Field Ecology Governor's School - 8th Graders

posted Mar 30, 2015, 7:52 PM by Kevin Kendall

Applications are now being accepted for identified gifted and high-ability 8th graders interested in participating in the Field Ecology Regional Governor's School hosted by Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge.  They are due to Mr. Kendall by April 15.

There are two sessions to choose from, one will be a salamander study and the other a forestry study.  Each session runs Monday through Thursday with overnight camping on the Appalachian Trail during each session as well as additional field trips.  The program is free but LDMS is limited to two students per session.

For more information go to

Talent Search - Johns Hopkins' Center for Talented Youth

posted Mar 30, 2015, 5:52 PM by Kevin Kendall

Students in grades 2 - 8 can be evaluated on an above grade level standardized test to become eligible for summer enrichment programs hosted by Johns Hopkins University.  Deadlines for registration are posted on the web site -

UVA Saturday and Summer Enrichment Programs

posted May 2, 2013, 6:08 AM by Kevin Kendall   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 8:07 PM ]

UVA runs both a Saturday Enrichment Program for students in grades K-5, and a Summer Enrichment Program, which is residential, that serves students in grades 5 - 12.
Click here for additional details on both programs - the summer application deadline is
February 15, 2015.

·        The University of Virginia is offering a summer academic enrichment camp.  The camp is a 12-day residential experience. Students live on-grounds at UVA and attend classes at a nearby private school and take a variety of courses, including mathematics, biology, history, physics, architecture and more.  The deadline to get your application in is February 15th.  There is an application fee and tuition.  For more information and to get an application, please see Mrs. Blackburn or Mr. Kendall.

The direct link to the UVA Summer Enrichment Program website is:

Parent Sessions on Curriculum Differentiation

posted Aug 18, 2012, 11:43 AM by Kevin Kendall   [ updated Mar 30, 2015, 5:38 PM ]

PowerPoint Presentations for parents regarding Curriculum Differentiation at each school are available below.
"Have they ACED the Curriculum?"
A = accelerated
C = compacted
E = enriched
D = differentiated

LDMS - Click here for PowerPoint
Waddell -  Click here for PowerPoint

If you like more information please e-mail
Mr. Kendall ( or call 463-5353 ext 3129 to set an appointment.

Teaching with Technology Blog

posted Jul 27, 2012, 8:26 AM by Kevin Kendall   [ updated Jul 27, 2012, 9:11 AM ]

I have started a blog on teaching with technology with local teachers who participated in my Summer Teaching Institute Class at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.  If you are interested in joining our discussion click the link below:

Documents and Presentations

posted Jul 24, 2012, 3:34 AM by Kevin Kendall

To access Documents and Presentations related to gifted education that I have created please click here.


posted Feb 8, 2012, 7:21 AM by Kevin Kendall   [ updated Mar 30, 2015, 5:46 PM ]

Residential - for students in Grades 4-7

The following program has been recommended by several Lexington parents:

Ferrum College has a week-long summer enrichment camp for students currently in grades 4-7.  Students may attend one of two sessions: 

Week 1 • July 12-18, 2015
Week 2 • July 19-25, 2015

Some of the classes offered are: Hogwart's Academy, Crime Scene Investigators, Engineering, Chess, Theater. Living 1800s Style, French, The Ferrum Challenge, and The Writer's Toolbox.  Contact Mr. Kendall ( for more information or visit this web site for course descriptions and frequently asked questions:

Cost: $675.00 includes room and board, supplies for classes, and FCSEC T-shirt.

Gifted Curriculum - K-8 for Coordinators

posted Sep 27, 2010, 1:35 PM by Kevin Kendall

Virginia Consortium for Gifted Education Administrators: 

See attachments for my presentation and Carol Horn's presentation about Fairfax County's curriculum model.

Let me know if you have any difficulty with the attachments.

Kevin Kendall (

Gifted Education Coordinator
Lexington City Schools

UVA Saturday Enrichment Program - K-5 students

posted Oct 26, 2009, 10:19 AM by Kevin Kendall   [ updated Mar 30, 2015, 5:49 PM ]

In coordination with the Curry School of Education, the Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) seeks to offer gifted and/or high ability students a rich and rewarding learning experience. Modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction, the SEP staff works as a community to maximize potential in each student and foster a passion for lifelong learning.

The Saturday program serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade  (the Summer residential program hosts students in rising fifth through eleventh grade). Please click on following link for further program and application information:

APPLICATIONS are available each fall after Oct. 15  and are due Dec. 1.

NOTES FROM Mr. Kendall:

The program usually runs January - March.  Check web site for this year's dates after Oct. 15.  Classes fill fast in this program, so apply early.  I am happy to do a recommendation for your child.  Give me a week to complete the form please.

If you decide to enroll your child and want to see what other parents are enrolling their children to work out car pools let me know and I will help you get in touch with one another.

Volunteers Needed

posted Aug 13, 2009, 7:56 AM by Kevin Kendall   [ updated Mar 30, 2015, 6:00 PM by Kevin Kendall ]

There are multiple opportunities to volunteer to assist students in the gifted education program.  These opportunities can be one-time events (e.g. guest speaker on historical time period, current event, etc.; lead a science experiment in your area of expertise;  or teach students a unique skill), weekly work during the school day with a group of students in math, reading, writing, or technology, or special after school clubs or events.

Please e-mail Mr. Kendall ( or call 463-5353 ext 3129.

For a description of volunteer opportunities please click here.

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