Gate Events and Classes
Writer's Workshops: Rincon Valley
students in grades 6-8 work with Cathy Signorelli in
a series of Writers' Workshops. The project culminates
in a book of student writings and students reading from their work and autographing copies at Copperfield's
Bookstore in Santa Rosa. Writer's Workshop Readings this year will be on May 23.
Writer's Workshop Instructor
Lili Hughes reading from her work, May 17, 2012
Writer's Workshop Reading 2010-11
from her short story
"Demonic Traveler:Discovery of the
from her "Ocean Waters"
Lili reading her creative
writing at the Writer's Workshop authors' reading at Copperfields
of the Mind: Nine Rincon Valley teams will compete at the Redwood Region Tournament on March 8. Location: Santa Rosa High School -- Come cheer them on!
Email Merritt Booster for more information.
If you'd like to be involved as an instructor for next year,
email Merritt. All it takes is a little time, a real interest
in students, and knowledge you would like to impart! Times
an ongoing process in the Rincon Valley District. All new
teachers receive basic GATE training and a number of established
teachers are pursuing Differentiation Certification.
Family Excursions -- information
will be included in newsletters and emailed to parents as
events come to our attention. If you hear of an event or a
place you think would be of interest to GATE families, please
let Merritt know. If you can help with this, it would be welcome!
The Hunt is changing this year as we overwhelmed the Sonoma County Library system. Watch for more information coming after Winter Break.
March and May, approximately 66 of our top 4th and 5th
graders in mathemetics will spend two days out at the Sonoma
County Office of Education. They investigate various aspects
of mathematics and technology. Invitations will be mailed
to eligible students the end of January.
To see a PDF of the 2009 BiMathlon, click here.
For another example of a past Bimathlon, click
During the MiniConference,
GATE takes over a school for an evening. Students get to try out a class in something new they might be interested in and parents get a chance to talk to teachers and other GATE parents.
GATE MiniConference 2014 will be on May 1. Watch for more information in the next newsletter.