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Juanita Elementary Affirmation Mirror

Strong kids begin with strong minds. That's why Jordan McClellion at Juanita Elementary is nurturing her students to see the best in themselves through the "affirmation mirror" station.

Redmond, Wash. - Lake Washington School District is planning three ballot measures for the February 8, 2022 election. The measures are a replacement of the existing Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy, a replacement of the existing School Technology and Capital Levy, and a Building Excellence Capital levy. A recommendation was presented to the Board of Directors on October 4, and they formally approved the levies at their October 18 board meeting.

Saidhruv Chittamuri & Paige Stime-perfect ACT scores

A student from Redmond High School (RHS) and another from Nikola Tesla STEM High School have achieved something that less than one-half of 1% of test takers achieve. Saidhruv Chittamuri, senior at RHS, and Paige Stime, senior at Tesla STEM, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

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    Procedure Highly Capable Programs

    File: 2190P

    Gifted and Talented Programs 
    The following procedures shall be employed to nominate, assess and select students to participate in the program: 

    Nomination 
    Parents shall be sent a checklist to use in determining if they should recommend their child for consideration in the program. Interested parents may nominate their child to the program. 

    Teachers shall complete Observation Guide for Teachers in order to identify the students who should be nominated for the program. The teacher should complete the Scale for Rating Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students for the three top students as identified on the Observation Guide for Teachers. Those students with their relative scores shall provide a basis for ranking the teacher nominees. Results should be recorded on the Student Data Sheet. 

    Assessment 
    Assessment data for students, who have been nominated by parents or teachers, shall be compiled. Nominees shall be assessed for academic aptitude through use of the Cognitive Abilities Test. The score shall be posted on the Student Data Sheet. Achievement test results shall be recorded in the appropriate space. 

    Performance shall also serve to assess the relative strengths in terms of mathematics and reading. 

    Selection 
    A multi-disciplinary selection team composed of a district administrator, psychologist or other individual who can interpret cognitive and achievement test results, and a teacher shall review data that has been collected for each of the nominated students. They shall select those students who would receive the most benefit from participating in the program. The following steps are: 

    1. Notify parents of students who have been selected, 
    2. Schedule a meeting of all such parents, 
    3. Solicit a signed Letter of Understanding from each parent who desires to enroll his/her child in the program. 

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

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