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2010-09-23 / Community News

Lexington Middle Schoolers Attend Word Wrangler

Some Lexington Middle School students visit with an author during the Word Wrangler event held earlier this month. Some Lexington Middle School students visit with an author during the Word Wrangler event held earlier this month. Lexington Gifted and Talented Middle Schoolers attended the Word Wrangler on Friday, September 10, at the Giddings Public Library. According to Miss Emily Cowan and Ms. Courtney Strickland, Lexington Middle School GT teachers, “The students had a great time interviewing authors and listening to two presentations, one by Wayne Edwards, a poet, and the other by Rooster Morris, a very entertaining storyteller!”

The Lexington ISD definition of gifted and talented students is, “Those students who, by virtue of outstanding abilities, have demonstrated or have the potential for high performance in one or more of the following areas: general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude, creative and productive thinking ability, leadership ability, and visual performing arts ability.”

“As a District, we are committed to meeting the needs of ALL of our students and helping them achieve their full potential,” stated Dr. Frances McArthur, Superintendent of Lexington ISD. “By providing an array of learning opportunities for gifted and talented students, and enabling them to work together as a group in certain settings, we are helping to develop their potential.”

Lexington ISD has formed a Gifted and Talented Committee to review the changes in the GT Service Guide. The committee is comprised of community members, parents, and staff members. The first committee meeting under the direction of Mrs. Holley Muhl, GT Chair, was held on September 20, 2010 at the Lexington ISD Administration Building.

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