• Welcome to SEARCH:
     
    (Seeking Educational Alternatives to Reach and Challenge Higher level thinking)
     
     
     
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                                    Important Dates: 
     
     

    FUTURA (2019-2020): 4th & 5th Grade - Friday, 9/6/19 - Start Date

                                           Belmont Station Elementary - Mr. Chris Zierk

    FUTURA Back To School Night: Stay Tuned!

    3rd Grade Eligibility Letters will be mailed:  Will post when confirmed.
    4th/5th Grade Eligibility Letters will be mailed:  Will post when confirmed.
     
     
    *NNAT2 Testing:  Please see your child's 3rd grade teacher's schedule below:
      

    For Parents of 3rd and 4th Grade Students

     
    District Referrals - Students with qualifying test scores on the CogAT and/or NNAT will receive a district referral via US mail the last week in January 2020. With parent permission (via a signed referral form returned to 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 January 27-February 7, 2020. 

    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 January 27-February 7, 2020

     Click here to visit the LCPS Gifted Education Website.

     LCPS Screening and Identification Process 

     
    Frequently Asked Questions: 
     
     
    • WordMasters Challenge Permission Forms due: Friday, 10/18/19 (Resource #5).
    • WordMasters Challenge Word List #3- Available on the SEARCH webpage link WordMasters Challenge.
    • WordMasters Challenge Meet #3 (2019-2020)- Available April 20-24 (webpage link WM Challenge in pdf form) or the following google classroom link:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IeJGC3vRW9crSh1REbnXYoBhQNKBrxeJ  Please stay safe!  Good Luck!
    • WordMasters Challenge Update:  In light of the coronavirus epidemic and widespread school closures, we are making some changes for Meet #3 of the 2019-2020 WordMasters Challenge.  The Meet #3 tests will be posted online as scheduled on April 3rd.  Since many, if not most, schools will likely still be closed at that time, you may distribute the test to your students by school website and they may take the test at home.  Although we recognize that we will be unable to effectively monitor the legitimacy of test results, we ask that you encourage your students (and their caregivers) to observe the same rules as in-school testing, i.e., no checking answers with other people or using any resources. Students can then submit their test responses to you, and you can submit scores using our online database.

    • 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 2020 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 2020 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.)