To all our Reagan Signet families –

**Ongoing Learning Activities for Signet Students**

All our Signet students have access to their Signet Microsoft OneNote Notebook and the Reagan Signet Centers OneNote Notebook from any device at home.  There is no homework assigned from Signet class – our students complete all their work and research in the classroom.  However, students may feel free to complete any center of their choosing at home.  In the Reagan Signet Centers OneNote Notebook there are hundreds of puzzles and brain games to help stem boredom.  You can remind your child to look at the section “Puzzles for Between Centers.” They also have several online Breakout puzzles in their Notebooks.  Check out our website pages for some other websites and fun activities.  I’m happy to add more to the Notebook should we miss school for an extended length of time.

If students should complete a center, the Microsoft Center Reflection Form remains open.  We will continue to monitor the submitted forms and leave feedback for those students that submit reflections.

Please feel free to email should you require any additional resources or if we can be of any further help to you. 

Elizabeth Thompson, Gifted Resource Teacher – thompsea@pwcs.edu

Jennifer Burrell, Gifted Resource Assistant Teacher – burreljt@pwcs.edu

Jessica Silveri, Gifted Resource Teacher - silverjd@pwcs.edu

      

WELCOME to SIGNET CLASS!

 
Thank you for visiting! Below you will find information about the gifted education program. For additional information please click the link above (Welcome to SIGNET class). If you should need to reach me, please contact me via email (silverjd@pwcs.edu). Additionally, I am available via telephone from 8:30-9:20 each morning (571-402-3500). 

Overview:
The Prince William County Gifted Education Program began in 1976, and is referred to as SIGNET, an acronym for Schools Involved in Gifted Needs in Education Today. The students served by the Gifted Education Program at the middle school level are unique in both their abilities and achievements. The program recognizes and strives to provide for the diversity of the academic, interpersonal, and emotional needs of each student.

Course Description:
The inquiry based learning used in this course of study support increased levels of complexity, ensuring high-level learning, achievement, and integrity for every student through quality classroom instruction, authentic literacy, and academic and behavior support. The essential elements of the curriculum include study centers, small groups, and individual work, in order to foster the curiosity of each student to become a life-long learner, problem solver, critical thinker, and independent thinker.
 
Yearly Objectives:
The Student will explore and develop:
Different approaches to solving problems, Higher level thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
Originality, flexibility, fluency, and elaboration in student products
To provide:
Curriculum based on the needs and interests of the students, Access to current information and/or innovative practices in fields of study, Interdisciplinary approaches to content areas, To provide an environment conducive to: Productive group and individual work in an intellectually risk-free setting by students demonstrating
Responsibility, Integrity, Discipline, Enthusiasm, Respect (R.I.D.E.R) 

  

In class students will demonstrate R.I.D.E.R.:
Responsibility by completing and submitting work on time and abiding by all classroom expectations
Integrity by using their own knowledge responsibly and ethically
Discipline by being prepared and focused on achieving learning goals
Enthusiasm by striving to learn and achieve at high levels while engaging in all classroom activities
Respect by treating peers, adults, and property with courtesy and consideration


                                            
                         Together, we can!