Welcome!

The Gifted and Talented Education program at Bessie E. Owens Primary and Intermediate Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in challenging educational activities.  Following the State Standards, G.A.T.E. incorporates critical thinking skills, discovery learning, and enrichment to fully involve students in their education.    Students in the full time program attend Owens daily, receiving advanced instruction in the core curriculum and enrichment education.  

For more information on the program, please click on the Full-Time link.  You may also contact Ann Barrios, G.A.T.E. Magnet Program Specialist at Bessie Owens Primary, 631-5420 or Bessie Owens Intermediate at 631-5950.
Her email address is barriosa@bcsd.com.  More information is available on the BCSD website, Departments, Curriculum and Standards, GATE.  All Parent and Teacher Nomination forms and Consent to Assess forms are downloadable from this site.

Nomination and Testing Information:   Call Tracey Rusch in Extended Programs at BCSD for more information or Ann Barrios at Owens Primary/Intermediate. 
Next testing date: January 25th.  Testing postcards will be sent to parents of students who have the Nomination form and Consent to Assess on file at the district office.

  CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR THE NOMINATION FORM AND CONSENT TO ASSESS.

http://bcsd.com/cipd/nomination-forms-for-teachers-and-parents/

OLSAT Practice tests for students will be available free of charge to parents when completed Nomination Forms and Consent to Assess forms are received by the District Office. 

 The link below is to a website that offers preparation materials for sale for students taking the OLSAT. 
http://www.prepstrong.com/collections/olsat
   

 Here's What's Happening at both Little Bessie and Big Bessie!

 

OWENS PRIMARY:

December 10, 9:00 a.m. - 3rd grade GATE field trip to Kern County Museum
 
December 13, 1:30 p.m. - Winter Music Assembly: Flutophones/Owens Intermediate String Ensemble
All third grades/2nd grade GATE attend
 
December 18 - Winter Programs: TK/K/1st - 8:45 a.m., PreK/2nd -10:00 a.m,  p.m. PreK/3rd - 1:30 p.m.
 
December 20 - MINIMUM DAY, 1:18 Dismissal
 
Monday, December 23 - Friday, January 3 - Winter Break, NO SCHOOL.  School resumes on Monday, January 7
 

OWENS INTERMEDIATE:

Saturday, Dec. 7
Library Open
9:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday, Dec. 7
BCSD Oral Language Festival at CSUB

Thursday, Dec. 12th
Christmas Show - 9:00 & 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 13th
5th Grade to Nutcracker

Wednesday, December 18
Winter Music Assembly, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 20
Bobcat Awards, 9:00 a.m.


Jan. 6th - 10th
Alumni Week

Friday, January 10th
End of 2nd Grading Period

"mlk"
Monday, January 20th
No School
MLK Jr. Day


 

 

 

               

 

 


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