Talented and Gifted Education at the Wallkill Central School District is made up of two unique components: Enrichment and SNAP.

 

Enrichment activities are designed to meet the needs of students in each school.  These activities vary from one school to the next.

  

2013-2014 District Enrichment Facilitators:

 

Leptondale: Joe Zupan

Ostrander: Eileen McQuiston

Plattekill: Edie Duncan

Middle School: Leanne Cerbone

High School: Juliette Reale 

The Student Needs Assessment Process, or SNAP, focuses on students identified through guided referral and standardized assessment.  Students identified via SNAP receive individual Student Learning Plans (SLPs) and tailored enrichment activities.

 


At the June 2, 2014 meeting of the Curriculum/TAG Committee, students who participated in this year's Expanded Horizons program presented their year-end projects.

Expanded Horizons is a leadership institute and seminar series for students in Grades 9-12 who demonstrate significant intellectual curiosity, leadership skills, and high academic potential. This year, with the help of Wallkill High School Expanded Horizons Advisor Kim Vona and BOCES Talent Development Coordinator Amy Poux, students studied and presented influential speeches. The video below includes highlights of their final projects.  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4YdW2dHySY&feature=youtu.be&noredirect=1


Ulster BOCES Project Steam Adventure Camp

 July 7-July 18, 2014

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math - Full Steam Ahead!

Designed for Ulster County students entering grades 7, 8 or 9 who enjoy math and science. Advanced programs are available for returning campers entering grades 8, 9 or 10.

 * Robotics * Gizmo Building * Game Design * Rocketry *

See brochure and registration form below for more information.



Upcoming Enrichment Opportunities:

Please note, these listings are provided as a courtesy; many are offered by providers other than the Wallkill Central School District. Please contact the provider directly for more information.

 

HUDSON VALLEY WRITING PROJECT

YOUNG WRITERS' PROGRAMS


Summer enrichment programs for students ages 7-17 at
SUNY New Paltz and Hudson Valley cultural & historic sites

Register here. Scholarships are available.

FAQs and more information on our website.

 

Ages 7-9


SUNY New Paltz

July 7-11 / 9am-12pm / $225

July 14-18 & 21-25 / 1-4pm / $400

EXPLORING ART AND NATURE AT STORM KING ART CENTER

Ages 9-12


Storm King Art Center, New Windsor

July 7-11 / 9am-3pm / $295

 

WRITING FOR FUN

Ages 10-12

SUNY New Paltz

July 7-11 / 9am-12pm / $225

July 14-18 & 21-25 / 1-4pm / $400

WRITING INTO HISTORY:

Ages 12-16


Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center,
Hyde Park

July 7-11 / 9am-3pm / $225

 

PRESERVING LAND AND COMMUNITY
Huguenot Street in New Paltz

Ages 12-16


Wallkill Valley Land Trust, New Paltz

July 28-August 1 / 9am-3pm / $295

 

REVOLUTIONARY FOOTSTEPS IN ORANGE COUNTY

Ages 12-16


Washingtonville Middle School, Washingtonville July 7-11 / 9am-3pm / $295

WHERE ART, HISTORY &
NATURE MEET

Ages 12-16


Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown

July 21-25 / 9am-3pm / $225

 

WRITING ON AMERICA'S RIVER

Grades 7-9


Black Rock Forest, Cornwall

July 21-25 / 8:30am-12:30pm / $285

OR 1:30-5:30pm

 

TEEN WRITERS' INSTITUTE

Ages 13-17

SUNY New Paltz

July 14-18 / 9am-1pm / $275

 


 

Rising High School Seniors

SUNY New Paltz

July 7-11 / 9am-1pm / $275

 




 

REGISTRATION and more information,

including Program Descriptions,

our Scholarship Application and

Frequently Asked Questions,

is available on the HVWP website.

 

 
 

Additional Resources

Ulster BOCES

The Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
The CTY at The Johns Hopkins University has served the academic needs of highly able pre-collegiate youth since 1979.

Additional Internet Resources
Hoagies Gifted Education Page
Includes an excellent Kids and Teens page.
AGATE
NYS Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education
The Davidson Institute
"Supporting our nation's brightest young minds"
KidSource Article Directory
KidSource was created by involved parents.
NAGC
National Association for Gifted Children
NSW Association for Gifted Children 
Parents, Children & Teachers 
NYS Education Department
NYSED Gifted and Talented Resources
SENG
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Google Gifted Education Directory
Hundreds of categorized links.