Items tagged with Grade9

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

Electronics Surprise Workshop

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Join MakerSpace inventor Mike Altis in discovering what's in the new do-it-yourself electronics box from Ada Fruit. The Adabox is filled with curated Adafruit products focused around a theme the will help learning in one area in the world of do-it-yourself electronics. Register online; limit 6. Ages 10 & up

MakerSpace
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

Take-it-Apart Workshop

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taking apartExplore the insides of old and broken electronics to see how they work and learn about tools, too!

Free, drop in, no registration required.

For ages 8 through  adult.

Program Room
Maker Movement
Maker

Electronics Surprise Workshop

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Join MakerSpace inventor Mike Altis in discovering what's in the new do-it-yourself electronics box from Ada Fruit. The Adabox is filled with curated Adafruit products focused around a theme the will help learning in one area in the world of do-it-yourself electronics. Register online; limit 6. Ages 10 & up

MakerSpace
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

On-Camera Acting Workshop for Teens: Grades 8-12

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Actress, singer and dancer Alexa Lane leads this on-camera acting intensive workshop which introduces young actors to the skills needed to perform in theatrical productions, commercials, film and television. Topics covered include acting technique, how to approach a script, character development, cold reading and commercial acting. All students will work on-camera and receive a video of their work for review. Grades 8-12. Register online.

Class includes:

  • Individual monologues for auditions and interviews for agents and managers
  • Scene study
  • On camera technique
  • Audition technique and Cold Reading
  • Voice and Diction
  • Mindfulness techniques to calm nervous energy
  • Commercial Acting

Alexa Lane has made it her mission to help others develop their artistic gifts, and live a healthy, joyful life. As a professional dancer, singer, and actress, Alexa performed in a variety of musical theatre, television, and film productions in the United States and Europe. Her credits include: Sweet Charity, Singin’ in the Rain, Sugar Babies, My One and Only, The Runner Stumbles, The Matchmaker, Street Scene and Days of Our Lives.

Alexa is a proud member of the theatrical unions Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. She holds a degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Exercise Science and multiple certifications in fitness and wellness. She studied dance in Connecticut and New York and is trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, and musical theatre. She studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

Alexa is the author of two audiobooks on yoga, Illumine and Yoga Breakthrough, and has been featured as a leading expert on Fitness and Wellness both online and on television. She is currently working on Child Evolve, a documentary film about the benefits of yoga and mindfulness for children that she created, directed, and choreographed. You may learn more about Alexa and her classes on her studio website www.SomaSamadhi.com or www.alexalane.com.
 

Program Room
Teen, Seminars & Workshops
High School, Grade 9, Grade 8
Grade9, Grade8, Grade10

CANCELED: Honors, APs, GPAs and College Admissions—What You Need To Know about The Changes at SHS

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Program Canceled.

 

Program Room
Teen, Talks & Readings
Grade6, Grade7, Grade8, Grade9

Family Rummikub: Grades3&up

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Know how to play? Great!
Want to learn? Even better! 
Grades 3 & up

Program Room
Family
Fun, Teen

Reel Science: "The Blob”

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The Westport Library is teaming up with Earthplace to give Westport a new way to look at science. “Reel Science” is a film series that pairs screenings of popular films with science-focused introductions by professionals from the worlds of science and technology. The evening also includes hands-on MakerSpace activities inspired by the film.

In August, we will screen the campy 1958 science fiction classic, The Blob, (1h 26m) starring Steve McQueen. The introduction will explore the science behind meteors. What really happens when a meteor hits the Earth? We will explore a few of the scenarios surrounding space objects colliding with Earth. The evening will include a “Make Your Own Blob” slime-making activity.

Note location: Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport
If it rains, the program will be inside Earthplace.

Earthplace
Teen, Maker Movement, Films
High School
Grade10, Grade9

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

"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