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

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

GCISD’s Gypsy Mishoe honored as a TAGT Emerging Leader

Congratulations to Gypsy Mishoe, GCISD's Advanced Academics Liaison, for her selection into the Emerging Leaders Program of the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented. Only 12 applicants were accepted state-wide. Dr. Brad Schnautz, GCISD's Deputy Superintendent, states: "Such a well-deserved honor! This experience will allow Gypsy the opportunity to collaborate and learn from other GT … Continue reading GCISD’s Gypsy Mishoe honored as a TAGT Emerging Leader

Sept. 27: SAGE Evening Program featuring Julie Leslie with “Slaying the Giants Within”

Our first SAGE program of the fall is FREE. Parents, Educators, and Students are invited. Older gifted students may benefit from hearing the strategies first-hand. We'd suggest 5th grade and above, depending on the student. We are happy to announce that Julie Leslie, GCISD's Director of Advanced Academics, will be our SAGE speaker on Thursday, … Continue reading Sept. 27: SAGE Evening Program featuring Julie Leslie with “Slaying the Giants Within”

Runoff Election is June 4-12 and June 16: 2018 Board of Trustees

It's time to vote early in the runoff for GCISD Board of Trustees! Research each candidate, contact them directly if you have questions — then vote! ​​ Early Voting Vote early nearby* at Colleyville City Hall or Grapevine REC. Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8 @ 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9 … Continue reading Runoff Election is June 4-12 and June 16: 2018 Board of Trustees

Spring 2018 SAGE Educator Grants

SAGE awarded a grant to Ronda Bennett, GT Specialist for Timberline Elementary, for the purchase of Envision real-world independent, interdisciplinary projects designed especially for gifted students from Mind Vine Press. SAGE purchased the Iowa Acceleration Scale Manual for GCISD to use district-wide. The Iowa Acceleration Scale (IAS) is a tool designed to guide educators in … Continue reading Spring 2018 SAGE Educator Grants

Reception to honor outgoing Advanced Academics Director Becky Manning & to welcome new Director Julie Leslie

You are invited to a reception honoring our outgoing Advanced Academics Director, Mrs. Becky Manning, who is retiring at the end of this school year. Also, we will welcome our incoming Advanced Academics Director, Mrs. Julie Leslie. Join us on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:30 AM - 1 PM in the GCISD Administration Building, … Continue reading Reception to honor outgoing Advanced Academics Director Becky Manning & to welcome new Director Julie Leslie

April 24: SAGE to participate in ‘Learning Differences’ Event

SAGE is pleased to be invited to present a breakout session about gifted learning differences during the "Learning Differences" event hosted by Bransford Elementary PTA on April 24. The SAGE breakout session will cover how gifted students learn differently, and talk about the difference between a high-achiever and a gifted learner. Our presenter will be … Continue reading April 24: SAGE to participate in ‘Learning Differences’ Event