GT Parent Advocacy Group
The West Des Moines Community Schools, recognizing the important role parents play in their child's education, established a district parent advocacy group. Members of this group agree to serve as liaisons between parents in their represented buildings and district Gifted/Talented (GT) leadership. The group goals are to connect parents of gifted/talented students, provide clear communication regarding district GT programming, and increase community awareness of gifted/talented students' needs.
The group meets multiple times throughout the school year. The parent meeting objectives are to explain the philosophy/goal of the district GT program and to solicit parent input regarding the program. Meetings are held to further explain and/or acquire information concerning the district GT program.
District-wide events may be organized by the GT teaching team in coordination with the parent advocacy group.
The gifted/talented coordinators realize the importance of parents and families to the success of children. As recognition of this need, the Gifted/Talented program will continue to support and encourage a partnership among staff, student, and family.
Parent Representatives by School
Clive Learning Academy
Crestview School of Inquiry
Indian Hills Junior High
Stilwell Junior High
Valley Southwoods Freshman High School
Valley High School
Walnut Creek Campus