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.
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.
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
Why Join NAPAGE
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.
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 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
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: