With the powerful combination of outstanding literature and Shared Inquiry™ discussions, Great Books K–12 programs help students become independent readers and thinkers ready for the diverse demands of the 21st century. Many of our schools in Janesville use these methods and resources with identified students. Parents can be trained as group leaders- ask your child's TAG Advocate for more information.
Sumdog's learning engine adapts its questions to each student's ability helping teachers deliver Common Core State Standards. Aimed at grades 1 through 8. Covers number operations through to simple algebra. Students are invited to participate in regional and national contests. Ask your child's TAG Advocate for more information.
Students in grades three through eight are invited to participate in the Southern Lakes Anthology Writing Contest. The contest runs every fall with entries due by winter break to your child's TAG Advocate. Entries can be in the form of poetry, prose, art, illustrated writing, or cartoon. Winners are published in the Southern Lakes Anthology Book, and are invited to a reception at the Young Auditorium in Whitewater in May. Each student who is published will also receive one free book with the option of ordering more. This contest helps students to develop a deeper understanding of theme, as well as concentrate on editing processes such as spelling, punctuation, and grammar.