Lisa Van Gemert
Gifted children come with their own set of unique parenting challenges. Lisa Van Gemert (www.giftedguru.com) will help you learn the key ideas parents need to find and maintain suitable guidelines for their children without dampening the child's spirits or feeling like they've surrendered all control to their kids. Click here for full details.
KISD Board of Trustees Elections
Early voting for the school board will be held each weekday between 7 am and 6 pm beginning Monday, April 25, 2016 and ending on Tuesday, May 3 at:
Leonard Merrell Center map
Seven Lakes High School map
Taylor High School map
Cinco Ranch High School map
Mayde Creek High School map
A special Saturday early voting by personal appearance will also be held at these same five locations on Saturday, April, 30, 2016 from 7 am to 6 pm.
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.
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.
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."
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