Radford City Schools

Online Newsletter

News From Gifted
Radford City Public Schools
Spring 2016
Becky Dangerfield, coordinator
(540) 731-3649, ext. 6619
Welcome to the 2015-16 academic year at Dalton and Radford High School!  This online newsletter will help you stay informed of gifted program news.  For information about differentiation, enrichment, identification--and for copies of important screening forms--visit other pages within the site. (Note: newest items are at the beginning of the newsletter.)
 Spring Brown Bag Book Club
Gifted students at Dalton can join the Brown Bag Book Club and meet during the Dalton lunch from April 7 -May 12 to discuss readings from a book will will read together.
Parent Meeting (PSAT 8/9)
Parents are invited to attend an information session in the RHS library on Monday, March 7, at 7:00.  Scores will be distributed and explained then.  If parents are unable to attend, scores will be given to students at school on Tuesday.
American Mathematics Competitions
Dalton students identified in math participated in the America Mathematics Competition (AMC 8) in October.  
SWVGS Reps Visit RHS
Representatives from SWVGS visited interested sophomores during sixth period on December 3.  Parent meet with representatives at 5:00 in the RHS library.  On February 22, interested sophomores toured SWVGS and were able to hear a guest speaker and participate in hands on activities.   See Mrs. Dangerfield if you have questions.
Summer Residential Governors School Opportunities
Interested tenth and eleventh graders have applied for Summer Residential Governors Schools in visual art, instrumental music, vocal music, and theater performance.  Students will be notified of acceptance in mid-April.
Summer Governor's School in Theater Arts
The application process is now open for students in 10th and 11th grade who are interested in the regional summer governor's school program at UVA Wise.  See Mrs. Dangerfield or the following website for more information:
PSAT 8/9 Testing
Dalton eighth graders participated in PSAT 8/9 testing in November.  Funded by the gifted program, this test indicates if your child is where he/she should be on the path to college readiness.  Results also include suggestions on how to improve.  There will be a parent meeting on March 7 to explain the results.
Seventh Grade Opportunity
Any bright and accomplished seventh grader with substantial financial need may apply for a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship.  This scholarship funds educational opportunities through high school.  For more information, go to http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/young-scholars-program/how-to-apply/.
 Any student ages 13-18 can register to participate in Google's online science fair!  Go to www.googlesciencefair.com.