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Valley View Elementary School seeks to create a challenging environment that encourages high expectations for success through talented and gifted best practices, arts integration, and dual language models. We recognize that each child is an individual, that all children have gifts and that all children can succeed. Our school promotes a safe, caring, and nurturing environment. 

EGATE (Excellence in Gifted And Talented Education) Award Recipient - Feb. 2012 and Feb. 2019




Shawanda Spivey

TAG Program Coordinator


Alyse Latney

2nd - 5th Grade ICAL  (International Culture And Language) Teacher


 JaCara Rhodes

2nd Grade  TAG Reading, Language Arts, Math and Science


Natalie King  

3rd Grade TAG Reading, Language Arts,  Math, Science, and Social Studies


Melvey Lee

4th Grade TAG  Reading, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science


Ella Kilpatrick

5th Grade TAG Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

Helpful Information

TAG Best Practices Focus

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Teachers will be using many pre-assessments this month. Pre-assessments are used to identify what students already know so that teachers can plan accordingly. They are also used for teacher to learn more about their students.  Expect to see or hear about: (1) Academic Pre-assessments in Math, Reading, Science, Writing, etc. (2) Learning Style Survey, (3) Multiple Intelligence Survey and (4) Interest Surveys.

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Dot Day

International Dot Day is celebrated annually on September 15th. This celebration started with a book - THE DOT by Peter Reynolds and it is a day to celebrate creativity, courage and collaboration. At CHES we spend the day being creative and reflecting on how we can make our mark in the world. Take a minute to visit the DOT DAY website page for more information:


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This TAG Best Practice is a focus for PGCPS this school year, so it will be one that is used all year. For this month, our students will be involved in many goal setting and getting to know you/myself activities. Time will be spent bonding with teachers and classmates as the school year begins.