Eureka Union
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Get ready for a Bigger and Better Summer Enrichment Camp!Top of Page

Did you know that…

-summer learning loss could account to 2/3 of the achievement gap observed in reading during a regular school year?
-students can lose up to 2 months’ worth of math and reading skills over the summer break?
-teachers typically spend up to 6 weeks in the fall just to review knowledge and skills lost during the summer?
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SAVE THE DATE!  July 16-27, 2018!
Check out our Summer Enrichment Camp Brochure (see document below).

Summer Enrichment Camp 2018 Line UpTop of Page

Click Here to sign up on the links found in our 2018 Summer Enrichment Camp brochure
Rocketship Math
9:00 am  - 12:00 pm (10 days, July 16-27)
Math that is out of this world!  In this camp, students will actively learn mathematics through authentic opportunities to practice it using the Arts and Sciences.  Students will learn to problem solve via projects that involve mathematics.  EUSD GATE-certified teachers will teach the course!
This class is for those who are advanced Math students. 
Camp Fermi 4 – For incoming grade 4 students
Camp Fermi 5 – For incoming grade 5 students
Camp Fermi 6 – For incoming grade 6 students
COST: $300/camp (Scholarships are available for our socio-economically disadvantaged students.)
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Creative Expressions
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (10 days, July 16-27)
Designed for students who are ready to tackle higher-level writing, this class will teach students the many ways communication can be approached!
Camp Twain 4 & 5 : For incoming grades 4 & 5
COST: $250/camp (Scholarships are available for our socio-economically disadvantaged students.)
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Coding and Robotics with BlueBots! 
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Brand new!  BeeBots and BlueBots are toy-like robots that can be programmed to move through complex routes and obstacles.  Eureka USD is proud to offer coding and robotics in a fun, engaging way for all of our young children.  This class will definitely get your child interested in computer science early!

Sign up quickly as this class is limited to 20 participants.

Camp BlueBot:  For incoming grades 1 & 2

 COST: $300/camp  (Scholarships are available for our socio-economically disadvantaged students)

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STEM Camps 2018
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Our STEM Camps utilize the award-winning Engineering is Elementary from the Boston Museum of Science.  Students will participate in activities that illustrate the engineering design cycle. These camps are taught by credentialed EUSD teachers who are GATE-certified.  
Camp Archimedes: For incoming grades 3-4
Camp Galileo: For incoming grades 5-6
COST: $330/camp (Scholarships are available for our socio-economically disadvantaged students)
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Robotics with VEX-IQ
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Prepare your incoming 6th and 7th grader for PLTW Engineering courses in our junior high schools!  VEX IQ robots are perfect for promoting the coding skills taught in our JHS robotics classes. 
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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)


We request that you register your student for GATE testing (individually completed for each child) by completing this short form.  You will then need to download the Testing Consent Form (required for each student for testing participation).  Once completed, please submit the Testing Consent Form to your school secretary or at the District Office.  These forms are also available at your school front office and at the District Office.

WHEN is testing?         Saturday, February 24th or Saturday, March 3rd

WHO can test?           3rd-7th grade students (NOTE: If your child has participated in GATE                                                              testing twice, we cannot, unfortunately, administer the test for a 3rd                                                               time due to funding constraints).

WHAT test is used?    Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test (3rd edition)

HOW is it administered?    The test is computer-based and different testing forms are available for different grades.


Please note that we cannot make any recommendations as to how to prepare for the test.  Best practice suggests getting the child or student familiar with the testing situation (how items appear on the screen).  

For more information, please take a look at the links 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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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 presentationAll 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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