Taylor Middle School

HomeSpring TestingAfter School ProgramAppCharacter EducationClubs/ActivitiesConferencesContact/DirectionsCore ValuesDestination ImaginationEducational ResourcesEnrollmentFeesFinalFormsFine ArtsFood ServiceGifted EducationGrade Level NewslettersGuidance DepartmentHealth ServicesHope SquadMedia CenterPTOReport BullyingSchool CalendarStaff DirectoryStudent Forms & HandbooksSupply ListsTitle 1 Services

Alumni files

class of 1932 2.pdf class of 1933.pdf class of 1934.pdf class of 1935.pdf class of 1936.pdf class of 1937.pdf class of 1938.pdf class of 1939.pdf class of 1940.pdf class of 1941.pdf class of 1942.pdf class of 1943.pdf class of 1944.pdf class of 1945.pdf class of 1946.pdf class of 1947 1.pdf class of 1948.pdf class of 1949.pdf class of 1950.pdf class of 1951.pdf class of 1952.pdf class of 1953.pdf class of 1954.pdf class of 1955.pdf class of 1956.pdf class of 1957.pdf class of 1958.pdf class of 1959.pdf class of 1960.pdf class of 1961.pdf class of 1962.pdf class of 1963.pdf class of 1964.pdf class of 1965.pdf class of 1966.pdf class of 1967.pdf class of 1968.pdf class of 1969.pdf class of 1970.pdf class of 1971 2.pdf class of 1972.pdf class of 1973.pdf class of 1974.pdf class of 1975.pdf class of 1976.pdf class of 1977.pdf class of 1978.pdf class of 1979.pdf class of 1980.pdf class of 1981.pdf class of 1982.pdf class of 1983.pdf class of 1984.pdf class of 1985.pdf class of 1986.pdf class of 1987.pdf class of 1988.pdf class of 1989.pdf class of 1990.pdf class of 1991.pdf class of 1992.pdf class of 1993.pdf class of 1994.pdf class of 1995.pdf class of 1996.pdf class of 1997.pdf class of 1997 2.pdf class of 1998.pdf class of 1999.pdf class of 2000.pdf class of 2001.pdf class of 2002.pdf class of 2003.pdf class of 2004.pdf class of 2005.pdf class of 2006.pdf class of 2007.pdf class of 2008.pdf class of 2009.pdf class of 2009 2.pdf class of 2010.pdf class of 2011.pdf class of 2012.pdf class of 2013.pdf class of 2014.pdf class of 2015.pdf class of 2016.pdf

Gifted Education

Contact

Ms. JoAnn Henderson     Gifted Coordinator/Teacher
Email   jhenderson@trlsd.org

About

What is a gifted student?

Gifted students possess unique learning abilities and talents that require special program services. Giftedness is not a single dimension of ability, but is a multi-dimensional concept; gifted students need direction to recognize their specific abilities and attain maximum development of their talents. Varied teaching strategies and program options in APT will foster a zest for learning through the development of thinking skills, research skills, creativity, and affective skills. 

How does a student qualify as "gifted"? 

Three Rivers placement into the APT program is based on the following criteria:

  • Grade Level - a student must be in grades 3rd through 6th.
  • State Guidelines - a student must meet Ohio State guidelines for superior cognitive ability.
  • Test Scores - a student achieves a qualifying score on ability and achievement tests, approved as gifted identifiers by the Ohio Department of Education.

Three Rivers APT Program

APT is an optional enrichment and extension program designed for students.  

Program Goals Develop:

  1. Higher-level thinking skill of application, analysis, syntheses, and evaluation
  2. The ability to think logically and critically
  3. A variety of problem-solving skills and processes
  4. Creative thinking skills and processes
  5. Required skills to conduct various types of research resulting in a variety of end  problems
  6. A variety of technology resources to enhance communication
  7. Affective skills related to self and others
  8. A sense of responsibility and pursuit.

Student Objective:

  • Analyzing information presented
  • Evaluating information using various sets of criteria
  • Distinguishing between facts and inference
  • Identifying relationships that are cause and effect
  • Brainstorming a variety of possible solutions to a given problem
  • Evaluating possible solutions using a set of criteria
  • Accepting creative and unusual thought processes
  • Developing skills of fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration
  • Using a variety of methods and resources to locate information for research purposes
  • Creating a variety of end products, which result from the research process
  • Developing and maintaining healthy self esteem
  • Evaluating personal progress and performance on an ongoing basis.

Key Dates

Referral
For first semester acceleration, your request form must be submitted by March 15th of the prior school year. 

For second semester acceleration, your request form must be submitted by November 1st of the current school year. 

Testing Windows for Gifted Identification

Fall:     August 15 - October 15
Spring:   March 15 - May 15

Critical Thinking

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination is a global, non-profit volunteer-led educational organization that gives students the chance to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation.