15 years and earned a BFA in puppetry from the University of CT.

Limit 15. Registration required. Grades 6-8

This is a free program for those who attend. Because of the limited number of students, you will be charged $15 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org by a week before your class AND we can fill your spot.

Program Room
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8