Through participation in the club, students will take part in activities designed to help them learn how to solve a problem by creating their own invention. At home and independently, students will design and create an invention to improve upon and/or solve a real-world problem! All young inventors will share their inventions at the Ellington Invention Convention on Thursday, March 16th. Selected student finalists will represent Ellington Public Schools at the Regional Invention Convention on Saturday, April 15th. This program meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from October to March, for two Saturday sessions, and for the Ellington Invention Convention. Thursday after school dates are 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/15, 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, and 3/09. Saturday sessions are Saturday, October 22nd and March 4th from 9 AM-12 PM in the Windermere cafeteria. The Ellington Invention Convention will be held at Ellington High School from 6 PM-8 PM on March 16th. We offer the program at each elementary school and at the middle school for students in grades 3-8. This registration option is for CRYSTAL LAKE SCHOOL STUDENTS only, grades 3-5. Please be sure to register your child for the program located at his or her school.