Sunday, September 7, 2008

Initial Meetings for The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) and Saturday U

As the first week of school came to a close a number of key meetings have taken place which will have an impact on both long range plans (curriculum development and implementation) as well as more immediate such as the Saturday U program and the online mentoring program with The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) -aka "John Hopkins" program. Superintendent Raslowsky, Dr. Petrosino, and the Directors of Operations and Technology met to discuss the expansion of the Hopkins Gifted and Talented Program in Wallace and Calabro Schools. Issues such as computers, phone lines, and room assignments were discussed. This was followed with a meeting between Dr. Petrosino and Ms. Hillebrand to map out some specifics concerning the expansion of the program to include as much as 50 additional students and incorporate an after school component. In addition, an initial meeting was set with Mr. Gary Enrico to discuss the Saturday U program with some possibilities of expansion of offerings as well as meeting days/times. Final decisions based on these initial meetings and an expected succession of some follow-up meetings will be communicated within the coming weeks.