Celebrating Gifted

September 2022

GT Parent Advisory Committee (GT PAC) Meeting Format for 2022-2023

Based on feedback we have received from our parents, we are pleased to share that the GT PAC will be hosting a Teams event for ALL GT parents directly before the regular GT PAC meetings each month. This live event will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams and will be structured as an "Information Download."


It will be during this time (6:30 - 7:00pm) that FBISD parents may join in to hear updates from the GT PAC and GT Department each month. After this live event, GT PAC members will meet for their regularly scheduled monthly closed meeting.

Information Download Live Event Link

September Information Download is scheduled for Wed., September 14, 2022, at 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

GT PAC Membership Drive Update

The GT Department is pleased to announce the following campuses have reached the maximum amount of GT PAC representatives to represent their campus. Thank you for volunteering to serve on the 2022-23 GT PAC!

  • Brazos Bend ES
  • Commonwealth ES

  • Highlands ES
  • Leonetti ES
  • Madden ES
  • Sullivan ES
  • Quail Valley MS
  • Dulles HS

If you are interested in joining the GT PAC, please take a moment to complete the 2022-23 GT PAC Interest Form. The GT PAC provides parents of gifted students the opportunity to serve as liaisons between the GT PAC and their school community. In addition, GT PAC members’ offers feedback related to GT programming. The GT PAC meets every second Wednesday of the month. For more detailed information please visit the GT PAC webpage at https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/124570. In addition, a flyer is attached to the newsletter e-mail for your reference.

Free TAGT Parent Webinar - Helping GT Kids Manage "All the Feels"

The skills needed to develop emotional regulation can be developed over time with guidance and compassion from parents. Expert Emily Kircher-Morris will break down the 4-step process of emotional regulation so we can help our kids who are "a little bit extra" find healthy ways to manage their emotions.

PACE Meet and Greet Session 2022

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 10:30-11:30am

14010 University Boulevard

Sugar Land, TX

As a local parent support group, PACE (Parents for Academic Excellence) believes networking with other adults and professionals who support GT programming and serving the needs of all learners is a key component of our mission. We hope you will join this meet and greet session to learn more about supporting your child’s growth and learning experience.


Parking: Visitors to the University Branch Library must park in the gated visitor lot in front of the library. Parking is free. Tickets can be validated at any of our service desks before leaving the library.

Registration: Please click here to register. It is adult only PACE members and non-members are invited to join this session. You can also register through our website under upcoming events.


Contact a PACE Board Member at pacefbpres@gmail.com for more information.


PACE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1990. For more information about our organization, please visit our website.

This organization and its activities are not related to or sponsored by Fort Bend Independent School District.

TPSP in FBISD

August

  • Introduction to students
  • Student Profile and Participation Agreement (forms received by students at school)

September

  • Letters to Students and Parents
  • Topic Submission Form
  • Research Plan/Proposal

Please see the campus GT webpage for specific dates for your child's campus.

GT Learning Plan

GT students are developing academic and social/emotional goals to demonstrate student ownership of learning. During the first three weeks of September (1st-20th), students will develop goals and identify their action steps (if needed) to reach their goals. Parents are asked to discuss the student’s goals and provide input to their student during the week of September 19-26. Here are a few questions that may be helpful to ask your student and support their progress toward developing their goals:

  • What’s something you wish you could achieve in school?
  • What do you think is the greatest benefit to you with the goal(s) you created?
  • What actions should you take weekly toward achieving your goal?

Fall Screening Window

The fall screening window is open until Friday, September 30, 2022. Students eligible for referral are currently enrolled students in FBISD grades 1-11 who are not identified for gifted and talented services in any area. Referrals may be made through the "Fall Testing Referrals" button below.

What is a COGS?

COGS (Champions of Gifted Services) are campus-based personnel designated to serve as liaisons between the campus and District GT Department, as well as between the campus and the campus' GT community. After the classroom teacher, the COGS is the next point of contact regarding GT questions at the campus level. Find your campus COGS by clicking on the button below.

Auto Enrollment in Schoology

All students identified for gifted and talented services have been auto-enrolled in campus-based Schoology courses. These courses are used for campus-specific GT messaging and are managed by the campus COGS.

GT Middle School Academy at Quail Valley

The Gifted and Talented Middle School Academy at Quail Valley has a designated webpage, much the way each campus does. Please use the button below to go to the GT Middle School Academy webpage for information, newsletters and events.