Ms. Z's AIG

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

Welcome to a new year and one I am particularly thankful for. The past year was a roller coaster ride as far as school was concerned and I remember (painfully) teaching hybrid classes where students sat far apart up and down the halls so we could have discussions without microphone feedback. This year I will teach a few virtually and more in-person, but it will be nice to see so many in person and have better, less phrenetic time with the virtual students.

Nominations for the Academically or Intellectually Gifted program are open all year. This year, because of Covid, all 4th and 3rd graders will be screened for the program in November and December. Therefore, nominations would only pertain to current 5th graders. Once a student is nominated, our School-Based Committee for Gifted Education (SBCGE), decides whether to refer the student for testing and data collection for identification. Referral does not automatically identify someone for the program, it just means we will find out all we can and our SBCGE will make a decision. Parents can nominate their child, teachers can nominate their students, and a student can even nominate him/herself. Decisions from parent nominations are reported back to the parents. If you would like to nominate someone, email me at

kzeugner@wcpss.net

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)

Students in Wake County schools can be tested in grades K-7 to attend either math or language arts at one grade level above their typically assigned level. Acceleration can be in ONLY ONE SUBJECT. Parents must request testing for SSA . All testing for the 2020-21 school year has closed. Look for opportunities in the Spring of 2022. Information will be posted on the School website as soon as test requesting opens.

A link to the Wake County website and information about SSA follows.

www.wcpss.net/Page/3799 There is an electronic version of the test request form here but you only need to email me with a request.


My name is Kim Zeugner and I will be teaching in the Kingswood AIG program this year. This is my 13th year at Kingswood, having served as a math coach, 3rd grade teacher, 5th grade teacher, and STEM teacher. (Yes, I love Oxford commas.) I will be splitting my time this year between AIG and teaching intervention. I am also starting the year as a fifth grade teacher to temporarily fill a position there.

This website is a work in progress and I will be adding things consistently as we progress through the year. Hopefully the pages within the site will answer some of your questions or give you information you need. I welcome your thoughts at any time. Feel free to email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Just so you know, I am rarely on my computer/email during the school day because I want to spend every moment possible with students.

kzeugner@wcpss.net

Follow this link for a description of the Academically or Intellectually Gifted program in Wake County. https://www.wcpss.net/Page/92