MS Weekly Update 1/7/21

Happy New Year, Middle School Families!

Here are some reminders and opportunities for a successful start to 2nd semester.

Topic: Middle School Art Club


  • Time: Jan 8, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Join Zoom Meeting – link in original email

Girls in Science Opportunity – Girls in grades 6 and 7

Girls in Science: Future Focus is an after-school program focused on engaging middle school girls in exploring careers in science with like-minded peers. Each week, girls will meet a woman in science or other STEM profession, hear her story and engage in fun, hands-on activities related to her career.

Running virtually January–March, 2021, Future Focus is an intensive, ten-week program for 6th- and 7th-grade girls and nonbinary students who have shown ability and strong interest in the sciences, especially the natural sciences. The Girls in Science mission is to engage girls in hands-on science experiences, connect participants to inspiring women in science and to create a safe atmosphere where diversity can be celebrated and students’ natural curiosity can flourish.

Fee: $150/child: full or partial need-based scholarships are available and families requesting scholarships are highly encouraged to apply.

Program runs for ten weeks, January 21–March 25, 2021. Meets virtually on Thursdays from 4pm to 5:30pm.

Applications are now open! Submit all three parts of your application by 5pm Monday, January 11 to be considered for the program:

Applications for our Spring, 2021 virtual programs are now open to girls across North Carolina! To apply, please complete our three-part online application below:

See the attached flyer for more information:

GIS Future Focus Flier 2021.pdf