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Our program at Vacaville Unified School District is an exemplary model of differentiated instruction that is driven by the classroom teachers at our ten elementary schools. The students are placed in cluster groups and enriched with materials that may be accelerated or presented in greater depth and /or complexity. Our GATE Students are challenged at rate commensurate with their abilities that is determined by their classroom teacher daily.

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The Overtones hum to District Novel Knowledge Success!

For the third year consecutively, the 9th annual District Novel Knowledge Championship was held at Vaca Pena Middle School on Friday, 2 May.The competition was incredibly close amongst the ten teams from across VUSD in grades 4- 6. The Book Thieves from ACE Charter School were voted the ' Most Creatively Attired ' as the competition began. 

Congratulations to the Fantastic Four from Markham that placed third, Team Justice from Browns Valley in second and The Overtones from Orchard - Izzy Bandy, Daphne Knabe, Esme Knabe and Presley Pullin - who reign supreme!  Thanks to the multitude of volunteers that supported the evening!

Posted by: Joanne Bucsko
Published: 5/7/14

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JoAnne BucskoJBucsko@vacavilleusd.org
GATE Coordinator
(707) 453-6141

Key Dates 13/14

Saturday, 5 April : State Odyssey of the Mind Competition at Brentwood HS

Friday, 2 May : 9th Annual District Novel Knowledge Championship @ Vaca Pena Middle School 6:30 PM

Monday, 5 May : NK Pizza Party at Round Table @ 5:00 / Final GATE Parent Advisory Meeting @6:00 PM

Saturday, 17 May : STAR Party @ Browns Valley Elementary @ 7:30 PM