Olivia Manning









                                                            March 22 - Art in the Park

We finished our art collages after studying design techniques from Walter Anderson, Matisse, Picasso, Monet, and Georgia O'Keeffe.

If Picasso Had a Christmas Tree 


Our 3rd and 4th grade team won 3rd place in the ECTAG Scrabble competition! (pictured left to right: Marianna Martin, William Breedlove, Sawyer Robinson, and Aiden Robertson)

Who is Gifted?

  Students who perform or show potential for performing at  remarkable levels of accomplishments when compared to others of their age, experience or environment.

What is Giftedness?

  Giftedness, intelligence, and talent are fluid concepts and may look different in different contexts and cultures. Even within schools you will find a range of beliefs about the word "gifted," which has become a term with multiple meanings and much nuance.  

Gifted children may develop asynchronously: their minds are often ahead of their physical growth, and specific cognitive and social-emotional functions can develop unevenly.  Some gifted children with exceptional aptitude may not demonstrate outstanding levels of achievement due to environmental circumstances such as limited opportunities to learn as a result of poverty, discrimination, or cultural barriers; due to physical or learning disabilities; or due to motivational or emotional problems.  This dichotomy between potential for and demonstrated achievement has implications for schools as they design programs and services for gifted students.

The National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) does not subscribe to any one theory of the nature of human abilities or their origins. They assert that there are children who demonstrate high performance, or who have the potential to do so, and that we have a responsibility to provide optimal educational experiences to fully develop talents in as many children as possible, for the benefit of the individual and the community.