Gifted Education

Gateway and Discoveries are the two programs which provide academic enrichment for high achieving students at Shreve Island. 

 

Gateway

The Caddo Parish Gateway Program is a Special Education Program designed to meet the needs of students who have been identified as being gifted.  Gifted children are students who demonstrate abilities that give evidence of high performance in academic and intellectual aptitude.  Each student works to achieve the goal established in their Individual Education Plan (IEP).

 

At Shreve Island, Gateway students attend the Gateway class every day.  Students in grades K-3 attend 45 minutes per day as an additional enrichment period. Students work on higher level thinking activities using age appropriate materials.  They are provided opportunities for complex, in-depth study designed to build thinking, research, communication, and technology skills.  Fourth and fifth grade students attend the Gateway class to receive their language arts instruction (approximately 160 min).  These students are provided differentiated lessons and challenging educational opportunities which both enhance and extend the instruction found in the regular education setting.  The curriculum is both accelerated and compacted enabling these high achievers to excel academically and personally.

Qualifying for Gateway

Children are identified as potential gifted students in several ways. 

  • Children can be referred for screening based on high test scores (DIBELS, statewide test scores, etc.)  

  • Classroom teachers can request that a child be screened for the gifted program

  • Screening results for other programs (Discoveries, etc.) may indicate a need for a gifted screening

  • parents may request a screening

The School Building Level Committee (SBLC) conducts a review of the screening information and makes a recommendation as to whether or not further testing is warranted.

 

Discoveries

The Discoveries Program is an enrichment class for high-achieving students.  Its purpose is to challenge these students to extend critical and creative thinking skills.  Small groups of 6-12 students meet twice a week for 45 minutes.

 

Shreve Island Discoveries students participate in activities (depending on their grade level) involving logic/reasoning games and puzzles, figurative language study, research, computer publishing, book study, vocabulary development and field trips.  All grades participate in the Young Poet’s Society each spring.  This is our largest unit of study and our favorite!  We are extremely proud of the many writing awards and publishing of our poems through the years.

 

Qualifying for Discoveries

 

Becoming part of the Discoveries Program begins with a teacher recommendation.  Parent requests are not accepted.  Students who are recommended display the following qualities:

 

  • Outstanding academic achievement (3.0 or higher in academic subjects)

  • Exemplary behavior (A or B in conduct)

  • High motivation

  • Creativity

Recommended students are then screened with an aptitude test.  Students must score in the high average range in order to be considered.  2nd – 5th grade students are accepted into the program at the beginning of the year, with 1st graders’ qualification starting at mid-term.

Shreve Island Elementary Discoveries –

Where it’s okay not to know,

But it’s not okay to not try

 

 

Mission Statement:

In Discoveries, our mission is to become exemplary thinkers who work daily to stretch our brains, think outside the box, and never give up.

Important Links

UPDATED Jan 2021: Caddo COVID 19 Exposure & Quarantine Policy

UPDATED Jan 2021: COVID Quarantine Flowchart

Online Student Registration Portal

Accessing Canvas Directions

Linking Parents to Students in Canvas

Carpool Procedures and Route Map

 

 

Tues, Jan 5

Lilah's King Cake Fundraiser Begins - Ordering will be through Local Level

Fri, Jan 8

Deadline for Magnet Applications for 6th grade placement.

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Mon, Jan 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School


Tues, Jan 26

Lilah's King Cake Orders due on Local Level

Wed, Jan 27

Class Pictures

Fri, Jan 29

2nd 9-Weeks Reporting Period Ends

Tues, Feb 2

Pickup for King Cake Orders

Thurs, Feb 11

Virtual Kindergarten Open House via zoom 6:00 PM

Fri, Feb 12

PD Day - No School

Feb 15 - 19

Winter Break/Intersession Break - No School

Wed, March 10

Progress Reports

March 15 - 19

Spring Break - No School

Wed, Mar 24

Spring Pictures & Kindergarten Cap'n Gown Pics

Fri, Apr 2 - Mon, Apr  5

Easter Holiday - No School

April 12 - 15

2nd Grade Swim for Life (Greer, Pierce, Cordero)

Fri, April 16

3rd 9-Weeks Reporting Period Ends

April 19 - 22

2nd Grade Swim for Life

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April 28 - May 4

LEAP Test Gr. 3rd-5th

May 10 - 14

Instructional Intersession

May 17 - 21

Intersession - No School

Mon, May 31

Memorial Day - No School

Wed, June 2

Progress Reports

Fri, June 25

Students Last Day

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Shreve Island Elementary 

Tel: 318-869-2335

Fax: 318-364-3483

Address

836 Sewanee Pl.

Shreveport, LA 71105