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Gifted/Talented Enrichment

Children are identified as “gifted and talented” students at the elementary, middle school and high school levels as having demonstrated potential abilities of high performance capability and needing differentiated or accelerated education or services.

Gifted and talented students will be provided instructional programs which differentiate, enrich and support the regular educational program.

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Web Resources

Oklahoma State Department of Education/Gifted and Talented Education
National Association for Gifted Children 
Oklahoma Association for the Gifted, Creative, and Talented 
University of Connecticut’s Center for Gifted Education
Davidson Institute for Talent Development 
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page 

Summer Opportunities for Gifted Students

Suggested reading

  1. The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids: How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child by Sally Yahnke Walker
  2. The Gifted Kids Survival Guide (For Ages 10 and Under) and The Gifted Kids Survival Guide (For Ages 11-18) by Judy Galbraith
  3. The Gifted Kids Survival Guide (For Teenagers) and The Gifted Kids Survival Guide II by James Delisle and Judy Galbraith
  4. Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child by Sylvia B. Rimm, Ph.D.
  5. The Faces of the Gifted by Nancy Johnson
  6. Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good by Miriam Adderholdt-Elliott Ph.D.
  7. Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with ADD from Childhood through Adulthood by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
  8. Work Left Undone by Sally Reis (Especially related to gifted girls)
  9. Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger VonOech (Motivating underachievers)

Contact

Todd Nelson
Dr. Todd Nelson
Executive Director of Research-Design-Assessment / Biography

918-357-4321

Union Public Schools

Coronavirus Updates

Free Drive-Thru Meals for Children

Union Schools is offering FREE drive-thru meal pick-ups at three locations. Details

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Last Day of School is May 22

Friday, May 22 will be the last day of school for the 2019-20 year. Additional time will be added to the school day for students in grades 6-8 beginning Monday, March 23, and continue through the end of the school year.

“Due to two days of school that were cancelled due to inclement weather, the district calendar had to be adjusted to meet the minimum state requirement of 1,080 hours of instruction,” Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler said. “We wanted to adjust the calendar so students don’t have to come back after Memorial Day.

Modifications to the school schedule will be made as follows:

  1. Add one day at the end of the year, with Friday, May 22, being the last day of school;
  2. Elementary schools:  No change to the schedule. They have enough school hours to meet the required 1,080 hours.
  3. 6th & 7th Grade Center:  4 minutes added to the end of the school day effective Monday, March 23 (the day after spring break). 
  4. 8th Grade Center:  2 minutes added to the end of each day after March 23.
  5. Union High School Freshman Academy:  No change to current times.
  6. Union High School:  Friday, April 10 will be a “virtual day,” with students working on assignments from home.  

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8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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