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Parent Informational Meetings

Nobel Program coordinators and teachers will present general information about the program.  A question and answer session will follow.

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Oak Grove Middle School Auditorium

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Oak Grove Middle School Auditorium

Nobel Program & Building Tour

Nobel Program coordinators and teachers welcome interested students and parents/guardians to experience the Nobel Program.  This event will begin with a general meeting.  Students will then participate in classroom activities with two Nobel teachers while parents/guardians tour the building and participate in an optional Q & A session. 

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Valley View Middle School 

If you unable to attend the tour, the slideshow from the event is linked here. Individual tours can be arranged on a limited basis. If interested, contact: 

Sean Hildebrandt, Middle School Coordinator of Gifted Programs and Services
phone: 952-681-6655

Middle School Nobel Overview

Nobel at Valley View Middle School is designed to develop talent in high-ability students through a rigorous humanities approach. Focusing on critical thinking and creativity, students will engage in a rich curriculum connecting literature, social sciences, philosophy, and the arts. Inspired by Alfred Nobel and his legacy of celebrating outstanding contributions in fields such as literature, physics, and peace, this program will build habits of scholarship and inspire students to embrace their own leadership capabilities to positively impact their world.

Nobel Placement & Application Materials

Program Details

Grade 6: Telling Our Stories

Students discover uniqueness and individuality and reflect on the past - heredity, cultural influences, personality traits, conative styles - as they share unique stories of individuality. Students learn to recognize the inherent biases of every individual while realizing that we are all born egocentric and will operate intrinsically to satisfy ourselves unless we adopt a disciplined approach to step beyond ourselves.

Grade 7: Connecting Our Ideas

Students take a look at the present with an eye on the past, discussing events that enable them to see diverse perspectives. Students explore the questions: What is happening right now in our school, our community, our state, and our world? What has happened in the past that we can learn from? What might we say/share that can empower others today?

Grade 8: Realizing Our Actions

Students take a look to the future by asking these questions: What might we create or design that could transform the world for a brighter future? In what areas is it necessary to challenge the status quo? What are some of the biggest needs in our world today, and what might each of us do to support a change that would benefit humankind?

Click here for more information on the high school Nobel program.

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