Gifted and Talented Program
"Lighting the lamp of knowledge today...for a brighter tomorrow"
AN ALL INCLUSIVE PROGRAM FOR IDENTIFIED STUDENTS GRADES K-12 THAT PROVIDES ENRICHMENT FOR STUDENTS BEYOND THE REGULAR CLASSROOM SETTING.
The process for placement in the gifted and talented program is an all inclusive model. At the end of the 2nd grade year all students are given the NNAT, a nonverbal test of reasoning, and the Williams Test, a nonverbal test of creativity. In addition, scores from the Benchmark Test and the SAT 10 along with recommendations are used to qualify students for the G/T program. The gifted and talented program for West Memphis is a pull out program. Students receive services from a trained G/T Facilitator for 150 minutes per week.
Whole class enrichment designed to provide identification information through lessons prepared by a G/T facilitator based on the Talents Unlimited model.
Creativity based learning focusing on fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration with a unit on famous artist and their technique.
Research based learning designed to teach and enhance students research skills that leads to writing a research paper on a topic of their choice, including a detailed unit on poetry.
Project based learning using Bloom's Taxonomy and the Multiple Intelligences approach with an emphasis on science.
Project and unit based learning with an emphasis on social studies and geography.
G/T services are provided to identified students with a differentiated curriculum through honors classes, Pre Advanced Placement classes and Advanced Placement programs.
*Gifted programs in Arkansas are mandated programs by the State Department of Education in Little Rock. These mandated programs are designed to enhance and enrich students who possess above average abilities, task commitment, and creativity.
Gifted and Talented Department
410 W. Tyler, Suite A
West Memphis, AR 72301
Annette McClure Supervisor
Kristen Bernard 4th Grade Teacher
Shelley Crosthwait 3rd Grade Teacher
Marianne Cupples K-2 Teacher
Sara Hays 6th Grade Teacher
Amy Holt 5th Grade Teacher
Quiz Bowl is an academic competition for elementary, junior high and high school students. Teams answer questions on all topics and score points for all questions answered correctly. The game consists of 4 rounds of competition. Two toss up question rounds, one toss up bonus round and a lightening round. Students compete locally in academic competitions as well as the Co-op, regionals, and state tournaments. Each school is represented at competitions.