November 19th, 2018
9:30 a.m. - Baierl Center
Next NAPAGE Meeting
Monday, January 14th from 1 to 3:00 p.m. in the Ponce Room at the Baierl Center
Upcoming Gifted Advisory Committee (GAC) Meetings
March 19, 2019
All meetings are held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Central Administration Office
Superintendent’s Coffee December 11, 2018 9:30 a.m. at Hosack Elementary School
Superintendent’s Coffee February 12, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. at McKnight Elementary School
Upcoming School Board Meetings - 7 p.m. at Central Office
December 5, 2018 – Reorganization Meeting
December 12, 2018 – (Combined Meeting) - Work Session/Regular Meeting
January 16, 2019 – Work Session
January 23, 2019 – Regular Meeting
To register to speak, please call the Board Secretary at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting at 412-369-5437. It will be necessary to give a topic, and you must be a resident of the District. When called upon to speak, the individual will be asked to give his/her name and home address.
Updates & Reports by Officers & Building Representatives
From the Gifted Advisory Committee meeting
Mr. Christopher was unable to attend November GAC meeting. Middle school day presentation to occur in March 2019. Any changes would not take effect until 2020-21.
Reviewed gifted screening requirements, and discussed possible opportunities for improvements to the process.
EAC - Elementary Advisory Committee
Below is a brief list of topics covered at the 11/19/2018 Meeting.
Middle School Day presentation to occur at March 2019 GAC Meeting. Some ideas to consider are longer course periods might equate to less homework. Discussion on current schedule vs. potential changes. Do these changes open the opportunity for differentiation in regular education classes - ie: honors classes in middle school. Any potential changes would take effect in 2020-21.
GOAL open houses currently at the beginning of the year, but perhaps there should be one mid-year as new students enter the program.
Sharing/promoting NAPAGE. The same message should be shared at open houses. Suggestion to send a flyer out to schools for posting in Peachjar.
Discussed the needs of middle school GOAL students. Their needs are not like elementary students. Middle school students explore their strengths and interests via IOs.
School start time to be explored again by the school board. Transportation runs highly optimized routes. Difficult to find more drivers. Trying to get creative to make some change in time, even if as little as 15 minutes.
NAPAGE is a parent support/advocacy group. We are the North Allegheny chapter of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE). PAGE is a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to helping gifted learners, parents and educators. You can visit their website at www.giftedpage.org for more information.
NAPAGE’s mission is to advocate for and support gifted children and their families in the North Allegheny School District. We accomplish this by:
Providing parent representation to NA’s Gifted Advisory Committee (GAC and SEAC)
Sharing experiences, concerns and successes
Proactively addressing issues that arise
Encouraging the use of best practices in gifted education
District Gifted Education information can be found at: