Celebrating Gifted

March 2023

Greetings, GT Families!

Spring is quickly arriving, along with its yearly fluctuating weather and pollen showers! Get ready for that yellow dust all over your car!

Spring is also an exciting time in the GT world. Campus spring showcases are popping up, GT summer camp is accepting registrations for the Patterson location, and the GT Academy and GT Mentorship Program are ushering in the next classes for 2023-2024! TAGT has opened its annual scholarship application window, and our GT PAC has shared an awesome resource for parents and students to explore this month.

Have a great time as you hop into spring, and we will see you at the car wash!


FBISD GT Department

TAGT Scholarships

The 2023 Texas Associated for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) scholarship applications are now open with a deadline of March 31, 2023. The TAGT Scholarship opportunities include summer enrichment scholarships (grades K-12), the Laura Allard Future Vision Scholarship (2 graduating seniors - $7500 each), and the Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholarship (1 graduating senior - $2500). Please see the TAGT scholarship web page for more information and link to the application.

TAGT Scholarship Web Page

2023 GT STEM-Based Summer Camps - NOW SOLD OUT!

Summer camp registration opened February 13th. We are excited by the response to this opportunity. Our Southeast camp at Schiff filled, and as of this morning we only had one spot available for the week of June 26th through the 29th at our Patterson Elementary location. Our STEM-based summer camps are filled with opportunities for collaboration, field experiences and fun. You can find more information, including links for the summer camp waitlist on our GT Summer Camp Web Page.

GT Summer Camp Web Page

GT PAC Monthly Information Download

Please join us for our monthly information download from the District GT Department and Parent Advisory Committee on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. This virtual event will feature a recorded video message with interactive capability for any questions or comments you may have.

Parent Chit-Chat Topic for March: How Parents Can Support GT Students at Home.

Information Download Link

Family Series

The “Spring Things Challenge” encourages gifted students to use their creativity and critical thinking skills to develop a product based on a topic of interest. This challenge includes constructing a paper roller coaster, designing a $5000 vacation plan, or building a model shelter that will ensure safety for families during extreme weather conditions. Registration dates are March 1 – 8, 2023, and video submissions are due by March 30, 2023 for upload onto the GT YouTube Channel. Please use the buttons below for registration and link to the Family Series webpage.


Family Series Web Page

GT Academy at Quail Valley Middle School

Applications for the GT Academy are open until March 10, 2023! Please see the GT Academy Web Page linked below for more detailed information. Placement notifications will be emailed to applicants March 20, 2023.

GT Academy Web Page

GT Parent Advisory Committee (GT PAC) Resource of the Month

The GT PAC Resources Subcommittee shared the selected resource of the month during the PAC meeting on February 8, 2023. The GT PAC invites you to visit the website below for a very rich and customizable resource for your child(ren)!

PBS Learning Media

GT PAC (Parent Advisory Committee)

Save the Date! We are excited to host the first “Game Day” event for families of gifted students on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM. GT students are invited to connect and engage with their like-minded peers by playing a variety of board games. Families are asked to bring one board game of choice to ensure there are a variety of games. This event will take place at the First Colony Library (2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX, 77479). All interest families must register for this event!

Game Day Registration Page

GT PAC Web Page

Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) in FBISD

All schools will hold their GT Showcases on campus during the month of March. Students will wrap up their projects and create presentations to communicate their learning through a final presentation. Check your home campus webpage for their scheduled date!

TPSP in FBISD Web Page

GT Learning Plans

GT students reviewed their progress and made adjustments as needed in February and now are in the final stage of completing the academic and social goals identified in the fall. Parents may support the GT Learning Plan final stage by providing encouragement where it is needed, gently suggesting ways to get back on track, or asking what support your child needs to accomplish his/her goals by May 2023.

GT Learning Plans Web Page

Mentor Spotlight