•    Fun!
         Outreach field trips to the Governor's school will be October 18 and February 28. The Art GT will also go to Buffalo Gap High school for a visit with Nicholas Sironka and have art class with him in September.
     Barbara Lawson will be here in March. She is so much fun! The incredible Bill Wellington will also be here in the Spring for Dr. Suess Day.
     Plans are underway to have a Math Club this year.  Stay tuned!  

            The Honor's Choir auditions will soon begin. Good luck to all! 
            This is the third year for the Fall testing of second graders and it will begin in November. A letter will be coming home to all second grade parents. Information about the testing is below.

    Feel free to contact me anytime.



    Gifted News:

     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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