Washoe County School District (WCSD)
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
(view .pdf map
University of Nevada, Reno
William Raggio Bldg
Learning Resource Center (LRC- 1st floor, 1st door to the right)
1664 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89557
WCSD Gifted & Talented
P.O. Box 30425
Reno, NV 89520
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.
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.
: 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
|Sept 14, 2015||Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)|
|Oct 5, 2015||Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)||Agenda|
|Nov 2, 2015||Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)||Agenda|
|Dec 7, 2015||Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)|
|Feb 1, 2016||Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)|
|Mar 7, 2016||Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)|
|Apr 11, 2016||Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)|
|May 2, 2016|
|Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)|
|June 6, 2016||Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)|
PAST MEETING MINUTES AND AGENDA
- 2014-2015 Agenda and Minutes »
|Sept 8, 2014||WCSD Administration Building (425 E. Ninth Street, Reno)||PDF||PDF|
|Oct 13, 2014||WCSD Administration Building (425 E. Ninth Street, Reno)||PDF||PDF|
|Nov 3, 2014||Mendive MS LIBRARY (1900 Whitewood Dr, Sparks)|
Del Rosa Entrance
|Dec 1, 2014||Swope MS LIBRARY (901 Keele Drive, Reno)||PDF|
|Feb 2, 2015||Pine MS LIBRARY (4800 Neil Road, Reno)||PDF|
|Mar 2, 2015||Clayton MS LIBRARY (1295 Wyoming Ave, Reno)||March Agenda & February Minutes|
|Apr 13, 2015||Mendive MS LIBRARY (1900 Whitewood Dr, Sparks)||April Agenda & March Minutes|
|May 4, 2015|
|Hug HS CAREER CENTER (2880 Sutro Street, Reno)||May Agenda & April Minutes|
|June 1, 2015||Hug 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!
Barnes & Noble Bookfair
- 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!
Friday, December 11, 2015
9:00am - 10:00pm
Barnes & Noble- 5555 S. Virginia Street, Reno
(Flyer must be presented at checkout)
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
Bookfair ID: #11723756
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