At the Fort Dodge Middle School, we believe that identified gifted students should have structured opportunities to interact with peers of similar abilities and interests. Gifted students in Grades 5 through 8 meet with their peers and the TAG teacher one class period every other day.
To develop 21st Century Skills, optimal programming that allows for gifted and talented students to demonstrate competencies is planned. Examples of these options might include classroom enrichment, pullout groupings, clustering, independent studies, mentorships/internships, advanced classes/acceleration, distance/online learning community service, or out of school programs.
PARENT AND STUDENT RESOURCES:
http://www.iowatag.org Iowa Talented and Gifted Association for parents, teachers, and concerned citizens
http://www.nagc.org National Associations for Gifted Children; resources, links, advocacy, and information
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org Resources, books, articles, links to "all things gifted."
TO OUR 7TH AND 8TH GRADE QUIZ BOWL TEAMS ON THEIR AMERICA ANSWERS NATIONAL QUIZ BOWL RESULTS!
OUR 7TH GRADE TEAM PLACED 10TH OUT OF 73 GRADE LEVEL TEAMS AND OUR 8TH GRADE TEAMS PLACED 23RD OUT OF 116 GRADE LEVEL TEAMS. OVERALL, THAT PLACED THEM 23RD AND 43RD IN THE NATION!! WAY TO WORK AS A TEAM, TAGGERS!!!!
Coming Soon - more information on our Middle School TAG program