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Washoe County School District (WCSD)

Washoe County School District Logo The Washoe County School District (WCSD) operates 94 schools spread throughout the county, including the Reno/Sparks area in Northern Nevada. The district has a total enrollment of more than 63,000 students in grades K-12.

The district provides a Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) Program to students in
grades 2-12, including an elementary program for grades 2-6, middle school program, high school internship program, and classes for highly gifted students in grades 3-6. The district also has an active Gifted and Talented Advisory Council (GTAC).

Superintendent Traci Davis »
Envision WCSD 2015 - Investing In Our Future has been the product of a reform-minded school board, a new leadership team, and numerous internal and external partners who worked to craft a plan that builds from past district successes, acknowledges needed areas of improvement, and is unwavering in producing improved results for all 63,000 students.

WCSD GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION (GATE)

The mission of the Washoe County School District Gifted and Talented Education Program is to provide our gifted and talented students differentiated instruction that is commensurate with their exceptional abilities through a spectrum of curricular and instructional gifted services and opportunities.

The District will provide programs for gifted and talented students to work together under the guidance of trained teachers in an atmosphere that is intellectually and academically rigorous, fosters creativity, and provides emotional support.

WCSD GATE Program Contact Information
PHYSICAL ADDRESS (as of December 2015):
380 Edison Way
Reno, NV 89502

MAILING ADDRESS:
WCSD Gifted & Talented
P.O. Box 30425
Reno, NV 89520

Telephone (as of December 2015): 775-861-4451
Fax (as of December 2015): 775-861-4400
Email: giftedandtalented@washoeschools.net
Website: www.washoeschools.net

WCSD GIFTED AND TALENTED ADVISORY COUNCIL (GTAC)

GTAC serves as an advisory body to the Washoe County School District. GTAC includes parents, teachers, administrators, and community representatives organized to represent the interests of gifted and talented students in the WCSD and to make recommendations regarding district services and programming for GT students.

MEETING DATES

GTAC members attend regularly scheduled monthly meetings. The Council strives to be representative of all geographical areas and reflect the diverse ethnicities of the Washoe County School District.

Chair: Andrea Neahusan
First Monday of each month at 7:00pm-8:00pm; 8:00 p.m. + (General Meeting/no Board action)
Non-Council members are welcome. Meetings are open to all
DATEMEETING LOCATIONAGENDA & MINUTES
Sept 14, 2015Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)
Oct 5, 2015Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)Agenda
Nov 2, 2015Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)Agenda
Dec 7, 2015Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)Agenda
Feb 8, 2016Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)Agenda
Documents from Jan 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Mar 7, 2016Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)Agenda | Campus Map
Apr 11, 2016Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)Agenda
May 2, 2016
(elections)
Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)
June 6, 2016Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)

PAST MEETING MINUTES AND AGENDA

2014-2015 Agenda and Minutes »
DATEMEETING LOCATIONAGENDAMINUTES
Sept 8, 2014WCSD Administration Building (425 E. Ninth Street, Reno)PDFPDF
Oct 13, 2014WCSD Administration Building (425 E. Ninth Street, Reno)PDFPDF
Nov 3, 2014Mendive MS LIBRARY (1900 Whitewood Dr, Sparks)
Del Rosa Entrance
PDF
Dec 1, 2014Swope MS LIBRARY (901 Keele Drive, Reno)PDF
Feb 2, 2015Pine MS LIBRARY (4800 Neil Road, Reno)PDF
Mar 2, 2015Clayton MS LIBRARY (1295 Wyoming Ave, Reno)March Agenda & February Minutes
Apr 13, 2015Mendive MS LIBRARY (1900 Whitewood Dr, Sparks)April Agenda & March Minutes
May 4, 2015
(elections)
Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)May Agenda & April Minutes
June 1, 2015Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)June Agenda & May Minutes
2013-2014 Agenda and Minutes »
September 2, 2013 (Minutes)
October 7, 2013 (Minutes)
November 4, 2013 (Minutes)
December 2, 2014 (Minutes)
February 3, 2014 (cancelled)
March 3, 2014 (Minutes)
April 14, 2014 (Minutes)
May 12, 2014 (Minutes)
June 2, 2014 (Agenda)
2012-2013 Agenda and Minutes »
September 10, 2012 (Minutes)
October 1, 2012 (Minutes)
November 5, 2012 (Minutes)
December 3, 2012 (Minutes)
February 4, 2013 (Minutes)
March 4, 2013 (Minutes)
April 1, 2013 (Agenda)
May 6, 2013 (Agenda)
June 3, 2013 (Agenda)

GATE Boosters: Fundraising Committee

GATE Boosters is an all-volunteer group working to support WCSD GATE. To join the GATE Fundraising Committee, please email Leah Crosby at GateBoosters@gmail.com.

If you would like to make a donation to the GATE Program, please mail a tax-deductible donation to the WCSD GATE Program (Tax ID # 88-6000919), please mail a check to:
WCSD GATE Program
P.O. Box 30425
Reno, NV 89520

2015-2016 Fundraising Events

December 11, 2015 Barnes and Noble Bookfair »
Please mark your calendars for our annual Barnes & Noble Bookfair on Friday, December 11th!

Scheduled Events:
  • 3:00pm-7:00pm Book Signing by Distinguished Author David Michael Slater
    David Michael Slater is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, teens, and adults. He also teaches in the GT Magnet at Pine Middle School.
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm Meet & Greet with Cheri DiMartino, our new Director of Gifted and Talented Education in Washoe County!
Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Friday, December 11, 2015
9:00am - 10:00pm
Barnes & Noble- 5555 S. Virginia Street, Reno

(Flyer must be presented at checkout)
GT Parent Connection- WCSD Gifted and Talented Event

If you cannot attend the bookfair at Barnes & Noble on December 11th, please visit bn.com/bookfairs and shop online on December 12th through December 16th. Out of town family members can also support GATE during these dates!
Please enter the Bookfair ID #11723756 during checkout.

Barnes & Noble Bookfair Online
December 11, 2015 - December 16, 2015
bn.com/bookfairs
Bookfair ID: #11723756
February 27, 2016 Legend's Grill Fundraiser »
Legends is hosting a fundraiser for The WCSD Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program.

Support the Washoe County School District Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Programs at Legends Grill, Sports, & Spirits in Reno, NV (next to Whole Foods) on February 27, 2016 all day, starting at 8am!

In an effort to raise funds for classroom technology, WCSD GATE Boosters and Legends Grill invite you to breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Legends Grill, Sports & Spirits on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 8am - 10pm. Legends will donate 20% of the total bill when customers present a flyer or mention GATE to their server.

LEGENDS Grill, Sports & Spirits
Saturday, February 27, 2016
8:00am - 10:00pm
6015 S. Virginia Street, Reno

(Present flyer to server)
GT Parent Connection- WCSD Gifted and Talented Event

GATE is on Goodshop.com!

You can use this site to support WCSD GATE programs as you shop through the year! There is no extra cost to you, only more money for GATE! Here's how you can help:
  • Use GoodSearch.com when you search the internet - they will donate a penny to us every time you search
  • Use GoodShop.com when you shop online - they work with more than 2,500 major brands, have over 100,000 coupons and donate a percentage of every purchase you make to us
We'd like to begin building our presence on GoodSearch.com! Please join our community on GoodSearch.com and help us raise money for our program. Get started by clicking the "Become a Supporter" button on our profile page www.goodsearch.com/?msg=5.
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4790 Caughlin Parkway #406, Reno, NV 89519

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