HAL - Mrs. Debbie Miller
Welcome to the High Ability Learners classroom! My name is Debbie Miller, and this year marks my 18th year at SVdP. I have been the High Ability Learners teacher for the last 15 years and previously taught 6th grade for 3 years. 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.
4th Grade Math Google Classroom
5th Grade Math Google Classroom
6th Grade Math Google Classroom
7th Grade Math Google Classroom
7th Grade Literature Google Classroom
8th Grade Literature Google Classroom
PowerSchool for Parents
2022-2023 HAL Math Policies
2022-2023 HAL Reading/Literature Policies
*All links to student resources can be found on Google Classroom pages or on the Quick Links for students on SVdP homepage.
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