Sixth grade students from both middle schools came together at the
William J. Brosnan building on the evening of April 15th to share
independent research projects with their classmates and families. These
students are part of the district’s “Investigate” program, which is a
challenging enrichment program that emphasizes higher level thinking
skills, problem solving activities, and cooperative learning techniques.
This event, now in its third year, gives students the opportunity to
delve deeply into an area that is of high personal interest to them. The
result was a wide variety of topics covering history, science, animals,
engineering, technology, music, communication, art and literature.
Under the guidance of Investigate facilitators Fran Bertos and Brianne
Furstein, the students began their study in December, and continued to
work on it throughout the recent months.
As moms, dads, siblings and grandparents perused the projects, the
students were on hand to discuss what they learned in depth, and answer
any questions. All attendees were truly impressed with the level of
knowledge and passion the students demonstrated.