Gifted and Talented News

Lisha N. Perdue

Spelling Bee

Columbus City Schools will not be holding a district spelling bee this year. You can still participate in a spelling bee at your school, and allow your winner to take the test to advance to the National Spelling Bee! Enroll your schools in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program today. It is very easy to get started. Simply click the link below:

Enrollment is FREE for Columbus City Schools paid for by The Ohio Lottery!

What do you receive for your enrollment? They provide access to everything you need to organize classroom and school spelling bees, including:
  • Exclusive online access to the teachers-only section of
  • Official word lists for your students, organized by grade level
  • Official pronouncer guides for classroom and school spelling bees
  • Supplemental vocabulary materials for classroom and school bees
  • Customizable certificates for your participants and school champion
With your enrollment, you also receive a free one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids to award to a student participant in your school spelling bee program (a $69.95 value).

Who knows? Maybe your enrollment will lead to our next national champion!

Invention Convention

Registration is now underway for the Columbus City Schools Invention Convention. The Columbus City Schools Invention Convention will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at The Columbus College of Art and Design. Registration is due by November 27, 2015 before 3:45 pm.

· Call Lisha Perdue at 365-6626 if you have any questions or concerns

Our school will participate in the 2015-2016 CCS Invention Convention

Name of Contact Person: _____________________________________________

Email address: ______________________________________________________

School: ____________________________________________________________

Estimated number of participants at the school level: _______________________

What grade levels will participate at the school? ___________________________

o Mail (Gifted and Talented at CGA)

o FAX (365-8605)


o Email information/questions to Lisha Perdue (

Creative Kids Magazine

A Great opportunity to get your students work published! Material may be submitted by an author/creator (ages 8 - 16) or his or her teacher or parent. Submissions may include narratives or stories, cartoons, songs, puzzles, photos, artwork, games, editorials, poetry, plays, or any other creative work (that would fit on the page). Submission guidelines are included on their website.

Administrators: Please feel free to forward the information to your staff and encourage them to jump on board!

Here's the link to Creative Kids Magazine:

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Teaching Tolerance

The Teaching Tolerance project combats prejudice among our nation’s youth while promoting equality, inclusiveness and equitable learning environments in the classroom. They produce an array of anti-bias resources that they distribute, free of charge, to educators across the country – award-winning classroom documentaries, lesson plans and curricula, Teaching Tolerance magazine, and more. All you have to do is log on and sign up!

Contact Info:

Lisha Perdue

Gifted Resource Specialist

The Columbus Gifted Academy

387 E. Beck St.

Columbus, Oh 43219

(614) 365-6626

(614) 365-8605 Fax