Helios Connections

We welcome you to our campus and invite you to make meaningful connections - personal and intellectual. This page will be updated periodically for community events and exciting programming in a variety of areas including:

  • Community Workshops
  • Webinars
  • Math Festivals 
  • Guest Speakers
  • Summer Camps

Next Event: The Joy Of Experiential Learning

We invite you to attend a Helios Connections Webinar hosted by our Director of Advancement, Noa Mendelevitch, and featuring Pam Clarke - Helios' Interim Head of School.

Experiential learning places the student in the center of their own learning experience. Students are challenged, guided and inspired by teachers to ask meaningful questions, pursue insights and knowledge by doing. 

We know that gifted students require voice and agency in their own education. We also know that academic knowledge and intellectual talent are far more meaningful when coupled with a commitment to kindness and social justice. This value is interwoven into our program and curriculum to encourage students to use their learning to enrich the lives of both their own families and the larger community. Join us to learn more about this fun and engaging approach to teaching and learning just about anything!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-joy-of-experiential-learning-tickets-129421574413

 

Past Event: The Intersection of Giftedness and SEL 

We invite you to attend a Helios Connections Webinar hosted by our Director of Advancement, Noa Mendelevitch and featuring Anabel Jensen, Ph.D. - Helios' Director of Community Relations.

Gifted learners have advanced cognitive abilities but not necessarily in every area. A student may excel at math but struggle with writing or vice versa. Equally important is that they may be unusually sensitive, passionate, and emotionally intense. They have a heightened sense of awareness and a strong intellectual drive.

Perhaps, most notably, gifted children experience “asynchrony”—uneven academic, emotional and physical development. Because asynchrony is so prominent in gifted children, some professionals believe asynchronous development is the defining characteristic of giftedness. In this webinar, Dr. Jensen will share how SEL competencies help both parents and educators bridge the gap.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-intersection-of-giftedness-and-sel-tickets-122359782403

 

Past Event: The Gift of Adversity

We invite you to attend a Helios Connections Webinar hosted by our Director of Admissions, Susan Stanat, and featuring Anabel Jensen, Ph.D., a master teacher, a pioneer in emotional intelligence education, and the President and Co-Founder of Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network, a global organization. 

Did you know that optimists are healthier, live longer, and make more money? Optimists also have more friends, cope better with stress, and achieve greater happiness. Optimism is not wishful thinking nor a "Pollyanna attitude" but is instead a specific set of skills for coping with the challenges of life. Join Anabel Jensen, Ph.D. to discover how to analyze your opportunities and tie them to essential skills. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gift-of-adversity-tickets-102763329886

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Past Event: Raising Kids in Times of Uncertainty Webinar

We invite you to attend a Helios Connections Webinar hosted by our Director of Development & Communications, Noa Mendelevitch, and featuring Laura Myszne, a Parenting Educator and Classroom Management Certified Mentor. 

COVID-19 is here. Suddenly the rules of the parenting game have changed without warning or training! Stress and anxiety are in the air and our kids experience these daily. For many, this new climate is impacting behavior negatively and generating fears. What can you do, as a parent, to best support your child during these challenging times? Sign up for this FREE exciting webinar to learn effective tools and strategies!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raising-kids-in-times-of-uncertainty-tickets-101700930220

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Image: Raising Kids in Uncertain Times

Past Event: From A to Ze: LGBTQ+ Identity & Expression Webinar

We invite you to attend a Helios Connections Webinar hosted by our Director of Student & Family Support, Jean Gould, and featuring Ben Liddie (they/them/theirs): an educator, consultant, and program coordinator for the Outlet program of Adolescent Counseling Services. When does a young person know their gender identity? Is it age appropriate to introduce LGBTQ+ terminology to children? In this webinar we will explore commonly asked questions about LGBTQ+ identities and experiences as they pertain to youth and adolescents.

Purchase your ticket today!

General Admission Ticket: $25.00+$3.16 Eventbrite Fee

Helios Community Member: Free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-a-to-ze-lgbtq-identity-and-expression-tickets-99750951782?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Past Event: Supporting Gifted Girls Webinar

We invite you to attend a Helios Connections Webinar hosted by our Director of Development, Noa Mendelevitch, and featuring Dr. Susana Graciela Perez Barrera. Learn how gifted girls are different from boys, why more boys than girls are identified as gifted, and what you can do to support them. 

Purchase your ticket today (tickets are limited):

General Admission Ticket: $25.00+$3.16 Eventbrite Fee

Helios Community Member: Free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/supporting-gifted-girls-tickets-90548040627?aff=affiliate1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

 

Past Event: Motivating Gifted Learners Webinar

What can you do to help motivate underachieving gifted learners? We invite you to attend a Helios Connections Webinar hosted by our Director of Admissions, Susan Stanat, and featuring Heather Clayson. Join us to discover strategies that can be effective for motivating your student both in and out of the classroom.

Purchase your ticket today (tickets are limited):

General Admission Ticket: $25.00+$3.16 Eventbrite Fee

Helios Community Member: Free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motivating-gifted-learners-tickets-85712551549

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Motivating Gifted Learners Webinar

 

 

Past Event: Julia Robinson Math Festival (JRMF)

Explore the beauty of mathematics through fun games, creative problem solving and collaboration. This is a relaxed, low-pressure environment designed for exploration at all levels. We hope you'll join us!

Sign up at the JRMF site www.jrmf.org. Tickets are free!

Flyer for Julia Robinson Math Festival at Helios on Nov. 2. Sign up at www.jrmf.org