Gifted and Talented

                                         

                                                                       2016 -2017
 
 
 
 
    The Gifted and Talented , Art, and Theater students will take two field trips to the Shenandoah Valley Regional Governor's School. The field trips will provide activities for students in 4th and 5th grades. The first trip is October 18. This is sure to be fun!
 
    The Art GT had so much fun with Nicholas Sironka on September 26. All participated in art projects at Buffalo Gap High School.
 
     We are looking forward to Barbara Lawson's gt workshop in the Spring. Mr. Wellington will also be here for a gifted workshop. We are so lucky to have both of these fantastic storytellers.
Plans are being prepared for a Math Club this year. Stay tuned! 
 
Honor Choir auditions begin soon. Good luck to each of you. 
 
Get ready now for the Math 24 games in the Spring! 
 
 
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
Feel free to contact me anytime at mtraxler@augusta.k12.va.us 
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
     
                                                            
                                        
 
 
                                                          
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
                                     
 
 

                                                               

 
 
 

        

                                                     

                            Dream big!                                

                              

 

    This year, all second graders will take the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test screening assessment. Students with advanced scores will be considered for a gifted referral.

   The search for and identification of gifted students is an on-going process. All candidates are created through a referral process. Referrals can be made by school personnel, parents, peers, or self -referral.

  Our teachers provide advanced learners ongoing opportunities to investigate, research, and work independently through advanced study. Areas of giftedness identified in Augusta County are: mathematics, science, English, art, music, and theater.

 

Basic Philosophy
Augusta County Schools is committed to acceleration of the curriculum and enrichment activities within the school day and after school hours with programs that support continuous progressDefinition of Gifted/Talented
Gifted students come from all socio-economic levels and all ethnic groups.  Their abilities are very diverse.  Generally, they display abilities and potential for outstanding accomplishments and need differentiated educational programs to nurture and develop these abilities and potential.
and developmentally appropriate learning.

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