• Welcome to SEARCH:
     
    (Seeking Educational Alternatives to Reach and Challenge Higher level thinking)
     
     
     
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    Newton-Lee Families:
     

    In preparation for the LCPS gifted screening and identification process, which will take place from November to January, 4th-grade students will participate in weekly talent development lessons and independent learning activities specifically designed to nurture and support their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. The lessons and independent learning activities will provide students with exposure to the types of tasks that will be part of the gifted eligibility process. The LCPS gifted eligibility process was delayed last spring due to issues related to COVID-19. 

    Gifted resource teachers will also work closely with 4th and 5th-grade classroom teachers to share activities that enrich and extend the core curriculum for students who need additional challenges this fall.  

    The Gifted Education Department understands that families will have questions about this process. Special presentations will be available for families in late September and early October. The presentations will address the 2021-22 gifted screening and identification process.

    Wendy S. King

    Supervisor, Gifted Education

    Loudoun County Public Schools

    21000 Education Court, Suite 511 F

    Ashburn, VA 20148

    (571) 252-1609

    Wendy.King@lcps.org

     

    FUTURA (2021-2022): Seldens Landing Elementary - Mr. Chris Zierk (Friday)

    • FUTURA for 5th grade starts on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.
    • FUTURA for 4th grade will start the second semester (after the identification process)
    • FUTURA instruction time: 9:15 am - 1:45 pm

     FUTURA Back To School Night:  Tuesday, September 21st, at 6:30 pm at Seldens Landing

     

     3rd Grade Eligibility Letters will be mailed:  Will post when confirmed.

    4th/5th Grade Eligibility Letters will be mailed:  Will post when confirmed.
     
     
     
      

    For Parents of 3rd and 4th Grade Students

     
    District Referrals - Students with qualifying test scores on the CogAT and TBD will receive a district referral via US mail TBD. With parent permission (via a signed referral form returned to the school SEARCH teacher), these students will be evaluated for gifted services.
     

    Parent Referrals - Parents of students who did not receive a district referral letter, but who wish to have their children evaluated for gifted services, may submit a parent referral form to their child's SEARCH teacher from TBD

    For Parents of 5th Grade Students

     
    Parents of 5th-grade students who wish to have their children evaluated for gifted services in middle school may submit a parent referral form to their child's SEARCH teacher from TBD

     Click here to visit the LCPS Gifted Education Website.

     LCPS Screening and Identification Process 

     
    Frequently Asked Questions: 
     
     
    • WordMasters Challenge (2021-2022) Permission Forms due:  N/A (Resource #5).
    • WordMasters Challenge Word List #1
    • WordMasters Challenge Meet #1-

     

    • Check this out!  As you know, we are BIG fans of the dictionary!  Encourage your students to spend some time at home looking up the words on their lists – they will encounter a trove of new vocabulary along the way. You can also direct your students to the Resources tab at our website; you do not need to log into our website to access the practice tools and games we have posted.

     

    •  UVA 2021 Saturday Enrichment Program- On-line applications & more program information available at: http://curry.virginia.edu/sep (This link is provided for information purposes only and is not an advertisement or endorsement by LCPS. All responsibility for inquiries, applications, and/or participation is solely that of parents or guardians.) 
    • UVA 2021 Summer Enrichment Program-Flyer & Application (This link is provided for information purposes only and is not an advertisement or endorsement by LCPS. All responsibility for inquiries, applications, and/or participation is solely that of parents or guardians.)  
    • SIG-Summer Institute for the Gifted-Flyer & Application (This link is provided for information purposes only and is not an advertisement or endorsement by LCPS. All responsibility for inquiries, applications, and/or participation is solely that of parents or guardians.)