Talented and Gifted Program
2014 Rivermont Academic Invitational
Wood Intermediate students participated in Rivermont Academic Invitational at Rivermont Collegiate School in Bettendorf. This is an academic team competition using real-life situations with team building and creativity that results in a life-long skill. Four teams competed and one team “The Tributes” came in fourth place. They received a certificate to make a $45 donation to a charity of their choice. They chose Make a Wish Foundation. The members on this team were Logan Anderson, Nala Delgado, Emma Hunter, and Mackenzie Meeks.
2014 Geography Bee
The National Geographic Bee is a nationwide contest to encourage the teaching and study of geography. Bee questions are designed to test a student’s knowledge of geography and may require interpretation of maps, graphs, and photographs. The second place winner was Timothy O’Leary. Landen Taylor took first place. Along with his certificate he also received a medal.
2014 National History Day state competitors.
National History Day is an enrichment program that helps students discover historical issues, ideas, people, and events centered on a historical theme. The theme this year was “Rights and Responsibilities in History”. The students completed extensive research, critically analyzed and formed conclusions.
Esmee Belzer went to state for her performance “Nelson Mandela a Misunderstood Dissident”. Holden Conner, Amber Ehlers, and Daniel Orozco to their exhibit “The 1912 Lawrence, Massachusetts Textile Strike” to state.
The Talented & Gifted Program serves students who demonstrate outstanding abilities or potential in the areas of general intellectual ability or specific ability aptitude.
- Students who demonstrate outstanding potential when compared with others of their age require differentiated instruction.
- Differentiated programming will enable these students to maximize their life-long learning potential and contribute to the betterment of their community.
- Community-wide advocacy of differentiated programming for these students is essential.
These are the beliefs that have guided the design of the Davenport Community Schools Talented & Gifted (TAG) Program for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
To learn more about the TAG program at Davenport Community Schools, please visit the following district-level page:
Mock Trial – The Wood Mock Trial team qualified to participate in the state competition in Des Moines on November 17-19. This is the second consecutive time that a Wood team has qualified to go to state! There were several students on this team that received outstanding nominations.
Jamie Pratt is the Wood TAG Specialist.