Frequently Asked Questions about the Bethel-Tate Gifted STEM Program:

  • What does STEM mean? STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and M  While we will have language arts instruction taking place in the STEM Center, a great deal of emphasis will be placed on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • How does Bethel-Tate fund the STEM Center? Our gifted program is funded through monies received from the state of Ohio that have been earmarked for gifted services.  In addition, we have formed partnerships with other organizations who have generously provided grant funding for program needs.
  • How can participating families stay informed about the gifted program?
  1. Check your email for periodic updates, as this is our primary method of communication. If you are not receiving emails on a regular basis, please make sure your child’s gifted teacher knows your email address.  If you do not have access to email we will do our best to contact you by another method.
  2. Sign up to get STEM text messages through our “Remind” service.  Email Mrs. Wagner for instructions: 
  3. Check your child’s STEM notebook for important papers. This notebook will contain an assignment log, notes from classes, extra challenge assignments, and other information.
  4. Like us on Facebook at “Bethel-Tate Gifted STEM Program,” and follow us on Twitter @btgiftedstem.
  5. Ask your child to check his/her Moodle messages and/or school email. We regularly message our students online about important items.
  6. Join PALS (Parents for Advanced Learners). Becoming involved with this parent group will help you know other families with children in our program, and you will get updates about current happenings.
  7. Contact your child’s gifted teacher anytime with questions and concerns.
  • What is Moodle? Moodle is a website that we will use to provide virtual instruction for our gifted students.  Your student will receive information about how to participate online.  This site is secure and student classes cannot be accessed by anyone who does not have log in information provided by the school.  The site address is
  • If I decide gifted services are not working out for my child’s situation, can I choose to withdraw him/her from the program?   You are able to withdraw your child from gifted services by writing a note to the appropriate gifted teacher.  It is our policy that if a child is withdrawn from the program and then decides he/she would like to re-enroll, he/she will be required to wait until the next school year to do so.