Dec. 14, 2018 GT Advocacy Concern: Legislative committee moves a step closer to recommending elimination of G/T funding

Stay alert: It's getting serious. Please read this to stay informed. In a nutshell: A committee of Texas legislators has been tasked with recommending a new way to fund public education. After a year of hearing testimony from stakeholders, yesterday, the committee released its final report. On page 26, recommendation #12 is their proposal to to eliminate $165 million of earmarked funds for … Continue reading Dec. 14, 2018 GT Advocacy Concern: Legislative committee moves a step closer to recommending elimination of G/T funding

Jan. 30 SAGE Meeting: GCISD Counseling & Advanced Academics: Choosing GT & AP high school classes

Choosing GT & AP high school classes Get advice from your high school counselors about gifted & advanced course selection, grade weighting, & Arena Scheduling Wednesday, January 30, 2019 PDEC, 5800 Colleyville Blvd 5:30 Brown Bag Social 6:00-7:00 Presentation & Q&A Featuring: Counselors from CHHS & GHS and Middle Schools Co-Hosted by: GCISD Counseling and … Continue reading Jan. 30 SAGE Meeting: GCISD Counseling & Advanced Academics: Choosing GT & AP high school classes

Texas PTA’s Legislative Position supports continued state funding for gifted and talented

Thanks, Texas PTA!!! Texas PTA included "gifted and talented" in its list of Legislative Positions: "Funding for Specific Areas: PTA supports continued state funding of pre-K, kindergarten, bilingual education, vocational education, compensatory education, gifted and talented, special handicapped needs, textbooks, education service centers, libraries and community education."   Read more about Texas PTA State Advocacy. Consider attending PTA Rally Day on February … Continue reading Texas PTA’s Legislative Position supports continued state funding for gifted and talented

GT Educator of the Month: Jon Turner, CHHS

Our SAGE GT Educator of the Month is Jon Turner, Colleyville Heritage High School, English I GT, AP Language and Composition. The parent who nominated him wrote: "This is directly from the 9-4-18 edition of CHHS' Panther Applause, sent weekly. I agree wholeheartedly! ... Jon Turner is one of the best teachers I have ever met. He constantly pursues … Continue reading GT Educator of the Month: Jon Turner, CHHS

SAGE 2019 Senior Scholarship

Children of SAGE members (SAGE level and above) who are graduating seniors this year are invited to apply for the SAGE Senior Scholarship.  The judging committee is comprised of SAGE Lifetime members. ​Please make sure your family has joined SAGE before you apply. Click here for previous winners. Deadline to be announced soon! Application coming soon! Watch your email and @GCSAGE on Facebook … Continue reading SAGE 2019 Senior Scholarship

giftED18 Highlights from TAGT’s conference in Fort Worth

The GCISD delegation to the TAGT conference — held this year in Downtown Fort Worth — included GT LEAD Teachers, ASPIRE Teachers, MS Discoveries Teachers, High School GT Teachers, Counselors (16), and the GT/Advanced Academics Department.  More than 60 from the GCISD community attended giftED18, the annual conference of the Texas Association for the Gifted … Continue reading giftED18 Highlights from TAGT’s conference in Fort Worth

GT Educator of the Month: Kim Gale, GT Specialist, Dove Elementary

Our SAGE GT Educator of the Month is Kim Gale, GT Specialist at Dove Elementary! The parent who nominated her wrote: “Mrs. Gale’s passion for teaching children, gifted children in particular, is truly overwhelming. It is truly amazing how she looks into the all around development of the gifted kids. Our kids are blessed and we … Continue reading GT Educator of the Month: Kim Gale, GT Specialist, Dove Elementary

Java With Julie: Presentations and Q&A about gifted/advanced academics

Julie Leslie, Director of Advanced Academics, plans to visit GCISD campuses to meet parents, students and educators; to  present information about GCISD's gifted & talented and advanced academics programs; and to provide an opportunity for you to ask questions. Coffee will be provided by SAGE. The "Java with Julie" meetings coming up are: December 14, 2018 @ 7:50 a.m. … Continue reading Java With Julie: Presentations and Q&A about gifted/advanced academics

Winter & Spring 2019 GT Parent Discussion Group

January 17, 2019, is the first meeting of an 8-week discussion series guided by GC-SAGE's SENG-trained facilitator where up to 20 participants can speak candidly about their children and interact and learn from each other. It increases parents' awareness that talented children and their families have unique emotional needs and develops skills for nurturing the … Continue reading Winter & Spring 2019 GT Parent Discussion Group

GCISD Board of Trustees recognizes SAGE’s award of TAGT Parent Group of the Year

At its Nov. 12, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, the GCISD Board of Trustees recognized SAGE's award of TAGT Parent Group of the Year. Dr. Christine Dearman, TAGT Treasurer, presented the award. A brief statement was made by Amy Warren, SAGE president: "Thank you to the Board of Trustees for recognizing this award from the Texas Association … Continue reading GCISD Board of Trustees recognizes SAGE’s award of TAGT Parent Group of the Year