Genius Incubator-7th/8th Grade Enrichment

On Thursdays commencing September 21, there will be an enrichment program during the lunch/recess period for 7th/8th graders only.  This program will be run by Kevin Connelly (who is an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School and whose granddaughter is in our first grade); he will provide both lunch and puzzles to entertain and challenge the students.

Professor Connelly’s premise for this program is best summed up in a quote from Simone de Beauvoir:  “One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.”  His thesis is that having fun solving a variety of puzzles not only builds concentration and intellectual self-confidence but also inculcates curiosity.