July 24: Summer Movie “2e” – Parents, Teachers, Community – 3hr GT Update

Parents, Teachers, and the Community are invited to better understand Twice-Exceptionality during a free summer screening of "2e: The Movie" — hosted by the GCISD Department of Advanced Academics at the GCISD Professional Development and Education Center (PDEC) on July 24 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. For GCISD educators needing a GT update, this is … Continue reading July 24: Summer Movie “2e” – Parents, Teachers, Community – 3hr GT Update

SAGE kids speak at the State Capitol on behalf of Texas’ gifted kids

In front of the Texas Senate Education Committee at the Capitol in Austin, two of SAGE's gifted students spoke about the importance of gifted education. Amelia Phoenix, 9, and Katie Warren, 13, of Grapevine Colleyville ISD testified April 25th, 2019, making the case to include the G/T allotment in House Bill 3. In response, Chairman … Continue reading SAGE kids speak at the State Capitol on behalf of Texas’ gifted kids

SAGE/GCISD Dept. of Advanced Academics Movie Night

Featured Film: 2e: The Movie * A free viewing and discussion Thursday, May 2, 6:00 - 8:00 pm PDEC, 3800 Colleyville Blvd. in Mustang Room GCISD is offering teachers a 2 hour credit toward their annual GT Update.  Contact Gypsy Mishoe for more information. *2E, or twice exceptional, students are gifted plus have a learning … Continue reading SAGE/GCISD Dept. of Advanced Academics Movie Night

LIVE19 GT Student Conference

Under the leadership of GCISD's GT Specialists Lori Kirkhuff and Melanie Gable, the outstanding creativity and collaboration of educators across GCISD was showcased at the first GCISD LIVE19 Conference. The event was hosted by GCISD on April 23 at the Panther Activity Center next to Colleyville Heritage High School. The acronym LIVE stands for Leadership, Innovation, Voice, and Enrichment — all … Continue reading LIVE19 GT Student Conference

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 Have questions? Get answers: Click here to see the post-event Q&A document Featuring: Counselors … 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

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.  SAGE funded 10 educator attendees, and received a complimentary registration as part of our award of TAGT Parent Group … Continue reading giftED18 Highlights from TAGT’s conference in Fort Worth

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

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