Monday, September 30, 2013

AGATE Meeting

Our next AGATE meeting will be at 12 noon on October 14, 2013 in the GATE classroom.

Elementary Quiz Bowl Test

All students interested in being on the elementary (6th) grade team will take a test at 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

DUKE TIP Information

I am sending home forms that needs to be filled out in order to participate in the Duke TIP Program.  I will fill in testing information, I need you to fill out everything else and be sure that the parent and the student both sign the form.  

ACT Test date:  February 8, 2014

Test Center Code:  171720

Please attach a check and make payable to DUKE University.  The price is $74.  If you are on free or reduced lunches the fee is $25.  

The deadline for having forms in with payment will be Friday, November 1, 2013.  I will copy all forms and be sure all information is correct.  

All students will need to register at and add me as their coach.  I will encourage and help with any needed study materials.  I am asking for you to each spend at least one hour per week preparing for the ACT.  The students in the past who have studied have always scored much better than the students who didn’t.  I will also run weekly reports and hold each of you accountable for  your study time.  

If you have any questions, or need further assistance, please e-mail me at

STUDENTS:  PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SCHOOL E-MAIL ACCOUNTS ON A REGULAR BASIS.  This is how I will communicate with you most of the time. 

I look forward to working with each of you.

Ms. Brogdon
(501) 691-3288 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sammy the Scorpion - 2nd Grade

Children's Writing Contest- Cleburne County Writer's Guild (4-6)

Due Date:  October 23rd

Children’s Writing Contest Guidelines
Topic: Choose from the following list to write a short story or a poem: astronauts, legos, big red ball, rabbits, peanut butter, submarines
Participants: Children in grades 4 and 5
Form: Work must be the original work of the student and in his/her own handwriting. Each entry must contain the student’s name and teacher’s name and grade in the upper left corner of the first page.
Judging: Judging will be based on originality, content, and English composition. Each grade will be judged independently, so that each student will be competing against those in the same grade.
Deadline: October 23, 2013. Entries must be in the front office by noon October 24 to be picked up by a Guild member.