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November 18, 1982 School Report Page 5 Center offers new experiences follow- Center  Re- Auto i )hies/ Computer, Cosmetol- Electron- Attendant All pro- to continue Spokane saving all They the day. to time at Chene.y in has 14 in the Re- Mech- Mor- Snyder; SPeer and and and Students the VSC facili- on to 8 p.m. Opportun- District a great is. 1 of the are or as accept- gives This as a during years. or two stu- also ago gradu- aide Big in the ational new Mrs. been substi- Jan to the for and Jay Mahaffy learns auto body repair at the Skills Center from William The nursing program is an important part of the Skills Center program Harris. for Cheney High School student Teresa Grimmett and her friend. Cheney High School students work in the area of broadcasting at the Learning food service and bakery techniques at the Skills Center are Skills Center. From left are Darryl Micek and John Snyder, being in- Brian Payne, Joddie Swanson and John NaIL structed by Dwayne Fisher. Programs help 'gifted' students You are probably aware that there are programs in our district that address the educational needs of the academically and intellectually talented students, but sometimes the vocabulary associated with each program sounds foreign or confusing. The following article may help clarify things for you. The elementary gifted pro- gram is called CIP, an acronym for the Cheney Inquiry Program. Students in grades K-6 attend one full day a week at either the Salnave or the Garden Springs site. Their flexible and highly creative teacher is Mr. Steve Larson, who deserves a special compliment for implementing this highly successful program four years ago. The CIP curri- ! culum places an emphasis on developing the higher level think- ing skills, and that is where Dr. Bloom's taxonomy comes in. The students basically work in the three levels of the taxonomy that extended a person's thinking: analysis or taking apart the known, synthesis or putting things together in a new way and evaluation or learning to judge using supporting data. All of this is applied as they study, solve problems and research. You're invited to come watch "CIP-ites" in action on Monday, Tuesday or Friday at Salnave, and Wed- nesday or Thursday at Garden Springs. Two other groups of element- ary students will be receiving a broader education this year be- Steve Larson works with elementary students in the Cheney Inquiry Program, which is designed to meet the needs of gifted students. cause their librarians and teachers cared enough to attend special training sessions that will bring two new programs into the schools. The elementary li- brarians and selected fifth grade readers will be using the Junior Great Books program that en- courages the reading and inter- pretation of good literature. Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Hornfelt, Mrs. McKinley and Mrs. Maggs deserve an appreciative thank you for adding this to their busy regular programs. Talents Unlimited is the other new program. Members from the Betz and Sunset staff are volun- tarily receiving training to use materials that will enable them to extend the talents and diver- gent or creative thinking of each individual student in their regular classroom. Mrs. Bryant and Mrs. Whitesage at Betz and Mrs. Wiley at Sunset, who are conducting the Talents Unlimited inservice, as well as the partici- pating staff from each of those schools deserve a thank you for adding another dimension to stu- dent's educaion. These teachers attended a workshop titled "Tal- ents Unlimited" at St. Thomas Center in Kirkland, Washington and can now instruct other dist- rict teachers in this area. At the junior high, the comput- er has shortened the title of the gifted program to Mentor Stu- dies. "Mentor" is the key word for these people from the com- munity who provide the vital expertise needed for Junior High students to study an academic subject or topic not available to them in our regular program or at the requested depth. This trimester, you would find the mentor students actively study- ing French, Norwegian History', lasers, adolescent psychology, geometry, taxinomic classifica- tion, chemistry, hypnosis, crea- tive writing, computer science and astronomy. Mentors are Mrs. Hamrick, Mrs. Thompson, Dr. Schwalm, Mr. Hughes, Ms. Sy- bouts, Mr. Beard, Mrs. Gibson, Dr. Hahn, Mrs. Midgley, Mrs. Morse, and Miss Burgess. Thank you l We'll also be thanking them in person at the Junior High Culminating Program Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1982 at 3:15 p.m. You're welcome to attend. The high school's regular curriculum and activity pro- grams often meet all the educa- tional needs of our talented stu- dents, but the Mentor Studies program is also available at high school students when they have additional needs. Mainly the pro- gram opens the door for stu- dents to use Eastern Washington University, but a mentorship is also often used. This trimester students are studying subjects such as foreign languages not part of high school curriculum and in social science, and math areas. High school students also pre- pare a culminating presentation. This will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 12:20 p.m. in the library which you are encouraged to attend. Mrs. Uibel ablely coordinates and assists the needs of Mentor students. A special thank you also goes to Ms. Wilson, Eastern Washington University and in- dividual mentors for providing the additional educational oppor- tunities for our students.