The Latest from The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies
Professionally, I serve as the Director of The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi. We have many wonderful things happening at the Center and hope you will check in here frequently to learn more.
We are excited to announce that the courses listed below will be available during the Day Program this summer. Please select courses based on the grade your child is CURRENTLY in this school year (2019-2020). Registration is not yet open. A separate announcement will be made when it is time to register.
PreK/K: (4-yrs old – Kindergarten )
Light Bright, Night Night
Preschoolers will learn about the properties of light and shadow through the use of mirrors, magnifying glasses, and prisms. During the second half of the day students will learn about the habits and characteristics of nocturnal animals.
1st and 2nd Grades (Choose One)
Great Waters: This class will sail the seven seas and dive deep as they learn about submersible technologies. What animals and treasures await you on your journey?
Oh Captain, My Captain!: What does it mean to be a leader? Who would you consider a leader in your life? Come learn the habits and responsibilities of leadership as you find the leader in yourself.
3rd Grade (Choose One)
Record Breaker: Explore the Guinness Book of World Records and find out WHY people do such crazy things! What makes the record holders unique and what qualities do you share that can help you set your own interesting records?
Healthy Me!: Grrr! Was that a wild animal or just my stomach? Have you ever wondered what all those grumbles and twinges are about? Learn about the digestive system and the way it fuels the rest of your body. Develop the habits of mind and body that will make you strong.
Important Information About the Day Program:
Dates: June 29-July 3, 2020
Application Fee: $30.00
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon daily
Location: The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg Campus (Exact classroom locations are provided only to registered families.)
What a great opportunity! Since we are including more students in more of our programs, we are outgrowing our space! In order to provide room for our growth, we are going to need to adjust our schedule to take advantage of the dates when the appropriate number of rooms are available in our university housing system.
We appreciate your willingness to work with us as we make these adjustments. Thank you for continuing to support the efforts of the Center as we create new and better opportunities for your children.
June 29-July 3, 2020 Day Program for Young Gifted Children
July 6 – 20, 2020 Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth
July 6 – 11, 2020 Summer Gifted Studies Program
July 13 – 18, 2020 Leadership Studies Program
Course offerings are being finalized and will be available soon. We will make a new announcement as soon as registration is open. Please follow this site to make sure you receive the notifications you need.
The work of the Center would not be possible without the contributions of so many of you. From the families who seize the opportunities available to them, to the teachers who give of their time and their knowledge, the counselors who watch over the children and see to their well-being, the university community that opens its arms to serve, the Hattiesburg community that helps us spread the word, and those who give financially to support our students in need, we thank you.
From the bottom of our hearts, we give thanks for all of you and know that without you we would not have the wonderful opportunities to serve that we thrive on. Be blessed in this season and throughout the upcoming new year, knowing that you are part of something bigger than yourselves – something that grows with each gift, each volunteer, each lesson, and each smile on a child’s face. Thank you for making what we do possible.
“From the fruit of their mouths people’s stomachs are filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.”
We are so excited to be heading for the National Association for Gifted Children Conference in Albuquerque, NM later this week! We will provide updates on FB, twitter, and right here, so please follow us everywhere you can.
We promise to share all the wonderful insights we gain on the state of gifted education, advocacy, and best practices. Look for us in the Vendor Area as well!