We are currently working to identify our students who are gifted and high performing so that we can give them some additional programming during and beyond the school day. We plan to offer those students several diverse opportunities after school beginning next week. Mrs. Lovero, Mr. Saracini, and Mrs. Daley will be leading sessions in science, art, theatre, robotics, literature, and more.
Mr. Saracini will be working directly with the gifted students (those in the top 5% of the school) once a month. The students will be pulled from their regular class for a 1/2 day or more to work on challenge based learning projects. Our plan is that the students may continue work on the project on their own or during class throughout the month. Mr. Saracini will be available to check in with students in between sessions.
The students will participate in several district events or competitions during the year by grade level. Parents will be made aware of the event or competition in advance.
Our staff believes that on a daily basis we are able to meet the needs of our students who are gifted and high performing. In reading, writing, and math, the students are able to move forward from where they are currently performing. Teaching is very responsive to the instructional needs of the student. The technology that is available to the students helps to personalize learning.
ISAT, ACCESS, Discovery Education, and Fountas & Pinnell testing information will be sent home on Friday. Students who are selected for gifted and accelerated learning opportunities will have a letter included in the packet.