Local Happenings

Math Competition

North Central College will host the American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8) on November 19 at 4:30 PM.  This competitive exam is open to  students under the age  of 14 who have not yet completed 8th grade.  There is no charge for the exam, but advanced registration is required.  Registration forms can be obtained by emailing  rjwilders@noctrl.edu.

More information about the exam is available at http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-8   Phone  630 637 5234


Laboratory School for Science and Technology 

Our chemistry teachers, Mr. Ragusa and Mrs. Ragusa, will be offering a series of cutting-edge nanotechnology courses starting this fall. Mr. Kennedy will also be offering math courses currently not treated in the math classes this summer.  We are excited about our new courses.

New course this fall:  Nanoscale Drug Delivery (prerequisites:  Mechanics 1 & 2)
Teachers:  Mr. Ragusa, Mrs. Ragusa

In this course, students will be introduced to the advancing and dynamic field of nanotechnology. Students will research, design and conduct an experiment as it relates to nanomedicine. Biodegradable alginate capsules will be made and used as an analogy to a drug delivery system. The students will experiment with the time-release properties of these capsules and present their findings.

You can find registration here 


Gifted Parent Academy

Illinois Association for Gifted Children and DaVinci Academy

Topics:  Intensity in the Gifted & Overexcitabilities,  How to Support Gifted Children with Positive Parenting,  The Perfect Procrastinator,  GES Parent Module

Saturday, November 16, 2013
DaVinci Academy, Elgin
12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Registration for this event can be found here



Test your math skills, receive awesome participant gifts, earn money for local schools and be eligible to win additional prizes!
Always a fun and festive event, the TriMathlon is a math event where kids in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades compete in three exciting math challenges — The Counting Game, Magic Squares, and Mental Math Workout.