ORMS GT Newsletter

May 2018

End of Year Evaluations

GT end-of-year evaluations were sent home today (or before today) in a manila envelope. Please read and discuss these with your child. They do not have to come back, but if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to write on them and send them back. You may also contact any of your child's teachers if you would prefer to do so this last week of school. One copy of the evaluations will go in their cumulative folders. Have a great summer!
Teens have an important developmental job. They are learning to think for themselves and to separate from the adults in their lives to map out their own journeys. The teen years allow our kids to come into their own and play with their identity. This can be painful and cause chafing from time to time, but ultimately, if we can be mindful of their ultimate job, we can better embrace and support their journeys. Click here to read more.

6th Grade

Due STAAR and benchmark testing May held very few advisories, but students spent them working on their self-evaluations and wrapping up and awesome year with GT!

Ms. Redwine

6th GT Advisory

830.627.6464

aredwine@nbisd.org


Ms. Beabout

6th GT Advisory

830.627.6453

kbeabout@nbisd.org

7th Grade

Due STAAR and benchmark testing May held very few advisories, but students spent them working on their self-evaluations and wrapping up and awesome year with GT!


Ms. Brooks

7th GT Advisory

830.629.8514

lbrooks@nbisd.org


Ms. Hybner

7th GT Advisory

830.629.8534

mhybner@nbisd.org

8th Grade

Volleyball

On Wednesday, May 2nd 8th grade GT played volleyball in the gym. The students had so much fun competing against one another! Everyone was able to participate at some point or another in the match!

Ice Cream Party!

8th grade GT students were rewarded for an amazing GT Expo and school year with an ice cream party!

Interview

Unicorn Express interviewed Ms. Cowan and Ms. Bryant on what it's like to teach GT students and some of the activities they do throughout the school year.
Big picture

Ms. Bryant

8th GT Advisory

830.629.8529

kbryant@nbisd.org


Ms. Cowan

8th GT Advisory

830.627.6458

ncowan@nbisd.org

Events Coming Up...

Spring Evaluations

Friday, May 25th, 3:30pm

Oak Run Point

New Braunfels, TX

Teachers and students are required to fill out an evaluation on their participation in the GT program in May. This year students will also receive evaluations from other core and elective teachers so that we get a complete picture of how their gifts are demonstrated in all classes. The evaluations will not be mailed this year. Instead they will go home in a large envelope with students.

Ms. Hunt, Librarian and GT Facilitator

Please contact me or your child's advisory teacher if you have any questions or concerns about the GT program at ORMS.