June 26, 2023 Dear families with Gifted and Talented students in GCISD, As the advocacy organization for GT families, students and teachers in GCISD, we’re updating you on time-sensitive district changes that directly impact you. In this email, we’ve summarized three items, and then offered more details for you to keep reading. Our ultimate purpose … Continue reading Momentum and Roadblocks for GCISD GT and ASPIRE in 2023: A Message from SAGE to our Community
Dr. Taliaferro, center, with the Hamilton Family For several years now, SAGE honors the memory Sherry Hamilton by recognizing a GT Educator with a $500 Award. The 2023 recipient of the Sherry Hamilton Memorial Award goes to Dr. Cheryl Taliaferro, ASPIRE Academy District Liaison. This title of course does not fully explain the depth of … Continue reading Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Taliaferro: 2023 Sherry Hamilton Educator of the Year!
GC SAGE is so very proud of Dr. Taliaferro's recognition from the National Association for Gifted Children. She is a 2022-23 GT Coordinator of the Year, selected from schools across the nation. This is a huge tribute to her dedication to GCISD and the GT community. You can read more about the award on the … Continue reading Dr. Taliaferro wins NAGC Coordinator of the Year!
How to vote The election will be held during our June General Meeting via Zoom on June 6th at 7:00 PM. SAGE Members, check your email for the Zoom link. Returning for 2nd year of term: President - Jamie Weatherall Past President - Kimberly Phoenix Nominees for Officers (elected) Recommended by the Nominating Committee; to be … Continue reading Nominees for SAGE Board 2023-2024, and Elections & General Meeting June 6th via Zoom
Our nominating committee will be contacting individuals about serving on the SAGE Board executive & chair positions. Please be open to giving your valuable time to the organization that supports and advocates for YOUR gifted student! The nomination form is open for SAGE Members to nominate yourself or a friend. We will provide support and … Continue reading Nominating Committee 2023-2024
Earth Day is coming soon, and SAGE is sponsoring a service project! We plan to mark the occasion by working together as a community to spruce up the outdoor classroom at CTMS the morning of April 22. This is a space that is available for all CTMS students to use, so our efforts will benefit the … Continue reading Donate garden items and plan to attend the SAGE Service Project – April 22, 2023
ASPIRE families and teachers are invited to the annual ASPIRE Family Social hosted by SAGE's ASPIRE Class Representatives! This year will feature a catered meal and a professional quizmaster for a trivia game! Prizes will be awarded by the quizmaster to the 3 teams winning the most points, and for best team spirit. Form a … Continue reading ASPIRE Family Social — Saturday, April 29th 2023
Don't miss this annual SAGE Event! It’s especially important for families of gifted & talented students in GCISD to recognize that our school board has sole oversight of our GT LEAD, ASPIRE, Advanced Academics, and accelerated math telescoping programs. School districts do not receive adequate designated state funding or any federal funding for gifted & … Continue reading GCSAGE “Conversations with the Candidates for GCISD School Board — April 11, 2023
For March 2023, we are happy to share Sterling Bristow, AP Calculus teacher at Grapevine High School is our Educator of the Month. Nomination comments for this month include: I would love for SAGE to honor Sterling Bristow at GHS for the work that he does for our gifted math students. My son comes home … Continue reading March Educator of the Month: Sterling Bristow
February's Educator of the Month goes to Dr. Wynette Griffin, Principal for Glenhope Elementary. "This year, she has provided amazing support and tremendous leadership while her campus has experienced difficult events. Thank you for being a light to the students and staff at Glenhope." Every month we work to recognize a member of our GT educator community. … Continue reading Congratulations Dr. Griffin, Feb Educator of the Month
The January 2023 Educator of the Month goes to Nate Dunn. As the Cross Timbers MS Engineering & Robotics teacher, and the CTMS FLL Robotics coach, Mr. Dunn works with a lot of the ASPIRE Academy students at CTMS. We are grateful for his commitment to exploring math and science, and making it fun every … Continue reading Nate Dunn for January Educator of the Month