Exciting news!! We just heard from the Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) that there will be a Spelling Bee in 2021. What that will exactly look like is yet to be determined. In general, we will have our EUSD Oral Spelling Bee Competition sometime in January for our qualifying 4th-8th graders. PCOE will hold the County Oral Competition sometime in March of 2021. We will update this information as soon as we can.
We hope that the GATE Timeline below helps answer many of your questions. There will be more information added to this website, so please check back periodically. Here is a link to the timeline for you to print out if you so choose: GATE Testing Timelines 2020-2021.
We believe that the innate abilities of gifted students must be developed and nurtured through participation in exciting and challenging instruction. They require modified, differentiated curriculum in order to ensure their growth and success. Differentiation for GATE students in the Eureka Union School District may include:
Modifying content (what students learn)
Modifying process (how students learn)
Modifying product (how students demonstrate their knowledge).
Students may be placed in an advanced mathematics class or reading group, or may be provided extensions to the standard curriculum. Curriculum for GATE students should emphasize critical and creative thinking skills.
A majority of the teachers in the Eureka Union School District have been trained to differentiate the needs of individual students, and many of our teachers hold a certificate in GATE instruction. This certificate represents 30 hours of professional training specific to the needs of our gifted learners.