Gifted and Talented

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney



 State Champs-HS Science Olympiad Team

State Champions-High School Science Olympiad Team-2016
Team Members: From left to right, (front) Ingrid Kilde, Sarah Vind, Lexie Weghorn, Jessica Schwartz and Jacob Fuhrman; (middle row) Parker Grundvig, Savannah Vajgrt, Kolten Nelsen, James Woodward and Sam Hossain;
(back row) Coach Harold Vlcek, John Liu, Nolan smith, Brady Talford, Anthony Lucking, Matt Kieffer and Coach Deanna Suilmann

 The Menomonie Area School District utilizes the Wisconsin RtI Model. It explicitly defines RtI  as  a process for helping all students reach higher levels of 
academic and behavioral success. 

The RtI model includes Gifted and Talented Students. This model uses a problem-solving approach and incorporates (a) curriculum and instructional practices, (b) monitoring of student progress, (c) collaboration, and/or (d) tiered levels of services.

The Gifted and Talented Coordinator, building facilitators in collaboration with the PLC (Professional Learning Community) Team, and Interventionist also utilizes the state assessment percentile scores of 97th percentile and above on Badger 3-8, SAGE, STAR, ACT or other district diagnostic data to alert staff to the potential need for additional services for high performing students. 

 The RtI model assumes that each student receives high-quality, research-based, and differentiated instruction from a general educator in a general education setting. The Wisconsin Response to Intervention Model depicted in Fig. 1 has described RtI as a practice of:

  • High Quality Instruction

  • Balanced Assessment  

  • Collaboration