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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
Here's What's Happening at both Little Bessie and Big Bessie!
All third grades/2nd grade GATE attend
Saturday, Dec. 7
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
Friday, January 10th
End of 2nd Grading Period
Monday, January 20th
MLK Jr. Day