Feb. 26, 2019: SAGE Coffee Chat: Science ADI with Tony Zahn and Wendy Howe

Learn about the Argument-Driven Inquiry instructional model that is used in GCISD science classes. SAGE will host a Coffee Chat featuring GCISD's Director of Science Tony Zahn and Science Instructional Coach Wendy Howe. Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Coffee & Social: 8:00 a.m. Presentation: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Cross Timbers Middle School 2301 Pool Rd, Grapevine, … Continue reading Feb. 26, 2019: SAGE Coffee Chat: Science ADI with Tony Zahn and Wendy Howe

GT Educator of the Month: Cheryl Taliaferro, ASPIRE Middle at Cross Timbers

Our SAGE GT Educator of the Month is Cheryl Taliaferro, ASPIRE Humanities Teacher at Cross Timbers Middle. The person who nominated her wrote: "Cheryl has a special heart for gifted students and their writing abilities. As teacher for ASPIRE at Cross Timbers Middle School, she has implemented interventions to improve students' writing by a large percentage. … Continue reading GT Educator of the Month: Cheryl Taliaferro, ASPIRE Middle at Cross Timbers

March 2, 2019: SAGE Summer Spotlight

  Door Prize Winners! Company Company Web Site Door Prize Door Prize Winner: Rex Programming www.rexprogramming.com 50% percent off camps Philip Stach Bricks 4 Kidz www.bricks4kidz.com/412 $100 OFF any of our scheduled summer camps Henju Yu NuMinds Enrichment http://www.numindsenrichment.com Free Week of Camp Pursuit $400 value. Alex McCombs River Legacy Foundation www.riverlegacy.org Four tickets to … Continue reading March 2, 2019: SAGE Summer Spotlight

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

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

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. Deadline: All applications must be received no later than Monday, March 4, 2019, at 11:59:59 PM to be eligible for consideration. Click here for the application. ​Please make sure your family has … 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.  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

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