Long Beach School District Gifted ProgramMISSION STATEMENTThe mission of the Long Beach School District gifted program is to ensure that intellectually gifted children, as defined by the Mississippi Departmentof Education, are offered appropriate educational experiences that are qualitatively different from those available in the regular classroom in order to provide opportunities for them to realize their abilities and potential.
The Long Beach School District, in accordance with the Mississippi Department of Education’s regulations and standards for gifted education programs, is committed to identifying intellectually gifted students and providing a program of enrichment that addresses their unique talents, needs, and learning styles.Recognizing the intellectual, emotional, and social needs of gifted students; as well as their potential for creativity, higher-level thinking, independent learning, and leadership; the program addresses cognitive and affective needs with a curriculum that is qualitatively different from the regular classroom.The LBSD Gifted Handbook attached (CLICK LINK BELOW) describes the Long Beach School District Gifted Program - Instructional Management Plan of the Gifted Education Program as well as the philosophy, mission statement, goals and objectives.
The Long Beach School District provides a program of enrichment for intellectually gifted students in second through sixth grade. Gifted classes, called “Discovery," serve second and third graders at W. J. Quarles and Reeves Elementary Schools and fourth, fifth, and sixth grade gifted students at Harper McCaughan Elementary. Students spend one day per week in the gifted “pull-out” program and the rest of the week in their general education classrooms.
Mississippi Department of Education gifted regulations require that intellectually gifted students in grades two through six be provided services by a teacher with gifted endorsementfor a minimum of five hours per week.
The following are projects from Gifted Classrooms throughout
Long Beach School District.
Click on the hyperlinks for more information about the projects.LONG BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT GIFTED ADVISORY BOARDTHE LONG BEACH ASSOCIATION FOR GIFTED CHILDREN
Long Beach School DistrictGifted Advisory Board(LBGAB)The Long Beach School District Advisory Board includes parents of gifted students, gifted students, regular classroom and teachers of the gifted, administrators, community members, and former gifted students and parents.The group typically meets twice yearly to review gifted program evaluations and goals. The group is extremely valuable to the gifted program as we strive to have input from all stakeholders.If you are interested in serving on the LBSD Gifted Advisory Board, contact Carol Paola at email@example.com.********************************Long Beach Association for Gifted ChildrenThe Long Beach Association for Gifted Children is an affiliate organization of the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children. All parents of gifted students, educators and community members are invited to join the organization at a membership fee of $5.00 per year.If you would like to join LBAGC, click on the link below for an application.
OFFICERSPRESIDENT: SANDI DULANEYVICE-PRESIDENT: JACQUIE LIPSKISECRETARY: HEATHER AND LENNY SAWYERTREASURER: Lori CrippleADVISORY MEMBERS: RANDAL HICKS & KAREN DYKESTEACHERS OF THE GIFTED
W. J. Quarles Elementary
Dana Wedgeworth (2nd & 3rd)
Kelly Cassibry (2nd & 3rd)
Carol Paola (3rd)
Harper McCaughan Elementary
Kera Parkerson (4th)
Wendy Lacy (4th & 5th)
Carly Parkerson (5th & 6th)
Erica Van Norden (4th & 6th)
Sites for Gifted www.magcweb.org http://www.cec.sped.orgDISCOVERY VETERANS
For more information about Gifted Programs in the Long Beach School District, contact Carol Paola at firstname.lastname@example.org.