Welcome to the GVES Focus Program!
In Stafford County Public Schools, differentiated "gifted" services are provided in elementary through high school for students who have been identified in general intellectual aptitude or in a specific academic aptitude, verbal-linguistic or logical-mathematical. GVES parents, students, and teachers participate in the identification process for the need for gifted educational services, and work together to develop students' abilities/talents through appropriate learning experiences and environments. Identification for the need to deliver gifted services is determined by the use of ability tests, student work samples, parent survey, student observation/interview, and teacher observation. If you believe that your child has exceptional ability in any of the above areas, or you would like more information, please contact me.
Students are offered the opportunity to participate in the WordMasters competition. WordMasters is a vocabulary based competition that challenges students to complete analogies based on words they have learned. WordMasters will be held 3 times a year, with competions held in December, February, and April. This year, students will be given the definitions before each competition.
In grades 3-5, students are offered the opportunity to participate in monthly math contests. These contests involve problem-solving skills.
New Focus referrals must be requested by Feb. 1st. This gives time to do a fair evaluation.
Field Trips -
Focus field trips are offered to 3rd - 5th grade Focus students. The first one is for 3rd graders who will be going to Ferry Farm on Nov. 6. Information was sent home this week, so if you haven't seen it, please ask your child for it. :)