TAG

 

Parents: Wednesday, November 30th is the DEADLINE for 2016-2017 TAG testing invitations...please sign your child up now.
OLSAT and SCAT testing for TAG is Friday, December 2nd!

Walker Mill Middle School

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800 Karen Blvd.       Capitol Heights, MD     20743 

  301-808-4055  Main   301-808-4039   Fax  

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China Trip 2017

During Spring Break 2017

 Check out the details and the itinerary.

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Please Welcome our 

New TAG Coordinator,

Carol C. Shelton, Ed.D.  

    Dr. 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.  

     Prior 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 grader.

Our 8th Grade Champions can Ace the PSAT 8/9 on December 5, 2016...

 

PREPARATION is REQUIRED!

Khan Academy

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

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   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!!

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                         

 


 
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     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. 

      The 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. 

 Additionally, 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.  

 

Pictured Below: Students at Prince George's Community College Forensics course (archived)

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 ACADEMIC FEATURES 

 

READING 

  • College of William and Mary Language Arts Curriculum for Highly Able Learners ~ Persuasion, 1940s and Utopia Units 
  • Literature Focus Units ~ Classics and Shakespeare 
  • Junior Great Books Shared Inquiry 

MATHEMATICS 

  • Algebra 
  • Geometry 
  • First In Math 

SCIENCE

  • Science Fair Winners
  • Science Bowl 

SOCIAL STUDIES 

  • China Study Tours
  • National History Day Research Project 
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
  • Intro to Mandarin Chinese
  • Chinese 1
  • Chinese 2
  •   Intro to Spanish 
  • Spanish 1  
  • Spanish 2 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM FEATURES 

 

  • Full-day instructional program
  • Highly trained and experienced teachers 
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Algebra l and Geometry l 
  • Full-time TAG Program Coordinator 
  • Opportunities for students to progress individually 
  • Common Core State Standards compacted 
  • Accelerated and enriched instruction 
  • Off-site educational, scientific, and artistic enrichment opportunities 
  • Laboratory approach to accelerate and enrich science instruction 
  • Advance study and research skills 
  • Study of the Fine Arts 
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Click on the following links for additional information:

MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION 

TAG CENTER CURRICULUM OVERVIEW 

 

 

 

 

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