Eureka Union
School District

2019 Spelling Bee Oral CompetitionTop of Page

We are pleased to announce that we are organizing our 2019 Spelling Bee Oral Competition!  This event will bring together the top spellers (Grades 4-8) from our district.  The 6 winners from each grade level will take the qualifying exams from Placer County Office of Education (PCOE).  PCOE will then select who will represent our district in the County Wide Spelling Bee competition on March 13 or March 14, 2019 (date yet to be confirmed).
The EUSD Spelling Competiton (Grades 4-8)  will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019.
2018 EUSD Spelling Bee Oral Competition
Here are some of EUSD's top spellers competing during
our 2018 Spelling Bee.

2018 GATE Parent Information MeetingTop of Page

Thank you to all who were able to attend our 2018 GATE Parent Information Meeting!  We have shared the PowerPoint as well as the timeline below for anyone who would like more information regarding our GATE program.
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2018 GATE Testing Top of Page

Consider nominating your EUSD student for GATE Testing if s/he manifests any or several of the giftedness attributes listed (from National Association for Gifted Students) below.  This is by no means an exhaustive list!

  • Unusual alertness, even in infancy
  •  Rapid learner; puts thoughts together quickly
  • Excellent memory
  • Unusually large vocabulary and complex sentence structure for age
  • Advanced comprehension of word nuances, metaphors and abstract ideas
  • Enjoys solving problems, especially with numbers and puzzles
  • Often self-taught reading and writing skills as preschooler
  • Deep, intense feelings and reactions
  • Highly sensitive
  • Thinking is abstract, complex, logical, and insightful
  • Idealism and sense of justice at early age
  • Concern with social and political issues and injustices
  • Longer attention span and intense concentration
  • Preoccupied with own thoughts—daydreamer
  • Learn basic skills quickly and with little practice
  • Asks probing questions
  • Wide range of interests (or extreme focus in one area)
  • Highly developed curiosity
  • Interest in experimenting and doing things differently
  • Puts idea or things together that are not typical
  • Keen and/or unusual sense of humor
  • Desire to organize people/things through games or complex schemas
  • Vivid imaginations (and imaginary playmates when in preschool)
Please check back for future announcements.


For more information, please take a look at the link below.

CurriculumTop of Page

A student raising his handWe 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.

GATE TeachersTop of Page

A teacher giving a presentationA 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.

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>>>Spelling Bee 2019 News...Top of Page

The Spelling Bee is coming to EUSD!  Please take note of the following important dates:
  • December 10 - January 15:  Each 4-6 and 7-8 site will hold qualifying spelling tests to determine their Spelling Champions*.  Each site (Excelsior, Ridgeview, Cavitt and Olympus) will send a list of their TOP SIX SPELLING CHAMPIONS per grade level.  
  • January 19: Eureka Union School District will hold its District Wide Oral Competitions.  Take note that this is a Saturday.  Spelling champions should be available to compete on this date.
  • January 23:  Winners from the January 19 competition will take the qualifying exams from PCOE.  PCOE will select who will represent the district. 
  • March 13 or 14:  This is the date!  Placer County Spelling Oral Competition will take place on this date! 
*Each site determines how it will select its spelling champions.  Please contact the site's spelling bee for more information.
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