The CLUE Bulletin

October 22, 2020

Welcome

The CLUE Bulletin is the official newsletter for CLUE parents and community partners. Once a month, newsletter recipients will receive important news and updates and learn more about the departmental activities and events.


Parents and partners may view current CLUE information any time on our website at: http://www.clue901.com/

Have questions about CLUE Services?

We have answers! All of our plans and updates will be posted on our parent page (http://www.clue901.com/parents). We are using Microsoft Teams to provide services to students. Services will be provided by SCS CLUE teachers using a hybrid model of synchronous/asynchronous learning anchored in our CLUE curriculum and topics of study.


If you have specific questions about your child's situation, we are providing several options for assistance.


  • Parents and partners may call us at 901-606-2415 during normal business hours.
  • Parents and partners may also text questions to this number and receive timely responses during normal business hours.
  • Everyone is welcome to email us any time at: clue@scsk12.org.
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All forum links available here: http://www.scsk12.org/familyforum/

Saturday, Oct. 24th, 11:15am-12pm

This is an online event.

Meeting the needs of All Gifted Learners (CLUE) (Recorded)

In this session, parents will explore characteristics of gifted learners and will learn what structures can be put in place in the regular education environment to support the very special needs of our gifted kids, who may or may not be twice exceptional. Parents will learn the purpose of the gifted IEP and understand allowable accommodations for the TN disability of intellectual giftedness.

Family Forum - CLUE Session Agenda

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What Are Students Learning Now?

We are excited to be leveraging the current virtual learning situation to bring gifted students together in creative ways, sometimes across campuses and grade levels, in an effort to provide opportunities for students to collaborate with intellectual peers. Our goal is to provide equitable services for all of the students we have identified.


Did you know we grew the CLUE program enrollment by over 25% last school year even under the constraints of the pandemic? That's right! We added 885 students to CLUE and have classes in more of our SCS schools than ever before. While we will continue to work to find more students, we also want to ensure that those that we identify have excellent programming that encourages the students to reach their highest potential.


We appreciate the support that our parents have provided us so that we can support the social and emotional needs of our gifted students while we are also pushing that academic rigor. Thank you!

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A Note About Secondary CLUE English

While our CLUE English program is grounded in the study of extended texts that address elements of giftedness while building on academic knowledge that will promote growth of understanding and deeper learning with our students, teachers are encouraged to supplement these materials with quality instructional materials that are aligned with TN ELA standards found in our newly adopted Pearson textbook. All gifted students should be provided with a consumable Pearson workbook to support these added supporting components.
CLUE901 Parent Blog

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Teacher Spotlight: Lindsey Glass

This month we recognize Lindsey Glass for her contributions to the CLUE Program. Mrs. Glass is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a Masters degree in Special Education - Gifted Talented and Creative from Arkansas State University. This is her 17th year as an educator, and she has worked in multiple school districts across Tennessee serving gifted students in grade K-12.


Mrs. Glass has always had a passion for gifted education. She knew as a second grade CLUE student that she wanted to be a CLUE teacher when she grew up. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Association for the Gifted and was awarded the Jo Patterson Distinguished Service Award for significant contributions to the field of gifted education in Tennessee in 2016.


When she is not working and advocating for gifted students, Mrs. Glass and her husband can be found cheering for the Memphis Tigers and spending time with friends and family.


The CLUE Team is proud of Lindsey Glass and thankful for all that she does to support our teachers and our CLUE students.

About Us

The mission of our gifted and academically talented program is to provide a nurturing, accepting environment where the unique intellectual, creative, social, and emotional needs of gifted and talented students are fulfilled.