September 26, 2018

During Fun Friday the students in Life Skills were introduced a recipe and reviewed the directions. Together we prepared the ingredients and made Mac N Cheese in a mug in a microwave. The students were taught the life skill of cooking and following a recipe where they can do this in their own home. 

September 19, 2018

A guest speaker joined the class of 8th grade History and Arabic teacher Mr. Gaylord. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser from the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD)  took time out of his day to speak with students who prepared questions in advance.

Dr. Jasser is a leading speaker on Muslim-American relations and is attempting to prevent the Islamization of American culture. In other words, he works with M...

April 10, 2018

Monday, April 10th - 14th was spirit week for TAG. We had awesome participation. See our awesome scholars and staff decked out in their spirit gear in the pictures!

Monday- PJ Day

Tuesday- Camo

Wednesday - 90s

Thursday - Color war

Friday - Network day

February 28, 2018

On February 28, twenty-five 7th graders travelled just across the neighborhood to visit Baystate Hospital. Led by Ms. Eisermann (7th grade science) and Dr. Eichenlaub (7th grade ELA), the students met with Baystate neurologist Dr. William House, pathologist Dr. Chibuike Enwereuzo, and Baystate Springfield Educational Partnership director, Peter Blain.

The entire 7th grade at Chestnut TAG has been studying the brain in a linked,...

December 7, 2017

Our first round of Student Led Family Conferences was held on December 5th. We were so proud to host over 70 families who attended with their scholars. Pictures show some great examples of conferences in action. We are excited for round two on the 19th!

November 27, 2017

The week after November break the eighth grade embarked on a trip to Historic Deerfield to complete field work for their Social Studies and ELA classes. While at Deerfield, scholars had the opportunity to experience first hand what some aspects of daily life were like for Americans in the 17th and 18th centuries. Scholars practiced their penmanship with feather quills, baked gingerbread in a colonial kitchen and weaves on loom...

November 3, 2017

On November 3rd, Ms. Bowker and all of the Chestnut TAG Band Students traveled to Westfield State University to see the musical “Snoopy,” performed by the Westfield State Musical Theatre Workshop. After seeing the musical, the students traveled across campus to tour the new Catherine Dower Fine and Performing Arts Center. The band was able to see their rehearsal facilities, practice rooms, and the new Steinway pianos.

March 30, 2017

Family Paint Night took place tonight at the Chestnut Talented and Gifted school cafeteria and the outcome was spectacular! Students and their families gathered around to enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments while also painting the night away. All supplies were included and the night ran smoothly thanks to students who volunteered their time to help set up and then clean up. Attendance was spectacular with over 20 peopl...

March 3, 2017

Pictured is the stage while scholars read works by influential African American authors and poets. 

In February, the TAG community learned, honored and celebrated the achievements of black men and women throughout history. A few of our scholars celebrated the accomplishments of African Americans poets, scholars and political activists by reciting excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches, Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni p...

February 28, 2017

February Math Academy hosted 35 scholars over February Break.  With two of our math teachers, Mr. McGrath and Mr. Malinoski along with guest appearances by Mr. Lessard and Mrs. St. Martin, students worked on the five math strands Number Sense, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, Rational Numbers and Proportions, and Probability and Statistics.  There was a mix of classroom instruction, task oriented work, real world problems,...

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