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Monroe-Woodbury CSD

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OPEN HOUSE PP: See link below! 

Common Core/Assessment Implications Presentations, See links below

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District Coordinator: Ms. Debra Garling                                       460-6700 ext. 6764
Central Valley Elementary School - Room 402

Administrative assistant: Mrs. Carolyn McAteer
Central Valley Elementary School -Main Office                                   460-6700 ext. 6763

Elementary EXPAND Classes

Ms. Debra Garling Central Valley Elementary 460-6700
Mrs. Katie Oppelt North Main Elementary 460-6800
Mr. Nathaniel Peterson
Pine Tree Elementary 460-6900

Middle School EXPAND Classes

Mrs. Renee Pearce Grades 6, 7, 8                    460-6400

PROGRAM Objectives

  • Develop skills and strategies for critical and creative thought.
  • Foster communication skills necessary for producing ideas.
  • Encourage students to think for themselves.
  • Expose students to research skills and explore resources for developing their own interests and expertise.
  • To enhance the understanding of personal needs as well as the needs of others.

Talent Development Overview

The ultimate goal of the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District is to identify the educational needs of each child in the system and to provide appropriate learning opportunities. In keeping with this goal, our Gifted and Talented programs view each student as having the potential for applying their abilities to developing their talent. Our aim is to continuously identify and successfully nurture these capabilities in our student body in order to:

  • Challenge children to achieve their educational potential. 
  • Encourage sharing one's talents with others.
  • Enhance self-esteem.

Identification Procedures

Students in grades 3-12 are identified for program invitation. Using the USOE (Federal) Marland definition of gifted/talented, we identify the areas of:  

  • Intellectual Ability
  • Specific Academic Achievement (both Math and Language Arts)
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Psychomotor/Kinesthetic

A variety of instruments are used to identify students for participation in the EXPAND programs. These may include combinations of any of the following: teacher, parent, peer or self-nomination; past accomplishment forms; standardized tests; portfolio review; behavioral scales; creativity tests; and observation/interviews. Matrices are used to determine eligibility in each area. An appeal process is available for students who demonstrate advanced talents, yet do not perform well on standardized tests.

The District has made every reasonable attempt to ensure that our Web Pages are educationally sound and do not contain links to questionable material or material that can be deemed in violation of the District's Standards and Guidelines for Web Page Publishing Policy.

Related Files

    pdf Common Core (pdf file - 9.28 MB)
    Dr. Hassler's Prezi Presentation

    ppt Assessment Implications (ppt file - 544 KB)
    Ms. Garling's PP Presentation

    ppt Strategies for Bright Learners (ppt file - 1.65 MB)
    Ms. Garling's PP Presentation

    pptx Open House PP (pptx file - 3.16 MB)
    Open House PP 2014-15

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EXceptional Pupils Adding New Dimensions