The Gifted and Talented Program is integrated into the regular classroom. GATE cluster classrooms are provided in grades 3 - 5. These classrooms provide differentiated instruction for students throughout the school day, in a variety of subject areas. Leadership roles are encouraged when appropriate in the classroom and in Student Leadership activities. A school/parent GATE advisory committee assists in organizing additional enrichment activities. Parent and teacher GATE representatives attend district meetings.
School G.A.T.E. Coordinator: Christine Koehne
Quail Run 2012-2013 Enrichment Activities
Math Olympiad (Sep. to March) - Weekly math prep course taught after school to prepare for Math Olympiad competition. Offered to 4thand 5thgrade GATE students only. Taught by Parent Volunteer
MATH Olympiad Introduction Course(Spring 2011) Preview course for Math Olympiad offered to 3rdgrader GATE students only. Parent volunteer needed to teach. (Room TBD)
Destination Imagination (Sep. to March) Team tournaments where students solve challenges based on three essential skills: Teamwork, Creativity, and Problem Solving. In March the students present their solutions at a regional tournament. (Meetings are outside of school, parents lead teams)
iDigital Storytelling (Spring) Weekly class using iMovie to make a digital story. Taught by Mrs. McCauley. Time and Dates TBD
Acoustic Guitar for Beginners (Nov. to Dec.) Class designed to give the student an understanding of basic guitar skills and techniques. Taught by Mrs. Thomas.
Class will be offered again in March due to the limited space available.
Field Trips (ongoing) To be determined. Field trips on school holiday, weekend, or after school for GATE students and their families. These are organized by parent volunteers.
Family Problem Solving Night (October 3rd.) Class designed to give the student an understanding of basic problem solving based on Odyssey of the Mind techniques.
Class will be offered again on a future date to the limited space available