At the elementary level, we provide gifted services in the content areas of English language arts and math. In addition, sixth-graders may also qualify for advanced science and social studies.
Debbie Roberts has been a Gifted Intervention Specialist since 2013. Prior to that, she taught grades 3, 4 and 5 as a regular classroom teacher for 18 years. As a gifted intervention specialist, she works with students and teachers in the building, encouraging students to stretch their thinking. She pulls small groups of students to work on thinking skills and specific content skills. She also helps support the Math Plus, ELA Plus and Advanced Classes Teachers.
About Gifted Services
Lakota is committed to providing every single student with a unique and challenging educational experience.
While Gifted Services are not mandated in Ohio, Lakota believes in providing a quality and rigorous education that challenges all students. Through a large menu of opportunities, advanced students may be identified as gifted and participate in a wide continuum of programs or services designed to meet their unique learning needs, including:
- An advanced curriculum;
- Use of differentiated instructional strategies;
- Placement in specific gifted programs;
- Subject or whole grade acceleration or advancement;
- Honors and advanced placement classes for secondary students; or
- Early graduation.
The type of service and programming provided to gifted students depends on recent assessment data and what is determined to be most appropriate in meeting an individual student’s needs.
The students in Mrs. Newman and Mrs. Penny's 5th grade math and ELA classes at VanGorden have been working on a complex real-world problem.
Endeavor's 5th grade Enrichment Group played The Squiggle Game!
Lakota students in grades 5-12 can register to participate in the 5th annual Lakota Science & Engineering Fair either with an individual or group project
Lakota Central Office
5572 Princeton Road
Liberty Twp., OH 45011
Phone: (513) 644-1186
Fax: (513) 644-1181