Welcome to KPGT!

Camp Invention and Invention Project June 13-16

Camp Invention is back and registering now!

Grades 1-4: Click here for full Camp Invention details.

Grade 5: Click here for our pilot program Invention Project.


Elementary Movie Night

Bring your whole family to see Golden Globe winning movie "Inside Out" on February 5! Click here for full details.


Parents of Newly-Identified Kindergartners

If your kindergartner has recently been identified by KISD as gifted, you may be wondering what that means and what to expect from the elementary Challenge program. Join KPGT on March 8 to learn about KPGT, KISD G/T services, and meet other families with G/T students. Click here for full details.


TAGT Scholarships

Since 1982, TAGT has awarded over one million dollars in assistance for gifted and talented learners. These contributions have provided scholarships to almost 4,000 students. There are currently four scholarships available, two for summer enrichment programs and two for high school seniors. Application deadline is February 26. Click here for more info.


Duke TIP Webinar: I have my scores, now what?

This webinar on Wednesday, February 10 will review the Results Summary and help families to better understand how students performed on the ACT and SAT relative to their peers. TIP benefits offered will be covered. Click here to register.


Destination Imagination Appraisers and Volunteers Needed!

Do you DI? Destination Imagination (DI) needs adult appraisers to evaluate teams at the Gulf Coast Regional Tournament on February 27, 2016. Download informational flyer

Appraisers

  • Time commitment: 3 hour training session and appraise  7:30am - 4:00 on tournament day
  • Training sessions are on February 6 & 13th. Download flyer for full details.
  • Appraisers receive a t-shirt, breakfast, lunch and snacks at the tournament
  • Register at www.texasdi.org

Volunteers

  • No prior training or experience required!
  • 2 hour time slot
  • Team check in, assisting appraiser hospitality, assist teams find locations, selling souvenirs, etc
  • To register, email catherineeprudhomme@katyisd.org with your name, email, primary phone number and preferred time slot. 
  • Assignment will be confirmed about a week prior to the event.


Summer Program Expo

The Houston Area Cooperative on the Gifted and Talented presents an annual opportunity for parents of GT and high achieving students to learn more about summer opportunities for students and apply for a TAGT scholarship. Camps for all ages (K-12) are available for your students! 

  • January 27, 2016
  • 5:00-7:30pm
  • Rice University Campus

Click here for flyer with maps and parking information


Cinco Ranch Conservatory of Music

Looking for music instruction for your student? The Conservatory of Music is proud to have won, for the second consecutive year, the "Best Private School in Katy" designation by the readers of Living Magazine! www.TheConservatoryOfMusic.org.


RoboKids Adventure Thank You!

About 300 elementary students attended the RoboKids Adventure held at Taylor High School. Big kudosto TaRDis Robotics students who put on a great event for our GT students for the 2nd year in a row and to their leadership - Tracey Jensen, Linda Kubena, and Sherry Adamack.


This event would not be possible without the amazing support of Katy ISD and the Advanced Academic department! As always, Taylor High School graciously hosted the event for us and provided their janitorial staff extraordinaire. With their help, we had a great day!


Students built bristle-bots, robotic hands, circuits, visited with Katy Robotics and more! Special thanks to the Katy Robotics Academy who spent the entire day with our kids!


Katy Robotics Academy is an experienced local robotics company that provides students with a quality computer science education through the building and programming of LEGO® WeDo and Mindstorms EV3 robots.

They offer summer classes for 6-12 year olds as well as after-school enrichment classes for grades 1-5 throughout Katy ISD.

Find out more information and sign up for classes at KatyRoboticsAcademy.com.


Organize Me!

Does your student have difficulty managing all of their homework, study time and extracurricular activities? Download this helpful document with 12 steps towards being an organized student.


Volunteering and Children

Volunteering builds character, empathy and selflessness, especially in children and teens . Click here to download a pdf document on how to build a well-rounded student through volunteering.


KPGT Named TAGT'S Parent Group of 2015

The Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented has honored KPGT with The Parent Group of the Gifted Award for 2015!  Read more on the TAGT website.


Curious about Duke TIP?

If your 7th grade student recently received information about the Duke TIP program, here's where to find more info.


THINK Scholars Program from MIT

THINK is an educational outreach initiative that promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by supporting and funding projects developed by high school students. The THINK team will provide funding and extensive support to selected high school student projects. Some of the key benefits include:

  • Funding: Based on the budgets and timelines proposed by the students, THINK will provide financial support of up to $1,000 for the purchase any materials or equipment needed to complete the project, provide that the students remain in good standing with the THINK team. 
  • Mentorship: Each student will be paired with an MIT student or professor who will act as a mentor through the duration of the project. Mentors will be readily accessible to provide technical advice, moral support, or any other form of assistance to aid students in the implementation of their projects. 
  • Networking: Students will be connected with industry professionals and academic leaders in their field for project consultations, including prominent MIT faculty, alumni, or corporate leaders. These connections can even be beneficial beyond the scope of THINK. 
  • Experience: Students will learn how to execute a project from start to finish, gaining valuable technical expertise, soft skills, and confidence that will help them in any career path.

The THINK Scholars Application deadline for 2016 is January 1. For more info, see a presentation here and visit their website at http://think.mit.edu/overview/


KPGT Membership

Become part of a nonprofit support and advocacy group that has served the Katy Independent School District since 1987. A steal at just $20 annually, a family membership has many benefits and supports GT education in Katy ISD.  Join today!


"Dear Teacher, My Gifted Child Is In Your Class"

A touching letter about the challenges gifted students face in the classroom. Read it at Crushing Tall Poppies.


Texas TEKS vs. Common Core

This is a great presentation that really helps explain the difference between the Texas TEKS and Common Core. It explains the history behind it and why there is overlap, and why there is a need for new math standard. It is "Item 6-curriculum Update."

http://katyisdtx.swagit.com/play/03302015-635


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