ADVOCACY: Your calls worked! Gifted funding is *back* in the bill!
2017 Summer Camp Guide
SAGE has compiled our annual guide for summer camps that could challenge and inspire your gifted student!
Grants for GT Educators
Grant applications are due April 13. We are proud to provide grants opportunities for teachers of gifted students in our classrooms.
RECAP Gifted Kids and Boredom
Our speaker is James Bishop, advocate and teacher of the gifted and talented. Does your GT student use “the B word?” — as in, “I’m bored!” How can a parent or teacher address a GT student’s complaints of boredom?
RECAP of Pathways to College
How do you know if your student is on the right path? SAGE’s Pathways to College event focused on ensuring that advanced students get on the correct pathway to reach their goals. The sessions included secondary course selection advice.
RECAP of Brown Bag
SAGE Members got an in-depth look at E2 “Enrichment and Extension” presented by GCISD Director of Advanced Academics Becky Manning.
- ADVOCACY: Your calls worked! Gifted funding is *back* in the bill!
- May 1: SAGE Ice Cream Social at Marble Slab
- Grant offer for Educators: Due April 13, 2017
- VIDEO April 18: School Board Candidate Forum
- 2017 Summer Camp Guide for Gifted and Talented Students
- Thursday, March 23: Chipotle fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m.
- GT Educator of the Month: Will Boykin
- 2017-18 SAGE Board Nominating Committee
- 2017 Senior Scholarship
- March 7: SAGE Brown Bag: Strategies for Addressing “Boredom”
What is SAGE?
Supporting and Advocating for Gifted Education — our name says it all. We bring a unified voice to the gifted children of our area. Learn more.
SAGE has had a great five years! We have seen many improvements in GT education at GCISD during that time. We have seen increased collaboration with Advanced Academics and Counseling, improved training for GT teachers, and improved identification of GT students. The ASPIRE Academy was formed and expanded to middle school, GT sections of AP courses were added all the way through the 12th grade, the new E2 initiative for extending learning is underway, and the AP Capstone designation will go into effect next year. SAGE was there every step of the way working with the administration, supporting the teachers and parents, and advocating for the kids!
In addition, SAGE also provided the following:
- Brown Bag sessions
- Coffees with district personnel
- Outside speakers
- Sage Showcase
- Summer Spotlight
- Integrating campus representatives at each school
- Collaborating with teacher representatives at each school
With your support, we can continue to expand these efforts. We will be working to ensure that there is a clear plan for GT students that will provide them with a challenge, allow them to reach their potential, carry them through high school graduation, and prepare them well for college. We are working to ensure that we have an accurate way of measuring the progress of GT students to assess the effectiveness of their learning. We will also share experiences and best practices with other districts and across campuses to enable consistent opportunities for exceptional education for all our GT students.
We are excited about the opportunities for this year and invite you to take this journey with us and help us to continue making Grapevine Colleyville the BEST destination for GT education.