Challenge All Students (CAS)

On March 25, 2011  families received correspondence from Principal Helm and Robert Vaughan (Manager of SPS Advanced Learning department) descibing the Spectrum program at Lawton.  Also attached was a copy of the CAS Team Proposal regarding Spectrum, which was discussed and voted on by staff. 

These documents can be found here for your reference:



The Challenge All Students Team (CAS Team) will collaborate and make recommendations to the BLT regarding student class placements and instruction that will challenge all Lawton students. The group will engage in a book study regarding cluster grouping  and become informed as to how this school-wide model can best be implemented at Lawton. 

The book that we will be reading is called, The Cluster Grouping Handbook, How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All by Susan Winebrenner, M.S. and Dina Brulles, Ph.D.   Anyone interested in this topic is also encouraged to also read this book and to feel free to discuss it with our CAS Team members so your viewpoints are reflected in our discussions.  Meeting notes will be recorded, and then reviewed and voted on at the following Thursday meeting.  They will be posted on the Lawton website.  We intend to have a follow up Community meeting in March to discuss the progress of this team. 

Please reach out to any of the team members below with questions, comments or feedback. 

Additional information on CAS Team can be found here: 

Additional Resources: 

CAS Team Members

Meeting Information:
  • Jan. 13, 2011  CAS Team meeting AgendaMinutes
  • Jan. 20, 2011  CAS Team meeting AgendaMinutes
  • Jan. 27, 2011  CAS Team meeting AgendaMinutes
  • Feb. 3, 2011  CAS Team meeting AgendaMinutes
  • Feb. 10, 2011 CAS Team meeting Agenda;  Minutes
  • Feb. 15, 2011 CAS Team meeting AgendaMinutes
          (note: date change to Tues 2/15/11 because of the Thurs. 2/17/11 World Cultures conflict)
  • Feb. 24, 2011 small CAS Team Meeting (because of Winter Break); no meeting, no minutes
  • March 3, 2011 CAS Team meeting  AgendaMinutes

Other follow up and important dates: 

  • Mar. 7, 2011   BLT Meeting (CAS Team Report and Recommendations)
  • Mar. 18, 2011  Community Meeting (evening; Lawton library) UPDATEDDATE
  • Mar. 15 –  April 15, 2011 SPS Open Enrollment period

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