Eureka Union
School District

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.

2018 Spelling Bee Oral Competitions!Top of Page

We are pleased to announce that we are organizing our second 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 14, 2018 (tentative date). 
  • EUSD Spelling Competition (Grades 4, 5, 6) - January 16, 2018
  • EUSD Spelling Competition (Grades 7, 8) - January 17, 2018
Judging from the smiles of our 2017 Grade 6 winners , EUSD is ready and eager to bring home more trophies and awards soon!
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Students holding up certificates

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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