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    Summer 2023 Information

    Newton’s Attic will run in-person Summer 2023 STEM programs for grades 1 – 10 weekly May 30th through August 11th. Our goal is to publish the Summer 2023 schedule and registration by mid to late April. Until that time, information about specific class schedules will not be available, but you will find helpful, general information below.


    We encourage you to follow us on Facebook or join our Facebook Group for the fastest alerts when registration is live, or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of our website homepage.

    If you are new to Newton’s Attic, please see the FAQs below, which will answer most of your questions. You can also view the color-coded, Summer 2022 “Schedule at a Glance” for a visual overview of how our summer schedule works.


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    Attention Hopkins County Gifted and Talented Students
    Hopkins County Schools and MCC Workforce Solutions announce dates and registration information for the 2023 SUPER SATURDAYS event!  Open to PTP and GT students in 2nd-8th grade.  Don't miss this exciting opportunity for your child to interact with other high-achieving students, while learning exciting new concepts.  This year we will offer courses that include computer-programming, robotics, and various art courses.  You won't want to miss it!
    We meet on two Saturdays, March 18 & 25, 2023 from 9 am - 12 pm.
    (In case of cancellation due to inclement weather, the makeup day will be April 15, 2023)
     *NEW Location for 2023: Hopkins County Schools Career & Technology Center.
    You can view the course listings and register for classes by clicking through to the Super Saturdays Website or you can access the flyer attached to this message for more information.
    The Super Saturdays Registration Fee is $10.  
    All other expenses are being sponsored by Hopkins County Schools!  Spaces are limited to 18 students per class and fill up fast!  We will offer a waitlist once a class fills up and you will be contacted if a space becomes available.   Please send cash or check (payable to: Hopkins County Schools, Memo: GT Super Saturdays) for the registration fee, and any additional donations to help other students, to your School GT Coordinator: Sarah Neathery
    If you have questions or need financial assistance, please feel free to email:
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     Super Saturdays Flyer


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    November 5, 12, & 19, 2022 |9:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT
    **Please check class availability in the course listings prior to registration** 

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    KET Education is excited to announce the 2023 Young Writers Contest is open for submissions! 

    The annual contest seeks to celebrate creativity through four categories of writing – Illustrated Story, Short Story, Poetry, and Graphic Novels. 

    Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2023. Winners will be announced no later than May 30, 2023.

    Looking for inspiration? You can read last year’s winning stories and poems as well as listen to audio versions by the authors themselves!  We had a Primary Talent Pool student in Hopkins County named as a finalist in the Short Story category last year!

    I am including links below for more information about each category, including rules and scoring rubrics, and a link to the entry form that your parents will need to fill out and submit!



    Looking for something to do this summer?  Check out Summer Youth College at Madisonville Community College- July 11-14, 2022. Classes are for students in 1st-6th grades.  See the attachment below for more information about class options and how to register.  Summer Youth College 2022 Application


    2022 Kentucky Summer Camps/Opportunities of Interest to High-Ability Students

    The list is not intended to be all-inclusive. We suggest that you think about your child’s interests and look accordingly (e.g., universities, community colleges, city government, museums, libraries, theater groups, art galleries, parent magazines, news media) to find out about online camp offerings.

    Inclusion does not mean a recommendation or endorsement by KAGE, but is offered only as a service to families and educators of gifted children. It is not to be considered an exhaustive list.


    It is your time to shine!!!!
    We are inviting students, grades K-5, to enter our Hopkins County Schools, Elementary Showcase!!!
    Do you like to write? Are you an amazing painter? Do you love science?
    Are you an excellent photographer? Do you like to sculpt with clay?
    For this special showcase, we are asking students to show us your best work!!!

    You May Enter:
    - Artworks (paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages, photography, mixed media works).
    - Writing (short stories, essays, narratives, poems).
    - Science Experiments (displays of scientific experiments and findings that do not require in-person demonstrations. Please do not include displays that have food or perishable items).

    Due: Submit your best work to your school by April 22nd.
    You must have the entry form (see attached document below) completed and attached to the back or bottom of your work.

    Where and When: The showcase will be on display at James Madison Middle School on May 10th from 5:30-7:30.
    All students will receive a free book if you attend the event!!!
    We will also have a special guest, Jason Lindsay aka “Mr. Science”, with Hooked On Science there for some fun demonstrations and activities.

    Elementary Showcase

    2022 Summer Arts Academy

    The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts has finalized their titles, and registration for the 2022 Summer Arts Academy! Registration opens at 9am on Tuesday, March 22!

    The show for Grades 9-12 is Disney High School Musical 2 Jr!
    Academy dates are June 6-10 and 13-18, 1-4:30 pm with a performance on June 18th, at 7pm.

