Wallkill Talented and Gifted Education

Celebrating Student Work! 


Students at the John G. Borden Middle School recently particpated in the Social Action Inquiry Club under the direction of Stephanie Laffin, Ulster BOCES Content Specialist. Students created Public Service Announcements centered on the topics of bullying and garbage management. Please click the links below to view the students' projects.


Group 1: Kelsie Carter, Mariana Gigliuto and Anne Paige

 Bullying PSA



Group 2: Aaron Apostadero, Dan Jackson, Patrick Robisch, Daniel Torres, and Josh Sebesta

Garbage Management PSA




Talented and Gifted Education at the Wallkill Central School District is made up of two unique components: Enrichment and SNAP.


Enrichment activities are designed to meet the needs of students in each school.  These activities vary from one school to the next.


2015-2016 District Enrichment Facilitators:


Leptondale: Joe Zupan

Ostrander: Sara Ellison

Plattekill: Edie Duncan

Middle School: Evonne Falk

High School: Juliette Reale 

The Student Needs Assessment Process, or SNAP, focuses on students identified through guided referral and standardized assessment.  Students identified via SNAP receive individual Student Learning Plans (SLPs) and tailored enrichment activities.


At the April 13, 2015, meeting of the Curriculum/TAG Committee, students who participated in this year's Expanded Horizons program presented their year-end projects. Students worked under the direction of Wallkill High School Expanded Horizons Advisor Kim Vona and Ulster BOCES Arts Specialist Rochelle Victor. 

Expanded Horizons is a leadership institute and seminar series for students in Grades 9-12 who demonstrate significant intellectual curiosity, leadership skills, and high academic potential.

Student projects can be viewed using the following link:


Additional Resources

Ulster BOCES

The Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
The CTY at The Johns Hopkins University has served the academic needs of highly able pre-collegiate youth since 1979.

Additional Internet Resources
Hoagies Gifted Education Page
Includes an excellent Kids and Teens page.
NYS Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education
The Davidson Institute
"Supporting our nation's brightest young minds"
KidSource Article Directory
KidSource was created by involved parents.
National Association for Gifted Children
NSW Association for Gifted Children 
Parents, Children & Teachers 
NYS Education Department
NYSED Gifted and Talented Resources
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Google Gifted Education Directory
Hundreds of categorized links.