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Nemo Vista Enrichment/Gifted and Talented Services


Nemo Vista Gifted and Talented




Brandi Hill-Lewis K-12 Gifted and Talented Coordinator/ AP Coordinator 





     Nemo Vista Kaleidoscope 3K/5K Fun Run


          Thanks so much for the support for the FUN RUN we raised


to improve the hard court.



Gifted and Talented Handbook

DESE Gifted and Talented Page

Arkansas Gifted and Talented Rules and Regulations

AP Information 

20-21  Program Evaluation/Report to the Public Information


K-12 Scope and Sequence

K-2 Scope and Sequence

3-5 Scope and Sequence

6-8 Scope and Sequence

9-12 Scope and Sequence

Activity Calendars

K-3                    1st Nine Weeks     2nd Nine Weeks          (K-2) 3rd Nine Weeks       (K-2) 4th Nine Weeks

4-5  Grades       1st Nine Weeks     2nd Nine Weeks          (3-5) 3rd Nine Weeks       4th Nine Weeks

6-8 Grades        1st Nine Weeks     2nd Nine Weeks          3rd Nine Weeks                4th Nine Weeks

9-12 Grades       1st Nine Weeks    2nd Nine Weeks          3rd Nine Weeks                 4th Nine Weeks

High School        AP information

          Gifted and Talented Important Dates

Referrals for Gifted and Talented services are open.  If you feel your 2-12 student is in need of these services place complete Parent Referral Form  and return to school.  Or contact me at blewis@nemo.k12.ar.us


Quiz Bowl Information


All regional and All state:

Marshall Morrow

Izzy DeSalvo

Jude Condray

Congratulations and good luck to 7th grader Marshall Morrow.  Marshall qualified to compete in the Junior High Quiz Bowl All STAR tournament on April 10th.  



Senior High Quiz Bowl placed 5th in state.

Congratulations to 

Tyler Eller and Cody Maxwell for making all tournament team

Congratulations and good luck to 12th grader Tyler Eller.  Tyler qualified to compete in the Senior  High Quiz Bowl All STAR tournament on April 10th.  


Summer Camps

Summer Camps

AEGIS Summer Programs

Arkansas Math and Science School Camps

UA Summer Camps



Nine Weeks Unit Goals


7/8 Photo Project

6 Photo Project

6 Photo Scavenger Hunt

1st Nine Weeks                                                  2nd Nine Weeks                                           3rd Nine Weeks                                           4th Nine Weeks

Personal Health and Wellness                           Word Study                                                   The Art of Design                                        Research

Sept K-2   3-5   6-8  9-12                                    Oct K-2     3-5     6-8    9-12                        Jan K-2     3-5     6-8    9-12                       

Oct   K-2   3-5    6-8  9-12                                   Nov K-2    3-5     6-8    9-12                        Feb  K-2    3-5    6-8    9-12                        Apr   K-2    3-5     6-8    9-12   

                                                                            Dec K-2    3-5     6-8    9-12                        Mar  K-2    3-5    6-8    9-12                        May  K-2    3-5    6-8     9-12




September        October        November        December        January        February        March        April        May


What does it mean to be Gifted:


Arkansas Department of Education Definition of Gifted:

Gifted and Talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability, whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated education experience and/or services.  Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation, creative ability


Nemo Vista Gifted and Talented Program:

Gifted and Talented Student Handbook

Gifted and Talented teacher will provide the following service to students:

K-2 Whole Group Enrichment 30 minutes per week

3-Enrichment every week (until Sept)

3-GT Pull out 150 minutes per week

4-6 Pull out Service 150 minutes per week

7-8 Pull out Service 3 times per week for 50 minutes and Secondary Course Classes

9-12 Secondary Course Classes, AP, and Concurrent Credit classes and weekly X period student meetings


Gifted and Talented Curriculum Goals:

  1. Provide opportunities for students to pursue individual interests and develop talent.

  2. Provide support for the social and emotional needs of gifted students.

  3. Provide differentiation in content, process, and/or product.

  4. Provide opportunities for creativity, investigation of problems in depth, develop products (both digital and paper based), presentation skills, and higher order thinking skills.



Gifted and Talented Referral Stages:


Stage 1 Referral: A student is referred for Gifted and Talented services.  A referral form can be found on the district website, in the elementary, middle school, and high school offices. Referral may be made at any time during the school year. Referral can be made by parents, teachers, principals, counselors, or community members.

 Teacher Referral Form    Parent Referral Form      Gifted Behaviors


Stage 2 Data Collection:  Data is collected from a variety of sources to aid in making decisions for selection of students who are in need of gifted and talented services. Parents will be notified by Gifted and Talented Coordinator of referral and permission to collected data forms must be signed by parent.  

Data Collection


Stage 3 Data Analysis and Placement: A committee of at least 5 members analyzes data to determine the best placement of the student.  This committee receives training before placement meetings.  Student placement decisions are based on a multiple criterion.  No single criterion or cut-off score is used to include or exclude a student. Placement meetings will be held in October and April.

Appeal Process:

Step 1: Request an initial meeting with the Gifted and Talented Coordinator at your child's school. 

Step 2: If the decision is still unsatisfactory, a written formal appeal may be submitted.  Upon receipt of a formal notice of appeal, the GT Coordinator may collect additional information/data concerning the student. A district appeals committee of at least 5 professional educators, chaired by the GT Coordinator, will review the appeal.

Step 3: The decision will be based on multiple criteria and communication regarding a decision will be made to the referring party in writing. The decision by the Appeals Committee is final.


**Procedures used in the identification process are non-discriminatory with respect to race, cultural or economic background, religion, national origin, sex or handicapping condition.
















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