    The show for Grades 5-8 is Disney High School Musical 2 Jr!
    Academy dates are June 6-10 and 13-17, 8:30am-12 noon with a performance on Friday, June 17, at 7pm.

    The show for Grades K-4 is Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Kids!
    Grades K-1 will meet daily from 9am-11am.
    Grades 2-4 will meet daily from 1pm-4pm.

    *Due to high demand for spots in our academy for younger students, we’re offering two options this summer! Please note that your K-4 student may only enroll in one academy, one week.
    Academy 1 dates are June 20-24, with a performance on June 24 at 7pm.
    Academy 2 dates are June 27-July 1, with a performance on July 1 at 7pm.

    This year’s SAA will focus on education and technique, giving your students a strong foundation for the future. There will be a final showcase, but the emphasis will be on what the students learn and not the performance.

    Grade level refers to grade completed in May 2022. Registration fees and information about sibling discounts and financial assistance is available online.

    SAA Staff: Beulah Cannon, Liam Coursey, Natalia Gordon, Jamie Moss, & Kellie Parson

    Register online beginning Tuesday, March 22, at 9am at

    Online registration is a new system for all of us, so please let us know if you encounter any issues. We look forward to hosting your performers for Summer Arts Academy 2022!

    The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU
    Join us for Winter Super Saturdays!

    Dates: February 5, 12, & 19, 2022

    Place: WKU Campus, Bowling Green

    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

    Cost: $100 (Financial Assistance Available)


    The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU offers 22 Super Saturdays courses for students in grades 1-6. Through a minds-on, hands-on approach to learning, students spend three Saturdays exploring exciting topics with other like-minded students. 

    Learn more and register at the Super Saturdays homepage.

    The 2022 KET Young Writers Contest starts now!


    Winners will be awarded by grade band, with first place receiving a $100 gift card, second place receiving a $50 gift card and third place receiving a $25 gift card. Winning works will also be published online.   

    The contest deadline is April 15, 2022. We can’t wait to share the creativity and imagination of talented students from across the Commonwealth!

    Visit our website for more information and to register:

    PressPoint 2022 is currently taking submissions.
    Please visit the google form by clicking here.

    Accelerate your education!

    Craft Academy: The Craft Academy Class of 2024 Application window is open now – February 1, 2022. Craft Academy is a residential STEM+X Academy for Kentucky residents for their junior and senior years of high school. If interested in the Craft Academy, visit the website, call (606) 783-2090, or email
    Gatton AcademyGatton Academy Class of 2024 Application window is open now – February 1, 2022. The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science is a residential program on the campus of Western Kentucky University for bright, highly motivated Kentucky high school students who have demonstrated interest in pursuing advanced careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. If interested in the Gatton Academy, see their website linked below.  For more information call (270) 745-6565 or email


    Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

    Click HERE for more information!


    Looking for something to do this summer?  Check out Summer Youth College at Madisonville Community College- July 12-15, 2021. Classes are for students in 1st-6th grades.  See the attachment below for more information about class options and how to register.

    Summer Youth College Registration Packet





    The Louisville Zoo and the LG&E and KU Foundation invite students in preschool through 12th grade to participate in our ninth annual recycled art contest as part of Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by the LG&E and KU Foundation. This unique event encourages students to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art. Using only recycled items, students will make an art project that reflects, interprets or depicts Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.

    We are once again partnering with the Louisville Orchestra’s MakingMUSIC Landfill Orchestra program. We encourage students to create a musical instrument out of recycled materials. The Louisville Orchestra has some ideas for musical instruments on their website at

    You must register online at by February 22, 2021 to participate.

    Your entry must be submitted online at by March 27, 2021.

    Click here for the Guidelines.


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    Hopkins County Primary Talent Pool & Gifted and Talented Students (Grades 2-8)

    Don’t Miss these Exciting COURSE OFFERINGS!

    Saturdays, February 15 and 22, 2020 from 9 am -12 pm

    In case of cancellation due to inclement weather make up day will be February 29, 2020



    As part of Hopkins County’s 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, all students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in an Essay Contest and a Visual Arts Contest. We hope to see a lot of entries! The guidelines and entry forms for both contests are attached. Please share this with your students!

    The theme is “How Can You Use the Teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Promote Unity and Make a Difference in our Community?” Entries should be turned in to your school by Friday, Nov. 22.

    The celebration will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Byrnes Auditorium on the Madisonville Community College Health Campus, 750 Laffoon Street. An overall winner will be recognized in both Visual Arts and Essay at the celebration, as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age division.

    Please contact Lori Harrison ( with any questions. Thanks!

    Guidelines for Schools

    Essay Contest

    Essay Contest Entry Form

    Visual Arts Contest

    Visual Arts Entry Form



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