Dressel School Reopens As Gifted Education Center
Building named for John M. Dressel, considered the founder of Lindbergh District
10/07/2011 - As of Sept. 26, buses began rolling into Dressel School, 10255 Musick Ave., as a new class of students and teachers breathe life into the historic Lindbergh Schools building.
LEAP teacher Nicole Gordon talks with a parent during the open house for the Lindbergh Eager Achievers Program, which is now located at Dressel School.
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To introduce the new gifted education facility at Dressel, Lindbergh Eager Achievers Program (LEAP) hosted a sneak peek open house Sept. 22, where students and parents were greeted by shiny floors, freshly painted corridors and classrooms equipped with the latest digital technology.
On their Sept. 26 arrival, students explored five updated classrooms, tested out their new playground and met their teachers for 2011-12.
"We are impressed with the renovations at Dressel School and look forward to spending our school year here," said Michelle Ryder, coordinator of gifted programs.
Dressel School will be a dedicated center for elementary gifted education for more than 200 students in grades K-5 who are part of LEAP. In addition, the building houses Parents as Teachers, the Lindbergh Athletic Association and Lindbergh Activities.
The building has been renovated with ADA-compliant restrooms, a new coat rack and book storage area for students, Internet access and updates to five classrooms. Dressel also features a safe, modern playground, acres of green space, ample parking for parents on a newly paved lot, and hot lunches in the cafeteria.
LEAP is the elementary portion of the gifted education program for Lindbergh Schools. Students in grades one through five participate in the program one day each week, and kindergarten students participate one half-day per week.