Walker Mill Middle School
800 Karen Blvd. Capitol Heights, MD 20743
301-808-4055 Main 301-808-4039 Fax
China Trip 2017
During Spring Break 2017
Check out the details and the itinerary.
Please Welcome our
New TAG Coordinator,
Carol C. Shelton, Ed.D.
Carol Crawford Shelton is a native of Memphis, TN (where she was a TAG student)
and a triple alumna of Howard University. She began her career in the
District of Columbia and Prince George's County Public Schools as an elementary
school teacher. Dr. Shelton worked at a company in New York City and opened
schools to improve public schools Nationwide for several years. Afterwards, she
focused on increasing student achievement as an Executive Administrator at
Howard University, and also as an Assistant Principal in Washington, DC and a
private school in Prince George's County, Maryland.
to becoming the TAG Coordinator at Walker Mill Middle School, she was a TAG
Coordinator at an elementary school in PGCPS as well as an Instructional Lead Teacher,
Professional Development Lead Teacher, Alternative Student Testing Coordinator,
TAG Intermediate Pull-out Teacher, Reading Resource Teacher, Literacy Chair,
and Grade Level Chair. In addition to her current position as the TAG
Coordinator, she is also a member of the PGCPS Annual Charter School
Performance Review and Site Visit Committee. Dr. Shelton is married to a Prince
George’s County State’s Attorney, and has two daughters, a current 8th
grade TAG student (at a different MS) and a Spanish-Immersion 2nd
Our 8th Grade Champions can Ace the PSAT 8/9 on December 5, 2016...
PREPARATION is REQUIRED!
Use Khan Academy regularly for practice, extra help, and PSAT 8/9 prep.
PSAT 8/9 Test Prep Practice Manual: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=4ba8af92cb&view=att&th=1582aa936b909307&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_iv2gstfl0&safe=1&zw
Walker Mill MS TAG Panthers are GREAT by Choice...Choose Us!
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program Application Deadline Information
Please visit: www1.pgcps.org/aboutpgcps/index.aspx?id=172037
Many THANKS to the PTSA and to all Parents, Teachers, and Students who attended our Literacy Night, Nov.15th; THANKS for the Khan Academy presentation, Ms. Adams!
Walker Mill PTSA...we ENJOYED our Subway sandwiches and cookies!
As discussed, please take advantage of the PGCML's Library Link Resources: http://ww1.pgcmls.info/LINK
Prince George's County Memorial Library LINK (Leap Into New Knowledge) Linking Literacy and Learning
What is LINK?
LINK allows all Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) students access to library services using their 9-digit ID Number with PGCPS in front, no sign-up needed!
Ex. PGCPS100100100 (ID can be found on child's report card)
The last four digits of their number is the PIN. (Ex. 0100)
Use the Library LINK for FREE:
- Tutorial Services Weekdays (2pm-12am)
- Rosetta Stone for Multiple Languages
- Research, Online Books, and More!!
Our Panther Pride Talented
and Gifted (TAG) Program is an enriched, intensive educational program that
meets the specialized needs of highly able students with exceptional talents in
various disciplines. The program is
highly accelerated and enriched in Mathematics, affording students success and
high achievement on the PARCC, M/I, FAST8 and PSAT 8/9 assessments; keys to open doors to the STEM Specialty Programs at Flowers High School, Oxon Hill High School, and Roosevelt High School, the Academy of Science and Health, DuVal High School, and many more.
TAG Program offers students a full-day, instructional program with specialty courses that students
may potentially earn several high school credits. The Middle School TAG Program
at Walker Mill Middle School totally immerses students in the Multiple
Intelligence Study by Howard Gardner.
The English Department engages students using the William and Mary
Curriculum, a program integrating a rigorous literary and vocabulary approach
to our students. Our Mathematics Department has a focus on high school credits in Algebra l and Geometry l, plus our TAG students can earn high school credits in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish as well. Through
interdisciplinary and thematic units, TAG students experience activities
utilizing their strengths with classroom Arts Integration in Orchestra, Vocal Music, and Band. Students explore their interest and strengths
throughout the year as they participate in activities collaboratively planned
by their team of teachers.
the Gifted Students with Special Learning Needs (GSLN) are given viable
educational experiences that emphasize their gifts and their strengths. They receive all components of the TAG Center
Program taught using strategies to accentuate their strengths and are provided
accommodations based on their needs.
Parents requesting TAG screening for their child should contact Dr. Shelton at Carol.Shelton@pgcps.org by November 30, 2016 for the 2016-2017 School Year. Testing will be held on Friday, December 2nd using the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) and the School and College Ability Test (SCAT). You are invited to explore the TAG program at Walker Mill Middle School; please schedule your appointment today.