HAL - Mrs. Miller

This year marks my 18th year at SVdP.  I taught 6th grade my first 3 years here and have spent the last 15 years as the High Ability Learners (HAL) teacher.  I earned a bachelor's degree in Intermediate Education from UNO, and a master's degree from UNK in Gifted Education.  My goal as a teacher is to help every student become an independent, critical thinker while using his/her talents to help others.
The HAL classroom provides students additional challenge in math and reading/writing.  Students are evaluated each spring using multiple pieces of criteria including standardized tests, grade-level achievement tests, classroom performance, and teacher referrals. The HAL Math program begins in 4th grade with the students working one grade level ahead of their classmates.  The students will continue to work a grade level ahead and by 8th grade they will be taking an Algebra 2 course.  The HAL Reading/Literature program starts in 5th grade and focuses on discussion and writing while creating connections to real life.  Each program is fluid to meet the changing academic or emotional needs of a student. HAL students are re-evaluated at every grading period for continuation in the program.
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If you have any any questions or need to contact me, please leave a message in the office or send me an e-mail.
Homework/Tests:  Students should be recording daily assignments and test dates in their assignment notebooks.  I will update the Google Classroom page for each group daily, but it is the responsibility of each student to be prepared regardless of what is posted.
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