SAGE Board 2017-18

Nominations are open for board positions for next year. Do you strongly support SAGE’s mission? We invite you to nominate yourself or a friend for a leadership position on the SAGE Board for next year. Please read the SAGE Bylaws for more information.

Nomination Form

Senior Scholarship

Children of SAGE members (SAGE level and above) who are graduating seniors this year are invited to apply for the SAGE Senior ScholarshipDEADLINE: All applications must be received no later than 11:59:59 PM on March 31, 2017 to be eligible for consideration.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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RECAP Parenting Gifted Kids

Our first big SAGE event of the school year featured The Doc Smitty! Click here to view the slideshow and click here to view the video.

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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 is for Parents.

Parenting gifted children requires a lot of love and understanding. It’s a big and rewarding job. Our mission is to support you and your child. Check out our events and resources.

SAGE is for Teachers.

SAGE knows that teachers are superstars. We provide grants to fund your professional development and classroom enhancements supporting gifted education. Join SAGE!

SAGE is for You.

It’s a bright idea: A SAGE Membership connects you to a network of folks who understand the unique challenges of parenting and teaching gifted kids. Join as a parent advocate or teacher today.

Kim Farbisz

Kim Farbisz

SAGE President

president@gc-sage.org

President’s Message

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.

 

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