November 2019


November 6, 2019

9:30 a.m. - Baierl Center


Next NAPAGE Meeting (all meetings in the Ponce Room at the Baierl Center)

  • Monday, January 13, 2020 at 9:30 am

  • Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Items and topics discussed:

Sue Gaernter is now NAPAGE Vice President as Elizabeth Warner moves on to other volunteer activities.

Dr. Anna Marie Breaux speaker at January 13, 2020 meeting.

Michelle Faber to discuss PSU Honors College at future meeting.

Building Updates/Feedback

  • Elementary Math. Executed differently across the district.

    • Math assessments developed in-house for movement. Grouping resumes in middle school.

    • Some schools have a flipped classroom model - kids come up with material, or teacher provides video and then a discussion next day.

    • Some schools have kids freely move between groups as THEY feel they need.

  • Middle School Day discussion. No interest in 6 day rotation schedule. GOAL to potentially be in Unified Arts periods. No schedule finalized yet.

  • Middle School IOs - If student has to back out of a planned IO, contact GOAL teacher. Otherwise the teacher is looking for, expecting them to show up for IO, wastes time/energy.

Committee updates

  • SPLC (Superintendent Parent Liaison Committee) - Redistricting discussed

  • GAC (Gifted Advisory Committee) - Need reps at: Bradford Woods, Franklin Elementary, Hosack, Ingomar Elementary, Ingomar Middle, Marshall Middle

District news

  • Community Connections - Future of Work

  • Tyler Update in December


  • GIEP: Can ask to reopen at any time. “I want to reopen my GIEP to revise, update etc.”


Discussion on the hows and whys of our group. Why did people join, what have they learned, what would they offer or say to a new member.

PAGE offers

  • Support and being able to share experiences

  • Learn about what's coming for our children

  • Learn about resources available via discussions and presenters

  • Learning to navigation the NA school system

  • Sharing feedback and having an outlet to have concerns addressed (Consumer Concerns)

  • Ability to talk with others

  • Exchange GIEP ideas

Upcoming Events

Upcoming School Board Meetings - 7 p.m. at Central Office

NASH Counselor / Principal Coffees (third Thursday of month at 7 a.m. in Ponce Room) Slides available at link

NAI Counselor Coffee/Cocoa Series Information

Mission Statement:

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 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: