Dec. 8: Art Workshop & Presentation by Aphelion: “So Much to Give”

Middle school and high school students are invited to an art workshop and inspiring presentation by Aphelion, a student-founded nonprofit dedicated to supporting global education by raising money from jewelry and art sales. You'll create a signature Aphelion Leather Wrap Bracelets (additional supply fee required), Abstract Watercolor, Poetry/Writing Workshop, and/or Button Making. You'll hear all … Continue reading Dec. 8: Art Workshop & Presentation by Aphelion: “So Much to Give”

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

Dec. 14, 2018: Model Session, GT Parent Discussion Group

GC-SAGE will offer one "model session" of the SAGE Parent Discussion Group. December 4th 6-8 pm Location: PDEC, 5800 Colleyville Blvd. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED — Sign up on MySchoolAnywhere. FREE for SAGE members $10 for non-members Every PDG is customized to meet the needs of enrolled participants. Sessions incorporate an overview presentation, relevant to a pre-selected topic, followed by a guided discussion designed to address specific issues identified by participants.  Take advantage of this opportunity to experience a session first-hand prior to joining either our Winter or Spring series. Learn more about the Parent Discussion Groups. Questions? Contact Kimberly Phoenix at membership.gcsage@gmail.com

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

Nov. 13, 2018: Gifted Pathways: Navigating your gifted child from Kindergarten to College

Gifted Pathways is SAGE's 3rd annual "mini-conference" to help you navigate your gifted child or student from kindergarten to college. Sessions are planned for parents, educators and gifted students. Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at GCISD's Professional Development and Education Center (PDEC), 5800 Colleyville Blvd. Schedule Spreadsheet version English Español Contaremos con un traductor en Español durante la conferencia Admission: … Continue reading Nov. 13, 2018: Gifted Pathways: Navigating your gifted child from Kindergarten to College

Call to Action: Contact your legislator about gifted funding in the state budget

Here we go ... again!! Time to contact our Texas legislators (again) and ask them (again) to retain funding for our gifted students in the state education budget. Last week, the Texas Commission on School Finance Expenditures Working Group recommended that the state  reallocate $5.3 billion to current and new education programs — by eliminating the G/T … Continue reading Call to Action: Contact your legislator about gifted funding in the state budget

FYI Oct. 3, 2018 Legislators Forum – GCISD Council of PTAs

SAGE encourages our members to attend this forum of area state representatives to discuss the state of public education in Texas. The forum is hosted by the GCISD Council of PTAs, in partnership with several other area Councils of PTA. Discuss the issues affecting public education and hear from the people who create the laws … Continue reading FYI Oct. 3, 2018 Legislators Forum – GCISD Council of PTAs

October 2018 SAGE Meetings: Understanding social-emotional needs of gifted children

Idealism. Uniqueness. Perfectionism. Sensitivity. Intensity. Underachievement. Friends & Peers. Self-management … We have come to know these as characteristics or challenges of gifted children. Layered upon these many characteristics and challenges are the features of today’s fast-changing world – and we wonder: Are we doing the “right” things? What lasting impacts will our efforts have on … Continue reading October 2018 SAGE Meetings: Understanding social-emotional needs of gifted children

Summary of Member Satisfaction Survey 2018

Below are the summarized results of our July 2018 satisfaction survey of members of Grapevine-Colleyville Supporting and Advocating for Gifted Education. I am a: Yo soy: 23 responses - Family/Student Member (Familia /Estudiante) 1 response - Teacher/Educator Member (Profesor/Educador) How long have you been a member of SAGE? ¿Cuánto tiempo has sido miembro de SAGE? … Continue reading Summary of Member Satisfaction Survey 2018