Oak Point Intermediate
EPCGT Site Reps
For each of our school sites, we have EPCGT site reps who are members of our board who have volunteered to act as communication liaisons between our group and the gifted staff at their school site, and to provide support for the gifted staff and for any member parents who would like another parent to talk to. Please feel free to contact them; we all understand the need for someone to listen. If you are looking for specific information they don’t have, they will do their best to get the answers for you. For names and phone numbers of site reps and other board members, as well as e-mail links, please see the Board and Site Reps page.
Gifted TeachersDianna Kelly 975-2694
Lenore Dryke 975-2706
Gifted (Key) Newshttp://teachers.edenpr.org/~ldryke
Wish ListCan be found listed in our Amazon aStore
Students seen as extremely bright math students are identified and tested in January or February of 4th grade to determine if placement in Accelerated Math in 5th grade would be appropriate. Fifth grade Accelerated Math students jump straight into 6th grade curriculum and continue with 7th grade curriculum in 6th grade. There is an accelerated math class in each of the four atriums at the school. For more information on math pathways in the school district, see Math Pathways.
Good Day Oak Point!
Good Day Oak Point is a student-run video news program which is broadcast live every morning throughout the facility. To find out more about the 5-minute program and how to help your student prepare, go to the Oak Point Information Technology Center (ITC) link through the school district website.
KEY Independent Study
A new "independent study" component of the Key curriculum began as a pilot in 2005-06. In recent years, the Oak Point Key program was four units of language arts enrichment during each of the two years. The independent study component offers one independent study unit option during the year as an alternative to one of the four language arts units.
Via independent study, students with interests in science, math, history, music, etc., will have an opportunity to do an in-depth research project on a subject of their choosing. This will not only allow students to pursue an interest of their choosing, but to do so at an appropriately rigorous level.
Math Masters is a mathematics competition open to 5th and 6th grade students in public, private and home schools. Math Masters has individual and team competition in various math areas. Teams must be registered; a maximum of five students per team may compete. Math Masters provides a team selection test that schools may use to help choose team members. All events are regional only, and format is identical for 5th and 6th grade events:
- Individual Warm-up Fact Drill (75 problems, 5 minutes)
- Four Individual Problem Solving Rounds (8 problems in each 10 minute round)*
- Three Team Problem Solving Rounds (10 problems in each 15 minute round)
Oak Point uses NWEA results and input from accelerated math teachers to determine student eligibility. We generally enter multiple teams per grade and have won many top team award and individual awards. The competition itself takes place on one Saturday morning, with 6th graders competing in March and 5th graders competing in May. With the help of parent coaches, students will have some after-school practice sessions leading up to the competition date. Students should be aware of this opportunity in January. For more information about the implementation of the program at Oak Point, contact one of the Oak Point gifted teachers or the educational coordinator. The Math Masters website listed above has examples of questions from past tournaments.