Winter Wonderland

Summit Schools has a Learning Extensions/In-Service Day Camp on January 21 open to all local K-6th grade students, and we’d love to have your students join us if they are interested since they don’t have classes that day as well. See the attached flyer

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Learning Rx Center

Free Cognitive Skills Testing

The Learning Rx Center in Cedar Rapids has received a grant from the Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research that allows them to offer students at Isaac Newton Christian Academy an opportunity to take the Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills for free. The test evaluates a student’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses–the skills that make up their IQ, their ability to pay attention, and their capacity to learn, think and perform at school and life.

The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills can be taken in the comfort of your home. It takes about an hour for the student to complete and normally sells for $97.00.  Thanks to the grant, the test is being made available to our students for free.

To register your child or to obtain more information please contact Patrick or Courtney Axline at Learning RX Cedar Rapids at 319-393-0067 or email: p.axline@learningrx.net

Links to a sample report and additional grant information are below

Sample Report:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ru_Epk1mslBmm2ni8L9mlj08BGTuVVtm

Gibson Grant Information:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bac7eipTRpx5PFAweEnzNCpd7jNegkAD/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

NewBoCo offering CODE++

NewBo is excited to offer a code camp for female students in grades 8-12!

GirlsCode++ is a one day event to teach 8th-12th grade girls about programming. The beginner group will learn HTML and CSS to build their own website. Students with prior HTML and CSS experience may choose to add JavaScript to their skills in the advanced group. They will also learn about careers in computer science. A light breakfast and lunch will be included.

This event would not be possible without our sponsors, Best Buy, Converge Consulting, ImOn Communications, Kum & Go, McKee Voorhees & Sease, US Bank, Workiva, and Pear Deck. A big thank you to everyone involved!

Limited scholarships are available. Scholarship application: Click here

Questions? Email k12@newbo.co

ENCOURAGING GIRLS TO EXPERIENCE COMPUTER SCIENCE

While Computer Science is one of the fastest growing majors today, women make up only 18% of graduates. We can change this and have fun at the same time.

In February 2016, we held the first girls-only code camp in Iowa. The event exceeded our expectations – more than 50 middle and high school girls attended! We’ve since decided to support a variety of programs state-wide aimed at encouraging girls to experience and consider careers in computer science.

See link for more information…. https://newbo.co/girls-code-camp/

Dare2Share

Dare2Share LIVE is happening on Saturday, October 13 and will be hosted locally at Faith Bible Church in Cedar Rapids, IA.
If you are not familiar with it, Dare2Share LIVE is a live, one-day national event that is designed for Middle School & High School students and their leaders to be trained and equipped to help reach people in their communities and schools by praying, serving, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Faith Bible Church is one of 97 nationwide satellite sites hosting this event.  During this event, students will experience live worship, teaching, a time of prayer for our city and friends, and the opportunity to go out and serve in Cedar Rapids through an afternoon outreach.  Students will also be equipped to utilize their phones and social media to engage in Gospel conversations with their own friends!  Here’s a brief video from Greg Stier that describes D2S LIVE in more detail:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vVMHj7n8bs
Last year we hosted over 220 students and leaders here, and experienced some incredible Gospel conversations, worship, time of prayer, and new decisions for Christ!  We are anticipating a greater turnout this year, and want to encourage your youth and youth groups to be a part of this!
You can learn more about Dare2Share LIVE and purchase tickets directly for our host site from the Dare2Share LIVE website (dare2sharelive.org).  You can use the network code “CRROCKS” when you are purchasing your tickets to be linked into our Cedar Rapids area youth leader network.  Also, on the day of the event, we are planning to have snack and lunch options available to make it easier and affordable to feed your group while you are here!
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