Nominations of students, in first grade and above, are currently being accepted for screening for inclusion in the Gifted and Talented (G/T) program. The Gifted and Talented program is designed to meet the needs of traditionally defined gifted students. Students selected for the G/T program demonstrate above average ability, task commitment, and creativity. The district criteria for screening for the Gifted and Talented program are based on:
• Parent or teacher nomination
• Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) Achievement Test or Logramos
• Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
• Parent rating scale and questionnaire
• Teacher rating scale (by Joseph Renzulli and Robert K. Hartman)
If your child has already been identified as part of the Gifted and Talented program, he/she will not need further screening.
If you wish for your child to be considered for the Gifted and Talented program, a nomination form is available here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TkYtzaHahVIRRsAUYeNNts2prhzHgetA0JhZZRY2K-Q/edit?usp=sharing
or in the school office.
An informational meeting for parents will be held on February 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room. This is not a required meeting for parents, but will provide information on the identification process and general information about the GT program. The Board Room is located at 1812 Welsh.
All nominations are due by March 3, 2017.
If you have questions, please contact Kathy Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Upcoming Dates:
2/28- Wildcat Walk & Bookfair (Click here for more information)
3/7- Picture Day
3/10- Crazy Hair/Sock/Hat Day ($1)
3/13-3/17- Spring Break
3/28- STAAR Test (Math)
3/29- STAAR Test (Reading)
This week in Math with Ms. Clark:
Monday, 2/27: Test Review
Tuesday, 2/28: Test - Area, Perimeter, & Volume
Wednesday, 3/1: One-Step Conversions
Thursday, 3/2: Two-Step Conversions
Friday, 3/3: Conversion Word Problems
This week in Social Studies with Ms. Killough:
Monday, 2/27: Civil War Battle Map
Tuesday, 2/28: Slavery
Wednesday, 3/1: Civil War Simulation Day #2
Thursday, 3/2: Civil War Passages and Comprehension Questions
Friday, 3/3: Civil War Simulation Day #3
This week in ELA with Mrs. Beifuss:
Monday, 2/27: Persuasive Text Language
Tuesday, 2/28: Procedural Text
Wednesday, 3/1: Procedural Text
Thursday, 3/2: Drama
Friday, 3/3: Drama
This week in Science with Ms. Morehead:
Vocabulary: This week's vocabulary is the Ecosystem List from Packet 5. This week we will be completing an activity in our science journals. Students may choose to bring their vocabulary folder or journal home to study or use Quizlet.
Monday, 2/27: Insect Metamorphosis
Tuesday, 2/28: Textbook Pgs 459-468 (Turn in pages 469-470)
Wednesday, 3/1: Ecosystems & Human Impact
Thursday, 3/2: Life Cycle Stations
Friday, 3/3: Vocab Quiz and Life Cycle Stations