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2096 County Road 24 S.
DeGraff, Ohio 43318
Phone: (937)585-5981 • Fax (937) 585-4599
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Tri-County Parents for High Potential
Please Join Us!
Who: Tri-County Parents for High-Potential (Parents of "gifted" students from Hardin, Logan, and Shelby Counties)
When: Monday, December 17th, 7:00-7:45 PM (also 2/11 and 4/15)
Where: Amos Memorial Library Community Room, Sidney, OH 45365
Why: We are so excited to share ideas, strategies, and events for enriching, enhancing, and accelerating gifted-identified students' development of their gifts, their social skills, and their potential! At our first meeting, Erica Baer (MRESC Gifted Coordinator) will discuss gifted students' characteristics and will facilitate planning and collaboration between parents of high-potential students. Breakout time at the end will allow for planning of enrichment and activities for parents from similar geographic areas. Light snacks will be served. Contact: For more information or to volunteer for the group, please contact Erica Baer, MRESC Gifted Coordinator, at [email protected]!
Gifted Services


Welcome Riverside Local Schools’ Gifted Services page. Our district strives to offer a continuum of services which will provide positive yet challenging growth opportunities for all of our students. According to the Ohio Content Standards provided by the Ohio Department of Education, “…students who can exceed the grade-level indicators and benchmarks set forth in the standards must be afforded the opportunity [to advance] and be encouraged to do so.” Our district aims to provide every such opportunity for our students to succeed: your awareness of your student’s needs is key to this success!

Riverside Local uses a three-stage approach to screen and identify students in these areas: superior cognitive ability, specific academic abilities, creative thinking, and visual / performing arts. A teacher, parent, or other professional can always refer a student for gifted screening; whole-grade screenings occur during elementary school as well. A brochure outlining the multi-stage procedures, criteria, and assessment instruments is available upon request in the school office.

This website (annual) notification occurs in accordance with the Riverside Local School District Policy and Plan for the Identification of Children Who Are Gifted (available upon request as well). In Ohio, the term “Gifted” refers to, “students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment and who are identified following the procedures and criteria established by the Ohio Revised Code, Section 3324.03” (ORC, 2008). In Ohio, this identification process must include objective forms of screening, including testing and professional evaluations, in order to ensure that all students receive fair treatment under the law.

Parents, staff members, or members who wish to learn more about Riverside’s gifted services or gifted education in general are encouraged to contact the Director of Student Achievement, Erica Baer, at (937) 498-1355 or email at: [email protected]. This ODE link also gives excellent sources of information: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Gifted-Education/Resources-for-Parents.


Gifted Information

Gifted Forms

Gifted Frequently Asked Questions

Wonderful Wednesday
A Newsletter of Gifted Education, serving Botkins, Fairlawn, Ft. Loramie, Hardin-Houston, Hardin Northern, Indian Lake, Jackson Center, Riverside, Russia, Sidney City, and Upper Scioto Valley Schools
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2096 County Road 24 S.
DeGraff, Ohio 43318
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