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.
Here are some of EUSD's top spellers competing during
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.
Consider nominating your EUSD student for GATE Testing if s/he manifests any or several of the giftedness attributes listed (fromNational Association for Gifted Students) below. This is by no means an exhaustive list!
Unusual alertness, even in infancy
Rapid learner; puts thoughts together quickly
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
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.
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.
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.